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Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil Really Helpful When He Doesn’t Play

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

More than anything, Arsenal needed toughness and bravery in the North London derby. Arsene Wenger changed his tactics to fit a team out to bite on counter attacks and then sit back and defend. The plan worked well with Tomas Rosicky providing the goal and eventual winner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla did a great job in the middle of the pitch and Mesut Ozil played his part by not being available, which actually helped his team. More

Arsenal FC – Olivier Giroud Is Enough Against Most Teams

Posted on 24 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

The 2-0 win for Arsenal over Southampton wasn’t the most impressive of displays, but it did showcase Olivier Giroud at his finest, which meant making up for a weak performance from Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, usually getting more credit for the Gunners’ success early this season. More

Arsenal FC – Aaron Ramsey in a Weird, Fantastic Dream

Posted on 3 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

The first patch of the tough part of the schedule has begun for Arsenal, and they passed it with flying colors. It wasn’t a perfect display of football and dominance for 90 minutes, but that’s impossible against the stronger batch of rivals they’re facing in the coming weeks and months. However, this kind of ability from the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla will be enough to keep them in the top spot. More

Arsenal FC – Mathieu Flamini More Important Than Mesut Ozil

Posted on 20 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Without Mesut Ozil, Arsenal aren’t sudden title contenders and league leaders in the Premier League, but they weren’t exactly short on creativity in the midfield before his arrival. However, bringing back Mathieu Flamini gave the team a real defensive midfielder and not a converted one for the first time in a very long while, happening to be the biggest reason for their success this season. More

Arsenal FC – An Endless List of Injuries

Posted on 18 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

As Arsenal are about to embark on another Champions League season, their first match of the campaign will force them to put on a lineup we haven’t seen from the before, as Arsene Wenger has to deal with injuries to Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky, Yaya Sanogo, Abou Diaby and Nicklas Bendtner. More

Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil Might Be What Saves Arsene Wenger

Posted on 12 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s quite impossible to tell just how much at risk Arsene Wenger is because of the differences in evaluating his work between Arsenal fans and the ownership, but there’s no doubt that the arrival of Mesut Ozil can end all those questions and calls calling for his removal. More

Arsenal FC – Olivier Giroud Might Not be so Bad After All

Posted on 2 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Even if Arsene Wenger does have a short squad which forces him to use full backs as attacking wingers, there’s enough quality to maintain dominance in the North London derby, with Santi Cazorla proving he’s the best player the team has, while Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud continue to improve their partnership in what should have been more than just one goal. More

Arsenal FC – Aaron Ramsey Becomes the Star He Was Made to Be

Posted on 28 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Maybe Aaron Ramsey should have been at this place sooner, but serious injuries get in the way. But Arsenal have a huge need for anyone who can raise their game to the level of someone Arsene Wenger isn’t signing, and it seems that Ramsey, for the first time in three years, is doing that bit better than anyone else. More

Arsenal FC – Lukas Podolski Hasn’t Forgotten How to Score

Posted on 25 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s a very good chance that the best player on the pitch for Arsenal was Aaron Ramsey in a nearly flawless display in the middle of the field as their deep-lying playmaker, but Lukas Podolski grabbed most of the headlines with a somewhat out-of-nowhere brace, removing any doubt of him making a sudden exit from the club. More

Arsenal FC – Theo Walcott Proves Once More He’s the Best This Team Has

Posted on 22 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Maybe Champions League football brings out something else from Arsenal, who seemed composed, calm and concentrated as they made sure they’ll be in the group stage. Theo Walcott proved, and not for the first time, that he’s the most dangerous player when used correctly, while Aaron Ramsey showed that he’s probably a better player than Jack Wilshere, even if no one likes to mention it. More