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Arsenal enduring a mini-slump in form 0

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s weekend defeat to West Bromwich Albion continued their poor run of form in recent weeks, and such a slump couldn’t come at a worse time given the Gunners have Champions League duty on Tuesday night. Arsene Wenger’s men have a must-win clash against Dinamo Zagreb, but have picked up just one win in five in all competitions.

A 3-0 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium was Arsenal’s last win since October, and Wenger even admitted the side are going through a hard time given the current injury crisis. There can be no excuses should they suffer an early elimination in Europe, however, as a strong Arsenal side have lost three of their four group games played in the Champions League so far.

Wenger hints at Coquelin replacement 1

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that he may need to sign a January replacement for French midfielder Francis Coquelin, who is set to spend at least two months on the sidelines.

The Gunners missed a perfect opportunity to climb to the top of the Premier League standings as they were beaten by West Bromwich, with Santi Cazorla missing a late penalty after the Baggies had overturned a one-goal deficit.

There were more bad news for the Emirates outfit as Francis Coquelin suffered a knee injury and it was later revealed that the Frenchman faced a two-month injury lay-off.

Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb Champions League preview 0

Posted on November 23, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in a crucial game for the side from north London.

The Gunners have endured a nightmare campaign in Europe this season, losing three of their four games in Group F, with their only win coming in a 2-0 defeat of German giants Bayern Munich.

The odds of qualifying for the knockout stages look against Arsenal, as they need to win both their remaining games and hope that second-place Olympiakos do not collect anymore points. The Gunners last game of the group is away to the Greek champions.

Arsenal fail to take advantage of City’s slip-up at the top of the table 0

Posted on November 22, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s defeat to West Bromwich Albion was all the more irritating for manager Arsene Wenger and supporters alike as the Gunners could have finished the weekend top of the Premier League. Now two points adrift of first-placed Leicester City, Arsenal could have been one point clear of the chasing pack had they beaten the Baggies at the Hawthorns with previous leaders Manchester City having lost to Liverpool.

Francis Coquelin injury could be a major blow for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 22, 2015 by David Nugent

In Francis Coquelin Arsenal looked to have finally found the solution to their old defensive midfield problem. He adds steel to the craft of the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

The Gunners do not really have a player capable of replacing the Frenchman and unfortunately they may now need to, after the French midfielder went off on 14 minutes with a knee injury in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at West Brom.

Full extent of injury

The extent of the injury will be discovered later today, but losing the former-Charlton loanee for any length of time, especially as one of his potential replacements Mikel Arteta also came off injured against West Brom.

Gunners suffer defeat at West Brom 0

Posted on November 21, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Brom on Saturday, as an own goal from substitute Mikel Arteta was enough to consign the Gunners to defeat.

The Gunners experienced an injury blow on 12 minutes, as French defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin had to be substituted, with what looked like a knee problem.

The first attempt on goal of the game came on 15 minutes. Nacho Monreal won a free-kick 25 yards out. Alexis Sanchez stepped-up and curled an effort around the wall, only for Boaz Myhill to do well to keep the effort out.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud 1/1 to score anytime against West Brom this afternoon 0

Posted on November 21, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is expected to lead the line against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon, and will be hoping to continue his fine scoring run of late in the potential absence of some key players. The 29-year-old is joint-top goalscorer for Arsenal in the Premier League this season, and has had no trouble finding the back of the net for club and country in recent weeks.

Arsenal 8/15 to win against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon 0

Posted on November 21, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are big favourites to win away to West Bromwich Albion when the two sides lock horns at the Hawthorns this afternoon, and victory for the Gunners could see them finishing the weekend top of the Premier League if results go their way. Arsene Wenger’s men are level on points with leaders Manchester City, and are waiting to capitalise on a slip from the Sky Blues.

The Londoners are in fantastic form of late, which will make West Brom extremely wary of their threat, with Arsenal having picked up 16 points from their last 18 in the Premier League. It’s also worth noting that the visitors have the best away record in the division this season, and are travelling to face an Albion side with surprisingly poor home form.

Will Alexis Sanchez be rested this weekend? 0

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a decision to make on Alexis Sanchez ahead of this weekend’s trip to face West Bromwich Albion, and could well afford the Chilean forward a rest given how much game time he’s been involved in of late.

Reports have suggested Wenger will look beyond the South American despite an injury crisis to ensure he’s back to full fitness for their Champions League group game in midweek. Arsenal have a must-win clash with Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday and Sanchez’s involvement could be key.

Arsenal enjoying a dominant head-to-head record over this weekend’s opponents West Bromwich Albion 0

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion this weekend, and are 8/15 to pick up all three points. The Gunners are enjoying a bright start to the new season, and will be full of confidence to get a result given how dominant they have been over the Baggies in their head-to-heads down the years.

The two Premier League sides have locked horns 18 times since the division’s inception, and Arsenal have only been on the losing team twice. It’s been five years since Arsene Wenger’s side were defeated by Albion, and they have since won seven and drawn two of the nine meetings that followed.

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