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Arsenal make HUGE mistake with Francis Coquelin

I must admit I was very surprised when I saw the latest post on Arsenal.com saying that the Gunners have decided to extend Francis Coquelin’s loan period at Charlton. The original deal was to send him to the Valley for a month until this Sunday night.

He has impressed everyone at Charlton in the three games he has played so far and seems to have cemented his place in the side, but with Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere succumbing to injury this week we thought it was a certainty that Coquelin would be brought back as emergency cover, at least until the winter transfer window opened.

Walcott, Welbeck and Sanogo give Arsenal HUGE injury boost!

The Arsenal injury update given by Arsene Wenger today was pretty depressing for Arsenal fans to hear. It looked like the Gunners were going to have to do without almost a full and decent starting XI players, with Danny Welbeck, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott apparently unlikely to return along with out other crocks Arteta, Szczesny, Ospina, Gnabry, Diaby, Debuchy, Ozil and Wilshere.

I am not trying to suggest that our wily old manager is trying to pull a fast one here and surprise tomorrow’s opponents when the teams are announced, but a quick look at the pictures on Arsenal.com of the Gunners training after the manager’s press conference will show Welbeck, Sanogo and Walcott going through the exercises with their team mates.

Arsenal Debate: WHY does Jack Wilshere keep getting injured?

The Arsenal injury curse and Jack Wilshere’s personal nightmare goes on and on. Young Jack was the subject of yet another crunching tackle as he sprinted into the Man United penalty area last week, and it has resulted in another operation on his left ankle.

Most papers reported that Wilshere would miss three months even if he didn’t need to go under the surgeons knife, but now it could be even an longer period if rehabilitation.

The Gunners have now confirmed the bad news on the official webste. The report said: “Jack Wilshere has had successful surgery on his left ankle and will be out for approximately three months.

Arsenal boss dismayed as Arteta and Sanogo pile on injury woe!!

Arsene Wenger was clearly delighted by the strong performance of his Arsenal players last night, but he was just as clearly devastated and almost at a loss for words that the victory over Borussia Dortmund exacted the heavy price of two more Gunners joining the ever growing and continued injury list that is in danger of destroying a second season in a row for Arsenal.

Does this photo spell disaster for Arsenal v Dortmund?

Arsenal fans will be hoping for a morale boosting win against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow, which would make us all feel a lot better as well as keeping alive our faint hopes of topping the Champions League group. But The fans and players and Arsene Wenger would happily settle for a share of the spoils as that would see us into the next round.

Easier said than done, however, especially when you look at the Gunners’ performances and results in the last three games. And when you remember how Jurgen Klopp’s team gave us a football lesson in Dortmund, it does start to look like a tough task.

Arsenal Debate – Was Jack Wilshere lucky not to be sent off?

No-one can deny that Arsenal’s defeat at home to Man United yesterday was a massive disappointment, but it could surely have been a whole lot worse if Jack Wilshere had been sent off after just half an hour of the game. The England midfielder looked like a very angry banshee as he aggressively approached the referee after obviously fouling Marouane Fellaini.

When the United midfielder attempted to protest about Wilshere, the little Terrier jumped into the Belgian’s face, head-butting him like a goat on heat. Was it lucky that Fellaini didn’t just drop like he had been shot – as many Premiership players have been known to do in the past, and was Wilshere even luckier that referee Mike Dean didn’t just give him a straight red card there and then.

Arsenal v Man United review – No luck and no points for gutted Gunners

Louis van Gaal changed his tactics to try to surprise Arsenal and counter his team’s defensive problems, with three central defenders and with Luke Shaw and Valencia playing as wing backs in a midfield five, with Rooney and van Persie up front. But it was not really working as the Gunners tok control of the first half and really should have scored at least one goal before the break.

Wilshere had an eventful half. He could have been sent off, should have won a penalty and found himself one on one with De Gea. But while his finish should have been better, the United keeper was in top form and he also denied Chamberlain and Welbeck with great work.

Official teams and preview for Arsenal v Man United

Arsene Wenger must have been mightily relieved when the in form England striker Danny Welbeck passed his late fitness test and as expected, the Frenchman has stuck with the pacy and hard working front man instead of bringing back Olivier Giroud who has made an early return to fitness and is on the bench to face Manchester United today.

Louis van Gaal has had some good news of his own, with De Gea, Shaw and Di Maria all in the starting line up after their own injury concerns, but their back four still looks weak, and the Gunners will hope that it is the visitor’s defence rather than our own which is the most busy.

Arsenal v Man United Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview, predicted line up and score by KJ

This international break was probably the least annoying of all the ones we’ve had so far. Most fans were pretty annoyed at our last result and this has given us ample time to distance ourselves from the result and the performance and this has no doubt rejuvenated our hope that we can actually start playing good football again.

Arsenal Debate – Should we use Wilshere in his England role?

Should Wilshere be Playing a Deeper Midfield Role for Arsenal As Well? by AT

Undoubtedly, the biggest relief Arsenal can take from the latest international break is the fact that there are no new injury concerns to address. In addition to that relief, there was also the sheer joy of watching the Gunners’ English contingent shine so bright for Roy Hodgson’s side against Scotland. Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck all put in good performances, but the pick of the lot was Jack Wilshere, playing in a much deeper role.

Ox scores as Arsenal stars shine again for England

With Arsenal now having turned from a team of mainly foreign players to being built around a strong core of young British players, the Gunners now find themselves in the strange position of being the main provider of players for the England national team.

And the young Gunners are doing very well for Roy Hodgson. Once again our players were a key part of England winning their friendly match against Scotland at Celtic Park and ending the year on a real high after the disappointment of the World Cup. Maybe England would have fared much better in Brazil if the likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had been fit.

How battling Scotland could spell trouble for Arsenal

I am sure that all six of the Arsenal players in the England squad will be hoping to be involved for Roy Hodgson’t team when they face the auld enemy Scotland in a friendly match at Celtic Park tonight. The home internationals used to be the highlight of the football calendar for most of the players that took part in them and it really is the sort of game that players want to be involved in.