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Let’s look at Arsenal’s REAL problems…

The problems at Arsenal lie deeper than the surface by KM

At the end of the past week, Arsenal managed to get two wins from two away games. On the surface that looks like a deal you would take at any time. The problem with AFC is that there is always a “but”. We took the points, but the performances were awful once again.

Lets start with the positives. The points. Sanchez. Why is Sanchez the only player pressing so high? He was taught to do so at Barcelona. If we want to be a mini version of that famous Barca side, we need to implement the most crucial aspect of their game that brought them success. You guessed it’s not the passing, but the pressing.

Arsenal legend still backs Wenger to succeed!!

Wenger is Arsenal’s man according to Gunners legend! by Ash

David Seaman, notorious for being one of the best ever Arsenal goalkeepers, was an influential part of Arsene Wenger’s glory day winning teams and although those players have of course moved on from the game, Wenger is still very much here and present at Arsenal.

Times have dramatically changed, in finances, in the way the game is played and the professionalism of football all together, however some will state that Wenger is still stuck in the old days. Seaman however thinks otherwise and in this tough time where the Arsenal manager’s future is up in the air, he was quick to show his backing towards his former manager.

Will Arsenal ever get any luck? Other than bad?

They say that luck evens itself out over the course of a season. If that is true, Arsenal are due to win the lottery in the next few weeks, because nothing else has gone the way of the Gunners this year. I know that lots of Gooners will berate me for going on about this subject again, but yet again lady luck was conspicuously absent at the Emirates today.

Should Arsenal fans complain so much about injuries?

Are Arsenal really that unlucky? by Blaz

It has been a widespread consensus amongst Arsenal fans that we are by far the most unluckiest team when it comes to injuries, and complaining about our misfortune become very popular in the last couple of weeks. We did have a few players out, lost Theo permanently, while Diaby won’t play this season at all (no change there!). There have been a few articles saying we are the most miserable team when it comes to injuries this season. It might seem like truth – Gibbs just gets back, Monreal goes out, Ox returns, Theo goes missing, Özil fixes his shoulder and Rosicky gets his nose broken..

Why Arsenal need Juan Mata – and why Chelsea are unlikely to let him leave

Juan and Santi… The Differences and similarities! by MH

Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla. Both Spanish. Both midfielders. Both have bags of creative ability and a winning mentality. Both have extremely similar playing styles. So what could the main difference between these two fantastic footballers really be?

I’ll tell you. The difference between the two and their performance levels is how much Arsenal and Chelsea rely on them, therefore how they’re used by their current clubs.

Why Arsenal’s draw against Everton is NOT a disaster!!

There is little doubt that Arsenal should have won the game against Everton at the Emirates last night, but it seems to me that a lot of fans are taking it too hard. Yes, it was a great chance for the Gunners to fire themselves into a commanding position in the Premier League, but we are still in with a very good chance.

Wigan boss predicts open game against Arsenal

Arsenal are preparing to face yet another team in the relegation zone today as they travel to Wigan Athletic, but the Gunners will not be expecting the Northeners to just roll over after losing to the Latics at the Emirates last season.

The Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes that this game is always entertaining to watch as both teams like to play attacking football. “Our games against Arsenal are two teams with similar football concepts,” he said.

“We both battle to have control of the football and the games are really open, there are chances. They’re really exciting to watch, especially from a neutral’s point of view.

Arsenal face tough game against Schalke in Champions League

Arsene Wenger has a lot to do in the next few days to get Arsenal ready for the visit of the German Bundesliga side Schalke on Wednesday in the third round of the champions league. After yesterday’s horror show against Norwich, a game that was looking like it would seal top spot in the group now looks fraught with danger.

Wenger has a number of problems with injuries to deal with, but the main problem is making sure that Arsenal do not repeat the lacklustre and ineffective performance that they put in yesterday. I am still amazed at how bad Arsenal were yesterday. Everybody has an off day sometimes, but it seemed to be the whole team.

Damien Martinez stakes his claim to replace Mannone in Arsenal goal

The young Argentinian keeper Damien Martinez was given his chance to impress Arsene Wenger in the 6-1 drubbing of Coventry in the Capital One Cup, and due to the ongoing injuries to both Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Fabianski he has been promoted to the bench for the Arsenal first-team games.

Mannone has been okay so far and kept a couple of clean sheets, but looked a little out of his depth against Chelsea yesterday, and Martinez has taken the opportunity to stake his claim for a chance to show his skills on the biggest stage.

Bacary Sagna could be next out – He is sick of Arsenal selling our best players

The Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has given a frank interview where he has expressed his unhappiness at Arsenal selling their best players year after year, and it makes it worse when he sees those same players collecting trophies at their new clubs.

He said: “I am the last player from the 2007 starting XI remaining. In May, I watched Manchester City show off. I watched Samir and Gael ­lifting the trophy.

“That gave me desire for it. Were they right to leave? Yes. But when they left, we didn’t know. I expected the departure of Robin van Persie. We all expected it. It was ‘obvious’.

“Wenger had funds to spend but no deadline day targets”

Arsene Wenger managed to keep Arsenal fans on tenterhooks right up until the last minute of the transfer window, but ultimately he didn’t really have any intention at all of bringing in any new players, despite the ongoing rumours.

The massive TV Station ESPN have been talking to one of their sources at the Emirates about yesterdays lack of business, and he made it clear that Wenger had a stress-free day. The source said: “Regarding the squad, there were no close, late attempts and we were never in for Essien.

Gourcuff in latest link to Arsenal – Should we buy him?

Gourcuff will be leaving Lyon this summer. by KJ

Recent reports suggest that Lyon have transfer listed the out of favour Yoann Gourcuff. Twitter has exploded with the news and there are suggestions that Arsenal could be in for the French midfielder.

Wenger has been a known long-term admirer of Gourcuff and would definitely look into bringing him to the Emirates. However, would that be in the best interest of Arsenal in the long term?