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Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Monaco

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Arsene Wenger has made two changes to the line up that saw Arsenal take a two goal lead and hold on against Crystal Palace at the weekend and it will be no surprise to most fans that both are in the full back position. So Hector Bellerin comes back in and Kieran Gibbs returns for [...]

The Arsenal fringe players to start against Monaco?

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There will be a number of the fringe players at Arsenal hoping for a start in the Champions League against Monaco tomorrow and I think that some of them have a real chance. With a crucial Premier League clash against Everton coming up on Sunday, it is feasible that Arsene Wenger will shuffle his Arsenal [.

My strongest Arsenal team to destroy Monaco – What is yours?

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So there is just one more day to go before Arsenal's crucial first leg tie against Monaco and we are all aware of our opponents defensive capabilities. But we also know about our own attacking prowess and I am gong to choose a team that should easily break down the French teams defence. First of [...

Is star right to say there’s enough quality AND depth at Arsenal?

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For the last few years there has been the feeling that Arsenal did not have enough top quality players to really compete with the big clubs at the top level in the Premier League and Champions League. That was obviously not helped by the financial situation which forced Arsene Wenger to work with a shoestring [.

Arsenal v Middlesborough Player Ratings – Ozil MOTM

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Arsenal 2 – 0 Middlesborough Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 Wasn't challenged at all by the opposition. A very comfortable game thanks to our outfield players. Chambers -7 Did well to get forward and made good passes and overlaps but never did anything spectacularly. It was comfortable for him and he's clearly a [.

Arsenal v Middlesborough review – Classy Giroud!

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Arsene Wenger made a surprising amount of changes to his Arsenal team for the visit of Middlesborough in the FA cup today. We are used to the manager making changes for the cup competitions but seven still seemed a lot, especially with the Championship side being in great form and having knocked Man City out [.

Arsenal v Leicester Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal vs Leicester Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ The players have to recover from that poor result in the derby and there's no better fixture to restart the winning streak than against the worst team in the division who's manager is expected to be sacked if his team loses against us. [.

Thanks but Arsenal MUST say NO THANKS to La Liga transfer!

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I know that the January transfer window has only just closed, and with Arsenal doing very little business during the moth, it seems that Arsene Wenger is pretty happy with his squad options at the minute. But we alsdo know that the boss does not like the winter window and is likely to sign a [...]

Gibbs believes Arsenal are still contenders for the title

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Arsenal are currently 13 points behind Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title, and crucially 12 points below our own points total at this time last year, but the Gunners defender Kieran Gibbs thinks that we still have a chance to make up those points this time around. "If you look at last [.

Rosicky was sublime – but Arsenal’s performance……

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Arsenal back to their usual selves against Brighton by KM ‏ Ahh the FA cup strikes again. After seeing City, Spurs and Chelsea crash out all in one day, it was game on for Arsenal against Brighton. No matter what they say about it, the FA cup is the FA cup and it's a trophy. [...]

Pick your Arsenal team to beat Brighton

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Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion Team prediction by Moh Arsenal will be traveling to Brighton in the fourth round of the FA cup today and coming back from a fantastic 0-2 win against Man City, this should on paper be an easy game for the Gunners. We faced them a couple of years [...]

FULL Arsenal injury update for Man City match

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There was some very encouraging news for Arsenal on the injury front yesterday, after Jack Wilshere posted a video on a social network site of him moving freely without his protective boot and calmly slotting a penalty past a young player in the team he coaches. Apparently, the Gunners could now have him back around [.

Dream Team defence to save season for Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger is clearly delighted to have the Arsenal and France international centre back Laurent Koscielny fit again. And it is not just because the Frenchman is arguably the best defender the Gunners have either, as an Arsenal.com report explains. The manager also feels that having Koscielny alongside Mertesacker makes both central defenders better and [.

Should Arsenal consider playing 3-4-4 formation?

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When Arsene Wenger first took over as the new manager of Arsenal Football Club over 18 years ago, the Frenchman was not very well known but he soon became known around the world for his innovative ideas, both on and off the pitch. And it is safe to say that most of the football world [...]

