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No Sanogo No Party for Arsenal at Leicester?

If he is fit, and his inclusion in the Arsenal squad for the Champions League second leg against Besiktas suggests that he is, I think our young French striker Yaya Sanogo should start as the Arsenal centre forward for the away game against Leicester City tomorrow. The way Sanchez plays up front is more suited to home games than away and we need to start well and get all three points.

Why Arsenal are NOT worried about Ramsey and Giroud absence

It is all about getting into the Champions League for Arsenal now, although hopefully there will be some serious work being done on the transfer front behind the scenes as well. But for the players and fans, it is absolutely vital for the Gunners to beat Besiktas on Wednesday and book our regular place among the elite of Europe.

Those plans have been hampered somewhat by the re3d card shown to Aaron Ramsey and the ankle knock picked up by Olivier Giroud, but Arsenal do not seem to be too worried about this and they have good reason, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explained to Sky Sports this week.

The changes Arsenal MUST make for Everton clash

Following a tough night in Istanbul, Arsenal are left with no room for easing off when Slaven Bilic brings his Besiktas team to the Emirates on Wednesday night. Before then, however, Arsene Wenger has got a tricky trip to face Everton at Goodison Park to think about.

With the Frenchman already admitting that some of the players are not 100 percent, physically, he may well have to think about some of them not being able to start both of these next games, so here are my thoughts as to how the Gunners should line up on Saturday.

Arsenal Debate – Our best front line for this season?

Arsenal’s best front three? by TJ

Alexis Sanchez is a huge signing for the gunners. It is one that will not only be amazing on the pitch. Off the pitch, it gives both the Arsenal and the Arsenal faithful hope and belief. Belief that Arsenal are still one of the biggest clubs in the world, capable of attracting the biggest talents in the world. A world cup star has chosen to play for us over Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool. That must certainly mean something to the club.

Why Arsenal must NOT sign Nani from Man United

There is an Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds that suggests that Arsene Wenger is set to offer the Portuguese winger Luis Nani a way out of his Old Trafford nightmare. But while I am not saying that the 27-year old is a rubbish player or that he is past it, I just do not think this is a transfer that Arsenal should be thinking about.

BANG! Arsenal rocked by double World Cup injury KO!

Injuries eh, Arsenal fans? How sick have we become of hearing about Arsenal players picking up knocks, whether it be while playing for club and country, it would be easy to think that lady luck had it in for the Gunners, or that they are made of glass.

Recent years reveal a catalogue of long term and recurring problems for the likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and the most unlucky footballer in the world, Abou Diaby. And today we can add two more names to the list, or simply not cross them off, because both Thomas Vermaelen and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have spent long parts of the year in the treatment room already.

At least 3 Arsenal stars won’t pick up World Cup injuries!

It is always a bit of a balancing act being an Arsenal fan when there is a big internatyional football tournament on during the summer. On the one hand, you are proud of the Arsenal players when they are selected to play for their country and you want them to do well, while on the other hand you want them back in great shape for the start of the next season.

Arsenal star set for World Cup start with England

It is great news for England and, obviously, great news for the Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. After picking up a knee ligament injury which threatened to wreck the dynamic 20-year old’s summer in Brazil, Chamberlain has been hard at work in training, trying desperately to get himself fit and ready to help his country progress out of what looks like the hardest group in the tournament.

Arsenal and England fans’ Infographic guide to Brazil World Cup

I know that not all Arsenal fans are also England fans, despite the fact that the Gunners actually play in the English Premier League. Football is a global enterprise these days, which is clearly highlighted in the comments section of this website and from the amazing pre-season tours that Arsenal go on.

There is no more global football event that the World Cup though, so we thought we would share this very useful infographic guide, at the bottom of this artixcle, made by Hertz, the car rental people. For any of you readers lucky enough to be heading out to Brazil at any point, the travelling is likely to be as much of a test as England face getting out of their tight group (I hesitate to call it the group of death but it is pretty tricky).

Full Arsenal injury update shows Wenger still on bare bones

The good news for Arsene Wenger is that he is not going to find it difficult to pick the Arsenal starting line-up to face Pepe Mel’s West Brom at the Emirates on Sunday. The bad news is that the reason the Frenchman will find it so easy is because he has not got a lot of choice.

The prof has given Arsenal.com an injury update ahead of the weekend’s action in the Premier League, and it is not particularly good news. At least there are no new players with injuries, so Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey have not suffered any adverse reaction after their recent returns to action, but there are no more players coming back either.

How badly will Flamini ban affect Arsenal?

We always knew that Mathieu Flamini’s return to Arsenal would come with a few disciplinary problems along the way. The French midfielder even managed to get on the wrong side of Arsene Wenger after he decided to circumvent club tradition and take a blunt pair of scissors to his Arsenal kit because the long sleeves were not to hi liking.

But his last indiscretion, picking up his 10th yellow card of the season, means that Arsenal have to do without him for the next two games. And with the Gunners going through a well publicised injury crisis, especially in midfield, what will the absence of Flamini mean to us?

What’s killing Arsenal is poor defence and lack of options!!

ARSENAL & ARSENE NEED TO CREATE OPTIONS by A.D.

It has not been good viewing for those who, like me, crossed over to Arsenal’s side among PL teams owing to their free–flowing, uninhibited attacking game. At least not for last couple of months. The Gunners had their way for most of the year against modest to good opponents because they were playing at their peak. Unfortunately, their peak was not good enough against similar or better opponents (which is a sad state of affairs in itself), where it all starting going downhill. Arsenal were derailed when put under pressure, which could only happen when they had no more to offer than what they already put out on the field (another damning thought). I am not here to say that Wenger does not care or that he is incompetent. I do not know what happens behind the scenes and thus cannot make judgment calls on that aspect. One can only assume that Wenger is trying his best – whether that best at the moment is good enough is another matter altogether.