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Mertesacker defends the Arsenal defence and waffles a lot!

The big German Per Mertesacker was our captain in Arsenal’s humiliating defeat at Tottenham on Saturday and by rights should be accepting some of the responsibility for allowing Harry Kane to punish us twice. Arsene Wenger clearly blamed the Gunners defence after the game, but Mertesacker thinks that we didn’t defend badly, and prefers to name other (rather cryptic!) factors for the loss.

“Obviously we’re not satisfied with that result,” he told Arsenal Player. “We weren’t active enough.

“Just at the end we started to play our game, but it took us too long. We didn’t defend badly but we couldn’t take advantage of any counter-attacks.

Arsenal don’t need to worry about Spurs! – says Wenger

It is always hard to feel anything positive when Arsenal lose. And when that loss comes at the hands of our old enemies from north London then it is even harder to take. And maybe we have got a little too complacent after beating the spuds in all three games last season, so this was a real kick in the teeth.

But after licking my wounds, having a few drinks and feeling sorry for myself for a while, I can look at the game and where it leaves Arsenal with a bit more objectivity. It looks bad for us right now because the loss drops us back into 6th and sees Spurs go one point above us.

Arsenal star tells Tottenham fans to bring on the BOOS!

It was a great year for Arsenal in the FA cup on the road to Wembley. The fact that it all culminated in the Gunners picking up our first major trophy for nine long years obviously helped, but there were some great moments along the way as well.

One of the abiding images was that of the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott being carried away from the action on a stretcher in the third round tie. The look of mischievous glee on the flying forward´s face as he raised his hands to show the 2’0 scoreline to the spuds fans that had started throwing things at him was pure class.

Does this CLASS spud mashing prove Podolski is NOT leaving Arsenal?

I must admit that I was more than surprised to see that the Arsenal team sheet for the Premier League home game against Hull City on Saturday did not include the name of Lukas Podolski, not even as a substitute. After the German striker had complained about his lack of time on the pitch this season and the injury to Mesut Ozil, I expected it to be the other way around.

Calum Chambers loving the Arsenal fans!

The youngster Calum Chambers has been a revelation since arriving at Arsenal from Southampton in the summer, despite the occasional youthful over-eagerness he seems to have won over the Arsenal fans purely by his style of playing. Yesterday was his first taste of the big local derby against Tottenham and he wasn’t overawed by the big game atmosphere – in fact he loved the way the fans got behind the team even when we went behind.

He said on Arsenal.com: “It was tough,”

“We knew it was going to be tough. It was my first taste of a north London derby and I really enjoyed it.

Arsenal v Tottenham Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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

We used to always be heavy favourites coming into a North London Derby before Redknapp managed to level the playing field with his Tottenham side, but ever since his departure, Tottenham have been slowly but surely dropping back down into their place as a top 8 club. We now go into this game as strong favourites and with all our world class talents, our fans are expecting something special.

Arsenal starlet ready and willing for NLD pressure

You will not find many people any more who question the wisdom of Arsene Wenger in making Calum Chambers an Arsenal player during the summer transfer window. Not signing another quality defender or defrensive midfielder might be another matter but the teenager has already shown great attitude, ability and versatility.

Chambers has already played well in two positions, has experienced his first taste of the Champions League and faced his old club Southampton in the Capital One Cup. And through it all, the 19-year old Englishman has taken it all in his stride, so the boss has no hesitation in throwing him into the maelstrom that is the north London derby, as an Arsenal.com report explains, even with the added factor of the new Tottenham manager being the same man he played under at St. Mary’s, Mauricio Pochettino.

Ozil will help Arsenal to DESTROY Tottenham

Why Mesut Özil is going to destroy Tottenham by KJ

We signed our star German midfielder on the back of a North London Derby win. It was reported at the time that Levy had prevented Bale’s sale to Madrid until after that game to ensure Mesut wouldn’t have a part in it as he knew he was close to a move to Arsenal. Ever since, the World Cup winner has not really faced our bitter North London rivals. He did manage to get a 10 minute appearance in our 2 – 0 win in the FA cup but he wasn’t fit and he was forced to defend with the rest of the team as we had gone down to 10 men due to Walcott’s ACL injury. But now, Özil has a chance to really show why he’s the best number 10 in the world against our bitter rivals at the Emirates this weekend.

Is Arsenal boss right to go all out to beat Man City?

In his press conference before Arsenal host Man City at the Emirates tomorrow, Arsene Wenger declared that he would be sending the Gunners out with every intention of claiming a morale boosting victory over the reigning Premier League champions.

As reported by Arsenal.com, the Frenchman is not really concerned about the league table at this early point in the season. He is more concerned with making sure that Arsenal do not suffer from the same problems against the big teams that we did last season, when many people thought that our failure in those games was the main reason for the title challenge faltering in the latter half of the season.

Arsenal captains roast the Spuds over Welbeck transfer!!

This is priceless for Arsenal fans, while at the same time will have the twerps from Tottenham grinding their teeth in frustration. Because the Arsenal captain and vice-captain have revealed that it was their intervention that caused Arsenal to hijack the transfer of Danny Welbeck from Man United on transfer deadline day.

The story, reported by the Daily Star, is that the Spuds were the only club in the running for the England striker and were poised to secure his services on a year long loan deal, until he bumped into Mikel Arteta and Per Mertesacker.

Arsenal face a daunting month ahead after the international break

Month of September will be crucial to Arsenal’s season by SE

After enjoying a slick start to their season, with wins over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield and Crystal Palace in the Premier League opener, Arsenal just had a slight dip in form towards the end of August. That, however, didn’t impede them from progressing to the Champions League group stages for the 17th year running, and remain unbeaten in the league, albeit two draws in a row will hurt Arsenal.

Arsenal should use Vermaelen to gain unhappy Man United striker

There has been many Arsenal rumours linking the Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen with a move to Manchester United, and with just 12 months left on his contract at the Emirates it would seem uneconomical of Arsene Wenger to force the 28 year-old to stay against his wishes.

Having said that, it would seem reasonable for Arsenal to allow Vermaelen to join Manchester United, but only if the Red Devils let us have one of their unhappy stars to move the other way. And of course I am talking about Javier Hernandez, who was left out in the cold at United last season despite his undoubted ability to score crucial goals.