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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.

Why Pique to Arsenal is NOT just a daft transfer rumour!!

When I first saw the latest Arsenal transfer rumour linking the Gunners with a bid for the Barcelona and Spain international defender Gerard Pique, I thought that it was just a bit of journalistic nonsense, even though the Daily Mail report claims that it has got it’s sources from Spain.

But looking into it a bit more, it does look like a January transfer move could be on the cards for Pique, as his relationship with the current Barca coach Luis Enrique seems to have reached a point of no return. And the Catalan club are keen to get behind their former playing star as boss after the failure of the Tata Martinez experiment last season. They want to go back to their old boot room philosophy with the likes of Guardiola, Rijkaard and Cruyff doing so well.

Manc Derby draw to complete great weekend for Arsenal?

Just like last weekend when Arsenal were gifted two goals to give us a much needed Premier League win in Sunderland, the Gunners won again yesterday against one of the league’s struggling sides Burnley. And while Arsenal were still far from our best, we got the much needed points, kept another clean sheet and built on the improving morale and form.

And just like last weekend, results elsewhere were pretty favourable for Arsenal and we find ourselves back in the top four. West Ham could only manage a draw with Stoke and Swansea City drew with Everton, while Liverpool’s poor start carried on as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United.

Walcott tells Welbeck – Be more selfish and be an Arsenal goal hero!!

It was not that long ago that Arsenal under Arsene Wenger had forged a reputation of being a team full of foreigners, as the old guard of Gunners like Tony Adams, Ray Parlour and Ian Wright were replaced by the likes of Kolo Toure, Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry.

But Wenger always said that he was all about the quality of the player first and foremost and that has certainly been backed up with a lot of his recent signings and the new look Arsenal squad. And that British core continues to expand at the Emirates, with Danny Welbeck and Calum Chambers joining Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the England international set up, not forgetting Carl Jenkinson out on loan.

Welbeck sure he WILL step up and score more with Arsenal

The main reason for some Arsenal fans being somewhat less than thrilled when the club signed Danny Welbeck from Man United on transfer deadline day was his goal tally. The 23-year old has never been prolific at Old Trafford or during his loan spells at Preston and Sunderland, but he believes in himself and thinks that his numbers will soon start to get a lot better with Arsenal.

Welbeck was reported by the Daily Star saying, “I’ve never had the opportunity to get a constant run of games as a number nine.

Why Wenger WILL make Welbeck Super striker at Arsenal

The fact that Arsenal were allowed to solve our striker crisis with Danny Welbeck on transfer deadline day has not gone down well with fans of Man United, not at all. And it is not just because Danny was a local boy who had spent all his career with them since 2001, it is because they really rate Welbeck and think that he will significantly strengthen the Gunners, one of their big rivals.

And one man who knows the abilities and qualities of Arsenal’s new number 23 better than most is Rene Meulensteen. The Dutch coach joined United as youth coach in the same year as Welbeck and so has worked with him right up until he left United last summer.

Arsenal need extra time but SHOULD seal deal for Welbeck

Well Arsenal fans, how much did we enjoy that transfer deadline day? About as much as the first visit to meet your girlfriends parents or maybe the last time you went to A and E and had to sit all night to see a stressed out nurse to have splinters of glass picked out of your buttocks maybe.

And it is still not over as the deal, the only one we have, for Danny Welbeck from Man United has been held up and Arsenal have asked and been given an extension to get the transfer done and dusted. I am not staying up any longer, no way, but as long as Welbeck is a Gunner by tomorrow it will not have been a complete disaster in my opinion.

WOW! Welbeck stats suggest Arsenal get Giroud upgrade!

I can understand why Arsenal fans are less than thrilled about us signing Danny Welbeck. After the hope of getting Falcao and due to the last minute nature of the transfer, it feels like Arsene Wenger is settling for second best, but I have just been looking at Welbeck’s stats for last season and you will not believe what I found.

Remember that he only played 25 Premier League games for Man United last season, with quite a few of them as sub and that he was not in the centre forward position which he is likely to take for Arsenal. According to the comparison matrix on Squawka.com and going by a score per 90 minutes, Welbeck beats the Frenchman in most of the key areas.