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The international break will HELP Arsenal for a change

Upcoming international break is ‘gold dust’ for Arsenal’s squad by SE

There is something about injuries and Arsenal that keeps them together, always. One season after another, Arsenal seem to lose their most important players through injuries, and long term ones at that.

But one staunch reason behind such ‘misfortune’ has to be the number of games Arsenal have played so far, in comparison to their title rivals in Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool. What those injuries tell you is that Arsenal’s squad, despite being a huge one, doesn’t look sufficient for the number of games they play in a season.

Loic Remy is a classic no-brainer for Arsenal

There are very few Arsenal fans that were not calling for Arsene Wenger to buy another striker as soon as the transfer window opened, and many of us thought that a cut-price deal for the QPR hitman Loic Remy was on the cards after seeing him perform admirably for Newcastle last season.

Now that Giroud has been ruled out for three months, the acquisition of a quality striker that could slot straight into the team is now an imperative, but Remy is STILL waiting for a new club with just three days left to finalise a deal. Even the French manager Didier Deschamps has implored Remy to move to a bigger club.

Wenger promises an exciting end to Arsenal’s transfer window

Arsene Wenger seems to love the attention from the end of the summer transfer window, and seems to love building up the tension as deadline day approaches. This season promises to be no different as he has been talking about the loss of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal’s first team for over three months.

First of all he denies that he needs to buy a replacement,but then talks about the dying days of the transfer business. He says in the Mail: ‘Of course we can be successful. Why not? The success of the season does not depend on one player that you buy or not,’ Wenger said.

Arsenal MUST keep Sanchez off the injury list

Keeping Sanchez free from injury will be one of the objectives for Wenger by SE

With the increasing number of injuries for Arsenal, it’s frightening to work out whether Wenger can actually put out 18 names on the team sheet, in the coming days of the campaign. It started with Gibbs on the opening day of the season, as the Englishman pulled his hamstring very early on against Crystal Palace; Arteta was the next injury casualty for Arsenal during the first leg of the Champions League playoff tie against Besiktas; Giroud followed next and, of the aforementioned three injuries, the French striker has suffered the worst case scenario of missing up to 3 months of action.

Arsenal set for meeting to seal Falcao deal tomorrow?

You have probably heard the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Monaco and Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao could be available on a season long loan deal to replace our injured centre forward Olivier Giroud. But the fact that the rumours say that it will cost the Gunners around £20 million, along with the statement from Wenger about us having good options up front already, makes it unlikely.

Or maybe not, because the latest Metro report on the story, which comes from an Italian journalist with connections, claims that Falcao’s agent is set for a meeting with Arsenal and Monaco in Monte Carlo tomorrow.

Costa injury makes striker transfer even harder for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal will have to do without Olivier Giroud leading the line for around four months after the Frenchman fractured his left tibia at the end of the Everton game, but at least the timing of the injury gives the boss a few days to bring in a replacement.

But while he did not state categorically that he would not be doing so, Wenger suggested that he would only bring in another forward if it made sense and gave us a better option than the players we already have give us. He also said that there was a shortage of quality available in the market and too many clubs looking.

Arsenal v Besiktas Review – It was Wenger what won it!

Arsenal vs Besiktas: Wenger’s team selection deserves plaudits by SE

An Overview
It was one tantalizing tie to overcome for Arsenal, who were hoping to make it to the Group stages of the UEFA Champions League for the 17th year running.

The Gunners, more ominously, had lost the core of their squad for last night’s game, which didn’t make matters any easier. Besiktas, on the other hand, were in buoyant mood, after playing out a goalless draw in the home leg and thought they could cause a colossal upset against a depleted Arsenal lineup. On the night, however, it was Wenger, who, despite all the repeated skepticism over his managerial prowess, affected the game positively for Arsenal, solely through his pristine team selection.

Sanchez should be Arsenal’s new Number 9

Who could be the answer to Giroud’s prolonged absence? by SE

Call it ‘bad luck’, destiny or whatever; Giroud’s injury couldn’t have come at a more inappropriate juncture for Arsenal and Wenger, who were, crucially, looking to see off Besiktas in their Champions League playoff tie, and march into the group stage of the competition.

The Frenchman had just scored an important goal against Everton, which gave Arsenal a crucial away point at the weekend. Moments later, a viciously struck ball caught Giroud on his ankle and, albeit it looked anything but serious, has dealt a huge body blow for Arsenal, who already have a catalogue of injuries to take care of. However, from Arsenal’s perspective: Who could be the answer to Giroud’s prolonged absence?

Will Arsenal’s unfit forwards cost Champions League place

It is far from being an ideal situation for Arsenal in the Champions League play-off tonight. We simply need to beat Besiktas in the second leg at the Emirates tonight, but the injury to Olivier Giroud has left Arsene Wenger in a very tricky situation.

Because of the World Cup and injuries disrupting our pre-season preparations, it looks like the Gunners may be forced to start the game tonight with a front three of players who are not really ready for action. Yaya Sanogo missed the last two games with injury and even if he has recovered properly, I doubt whether he is at 100 percent, but Wenger has little option but to start with the young French striker down the middle.

Breaking News – Arsenal to sign mediocre free-agent striker

Now I am totally confused. Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is not going to buy a new striker to cover for Olivier Giroud, but now it seems he is in the process of bringing Nikola Zigic to Arsenal.

The Serb’s agent told the Metro: ‘Wenger called me on Tuesday and stressed his desire to sign Zigic.

‘He was offered a contract until the end of the year, with a view to it being extended to 2015 – we’ll see what happens.’

Wenger says Arsenal DO NOT need another striker

There are many Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Arsenal will be looking to buy another striker in the wake of the injury to Olivier Giroud, but Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he already has enough strikers on his books to cover the loss of our centre-forward.

The Frenchman said in the Mirror: “In England, as soon as you have a problem, people want you to buy (a replacement). Unfortunately I can give you clubs with plenty of players who every time they lose say they have to buy more. But if you give the number of strikers we have, it is unbelievable.”

Who will line-up for Arsenal against Besiktas

Champions league playoff tie – Arsenal vs Besiktas: What could be the possible changes in Arsenal’s lineup from Everton game? by SE

Arsenal welcome Besiktas to the Emirates tomorrow night, as both sides have different proposition in front of them, albeit with the same ambition. Arsenal ‘simply’ need to win the game, which by no means is going to be a cakewalk for them. Besiktas would look to exploit an Arsenal lineup that could be devoid of a couple of crucial players. The Gunners will also have to contend with the away goal rule, which could see a goal-scoring draw work in favor of the Turkish outfit. Anything goes, what could be the possible changes in Arsenal’s line-up from the Everton game at the weekend?