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Koscielny more important than Wilshere for Arsenal v Dortmund?

I have been really impressed with Jack Wilshere this season, for Arsenal and the England national team. When it looked like the super talented teenager that burst onto the scene a few years ago was letting it slip and might never realise his potential, Wilshere has knuckled down and proved his critics wrong.

That has been great to see but also really important to the Arsenal cause this season, with Aaron Ramsey really struggling to get anywhere near the form that made him far and away our best player of last season. So the injury news reported by Sky Sports that Jack has sprained his ankle badly and will be out of action for a bit is not what we needed.

Does this photo spell disaster for Arsenal v Dortmund?

Arsenal fans will be hoping for a morale boosting win against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow, which would make us all feel a lot better as well as keeping alive our faint hopes of topping the Champions League group. But The fans and players and Arsene Wenger would happily settle for a share of the spoils as that would see us into the next round.

Easier said than done, however, especially when you look at the Gunners’ performances and results in the last three games. And when you remember how Jurgen Klopp’s team gave us a football lesson in Dortmund, it does start to look like a tough task.

Why Wenger is NOT to blame for the Arsenal defeat by Man United

It was a huge disappointment for Arsenal fans to lose to Manchester United, as it always is. But the anger and frustration was heightened so much because they were there for the taking and just like last season, Arsenal let them off the hook. So I can understand the fans being furious, but I do not think we should blame Arsene Wenger for this one.

THe only way the Le Prof should be held culpable, in my book, is that we were having to play with Nacho Monreal alongside Per Mertesacker because of his failure to sign another centre back in the summer transfer window. And the injuries to Koscielny and Debuchy were simply unlucky.

Arsenal NEED Aaron Ramsey to step up quickly

Why the Form of Ramsey is So Crucial for Arsenal! by AT

When Aaron Ramsey scored the last-minute winner against Crystal Palace in the first game of the season, we all thought that the Welshman was picking up from where he left off for Arsenal last season. But twelve games in to the season, we can see that Ramsey is one of several Arsenal players who have failed to show up so far this season, an observation that can be backed up by his performance against Manchester United.

Official teams and preview for Arsenal v Man United

Arsene Wenger must have been mightily relieved when the in form England striker Danny Welbeck passed his late fitness test and as expected, the Frenchman has stuck with the pacy and hard working front man instead of bringing back Olivier Giroud who has made an early return to fitness and is on the bench to face Manchester United today.

Louis van Gaal has had some good news of his own, with De Gea, Shaw and Di Maria all in the starting line up after their own injury concerns, but their back four still looks weak, and the Gunners will hope that it is the visitor’s defence rather than our own which is the most busy.

Why Wilshere/Ramsey pairing WILL NOT work for Arsenal

Why Wilshere and Ramsey will never work together as a central midfield pairing by KJ

After Wilshere’s impressive display against Slovenia, many are questioning once again as to why we can’t play Wilshere and Ramsey together. Wilshere is clearly doing well for England in that deep role and Ramsey is a similar (albeit far better) player to Henderson. However, I will explain why it’s almost impossible for them two to work together as a midfield partnership.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal at Swansea City

With an international break on the horizon, Arsenal somehow find themselves in a great position to go into a two week break in a good position, just a point behind Man City and well above the likes of Liverpool, Man United and Tottenham. And we also need a win to put some poor results and performances behind us and set ourselves up for the rest of the season.

Arsene Wenger has the usual number of injury problems in the squad, with no Arteta, Koscielny, Debuchy, Giroud or Ozil available. So Arsene Wenger has decided to keep, as far as possible, the side that started against Anderlecht and got the Gunners three goals to the good on Tuesday.

Swansea v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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

After the midweek capitulation, this game against Swansea has become that much tougher. They will have studied the result thoroughly and will look to get at our players mentally in the hope that they are fragile from the result against Anderlecht.

Wenger will most likely play it cautiously against Swansea but we need a win if we’re going to maintain any sort of momentum in our top 4 challenge. A loss would be quite damning after finally getting those two Premier League wins in a row.

Arsenal star on why Gibbs should shine for England

It seems as though a decent run in the Arsenal team, mainly because he has managed to stay reasonable injury free for the last year or so, has really paid off for Kieran Gibbs, and for the Gunners as well of course as he is now clearly our first choice left back.

But despite making his international debut for the senior England side under Fabio Capello back in 2010, Gibbs has just four caps to his name four years later. But the 25-year old will be hoping to add to that after being called up again by Roy Hodgson for the Euro qualifier against Slovenia and the high profile friendly with Scotland.

Was losing Arteta really the reason for Arsenal collapse?

Just about everyone concerned with Arsenal Football Club will have been absolutely astounded at what they saw against Anderlecht at the Emirates last night. And most of us have been trying to pick the performance apart to see just how the Gunners managed to throw away a three goal lead against one of the minnows of the Champions League.

The man whose job it is it see that these things do not happen or at least try to prevent them from happening, Arsene Wenger, had a few ideas of his own including; insisting that the Belgian champions are a better team than most people think, an all round poor defensive performance from start to finish from Arsenal and dropping off because the players thought the game was won.

Why Walcott is worth BIG money Arsenal contract!!

It does not seem all that long ago that Arsenal were last holding talks with Theo Walcott and his representatives about a new contract, but in January it will be two years since he signed his current deal worth around £90,000 a week. And that one was only for three years, which is why the club have already begun talks over another contract for the England international, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Arsene Wenger revealed, “We are starting to sit down with him. He has one and a half years to go in December. It is never an easy job with him.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Anderlecht

Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players have a great chance to qualify for the next round of the Champions League by beating Anderlecht at the Emirates tonight. And confidence in the dressing room will be much higher than the last time we lined up against the Belgians, after that late win and two EPL wins with clean sheets to boot.

But the Frenchman will also be wary after they nearly beat us last time and the fact that they have the players to really hurt us on the counter attack. So I expect that Arsenal will try to dominate cpossession and create chances without being too gung ho.