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Arsenal boss MUST get tough and DROP Alexis!

One of the best things about the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez, and one of the reasons the former Barcelona forward has become a firm favourite in England since coming to the Premier League, is his desire to win and his willingness to work hard, pressing Opposition defenders and also tracking back to help his own.

We have heard his Arsenal team mates talk about his determination to win even in training and his reluctance to ever lower his work rate. Even when he had a little injury, Alexis still wanted to train and come back early so the backroom staff had to force him to take it easy.

“Loftus Road has been a fortress this year” LOL!

Arsenal make the short trip across London to face QPR this evening, and while researching on the internet ahead of the game I found this interesting quote from the QPR midfielder Matt Phillips.

He said on the official Rangers website: “Arsenal play a style of football where they keep the ball and make you work hard chasing it.

“But we’re at home and I believe we can beat anyone at Loftus Road. If we play our game, I think we can get three points to help us climb the table.

Monaco defeat can be the catalyst for Arsenal’s success this year

Monaco defeat could just be what Arsenal needed! By Adrian Noone.

So we all still recovering from the humbling we received last week from a determined and well organised Monaco side. The victory over Everton helped to repair some of the damage done, and the promising performance of Gabriel (despite that one incident) will help to relieve some of the pressure on Wenger and the players. However, as the eternal optimist, I believe that we will look back at the Monaco game as a much needed wake up point which transformed what, lets be honest, has been a mediocre season – given relevant success of the 2013/2014 FA Cup.

QPR v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

QPR vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ

Arsenal are looking to keep up their impressive league form away to relegation battlers, Queens Park Rangers. It is always a difficult game at Loftus road and with Arsenal still fragile from the embarrassing defeat to Monaco, this game will be anything but easy.

Ospina – Arsenal HAVE bounced back and are aiming for Man City

As Arsene Wenger said, it was vital that Arsenal returned to winning ways against Everton this weekend, and one of the heros of that game, David Ospina, told the Mail how important it was to keep picking up points in the title race.

“We were not nervous, we were sad after the Monaco result but in football you have to pick yourselves up quickly,” Ospina insisted. “Obviously it was a tough night on Wednesday but you have always got to bounce back and yesterday was a great way to show that we had done that.

Arsenal boss to play Walcott to avoid Alexis burn out?

Two things that Arsene Wenger has said this week in the build up to Arsenal facing Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday could well give us a little clue about the Frenchman’s plans for the festive period.

The manager has already given our star man Alexis Sanchez a little rest by leaving him in London while the Gunners travelled to Turkey to hammer Galatasaray in the final Champions League group game last week. But the Chile international star had played almost every minute for us before that and his break was much needed and well deserved.

Barton blasts spineless Arsenal and Wenger! Is he right?

Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players are no strangers to criticism, especially in recent years, so we should not be surprised to see that the man who has an opinion on everything, but is also strangely unable to take any of it aimed in his direction, Joey `le muppet` Barton, has stuck his oar in on the day before the Gunners face another of those big away games that have been our undoing in the last few seasons.

A BBC report reveals that Barton, now playing for QPR again, has kindly offered his insight into why the Gunners struggle in these games and it does not make nice reading for Wenger and the players.

Now could Arsenal get Remy to lower his wage demands?

I don’t know if it will, but the transfer of Loic Remy to Arsenal could be back on. It seems as though Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the talented French striker forever, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming this summer that the Prof had finally got his man.

But apparently Wenger backed off the move because of Remy’s wage demands of around £80,000. I certainly wasn’t his transfer fee because a release clause in his contract with QPR made the 27-year old available for just £8.5 million. I think that Arsenal were hoping to persuade the France international to accept a bit less for the chance to play in the Champions League, but once Liverpool joined the chase, those hopes were gone and the media thought it was a done deal.

£16m Balotelli deal the real reason Remy to Arsenal is off?

I must admit to being a bit baffled as to why Arsenal just stepped aside and allowed Liverpool to lead the race of Loic Remy. There was talk of his £80,000 a week wages being a problem for Arsene Wenger, but that is not a lot for a Premier League class striker these days.

The BBC, however, have reported that the Anfield club and QPR have already agreed the transfer fee of £8.5 million, which was the striker’s very affordable release clause and it looks like the move will soon be done and dusted.

Will Arsenal regret after letting Remy sign for Liverpool?

There is a good chance that Arsene Wenger could end up kicking himself over this one, as Arsenal are set to see one of our long term transfer targets, Loic Remy, sign a long term contract with Premier League rivals Liverpool, according to a report in Metro.

It appears as though their manager Brendan Rodgers has no qualms about meeting the £80,000 a week wage demands of the French striker, as well as paying the release clause in his QPR contract of around £8-10 million. I still do not really understand why the Gunners baulked at this amount of money, because it is well within our pay sclae and ability to cover it.

Will Liverpool interest finally seal Remy to Arsenal transfer?

If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are true, then we should soon see whether Arsene Wenger is really serious about bringing Loic Remy to the club or not. The transfer move for the France international striker has been on since the end of last season, with his parent club QPR making no secret of the fact that the 27-year old has a very affordable release clause and is looking to move.

Should Arsenal just pay Remy the £80k he wants?

There was a bit of head scratching among the Arsenal fans last week, after we had built ourselves up to expect a possible three new signings to celebrate on the say that the new Arsenal kits by PUMA were officially unveiled. The one we got, Alexis Sanchez, was a top class piece of transfer action, but I still wondered what was stopping the Gunners from announcing Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy alongside the Chile international.