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Sanchez is unhappy at Arsenal? Mikel Arteta disagrees!

I have just read one of the most ridiculous Anti-Arsenal articles of all time! According to a report in today’s Star, they report: “The £35m summer signing from Barcelona, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, has already fallen out with some of his team-mates, including the Gunners’ record signing Mesut Ozil.

It is a sensational claim from Sanchez’s homeland given that he has enjoyed a blistering start to life at the club following his move from the Nou Camp.

Despite Arsenal’s mixed beginning to the new season, the 25-year-old Chile star has netted an impressive eight goals in 15 appearances and received huge praise from manager Arsene Wenger for his performances.

Arsenal Tactics: 4-4-2 is Boring but Effective!

There are very few Arsenal fans that were impressed with the 2-0 away win at Sunderland this weekend, but the fact that we came away with all three points should alert us to the fact that we kept a clean sheet and capitalised on Sunderland’s defensive errors.

Mikel Arteta worked alongside Matthieu Flamini in central midfield to protect the defence and he thinks it was good for the team. He told Arsenal.com: “We wanted to give a bit more freedom to Alexis, playing a bit behind Danny [Welbeck], more like a 4-4-2, which we haven’t played for a while. It worked – I think Alexis did very well today so we’re happy for him.”

Alexis IS amazing but needs more Arsenal stars to step up

I am still pretty impressed with all the business that Arsenal did during the summer transfer window. I will leave the argument about whether Arsene Wenger should be strung up by his toes for failing to sign a powerful central midfielder or another dfender for another time.

But Calum Chambers has done well at both right back and in the centre of defence, especially for a 19-year old new to a big club like Arsenal. Mathgieu Debuchy was starting to look good until his early career as a Gunner was unluckily brought to a halt with his ankle injury and the same could be said of our Colombian keeper David Ospina.

Don’t blame Wenger! Arsenal players have let him down!!

I know that in football the buck stops at the manager, but I also think that Arsenal fans are too quick to blame everything on Arsene Wenger. Maybe it is the years of frustration when we failed to win a trophy and dropped behind the big spending Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Man City.

But I think we forget too easily just what a great job Le Prof has done to keep the club in the top echelon of the Premier League and managed to qualify for and progress from the group stages of the Champions League while having no money to spend, at the same time as our rivals were bankrolled by billionaires.

Sunderland v Arsenal Preview, Line-Up and Score Prediction

Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ

We’ve struggled to pick up points against the smaller teams with two disappointing draws against Hull and Leicester. We also just about managed to beat Palace at home thanks to a last gasp Ramsey winner. We have to make a statement in this game that we’re going to destroy the smaller teams to ensure that we at least make the top 4 this season.

Pick your Arsenal side to face Anderlecht tomorrow (plus injury update)

The good news for Arsenal is that Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are now back to fitness and should figure in the squad, but the loss of Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Rosicky (not to mention Ozil!) after the international break has put a bit of a damper on the celebrations.

With the long-term injuries to Giroud and Debuchy, and with Sanogo still not recovered from his hamstring problem, Wenger will not have a large choice of players to choose from for tomorrow’s Champions League game in Belgium. One easy decision he will have is the goalkeeper as Szczesny is banned and David Ospina is also on the treatment table, so Martinez will definitely get a rare chance to impress.

Arsenal should GRACIOUSLY kick Wenger upstairs…

Thoughts on Arsene Wenger and his transfers by Antonio Jackson Adebayo Cruise

With all due respect to Wenger, I, along with millions of Arsenal fans around the world, love him and respect everything he has achieved over the years. He is definitely a MANAGERIAL LIVING LEGEND, Nevertheless, I am afraid that we (including all the members of the board) are allowing this great man do destroy all the wonderful work he has done, by allowing him to continue managing the team when we can all see that he is sinking the ship.

Full Arsenal injury update finally GOOD news for Gunners

There are still a few international games to be played before Arsenal fans can relax and look ahead to the Gunners getting back to club action. But as long as the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Wojciech Szczesny come through their respective games without picking up any problems, then things are starting to look up on the injury front for Arsenal.

It looks like the slight fears over the fitness of our England striker Danny Welbeck and French centre back Laurent Koscielny will be groundless, as both Gunners are expected to be available to play against Hull City at the Emirates stadium on Saturday.

Can Wilshere/Ramsey combo solve Arsenal’s midfield problems?

Ask an Arsenal fan what they think has been one of the biggest problems with the team in recent years and a large number will point straight to the lack of a proper defensive midfielder. But it seems clear that Arsene Wenger does not want a player that will just break up play.

The Fre4nchman has experimented with a certain amount of success by converting Mikel Arteta into a deep lying playmaker, operating a bit like Xabi Alonso and using his passing ability to control the game rather than energy and tackling. But the Spaniard is getting older and slower and is often exposed in the bigger games when he is put under serious pressure.

Wilshere hands Arsenal BIG champions League boost – Is Jack back?

There is some great news for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger today, as Jack Wilshere took part in the training session at London Colney, as reported by ESPN, to prove that fears that his turn of an ankle in the north London derby on Saturday would leave him on the sidelines with our captain Mikel Arteta and last season’s Player of the Year Aaron Ramsey.

Not only is this a real boost for the Gunners in a difficult week, with a home tie in the Champions League against Galatasaray followed by a crucial Premier League away day at Chelsea, but it could be seen as the end of Wilshere’s terrible run of bad luck with injuries.

Are Arsenal’s injury problems just BAD LUCK after all?

When we saw the Arsenal team sheet for the Capital One Cup game against Southampton last week, we knew that the Gunners would be up against it with the Saints having a great start to the season and able to pick more of their first choice players. But we understood.

After all the problems Arsenal suffered with injuries last season, Arsene Wenger accepted that he sometimes over played certain players and he brought two new experts to the club in the summer to help him to avoid a repeat of the situation this season. So resting the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta seemed like a risk but the right thing to do in looking at the long term picture.

Arsenal crocks to be given new contracts – and injury update

There has been good and bad Arsenal injury news in the aftermath of our disappointing draw with Tottenham. The bad news is that both Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are both going to out for up to a month, although even that estimate could probably be taken with a pinch of salt considering past forecasts.

The good news is that Jack Wilshere has suffered no damage to his ankle after looking to be in terrible pain himself during the Spurs game, and it is even possible that he could be fit to face Galatasary tomorrow evening. This could be a godsend as Arteta and Ramsey will be going to the treatment room to join Giroud, Walcott, Gnabry, Debuchy, Monreal and Yaya Sanogo. It looks like the Gunners medical team are going to be extremely busy for the forseeable future…