Should Arsenal stick or twist on Liverpool return?

If it was not for the size and the manner of the defeat Arsenal suffered the last time we traveled north to face Liverpool in the Premier League, this would probably not even be an issue. That is why Arsene Wenger, as reported by Arsenal.com, has told the Arsenal players that they should not be thinking about that horrible day in February but should be looking on tomorrow’s game as a completely new and different occasion.

Wenger said, “Yes, there might be a few nerves but our job is not about history, it’s about today.”

Wenger shows CLASS! But should Arsenal boss REALLY feel sorry for Rodgers?

Arsene Wenger has had plenty of little disagreements with managers of other clubs during his 18 years in charge of Arsenal Football Club. Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sam Allardyce, Alan Pardew and Tony Pulis are just five names on a long list, but the Frenchman does not normally carry on the rows for long and he always has plenty of respect and support for the people in the same job as himself.

So maybe I should not be all that surprised to see an ESPN report that reveals Wenger has come out with words of support for Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager that Wenger will be trying to outwit in our Premier League clash at Anfield tomorrow.

Arsenal can use Saints struggles to seal Schneiderlin transfer!

It was back at the start of December and Arsenal seemed to be heading for another disappointing draw at the Emirates stadium. You could say that our opponents that day were unlucky, as Southampton had to play the last 10 minutes with 10 men after picking up an injury having used all their subs. But we should have had a penalty for handball seconds before Alexis grabbed the last minute winner.

Man City win puts pressure on Arsenal but MORE on Liverpool

If Arsenal fans think that the gap between us and the teams at the top of the Premier League table is too large, spare a thought for the poor scousers. In fact, scrap that, let’s laugh at them and make sure the gap does not get any better looking for them after tomorrow’s game at Anfield.

Chelsea do not play until Monday and hopefully they will find the trip to Stoke as unhappy as the Gunners did recently, but Man City have just gone into a 3-0 lead at home against Crystal Palace and that puts the reigning EPL champs level with Jose Mourinho and his players and a hefty 13 points ahead of Arsenal and a massive 18 points ahead of Liverpool.

Arsenal set for another raid on Barcelona?

Arsenal Linked with January Swoop of Yet Another Barcelona Forward! by AT

While Arsene Wenger’s first call of action in January will be to strengthen Arsenal’s defence, recent media reports are suggesting that the Frenchman is also planning to comprehensively strengthen the attack as well. According to reports from The Express, the Gunners’ boss is all set to make a surprise bid for the Barcelona forward, Pedro Rodriguez.

Good News! Yaya Sanogo to leave Arsenal on loan in January

It must be said that Just Arsenal readers have been suggesting that the big gangly striker Yaya Sanogo should go out on loan, if only to give Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell a better chance to get some more game time on the pitch, now it seems that we are gong to get our wish.

The French U21 international has had mixed fortunes since joining the Gunners from Auxerre in the summer of 2013, starting off with one appearance then missing the next six months with a back injury. He finished the season strongly with 4 games plus 10 subs appearances for the first team but failed to hit the back of the net for Arsenal.

Arsenal get even MORE Champions League good luck!!

There is no denying that Arsenal were handed a huge slice of luck when the Champions League draw was made this week. Monaco were far and away the best draw the Gunners could have got and now we are actually the strong favourites to progress to the quarter-final stage for the first time in six years.

But I thought that a lot of the football media were a bit too quick to call us lucky, because that was the first bit of good luck that has come our way in the competition for a long time. Poor decisions from the referees as well as tough draws in our recent groups and play-off games have had most Gooners thinking that we were cursed in the competition.

Arsenal to finalise deal for another top Liverpool target?

Maybe now that Arsenal have not been drawn to face the German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the knockout stage of the Champions League, for a change, then their manager Pep Guardiola will not mind selling us one of his players.

And by all accounts, the Switzerland international midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is not really a part of the Spanish manager’s plans for the club’s future anyway. But I did not realise that he was even a possible transfer target for the Gunners either, until I saw the Metro report that claims not only is Arsene Wenger keen on signing Shaqiri, but that the Frenchman is close to completing the deal to bring him to the Emirates stadium in January.

Wenger confident in NO repeat of Arsenal’s Anfield disaster

The trip to Anfield last season was a real low point for Arsenal and a lot of people will see it as the start of our slide down the Premier League table that left us fighting for fourth place once again. While that is true to some extent, it had been coming and the Gunners were really struggling with the loss of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey.

And as Arsene Wenger has pointed out in an interview reported by ESPN, Liverpool were full of confidence and absolutely flying at the time. They also got off to a perfect start and everything went right for them. He does not mention this, but their opening goal in the first minutes should clearly have been ruled out for offside.

Arsenal boss to play Walcott to avoid Alexis burn out?

Two things that Arsene Wenger has said this week in the build up to Arsenal facing Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday could well give us a little clue about the Frenchman’s plans for the festive period.

The manager has already given our star man Alexis Sanchez a little rest by leaving him in London while the Gunners travelled to Turkey to hammer Galatasaray in the final Champions League group game last week. But the Chile international star had played almost every minute for us before that and his break was much needed and well deserved.

The latest injury news means Arsenal can be confident of beating Liverpool

Why Arsenal Can Be Confident of Beating Liverpool! by AT

Going into Sunday’s clash against Liverpool, Arsenal have won four out of the last five games in all competitions and certainly look to be gathering vital momentum as the campaign nears the halfway point. Despite the humbling experience in the reverse fixture last season, the Gunners should be quietly confident of leaving Merseyside with all three points, not only because of the recent upsurge in form but also because of Liverpool continuing to misfire.

Arsenal Debate – Who to choose as our next captain?

Who should be the future Arsenal captain? by RC

Many fans believe that Mertesacker and Arteta are both no longer good enough to succeed at Arsenal. The lack of pace that the pair have has proven to cause our defence problems. The pair are very intelligent footballers, and there has been very few games without at least one of them to lead the team. If these players are sold on, not only is there an issue of replacing each of these players, but there is also the risk of losing a large amount of mental and leadership skills that they brought to the side. My personal view is with many fans that our captain and vice captain are not of a league winning standard, but the question then is, who would we make captain?