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Mesut Ozil contract talks break down, German genius set to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

If reports coming from Germany are anything to go by, Mesut Ozil will pack his bags and leave Arsenal on a free transfer next summer.

German playmaker is in the final year of his deal with the north London club but it appears that negotiations over the contract extension have broken down and that Ozil has decided to walk away from Arsenal at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has been one of the hottest transfer stories for months now as he is one of several Arsenal players nearing the end of their deal at the Emirates with the club actively trying to tie them down on new deals.

Wilshere will feature against FC Koln 0

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be named in the squad against FC Koln for Thursday’s Europa League clash. The Gunners are 2/7 to win against the German Bundesliga side, but it will be a special moment to see a player make his long-awaited return after 13 months.

Wilshere has been recovering from a leg fracture picked up while on loan with Bournemouth. He suffered the injury in April and has been playing for the u23s to build up his match fitness. The 25-year-old is playing for his future, with his contract expiring at the end of next summer, so this week’s European encounter may have significant importance for Wilshere.

Bellerin says Arsenal are fully focused on the Europa League not Sunday’s meeting with Chelsea 0

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin says the Gunners are completely focused on Thursday’s Europa League clash, rather than Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea. Arsenal are 2/7 to win against FC Koln before they face the defending champions on the weekend, but Bellerin says the squad aren’t thinking about anything other than beating Koln.

“Our focus is on Thursday’s game. It is a very important match to start the Europa League on the right foot. We have to give our best and only after that will we start to think about Chelsea [Sunday 1.30pm]. The Europa League is a very important competition for us,” he said to IBTimes.

Europa League: Back Gunners at 20/1 betting odds for a strong start vs FC Koln 0

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

For the first time in 21 years, the Premier League giants from north London are not in the Champions League.

A disappointing domestic campaign resulted in Gunners finishing outside the top four last term, forcing them to settle for a place in a less alluring competition of Europa League. Arsene Wenger promises not to take this European challenge lightly, but is still expected to treat it the same way he treats the League Cup of FA Cup.

Europa League will be a perfect chance for certain players to gain match fitness and valuable international experience, while for others it will be perhaps the only chance to feel the pride of playing in the first team.

Wenger expected to shuffle his deck in Europa League opener 0

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal are set to start their Europa League campaign with a match against FC Koln on Thursday night at the Emirates.

The Gunners are beginning their first season without the Champions League in last 21 years with a shot at Europe’s second-string competition and will also face FK Crvena Zvezda and BATE Borisov as they look to top Group H.

The north London side are happy to head into the Europa League clash against FC Koln on the back of the convincing 3-0 win away at Bournemouth, which came as a huge improvement to back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Stoke City.

Coquelin picks up hamstring injury against Bournemouth 0

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed midfielder Francis Coquelin picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth and will miss their Europa League clash on Thursday and Sunday’s Premier League meeting with defending champions Chelsea.

Wenger also admitted midfielder Jack Wilshere is close to returning for the Gunners and could well step in for the injury Frenchman in the coming weeks. “He has a hamstring (problem). I don’t know how bad it is but he’s certainly out for next week’s game,” he said, reports Arsenal.com.

Wenger: Welbeck gets stronger and stronger 0

Posted on September 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

After Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck scored twice in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth, manager Arsene Wenger hailed the English international and has tipped him for a prolific season after proving his ruthlessness in front of goal at the Emirates Stadium, reports talkSPORT.

The 26-year-old opened the scoring in the sixth minute against Bournemouth, courtesy of an assist from Sead Kolasinac. Welbeck went from scorer to creator inside of half an hour, setting up a goal for Alexandre Lacazette. The English international then scored his second of the game in the 50th minute, with Aaron Ramsey taking the assist.

Wenger tells Sanchez to win back the supporters 0

Posted on September 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

After Alexis Sanchez returned for Arsenal in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth, which resulted in a mixed reputation from the supporters, manager Arsene Wenger has told the 28-year-old to win back the fans through his performances.

“We have to accept those responses from people. I don’t know why [there were jeers]. The best way to get people on your side is to perform. I had a chat with him after the game and he didn’t look unhappy. Maybe it’s because he wanted to score. The interpretation of the attitudes is always very dangerous,” Wenger said, reports talkSPORT.

Arsenal record comfortable victory over Bournemouth 0

Posted on September 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Danny Welbeck grabbing a brace and Alexandre Lacazette also getting on the scoresheet.

The Gunners took the lead on six minutes with the first real attempt on goal of the game. Sead Kolasinac crossed and found Danny Welbeck, whose effort off the shoulder wrong-footed Asmir Begovic in the Bournemouth goal.

The home side had the next attempt on goal on 13 minutes. Kolasinac strode forward again but lost the ball. The ball then broke for Granit Xhaka 30 yards out and the Swiss star saw a first-time effort parried by Begovic.

Ray Parlour: Arsenal can’t afford to lose against Bournemouth 0

Posted on September 08, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes the supporters could turn on the Gunners in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth if the Cherries get something from the game.

The 44-year-old, who played for Arsenal between 1992 and 2004, called this weekend’s clash “such an important game”, given how poorly the London club have started the season.

Currently 16th in the Premier League table with three points from as many games, coming off the back of defeats against Stoke City and Liverpool, Arsenal have started the new season poorly.



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