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Mertesacker confident Arsenal can avoid a giant-killing by Reading on Saturday 0

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender and vice-captain Per Mertesacker believes the Gunners are in much better shape to get the job done in the FA Cup semi-final against Reading at Wembley without any upsets, after last season’s penalty shootout against Wigan Athletic in the same round.

The German international feels the Londoners are full of confidence, and have too much quality in the side for their opposition. Arsenal are coming off the back of eight consecutive Premier League wins, and have beaten the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in all competitions.

Wellington Silva finally cleared to play for Arsenal 0

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Wellington Silva is finally allowed to play for the Gunners, after the 22-year-old was given a new Spanish passport following his time away on loan. It’s been four long years that Wellington has been waiting to be eligible for Arsenal, and supporters are looking forward to seeing what he can do.

“The good thing is slow in coming, but arrives with the greatest satisfaction in the world,” he said, via his Twitter account, with his Spanish passport pictured.

Arsenal reported to be interested in midfield duo 1

Posted on April 15, 2015 by David Nugent

As if Arsenal do not have enough midfielder players they are now being linked with two more in the shape of England internationals James Milner and Tom Cleverley in various newspapers. Both players are free agents this summer.

Milner

Manchester City midfielder Milner is one of the most versatile players in the Premier League. The 29-year-old can play as a full-back, a central midfielder or as a winger.

Milner main strength is that he works hard and has decent pace. Although not considered a technically gifted player, he does create a lot of chances for his team-mates.

Dortmund confirm Klopp will leave at the end of season 0

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

German giants Borussia Dortmund have confirmed earlier today that they would part ways with long-serving coach Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season, which should see quite a few of Europe’s top clubs try and recruit the highly rated tactician.

The Millionaires chief Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed the news at a press conference, paying respect to Klopp for helping the club return to old glory days.

“We had talks with Jurgen in the last few days and came to the mutual decision that the way will end at the end of the season,” Watzke said.

Arsenal confident of FA Cup triumph with Reading distracted by cup run 1

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal face Championship side Reading in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley this weekend, and are 1/4 to win the tie in 90 minutes. The Gunners are big favourites due to being 35 places above the Royals in the English pyramid. The form of Reading has spiralled while they’ve been enjoying a deep run in the FA Cup, which could well be a factor when the two sides lock horns on Saturday evening.

Jack Wilshere says Arsenal are becoming “a joy to watch” 0

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes the Gunners are playing some fantastic football this season that supporters will enjoy watching. The England international is currently making his recovery from injury, but has been enjoying the football on display in the second-half of the season. He feels they have been progressing over the last few years, which has culminated in the Londoners finally playing like a side in the manager’s image.

Arsenal set to renew interest in Dortmund star 0

Posted on April 14, 2015 by David Nugent

According to German football publication Kicker, Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Dortmund defensive midfielder Ilkay Gundogan in the summer.

Turned Down

The Gunners reportedly had a bid of around £18.4million turned for the Germany international in the January transfer window, but could put in an increased bid to sign the player who has been consistently linked with a move to north London for the past few years.

Competition

Despite an injury-hit few seasons with the German giants, Gundogan is still highly-regarded by some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Should the 24-year-old move on then Arsenal could face stiff competition from the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona for his signature.

Arsenal in fresh link with Gundogan 0

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

German magazine Kicker has learned that Arsenal are weighing up summer bid for Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan, who has been linked with a move to the Emirates several times in the past.

The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly a huge admirer of the Germany international and has set out to lure him to North London at the end of the current campaign.

According to Kicker, Arsenal already attempted to sign Gundogan in the January transfer window, but had a bid in the region of £18 million rejected.

Can Arsene Wenger finally beat Jose Mourinho this season? 0

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are the most in-form side in the Premier League, and next face their biggest challenge of all – leaders Chelsea. For manager Arsene Wenger, he’s coming up against a long-term rival in Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho, whom he has never beaten, but that could all change later this month.

The Gunners are currently enjoying an eight-game winning run in the Premier League that has seen them beat Liverpool in recent weeks, and they will be full of confidence of beating the title-chasers. Mourinho has squared off against Wenger 12 times in total, winning seven times and drawn five times. Earlier this season, his Chelsea side ran out 2-0 winners at Stamford Bridge, but there’s no doubt he’ll respect the opposition this time round.

Can Arsenal match record for most Premier League wins in a season for since invincibles era? 0

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are enjoying a fantastic end to the season, with the Gunners second in the Premier League, while having an FA Cup semi-final clash to come this month. Manager Arsene Wenger takes the credit after turning around the Londoners fortunes that will now give supporters hope of a genuine title challenge next season. But there’s work to be done this campaign, with Wenger hoping to break a record of wins in the Premier League, set by the infamous ‘invincibles’.



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