Bellerin to step up and solve Arsenal injury problems?

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Arsene Wenger was handed a massive blow this week with the news that the Arsenal defenders Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal would not recover from their respective injury problems and so the boss was looking at having to cope with the in form Newcastle United with a real headache at the back. With no Arteta, [.

Bellerin feeling GREAT but will he get another Arsenal chance?

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It could be a tough and frustrating time for Hector Bellerin at Arsenal for a while. I personally think that Arsene Wenger should have been using him more in the last few months, with Mathieu Debuchy on the injury list after undergoing surgery to fix his ankle ligament damage. With Monreal struggling at centre back, [.

PHEW! Monreal and other Gunners give Arsenal injury boost

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After more bad luck for Arsenal players in the weekend win at West Brom, it looked like Arsene Wenger might have to do some more juggling of his squad and experiment with yet another different Arsenal back four, as both of our left backs Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal picked up knocks. And the manager [.

Arsenal’s best option to solve looming left back crisis?

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It would be just about typical of the bad luck Arsenal have had with injury problems this season. Just when we get our first choice central defender Laurent Koscielny back in the Gunners line-up, there is a chance that both of our front line left backs will be out of action after picking up knocks [.

Arsenal get BIG injury boost for Southampton clash

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans will be hoping to get more good news tomorrow on the fitness of some key players, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wojciech Szczesny, Yaya Sanogo, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal all due to be assessed to see if they can feature for the Gunners against high flying Southampton on Wednesday evening.

West Brom v Arsenal Player Ratings – Cazorla MOTM

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West Brom 0 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Martinez – 7.5 Another strong performance by the Argentinian. Commanding throughout and kept his calm when we had to defend in the final 10 minutes. I don't think Szczesny would've performed as well considering the circumstances. Chambers – 7 Another good performance.

Three more injuries for Arsenal?

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It would great to see Arsenal take all three points from the game against West Brom ths afternoon, but can you blieve that we may have also lost thee more players to injury? Nacho Monreal came off very early on, and his replacement Kieran Gibbs sustained an ankle problem himself. Wenger said on Arsenal.

KJ’s Arsenal player ratings for Man Utd loss – Arteta MOTM

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Arsenal 1 – 2 Manchester United Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 5 Didn't really have many saves to make at all and had to go off early after United's first goal because he was injured by Gibbs. Typical Arsenal with the way we conceded that. Szczesny could've been stronger with his punch. Chambers – [.

Welbeck at the double as Arsenal stars help England to victory

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There were four England styars involved for England today in their Euro qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley. And it was a good night all round for the English Gunners, although Calum Chambers and Theo Walcott did not see any action. The headlines will probably go to our new centre forward Danny Welbeck, as the 23-year [.

Arsenal to have SIX starters in England team?

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans will be hoping that the England manager Roy Hodgson takes pity on us and our injury ravaged squad, but the game this evening between England and Slovenia at Wembley is a qualifier for the Euro championship tournament and Hodgson's job is to win the game. So if he feels [.

In-depth 5 year analysis of Arsenal’s injury problems – The facts!

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Every year it seems that Arsenal have an ever lengthening injury list from the beginning of the season until the end, and according to a new in-depth injury analysis by cuteinjury.com. This fascinating study gives us a warning that things could still get worse this season, as Arsenal's worst month for injuries is January (26 [.

Merson slams dismal Arsenal and Wenger in Champions League

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Former Gunners star Paul Merson could not keep his Arsenal fan persona down as he worked as a pundit for the Champions League game against Anderlecht tonight. And even the fact that Arsenal produced a stirring last few minutes to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat was not enought to pacify him.

Anderlecht v Arsenal review – Podolski pinches Gunners win

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Arsenal needed to get off to a good start, with our Belgian opponents Anderlecht having their own problems with injuries, form and recent results. This game offered the Gunners a great chance to claim a morale boosting win and keep the hopes of winning the group alive. But we started porly, giving the ball away [.

