Arsenal v Anderlecht Emirates Stadium, London 4 November 2014, 20:45 GMT *** In group D, Arsenal and Anderlecht gear up for their fourth Champions League game, which will be played in London at the Emirates. Arsenal have been in good form recently, having won the reverse fixture in Belgium and also a 3-0 victory over Burnley at the weekend. Wenger’s men will be aiming for nothing short of a victory as the Gunners will progress to the knockout stages if they win the game. If Arsenal should win, it will be their third consecutive win in the tournament and will help them pile pressure on group leaders Borussia Dortmund. Anderlecht gave Arsenal a tough time when the two teams met in Belgium. Anderlecht were on the verge of victory until late strikes from Kieran Gibbs and Podolski spoiled the party for the Belgian club. The club has been in great form domestically and are at the top of Jupiler League […]

Arsenal boss Wenger has confirmed that Jack Wilshere will sit out the home game against Anderlecht after falling ill. Jack Wilshere is unavailable for the clash against Anderlecht as the midfielder, who is nursing a knee injury, has fallen ill. Wilshere hasn’t played a single game after Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Anderlecht in the reverse fixture in Belgium 12 days ago. Arsene Wenger expects Jack Wilshere to recover in time for Arsenal’s trip to Swansea on Sunday. Aaron Ramsey was ill last week and Wenger is hoping the sickness bug does not hit any other player. When whether it is a bug , Wenger said: “Apparently yes. We had nobody else sick. Ramsey last week, and Wilshere as well. “He (Wilshere) has been sick and will not be involved tomorrow. Everybody else… the squad is exactly the same who played against Burnley.” Theo Walcott is unlikely to start the game as Wenger claimed he hasn’t decided about it yet and […]

Anderlecht v Arsenal Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Anderlecht 23 October 2014, 18:45 GMT *** Arsenal visit Belgium to face Anderlecht in their third Champions League clash in the group stage. Anderlecht have only gained one point in the Champions League so far when they drew against Turkish side Galatasaray. The club has very little chance of progression as they are placed in a tough group alongside Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. The focus for the Belgian champions will be to finish above Galatasaray and head to the Europa League. Meanwhile, Arsenal have had a mixed start to their campaign, losing their first game against Borussia Dortmund and winning their second against Galatasaray. Finishing above Dortmund seems like a tough task for the Gunners. But Arsene Wenger’s team should aim for just that and try to win rest of the four games in the group stage. Team News Anderlecht Anderlecht have only won 2 points in eight Champions League games and it […]