Louis van Gaal changed his tactics to try to surprise Arsenal and counter his team's defensive problems, with three central defenders and with Luke Shaw and Valencia playing as wing backs in a midfield five, with Rooney and van Persie up front. But it was not really working as the Gunners tok control of the [.
Arsene Wenger must have been mightily relieved when the in form England striker Danny Welbeck passed his late fitness test and as expected, the Frenchman has stuck with the pacy and hard working front man instead of bringing back Olivier Giroud who has made an early return to fitness and is on the bench to [.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview, predicted line up and score by KJ This international break was probably the least annoying of all the ones we've had so far. Most fans were pretty annoyed at our last result and this has given us ample time to distance ourselves from the result and the performance and this [.
Should Wilshere be Playing a Deeper Midfield Role for Arsenal As Well? by AT Undoubtedly, the biggest relief Arsenal can take from the latest international break is the fact that there are no new injury concerns to address. In addition to that relief, there was also the sheer joy of watching the Gunners' English contingent [.
With Arsenal now having turned from a team of mainly foreign players to being built around a strong core of young British players, the Gunners now find themselves in the strange position of being the main provider of players for the England national team. And the young Gunners are doing very well for Roy Hodgson.
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 [...]
Why Wilshere and Ramsey will never work together as a central midfield pairing by KJ After Wilshere's impressive display against Slovenia, many are questioning once again as to why we can't play Wilshere and Ramsey together. Wilshere is clearly doing well for England in that deep role and Ramsey is a similar (albeit far better) [.
There were four Arsenal players that started in the England win over Slovenia, but Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck are both expecting a much more competitive match against Scotland tomrrow, despite it being billed as a "friendly" match! Wilshere even thinks tomorrows 111th meeting between the two neighbouring countries will be similar to the North [.
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 [.
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 [...]
There was a pretty damning statistic about Arsenal in the media this week, showing that without the direct contribution of our new summer signing Alexis Sanchez with his eight goals and two goal assists in the Premier League, as reported by the Daily Mail, then the Gunners would be down in 17th place.
Swansea vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ After the midweek capitulation, this game against Swansea has become that much tougher. They will have studied the result thoroughly and will look to get at our players mentally in the hope that they are fragile from the result against Anderlecht.
After what happened to Arsenal when the club captain and central midfielder picked up an injury problem in the Champions League clash with Anderlecht on Tuesday, Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans have been sweating on the medical reports on the Spaniard and fortunately it is good news for once. The manager's latest injury update [.
I know that Arsenal are already facing a tall order in our hopes of beating the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund to the top spot in our Champions League qualifying group after our woeful performance at the Westfalenstadion was punished with a 2-0 loss. But things have started to look up as JUrgen Klopp and [.
I suppose it is a bit harsh for Arsenal fans to complain about the form of our Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey. After all, the Wales international has already missed a few games through injury and there are only two Arsenal players that have scored more than his three goals so far this season.
Some squad issues Wenger could think about by KM Arsenal welcome Burnley in what should be a walk in the park on a Saturday afternoon. They've conceded 16 goals, they have only grabbed 4 points so far and have only scored 5 goals. Anything but the 3 points would be a huge blow, but we've [...]
Another week, another Arsenal injury. As discussed earlier this week, the Gunners get an average of one injury per game (over five years!) and this week it seems that Kieran Gibbs is the unlucky one. Our defence every week just consists of whoever happens to be fit at the time. With David Ospina out until [.
Is Santi Cazorla doing enough playing in the creative midfield role for Arsenal? by SE Santi Cazorla was going to be one of the key personnel for Arsenal this season, as the North Londoners were without Mesut Ozil to start off with, and Alexis Sanchez was new to the club. Cazorla, who plays as an [..
A few years ago Jack Wilshere was hailed as the next big English star and was loved for his do-or-die attitude for Arsenal. Due to injuries and lay-offs that expectation has waned a bit, but the player himself feels that he has now regained his golden touch for the Gunners. He told Arsenal.com today: "I've [.
