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Could Vermaelen be set for a shock return to Arsenal?

Arsenal’s decision to sell Thomas Vermaelen and Bacary Sagna during the summer transfer window led many fans to believe that Arsene Wenger would be focusing on defensive reinforcements to cure a long-term problem. Although Calum Chambers has shown maturity beyond his tender years following his arrival from Southampton, old problems have reared their ugly head yet again at the Emirates.

Wenger surprised by lack of Arsenal defence for Rooney’s goal

Arsene Wenger was understandably annoyed by Arsenal’s home defeat against Man United. The Gunners dominated possession but were undone by a farcical own goal. As the team were pushing for the equaliser, Wayne Rooney somehow broke away with absolutely no Arsenal defenders between him and the goal to put the result beyond doubt.

Wenger admitted that he was “surprised” by the lack of defence. “We were 1-0 down and we wanted to desperately come back, and we forgot our principles a little bit,” he said.

Arsenal v Man United review – No luck and no points for gutted Gunners

Louis van Gaal changed his tactics to try to surprise Arsenal and counter his team’s defensive problems, with three central defenders and with Luke Shaw and Valencia playing as wing backs in a midfield five, with Rooney and van Persie up front. But it was not really working as the Gunners tok control of the first half and really should have scored at least one goal before the break.

Wilshere had an eventful half. He could have been sent off, should have won a penalty and found himself one on one with De Gea. But while his finish should have been better, the United keeper was in top form and he also denied Chamberlain and Welbeck with great work.

Why Wilshere NOT Ramsey should start against Man United

There has been a lot of talk about whether Arsenal should start playing Jack Wilshere in the deep lying holding midfield role that he has started to occupy and do very well at for England. But it seems clear that Arsene Wenger is not so keen and he definitely won’t do it for the first time in a game of the magnitude of Saturday’s clash with Man United.

However I still think that the England international midfielder should start the game ahead of his Welsh counterpart Aaron Ramsey. For one thing, purely on form at the moment, Jack is the better player. Ramsey has not quite got up to his top level yet, partly due to his injury, while Jack has been busy all season improving and proving his critics wrong.

Betting preview of Arsenal v Man United – Home win fancied…

Arsenal get back into Premier League action in the late kick off on Saturday, with a very important clash, for both clubs, against Manchester United. Neither of us have had the start to the season we would have wanted, but both Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal will know that a morale boosting victory over one of the big rivals could be just what is needed to get going in the right direction.

And for Arsenal, an injury depleted, confidence hit, and under pressure United offer the perfect chance to record a rare win over them. Which is why I am surprised to see that you can still get odds as good as 5/4 on a home win for the Gunners.

Is Man United game at just the right time for Arsenal?

It is a good time for Arsenal to play Man Utd by Rabiul

It is nice to see Arsenal back on Top of the League where we belong. But make no mistake, there is still a long way to go and the fixture list is very tough for rest of February and March. So Arsenal needs to be on top of their game to continue to stay on top. However, one of the upcoming tough matches is against Man Utd and I seriously believe that this will be a good time for Arsenal to play against them.

Can Arsenal say goodbye to challenge from Spurs and United?

As Arsenal got straight back into the groove with a win against Southampton at the weekend, the Premier League title race is really starting to take shape. And it is looking good for the Gunners, not just because of our own form, but because of the poor performances of two of our biggest rivals, Manchester United and Tottenham.

Tottenham were not just beaten by Manchester City, they were subjected to the kind of beating that could well damage their team morale and and put a giant spanner in the works of their season. It is extra special for Arsenal fans of course, because of the local rivalry, but in practical terms it should mean that we have one less team to worry about.

Rooney rates Ozil but it’s Arsenal’s BFG he needs to worry about

Because of the hamstring injury suffered by Lukas Podolski earlier in the season, Arsenal have just two German internationals in contention to play the friendly against England at Wembley tomorrow night. The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been praising one of them, Mesut Ozil, ahead of the game, but he is worried about the wrong man.

The England international told the Daily Mirror
, “He’s a clever player, he doesn’t stick to one position.

“He moves along the line and behind opposition midfield and can score and assist goals so he is a fantastic players and a test for us to deal with.”

Arsenal star Ozil ready to make Moyes and United suffer

It is no exaggeration to say that Arsenal’s last minute transfer of Mesut Ozil was the big story of the Premier League summer. And the German has already shown that he was well worth breaking the Gunners long standing transfer record for. So you would think that anyone who had passed on the opportunity to sign the player Jose Mourinho referred to as the best number 10 in the world, would keep quiet about it.

Latest team news and Preview of Man Utd vs. Arsenal

Manchester United vs. Arsenal Preview, Team News and Prediction by AT

On the back of a historic win for Arsenal over Borrusia Dortmund in the Champions League, the Gunners travel to the North-West to face the reigning Premier League champions Manchester United in a clash that will surely be the pick of the action over the weekend. With a five point lead at the top of the League table, Arsene Wenger’s side are soaring high at the moment and will be keen to make a ‘perfect week’ out of what the critics dubbed to be the ultimate test of the club’s title credentials.

If confidence is King, Arsenal should rule the World

There is no stopping Arsenal right now by Anurag Thompson

Well, it certainly seems as though confidence is just oozing from the Arsenal players at the moment. After Aaron Ramsey contradicted the comments made by Wayne Rooney in regards to Arsenal’s title challenge, Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky has also stepped up and spoken highly of Arsenal’s title credentials this season.

Rosicky, who put in another excellent performance against his former club, highlighted the grit and determination displayed by Arsene Wenger’s side in the historic win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and claimed that resilient performances such as the one at the Westfalenstadion could carry Arsenal to the title come the end of the season.

Rooney mind game attempt on Arsenal is laughable!

I suppose you can’t blame Wayne Rooney for trying, but his attempt to take up the reins from his old boss was nor great. Ahead of Arsenal’s visit to face Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow, the England international dismissed the Gunners title challenge, despite us being five points clear at the top of the Premier League and eight points clear of his struggling team.

Rooney’s claims that Arsenal always fade towards the end of a season were soon answered by Aaron Ramsey, but you just have to look at the stats from recent years to see that the exact opposite is true and it has been slow starts that have hurt us. So nice try, Wayne, but you maybe should have checked the facts first.