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Arsenal fans need to cut Ozil some slack

The ball was lobbed. The Gunner in Bright Yellow waiting – unmarked- in the left wing. One sublime touch to bring it down and another to slide it to Giroud and GOAL for Arsenal!

There he was. All smiles. 14 minutes into the game, providing. While CR7 fumed and Real Madrid fans sang, He was there, our new Messiah, Our Mesut Özil.

But this wasn’t the fairy story that went on ever after, he was questioned from the moment he arrived. “Did we need another attacking midfielder when our priorities were a striker and defensive midfielder?” And with an accusation from the Real Madrid President “He parties too much. That’s why we sold him.”

Hummels injury means Arsenal WILL go for it in Dortmund

If Arsene Wenger was a little bit caught between sending Arsenal out with the intention of recording another famous away win at Borussia Dortmund or making sure the Gunners were solid, compact and hard to beat, the injury news for both sides should have helped to make his mind up.

While Arsenal have lost the more defensive left back Nacho Monreal and will replace him with the more attack minded Kieran Gibbs, Dortmund will have to do without their best centre back, Mats Hummels. Jurgen Klopp was hoping that World Cup winning defender would recover in time but Hummels has declared, as reported by The Mirror, that this clash with Arsenal has come too soon for him.

Ramsey and Wilshere lessons are why Ozil is wide for Arsenal

There is a saying about making the same mistakes over and over again, but I can’t remember exactly how it goes. And we have all laid that sort of accusation at the door of Arsene Wenger at times, whether it be in the transfer market, tactics or any other part of his management skills.

But we are all armchair managers whose only success has come on a computer game console, so I am at least willing to admit that Wenger might, just might, know what he is doing more than I do. So, why is the Frenchman currently going against all conventional thinking and playing Mesut Ozil in the same wide role where he struggled for Germany and where he does not want to play?

Should Arsenal start Chambers or Bellerin in Dortmund?

It looks like the same old story is happening all over again for Arsenal this season, as the injury problems start to mount again. And of course, with the Gunners being our usual lucky selves, it is the area where we could leasy afford to lose players that is where we have lost them.

Both Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy are in the treatment room as Arsenal travel to Germany for the massive and potentially decisive clash with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, But as Arsene Wenger pointed out in his interview reported by Arsenal.com, the very harsh red card shown to the French right back against Besiktas meant that he would not be available anyway.

Is fitness a factor in Ozil’s struggles for Arsenal?

It should not be the case, but I really think that one of the reasons why Mesut Ozil has not exactly lit up the pitch for Arsenal yet this season could be his fitness. In fact, Per Mertesacker seems to be the only one of the Wor5ld Cup winning Gunners who has been professional enough to come back and get himself right for his club.

Ozil and Lukas Podolski partied like it was 1999 and I think part of there heads are still in Brazil. Podolski has not played so we don’t really know how fit the striker is, but Ozil is a major part of Arsene Wenger’s plans so the Frenchman would play him even if he is not fully fit.

BFG says `Bring on Dortmund` Arsenal are ready!!

There were some really good signs for Arsenal at the weekend, as we outplayed the Premier League champions for large parts of the game, scored two cracking goals and were a bit unlucky not to come away with all three points. But it was another step in the right direction for Arsenal who have not quite hit top gear yet this season.

Despite that, our German defender Per Mertesacker reckons that this is the perfect time for the Gunners to go to his home country to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, as he explains in an Arsenal.com report. Tomorrow’s game and the return fixture at the Emirates are likely to decide who finishes on top of the group and our BFG thinks that a weakened Dortmund are there for the taking.

Why Arsenal must NOT drop Mesut Ozil

Arsenal need to stick with Ozil by Sam P

I am not going to sit here and tell you that Mesut Ozil has not been a bit disappointing for Arsenal at times, or that his performance against Man City at the Emirates on Saturday was another one of those frustrating days for the fans. But I am here to support him.

A lot of people saeem to want Arsene Wenger to drop the German playmaker but I think that would be a big mistake. Not just because it would damage his confidence, but because Arsenal need him on the pitch. He might look a bit casual or even lazy at times but he always does, even when he is having a good game.

Is Ozil causing Arsenal to lose precious points?

Arsene Wenger: What does he do with Mesut Ozil’s insipid displays? by SE

Match Review
Arsenal played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Manchester City at home in the Premier League last Saturday, as both sides went hammer and tongs at each other, to show for a just a point apiece in the end. Players from both sides gave it their all, literally, and were up for the battle from the first whistle to the last. They kept running about and, in what was an unusually feisty encounter between two beautiful Footballing sides, weren’t hesitant to get physical, either. Arsenal, other than Mesut Ozil, were terrific and, had it not been for some flimsy defending in the last 10 minutes, could have pulled off a remarkable result. However, with Ozil struggling to live up to the pedigree he came into the Emirates with, how does Wenger persist with German playmaker?

Arsenal MUST start winning at home…..

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Early days, but Arsenal can’t keep dropping points at home by SE

Arsenal against Manchester City has become one of the top clashes in the Premier League. And Saturday’s meeting at the Emirates was indicative of what we’ve come to expect from these two beautiful Footballing sides in recent times. It ended 2-2 but, until the final whistle, both teams were in with a chance of nicking a winner from somewhere. However, Arsenal, being the home side, will rue dropping two vital points at home.

Why this could be the year for Arsenal in Champions League

I know it is a bit early to be making bold and sweeping statements about Arsenal and the season ahead, but I am going to do it anyway, so there. I hate to say it, but the way that Fabregas and Costa have blended in to an already strong Chelsea side makes them look like Champions elect already.

Unless they hit a wall soon or somebody, perhaps us or Man United, trips them up soon then they could be out of reack and I cannot see them giving up a good lead. That means the Gunners will be looking at the Wenger trophy again, although I think we should at least move up a place and avoid the horrible Champions League play-offs next season.

Why Debuchy injury might NOT be bad news for Arsenal

Injuries and Arsenal are two words that have gone together way too often in the last few years and so are we really surprised to hear that our new right back, Mathieu Debuchy, might be out of action for as much as two months after picking up an ankle problem in the 2-2 draw with Man City yesterday?

Of course it is bad news for Arsenal, especially as the defensive side of the squad is the one that we have got the least cover for. But in a way this could turn out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise. Why? Because it will give the young Spanish defender Hector Bellerin a chance to show what he can do in the first team.

Stop Kagawa and Arsenal WILL beat Borussia Dortmund

When we watched with baited breath to see who Arsenal would be playing in the group stages of the Champions League this season, all of the softer looking sides got put into other groups and the Gunners got another tough draw. But I am now starting to think that we may have got a bit of luck after all.

Anderlecht are the Belgian champions and you should not take any team that has made it into the group stages too lightly, but they should be the whipping boys. Galatasaray are the biggest club in Turkey and have done well in Europe recently, but there are signs that they are not so good this year.