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Wenger takes a leaf out of Luis Enrique’s book 0

Posted on October 01, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been heavily criticised for his decision to start David Ospina ahead of Petr Cech in an important Champions League clash with Olympiakos, and we might now have the answer why the Professor opted to go with the Colombian.

In all fairness, the Colombia number one was pretty impressive each time he was called upon last season and he was quite unfortunate to have Petr Cech arrive from Chelsea, but he was at blame for the second goal in Tuesday’s encounter, this making it more difficult for the Gunners to get back into the game.

Arsenal could move top of the EPL on Sunday 0

Posted on October 01, 2015 by David Nugent

It is slightly ironic that Arsenal have made a very inconsistent start to their campaign, yet if things go right for the Gunners they could be sitting top of the Premier League by the time the weekend finishes.


Arsene Wenger’s side were truly woeful on Tuesday night, as they suffered a typical Arsenal 3-2 defeat at home to Olympiakos in the Champions League. It is the sort of result and performance that Gunners fans have become accustomed to in recent years.

Bad timing for Arsene Wenger to celebrate 19 years as Arsenal manager 0

Posted on October 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates 19 years at the helm this month, but the anniversary comes at a time where tensions between supporters and manager couldn’t be higher. There have been many calls for the Gunners to end his long reign at the club given continual failure in the Premier League and Europe, and questions are now being asked if Wenger will reach 20 years.

Gabriel urges calm despite recent Champions League failure 0

Posted on October 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal centre-back Gabriel has urged the supporters to not turn on the side or manager Arsene Wenger despite a major setback in the Champions League this week. The Brazilian defender was on the wrong side of a 3-2 home defeat to Olympiacos on Tuesday night, and called the shock loss “complicated” while admitting they had no one else to blame but themselves for conceding three goals at the Emirates.

After losing their opening Champions League group game to Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal really are in a precarious position with a double-header against Bayern Munich to come. The Londoners could be knocked out of the European competition at the group stages, and supporters are understandably frustrated with the side’s failure this season as a result.

Italian defender keen on Arsenal move 0

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani has welcomed interest from Premier League giants Arsenal, according to a source close to the Italian defender.

The 21-year-old caught the eye of quite a few sides with some outstanding performances during a loan spell with Empoli last season, and he has since returned to Turin.

However, having failed to make a single appearance in the first six league games, Rugani is being heavily linked with a move away from the club.

Reports in Italy are suggesting that Arsenal have taken a keen interest in the talented footballer, with the Gunners reportedly even submitting an official proposal this summer.

Could Arsenal be suffering their first Champions League group stage elimination under Arsene Wenger? 0

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s defeat to Olympiacos sees the Gunners in a precarious position in their Champions League group with Bayern Munich next up in Europe. Arsene Wenger’s men are rock bottom without a point from their first two games, and defeat in their next group game could see their fate all but sealed.

Six points from first-placed Bayern Munich, the gap could be extended to nine if Arsenal fall short against the Germans next month, which could also see them six points off a second-placed finish should Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb’s clash see one side taking maximum points. They will be behind to all three teams on head-to-head records, so their fate could be sealed by game week three.

Arsene Wenger defends decision to play David Ospina over Petr Cech in the Champions League 0

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Despite Arsenal’s second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina suffering an error-ridden performance in the Londoners’ Champions League defeat to Olympiacos on Tuesday, while first-choice Petr Cech sat on the bench, manager Arsene Wenger refused to blame the Colombian shot-stopper for Arsenal’s defeat, insisting that Ospina is more than capable between the sticks.

“David Ospina played 19 games last season and kept 14 clean sheets and last week he had a fantastic game. No keeper is mistake free, it could have happened to Petr Cech as well. I make the decisions and selections for the team and I’m responsible for it, but it is not because of that we lost the game,” he said.

Gunners could struggle to qualify from Champions League group 0

Posted on September 30, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s unconvincing season continued last night, as the Gunners inexplicably suffered a 3-2 home defeat against Olympiakos in the Champions League. The result and performance was difficult to explain.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a habit of rotating his squad, where he thinks he can get away with it. Last night the decision to rotate his goalkeepers had a disastrous effect, as back-up ‘keeper David Ospina managed to score a terrible own goal to gift the Greek side a second goal.

The Gunners found it hard to repair the damage from that position, although Alexis Sanchez did score an equaliser on 65 minutes.

Gunners stunned by Olympiakos 0

Posted on September 29, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a surprise 3-2 home defeat by Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday night in the Champions League in a night to forget for the Gunners.

The first attempt of the game came on nine minutes, as Arsenal hit the Greek visitors on the break, only for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to drive an effort into the side-netting.  Two minutes later and Gunners striker Theo Walcott hit an effort straight at Roberto in the Olympiakos goal.

The visitor’s first real threat on goal came on 22 minutes. Swiss midfielder Pajtim Kasami turned past Coquelin and found Kostas Fortunis, who hit a scuffed effort from the edge of the area wide of David Ospina’s goal.

Alexis Sanchez 13/10 to score anytime in tonight’s Champions League clash against Olympiacos 0

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is expected to start against Olympiacos in the Champions League tonight, and the Chilean attacker will be looking to build on his impressive antics from the weekend. Coming off the back of netting a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-2 win over Leicester City, Alexis Sanchez could be the one to watch this evening in the Gunners’ European bout.

His second season at the Emirates had begun slowly, with the 26-year-old failing to score in his first eight appearances in all competitions, but the pressure has eased after his three goals against the Foxes. Sanchez will be hoping to continue his run in front of goal to help lead Arsenal to victory in Europe as the Londoners cannot afford more dropped points if they want to qualify.

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