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How Welbeck is changing things for Arsenal

After Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for Arsenal in the second half against Galatasaray, the Gunners were already 4-0 up and in little danger of throwing away the win. Even so, we didn’t want to lose any more goals so I was surprised that Wenger took Alexis and Chamberlain off rather than Ozil and Cazorla.

But it worked alright for Arsenal, mainly because of how Danny Welbeck has started to give the Gunners different options. We know that Arsenal have the players to pick a pass but often we have lost it under pressure and that is where we come unstuck.

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.

Welbeck pushing himself TOO hard to improve for Arsenal?

Danny Welbeck has only been an Arsenal player for a month and some of that was taken up by his time with the England national team during the last international break. And most Arsenal fans and pundits have been reasonably impressed with his contribution to the cause so far.

Welbeck may have missed a few chances but he has scored a good goal and provided an assist, which for a player not used to his team mates and with not many proper training sessions to get used to them, that is not bad. But the former Man United forward is harder on himself and was a bit disappointed with his latest showing, against Tottenham in the north London derby, as he explained to Arsenal Player.

Spurs plan aggressive tactics! Arsenal MUST be ready!!

Arsene Wenger is coming up to 18 years in charge of Arsenal, making him the longest serving Premier League manager by a country mile. And our three north London derby victories last season helped the Frenchman to see off two more of his counterparts from White Hart Lane, Tim Sherwood and AVB.

So we have the next challenger, Mauricio Pochettino, who is well aware of the importance of the fixture and of how much of a boost to his team and his relationship with the fans it would be if they went away with any sort of result.

Arsenal starlet ready and willing for NLD pressure

You will not find many people any more who question the wisdom of Arsene Wenger in making Calum Chambers an Arsenal player during the summer transfer window. Not signing another quality defender or defrensive midfielder might be another matter but the teenager has already shown great attitude, ability and versatility.

Chambers has already played well in two positions, has experienced his first taste of the Champions League and faced his old club Southampton in the Capital One Cup. And through it all, the 19-year old Englishman has taken it all in his stride, so the boss has no hesitation in throwing him into the maelstrom that is the north London derby, as an Arsenal.com report explains, even with the added factor of the new Tottenham manager being the same man he played under at St. Mary’s, Mauricio Pochettino.

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.

Welbeck’s work rate a BIG weapon but Arsenal NEED goals

There is no doubt that Danny Welbeck has made a good start to life as an Arsenal player. Not only have his attitude and personality allowed him to slot straight in with his new team mates off the pitch, his willingness to work hard on the pitch has given the Gunners a spring in their step and has shown that there is life after the injury to Olivier Giroud.

Why Arsenal are in GREAT shape for Spurs clash!

It may have been a disappointing night for Arsenal in the League Cup, but the fact that a largely second string team was narrowly defeated by a stunning strike from a strong Southampton side should not have knocked our confidence. In fact I think that the Gunners should go into the north London derby in great shape.

Resting a few key players like Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil will mean that they will be really sharp and fired up for the spuds. And our new striker and our club record signing should be buzzing to get back in action, after both got their season going with a goal and an assist at Aston Villa. Ozil had warm words of praise for his new centre forward and they are already showing signs of a great understanding.

Wenger reveals why he doesn’t lose the plot with Arsenal players!!

It can be frustrating for Arsenal fans at times, when the team or a particular player have just come off the pitch after an absolute shocker. Unlike some managers (cough, cough Mourinho and Fergie I’m looking at you) the man we call the Prof is always supportive of his Gunners.

To be fair to the Frenchman, he has always been fairly calm after the fact, even though he has sometimes let his emotions boil over on the touchline. But the boss has revealed in an Arsenal.com report that he thinks it has become even more important in the modern game to treat the players and staff he works alongside with more respect.

Arsenal star reveals Alexis Sanchez is Gunning for Spurs

You might think that his starting for Arsenal in the Capital One Cup clash with Southampton would mean that our new star Alexis Sanchez might be a doubt for the north London derby with Tottenham on Saturday. But Arsene Wenger is going to have a hard job leaving the Chile international on the bench and a lot of explaining to do to Alexis if he does.

Because another strong candidate for one of the wide forward positions, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, has revealed to Arsenal Player that the new man is totally up for the game and even had to be told to calm down in training as he prepared for his first taste of the local rivalry.

Why Diaby could get SHOCK start for Arsenal v Spurs

Having only just started his first game for Arsenal in around 19 months, you would not expect Abou Diaby to start the very next one as well, especially one as important as a north London derby with Tottenham in the Premier League, but I have a sneaking feeling that the Frenchman could be on the team sheet on Saturday.

In the latest injury update on the Arsenal.com website, Arsene Wenger has revealed that another French midfielder, Mathieu Flamini, has a chance of being available again for the Tottenham game, after missing out on the last two squads due to a small problem.

Walcott delay shows Arsenal have NOT solved injury problems?

It seems a long time ago now that we started to hear about the Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott getting back into training. There were little videos released of him in the gym doing leg squats as long ago as June and then we kept getting very positive sounding reports on his road to recovery, from the club and from the player himself.

So was I the only one who did a double take on hearing Arsene Wenger’s recent injury update in a report by Arsenal.com? As he gave the squad news before the Southampton game, the manager calmly informed us that Theo and Serge Gnabry were due back in full training after the upcoming international break.