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Arsenal’s Ozil critics should look at these Silva stats

When Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid last summer, it was enough to convince Jose Mourinho to pull the plug on the deal that was in place for us to loan Demba Ba from Chelsea. His former manager from Real Madrid called Ozil the best number 10 in the world, but these days people are saying he is not even the best number 10 at Arsenal.

Arsenal team news, preview and prediction for United clash

Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

This is easily the biggest test of the season so far for Arsenal. We have been knocked off the top of the league aafter that terribly disappointing thrashing by Liverpool. Our players will be low on morale and now have to face a Man Utd team who have just as many brilliant attacking players as Liverpool. A loss against United and we could be 4 points off the top as well as looking over our shoulders at Liverpool who could easily nick the 3rd spot off us and Tottenham aren’t far behind.

United offer Arsenal huge encouragement! Now take it!!

After Arsenal put in their worst performance for a long, long time, the last game you would normally want next is against Manchester United. But this season has seen a different Arsenal as well as a different United. So actually, it could be the perfect game, as long as the Gunners up their game, of course.

United have been our nemesis for a long time, but then Arsenal were like that to Liverpool until yesterday. I am sure that Arsene Wenger and the players are desperate to get one over on United, as well as getting back on track in the title race, so today’s game at Old Trafford could hardly have gone better for the Gunners.

Is Man United game at just the right time for Arsenal?

It is a good time for Arsenal to play Man Utd by Rabiul

It is nice to see Arsenal back on Top of the League where we belong. But make no mistake, there is still a long way to go and the fixture list is very tough for rest of February and March. So Arsenal needs to be on top of their game to continue to stay on top. However, one of the upcoming tough matches is against Man Utd and I seriously believe that this will be a good time for Arsenal to play against them.

Why new Arsenal striker will actually be GOOD for Giroud

Dear Gooners, I read an interesting comment today from one of the fans on Just Arsenal. It stated that signing new players halfway through the season is not good for the team morale and would have a negative effect on current players. The statement was more or less aimed at Man United in the imminent capture of Juan Mata’s signature, but it is something that affects any team and any player, in our case, Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea may use Mata money to pinch Arsenal transfer target

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans have been left a bit baffled by the decision by Jose Mourinho and Chelsea to sell their best player of the last two seasons, Juan Mata, to a direct Premier League rival Manchester United. After the hypocritical one refused to sanction a loan move by the Gunners for Demba Ba, it certainly seems odd.

It seems clear that Chelsea think that United are definitely no threat to them in the title race and he is probably right as they are 14 points behind Arsenal and 12 behind Chelsea. In fact, as they have already faced each other twice, while United are still to play us and Man City, Mourinho may be hoping they may actually help Chelsea’s challenge, but it is a very short sighted attitude.

Detailed infographic report of Arsenal’s cup loss to Chelsea

Arsenal 0 v 2 Chelsea Match Report Infographic by Matt from allarsenal.com

Arsene Wenger opted to field a fairly senior side against an inevitably strong Chelsea team, and despite calling on a host of our big name stars, Jose Mourhino’s men were clinical and the Gunners are out of the Capital One cup.

Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla were the only players to remain in the line-up from the weekend, but the likes of Thomas Vermaelen, Jack Wilshere, Nacho Monreal and Tomas Rosicky added plenty of experience and ability to the Gunners.

Arsenal vs. Chelsea review – depleted Gunners go out!

Arsene Wenger’s team selection for Arsenal to take on Chelsea in the Capital One cup was a good blend of fringe and first team players. Arteta and Flamini were out of contention due to injury and suspension, so that area was perhaps the most vulnerable, and Wenger chose to play both Ramsey and Wilshere in front of the back four.

Bendtner came in for Giroud, Rosicky for Ozil and Vermaelen for Mertesacker, giving us a chance to see the captain and Koscielny together. Ryo and Cazorla were the wider players, while Monreal and Jenkinson came in at full back, with Fabianski in goal. Chelsea made lots of changes but were still able to field a side most Premier League clubs would not be able to afford.

Arsenal vs. Chelsea Preview, Prediction and Team News

Arsenal vs Chelsea Capital One Cup preview, line up and score line by KJ

Arsenal take a break from the high octane Premier league and Champions league to play a home game at the Emirates in the League cup. Unfortunately, we’ve been drawn against fierce London rivals Chelsea who’ve admittedly have a much stronger squad than us at the moment.

I think we can field a relatively experienced line up for this game but will need to deploy a couple of dependable youngsters to ensure vital first team players aren’t overplayed. Chelsea will have an extremely strong and experienced line up with the likes of Mata, Willian, De Bruyne, Essien etc. certain to start.

Will Ozil be the best CAM in Premier League for Arsenal?

Big things are expected of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal. Not only does the German midfielder come with a big reputation, but his transfer fee has nearly trebled the previous transfer record of the Gunners. So just what can we expect from Ozil and, perhaps more importantly, will he be better than the creative players of Arsenal’s Premier league rivals.

Assuming that Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott can stay injury free, Arsenal have three front men who can definitely put the finishing touches to attacking moves, as long as Ozil can provide them. According to stats compiled by eplindex.com, the 24-year old German international should have no problem, as they show him to be as effective, or even better, than the most creative players in the Premier League last season.

Arsenal’s new star Ozil is BETTER than MESSI

I can’t speak for the rest of the Arsenal fans, in fact I can’t really speak at all because my mouth is full of flies after walking around with my jaw hanging open since Monday night. However, I am going to go out on a limb and say that we are all excited about the prospect of Mesut Ozil playing at the Emirates.

The reaction from the football world continues to roll in, with many experts and players expressing their admiration of Arsene Wenger in securing the German international’s signature and their surprise at Florentino Perez and Real Madrid in letting him leave.

Arsenal transfer news goes Ballistic with Ozil, Suarez, Di Maria and many more

Arsenal seem to have saved everything up for a big finish. After a vital victory in the north London derby, and the final confirmation of Gareth Bale’s transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid, the floodgates have opened according to the media.

The transfer war chest that Arsenal fans have been waiting to get a glimpse of all summer, could soon be in full view, because the usually reliable Telegraph would have us believe that the Gunners are ready to splurge around £80 million.