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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.

Arsenal international stars enjoy mixed fortunes

First of all, apart from slight concerns about Laurent Koscielny and Jack Wilshere, Arsenal have not lost any players to long-term injuries picked up on international duty. So with Aaron Ramsey due back very soon, Arsene Wenger will hopefully have an almost full squad for the rest of the season.

There may be a few of the Gunners returning a little disappointed because they did not get to play much, or at all. Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud all got less than 10 minutes at the end of their respective games, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t get much more. I am a little concerned about Giroud because he seems to need confidence to play well. The others should not be too worried but take it as a sign they need to play really well from now until the summer.

Arsenal contract news – 3 from 4 is good but Sagna set to leave

It seems that the Gunners have been working hard behind the scenes to sort out the future of some of the Arsenal squad who are coming to the end of their current contracts. And it appears that the club has been fairly successful as well. However, it is not all good news.

According to the Daily Mail, our long serving French international Bacary Sagna has not been given the deal that he wanted and is set to move on when his contract expires this summer. I am gutted about this, to be honest and think that Arsenal are making a big mistake.

How Wenger got his Arsenal team all wrong for Stoke

Why Wenger has to take some of the blame for the result against Stoke by KJ

This weekend has been terrible if you’re an Arsenal fan. All of our rivals won their Premier league matches and we have now slipped down to 3rd (effectively 4th as Man City will most likely win their games in hand). The loss at Stoke has probably sealed our fate in the Premier league and the best we can hope for now is to beat Liverpool to third (which is inherently more difficult with their easier fixtures and lack of other competitions to play in) and try and win the FA cup.