I am quietly confident that Arsenal are set for a resounding win this weekend against Aston Villa, even without Alexis Sanchez, to set us up for an even easier win at White Hart Lane next Saturday morning. This is my predicted line-up for the game. Ospina is nailed on to continue between the sticks. Three [.
I know that I am second guessing the Arsenal starting line0up for Sunday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa here, but everything seems to be pointing towards the Frenchman agreeing with me, at least as far as the attacking players of the Gunners are concerned. I am not talking about being complacent or not giving [.
The Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been speaking about two of his recently returned team mates and has been nothing but fulsome in his praise. But I am not sure that I would be singing the praises of Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil quite so much if I was him, because these [.
We already knew that Arsenal have a squad full of good attacking and creative players. The wealth of forwards available to Arsene Wenger now all our injury problems are on the wane was highlighted this month, as the Frenchman has allowed three strikers in Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski to leave the club [.
A selection headache is one of the best problems for the manager of a football team to have, and the Arsenal players coming into the side for the FA cup win over Brighton on Sunday have certainly given Arsene Wenger that with their performances. Okay, Tomas Rosicky may not have just returned from injury but [.
Any concerns from Arsenal fans that the Gunners might add to the weekend of FA cup shocks with a potentially tricky away tie at Brighton will have increased when they saw the team sheet. Arsene Wenger made a number of changes, leaving Alexis, Cazorla, Coquelin and Mertesacker on the bench. But those fears will not [.
Arsenal have been handed a fantastic bonus and a great chance to defend the FA cup trophy we won in that dramatic Wembley final back in May last year, with the magic of the cup waving it's wand and getting rid of Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham for us in a crazy day of cup [...]
Brighton vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ Most Arsenal fans are in a far better mood after last week's brilliant performance against Man City and we now go to Brighton to face a Championship team with a week's rest as well as the promise of Walcott, Ozil and others starting the [.
Arsene Wenger has declared that he is determined to build on Arsenal's fantastic away win over the Premier League champions Man City last weekend. And that starts today, with another away game in the fourth round of the FA cup. That is why the boss has vowed to pick a very strong starting line-up, even [.
Arsenal are preparing to face Brighton in defence of our FA Cup, and if the Gunners play as well as they did at Man City last week then this game will be just a formality. Many people have described our performance at the Etihad as "perfect" but Arsene Wenger is convinced that Arsenal can still [...]
The Arsenal and England international forward Danny Welbeck already seemed to be struggling a little for form when he picked up his thigh injury in the win over West Ham on the Sunday after christmas. The former United man did score in that game but had gone six games previously without finding the net.
The Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott is finally back in the match day squads after a year on the sidelines with the anterior cruciate ligament injury he picked up in the FA cup win over the spuds last January. So he is understandably keen to get on to the pitch and start to [...]
I am not really sure whether Arsenal should even be trying to sign another striker in the January transfer window. We have bigger needs in other positions to fill for one thing and Arsene Wenger has already let the Germany international Lukas Podolski and the France under 21 international Yaya Sanogo leave the club on [.
Depending on what happens in the Premier League on Saturday of course, Arsenal could have a chance to move into the top four on Sunday, possible level on points with third placed Southampton and just eight points shy of Man City in second. But we need to win away against the reigning EPL champions in [.
We heard a few days from the Arsenal and Spain international midfield maestro, Santi Cazorla, about why he felt that he was more effective in the Central Attacking Midfield role for the Gunners, rather than being stuck out wide as he was for much of last season. As I wrote in an article for Just [...
Everyone connected with Arsenal is hoping for and expecting a better showing from the Gunners than we saw in the first half of the season. And we have made a decent enough start, with three wins from the four Premier League games since christmas. But I am not sure that I quite share the optimism [...
Although Arsenal are not exactly out of the woods when it comes to our injury situation, by any means, it does look as though the worst could be over. And we really need it to be, because what was supposed to be a great season for the Gunners, following on from our Premier League title [...]
Despite Arsenal sending Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo out on loan this month, Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is still fully stocked in the striking department. Olivier Giroud has now served his 3 match ban. Danny Welbeck injured his thigh against West Ham but is fully expected to be ready for the [.
