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Why we must be cautious ahead of Old Trafford

Liverpool at home and Dortmund away, 2 games Arsenal were expected to lose by everybody outside the club. Yet it appears we have answered on the pitch brushing aside Liverpool and their beloved ‘SAS’ with relative ease and then travelling to Dortmund and holding out for a historic 1-0 win. Next up? A trip to the ground Arsenal last avoided defeat at in ...

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Mathieu Flamini ruled out for two weeks

Since re-signing this summer on a free-transfer from AC Milan, Flamini has been crucial to Arsenal’s strong start to the season – so much so, that the team have not yet lost a game with the Frenchman in the side. After missing last Tuesday’s game against Borussia Dortmund through concussion, his return on Saturday lasted just 7 minutes, before he ...

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Player Ratings: West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny – 8 – Confident performance and a couple of top saves. Carl Jenkinson – 5 – Looked out of his depth, a bit scared and clumsy. Per Mertesacker – 7 – Top, assured, mature performance from Per. Laurent Koscielny – 6.5 – Maybe at fault for goal but otherwise solid. Keiran Gibbs – 6.5 – Not as effective as usual but did OK. ...

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Player Ratings: Swansea 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal won again on Saturday night to go clear at the top of the Premier League table. Goals from Serge Gnabry and Aaron Ramsey secured the win. Wojciech Szczęsny – 7 – Confident performance in the air. Bacary Sagna – 8 – Solid and focussed, really professional performance. Per Mertesacker – 6.5 – Usual solid self but caught out for ...

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Player Ratings: Arsenal 3-1 Stoke

We’ve gone with a different approach to match ratings today, using the brilliant WhoScored.com. The ratings are formulated by statistics and are subject to opinion, obviously. Do you agree? Leave your own match ratings in the comments section below.   Mesut Ozil managed all three assists on his home debut, whilst Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna all netted ...

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Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal

Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1 away from home on Saturday afternoon, with goals from Giroud and a brace from Ramsey with Özil impressing on his debut. Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla were ruled out late on due to illness and injury. Below, Andre Lam shares his thoughts and match ratings. Woijech Szczesny – 8 A solid performance, some good saves kept Arsenal ...

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Match Preview: Sunderland v. Arsenal

The International break is finally over and Arsenal return to Premier League action tomorrow, with a busy schedule in no less than three competitions coming up over the next few weeks. First though, it’s Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, a team who have picked up just one point from their opening three fixtures – but with ...

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Player Ratings: Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

Arsenal beat North London rivals 1-0 on Sunday, and as part of a new feature on Fresh Arsenal, we kicked off our player ratings system. Coming soon will be a chance for you to rate the players yourselves. Wojciech Szczęsny – 7.5 Made some key saves, especially one following a tricky deflection from Koscielny, brilliant reflexes and showed more maturity ...

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