Tag Archives: Rosicky

Arsenal boss to drop Ozil AND Ramsey for Dortmund game?

With two tough games in just a few days, it was always likely that Arsene Wenger would rotate his Arsenal squad a little. But the Frenchman would also want to play his best starting XI against Man City and Borussia Dortmund, as both games could end up having a huge impact on the Gunners’ season.

So the fact that both Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey put in below par performances against the Premier League champions at the Emirates stadium today has made the Frenchman’s job on Tuesday a lot easier. I am surprised he even risked Rambo today to be honest and he must surely play Man of the Match Jack Wilshere in the box-to box role in Germany, with the Welshman on the bench.

Rosicky and Campbell should not be ignored by Arsenal

Arsenal: Two players who have been under-utilized by SE

The Gunners have it all to do, if they are to compete for more silverware this season, following the FA Cup win from last May. Wenger’s wizards, after pummeling Manchester City in the FA Community shield, haven’t had an enviable start to their campaign, which, so far, has seen them win two games from five competitive outings.

However, once the international break culminates, Arsenal have a fixture pileup to contend with, and it remains to be seen whether the North Londoners can manage the action-packed months ahead, without rotating their relatively big squad.

Arsenal’s options for Man City after Ozil injury?

It turns out that the reason that Lukas Podolski was the only Arsenal player in the Germany squad that was beaten by Argentina 4-2 in a friendly repeat of the World Cup final, was that Mesut Ozil had picked up an injury in the Gunners’ disappointing draw at Leicester City last weekend.

The German playmaker flew out late to meet up with his international team mates, as revealed in a Daily Mail report. So although it does not sound like a long term problem, it could see Ozil miss the Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Scotland on Sunday and, knowing our luck, he may not be ready for the visit of Man City to the Emirates next Saturday.

Analysis of Arsenal’s free-kick takers over last two years

Yo!

I know you guys are just as excited as I am that the Premier League has started. However, I’ve noticed that there’s still something missing from Arsenal’s game since van Persie left. And that is scoring from dead balls.

When there was a free kick back in the day, I always thought, “no problem mon” – we have RVP to take it. Nowadays I just shudder. Since 2012, we have scored a meager 3 goals from dead balls including Santi’s crucial goal in the FA Cup Final. We know who to put for PKs – Arteta’s conversion rate from the spot is lethal. For the most part, crosses from a dead ball and corners are taken by Santi and Ozil. But when in scoring range, which Gunner should be over the ball?

The Arsenal team to start and BEAT Man City!?!

Arsene Wenger has a few selection issues for arsenal ahead of the first final of the English season, a week ahead of the beginning of the Premier League action. They call it the super cup in places like Spain, but here it is now the Community Shield after being known as the Charity Shield (why did they change it?)

Anyway, it is a good one to win, although it does not really count as a major trophy, unless you are Alec Ferguson and Man United. So Wenger will want as strong an Arsenal side as possible to face the BPL champions Man City. At least they face some of the same problems as we do without our World Cup winning Germans, as they had Demivhelis and Zabaleta in the final, with Aguero and Sagna only coming back this week.

What Arsenal learnt from Pre-season game at Boreham Wood

I’m sure all the Arsenal fans know that you should not read too much into the pre-season games, especially the first one back after the summer break, but they are useful for building stamina, working towards full match sharpness and giving the youngsters and fringe players a run out alongside some of the first team stars.

Arsenal won the game 2-0, but struggled to break the Conference South team down. They worked hard and defended doggedly and that is something the Gunners are going to have to cope with all season. It was our ability to break these stubborn smaller sides down that got us so close to the Premier League title, so creativity and fire power are key factors.

How will the arrival of Sanchez at Arsenal affect Podolski, Cazorla and Rosicky?

Players who could find themselves in the Arsenal fringes next season by SE

Alexis Sanchez moving from Nou Camp to the Emirates could bring about colossal changes in the way Arsenal setup this upcoming season. The Chilean can play as a right-winger, left-winger and even up top as the central striker. The problem is that the likes of Podolski, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott play in a similar position, with attributes akin to Sanchez’. And, with Mesut Ozil a certainty to play in his preferred role at No.10, Arsene Wenger might have a couple of very important team selections to make in every game Arsenal are involved in.

Should Wenger make changes for Arsenal v Newcastle?

Arsenal are left to round up the Premier League weekend with a match against Newcastle United at the Emirates. And following on from a couple of vital wins for the Gunners, combined with a couple of cock-ups from our main rivals for the last Champions League spot, Everton, a win would pretty much guarantee us a 17th season among the European elite. But does that just mean that Arsene Wenger will pick this same starting XI that won at Hull last weekend?

Szczesny
Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Arteta, Ramsey
Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski
Giroud

Full Arsenal injury update suggests Kallstrom set for 1st BPL start

Everyone at Arsenal will certainly have received a boost by getting into the FA cup final with a penalty shootout win over Wigan Athletic, but there is now a Premier League run-in to focus on and the Gunners could really do with another boost from some of our injured players.

And we may even get it for the visit of West Ham tomorrow night. As reported by Arsenal.com, the team could be boosted by the return of two key players in Tomas Rosicky and Laurent Koscielny, although Arsene Wenger admitted that both of them are not certain to be fit and will face late fitness tests to make sure.

Latest Arsenal injury news (crisis) means Ramsey must start

Are you sitting down Arsenal fans? Because I have a shock for you; Arsenal have got big injury problems for this weekend’s crucial FA cup semi-final against Wigan. Surprised? No I didn’t think so. This is beyond deja vu, as every week we seem to be sweating on the fitness of a few players, not to mention the long term absentees that we have to without.

Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal.com an update on the latest injury news and it does not sound good. As well as still waiting for the return of Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil, the Gunners could be without key players Tomas Rosicky, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs when we run out on to the famous Wembley turf to take on Wigna Athletic.

Arsenal mental strength is great omen for the future

It’s all in the mind Arsenal by T.B.

Sometimes you have to take your hat off and say well done everybody! Ok, Arsenal didn’t discover a cure for cancer or create a better world or scale Everest but we played our guts out to get a point against the most expensively gathered side in the land (the champions elect?) who all the critics gave us no chance against.

Arsenal player ratings for Swansea draw – Gibbs MOTM

Arsenal 2 – 2 Swansea Player Ratings by KJ