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arsenal vs southampton   Leave a comment

Arsenal welcome the saints to emirate stadium in a game that will speak a lot about the arrangement of the top four. The saints are currently ahead of the manchester clubs and will hope that good fortune come their way on saturday. A number of arsenal player are in celebration mode as France completed a sensational 3-0 win over Ukraine on Tuesday night at the Stade de France following their disappointing 2-0 defeat last week. This is good news for our manager who is also french and will like to right the wrong that occured against manchester united before the international break.

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dortmund vs Arsenal   Leave a comment

Arsenal silence a quarter of their critic last saturday as they beat second place Liverpool 2-0 at the emirate. Among the yet to be won over is the Match of the Day pundit and former Premier League winner
has rubbished claims that the
Gunners can win the league,
stating that they haven’t played
one of the ‘big 3’ yet.
Dortmund face Arsenal this week in
what will be the second of their two
Champions League group stage
encounters, having emerged
victorious at the Emirates Stadium a
fortnight ago.
Klopp’s side did not have it all their
own way in London, with Arsenal
enjoying plenty of the ball and
creating numerous chances. However,
Dortmund’s high-intensity and
strength in transitions won through,
earning a 2-1 victory.
Arsenal will go into the intimidating
Westfalen Stadion confident they can
regain control of their Champions
League group.
Arsene Wenger’s team looked to be
cruising towards qualification for the
knockout round going into the home
clash with Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund are in terrific form coming
in to this game on a back of a 6-1
drubbing of Stuttgart in the German
Bundesliga and Jurgen Klopp will look
to make the home advantage count
against a solid Arsenal side.
Arsenal have been a bit unpredictable
in their last couple games but will go
into this game with renewed
confidence after beating a strong
Liverpool side 2-0 in the League on
the back of defeats to Chelsea and
Dortmund at home in Cup competitions.
The lack of options in various areas
of the pitch for Arsene Wenger though
will be a huge concern for the
Gunners’ management going into this
midweek game.

arsenal vs liverpool – previous meetings   Leave a comment

Highest Aggregate :9
Liverpool 3 – 6 Arsenal

2006/2007
Highest Arsenal score: 8
Arsenal 8 – 1 Liverpool
1934/1935

Highest Liverpool score: 5
Liverpool 5 – 0 Arsenal 1963/1964

2012/2013
Wed 30 Jan
Arsenal 2 – 2 Liverpool
Premier League

Sun 02 Sep
Liverpool 0 – 2 Arsenal
Premier League

2011/2012
Sat 03 Mar
Liverpool 1 – 2 Arsenal
Premier League

Sat 20 Aug
Arsenal 0 – 2 Liverpool
Premier League

2010/2011
Sun 17 Apr
Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool
Premier League

Sun 15 Aug
Liverpool 1 – 1 Arsenal
Premier League

2009/2010
Wed 10 Feb
Arsenal 1 – 0 Liverpool Premier League

Sun 13 Dec
Liverpool 1 – 2 Arsenal
Premier League

Wed 28 Oct
Arsenal 2 – 1 Liverpool
League Cup

2008/2009
Tue 21 Apr
Liverpool 4 – 4 Arsenal
Premier League

Sun 21 Dec
Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool
Premier League

2007/2008
Tue 08 Apr
Liverpool 4 – 2 Arsenal
Champions League Liverpool won 5-3 on aggregate

Sat 05 Apr
Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool
Premier League

Wed 02 Apr
Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool
Champions League

Sun 28 Oct
Liverpool 1 – 1 Arsenal
Premier League

2006/2007
Sat 31 Mar
Liverpool 4 – 1 Arsenal
Premiership

Tue 09 Jan
Liverpool 3 – 6 Arsenal
League Cup

Sat 06 Jan
Liverpool 1 – 3 Arsenal
F.A. Cup

Sun 12 Nov
Arsenal 3 – 0 Liverpool
Premiership

2005/2006
Sun 12 Mar
Arsenal 2 – 1 Liverpool
Premiership

Tue 14 Feb
Liverpool 1 – 0 Arsenal
Premiership

2004/2005
Sun 08 May
Arsenal 3 – 1 Liverpool
Premiership

Sun 28 Nov
Liverpool 2 – 1 Arsenal
Premiership

2003/2004
Fri 09 Apr
Arsenal 4 – 2 Liverpool
Premiership

Sat 04 Oct
Liverpool 1 – 2 Arsenal
Premiership

2002/2003
Wed 29 Jan
Liverpool 2 – 2 Arsenal
Premiership

Sun 29 Dec
Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool
Premiership

Sun 11 Aug
Arsenal 1 – 0 Liverpool
Charity Shield played at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

2001/2002
Sun 27 Jan
Arsenal 1 – 0 Liverpool
F.A. Cup

Sun 13 Jan
Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool
Premiership

Sun 23 Dec
Liverpool 1 – 2 Arsenal
Premiership

2000/2001
Sat 12 May
Arsenal 1 – 2 Liverpool
F.A. Cup played at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Sat 23 Dec
Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal
Premiership

