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The 6 changes that have transformed Arsenal into title challengers

Differences Between The Current Arsenal & The Old One by OA

I have been thinking of a perfect reason why we are fighting for the real big trophy (epl) this season instead of Arsene’s trophy (4th place) and I realize the following things about the current Arsenal and old Arsenal team:

1. Now: We now know how to win dirty, we play badly but we win games; we play good and we show our true class. Watch Arsenal against Liverpool and Spurs and you will see the real class we displayed.
Before: I think every match which was a bad one we lost. I got angry and when we won I was never happy because we were not predictable since we could win or lose even if we played good football.

What Arsenal need to DO and NOT DO to win Premier League

How Arsenal can win title by Big Gun

Dear Gooners, As we reach the halfway mark, the race to the title is heating up with 5 teams all capable in their own way of clinching it. With only 7 points separating 5th place Everton with leaders Arsenal, the top of the table is volatile to say the least and knowing the football industry, anything can happen – which makes for some extremely exciting stuff for any fan to look forward to. (unless you support Man United lol)

Why Arteta and Ramsey are Key to Arsenal beating Southampton

The Arsenal management team will no doubt have spent a considerable amount of the international break studying the performances and tactics of today’s opponents Southampton. The Saints are not third placed in the Premier League table by luck and so Arsene Wenger will be expecting a stern test of his high flying Gunners, but it is one he will expect them to pass.

Looking at Southampton, especially their away form, it is characterised by a really well organised and hard working defensive display. That starts right at the front, with the likes of Lambery, Lallana and Rodriguez harassing teams from the front. Then if they get the ball they are in a great position to attack. Having already beaten Liverpool and drawn with Manchester United on their travels, it is clearly an effective tactic.

Were Arsenal lucky or good value for Dortmund victory?

Did Arsenal entirely deserve to win last night? by Ash

Last night Arsenal did exactly what needed to be done and we flew back to London with all three points intact. A 1-0 win in Germany against Borussia Dortmund was not completely expected, as playing against the German super club wasn’t easy at the Emirates, let alone in their own stadium. Yet Arsenal defied the odds and despite it being a very close game we walked away as victors.

Arsenal received rave reviews after the game because although it wasn’t a top performance from the Gunners, we were successful in keeping out the dangerous Dortmund players.

Beaten Klopp feels Arsenal can WIN Champions League!!

At the back of Arsenal’s historic victory in Western Germany, the Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp showered praises on the Gunners side and spoke highly of their trophy credentials for this season, even going on to say that the North London giants are very much capable of going all the way in this season’s Champions League.

How Wenger will set up Arsenal for 3 points in Dortmund

After a rather comfortable win at home against Liverpool, Arsenal make the trip to Germany to face high-flying Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in a match which could prove pivotal in the Gunners’ quest for making the knockout stages of the Champions League. Dortmund have won all eight of their home games so far this season and will surely give Arsene Wenger’s side all they can handle when the teams take to the pitch in this crucial Group F encounter.

Detailed Infographic report of Arsenal’s win over Liverpool

Arsenal 2 vs 0 Liverpool Match Report Infographic by Matt at allarsenal.com

Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla may hog the headlines for their fantastic strikes, but it is the defence and Mikel Arteta who can be praised for an outstanding display against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Arsenal returned to winning ways in spectacular fashion, seeing off Liverpool with two sublime strikes that sees Arsene Wenger’s men stretch their lead at the top of the table to five points.

Wenger confident of Arsenal beating Liverpool – Is he right?

If the Arsenal game against Liverpool on Saturday was not important enough already, the game on Tuesday against Chelsea has really given it an extra edge. The Gunners are now out of the Capital One cup, perhaps the easiest of the four trophies to win, so that makes it even more important to keep up the good start we have made in the Premier League.

The fact that Liverpool are just two points behind Arsenal in the table means that, if the result goes badly, we could lose our top spot to them or to Chelsea. That would not be a total disaster, but it would be seriously painful and could really dent the confidence in the Arsenal camp.

Ramsey reveals reason Arsenal lost to Dortmund

After a flying start to the season for Arsenal, the midweek defeat by Dortmund was disappointing, but far from disastrous. Not only do Arsenal still sit at the top of the Premier League and Champions League group, the manner of the defeat was not confidence sapping and will hopefully not mean much in the long run.

The Gunners have not been making many mistakes this season, in contrast to last season, but both of Dortmund’s goals were due to errors, or lapses in concentration, and maybe that is down to fatigue. Aaron Ramsey has been fantastic this season, and that is why he has played so many minutes for club and country. He always plays with intensity as well, so it is understandable if he is feeling the pace a bit.

Suarez is not enough to make Arsenal real contenders for the title

Suarez wouldn’t make Arsenal title contenders by Ash

Former Arsenal player Stewart Robson has now had his say on the whole Luis Suarez to Arsenal saga, joining other former professionals and management officials on the game in making their personal views made known on the matter.

Arsenal have cleared the deadwood – but where are the replacements?

The Arsenal Squad is Dangerously Thin by PH

I have not seen many fans on this site agreeing with Wenger’s idea that Arsenal are ready to challenge for titles again. Every year now Wenger tells us that we are about to challenge on all 4 fronts, but the fans know that we have no chance of doing that with a threadbare and injury prone squad. To say nothing of the opposition buying up every player you can think of.

In praise of the Arsenal defence since the Spurs defeat

A Case for the Arsenal defence by Dan S

When Per Mertesacker twice inexplicably played Spurs onside to score against Arsenal at the beginning of March, few thought he would end up one of our heroes in the race for 4th. Nor Laurent Koscielny, who was on the bench at White Hart Lane having spent much of the season as our third choice centre back.

That result in the North London Derby left many writing off our Champions League hopes, coming so soon after domestic cup defeats and a first leg drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich, few thought we had the spirit or character to put the run together we would now need to close the seven point gap between ourselves and Tottenham.