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 [.
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.
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 [.
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 [...
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [...]
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, [.
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 [...]
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 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 [.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I am not sure if it is just me, but judging from the comments from Arsenal fans over the week I don"t think so, but the crushing despair and worry that followed last weekend's tame display at Everton has slowly been replaced by excitement and growing confidence in the last few days. I really hope [..
Are you sitting down Arsenal fans? Because I have a shock for you; Arsenal have got big injury problems for this weekend's crucial FA cup semi-final against Wigan. Surprised? No I didn't think so. This is beyond deja vu, as every week we seem to be sweating on the fitness of a few players, not [...]
Having already met twice this season, Arsenal are well aware of the threat that will be posed by our Premier League opponents Everton this weekend. The game could be crucial in deciding whether the Gunners make it into the Champions League for the umpteenth year running or whether Roberto Martinez can finally get the Toffees [.
I am really surprised but hugely relieved at the same time. Arsenal have been handed a double boost ahead of what now looks like a crucial Premier League game against Swansea City. The FA have upheld the Gunners' appeal for both Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, which will be a huge relief to Arsene Wenger [.
Amidst all the awful performances by the Arsenal players and the terrible 6-0 defeat to the worst possible manager on the worst possible day, referee Andre Marriner took some of the heat off Arsenal by making a lughably poor decision to send Kieran Gibbs off for handball when it should have been Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
What can I say Arsenal fans? I for one have had enough of this garbage and an heading for the nearest boozer! And on the landmark day of Arsene Wenger managing the Gunners for the 1000th competitive game. I am more ashamed to be an Arsenal fan than I have ever been. The only small [...]
Derby day is here Arsenal fans, and this one could be the most important in many years. A win for Arsenal today against our fierce local rivals will all but guarantee a top four finish for the Gunners. Arsenal would then be nine points ahead of fifth placed spuds with a game in hand to [...]
I have got a funny feeling of deja vu writing this, probably because Arsenal seem to have an injury crisis every bloody week. The number of casualties this week is eight, according to the official website, but that list does not include the January loan signing Kim Kallstrom, who although he is back in training [.
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.
"History will be kind to me", said Winston Churchill, "for I intend to write it".
Wenger, sadly, has no such luxury, and when the history books recount the amazing achievement of his 1,000th game, they will also tell of a man whose team put in possibly the most abject display of his entire 18-year tenure.