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Arsenal held at home against Hull City 1

Posted on October 18, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal needed a stoppage-time Danny Welbeck goal to rescue a 2-2 draw against Hull City at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners had the first effort on goal on four minutes. Alexis Sanchez found Jack Wilshere who headed wide of goal. Two minutes later the visitors had their first attempt on goal, as Wojciech Szczesny saved an effort Michael Dawson who was unmarked.

The home side came straight back at Hull, as Danny Welbeck broke clear of James Chester, but shot straight at Steve Harper in the Tigers goal. On eight minutes Harper was again in action, as he collected a powerful cross from Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Theo Walcott returns into action for Arsenal Under-21 side 1

Posted on October 18, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal star Theo Walcott has featured in his first match since injuring his knee some nine months ago, having starred for club’s Under-21 side in the clash against Blackburn.

The England international started the match and completed the first period before he was withdrawn at half-time break, thus stepping up the final phase of recovery from a knee ligament injury.

Abou Diaby and Serge Gnabry were also in the starting line-up as Arsene Wenger decided to give the pair some much needed playing time, with starlet Chuba Akpom leading the attack.

Back Arsenal and Chelsea Both to Win at 4/1 Betting Odds 0

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

The two-week international break comes to an end, meaning the time has come for the Premier League campaign to resume, and Arsenal are one of the two sides expected to have an easy job in weekend’s matches, together with Chelsea.

As a result, Coral has decided to offer a special price of 4/1 on both the Gunners and Blues to win their respective fixtures, although it is important to note that this price is only available to new customers signing up with the UK bookmaker.

Arsenal vs. Hull City Premier League preview 0

Posted on October 17, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Hull City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League.

The Gunners kick-off the game in eighth position in the Premier League after a mixed start to their Premier League campaign. The home side are just one point ahead of the visitors in the league table, but Arsenal has won 11 out of the 14 meetings between the two teams.

The team from north London have won five out of the last six Premier League games against the Tigers, including the last five in the top-flight. The only success that the Tigers have had over the Gunners was in the first ever league meeting between the two teams.

Does Arsene Wenger have to take the blame for lack of defensive reinforcements? 0

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal forced to name a makeshift backline ahead of their weekend against Hull City, does manager Arsene Wenger have to take the blame for not signing sufficient cover?

This summer, Wenger allowed experienced defender Thomas Vermaelen to sign for Barcelona, and prosing youngster Carl Jenkinson to join West Ham on loan, but in return only signed a 19-year-old defender in Calum Chambers.

Arsenal’s first-choice backline of Mathieu Debuchy, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Kieran Gibbs only had left-back Nacho Monreal and Calum Chambers as cover. Having such threadbare cover was an accident waiting to happen, and the gamble has backfired.

Mikel Arteta to return for this weekend’s clash against Hull City 0

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta will return to the match day squad ahead of the Gunners meeting against Hull City on Saturday, manager Arsene Wenger has said. The Spanish midfielder has been out of action with a calf injury, but is expected to be named on the bench.

With so many injuries in the squad, Arteta’s return is a big boost. However, his form has left a lot to be desired, and Mathieu Flamini hasn’t performed well when deputising for the former Everton man.

Mesut Ozil could return before the New Year 1

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have been dealt some good news about the expected return of midfielder Mesut Ozil. The German international suffered an injury against Chelsea that didn’t initially seem to be anything serious until the international break came.

Ozil’s injury seemed to flare up when he travelled with the German national team, with early reports suggesting he would be out of action for up to three months.

But when asked about the injury to Mesut Ozil, manager Arsene Wenger revealed he could return sooner than first anticipated. “He is out for a while now, I think at least six weeks,” he said.

Arsenal to get back to winning ways against Hull City this weekend 0

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

After a forgettable few weeks of poor form in the Premier League for Arsenal, they have a chance to get back to winning ways when they host Hull City on Saturday.

The Gunners lost their last league outing 2-0 to Chelsea, after rescuing a point against Tottenham. Supporters’ expectations of building on what ended up as a decent last season have been dashed following a bad start in 2014/15.

Arsenal are already nine points adrift of first-placed Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger’s side sitting in eighth place in the league. They have dropped points all too readily in four of their seven games, but a home clash against Hull should be where they turn things around.

Wenger hints at January spending 0

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits the club should have made another signing in the summer, while adding that they will aim to make things right in the January transfer window.

The Gunners recruited the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina during close season, but the Professor eventually failed to sign another holding midfielder and central defender.

And with the injury cruse striking again this season, the squad have been stripped to bare bones of late, with Wenger facing a genuine defensive headache ahead of the Premier League fixture against Hull City.

Will Arsenal splash-out big money on German defender? 0

Posted on October 16, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal is set to launch a £32million bid for German international centre-back Mats Hummels of Dortmund. The Gunners lack of defensive cover has been well-documented and it seems that they could view Hummels as a potential January solution.

Struggling

Arsene Wenger’s side is facing a defensive crisis ahead of their visit to Hull on Saturday, a game which they are odds of 4/11 to win. Mathieu Debuchy is injured, Calum Chambers is suspended and French centre-back Laurent Koscielny is doubtful with an Achilles injury.



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