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Arsenal can still go far in the Champions League – Be Positive!

When you play for a big club like Arsenal, there is more pressure on your shoulders to perform at the highest level on a regular basis and the fans can get pretty frustrated when you are not doing as well as you should. But there are also major benefits, like more chance of winning things and the chance to experience the thrill of big nights in the Champions League.

Arsenal to swoop after Reus delays on Dortmund contract?

Arsenal have been linked with the Germany international forward Marco Reus for some time now, but the 25-year old star has a contract with his Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund until 2017 and, as far as I know, there is no release clause included in it. However, according to a Daily Express report, there will be a buy out clause of around £20 million in the next summer transfer window.

Learn FAST or FORGET Champions League warns Arsenal captain

The Arsenal captain was not absolving himself of blame for the dire performance and defeat by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, but Mikel Arteta has taken the captain’s role and delivered a stark and honest appraisal of where Arsenal went wrong and how we have to change quickly or forget about winning the Champions League.

The elite European competition is a different animal than the Premier League, or any domestic league for that matter. It takes even the best teams some time to get used to it, as highlighted by the terrible struggles of Man City in recent years as they swept all before them in England.

Arsenal fans need to be patient with Danny Welbeck

Not the time to jump into conclusions on Welbeck by SE

Arsenal’s opening champions league fixture could have been a lot different had their 16 million pound signing on the Transfer Deadline day, Danny Welbeck, been a bit clinical in front of goal and tucked away the chances that came his way. Danny’s detractors and skeptics would be having a feast of their ow, after seeing the Englishman fail to bury clear cut chances in his first two games for Arsenal but, logically, this is not the time to jump into conclusions whether Welbeck is the striker pertinent to Arsenal’s scheme of things. Read on.

What could have Arsenal done differently against Dortmund?

Arsenal played Dortmund away on Matchday 1 of this season’s Champions League, looking to pick up a point or three, after drawing three successive games in the Premier League. The Gunners, however, struggled to live up to the high pressing and high tempo game plan from their German opponents and, had it not been for some profligacy in front of goal from Klopp’s frontline and midfielders, Arsenal were looking at a much bigger margin of defeat. In hindsight, what could have Wenger’s wizards done differently?
Play overhead, long passes and stretch the pitch

Arsenal fans can REALLY start to worry after Aston Villa

It is still early days in the season for Arsenal, but unless the Gunners start to get into gear, like starting at Aston Villa this weekend, then the fans really can start to worry. If we don’t somehow produce a match winning performance at Villa Park then it will have been a truly awful start to the season.

Just one win grabbed in the last minute in the opening day against Crystal Palace will see Arsenal way off the pace and playing catch up already and we do not look like a team that is going to catch a cold at the moment. The fight and determination that we showed against Everton, Leicester and Man City was encouraging but we could have lost all three.

Dortmund v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score line by KJ

The start of this season has been pretty tough with us having already played Everton and Manchester City as well as two crucial Champions League qualifier games. And it won’t let up either with a vital game against Dortmund in Germany for us to start our Champions League campaign.

Wenger says Arsenal could have Debuchy back SOON

Obviously it will not be any use to Arsenal tonight in the Champions League away to Borussia Dortmund, or the Premier League game at Aston Villa this weekend, but Arsene Wenger is optimistic that the injury to our French right back may not be nearly as bad as first feared.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference, as reported by ESPN, the Arsenal boss revealed that the 29-year old France international is due to have a scan today on his sprained ankle, but the club is hopeful for a good result. He also played down the so-called defensive crisis that has ruled out Nacho Monreal and made young Calum Chambers a doubt as well.

Wilshere – Arsenal must not lose at Dortmund

The Gunners have a daunting fixture list for the rest of this month, and its a shame we couldn’t start by taking three points of Man City, but to look on the bright side Arsenal are still unbeaten this season.

Jack Wilshere is adamant that this run should remain intact when Arsenal travel to Dortmund on Tuesday in the first of the Champions League Group Stage. “They’re always good games when we face them,” he said on Arsenal.com. “It’s a tough game and we go there first this time, so the hardest match of the group will be the first one.

Why Arsenal should NOT risk Ramsey for Man City

When the Arsenal Player of the Year for last season appeared to turn his ankle on that awful £G artificial pitch in Andorra right at the end of the Wales international game this week, Arsene Wenger must have been cursing his luck. It was the last international game of the two week break and we seemed to have escaped unscathed until Ramsey limped off worryingly.

We no know the news is not that bad, as Wenger’s pre-match press conference reported by ESPN revealed. But the Frenchman admitted to fearing the worst after Rambo missed so much of last season with an injury that was thought to be minor at first. So his relief was palpable and totally understandable.

Arsenal get DOUBLE injury boost from Ozil and Ramsey!!

It is still not absolutely certain that either Aaron Ramsey or Mesut Ozil will be fit enough to start the big Premier League clash with Man City at the Emirates stadium on Saturday, but the chances are looking a lot bigger than they were yesterday.

And if both Arsenal midfielders or either one is not quite ready for that game, they probably will be available for the Champions League trip to face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The Germany international who missed both of his country’s games during the break actually trained as normal with his Arsenal team mates yesterday, so unless Arsene Wenger is being super careful with him or saving him for Dortmund, he should start against Citeh.

Dortmund’s Marco Reus to miss big Arsenal clash

Normally Arsenal fans are used to getting extra injuries when there is an international break, but just for once it seems the tables have turned in our favour.

The Gunners have a daunting opening Champions League game away at Borussia Dortmund in eight days time, but we have been given a boost by the fact that Marco Reus has sustained an ankle injury in Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland last night, and is now likely to miss the match against Arsenal.