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Arsenal Tactics – Does a lack of defenders signal a change of formation?

After The Window Shuts, Will a System Change Work for Arsenal by NO

There we are – The transfer disruptions are now over until January unless of course we can some players who are out of contract and we offer them contracts (very few of this nature are available). The result of this transfer window for Arsenal (being an upgrade or downgrade) is a subject of arguments and counter arguments whose verdict is still out there but people agree on a few things – That we have 6 senior defenders 12 senior midfielders and 4 senior forwards.

Is Rosicky right to question Arsenal NOT using him?

Tomas Rosicky must have been pretty pleased with himself at the end of last season. Despite having turned 33, the Czech midfielder had earned himself a two year contract extension after a very good season which saw him feature in 39 games for the Gunners in all competitions, the most since he joined the club back in 2006.

He had also played in the FA cup final which gave him his first taste of a trophy with Arsenal and although he only scored three goals during the season, one of them against Sunderland was described by Arsene Wenger as one of the best we had scored and the other two were in victories over the old enemy from down the road.

Arsenal face a daunting month ahead after the international break

Month of September will be crucial to Arsenal’s season by SE

After enjoying a slick start to their season, with wins over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield and Crystal Palace in the Premier League opener, Arsenal just had a slight dip in form towards the end of August. That, however, didn’t impede them from progressing to the Champions League group stages for the 17th year running, and remain unbeaten in the league, albeit two draws in a row will hurt Arsenal.

A review of Arsenal’s performances in August

How would Arsenal look back at the month of August? by SE

With Arsenal’s draw against Leicester bringing an end to the month of August, we take a look back at how Wenger’s men fared in the first month of their 2014/15 campaign.

FA Community Shield
On the 10th of August, last season’s FA Cup winners took to Wembley, to take on the defending Premier League champions in the annual curtain raiser. Arsenal were slow off the blocks, but did make staunch impact on the game through Sanchez and Ramsey. Manchester City were caught napping on many an occasion, as the North Londoners enjoyed a slick start to their campaign, with a 3-0 plundering over the Etihad outfit.

Do Arsenal have just TWO real title rivals?

Wow Arsenal fans, how much fun is it seeing Man United continue to suffer? And their troubles are showing no signs of getting better after they hit a new low with an amazing 4-0 pasting at the hands of the League one club MK Dons in the Capital One cup last night.

So after their shockingly bad start to the season, I think we can safely say that Arsenal do not have to worry about Louis van Gaal somehow leading United to the Premier League title. And hopefully, the same can be said of Liverpool. The arrogant scousers seemed to think that they would just carry on where they left off last season, despite selling their best player and the main reason they came so close last season, Luis Suarez.

Ramsey on why Arsenal CAN cope with power of BPL rivals!!

After the Sky pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher dismissed the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League title this season, and any team other than Chelsea or Man City for that matter, Aaron Ramsey has responded. And not surprisingly, our star midfielder thinks that the Gunners have plenty of qualities of our own to combat the brute force that the Sky boys think will be too much for anyone else.

Is Wenger REALLY happy with his Arsenal squad?

After leading Arsenal to an FA cup trophy after a long nine years with no silverware, along with a serious challenge for the title which just faltered as the injuries piled up, Arsene Wenger appeared to have fallen back in love with the game, as proven when he signed up to another three years at the helm of the good ship Arsenal.

After the barren years, there is no doubt that the Frenchman has major honours in his sights again, but the Premier League and Champions League are competitions that are even harder to win than ever these days, with clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Man City all able to outgun us in the transfer market.

Full Premier League Preview (Every single club!)

PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW 2014/15

I have tried to be as subjective as possible buts it’s hard when you really dislike certain teams, players and managers. It might interest you that, when I started this review, I had Man City as champions but after some research (and soul searching) I came up with the below. It’s only MY opinion and a bit of fun.

Apologies to fans of Man City, Man Utd, Aston Villa, Leicester and Burnley as I am sure my review will differ from where you think your respective teams will finish.

1. Chelsea

Full analysis of Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures this season

A review of Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures by SE

With just over 48 hours to go for the Premier League season to start, we take a look at how the fixtures stack up for one of this season’s genuine title contenders.

Arsenal kick start their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace, who cantered to finish 11th last season, and will prove to be a stiff test for the Gunners early on in the campaign. Arsenal then face away trips to Everton and the newly promoted Leicester City, to complete their 3 fixtures for August. While Everton away looks to be ‘the’ tough test for Arsenal in August, Crystal Palace and Leicester won’t make it any easier for the Gunners.

FIVE things we learnt from Arsenal’s performance v Man City

Five things I learned from Arsenal’s performance in the FA Community Shield by SE

Manchester City and Arsenal contested this year’s FA Community Shield, and it was the North Londoners who annihilated the champions of England to win 3-0 and kick start their 2014/15 campaign on a resounding note.

Arsenal were good value for the margin of win over Man City, as they played with a lot more verve and purpose than the Premier League champions. Albeit the new recruits might not have exhibited their best, yesterday, the seasoned pros in Ramsey, Szczesny and Cazorla put out a top-drawer performance to ensure Arsenal clinched the first available silverware of the season.

Arsene Wenger promises more Arsenal signings

As we all know Arsene Wenger has only spent about 21.5 million of Arsenal’s transfer kitty, so it is only to be expected that he will still be looking at further action, especially another centre-back to replace Thomas Vermalen.

After yesterday’s demolition of Man City, Wenger admitted that he had a good squad already with his new signings but admitted he was still after a centre-backat theleast.

Wenger said in the Daily Star: “I would say overall it was a united team performance and it was a first half of quality, togetherness and good movement,”

Wenger’s reaction to a brilliant Arsenal win!

Arsene Wenger had a big smile on his face after Arsenal’s impressive performance in today’s Charity Shield, but he is well aware that the serious business starts next week against Crystal Palace. He was at least happy with our first half performance….

Wenger said on Arsenal.com: “I felt we had a complete performance in the first half as long as we had the legs to sustain what we wanted to do. In the second half our togetherness and the third goal got us through. We defended well, we lost a bit more of the ball than in the first half and our movements were less fluent but we kept the spirit and organisation. The first half was very exciting.