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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.

Arsenal in BIG trouble after OX injury blow

Arsenal may have finally got a bit of good luck in drawing French club Monaco in the next round of the Champions League, but we need that luck to carry on for us and help is out of the latest injury crisis to afflict the club this season.

It is not yet certain, but a report in The Mirror reveals that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a real doubt for the trip to face Liverpool at Anfield this weekend. This would be a huge blow for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners, and not just because the Ox has been in great form for us this season.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Newcastle

As usual the Arsenal squad is massively depleted due to injury problems and the suspension of Calum Chambers could hardly have come at a worse time for Arsene Wenger and the club, especially with today’s visitors to the Emirates stadium coming fresh off the back of a famous victory over Chelsea.

But Newcastle United have a shocking record against the Gunners, just like we have against last weekend’s tormentors Stoke City, so hopefully that will not change. Wenger has been forced to field yet another different back four, this time with the fit again Mathieu Debuchy coming in to partner Per Mertesacker in central defence. Let us hope the Frenchman adapts quicker than Nacho Monreal did.

Have Arsenal got ANY IDEA AT ALL about Ramsey’s injury?

Ramsey situation makes Arsenal medical team out to be a joke by PC

WENGER SAID ON THURSDAY – “He is out. We got the scan last night. I don’t know enough to give the extent of his injury.”

God knows what is going on with Arsenal and injuries, but it doesn’t sound like Arsene Wenger is taking much notice of his medical team right now. Wenger himself has last night admitted that he was taking his advice on the injury to Aaron Ramsey from the Welshman himself!

Ramsey insists Arsenal Players are behind Wenger

Aaron Ramsey’s improved form was the catalyst in Arsenal’s convincing win in Turkey on Tuesday night, and the Welshman is hoping that this outstanding performance by the Gunners fringe players will take the pressure off our under-fire manager. There was a great contrast to Saturday’s disppointment at Stoke, which ended with Arsenal fans fighting each other on the train home, but Ramsey insists that the players themselves are firmly behind Arsene Wenger.

“It was obviously a disappointing first half at Stoke, but we did well in the second half and almost got back into it,” he said. “It was important to bounce back from that defeat and we did that.

Aaron Ramsey praises the Arsenal youngsters and his “best goal ever”

The Welshman Aaron Ramsey came back to form with a bang in last nights brilliant win at Galatasary, but he was pleased to praise some of the youngsters that had to step up to the first team.

“The ball came to the edge of the box and I thought, ‘why not have a go?’,” Ramsey said on Arsenal.com. “So I had a go and thankfully it went in. It’s up there with the best I’ve ever scored but I still really like the goal against Norwich City.

Galatasary v Arsenal Player Ratings – Ramsey MOTM

Galatasaray 1 – 4 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 7
He actually made a lot of basic saves throughout the game. Was never really tested properly but had to say consistent.

Debuchy – 7
A good return by the Frenchman. This should allow us more flexibility now at the back and we should be nearing our best defence again.

Chambers – 6
Didn’t have much to do but never really stood out.

Mertesacker – 6
Same as Chambers. He was never properly tested and although solid, his performance didn’t stand out.

Galatasaray v Arsenal review – Gunners reserves trounce the Turks

Arsenal could not have asked for a better start in Turkey.

With a second string side out, including some players like Bellerin in unfamiliar positions and some like Podolski and Campbell with hardly any minutes on the pitch, fierce home crowd and a Galatasaray team playing for pride and a new manager, it could have been a tough night for us.

But once Podolski has put Arsenal into an early lead in the first couple of minutes, latching on to a great ball from the excellent Chamberlain and smashing it into the top corner, the Gunners took complete control. The second goal was not long in coming and was very similat to the first, with the Oz playing Ramsey in on the left, but the Welshman’s finish was placed inside the far post.

DON’T PANIC! Arsenal WILL have Wilshere back on time!!

There was more bad news for Arsenal fans on opening their morning papers or going online today to follow up the bitter pill of defeat by the Wenger and Arsenal taunting morons of Stoke City. We are well used to suffering more injury problems than a bunch of drunken chainsaw jugglers though, so it was with a resigned sigh that many of us saw the news about another injury setback.

The story was that our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere, who I think was having a very good and influential season for us until the Manchester United defender Paddy McNair crashed his studs into the Gunner’s ankle, was going to be another two months on the sidelines after suffering a setback to his recovery from surgery.

Stoke v Arsenal review – Late show not enough to recover shocking start

Well a game that Arsenal were already expecting to be a tough one became even more of an uphill battle when the Arsenal defence failed to deal with a cross from N’Zonzi and Peter Crouch scored after just a minute or so. With the Gunners having an awful recent record against Stoke City, the last thing we needed was to give them a fast start and the home crowd more reason to shout.

Is Arsenal boss wasting his time playing down Stoke rivalry?

While Ryan Shawcross has been trying to get the intense rivalry between Arsenal and Stoke City into the forefront of all our minds and get the home fans whipped up into a frenzy before the Gunners arrive at the Britannia stadium tomorrow, Arsene Wenger has been doing the opposite.

In his pre-match press conference reported by Arsenal.com, the manager had his diplomatic head on and tried his best to play down the situation. Wenger has been a big part of the rivalry as well, being regularly targeted and taunted by the Potters fans, but he seems to want to ignore the provocation and draw a line under it. And with the Ramsey situation being the start of it all, Arsenal do have more reason to hold a grudge.