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Arsenal MUST start winning at home…..

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Early days, but Arsenal can’t keep dropping points at home by SE

Arsenal against Manchester City has become one of the top clashes in the Premier League. And Saturday’s meeting at the Emirates was indicative of what we’ve come to expect from these two beautiful Footballing sides in recent times. It ended 2-2 but, until the final whistle, both teams were in with a chance of nicking a winner from somewhere. However, Arsenal, being the home side, will rue dropping two vital points at home.

Is Jack really back on board for Arsenal?

Maybe, just maybe, people will start to realise that they should get a new target. Unlikely though, because Arsenal are so easy and we do seem to be the target of choice for the media muppets. And I know that plenty of Arsenal fans have been on the back of Jack Wilshere as well, just as they were with Aaron Ramsey, but we are allowed because we are also the first to stick up for our players when other people give them grief.

The Fight is Right so why are Arsenal struggling?

I am not going to hit the panic button yet Arsenal fans, but I must admit that my fingers were twitching at half time against Man City today. The Emirates stadium crowd were also a bit stunned after we managed to go into the break trailing to a breakaway goal while having failed to capitalise on some really good build up play.

BUT, and I am with Sir Mixalot on this one and he really likes big butts, the fact that the Gunners were able to dig in even when the crowd went flat and a very strong and capable Man City side tried to choke the life out of the game, was very good news for us. And that has been the story of the season so far.

Why Arsenal CAN repeat Community Shield result!!

As Arsenal fans, we all want the Gunners to do well and try to tell ourselves that we will. For a large part of last season, we were actually proved right, but too many years of falling short has also given us a sharp dose of pessimism as well, so when we come up against a big team like Man City today, we tend to hope for the best and expect the worst.

Are Arsenal favourites to beat Man City?

Going into Saturday’s game, will Arsenal’s FA Community Shield victory over Man City put them as favorites? by SE

FA Community Shield
As sporting outfits and sportspersons always look back at the history and head-to-head records – before going into a marquee clash – let us also recollect what happened when Arsenal faced Manchester City in the annual curtain raiser at the Wembley stadium in August. With both teams set to battle it out for the first time in the Premier League season this weekend, will Arsenal’s FA Community Shield victory over the reigning English champions put them as favorites?

Calm Down Arsenal fans! Don’t pressure Welbeck!

When most Arsenal fans were glued to the internet for most of the transfer deadline day, the signing of Danny Welbeck from Man United was greeted by many as a serious letdown. We wanted Radamel Falcao or Cavani if we couldn’t get Leo Messi and the 23-year old England striker was not floating many boats.

To be fair to us Arsenal fans, that was a knee jerk reaction and we soon started to warm to Welbeck and look more closely into his attributes and what he could add to the Arsenal squad. And we started to get optimistic and see that this could turn out to be a really good piece of transfer business for us, especially when we heard all the plastic Mancs moaning about it.

Arsenal get DOUBLE injury boost from Ozil and Ramsey!!

It is still not absolutely certain that either Aaron Ramsey or Mesut Ozil will be fit enough to start the big Premier League clash with Man City at the Emirates stadium on Saturday, but the chances are looking a lot bigger than they were yesterday.

And if both Arsenal midfielders or either one is not quite ready for that game, they probably will be available for the Champions League trip to face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The Germany international who missed both of his country’s games during the break actually trained as normal with his Arsenal team mates yesterday, so unless Arsene Wenger is being super careful with him or saving him for Dortmund, he should start against Citeh.

Without Ramsey Arsenal MUST pair Wilshere with Flamini

After Roy Hodgson played the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in an unfamiliar defensive midfield, or Pirlo, position for England the other night, there has been quite a bit of speculation over his best position. And Arsene Wenger has tried him in a few different roles for Arsenal as well, on both flanks and in the number 10 role behind the forward line.

But his most common position and the one in which most people see as his best is the box-to-box role. But at Arsenal over the last year or so, that spot has been taken by Aaron Ramsey. It was really unlucky for Jack that he suffered that broken foot challenge from Agger just as he was really finding his form again there with Ramsey injured.

Campbell and Podolski in BIG battle for Arsenal start

We do not know for sure yet, but there is a good chance that Arsenal may have to do without one of the German World Cup winners Mesut Ozil for the Premier League clash with Man City on Saturday, as he missed both of the recent internationals with an ankle problem.

If so, the obvious replacement is Santi Cazorla, who has been playing on the left. So with Danny Welbeck likely to start in the middle and Alexis Sanchez on the right, there are two stand out contenders for that left forward role. And both Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell are really pushing for that starting place, for slightly differing reasons.

Arsenal boost as Welbeck double does it for England

If there was a good chance of Arsenal starting with the new signing Danny Welbeck down the middle for the next Premier League game against Man City before, then I reckon the bookies will have stopped taking bets on it now.

The newest Gunner on the block got his chance for England tonight in the absence of Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and he grabbed it with both feet, or at least with one foot and a shin, but I am not going to moan about his finishing. Welbeck was well involved and caused problems for Switzerland.

Arsenal MUST improve on August’s performances

What went wrong for Arsenal during the month of August? by SE

Midst high expectations and certain degree of excitement, Arsenal kick started their 2014/15 campaign on a decent note. Despite relative inconsequence, the FA Community Shield win over Man City was, as it turned out, the brightest point of the month. Looking beyond that evening at the Wembley stadium, however, what went wrong for Arsenal?

Alan Smith writes off Arsenal title chances

The sports pundit Alan Smith may have been an Arsenal striker earlier in his career but he doesn’t seem to have any loyalty or belief in Arsene Wenger’s team. In fact he doesn’t think that the Gunners have any chance at all of stopping the title from ending up at Chelsea or Manchester City this season.

“Another trophy would be great this season, but I can’t see them winning the title, I really can’t,” Smith told Talksport. “They’re still a few furlongs behind Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as they might have done in the summer transfer window.