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Arsenal’s Season is in Danger of Ending Soon….Very worried?

After last season when Arsenal spent much longer at the top of the Premier League table than any of our big rivals, only faltering in the second half of the season as the injury list ground us down, expectations were naturally high going into this campaign.

Arsene Wenger still had quite a few of his players injured or otherwise out as usual and that list grew in the first few games, but having carried on from the record breaking transfer of Mesut Ozil with the signing of Debuchy, Chambers, Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, we all felt that Arsenal were in a much better position to challenge.

BFG – Arsenal are a great team………for 60 minutes!

The Arsenal vice-captain Per Mertesacker is still convinced that the Gunners have the “potential” to be an excellent team, but first of all they have to realise that the length of a full game is supposed to last at least 90 minutes, whereas the Arsenal players seem to think the whistle should go at 60 minutes!

He has a very good point as just in their last two games Arsenal have scored four goals in the first hour, but conceded FIVE in the last 30 mins! Yesterdays defeat to Swansea has proved very costly and has even allowed the Swans to move above us in the table, but Mertesacker thinks this is not a “big issue”.

Why Swansea game will be EASIER for Arsenal this year…

After the slow and somewhat disappointing way that Arsenal have started the season and straight off the back of that confidence sapping Champions League home draw with Anderlecht on Tuesday, you might well wonder why I am fairly confident of the Gunners bouncing straight back with a valuable win at the Liberty stadium on Sunday.

And our opponents Swansea City have often given Arsenal a really hard game since being promoted to the Premier League three years ago and have beaten us a couple of times. But the Gunners have won the last two EPL games against them on their own turf.

BFG slams team-mates but vows Arsenal WILL bounce back

Everyone makes mistakes I guess and boy did the Arsenal players make some big ones against Anderlecht in the Champions League. One of those was made by our giant German centre back Per Mertesacker who got the wrong side of the Belgian club’s striker Mitrovic who then scored a last minute equaliser.

But as much as the BFG was at fault, he should never have been put in that position as the Arsenal forward players were caught on the edge of the Anderlecht box, while Per’s fellow German Lukas Podolski made an awful job of closing down and stopping the cross that led to the goal. So I think he is well within his rights to lay some blame at the feet of the Arsenal players in front of him, as reported by The Mirror.

Can muppet Piers Morgan PLEASE shut up about Arsenal?

It was painful enough having to watch Arsenal go from a slick team in cruise control; three goals up at home and looking like scoring a hatful, to allowing lowly Anderlecht to score three late goals, thereby ending all hopes of winning the Champions League group and even putting our qualification in doubt.

So the last I needed today was to read another embarrassing load of twaddle from famous Arsenal fan Piers Morgan. You would think that the man would have learned from his previous embarrassing outpourings on Twitter, but he seems to be shame proof.

The Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is VERY annoyed!

All Arsenal fans were shaking their heads after watching an amazing capitulation by the team last night, but how do you think our captain is feeling! He was brought off the field with a hamstring injury with half an hour of the game remaining, but with a 3-1 lead he must have felt he had done enough to ensure the full three points.

Interviewed after the game, Arteta was very angry and at a total loss to understand how it happened. “I don’t know.” he said. “We cannot afford to make that many mistakes and to concede three goals after we went 3-0 up. It’s just not good enough. I’m very disappointed – we missed a great opportunity to finish the job today. It’s not good.”

Why Podolski and Walcott will NOT start for Arsenal tomorrow!!

Despite the fact that Arsenal will need as much attacking talent as possible to break down what is sure to be a well organised and hard to break down Anderlecht defence, there is very little chance of either Lukas Podolski or Theo Walcott starting the Champions League clash at the Emirates tomorrow.

And this is also despite the fact that the two wide forwards lit up the game and made the Gunners attacking threat look miles better when they came on for the last ten minutes or so against Burnley on Saturday. The fact that the England and Germany international forwards did lift the home crowd and the other Arsenal players so much coming on as subs is one of the major reasons why Arsene Wenger will be happy to have them on the bench tomorrow.

Manc Derby draw to complete great weekend for Arsenal?

Just like last weekend when Arsenal were gifted two goals to give us a much needed Premier League win in Sunderland, the Gunners won again yesterday against one of the league’s struggling sides Burnley. And while Arsenal were still far from our best, we got the much needed points, kept another clean sheet and built on the improving morale and form.

And just like last weekend, results elsewhere were pretty favourable for Arsenal and we find ourselves back in the top four. West Ham could only manage a draw with Stoke and Swansea City drew with Everton, while Liverpool’s poor start carried on as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United.

How Arsenal CAN still win Champions League group

First of all I want to make it clear that I do not expect Arsenal to overtake the current group leaders Borussia Dortmund and win our Champions League group. I know that we are only three points behind the Germans and still have to host them at the Emirates, but they are playing much better than Arsenal, in Europe at least.

In the Bundesliga, they are having a shocking start to the season, with just two wins and five defeats so far. So we can hope that some of their domestic troubles start to spill over onto the UCL stage. To be honest we will need them to, because at the minute it looks like the Gunners are going to have to beat them by three goals in London to win the group.

Is Arsenal star right to say the WIN is all that matters?

The Arsenal and England international midfielder has given his own take on the Champions League win over Anderlecht in Brussels last night. And while the 22-year old Gunners accepts that we did not play very well and had to rely on a bit of luck to avoid defeat, never mind win, Jack also feels that the result was all important and the performance should not now matter to a certain extent, so is he right?

Why Gibbs goal could be the BIGGEST of Arsenal’s season

I am not even going to try to claim that the two late goals which won the Champions League game against Anderlecht in Brussels last night were just rewards for the team’s efforts. For most of the match, the Gunners just could not make things happen, even though we did control the ball for large periods.

But as Arsene Wenger alluded to after the game, Arsenal have been dominant in most of our games this season and been creating a lot more than we did last night, while not getting the results. And the Frenchman suggested that this was getting to the players and causing them to try and force the issue, leading to less creativity in our performance, not more.

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.