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Arsenal vs schalke   Leave a comment

MATCH FACTS
* the last visit of the german outfit to arsenal was at highbury where they lost 3-2 in the 2001/02 season.
*arsenal have only lost two out of their last fourty three champions league matches at home since 2003. The two defeat were against english teams.
*schalke have only won one out of their last eight games against english opposition. Their only victory was the 3-1 over arsenal in september 2001.
*schalke have failed to score in their last four games against english opposition.

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Posted October 23, 2012 by arsenalwonder in arsenal

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Sequel to the international break   Leave a comment

Sequel to the international break.

Posted October 17, 2012 by arsenalwonder in Uncategorized

Sequel to the international break   1 comment

Olivier giroud got a last gaps equalizer against spain to give the french side a well deserved point. This goal was only his second for his team france. Alex oxlade chamberlain got his first england goal against san marino. Per mertesacker was also on target in his side 4-4 draw against sweden.

Posted October 17, 2012 by arsenalwonder in arsenal

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Westham vs Arsenal- preview   Leave a comment

West ham will be expected to have as many men as possible behind the ball. This method is to frustrate the gunners attacking threat. Carzola, podolski, gervinho, oxlade chamberlain, ramsey and arteta will have to be in top form to break down a defence that have only chipped in five goals this season. Giroud has been playing well, linking up with play well and his shooting has been wonderful so far. Why has it been difficult for him to score we all ask.
I guess he has been highly unlucky so far, going by the champions league match against olympiakos, his shots were always deflected away from goal. One thing i am sure of it that whenever he get it right with luck on his side goals will come.
Gervinho seems to be on fire scoring freely this season. He has scored more goals this season than he did the entire of last season when the goals scoring responsibility was borne by robbin van persie. The current state of olivier has also been maximized by the ivory coast international who is believed to replace Drogba in front of goal. His dribbling has been superb, yet his eye for goal is getting better. He has found the net in our last three consecutive games, which is a home impetus heading to the upton park.
Head to head
15th january 2011 (EPL) westham 0 arsenal 3
30th october 2010 (epl) arsenal 1 west ham 0
20th march 2010 (epl) arsenal 2 west ham 0
F.A CUP west ham 1 arsenal 2
25th october 2009(epl) west ham 2 arsenal 2.
A very entertaining london derby it will be looking forward to seeing arsenal take all three points tomorrow !

Posted October 5, 2012 by arsenalwonder in arsenal, epl, Preview

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¤EPL preview¤ westham vs Arsenal   Leave a comment

We are yet to earn as many points as expected in the Epl this season.
Attention shift to Upton park after the gunners impressive 3-1 victory over the greek champion olympiakos.
West ham united have not been beaten in their last four premier league matches their last match was a victory over queens park rangers [QPR].
This is the gunners first premier league match after the heart breaking 2-1 loss to chelsea at the emirate last saturday. The loanee from liverpool andy carroll could also return to the starting XI. Gervinho who have already scored more goals this season than he did in the league throughout last reason will be expected to lead the attack which means olivier giroud will likely start on the bench.
Probable line ups.
West ham:
jaaskelainen,
demel, reid, collins, o’brien,
noble, diame, vaz te, nolan,
jarus, caroll.
Arsenal :
mannone,
jenkinson, koscienly, vermaelen, gibbs,
ramsey, arteta, oxlade-chamberlain,
cazorla, podolski, gervinho.

Posted October 5, 2012 by arsenalwonder in Uncategorized