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Time for Arsenal to unleash the Ox? He’s ready!!

One of the most noticeable things about the way Arsenal struggled against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, and there were plenty of them, was that we looked like we had much less energy than the Germans. They seemed faster and fitter all over the pitch.

Arsene Wenger could not really explain why that was and it should not have been the case, despite a tough game against Man City on the previous Saturday. But it was also noticeable that the introduction of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Mesut Ozil on the hour mark.

Arsenal must hope to outscore Aston Villa on Saturday!

Match Preview: Aston Villa At Villa Park

Arsenal fans may still be upset with Tuesday’s Group D Champions League defeat against Borussia Dortmund. However, this coming Saturday’s league tilt against Aston Villa offers the Gunners a great chance to get our title credentials back on track. While not viewed as a contender in the EPL, Aston Villa have proven time and time again to be a pesky side. In recent seasons, they have taken top clubs down to the wire on several occasions, particularly early in the season. Take a look at Aston Villa’s 2013-14 league results at ESPN and you’ll recall early-season wins over Arsenal and Manchester City and tight, one-goal losses to Chelsea and Liverpool.

Awesome Akpom’s goals promise fantastic future for Arsenal

Despite being young enough, at 18-years old, to play for the Arsenal under 18 team, Chuba Akpom is firmly established in the under 21s and if he keeps on going the way he has been of late, it will not be too long before he is involved in the first team squads as well.

Predict the Arsenal result at Villa to win exclusive T-shirt

It is competition time again Arsenal fans. Nine days after the Gunners completed a fantastic and comprehensive win over north London rivals Tottenham in the FA cup, Arsene Wenger takes his players to Birmingham to take on Aston Villa. And you can make the day even better by entering our competition and winning yourself an exclusive Just Arsenal T-shirt.

Arsenal need to win to go back above Chelsea and Man City to reclaim top spot in the Premier League. On paper this should be no problem, especially after a nice break for the Arsenal players to recharge their batteries. Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil are definitely back, but Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey are only possibles. Part of the competition is predicting the first Arsenal player to score, so obviously guessing the right starting XI is a bonus.

Brillant news for Bendtner and Arsenal on ankle injury

It is safe to say that Arsenal Football Club are sick and tired of injuries. After Arsene Wenger wielded the axe in the summer, releasing lots of young and fringe players, the Gunners were left with a squad best described as lean. And so the last thing Arsenal needed was lots of injuries, but that is exactly what we have had ever since the first day.

Why Arsenal must NOT drop a point in next 4 games

Next 4 League Matches are Winnable and Must Win for Arsenal by Rabiul

Arsenal had achieved a vital win against Cardiff. With the side severely injury ravaged (Ozil, Gibbs, Ramsey, Giroud), it was a commendable victory and took us back to the top. Now to look ahead for the next few matches.

Arsenal will be playing the following next 4 matches:

13th Jan: Aston Villa (Away)
18th Jan: Fulham (Home)
28th Jan: Southampton (Away)
2nd Feb: Crystal Palace (Home)

The next matches after these are the following:
8th Feb: Liverpool (Away)
12th Feb: Man Utd (Home)
22nd Feb: Sunderland (Home)
1st March: Stoke (Away)

Why Ox can be major player for Arsenal this season…

It seems a long time ago now, but Arsenal got off to a disastrous start to the season. After a confidence boosting win over Manchester City in the final pre-season friendly, and an early goal from Olivier Giroud, it all went wrong for the Gunners. With a bit of help from the referee, Aston Villa came back and Arsenal wilted.

To cap it all off, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was replaced at halftime and has not played for us since, due to an unfortunate knee injury. However, according to physioroom.com, the talented young Englishman is penciled in for a return on January 13th. Funnily enough, Arsenal’s opponents that day will be Aston Villa and it could be the start of a great few months for Chamberlain.

Arsenal keeper transfer news – Guzan and Macey

The transfer rumours linking Arsenal with a large number and wide variety of goalkeepers has been going on for some time now, but they were especially fervent this summer. It is understandable really, because of the somewhat erratic performances of the young Polish international keeper Wojciech Szczesny, and the sale of Vito Mannone.

When the 27-year old Italian Emiliano Viviano was brought in on loan for the season in the last few days of the transfer window, it appeared that Wenger was happy to keep faith with Szczesny, and he has not been disappointed so far. The 23-year old is looking as sharp as he ever has and has spoken about how the wake-up call he got when Wenger dropped him last season has done its job.

Arsenal can leave Benteke for Tottenham!

Who needs Benteke? by Stefan

Today Christian Benteke, the reported Tottenham and Arsenal target, has handed in a transfer request to Aston Villa – and their manager Paul Lambert continues to be defiant over letting the big Belgian go.

You would have to say that Tottenham have been far more active in their pursuit of him than Arsenal and that’s okay. I’m here to say that Arsenal do not need Benteke and we can let Spurs have him and laugh next season as they finish fifth, once again failing to qualify for the Champions League.

It’s time for Arsenal and the fans to be Positive – We have good reasons!

There is probably going to be some more action in the summer transfer window for Arsenal, but the signing of the Argentinean international Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid should have finally convinced the Arsenal fans that Arsene Wenger IS willing to spend the club’s money and wants to win trophies as much as we do.

It has been frustrating so far this summer, and the early optimism felt by Arsenal fans after our great Premier League run in, denying Tottenham a Champions League place again and hearing about a £70 million war chest for transfers, gradually evaporated. It is understandable after years of disappointment and dread in transfer windows, but we just needed to be patient.

Do Arsenal fixtures produce dread or delight?

The Premier League fixture list is out today and so Arsenal fans can take a look and see what is coming. It has been talked about a lot, but this coming season really is shaping up to be a watershed one, with Arsene Wenger being the only manager still in place out of the top four clubs.

There is a feeling that the Frenchman could go the same way as Ferguson, Mancini and Benitez if there is no significant improvement in the fortunes of Arsenal this season, but there is also quite a lot of optimism from fans and players that we can follow on from our brilliant finish to last season and really challenge for the title.

Young England star set to sign for Arsenal today

This transfer window is beginning to look like a typical Arsenal cliche, with the news that the Gunners are signing a very promising young English player and a striker from the French Second Division!

Everyone knows about Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre, but the first promising young Englishman is Aston Villa’s Dan Crowley, and it has been revealed by Jeorge Bird’s Arsenal Youth website that the 15 year-old midfielder (also touted as the “New Jack Wilshere”) is due at London Colney today to seal the move.