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Official teams and preview of Arsenal v West Ham

High spirits and high fives all round at Arsenal Football Club after coming within one game of ending the wait for a trophy to add to the cabinet. But the Gunners must continue that good feeling with a win over West Ham at the Emirates tonight.

I hardly need to tell you that fit and available Arsenal players are a little bit thin on the ground, while the ones who are available probably have a bit of fatigue in their legs. That should not matter if we start well and don’t have to chase the game, but it is definitely a boost to be able to welcome Laurent Koscielny and Tomas Rosicky back into the starting XI.

Preview, prediction and Line-up for Arsenal v West Ham

Arsenal vs West Ham Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

After a dramatic win on Saturday, Arsenal need to go back to the Premier league now and beat West Ham to maintain our top 4 aspirations. Going into this game, our team is going to be absolutely knackered throughout the squad. The majority had to play 120 minutes at a high intensity. The likes of Sagna, Mertesacker and Cazorla have barely been rested this season and that 120 minutes has probably tipped them over the edge. I’d be surprised if they were physically and mentally prepared for the game against West Ham.

Official teams and preview of Wigan v Arsenal

There is good news and bad news for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger and his players attempt to book a place in the FA cup final in just over a month’s time. As usual, the Gunners squad is ravaged by injury, but at least two key players will be on from the start against Wigan Athletic at Wembley.

Unfortunately, one of those is not the England international left back Kieran Gibbs, so we really neen his Spanish counterpart Nacho Monreal to step up and show the sort of form that we saw last season. Monreal has, for some reason, been pretty woeful recently and I’m sure that Wigan will be targeting that flank as a potential weak link.

Preview, prediction and line-up for Arsenal v Wigan

Arsenal vs Wigan Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

This is it Arsenal fans! Our season has started to fall apart and we need to win against Wigan to prevent one of the most embarrassing collapses in our recent history. Losing is unthinkable.

Arsenal look to history and the future this weekend

Despite not having the same financial muscle as many English teams, past and present, Arsenal go into this weekend’s FA cup semi-final against Wigan Athletic set to write a new chapter in the history of the oldest cup competition in the world.

It just goes to show what Arsenal Football Club is one of the biggest and best known names in world football, when you realise that a victory against the Championship club at Wembley would be the Gunners’ 18th win at the semi-fianl stage of the FA cup. That would equal the record currently held by Man United.

Official teams and Preview for Everton v Arsenal

This is a massive game for both clubs and, even though Arsenal still harbour some lingering but fading title hopes, I think it is more important for Everton to win than us. A draw will keep the Gunners in pole position to secure Champiuons League football for the 17th year in a row.

So it is good news for Arsenal that Evrton are without their best defender Phil Jagileka and the influential young English midfielder Ross Barkley. But they still have plenty of threat with Lukaku upfront and their attacking full backs Coleman and Baines. With McCarthy and Barry in central midfield, Martinez is trying to control the midfield and stay compact, and Wenger has done the same, going for the double pivot of Arteta and Flamini

Preview, prediction and line-up for Everton v Arsenal

Everton vs Arsenal preview, line up and predicted score by KJ

After falling off from the top of the pack, Arsenal are now in a fight for 4th and this game is vital to achieving it. Win against Everton and we are guaranteed at least 4th considering our remaining fixtures, lose however and we’ll be on a tightrope until the end of the season.

Everton have improved considerably under Martinez and are difficult to beat at Goodison Park. They pass the ball quickly and press extremely well in numbers. This means that there is very little time to rest and get your breathe back before they bombard you again.

Wenger refuses to give up on Arsenal’s title chances

Wenger not giving up on the title just yet! by Ash

When it comes to aspirations in life, some people just never give up, and Arsene Wenger seems to be one of them. Strong in his mind, he still wants to be successful with Arsenal, and for Arsenal football club to achieve.

Some would claim otherwise and state that if Arsene Wenger still had a winning mentality then he would have put the club in a better position by spending money. However what Wenger has actually done is successfully managed a tough financial situation whilst also offering some form of challenge for silverware. In hindsight, although these 9 years have not delivered what everyone remembers a team for, he has produced a financial super ground that any club would be proud of.

Wigan watch – What Arsenal can expect in FA cup semi

It is fair to say that the least that can be expected of Arsenal in the Premier League is fourth place this season. But even after the recent struggles, a decent looking run in should give Arsenal their annual spot in the Champions League.

What Arsene Wenger, the players and fans really need this season is a trophy so that we do not have to be reminded on a daily basis by rival fans, media and football commentators, that the Gunners have not won anything in a while. It will be great for us fans to have something to celebrate, but I think it is even more important for the future.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Man City

It is hard for Arsenal fans to get very excited about this game, which a few weeks ago looked like being a major fixture in the Premier League title race. It still is I suppose, but only for the team from Manchester. The truth is though, if the Gunners can somehow drag a decent performance and result from their injury depleted and morale battered squad, it will put us back in the hunt.

Arsene Wenger has reacted to Chamberlain’s recent poor form by dropping the young English midfielder to the bench and has given Lukas Podolski another chance to show that his finishing power can keep him at the Emirates and help the Gunners to pull off a shock.

Preview, prediction and line-up for Arsenal v Man City

Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ

Arsenal’s season has somewhat fallen apart, in the Premier league especially. We are 5 points off Liverpool and 6 points off Chelsea. Even if we manage to beat Manchester City, providing they win their games in hand, they will also be 6 points ahead of us. It is a truly grim situation considering we led the league for at least 4 months. Now we have to win this game to ensure that Everton don’t somehow pip us to 4th.

How Arsenal can avoid forgone conclusion against Man City

Is the City game already lost? by Twig

There is probably not a worse time for Arsenal to be facing Manchester City than this weekend. Unlike last season where our exploits against Bayern Munich were to be the catalyst for our strong finish to the season, this season the reverse has been the case and the team seems to be on a free fall right now.

The optimistic fan believes the most we can hope for is a draw against Man City, while the majority are resigned to another 6-0 mauling, or something along that line. Without Walcott, our chances in the big games are seriously diminished. But can Wenger pull something off with this battered and bruised set of players? What must Wenger do?