Category Archives: Premier league news

Wenger warns Arsenal to beware of Villa firepower

On the face of it, Arsenal should have no problem recording a home win over our Premier League opponents Aston Villa on Sunday. While Arsene Wenger and the players seem to have put our early season wobbles behind us and tapped into a rich vein of form, Paul Lambert and his team have been having a nightmare.

Despite a great start which saw then take 10 points from the first four EPL games, including a win over Liverpool, they are now languishing just three points above the drop zone. And the reason is not hard to see, because they have only scored 14 goals in all competitions, four fewer than Alexis Sanchez has managed on his own.

FULL Arsenal injury update – Bad now but looking GOOD soon

Arsene Wenger has given the Arsenal fans all the latest on the injured Gunners during the press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Aston Villa at the Emirates on Sunday. You can see the whole thing on Arsenal Player but I am just looking at what the manager revealed about the injury situation of some of our key players.

Why Arsenal are under MASSIVE pressure for top four finish?

Okay Arsenal fans, we might still have a nice surprise in store from Arsene Wenger in the last few days of the January transfer window, but if not then we have at least signed a promising young defensive midfielder in Krystian Bielik and what seems to be a very good and versatile defender in Gabriel Paulista.

We also have Ozil and Walcott back, with Welbeck and the Ox due back in the next week or two, followed quickly by Jack Wilshere and that will leave just Arteta, Diaby and Debuchy in the treatment room. And we will need as many of our best players as possible as we are fighting on three fronts and are still sitting outside of the top four of the league.

Will Arsenal title hopes be alive after Chelsea v Man City?

Arsenal can still catch Chelsea! by Sam P

Arsene Wenger and his players, along with all the Arsenal fans, should be backing the current Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday evening, if only for a couple of hours. Because they could do us a big favour by putting another dent in the armour of Jose Mourinho and Chelsea and keeping the Gunners’ own slim Premier League title hopes alive.

A win for City would give us the chance to close the gap on the league leaders to just 10 points by beating Aston Villa at the Emirates stadium on Sunday. That is still a lot I know, but I get the sense that Chelsea are going off the boil while Arsenal are hitting our straps.

WOW! Stats show not even Barca have the attacking options of Arsenal

We already knew that Arsenal have a squad full of good attacking and creative players. The wealth of forwards available to Arsene Wenger now all our injury problems are on the wane was highlighted this month, as the Frenchman has allowed three strikers in Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski to leave the club on loan.

But it is not just our forward players who are a danger to opposing defences, as this stats report by Metro shows. In fact, it shows that nobody can match the Gunners when it comes to scoring options this season, as we have seen more of our players hitting the back of the net than any of our Premier League rivals, as well as the really big guns around Europe.

The dangers Arsenal must beware of from Aston Villa

It would be very easy for the Arsenal players to take their eyes off the ball this weekend, but it is absolutely vital that the Gunners do not become complacent and that we make sure that all three points are going to stay in north London after the visit of Aston Villa in the Premier League clash on Sunday.

A quick look at Villa and their form tells you that this game at the Emirates stadium should be a nice and easy win for Arsenal. Apart from their two FA cup wins against Blackpool in round three and Bournemouth last weekend, Paul Lambert’s men have on a terrible run, with just one win from their last eight EPL games and that was in the first week of December.

Have Arsenal got EPL momentum at the PERFECT time?

One thing that Arsenal have done really well in the last few years is to put very good runs of results and performances together, often just when we have really needed to. There is a theory that the Gunners need to be up against it to really produce our best stuff, but I think you have to take the awful luck we have had with injury problems into consideration as well.

Why Paulista is PERFECT transfer for Arsenal

Arsenal have yet to wrap up the transfer deal to bring Gabriel Paulista from his La Liga club Villareal to the Emirates and the Premier League, but everything points to it happening in the next few days. The Brazilian player, his current coach Marcelino and even Arsene Wenger have admitted to the talks going on and that seems to be that, as far as I’m concerned.

What Arsenal REALLY need to do this season!!

Arsenal do NOT need big changes! by Sam P

The season so far has been a disappointing one for Arsenal fans, but do not think that Arsene Wenger and the players are any happier than the rest of us. After last season and with some good business done in the summer transfer market, we all expected the Gunners to be challenging for top spot in the Premier League at the very least.

Bookies think Arsenal are now NAILED ON for top four finish

Arsenal finish in the top four of the Premier League, it is what we do. Sometimes it is a bit of a close call and needs the team to put in a great run towards the end of the season, but our consistency in qualifying for the Champions League every year since Arsene Wenger took over is why the football media have hilariously dubbed it the Wenger trophy.

WOW! Stats show Giroud HAS replaced van Persie at Arsenal

I have always backed Olivier Giroud to prove his doubters wrong, even when he took a while to get going after joining Arsenal from then champions of France Montpellier in the summer of 2012. His stats from previous clubs suggested that he got better with time and his all round contribution to the Arsenal cause was almost as important as scoring the goals we had lost with the departure of that baby boy Robin van Persie.

Penalty WAS soft but Arsenal deserve some luck!

The fact that it was Mike Dean that awarded Arsenal the penalty that allowed us to take a vital lead in the hugely important away win over Man City yesterday made it even more remarkable, because Arsenal fans will remember that we have usually been on the wrong end of decisions when that particular referee has been in charge.

I do have some sympathy for the Man City boss as well. Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Vincent Kompany was slightly at fault for his body movement, but there is no doubt that our Spanish left back Nacho Monreal made the most out of minimal contact. I will hold my hands up and say Arsenal got lucky with that one, BUT….