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Arsenal vs. Dortmund Champions League Preview 0

Posted on November 25, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts German giants Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night in the Champions League. The Gunners only need a draw to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition for the 15th consecutive season.

A draw in north London will mean that the German side win the group and Arsenal finish as runners-up. The Gunners would need to defeat Dortmund and hope the visitors lose against Anderlecht in their last fixture to win group D.

Arsene Wenger side have not won in their last three games in all competitions, and have suffered 2-1 defeats against Swansea and Manchester United, while also drawing 3-3 with Anderlecht in this competition.

Will Arsenal succumb to another defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League? 1

Posted on November 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Coming off the back of consecutive Premier League defeats is not the preparation manager Arsene Wenger will have wanted for Arsenal ahead of their Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund in midweek. The Bundesliga side have picked up maximum points from their first four games, meaning only a win will do for Arsenal at the Emirates if they are to challenge for the top spot in Group D.

But given the form Arsenal are in currently, with Dortmund earn another comfortable victory against the out-of-form Londoners? Their European form hasn’t been too impressive either. In addition to suffering defeat to Dortmund earlier in the season, Wenger’s men recently spurned a 3-0 lead against Anderlecht to come away with only a point.

Arsenal vs. Manchester United Premier League preview 0

Posted on November 21, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in the late kick-off on Saturday with both teams looking to move back into the top four of the Premier League table.

The Gunners will kick-off this clash in sixth position of the Premier League, a point off West Ham and fourth spot in the table. Their last two performances have been disappointing. The Gunners threw away a three goal lead to draw 3-3 with Anderlecht in the Champions League.

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.

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.

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.

Will only a win do against a injury-hit Manchester United side? 1

Posted on November 13, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal host Manchester United in their next Premier League game, and while the Gunners only took one point off the Red Devils in two meetings last season, Arsene Wenger’s men will be favourites to win at the Emirates.

Unbeaten at home, and facing a side who haven’t won on their travels this season, the formbook would suggest Arsenal should be earning all three points when the two sides clash on the 22nd of November. However, last season, Arsenal couldn’t find a way to beat United despite the then-defending champions having struggled all through the campaign.

Louis van Gaal facing selection problems ahead of Arsenal clash 0

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has moved to suggest that he is unlikely to make major changes to his starting line-up for the Arsenal game even if a number of first team players should be back in contention.

The Red Devils have encountered all sorts of selection issues in the opening exchanges, with the Dutch coach forced to play his footballers out of position as well as throw some youngsters into action much sooner than predicted.

This has been one of the reasons why United’s results have not been up to the standard, and the Old Trafford outfit now face a potentially tricky away game against fellow strugglers Arsenal.

Arsenal’s starting XI to face Swansea City this afternoon 0

Posted on November 09, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal face Swansea at the Liberty stadium this afternoon, with manager Arsene Wenger hoping they can finally get back on track following their collapse in the Champions League in midweek.

He names Wojciech Szczesny in goal this afternoon, behind a defence of Calum Chambers, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs. In the midfield, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini partner each other in the centre of the park, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla the attacking-midfielders. Danny Welbeck is up front, and will be desperate to end his goal drought with the Gunners.

Swansea vs. Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 08, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal faces a tricky trip to Wales to play sixth place Swansea on Sunday looking to secure their third consecutive Premier League victory.

The Swans have made a very solid start to their campaign and currently sit sixth in the Premier League, just two points behind the Gunners in the table. Garry Monk’s side’s 15 points from ten games is the Swans best ever start to a top-flight campaign.

They earned a very creditable goalless draw at Everton’s Goodison Park last weekend, despite the fact that England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was dismissed.

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