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Would Arsenal even want van Persie back?

There is a rumour going around, and it is just a rumour for now, that the former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is seriously cheesed off with his new team Manchester United and could be set for a shock return to the Gunners. I am not going to go into the whys, wherefores and whether the rumour could be true, I am just interested to know what the Arsenal fans think about it.

WTF are Arsenal doing dithering over Sagna contract?

If Arsenal mess this up, someone needs to be sacked. It seems as though the Gunners are on the verge of losing Bacary Sagna at the end of the season after all. The news last week was good, and it seemed to be just a matter of time before the France international was signed up with a new contract, along with Per Mertesacker and Arsene Wenger.

The 5 reasons why Arsenal do NOT want RvP back

RVP’s five cardinal sins By AondoaverK

Arsenal fans now have more than one reason to be happy. Our boys are producing exquisite football on the pitch. We go into tough matches wanting very much to win but also knowing that even a loss will still keep us at the top. But the fact that our former captain Robin Van Persie is unhappy at Manchester United is another reason to be happy.

No one wants to remember those nervous days when his future at the Emirates was so uncertain. Will he go…… will he stay…… Finally he left but it was pretty clear to many that he had made up his mind long before.

Why would Arsenal want Song back from Barcelona?

There is a new transfer rumour concerning Arsenal, but I would be very surprised if anything came of it. Apparently the former Gunner and Cameroon international midfielder Alex Song could be available in January, after failing to establish himself in the Barcelona team.

Song may have hoped that things would get better this season under the new manager of the Spanish champions, but the 26-year old still spends most of his time on the bench under Tata Martino so, according to a report in the Mirror, he could be on his way back to the Premier League. The report claims that Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping tabs on the situation.

Ozil declares Arsenal to be the Perfect place! Any regrets RvP?

When Arsenal smashed the club transfer record t sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on the last dqay of the windpw this summer, there was no doubt that it was the big story of the day, if not the summer. The German international is widely recognised as being one of the best players in the world for his technical ability and vision. He was even rated as the best playmaker in the world by his former manager and boss of Arsenal’s Premier league rivals, Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho.

Not selling players has given Arsenal the consistency to win title

Dear Gooners, This article was meant to be published right after Arsenal’s ‘win’ against Man United, but alas we were very unlucky so I decided to wait a while before doing so. It wouldn’t have made sense at the time anyway.

The Gunners have had an excellent season so far. In fact, since the middle end of last season, Arsenal have only lost 2 out of 20 league games (I might stand to be corrected on the amount of games played since our fine run began) but generally we have been so consistent it is unlike the Arsenal we knew 2 or 3 years ago. What has changed so much since last season, besides the addition of three players?

Can Arsenal say goodbye to challenge from Spurs and United?

As Arsenal got straight back into the groove with a win against Southampton at the weekend, the Premier League title race is really starting to take shape. And it is looking good for the Gunners, not just because of our own form, but because of the poor performances of two of our biggest rivals, Manchester United and Tottenham.

Tottenham were not just beaten by Manchester City, they were subjected to the kind of beating that could well damage their team morale and and put a giant spanner in the works of their season. It is extra special for Arsenal fans of course, because of the local rivalry, but in practical terms it should mean that we have one less team to worry about.

Is it time for Arsenal to stop zonal marking?

Arsenal lose because of a set piece! by Ash

Arsenal have always been given stick over the way we defend and a lot of the time it’s been in regards to our tactics when it comes to set pieces. For the strangest reason, Arsene Wenger, despite 17 years in the Arsenal job, continues to believe that zonal marking on set pieces is the way forward. Wenger just cannot wrap his head around the idea that perhaps we would be much better and perhaps much less fearful when it comes to set pieces if we actually picked up man for man rather than hit and hope for the best.

Man Utd vs. Arsenal review – Gunners defeated but not deflated

Arsenal were dealt a late blow with illness ruling out Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker, So the club captain Thomas Vermaelen came in, and Arsene Wenger started both Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini as a double pivot, with star man Aaron Ramsey moving out to the right. Jack Wilshere had recovered enough to be included in the squad, but Theo Walcott had not.

United had their tails up from the start, but this a new Arsenal and were able to cope with the early pressure. The Gunners were not doing a great deal going forwards, but the counter attacking threat was evident, and a great take down from Giroud nearly got us in on goal.

Man Utd vs. Arsenal Official teams, preview and Live match chat

This is it Arsenal fans! Today the Gunners were hoping to run out on to the Old Trafford pitch with a fantastic chance of beating our long term rivals and really staking a claim on the Premier League title. The fact that we were so confident despite a crippling injury list is testament to just how much the team has improved over the last year, but a sickness bug may have ruined it.

Latest team news and Preview of Man Utd vs. Arsenal

Manchester United vs. Arsenal Preview, Team News and Prediction by AT

On the back of a historic win for Arsenal over Borrusia Dortmund in the Champions League, the Gunners travel to the North-West to face the reigning Premier League champions Manchester United in a clash that will surely be the pick of the action over the weekend. With a five point lead at the top of the League table, Arsene Wenger’s side are soaring high at the moment and will be keen to make a ‘perfect week’ out of what the critics dubbed to be the ultimate test of the club’s title credentials.

Wenger puts pressure on RVP and United ahead of Arsenal clash

With Arsenal flying high at the top of the Premier League, as well as storming back into control of the hardest group in the Champions League, the visit to Old Trafford this Sunday to face Manchester United was always going to be a major talking point in the media.

There have been lots of incidents between the clubs in the Arsene Wenger, such as Pizza-gate and Keown doing a Dracula impression on Van Nistelrooy, but the big issue since last summer has been the van Persie transfer. The Dutchman went from Arsenal hero to being more hated than Nasri and Cole, and his talk of the little boy inside just made it worse.