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Arsenal v Galatasary Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Galatasaray Preview, Predicted Line up and score by KJ

We went into this season excited at the possibilities with the acquisition of Welbeck and Sanchez. However, I do feel a lack of excitement going into this Champions League match because of our poor form, our poor football and all of our injured players.

Thanks to our injuries, Wenger will probably revert back to the 4-2-3-1 as we have only one fully fit central midfielder at the moment and his name is Mathieu Flamini. But I’m not too worried about the result. The Turkish teams are so poor away from home in England and they don’t have the quality individually to overcome the English teams. I can’t see that being any different regardless of our problems.

Relax! The new Arsenal players just need time to gel..

Chill! by TB

I don’t understand you JustArsenal members. Someone help me out here, because I seem to remember this time last year we were laughing at Spurs when they signed all those players in the same window – and their players struggled to gel. What did you guys expect would happen to us?

Arsenal Need LESS Creativity, and MORE Cutting Edge!

Arsenal Need Less Creativity, More Cutting Edge! by AT

As I watched the game against Spurs for a second time, I happened to notice a very significant factor of Arsenal’s play, there is little or no cutting edge or dynamism in the team. Simply put, there is no direct penetration from the flanks and very little from the midfield. Now this can be put down to a lack of natural wingers in the team but I do feel Arsene Wenger has opted for more creativity when it’s cutting edge he should be after.

Pick YOUR Arsenal team to beat Galatasary – Here’s mine!

My Arsenal XI to Face Galatasaray in the Champions League! by AT

After a rather unsatisfactory draw against Spurs in the North London derby, Arsenal welcome Turkish giants Galatasaray to the Emirates for the next round of the Champions League group stages. Following the defeat to Borrusia Dortmund in the opening round of fixtures, Arsene Wenger’s team will need a full three points to kickstart their European campaign .

Team selection will once again be a tricky job for Arsene Wenger, following calf and hamstring injuries to Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey respectively. But here’s how I’d go about it.

KJ’s Arsenal v Tottenham Player Ratings

Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 6.5
Was rarely challenged because of how withdrawn Tottenham were for the majority of the game. Could’ve done better for the goal personally.

Chambers – 6
I felt he struggled until the 70th minute. Couldn’t pass his way out and just seemed to move possession back to Mertesacker.

Mertesacker – 6
He struggled for large parts of the game. Was easily bypassed when Tottenham countered but with Flamini in front of him, it’s difficult to blame him entirely.

Arsenal v Southampton Player Ratings – Rosicky and Podolski unimpressive

Arsenal 1 – 2 Southampton Player Ratings by KJ

Ospina – 6
He didn’t look great tonight. Seemed shaky at times and should’ve done better for Southampton’s second goal. It was a ferocious shot but it was straight down the middle.

Bellerin – 6
A decent performance. It was much better than the one against Dortmund but that is understandable considering the opposition. Seemed to lose the ball too quickly in the attacking third and didn’t offer much going forward. Was strong defensively though.

Chambers – 6
Held onto the ball for far too long and it’s clear the booing by the Southampton fans got to him slightly.

Arsenal v Man City – The THREE key player battles

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Three key player battles by SE

Manchester City visit the Emirates stadium this Saturday afternoon, as they look to get back to winning ways after an ignominious home defeat to Stoke City, before the international break. Their opponents, Arsenal, have had a mediocre start to their league campaign, as well, which has seen them pick 5 points from three games. However, with plenty of injuries to contend with for both managers, it could prove to be an arduous task for either of these sides to come out in flying colors at the end of 90 minutes. Here, we take a look at three player battles that could play a pivotal role in who wins this Premier League encounter between Arsenal and Manchester City.

Arsenal tactics – Should we copy Liverpool and England’s diamond formation?

Arsenal’s Formation in 4-4-2 Diamond– The Liverpool and England Way By Supertuur

In the 2013/14 season two teams really stood out with their goal scoring capabilities, Liverpool with Suarez and Sturridge and City with Augero, Negredo, Dzeko and Jovetic. Besides the quality of their strikers what was the other reason they scored so much? They played 4-4-2, although in different variations. Today I will focus on the formation Liverpool and recently England play which is the 4-4-2 diamond or also known as 4-1-2-1-2.

How would an Arsenal team look in a 4-4-2 diamond formation?

Who will end up as Arsenal’s Signing-Of-The-Season?

Which new signing will make the biggest impact in Arsenal colours? by SE

With the transfer window closed, and the business completely shifting onto the pitch, we take a closer look at Arsenal’s five new acquisitions this English summer. Also, which new signing can turn it on for Arsenal this season?

Arsenal’s five new signings

David Ospina, being a goalkeeper, can be ignored; the Colombian has shown his credentials, while playing for his national side but, however, I doubt him displacing Szczesny as Arsenal’s No.1. Szczesny has been in scintillating form for a good couple of seasons now, and doesn’t look like dropping his guard.

There is NOTHING wrong with this Arsenal squad!

THIS ARSENAL SQUAD IS A VERY GOOD ONE by Uche

Hello folks. The transfer madness is over and we can finally focus on the squad we have and get our campaign off to a solid start. I will like to begin by saying that if you are the type that always sees the glass as half empty, don’t bother reading this article. You will only end up getting even more irritated, just like my last article pissed off a few because our defenders are not all world class. Mind you, we won the FA cup and beat the current EPL champions in the community shield with this same squad that many consider rubbish. I can imagine the envy some of us feel when they look at Manchester City’s squad but unlike them, we don’t have a blank cheque. But we still managed to spend a respectable 85 million pounds in this window. That is a lot of money and it is hard earned money. Just let that sink in for a second.

Giroud DOES still have a future at Arsenal – as a backup!

Why Welbeck is an excellent attribute to Arsenals current setup by Big Gun

I have just read an article by KJ about Olivier Giroud and the possibility of him leaving because of Danny Welbeck. It was a good read and I agreed with most of it, except that I believe both Giroud and Welbeck can be utilized effectively in our current setup. Giroud is useful against certain teams. We saw what happened when he was brought on against Everton. He gives us an extra dimension to our attack when we play those teams with more physicality. Giroud will just have to come to terms with the fact that he will and must be used as a squad player and not our No1 CF. If he had pace and dribbling skills and worked a bit harder in terms of pressing defenders, then I’d say yes he deserves to be played as much as possible without wearing him down too much. But honestly he is NOT an all-round striker that is capable of adjusting to any situation, therefore he will have to be used strategically.

Arsenal Tactics – Our best formation for Mesut Ozil

Wenger has to get the best out of Ozil – but how? by SE

The significance of Ozil firing on all cylinders for Arsenal just can’t be stated enough. Yes, with the acquisition of Sanchez this season, the German playmaker might not have the pressure of performing in every game he starts for Arsenal; but it’s not an insinuation that the North Londoners can function in pristine condition, without the German being at his best.