With the Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott having been below par for a good few games I was not surprised to see Arsene Wenger leave him out of the Arsenal starting line up for the must win Premier League game away to Bournemouth on Sunday. But judging from the way the season has panned [...]
There were a few notable performances from Arsenal players as the Gunners got back to winning ways in Bournemouth yesterday, with our keeper Petr Cech, the goal scorers Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny all impressing. For me though the outstanding player was Aaron Ramsey who capped a tireless and effective all round [.
After falling to fourth place in the Premier League last weekend, Arsenal have been put under even more pressure after seeing Leicester City stretch their lead at the top with an away win over Man City, while Tottenham also won to move into second spot. So this away clash with AFC Bournemouth really is a [.
The Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may have made almost 30 appearances for the Gunners already this season, but I think it is safe to say that he will not be too pleased with his contribution to the campaign so far, with more of those appearances being from the bench than not and with just seven [.
Because of a minor injury problem to his foot, Arsenal had to face the tough trip to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City without our main man and king of assists Mesut Ozil. And with Arsenal also missing the usual suspects to replace the German international, with Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Jack [.
You cannot really argue with the TV pundits' picking of the Arsenal keeper Petr Cech as the man of the match from our no score draw away to Stoke City. After all, the Gunners would have got nothing from the game if it wasn't for him, but there were also some good performances from the [...]
The chance to establish himself in the Arsenal first team was a long time coming for the Costa Rican international forward Joel Campbell, but after a few years going around various leagues in Europe and then sitting on the Arsenal bench in England, the injury situation at the club left the door open.
The Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may not have had a very good season so far and he still needs to show us a lot more to secure more regular first team football, but after an impressive performance in the centre of midfield against Sunderland in the FA cup, I reckon he should [.
Arsene Wenger has made four changes to the Arsenal starting line up that lost at Southampton two days ago and you can hardly blame him after the lacklustre effort we saw from the Gunners at St. Mary's. The only real surprise for me is that our German centre back Per Mertesacker keeps his place after [.
It has certainly been a funny old Premier League season so far and Arsenal fans can thank our lucky stars in some ways. The woes of the reigning champions Chelsea and their obnoxious former manager Jose Mourinho have been particularly enjoyable but the most important thing for Arsenal is that none of our EPL rivals [.
I have not gone a little bit crazy Arsenal fans, even though Theo Walcott would usually get the nod over his England international team mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a place in the Arsenal starting line-up. There are a few good reasons for Arsene Wenger to give the Ox a start away to Aston Villa. The [.
Assuming that the Arsenal starting line up for the Champions League away clash with Olympiacos tonight includes Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, there is a very clear decision for the manager to make for that third forward position, Joel Campbell or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Going simply on current form and the performance of each player in [.
First of all the basis of this tactical discussion is the assumption that the Arsenal manager will go with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Campbell on either side of Olivier Giroud when Arsenal next play in the Premier League, which is a home game with struggling Sunderland on Saturday. Let´s be honest and admit that the [.
Timing is a hugely important factor in many things and professional sport is no exception. Arsenal have been on the right and wrong side of some examples of this over the years, such as the timing of David Ospina's calanity in the Champions League this season which snatched the momentum form us and gave it [.
Why does it always seem to be that as well as being hit with terrible luck on the injury front on a regular basis, Arsenal often lose a number of players from the same part of the team? So instead of losing a centre back and the back up getting a chance, we lose two [...]
While Arsene Wenger and every Arsenal fan in the world, except perhaps for the embarrassing 'celebrity' motormouth fan Piers Morgan, will be hoping that Aaron Ramsey is fit and ready to return to club action when the Gunners travel to face West Bron after the international break, it could be the exact opposite for Joel [.
I know that it was a bad night at the office all round for Arsene Wenger and the players, as Arsenal limped to an emphatic defeat away to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. But having lost two of the few first team players taken to Hillsborough for this somewhat unwelcome Capital One Cup clash, I do [.
That was not what Arsenal wanted, never mind the fact that the Capital One Cup is a poor fourth on our list of priority targets, especially this season when it looks like we have a great chance of the Premier League trophy. But as well as accepting that Arsene Wenger was always going to play [...]
Arsenal slipping back to bad old habits? by DN I do not want to be too hard on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players, because they dug in to win a crucial match against a determined and dangerous Everton team after giving absolutely everything to chase the German champions Bayern Munich down on Tuesday [.
We do not know if there is a problem with the Arsenal centre back Per Mertesacker as yet, but the German has not made it into the starting line up or even the subs bench for the visit of Everton today. And that is not the only change to the Gunners. We knew that Aaron [...]
