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Liverpool there for the taking for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 19, 2014 by David Nugent

On Sunday Arsenal visit Liverpool’s Anfield, which is not traditionally an easy ground to visit for opposition teams. The Gunners suffered a 5-1 drubbing at the famous old ground last season that seriously derailed their Premier League title hopes.

Different

However, this Liverpool side is a far less potent outfit than the one who blow away the Gunners in last season’s encounter. They no longer have their dynamic striking duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front for a start and look far less threatening this campaign.

Testing

Can an injury-hit Arsenal climb into the top-four this weekend? 0

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal having a lot of players on the treatment table ahead of their weekend meeting against Liverpool, manager Arsene Wenger has a difficult task to get a result.

A win could put the Londoners in the top-four of the Premier League, but with so many key players already ruled out of action, Arsenal will be considerably under-strength. They will have some confidence against Liverpool, however, given that the Reds have lost four of their last seven league games.

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin says he’s playing with freedom and confidence 0

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Young Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has revealed he is now playing with real freedom on the pitch, after enduring a difficult start following his debut for the senior side earlier this season.

Enjoying somewhat of a breakthrough campaign, Bellerin shone in Arsenal’s recent 4-1 win against Newcastle, and he says his performances improve due to his improve confidence.

“When you play your first games you’re just trying not to make a mistake. Then as you get more confident you start playing the way you usually play. I feel more comfortable every time I get to play. It was thanks to all the people who have trust in me because that’s what lets you play freely,” he said.

Arsene Wenger provides latest injury update 0

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Speaking ahead of the all-important Premier League clash against Liverpool, Arsene Wenger has revealed that England star Theo Walcott has a very slim chance of making the squad for the Sunday’s clash at Anfield.

Arsenal travel to the Merseyside on the back of 4-1 wins over Galatasaray and Newcastle, with the Gunners hoping to pile more misery on the Reds as well as further close the gap behind top 4 positions.

The injury situation at the Emirates appears to be improving, but while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to shake off his groin problem, the likes of Nacho Monreal and Theo Walcott are again expected to miss out.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says players should take the blame for inconsistent start 0

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes disgruntled supporters should blame the players and not manager Arsene Wenger for their inconsistent start to the season.

“I understand their frustration. But I wouldn’t put that on the manager. We have to stand up ourselves as players. We are adults and we need to stand up and take some of that blame ourselves,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Arsenal have lost three of their last six, and endured an even more difficult start to the campaign. It led to manager Arsene Wenger receiving a lot of abuse from the supporters, as they felt he made failings in the transfer market, but injuries haven’t helped hid cause.

Arsenal agree deal for Polish starlet 0

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Media reports in Poland are suggesting that Premier League giants Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik from from Legia Warsaw.

The 16-year-old recently visited the Premiership side with his parents as he was given tour of the training ground and facilities and it seems that the youngster and his family have been convinced by the Gunners officials.

It remains to be seen whether Bielik will join Arsenal in January or at the end of the season, but it has been reported that he will be earning around £2,000 per week in North London, which is a huge pay rise to his current £125 per week salary.

Versatile Calum Chambers says he likes switching positions 0

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Calum Chambers recently revealed how much he’s enjoyed switching positions for the Gunners this season.

The England defender signed for £16M from Southampton in the summer, and has been used at right-back and centre-back for Arsene Wenger’s side. Despite having swapped roles on a regular basis, Chambers says it’s been a good experience for him.

“I will have to settle in a place but I’ve always found myself switching positions from a young age so it’s nothing that I’m not used to. It’s been a good experience for me. I really enjoyed my time at centre half at the start of the season and I’ve enjoyed my time (at right-back) after Mathieu Debuchy was unfortunately injury,” said the 19-year-old.

Mesut Ozil closing on a return to action 2

Posted on December 18, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil is close to a return to first team action. The Germany international has been out of action with a knee injury since 5th October and it was believed that he would not play again until 2015.

However, it seems Ozil is ahead of schedule and could make a return to action in the near future, although he will not appear in Arsenal’s visit to Liverpool on Sunday, which the Gunners are odds of 6/4 to win.

Soon

Should Jenkinson be allowed to leave Arsenal permanently? 0

Posted on December 17, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could allow on-loan West Ham full-back Carl Jenkinson to leave the club on a permanent deal for a fee of £8million next summer. However, it seems that the Hammers would not be prepared to pay that sort of fee for the 22-year-old.

Experience

With Arsenal bringing in right-backs Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy in the summer it was clear that Carl Jenkinson’s playing time would be limited with the Gunners if he stayed at the Emirates, so he decided to gain valuable first team experience with a loan move to West Ham.

Thierry Henry wants to become Arsenal manager 0

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Despite snubbing an invitation from Arsene Wenger to join his coaching staff in favour of a media job, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry admits that he would, nonetheless, love to be appointed the Gunners manager one day in the future.

Having seen his contract at New York Red Bulls come to an end, the 37-year-old decided to end his playing career and in turn accepted a lucrative offer to become Sky Sports pundit.

Henry has reportedly become the highest-paid pundit on British television, having agreed a six-year deal with Sky worth £4 million, while he also had offers from BBC and BT Sport.



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