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Pardew makes excuses but admits Arsenal were awesome

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was very impressed with the Arsenal side that demolished the Magoies by four goals to one, and although he was missing a couple of his top players he admitted that the Gunners played brilliantly.

Pardew told the Northern Echo: “We missed Moussa Sissoko (suspended) and we didn’t get the balance right,” said Pardew. “But we didn’t play well. They kept coming out on top on physical challenges and they played well.

“I don’t think many teams could have coped with them today. We were a bit sloppy in our passing and a couple of goals were really poor on our part.

Three more injuries for Arsenal?

It was great to see Arsenal take all three points from the game against West Brom ths afternoon, but can you believe that we may have also lost three more players to injury? Nacho Monreal came off very early on, and his replacement Kieran Gibbs sustained an ankle problem himself.

Wenger said on Arsenal.com after the match: “Gibbs struggled a little bit with an ankle problem and Monreal with a knee problem. Oxlade-Chamberlain also had a knee problem.”

And when asked if they could be serious, he replied: “I don’t know. We have to see how they recover on Monday. We have Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal and Gibbs who have knocks but I don’t know how bad it is.”

How should Arsenal line-up now without Mesut Ozil?

How could Ozil’s absence affect the way Arsenal lineup? by SE

Mesut Ozil, having suffered a partial lateral collateral ligament tear on his left knee during Arsenal’s 0-2 defeat against Chelsea before the international break, is set to miss up to 10-12 weeks of action. While the German’s absence shouldn’t really be a whammy to the North Londoners, considering Ozil’s below-par performances until his injury, the way they lineup becomes an intriguing matter altogether. So, ideally, how could Arsenal lineup in the 25-year old playmaker’s absence?

If Arsenal use this attacking formation we WILL beat Chelsea!

Arsenal’s Best Front Line at the Moment, We said it before… by Nick

Sanchez, Carzola, Ozil, OX

For some time, some of us have called for this frontline above to be tested – and on Wednesday hosting Galatasaray they were in the field. I remember I wrote an article on JustArsenal and I suggested that the injuries currently being faced by the team could be a blessing in disguise, I hope the Galatasaray performance is the vindication we needed.

Arsenal Need LESS Creativity, and MORE Cutting Edge!

Arsenal Need Less Creativity, More Cutting Edge! by AT

As I watched the game against Spurs for a second time, I happened to notice a very significant factor of Arsenal’s play, there is little or no cutting edge or dynamism in the team. Simply put, there is no direct penetration from the flanks and very little from the midfield. Now this can be put down to a lack of natural wingers in the team but I do feel Arsene Wenger has opted for more creativity when it’s cutting edge he should be after.

Is Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to be an Arsenal starter?

Is the Ox’s place in the team safe? by TJ

When Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was taken off against Manchester United at the Emirates in 2012, many Arsenal fans moaned regarding the substitution decision. However, there was also a tinge of joy amongst many in the stadium that day. This is so as many Arsenal fans knew, in Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Arsenal have found a true English gem with the potential to be amongst the best in the footballing world in time to come.

Should Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain be risked at the World Cup?

The England manager Roy Hodgson has told the world that his Brazil-bound squad will be picked on the players season-long form rather than the last few games of the season, and it is expected that Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be named in the early 30-man squad list.

Neither of these youngsters have had much League action this season, and the OX has made just six League starts for the Gunners after injuring his knee in the opening match of this campaign. Although he stormed back in winter-time with those six starts, he has since been laid low again with a groin problem and is now unlkikely even to be fit for the FA Cup Final.

Arsenal now believe they CAN win title says Ox

The transfer deadline day capture of Mesut Ozil was important to Arsenal for various reasons. Forget for a minute about the arguments over whether Arsene Wenger should have signed more players in different areas, that one transfer has lifted a lot of the tension from the club.

Wenger’s own position is now more secure, and the Arsenal fans are fully back on side and feeling optimistic, which will transfer itself on to the players on match days. The transfer of the Germany international has also given the whole squad a big lift, and we know just how important good morale and confidence are to the performance of a team.

Should Wenger keep building around Arsenal’s British core?

Build around British core! by AH

When it comes to Arsenal and you think of British players, I’m sure you won’t have any trouble in remembering the likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey. However in past years you may have had that issue and I’m even pretty sure that at one point Theo Walcott was our only English first team player that actually got into the starting XI on a regular basis.

The Ox – Beating Man Utd would be massive for Arsenal

The Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is well aware of the importance of this weekends game against Manchester United, not only because it will put the Gunners in the driving seat for the Champions League places, but also because it will give Arsene Wenger’s squad a great boost of confidence to launch a challenge for the Premiership title next season.

The Ox likens this game to the Champions League match against Bayern Munich in Germany, and the incredible 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena set the Gunners on a run of six games unbeaten, and he believes a win this weekend would have the same effect. He said: “The win over Bayern Munich last month wasn’t enough to get us to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals, but it was still a massive boost for us as a side,”

Oxlade-Chamberlain confirms Wilshere injury problems

Arsenal’s young superstar Jack Wilshere has had ongoing problems with his ankle ever since he had an operation a couple of seasons ago, and although Arsene Wenger recently reinstated Jack back to the first team, there have been numerous rumours that the England midfielder may have to have yet another operation this summer.

It appears that one of the pins in his ankle has become loose and is giving the 22 year-old further pain and it will need to be reset as soon as the season is over to give him a chance to recover before the beginning of the 2013/14 season.

Wenger – Arsenal are helping to develop English players

The England manager Roy Hodgson has been speaking about the English International side being at a disadvantage because there are so many top-class foreigners playing in the Premiership reducing the pool of players that Hodgson has got to choose from.

Wenger understands his problem and thinks that the England team are a victim of the success of the Premier League. “I can understand Roy Hodgson because when you go to games and there are no English players you can complain,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com.