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Arsenal must hope to outscore Aston Villa on Saturday!

Match Preview: Aston Villa At Villa Park

Arsenal fans may still be upset with Tuesday’s Group D Champions League defeat against Borussia Dortmund. However, this coming Saturday’s league tilt against Aston Villa offers the Gunners a great chance to get our title credentials back on track. While not viewed as a contender in the EPL, Aston Villa have proven time and time again to be a pesky side. In recent seasons, they have taken top clubs down to the wire on several occasions, particularly early in the season. Take a look at Aston Villa’s 2013-14 league results at ESPN and you’ll recall early-season wins over Arsenal and Manchester City and tight, one-goal losses to Chelsea and Liverpool.

Arsenal need to get defensive tonight!

The Gunners face a daunting away clash against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 1 of the 2014/15 Champions League campaign. Albeit an attractive fixture in the eyes of Football fanatics and supporters of both clubs, the repetitive nature of a ‘dubious’ group stage draw has meant that Arsenal have now been drawn alongside Borussia Dortmund for the third time in the last 4 seasons. But, going into Tuesday night’s game in the Westfalenstadion, Arsenal, as a team, need to get into Champions League mode if they are to make progress and go past the R-16, this season.

Dortmund v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score line by KJ

The start of this season has been pretty tough with us having already played Everton and Manchester City as well as two crucial Champions League qualifier games. And it won’t let up either with a vital game against Dortmund in Germany for us to start our Champions League campaign.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Man City

There is some very good news on the team front for Arsenal fans today, but it does not concern anyone on the Gunners’ team sheet. It is the fact that our opponents Man City are without their talisman and best player Yaya Toure. And of course the new boy Danny Welbeck gets his debut at centre forward.

Even without that news, Arsene Wenger had promised that Arsenal were going to go all out for the win so this will only encourage the players to really take the game to the Premier League champions. And the injury to Aaron Ramsey which we feared would put the Welshman out of action for a while has turned out to be so minor that he starts today. I just hope that Wenger is not taking a risk with him.

Is Arsenal boss right to go all out to beat Man City?

In his press conference before Arsenal host Man City at the Emirates tomorrow, Arsene Wenger declared that he would be sending the Gunners out with every intention of claiming a morale boosting victory over the reigning Premier League champions.

As reported by Arsenal.com, the Frenchman is not really concerned about the league table at this early point in the season. He is more concerned with making sure that Arsenal do not suffer from the same problems against the big teams that we did last season, when many people thought that our failure in those games was the main reason for the title challenge faltering in the latter half of the season.

Arsenal v Man City – The THREE key player battles

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Three key player battles by SE

Manchester City visit the Emirates stadium this Saturday afternoon, as they look to get back to winning ways after an ignominious home defeat to Stoke City, before the international break. Their opponents, Arsenal, have had a mediocre start to their league campaign, as well, which has seen them pick 5 points from three games. However, with plenty of injuries to contend with for both managers, it could prove to be an arduous task for either of these sides to come out in flying colors at the end of 90 minutes. Here, we take a look at three player battles that could play a pivotal role in who wins this Premier League encounter between Arsenal and Manchester City.

Are Arsenal favourites to beat Man City?

Going into Saturday’s game, will Arsenal’s FA Community Shield victory over Man City put them as favorites? by SE

FA Community Shield
As sporting outfits and sportspersons always look back at the history and head-to-head records – before going into a marquee clash – let us also recollect what happened when Arsenal faced Manchester City in the annual curtain raiser at the Wembley stadium in August. With both teams set to battle it out for the first time in the Premier League season this weekend, will Arsenal’s FA Community Shield victory over the reigning English champions put them as favorites?

There is NOTHING wrong with this Arsenal squad!

THIS ARSENAL SQUAD IS A VERY GOOD ONE by Uche

Hello folks. The transfer madness is over and we can finally focus on the squad we have and get our campaign off to a solid start. I will like to begin by saying that if you are the type that always sees the glass as half empty, don’t bother reading this article. You will only end up getting even more irritated, just like my last article pissed off a few because our defenders are not all world class. Mind you, we won the FA cup and beat the current EPL champions in the community shield with this same squad that many consider rubbish. I can imagine the envy some of us feel when they look at Manchester City’s squad but unlike them, we don’t have a blank cheque. But we still managed to spend a respectable 85 million pounds in this window. That is a lot of money and it is hard earned money. Just let that sink in for a second.

Arsenal Tactics – Does a lack of defenders signal a change of formation?

After The Window Shuts, Will a System Change Work for Arsenal by NO

There we are – The transfer disruptions are now over until January unless of course we can some players who are out of contract and we offer them contracts (very few of this nature are available). The result of this transfer window for Arsenal (being an upgrade or downgrade) is a subject of arguments and counter arguments whose verdict is still out there but people agree on a few things – That we have 6 senior defenders 12 senior midfielders and 4 senior forwards.

Arsenal MUST rotate to face the coming challenges

What will be Arsenal’s biggest challenge from now till the end of the season? by SE

Arsenal, after enjoying a decent start to their campaign, will want to start producing results once the ongoing international break culminates. The first month of the campaign can be tough and, with many players returning from the World Cup in Brazil, it was always going to be an impediment to start producing results from the word go.
Having said that, Sanchez has slowly but surely clicked into gear; Chambers’s verve and panache is out there for everyone to see and, with the likes of Gibbs and Walcott to return from injury, Arsenal have at least a couple of more gears to switch to. Let us also not forget that Ozil’s best is yet to come, and Arsenal would want the German firing on all cylinders.

Nacho Monreal is Arsenal’s most under-rated player!

Monreal has looked the part this season, so far by SE

Monreal is probably the most understated player in the Arsenal lineup. When Kieran Gibbs is fit and firing, the Spaniard hardly ever gets a game and, even when he does get sporadic game time here and there, the rustiness is very much palpable. Add to that, his lack of pace gets pointed out time and again, and it becomes a kind of an indictment against Arsenal’s second choice Left-Back. So, apparently, it’s tough being Monreal, and take everything in your stride as a person, let alone as a player.

Arsenal face a daunting month ahead after the international break

Month of September will be crucial to Arsenal’s season by SE

After enjoying a slick start to their season, with wins over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield and Crystal Palace in the Premier League opener, Arsenal just had a slight dip in form towards the end of August. That, however, didn’t impede them from progressing to the Champions League group stages for the 17th year running, and remain unbeaten in the league, albeit two draws in a row will hurt Arsenal.