I am sure that all six of the Arsenal players in the England squad will be hoping to be involved for Roy Hodgson't team when they face the auld enemy Scotland in a friendly match at Celtic Park tonight. The home internationals used to be the highlight of the football calendar for most of the [...]
I hope I am not speaking too soon here, but so far this international break has held nothing but good news for Arsenal and the Gunners involved for their various countries. 10 of the 14 games involving Arsenal stars have now been played and tonight will see three more before Alexis Sanchez and Chile complete [.
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 [.
Maybe I am being a bit pessimistic here, but with all the injury problems that Arsenal have had to deal with in recent years, who can blame me? Arsene Wenger may also regret his words last week when he said in an off-the-cuff statement that the England boss Roy Hodgson could do what he liked [...]
Although it would have been a whole lot better for Arsenal if we had gone into the current two week international break on a high instead of on the back of two disappointing results, it still comes at a good time for the Gunners, giving Arsene Wenger and his players a valuable bit of breathing [...]
The young German Serge Gnabry burst into the Arsenal first team last year after being very impressive in pre-season and at the Emirates Cup, so much so that Arsene Wenger promoted him to the First Team squad. Gnabry went on to make 8 senior appearances for the Gunners, including scoring his first goal against Swansea, [.
Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players have a great chance to qualify for the next round of the Champions League by beating Anderlecht at the Emirates tonight. And confidence in the dressing room will be much higher than the last time we lined up against the Belgians, after that late win and two EPL wins [.
If Arsene Wenger is right and the constant and recurring injury problems that have dogged Arsenal in recent years are coming to an end, it really is fantastic news. Because just last month it was revealed in a Daily Mail report that the Gunners have suffered more injury problems than any other club in the [.
Has Wenger finally struck gold? By Twig This season, we've witnessed a lot of experimentation with the Arsenal lineup, ranging from the trusted 4-2-3-1 to the much-hated 4-1-4-1. One of the main reason for this is the fact that we have too many similar central midfielders, and as Wenger admitted, when everyone is fit, it's [.
Players around Sanchez need to step it up by KM There's no need to tell you, who is Arsenal's best player. Once again Alexis Sanchez produced a performance that everyone around him, should look and think about implementing for themselves. Forget the immense quality the guy has, it is the fighting spirit and determination that [.
There is no doubt whatsoever that Arsene Wenger did a great bit of transfer business when he signed Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal this summer. The Chile international striker is already off to a flyer, reaching double figures in all competitions and netting an incredible seven times from his first nine games in the Premier League.
Every year when Arsenal go through a bad patch (like losing ONE out of the first TEN League games lol) the fans start calling for Wenger to be sacked, but surely he has had to cope with players returning from the World Cup, an unbelievable injury list, blending new players into the squad, and he [...
Arsenal 3 – 0 Burnley Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He had very little to do all game. Chambers – 7.5 A lot better today overall. More fluid play and he managed to net an assist as well as scoring the second. Mertesacker – 7 He wasn't tested much but was strong in [...]
Arsene Wenbger named an unchanged Arsenal side from the one that won away at Sunderland last weekend, hoping to finally get some momentum going in the Premier League this season. And the injury to Jack Wilshere meant that the Englishman could not return after missing the last game due to a suspension.
It is absolutely vitasl that Arsenal keep their recent improved run of results going with a home win against Burnley today. But almost as important as picking up all three points is for the players to build on the last two wins and start to find their fluency going forwards and their solididity in midfield [.
Can Arsenal make light work of Burnley's visit of the Emirates this weekend? by SE Matchweek 10 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season for Arsenal sees Arsene Wenger's wizards play host to this season's punch bags, Burnley. The Gunners endured a tough time of it last weekend at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland, [.
Can Theo Walcott start producing the goods right after returning from his knee injury? by SE Theo Walcott, after enduring an excruciating 9-month period due to the knee injury he picked up in January, isn't too long from returning to action for Arsenal, which will be crucial to the North Londoners' prospects this season.
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 [.
Arsene Wenger made an illusion about the temperature that water boils at and compared it to the almost very good performances that Arsenal had been putting in at the start of the season, suggesting that the Gunners just needed a few extra degrees of temperature before we hit our own boiling point. Now I know [.
It is now looking like Arsenal waving an early goodbye to the Capital One Cup at the hands of Southampton about a month ago could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Of course it means that the Gunners have one less chance of winning a trophy this season, but we have got bigger [...]
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been impressing for club and country this season, especially since this injury crisis hit the Gunners, but his Arsenal and England team-mate Jack Wilshere has made it clear that once Theo Walcott is back to full fitness, the Ox will have to be relegated to the bench.
