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Koscielny warns “dangerous” Arsenal not to get complacent following recent form 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has issued a warning to the side not to get complacent with their impressive run of form in recent weeks. The Gunners recently beat FC Basel 2-0 in the Champions League to seal their sixth win in seven games in all competitions, and talk has been on their chances of winning a major honour as a result.

“When we have good movement, with the quality and speed of our passing and when it is on a high level, we can be a danger in every situation. We have been better for the past two or three weeks and it is very important to keep our feet on the floor, to work and then the results will come,” Koscielny said.

Olivier Giroud faces a tough task to get himself back into the Arsenal side 1

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was forced to watch his side flourish in his absence with Wednesday’s 2-0 win over FC Basel being the Gunners’ sixth consecutive win in all competitions. Giroud has racked up just 78 minutes of game time for Arsenal this season, and may have a tough task getting back into the starting line-up given how well Alexis Sanchez has fared in his role as a makeshift No.9.

Arsenal v Basel Champions League Preview 1

Posted on September 27, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Swiss champions Basel at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night on gameweek two of the Champions League.

The Gunners head into this clash in good spirits having dispatched Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates in their last top-flight outing. Once again Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil were on the scoresheet in a superb display from Arsene Wenger’s side.

It seems that Arsenal have found form ,with the north London side now recording three consecutive victories in all competitions, while firing home an impressive 11 goals.

Wenger admits “quality” Diego Costa is worrying him ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Chelsea 1

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits Chelsea striker Diego Costa is a threat ahead of this weekend’s meeting in the Premier League. Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening, having failed to win against the Blues in the league since 2011, while falling to the sword at the hands of Costa who has scored two goals and won three of three meetings against the Gunners.

Arsenal can exploit Chelsea’s porous defence 0

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal look to end a five-year winless record against Chelsea on Saturday evening, and will fancy their chances of ending the barren run with how poor the Blues’ defence has been in recent weeks. Arsenal have failed to score against Chelsea in their last six Premier League meetings, but their opponents this time out have managed just one clean sheet from seven games in all competitions which suggests goals could come from the Gunners.

Lucas Perez or Alexis Sanchez to start as a No.9 on Saturday? 0

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a selection headache in attack ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea, with Lucas Perez and Alexis Sanchez in the frame to lead the line in Olivier Giroud’s absence.

Summer-signing Lucas scored a brace in the EFL Cup in midweek but has only racked up 64 minutes of Premier League playing time. Alexis Sanchez has been a makeshift centre-forward this season with Giroud sidelined with injury, scoring three goals in five appearances, but the Chilean could well operate in his preferred role out wide.

Arsenal could go second in the Premier League with a win on Saturday 0

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal could end the weekend occupying the runners-up spot in the Premier League table if they can win against Chelsea on Saturday evening. The Gunners would also need a helping hand from Middlesbrough, who face third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, and Bournemouth, who face current runners-up Everton, but the chance to bear down on leaders Manchester City this early into the season will delight manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 23, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal host London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday in one of the games of the day in the Premier League.

Arsenal’s form has improved in recent weeks after an unconvincing start to their Premier League campaign. The Gunners have now won their last three top-flight games and four of their last five games in all competitions.

Last time out Arsene Wenger’s side recorded a comfortable 4-0 win over Championship Nottingham Forest, with new signing Lucas Perez the star of the show for the north London team, grabbing a brace an assist.

Arsenal in fantastic shape ahead of Chelsea clash on the weekend 0

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal will be full of confidence ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea given the contrasting performances between the two London side. The Gunners followed up a thrashing of Hull City with a win over Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup, scoring eight goals in total, and welcome a Blues outfit having conceded two or more goals in four of their last five in all competitions.

Arsenal draw Reading in the EFL Cup fourth round 0

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal will face Reading at the Emirates Stadium in the fourth round of the EFL Cup, in a repeat of the 2011/12 League Cup fourth round draw that saw the two sides pitted against each other. Arsenal will book their place in the quarter-finals of the competition with a win over the Royals on Tuesday, October 25, and will be full of confidence given their domestic form.

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