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Liverpool v Arsenal review – Garbage Gunners somehow grab a draw

I can undestand why Arsene Wenger wanted to make sure that Arsenal did not have a similar sort of disastrous start that kiiled the game for us at Anfield last season and was evident again in the first half at Stoke recently. But it also meant that we handed the initiative to the home side to somer extent and did not put much early pressure on Liverpool’s wobbly defence.

Pardew makes excuses but admits Arsenal were awesome

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was very impressed with the Arsenal side that demolished the Magoies by four goals to one, and although he was missing a couple of his top players he admitted that the Gunners played brilliantly.

Pardew told the Northern Echo: “We missed Moussa Sissoko (suspended) and we didn’t get the balance right,” said Pardew. “But we didn’t play well. They kept coming out on top on physical challenges and they played well.

“I don’t think many teams could have coped with them today. We were a bit sloppy in our passing and a couple of goals were really poor on our part.

Arsenal score four and Wenger praises the defence!

Arsenal were back to the best in yesterday’s 4-1 win at Newcastle and Giroud, and Cazorla scored two apiece to give us a very comfortable victory, not to mention Welbeck’s unluckily disallowed finish and the numerous other chances created in the 90 minutes. After the game you would have expected Arsene Wenger to highlight the attacking qualities in our rejuvenated side, but he was quicker to praise our defence.

“We played well today with a very offensive team,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com. “I felt that even defensively we looked comfortable and the balance was right.

Arsenal v Newcastle review – First class finishing Guns down Magpies

Arsenal fans were understandably worried about which Arsenal team would be on display against Newcastle United at the Emirates today. Would it be the gutless Gunners that were simply blown away by Stoke City last weekend or would it be the awesome Arsenal that tore apart Galatasaray in Turkey?

And while Arsenal did not take the lead quite so early today, there was no sign of the timid performance that we put on at the Britannia stadium. The goal was not too long in coming either, giving Arsenal a rare first half lead in the Premier League. An excellent cross by Alexis was brilliantly headed in by the very sharp looking Giroud.

Ramsey insists Arsenal Players are behind Wenger

Aaron Ramsey’s improved form was the catalyst in Arsenal’s convincing win in Turkey on Tuesday night, and the Welshman is hoping that this outstanding performance by the Gunners fringe players will take the pressure off our under-fire manager. There was a great contrast to Saturday’s disppointment at Stoke, which ended with Arsenal fans fighting each other on the train home, but Ramsey insists that the players themselves are firmly behind Arsene Wenger.

“It was obviously a disappointing first half at Stoke, but we did well in the second half and almost got back into it,” he said. “It was important to bounce back from that defeat and we did that.

Galatasary v Arsenal Player Ratings – Ramsey MOTM

Galatasaray 1 – 4 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 7
He actually made a lot of basic saves throughout the game. Was never really tested properly but had to say consistent.

Debuchy – 7
A good return by the Frenchman. This should allow us more flexibility now at the back and we should be nearing our best defence again.

Chambers – 6
Didn’t have much to do but never really stood out.

Mertesacker – 6
Same as Chambers. He was never properly tested and although solid, his performance didn’t stand out.

Comedy of errors is last straw for Wenger

Classical comedy display from Wenger once again!‏ by KM

It goes without saying that Arsenal are beaten at the Britannia again! And again we are beaten by our own managers inability to manage a top side football club. The mistakes at the defense do not need to be commented.

No keeper, no defenders, nothing. Koscielny will leave in the summer. He’s the only player in our defense that is reliable and he’ll be snapped by a top club like Bayern. We are shambolic in defense.

Stoke v Arsenal review – Late show not enough to recover shocking start

Well a game that Arsenal were already expecting to be a tough one became even more of an uphill battle when the Arsenal defence failed to deal with a cross from N’Zonzi and Peter Crouch scored after just a minute or so. With the Gunners having an awful recent record against Stoke City, the last thing we needed was to give them a fast start and the home crowd more reason to shout.

Wenger – I knew before game Arsenal would win in last 15 minutes!

The fans may have felt frustrated during Arsenal’s last gasp victory over Southampton last night, but Arsene Wenger has revealed that his whole game plan was prepared with the thought that the Gunners would win the points in the closing stages of the match.

“It was a game where we needed to be patient and intelligent not to make a defensive mistake,” Le Prof said on Arsenal.com. “That is why we need to keep the core in the middle of the team.

Wenger – Arsenal were tired and had to dig deep against Southampton

Arsenal fans as usual had to endure an agonising 88 minutes before Arsenal finally managed to score the winning goal against Southampton last night, but thankfully Sanchez came to the rescue – as usual – after the Saints were reduced to ten men.

Wenger was pleased with the win, but thought that his team were tired after playing three games in a week, and had to sit back, be patient, and wait for our opponents to tire themselves out as well. “It was difficult for us to keep going from the start of the game because we’ve given a lot against Dortmund and on Saturday – today was the third game in seven days.” Wenger said on Arsenal.com.

Arsenal v Southampton Player Ratings – Koscielny Phenomenal!

Arsenal 1 – 0 Southampton Player Ratings by KJ

Martinez – 6
Another solid performance. He had no real saves to make and that’s why he isn’t getting a higher score but he was commanding throughout the game.

Chambers – 7
Another fairly solid defensive performance. Was pretty good offensively but lacked the option from Chamberlain at times.

Mertesacker – 7
It was a more solid performance which built on his game against West Brom. He was commanding.

Koscielny – 8 (MOTM)
He was cleaning up any attempts by Southampton to get attempts at our goal. He is just a phenomenal defender.

Arsenal v Southampton review – Alexis grabs Gunners win

Despite the fact that Arsenal have been playing better of late and the visitors Southampton have been showing signs that their Excellent early season form was falling away, Arsene Wenger would have known that his players would really have to be on their game to win.

And that became clear early on, after the Gunners started quickly. The Saints soon got right into the game and although Danny Welbeck had an early chance that he put wide, they soon had an even better one which Martinez was relieved to see fly over the bar.