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Arsenal MUST beat an impressive Leicester side

Leicester City vs Arsenal: Arsenal MUST pick up their first away win of the season by SE

Match week 3 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign for Arsenal sees them travel to King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City, who have been the brightest of the three newly promoted sides this season.

Leicester City came back twice to wipe away 1-goal deficits against Everton, during the first Premier League weekend. Last weekend saw Nigel Pearson’s men travel to Stamford Bridge, where they did put up a spirited effort; but profligacy in front of goal meant that Jose Mourinho’s power-packed Chelsea benefitted, to pocket three points.

Why Arsenal need to DROP Wilshere for Leicester clash!!

Look Arsenal fans, before you start slating me for being anti-Wilshere, I am actually one of the writers on here that have been supportive of the young midfielder over the last year. And I have been really pleased to see the real Jack Wilshere start to appear on the pitch again recently.

I still think that Arsene Wenger should drop him from the starting line-up for the visit to face newly promoted Leicester City on Sunday. One reason is that the Gunners will have Aaron Ramsey back in the squad and his suspension for the Besiktas game means that the Welshman will be a bit fresher as well as carrying more of a goal threat.

Who will line-up for Arsenal against Besiktas

Champions league playoff tie – Arsenal vs Besiktas: What could be the possible changes in Arsenal’s lineup from Everton game? by SE

Arsenal welcome Besiktas to the Emirates tomorrow night, as both sides have different proposition in front of them, albeit with the same ambition. Arsenal ‘simply’ need to win the game, which by no means is going to be a cakewalk for them. Besiktas would look to exploit an Arsenal lineup that could be devoid of a couple of crucial players. The Gunners will also have to contend with the away goal rule, which could see a goal-scoring draw work in favor of the Turkish outfit. Anything goes, what could be the possible changes in Arsenal’s line-up from the Everton game at the weekend?

Who can replace Ramsey when Arsenal play Besiktas?

What kind of an effect will Ramsey’s suspension have on Arsenal?by SE

The Welshman getting a one-match ban for his transgression against Besiktas is something of a blow for the North Londoners, who now have a difficult task on their hands if they are to qualify for the Group Stage of Europe’s elite competition. Ideally, you want your important players leading from the front in those potential ‘winner takes all’ games but, on this occasion, Arsenal will have to do it in the absence of Ramsey. As a result, what kind of an effect will Ramsey’s suspension have on Arsenal?

Why Everton game can be HUGE for Arsenal season

This was far from being a perfect performance from Arsenal away to Everton. Ramsey and Chamberlain forgot their shooting boots, Mertesacker looked well off the pace, Ozil should have had his sunglasses on and the Gunners just could not quite click.

Dead and buried with 10 minutes to go though, Arsenal showed some real character and ground out the point we deserved. In fact if you consider that their second goal should not have stood, we were unlucky. These things happen though and we are probably more happy with the result than Everton.

Everton v Arsenal review – Giroud makes a point!

With the midweek game against Besiktas in mind and some of the Arsenal squad still to get up to speed, Arsene Wenger opted for a bit of an experimental selection for the away game with Everton. And with last season’s naive performance at Goodison still fresh in the memory, the Gunners were determined to be more solid and hard to beat.

It was working fairly well until Everton stunned us with the opening goal against the ruin of play. A bit of a defensive switch off and a great ball in from Gareth Berry left Coleman the freedom of the penalty area to head past Szczesny.

Wenger backs Jack Wilshere so Arsenal MUST start him at Everton

I wrote a piece on Arsenal and Jack Wilshere the other day, my point being that the 22-year old midfielder was showing signs of getting back to the form that made him such a sensation before his fledgling career was interrupted and nearly ruined by a series of long term and niggling injuries.

But I also thought that it would be a good idea to rest the England international for tomorrow’s game away to Everton, because the Gunners will need him more than ever for the home leg against Besiktas with Aaron Ramsey being suspended. Jack is the natural replacement for the Welshman and with his fitness issues, Arsene Wenger needs to be careful not to overplay young Wilshere.

Is Wenger right about Arsenal NOT needing Fabregas?

The subject of whether Arsenal should have tried to use the first refusal option to buy back the former club captain Cesc Fabregas was always going to come up after the Spanish midfielder joined our Premier League rivals Chelsea. And once Fabregas put in an impressive display in his first Premier League game for them, which earned him the Man of the Match award from Sky Sports, it was no surprise to see Arsene Wenger being asked about him in yesterday’s press conference on Arsenal Player.

Wenger said, “I think you have to accept professional players move from club to club.

Everton v Arsenal Betting Tips – Arsenal are a great price!

Arsenal followed up their late win over Crystal Palace last weekend by labouring to a goalless draw in Istanbul in their Champions League qualifier first leg and now face a tough trip to Goodison Park on Saturday evening. The bookmakers appear to have overreacted to Arsenal’s draw in Turkey and at 13/8 they look decent value to make it two wins from two in the Premier League…

Everton v Arsenal (Saturday, 17:30, SS1)
Tom Powell’s Verdict: ARSENAL TO WIN @ 13/8 – BET NOW

Is Jack back and ready to rock again for Arsenal?

After a few years of disappointment, for both Arsenal and England, and with a few pieces of bad publicity following him around, the young Gunner Jack Wilshere has admitted that this season is an absolutely huge one for him. It is no exaggeration to say that the next nine months or so could make or break his career at Arsenal, with the club.

With the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Mesut Ozil and the promising young players like Gedion Zelalem pushing on, Wilshere needs to stamp his authority on the club this season and start to show some of the brilliant play that made him such a teenage sensation.

Arsenal player ratings for Besiktas draw – Chambers MOTM

Besiktas 0 – 0 Arsenal – Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 7
Only had to make a few select saves but made them as required and wasn’t at fault for any chances. A solid performance.

Debuchy – 6
He was again a bit iffy for me. Easily caught out of position when high up and doesn’t seem to cope well one on one.

Chambers – 8 (MOTM)
He was great again today. He did make a slip up in the first half but was solid throughout and was the only calming influence in a hectic performance.

Arsenal’s match winner says it’s the result that matters..

There was a great swell of relief around the Emirates when Aaron Ramsey bundled the ball in the back of the net to give Arsenal there first opening day win since 2009. But according to last year’s Player Of The Year, it is only the result that matters.

“It was very difficult,” Ramsey told Sky Sports. “They lost their manager but you’d never have known the way they played. They defended really well and it was tough to break down.

“But that’s irrelevant now – the result was what we were looking for and we got the three points.