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Free kicks another string to Rambo’s bow for Arsenal?

Why Ramsey should take free kicks for Arsenal by Sumo

What struck me as odd during the Germany World Cup campaign was the Arsenal midfield maestro Mesut Özil playing second fiddle to Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos in the set pieces. Kroos is a box to box midfielder who has a very good shot on him. He shoots well. But him taking the free kicks for Germany was a bit beyond me (I don’t watch Bayern play).

How will the arrival of Sanchez at Arsenal affect Podolski, Cazorla and Rosicky?

Players who could find themselves in the Arsenal fringes next season by SE

Alexis Sanchez moving from Nou Camp to the Emirates could bring about colossal changes in the way Arsenal setup this upcoming season. The Chilean can play as a right-winger, left-winger and even up top as the central striker. The problem is that the likes of Podolski, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott play in a similar position, with attributes akin to Sanchez’. And, with Mesut Ozil a certainty to play in his preferred role at No.10, Arsene Wenger might have a couple of very important team selections to make in every game Arsenal are involved in.

Arsenal players rave about new star signing Sanchez

Remember what a boost the signing of Mesut Ozil gave the whole of Arsenal Football Club last August? Well it seems to be happening again with the capture of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. There is maybe not quite such a big reaction to this one from the media and from Arsenal fans, but the last minute nature of last year’s deal afterr a summer of nothing happening, meant there was an outpouring of relief as much as delight.

Arsenal can’t afford to sell ANY players this summer

Arsenal need to keep the squad together by AT

We are essentially half way through the World Cup now and it will soon finish, meaning certain players will be joining the club and there could be some outgoings at Arsenal as well. But I think that moving too many players out could be massively detrimental to us in the long run.

There have been reports that Vermaelen, Podolski, Cazorla, Monreal and Arteta are interested in moving away from Arsenal or have attracted interest from other clubs. It would be a catastrophe if we were to sell any more than one of these players even if we were to replace them with similar quality players.

At least 3 Arsenal stars won’t pick up World Cup injuries!

It is always a bit of a balancing act being an Arsenal fan when there is a big internatyional football tournament on during the summer. On the one hand, you are proud of the Arsenal players when they are selected to play for their country and you want them to do well, while on the other hand you want them back in great shape for the start of the next season.

Santi Cazorla thinking of leaving Arsenal?

Considering that Arsenal are supposedly intending to invest hundreds of millions in the transfer market this summer, it is a little disconcerting to find that the talented Spaniard Santi Cazorla could be interested in listening to offers after the World Cup ends in Brazil.

There are reports in Spain that are suggesting that the unlucky Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid are keen on taking Cazorla back to his home country, and the talented midfielder certainly didn’t seem averse to the idea when he was tackled by journalists on the subject.

Arsenal v Hull review – Nightmare start, Dream finish for Gunners

Well Arsenal fans, as nightmare starts go, that was a real belter. The Arsenal players might as well have been sitting in the stands watching, as we hardly had a kick before Hull took an early lead from a corner. And the Gunners were still sleepily yawning and rubbing sleep out of their eyes when we went two down.

Wenger’s decision to keep Fabianski as his FA cup was looking sentimental at best, as the older of our Poles should have just put the ball round the post instead of tapping it nicely into Curtis Davies’ path. But what a cracker from Santi Cazorla!

Arsenal’s Spanish stars – Wenger is amazing and Jose was WRONG

Arsene Wenger clearly keeps a close eye on Spain’s La Liga and Spanish players everywhere as he looks for potential Arsenal transfers. The Gunners already have three Spaniards in the first team and others coming through the youth system, while Cesc Fabregas is one of the best and most popular players the club has had in recent years.

And it appears that the feeling is mutual, as Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla have both been singing the praises of the Frenchman this week. Cazorla has revealed in a Daily Star report that he was taken aback when he arrived from Malaga. Santi had worked under Manuel Pellegrini there, who is said to be great with his players, but seeing how Wenger was at the Emirates was a revelation.

Arsenal v West Brom review – Giroud secures narrow win

Although Arsenal were already assured of finishing in fourth, with third place a mathematical possibility but needing a miracle collapse from Chelsea, the manager decided to go with a strong starting XI.

Aaron Ramsey had apparently picked up a slight knock and was rested, but apart from him and Kieran Gibbs, it was probably the side that will start the FA cup final against Hull City at Wembley. Flamini came in for Ramsey, with forgotten man Abou Diaby on the bench.

Official teams and preview of Hull v Arsenal

Well I must admit to a bit of surprise at the Arsenal starting line-up today. The good news is that Mesut Ozil is back and will start the game, which the Gunners must win. I guess that is why the Prof has gone for a very attacking line-up, but it does seem to me to be a bit risky, especially considering our recent troubles away from home.

Ozil IS in Arsenal squad but will he start at Hull?

We still don’t really know all the details of the injury that has kept Mesut Ozil out of the Arsenal squad for the last six weeks, other than it being something to do with his hamstring, or leg, or some part of his body. But it cannot have been too debilitating because the German is only just back in training but is already fit enough to be included in the Arsenal squad for the trip to Hull tomorrow, according to the Daily Mail.