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Wenger “angry” at the refereeing decisions made in Stoke City defeat 0

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed his frustration at the match officials following Saturday evening’s 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City, believing his side should have had a penalty and believing Alexandre Lacazette’s goal should not have been chalked off. “I think we were unlucky with some decisions from the referee because we scored a regular goal,” Wenger said, reports Sky Sports.

The Gunners had a penalty shout in the first-half after Hector Bellerin was adjudged to have been fouled in the area by Mame Diouf. However, referee Andre Marriner didn’t give it. Wenger was asked if Arsenal should have been awarded a penalty.

Arsenal 10/11 to win against Stoke City in tonight’s Premier League clash 0

Posted on August 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are big favourites to pick up all three points against Stoke City when the Gunners travel to the Britannia Stadium in Saturday evening’s Premier League clash. Arsenal have started the new Premier League season much more convincingly than their opponents and could find themselves top of the table if results go their way this weekend.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side came out on top in a seven-goal thriller against Leicester City in their opening game, while Mark Hughes’ Stoke City side suffered a narrow defeat to Everton. Arsenal have won consecutive games ahead of this evening’s meeting, beating Chelsea in the Community Shield before the Leicester victory, while City can’t stop losing.

Stoke v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 18, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening Arsenal travel to Stoke’s Bet365 Stadium in the Premier League, with the Gunners hoping to make it two wins out of two in the English top-flight.

Stoke endured a mixed pre-season campaign after losing star winger Marko Arnautovic to West Ham. An opening day 1-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park added to the Potters woes.

Mark Hughes sides have won just one of their last six games in the English top-flight. The Potters have also lost seven of their last 11 league games.

Arsenal 1/2 to win against Leicester City 0

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal welcome Leicester to the Emirates in their Premier League opener on Friday night, and are big favourites to pick up all three points given how strong the Gunners are on home soil, compared to how poor the Foxes have been on the road in the last 12 months.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side finished fifth in the Premier League last season, boasting 14 wins and three draws from their 19 home games, and have been in good form in pre-season too. The Gunners are coming off the back of three wins from their last five games this summer and will fancy their chances against a Leicester outfit struggling for consistency.

Arsenal v Leicester Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 10, 2017 by David Nugent

On Friday night, Arsenal kick-off their Premier League campaign by hosting Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners head into the campaign in optimistic mood having beaten champions Chelsea on penalty kicks in the Community Shield last time out. Summer signings striker Alexandre Lacazette and defender Sead Kolasinac looked to have bedded into the team nicely.

The team from north London have enjoyed a generally a mixed pre-season. However, the Gunners will expect to pick up three points in this Premier League opener. Leicester have a terrible record against Arsenal, as the Foxes have won just one of the last 33 meetings between the two teams.

Arsenal v Chelsea Community Shield Preview 0

Posted on August 05, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal face London rivals Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday in the traditional curtain raiser for the English Premier League campaign the Community Shield.

Arsenal head into this clash as the FA Cup holders, having beaten Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 in May’s final. The Gunners have endured a relatively quiet summer in the transfer market with Chilean star Alexis Sanchez’s future dominating the headlines.

The former Barcelona looks set to stay and see out his contract in north London. The Gunners only two new arrivals are defender Sead Kolasinac and striker Alexandre Lacazette, two players who will expect to be regular starters for the Gunners this season.

Could Wojciech Szczesny finally be leaving Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 17, 2017 by David Nugent

Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be finally set to leave Arsenal in a £10m deal that will see him join Italian champions Juventus, according to the Guardian. Talks are reported to be at an advanced stage and Szczesny is now expected to complete a move to Turin.

The Polish international will now likely be a backup to veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, whose contract with the Bianconeri expires next summer. The 27-year-old will then hope to become the number one with the Italian giants, although Buffon has not stated he will retire next summer.

Struggle for first team action

Arsenal linked with a move for Matuidi 1

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to 101 Great Goals, Arsenal are keen on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi this summer but face competition from two other clubs for his signature. Manchester United and Juventus are believed to be interested in the French international who is out of contract in the summer of 2018.

Arsenal identify Jack Butland as Petr Cech successor 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger is believed to be keen on landing the Stoke City star Jack Butland as a long-term replacement for first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The former Chelsea man remains Wenger’s first pick in goal but the Arsenal boss wants to start building for the future and has identified the talented Stoke goalkeeper as a perfect replacement.

Jordan Pickford was another one of Arsenal’s targets to replace the Czech international, but with him having joined Everton in a £30 million deal from Sunderland, the Gunners have now set their sights on the England international.

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Ramsey winner seals a third FA Cup in four seasons for the Gunners 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Aaron Ramsey scored a second-half winner against Chelsea at Wembley to seal a third FA Cup trophy for Arsenal in the last four seasons. Arsene Wenger’s men were big underdogs going into this weekend’s encounter given the injuries to the defence, but against all odds Arsenal delivered and have capped a disappointing season with a trophy.

The Gunners controversially took the lead against the Premier League champions through Alexis Sanchez just four minutes into the game. The Chilean forward scored after his own deflected shot bounced towards the offside Aaron Ramsey, who left the ball for Sanchez to fire home. Chelsea players argued the Welsh midfielder may have been interfering despite not touching the ball but the goal stood nevertheless.



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