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Wenger and Arsenal BLASTED by Anderlecht star AND Frimpong

After getting a serious dressing down on live TV by former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson last night, as the Gunners toiled against Champions League minnows Anderlecht in Belgium, Arsene Wenger and his players have come in for more criticism today.

One of our unlucky opponents from last night, who must still be wondering just how they managed to lose after leading by 1-0 with injury time due to begin, has blasted the Gunners for our performance, tactics and declared that we are a million miles behind their previous Champions League visitors and the team we are hoping to overhaul in the group, Borussia Dortmund. He really gave it to the Gunners with both barrels, as reported by the Daily Express.

Anderlecht v Arsenal Player Ratings – Sanchez MOTM Again

Anderlecht 1 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Martinez – 5
He didn’t have much to do but when he was tested, he looked shaky.

Chambers – 4
He was sloppy all night and just looks very rigid with the way he plays at RB. He doesn’t take his man on and was defensively suspect. Great cross for the goal however but he had a rank night.

Mertesacker – 5
Didn’t really impose a calming influence over the defence. I guess it’s difficult with a LB as your partner and a 19 year old RB who isn’t really comfortable in that position.

Merson slams dismal Arsenal and Wenger in Champions League

Former Gunners star Paul Merson could not keep his Arsenal fan persona down as he worked as a pundit for the Champions League game against Anderlecht tonight. And even the fact that Arsenal produced a stirring last few minutes to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat was not enought to pacify him.

The former midfielder laid into the performance from Arsenal, declaring that Alexis Sanchez was the only Gunner who could be pleased with his showing. And it is hard to argue with his assessment, although he clearly feels it more than most. It was like the frustration and pressure had been building inside Merse and just had to blow.

Anderlecht v Arsenal review – Podolski pinches Gunners win

Arsenal needed to get off to a good start, with our Belgian opponents Anderlecht having their own problems with injuries, form and recent results. This game offered the Gunners a great chance to claim a morale boosting win and keep the hopes of winning the group alive.

But we started porly, giving the ball away and not playing with enough tempo. So that encouraged the home side and they started giving us problems at the other end, which did not help our nerves. Arsenal still created chances, of course, with Alexis Sanchez looking the most likely to find a way through a hard working defence.

Arsenal youngsters give some positives in Hull draw

Bellerin and Campbell look good for Gunners by Sam P

Well how frustrating was that Arsenal fans? After the way we started against Hull today it looked like we were going to blow Steve Bruce and his team away, just as we had in both of the Premier League games last season. And once we got an early goal through the excellent Alexis Sanchez, nobody would have expected what happened next.

Arsenal v Hull review – Crisis averted but victory DENIED

With Arsenal having to cope with the usual injury crisis, especially in defence, Arsene Wenger had to go with the relatively untried young Spaniard Hector Bellerin at right back and the left back Nacho Monreal in an unfamiliar central role.

But a game against Hull City at the Emirates gave the Gunners the chance to spend most of the game as far away from our own goal as possible, and that is certainly how is started. We came flying out of the blocks and were causing them all sorts of problems.

Alexis gives Arsenal boss clear message! Stop resting him!!

If the terrible news about the Arsenal and Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil is true and he is going to miss a few months because of a knee problem, then one of our other recent signings from La Liga may get his wish. Because the former Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has revealed, in an Arsenal.com report, that he hates it when he does not complete the full 90 minutes of a game.

Arsenal v Galatasaray review – Welbeck hat-trick steals the show

Arsenal needed to get off to a fast start against Galatasaray, especially as Arsene Wenger had picked a pretty attacking line-up with Cazorla, Chamberlain, Ozil and Alexis backing up Danny Welbeck. And we certainly did that.

The Gunners quickly exposed the Turkish side and dominated possession but with a real purpose. Ozil may have looked a bit laboured to start with but he soon got into the game, but it was Alexis who looked the most dangerous and it was the Chilean’s slide role ball that Welbeck raced on to for the opening goal after 22 minutes.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Galatasaray

Arsenal will want to get their Champions League campaign back on trach this evening and we have a great chance at home against Galatasaray. And not only will a win put us back in a good position to at least qualify, a good performance will go a long way to banishing the memory of the poor showing against Borussia Fortmund two weeks ago.

Arsene Wenger has the usual injury problems to contend with and the Frenchman will also have one eye on the trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. That is probably the reason for him leaving Jack Wilshere out of the starting line up tonight.

Is Neville right about reason for Arsenal’s slow start?

Gary Neville was not specifically talking about Arsenal and the situation that Arsene Wenger and the players find themselves in this season, but the former England and Man United defender was talking about things that could just as easily be applied to the Gunners, as he did his punditry for Sky Sports Monday Night Football last night.

After Newcastle United lost again to leave them joint bottom of the BPL table with Burnley, Neville suggested the problem might be the time it takes to assimilate a number of new players into the team. With Newcastle, however, he thinks the problem is that a lot of the new magpies are new to the Premier League, while only Aleis Sanchez of the new Arsenal signings is new to English football.

Why Arsenal WILL get going with Galatasaray win

Arsenal have huffed and puffed so far this season without getting the results that we have deserved. But apart from that terrible and lacklustre performance in the Champions League at Borussia Dortmund, the Gunners have looked better as the season has progressed and we look like we are very close to hitting our straps.

But there is a growing injury list to concern us and a huge Premier League away game at Chelsea this weekend, which we must not lose. So I think it is great for the players that Galatasaray are coming to the Emirates on Wednesday night, because the Turkish club should be there for the taking and a morale boosting victory is just what the doctor ordered.

Great news for Arsenal as Ozil continues to hit form!

One of the big talking points at the start of the season for Arsenal fans and football pundits was the form, or lack of it, of the club record signing Mesut Ozil. According to some of his critics, the World Cup winner just did not care and his easy manner on the pitch was just not suited to the English Premier League.

Now as much as that may have been too hasty a verdict and too much of a knee jerk reaction to a few below par games, it is also too son to say that the real Mesut Ozil is back and that the German international is about to set the world on fire. But there are great signs for Arsenal fans.