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Arsenal hammer Galatasaray in the Champions League 0

Posted on October 01, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal claimed a convincing 4-1 win over Turkish side Galatasaray in the second group game of the Champions League, despite keeper Wojciech Szczesny being dismissed with half an hour left to play.

The home side started the game on the front foot. However it was the visitors who had the first effort on goal on 11 minutes. Full-back Alex Telles cut in from the wing and dragged an effort past Wojciech Szczesny’s far post.

Ivorian midfielder reveals Arsenal talks 0

Posted on October 01, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has revealed that he wants to leave St James’ Park for greener pastures, hinting that a move to Arsenal would appeal to him.

It is no secret the Gunners are looking to sign a new holding midfielder and they have been linked with a move for the Ivorian in the past.

The transfer eventually failed to materialise, but Tiote has confirmed that he has been in contact with Arsenal, although it remains to be seen whether Arsene Wenger is still interested.

Can Danny Welbeck prove European pedigree? 0

Posted on October 01, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal summer-signing Danny Welbeck had a difficult time spearheading the Gunners attack in their opening Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund. The England international spurned a host of good opportunities that others may have scored from. But he’ll get his chance once more to prove his worth in Europe when Arsenal face Galatasaray this evening.

Welbeck has scored one and made an assist in his three Premier League games, but his conversion rate hasn’t been too impressive, with the former Manchester United striker having netted just 1 goal from 13 shots in an Arsenal shirt so far. His overall performances have been decent since his move, however, so manager Arsene Wenger will be confident that he can find his feet soon.

Arsene Wenger celebrates 18 years at the Arsenal helm 0

Posted on September 30, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

It has been 18 years to this day since French coach Arsene Wenger was appointed manager of Arsenal. The club had dismissed Bruce Rioch a month before, and Wenger beat the likes of bookies’ favourite Johan Cruyff to the position.

He was largely an unknown to English football at the time of his arrival, but he certainly made a name for himself in the 18 months that followed.

The 64-year-old has won three Premier League titles (1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04), five FA Cups (1997/98, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2004/05 and 2013/14) and five Community Shields (1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014).

Arsenal v Galatasaray Money Back Special 0

Posted on September 30, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal host Turkish giants Galatasaray hoping to make amends for the disappointing defeat to Borussia Dortmund and improve their chances of reaching the Champions League knockout stages for the twelfth consecutive time.

Meanwhile, Galatasaray could only muster a 1-1 draw with Anderlecht in their opening fixture and they arrive at the Emirates looking to take at least one point from the game. If you are looking to place a wager on the match, bear in mind that Paddy Power offers special refunds if the match ends in draw, Ozil scores anytime, Welbeck scores first or there is a goal in the last five minutes.

Arsenal vs. Galatasaray Champions League preview 0

Posted on September 30, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal will be looking to kick-start their Champions League campaign on Wednesday night as the Gunners host Galatasaray on match day 2 of the competition.

Arsene Wenger’s side suffered a 2-0 defeat against Dortmund in their opening group game and produced a poor performance at the Signal Iduna Park. This home clash gives the Gunners the chance to get some points on the board in this season’s group stage.

The side from north London have not exactly experienced a lightning fast start to their domestic campaign, with two wins and four draws in the Premier League. Despite that fact the Gunners still sit fourth in the Premier League table.

Jack Wilshere trains with the squad ahead of Champions League clash 0

Posted on September 30, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Despite Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere having sustained an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, the England international trained with the Gunners squad ahead of their Champions League game to come this week.

He’s been in decent form this season, and will be needed as Arsenal have had a slow starting Europe.

Arsenal lost their group game opener away to Borussia Dortmund, and have Galatasaray next. They have been suffering from an injury crisis this season, with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mathieu Debuchy, Nacho Monreal, Mikel Arteta, Yaya Sanogo, Serge Gnabry and Olivier Giroud all on the treatment table.

Wenger hints at midfield role for Chambers 0

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that he might use defender Calum Chambers in midfield some time during the season having been impressed with the youngster’s physical qualities.

After impressing in the heart of defence during the early exchanges, the summer signing reverted to his favourite right-back position as Mathieu Debuchy got injured, and he in turn produced very good performances against Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.

It is, therefore, hardly surprising that boss Arsene Wenger has been impressed by the 19-year-old defender, and the Professor has now hinted that he could even use Chambers in midfield, albeit not now when he only has four first team defenders available.

Arsenal injuries shouldn’t be an excuse for failure against Galatasaray 0

Posted on September 29, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal have a number of injury problems at the moment, but that should not be used as an excuse if the Gunners fail to defeat Turkish side Galatasaray on Wednesday in the Champions League. Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat at Dortmund on match day one and will be looking to bounce back in the second group game.

Injuries

The Gunners will be without midfield pair Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey for the Champions League game, who both went off injured in the first half of the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Will Flamini’s latest error force Wenger to shop for commanding holding midfielder? 1

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Another error from an Arsenal holding midfielder could well be the last straw for manager Arsene Wenger, with the January transfer window potentially seeing a new arrival coming in to oust the underperforming and ageing Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini.

Flamini cost his side a goal on the weekend, after being caught in possession deep into his own half. He Frenchman was intercepted, and the subsequent move saw Nacer Chadli put North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 up in the derby.



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