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KJ’s Arsenal player ratings for Man Utd loss – Arteta MOTM

Arsenal 1 – 2 Manchester United Player Ratings by KJ

How Arsenal can beat Man Utd without Walcott and Welbeck

We already know that Theo Walcott will not be on the pitch or on the bench for Arsenal tomorrow as the Gunners play host to the old rivals Manchester United. Hopefully though, Arsene Wenger will be able to start with Danny Welbeck up front but the 23-year old may be ruled out with a hamstring problem picked up on England international duty.

Giroud return will give Arsenal a much-needed boost

Why The Return of Giroud Gives the Arsenal Attack a New Dimension! by KJ

As Arsenal get set to welcome Manchester United to the Emirates on Saturday, perhaps the biggest news coming from the Gunners’ camp is that French striker Olivier Giroud has recovered from a fractured leg way ahead of schedule and as Arsene Wenger confirmed earlier, the Frenchman will be available for selection against the Red Devils. While Giroud’s availability for the big clash is certainly welcome news, it also gives this Arsenal squad a much-needed boost on the long run.

Is Arsenal boss making BIG mistake with Podolski?

It seems to me that the time has come for Arsenal to allow the Germany international striker Lukas Podolski to leave the club, if that is what he wants. And unless Arsene Wenger starts to play the 29-year old on a regular basis, then Podolski’s recent complaints tell you that is what he will want. And I think it would be a mistake for the boss to keep him at the club when he is unhappy.

Roma striker keen on Arsenal links

Although Arsenal bought Danny Welbeck on the last day of the summer transfer window, there are many Arsenal fans that still think the Gunners are in need of a top top striker to take us to the next level, especially with the ridiculous amount of injuries sustained by the Arsenal squad.

We have been linked with a move for the young Roma striker Mattia Destro recently amid reports that he is not happy with being left on the bench too often at the Italian club.

Wenger declares Arsenal injury troubles are over

If Arsene Wenger is right and the constant and recurring injury problems that have dogged Arsenal in recent years are coming to an end, it really is fantastic news. Because just last month it was revealed in a Daily Mail report that the Gunners have suffered more injury problems than any other club in the Premier League since 2002.

In fact it has been so bad for us that our 890 injuries up to that point was 100 more than the second placed club Man United. Some, like Ramsey’s, Eduardo’s and Diaby’s were the result of bad tackles and there is nothing you can do about that other than treat them. Wenger did accept last season, however, that there seemed to be an underlying problem at the club and vowed to get is fixed.

Arsenal will be even better when Giroud returns!

Alexis behind Giroud could be something special by KJ

It’s been somewhat of a revelation. After Özil’s three month injury, Wenger had to find a solution for the team and with the new formation (4-1-4-1) not working at all, he had to make a decision and it seems like playing Alexis as a no.10 in a somewhat more conventional 4-2-3-1 is his answer in the time being.

Alexis has played in a similar position before at Udinese with Di Natale as his strike partner. But he’s grown as a player and become far more interested in pressing the opposition leaving most position maps after the game of him as the furthest forward player.

Arsenal squad issues to consider ahead of Burnley visit

Some squad issues Wenger could think about by KM

Arsenal welcome Burnley in what should be a walk in the park on a Saturday afternoon. They’ve conceded 16 goals, they have only grabbed 4 points so far and have only scored 5 goals. Anything but the 3 points would be a huge blow, but we’ve managed so far to create trouble out of nowhere so it’s never as easy as it looks.

How many points do Arsenal need before the New Year?

What would be a good haul of points for Arsenal at the end of the first round of Premier League fixtures? by SE

Arsenal, having garnered just 11 points from their first 8 Premier League games, look like a side that has its task cutout to finish in the top 4 at the end of 2014/15 Premier League season. Draws against Leicester City and at home to Hull City would have hurt Wenger’s wizards badly, and results in those two games could still be costly in the final analysis of the campaign that hasn’t yet got going. With injuries to key players impeding Arsenal during the first round of Premier League fixtures, what would be a good haul of points come the 28th of December, when Arsenal play their 19th Premier League fixture at Boleyn Ground against West Ham United?

Will Arsenal play 4-4-2 when Giroud returns?

Will Wenger go with two upfront over the course of this season? by SE

For the exquisite brand of football that Arsenal play, and retain possession of the ball for long periods in the game, Wenger’s wizards don’t score the number of goals you expect of them. This season the trend hasn’t been any different, with Arsenal managing just 11 goals from the first 7 Premier League games and 4 goals (all of them against Galatasaray) in their 2 Champions League fixtures. Days ago, Wenger was referring to Giroud’s return from his ankle injury, and the prospect of the Frenchman combining with Welbeck to make it a two-prone Arsenal frontline. Will the long-serving Arsenal manager take a more flamboyant route, for once, and deploy two strikers any time during this season?

Full Arsenal injury update finally GOOD news for Gunners

There are still a few international games to be played before Arsenal fans can relax and look ahead to the Gunners getting back to club action. But as long as the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Wojciech Szczesny come through their respective games without picking up any problems, then things are starting to look up on the injury front for Arsenal.

It looks like the slight fears over the fitness of our England striker Danny Welbeck and French centre back Laurent Koscielny will be groundless, as both Gunners are expected to be available to play against Hull City at the Emirates stadium on Saturday.

Arsenal need to use Welbeck more productively from now on

Why are Arsenal struggling this season? by SE

Arsenal, with 10 competitive games into the season, looks like the team that isn’t going to come up with the goods any time soon. The FA Cup win from last May led us to speculate that we might see a resurgent Arsenal on show at the very beginning of this season but, on the evidences of their displays until now, Arsenal’s detractors (one amongst them, Jamie Carragher) have every right to feel vindicated once again. Far too many times, they lack imagination and fall prey to the internet trolls and disparaging comments.