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THREE keys to Arsenal beating Monaco

When I say Arsenal beating Monaco, I mean over two legs because the important thing, absolutely vital in fact, for Arsene Wenger and the team is to be in the draw for the quarter-finals. Not only would it be disappointing and a massive chance missed if are not, but it could have a knock-on effect and see us falter in the Premier League and FA cup as well.

I have this strange feeling that if we beat Monaco we have a real chance of going all the way this year. Sky currently price us at 18/1 for winning the competition outright, so I have taken the 25 quid free bet using this Skybet promo code and put the lot on!

Arsenal Debate – Do we STILL need Morgan Schneiderlin this summer?

The ongoing Morgan Schneiderlin to Arsenal transfer rumour shows no signs of going away any time soon. We have been linked with the Southampton star since the summer and it has been mentioned again today but is our urgency to bring in a top class defensive midfielder still valid?

The re-emergence of Francis Coquelin has negated the calls from Arsenal fans to buy a young hardman to be first-choice, and Mathieu Flamini can still do a job against the lesser teams. We all know our captain Mikel Arteta has also been given a one-year contract extension, and surely Wenger wouldn’t have re-signed him if he didn’t think he would play regularly when he comes back from injury.

Do Arsenal STILL need to buy in the summer?

We all know that Arsenal had a terrible start to the season with a glut of draws against average opponents, and we all blamed Arsene Wenger for failing to bring in another top-class defender and a young but promising defensive midfielder.

But we all know that the real reason for our misery was the unrelenting injury problems that left us with only half of our squad for the first six months of the season. Now that Francis Coquelin has comeback as a new man in midfield (and signed a new contract) and the recent arrival of the beast-looking Gabriel Paulista to shore up the defence, we are now looking like the finished article at last.

With a fully fit squad do Arsenal NEED to buy any more players?

We all know that Arsenal had a terrible start to the season with a glut of draws against average opponents, and we all blamed Arsene Wenger for failing to bring in another top-class defender and a young but promising defensive midfielder.

But we all know that the real reason for our misery was the unrelenting injury problems that left us with only half of our squad for the first six months of the season. Now that Francis Coquelin has comeback as a new man in midfield (and signed a new contract) and the recent arrival of the beast-looking Gabriel Paulista to shore up the defence, we are now looking like the finished article at last.

Why Wilshere CAN save Arsenal´s season

Wilshere comeback is perfect timing for Arsenal by Sam P

It is just typical of the injury situation at Arsenal that we appear to have lost two key players after the Leicester game and that they were both coming back from injury problems when the next one occurred. Fingers crossed but it does not seem to be too big a problem for Alexis Sanchez and that would be a real boost ofr the Gunners and the rest of our season.

Arsenal fans should BACK not ATTACK Jack Wilshere

Wilshere needs the backing of Arsenal fans by Sam P

I have seen plenty of comments from Arsenal fans who are not that happy with the news that our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere is almost ready to return to the team after missing the last two months of the season. I just don’t get it.

Obviously the latest smoking controversy does not help but Arsene Wenger seems happy to play it down and back his player, so why can’t the fans do the same? It is the manager who sees the players and can judge them better than us after all.

Arsenal Debate – Who will be SECOND BEST player of the season?

I didn’t think there was too much point in asking the Arsenal fans who they thought would end up being voted as the Gunners’ player of the season. Even if he does not play again between now and May, our Chile international striker Alexis Sanchez would surely still get the award.

But after the superb Alexis, there are quite a few players making a case for themselves, and the next few months could see one or a few of them have a massive impact on how the season pans out for Arsenal. At the minute you would have to say Santi Cazorla, who has just won his second PFA fans player of the month award to go with his second similar award from the Arsenal fans.

Arsenal MUST be at their best to beat Monaco

Arsenal’s amazing change in form has given us Gooners renewed hope for this season, and we can have high hopes of retaining our FA Cup crown and hopefully going a long way in the Champions League this time around.

But our first obstacle is to get past Monaco, who were considered one of the easiest draws in the competition at the time, but, like Arsenal, they have improved rapidly recently, and are currently on an unbeaten run of 14 games in row in which they have only conceded ONE goal in regulation time (in a 1-1 draw away at Ligue 1 leaders Lyon in the middle of December). The Ligue 1 side has four more games to play before coming to the Emirates on the 25th Feb so we can only hope their consistency takes a knock before then.

Is new Arsenal Champions League squad good enough to WIN?

It is safe to say that in recent years, Arsenal have really just been making up the numbers in the Champions League. Despite qualifying for the group stages year on year and going on to qualify for the knockout rounds, that has been as far as we go.

And after making a meal of the group again, letting Anderlecht pinch a draw after being 3-0 up, it looked like being the same old stary. But not anymore, because a favourable draw (for once) has given us a good opportunity to progress. Perhaps more important is our new found defensive team solidity, which many people have suggested that any club needs to have a chance of winning the big European trophy.

Tottenham v Arsenal – It’s all about winning! You HAVE to win it!

Le Coq aiming to shoot down the Cockerel!

Francis Coquelin may have only been Arsenal’s Number One defensive midfielder for a few weeks, but he has been at the club for seven years now and knows all about our fierce rivalry with our inferior neighbours. The Frenchman knows that only one thing matters when we are playing Tottenham, and that is coming away with all three points…

“It’s a massive game for the club and the fans,” Coquelin told Arsenal Player. “I think everyone is looking forward to it. The Manchester City match was a big one, and this one has got a special something about it.

Yes Ray! Arsenal HAVE got title winning squad

The former Arsenal and England star Ray Parlour has been talking up the Gunners after being very impressed byt the way the team have been playing. The ex central midfielder gave special attention to the recent performances of Francis Coquelin, as reported by the Daily Star, and accepted that the young Frenchman has, for now at least, secured his place in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up.

And Parlour was also optimistic about the Gunners and our chances of challenging for the Premier League title, although he seems to think this season is too soon. But Parlour believes that a few key additions to the squad in the summer will see Arsenal give it a right good go next season.

The Reasons behind Arsenal’s MASSIVE improvement

Less possession, more clean sheets, more goals, what changed? by KM‏

So a lot was said about Arsenal in the last two weeks. After a bad start to the season and the New Year, we’re having the absolute best part of our season. We won away at Man City by outsmarting them, we’ve gotten 3 wins in a row for the first time this season, and we survived the FA cup giant killing.