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Liverpool v Arsenal Player Ratings – Santi best of bad bunch

Liverpool 2 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 7
Made some really good saves, was commanding but did have a bit of a brain fart that could’ve cost us but fortunately it didn’t.

Chambers – 5
Very rigid performance. I do worry about him in big games as he was schooled by Markovic and Sterling defensively and never looked in control offensively.

Debuchy – 7
A decent defensive performance and great work for our first goal.

Mertesacker – 5
He struggled to prevent dribbles at our defence and was very questionable for Liverpool’s second goal.

Mesut Ozil SHOULD NOT replace Cazorla in the Arsenal First XI?

Why this Returning Arsenal Star Must Be Made to Work For His Place! by AT

According to the latest Arsenal team news, it seems as though the Gunners’ record signing Mesut Ozil will be back in the first-team picture following the trip to Anfield this weekend. The German international had damaged knee ligaments prior to the international break in October and seems likely to make a return earlier than expected.

Arsenal score four and Wenger praises the defence!

Arsenal were back to the best in yesterday’s 4-1 win at Newcastle and Giroud, and Cazorla scored two apiece to give us a very comfortable victory, not to mention Welbeck’s unluckily disallowed finish and the numerous other chances created in the 90 minutes. After the game you would have expected Arsene Wenger to highlight the attacking qualities in our rejuvenated side, but he was quicker to praise our defence.

“We played well today with a very offensive team,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com. “I felt that even defensively we looked comfortable and the balance was right.

Arsenal v Newcastle review – First class finishing Guns down Magpies

Arsenal fans were understandably worried about which Arsenal team would be on display against Newcastle United at the Emirates today. Would it be the gutless Gunners that were simply blown away by Stoke City last weekend or would it be the awesome Arsenal that tore apart Galatasaray in Turkey?

And while Arsenal did not take the lead quite so early today, there was no sign of the timid performance that we put on at the Britannia stadium. The goal was not too long in coming either, giving Arsenal a rare first half lead in the Premier League. An excellent cross by Alexis was brilliantly headed in by the very sharp looking Giroud.

Who else should Arsenal rest for Galatasaray clash? Everyone?

It would be great if Arsenal could travel to Turkey on Tuesday with a fully fit and fresh squad, win our final Champions League game and then celebrate after hearing that the Belgian champions Anderlecht had done us a massive favour by beating Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

Unfortunately, despite all the fairy dust being sprinkled around in the run up to Christmas, miracles do not happen and none of the things mentioned above are likely to happen. The Gunners might well beat Galatasaray as the Turks have been woeful in their European games this season, but it looks like we will have to do it with the reserves.

Stoke v Arsenal review – Late show not enough to recover shocking start

Well a game that Arsenal were already expecting to be a tough one became even more of an uphill battle when the Arsenal defence failed to deal with a cross from N’Zonzi and Peter Crouch scored after just a minute or so. With the Gunners having an awful recent record against Stoke City, the last thing we needed was to give them a fast start and the home crowd more reason to shout.

Arsenal v Southampton Preview, line up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Southampton Preview, Predicted line up and predicted score by KJ

This has been a rocky season and the usual pattern would mean that we’d drop points against Southampton. However, there is hope that we are finally going to push on now and win against the Saints would send a message that we are finally hitting some consistency.

The last time Southampton visited the Emirates, Mr Admin was lucky enough to get some free Arsenal Tickets but was disappointed to see a makeshift Gunners team get beaten 2-1 after Alexis gave us the lead with a sublime freekick. Hopefully we can score first again and hold on to our lead.

Our Arsenal strikers CAN work in harmony

After scoring the only goal of the game to give Arsenal a much needed win away to West Brom in the Premier League, Danny Welbeck was asked about whether he would be happy playing on the left side of a front three, as he used to do for his former club Manchester United.

And although he didn’t say he would not be happy there, he stated once more that he sees himself as a centre forward and through the middle is where he wants to play. But with Olivier Giroud back from his tibia injury, that gives Arsene Wenger a problem, so how does the boss keep both his central strikers happy and do the best thing for the team?

Arsenal players are flagging but DARE Wenger rest them?

It would be a lot easier for Arsene Wenger to give a few of his key Arsenal players a rest if the Gunners were doing better in the Premier League and Champions League. And if the visitors to the Emirates stadium this week was not high flying Southampton who have been very strong all season, maybe the Frenchman would feel happier to rotate his Arsenal team a bit.

West Brom v Arsenal Player Ratings – Cazorla MOTM

West Brom 0 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Martinez – 7.5
Another strong performance by the Argentinian. Commanding throughout and kept his calm when we had to defend in the final 10 minutes. I don’t think Szczesny would’ve performed as well considering the circumstances.

Chambers – 7
Another good performance. He’s finally hitting his stride and it looks like he’ll remain consistent from now on.

Mertesacker – 7.5
A much stronger performance by him. He was composed all game and made so many headers in the final minutes that I lost count.

Arsenal are doing remarkably well considering our problems

Oh for some stability and continuity! by TB

You can talk about Arsenal’s lack of an extra defender and DM signing but one of the negative features of this season is the ‘variation’ from match to match in our line ups.

West Brom v Arsenal review – Danny boy does the Business!

Arsene Wenger made a few changes to the Arsenal line-up for the trip to West Brom, some forced on him due to the injury problems of Wilshere and Arteta, but bringing Giroud and Koscielny back was definitely through the manager’s choice and gave the squad a very timely boost.

Welbeck passed his late fitness test and started on the left of attack, but neither Walcott, Sanogo or Szxczesny made it, so Martinez kept the keeper’s gloves for a Premier League debut with young Matt Macey on the bench.