It is now about six weeks since Danny Welbeck has been an Arsenal player and the heavy fixture list, including two international breaks with England since he signed from Man United have meant that there has not been too much opportunity for Arsene Wenger to work with him too much on the training ground.
How does Wenger go about getting the best out of Walcott and Sanchez? by SE The prospect of having Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez – two goal-scoring wingers – play for Arsenal shouldn't be too long from becoming a reality. Walcott has been back in full training for quite some time now, but making the [.
With the international break seeming to have further devastated the Arsenal squad with more injuries to players, there was inevitably going to be questions asked about what is going on with the fitness and medical areas of the club. But the latest injury update from Arsene Wenger, reported by Arsenal.
With Arsenal sitting in a lowly 8th position in the Premier League table and with us playing catch up to Borussia Dortmund in our Champions League group and having been knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Southampton, you might think it strange for me to say that Arsenal have excelled at anything so [.
There is no doubt that things have changed at Arsenal Football Club in recent years. And I am not just talking about selling our best players, spending no money and finishing fourth every year. It has been mentioned a fair bit in the media that Arsene Wenger is now almost the bastion and forefront of [.
Every time anyone with any interest in Arsenal Football Club hears or sees the word injury at the moment, a cold finger of dread creeps up and down your spine, but after the bad news about Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny this week, Arsene Wenger finally had some good injury news for us. As the [...]
With the news yesterday that the Germany doctors have diagnosed Mesut Ozil as "out for 10-12 weeks with partial lateral collateral ligament tear in left knee." it is looking like our list of players on the treatment table is getting worse every season. The Gunners have issued their own statement which refuses to accept the [.
I am no fortune teller and I am not a medium, (I'm a large!), but I am fairly confident in predicting that Arsenal will not win the Premier League title this season. Not that I am one of the fans panicking about our slow start and losing to Chelsea, I just think that It looks [...]
If the terrible news about the Arsenal and Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil is true and he is going to miss a few months because of a knee problem, then one of our other recent signings from La Liga may get his wish. Because the former Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has revealed, in an Arsenal.
There were a lot of questions asked about Mesut Ozil's performance in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend, but it now seems he was carrying an injury, whether sustained previously or during the game is yet to be ascertained. It was reported this morning that on reporting for Germany he was immediately scheduled for [.
Arsene Wenger will be working hard on the training field over the next two weeks with the Arsenal players that have not gone away on international duty. And, of course, he will be hoping that the Gunners' bad luck with injuries stays away so that he can get on with the season with an almost [...]
As Arsenal fans, we usually look forward to an international break with something combining p0anic, dread and resignation, as the Gunners have had more than their fair share of players picking up injuries while with their countries. But this one has actually come at a good time for Arsene Wenger and could be just what [.
Arsenal Need Less Creativity, More Cutting Edge! by AT As I watched the game against Spurs for a second time, I happened to notice a very significant factor of Arsenal's play, there is little or no cutting edge or dynamism in the team. Simply put, there is no direct penetration from the flanks and very [.
Finally Some Positive Injury News For Arsenal! by AT After a rather dismal performance in the Capital One Cup against Southampton, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given the latest injury news from his squad. While Arsenal had to field a second-string side against the Saints as a result of all the injuries, Gooners will [.
With Olivier Giroud being out of action for Arsenal for the next few months, the new boy Danny Welbeck should get plenty of chances and lots of time to settle in with his new club and team mates, and his new role playing down the middle. But whereas some signings, especially strikers, are under pressure [.
We didn't have long without football this summer did we? Perhaps that's why it's caught us cold this season and we are only all back on the BackPageBanter sofa now, the first time since that glorious day at Wembley last season. But back we are. Nodeparturesyou'll be pleased to hear, just a few wage increases that have tied our handsin the transfer market.
Arsenal's Formation in 4-4-2 Diamond– The Liverpool and England Way By Supertuur In the 2013/14 season two teams really stood out with their goal scoring capabilities, Liverpool with Suarez and Sturridge and City with Augero, Negredo, Dzeko and Jovetic. Besides the quality of their strikers what was the other reason they scored so much?
Why Walcott starts for Arsenal when he's fit again by KJ Slowly but surely, Theo Walcott will finally be fit to start for Arsenal again and this is as exciting as a new signing for me. It looks like the beginning of October is our best bet but either way, it is refreshing to know [...]
I know Arsenal's defensive problems are no laughing matter right now, especially as Arsene Wenger has now told us that we will have to do without Larent Koscielny for yet another month, but I just had to laugh when I saw Wenger saying that Koscielny's achilles problem was caused by a spicy French Sausage!