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Arsenal Champions League dream at risk from sickness bug?

I know that Arsenal are already facing a tall order in our hopes of beating the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund to the top spot in our Champions League qualifying group after our woeful performance at the Westfalenstadion was punished with a 2-0 loss.

But things have started to look up as JUrgen Klopp and his players continue to toil in their domestic games. It might be too much for us to hope that their poor form and low confidence in the Bundesliga transfers over to Europe for them to fail to beat Anderlecht or Galatasaray, but with our own injury crisis easing and our performances on the up, it is not too much to hope that we could beat them at the Emirates and pip them to top spot.

Has Wenger found reason for Ramsey’s poor Arsenal form?

I suppose it is a bit harsh for Arsenal fans to complain about the form of our Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey. After all, the Wales international has already missed a few games through injury and there are only two Arsenal players that have scored more than his three goals so far this season.

But there is no doubt that the central midfielder has not been quite at the same level that he was playing at last season, when he silenced the doubters among the Arsenal fans and the football media alike with fantastic performance after fantastic performance, with the added bonus of 16 goals, some of them absolutely crucial like the extra time winner in the FA cup final.

Arsenal squad issues to consider ahead of Burnley visit

Some squad issues Wenger could think about by KM

Arsenal welcome Burnley in what should be a walk in the park on a Saturday afternoon. They’ve conceded 16 goals, they have only grabbed 4 points so far and have only scored 5 goals. Anything but the 3 points would be a huge blow, but we’ve managed so far to create trouble out of nowhere so it’s never as easy as it looks.

The Arsenal team to face Burnley – Gibbs and Wilshere out

Another week, another Arsenal injury. As discussed earlier this week, the Gunners get an average of one injury per game (over five years!) and this week it seems that Kieran Gibbs is the unlucky one. Our defence every week just consists of whoever happens to be fit at the time.

With David Ospina out until next year, there is no competition for Szczesny. I fully expect Hector Bellerin to replace Gibbs in the back line alongside Chambers, Mertesacker and Monreal. I expect Hayden to be put on the bench as that is all the cover we have if (God forbid!) we get another injury tomorrow.

Cazorla needs to step up for Arsenal to improve

Is Santi Cazorla doing enough playing in the creative midfield role for Arsenal? by SE

Santi Cazorla was going to be one of the key personnel for Arsenal this season, as the North Londoners were without Mesut Ozil to start off with, and Alexis Sanchez was new to the club. Cazorla, who plays as an attacking midfielder and winger — positions that Ozil and Sanchez play, needed to fire for the Gunners to enjoy a slick start to their season. But as has been the case with Cazorla in the last couple of seasons, the Spaniard continues to disappoint with his performances when Arsenal desperately need somebody to take control of proceedings and deliver at the most critical of times. Looking back, how has the Spaniard fared for the North Londoners so far?

Is Jack Wilshere really back to his best for Arsenal?

A few years ago Jack Wilshere was hailed as the next big English star and was loved for his do-or-die attitude for Arsenal. Due to injuries and lay-offs that expectation has waned a bit, but the player himself feels that he has now regained his golden touch for the Gunners.

He told Arsenal.com today: “I’ve been very pleased. I said at the start of the season that it was going to take me a few games to come back to the level I was at.

Arteta feels he and Flamini CAN work together for Arsenal

For a long time now, one of the most talked about factors of the Arsenal team, often seen as a weakness but always a topic of debate, is the central midfield area. And more specifically, the most deep lying or defensive part of it. Now the club captain Mikel Arteta has had his own say on the matter.

Many of us still think that Arsene Wenger needs to sign a strong and energetic player to do the sort of job that our former captain Patrick Vieira did and the fact that the Frenchman led the invincibles to the Premier League title 10 years ago without losing a single game seems to support that theory.

Arsenal Tactics – How Wilshere and Ramsey SHOULD play together

Is the Wilshere-Ramsey partnership a problem? Or is it just the way it is being executed? by Usmanov

Whether we like this formation or not, the much spoke-against 4-1-4-1 formation has come to stay. More so, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are the two players crucial to this strategy being in the scheme of things for Arsenal this season. So unless either one of these players is out injured for a long time, we should expect to see this setup for very long periods this season.

Sunderland v Arsenal Preview, Line-Up and Score Prediction

Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ

We’ve struggled to pick up points against the smaller teams with two disappointing draws against Hull and Leicester. We also just about managed to beat Palace at home thanks to a last gasp Ramsey winner. We have to make a statement in this game that we’re going to destroy the smaller teams to ensure that we at least make the top 4 this season.

Why Podolski is NAILED ON to start for Arsenal tomorrow

The Arsenal manager spoke to the press today ahead of the trip north to face Sunderland in the Premier League tomorrow, as reported by The Mirror. And I don’t think that Arsene Wenger needed to stretch his tactical acumen too far to realise that the home side may well concentrate on their defending after being huniliated by conceding eight goals at Southampton last weekend.

Wenger said, “I think the result (losing 8-0 at Southampton last weekend) will have strengthened their resolve to put on a better performance.

“The danger is that they now focus very hard on defending and that we get very few openings.”

Can Ramsey set Arsenal off on a winning run?

Will Ramsey’s return bring about a change in Arsenal’s fortunes? by SE

Aaron Ramsey returned to action for Arsenal during the 2-2 home draw against Hull City last weekend. The Welshman came on as a 62nd minute sub for Mathieu Flamini, as the North Londoners went in search of an equalizer. Ramsey completed 82% of his attempted passes and created two chances in the 28-minute period he was out on the pitch, but did very little to pose a goal threat to Steve Bruce’s side. Going forward, and having made himself a vital cog in the Arsenal machine, will Ramsey’s return bring about a change in Arsenal’s fortunes?

Jack Wilshere tells The Ox he will be dropped for Walcott!

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been impressing for club and country this season, especially since this injury crisis hit the Gunners, but his Arsenal and England team-mate Jack Wilshere has made it clear that once Theo Walcott is back to full fitness, the Ox will have to be relegated to the bench.

“He gives us something different – he gives us pace,” Wilshere said on Arsenal.com. “I know we’ve got Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who gives us pace but Theo gives you something different without the ball.