Mon 21 Aug
Arsenal 2 – 0 Liverpool
Premiership

1999/2000
Sun 13 Feb
Arsenal 0 – 1 Liverpool
Premiership

Sat 28 Aug
Liverpool 2 – 0 Arsenal
Premiership

1998/1999
Sat 09 Jan
Arsenal 0 – 0 Liverpool
Premiership

Sat 22 Aug
Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal
Premiership

1997/1998
Wed 06 May
Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal
Premiership

Sun 30 Nov
Arsenal 0 – 1 Liverpool
Premiership

1996/1997
Mon 24 Mar
Arsenal 1 – 2 Liverpool Premiership

Wed 27 Nov
Liverpool 4 – 2 Arsenal League Cup

Mon 19 Aug
Liverpool 2 – 0 Arsenal Premiership 1995/1996

Wed 01 May
Arsenal 0 – 0 Liverpool Premiership

Sat 23 Dec
Liverpool 3 – 1 Arsenal Premiership
1994/1995

Wed 12 Apr
Arsenal 0 – 1 Liverpool Premiership

Wed 11 Jan
Liverpool 1 – 0 Arsenal League Cup

Sun 28 Aug
Liverpool 3 – 0 Arsenal Premiership 1993/1994

happy birthday to the great man – Arsene Wenger   Leave a comment

Arsene Wenger was born on the 22nd of October 1949 in Strasbourg, France. His professional Football career started in 1973 as a sweeper with Mulhouse and then moved onto ASPV Strasbourg and then RC Strasbourg. His real Success has come as a coach where he has managed Nancy, Monaco, Nagoya Grampus Eight and most notably Arsenal.

History
Arsene Wenger’s career as a player went from 1973 to 1981 where he played professionally for 3 clubs.
Currently managing Arsenal is where his football career has been most successful leading Arsenal to 3
premier league titles,4 community shield titles and 4 FA cup titles becoming the most successful manager in Arsenals History.

Clubs
Arsenal 1996- date
Nagoya Grampus 1995 -1996
Monaco 1987-1994
Nancy 1984-1987

THE GREATEST ARSENAL MANAGER SPEAKS

Dear Arsenal supporter,
Everybody was talking about Jack
Wilshere’s goal after Saturday’s
game against Norwich City and it
was certainly one of the best goals
I’ve ever seen.
I especially enjoyed it because it
was a team goal. It had combinations
and the speed which you always like
your team to play with. There was a
mixture of technical quality, quick
thinking, quick reactions and
calmness in front of goal. It was a
great, improvised goal.
We won the game 4-1 but you can’t
say that it was completely
comfortable, even though Norwich’s
keeper was busy. They played well
and at 1-0 and then 2-1 they gave
us some difficult moments.
I was asked in my post-match press
conference whether this Arsenal
team reminds me of the team that
went unbeaten in 2003/04 and of
course it’s much too early to make
comparisons like that.
But I must say we have a good
attitude, we are hungry, and we
have a good solidarity level. We
certainly get that as well from the
fans, who have been right behind us.
We clearly have quality, but how far
we will go is down to how consistent
we can be, how much effort we put
into every single game and how
careful we are not to get into a
comfort zone. You have to avoid
that at the top level.
Self-belief is important and of
course it is strengthened by every
win. In recent years we have been
playing catch-up so it’s good to lead
from the front this season. But
there is a long way to go so let’s
just focus on developing as a team
and keeping our solidarity.
A quick word on Mathieu Flamini,
who went off on Saturday. He had
concussion, so on the advice of the
doctor I took him off because I did
not want to take any gamble. As a
result of the concussion, he cannot
play against Dortmund, but he
should be OK for Saturday.
Even without Mathieu we have
plenty of midfielders and, with
seven games in 23 days, we will
need everybody. I will juggle my
options and everybody will play.
Thanks for your support on
Saturday. Get behind the team again
for what should be a great game
against Dortmund later today.

Posted October 22, 2013 by arsenalwonder in arsenal, champions league, epl, TRANSFER, Uncategorized

Arsenal vs Borrussia Dortmund *champions league*   Leave a comment

Arsenal are turning the
toughest looking Champions League
group into a walk in the park so far
and they would take a huge stride
towards their customary place in the
last 16 with victory over Borussia
Dortmund on Tuesday.
“We have two very difficult games
coming up against Dortmund,” Arteta
told Arsenal`s website
(www.arsenal.com).
These two sides also
met twice in the group stages of the
Champions League in 2011 when a
Robin van Persie brace secured a
home win for the Gunners while a
stunning late equalizer from Ivan
Perisic secured one point for Dortmund in the return fixture.News on the injury front for Dortmund is not very encouraging though as the likes of Lukas Piszczek and Ilkay Gundogan will miss out with long term injury worries while the likes of Marcel Schmelzer and Sebastien Kehl are also doubtful having not fully recovered from their injuries.
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen
Klopp tips Arsenal as the favourites for the Premier League title ahead of the Champions League meeting between the two sides although this may be seen as the manager playing a mind game and setting his site on piling us pressure on the north london team.
Arsene wenger is a happy man at the moment with all things working for him. The return of last season best performer in the form of santi Carzola is a welcome development while the duo of Jack and Ramsey are doing wonderfully well with jack grabbing what has been dubbed goal of the century on saturday against Norwich.

