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Sanogo double gives Arsenal awesome attacking options!

Even though he may not have played all that much football for Arsenal so far this season, mainly due to the excellent form and understanding showed by Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, Yaya Sanogo has clearly not been wasting his time. The young French striker has obviously been working hard with his Arsenal team mates and learning the art of being a centre forward.

And the France under 21 team has felt the benefits of that work. In both of their games during this international break, the Arsenal forward has captained the team and played the whole 90 minutes. And last night his efforts were rewarded with two more goals, taken in typical goal poachers style, to take his tally to five in just nine games for the under 21s.

Diaby on comeback trail for new Arsenal contract says Wenger

The latest news on Abou Diaby and his injury situation is sure to please a lot of Arsenal fans, but the suggestion from Arsene Wenger that the French midfielder could also be set to receive a contract extension to his current deal that runs out at the end of this season will dismay just as many.

You cannot help but feel sorry for the talented player who only managed to play 11 games for the Gunners before the Sunderland defender Dan Smith smashed his ankle apart with the horror tackle that was the start of a never ending list of injury problems that stopped him fulfilling the huge promise he had showed before.

Is Arsenal the EPL side that PSG star is set to join in January?

The priority for Arsenal in the January transfer window is likely to be for a central defender, as the recent injury problems of Laurent Koscielny have highlighted just how thin the Arsenal squad is in the defensive area. But many Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger finally accepts that he needs to sign a combative central midfielder to strengthen the spine of the team as well.

Joel Campbell rubbishes Arsenal exit rumours

Joel Campbell showed massive improvement last season at Olympiakos and with Costa Rica at the World Cup, but since his return to Arsenal he has found it very difficult to persuade Arsene Wenger to give him some playing time in the Premier League.

This has led to many rumours that the youngster is unhappy at he Emirates and is desperate to leave in January, even if it is only on yet another loan deal, to get more first team experience on the pitch. This media-led frenzy has now fostered rumours that Benfica and Inter Milan (amongst others) are trying to lure him away from Arsenal.

Arsenal must PLAY Podolski or SELL him! But which?

The Arsenal and Germany international forward Lukas Podolski has made no secret of his frustration about his lack of playing opportunities, pretty much ever since he signed for the Gunners over two years ago. Arsene Wenger has ofvten brushed off the German’s complaints but it looks like the Frenchman now has to make a decision.

It did look as though Podolski had convinced the Arsenal boss of his worth to the team last season, after a long lay off with a hamstring injury had cut short his good start to the season. But then Podolski seems to have returned to north London after the World Cup winning exploits with Germany in Brazil and he is back to square one.

Former Gunner backs Klopp to shine as new Arsenal boss!

There are plans, apparently, for some Arsenal fans to show their displeasure at the way the Gunners have struggled and stuttered at the start of the season, with the manager Arsene Wenger set to be the main subject of the fans’ anger.

Once again it looks like Arsenal are going to have to settle for a top four finish and place in the Champions League, and we need to improve in order to do that. So despite the Frenchman having signed a three year contract extension in the summer, the pressure on him to retire or move upstairs into an executive position will only increase if Arsenal continue to struggle in the Premier League.

Podolski pushing even harder for Arsenal exit

Lukas Podolski is using his time with the German national team to get some proper playing time on the pitch, and also to voice his displeasure at being left on the sidelines with Arsenal. Now that he has been backed up by the Germany manager Joachim Low, Podolski has made it even clearer that he needs to get away from the Emirates.

“I’ve spent the last four months making brief appearances,” he was quoted as aying in the Standard. “I’ve had to wrap myself up warm in my winter coat with my hat and scarf on to watch the others playing.

Time for Arsenal to play Cazorla in the middle?

The Arsenal and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla suggested ahead of this current international break that it would be a chance for him to recharge his batteries and enjoy himself before the serious business of the season ahead.

The Spaniard has improved after a slow start for the Gunners and we need him to come back in top form, with our German play maker Mesut Ozil ruled out with injury until the start of next year. One of the problems for Santi has been having to play on the flanks rather than through the middle.

Wilshere’s England role gives Arsenal another GREAT option

The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has always been thought of more for his ability to burst past players and create goals, with the attacking side of his game always drawing more praise and attention than the defensive side. But a good central midfielder has to be able to do both things well.

And Wilshere has now played three or four games for England in his new role as the deepest lying midfielder, with Roy Hodgson using a midfield diamond as well as the old favourite of 4-4-2. Arsene Wenger does not think it his best position and I tend to agree with the Arsenal boss, but Wilshere is certainly growing into the role.

TWO bits of GOOD injury news for Arsenal fans to enjoy!

It is rare enough for Arsenal fans to get any good news on the injury front, with recurring problems to the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil having ruined the end of last season and the start of this one. So to get two pieces of good news in the same week is almost unheard of for the Gunners.

The first and perhaps most important piece of news is the report in the Daily Star that reveals that news of the latest serious injury setback to the unluckiest man in football, our French midfielder Abou Diaby, has been flatly denied by an Arsenal source.

Internationals help Podolski and Campbell get last Arsenal chance

The next couple of months could be pivotal for the Arsenal careers of our two forwards, Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell. Both the World Cup winning German and the Young Costa Rican have clearly been chafing at their lack of playing opportunities and if things do not change, then January could see one or both of them waving goodbye to the Gunners.

It is a tricky situation for Arsene Wenger as well. The boss, I’m sure, would love to be able to give these two strikers more time on the pitch but as our results have not been going so well, he must do what he thinks is best for the club.

If Ozil doesn’t want Arsenal let him GO!

I am not one of the Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil’s big critics and I do think that the 25-year old has done some good things and has generally improved the Gunners side since his deadline day transfer move from Real Madrid last summer.

But I would also have hoped for a bit more from the talented play maker, especially considering the massive £42.5 million fee we paid for him. However, as much as I expect Ozil to adapt and get better in the Premier League, I do not think Arsenal should worry too much if the Metro report about him not wanting to join Arsenal in the first place is true.