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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.

Costa injury gives Arsenal chance to get back in title race!!

First of all Arsenal fans, I have to say that the news about the Chelsea striker Diego Costa being a serious doubt for this weekend and possibly missing the next three weeks through injury could turn out to be more mischief and misdirection from the mouth of Mourinho. It would not be the first time.

But if the news reported by the Daily Star is right and the Blues will have to do without their star striker, it gives Arsenal a great chance to close the gap on the pace setters and get our own tilt for the Premier League title firmly back on track.

Khedira to Arsenal transfer at risk from Chelsea AND Juventus

Can the world stop picking on Arsenal for a while. Not for long, I am not greedy, but it would be nice if we didn’t have to without almost a complete first team of players through injury for the rest of the season. And it would be nice if Arsene Wenger could complete his transfer business in January without some of the richest and most extravagant clubs in the world getting involved.

Maybe Arsenal could profit by being OUT of the Champions League?

Wenger is here to stay but there IS hope…‏ by Drew

Hey Gooners? How are we going? Feeling sad, angry, frustrated, suicidal? Or maybe you just don’t know how to feel anymore huh? Well, don’t despair because there is HOPE for us fans after all!

Now I’ve become very fond of this site Just Arsenal, you get to read how other Gooners feel about what is happening within our beloved club, kind of like a support group for alcoholics! The only fault I have is that sometimes fans on here don’t realise that everyone has their own opinion about certain things like how the club is run or if Wenger is fit for the job…

Is Welbeck an improvement on Podolski for Arsenal?

According to some recent Arsenal transfer rumours, the World Cup winning German forward Lukas Podolski is set to leave the club before the summer transfer window closes next Monday. Meanwhile other reports are linking the Gunners with a possible transfer swoop for the Manchester United and England international Danny Welbeck, who plays in that same left forward role as Podolski.

Assuming there is any truth to the Welbeck rumour, he would likely be a direct replacemnent for the departing German, but would he be an improvement for us?

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.

Analysis of how Arsenal’s new squad compares to our rivals

How Arsenal’s squad compares to some of its fellow title contenders’? by SE

Arsenal’s squad, owing to Wenger’s astute transfer policy in the ongoing transfer window, looks well endowed to build on their FA Cup win from last May, which ended their 9-year wait for a piece of silverware.

However, here we take a look at Arsenal’s defence, midfield and attack, and how it compares to some of its title contenders:

Arsenal’s defence

Arsenal have the concern over Vermaelen not wishing to renew his contract at the Emirates. And, if the Belgian moves to another club, there’s no clarity over any incoming centre-halves before the transfer window ends.

Arsenal captain reveals he might stay with the Gunners!

There is little doubt that Arsenal will have a new club captain for the coming season, with current vice0captain Mikel Arteta and Germany international defender Per Mertesacker the stand out candidates. Not only does the current captain not feature on the pitch all that often, but his desire to move to another club is hardly a great example to the other players in the team and the young players coming through the academy system.

Arsenal tell Man United to bugger off!

Having sold (or given away according to some Arsenal fans) many of our top players over the years to the two Manchester clubs, it will come as a relief that Arsene Wenger is set to tell Man United that they have no chance of acquiring our captain Thomas Vermaelen unless they pay over the odds, according to a report in todays Mirror.

If it is true that the Belgian international has been negotiating with the Mancs behind Arsenal’s back then there is no doubt that Wenger will be thoroughly annoyed with Vermaelen, and is well within his rights to give him a ticking off. The rules insist that the buying club must first agree a transfer fee with the selling club before negotiating with the player.

Vermaelen refuses to discuss leaving Arsenal

Considering that the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has the small matter of the World Cup to deal with at the moment it is no big surprise that he doesn’t want to be drawn into any discussion about his expected transfer to Manchester United.

When accosted by journalists in Brazil he made it clear that the subject was not up for discussion. “I know there has been a lot of talk and a lot of rumours but the only thing I can say is that it’s not true.” Vermaelen told Sky Sports.

“Everybody understands my situation at Arsenal and that I have one year left.

Arsenal WILL allow Vermaelen to join Man United

Time For Arsenal Fans To Say Goodbye To Vermaelen! by AT

Following the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, it now appears that yet another Arsenal player is all set to follow the Frenchman to Manchester. According to several sources in the English media, Thomas Vermaelen has agreed to join Manchester United after the conclusion of the on-going World Cup in Brazil.

The Daily Mail and The Express are both reporting that the Belgian international has told close friends and his teammates in the national team that he is ready to quit Arsenal in favour of a move to Old Trafford, with the Red Devils’ new boss Louis van Gaal said to be very keen on the Arsenal skipper, who is seen as an ideal replacement for Nemanja Vidic.