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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.

Arteta out, Wilshere in for Swansea clash 0

Posted on November 07, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has recently revealed Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta will be sidelined for the Gunners’ weekend clash against Swansea City, but Jack Wilshere should make the match day squad.

“Arteta will be out for Sunday. He has a mild hamstring strain and he will be out for a short period because it’s a grade one. He should be back after the internationals. Jack is alright, he is back in the squad for Sunday,” said Wenger.

Are Arsenal in trouble with Swansea City to face this weekend? 1

Posted on November 06, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s fine form in all competitions came to an abrupt halt after the Gunners relinquished a three-goal lead to Anderlecht in the Champions League this week, and now they have a difficult task in getting a result when in their next Premier League outing against Swansea City.

With 10 points amassed from five games – including three clean sheets – at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea’s home form is very strong this season. Arsenal have dropped points in three of their five away outings in the league, while having failed to beat a top-half side on any ground.

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