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Phil Neville highlights anti-Arsenal media bias! Do we care?

\it is something that the Arsenal fans have become used to over the years and so I was not really surprised to hear the former Man United, Everton and England midfielder Phil Neville come out with his daft comments about Tomas Rosicky on last night’s Match of the Day. Not surprised but a bit saddened and I feel the need to pick him up on it.

Did Szczesny do enough to save his Arsenal career?

I suggested before Arsenal travelled to Brighton for the 4th round of the FA cup yesterday that the game was a great chance for Wojciech Szczesny to lay down a marker and prove to Arsene Wenger that he should still be the first choice keeper for the Gunners.

And with Arsenal now involved in a tight race with the likes of Man United, Southampton and Liverpool to finish in the top four of the Premier League, there might not be too many chances for a second choice keeper at the club. And there are also rumours that the Arsenal boss might be looking for a new keeper in the summer, so the player who is sitting on the bench for the rest of this season could be looking for a new club at the end of it.

Why FA cup draw would be GOOD result for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players will obviously be heading to Brighton today with the idea of beating the Championship side Brighton and booking the Gunners a place in the fifth round of the FA cup. I am not suggesting that we `play for a draw` by any means.

But I am suggesting that we try to play with some of the solidity and determination that won us the game against Man City at the Etihad stadium last weekend. The manager and his players should not go all guns blazing today and they should not worry too much and throw caution to the wind if the lower league side give us a rough ride. Neither should the Arsenal fans be too upset if we have to bring Brighton back to north London for a cup replay at the Emirates stadium.

Pick your Arsenal team to beat Brighton

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion – Team prediction by Moh

Arsenal will be traveling to Brighton in the fourth round of the FA cup today and coming back from a fantastic 0-2 win against Man City, this should on paper be an easy game for the Gunners. We faced them a couple of years ago and we won by a narrow 2-3 win and went through to the next round. Brighton were a much better side back then and fighting for promotion to the Premier League. This season they are on the lower half of the table and look set to playing another season in the Championship.

Wenger thinks Arsenal can STILL improve even further

Arsenal are preparing to face Brighton in defence of our FA Cup, and if the Gunners play as well as they did at Man City last week then this game will be just a formality. Many people have described our performance at the Etihad as “perfect” but Arsene Wenger is convinced that Arsenal can still improve on that performance.

“I don’t think it was perfect,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com. “On the spirit front and in the attitude and solidarity, it was a perfect performance. On the technical front we have room for improvement and we want to focus on that.

Cazorla – Arsenal aiming to win the FA Cup AGAIN

Our very own Spanish magician Santiago Cazorla is preparing to face lowly Brighton in Sundays FA Cup Fourth-round tie this weekend, but he is not only thinking about getting in the fraw for the ext round, he wants to see Arsenal go on to lift the trophy at Wembley again.

“It’s similar [to the Copa del Rey] but the FA Cup here is very important for every club,” Santi said on Arsenal.com. “It’s a big, big trophy for all the teams here, and in Spain the Copa del Rey is the same.

How Arsenal’s FA cup opponents fared last night

Arsenal will play host to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, with the winners getting a place in the quarter finals of the FA cup. For Arsenal, with an extremely difficult double header in the Champions league against Bayern Munich, this competition surely represents the best chance of finally adding another piece of silverware to the Emirates’ trophy cabinet.

Arsenal are also involved in the battle for a top four spot in the Premier league and a place in Europe’s top competition next season. Blackburn, however, are in a similar struggle in the championship. They travelled to play-off rivals Brighton last night sitting just four points outside the play-off positions, as they seek to bounce straight back to the Premier league.

Giroud begins to fill van Persie’s boots at Arsenal

I know that lots of Arsenal fans will disagree with me when I say that Olivier Giroud is starting to grow into his role at the club and even starting to replace Robin van Persie. Some will point to games earlier in the season and chances that he has missed. As recently as the FA cup match against Swansea at the Emirates he was guilty of squandering chances, but so was Theo Walcott on the night.

Can Ramsey fill defensive midfield role for Arsenal?

Aaron Ramsey has got a new lease of life at Arsenal, and seems to have finally won over many of his doubters and started to find the form that Arsenal fans feared he had lost forever following his horror injury. The 22-year old Welsh international has had his fair share of problems, but he has shown admirable determination and resilience to overcome them.

Ramsey had already put in a few good performances in his usual role as an attacking box to box midfielder when he was called on by Arsene Wenger to play the holding role. Injury to Arteta and then to Coquelin gave Ramsey the opportunity, and most would agree he has done really well. It adds another string to his bow, and makes him an important and versatile member of Wenger’s squad.

Arsenal getting back to their best say Walcott and Poyet

Theo Walcott scored the winner for Arsenal yesterday to beat Brighton and see the Gunners through to the last 16 of the FA cup. It was not the best performance of the season, but there were plenty of moments of true quality. When you consider that Arsene Wenger made six changes to the team, it was very encouraging to see the fluency and creativity in the game. Walcott and Wilshere made us even more dangerous when they came on, causing Gus Poyet to rue the 23-year old’s introduction.

“The only way to stop Theo is to shoot him.

Brighton boss Poyet wants to manage Arsenal

Arsenal travel to Brighton tomorrow for the fourth round of the FA cup, and Arsene Wenger knows that the game will not be easy. The current manager of the Seagulls, Gus Poyet, has done great things for the club since joining them just over three years ago. He got them promoted from League one in his first full season and was voted manager of the year.

Arsenal have learned how to Fight says Koscielny

Arsenal may have to face Brighton away in the fourth round of the FA cup on Saturday without captain and central defender, Thomas Vermaelen. The Belgian international should only miss one game at the most, but there is no need to risk him because the Gunners have an ideal replacement in Laurent Koscielny. Wenger does not seem overly concerned about the knock to Vermaelen.

“Vermaelen has an ankle problem. He got kicked and twisted a little bit. He is a doubt for Saturday but it is nothing major.”