Was Arsenal boss RIGHT to take heat off LVG?

Maybe Arsene Wenger really is mellowing as he gets older or perhaps the Arsenal manager has just not had a reason or enough time to develop a fierce rivalry with his opposite number at Manchester United yet. Whatever the reason, Wenger’s words concerning Louis van Gaal in the pre-match press conference were definitely not designed to ramp up the pressure on his rival, the exact opposite if anything.

Ex-Invincible believes Arsenal could miss out on Top Four

The Gunners legend Martin Keown is currently working as a pundit on television and gives out reams of opinion on his old club on a regular basis. His latest offering in the Mail has revealed that he believes that Liverpool’s recent great run will see them overtake both Arsenal and Man United, who will be left fighting it out for Fourth Place.

He said in a Q&A session: “I think Arsenal would happy to finish where they are now. Liverpool’s form is creating fear among the top four. Even City will be looking over their shoulder thinking they need to improve after losing to Brendan Rodgers’ side. So, there won’t be any time for Arsenal or Man United to relax.

Arsenal boss planning to start Welbeck at Man United?

With Arsenal heading north for an FA cup quarter final on Monday, it gives our summer signing Danny Welbeck a first chance to show his former club Manchester United that they were wrong to not play him much and then let him leave. But the England international striker has not been playing regularly for his new club either of late and may be worried that he will be left sitting on the bench while his team mates run out on to the Old Trafford pitch.

Arsenal fans should ignore Scholes’ biased hatchet job!!

While I think that us Arsenal fans should not let the hatchet job written by Paul Scholes about our beloved club, it is hardly a surprise that he has done it and that the article appears in The Independent just a few short days before the Gunners head to Old Trafford to try and knock his own beloved club Manchester United out of the FA cup.

Could Lukas Podolski REALLY return to Arsenal?

Although Lukas Podolski has played quite a few games at Inter Milan since he was sent out on loan, it seems he has failed to impress Roberto Mancini and is running out of time to persuade the Italian manager to make his move permanent at the end of the season.

Now Podolski’s agent Ali Pektas has been discussing his clients future: “Anything could happen,” he said. “Last summer he could have moved to Galatasaray, but it never materialised. Every summer Lukas and I go on holiday to Turkey.

Arsenal MUST sharpen up in front of goal or SUFFER

I keep reading in the football press that Arsenal have the best attacking options in the Premier League, but are often let down by the defence or the midfield going walkabout and trying to join in with the attacking side of things. While that may have been true at times and while our defence has struggled sometimes, I think the top end of our team has a lot to answer for as well.

Arsenal stats show Coquelin is BETTER than Chelsea’s Matic

Nemanja Matić is widely considered the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League and there has been no reason to doubt those suggestions until the recent emergence of a new star at Arsenal.

Since his return from his loan at Charlton due to injuries, Frances Coquelin has cemented his place in Arsenal’s first team with some fine performances. Arsene Wenger had even admitted that he had planned to release Coquelin at the end of the season. How the last three months have changed things.

Invincible star says OZIL can fire Arsenal to EPL title

Don´t worry Gooners, this former Arsenal star has not completely lost the plot. Gilberto Silva, one of our great invincibles, is not suggesting that our German international play maker can somehow inspire the current version of the Gunners to overtake Man City and Chelsea and claim the Premier League title this season.

But the Brazilian does believe that Mesut Ozil could be the key to us becoming champions of England again, perhaps next time around. Gilberto is clearly a fan of the German´s abilities and believes that our record signing has what it takes to turn Arsenal from nearly men into glory men.

What is Wenger´s problem in using Arsenal subs?

Wenger and the mystery of the bench by DN

I don´t want to moan too much about Arsene Wenger, because Arsenal did at least win our Premier League away game at QPR last night. Add in that this was the first time Arsenal had won back to back away games in the league this season and that the team fought well and played some good football and I should have no reason to moan.

Tightness at top making Arsenal boss ignore FA cup?

I doubt that I was the only Arsenal fan to be surprised to see the Arsenal team sheet for the away game against QPR last night. Arsene Wenger had strongly suggested after the weekend win over Everton that he would have to make changes.

The Frenchman has been saying for a while that his team have been dropping off a bit in the second half of games, as the pressure to win and the injury situation have left the boss with little choice to keep playing the likes of Mertesacker, Alexis and Cazorla.

Why Arsenal should worry about `Lucky´ Man Utd

There is such a thing as good luck in football, honestly Arsenal fans I have seen it happen to other teams, and there is no doubt that our next opponents Manchester United have had their fair share of it this season. But when a side keeps being called lucky as they win, you have to wonder if there is a bit more to it.

Arsenal player ratings for QPR away – Coquelin MOTM

There were quite a few candidates among the Arsenal players for the Man of the Match award, for me, with Ospina, Bellerin, Giroud, Rosicky, Cazorla and Alexis all having big games but I have gone for Francis Coquelin because he held the team together as we needed to stay firm before and after taking the lead.

Ospina 7 – Did little wrong, made some good saves, punches and catches but I marked him down for not moving to save Austen´s shot.

Bellerin 7.5 – Seriously lively and a real danger with his pace and direct attacking down the right and should have had an assist when Ozil was pulled back.