arsenal vs norwich preview   Leave a comment

The international break is finally over as attention shifts to various domestic leagues as teams prepare to strengthen their positions on the league table.
In the Barclays premier league Arsenal who are on top of the league will be hosting Norwich city at the emirate.
Arsene wenger while addressing the audience at Arsenal AGM says our dream is to finally end the trophy drought which has endured for eight years.
Arsenal FC
Arsene Wenger could have Santi
Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Lukas
Podolski back in time to face norwich while Tomas
Rosicky withdrew from the Czech
Republic squad in midweek due to a
problem but will most likely be available. Mesut
Ozil was forced off in Germany’s game
against Sweden with a
knee injury and is a doubt but the injury is believed to be minor and not as to the extent of the level of fear.
Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bacary Sagna
and Abou Diaby look the likeliest to miss out
due to injuries.
The exciting young duo of Jack
Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey look set
to start in midfield with Frenchman
Mathieu Flamini doing the mopping up.
Tomas Rosicky could be handed a
start if Ozil does not recover in time
for the clash and it will be interesting
to see if Wenger decides to hand the
returning Cazorla, Walcott and
Podolski a start.
Olivier Giroud will be leading the line
with Carl Jenkinson continuing at
right-back in place of Bacary Sagna.

Norwich City FC
Anthony Pilkington was withdrawn
from the Republic of Ireland squad
due to knock but should be available
for Chris Hughton on Saturday. Elliott
Bennett is the only other injury
concern for the Canaries.
Chris Hughton fielded a five-man
midfield against Chelsea and a similar
tactic may be adopted against Chelsea
as well. The trio of Alexander Tettey,
Leroy Fer and Jonny Howson could
lineup in midfield with Robert
Snodgrass and Anthony Pilkington
providing the support from the wings
to the lone striker.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel has not found
the net in more than eight hours of
Premier League football and could be
dropped in favour of new signing Gary
Hooper in attack. Russell Martin,
Sebastian Bassong, Michael Turner
and Martin Olsson look set to start in
defence in front of John Ruddy.

Looking forward to a sweet home win

arsenal vs napoli   Leave a comment

Arsène Wenger
points with pride to the fact that his
team have reached the knockout
rounds of the Champions League in
every season since Uefa abolished
the second group stage 10 years
ago although even the Invincibles did not
have it this tough. The class of
2003-04 were the last Arsenal side
to really struggle in the group
stages but, after gaining just one
point from their first three matches,
they rallied to win their last three,
finishing above Internazionale,
Dynamo Kyiv and Lokomotiv Moscow.
Since then the group draws have
pitted Arsenal against at least one
duff side and their passage to the
do-or-die rounds has been relatively
secure. This season there are no
such things as a gimme: Marseille,
Borussia Dortmund and Napoli are all
capable of finishing above the
Londoners.
Arsenal made a good start by
returning from their opening game in
Marseille with three points but
Tuesday’s opponents, Napoli, made
an even more impressive one,
beating last year’s runners-up,
Dortmund.
“For Napoli to beat Dortmund is
certainly something very special and
it will lift their confidence,”
acknowledged Wenger, who was
given an early warning of the threat
posed by the Italians during a pre-
season game at the Emirates, when
Napoli hurtled into a 2-0 lead before
two late goals salvaged a draw for
the hosts.
Both teams have strengthened since
then, Arsenal signing Mesut Özil and
Napoli completing a summer revamp
under Rafael Benítez in which they
reinvested the £55m they received
from Paris Saint-Germain for
Edinson Cavani to bring in eight new
players.
One of their recruits, Gonzalo
Higuaín, had been on the verge of
joining Arsenal before Real Madrid
moved the goalposts and sold the
striker to Napoli instead. Wenger
knows that containing the
Argentinian is one of the major
challenges facing the Arsenal’s
defence but notes that, with Özil
around, Napoli will also have to keep
a close eye on a former Real player.
“In the end Real Madrid sold two
great players, one of them went to
Napoli, one went to Arsenal so it’s
1-1 on that front!”
Napoli bought two other players
from Real – Raúl Abiol and José
Callejón – as well as the exciting
Belgian winger Drei Mertens, but
Wenger is especially wary of an
Italian youngster who was already
on their books. Lorenzo Insigne
tormented England Under-21s in the
summer’s European Championship
and has begun this season in similar
style.
“Insigne is mobile, he is not tall but
quick and very good in the transition
from defence to attack and he is a
good dribbler as well and is an
intelligent mover,” says Wenger.
“That makes him an interesting
prospect for Napoli, and of course a
dangerous player for us on Tuesday
night.”
The natural instinct of Wenger’s
team is to attack but the managers
know they must show equal zeal in
defence on Tuesday if they are to
qualify From Such A Group.