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Arsenal defeat Everton at the Emirates Stadium 0

Posted on March 01, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal bounced back from their midweek European disappointment by winning 2-0 against Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The game started in a rather slow manner and the first attempt on goal came on 15 minutes, as Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic fired well over the bar from long-range.

The Gunners first real attempt on goal came on 27 minutes. Alexis Sanchez produced a superb cross to find Olivier Giroud, who put a diving header just wide of Tim Howard’s goal. On the half hour mark Kieran Gibbs got a header horribly wrong and the ball went harmlessly over the bar.

Get 7/1 on Arsenal and Chelsea Both to Win at Coral 0

Posted on March 01, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League giants Arsenal will be looking to forget all about the disappointing Champions League defeat to Monaco when they host Everton at the Emirates and ensure their top 4 bid remains on track.

With rivals Southampton losing to West Brom and Liverpool hosting holders Manchester City, the Gunners have an excellent chance to cement their Champions League position ahead of the business end of the season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s arch rivals Tottenham will be contesting the League Cup final with star-studded Chelsea side, and the Gunners fans could have plenty of reason to cheer about this weekend. With that in mind, you should know that Coral has enhanced the price on both Arsenal and Chelsea to win to 7/1 for all first-time depositors.

Arsenal vs. Everton Premier League Preview 0

Posted on February 28, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to put that disastrous 3-1 midweek Champions League defeat behind them as they host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger’s side suffered the defeat in the first leg of Europe’s elite competition at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, which has left the Gunners on the brink of leaving the competition.

That European defeat aside, Arsenal have been in good form in the Premier League winning their last six top-flight games. The Gunners have also not lost in their last 20 games against Everton on home soil. However, the Gunners have not won in their last five Premier League games against Everton.

Wenger hints at changes for Everton game 0

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that he is ready to make changes to his starting line-up for Sunday’s Premier League fixture against Everton following the disappointing performance against Monaco.

The Gunners suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat to the French side in midweek and are now on the verge of crashing out of the Champions League, with the Professor looking to see an instant response from his side.

With so many players failing to impress against Monaco, Wenger could be forgiven for making wholesale changes to the side, although he will probably resist temptation to do so.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has minor ankle surgery 0

Posted on February 27, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere has had minor surgery on his ankle. Wilshere has become increasing injury-prone in recent seasons, but Wenger believes he will be back in action in days not weeks.

Surgery

Wenger confirmed the fact that Wilshere had surgery by telling Sky Sports: “Jack has had surgery to take two screws off his ankle because they were irritating him but it’s a very minor procedure – he’ll be out for a few days.

Have Arsenal gone backwards this season? 0

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s 3-1 home defeat to AS Monaco in the Champions League second round has capped what has been a disappointing season for the Gunners. Supporters are once again at odds with their long-serving manager for a perceived lack of progression, but are they wrong?

After last season’s seven-month title challenge and FA Cup triumph, Arsene Wenger’s men and see their top-four hopes still being questioned, and they look to be crashing out of Europe. They are still on course to retain the FA Cup, but have they improved from last season?

Is Per Mertesacker’s time up with Arsenal? 1

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker put in a woeful display against AS Monaco in the first leg of the Champions League second round on Wednesday, and it caps what has been a poor season for the German international.

Mertesacker, 30, hasn’t been the same since his World Cup triumph with Germany last summer, and supporters should have seen the signs after he admitted struggling to motivate himself for the gunners earlier in the campaign. His performance against Monaco was particularly woeful, and it’s been one of many disappointing showings from the German.

Monaco defeat not the end of the world 1

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

There is no denying that Arsenal missed a glorious chance to edge closer to the Champions League quarter-final by suffering a disappointing 3-1 loss to Monaco at the Emirates, but there is still time to save this season.

The Gunners had every right to feel optimistic about their chances after they were pitted against arguably the weakest side in Pot 1, and things looked even better for Arsene Wenger’s charges as the Principality club arrived in North London without several important players.

Dream Champions League tie turns into a nightmare for Arsenal 1

Posted on February 26, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s so called ‘dream draw’ in the last-16 of the Champions League turned into a nightmare, as French side Monaco came to the Emirates Stadium and grabbed a 3-1 win on Wednesday night in the first leg of the tie. It was a terrible night for Arsene Wenger’s side against one of the Frenchman’s former-clubs.

Surprise

I doubt many fans saw this coming, even Monaco fans. The Ligue One outfit are a team who regularly keep clean sheets, but do not score many goals. In all six of their Champions League group games they scored just four goals, yet they raised their game to fire home three goals in north London.

Monaco claim surprise victory at Arsenal 1

Posted on February 25, 2015 by David Nugent

The Gunners had an early effort on goal, as Danny Welbeck fired wide of goal from inside the area, after French midfielder Francis Coquelin had found the forward with a clipped ball over the top.

Arsenal then dominated possession for a period, without creating any clear-cut chances until the 24rd minute, as Olivier Giroud’s header from a Santi Cazorla corner deflected wide of goal.

The next attempt on goal did not come until 33 minutes, as Alexis Sanchez fired over from inside the penalty area after Mesut Ozil found the Chilean. On 36 minutes the Gunners broke again. This time Hector Bellerin broke down the wing strode forward and found Giroud in the area, who fired over the bar.



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