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Official teams and preview of Man City v Arsenal

There has been plenty of good news for Arsenal on the injury front, although we still had to suffer the bad news about Msathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta being out for long spells. But the Arsenal squad is certainly looking stronger and giving Arsene Wenger better options.

Not before time either, because today’s opponents Man City are also able to name two key players back from the start in the shape of Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero. But at least they do not have Nasri or Toure so things could be tougher for the Gunners.

Walcott feels Arsenal have ALL pieces in place to beat Man City

The Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott will be hoping that his latest game on the comeback trail after a year off with injury problems has some similarities with the last time the Gunners went to the Etihad stadium to face Man City.

Walcott was fantastic in that game, scoring twice and causing City all sorts of problems, but the result was not so good as Arsenal suffered a 6-3 defeat which began our terrible run of away defeats against our big Premier League rivals.

Is a point ENOUGH for Arsenal at Man City?

Depending on what happens in the Premier League on Saturday of course, Arsenal could have a chance to move into the top four on Sunday, possible level on points with third placed Southampton and just eight points shy of Man City in second.

But we need to win away against the reigning EPL champions in order to do that and it is no exaggeration to say that Arsenal’s recent results against the big clubs, especially away from home, is about as good as Tottenham’s record of getting into the Champions League, as in not very…

How can Arsenal turn Ozil’s optimism into reality?

Everyone connected with Arsenal is hoping for and expecting a better showing from the Gunners than we saw in the first half of the season. And we have made a decent enough start, with three wins from the four Premier League games since christmas.

But I am not sure that I quite share the optimism of our German international star Mesut Ozil, who The Mirror have reported as insisting that Arsenal are not out of the race for the EPL title race just yet, despite the fact that we are not even in the top four of the table and are currently 13 points behind the league leaders Chelsea.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Stoke City

Arsenal fans are hoping for a hefty does of payback as well as all three points from the visit of our regular tormentors Stoke City today. JUst as their managers and players like to say things like `Arsenal do not like being kicked` we need to be able to say things like `Stoke don’t like fast, accurate passing and quality attacking incision`.

And just as the Gunners have a terrible recent record at the Britannia stadium, the Potters do not like playing on the large and perfect pitch at the Emirates stadium or Highbury, without an away win over Arsenal since 1981. In fact, the Gunners are going for 13 home wins in a row over Stoke.

Arsenal CAN and MUST make most of BIG injury boost

Although Arsenal are not exactly out of the woods when it comes to our injury situation, by any means, it does look as though the worst could be over. And we really need it to be, because what was supposed to be a great season for the Gunners, following on from our Premier League title charge last season and the end of a nine year wait for a trophy, has turned into yet another damp squib, so far at least.

Will FA cup memory inspire or pressurise Arsenal?

After the disappointing Arsenal performance and result from the away game at Southampton on new years day, it is very important for the Gunners to get back to winning ways quickly. And with a full week for the Gunners to rest and recover before the next Premier League game against Stoke City, hopefully we can beat Hull City tomorrow and put a smile back on the faces of the Arsenal fans.

And if we ever needed a bit of extra incentive and inspiration, a repeat of the most glorious day in our recent history should do the trick. Playing Hull again in the FA cup has obviously brought the memories of that Wembley final in May to the forefront of our minds, but will that help the players?

11 BIG reasons for Arsenal fans to have a Merry Christmas

You do not need me to remind you that Arsenal have not started this season as we expected them to. But despite out rollercoaster form, a seemingly never ending injury list and an early exit from the Capital One cup, I think that the Gunners are not in too bad a situation and there is plenty to look forward to in the second half of the season.

We have a nice looking draw against the French club Monaco that should see Arsenal included in the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. We also have a draw for the third round of the FA cup that looked tough at first but Hull City have since looked like they could not beat an egg.

BOOM! More injury woe leaves Arsenal in a Festive FIX

Okay so the next game for Arsenal is only lowly QPR and it is at least in front of the home crowd at the Emirates stadium on Boxing day, but Arsenal fans were still hoping that Arsene Wenger would have a key player or two back from the lengthy injury list.

And while the manager does have three more Gunners to add to his matchday squad, as reported by Arsenal.com, it is unlikely that our second choice keeper David Ospina, young striker Yaya Sanogo or aging attacking midfielder Tomas Rosicky will make it onto the pitch.

Flamini says Arsenal WILL improve with injury list! Is he right?

The Arsenal injury list was in full effect once again at the weekend and it was only the fact that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain passed a late fitness test that Arsene Wenger was able to name the England international alongside Mathieu Flamini at the heart of the Gunners team for the tough trip away to Liverpool.

Wenger has had to recall Francis Coquelin from his loan spell at Charlton and was forced to use the young Frenchman at Anfield, although I am sure he would much rather have had a fully fit Ox or even one of the crocked Arsenal trio of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey or Mikel Arteta to call on.

Why Ozil’s burning desire is GREAT news for Arsenal

The Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil has been out of action now for 10 weeks, ever since he heard that crack while the Gunners were playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and it turned out to be a much bigger problem than anyone first thought (surprise, surprise).

But the club record signing is now back in training and no matter what you think of how well Ozil has performed since signing from Real Madrid last summer, we could really have done with him in the last couple of months. The German had not really started the season well and seemed to be suffering from a World Cup hangover like Per Mertesacker, but he was starting to find his form again and an in form Ozil is a massive boost to any team.

Is Flamini right to blame ALL Arsenal problems on injury?

We all know that Arsenal have had more injury problems than any of our rivals in recent years. And there has been plenty of discussion as to why (and whose fault it is) and also whether Arsene Wenger should have planned better for this sort of situation.

But that is not what I am taking about today. Because Mathieu Flamini has claimed that the Gunners have enough quality in the squad to compete with the very best clubs, in an interview reported by the Daily Star. The French midfielder also believes that only the injury problems have stopped Arsenal from doing a lot better this season and possibly winning the title last time.