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The games Arsenal MUST WIN to reach 72 points and certain Top Four

The Gunners are currently sitting in Third Place with 51 points ahead of tonights match at QPR, and according to Arsene Wenger, Arsenal need another 21 to be certain of a Top Four finish. He was asked directly how many he thinks they would need. After careful consideration, he replied: “Seventy-two,”

“People have finished in the top four with 67 points, but if you look at this year we have 51 points now. So it will be in the 70s. It is a tough run-in but it will be similar to last year.

Why Podolski and Walcott will NOT start for Arsenal tomorrow!!

Despite the fact that Arsenal will need as much attacking talent as possible to break down what is sure to be a well organised and hard to break down Anderlecht defence, there is very little chance of either Lukas Podolski or Theo Walcott starting the Champions League clash at the Emirates tomorrow.

And this is also despite the fact that the two wide forwards lit up the game and made the Gunners attacking threat look miles better when they came on for the last ten minutes or so against Burnley on Saturday. The fact that the England and Germany international forwards did lift the home crowd and the other Arsenal players so much coming on as subs is one of the major reasons why Arsene Wenger will be happy to have them on the bench tomorrow.

Why Arsenal patience could be key again for Anderlecht clash

Arsenal are now faced with a fantastic opportunity to seal an early place in the first knockout phase of the Champions League. The Gunners are sitting in a healthy position, five points ahead of Anderlecht with the Belgiums due at the Emirates stadium on Tuesday night.

So a win would leave us eight points clear but there is no way we should take the result for granted, especially after we had to use up a massive slice of our good fortune to bring all thgree points back from the away tie. Anderlecht will c ertainly feel as though they can get something from the game after taking the lead after 70 minutes of our last clash.

Has Podolski proved his point to Arsenal boss?

Lukas Podolski has still started just one game for Arsenal this season and that was the loss to Southampton in our first Capital One cup game. But after some complaining in the press about his lack of playing opportunities, the Germany international striker seems to have knuckled down and proved his fitness to Arsene Wenger.

Because the boss had suggested that the reason for him not giving Podolski more time on the pitch so far this season was that he had yet to get properly match sharp after the summer exploits of winning the World Cup in Brazil. So the fact that Wenger gave him another 10 minutes at the end of today’s win over Burnley, when we were already 2-0 up and the result was not at risk, suggests to me that player and manager are pulling in the same direction.

Wenger – Arsenal will NOT have easy game against Burnley

Arsenal are preparing to face a Burnley team with the worst record in the Premiership this season, but he is not under the impression that it will be an easy game at all, going by the stats from coming out of Turf Moor.

“They are better than their points would suggest, that’s what the stats show,” Wenger said. “They have been punished in some games because they couldn’t take their chances.

“It is important that we are highly focused and expect to play against a strong team, because they are.

Arsenal must take advantage of Burnley’s woes

Can Arsenal make light work of Burnley’s visit of the Emirates this weekend? by SE

Matchweek 10 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season for Arsenal sees Arsene Wenger’s wizards play host to this season’s punch bags, Burnley. The Gunners endured a tough time of it last weekend at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland, another tottering Premier League side, but managed to come away with a clean sheet and all three points. Going into this home game against Sean Dyche’s men, Arsenal should be quietly confident of breaking down Burnley without breaking a lot of sweat. In truth, can Arsenal breeze past the Clarets without putting a whole lot of effort into it?

Now is the time for Arsenal to start collecting points

Following their victory over Sunderland, can Arsenal now go on a run of victories? by SE

Arsenal went into the game against Sunderland on Saturday, having picked up a single point in their last two Premier League games. However, the Gunners had a relatively easy time of it at the Stadium of Light, as an Alexis Sanchez’s brace gave the North Londoners all three points and pushed them up to 5th place in the Premier League table.

Luck is WITH Arsenal but MUST not be wasted!!

I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans, but I think we should be feeling pretty lucky right now. Arsenal have had plenty of bad luck, but to find ourselves just off the top four and ahead of our big rivals Liverpool and Man United and just three points behind Man City after the way we have started the reason is a huge bonus.

League Cup makes this a HUGE week for Wenger and Arsenal

It is now looking like Arsenal waving an early goodbye to the Capital One Cup at the hands of Southampton about a month ago could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Of course it means that the Gunners have one less chance of winning a trophy this season, but we have got bigger things to worry about.

Arsene Wenger usually uses the League Cup games to give the fringe players and the up and coming academy lads some experience, but the way that injuries have rocked our squad at this early point in the season, it may be more important for those players to have a rest than risk picking up a knock.

Arsenal already tracking Bacary Sagna replacement?

The Gunners right-back Bacary Sagna is hotly tipped to be the next experienced player to leave the Arsenal squad after Theo Walcott leaves in January, with rumours stating that Inter Milan are keen on taking Sagna to Serie A.

Now the Lancashire Telegraph has reported that Arsenal scouts were at Ipswich Town this weekend to watch the performance of the Burnley defender Kieran Trippier, who has been extremely impressive since arriving at Turf Moor from Manchester City in the summer of 2011.

Arsenal scouting Europe’s top-scoring striker!

Arsene Wenger is always on the lookout for a bargain, especially if he is English, and it is being reported today that he has sent the Arsenal scouts to run the rule over the 23 year-old Charlie Austin at Burnley.

It is little surprise that there are many top Premiership sides watching the Englishman, as Austin is currently breaking records with his goalscoring prowess, in fact this season he has already scored 20 goals for Burnley, two more than Messi at Barcelona and one more than Ronaldo has for Real Madrid! Naturally Austin is the top scorer in Europe at the moment.

Wenger – We are where we wanted to be, but there are no easy games

Arsene Wenger believes that his Arsenal team are in the perfect position to go on and win the Premiership, but even though Burnley have gained just one point on their travels all season, he doesn’t want his team to relax and think that they are just going to have an easy game. In fact he wants them to think the opposite!

“The experience we have from this year is that there are no easy games,” he said. “What looks sometimes easy before the game becomes very difficult during the game. I believe the key to our success now is being capable of focusing during every single game and penetrating ourselves with the idea that this could be a very tricky game.