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Alexis IS amazing but needs more Arsenal stars to step up

I am still pretty impressed with all the business that Arsenal did during the summer transfer window. I will leave the argument about whether Arsene Wenger should be strung up by his toes for failing to sign a powerful central midfielder or another dfender for another time.

But Calum Chambers has done well at both right back and in the centre of defence, especially for a 19-year old new to a big club like Arsenal. Mathgieu Debuchy was starting to look good until his early career as a Gunner was unluckily brought to a halt with his ankle injury and the same could be said of our Colombian keeper David Ospina.

Arsenal star Ozil struggling with weight of expectation?

He may have had more than his fair share of criticism since signing for Arsenal from Real Madrid last summer, but there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger sees the Germany international play maker as absolutely vital to his plans for the Gunners.

And even though Ozil started this season a bit slowly after his exploits in helping Germany to win the World Cup in Brazil this summer, the star midfielder had been integral to our two best performances and results so far, against Aston Villa and Galatasaray.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Hull

Unless there is a problem with the Arsenal and Germany international striker Lukas Podolski, it looks like his time at the club could be up because, not only does Arsene Wenger leave him out of the starting line up once again for the visit of Hull City, Podolski does not even make the bench.

After his recent complaints about lack of playing opportunity and the boss stating that he was part of the plans for Arsenal, this must be a real kick in the teeth to the German if he is fit. It is the dynamic Englanmd international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that gets the nog from Wenger.

These 3 internationals MUST shine for Arsenal FIRST

There are three Arsenal players, at least, that will return to north London after this international break a little disappointed about their lack of play for their respective countries. And it could work in the Gunners’ favour if it makes Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain realise that the best way to remedy the situation is to sparkle regularly at club level.

Will young Gunners core be good for England AND Arsenal

There is no doubt that things have changed at Arsenal Football Club in recent years. And I am not just talking about selling our best players, spending no money and finishing fourth every year. It has been mentioned a fair bit in the media that Arsene Wenger is now almost the bastion and forefront of producing talent for the England national team.

Welbeck strikes again as Arsenal stars shine for England

With Arsenal suffering from what seems like a never ending run of bad luck with injuries, most Arsenal fans would probably have preferred it if there were no Gunners in action during the international round of games. But that was never going to happen so the next thing we want is for our players to come through without injury and to play well.

There were five Arsenal players involved in the England v San Marino game at Wembley, with Alex Oxlade-Chasmberlain the only one not to start. But before I get on to England, I have to quicly mention Santi Cazorla. Our little midfield maestro may have lots of good things about his game, but I bet that will be the first and last time ha will ever play at right back.

Arsenal will NOT change approach for Chelsea! Oh Dear!

When Arsenal travelled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League in late March, we ended up with our biggest defeat of the season. And after that 6-0 humbling, made even worse by the fact that it was a landmark day for Arsene Wenger and was completely ruined by his arch enemy Jose Mourinho, it was clear that our tactics had been wrong.

The Gunners had already done it before at Anfield, but we did not learn from that thrashing by Liverpool and just repeated the mistake against Chelsea. An early goal saw us throw players forward on the attack and that just opened us up to more goals at the wrong end.

So which Arsenal players can cover central midfield injuries?

It is not really going too far to say that Arsenal v Galatasaray on Wednesday night is a must win game for the Gunners, at least if we are to keep our hopes alive of actually winning our UCL group this time and avoiding the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the first knockout stage.

Why Ramsey and Arteta injuries are NOT a disaster for Arsenal

First of all Arsenal fans, I cannot believe our luck on the injury front. And just like last season, they all seem to come in the same areas at the same time. First it was the defence, losing Kieran Gibbs, Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy within the first few games and now it is the midfield Arsenal players dropping like flies.

But in the cold light of day, I don’t think the loss of Mikel Arteta for a couple of weeks and Aaron Ramsey for a month, according to physioroom.com, is necessarily as bad as it first looks.

Arsenal star reveals Alexis Sanchez is Gunning for Spurs

You might think that his starting for Arsenal in the Capital One Cup clash with Southampton would mean that our new star Alexis Sanchez might be a doubt for the north London derby with Tottenham on Saturday. But Arsene Wenger is going to have a hard job leaving the Chile international on the bench and a lot of explaining to do to Alexis if he does.

Because another strong candidate for one of the wide forward positions, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, has revealed to Arsenal Player that the new man is totally up for the game and even had to be told to calm down in training as he prepared for his first taste of the local rivalry.

Walcott warns rivals Arsenal pace will be UNSTOPPABLE!!

Arsenal have had to do without the flying England forward for about nine months now and there is no doubt that we have really missed him. Losing his pace was particularly damaging in the latter half of last season, because with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also missing the Gunners were bereft of any pace on the flanks and in attack and we suffered accordingly.

Well how times have changed and it is no wonder that Walcott is rubbing his hands about his imminent return to action, because all of a sudden the Gunners are blessed with pace in abundance. Both of the new forward signings, Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, are seriously speedy, while the Ox is fit again and there is also Joel Campbell to consider.