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Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Sunderland

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Arsene Wenger is clearly looking for an Arsenal win tonight over Sunderland, even though a point would be enough to make sure that we do not have to face the two legged Champions League play offs, barring a cricket score from Man United and a defeat at home to West Brom in our last game. [...]

Arsenal Debate: What happened to Wenger’s “English core”

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Just a couple of years ago, Arsene Wenger was trying to build an "English core" of players educated in the Arsenal academy and taught to play the Arsenal way. There were lots of home-based players coming through and signed up to long-term contracts. Players like Carl Jenkinson, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran [.

Full Arsenal injury news to see FOUR changes tonight?

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Arsene Wenger has suggested that he will make one or two changes to the Arsenal starting line up for the Premier League home clash with Sunderland this evening, but with it being the second of three games in a week and looking at the injury situation, I think it will be more like three or [...]

The THREE Arsenal stars to be DROPPED for Swansea clash?

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I wonder which Arsenal players are going to miss out against Swansea City tomorrow, assuming that I have read the hints made by Arsene Wenger about making changes to the starting line up. If I am right then we should be seeing Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott from the start against Garry Monk´s [.

Why Arsenal should DROP Monreal for Hull match

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There have been quite a few success stories at Arsenal Football Club this season when it comes to our individual players and their performances. As well as some excellent showings from last summer's transfer additions Alexis Sanchez, David Ospina, Danny Welbeck and Calum Chambers, there have been Gunners like Giroud, Ozil and Coquelin showing vast [.

Width v Defence gives Arsenal boss BIG decision for Chelsea

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As well as a fierce battle for bragging rights, the top of the table clash between Arsenal and Chelsea tomorrow also sees the latest tactical battle between Arsene Wenger and his tormentor-in-chief Jose Mourinho. And as usual, we expect it to be a clash of styles, with our Prof preferring his exciting and fluent brand [.

Aston Villa will be tough, but Arsenal MUST beat Chelsea

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Two FA cup finals in a row, not too bad... by KM Well, well. Arsenal v Aston Villa in the last game of the season. We're in the final again. For a team that went a decade without a trophy, two FA cups in as many seasons is most definitely good. It's another matter whether [...]

EVERY Arsenal player is a GREAT player!

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It is now two years since Nacho Monreal arrived at Arsenal from Malaga, and after a long fight with Kieran Gibbs for the starting spot at left-back he has gradually worked his way into being first choice for Arsene Wenger. In fact he has started every single game of our current eight-game winning streak.

How Arsenal tactics can stop Burnley causing another BIG upset

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Sean Dyche may have been saying nice things about Arsene Wenger and the Frenchman´s achievements at Arsenal in the build up to the game this week, but that does not meant that the Burnley boss will be planning anything other than pain for our long serving manager. They may be struggling to avoid the drop [.

Arsenal to complete deal for BRILLIANT defender!

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There have been so many outstanding performers for Arsenal at various stages of this season that the less eye-catching players have maybe gone under the radar and not been given the credit they deserve. With the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud grabbing the plaudits for their scoring exploits and some surprises from the [.

Will international fatigue affect Arsenal’s starting XI?

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There is no doubt that Arsene Wenger will want his strongest possible Arsenal line-up to start the Premier League clash with Liverpool. But as quite a few of the Gunners had been in need of a rest before this international break and with the game being a vital one and kicking off early on Saturday, [.

What Arsenal fans want from internationals

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There is nothing that Arsene Wenger can do about the Arsenal players that have been called up by their respective coaches for international duty, other than cross his fingers and hope that they all come back to north London in one piece next week. I must say that I find it slightly suspicious that Chelsea´s [.

My BEST Arsenal team to face Newcastle? Changes expected…..

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There will definitely be a few disappointed Arsenal players after our unlucky exit from the Champions League, and the fatigue of playing two games in four days may have taken it's toll as well, but we now have to pick ourselves up and prepare for the visit to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. There are calls [.

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.

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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.