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Olivier Giroud 11/10 to score anytime against Newcastle 0

Posted on March 21, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is the Gunners in-form goalscorer of late ahead of this afternoon‘s clash against Newcastle, with the Frenchman having netted seven goals in his last eight appearances in all competitions. Manager Arsene Wenger has been full of praise for the 28-year-old, with Giroud likely to have a telling impact at St James’ Park.

With 14 goals in 17 starts in all competitions, the former Montpellier striker has been one of the hottest forwards in the division. He spent the earlier period of the season injured, but took little time to find his scoring form after make his long awaited return. Last season, Giroud was impressive in attack for Arsenal, boasting 16 goals in 36 league games, and he’s continued such performances on this campaign.

Wenger admits temptation to rest “fatigued” Alexis Sanchez 1

Posted on March 21, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently admitted he has considered resting forward Alexis Sanchez, with the Chilean struggling for form of late. The long-serving boss feels the summer signing has been tired following a demanding fixture list, but cannot afford to remove him from the starting eleven.

The Gunners are in the home stretch of the season, and have an FA Cup semi-final clash to come next month, which Wenger wants Sanchez playing in. They need to seal their place in the top-four of the Premier League, but have the likes of Theo Walcott who could come in for the former Barcelona man.

Newcastle vs. Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 20, 2015 by David Nugent

Newcastle host Arsenal at St James Park on Saturday looking to rediscover their form. Meanwhile Arsenal will be hoping to strengthen their position in the top three of the Premier League table with a victory.

Newcastle have been on a poor run of form in recent games, having claimed just one win from their last six Premier League games, suffering defeats in four out their last five top-flight games.

Last time out they produced a limp display at Everton and were defeated 3-0, their second consecutive defeat after being beaten by Manchester United in their previous game.

Is Alexis Sanchez in need of a rest? 0

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been struggling with poor form of late that could lead manager Arsene Wenger to give him a timely rest. The Chilean international has been ever-present all through the season, but previously admitted how physically taxing it was to play in the Premier League. It’s starting to show in his performances, as the 26-year-old has scored just one goal in his last 11 games.

Monaco vs. Arsenal Champions League Preview 0

Posted on March 16, 2015 by David Nugent

Monaco hosts Arsenal at the Stade Louis ll on Tuesday night in the Champions League last-16 second leg. The Ligue One outfit claimed a surprise 3-1 victory in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium to claim a major advantage going into the second leg.

Monaco have now won four out of their last five games in all competitions, with their only slip-up a goalless draw at home to reigning French champions PSG. Monaco have also claimed back to back league wins against Evian and last time out against Bastia.

Can Arsenal replicate West Ham result against Monaco on Tuesday? 0

Posted on March 15, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have a 3-1 deficit to make back in France when they travel to face French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the Champions League last-16 second leg in mid-week, and given that the Gunners are coming off the back of a 3-0 win against West Ham on Saturday, could Arsene Wenger’s side repeat the feat to earn a miraculous comeback in Europe?

Arsenal have been full of goals in recent weeks, scoring 22 goals in their last eight Premier League games. Monaco do boast a resilient defensive record in both the league and Champions League this season, but Arsenal are the best side they’ve come up against in the competition by some distance.

Arsenal vs. West Ham Premier League preview 0

Posted on March 13, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts West Ham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday looking to temporarily go just a point behind second place Manchester City in the Premier League table, with the Citizens playing in the evening kick-off.

The Gunners will head into this clash in buoyant mood after a 2-1 quarter-final FA Cup win at Manchester United last time out.

Arsene Wenger’s team are in good form having claimed eight wins in their last ten games in all competitions. They also have a very good record against West Ham winning their last nine meetings with the Hammers and scoring more than two goals in their last six games against the men from the east end.

Good time to face West Ham this weekend? 0

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal host London rivals West Ham United this weekend, with the Gunners looking to extend their run of consecutive wins in the Premier League to five. Arsene Wenger’s men are coming off the back of an impressive away win over Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals, and will be full of confidence coming up against a West Ham side winless in their last six games.

Should Wenger opt for industry & substance over style against Manchester United? 0

Posted on March 08, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s trip to Manchester United is more than just the FA Cup semi-final being at stake, it’s a test for manager Arsene Wenger to see what outlook he will have ahead of Monday’s clash.

In the past, the long-serving Gunners boss was often tried to have his side going toe-to-toe with the best in the world, ultimately falling short. This season, he had his side play a defensive counter-attacking style against Manchester City at the Etihad stadium, and it paid dividends with Arsenal winning 2-0 with only 35% possession.

Could improved away form see Arsenal beat Manchester United in tomorrow’s FA Cup clash? 1

Posted on March 08, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal don’t have the best record against Monday night’s opponents Manchester United in any competition, losing earlier this season to the Red Devils, as well as in 2013/14. The Gunners have often struggled to match the physicality of other teams due to their side being full of smaller technical players. But manager Arsene Wenger will take some heart from Arsenal’s improved away form that could see a surprise win on the road.

Arsene Wenger’s men are 1/1 to win against Manchester United on Monday night.



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