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Arsenal offer for Kokorin revealed 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Dynamo Moscow forward Aleksandr Kokorin was the subject of a summer bid from Premier League side Arsenal, both his coach and official representative have moved to confirm.

It has now been revealed that the Gunners attempted to sign the 24-year-old on loan in the summer transfer window, but their offer was clearly not good enough.

Dynamo Moscow coach Andrey Kobelev did not want to let his star player leave for England, fearing that he would not be given a fair opportunity to showcase his skills.

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott 21/20 to score anytime for England against Estonia 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott is expected to start in attack for England in their penultimate Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia tonight, and is hoping to continue his fine run of form in front of goal. England captain Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of the qualifier through injury, and Walcott is hoping to prove his worth in his absence.

The 26-year-old has lead the line for Arsenal this season, scoring four goals in six starts. Such form ha replicated itself on international duty too, with Walcott bagging a brace for England against San Marino last month. 12 goals in 14 Premier League starts sees Walcott as the Three Lions’ danger man at Wembley, and a goal would go some way to convincing Hodgson for more game time in attack.

Alexis Sanchez helps Chile defeat Brazil 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scored a last-gasp effort for Chile as they defeated Brazil 2-0 on Thursday night in World Cup qualifying. The former-Barcelona star went into the international break carrying a knock, but Gunners fans will be breathing a sigh of relief that Sanchez came through the game unscathed.

Sanchez has hit form in recent weeks scoring six goals in his last three games in all competitions for the north London club, after failing to find his best form in the opening games of the season.

Much of that lack of form was put down to his involvement with his nation side at the summer’s Copa America.

Mesut Ozil below-par in Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier defeat to Rep of Ireland 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil struggled for Germany in their recent Euro 2016 qualifier to the Republic of Ireland on Thursday evening, with the 26-year-old failing to conjure up any real chance for his teammates, while struggling to retain possession at times too. Ozil failed to register a shot on target, pick out a teammate with a cross, and found himself outshone by fellow midfielders.

His form has been hit and miss for Arsenal, and for Germany the playmaker has endured contrasting fortunes. The Republic of Ireland earned an impressive 1-0 win against the world champions, and their stoic defence was enough to keep the likes of Ozil and co. quiet for 90 minutes at the Aviva Stadium. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping he can turn things around when the Premier League returns.

Arsenal and Chelsea fined by the FA 2

Posted on October 09, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal and Chelsea have been handed £30,000 and £40,000 fines by the FA for failing to control their players in the Blues recent 2-0 victory over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

The game was a controversial one, which saw Arsenal defender Gabriel dismissed for kicking-out at Chelsea’s Diego Costa, who himself had been lucky not to have saw red card for putting his hands in Laurent Koscielny’s face. Referee Mike Dean missed the altercation completely.

Gabriel’s red card for the dismissal was later rescinded, but then he was handed a one-game ban and £10,000 fine for not leaving the pitch immediately. Costa was also handed a three-game ban for violent conduct. Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla was also send-off in the 79th minute of the game.

Cazorla signing a gamble says Wenger 0

Posted on October 08, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger signing Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla was ‘a gamble he had to take’. The little midfielder arrived in 2012 from La Liga side Malaga, after establishing himself a reputation at Villarreal as a quality player.


Talking about the midfielder Wenger told the clubs official website: “You could question whether he was physically equipped to play in the tough Premier League,”

“It’s true that I had that doubt, but his quality was so big that I was ready to take that gamble.

Calum Chambers taking a step back in his development 1

Posted on October 08, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has hardly featured this season under manager Arsene Wenger, with the England international having only made three appearances in all competitions. After being so prevalent in the first-half of last season, Chambers has been virtually anonymous in 2015 and now finds himself behind the likes of Gabriel in the pecking order.

The 20-year-old has made just five Premier League starts this year, and has been restored to the England U21s from the seniors. The lack of game time for Arsenal won’t be helping his development either with the numerous amount of games spent on the substitutes’ bench, but Chambers needs to prove his worth to his manager to get himself back in favour.

Will Arsenal spend in January? 2

Posted on October 08, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is being linked with a host of names, with various reports tipping the long-serving Gunners boss to spend in the January transfer market on a new striker. But considering the form of Theo Walcott at first-choice, coupled with the cover Olivier Giroud provides as back-up, the Londoners are unlikely to add to their array of forward this season – nor are they immediately deficient in any other area on the pitch. So could supporters be left disappointed in the midseason transfer window?

Diaby’s woes continue at Marseille 0

Posted on October 07, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Despite joining the club some three months ago, former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is not yet ready for first team action, according to Marseille medical team.

The Frenchman’s injury-plagued career at the Emirates came to an end in the summer as he was released by the Gunners, more than nine years after arriving from Auxerre.

During that time, Diaby spent more than 2,000 days in the treatment room, but French giants Marseille, nonetheless, decided to take the gamble with the former Les Bleus international.

Arsenal can win the Premier League says Ozil 0

Posted on October 07, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, the Gunners can win the Premier League this season. Sunday’s 3-0 win over Manchester United put Arsene Wenger’s team just two points behind league leaders Manchester City.

Speaking on international duty Ozil told Bild: “We have a great team with many world-class players. Our goal is to win the Premier League and I think that this season it’s possible to do it, if we all stay healthy. But the season is long.”

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