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Is stopping Silva the key to Arsenal beating Man City?

Despite all the talk this week about the Arsenal and Chile star Alexis Sanchez and whether he is the best player in the Premier League this season so far, the former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that it is the Man City and Spain midfield maestro David Silva that is the key figure in the clash between the Gunners and Man City at the Etihad stadium tomorrow.

The TV pundit has declared that, if Arsenal cannot find a way of stopping Silva from controlling the game and finding space to create chances, then we are likely to come away with nothing from the game. I am not really so sure about this, although I do agree that Silva is a very dangerous player.

Gibbs – Arsenal are hungry for more trophies (and Nasri wind-up)

As the first chance of another trophy for Arsenal looms in this afternoon’s match against Manchester City, Kieran Gibbs has been explaining how much the Gunners have grown since our first trophy a couple of months ago at the same venue.

Gibbs told Arsenal.com: “Winning the FA Cup was the biggest thing and we’ve kept a large amount of the squad together and added some new players,”

“Last year we did that as well. We didn’t let a lot of people go and brought people in. That had a positive effect for us so hopefully that can happen again.

Arsenal traitors convinced Sagna to join Man City

Bacary Sagna has been talking about his decision to run down his contract with Arsenal so he could join our Premiership rivals Manchester City, and he freely admits that the Arsenal traitors Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy convinced him to move to the Etihaad Stadium.

I am sure that it was nothing to do with the £150,000-a-week package that Man City offered him (double his wages at Arsenal), but he simply chose City for the “challenge” of sitting on the bench while earning millions.

The 31 year-old told mcfc.com when asked if Nasri and Clichy had anything todo with his decision,and he replied: “Yes, I spoke to them many times”

Why are Arsenal fans obsessed with Cesc when Barcelona don’t care?

Why do people care so much about Fabregas going to Chelsea? by K.M.

How come Cersc Fabregas was labeled ‘legend’ at Arsenal when all he had were 2 good seasons? Lukasz Fabianski was more of a legend than him. At least his heroics in the FA cup helped us win a trophy.

Fabregas feels turned down by Wenger? Who forced his way out of Arsenal to go to his boyhood dream club? When he left it left a hole in our squad that eventually led to the selling of Nasri and Van Persie and he never thought for once how the Arsenal fans will feel or Wenger, who actually introduced him to football and made him a player from being a nobody. Wow for some reason I’m not too upset we don’t have him.

Nooooo! Arsenal set to lose Sagna to rivals Man City!

One of the most painful things for Arsenal fans in recent years is, of course, losing our best players. The likes of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira left the Gunners, knowing that Arsene Wenger was facing some lean years, financially speaking, while the Emirates stadium was paid off. Then Cesc Fabregas eventually left to rejoin his boyhood club Barcelona after they tried for years to get him.

Do Arsenal have TOO MUCH focus on youth development?

Is youth an Arsenal value? by Ash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been criticised several times during the past few years over a lack of success and not moving on with the modernisation of football. And many are quick to state that the fact he is persistent in building the ‘team of the future’ rather than focus on the current Arsenal team , offers a good reason behind why Arsenal haven’t challenged in the same way as they did before under Wenger.

Critics are wrong about Arsenal boss says Nasri

Samir Nasri may not be the most loved former Arsenal player around, but he still has some close ties to the club, especially with his compatriot and former boss Arsene Wenger. He may have left Arsenal because of the lack of silverware, although a huge increase in wages might have helped as well, but he also claims it was not Wenger’s fault.

The 26-year old has won two major trophies since moving to Manchester City, but he accepts that the Arsenal boss has not had anything like the sort of resources available to Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini. In an ESPN report, he defends Wenger strongly from the recent criticism, like that dished out by the always unpleasant Jose Mourinho.

Fabregas set to cheer Arsenal all the way to BPL title

For Arsenal fans, Cesc Fabregas is a rarity. Despite him leaving the Gunners against all of our wishes and leaving Arsene Wenger with a real problem replacing him, the Spanish international is not seen along with the likes of van Persie, Nasri, Adebayor and other former Gunners who we would cheerfully watch being set upon by a pack of wild ferrets.

There are various reasons for this, the main one being that he did not abandon us at the first chance and went back to the club he supported as a boy and always wanted to play for, FC Barcelona. The fact that they are one of the biggest clubs in the world and not one of our direct rivals helps us to understand his decision as well.

Arsenal’s Ramsey is the BEST in England says Man City man

I suppose that you could call Patrick Vieira and Arsenal man just as much as you could label him a Man City man, but he does work for the mega millions Manchester club these days, where he is in charge of the underage team known somewhat grandly as the `Elite Development Squad`.

But even though Vieira is still good friends with Arsene Wenger and spent the largest and most important part of his career in the red and white of the Gunners, you would not really expect him to praise the current Arsenal players over those of his current employers, but that is just what he has done in his assessment of Aaron Ramsey, as reported by the Independent.

Spurs’ Eriksen better than Arsenal’s Ozil? Don’t make me laugh!

With Arsenal still sitting pretty on top of the Premier League table, despite every football `expert` on television having told us for months that we were about to go into a tailspin, the next item on the agenda seems to be to attack Mesut Ozil and claim that the German playmaker was a waste of money and cannot cut it in the Premier League. I have even seen suggestions that Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen would have made a better signing for the Gunners.

WTF are Arsenal doing dithering over Sagna contract?

If Arsenal mess this up, someone needs to be sacked. It seems as though the Gunners are on the verge of losing Bacary Sagna at the end of the season after all. The news last week was good, and it seemed to be just a matter of time before the France international was signed up with a new contract, along with Per Mertesacker and Arsene Wenger.

Should Arsenal renew interest in Marseille’s Thauvin?

Before the Champions League clash between Arsenal and Marseille at the Emirates stadium, Arsene Wenger had already revealed that he definitely was interested in the French club’s young player Florian Thauvin. The 20-year old is widely regarded as one of the most promising French players around and Wenger is obviously a fan, so it would be no great surprise if the Gunners do rekindle their interest in him sooner or later.

As explained in a Mirror report
, the French manager was looking at Thauvin last year, before the youngster ended up signing for Lille. What happened after, with him apparently going on strike to force a move away from Lille to his current club, will certainly not have helped his cause with Wenger. He is still young, though, and I get the impression that the Arsenal boss feels that his mistakes do not necessarily rule him out.