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 vs Manchester United Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ
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.
It is a good time for Arsenal to play Man Utd by Rabiul
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.
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.
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.
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.