More proof that Arsenal and Welbeck are the PERFECT match

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The new Arsenal summer striker signing Danny Welbeck seems to have adapted pretty well to his new club, both with his performances and in the way he has settled in with the rest of his Arsenal team mates. It might well have helped the 23-year old that there were already a few familiar faces from [...

Wenger compares Kieran Gibbs to Abou Diaby!

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Poor old Kieran Gibbs has had many chances to become a regular starter in the Arsenal first team but every time that Gael Clichy got injured, the young left-back rarely managed a run of more than a few games before getting injured himself. Since making his League debut for the Gunners at the tender age [.

Welbeck strikes again as Arsenal stars shine for England

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With Arsenal suffering from what seems like a never ending run of bad luck with injuries, most Arsenal fans would probably have preferred it if there were no Gunners in action during the international round of games. But that was never going to happen so the next thing we want is for our players to [.

Can Arsenal make this a Wenger landmark NOT to forget?

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As well as being a vitally important home game for Arsenal in the quest for Champions League glory, the game against Galatasaray this evening marks the 18th anniversary of the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger. And the current players will be desperate to make it a day to remember this time. The Frenchman has become [.

Monreal feels Arsenal are about ready to RUMBLE!!

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Nacho Monreal has been one of the better Arsenal players so far this season, after the Spanish international was called to fill in for the injured Kieran Gibbs. And the left back believes that the more he plays for the Gunners, the better he performs. Not only that, but he believes that the whole Arsenal [.

Arsenal Debate – Debuchy v Chambers at right-back?

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Should we persist with Debuchy or bring in Chambers? We signed Mathieu Debuchy fairly early in the transfer window and it a pretty underwhelming signing for me. We had a top class defensive right back and now we've gone to someone who's only real experience at the top level was a couple of years ago [.

Arsenal Debate – Is Monreal now pushing Gibbs for starting XI?

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Monreal has improved over the summer by KJ Nacho Monreal has received a lot of criticism for his performances last season (including me). He was especially poor against the bigger teams and was specifically targeted because he lacked the protection and pace to offset it. This season however, he has been far better and that [.

Nacho Monreal is Arsenal’s most under-rated player!

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Monreal has looked the part this season, so far by SE Monreal is probably the most understated player in the Arsenal lineup. When Kieran Gibbs is fit and firing, the Spaniard hardly ever gets a game and, even when he does get sporadic game time here and there, the rustiness is very much palpable. Add [.

The international break will HELP Arsenal for a change

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Upcoming international break is ‘gold dust' for Arsenal's squad by SE There is something about injuries and Arsenal that keeps them together, always. One season after another, Arsenal seem to lose their most important players through injuries, and long term ones at that. But one staunch reason behind such ‘misfortune' has to be the number [.

FULL Arsenal injury update including Giroud surgery

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As expected from the initial scan, Arsenal will have to face a long time without our first choice centre forward Olivier Giroud. Arsene Wenger revealed the news after the Gunners narrowly made it into the group stage of the Champions League. The boss revealed that his fellow Frenchman has already had surgery on his fratured [.

`Desperate` Arsenal to go on the attack at Besiktas?

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Although the bread and butter stuff that is the Premier League is always the priority, for Arsenal and all the other top flight English clubs, Arsene Wenger has made no secret of how important the Champions League is to the club. So the two games against Besiktas, tonight and next Wednesday, are huge for the [.

Gibbs – Arsenal are hungry for more trophies (and Nasri wind-up)

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As the first chance of another trophy for Arsenal looms in this afternoon's match against Manchester City, Kieran Gibbs has been explaining how much the Gunners have grown since our first trophy a couple of months ago at the same venue. Gibbs told Arsenal.com: "Winning the FA Cup was the biggest thing and we've kept [.

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It's been three weeks since I asked the question ‘Which Arsenal will we see on Sunday?' before the Chelsea game, a blog title that can be recycled prior to every match at the moment. That's efficient writing, right there.

It's a pertinent point of course, because we're in one of those runs of form where it's not easy to pinpoint what isn't working.