Arsene Wenger gives injury update for Arsenal's clash against Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed striker Olivier Giroud and midfielder Mikel Arteta will be available when Manchester United travel to the Emirates on Saturday.
The French international picked up a foot injury during the league clash against Everton in August, while the Spaniard has also struggled with injuries and missed the north London club's last few fixtures.
"Alexis is one of the best. He's very committed. Even in recovery sessions he wants to go outside and train to keep improving."
So said Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta of his new teammate Alexis Sanchez. There were flashes of brilliance in Alexis' opening games for Arsenal, even if the understanding with his teammates had yet to arrive.
A traditional 3pm kick-off today, and what I'd give for a traditional one nil to the Arsenal. Don't get me wrong, I'd take a 2-0, a 3-1, a 4-3 or any shape of win, but a clean sheet would be nice given how often we've conceded this season.
The team news is that Jack Wilshere misses out through suspension having picked up five yellow cards, and I think Mikel Arteta will come into the midfield for him.
Rewind to May 17th 2014. Arsenal have just ended their nine-year wait for a trophy and everyone around the club is elated. This coupled with a 17th consecutive top 4 finish signified a great season for Arsenal Football Club. This happiness that I speak of continued throughout the summer as Arsenal approached a summer transfer window with no financial constraints for the first time since the beginning of the Emirates Stadium construction.
With Mikel Arteta out injured (and Diaby of course but that goes without saying), Arsenal's only real defensive midfielder is Matthieu Flamini at the moment. All our readers have been clamouring for Wenger to bring in a new beast to help out the defence but until now that seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal duo will miss Galatasaray and Chelsea clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal failed to win the last fixture against their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur as the Premier League fixture between the two clubs during the North London derby ended in a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Saturday.
Derbies are brutal. This isn't breaking news, but derbies are games that are woefully brutal on the supporters leading up to the match, and the games rarely live up to the pre-match hype. It's not a stretch to say that the latest North London Derby won't be the same. Both teams have obvious strengths and frailties, so it should least be an interesting tactical battle.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has implemented a new 4-1-4-1 formation as of late, with either Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini being deployed as the sole defensive midfielder in the middle of the pitch. The lack of manpower in the space just in front of Arsenal's back four was one of the reasons (there were plenty) Borussia Dortmund dominated the north London team in their opening Champions League group stage match Tuesday night.
With Olivier Giroud's surgery knocking him out of action until January, the buzz around Arsenal is that the team now needs to buy a new striker if they want to compete for a title. This has led to all kinds of rumors about who Arsenal is targeting and the obscene amounts of money it will cost to acquire a player.
Arsenal 2014/15: Can the Gunners cash in on their newfound optimism and be champions? is a post from: Just Football
MajorHonours: 13 League Titles, 11 FA Cups, 2 League Cups
Big season for: Jack Wilshere. With the Arsenal midfield becoming more and more crowded with each passing transfer window, Wilshere needs to assert his place on the squad with a strong performance this year.
Mikel Arteta come on guys, cut him some slack!!!! by Jonestown1 I will first preface everything I say here by stating I have no particular allegiance to, nor soft spot, for Mikel Arteta. It has to be said he has not had much luck in his career. He was a stand-out creative performer at [...]
Arsenal Football Club has announced its squad for this Saturday's friendly against New York Red Bulls in the 2014 New York Cup.
Arsenal footballers, manager Arsene Wenger and staff departed England earlier today on their way to New York City. Meanwhile, Arsenal supporters from across North American and England will be making their way to Harrison, New Jersey for Saturday's match, which kicks off at 5pm ET (and will be shown live on ESPN2).
It's a very misty morning here in Dublin. I would look out the window of my office to see across the back garden and the houses behind but I'm pretty sure a face would appear on the other side – it's all a bit Stephen King or something. Once there aren't any giant clowns I think I'll cope until the sun comes up though.
Some worrying news regarding Mikel Arteta to start with. The initial prognosis for his ankle injury is that he'll miss 'at least two weeks' and the club don't expect him to be available again until after the international break.
After Everton, Besiktas and then Leicester next Sunday we have the first Interlull of the new campaign and following that it's a game against Champions Man City.
During the summer months, the transfer window is the predominant focus of supporter attention. In fact, in this day and age, the window has become a kind of monolithic essence, its popularity seems to have outstripped the actual game of football itself. Whilst transfers are obviously an important feature of a club's activity during pre-season, there are plenty of other issues to occupy a manager's mind.
As this is a time in which we insist on gleaning the maximum from the smallest amount of available information (guilty as charged, your honour), there are some conclusions we can draw from yesterday's training pics.
Mesut Ozil appears to be all right. He was pictured lurking in the background, looking suspicious but definitely not like somebody whose ankle was falling off.
Champions League action tonight as we face Galatasaray. It's a game from which we need to take three points after our opening round defeat to Dortmund, and for which tonight's team will require some thinking from Arsene Wenger.
He is, essentially, without, or in doubt of, his first choice midfield.