Author: Imbuedman

Is Wengerball back? Clean sheets don’t matter to Arsenal players. Time-up Cech?

Follow me It was a thoroughly entertaining match we just saw against Everton; it had everything you want as an Arsenal fan: good goals, Mhki assisst hattrick, Mhki/Auba combination for our fourth goal, and a first Ramsey Hattrick (shame I ignored my instincts to re-buy him for my Fantasy PL for this game week. I instead went for Martial who Mou didn’t even start). However, of all the talking points that the match threw up, the most exciting and most worthy of discussion is the return of the fluency and zest Arsene’s Arsenal are renowned for – the Wengerball....

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6 reasons Mkhitaryan should thrive better under Wenger than Mourinho

Follow me The news of Mkhitaryan’s likely transfer to Arsenal has elicited mixed feelings, despite his undoubted quality. Regardless of his Manchester United debacle, a player who was once Bundesliga Player-of-the-Season is surely a class player. We’ve seen glimpses of his undoubted quality in the EPL, too… Scorpion-kick version 1. However, in recent times, players who have come from United to Arsenal have always done so because of a lack of playing time, declining performances, or because they felt under-valued. How have previous players fared having switched from United to Arsenal? Without racking my brain, Mikael Silvestre and, more...

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Wilshere ‘back in a couple of days’ following Carabao injury

Follow me Jack Wilshere has eased the fears of many Arsenal fans by declaring that he “should be back in a couple of days” following the injury he sustained at Chelsea in the semi-final first-leg of the Carabao Cup. The news is actually not so surprising given that he tried to carry on playing after receiving some treatment, following what looked like a sprain while trying to block a Danny Drinkwater shot, before finally being substituted a little while after. However, anyone, especially us long-suffering Arsenal fans, who has followed Wilshere’s injury-ravaged career will know that majority of the...

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Arsenal lacks quality but certainly not character; Lacazette starting to lose confidence?

Follow me This breath-taking game against Chelsea has again highlighted one fact; that this Arsenal team has character and desire in abundance but perhaps lacks quality – the quality to turn draws into wins and losses into draws against fellow top-six teams. The lack of quality I speak about is certainly defensive and not necessarily attack-wise, as we scored three and two goals against Liverpool and Chelsea respectively at the Emirates without winning either game. Against United, we scored one and still lost by a two-goal margin. You simply cannot be conceding two or three goals against top teams,...

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Wenger reveals injury crisis ahead of tomorrow’s Chelsea showdown; Ozil could be fit

Follow me We have a good record against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea but our confidence going into tomorrow’s showdown is not at its highest, especially if the injury update delivered by Arsene Wenger this morning is anything to go by. We host Chelsea tomorrow in our first match of 2018 with a depleted squad. Medium-term absentees and first-team regulars Giroud, Ramsey, and Monreal are still out. The boss had earlier pencilled them down to return first and second week of January respectively, any way. Ozil missed the weekend’s match against Westbrom, while Kolasinac and Koscielny were taken off with injury...

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