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Jack Wilshere seems to still want to stay at the Emirates 0

Posted on March 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere seems insistent that he wants to remain at the Emirates despite so much uncertainty surrounding his current contract situation.

The Englishman, who should probably be focusing on cementing his place in the England setup for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in a few months time, has been embroiled in this mess for a while now. The 26-year-old has had to endure a tough run in the first team as the Gunners have seen their Premier League hopes vanish for yet another season, and that includes their top four aspirations.

Home comforts

Aubameyang reveals why he chose Gabon 0

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the Arsenal official website, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed the reason behind his decision to play for Gabon.

The former Borussia Dortmund player was born in France, to a Swiss mother. Therefore, he was eligible to represent either of these two countries, and had he chosen to do either, he would have been a regular feature of the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship. Yet, with Gabon, he hasn’t as of yet reached the World Cup, and has only once got past the group stage of the African Cup of Nations since he broke into the team.

Arsenal show interest in goalkeeper Bernd Leno 0

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by The Sun, Arsenal are supposedly interested in securing the signing of highly rated German goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

The Gunners are believed to be the favourites in the race to acquire the 24-year-old’s signature, in a move that would likely cost them around £25 million. This is the latest in a string of rumours surrounding the North London club as we head towards the summer transfer window, although this is one of the first regarding a non-attacking position.

Track record

Manchester United in for Bellerin 0

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Manchester United have been reported to have expressed an interest in signing Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin.

According to Manchester Evening News, Jose Mourinho is looking to bring in a long-term successor to Antonio Valencia. The 32-year-old Ecuadorian has been one of Premier League’s most consistent performers in a fullback position for several years, but as he has reached an age when his overall level is likely to decline, it makes sense for United to start thinking about the future of the position. Bellerin, who boasts similar qualities but is nine years younger, would fit their need well.

Danny Welbeck avoids punishment for Europa League dive 0

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by talkSPORT, Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will not receive any kind of punishment in the wake of his dive against AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League last week.

The 27-year-old has faced a great deal of criticism in recent days courtesy of the dive, which wound up winning the Gunners a penalty that sent them on their way to a comfortable aggregate victory over the Italian side.

Much needed luck

There were memes, comparisons to Dele Alli, and in addition to that, fans noted that they lost some respect for the Englishman because of the incident. Despite that, however, the decision not to reprimand Welbeck is one that will cause many fans to issue a sigh of relief.

Southampton date changed again as Arsenal warns fans about Moscow 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s home game against the relegation-threatened Southampton this season was initially scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 7th, but it was later moved to Monday evening in order to enable live coverage by Sky television.

Now, due to Arsenal playing a Europa League game against CSKA in Moscow the following Thursday, it has been rescheduled again. It will be played on Sunday, April 8th, kicking off at 2:15 PM.

Having previously sacked Mauricio Pellegrino, the Saints have appointed Mark Hughes as their new manager. How much sense exactly it makes to sack a manager for being involved in a relegation battle only to hire a manager that has already been sacked elsewhere for the same reason (Stoke City) remains to be seen.

Arsenal draw CSKA Moscow in UEFA Europa League quarter-finals 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal Football Club will play CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, as revealed in the official draw which was made earlier today.

Arsene Wenger’s men will look to make a statement in the first leg when they host CSKA on April 5th, before travelling to the Russian capital seven nights later to decide which of the two teams will progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

The draw comes in the wake of renewed tension between the United Kingdom and Russia, but above that, many eyes will be on Wenger to see whether or not he can guide the Gunners into what would be their first appearance in the final four of a major European tournament in years.

Arsenal cruise into the Europa League last eight 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday night in the Europa League last 16 second leg, to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

The visitors came close to enjoying a dream start within the first minute, but Andre Silva’s effort from Fabio Borini’s cross was off-target. On five minutes, the Gunners had their first sight of goal, as defender Laurent Koscielny headed over from Henrik Mkhitaryan’s corner kick.

The Gunners experienced an injury blow on 11 minutes, as Koscielny sustained an injury and Calum Chambers replaced the French international. Milan ‘keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was called into action on 26 minutes, as the youngster did well to keep out a near-post effort from Danny Welbeck.

Aaron Ramsey to undergo “a small procedure” 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to ITV, Aaron Ramsey will not travel with Wales to take part in the China Cup during the upcoming international break. The midfielder will instead go through a “small procedure” as Wales manager Ryan Giggs explained, and added that this would be a good moment for Ramsey to get it done.

He will, however, be in the squad for the rematch against AC Milan in the Europa League, and the procedure will be performed afterwards. It remains unclear what exactly the small procedure is.

Sanchez opens up about Wenger’s attempts to keep him at Arsenal 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The seemingly never-ending saga of Alexis Sanchez’s departure from Arsenal has another new chapter, as the Chilean superstar has revealed what Arsene Wenger said when attempting to convince him to stay at the Emirates.

According to Daily Mirror, Sanchez recently did an interview with a television station in Chile which is when the comments were made. The 29-year-old was with Arsenal for four years prior to making the switch over to Old Trafford in January.

“He was very fond of me and he didn’t want to let me go,” said Sanchez.

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