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Why Diaby could get SHOCK start for Arsenal v Spurs

Having only just started his first game for Arsenal in around 19 months, you would not expect Abou Diaby to start the very next one as well, especially one as important as a north London derby with Tottenham in the Premier League, but I have a sneaking feeling that the Frenchman could be on the team sheet on Saturday.

In the latest injury update on the Arsenal.com website, Arsene Wenger has revealed that another French midfielder, Mathieu Flamini, has a chance of being available again for the Tottenham game, after missing out on the last two squads due to a small problem.

Diaby the reason Arsenal didn’t complete DM transfer?

There were more Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with a player in the deep lying central midfield role than any other, by some distance. And that has been the case with the Gunners in every transfer window for the past few years.

But as you know all too well, Arsene Wenger does not see things the same way as many fans and media pundits. It seems clear that the Frenchman is not really interested in signing a player like Makelele who is all about tackling and breaking up play. The players we were linked with in this last window were more the all-round type, like Khedira and Schneiderlin, but we still didn’t sign one.

Arsenal face tough task to keep Spurs dominance going!

Don’t be under any illusions that Arsenal face a tough game on Saturday. Just because the Gunners owned our north London rivals last season, with three wins out of three including one on the way to an FA cup trophy, does not mean we should expect it to be easy on Saturday, even though we have the advantage of playing at home.

Records are there to fall and we will need to be on the ball from the start, especially after they got a morale boosting win in the Capital One Cup tonight. It looked like Nottingham Forest were going to do us a favour for a while, but it was not to be. Pochettino had played a strong side knowing that they needed a win to bring to the Emirates.

Arsenal still playing rubbish but only one person is to blame…

Arsene again won’t take the blame by KM

Another day, another miserable Arsenal performance. We really are predictable. We did exactly what we do every time. Try to pass it into the net and as more often than not, it didn’t work. Where is the problem? We sent out a bunch of kids, Diaby, some out-of-favour players and Alexis.

Although we were poor once again, we started with a brilliant Alexis free kick. And after that we did what Arsenal do best. Make life difficult for ourselves. We gave away a totally reckless penalty and after that another corner and another ball hits the back of our net.

Ozil on why he LOVES life as an Arsenal player!!

In the latter part of last season and the early part of this one, the Arsenal and Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil came in for a serious amount of criticism and questioning. Despite the fact that it was the former Real Madrid star’s debut season and he had a few injuries along the way, and despite the limited amount of preparation and fitness training he was able to get after the World Cup, the media were looking for reasons as to why his form was not the best.

Was it REALLY just a fitness issue for Ozil at Arsenal?

A large part of the talk among Arsenal fans and in the football media concerning the Gunners this week is the return to form of the club record signing Mesut Ozil. That is only fair really, after the Germany international was the focus of all the attention while he was struggling for form.

Many people have had their say as to why we finally saw the Ozil that helped his country to win the World Cup and was such a mainstay of the Real Madrid side under Jose Mourinho, with many focusing on him being moved back into the niddle by Arsene Wenger.

Diaby’s Arsenal return to earn a place for Chelsea clash?

After suffering an amazing and unlucky number of injuries, around 40, in his eight years as an Arsenal player, it is pretty incredible that Abou Diaby has not just thrown in the towel. And many other clubs and managers might have given up on the Frenchman, but not Arsene Wenger and Diaby could be about to repay the faith of his manager.

Have Arsenal REALLY tied up Khedira for January transfer?

Unless he signs a new contract in the next eight months, Arsenal transfer target Sami Khedira will be able to walk away from his current club Real Madrid and the Spanish giants will not receive a single euro in compensation. Even with all their money, that is not a good situation and they do still have to comply with the FFP rules laid down by UEFA.

So maybe there is some truth in the rumour that the Gunners have agreed a transfer fee of around £11 million euros with Madrid to sign the Germany international in January. But don’t get too excited just yet Arsenal fans, because the report has come from Caughhtoffside.com and thy are not always the most reliable source of information.

Does this photo show why Arsenal won yesterday?

Forget all the media talk, Arsenal fans, that wants to suggest that the reason the Gunners beat Aston Villa yesterday was some mystery virus. Apparently that meant Paul Lambert had to without six of his Villa players. Boo hoo and all that, but Arsene Wenger had no less than seven of the Arsenal squad unavailable due to injury.

So please, pundits, give the Gunners some credit for once, as much as it hurts you. The suggestion is that this virus also affected the Villa players on the pitch, leading to them becoming tired and without enough energy to mount a proper charge in the second half. Yeah, yeah.

The REAL reason Ozil has been out wide for Arsenal?

Poor old Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal boss cannot do right for doing wrong it seems, even with the Arsenal fans who are supposed to support him. It has not quite reached the Alan Pardew stage yet, with fans printing thousands of leaflets demanding his sacking, but if the Gunners had not managed to win at Aston Villa then things could have started to get a bit uncomfortable for the Frenchman.

Relax Arsenal it’s Liverpool in danger from Man United

I know that Arsenal fans will be disappointed if the Gunners finish in fourth place in the Premier League again, but maybe we should be a bit more grateful for the fact that Arsene Wenger has always kept us in that Champions League spot, even though it has been by the skin of our teeth at times.

If you need any further reason to be proud of record, look at Liverpool who have not been able to dine at Europe’s top table for five years. And then look at Man United, whose fall from grace was so big that they didn’t even make the Europa League.

Welbeck proves Arsenal were RIGHT on Balotelli

Let’s be honest with ourselves Arsenal fans. When we heard that Danny Welbeck was going to sign for the Gunners on transfer deadline day, a lot of us were not happy. I think that the hope of getting Radamel Falcao was played a big part in that, but we soon came round and saw that it was a pretty good, if not spectacular, signing for Arsenal.

But the England international was not really known for his goal etting at Man United and it was his all-round game that we signed him for, along with the hope that Arsene Wenger would be able to work his magic and turn the 23-year old into a top striker.