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Mesut Ozil SHOULD NOT replace Cazorla in the Arsenal First XI?

Why this Returning Arsenal Star Must Be Made to Work For His Place! by AT

According to the latest Arsenal team news, it seems as though the Gunners’ record signing Mesut Ozil will be back in the first-team picture following the trip to Anfield this weekend. The German international had damaged knee ligaments prior to the international break in October and seems likely to make a return earlier than expected.

The Ox AND Walcott should return to Arsenal squad v Liverpool

There have been a few horror stories in the press lately saying that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the latest Arsenal player to join our ever-growing injury list and could be out for the next month at least, but according to an injury update from Dominic Fifield in the Guardian the Gunners medical team are “quietly confident” that Alex will be recovered enough to play against Liverpool next weekend.

Arsene Wenger was originally worried about the Ox when he said: “We cannot afford to lose him (Chamberlain) at the moment. I hope it’s nothing bad.

Actually Arsene was right NOT to play Bellerin!

Wenger proved me wrong! by SW

All of us that love and follow Arsenal, will (at least at times) disagree, and even get irate at our manager and leader Wenger. Like a few others here, I’ve been cursing our defence.

And I’ve been mad that we were playing Monreal in central defence, when we could have played Chambers their, and use the young Bellerin at right back. Bellerin was outstanding in pre-season. But I stand corrected – what can I say, Wenger was right. I finally got my wish, and let’s be honest Bellerin had a shocker against Galatasary. He shows some talent, and I hope he has a bright future, but he lacks experience, a physical presence and defensive positional awareness.

Wenger’s mistakes are the reason for Arsenal fans’ anger

Arsene Wenger is not the right man for Arsenal because of his poor decision-making – by Vlad Jensen (jensenvk)

There is a lot of talk among fans whether Arsene Wenger is still the right manager for our club or is he past his shelf date? If we analyze the last four years of Wenger’s reign, we can see a chain of events and poor decisions what made us fall short of winning the Premier League title. That same chain of events has built up frustration and anger among fans that is now transforming that into unpleasant spat and unrest at the Emirates. Here is why that is the case:

Arsenal ready for BIG push and FA cup defence in January

Barring any more disasters (hey you never know), Arsenal should have an almost fully fit squad at the start of 2015. Our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere is not due back until late February but Arsene Wenger should be able to call on Ozil, Debuchy, Arteta, Walcott and all after Christmas.

And that Gunners squad has some serious talent in it, with the January transfer window giving the manager the chance to add a few key players to strengthen certain areas. So as long as we can keep in touch with the top of the Premier League table in the next few weeks, Arsenal fans could be set for an exciting and much happier second half to the season.

Where has Arsenal’s creativity gone?

Is Lack of Creativity to Blame for Arsenal’s Problems? by KJ

With Arsenal having a rather mediocre start to the season, there have been a lot of theories put forward in regards to the reasons as to why Arsene Wenger’s side have failed to hit in the ground running in a campaign where they were billed as one of the top title contenders. While long-term injuries to key players and lack of defensive depth are two obvious reasons, there is also one more which I would like to highlight.

Wenger blames World Cup for Ozil and Podolski’s Arsenal problems

All Arsenal fans are aware that Arsene Wenger gave Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski extra time off in the summer to recover from their exertions of winning the World Cup, but even with that break it seems that neither have fully recovered their fitness or form.

Although Ozil managed to start six games before succumbing to injury, Wenger thinks that his problems started before the season even started. “He will not be back until January. He came back from the World Cup with an injury,” said Le Prof. “He had a very good first season with us. I think we will see the best of Ozil in the seasons to come.”

Time for Arsenal to play Cazorla in the middle?

The Arsenal and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla suggested ahead of this current international break that it would be a chance for him to recharge his batteries and enjoy himself before the serious business of the season ahead.

The Spaniard has improved after a slow start for the Gunners and we need him to come back in top form, with our German play maker Mesut Ozil ruled out with injury until the start of next year. One of the problems for Santi has been having to play on the flanks rather than through the middle.

Amazing stats show Arsenal have a SUPERSTAR in Alexis

We all know that stats can be misleading in football, such as all the possession and extra chances and shots on target that the Gunners were having earlier in the season, while the fans watching the game could see that we were not playing well enough to win.

And sometimes stats are simply superfluous, as you don’t really need to see the figures to realise that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are in a little class of their own, you just need to watch them play. And you don’t really need the stats on Alexis Sanchez to tell you that the Chilean international has really hit the ground running since his summer transfer from Barcelona to Arsenal.

Sanchez is unhappy at Arsenal? Mikel Arteta disagrees!

I have just read one of the most ridiculous Anti-Arsenal articles of all time! According to a report in today’s Star, they report: “The £35m summer signing from Barcelona, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, has already fallen out with some of his team-mates, including the Gunners’ record signing Mesut Ozil.

It is a sensational claim from Sanchez’s homeland given that he has enjoyed a blistering start to life at the club following his move from the Nou Camp.

Despite Arsenal’s mixed beginning to the new season, the 25-year-old Chile star has netted an impressive eight goals in 15 appearances and received huge praise from manager Arsene Wenger for his performances.

Can Cazorla smile help him on the pitch for Arsenal?

I am not too sure what the Arsenal and Spain international midfielder Santi Cazorla has to smile about at the minute. The 29-year old ballooned a couple of great chances to get his scoring off the mark against Sunderland miles over the bar.

The Spaniard has so far failed to take his chance to shine in the number 10 role in the absence of our German play maker Mesut Ozil. Cazorla did get Arsenal off to a great start this season, scoring the first of three goals as the Gunners comfortably beat the Premier League champions Man City in the Community shield. But just as that result was followed by a disappointing run of results for Arsenal, Cazorla has yet to score again and has been largely disappointing.

Should Arsenal sell Mesut Ozil in January? Do we NEED him?

Should Arsenal sell Mesut Ozil in January? by SE

Mesut Ozil wasn’t his usual self prior to getting injured during Arsenal’s 0-2 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as the German had to play out of his preferred position and didn’t flourish for the Gunners. Playing on the flanks, Ozil’s positive attributes — incisive through balls, eye for a pass — were missed by Arsenal, who were also let down by the German’s reluctance to track back, and render some sort of defensive cover that you normally expect of your wingers. Going forward, what can Arsenal get out of Ozil adorning the red-and-white shirt or, is he just an Arsenal outcast? Read on.