Although we understand that winning the Premier League is the main priority for this season, every Arsenal fan wanted Arsene Wenger to play his strongest possible starting line up for the visit of Bayern Munich last night. He did just that and boy did it pay off, but it may have been one game too [..
Last night was a famous and fantastic one for Arsenal fans, as Arsene Wenger and the players produced a great game to beat a brilliant Bayern Munich side. But it was not without cost, as our Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey had to be replaced early on in the second half. It has now been [.
THe international break has so far been quite good to Arsenal, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud all scoring, Mesut Ozil shining for Germany and nothing bad happening to any of the Gunners as yet. The injury news has been good so far, not only with the Arsenal [.
Arsenal fans have been known to accuse Arsene Wenger of having his favourite players that he will keep playing whether they are in good form or not and one of the players this has been said about most in recent years is the Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey. As we know, Rambo proved his many [.
The Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been pretty unlucky on the injury front in the early years of his footballing career, just like many of his Arsenal team mates like Wilshere, Ramsey and all. Even considering that, however, he might have featured more for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger has often been quite cautious in [.
The Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could well be set to feature in his third game in the space of a week tomorrow evening, when Olympiacos come to town for the second round of Champions League group games. He had mixed fortunes in his previous two appearances, scoring an unlucky own goal in [.
If Arsenal had won, or even not lost, the opening Champions League game away to Dinamo Zagreb, things may have been different. Maybe not, because Arsene Wenger has been speaking today about how vital it is to win your home games in these European league based tournaments. Having lost in Croatia, though, the game at [.
While the circumstances that had put Arsenal and Arsene Wenger under serious pressure meant that the manager felt he could not select his usual team full of young Gunners for our first Capital One Cup game of the season, Wenger still made many changes to the Arsenal starting line up. After the game our versatile [.
Arsene Wenger has made wholesale changes, six in total, to the Arsenal starting line up for the opening game in the Champions League group stage. Going on form and reputation, tonight´s opponents Dinamo Zagreb are the weakest team in the group and with a massive Premier League clash with Chelsea coming up early on Saturday, [.
I will be frustrated but not at all surprised on Saturday afternoon, when Arsene Wenger announces his Arsenal starting line up for the Premier League home game against Stoke City and the names of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott are missing once again. Hopefully the boss will prove me wrong and select at least one [.
Just like with his lack of appearances in the starting line up for Arsenal since he finally recovered from a long and frustrating spell on the side lines with injury, Theo Walcott must be scrathing his head right now and wondering what he needs to do to force his way into the England team. Despite [.
A lot of Arsenal fans have been critical of Arsene Wenger for the way the Frenchman always sticks up for his players and refuses to criticise them even when it is blatantly obvious to everyone that they have just had a shocker and cost the team badly. That is Wenger's way though and the players [...]
It is pretty hard for an Arsenal fan to find any little scraps of positivity from the news that Danny Welbeck was not recovering properly from his injury and has had to have surgery to fix his knee problem, but as the international break is underway, there may be some good news for us from [...]
I could have given a few Arsenal players the Man of the Match award for yesterday´s hard fought win at Newcastle, with Cazorla´s probing and patient passing as well as Oxlade-Chamberlain´s direct approach and shot for the goal being key factors, but for me the anchoring presence of Coquelin in midfield and his ability to [.
Did someone recently suggest that Arsenal had waved goodbye to the injury problems that had been causing Arsene Wenger so many problems in the last few years? Well Mesut Ozil is the latest Gunner to have to miss a game this season, due to a knee problem, and it is starting to look like nothing [...]
That is now the first two home Premier League games that Arsenal have failed to score a goal, although the world and his wife knows that the referee robbed Aaron Ramsey with the awful offside decision against Liverpool. Still, for the whole of the first game and a large portion of the second we did [.
Aaron Ramsey may have been one of the Arsenal players, and there were quite a few of them, that had a nightmare in that first Premier League game against West Ham, when he did a bit of a headless chicken act. At least that showed the Wales international was trying his best to make things [...]
I guess the Arsenal manager really does believe all his talk about the cohesion and stability of a team being all important, because Arsene Wenger has, stubbornly some might say, stuck largely with the same starting line up that was so poor as we lost to West Ham last Sunday. The Frenchman has made a [.
I am not saying that the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez is nailed on to have a second season with his new club that is as good or even better than his debut campaign in the Premier League, but I do think that it is very doubtful that his standards will slip that [...]
I think it is safe to say that we have not really seen the best of the Arsenal and England star yet, at leasxt not on a consistent basis. But the flashes of brilliance that we have seen from young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been enough to suggest that he has a brilliant career ahead of [...]