Many years ago in a land far away our valiant boys took the field for the first leg of the 1970 Inter-City Fairs Cup Final which today is the equivalent of the Europa Cup. We had been poor for a number of years and recently lost the League Cup to Swindon, yes Swindon, so the prospect of playing the Belgian Champions was worrying.
I don't know what it is with the Arsenal medical staff, but the Gunners seem to lose more top players to injuries every season than anyone else in Europe,. And barely six weeks into a new season another injury crisis is hitting Arsenal.
On Monday ESPMN reported that midfielder Aaron Ramsey is likely to be out "for about a month" with the hamstring injury he picked up against Tottenham at the weekend.
Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal duo will miss Galatasaray and Chelsea clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal failed to win the last fixture against their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur as the Premier League fixture between the two clubs during the North London derby ended in a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Saturday.
Saturday's match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Villa Park is a matchup of two out of the three undefeated clubs in the Barclays Premier League (the other is of course league-leading Chelsea). While the two clubs both have yet to lose in league play so far this season, they have done so in different ways.
Well, the fans have giving the team a good kicking this week, we can only hope they pass it on to Aston Villa this afternoon.
We are always unlucky about meeting a team as they are in good from and today is no exception. Given last season's miserable performances it was more likely that Lambert would be sacked rather than make his young team into the formidable opponents they will be post kick-off.
A 2-2 draw with City, Pellegrini making excuses for his team, Arsenal conceding stupid goals but scoring some great ones. Football came back after a fortnight and it was as enjoyable a game as could be hoped for, even though the result wasn't.
It was a tough match at the Emirates yesterday :)
But Arsenal showed that they are tough too, albeit prone to moments of weakness.
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Finally we get back to Premier League action this weekend, and Arsenal and Wales star Aaron Ramsey is an doubt for Saturday's blockbuster match between Arsenal and Manchester City after picking up an ankle injury on international duty.
Ramsey appeared to twist his ankle late in the game against Andorra, which Wales won 2-1 and was substituted before the final whistle.
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Everton 2-2 Arsenal Game in 10 Tweets is a post from: Just Football
by Sarah McLean
Arsenal left it late to claw back a point from Saturday's Premier League clash against Everton in a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. A 90th minute equaliser from Olivier Giroud was the defining moment of an improved second half performance, adding to Aaron Ramsey's goal which came with seven minutes remaining
Everton had taken the lead early in the first half when Mesut Ozil was caught napping by defender Seamus Coleman who nodded into the roof of the net after finding himself completely unmarked.
This Premier League fixture will be the first game of the season where two top five teams face each other. It's fifth against fourth when the Gunners travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton in their second league game of the season.
Neither side produced what they're capable of on the opening day, Arsenal escaping with a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace thanks to a late Aaron Ramsey goal and the Toffees drawing 2-2 away to new boys Leicester City.
"In life it's important to meet someone who will give you a chance, and when I can do this in football, I do it. I like to be the guy who believes in people, and stands up for them." so said Arsene Wenger to a group of Malaysian businessmen back in the summer of 2011.
This is the cornerstone of Arsene Wenger's management bible and it continues to infuriate, delight and split the Arsenal fan base in equal measures.
As this is a time in which we insist on gleaning the maximum from the smallest amount of available information (guilty as charged, your honour), there are some conclusions we can draw from yesterday's training pics.
Mesut Ozil appears to be all right. He was pictured lurking in the background, looking suspicious but definitely not like somebody whose ankle was falling off.
The requirement today, obviously, is three Premier League points and a showing much more like the one against Man City than Dortmund.
I suspect it might need some tinkering with the team, but the man over whom the largest question marks remain got the full backing of the manager yesterday. Mesut Ozil's form has been in the spotlight over the last week or two and it came into sharp focus after a limp display in Dortmund (although he was hardly alone in that).
An away day before the Interlull as we prepare ourselves for Leicester City today.
It was, some time ago, a mainstay of the Premier League season. Managed by Martin O'Neill they were always a tricky side to face. Who can forget the threat of Muzzy Izzet? Anyway, this time around they're newly promoted and as such I don't know a great deal about them.
We dread to think what the other candidates turned up looking like, but apparently Andy Carroll has seen off competition from over 200 other applicants to land his first ever modelling gig as the face of H&M's new Alexander Wang fashion line.
Having signed up withtheLondon-based agency Select Models (who also boast the altogether more photogenic Aaron Ramsey among their clientèle) earlier in the year, Carroll will now front the Wang campaign which more or less seems to be inspired by pyjamas and misshapen laundrysacks.
Mixed news on the injury front to begin this morning. There's a chance Jack Wilshere might be available for Sunday's trip to Chelsea although he's a doubt for tomorrow night's Champions League clash, while Mikel Arteta's calf strain seems to be the bog standard three week job.
However, the Aaron Ramsey hamstring seems a bit more than routine.
Having been unable to watch the game live, I came home, saw the score, read the live blog, and wasn't particularly inclined to download and sit through a 0-0 draw, so you'll have to find in-depth analysis somewhere else this morning, I'm afraid.
On the face of it, a 0-0 draw isn't that bad, but obviously an away goal would have been nice.