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Arsenal Need LESS Creativity, and MORE Cutting Edge!

Arsenal Need Less Creativity, More Cutting Edge! by AT

As I watched the game against Spurs for a second time, I happened to notice a very significant factor of Arsenal’s play, there is little or no cutting edge or dynamism in the team. Simply put, there is no direct penetration from the flanks and very little from the midfield. Now this can be put down to a lack of natural wingers in the team but I do feel Arsene Wenger has opted for more creativity when it’s cutting edge he should be after.

Arsenal’s errors highlight Wenger’s failures!

When will Arsenal stop shooting themselves in the foot?‏ by KM

We managed to blew the 3 points once again. Now I know Arsenal will not win all their games but it’s not the first time we make life difficult for ourselves. We conceded a goal because we lost the ball in our own half after it was in the hands of the keeper. Mertesacker’s pass wasn’t the best but Flamini certainly didn’t do much with the ball either. And this highlights the need of a good solid defensive midfielder.

Arsenal will NOT change approach for Chelsea! Oh Dear!

When Arsenal travelled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League in late March, we ended up with our biggest defeat of the season. And after that 6-0 humbling, made even worse by the fact that it was a landmark day for Arsene Wenger and was completely ruined by his arch enemy Jose Mourinho, it was clear that our tactics had been wrong.

The Gunners had already done it before at Anfield, but we did not learn from that thrashing by Liverpool and just repeated the mistake against Chelsea. An early goal saw us throw players forward on the attack and that just opened us up to more goals at the wrong end.

Would Arsenal fans agree that Danny Welbeck is a clinical finisher?

I am certain that it is a bit early to analyse the form of Arsenal’s newest signing Danny Welbeck, but after watching him get very close – but just one actual goal – so far for the Gunners I would not go so far as to call him a “clinical finisher”.

But the little Spaniard Santi Cazorla would like to disagree with me. He was quoted in the Mirror as saying: “He is a very different player to the ones we have had before at Arsenal.

Should Arsenal allow Ozil to join Bayern Munich?

There is an interesting Arsenal rumour in todays Express saying that the Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is looking to poach Mesut Ozil next summer if the World Cup winner continues to be played out of position and fails to impress when forced to play as a winger.

Ozil had a fantastic game against Aston Villa last weekend when Wenger finally allowed him to play in his free-roaming Number 10 role, but after the game, the manager made it clear that Ozil will not be given that role permanently. Wenger said: “He played very well and had a good understanding with Danny Welbeck.

Relax Arsenal – Podolski WILL improve like Ozil

The two Arsenal players that came in for the most criticism from the Capital One Cup defeat by Southampton on Tuesday were Tomas Rosicky and Lukas Podolski. Both players were below par but I think we were more disappointed by them because we expect much better from them, especially as they were the old guard and should have led the way for the youngsters.

But let’s not condemn them just yet Gooners and I am going to focus on the German striker. After all, Podolski has seen very little action yet this season, just two sub appearances totalling 27 minutes in the Premier League. Don’t forget that Podolski was a World Cup winner with Germany this summer, even though he did not play all that much.

It’s about time Arsenal had some good news!

Finally Some Positive Injury News For Arsenal! by AT

After a rather dismal performance in the Capital One Cup against Southampton, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given the latest injury news from his squad. While Arsenal had to field a second-string side against the Saints as a result of all the injuries, Gooners will be happy to know that there is plenty of positive news from the treatment room.

Firstly, Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry are both set to be back right after the international break, which starts after the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Wenger said: Theo is doing very well, and Gnabry is doing very well too. They should be available after the international break for full training.”

Ozil on why he LOVES life as an Arsenal player!!

In the latter part of last season and the early part of this one, the Arsenal and Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil came in for a serious amount of criticism and questioning. Despite the fact that it was the former Real Madrid star’s debut season and he had a few injuries along the way, and despite the limited amount of preparation and fitness training he was able to get after the World Cup, the media were looking for reasons as to why his form was not the best.

Man city see Arsenal as REAL title challenge and BETTER than Chelsea!!

The current Premier League champions have now faced both Arsenal and Chelsea in the league and, perhaps surprisingly, the Man City captain has expressed his belief that the Gunners could prove a bigger threat to them retaining the title than the blue boys from Stamford Bridge.

Vincent Kompany was speaking, as reported by the Daily Mail, after his City side came from behind with 10 men to rescue a point against Jose Mourinho’s early pace setters. Kompany’s handling of Diego Costa was a major part of the game and may have given the rest of the Premier League defenders a way to combat Chelsea.

Man United legend agrees with Arsenal fans for a change

It seems that every single reader of JustArsenal has made it clear for months (or years?) that Arsenal are in dire need of a strong defensive midfielder, amongst other things, and it seems that Gooners have got an unlikely ally in the form of the Man United legend Paul Scholes.

The highly experienced ex-midfielder has stated in the Mail that he agrees with our assessment. He said: “The whole world seems to know that Arsene Wenger needs a high-quality holding midfielder but for some reason he chooses to ignore that inadequacy in his squad.

Learn FAST or FORGET Champions League warns Arsenal captain

The Arsenal captain was not absolving himself of blame for the dire performance and defeat by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, but Mikel Arteta has taken the captain’s role and delivered a stark and honest appraisal of where Arsenal went wrong and how we have to change quickly or forget about winning the Champions League.

The elite European competition is a different animal than the Premier League, or any domestic league for that matter. It takes even the best teams some time to get used to it, as highlighted by the terrible struggles of Man City in recent years as they swept all before them in England.

Arsenal fans need to be patient with Danny Welbeck

Not the time to jump into conclusions on Welbeck by SE

Arsenal’s opening champions league fixture could have been a lot different had their 16 million pound signing on the Transfer Deadline day, Danny Welbeck, been a bit clinical in front of goal and tucked away the chances that came his way. Danny’s detractors and skeptics would be having a feast of their ow, after seeing the Englishman fail to bury clear cut chances in his first two games for Arsenal but, logically, this is not the time to jump into conclusions whether Welbeck is the striker pertinent to Arsenal’s scheme of things. Read on.