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Is stopping Silva the key to Arsenal beating Man City?

Despite all the talk this week about the Arsenal and Chile star Alexis Sanchez and whether he is the best player in the Premier League this season so far, the former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that it is the Man City and Spain midfield maestro David Silva that is the key figure in the clash between the Gunners and Man City at the Etihad stadium tomorrow.

The TV pundit has declared that, if Arsenal cannot find a way of stopping Silva from controlling the game and finding space to create chances, then we are likely to come away with nothing from the game. I am not really so sure about this, although I do agree that Silva is a very dangerous player.

Man City v Arsenal – Aguero v Alexis? (including Video infographic)

Pellegrini: “Alexis Sánchez is Premier League’s best player…” by RC

This Sunday sees Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad in what promises to be a spicy encounter after last season’s 6-3 epic.

Back in September the two teams met at the Emirates in a hard fought 2-2 draw. A game which entertained the fans throughout and saw the debuts of both Frank Lampard and Danny Welbeck. Goals from Jack Wilshere, Martín Demichelis and one each by Alexis Sánchez and Sergio Agüero saw the two sides match each other blow for blow.

AMAZING Toure stats give Arsenal GREAT chance against Man City

Everyone connected with Arsenal will be desperate for the Gunners to continue our little winning streak on Sunday, but we also know that the chances of Arsenal beating a top Premier League rival are not great, especially away from home, so there is not a great deal of confidence flowing though the Arsenal fans ahead of our trip to face Man City at the Etihad stadium this weekend.

A good win against Stoke but Arsenal have a REAL test at Man City to come

Good win against Stoke but real test will be Man City by KM

It’s always a delight when Arsenal beat Stoke City. The years of Pulis have really marked this club. How was Arnautovic not punished in any way for what he did? I’m worried about Debuchy. This could be season over for him. We don’t have a replacement right back.

But seriously? If you push a person like that and dislocate his shoulder (ON PURPOSE) he’ll sue you. This is unprofessional and shameful really. We now need a right back. It’s bad news, because City will cause us trouble on the wings.

Arsenal’s AWFUL injury luck set to strike again?

While the injury list at Arsenal does seem to finally be easing, although we have heard that before a few times this season, our situation is still a lot worse than almost any other club in the Premier League. And it always seems to be that we meet clubs at just the wrong time.

This weekend, for instance, Mesut Ozil is probably not quite ready to return and Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey are still very doubtful to be able to make the squad, according to the latest injury news on Physioroom.com. At the same time, Stoke City look set to have two of their five injured players fit and available again.

Arsenal v Man City review – 2 stunners from Gunners but just a point

This was the first time that the new lok Arsenal had a chance to put to bed the questions about their big game mentality, with the visit of the reigning Premier League champions Man City to the Emirates stadium. Arsene Wenger, with his new pacy front line including Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, had vowed to go for it.

And the players certainly began the game in a really ppsitive way, dominating the play and causing City serious problems. But you need to be able to finish your moves and Welbeck was inches away from the opener as his dink beat Joe Hart but came agonisingly back off the post. Ramsey still looks off the pace to me and his shooting was woeful.

Giroud to repay Arsenal boss with goals galore!!

I have tried not to write too much about the off-field problems recently experience3d by the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. We don’t really know the details so it would just be speculation anyway. What we do know, however, is that the Frenchman apologised to his family, fans and team-mates and is keen to put things right on the pitch.

Giroud was certainly back with a bang on Saturday, coming off the bench with a super-sub performance and two goals that eased the Gunners’ passage to a Wembley semi-final with Wigan. A Mirror report has also revealed that Giroud is hugely grateful to Arsene Wenger for helping him through this difficult time.

Arsenal stats on Giroud are NOT as bad as you think!!

It seems as though Arsene Wenger agrees with the fans about the need to sign a quality striker in January, as long as he can find the right one available. But, unlike a large number of Arsenal fans, the manager does not think that current number one centre forward Olivier Giroud is not good enough. Wenger is happy with his French striker but knows that he needs options and cover.

Arteta warns that Arsenal really DO need to sign a striker

When Mikel Arteta decided to join Arsenal on deadline day in Arsenal 2011, it was to join a team in a bit of a crisis. The Gunners had sold Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and Samir Nasri and started the Premier League campaign very badly, including the club’s worst ever result, an 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford.

Despite that, the Spaniard knew that by leaving Everton and joining Arsenal he would be able to play in the Champions League and have a better chance of winning tropies. Well Arteta is 31-years old now and has yet to get a medal for his trouble, so it is understandable that our vice-captain is desperate for Arsenal not to let the great start Arsenal have made to the season go to waste.

Good news for Arsenal as rivals picking up injuries

I know a lot of Arsenal fans will say that we shouldn’t be hoping for or relying on problems for our Premier League rivals to help us in the bid to claim the Premier League title. But the fact is, the more the likes of Chelsea and Man City struggle, the better chance Arsenal have of winning.

Anyway, Arsene Wenger has had more than his fair share of problems to deal with since the start of the season. The Frenchman’s main problem has been an unbelievable injury list, with key players like Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla all missing for significant periods.

Man City vs. Arsenal review – Koscielny injured, rubbish ref, Gunners lose

Arsenal started this crunch clash at the top of the Premier League with a few changes from the Napoli game, whether for tactical reasons or because of the lack of recovery time. Walcott, Wilshere, Monreal, Ramsey and Sagna came in for Jenkinson, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky and Cazorla.

The Gunners needed a good start and to not just sit back, but City set off like a train and for the first five minutes the ball did not go anywhere near the City half. But we were solid and well organised and City could not get a clear chance on goal. It was a good sign that we were up for the fight and we started to do some probing of our own.

Should Arsenal be the team to rescue Dzeko from Man City?

According to reports in the English media, the Manchester City striker and reported Arsenal target Edin Dzeko has admitted that a move away from the Etihad is a distinct possibility. The Bosnian is understood to be very unhappy about his game time at City and has indicated that he may leave the club to find more first team action.