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Will young Gunners core be good for England AND Arsenal

There is no doubt that things have changed at Arsenal Football Club in recent years. And I am not just talking about selling our best players, spending no money and finishing fourth every year. It has been mentioned a fair bit in the media that Arsene Wenger is now almost the bastion and forefront of producing talent for the England national team.

Welbeck strikes again as Arsenal stars shine for England

With Arsenal suffering from what seems like a never ending run of bad luck with injuries, most Arsenal fans would probably have preferred it if there were no Gunners in action during the international round of games. But that was never going to happen so the next thing we want is for our players to come through without injury and to play well.

There were five Arsenal players involved in the England v San Marino game at Wembley, with Alex Oxlade-Chasmberlain the only one not to start. But before I get on to England, I have to quicly mention Santi Cazorla. Our little midfield maestro may have lots of good things about his game, but I bet that will be the first and last time ha will ever play at right back.

Alexis gives Arsenal boss clear message! Stop resting him!!

If the terrible news about the Arsenal and Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil is true and he is going to miss a few months because of a knee problem, then one of our other recent signings from La Liga may get his wish. Because the former Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has revealed, in an Arsenal.com report, that he hates it when he does not complete the full 90 minutes of a game.

Arsenal Debate – What to do with Jack Wilshere?

Wilshere This, Wilshere That – What to do With This Talented Starlet? by NikkoGunners

Most Arsenal fans nowadays read the team sheet looking for one name – Is Wilshere playing or is he not? Second question quickly is what does that mean for other talents in the Squad?

Clearly Wilshere is a massively talented young man and on his day he can change the match just like that. However, there are statistics that many Arsenal Fans have been looking at and they are as damning as can be if you look at this statement:

Just analyzing the past season’s record:

Is Wilshere right that Arsenal controlled the game against Chelsea?

There have been many posts and comments rueing Arsenal’s performance against Chelsea at the weekend, but the Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere feels that we were on top for a lot of the game, but just didn’t take advantage of our chances when they appeared during the match.

“At times we controlled the game,” said Wilshere. “…and that is the difference, at this level when you are playing against a top-class team, when you are on top you have to really make it count,”

“We created a few half chances, but we never really made it count.

Stats suggest Wenger was RIGHT and Arsenal WERE unlucky

Arsene Wenger was clearly frustrated after Arsenal succumbed to another away defeat at the hands of one our big rivals. But the Frenchman also claimed after the match that the Gunners were unlucky, as an Arsenal.com report shows. His main example was the penalty claim on 63 minutes when Wilshere’s shot was blocked by the hand of Cesc Fabregas. But the Frenchman also felt that the game was decided on small details that just did not go our way and that the referee’s leniency allowed Chelsea to repeatedly break up our attacks with fouls. So was Wenger right?

Chelsea v Arsenal Review – Creators v Predators

Creators Vs Predators: The Arsenal Dilemma by ElusiveArsenal

When writing an article after an Arsenal match. I find staying off Twitter and taking an hour off to cool down absolutely necessary. Without that, most of this would be filled with curses and rants directed at everyone from the manager to the players to the irritating fans.

I think it’s a sign of the times when a loss to Chelsea is seen as an ‘improvement’ over last season’s match. Sure, we started well, passed well and all that… but that was it. We passed well. Once again, we were caught in the same trap of passing in front of the opposition’s defence with no purpose or cut. It says it all when Podolski’s late cross was more or less the first time we put a decent ball in from wide positions.

Arsenal need to play with the handbrake OFF!

10 Shots and NONE on Target! by NikkoGunners

Arsenal outscored Chelsea on shots, but none of our shots were on target. Chelsea had three on target and got two goals. What does such a statistics tell us? Arsenal’s game has been very patient this term and we spend long spells in the game planning the perfect shot. It is what Wenger likes to call playing with the handbrake on. It could be that Chelsea’s Invincibles are in the making and so we faced an impenetrable quality defense. However, for Arsenal, with 7 games gone, there is necessity to go back to the drawing board.

Official teams and preview of Chelsea v Arsenal

After the shocking way Arsenal were hammered at Stamford Bridge last season, today’s Premier League clash with Chelsea is a good chance to see if Arsene Wenger and the Gunners have learned their lessons – and whether we will have any more joy against the big clubs this season.

But the Frenchman’s starting selection is hampered by injuries, so he is unable to call on the likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud, but the biggest loss is surely our Welsh midfield star Aaron Ramsey. That is probably the reason why Wenger left Jack Wilshere out of his team for the Galatasaray game, as the Englishman comes back in with fresh legs today.

Should Arsenal use Diaby as DM against Chelsea?

Arsenal were very impressive in the first half against Galatasary, in fact they controlled the game right up until Wojciech Szczesny got himself dismissed, but there is no doubt that Sunday’s game against League leaders Chelsea will be a different kettle of fish. The Gunners will have to be much stronger at the back and the defense will need as much help as possible from the midfield.

Due to Wenger refusing to bring in a new DM in the summer and the subsequent injury to Mikel Arteta, we only have the lumbering Matthieu Flamini available to take that role, unless Wenger decides to use the ace-up-his-sleeve and take a chance on putting Abou Diaby in at the deep end against Jose Mourinho’s men.

Arsenal have turned into England’s saviours?

Wenger now the toast of England by CR

Less than a decade ago Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fielded a squad that did not contain an English player, yet now, his team is full of promising players that are eligible to play in current England boss Roy Hodgson’s side.
Wenger was criticised for the team he selected for that 5-1 win against Crystal Palace in February 2005, although it has to be said that it was something of an aberration as Ashley Cole was ill, Sol Campbell and Justin Hoyte were injured, and Jermaine Pennant was on loan at Birmingham City.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Galatasaray

Arsenal will want to get their Champions League campaign back on trach this evening and we have a great chance at home against Galatasaray. And not only will a win put us back in a good position to at least qualify, a good performance will go a long way to banishing the memory of the poor showing against Borussia Fortmund two weeks ago.

Arsene Wenger has the usual injury problems to contend with and the Frenchman will also have one eye on the trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. That is probably the reason for him leaving Jack Wilshere out of the starting line up tonight.