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Arsenal v Dortmund review – Sanogo strikes AND clean shhet on great night for Gunners!!

Arsenal needed just a point to get out of the group but Arsene Wenger was unable to call on a host of key players, including Szczesny, Wilshere, Ozil, Walcott and Welbeck. So it looked like we were in for a tough night against Borussia Dortmund who have been great in the Champions League.

Yaya Sanogo got the nod to replace Welbeck up front and he got the best possible start, scoring his first senior goal right at the start, with an assist from Santi Cazorla. We have often been impressed with the young Frenchman but he clearly needed that first goal and the self belief it would bring.

Is Arsenal boss making BIG mistake with Podolski?

It seems to me that the time has come for Arsenal to allow the Germany international striker Lukas Podolski to leave the club, if that is what he wants. And unless Arsene Wenger starts to play the 29-year old on a regular basis, then Podolski’s recent complaints tell you that is what he will want. And I think it would be a mistake for the boss to keep him at the club when he is unhappy.

Arsenal move closer to signing Brazilian international star in January

Every Arsenal fan knows that the club is in desperate need of a strong defensive midfielder urgently and even Arsene Wenger has admitted that he needs a buy some defensive reinforcements in January (much to our surprise!) Recently it was reported that the Gunners were preparing to make a £9.5m offer for Spartak Moscow’s Romulo, while also allowing YaYa Sanogo to go to Russia for a year on loan.

Today it has been reported that the former Spartak star Valery Rheingold that the Russian giants should not stand in Romulo’s way and allow him to move to the Emirates. Rheingold was quoted as saying in the Express: “In general Romulo is a useful player who gets through a lot of work.”

Arsenal need to use Welbeck more productively from now on

Why are Arsenal struggling this season? by SE

Arsenal, with 10 competitive games into the season, looks like the team that isn’t going to come up with the goods any time soon. The FA Cup win from last May led us to speculate that we might see a resurgent Arsenal on show at the very beginning of this season but, on the evidences of their displays until now, Arsenal’s detractors (one amongst them, Jamie Carragher) have every right to feel vindicated once again. Far too many times, they lack imagination and fall prey to the internet trolls and disparaging comments.

FULL Arsenal injury update – Ospina joins long list

With the news yesterday that the Germany doctors have diagnosed Mesut Ozil as “out for 10-12 weeks with partial lateral collateral ligament tear in left knee.” it is looking like our list of players on the treatment table is getting worse every season. The Gunners have issued their own statement which refuses to accept the Germany prognosis until our own medical team have assessed the damage.

The statement read: “Arsenal can confirm that midfielder Mesut Ozil is returning to London from international duty with Germany after picking up a knee injury during Sunday’s game at Chelsea.

Arsenal Extend Giroud’s Contract – But We Still Need a New Striker

Giroud Gets New Contract, But Arsenal Still Need a New Striker! by AT

It has been announced today that Arsenal have agreed a two-year contract extension with striker Olivier Giroud, which will keep the Frenchman at the Emirates till 2018. Giroud, who is currently nursing a fractured foot, will be unavailable till the new year but nevertheless, the news of a new contract is certainly a boost for the club.

Speaking ahead of the Gunners’ Champions League clash against Galatasaray, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as quoted by Sky Sports, said: “We want stability and to keep the core of our team together and Giroud is an important player here. It is agreed. When it is completely done, we will announce it.”

Arsenal NEED Giroud and MUST support him says team mate

At first I thought that Arsenal were getting the same bad luck as last season when, after the likes of Gibbs and Arteta had picked up little knocks, our main centre forward Olivier Giroud was ruled out for the rest of the year after an innocuous challenge at the end of the Everton game.

But when you look at it, out luck was not so bad after all because it happened in time for Arsene Wenger to go and sign Danny Welbeck from Man United as cover. And if the same thing had happened in the second half of last season it would probably have been a disaster and may have seen the Gunners drop out of the top four and fail to win a trophy again.

Stats show Arsenal made a MASSIVE mistake on Sanogo

With Arsenal failing or turning down the chance to sign a new centre forward to cover for the injured France international Olivier Giroud, you would have to assume that Arsene Wenger thinks he has got enough options in the Arsenal squad already to cope until Christmas.

And with his reluctance to use either Walcott or Podolski in the middle, or Joel Campbell anywhere, that leaves just Alexis Sanchez and Yaya Sanogo for the central striking role. Arsene Wenger certainly seems to have faith in the young Frenchman signed for nothing last summer, but the stats do not agree.

Analysis of why Arsenal couldn’t beat Leicester

What cost Arsenal from picking all three points against Leicester? by SE

Wenger’s men drew against Leicester last night, as they failed to capitalize on Manchester City slipping up at Etihad, on Saturday. A win for Arsenal would have seen them pip, both Man City and Liverpool, to 3rd place in the embryonic Barclays Premier League table. But what cost Arsenal from picking all three points against a spirited Leicester side?

Have Arsenal said no thanks to Falcao AND Premier League title?

So Arsene Wenger does not think that Arsenal need the striking services of Radamerl Falcao then, it seems. The Frenchman must have seen something in the 17 goal free Premier League appearances of Yaya Sanogo that the rest of us are missing.

Because the news all over the media at the moment, including Metro, is that the Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao will be signing for our Premier League rivals Man United today. We don’t know whether it is a permanent move or the season long loan deal that has been talked about it and frankly I could not care less. I am just thoroughly cheesed off.

Should Arsenal accept Campbell request to join Benfica?

I know that Arsene Wenger has mentioned Joel Campbell many times recently as part of his striking options for Arsenal. Not only that, but the Frenchman said straight out the other day that he was not going to let the young Costa Rica international go anywhere, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The Frenchman said, “We’ve had lots of enquiries and turned them down. There have been plenty of clubs interested, but I don’t know how many.

“Once I say to my assistant he won’t go out on loan, even if people ask about him, my assistant doesn’t even tell me. When I say no it’s no.

Is Wenger really too stubborn to sign a striker for Arsenal?

In the press conference the other day before Arsenal travelled to Leicester, there were understandably a lot of questions about the transfer business that the club might do before tonight. And Arsene Wenger talked about it being like a poker game and suggested that there would be a lot going on behind the scenes.

But he also spoke about people having opinions and them often being wrong. Something like it is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion. And the Frenchman is always talking about not bringing in players just for the sake of it and almost ridiculing the use of the transfer market to solve problems.