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Arsenal linked with Dynamo Moscow striker 1

Posted on August 26, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are close to completing a deal for Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin. The 24-year-old is highly-rated and the Metro have picked-up on reports from Russia suggesting Kokorin is close to a move to north London.

The Russia international has previously been linked with moves to Tottenham, Manchester United and PSG. Kokorin scored ten goals in all competitions last season, including two in eight Champions League appearances.

The Gunners have scored just two goals in their opening three Premier League games this season and have failed to score in both their home games.

Arsenal draws Tottenham in Capital One Cup 0

Posted on August 26, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal have been drawn away at bitter-rivals Tottenham in the third round of the Capital One Cup. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger usually uses the competition to blood youngsters and give players game time.

However, it seems unlikely that Gunners fans will want the veteran Frenchman to do that against their arch-rivals, even if the competition is very low on the clubs list of priorities this season as always. The Gunners are still just odds of 8/1 to win the competition, despite their lack of interest in previous seasons.

Is Gary Neville right to criticise Mesut Ozil’s lack of goals? 0

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal were held to a draw at home to Liverpool on Monday night, with the visitors thwarting wave after wave of attacks from the Gunners in the second-half. In tight games, individual brilliance often be the difference between a draw and all three points, but Arsenal just didn’t have the cutting edge.

Mesut Ozil in particular was singled out by Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville for shirking the responsibility to score late in the match. “(Ozil’s) a fantastic player, but does he take responsibility for his team-mates? No. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mesut Ozil take responsibility for the rest of his team. I’ve seen him have good games, where he passes the ball well, gets involved and gets assists but doesn’t get enough goals,” he said.

Should Arsenal fans worry about their misfiring attack? 3

Posted on August 25, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s attacking display in last night’s 0-0 draw was not what is expected of the high-profile and expensively assembled forward line. While ‘keeper Petr Cech bailed out the makeshift backline, the Gunners attack failed to find a way past a stubborn Liverpool defence.

Struggled

Arsene Wenger’s side have now failed to score in five out of their last six Premier League games on home soil, which a worrying statistic for a team who were considered by some as genuine title contenders this season.

Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool: Enthralling draw at the Emirates 0

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal and Liverpool played out a highly entertaining draw at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, with Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech in inspired form between the sticks. It was a game of two halves, with Liverpool dominating the first-half, while Arsenal dominated after the break.

The visitors started the game very strongly and should have gone ahead through Christian Benteke and Philippe Coutinho. The Belgian international latched onto a low cross, but saw his point blank effort thwarted by the former Chelsea goalkeeper, who was outstanding all evening.

Sanchez to Score and Arsenal to Defeat Liverpool is 11/4 0

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal recovered well from the shock defeat to local rivals West Ham and went on to record a hard-fought win over very good Crystal Palace side at Selhurst Park last weekend.

The Gunners now face an ever tougher task as they take on top 4 rivals Liverpool, who have two wins from as many matches at the start of the new Premier League campaign.

Nevertheless, the Reds have been far from impressive in the opening exchanges, having been somewhat fortunate to win both league fixtures and they are not exactly flying on confidence at the moment.

Arsenal must be wary of Liverpool 0

Posted on August 24, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Liverpool tonight at the Emirates Stadium looking for another win to kick-start their Premier League title challenge.

In the Premier League era, Liverpool and Arsenal have been very equally matched, with the Reds claiming 16 wins over the Gunners, compared to Arsenal’s 15 and incredibly there also being 15 draws.

The side from north London have a slightly better record in the games on home soil, but they must still be wary of the Merseysider’s. The likes Philippe Coutinho and Christian Benteke definitely have the quality to hurt the Gunners at the back if not well marshalled.

Can Olivier Giroud continue his fine run of form against Liverpool tonight? 0

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is expected to spearhead the Gunners’ attack for the visit of Liverpool tonight, and the French international has shown himself to be a good omen when coming up against the Merseysiders. He’s come out on top in 57% of their past meetings, while being on the losing team just once. And Giroud has managed to score in 43% of the fixtures too, so he could well be key this evening.

Alexis Sanchez fit to start against Liverpool 0

Posted on August 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed forward Alexis Sanchez will be fit to start against Liverpool on Monday night. The Chilean international has been behind the rest of the team due to a lack of fitness after getting muscle fatigue from this summer’s Copa America tournament with eventual winners Chile.

He was a second-half introduction in Arsenal’s opening day defeat to West Ham United, and was given a successful 75-minute run out in their following victory against Palace. Wenger is expected to start him in attack against Liverpool on Monday night, and is hoping he can lead the side to all three points, as he did in their last meeting.

Arsenal 3/4 to earn all three points against Liverpool on Monday night 0

Posted on August 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday night, with the Gunners favourites to come out on top given their dominance in this fixture down the years. Arsene Wenger’s men have won their last three Premier League meetings at home to the Reds, and are coming off the back of victory over Crystal Palace.

A win for the Londoners could see them above Liverpool and in the top-four, while defeat would keep Arsenal languishing in the bottom-half. The Gunners last home game ended in defeat to West Ham United, so the Emirates Stadium could be a nervy atmosphere for the hosts. And with Liverpool having won both their opening league games of the new season, they are sure to put up some resistance.



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