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Arsenal fans say goodbye to Wenger!

Better from Arsenal, Perfect from the fans by KM

It was a fine weekend for the Arsenal family. After the disappointment of last weeks result vs Man Utd. we really needed that win, and unlike the Swansea game we were ready to defend for it. It was scrappy, we got lucky with the bar and 2 off sides, where Berahino was one on one with Martinez, but it was still better.

How Arsenal CAN beat early kick-off hoodoo!

It became a bit of an issue for Arsenal last year and I think it got into the players heads that an early kick off in the Premier League on Saturday following a midweek game in the Champions League would give the Gunners all sorts of problems.

Arsene Wenger was even asked about it in his pre-match press conference reported by Arsenal.com. The boss was quite dismissive about the issue, as he should be because the last thing the players need is it being built up into a big thing in their minds. We have enough problems winning games in the league without any mental stumbling blocks.

Arsenal v West Brom Preview, Line Up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

I’m writing this article knowing the result between City and Everton (3-2 to City). That means we’ll go into tomorrow knowing our top 4 status is already secured and hopefully we can finally rest certain players now before the FA cup final in two weeks’ time.

Now I’m not going to encourage resting the majority of our players. They need to remain focused on the match and need to remain match fit. That means that they will need to play tomorrow and possibly next weekend against Norwich so they are mentally and physically prepared for the game against Hull City in the FA cup final.

Predict the Arsenal score against West Brom and win a JustArsenal T-Shirt

Arsenal have already won the Wenger Trophy and can now concentrate on preparing for the FA Cup Final at the end of the season, but Arsene Wenger has already stated that he will be aiming to win our last couple of games anyway to keep the momentum going.

So we are all hoping for a positive result, and you may as well try and win a Just Arsenal T-Shirt to give you an extra interest in the match. Todays competition is sponsored by footballbetting.org.uk so if you intend to have a flutter on the game, then check their website for tips on how to take money of the bookies!

Why Arsenal would benefit from an Everton win!!

It’s alright Arsenal fans, I have not gone bonkers mental, at least I don’t think I have. When the doctors come round next I’ll ask them. But I do have a reason for thinking that Arsenal could actually do with Everton getting a win over Man City at Goodison Park on Saturday.

First of all, I don’t want Liverpool to win the title, but then I don’t want any of them to win it. What I do want is for Arsenal to go into the FA cup final at Wembley on good form. Forget about resting some of our best players to keep them safe, we want a confident bunch who are in the habit of winning, which is why I think an Everton result would help us.

Are Arsenal really interested in this Premiership midfielder?

As the January transfer windows draws ever closer, Arsenal are being linked with many top class players around Europe, but I am finding it very difficult to believe that Wenger is chasing West Brom’s Youssouf Mulumbu, despite the player himself claiming that the Gunners have approached him.

He was quoted in the Metro, amongst other publications, as saying: “I have had approaches from Arsenal,”

“I could leave this winter. This is the right time for me to set my sights higher. I’m ready to join a top-four club.”

Is Flamini responsible for Arsenal transfer pursuit of Mulumbu?

It is difficult to be too critical of Arsene Wenger this season, with Arsenal playing some fantastic football and sitting on top of the Premier League table as well as the Champions League group of death. Two summer signings by the Frenchman have had a massive part to play in the resurgence of the Gunners, and that was one of the main points of contention for the growing army of disgruntled Gooners calling for Wenger to leave the club this summer.

Did Wenger get Arsenal tactics wrong against West Brom?

Why Arsenal failed to beat West Brom by Dave N

Arsenal are top of the Premier league, as well as being in control, so far, in the Champions League’s hardest group, so I know I am not going to be popular when I question the manager. However, I am still disappointed about the West Brom game, and feel that the blame for our performance lies with Arsene Wenger.

It was VITAL Arsenal didn’t lose says Wenger

When Jack Wilshere scored a rare goal for Arsenal at the Hawthorns, it was not enough to inspire the Gunners to turn the game around and extend our winning streak on the road. So Arsenal picked up a point instead of none, but the manager Arsene Wenger is pinning a lot of importance on that one point.

The fact that point means that Arsenal players and fans can look at the Premier League table for the next two weeks and see the Gunners in top spot should not be underestimated, and losing that spot to Liverpool could have undermined the optimism and belief surging around the club at the minute. It also keeps Arsenal unbeaten in all competitions since the first day of the season, and not losing games is a great habit to have.

Detailed Infographic report on Arsenal point at West Brom

Match Report Infographic by Matt

Well Arsenal couldn’t extend the fantastic run of wins away from the Emirates, but they did show fighting spirit to come back from a goal down at West Brom and go into the international break on top of the Premier League. As usual, our friends at allarsenal.com have compiled a detailed infographic report on the game. Enjoy…

A relatively poor performance by our recent standards earns us a draw against a decent West Brom side in a tough away fixture thanks to Wilshere’s first Premier League goal since November 2010. Here is the match report infographic:

Arsenal’s fast starts are sign of confidence says Wenger

How many times last season did Arsenal start games badly and give themselves a mountain to climb? Answers on a postcard please, but it was certainly a lot. It can happen to all teams, of course, but it became an unwanted habit for the Gunners last season and cost us many valuable points. In fact, it was a big part of the reason for Arsenal doing so badly against the top teams.

Arsenal players must get better says Wenger

Despite a brilliant start to the season, Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal players that they need to keep improving. The manager is not saying that they are not good enough, though, just that they cannot afford to rest on their laurels and think they are doing fine.

There is a saying, applicable to football as well as business, that you cannot stand still, because if you are not moving forwards, you are going backwards, and I think that is what the Frenchman is trying to get across to his players. He wants them to be constantly striving for perfection and working hard to improve, other wise the way overdue trophies may not arrive this season, according to Sky Sports. He does give his players great credit for their attitude at the minute, however, and is clearly happy with the spirit and fight being shown throughout the squad.