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Henry praises Wenger for transforming Arsenal 0

Posted on November 22, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has praised the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger for changing the club’s style of play and leading them to unimagined heights during his stay at the Emirates.

The 37-year-old worked with Wenger during the most successful period for the club that saw the Gunners lift two Premier League trophies and three FA Cup titles, while also becoming Arsenal’s leading goalscorer.

The Professor has since endured some tough times at the Emirates and it would appear as though the majority of fans want to see him leave following yet another disappointing start to the season.

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal believes he did the right thing selling Welbeck 0

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of Manchester United clash with Arsenal this weekend, manager Louis Van Gaal remains adamant that he did the right thing in selling Danny Welbeck to the Londoners this summer.

Welbeck is currently thriving for club and country playing as a centre-forward, with the 23-year-old having bagged a Champions League hat-trick last month, while scoring five goals in his last four Euro 2016 qualifiers with England.

“He takes all the benefit from playing every week. That was a question mark with Manchester United. He could have also played for Manchester United, but we have decided that he could go,” said Louis Van Gaal.

Jack Wilshere studying elite holding-midfielders in Europe to develop his game 0

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed he’s watching the likes of Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) and Xabio Alonso (Bayern Munich) to develop his game into that of a holding-midfielder.

“I’m watching the best the best players in the world in that position and trying to pick up things from them. You also have to analyse your own performance. I always get the clips sent after a game and I go through it and question myself so that I can try and demand a bit more from myself. The main thing is to be a bit more intelligent,” he said.

Olivier Giroud to return for Manchester United clash 0

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will make his long-awaited return when the Gunners host Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger has revealed.

“Giroud is available. We have him back. It’s just a question of how ready he is. He is three or four weeks ahead of schedule. Originally we planned to have him back for competition at the beginning of next year. So he’s one month ahead. Slowly he will integrate into the team again and give us different options,” he said.

Arsene Wenger reveals Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy are recovering well 0

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given an injury update of centre-back Laurent Koscielny and right-back Mathieu Debuchy, revealing that the two French defenders are recovering well from their respective injuries.

“Koscielny and Debuchy are doing well, they are out on the field again. We have to see now. Usually field work is three weeks away from full group training. Then there is fitness. It looks straightforward for Debuchy. It’s not inflammation, it’s just repairing surgery. For Koscielny, it depends how well he responds to training. At the moment he looks good,” he said.

Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud will have to earn a starting place when he returns 0

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted returning striker Olivier Giroud won’t be guaranteed a place back in the side when the French international finally recovers from his lengthy injury.

The 28-year-old picked up an ankle injury in only the second game of the new Premier League season, and was originally ruled out until the New Year. But Giroud has recovered fast, and is now targeting Arsenal’s clash against West Bromwich Albion at the end of the month. Arsenal are 4/5 to get all three points against the Baggies on the 29th of November.

Sevilla deny Arsenal approach for midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak 0

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

As reported by Sky Sports, La Liga side Sevilla have publicly revealed no bids have been put in for coveted midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, with a number of European clubs said to be keen on his services.

“We’ve not received any offer for him. Things are going very well with Krychowiak. We’re going to let him enjoy being at Sevilla because he’s delighted to be here. There’s nothing (to announce),” said Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi.

Is Jack Wilshere creative enough to be a deep-lying playmaker? 0

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been operating at the base of a midfield diamond for England this season. For the Gunners, the 22-year-old has featured as a holding midfielder alongside a more combative player, but is Wilshere really a deep-lying playmaker?

He’s been operating deep, due to his impressive range of distribution, while possession combative traits that help him to nullify the threat of the opposition.

Mikel Arteta rallies the troops ahead of important two games to come for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has hinted that the Gunners cannot afford to lose their next two games, emphasising the need to “fight” to turn their season around.

With Manchester United coming to the Emirates in the Premier League on the weekend, and an important clash against Champions League group D leaders Borussia Dortmund just four days later, Arsenal’s season could well be defined on the two fixtures, and Arteta wants to ensure they will fight to get maximum points from both.

Out-of-favour Joel Campbell dismisses Arsenal exit rumours 0

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has dismissed rumours linking him with a January exit from Arsenal. The Costa Rica international, 22, has made just two Premier League appearances this season, amassing only 39 minutes of football in the top-flight.

Despite the lack of action, Campbell has played down exit talk on his personal website.

“What they have been saying is not true, I’m very calm. I have not been furious. Obviously, yes, I would like to be playing, but that’s something that has to be earned day by day. I have to keep training and waiting for the opportunity, I know it’s a very competitive team,” he said.

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