Category Archives: Arsenal previews

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.

Official teams and Preview of Arsenal at Leicester

After a slightly slow start to the season, Arsenal have a great chance to go into the international break just two points off the top of the Premier League with a win at newly promoted Leicester City. But Arsene Wenger still has a few injury concerns and a few selection issues to make.

The big team news is that the Frenchman has brought Yaya Sanogo back into the centre forward position to replace the injured Giroud, moving the Chile international Alexis Sanchez back out to the right. Wenger has also dropped Jack Wilshere and stuck with Santi Cazorla on the left, although Podolski, Campbell and Chamberlain are on the bench.

Wenger wary of potential slip-up for Arsenal against Leicester

Leicester City were extremely strong in last season’s Championship and have performed admirably in their first two Premiership games against Everton and Chelsea, so they are still full of confidence and believe they can take all three points against Arsenal this afternoon.

Leicester’s French midfielder Anthony Knockaert gave a rallying call to his team-mates when he said: “We have played some tough teams in the first two games,”

“It’s very different to the Championship, because there is much more quality.

Leicester v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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

After the nervous game mid-week, we have a somewhat easier game this Sunday but even then, a Premier League team is never truly easy and I’m sure we’ll be a nervous mess come the 75th minute.

Leicester City gave Chelsea a lot of trouble last week but ultimately failed to punish them. With a home crowd behind them, they could be very tricky to face and we have a plethora of injuries to key players at the moment.

Can this Arsenal side really win the Premier League?

Arsenal – genuine title contenders? by SE

It would not be an anomaly to call Arsenal as one of this season’s genuine contenders for the Premier League title, in addition to Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool. And, one of the reasons for that has to be the kind of squad Wenger possesses; Yes, Arsenal could well do with a Fernando or a Matic kind of a defensive midfielder but, still, the North Londoners have reinforced their squad in the best possible way, and the new signings have looked good, too.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Besiktas

This is the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal, with the winner taking a place at the top table of European club football and the loser getting their midweeks off for the next few months. A 0-0 draw with Besiktas in Turkey leaves the Gunners slight favourites with tonight’s match at the Emirates, but the away goal situation does leave us in danger.

Arsenal v Besiktas Preview, Line up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Besiktas Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ

This has become a tricky game after the news that Giroud is potentially out for 3 months. We will be facing this Besiktas side with Giroud, Ramsey, Arteta, Walcott and Gibbs. They are all certified starters in my opinion and with no away goal as a cushion; this sets us up for a very nervy night.
Even with all these injuries/suspensions, we still have a strong enough team to beat Besiktas fairly easily providing we take charge early on. We need to dictate possession immediately and I’d like to see an early goal so we don’t become more and more nervous as the game wears on.

Arsenal need to be firm in tricky encounter

Champions League playoff – Arsenal vs Besiktas: What kind of a game are we in for? by SE

Overview
Arsenal take on Besiktas in the 2nd leg of the Champions League playoff tie at the Emirates later tonight, with the aggregate score tantalizingly poised at 0-0 from last week’s first leg in Istanbul. The Turkish outfit, contrary to expectations, put up a stern resistance at home and, had it not been for some flimsy finishing from Demba Ba and Co, the story could well have been different going into tonight’s game. However, on the balance of play, you got to say that both sides deserve to remain on parity. And, having witnessed an engrossing brand of football from both sides, in the first leg, what kind of a game are we in for, tomorrow?

Who will line-up for Arsenal against Besiktas

Champions league playoff tie – Arsenal vs Besiktas: What could be the possible changes in Arsenal’s lineup from Everton game? by SE

Arsenal welcome Besiktas to the Emirates tomorrow night, as both sides have different proposition in front of them, albeit with the same ambition. Arsenal ‘simply’ need to win the game, which by no means is going to be a cakewalk for them. Besiktas would look to exploit an Arsenal lineup that could be devoid of a couple of crucial players. The Gunners will also have to contend with the away goal rule, which could see a goal-scoring draw work in favor of the Turkish outfit. Anything goes, what could be the possible changes in Arsenal’s line-up from the Everton game at the weekend?

Official teams and preview of Arsenal trip to Everton

This is a big game for Arsenal, with last season’s away game at Everton being one of those that Arsene Wenger, his players and the fans would like to put behind them as quickly as possible. But with an even more important game against Besiktas in the Champions League on Wednesday, it comes at an awkward time for us.

But the Gunners are determined to stay as loyal as possible to their football philosophy and to be fair, we have not really got the players to park the bus, so the boss has gone for a pretty attacking and creative line-up, with the big news being that Alexis Sanchez gets his chance to show what he can do in the centre forward role, with Olivier Giroud dropping to the bench.