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Arsenal goalkeeper linked with Marseille 0

Posted on June 28, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, French Ligue One side Marseille are set to make a move for Arsenal ‘keeper David Ospina. The Colombian international is currently at the Copa America with his national side, but is expected to hold talks with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger when he returns to England.

Ospina’s exit now looks inevitable, with Chelsea’s Petr Cech expected to arrive at the Emirates in the next couple of days. Cech will be the Arsenal’s number one, so Ospina would be very more than a back-up for the Czech Republic international.

Arsenal’s 2015/16 fixture list released 0

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s fixture list for the 2015/16 Premier League season has been released, and sees them hosting London rivals West Ham United on the opening day. They travel to face Southampton at St Marys on Boxing Day, and wrap up the season at home to Aston Villa.

The Gunners are 9/2 to win the Premier League next season, and given their favourable opponents in August, they will have confidence of starting the new campaign strongly.

Here’s the fixture list in full….

AUGUST
8 Sat H West Ham United
15 Sat A Crystal Palace
22 Sat H Liverpool
29 Sat A Newcastle United

Should Arsenal break the bank for Schneiderlin? 0

Posted on June 07, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal has decided to pull out of the race to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin because they are not prepared to pay the Saints asking price of £25million.

Long-term

The French central midfielder is believed to be a long-term transfer target for the Gunners. Every transfer window he is linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium. However, it seems with the midfielder now available Arsene Wenger’s club are not prepared to pay his asking price.

Arsenal vs. Aston Villa FA Cup final preview 0

Posted on May 29, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal will be looking to win the FA Cup for a second consecutive season, as they face underdogs Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Arsenal finished the season with a convincing 4-1 victory over West Brom at the Emirates, with Theo Walcott grabbing a hat-trick in a rare start up front.

That victory followed three games without a win for the Gunners. The team from north London have a good recent record against the Villans, as they have lost just three times in the last 33 meetings with the side from the Midlands, with all three defeats coming at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal could be stifled by Aston Villa’s emphasis on flooding central areas 0

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are known for their narrow possession-based football under manager Arsene Wenger, with their wide players coming inside to link up attacks with the advanced central midfielders, but it‘s something that could play into the hands of Aston Villa ahead of this weekend‘s FA Cup final.

The Gunners’ style of play that has been synonymous with the club in the last few years in particular, but does often see them coming unstuck against a team defending deep and compact. Arsenal like to thread balls through the middle to create chances, as they don’t possess much of an aerial threat to make crosses from wide effective.

Is Theo Walcott close to starting in Saturday’s FA Cup final? 0

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott made an emphatic return to the starting eleven recently, bagging himself a hat-trick in the Gunners’ 4-1 victory against West Bromwich Albion, and is hoping his performance will earn him an unlikely start in this weekend’s FA Cup final against Aston Villa.

The 26-year-old has been reduced to bench duty all year for the Londoners, despite declaring himself fit enough to start games, and his future is still being speculated about this summer as a result. Walcott is expected to consider his future with the club if first-team football is no longer guaranteed, but he’s certainly made his case to be afforded a start with impressive performances in recent weeks.

Should Arsenal fear Christian Benteke this weekend? 0

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood claimed the Arsenal squad will have had “sleepless nights” thinking about how they will try and stop striker Christian Benteke in this weekend’s FA Cup final at Wembley, saying: “Christian is a real handful for anyone. He’s back to his best now, bullying defenders. They won’t want to play against him. I’m sure they’ll be having sleepless nights about him. He’s back to full fitness now.”

Arsenal vs. West Brom Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 23, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal wraps up their Premier League game campaign with a home game against West Brom at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Gunners goalless draw with Sunderland on Wednesday night virtually secured third-place and an automatic place in next season’s Champions League, as they sit three points above rivals Manchester United who have an inferior goal difference of seven.

The Gunners have stuttered in recent games, having drawn two and lost one of their previous three fixtures in the Premier League. That slight slump means they can longer catch second place Manchester City this season.

Arsene Wenger desperate for a result against Sunderland after poor run of form 0

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on his side to turn in a performance worthy of all three points from the off against Sunderland on Wednesday night, with the Gunners having suffered a poor run of form in recent weeks. Their top-four spot in the table was sealed some time ago, but the London side are still fighting for a top-three spot to avoid having to qualify for the Champions League, so they need another win to ensure of their place.

Arsenal vs. Sunderland Premier League preview 0

Posted on May 19, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal could seal an automatic place in the Champions League next season if they defeat relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners drew 1-1 with top four rivals Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford. The draw means that a win against Black Cats will seal a top three spot in the Premier League this season. A victory at the Emirates would also put the Gunners within two points of Manchester City in their quest to finish second in the league.



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