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Arsenal v Dortmund review – Sanogo strikes AND clean shhet on great night for Gunners!!

Arsenal needed just a point to get out of the group but Arsene Wenger was unable to call on a host of key players, including Szczesny, Wilshere, Ozil, Walcott and Welbeck. So it looked like we were in for a tough night against Borussia Dortmund who have been great in the Champions League.

Yaya Sanogo got the nod to replace Welbeck up front and he got the best possible start, scoring his first senior goal right at the start, with an assist from Santi Cazorla. We have often been impressed with the young Frenchman but he clearly needed that first goal and the self belief it would bring.

How Arsenal can beat Man Utd without Walcott and Welbeck

We already know that Theo Walcott will not be on the pitch or on the bench for Arsenal tomorrow as the Gunners play host to the old rivals Manchester United. Hopefully though, Arsene Wenger will be able to start with Danny Welbeck up front but the 23-year old may be ruled out with a hamstring problem picked up on England international duty.

Does a fit Giroud spell 4-4-2 for Arsenal?

We do not know for certain whether Arsenal will be able to call on the services of the England striker Danny Welbeck on Saturday yet, after the 23-year old picked up a slight hamstring problem on international duty. Arsene Wenger did not mention him in his latest injury update on Arsenal/com, but I am sure that he will start if fit, as he has been doing well as our new centre forward and will be desperate to face his former club.

Betting preview of Arsenal v Man United – Home win fancied…

Arsenal get back into Premier League action in the late kick off on Saturday, with a very important clash, for both clubs, against Manchester United. Neither of us have had the start to the season we would have wanted, but both Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal will know that a morale boosting victory over one of the big rivals could be just what is needed to get going in the right direction.

And for Arsenal, an injury depleted, confidence hit, and under pressure United offer the perfect chance to record a rare win over them. Which is why I am surprised to see that you can still get odds as good as 5/4 on a home win for the Gunners.

Can Wenger and Ozil make Arsenal GREAT again?

Despite rumours to the contrary, the Arsenal boss is still fully behind his club record signing and Mesut Ozil is confident that with the Frenchman’s help and belief, he will prove to be a fantastic signing for the Gunners. But while it is clearly good news that Wenger and Ozil are pulling in the same direction, is that the route back to the top for Arsenal?

The boss revealed the other day, in a report by The Mirror, that his playmaker would not be back in action until the new year but he also defended the German from his critics, putting the blame for the start of this season on an injury picked up with the national team and declaring that Arsenal will soon see the best of him.

So far so VERY good for Arsenal’s internationals! 10 down 4 to go!

I hope I am not speaking too soon here, but so far this international break has held nothing but good news for Arsenal and the Gunners involved for their various countries. 10 of the 14 games involving Arsenal stars have now been played and tonight will see three more before Alexis Sanchez and Chile complete the fixtures with a home game against Uruguay tomorrow night.

Tonight sees six Gunners in the England squad to face Scotland, while Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski could be on opposite sides as Spain take on Germany in a friendly. And Wojciech Szczesny is likely to start for Poland in Georgia, but as long as all our stars get through these final games in one piece it will have been a great break for us.

De Gea injury gives Arsenal GREAT chance to punish Man United

Arsenal fans are sick and tired but also well used to having a long list of players on the sidelines due to injury problems and this season has been no different so far. But at least we are not alone this time, as our big Premier League rivals for a top four finish, Manchester United, are even worse off than Arsenal at the minute.

And their latest casualty gives the Gunners a great chance to put them to the sword when Louis van Gaal and his players arrive at the Emirates next Saturday. Their Spanish international keeper David De Gea has been arguably their best player this season. He has certainly been the most important as he has rescued them from countless dismal defensive showings with a string of top class saves.

Time for Arsenal to play Cazorla in the middle?

The Arsenal and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla suggested ahead of this current international break that it would be a chance for him to recharge his batteries and enjoy himself before the serious business of the season ahead.

The Spaniard has improved after a slow start for the Gunners and we need him to come back in top form, with our German play maker Mesut Ozil ruled out with injury until the start of next year. One of the problems for Santi has been having to play on the flanks rather than through the middle.

What impact will big man Giroud have for Arsenal?

Olivier Giroud has not always been the most popular of players with the Arsenal fans, but the France international has always given his all since joining the Gunners from the French club Montpellier in the summer of 2012. And although the big centre forward was not the free scoring replacement for the little boy that is Robin van Persie that we hoped for, just imagine how much we would have struggled without him.

Alexis still thinks he clearly has to improve for Arsenal

To most Arsenal fans at the moment Alexis Sanchez is just about the complete footballer, quick dribbles, continully pressing oponents, even scoring regularly, but the player himself still thinks he is not quite ready for the rigours of the Premier League games and still has a lot of improvement to come.

“Little by little I am gaining confidence in my team-mates and am gradually learning more,” he said in the Independent. “At first I had trouble understanding them, knowing where they ran, their movements, what gestures meant what, but every time I feel more confident.

BANG! Arsenal hit with major injury setback!!

Just recently the news coming out of Arsenal Football Club on the injury front has been strangely positive. Arsene Wenger seems to be listening to his medical and fitness experts and is even being ultra cautious in bringing back the likes of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey.

And we have recently learned that Olivier Giroud is ahead of schedule, while the others are doing well and even that Abou Diaby is fine, amazingly. But of course that was all too good to be true, because a Sky Sports report has now hit us with the news that club record signing and creative spark Mesut Ozil has had his recovery date put back.

Arsenal fans need to calm down and think carefully….

In Defence of Wenger and the players…. by Alarcon

It is exceedingly obvious that Arsenal are not having a good season at all, languishing at 6th on the table when this season was supposed to be the one where Arsenal capitalised on the FA Cup win to steamroller on. As a result of the team’s under-performance, fans have been turning on Wenger and the players. However, I do feel that much of the criticism leveled at them is rather uncalled for.