Are things finally taking a turn for the good for Arsenal after enduring the first six months of the season with half their first team players on the treatment table? Theo Walcott finally made his return yesterday and should be able to play the whole 90 minutes next Sunday against Stoke City. Now a report [.
Arsenal really need to be on the ball today to make sure that we get the right result in the first game towards defending the FA cup trophy we won back in May. It might seem tough to have to face the same opponents, Hull City, as in that Wembley final, but this is no [...]
The young Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo may not have scored against Hull City in the famous FA cup final triumph at Wembley back in May, but there is little doubt that he did have a big effect for the Gunners after coming on with around half an hour of normal time left to play. Arsenal [...]
Arsenal vs Hull City Preview, Predicted line up and score line by KJ This is arguably the biggest tie of the 3rd round mainly because it's a replay of that tantalising final between the two teams last year. Both teams have changed squad wise and their fortune has taken a turn for the worst in [...]
It is a huge relief to Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans that the France international Laurent Koscielny has passed a late fitness test and is able to start for the Gunners away to West Ham today. With the home side in good form and with Sakho and Carroll in the goals, it could not [...]
Despite the arrival of Alexis Sanchez this season, Arsenal have looked short of pace up front and are having trouble getting in behind determined defences, we according to our newest right-back Hector Bellerin, the reason is because Theo Walcott has not been available to introduce more speed into our play.
Arsene Wenger was handed a massive boost as he prepared to head north with his Arsenal squad to face Liverpool at Anfield. Not only do the Gunners need to banish the painful memories of last season, we badly need the three points in order to close to within just a game of our top four [...]
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has already had a pretty good season for Arsenal, on a personal level at least. The 21-year old has already played more Premier League games than last season and has missed just one of the Champions League games, also scoring in both competitions. He may have had to move around the pitch, playing [.
There have been a few horror stories in the press lately saying that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the latest Arsenal player to join our ever-growing injury list and could be out for the next month at least, but according to an injury update from Dominic Fifield in the Guardian the Gunners medical team are "quietly confident" [.
We all know that Arsenal have had more injury problems than any of our rivals in recent years. And there has been plenty of discussion as to why (and whose fault it is) and also whether Arsene Wenger should have planned better for this sort of situation. But that is not what I am taking [...]
Why Arsenal Can Really Benefit From Old-School Wing-Play! by AT You wouldn't be very surprised to know that Arsenal have three of the best wingers in the Premier League in Theo Walcott, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and of course, Alexis Sanchez. The trio, in my opinion, give the Gunners the advantage of being the team with the [.
The next few weeks and the rest of the season could be very telling as to how Arsenal are going to line up and which players are going to be favoured by Arsene Wenger for the starting XI. And the fit again French striker Olivier Giroud seems pretty confident that he will be one of [...]
Titi must return to the Emirates By Twig I am not a Chelsea fan, but seeing Drogba in his second spell still doing the business for Chelsea gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. It was like watching a repeat of history. Although Drogba has tormented my Arsenal team quite severely over the years I was [...]
Barring any more disasters (hey you never know), Arsenal should have an almost fully fit squad at the start of 2015. Our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere is not due back until late February but Arsene Wenger should be able to call on Ozil, Debuchy, Arteta, Walcott and all after Christmas.
I have just been reading a preview of the Arsenal home clash with Southampton in the Premier League tomorrow evening and the Talksport report suggests that this game could give Arsene Wenger the perfect opportunity to give a rest to the Chile international striker Alexis Sanchez, but I must say that I disagree.
It has been a slow burner for Arsenal this season, with our momentum in the Premier League similar to the way an old steam train used to build up speed. And the Gunners have also had a few false starts, with Arsene Wenger and the players having to relight the burners and start shoveling coal [...]
West Brom must really be relishing playing Arsenal tomorrow lunchtime. Not only have the Gunners had to play a crucial midweek Champions League match while the Baggies have had a weeks rest since losing to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but it looks like Arsenal are down to the bare bones of their squad.
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 [...]
Two wins and one defeat later, and it's Happy New Year from me. Six points punctured by the now typical blip and Wenger readily admits we're "haunted by the ghost of what we have seen since the start of the season".
Finding a way to exorcise these ghoulish switch-offs is crucial, but it's going to take more than garlic to add some tempo and nous to our daydreamers.