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Should Arsenal pair BFG with Chambers, Debuchy or Monreal?

While the Arsenal injury problems continue to bite and give Arsene Wenger a real selection headache every time the manager prepares for a game, the problem may not be so extreme this time. At least the Gunners have a week off to rest, recuperate and recharge the batteries before heading to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday.

As well as Arsenal having the rare situation of being fresher than our opponents, with Liverpool going to Bournemouth tomorrow in the League cup, the Frenchman does actually have some decent options in his defence, although the France international centre back Laurent Koscielny is unfortunately not one of them.

Why it is TOO SOON for Arsenal and Wenger to relax

Calm Down! Arsenal are still in trouble! by DN

It does seem as though Arsenal have finally found the right balance and have learned some painful lessons about starting games slowly (a la Stoke) us focusing too much on the attacking side of the game when we should be solid and compact (a la Anderlecht).

And with Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal ready to return, Mesut Ozil back in training, Mikel Arteta, Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey very close, it looks as though our terrible luck with injuries might be turning. The Gunners definitely had a change in luck this week when we were handed the best possible draw against Monaco in the Champions League.

Can Coquelin solve Arsenal midfield problems?

Everyone connected with Arsenal should be crossing their fingers, toes and anything else that is cross-able this week and hoping that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reacts well to the injection he has had to try to ease the groin problem that the Gunner picked up near the end of Saturday’s excellent win over Newcastle United.

The England international star had up to that point produced a very mature and dynamic performance alongside Mathieu Flamini at the heart of our midfield, which was a great relief after Aaron Ramsey had joined Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere on the injury list.

Arsenal in BIG trouble after OX injury blow

Arsenal may have finally got a bit of good luck in drawing French club Monaco in the next round of the Champions League, but we need that luck to carry on for us and help is out of the latest injury crisis to afflict the club this season.

It is not yet certain, but a report in The Mirror reveals that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a real doubt for the trip to face Liverpool at Anfield this weekend. This would be a huge blow for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners, and not just because the Ox has been in great form for us this season.

Arsenal to be firmly in Premier League Top 4 by New Year?

Arsenal have four more Premier League games to play before we see the visit of Hull in the FA cup, a re-run of that famous day at Wembley in May when the Gunners finally ended our long wait for another trophy. Really we should already be comfortably in the top four of the league table, but there is every chance that we will be after these four games.

For one thing, the last two of them are away to West Ham United and Southampton, two of the clubs that are currently above us. But they are both showing signs of slowing down and getting bloody noses from being so high up in the table.

Arsenal ARE improving! Problem is so are EPL rivals!

The situation for Arsenal could have been so much worse by now if it was not for the fact that almost every other club with hopes of winning the Premier League this year was also having problems. Only Chelsea have really lived up to the billing.

So while Arsenal have dropped way behind the league leaders, we have not found ourselves too far away from the top four and that infamous Wenger trophy is still well within our grasp. And the way our performances are getting better and the results are starting to come makes life look a lot rosier in the Arsenal camp.

Arsenal fans need to count their blessings and get a grip!

Following on from Big Gun’s sensible post about the state of Arsenal right now, I thought it was about time that JustArsenal’s Mr Admin should give a personal opinion. I have ALWAYS felt that EVERY fan is allowed to have an opinion and will let them publish or comment on the forum, but lately I am finding I am having to delete very personal abuse against other readers. This will NOT be tolerated. We are ALL Arsenal fans and are here to discuss Arsenal Football Club, not who has the biggest fists in the playground……

Arsenal in the hunt for free-scoring hitman?

I was among the Arsenal fans who were not entirely convinced by one of the top transfer targets of the summer, Porto and Colombian international centre forward Jackson Martinez. It was looking like Arsene Wenger was going to finally firm up his interest, but that is now at serious risk after the Metro reported that Liverpool are planning a £30 million transfer bid in January to beat Arsenal to the punch, although that figure shouldnt be beyond our means nowadays.

Arsenal can and MUST take advantage of rivals’ woes

Despite a slow start to the season, Arsenal seem to have got away with it to a certain extent. Apart from Chelsea, none of our main Premier League rivals have really got it together either. So the Gunners have a great chance and all the encouragement needed to step up against Swansea and go into the international break just a point behind the reigning champions Man City.

City were awful today and lucky to get a point at QPR, just as Liverpool have lost it and Man United were lucky to scrape a home win against Crystal Palace. Louis van Gaal and his little boy striker will certainly not be coming to the Emirates with any form or confidence in a couple of weeks time.

Arsenal boss HAS to believe but EPL title looks Chelsea’s

No doubt there will be some Arsenal fans who will be unhappy with Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman refused to rule out a Premier League title win for Arsenal this season. As reported by The Mirror, Wenger played down the poor start that we have had and insisted that there is plenty of time for us to improve and mount a real charge.

He did admit that the main thing for the Gunners to do at the minute is just to stay in touch with the top of the table and even that is not proving too easy.

Calm Down!! At least Arsenal WILL qualify in Champions League

I think that Arsenal fans have perhaps been a little bit spoiled by the fact that Arsene Wenger has always managed to get the Gunners into and then out of the group stages of the Uefa Champions League. I was just as frustrated as anyone when we threw away a three goal lead against Anderlecht on Tuesday, but at least we are still in a great position to qualify.

Don’t Panic Arsenal – Top four place is NO problem!

While I know that Arsenal fans, me included, were hoping for a lot more from the Gunners this season, and while I hate the phrase `Wenger trophy` it is still absolutely vital that that Arsenal finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Do not let the jibes from the media and opposing fans fool you into thinking that our remarkable achievement of qualifying for the Champions League every season is nothing, because there have always been and always will be plenty of clubs who would sell their kidneys to be where we are.