For a long time now, one of the most talked about factors of the Arsenal team, often seen as a weakness but always a topic of debate, is the central midfield area. And more specifically, the most deep lying or defensive part of it. Now the club captain Mikel Arteta has had his own say [...]
Is the Wilshere-Ramsey partnership a problem? Or is it just the way it is being executed? by Usmanov Whether we like this formation or not, the much spoke-against 4-1-4-1 formation has come to stay. More so, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are the two players crucial to this strategy being in the scheme of things [.
Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ We've struggled to pick up points against the smaller teams with two disappointing draws against Hull and Leicester. We also just about managed to beat Palace at home thanks to a last gasp Ramsey winner. We have to make a statement in this game [.
The Arsenal manager spoke to the press today ahead of the trip north to face Sunderland in the Premier League tomorrow, as reported by The Mirror. And I don't think that Arsene Wenger needed to stretch his tactical acumen too far to realise that the home side may well concentrate on their defending after being [.
Will Ramsey's return bring about a change in Arsenal's fortunes? by SE Aaron Ramsey returned to action for Arsenal during the 2-2 home draw against Hull City last weekend. The Welshman came on as a 62nd minute sub for Mathieu Flamini, as the North Londoners went in search of an equalizer. Ramsey completed 82% of [.
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.
Much was made about Arsenal's Jack Wilshere being used as a defensive midfielder for England's two European Championship Qualifiers last week, but Arsene Wenger is adamant that Hodgson is definitely using him in the wrong position. "Jack has more experience and he mixed well his long balls and kept his individual capacity to make a [.
With Arsenal having to cope with the usual injury crisis, especially in defence, Arsene Wenger had to go with the relatively untried young Spaniard Hector Bellerin at right back and the left back Nacho Monreal in an unfamiliar central role. But a game against Hull City at the Emirates gave the Gunners the chance to [.
It looks like the Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be heading on a collision course with his club manager Arsene Wenger over the subject of the under 21 Euro championships next summer. And it is not the first time that the inclusion of the young Arsenal players for the England under 21 [.
It was inevitable that the next time that Arsenal and Hull City met on the pitch after the great day at Wembley on the 17th of May, the subject of the FA cup would come up. Of course we Arsenal fans are hoping for the same result when the final whistle blows, but I would [...]
The Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere has been talking about how sorry he is for his club team mate Mesut Ozil after the German playmaker picked up a knee problem and could be out for up to three months. And with news of Tomas Rosicky also having an injury, it leaves young Wilshere [.
Maybe it was a bad idea for Arsenal to put a revolving door in the treatment room. That is certainly how it feels for the Gunners at the minute, as no sooner do we get a few players back from injury than they are replaced by other members of the Arsenal squad. The latest to [...]
I am sure that the Arsenal and England international left back Kieran Gibbs would have been a bit disappointed that he was not given the chance to build on his good performance during his fourth international cap for England against San Marino the other day. In the cold light of day, however, I think the [.
Our very own Jack Wilshere helped England to win their fourth game in a row tonight against Estonia, and is hopeful that perhaps this new younger England squad (full of Arsenal players!) can go on and be successful on the big stage. There have been a lot of retirements after England's abject failure in Brazil [.
Why Wilshere should mould his game around Modric, not Alonso. by KJ Jack has just completed another game for England and was easily MOTM for anyone who watched it. He played the deepest midfielder and was pinging long balls all game to Rooney with good success. He should've easily ended up with 2-3 assists if [.
It must be terribly frustrating for a pro footballer to have to sit and watch their team mates from the sidelines and not be able to do anything to help them. And the Arsenal players must feel this sort of frustration a lot more than most, because for some reason we seem to get more [...]
Arsenal fans are very used to seeing Arsene Wenger put his players into unfamiliar roles on the pitch, so it seems strange that England are now doing the same thing with Jack Wilshere and are trying to turn him into a defensive midfielder this week. One can only wonder if Arsene Wenger has discussed this [.
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 [.
With Arsenal suffering from what seems like a never ending run of bad luck with injuries, most Arsenal fans would probably have preferred it if there were no Gunners in action during the international round of games. But that was never going to happen so the next thing we want is for our players to [.