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Unhappy at Arsenal? NO! Alexis loving EPL and Wenger!!

I think it must be just another example of the anti-Arsenal stance often adopted by the football media in England, where they love to knock anything Gunners related and especially love to have a go at our French manager Arsene Wenger.

So even though Man City, Liverpool and Man United are all doing just as badly as Arsenal and a lot worse if you consider how much more money they have spent, it seems to be Wenger who is always in the press, on the verge of being sacked and with players and staff supposedly disagreeing with every decision the Prof makes.

Swansea v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Swansea vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ

After the midweek capitulation, this game against Swansea has become that much tougher. They will have studied the result thoroughly and will look to get at our players mentally in the hope that they are fragile from the result against Anderlecht.

Wenger will most likely play it cautiously against Swansea but we need a win if we’re going to maintain any sort of momentum in our top 4 challenge. A loss would be quite damning after finally getting those two Premier League wins in a row.

Arsenal players need to start learning from Alexis

Players around Sanchez need to step it up by KM

There’s no need to tell you, who is Arsenal’s best player. Once again Alexis Sanchez produced a performance that everyone around him, should look and think about implementing for themselves. Forget the immense quality the guy has, it is the fighting spirit and determination that he demonstrates that is well worth every penny paid to see him at the Emirates. For the money an Arsenal fan has to pay, we need to see more players like him.

Arsenal will be even better when Giroud returns!

Alexis behind Giroud could be something special by KJ

It’s been somewhat of a revelation. After Özil’s three month injury, Wenger had to find a solution for the team and with the new formation (4-1-4-1) not working at all, he had to make a decision and it seems like playing Alexis as a no.10 in a somewhat more conventional 4-2-3-1 is his answer in the time being.

Alexis has played in a similar position before at Udinese with Di Natale as his strike partner. But he’s grown as a player and become far more interested in pressing the opposition leaving most position maps after the game of him as the furthest forward player.

My Arsenal team with Wenger’s “fighting spirit”

Arsene Wenger believes the South American football fighting spirit gives them an edge over other players. The statements below have been attributed to The Arsenal Manager.

‘Look across Europe and where are the strikers from? Many of them, at least 80 per cent, are from South America,’ Wenger said.

‘Maybe it’s because in Europe street football has gone. In street football when you’re 10-years-old, you want to play with 15-year-olds.

‘Then you have to prove you’re good, you have to fight and win impossible balls.

Will Ozil or Alexis be Arsenal number 10?

Even before the Arsenal and Germany international midfield star Mesut Ozil picked up his current knee injury, during the match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the Gunners boss was not always using him in his preferred position of central attacking midfielder behind the forward line.

Ozil has already spoken a few times about this being his best position and even Jose Mourinho described the 25-year old as probably the best number 10 in the world when he signed for Arsenal over a year ago. But what chance has the German got of getting to play in that role for Arsenal when he does recover from this latest injury?

Can Alexis really have the Suarez effect for Arsenal?

There is no doubt whatsoever that Arsene Wenger did a great bit of transfer business when he signed Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal this summer. The Chile international striker is already off to a flyer, reaching double figures in all competitions and netting an incredible seven times from his first nine games in the Premier League.

But can he really have the amazing influence for the Gunners that Luis Suarez had for Liverpool in the last couple of seasons, especially the last one where the controversial Uruguayan nearly led them to the title? The two strikers are being increasingly compared with each other, perhaps because the signing of Suarez by Barcelona was the major reason for Sanchez coming to north London and the fact that Wenger had tried to sign Suarez from Liverpool the previous summer.

Arsenal tactics – Has Wenger decided to stick to 4-4-2 at last?

Arsenal seemed to have experimented with many formations this season, but it is interesting to note that we have finally kept two clean sheets in a row now that Wenger has has decided to go back to basics with a bog standard defensive 4-4-2 setup.

Wenger noted after yesterdays win against Burnley: “We played 4-4-2 and we played like that against Sunderland. It works because he [Alexis] works very hard so we can afford to do it. We have to balance the midfield and defence.”

Time for Arsenal fans to give Wenger a break?

Every year when Arsenal go through a bad patch (like losing ONE out of the first TEN League games lol) the fans start calling for Wenger to be sacked, but surely he has had to cope with players returning from the World Cup, an unbelievable injury list, blending new players into the squad, and he has STILL managed to get us up into Fourth place already.

The Premiership is getting harder every year, but Le Prof has always managed to get us into contention for the title, although he may not have been able to complete the puzzle of competing with three of the richest clubs in Europe. Surely he deserves a little bit of praise?

Arsenal v Burnley Player Ratings

Arsenal 3 – 0 Burnley Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 6
He had very little to do all game.

Chambers – 7.5
A lot better today overall. More fluid play and he managed to net an assist as well as scoring the second.

Mertesacker – 7
He wasn’t tested much but was strong in the air when need and sprayed the ball about well enough.

Monreal – 7
He’s really adopted the “Koscielny” role pretty well. He’s not as adventurous or tenacious but he still maintains a good position and plays intelligent passes forward.

Arsenal must take advantage of Burnley’s woes

Can Arsenal make light work of Burnley’s visit of the Emirates this weekend? by SE

Matchweek 10 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season for Arsenal sees Arsene Wenger’s wizards play host to this season’s punch bags, Burnley. The Gunners endured a tough time of it last weekend at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland, another tottering Premier League side, but managed to come away with a clean sheet and all three points. Going into this home game against Sean Dyche’s men, Arsenal should be quietly confident of breaking down Burnley without breaking a lot of sweat. In truth, can Arsenal breeze past the Clarets without putting a whole lot of effort into it?

Sanchez is unhappy at Arsenal? Mikel Arteta disagrees!

I have just read one of the most ridiculous Anti-Arsenal articles of all time! According to a report in today’s Star, they report: “The £35m summer signing from Barcelona, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, has already fallen out with some of his team-mates, including the Gunners’ record signing Mesut Ozil.

It is a sensational claim from Sanchez’s homeland given that he has enjoyed a blistering start to life at the club following his move from the Nou Camp.

Despite Arsenal’s mixed beginning to the new season, the 25-year-old Chile star has netted an impressive eight goals in 15 appearances and received huge praise from manager Arsene Wenger for his performances.