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Arsenal are in FALSE position and DESERVE better!!

Arteta is right and Arsenal have been unlucky by Sam P

Both Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal captain have claimed that Arsenal have deserved a lot more than we have got for our efforst this season, highlighted by the way we dominated Manchester United more than we have in tears and still got nothing, while they scored two goals before even having two shots on target.

So I thought I would have a quick look at the evidence and see if there was support for what Mikel Arteta said to Arsenal Player about the Gunners seeming to be punished for every littler mistake and not getting rewarded for the things we have done well.

Arteta shocked but looks for positives after Arsenal defeat

The Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is in a state of shock after seeing Arsenal only score one goal in injury time – against a Man United side that were completely over-run by the Gunners attack.

“I am shocked we did not win this game, I cannot believe it still,” he said on Arsenal.com.

“I think we played our best game of the season, in terms of what we demand from ourselves with the quality of our attack, how early we won the ball back, how consistent we were throughout the game, the number of chances we created, and all that considering the opposition we were playing against.

Why Wilshere NOT Ramsey should start against Man United

There has been a lot of talk about whether Arsenal should start playing Jack Wilshere in the deep lying holding midfield role that he has started to occupy and do very well at for England. But it seems clear that Arsene Wenger is not so keen and he definitely won’t do it for the first time in a game of the magnitude of Saturday’s clash with Man United.

However I still think that the England international midfielder should start the game ahead of his Welsh counterpart Aaron Ramsey. For one thing, purely on form at the moment, Jack is the better player. Ramsey has not quite got up to his top level yet, partly due to his injury, while Jack has been busy all season improving and proving his critics wrong.

Is Wenger being stubborn or cautious over Wilshere’s Arsenal role?

There is a strong belief among many Arsenal fans and people in the football media that Arsene Wenger can have a tendency to be stubborn. They will point at his refusal, transfer window after transfer window, to sign the players to strengthen the positions in the Arsenal squad that most people think we need.

And then there are his tactics, which rarely change, and his way of leaving the making of substitutions until it is so late in the game that the players coming on hardly have time to get used to the pace of the game, much less have an influence on it.

Arsenal captain on how this season CAN be a success!

After he missed the last half hour of Arsenal’s last Champions League game against Anderlecht and then the away defeat by Swansea City in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta can be absolved from blame for the way the Gunners have thrown away two winning positions in a row.

But hopefully the club captain will be available again for the Gunners’ next game against Man United and he is well aware of how important it is for the players to get the fans back on side again. The Spanish midfielder is not the sort to blame his individual team mates and he has told Arsenal Player that he feels his job as captain is to keep the team morale as high as possible, even after a disappointing result or two.

Does Arteta contract mean Arsenal won’t sign a new DM?

Arsenal fans have been hoping for a player to solve the age old defensive midfield problem for some years now, but the Gunners were in danger of taking a backward step rather than sorting it out, according to a Metro report.

The Spanish midfielder and club captain Mikel Arteta may not be every Arsenal fans’ idea of the right player for the job, but when you consider the options in the Arsenal squad at the minute, the last thing we wanted was to lose him. So the news that Arteta has brushed off any rumours about him moving on and agreed an extension to his current contract must be seen as a positive piece of Arsenal transfer news.

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.

Has Flamini failed the test for Arsenal? Stats say NO!

It seems as though the debate about Arsenal and the defensive midfield role will go on as long as water is wet, or at least as long as Arsene Wenger is the manager of the Gunners. But at least the Frenchman decided to bring back our former player Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer last summer to give us another option in that position.

And the French midfielder did a pretty good job a lot of the time, without having the presence or ability of someone like Patrick Vieira. This season, however, has seen Flamini get quite a lot of criticism from the Arsenal fans and the calls for a new signing to shore up our midfield have only got louder, so has Flamini failed to fill that role since his return?

FULL Arsenal injury update is GREAT news for once!!

After what happened to Arsenal when the club captain and central midfielder Mikel Arteta picked up an injury problem in the Champions League clash with Anderlecht on Tuesday, Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans have been sweating on the medical reports on the Spaniard and fortunately it is good news for once.

The manager’s latest injury update on Arsenal.com reveals that although the Gunners will have to do without Arteta in the middle for the trip to Swansea on Sunday, his hamstring problem is a minor one and should see him back in action after the international break, when Arsenal have to huge games against Man United and Borussia Dortmund.

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.”

Wenger blames Arsenal defence (and bad luck) for blowing 3-goal lead

Arsenal were woeful in the second half of last night’s 3-3 draw with minnows Anderlecht at the Emirates, and can you believe that Arsene Wenger is blaming the defence for letting the goals in?

“You have to give Anderlecht credit because they fought until the end and we had a poor defensive performance from the first to the last minute today.” Wenger said after the game.