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Man City v Arsenal – Aguero v Alexis? (including Video infographic)

Pellegrini: “Alexis Sánchez is Premier League’s best player…” by RC

This Sunday sees Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad in what promises to be a spicy encounter after last season’s 6-3 epic.

Back in September the two teams met at the Emirates in a hard fought 2-2 draw. A game which entertained the fans throughout and saw the debuts of both Frank Lampard and Danny Welbeck. Goals from Jack Wilshere, Martín Demichelis and one each by Alexis Sánchez and Sergio Agüero saw the two sides match each other blow for blow.

Arsenal v Man City – Coquelin keen to prove himself

Francis Coquelin has been a breath of fresh air during Arsenal’s prolonged injury crisis, performing higher than our expectations in the absence of Mikael Arteta and Matthieu Flamini, and he believes that his loan period at The Valley helped him to improve.

“It’s been a couple of exciting months for me,” the 23-year-old said on the official Arsenal website. I’ve been out on loan to Charlton and that was a good experience for me. Now I’m back at Arsenal and playing again, so I’m enjoying it.

Is Bellerin or Chambers now 1st choice for Arsenal?

Poor old Mathieu Debuchy. The Arsenal and France international right back suffered his second freak injury of the season, with little helping hand from the Stoke City player Marko Arnautovic. And if the Frenchman’s worst fears are confirmed then it could mean that his debut season as a Gunner will have been largely spent on the sidelines.

We all wish him well, of course, but Arsene Wenger has to focus on how best to cope in his absence. Luckily enough, for a change, the right back position is one which Arsenal do have decent options for. In a pinch, the manager could use Francis Coquelin or Mathieu Flamini, as they have both played there before and can do a job.

Cazorla calls for Arsenal to pick him over Ozil as CAM

The Arsenal and Spain international Santi Cazorla is having a much better time of it this season than in the last one. He was not exactly poor last year but it was a bit disappointing for him and the Arsenal fans that he could not reproduce the brilliant performances from his debut season that earned him the Arsenal Player of the Year award.

It obviously affected his confidence as well, because last season the little Spaniard declared himself happy to play wherever Arsene Wenger wanted him to and he made no attempt to claim the central attacking midfield role that he had been so good in during that debut season.

Arsenal’s AWFUL injury luck set to strike again?

While the injury list at Arsenal does seem to finally be easing, although we have heard that before a few times this season, our situation is still a lot worse than almost any other club in the Premier League. And it always seems to be that we meet clubs at just the wrong time.

This weekend, for instance, Mesut Ozil is probably not quite ready to return and Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey are still very doubtful to be able to make the squad, according to the latest injury news on Physioroom.com. At the same time, Stoke City look set to have two of their five injured players fit and available again.

Would James Milner pick Arsenal or Liverpool?

There has been an ongoing Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with a move for the Man City midfielder James Milner, whose contract at the Etihaad runs out in June, but according to the Express it seems that Liverpool’s boss Brendan Rodgers is also keen to make a move for the England international.

Obviously at 28, Milner will be looking to get a bumper last contract before he gets too old to make demands so the contract on offer will be an important factor in any negotiations. He is already on a lucrative deal at City but with the oil-rich club falling foul of Financial Fair Play regulations they may not be keen to offer him such a good wage this time around.

Is League Cup exit now a blessing for Arsenal?

It is becoming ever more unlikely that Arsenal will be able to mount a serious title challenge in the Premier League this season, failing to capitalise on a first defeat of the season for Chelsea being the latest low point in an already disappointing season.

And with it looking likely that the Gunners will draw another one of Europe’s top clubs like Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the first knockout phase of the Champions League, our hopes of another trophy seem to rest on the defence of the FA cup. So to say that our early exit from the Capital One cup is a blessing seems strange, I know.

Arsenal MUST go for this Man City midfielder

Why Arsenal Have to Move For this English International!

Among the several positions on the pitch where Arsenal need reinforcements, the most urgent necessity at the moment is at defensive midfield. The Gunners haven’t had a decent midfield enforcer for quite some time now and our lack of one has cost us on innumerable occasions. Keeping this in mind, it just so happens that Manchester City’s James Milner will be out of contract at the end of the season.

Rival boss reckons Arsenal title challenge is ON! Really?

While it is true that a club’s own fans, with Arsenal no exception, can often see their beloved club and players with rose tinted glasses, especially during a game when we see fouls and bad decisions against us that may not really be there and think our own players are judged too harshly, the opposite can be true as well.

Some of the harshest critics of Arsenal Football Club, Arsene Wenger and individual players are often the Arsenal fans ourselves. So while the media may be praising the Gunners today for the fight, spirit and determination needed to keep pushing a strong Southampton side and grab a last minute winner, a lot of us Gooners think we should have secured the points much earlier.

Why Arsenal should be VERY wary about this bargain transfer!

It6 is easy to see why a lot of Arsenal fans would gladly take almost any central defender in the Premier League at the minute, because Arsene Wenger seems intent on persisting with the Spanish left back Nacho Monreal until our regular first choice Laurent Koscielny has got over the tendonitis in his ankles.

But there is a saying about if something is too good to be true, then it probably is not true. And I think this could apply to the Metro report that says that the Gunners have been told by our Premier League rivals Man City that for a paltry £5 million in transfer fees, they will sell us their young Serbian international defender Matija Nastasic.

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.

Proof Arsenal were ROBBED against Anderlecht!!

There is more proof today, if Arsenal fans needed it, that the Gunners and probably every other English Premier League club get a raw deal from the Uefa referees in the Champions League. It happens too often and has been going on for too long for it to be a coincidence any more.

A Metro report has revealed that as well as the Belgians first goal being offside, there was clear encroachment from one of their players on the penalty for their second. And with them having missed their last five UCL spot kicks, there is a good chance that they may have folded under the pressure again.