The Choice of Player Replacing Coquelin Would Best Portray Our Title Hopes by NO With the injury to Francis Coquelin, Arsenal's title credentials face placing on ice, as far as Arsenal fans are concerned. And the fans have reason to worry as Coquelin has been a massive revelation since his return from a cut-short loan [.
All Arsenal fans will now breathe a collective sigh of relief as Alexis Sanchez has come through his final game of this break, although it was a bad-tempered game (as it always is when you play Uruguay) and the Gunners superstar had to play the full 90 minutes for the second time in four days [...]
We will have to wait and see whether the Arsenal and England defender Kieran Gibbs is selected by his national manager Roy Hodgson for the friendly game against France at Wembley tonight, which is bound to be an odd and emotionally charged encounter after the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris, but with England wracked by [.
After the international break, Arsenal have a seemingly "easier" run of fixtures, but I am seriously hoping that we have Hector Bellerin and Oxlade-Chamberlain back in the squad as well as we were looking very thin before the break. The game against West Brom is coming up at the weekend, and with Alexis Sanchez certain [.
Without Santi Cazorla out of the game, Arsenal were getting battered from all sides by Tottenham and not getting any service to our isolated forwards, so Per Mertesacker was very pleased when Matthieu Flamini replaced Santi at half time, and even more pace was injected into the team when Kieran Gibbs entered the attack force.
It really hits home how badly Arsenal's injury list is affecting the squad, when Kieran Gibbs admits that he thought he was probably the most likeliest to be sent on when the Gunners were searching for an equalizer against Tottenham. Gibbs was asked after the game if he expected to be used up front, and [.
Two points lost or one point gained? by OA As Arsenal supporters we all have that one hope to win titles such as the league, but there are many things that we disagree on. However, one thing that admittedly all Arsenal fans can agree on is the fact that we were shocking against Spurs. The [...]
Arsenal were on the ropes against Tottenham for most of the first half, and it seems that effectively we were playing with ten men for the whole 45 minutes as there was something very wrong with Santi Cazorla from the start. Considering that, we actually did well to only be one goal down by half [...
The Gunners started the first half in lively fashion, but Spurs catch up with the pace and it is exciting end to end stuff for the first 20 minutes. Chances from both sides but Campbell doesn't quite look up to speed as yet, but does earn some whining from Rose when his sleeve brushed his [...]
Did You all see Bayern's bench or was I dreaming? Assessing Arsenal's reserves By Galen After seeing our starting XI and looking at Bayern's bench, I expected Arsenal to lose the game. I have finally come to the conclusion that we are good football side but not a great team. Barcelona had a transfer ban [.
Most of the media sites, including the BBC, are reporting this morning that the two Arsenal players that got injured on Tuesday, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, will both be out for at least the next three games. So now Arsene Wenger has to try and reshape the first XI starting with this weekend's game [.
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 [.
Arsene Wenger has spoken about Arsenal needing to be on our toes and having our backs to the wall after losing the first Champions League group game. He has also warned his players not to assume that they will have the better of the Greek side, even though Olympiacos lost 3-0 at home to Bayern [...]
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 [.
Can Wenger learn from the legendary Herbert Chapman? Hi all, Middy here again with an interesting thought for you all, can Wenger learn from the legendary Herbert Chapman? Herbert Chapman played a WM formation, in numbers it is a 3-2-2-3 formation, it allowed for narrow play while pressing as soon as the team lost the [.
Wenger NOT to blame for Arsenal loss! by Sam P Hindsight is a wonderful thing and most Arsenal fans have perfect 20-20 vision when it comes to looking back. But how many of us before the Champions League away game against Dinamo Zagreb last night really wanted Arsene Wenger to play his strongest side, with [.
It was a disastrous night for Arsenal as they gifted Dinamo Zagreb their first Champions League win this century. Wenger made many changes and he admitted that perhaps he did not get the balance right in the side. To be fair, only Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs and Arteta were starters that were lacking in match fitness [.
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, [.
The game at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday really is a must win game for Arsenal. We have largely disappointed so far this season but a good performance and result against Mark Hughes and the Potters will put all that behind us and leave Arsenal in a great position. Arsene Wenger´s team selection and tactics [.
There would almost certainly be two more members of the current Arsenal squad involved for the England national team over the next two weeks if only Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck were not currently out of action due to injury. As it is though, three Gunners have been picked by Roy Hodgson for the two [.
Having a big squad is vital for any manager especially if you have ambitions on challenging for titles. And, when we say a big squad, we are not talking of players who just make up numbers. Having two or three individuals to fight for one starting spot is always a sign that the club [...]
THere was some great news for Arsenal fans this week on the fitness of Hector Bellerin, after the young Spanish international defender had to miss out on the first Premier League game of the season with a thigh problem. Knowing the way that the Gunners have been hit by injury problems over the last few [.
The Arsenal and England international defender Kieran Gibbs had to watch from the bench as the Gunners made the perfect start to the pre-season preparations with a comfortable 4-0 demolition of the Singapore XI but he will be hoping to start the final of the Barclays Asia trophy against Everton tomorrow.
Although it is a bit like waiting for a gunfight at High Noon for Arsenal fans and our transfer action at the moment, complete with tumbleweeds, nervous silence and the trickle of sweat down the top lip, there are still some Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds. A few in the football media were reporting [.
What Arsenal want, what Arsenal need, what's the difference? by JA Hey guys, great end to the season it was. I know most of you must have enjoyed it. There's been much debate on multiple Arsenal forums around the world regarding what transfers Arsenal should make. Case in point, Just Arsenal, the arguments become pretty [.
England not picking Walcott was a travesty by Sam P I have got a sneaking suspicion that Roy Hodgson was busy, on holiday or simply could not be bothered to watch the last few games played by Arsenal as we finished the season with a bang. Why else would the England boss have chosen to [...]
England may have looked like wilting violets in their game against Ireland last week, but now they come to the serious Euro Qualifying match in Slovenia and they are looking to keep their 100% record in the group games so far. England won the Wembley fixture 3-1 in November but this return leg won't be [.
I am missing club football already, even though Arsenal only finished the season a week ago in high style by smashing Aston Villa into little pieces and lifting the FA cup trophy. So I was really looking forward to seeing some of our Gunners in action for England against Republic of Ireland in Dublin today.
If this had happened a year ago then I do not think that too many Arsenal fans would have been all that bothered, because the Spanish international Nacho Monreal had not had the most impressive first full season as a Gunner. He was clearly the second choice behind our England international Kieran Gibbs and seemed [.
The Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta was up on the podium at Wembley collecting the FA Cup on Saturday, despite not playing in the game, but Arsene Wenger has since revealed that he fully expects the Spaniard to sign a new contract extension with the club to stay at the Emirates for another year. Due to [.
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. [...]
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 [.
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 [...]
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [...]
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.
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 [.
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 [.