Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Huddersfield Town

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With all of the key players that are out injured for Arsenal in their Premier League fixture at Huddersfield Town this weekend it looks like Denis Suarez has a very good chance of starting his first match for Arsenal. The midfielder acquired via loan from FC Barcelona was the Gunners’ only acquisition in what was a very quiet January transfer window. 

Suarez helps to fill the need for depth in midfield, but the Gunners still have an injury crisis in the back to contend with. Manager Unai Emery will have to be creative with his selection there.

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Arsenal at Man City Injury Report: Ederson, Bravo, Mendy, Koscielny, Bellerin, Sokratis

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The Premier League weekend’s headliner fixture sees fourth place Arsenal visit second place Manchester City, in match-up of the fourth place team visiting the side that is second in the table. Pep Guardiola’s team shockingly lost at lower table Newcastle United in midweek, and with Liverpool drawing against Leicester City, fell another another point off the pace of the league lead.

Let’s see how they respond on Sunday. Here’s the injury and fitness situation for both sides in this blockbuster match.

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Arsenal FC Officially Acquire Denis Suarez on Loan from FC Barcelona

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It’s official- Arsenal have acquired FC Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan; meaning he’ll be reunited with his former manager at Sevilla, Unai Emery, for at least the rest of the season. Arsenal’s securing a deal for the 25-year-old Spaniard comes on the second to last day of the January transfer window.

As we move into the final hours of the transfer window, it appears that the north London side’s other major target, Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, will not be coming over to the Emirates. As part of the deal to go on loan, Suarez also extended his contract with Barcelona.

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Arsenal FC Working on Acquiring Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan on Loan

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According to the BBC, Arsenal are looking to acquire two players, both via loan, before the January transfer window closes next Thursday. While they certainly have an injury crisis at the back to contend with right now, they are not currently really being linked to any defenders.

Instead it’s Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez and Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic that are the north London side’s top targets. And with reports circulating that the Gunners are closing in on Perisic, Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has made remarks that have opened the door to this deal likely getting done.

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Man United 3, Arsenal 1 News and Notes: Koscielny, Sokratis, Lukaku, Lingard

Manchester United moved on to the FA Cup fifth round today by besting Arsenal at their home ground and in the competition that they have excelled in the most recently. United emerged triumphant 3-1 at the first FA Cup meeting between the two teams at the Emirates Stadium.

Although this was not a Premier League fixture, the result could conceivably have tremendous consequence on the race for top four in the league. On one side, United made it eight wins from eight games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. On the other side, Arsenal saw their injury crisis in defense take an ever sharper turn for the worse. Let’s run through the major takeaways from this result.

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Solskjaer Says Alexis Sanchez Will Be Motivated By Boos When Facing Former Team

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A year ago at this time, Alexis Sanchez was completing his transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. As the Chilean was finalizing his move, he posted a video of his boarding a private jet to leave the club with Robert Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out” (from the “Rocky IV” soundtrack) playing in the background as a story on his Instagram account.

The song choice conveyed the tension that surrounded both the end of his time with the Gunners and his exit from the club. Tomorrow night sees Sanchez returning to the Emirates for the first time since the switch, and it’s very likely the boo birds will be out for him.

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Arsenal FC News: Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, FA Cup Preview, Power Rankings

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Friday night sees Arsenal FC host Manchester United in the weekend’s headliner fixture- a fourth round FA Cup clash. We’re also in the last days of the January transfer window, so there’s a whole lot to talk about on that front too. Let’s dive right in with today’s edition of Arsenal news, notes and transfer talk.

We start with forgotten midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who is reportedly set to join Juventus in the summer once the season is over.

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Man United at Arsenal FA Cup Injury Report: Bellerin, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Rashford, Fellaini, Rojo

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Manchester United head to Arsenal on Friday night in a FA Cup fourth round tie that’s a match-up of two sides that saw their season trajectories change in December. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assumed the reigns of the team a few days before Christmas, United have won all seven.

Meanwhile Arsenal have been very up and down, as they have been unable to register back to back wins in the Premier League since their unbeaten run of 23 was ended in mid December. This weekend’s clash is brimming with storylines, so we’ll try to cover as many of them as we can, starting with the fitness/injury report and team news for each side.

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Manchester United strikers gun down Arsenal

Elation: He also captained the Gunners in his final season as the club

Premier League champions Manchester United have defeated league leaders Arsenal by a goal at Old Trafford. Courtesy of a sublime header by Robin Van Persie, United have reduced the gap at the top of the table to 5 points.

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Manchester United v Arsenal: The battle resumes

September 21, 2003, Old Trafford… Referee Steve Bennett sends off Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira in the 80th minute for kicking out at Manchester United’s striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy. 10 minutes later, Diego Forlan is brought down in the penalty area by Martin Keown and United are awarded a spot kick. Up steps Van Nistelrooy, undeterred from taking up the responsibility despite missing his previous 2 penalty kicks. He runs towards the ball, strikes it cleanly, but [Read more…]

The 12 Highest Paid Managers in Professional Soccer

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Stateside it’s easy to think of professional soccer as being on the lower end of pro sports profits.  But step outside the USA and you’ll quickly see that the sport of the world generates billions upon billions of income annually.

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Aaron Ramsey Goal Propels Arsenal to Victory

A goal by Aaron Ramsey in the 92nd minute gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in the Champions League to send them to the top of Group F.

In what was for the most part an uneventful match where neither team had a clear scoring opportunity, substitute Ramsey popped up to score on Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda’s near post in the dying minutes.

For each team the best chances to score were on missed handballs in the box.  In the first half Marseille had a legitimate shout for a penalty when Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson handled the ball in the box.

At the other end, Arsenal nearly scored from a Robin van Persie header from a corner kick, which was cleared off the line.  Yet on the same corner Souleymane Diawara for Marseille handled the ball prior to van Persie’s header.

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