Arsenal are weak, soft and lacking in characters, winners and leaders, says

“I think they go out thinking, and this is being quite respectful, how we’re going to play wonderful passes”.


Anthony Martial’s first taste of English football has begun with a bang at Manchester United after scoring three goals in his three Premier League games following his £36m move from AS Monaco.

At Arsenal, though, it’s a familiar tale of early-season torment.

The ESPN FC panel discuss Arsenal’s poor run in UEFA Champions League after their loss to Olympiakos, where Craig Burley believes Arsene Wenger is not playing the best team. However, it does seem that, no matter how many mistakes he makes in terms of team selection or inaction in the transfer window, his job security remains very much intact and it would be extremely surprising if he’s not celebrating his twentieth anniversary in charge of the Gunners in a year’s time.

Van Gaal explained why the players have been given a day off on Friday ahead of the big game as he is wary of any tiredness creeping into his squad.

“We only have ourselves to blame for conceding them and now we have to rest, work harder, and then on Sunday come back and have a good game”.

On the field it’s been a bleak few days for Chelsea as well.

Chelsea on Saturday hosts a Southampton side sitting a point higher in the league.

They are now top of the Premier League and he says they believe they can stay there this season – something that will only be enhanced with victory at fourth-placed Arsenal.

Opta-powered fantasy football game have analysed the attacking numbers from both players on a per minute basis in the Premier League this season for what is expected to be an epic battle.

Ireland will have to try and deal with the in-form striker when he plays against them for Poland later this month.

“They have good qualities all over the pitch and we need to be aware, we need to concentrate”.

“He is someone we followed very closely”, England coach Roy Hodgson said of Ings, who is likely to partner Daniel Sturridge up front in the Merseyside derby against Everton on Sunday with Christian Benteke still nursing an injury.


Supporters from all 20 Premier League clubs will combine at this weekend’s games to protest about the cost of ticket prices.

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