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Alexis Sanchez flies to Paris to sort out visa 0

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s summer signing Alexis Sanchez will miss the club’s Austria training camp as he has to fly out to Paris to sort his visa, meaning he will also miss the start of intensive training and potentially the Emirates cup.

The Chilean international, 25, was hoping to be a part of the squad as the pre-season friendlies are stepped up a gear, but this latest setback means he will miss out.

Last season, the talented forward scored 19 goals and grabbed 10 assists for former side Barcelona, Alexis Sanchez is 15/1 to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer this season as a result. Arsenal supporters have been dying to see him in action – let alone manager Arsene Wenger.

What games is Theo Walcott likely to miss through injury? 0

Posted on July 20, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealing forward Theo Walcott will miss the start of the season due to his lengthy injury sustained during the previous campaign, what games could the England international miss in 2014/15?

Considering Walcott won’t be training until the end of August, he’ll almost certainly be absent for fixtures such as Crystal Palace (home) on 16/8/14, Everton (away) on 23/8/14, and Leicester City (away) on 31/8/14 .

There’s also the matter of League Cup and European games in between league outings that the 25-year-old will also miss which means the ex-Saints man could be absent for up to 10 games.

Arsenal players back in training this week 2

Posted on July 08, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal players have been back in training this week in the new training strip for next season. Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby, Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson and Mathieu Flamini have all been pictured in the training kit, but there were three world Cup stars (Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker) notably absent as they have a World Cup semi-final clash to play against Brazil tonight.

While not a full squad, Arsenal will still begin preparing for the new season with the coaching staff. Coming off the back of a successful campaign, the players will be itching to begin the 2014/15 season. Manager Arsene Wenger could well return early from watching the World Cup as there are a couple of deals to complete.

Arsenal fixture list for the 2014/15 season IN FULL 0

Posted on June 18, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s fixture list for the new season has been released. The Gunners will kick off their campaign to Crystal Palace at home, while ending the season at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Arsene Wenger’s side do have a tough start, with games against Everton, Man City, Tottenham, Chelsea all coming in the first few weeks of the season.

2014/15 Premier League fixtures

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Sat 16 Aug 15:00

Everton vs Arsenal
Sat 23 Aug 15:00

Leicester vs Arsenal
Sat 30 Aug 15:00

Arsenal vs Man City
Sat 13 Sep 15:00

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski shine in Germany’s recent 6-1 win over Armenia 0

Posted on June 07, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be delighted with the performances of Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski in a recent international friendly. The pair showed real quality in last night‘s game, and made mincemeat of Armenia.

Ozil grabbed an assist and struck the woodwork with an effort, while Podolski scored one and made a further three. What was even more impressive is that both players weren’t even starting in the game, but coming off the bench to full effect.

Podolski boasted a 91% pass completion and created a total of four chances for his teammates. Ozil created three chances and had an 87% pass completion last night.

Could Eto’o join Arsenal this summer? 5

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o set to leave the club in the summer, with his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho non-repairable, could the Cameroonian international join their London rivals Arsenal?

According to the Daily Star, the 33-year-old striker could consider a move to Arsenal this summer, with manager Arsene Wenger hoping to sign a cheap experienced striker to take the scoring burden off Olivier Giroud shoulders.

Gunners 2/9 to lift the FA Cup this afternoon 0

Posted on May 17, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger have the most important game of the season this afternoon when they face Hull City at Wembley.

The Gunners have beaten Steve Bruce’s side on both occasions in the league, and have won their last five games in the Premier League too, conceding just one goal.

Hull, on the other hand, are winless in their last five games, conceding 13 goals. Their form in 2014 has been woeful, and they look to have burnt out after a gruelling campaign to avoid relegation to the Championship.

Arsenal vs. Hull FA Cup final preview 0

Posted on May 16, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal have the chance to end their nine year wait for a trophy as they face Hull at Wembley in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The Gunners trophy draught is well-documented, but the team from north London are favourites to overcome Premier League rivals Hull to win that illusive silverware on Saturday.

The Gunners go into the final in top form, having won the last five Premier League games of the season and securing a Champions League spot for next season. Those five wins followed the Gunners victory over holders Wigan in the semi-finals.

Wenger happy to play Sagna & Vermaelen even if they’re leaving this summer 0

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted ahead of their FA Cup final against Hull City this weekend that he would have no qualms in playing anyone whose future has not yet been tied down with the Gunners. The Londoners are 4/9 to see past Hull in normal time to win the FA Cup for the first time in nine years.

Long-serving right-back Bacary Sagna has rejected contract deals put to him in recent months and looks set to leave the club when his contract expires this summer. There’s also the case of club-captain Thomas Vermaelen who has yet to sign a new deal past next summer, with rumours that he’s unhappy with a lack of playing time.

Vermaelen and Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss the FA Cup final 0

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed club captain Thomas Vermaelen and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could both miss this weekend’s FA Cup final.

‘Everybody should be available from (the previous Premier League game against) Norwich. Still some uncertainty about Chamberlain & Vermaelen.’

Arsenal are 4/9 to beat Hull City in normal time in the FA Cup final this weekend, but it will be a big blow to have the notable pair absent. Both Vermaelen (Belgium) & Oxlade-Chamberlain (England) have been picked for their respective nations’ provision teams for this summer’s World Cup, but still face a race to be back in time to prove they can play.



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