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Wenger keen to use Aaron Ramsey more offensively 0

Posted on November 28, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed returning midfielder Aaron Ramsey won’t be considered in the holding role any more due to his attributes going forward. The Welsh international looked to be deputising as a deep-lying midfielder following the growing injury crisis, but his manager instead believes his talents shouldn’t be suppressed by tactical discipline as a holding-midfielder.

“Ramsey is more an offensive player. I will use him sometimes (centrally) when the game demands, but he’s a very adventurous. I used Ramsey on the right because he gives us a balance with Ozil, Sanchez and Giroud. That’s where I will certainly continue to use him. He is not afraid to tackle but he likes to go in the box and he has a good timing of runs and he wants the ball and he wants to go forward,” said Wenger.

Chuba Akpom not giving up on a long-term future with Arsenal 0

Posted on November 28, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom revealed his determination to make a name for himself at the Emirates Stadium, and isn’t giving up on becoming a regular staple in attack in the future. The 20-year-old is currently on loan with Championship high-flyers Hull City, and has shown signs of promise at times that have led to praise from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Akpom could have stuck around with the first-team this season, but was requested by his boss to get game time at a good level to continue his development before challenging the applecart at the Emirates.

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal’s lion 0

Posted on November 27, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has the energy and zeal of a lion. Sanchez scored a brace in the Gunners recent 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League and looked back to his best.

Wenger told the media: “When he does something, he does it 100%,” Wenger said. “He finishes and you think: ‘He’s dead now.’ But then he recovers and gives 100% again. You always see signs of exhaustion but it’s not [that] because two days later, he’s fine.

Arsenal injury update ahead of Norwich clash 0

Posted on November 27, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an assessment of his injured stars ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash to come against Norwich City. The Gunners travel to Carrow Road to face the Canaries on Sunday afternoon, and are 8/13 to pick up all three points.

The Londoners have a number of players out of action, such as Mikel Arteta (calf), Francis Coquelin (knee), Theo Walcott (calf), Tomáš Rosický (knee), Jack Wilshere (fibula) and Danny Welbeck (knee), but could welcome back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to the fold.

Arsene Wenger needs to spend in the right areas 0

Posted on November 26, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that he is willing to spend money in the January transfer window, but has once again reiterated that he will only spend money if the right player is available. Same statement he makes on a b-annual basis really.

At his weekly press conference Wenger said: “We are in a position where we want to do something. If I find the right quality I will do something.”

Asked if he was looking for a bargain in the January sales Wenger replied: “Who doesn’t love a bargain? What is for us a bargain is to buy top quality as only top quality strengthens our squad.

Can favourable run of games to come see Arsenal finish 2015 at the Premier League summit? 0

Posted on November 26, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have endured a mini-slump in the Premier League, but ended their winless run with a convincing victory in the Champions League that should now see them with some momentum going into their next league outing. A trip to Carrow Road to face a struggling Norwich City is next up for the Gunners, presenting Arsene Wenger’s side with a chance to turn their form around. Arsenal are 4/7 to see past the Canaries, and have a favourable run of games to come after their City clash that could see them going into the New Year top of the table.

Could injury woes in attack see Arsene Wenger bolster strikeforce? 0

Posted on November 26, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has lost patience with injured forwards Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott, and is looking for a new centre-forward to compete directly with Olivier Giroud for a starting place in the second-half of the season. Arsenal have suffered an injury crisis this season, and it’s highlighted how little strength in depth they have in attack when key members are on the treatment table, which could turn Wenger’s hand to bolster their strikeforce.

Could Arsene Wenger replicate Eric Dier’s midfield transformation at Tottenham for Calum Chambers? 1

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been full of praise for out-of-favour defender Calum Chambers, and believes the England international has the quality to fill a void in the midfielder given the Gunners’ recent injury crisis. While having hardly featured for Arsenal in 2015, Chambers could well be given a new lease of life in a new role, similar to that of Eric Dier in the Tottenham side.

Ozil and Sanchez once again star for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 25, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night keeps the Gunners chances of making the knockout stages alive. It was Arsenal’s two most expensive signings in the history of the club that were once again at the heart of the win.

Simply unstoppable

When Arsenal play their best football inevitably Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez, or both are at the heart of action. Last night’s game proved that, as Sanchez scored a brace and Ozil also got on the scoresheet as the Gunners secured a comfortable victory.

Gabriel believes Arsenal have learned from Zagreb defeat in Croatia 0

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash between Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb, Gunners centre-back Gabriel feels the side won’t make the same mistakes from the reverse fixture as they seek all three points to try and prolong their stay in the competition this season. They’ve suffered a poor European campaign so far

Anything less than a win will eliminate Arsenal from the group stage with one game spare, so they can’t afford another slip-up. Zagreb won 2-1 at home against the Londoners, but have lost their other three Champions League games in the group. As a result, Arsenal are firm favourites to win at the Emirates, and Gabriel is backing his team to deliver.

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