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Arsenal CAN play Ozil and Cazorla together!

Cazorla Form Doesn’t Spell Ozil Doom ! by JA

Hello guys.Hope you’re having a great week….

Cazorla is in an unbelievable vein of form at this point in the season. So good that some people think it’s by default going to relegate Ozil to the bench. What most of you fail to realize is that whereas Santi is most effective down the middle, Mesut can be effective from any point in behind the striker.That means whether he’s in the middle, left or right, he can be equally effective.

Why Alexis is HUGE for Arsenal even when off-colour

The game between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Etihad stadium was billed by the football media as being about a clash between two of the shining stars of the Premier League this season, Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero. It did not really happen that way and it is fair to say that our new superstar did not have his best or most effective game.

On the face of it anyway, although it is a little harsh to expect the Chile international striker to win every game for us and he still put in plenty of work to keep the Man City defence and midfield busy. And as usual, Alexis defended from the front, but was not quite as remarkable because he was joined by all of his team mates.

Man City v Arsenal – Aguero v Alexis? (including Video infographic)

Pellegrini: “Alexis Sánchez is Premier League’s best player…” by RC

This Sunday sees Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad in what promises to be a spicy encounter after last season’s 6-3 epic.

Back in September the two teams met at the Emirates in a hard fought 2-2 draw. A game which entertained the fans throughout and saw the debuts of both Frank Lampard and Danny Welbeck. Goals from Jack Wilshere, Martín Demichelis and one each by Alexis Sánchez and Sergio Agüero saw the two sides match each other blow for blow.

Why Arsenal will NOT be buying another striker

Despite Arsenal sending Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo out on loan this month, Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is still fully stocked in the striking department. Olivier Giroud has now served his 3 match ban. Danny Welbeck injured his thigh against West Ham but is fully expected to be ready for the Stoke game next week.

Theo Walcott, who has always wanted to be played as a centre- forward, has now had 70 minutes action against Hull, and Joel Campbell (the new Podolski!) also made his debut at last in that game, and the youngster Chuba Akpom also came on for a cameo performance at the end. And of course we have our very own Alexis Sanchez, who can play in every position at the same time!

Should Arsenal fans be so pleased with Hull result?

Arsenal were hardly impressive against Hull yesterday by James N.

There is a very old football cliche that you can only beat what is put in front of you, but when you consider that Arsenal’s opponents yesterday had made TEN changes from the Hull side that played Everton on New Years Day, should we really be so pleased that the Gunners only managed to kill off the game in the 82nd minute?

Mesut Ozil set to return for Arsenal against Stoke

Are things finally taking a turn for the good for Arsenal after enduring the first six months of the season with half their first team players on the treatment table? Theo Walcott finally made his return yesterday and should be able to play the whole 90 minutes next Sunday against Stoke City.

Now a report in the Star is indicating that our 42 million man Mesut Ozil will also be returning to the squad for the same match, although it is unlikely that Wenger would risk him for the full game.

Arsenal v Hull City Player Ratings – Sanchez MOTM again

Arsenal 2- 0 Hull City Player Ratings by KJ

Ospina – 6.5
Didn’t have any real saves to make at all throughout the game. It was relatively comfortable for him but he didn’t make any mistakes and was quick with his distribution.

Bellerin – 7
He had a very solid game both offensively and defensively. Overlapped well and used his pace to good effect numerous times.

Chambers – 6
Didn’t have much to do all game but did what was required of him.

Mertesacker – 7
Same as Chambers but he did open the scoring with a headed goal from a corner. Who’d have thought it?

Can Arsenal afford to rest Alexis Sanchez?

There are very few Arsenal fans that would disagree that our team would be languishing in mid-table if Alexis Sanchez hadn’t arrived at the Emirates this summer, and the Chilean was yet again the star of our 2-0 win over Hull in the FA Cup yesterday.

Sanchez has played nearly every game so far this season, and after the gruelling Xmas period, there were many of us calling for Arsene Wenger to give him a well-earned rest against a much depleted Hull team, but can the Gunners actually afford to leave him on the bench for even one game?

Who should be Arsenal’s main striker against Southampton?

It was always pretty inevitable that Olivier Giroud’s moment of madness against West Ham would come back to bite us in the proverbials, and so it has come to pass. Danny Welbeck looks to be unavailable for Thursday’s crucial game away at Southampton as Arsene Wenger revealed yesterday:
“We have an uncertainty about Welbeck, who came off with a thigh problem. I think he will be short for Thursday.”

Actually Arsene was right NOT to play Bellerin!

Wenger proved me wrong! by SW

All of us that love and follow Arsenal, will (at least at times) disagree, and even get irate at our manager and leader Wenger. Like a few others here, I’ve been cursing our defence.

And I’ve been mad that we were playing Monreal in central defence, when we could have played Chambers their, and use the young Bellerin at right back. Bellerin was outstanding in pre-season. But I stand corrected – what can I say, Wenger was right. I finally got my wish, and let’s be honest Bellerin had a shocker against Galatasary. He shows some talent, and I hope he has a bright future, but he lacks experience, a physical presence and defensive positional awareness.

Wenger’s mistakes are the reason for Arsenal fans’ anger

Arsene Wenger is not the right man for Arsenal because of his poor decision-making – by Vlad Jensen (jensenvk)

There is a lot of talk among fans whether Arsene Wenger is still the right manager for our club or is he past his shelf date? If we analyze the last four years of Wenger’s reign, we can see a chain of events and poor decisions what made us fall short of winning the Premier League title. That same chain of events has built up frustration and anger among fans that is now transforming that into unpleasant spat and unrest at the Emirates. Here is why that is the case:

Wenger is right to rest Arsenal star

Wenger Confirms that Arsenal Ace Needs a Breather! by AT

Considering the red-hot form of the Alexis Sanchez, it is no surprise to learn that the Chilean international has been extensively used by Arsenal so far this season. Speaking ahead of the game against Stoke City at the Brittania Stadium, the Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger admitted that his star player is in the red-zone and confirmed that the forward will be rested for Arsenal’s trip to Galatasaray in midweek.