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Will Diarra shine in second spell at Arsenal?

The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign the combative midfielder even later.

The 29-year old former Real Madrid star is not a free agent exactly, he is still under contract with Lokomotiv Moscow, but Arsenal can get around the transfer restrictions to sign him, apparently, as he has fallen out with the club’s management and so has not been registered with the Russian League.

Alan Smith writes off Arsenal title chances

The sports pundit Alan Smith may have been an Arsenal striker earlier in his career but he doesn’t seem to have any loyalty or belief in Arsene Wenger’s team. In fact he doesn’t think that the Gunners have any chance at all of stopping the title from ending up at Chelsea or Manchester City this season.

“Another trophy would be great this season, but I can’t see them winning the title, I really can’t,” Smith told Talksport. “They’re still a few furlongs behind Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as they might have done in the summer transfer window.

Why Arsenal MUST respond to Chelsea goal power with Falcao!!

Arsene Wenger has got just two days left to add to his Arsenal squad before the transfer window slams shut – until the winter one opens in January. And those players that we have by then are expected to try to win a fairly tough Champions League group and be serious contenders for the Premier League title. I think we need more.

I understand that Wenger has strengthened from last season, when only bad luck and injuries, in my opinion, stopped the Gunners from becoming champions. I also don’t think that we need to worry about the threat from Liverpool as much, while Man United are still a mess and Man City no stronger.

Do Arsenal have just TWO real title rivals?

Wow Arsenal fans, how much fun is it seeing Man United continue to suffer? And their troubles are showing no signs of getting better after they hit a new low with an amazing 4-0 pasting at the hands of the League one club MK Dons in the Capital One cup last night.

So after their shockingly bad start to the season, I think we can safely say that Arsenal do not have to worry about Louis van Gaal somehow leading United to the Premier League title. And hopefully, the same can be said of Liverpool. The arrogant scousers seemed to think that they would just carry on where they left off last season, despite selling their best player and the main reason they came so close last season, Luis Suarez.

Ramsey on why Arsenal CAN cope with power of BPL rivals!!

After the Sky pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher dismissed the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League title this season, and any team other than Chelsea or Man City for that matter, Aaron Ramsey has responded. And not surprisingly, our star midfielder thinks that the Gunners have plenty of qualities of our own to combat the brute force that the Sky boys think will be too much for anyone else.

Is Wenger right about Arsenal NOT needing Fabregas?

The subject of whether Arsenal should have tried to use the first refusal option to buy back the former club captain Cesc Fabregas was always going to come up after the Spanish midfielder joined our Premier League rivals Chelsea. And once Fabregas put in an impressive display in his first Premier League game for them, which earned him the Man of the Match award from Sky Sports, it was no surprise to see Arsene Wenger being asked about him in yesterday’s press conference on Arsenal Player.

Wenger said, “I think you have to accept professional players move from club to club.

Is Wenger REALLY happy with his Arsenal squad?

After leading Arsenal to an FA cup trophy after a long nine years with no silverware, along with a serious challenge for the title which just faltered as the injuries piled up, Arsene Wenger appeared to have fallen back in love with the game, as proven when he signed up to another three years at the helm of the good ship Arsenal.

After the barren years, there is no doubt that the Frenchman has major honours in his sights again, but the Premier League and Champions League are competitions that are even harder to win than ever these days, with clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Man City all able to outgun us in the transfer market.

Jose Mourinho AGREES with the Arsenal Boss for a change!

The annoying Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is usually running Arsene Wenger down in one way or another, but I have finally found a subject that they both agree on. The Arsenal boss has been complaining about the Premier League not delaying the start of the season, so as to give the players enough time to recover.

Arsenal have had to give his World Cup Winners from Germany extra time off to recover from their exertions and this is why Wenger is annoyed. Wenger told Setanta: “We could have done with one week later in all the competitions,”

Full Premier League Preview (Every single club!)

PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW 2014/15

I have tried to be as subjective as possible buts it’s hard when you really dislike certain teams, players and managers. It might interest you that, when I started this review, I had Man City as champions but after some research (and soul searching) I came up with the below. It’s only MY opinion and a bit of fun.

Apologies to fans of Man City, Man Utd, Aston Villa, Leicester and Burnley as I am sure my review will differ from where you think your respective teams will finish.

1. Chelsea

Full analysis of Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures this season

A review of Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures by SE

With just over 48 hours to go for the Premier League season to start, we take a look at how the fixtures stack up for one of this season’s genuine title contenders.

Arsenal kick start their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace, who cantered to finish 11th last season, and will prove to be a stiff test for the Gunners early on in the campaign. Arsenal then face away trips to Everton and the newly promoted Leicester City, to complete their 3 fixtures for August. While Everton away looks to be ‘the’ tough test for Arsenal in August, Crystal Palace and Leicester won’t make it any easier for the Gunners.

Analysis of how Arsenal’s new squad compares to our rivals

How Arsenal’s squad compares to some of its fellow title contenders’? by SE

Arsenal’s squad, owing to Wenger’s astute transfer policy in the ongoing transfer window, looks well endowed to build on their FA Cup win from last May, which ended their 9-year wait for a piece of silverware.

However, here we take a look at Arsenal’s defence, midfield and attack, and how it compares to some of its title contenders:

Arsenal’s defence

Arsenal have the concern over Vermaelen not wishing to renew his contract at the Emirates. And, if the Belgian moves to another club, there’s no clarity over any incoming centre-halves before the transfer window ends.

Why Diaby could be key to Arsenal’s Premier League success!

Yeah, yeah, I know that Arsenal fans have heard the one about getting Abou Diaby back fit being like a new signing is wearing a bit thin now. However, I think that this season may be different for the unlucky France international. In fact, I think that Diaby could play a major part in the Gunners doing better than last season and actually winning the Premier League.