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Wenger warns Arsenal to beware of Villa firepower

On the face of it, Arsenal should have no problem recording a home win over our Premier League opponents Aston Villa on Sunday. While Arsene Wenger and the players seem to have put our early season wobbles behind us and tapped into a rich vein of form, Paul Lambert and his team have been having a nightmare.

Despite a great start which saw then take 10 points from the first four EPL games, including a win over Liverpool, they are now languishing just three points above the drop zone. And the reason is not hard to see, because they have only scored 14 goals in all competitions, four fewer than Alexis Sanchez has managed on his own.

The dangers Arsenal must beware of from Aston Villa

It would be very easy for the Arsenal players to take their eyes off the ball this weekend, but it is absolutely vital that the Gunners do not become complacent and that we make sure that all three points are going to stay in north London after the visit of Aston Villa in the Premier League clash on Sunday.

A quick look at Villa and their form tells you that this game at the Emirates stadium should be a nice and easy win for Arsenal. Apart from their two FA cup wins against Blackpool in round three and Bournemouth last weekend, Paul Lambert’s men have on a terrible run, with just one win from their last eight EPL games and that was in the first week of December.

Bony transfer to Arsenal at risk from Roma and £25m fee?!

One of the large number of strikers that have been linked with a possible transfer move to Arsenal this summer is Wilfried Bony. The Swansea City centre forward had a storming debut season in the Premier League, made more impressive by the fact that his club were struggling and were in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle.

So with 35 goals for the season under his belt, the 25-year old is heading off to Brazil hoping to showcase his talents at the World Cup with Ivory Coast. It is no surprise then, although it is not what Arsenal fans wanted to hear, that Swansea manager Garry Monk has slapped a £25 million price tag on his star, according to a Talksport report.

Forget Costa – this is the striker Arsenal need!

One top striker already on the plane to Chelsea, are Arsenal really going to compete to sign a world class striker or is there a better option?

I’m by no means writing this as a negative post but with so few world class strikers available and so many teams in need, is it reality to think Arsenal are going to beat Man City/United, Liverpool, PSG,Monaco,Bayern,Real, and Barcelona to their signature?

Aston Villa vs. Arsenal review – Giroud and Wilshere put Gunners on top!!

Nine days after their FA cup heroics against Tottenham, Arsenal were back in Premier League action at Aston Villa. Only a win would do for the Gunners to go back to the top of the table, so Wenger was glad to be able to name Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil in the starting XI, with Kieran Gibbs back on the bench.

Arsenal striker options – Is Balotelli the best choice?

Can’t believe I’m saying this- let’s get Ballotelli By- Gunner Gyzinermouth

As the Arsenal transfer season is upon us, speculation and sensationalism are in the air. I too get caught up in considering what I would do were I in Arsene Wenger’s shoes. Now I’m not suggesting that I have the tactical acumen Wenger does, but my Arsenal team is unbeaten in 2 years with Football manager so I must be almost there right?!? Do we get a big name now (are there any available) or do we wait until summer when there are more options? Do we buy a short term solution now and hope to offload him in the summer when we buy a top top top striker? Do we seek a loan?

The NON cup-tied strikers Arsenal could sign…

Dear Gooners:
Good day. Earlier I wrote an article about Arsenal not needing a striker when we had a 5 point cushion in the Premier League and were leading our UEFA Champions League group. But after a bad week, I am taking my words back as Podolski is not fully fit yet and he will need time to readjust with the team and Giroud is making it a habit of missing easy goals in crucial matches. Plus we have had a difficult draw in both the FA Cup and Europe.

Arsenal may lose Benteke unless they bid in January

It seems like Arsenal may be forced into the transfer market for the Aston Villa and Belgium striker Christian Benteke in January, or risk seeing the talented 22-year old move somewhere else. Reports of interest from other clubs are getting more regular, and there could well be a transfer tussle for Benteke when the transfer window opens in a couple of months time.

Suarez transfer to Arsenal? No chance! On to Benzema…..?

Wenger drops interest in Suarez by Ash

Over the course of the last few days we have finally seen Arsenal make some movement in the transfer window with a rather hopeful £10 million bid being reported for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew rejected the offer straightaway and even accused Arsenal of not only ‘turning Cabaye’s head’ but also for disrupting his team ahead of their 4-0 loss to Manchester City. Apparently the hammering was our fault, but anyway onto a different player and its back to the Luis Suarez saga.

Arsenal vs. A. Villa review – Disaster as whatever could go wrong, DID go wrong!

Well, at least injury did not ravage the Arsenal starting line up as badly as we had feared. Mikel Arteta was the only major absence, and Arsene Wenger was actually able to name the same eleven players that finished the final game of last season. Cazorla and Podolski were on the bench, but the squad lightness was clear with Gnabry and Frimpong beside them.

Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs
Ramsey, Wilshere, Rosicky
Walcott, Giroud, Chamberlain

Arsenal vs. Aston Villa Preview, Line-up and Live Stream

Arsenal vs Aston Villa preview, line up and score line by KJ

It’s been way too long since Arsenal have played a meaningful match and it’s great to finally be back with our first game of the Premier league at home hosting Villa. It’s a shame that this game will most likely be met with frustration and anger before the game and we can’t really blame the fans for what has been a shambolic transfer window for Arsenal (here’s hoping they can amend it in the next two weeks…).

As transfer targets disappear, do Arsenal have only Suarez left?

What happens if we don’t sign Suarez? by Dominic

At the start of the summer transfer window Arsenal were linked with hundreds of strikers, with names including Higuain, Jovetic, Villa and so on. However as the window has progressed we have seen Arsenal drop out of the running for each of these players and as a result seen them move to other clubs (or in Benteke’s case sign a new contract). Now I’m not necessarily saying that I’m too aggrieved at missing out on some of those players (as we all have our own personal favourites on which ones we’d like Arsenal to sign) but it’s the fact that we seem to be missing out on everyone that has angered me.