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Pressure GROWS on Arsenal after Liverpool result

Because of the inconsistent and shaky first half of the Premier League season that Arsenal have had, Arsene Wenger and the players will be painfully aware that there is not much room for manoeuvre left. The Gunners are already adrift of Chelsea and Man City at the top of the table, while we have somehow allowed Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United team to escape their own troubles unpunished and get to this weekend with a comfortable four point gap over us.

Why Arsenal must NOT wait until summer for DM transfer!

As well as there being hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with almost every central defender and central midfielder the media can think of, there have been a few reports that suggest Arsene Wenger may be trying to get one of the midfield player in on a temporary basis until the end of the season and then use the summer transfer market to bring someone in permanently.

I really hope this is not the case because it could turn out to be a disaster for the Gunners. The January transfer window may not be the best and you may have to pay a bit more to persuade a club to sell one of their stars halfway through the season, but there are some benefits as well.

Have EPL rivals opened Top Four door for Arsenal?

Things could hardly have gone any better for Arsenal yesterday. Not only did we beat the team directly above us in West Ham, leapfrogging Sam Allardyce and his team into the bargain, but none of the other teams above us in the Premier League table won either.

That means that a win for the Gunners at Southampton on Friday along with a home win for Stoke City against Man United, could see Arsenal overtake Louis van Gaal and his Red Devils in the table as well, depending on the scores. Stoke are in very good form, especially at home and United are still struggling with injury problems all over the pitch.

Man City win puts pressure on Arsenal but MORE on Liverpool

If Arsenal fans think that the gap between us and the teams at the top of the Premier League table is too large, spare a thought for the poor scousers. In fact, scrap that, let’s laugh at them and make sure the gap does not get any better looking for them after tomorrow’s game at Anfield.

Chelsea do not play until Monday and hopefully they will find the trip to Stoke as unhappy as the Gunners did recently, but Man City have just gone into a 3-0 lead at home against Crystal Palace and that puts the reigning EPL champs level with Jose Mourinho and his players and a hefty 13 points ahead of Arsenal and a massive 18 points ahead of Liverpool.

Is League Cup exit now a blessing for Arsenal?

It is becoming ever more unlikely that Arsenal will be able to mount a serious title challenge in the Premier League this season, failing to capitalise on a first defeat of the season for Chelsea being the latest low point in an already disappointing season.

And with it looking likely that the Gunners will draw another one of Europe’s top clubs like Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the first knockout phase of the Champions League, our hopes of another trophy seem to rest on the defence of the FA cup. So to say that our early exit from the Capital One cup is a blessing seems strange, I know.

Arsenal ARE improving! Problem is so are EPL rivals!

The situation for Arsenal could have been so much worse by now if it was not for the fact that almost every other club with hopes of winning the Premier League this year was also having problems. Only Chelsea have really lived up to the billing.

So while Arsenal have dropped way behind the league leaders, we have not found ourselves too far away from the top four and that infamous Wenger trophy is still well within our grasp. And the way our performances are getting better and the results are starting to come makes life look a lot rosier in the Arsenal camp.

Arsenal keeper right to be positive ahead of Dortmund clash?

Wojciech Szczesny was one of the many Arsenal players that did not exactly cover themselves in glory at the Emirates stadium on Saturday. It looked like he was at least partly responsible for the lack of understanding that led to hos collision with Kieran Gibbs and the left back’s own goal that that changed the course of the game.

But I am not going to be too harsh on the Poland international, because that was his first real mistake in the Premier League this season and he has not been at fault for the rest of the Gunners’ defensive problems this season. It has not helped him having 19-year old Calum Chambers and now the Spanish left back Nacho Monreal in front of him either.

Arsenal’s Season is in Danger of Ending Soon….Very worried?

After last season when Arsenal spent much longer at the top of the Premier League table than any of our big rivals, only faltering in the second half of the season as the injury list ground us down, expectations were naturally high going into this campaign.

Arsene Wenger still had quite a few of his players injured or otherwise out as usual and that list grew in the first few games, but having carried on from the record breaking transfer of Mesut Ozil with the signing of Debuchy, Chambers, Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, we all felt that Arsenal were in a much better position to challenge.

Wenger -“Arsenal were dominant but not efficient enough”

Against Man United last night, it was yet another of those games were Arsenal get loads of possession, but sloppy defensive lapses gift the whole three points to their opponents. Arsene Wenger, though, was pleased with the performance,if not the result.

“It’s a game that we dominated for 80 per cent of the time and we haven’t dominated a game like that against Manchester United for a long time.” Wenger said after the game on Arsenal.com.

Why Arsenal MUST play Podolski this week!!

Why This Forgotten Arsenal Star Deserves More Chances! by AT

As a result of Arsenal’s rather mediocre start to the new season, there have been a handful of players who have been subject to criticism as a result of their poor performances. However, there are also established first-team players who have been more or less left in the wilderness as the Gunners continue to struggle for form. One of those players is Lukas Podolski, who chose to speak out about his situation following Germany’s 1-0 win over Spain.

Arsenal captain on how this season CAN be a success!

After he missed the last half hour of Arsenal’s last Champions League game against Anderlecht and then the away defeat by Swansea City in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta can be absolved from blame for the way the Gunners have thrown away two winning positions in a row.

But hopefully the club captain will be available again for the Gunners’ next game against Man United and he is well aware of how important it is for the players to get the fans back on side again. The Spanish midfielder is not the sort to blame his individual team mates and he has told Arsenal Player that he feels his job as captain is to keep the team morale as high as possible, even after a disappointing result or two.

Arsenal can and MUST take advantage of rivals’ woes

Despite a slow start to the season, Arsenal seem to have got away with it to a certain extent. Apart from Chelsea, none of our main Premier League rivals have really got it together either. So the Gunners have a great chance and all the encouragement needed to step up against Swansea and go into the international break just a point behind the reigning champions Man City.

City were awful today and lucky to get a point at QPR, just as Liverpool have lost it and Man United were lucky to scrape a home win against Crystal Palace. Louis van Gaal and his little boy striker will certainly not be coming to the Emirates with any form or confidence in a couple of weeks time.