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Walcott 12/5 to score anytime in this afternoon’s FA Cup clash with Man City 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will be hoping he starts in today’s FA Cup semi-final match against Manchester City given his impressive record in past meetings, let alone this competition this season. The English international has been a thorn in the City side previously due to his excessive pace on the counter to catch the Sky Blues’ defence cold, and he could well strike again given how ruthless he’s been in the FA Cup so far.

Arsenal 6/4 to qualify for the FA Cup final 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to Wembley to face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final this afternoon, and are hoping they can continue their fine head-to-head record to seal their place in the competition’s final for the third season out of four. The Gunners have recently ended their poor run of form in the Premier League and are desperate for silverware which could see them get a result.

Monday’s win over Middlesbrough sees Arsenal with some momentum going into today’s encounter, although City boast consecutive victories ahead of the meeting. However, the Sky Blues have failed to win three of their last four games away from the Etihad Stadium so Arsenal aren’t major underdogs by any means.

Can Burnley and Crystal Palace boost Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four finish? 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal may be 90 minutes away from reaching their third FA Cup final in four seasons with a semi-final clash to come against Manchester City, but the Gunners are still keeping an eye on the Premier League top-four and will be hoping Burnley and Crystal Palace can do them a favour in their respective games against Manchester United (5th) and Liverpool (3rd), to give them hope of gaining ground.

How have the Gunners fared in past meetings with the Sky Blues? 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

This afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City will be the 10th time Arsenal and the Citizens have met in a competitive fixture since 2013, but how have the last nine meetings gone between the two sides?

Previous nine head-to-heads between Arsenal and Manchester City
in all competitions
(2/4/17) Premier League: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City
(18/12/16) Premier League: Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal
(8/5/16) Premier League: Manchester City 2-2 Arsenal
(21/12/15) Premier League: Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City
(18/1/15) Premier League: Manchester City 0-2 Arsenal
(13/9/14) Premier League: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City
(10/8/14) Community Shield: Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City
(29/3/14) Premier League: Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City
(14/12/13) Premier League: Manchester City 6-3 Arsenal

Ramsey may start in this afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Having made six appearances in all competitions for Arsenal in the last seven weeks, midfielder Aaron Ramsey has become an important player for manager Arsene Wenger and is likely to keep his place in the engine room for this afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City as a result.

The Welsh international has endured a stop-start season due to injury and inconsistent form, but made his first Premier League start for a month in Monday’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough and was singled out for praise by Wenger in the build-up to this weekend’s match at Wembley.

Arsenal could stick with three-man defence against Manchester City 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he could stick with a 3-5-2 formation ahead of this afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City, after the side stopped the rot in the Premier League with a win against Middlesbrough while adopting a three-man defence in the process.

“It is an option, yes. But what will I do? You will understand that I won’t tell you now. It was more destined to give us a bit more defensive solidity because recently away from home we conceded too many goals. I think the definition of a good football player is that he is adaptable to any situation,” said Wenger.

Arsenal injury update 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an injury update on his six first-team players currently sidelined. Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina remains sidelined with a back injury. “Ospina is out. It is a longer-term injury. Ospina could be back in 10 days,” said the Gunners boss.

In defence, World Cup winner and £32M summer-signing Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out with a thigh injury. As for the midfield, Santi Cazorla is out for the season with his ongoing issue with an achilles injury, while Jeff Reine- Adelaide is expected to miss the remainder of the campaign with an ankle injury.

Arsenal v Manchester City FA Cup Preview 0

Posted on April 22, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon Arsenal and Manchester City go head-to-head at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.

Neither side heads into this clash in great form, but both head into the game on the back of wins in their last outings. Arsenal recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win at Middlesbrough in their last Premier league game, while City won 3-0 at Southampton.

Prior those wins neither side had found any consistency, City had won one of their previous five games in all competitions, while Arsenal had lost four of their last seven games prior to the win at Boro.

Napoli readying Wojciech Szczesny bid 0

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojcieh Szczesny is believed to be subject of increased interest from Serie A hot-shots Napoli, La Gazzetta dello Sport has learned.

Partenopei are not thoroughly satisfied with their goalkeeping options and are willing to bring the Arsenal goalkeeper to challenge Pepe Reina for the spot in goal next season.

Napoli’s back-up ‘keepers Rafael Cabral and Luigi Sepe are both likely to leave the club at the end of the season, whereas Spanish shot stopper Pepe Reina has come under heavy criticism this term due to some rather shaky performances.

Would John Terry to Arsenal really be a realistic move? 0

Posted on April 21, 2017 by David Nugent

According to bookmakers William Hill via the Daily Mirror, they have received massive bets on the possibility of Chelsea captain John Terry joining Arsenal this summer. The bets have all supposedly come from the Reading area, but the bookmakers do not really consider the move a realistic one.

However, it begs the question is it really complete out of the realms of reality that Terry could join the Gunners in the summer?

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