Arsenal vs Burnley Preview, Line up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Burnley Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ

It’s a bit odd to go a full week without football in between but Arsenal were knocked out of the League Cup fairly early by Southampton and were afforded a week’s rest. It’s a blessing in disguise really considering the multitude of injuries we have at the moment.

We are still a very disjointed team and this has affected us quite negatively in the smaller games against Leicester, Hull and Tottenham. There was no relentlessness in the way we attacked or created chances against teams that largely sat back. This is down to the fact that we aren’t a properly coherent team yet and I don’t know when we’ll “click”.

Why Arsenal are right to look for transfer “bargains”

Who are the worldclass players or finished products? by KickAssFan

Every now and then, you hear Arsenal fans crying out for certain very popular and skillful players who play for well recognised clubs and leagues to be bought. They call such players “finished products” or “worldclass”. Well a finished product, in my opinion, is one whose skills have been well perfected, you are just certain he has the unwavering skills to perform in specific positions. While I’d define a world class player as one who can perform beautifully well at a high level consistently; not that such a player doesn’t make mistakes, but most of his actions on the pitch are right, very often right.

Wenger – Arsenal will NOT have easy game against Burnley

Arsenal are preparing to face a Burnley team with the worst record in the Premiership this season, but he is not under the impression that it will be an easy game at all, going by the stats from coming out of Turf Moor.

“They are better than their points would suggest, that’s what the stats show,” Wenger said. “They have been punished in some games because they couldn’t take their chances.

“It is important that we are highly focused and expect to play against a strong team, because they are.

Arsenal squad issues to consider ahead of Burnley visit

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 managed so far to create trouble out of nowhere so it’s never as easy as it looks.

Is Khedira all Arsenal need to win the title?

The Arsenal transfer rumours relating to Sami Khedira have been simmering since the beginning of the summer, and it looks like they are still going full pelt and will be until the end of January. According to many pundits Khedira has a host of top teams to choose from, but the Real Madrid midfielder always seem to have Arsenal as favourites to sign him.

According to the Arsenal old-boy Perry Groves, Khedira is the missing link that could fire the Gunners back up the Premiership table and into contention for the title. Groves told the London Standard: “They need to strengthen that defensive midfield area and the one that stands out in my mind is Khedira, he would be perfect for them.

Wenger – Don’t write Arsenal off for the title!

There is little reason that Arsenal can’t manage their third win in a row tomorrow when they face Burnley, despite an ever-lengthening injury list, so Arsene Wenger is trying to gee the remaining players up by saying that Arsenal can still catch Chelsea in the race for the Premiership title.

Arsenal are currently 20/1 to win the title with Chelsea very short favourites, but enger says these prices are false. He said today: “I don’t write ourselves off, we can do it.

“[The title odds] don’t consider who we played, the quality of the other teams, missing players.

The Arsenal team to face Burnley – Gibbs and Wilshere out

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 next year, there is no competition for Szczesny. I fully expect Hector Bellerin to replace Gibbs in the back line alongside Chambers, Mertesacker and Monreal. I expect Hayden to be put on the bench as that is all the cover we have if (God forbid!) we get another injury tomorrow.

Arsenal move closer to signing Brazilian international star in January

Every Arsenal fan knows that the club is in desperate need of a strong defensive midfielder urgently and even Arsene Wenger has admitted that he needs a buy some defensive reinforcements in January (much to our surprise!) Recently it was reported that the Gunners were preparing to make a £9.5m offer for Spartak Moscow’s Romulo, while also allowing YaYa Sanogo to go to Russia for a year on loan.

Today it has been reported that the former Spartak star Valery Rheingold that the Russian giants should not stand in Romulo’s way and allow him to move to the Emirates. Rheingold was quoted as saying in the Express: “In general Romulo is a useful player who gets through a lot of work.”

Arsenal must take advantage of Burnley’s woes

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, another tottering Premier League side, but managed to come away with a clean sheet and all three points. Going into this home game against Sean Dyche’s men, Arsenal should be quietly confident of breaking down Burnley without breaking a lot of sweat. In truth, can Arsenal breeze past the Clarets without putting a whole lot of effort into it?

Did Arsene Wenger REALLY believe that Diaby would be Arsenal’s new DM?

I honestly don’t know why Arsenal fans keeps asking whether Abou Diaby will soon be able to play, considering that Arsene Wenger yet again refused to buy a defensive midfielder in the hope that Diaby would be able to fill that role.

Four weeks ago Diaby himself told us that he had been lined up by Wenger to play as DM. He said: “The boss and I have spoken about it and it could be an option,”

“The boss told me he could see me playing in that position and that he thinks I have the ability to do it.

We are all part of the Arsenal FAMILY – Win or lose….

COYG. by RH

I don’t know when exactly it happened… I just know it happened, and the same can be said about why it happened but again it did, truth be told it does not keep me up at night I’m just glad I am part of the Arsenal family that screams COYG!

I didn’t know anything about team tactics or player values or even team weaknesses… I just saw people having fun on a pitch, dribbling, passing, running, scoring, saving and smiling.

Anatomy of a Gunner: How the Arsenal team inspired me!

Anatomy of a Gunner: How the Arsenal team of 1939 inspired me to write a crime novel
by Philip Kerr

Like Glasgow, Edinburgh has two football teams that divide the city, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. I come from a family of Hearts supporters but growing up in the 1960s I found this loyalty strained when I went to a new school and discovered that my new friends were all Hibernian fans. Not only that, but one of them had a father, Lawrence Reilly, who’d played for Hibs and Scotland; quietly, I became a Hibs supporter, which wasn’t such a great hardship as Hibs were actually doing quite well at the time. But my grandfather, who lived around the corner from the Hearts ground, Tynecastle, and had supported them all his life, would have been appalled. Fortunately, he never found out that I’d turned traitor.