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Should Arsenal now see Liverpool as main rivals?

Arsenal were looking set to enjoy an almost perfect weekend in the Premier League, with Man United losing at Swansea, Tottenham dropping points at home to West Ham and Jose Mourinho left fuming as Burnley stole a point off Chelsea (not that we are in the title race but just because I don´t like them).

But Liverpool went and spoiled it by beating Southampton at St. Mary´s. Even though the Saints were the club that could have overtaken us with a win, the draw was really what we wanted. now it looks like Brendan Rodgers and his Liverpool side could be the main threat to Arsenal finishing in the top four. United, the spuds and the Saints have all lost two and drawn one of their last six while we have just one defeat and Liverpool have only dropped two points.

Arsenal Debate – Do we STILL need Morgan Schneiderlin this summer?

The ongoing Morgan Schneiderlin to Arsenal transfer rumour shows no signs of going away any time soon. We have been linked with the Southampton star since the summer and it has been mentioned again today but is our urgency to bring in a top class defensive midfielder still valid?

The re-emergence of Francis Coquelin has negated the calls from Arsenal fans to buy a young hardman to be first-choice, and Mathieu Flamini can still do a job against the lesser teams. We all know our captain Mikel Arteta has also been given a one-year contract extension, and surely Wenger wouldn’t have re-signed him if he didn’t think he would play regularly when he comes back from injury.

This could be a GREAT weekend for Arsenal

Obviously what we all want as Arsenal fans is for the Gunners to go away to Crystal Palace and pick up all three points with lots of goals, a clean sheet and no more injuries. And we might well do that if we play to our strengths and do not take the game for granted, or have one eye on the visit of French club Monaco for the Champions League clash on Wednesday.

Arsenal in 3-way battle for Dutch star´s FREE transfer?

If there is any truth to the latest twist on one of the ongoing Arsenal transfer rumours, it will certainly add an extra bit of spice to what is already shaping up to be one o0f the most hard fought and hotly contested races for the Premier League top four ever.

The Gunners were already said to be in a direct contest with one big rival, Manchester United, for the signature of the Aston Villa and Holland international defender Ron Vlaar. So the football media were all thinking that whichever club secures a place in the Champions League, if it is only to be one of us, would have a big advantage when it comes to persuading Vlaar where to go.

Premier League results keep BIG pressure on Arsenal

There was very little for Arsenal fans to cheer about in the Premier League tonight. The only result that did Arsene Wenger and the Gunners any favours at all was the Southampton game against West Ham at St. Mary’s which ended in a draw.

That takes the Saints a point above the Gunners and they still have a slightly better goal difference than us. And with Man United managing to beat Burnley at Old Trafford, that drops us out of the top four again and piles the pressure on for what is looking like the closest and most contested race for the final Champions League places ever.

Late goals twist the knife in Arsenal´s EPL weekend

It was bad enough for Arsenal fans to take that we lost the north London derby to the spuds on Saturday, but then the football gods conspired to make sure that our loss was compounded by the results of our rivals to leave the Premier League table looking pretty bad from an Arsenal point of view.

And it could have been so much better for the Gunners if only football matches were just a little bit shorter. Harry Kane´s second goal was scored with less than three minutes on the clock. I am not saying that we would have scored but it would have been nice to get a bit longer to pick ourselves up and have a go.

BFG says Southampton defeat taught Arsenal the need to defend

It was a very unhappy New Year for Arsenal fans as we saw our beloved team drop precious points to a direct rival when we were beaten 2-0 away at Southampton, but Per Mertesacker says that that was a blessing in disguise and taught the players that they needed to be more solid defensively rather than going gung-ho into the attack.

Since that day, Arsenal have won 5 games in a row and are now level on points with the Saints for the coveted Fourth Place, and Mertesacker has made it clear that the game at St. Marys was the turning point for the Gunners. He said on Arsenal Player; “Southampton was a major setback – it was a bad start to the year,”

Nothing today but have Arsenal agreed transfer of Reus and Schneiderlin?

So that is that for a very underwhelming Transfer Deadline Day for Arsenal fans. It is not really a big surprise and most of us will have spent today more in hope than expectation, even though it was reported at the start of the day that Arsene Wenger was in his office early in case something came up.

It might not have been as exciting as some of the recent transfer windows but I would certainly prefer it this way than having a nerve wracking wait in the last few days. And this year is much better than last year, when we became the laughing stock of English football by bringing in an injured midfielder in Kim Kallstrom when we needed a striker and a defender.

Why Arsenal are under MASSIVE pressure for top four finish?

Okay Arsenal fans, we might still have a nice surprise in store from Arsene Wenger in the last few days of the January transfer window, but if not then we have at least signed a promising young defensive midfielder in Krystian Bielik and what seems to be a very good and versatile defender in Gabriel Paulista.

We also have Ozil and Walcott back, with Welbeck and the Ox due back in the next week or two, followed quickly by Jack Wilshere and that will leave just Arteta, Diaby and Debuchy in the treatment room. And we will need as many of our best players as possible as we are fighting on three fronts and are still sitting outside of the top four of the league.

Are Arsenal closing in on our PERFECT DM signing?

Although Arsene Wenger has already made two new signings to boost the Arsenal squad during the January transfer window, there could still be more to come. For one thing, the Frenchman always seems to have something planned for transfer deadline day and for another, the young Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik is just 17-years old and was not expected to come straight in to help the team out this season.

Schneiderlin WILL transfer to Arsenal but NOT this month!

If this latest Arsenal transfer rumour is true and that Arsene Wenger has already agreed a transfer deal to bring the Southampton and France international star Morgan Schneiderlin to the Emirates, it could have big repercussions for what happens with the Gunners in the January transfer window, and consequently could have ramifications for the rest of the current season.

How FA cup replays could HELP Arsenal

Arsenal hoping for help from FA cup replays by Sam P

Arsenal will have our own FA cup game to worry about soon, with a trip to face an in-form Brighton for a place in the fifth round as the Gunners attempt to defend the FA cup trophy we won at Wembley in May. But for new we can relax after breezing past last season’s beaten finalists Hull in the third round, also avoiding the dreaded replay that no team wants unless you are losing in the final minutes.