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Theo Walcott pushing for a start in the Arsenal side 0

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott impressed in the 0-0 draw against Sunderland on Wednesday night, with the England international come close to scoring the winning goal at the death. The former Southampton man brilliantly accelerated from a challenge on the right flank, and worked his way into the box for a scoring opportunity, but found his shot saved.

After the game, Walcott’s performance was put to manager Arsene Wenger, who tried to play down any questions of why the 26-year-old still remains on the bench, despite looking fit enough to start. The forward himself did saw in his post-match interview that he needs more minutes on the pitch to hit some form, but his manager doesn’t seem keen to allow it just yet.

Does a third-place finish represent success for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 21, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s goalless draw against Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night all-but secured a third-place finish for the Gunners in the Premier League, although the side from north London can no longer catch second place Manchester City.

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Arsenal are now three points ahead of fourth place Manchester United and have a superior goal difference of seven. The Gunners face a home game with West Brom on the final day of the season, while United travel to relegation-threatened Hull.

Four Arsenal players called for England duty 0

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Four Arsenal footballers have been called by England manager Roy Hodgson for a friendly against Republic of Ireland and a Euro 2016 qualifier versus Slovenia.

The Three Lions face the Irish on the road in an international friendly on 7th June before they are set to continue the very successful qualifying campaign at Stadion Stozice in Ljubljana.

England boss Roy Hodgson has now named his 24-man squad for the two fixtures, with a total of four Arsenal player hoping to add two more caps to their tally.

Goals drying up for Arsenal at the Emirates 0

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal were held to a goalless draw at home to Sunderland on Wednesday night, which was the third game on the bounce in their own backyard that they’ve failed to score in. The Gunners certainly haven’t been without their chances in all three games, but have been guilty of profligacy which has ultimately cost them nine points in recent weeks home and away.

After the Sunderland stalemate, manager Arsene Wenger admitted he’s never pleased to have not won a game, but there were many aspects of the game that he did enjoy, mainly the performances of his attacking players. There were positives to take from the game, but ultimately Arsenal are ending the season poorly after so much promise of finishing at least second a matter of weeks ago.

Arsenal held by Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium 0

Posted on May 20, 2015 by David Nugent

Sunderland survived an Arsenal onslaught to secure a goalless at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night to preserve their Premier League status.

The Gunners dominated the early stages of the first half without creating any clear-cut chances. The first attempt on goal came on 13 minutes. Alexis Sanchez put Jack Wilshere through on goal, but Sunderland ‘keeper Costel Pantilimon was out quickly to tackle the midfielder.

On 20 minutes Ramsey found Wilshere 18 yards out from goal and the England midfielder fired wildly over with his attempt on goal. The Gunners were on the attack again on 23 minutes, as Santi Cazorla saw a tame effort from the edge of the penalty area easily dealt with by Pantilimon.

Arsenal v Sunderland – Back the Gunners to Win at 5/1 Special Price 0

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

It is now clear that Arsenal will be playing in the Champions League group stages next season after they came back from a losing position to earn a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, and the Gunners now have a chance to mathematically secure a top 3 finish.

Arsene Wenger’s charges play host to relegation strugglers Sunderland in a rearranged game, looking to end a two-match winless run and climb to within two points of second-placed Manchester City.

Do Arsenal really need Raheem Sterling given their vast options in attack? 1

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to deny interest in Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling in a recent press conference, which could well see a bid lodged this summer from the London side.

Sterling, an England international, recently admitted a desire to leave the Merseysiders at the end of the season, citing ambitions of winning trophies. He won’t be signing a new deal with the Reds this summer, which has set a host of clubs on red alert. Manchester City are the frontrunners for his signature, but Arsenal are the surprise addition to the interested suitors.

Arsene Wenger desperate for a result against Sunderland after poor run of form 0

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on his side to turn in a performance worthy of all three points from the off against Sunderland on Wednesday night, with the Gunners having suffered a poor run of form in recent weeks. Their top-four spot in the table was sealed some time ago, but the London side are still fighting for a top-three spot to avoid having to qualify for the Champions League, so they need another win to ensure of their place.

Wenger fails to rule out bids for Sterling, Milner 0

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out making moves for Liverpool hotshot Raheem Sterling and Manchester City’s James Milner in the summer transfer window.

The England stars may both become available at the end of the season, and they are both believed to be on the Gunners’ radar as the North London side hope to finally mount a serious title challenge next term.

According to BBC Sport, Raheem Sterling will request a transfer after rejecting a new deal worth £100,000 per week, whilst James Milner should be available on a free having failed to agree a contract extension at the Etihad.

Koscielny, Debuchy to miss Sunderland game 0

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

French defenders Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy could both miss Arsenal’s penultimate Premier League fixture against Sunderland, manager Arsene Wenger revealed at a pre-match press conference.

The Gunners made a giant step towards securing a place in the Champions League group stages by holding Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, with fit-again Theo Walcott having a hand in the equalizer.

Arsenal now have the opportunity to mathematically secure a top 3 finish by defeating Sunderland in a rearranged game on Wednesday, but Arsene Wenger has revealed he faces some fresh selection worries.



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