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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 [.

Where are Arsenal’s weaknesses? (Shush!…..)

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The aspects that could determine how Arsenal fare this upcoming season by TJ As a Football club, your past failings mean for very little once you step on to the pitch to kick start a brand new season that gives you yet another fair chance to rectify your past and set out for a new [...]

Is Nacho Monreal good enough for Arsenal?

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Nacho Monreal and his future in the Arsenal team Nacho Monreal has always been seen as a solid left back ready to enter the first team any time. Bought in the winter of the 2012-2013 season to replace the injured Gibbs, Monreal has performed reasonably well for the Gunners whenever he puts on the shirt, [.

Why Arsenal SHOULD sell Monreal to Bilbao!

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I never thought I would be saying this after Nacho Monreal signed for Arsenal in the January transfer window of 2013, but I reckon it is time to cut the Spanish left back loose and get a replacement. According to a report in The Express, La Liga side Athletic Bilbao are keen to take the [...]

Arsenal stars fit and ready to rock for England in Brazil

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I still think that there should be three Arsenal players in the England World Cup squad picked by Roy Hodgson. Luke Shaw may have been very impressive as he burst on to the scene with Southampton this season, but Kieran Gibbs has also been brilliant for Arsenal and has more experience, especially at the top [.

Will World Cup snubs help or hinder Arsenal defenders?

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All the national team managers have named their provisional squads for the World Cup, all the ones that affect Arsenal at least, and there are not too many surprises as to which Gunners are going. But how will the tournament in Brazil affect the players that go, and what about those with the disappointment of [.

What happened to Arsenal’s ‘English Core” – Only two go to World Cup

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Last season Arsene Wenger made a big deal of Arsenal signing up his young British talents on long-term contracts, saying that they were going to be the çore'of the side that were going to go on to great things. Wenger said last December: "We are delighted that these five young players have all signed new [.

Official teams and preview of Norwich v Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has had a few decisions to make as Arsenal go into the final day with nothing to play for except momentum and confidence. So it is no surprise to see that the Frenchman has made a few changes to his starting XI. With Wojcicech Szczesny needing one more clean sheet to win the [...]

Norwich v Arsenal preview, prediction and line-up

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Norwich vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ This is our final league game of the 2013/2014 season and there's very little riding on it. Arsenal have already qualified for the Champions league (although we have to negotiate the qualifier in August) and the players will have one eye on the game [.

Alarming study of WHY Arsenal’s title challenge collapsed

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From first to fourth by Big Gun Where did it all go wrong for Arsenal this season? We were top of the league over December and looked more than capable of going all the way. As many pundits said at the time, Arsenal's title challenge should only be taken into account after facing the tougher [...]

Full Arsenal injury update shows Wenger still on bare bones

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The good news for Arsene Wenger is that he is not going to find it difficult to pick the Arsenal starting line-up to face Pepe Mel's West Brom at the Emirates on Sunday. The bad news is that the reason the Frenchman will find it so easy is because he has not got a lot [...]

Full Arsenal injury update including latest Diaby setback

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With all of the injury problems that Arsenal have had to cope with this season, it was starting to look like the curse of Abou Diaby had rubbed off on the likes of Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil. But the tall French midfielder is still way out in front in the race to [...]

Should Arsenal start Vermaelen even if Monreal is fit?

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It is no surprise that Arsenal have a few injury concerns ahead of a vitally important away game against Hull City. It would only be a surprise if Arsene Wenger had a fully fit and complete squad of players to choose from. Things are getting better for the Gunners, with Aaron Ramsey already back and [.

Arsenal subs and some grit could have saved Wenger’s job!

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It wasn't pretty but we got there in the end! by Ash As I am sure you are all aware, unless you have been in a coma, Arsenal have managed to reach the 2014 FA Cup final at Wembley for the 17th May in what will be an inviting encounter whoever the opponent, which looks [...]

Official teams and preview of Wigan v Arsenal

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There is good news and bad news for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger and his players attempt to book a place in the FA cup final in just over a month's time. As usual, the Gunners squad is ravaged by injury, but at least two key players will be on from the start against Wigan Athletic [...]

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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.