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Bournemouth v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on February 06, 2016 by David Nugent

Bournemouth host Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon with both teams in need of points to achieve their respective objective.

The home side are enjoying their first ever campaign in Premier League and are currently 15th in the top-flight. A recent unbeaten run of three games unbeaten in the top-flight has moved the Cherries seven points clear of the relegation zone.

A key to the Cherries recent decent run has been the form of former-Arsenal striker Benik Afobe. The 22-year-old arrived on the south coast early in the January transfer window from Wolves for a club record fee and has now scored in three consecutive top-flight games.

Arsenal 4/5 to see past Southampton in tonight’s Premier League clash 0

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium tonight, and are hoping they can get revenge against Ronald Koeman’s side after having been well-beaten by the Saints on Boxing Day. Victory for the Gunners could see them finish the day joint-top on points so there’s plenty to place for.

However, Southampton are no pushovers, and are in good form to threaten an upset. The visitors are 8th in the Premier League table after 23 games, and are coming off the back of three consecutive wins. They won 4-0 against Arsenal in the reverse fixture, and were victorious in their most recent away game.

Wenger says Alex Iwobi could get more game time for Arsenal this season 1

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes young forward Alex Iwobi is progressing well in his development, and could well be given more game time with the first-team this season as a result of the form he’s shown when called upon. The 19-year-old delivered a good performance in Arsenal’s 2-1 win against Burnley in the FA Cup fourth round in only his third start for the Londoners. His manager was glowing in his praise of the teenager, and believes he’s confounded his critics who dismissed his potential in the past.

Arsenal v Southampton Premier League preview 0

Posted on February 01, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, as the Gunners look to bounce back to winning ways in the top-flight.

Arsene Wenger’s side recorded a 2-1 win over Burnley on Saturday to progress to the FA Cup fifth round, but have not claimed a top-flight win in their last three outings, including being defeated 1-0 by reigning champions Chelsea in their last Premier League game.

The north London side drew the previous two games prior to the Chelsea defeat and have dropped from top to third in the table and are currently three points behind league leaders Leicester City in the table.

Arsenal vs Southampton: How has Arsene Wenger fared against Ronald Koeman? 2

Posted on January 31, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Tuesday’s clash between Arsenal and Southampton sees managers Arsene Wenger and Ronald Koeman locking horns for the 11th time in their coaching careers, and it’s the former who has some ground to make up on his compatriot.

Wenger has won only twice from their 10 head-to-heads, losing and drawing four each. And with Arsenal’s title hopes at risk, they can ill afford to see Koeman piling misery onto the Frenchman. Arsenal are 17/20 to win against Southampton on Tuesday, but it may not be so straight-forward.

Wenger says Arsenal can’t underestimate Burnley 0

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on his side not to take their FA Cup opponents Burnley for granted when the Gunners host the Clarets in the fourth round this weekend. Wenger saw their emphatic victory over Derby County in the Championship, and believes the visitors have the quality to pull off an upset if Arsenal are complacent.

“All their players played in the Premier League. We have to be humble enough to accept that and to think it’s not because we turn up at the Emirates and play against Burnley that we will win the game. We have to earn the right to go through this round and qualify. If you don’t do that, we’ll have a bad surprise,” he said.

Arsenal v Burnley FA Cup Preview 0

Posted on January 29, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Championship Burnley on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium in the fourth round of the FA Cup, as the host look to end a relatively poor run of form.

Arsenal have now failed to win in three Premier League games and their last win came in the last round of this competition against Sunderland. Everybody connected with the Gunners will be looking for their team to get back to winning ways against the visiting Clarets.

Arsene Wenger to ring the changes for Burnley clash 0

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal lock horns with Burnley in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday, January 30th, and are expected to use the competition as a chance to give the fringe players game time. Despite having won the FA Cup in the last two seasons, manager Arsene Wenger won’t be targeting success as desperately as he has been in previous two campaigns due to an open title race in the Premier League.

Arsenal’s poor away form desperately needs fixing 0

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are enduring a difficult time of late. They are suffering a dip in form that is once again seeing them fall short in the title race, but it’s results away from home that is costing them most dearly. In the Premier League, the Gunners have won just once on the road since October, conceding 10 goals in the following six away games.

A 2-0 win against Aston Villa back in December was the last time the Londoners enjoyed victory on their travels, but they have been dropping points far too readily to stay in title contention. Manager Arsene Wenger has surprisingly gone easy on the side at times during this run, and players in the squad have even warned supporters to expect the odd slip-up as the title race unfolds.

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 23, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts reigning champions Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in a vital Premier League clash. The Gunners could send out a message to their title rivals with a win over the champions.

Arsenal have now drawn consecutive top-flight games, but are still leading the Premier League table on goal difference. Last time out the Gunners drew 0-0 at Stoke in a feisty affair that could have gone either way.

Arsene Wenger’s team have been strong at home of late and have recorded seven wins from their last eight games at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have been solid in defence against Chelsea in recent seasons, having kept clean sheets in three successive home games against the Blues in all competitions.

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