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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.

Arsenal claim comfortable win against Dinamo Zagreb 0

Posted on November 24, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal completed a 3-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League to keep their hopes of making the last 16 alive. Alexis Sanchez grabbed a brace and Mesut Ozil also got on the scoresheet.

The first attempt on goal came from the home side on seven minutes. Joel Campbell fired in a cross to Santi Cazorla at the near post, but the Spaniard fired well over the bar.

Arsenal kept coming forward and on ten minutes Olivier Giroud missed the target from a Mesut Ozil corner kick. The Gunners continued to dominate possession without creating any other clear-cut chances until taking the lead on 29 minutes.

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.

Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb – 2/1 on Arsenal to Win & BTTS 0

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal missed a perfect opportunity to climb to the top of the Premier League standings as they failed to get anything from the weekend’s clash with West Bromwich, and the team are now shifting their focus towards the Champions League campaign.

Things are not looking good there either given that the Gunners sit six points behind Bayern and Olympiakos ahead of the final two matchdays, but the good news is that Arsene Wenger’s charges still have a chance of reaching the next stage.

Aaron Ramsey to feature against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night 1

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has recovered from injury, and could be thrown straight into the side for Tuesday evening’s clash with Dinamo Zagreb. The Welsh international has been out of action for a number of weeks, but is likely to be immediately trusted upon given Arsenal’s growing list of casualties.

Ramsey has operated in a wider role this season, but could return to his favoured position at the heart of the midfield with Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta both out of action. Manager Arsene Wenger hasn’t had the luxury of naming his strongest side for a run of games and the weakening of their eleven has cost them on the pitch.

Arsenal enduring a mini-slump in form 0

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s weekend defeat to West Bromwich Albion continued their poor run of form in recent weeks, and such a slump couldn’t come at a worse time given the Gunners have Champions League duty on Tuesday night. Arsene Wenger’s men have a must-win clash against Dinamo Zagreb, but have picked up just one win in five in all competitions.

A 3-0 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium was Arsenal’s last win since October, and Wenger even admitted the side are going through a hard time given the current injury crisis. There can be no excuses should they suffer an early elimination in Europe, however, as a strong Arsenal side have lost three of their four group games played in the Champions League so far.

Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb Champions League preview 0

Posted on November 23, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in a crucial game for the side from north London.

The Gunners have endured a nightmare campaign in Europe this season, losing three of their four games in Group F, with their only win coming in a 2-0 defeat of German giants Bayern Munich.

The odds of qualifying for the knockout stages look against Arsenal, as they need to win both their remaining games and hope that second-place Olympiakos do not collect anymore points. The Gunners last game of the group is away to the Greek champions.

Arsenal fail to take advantage of City’s slip-up at the top of the table 0

Posted on November 22, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s defeat to West Bromwich Albion was all the more irritating for manager Arsene Wenger and supporters alike as the Gunners could have finished the weekend top of the Premier League. Now two points adrift of first-placed Leicester City, Arsenal could have been one point clear of the chasing pack had they beaten the Baggies at the Hawthorns with previous leaders Manchester City having lost to Liverpool.

Francis Coquelin injury could be a major blow for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 22, 2015 by David Nugent

In Francis Coquelin Arsenal looked to have finally found the solution to their old defensive midfield problem. He adds steel to the craft of the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

The Gunners do not really have a player capable of replacing the Frenchman and unfortunately they may now need to, after the French midfielder went off on 14 minutes with a knee injury in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at West Brom.

Full extent of injury

The extent of the injury will be discovered later today, but losing the former-Charlton loanee for any length of time, especially as one of his potential replacements Mikel Arteta also came off injured against West Brom.

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