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manchester united vs arsenal   Leave a comment

Aaron Ramsey believes Arsenal can
send a message to the rest of the
Premier League by winning at
Manchester United on Sunday.
The Gunners are five points clear at
the top of the table, and confidence is
high after successive victories over
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.
Ramsey insists Arsène Wenger’s side
will head to Old Trafford with no fear
and believes they will underline their
title credentials
United have
won eight of the last nine meetings at
Old Trafford, so an Arsenal victory
here – not achieved since 2006 –
could really cause a lasting shift in
momentum. Whatever the score expect
plenty of end-to-end attacking.

Posted November 8, 2013 by arsenalwonder in Uncategorized

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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.

aftermath of the game against fulham- Wenger speaks   Leave a comment

Wenger: ‘We showed exceptional spirit’

Dear Arsenal supporter,

The main positive from Saturday is that we showed exceptional spirit, desire and refusal to lose the game.

We had not completely digested the Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, so we needed to dig deep to get something, especially after we went 1-0 down.

The circumstances went against us because when Fulham scored they hadn’t crossed the halfway line that often in the second half. We were unfortunate to be behind but we refused to lose the game. It’s disappointing that we dropped two points, but at least it keeps our unbeaten run going , which is now ten matches in all competitions.

We struggled to convert our chances on Saturday, maybe because our mental sharpness wasn’t quite right after the midweek game, maybe we were suffering some physical fatigue as well. That happens sometimes, but we still had the potential to win 1-0 or 2-0 because early on in the game we could have scored.

Thomas Vermaelen was unfortunate with the own goal but like the team, he showed enough character to come back and score a great equaliser. On crosses he is very good, he reads the ball well. Overall, Thomas had a very good game.

I don’t blame Fulham for setting out to frustrate us. They are in a position where they need points and you can understand that. You have to accept that football is played by human beings and even if you prepare well you can be a bit less sharp. You can drop points against anybody in the League. If you look at the team sheet of Fulham, they are all international players in there, good players. It’s not shameful to concede a goal against them.

Indeed, we could have lost this game earlier in the season. You have to give credit to Fulham, they defended well and their goalkeeper played well. Chris Baird saved the ball on the line – just like Russell Martin did at Norwich. That’s unusual but you have to give them credit.

Overall, if you assess our situation, we have a long unbeaten run, we have won 11 from our last 14 matches, and I feel we are on the way up. Hopefully we can show that again on Tuesday night.

Speaking of which, I will have to rotate the team for the Manchester City Carling Cup tie. Some players are on the fringe muscle-wise, so I will have to think carefully about who will play.

Thanks for your support.

Arsène Wenger

Posted November 28, 2011 by arsenalwonder in Uncategorized

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