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In-Depth Analysis of the Arsenal squad – Part 2 Defenders

Continuing my analysis of the current Arsenal squad by JA

DEFENSE
We’ll rate them again based on comparisons of requirements for the roles.

Arsenal planning to dissuade Koscielny from joining Real Madrid?

It was only just over a year ago that Arsenal signed up the France international defender Laurent Koscielny to a new long term contract, so in theory we should not have to worry too much about the Gunners losing our brilliant centre back. But with some recent Arsenal transfer rumours linking Real Madrid with Koscielny, any extra boost to us fending off the Spanish giants would be very welcome.

Is England star right about ArsenalĀ“s BFG problems?

There is no question that Arsenal suffered in the early stages of last season due to the World Cup hangover being felt by the Germany internationals in the side. Even though our centre back Per Mertesacker retired from international football after the tournament in Brazil, he has since admitted that it took around six months to get his mental and physical state right again.

Arsenal v Aston Villa review – GET IN! Glory Gunners make history!

Just as expected, Arsenal began the first half with a bit of caution just to make sure that we were not left chasing the game as we had to in the final last season. But Aston Villa never really looked like scoring once, never mind twice, and so the Gunners soon got into our stride.

BFG on why Arsenal WILL shine at SECOND HOME Wembley

You could not really say that Arsenal have had it all our own way in our recent appearances at Wembley Stadium. The Gunners have needed extra time in all three of the games played at the home of English football in the last couple of years and we even had to endure the tension of a penalty shoot out in the semi-final against Wigan Athletic last season.

Arsenal Debate – Who should be our next captain?

Who Should Be Arsenal’s Next Captain?

Arsenal player ratings for Man Utd draw – Koscielny MOTM

Although Arsenal responded well to a poor first half to get a deserved equalising goal through Theo Walcott, I think the main reason we came away from Old Trafford with a point was that we only conceded once while Man United were all over us, so I am giving the Man of the Match to Laurent Koscielny who just shaded Mertesacker.

Coquelin CAN foil Fellaini and Arsenal can BEAT Man Utd

Although a first defeat in 13 games for Arsenal will have been a big blow to the happiness and belief of the Arsenal fans, it has only seemingly caused a small scratch to the veneer of confidence that the players have got from our excellent 2015 so far.