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Gabriel believes Arsenal have learned from Zagreb defeat in Croatia 0

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash between Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb, Gunners centre-back Gabriel feels the side won’t make the same mistakes from the reverse fixture as they seek all three points to try and prolong their stay in the competition this season. They’ve suffered a poor European campaign so far

Anything less than a win will eliminate Arsenal from the group stage with one game spare, so they can’t afford another slip-up. Zagreb won 2-1 at home against the Londoners, but have lost their other three Champions League games in the group. As a result, Arsenal are firm favourites to win at the Emirates, and Gabriel is backing his team to deliver.

Arsenal enduring a mini-slump in form 0

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s weekend defeat to West Bromwich Albion continued their poor run of form in recent weeks, and such a slump couldn’t come at a worse time given the Gunners have Champions League duty on Tuesday night. Arsene Wenger’s men have a must-win clash against Dinamo Zagreb, but have picked up just one win in five in all competitions.

A 3-0 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium was Arsenal’s last win since October, and Wenger even admitted the side are going through a hard time given the current injury crisis. There can be no excuses should they suffer an early elimination in Europe, however, as a strong Arsenal side have lost three of their four group games played in the Champions League so far.

Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb Champions League preview 0

Posted on November 23, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in a crucial game for the side from north London.

The Gunners have endured a nightmare campaign in Europe this season, losing three of their four games in Group F, with their only win coming in a 2-0 defeat of German giants Bayern Munich.

The odds of qualifying for the knockout stages look against Arsenal, as they need to win both their remaining games and hope that second-place Olympiakos do not collect anymore points. The Gunners last game of the group is away to the Greek champions.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud 1/1 to score anytime against West Brom this afternoon 0

Posted on November 21, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is expected to lead the line against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon, and will be hoping to continue his fine scoring run of late in the potential absence of some key players. The 29-year-old is joint-top goalscorer for Arsenal in the Premier League this season, and has had no trouble finding the back of the net for club and country in recent weeks.

Arsenal 8/15 to win against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon 0

Posted on November 21, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are big favourites to win away to West Bromwich Albion when the two sides lock horns at the Hawthorns this afternoon, and victory for the Gunners could see them finishing the weekend top of the Premier League if results go their way. Arsene Wenger’s men are level on points with leaders Manchester City, and are waiting to capitalise on a slip from the Sky Blues.

The Londoners are in fantastic form of late, which will make West Brom extremely wary of their threat, with Arsenal having picked up 16 points from their last 18 in the Premier League. It’s also worth noting that the visitors have the best away record in the division this season, and are travelling to face an Albion side with surprisingly poor home form.

Will Alexis Sanchez be rested this weekend? 0

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a decision to make on Alexis Sanchez ahead of this weekend’s trip to face West Bromwich Albion, and could well afford the Chilean forward a rest given how much game time he’s been involved in of late.

Reports have suggested Wenger will look beyond the South American despite an injury crisis to ensure he’s back to full fitness for their Champions League group game in midweek. Arsenal have a must-win clash with Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday and Sanchez’s involvement could be key.

Arsenal enjoying a dominant head-to-head record over this weekend’s opponents West Bromwich Albion 0

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion this weekend, and are 8/15 to pick up all three points. The Gunners are enjoying a bright start to the new season, and will be full of confidence to get a result given how dominant they have been over the Baggies in their head-to-heads down the years.

The two Premier League sides have locked horns 18 times since the division’s inception, and Arsenal have only been on the losing team twice. It’s been five years since Arsene Wenger’s side were defeated by Albion, and they have since won seven and drawn two of the nine meetings that followed.

West Brom v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 20, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal travels to West Brom on Saturday looking to move to the top of the Premier League table. The Gunners kick-off the game only behind league leaders Manchester City on goal difference after a good start to their top-flight campaign.

City do not play until the late game when they host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, so the Gunners can leapfrog the Citizens by avoiding defeat at the Hawthorns.

The side from north London will fancy their chances against a Baggies team that has struggles for wins in the top-flight of late. Tony Pulis’ side have suffered consecutive defeats and conceded five goals in the process.

Koscielny questions Arsenal’s consistency and ambition to win the title 0

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Despite Arsenal being second in the Premier League table, defender Laurent Koscielny has been highly critical of the Gunners this season, and insists they won’t be in with a shout of winning the title if they can’t become consistent .The French centre-back also wants the side to dislodge notions of being easy to beat after shock losses in Europe.

Currently level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City, Arsenal’s domestic campaign has been impressive, but an opening day defeat coupled with losses in Europe have somewhat put a dampener on their lofty position in the top flight table. Koscielny believes Arsenal are in with an honest chance of winning the league crown, but only if they can consistently prove their worth without any major stumbles.

In-form Olivier Giroud 9/4 to score anytime against England tonight 0

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

France travel to face England in an international friendly tonight, with striker Olivier Giroud expected to lead the line for Les Blues in what promises to be an emotional night. The 29-year-old scored in Friday’s clash against Germany, and has been in fantastic form ahead of this evening’s meeting at Wembley. Now a regular for club and country, the tall striker has been finding the back of the net on a consistent basis in 2015.

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