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Arsenal fans should be frustrated by draw 2

Posted on September 28, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Saturday in the north London derby apparently frustrated Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, but in truth it is the fans that should be the ones frustrated by their team’s tepid display.


First of all you have to give Tottenham credit for producing a relatively solid defensive display at the Emirates. They gave a resolute defensive performance and attempted to hit the Gunners on the break when they could. A typical tactic used by most clubs playing at rival teams.


New setbacks for Ramsey, Arteta, Wilshere 3

Posted on September 28, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger suffered a major blow in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, since his charges not only failed to win the match but also picked up three injuries in the process.

For the first time after quite a while, the Frenchman had to use all three substitutions to withdraw players through injury as Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere were forced to leave the pitch for various reasons.

The good news is that all four defenders were able to come through the game unscathed, but Arsenal now face a midfield crisis as well with Arsene Wenger revealing that Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey are out of the Chelsea game.

Arsenal and Tottenham draw in north London derby 0

Posted on September 27, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal and Tottenham drew 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday’s north London derby.

The first attempt of the game arrived on five minutes. Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere fed Aaron Ramsey in the penalty area, but the Welshman fired straight at Hugo Lloris from a tight angle. The game then went through a scrappy period.

The next effort on goal came on 20 minutes, Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck seeing a shot from the edge of area comfortably saved by Lloris. Two minutes later and Spurs had their first effort on goal as former-Gunners striker Emmanuel Adebayor headed straight at Wojciech Szczesny from a free-kick.

Arsenal could renew interest in Chris Smalling in January 0

Posted on September 27, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal could come in for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling when the January transfer window opens, as the Gunners are thin on strong defensive options.

Arsenal did attempt to sign Smalling this summer, with manager Arsene Wenger trying to negotiate a part exchange deal for the England international that would see then-Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen go to Old Trafford as a makeweight.

Wenger says Ramsey has become too focused on scoring goals 0

Posted on September 27, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of their North London clash against Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was critical of midfielder Aaron Ramsey when asked about the Welshman’s form this season.

The Gunners are 3/4 to earn all three points against rivals Tottenham this evening, and Ramsey will be back into the first-team after being rested in midweek.

Ramsey has been finding the back of the net this campaign, but his overall performances haven’t been at the same level of last season, and the Gunners manager believes it’s because he’s chasing goals.

Leeds United starlet on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Recent reports are suggesting that Arsenal could make a move on Leeds United full-back Sam Byram as Arsene Wenger eyes more defensive reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window.

The Gunners have already signed two right-sided defenders this summer, but with Mathieu Debuchy set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines and Calum Chambers impressing in central defence, another right-back could be joining in the winter.

According to the latest rumours, Leeds United youngster Sam Byram is believed to be on Arsene Wenger’s hit-list as the Frenchman reportedly wants to sign more home-based players following the capture of Calum Chambers from Southampton.

4 reasons Arsenal will win against Tottenham on Saturday 0

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have tricky tie this weekend, with North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs their opponents in the league.

But the Gunners are big favourites to get all three points, and here are four reasons why.

Woeful current league form

Tottenham are winless in their last three league games, while lost 1-0 at home to West Brom last weekend. With their current form, Arsenal have little to worry about.

Tottenham’s leaky defence

In addition to poor form, Tottenham’s defensive record has left a lot to be desired. The Londoners have shipped six goals in their last three games, and are coming off the back of a campaign that saw them concede 51 goals in 38 games.

Arsenal’s potential lineup to face Tottenham this weekend 1

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dropped hints about who he will name in the starting lineup for the Gunner’s North London derby against Tottenham, so who is likely to make the eleven?

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was rested in favour of David Ospina for Arsenal’s Capital One Cup defeat, but the Pole should return between the sticks this weekend.

In the defence, Calum Chambers is expected to start at right-back, meaning young Hector Bellerin will be on the bench. Kieran Gibbs will be at left-back against Spurs, in place of Francis Coquelin. Centre-backs Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are fit to partner each other at the heart of the Arsenal defence, meaning Isaac Hayden is out of the side.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Premier League preview 0

Posted on September 26, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in the north London derby on Saturday looking to build on last weekend’s 3-0 win at Aston Villa.

The Gunners are unbeaten in the Premier League this season, but three of those games have finished in draws. Arsene Wenger side are currently fourth in the table, four points off league leaders Chelsea.

As per usual Arsene Wenger fielded a weakened team in Tuesday’s third round Capital One Cup game against Southampton and the Gunners suffered a 2-1 home defeat. The veteran Frenchman fielded very few first team regulars in the defeat and rested his star performers ahead of the big derby clash.

Mathieu Flamini returns for Tottenham clash 0

Posted on September 25, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

French midfielder Mathieu Flamini is likely to be available for the Premier League clash against arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested.

The combative midfielder missed the Premiership triumph over Aston Villa as well as the Capital One Cup loss to Southampton with a dead leg, but Wenger is likely to have him available for the visit of Tottenham.

“The only difference compared to Villa and Southampton is that Mathieu Flamini might be available again. He had a dead leg. I feel he should be back,” Wenger was quoted as saying.

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