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Ospina´s STUNNING Arsenal stats destroy EPL rivals

There is something that I must say first about the latest stats on the Arsenal and Colombian international keeper David Ospina. The stats comparison that I have done between the recent Gunners signing and other top Premier League keepers, including his club rival Wojciech Szczesny, are based on Premier League games only.

That means that they do not include Ospina´s two Champions League games, with the latest against Monaco having seen him concede three goals and put in perhaps his worst performance in an Arsenal shirt. But he was not alone in that and maybe that should be viewed as an aberration.

We know Wilshere and Szczesny – but who are Arsenal’s other smokers?

I am sure that the Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud was just trying to diffuse the situation, perhaps with a typical Gallic shrug of the shoulders, but I am not so sure how well his words will be received by his Arsenal team mates, or by the manager for that matter.

Arsene Wenger has always condemned it when his players have been caught smoking cigarettes in public and claimed that as professional athletes it is not sensible and as role models they should know better. But the boss has also tried to play down the media furores that have surrounded the likes of Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny in recent years.

Ospina relaxed and expected to play for Arsenal tonight

It was rumoured that the new Arsenal Number One was injured after the weekend’s game at Palace, but Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is ready to lay. Wenger was asked about Szczesny at the pre-game press conference.

He said: “I worry about every single player in my squad and I want every single player to be happy but at the end of the day only 11 players can start the game. That’s the same for every single player. We have competition for places and that’s part of our job. I don’t think that’s a special worry.”

The Arsenal fringe players to start against Monaco?

There will be a number of the fringe players at Arsenal hoping for a start in the Champions League against Monaco tomorrow and I think that some of them have a real chance. With a crucial Premier League clash against Everton coming up on Sunday, it is feasible that Arsene Wenger will shuffle his Arsenal pack a little to keep things fresh.

The Frenchman may also pick his team with the strengths and weaknesses of Monaco in mind and this could open the door for a few of the Gunners. The boss refused to say which keeper he would be using but both are fit. Szczesny does have more Champions League experience and will be desperate to impress, while missing a cup game and coming back at the weekend would not harm the confidence of Ospina.

Wenger confirms Top Four is ALWAYS Arsenal’s main target

Ever since Arsene Wenger arrived at Arsenal, way back in the midst of time, Le Prof has always managed to keep the Gunners in the Top Four of the Premier League which will now forever more be known as The Wenger Trophy. Even though he has always won that race, the Gunners just managed to win their first real trophy for nine years last season beating Hull in the FA Cup Final.

Is Ospina STILL the keeper Arsenal should start with?

After getting his Premier League career with Arsenal off to an incredible start with three clean sheets from his first three games, our Colombian international David Ospina has had a somewhat tougher time of things in the last two games, conceding two goals in the derby defeat by Spurs and then another to Leicester City on Tuesday.

So there have been a few more questions aimed in Ospina’s direction in the past week or so and his position in the starting line-up could be under some threat again from Wojciech Szczesny. The Poland international is likely to start against Middlesborough in the FA cup on Sunday and a good performance from him will only increase the pressure on Ospina, but is it too harsh to question the Colombian after the last two games.

Arsenal v Leicester Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Leicester Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

The players have to recover from that poor result in the derby and there’s no better fixture to restart the winning streak than against the worst team in the division – who’s manager is expected to be sacked if his team loses against us.

I feel the Tottenham result was a blip. It wasn’t down to bad management but down to the fact that we scored too early. The players believed they were playing well when they weren’t and we never recovered. This won’t happen against a team such as Leicester and we should really put them to the sword.

Arsenal fans should show more SUPPORT for the team

THE ARSENAL FAN’S MIND by JA

Hey guys hope y’all having a great week after what happened against Villa and are looking forward to great things against Tottenham.

So with things going well I just intend to talk about the disappointment I feel towards a whole lot of Arsenal fans, with the way they have a lack of faith in our players when things go wrong.

Why Arsenal keeper Ospina is giving Szczesny NO CHANCE

I know that it is still a bit too early to really judge just how good the Arsenal and Colombian international keeper David Ospina is going to be in the English Premier League, or even whether he is going to continue to keep out our long standing number one Wojciech Szczesny.

But how often do we hear people say that it takes time for players to get used to the rough and tumble of football in England? So maybe we should give some more credit to Ospina for the way that he has hit the ground running, just as the TV pundits and fans have been raving over Alexis Sanchez.

Official teams and preview of Brighton v Arsenal

Arsenal have been handed a fantastic bonus and a great chance to defend the FA cup trophy we won in that dramatic Wembley final back in May last year, with the magic of the cup waving it’s wand and getting rid of Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham for us in a crazy day of cup shocks.

But yesterday was also a warning to big clubs like us that we should not take anything for granted. Hopefully the players will have taken this and previous warnings from Arsene Wenger fully on board and will make sure that there are no shocks at the Amex Stadium in Brighton today.

Pick your Arsenal team to beat Brighton

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion – Team prediction by Moh

Arsenal will be traveling to Brighton in the fourth round of the FA cup today and coming back from a fantastic 0-2 win against Man City, this should on paper be an easy game for the Gunners. We faced them a couple of years ago and we won by a narrow 2-3 win and went through to the next round. Brighton were a much better side back then and fighting for promotion to the Premier League. This season they are on the lower half of the table and look set to playing another season in the Championship.

Szczesny needs to train harder to win his Arsenal place back

Arsenal debate – Does Szczesny need to man up? by JO

Over the past few weeks Arsenal fans have been treated to a positive change of fortunes with great results in wins against Hull City, Stoke and latest victims Manchester City. My guess is all Arsenal fans have enjoyed this and we can only hope that it continues for as long as we keep moving up the table.