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Flamini and Chambers keys to Arsenal beating Anderlecht

It is clear that Arsenal simply have to beat the champions of Belgium tonight, not just to keep us in with a chance of winning the group stage ahead of Borussia Dortmund, but to get the confidence flowing and get the season back on track after a string of disappointing results.

The Gunners need a similar sort of morale boosting result as the 4-1 drubbing of Galatasaray in our last group game. But even that game showed why we have struggled so far, because despite dominating the game we could not keep a clean sheet. And that goal came with a red card for Wojciech Szczesny and with David Ospina ruled out with injury, Arsenal will have to start with the inexperienced youngster Emiliano Martinez.

Anderlecht v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Anderlecht vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ

We still haven’t really kicked on this season and even though we managed to beat Galatasaray fairly comfortably a few weeks ago, a poor decision by Szczesny leaves us with reserve keeper Damian Martinez starting in a Champions League game that we need to win.

Our defence is suffering numerous injuries which has forced us to play players out of position or to dip into our reserves and that puts a lot of pressure on our midfielders. They will need to dictate the tempo of the game far better than we did against Hull and to ensure that the first counter attack isn’t a goal.

Pick your Arsenal side to face Anderlecht tomorrow (plus injury update)

The good news for Arsenal is that Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are now back to fitness and should figure in the squad, but the loss of Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Rosicky (not to mention Ozil!) after the international break has put a bit of a damper on the celebrations.

With the long-term injuries to Giroud and Debuchy, and with Sanogo still not recovered from his hamstring problem, Wenger will not have a large choice of players to choose from for tomorrow’s Champions League game in Belgium. One easy decision he will have is the goalkeeper as Szczesny is banned and David Ospina is also on the treatment table, so Martinez will definitely get a rare chance to impress.

Everton v Arsenal – Expect a tactical battle?

Match Preview: Everton vs Arsenal by SE

Match Day 2 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season for Arsenal sees them travel to the North West of England, where they take on Everton at Goodison Park this Saturday evening. Arsenal and Everton finished 4th and 5th respectively in the Premier League table last season, as Wenger’s men narrowly edged the Toffees to seal that last Champions League spot. On paper, this should be an even contest, with both teams strengthening their respective squads during the summer.

Why Everton could be BIG threat to Arsenal again this season

After Arsenal had looked like we could become champions of England again for much of last season, the misery of seeing the title challenge fall away was almost completed by Everton. At one point, the Toffees of Roberto Martinez were in pole position to beat Arsenal to the final Champions League spot.

As we know, they fell away while the Gunners finished strongly, and we are all hoping and expecting Arsenal to provide an even stronger push in the Premier League this time, but if we do end up in another fight for fourth, I would not be surprised to see Everton threaten us again.

Todays Arsenal rumours – Ruddy, Ospina, Martinez and Khedira

As always on a Sunday there is no shortage of Arsenal transfer rumours, and todays offerings include a couple of goalkeepers. The Mirror reckons that the Gunners have dropped interest in David Marshall because of the asking price, but are now going for another relegated keeper in Norwich’s John Ruddy. At just £7m he would be half as expensive as Marshall.

They also say Arsenal are keen on the Costa Rica World Cup star Keylor Navas, but John Cross reckons Wenger is close to finalizing a deal for the Colombian keeper David Ospina for just £3m, as the Nice stopper is entering the last 12 months of his contract. To be honest I would be happy for any of these four as backup to Szczesny….

What the 25-man squad rule means to Arsenal in this transfer window

The 25 Squad Rule And What It Means For Arsenal’s Transfer Window. by Supertuur

As a true Arsenal fan I have been following the articles and discussions on Just Arsenal regarding the transfer activity that is up and coming. It looks like Arsenal are close to signing a new RB in Debuchy and Winger/Striker in Alexis Sanchez. This will enhance Arsenal’s squad and allow them to move forward in the next season. I can’t wait to see the new squad in action.

Arsenal beat Liverpool to complete second transfer!

Do not get too excited Arsenal fans, because even though the Gunners have managed to beat our premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of this Finland international, there is little chance that we will actually see him playing in the Arsenal first team, at least not in the coming season.

Hugo Keto is a very highly rated young goalkeeper from HJK Helsinki, and he is also an under 19 international for Finland. The 6ft 3in teenager has already spent a little time at the Arsenal academy, but he spent much more of last season with the Liverpool youth system and the Anfield club were apparently expecting Keto to go back there and sign for them, especially as the Metro report which reveals the move also claims that he is a boyhood Liverpool fan.

Man United in £30m bid for Arsenal’s Colombian transfer target

The way that the Colombia national team is playing at the World Cup so far, they have the eyes of the world on them, including the Arsenal scouting team. Arsene Wenger is in Brazil, of course, doing his own scouting as he works as a pundit for French TV and according to various Arsenal transfer rumours, the Frenchman is keeping a very close eye on at least three of the Colombian players.

At either end of the pitch are the keeper David Ospina and the centre forward Jackson Martinez, but the player we are talking about today can be found just about anywhere else on the pitch, such is the versatility and ability of Juan Cuadrado.

Jackson Martinez wants to join Arsenal!

It seems that Arsenal fans could be getting an early Christmas present courtesy of Arsene Wenger, as it has been revealed that Jackson Martinez’s agent is currently sorting out the Colombian World Cup star’s future while he is in Brazil.

Don’t get too excited yet though as the brilliant striker admits that nothing is yet settled, but he is very keen to move to the Emirates. He was quoted in the Express as saying: “I know that there have been discussions, but still no agreements.

“My agent is taking care of my future, right now I’m at the World Cup and only after the World Cup I’ll evaluate proposals.

The two Arsenal transfer targets that screamed quality for Colombia!!

Like most Gooners, I take the Arsenal transfer rumours fed to us by the media with a large ladleful of salt, but we never know when there might be a little bit of fire behind the billowing smoke of the rumour mill. So I still try to keep my eye on the players that have been linked with a possible move to Arsenal.

Last night’s later World Cup game had those players a-plenty, but the recent rumours had pointed to the Porto striker Jackson Martinez, so I tried to keep a close eye on him as Colombia took on the Soke City of the international game, Uruguay. Martinez did okay, but it was two of his team mates that really caught the eye, and both have been linked with the Gunners.

Arsenal transfer rumours June 29th – Vidal, Martinez, Sanchez and Balotelli

As usual on a Sunday the tabloids have lots of Arsenal transfer rumours to wind us all up some more, and today is no exception. The latest hot potato is Arturo Vidal who had had a brilliant World Cup until Brazil knocked out Chile on penalties last night.

The Independent is suggesting that Arsenal could break there record transfer fee by paying £44m simply because Wenger said nice things about the Juventus star on the telly. Wenger is quoted as saying: “Vidal is one of the best midfielders in the world.