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Elder stars promise to repay Arsenal fans but will they play?

The two oldest players in the current Arsenal squad, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta, with all their talent and experience are natural leaders in a fairly young team in general. So it is quite right that they have taken a lot of responsibility for the game that must be mentioned no more.

Both of them completed the full 90 minutes against Chelsea and have been hurting badly ever since. But they have at least had the courage to face up to it and try to explain what happened. And both of them have promised to make sure that the hangover does not continue against Swansea at the Emirates tonight.

Why it could be the end for Arteta and Arsenal

Mikel Arteta, time to go. by Rory

When Mikel Arteta was signed by Arsenal in 2011, he was supposed to fill the boots of Cesc Fabregas. Obviously he would never be that good but he was a decent last minute replacement. Now he is 31 and realistically is not up to the central defensive midfield role that is a huge necessity for Arsenal.

Credit to Arteta, he has done well to adapt his game to a central defensive mid since the departure of Song, and that has helped us, however his natural attributes do not fit what are required (A tough defensive mid who attackers fear and struggle to get past).

Arsenal player ratings for Chelsea humiliation – Sagna MOTM

Chelsea 6 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Arsenal line-up, prediction and preview for Chelsea away

Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted Score by KJ

Another massive game is upon Arsenal and this one will definitely decide whether we are really in the title race. If we lose, we are definitely out of the race, being 4 points behind Chelsea and 7 behind Manchester City (effectively). Draw and we have a better chance at second as well as being able to cut the lead on Man City to only 3 points next weekend with a win. But if we manage to win, that will be massive for our chances (especially psychologically).

WOW – Arsenal to have Diaby back for end of season?

With all the problems that Arsenal have had to cope with this season, with lengthy spells on the sidelines for Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, the Ox and more, it is easy to forget that the Gunners also have the French international midfielder on the treatment table, but maybe not for much longer.

A Sky Sports report reveals that Diaby has been in France undergoing a steady but strenuous regime to get him back to fitness and the 27-year old has told the French media that he is hoping to be back in training with his Arsenal teammates soon. And that could mean that Diaby would be able to play for Arsenal for the first time since March of last year against Swansea.

Anything to say about Arsenal and pressure now Adebayor?

As has become the norm ahead of a clash with Arsenal, at least one of the Tottenham players started spouting off about turning tides or some such nonsense. It was no surprise to see that former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor was having a pop at Arsenal before Sunday’s game at White Hart Lane, but I wonder what he has to say now. Well Manu?

Arsenal WILL still be in title race on final day says Rosicky

You cannot blame Tomas Rosicky for being upbeat after smashing a glorious winning goal for Arsenal. The early strike seasled a third win over the north London rivals and propelled the Gunners back above Man City into third and back into a realistic title race.

There is a long way to go, of course, with nine Premier League games left, but the 33-year old match winner was full of confidence that Arsenal would keep up with our rivals and take the challenge to become champions of England all the way to the finishing line, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Detailed infographic report of Arsenal’s derby delight

Arsenal 0 – 1 Spurs Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com

Arsenal regained ground on Premier League leaders Chelsea and simultaneously dealt a blow to rivals Tottenham Hotspur’s top four hopes with a battling 1-0 North London Derby win.

It took the Gunners just two minutes to take the lead in Arsene Wenger’s 999th match in charge, Tomas Rosicky rifling home an emphatic opener. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had a clear chance to make it two, but failed and much of the game was spent weathering the storm that called for a resilient display from the Gunners.

Spurs vs. Arsenal review – Rosicky stunner and Gunners grit just enough

Arsenal went in to this crucial north London derby knowing that they needed to win to stay level on points with Liverpool, who had easily beaten a very poor Man United earlier in the day. With injuries ravaging his squad, Arsene wenger started Podolski, Cazorla and Rosicky behind Giroud.

The Czech midfielder showed straight away why Paul Merson had said before the game that he should play every week, smashing a brilliant opening goal just a minute and 12 seconds after the kick off, the quickest ever against the spuds in the Premier League. Rosicky started and finished it after linking up with Chamberlain. Howitzer, Piledriver and rocket were the words that came to mind and the Gunners were off to the perfect start.

Official teams and preview of Tottenham vs. Arsenal

Derby day is here Arsenal fans, and this one could be the most important in many years. A win for Arsenal today against our fierce local rivals will all but guarantee a top four finish for the Gunners. Arsenal would then be nine points ahead of fifth placed spuds with a game in hand to boot.

If we don’t win, then Liverpool’s victory over Manchester United will give them the edge over us in the Premier League title race and with a trip to Chelsea and a home game against Man City coming up, you would have to say that we were out of the race unless a miracle occurred.

Who have Arsenal got left to face Tottenham?

With as many as 10 players being unavailable for Sunday’s game at White Hart Lane, the Arsenal boss is facing a bit of a selection headache. One advantage that the Gunners do have is that Tottenham have two days fewer than us to recover and prepare.

However, they can also afford to make a few changes while Arsenal are missing some of their key performers. The worst case scenario for the Gunners is that neither Kieran Gibbs or Nacho Monreal will be ready, meaning club captain Thomas Vermaelen will play at left back. That could be a problem area with the likes of Lennon, Townsend and Walker running at him.