August 14, 2017 by
I asked whether Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka would experience a better campaign this time around in an article last month. The midfielder has already played a key part in the Gunners picking up points. He produced two assists in Arsenal’s 4-3 home win in their Premier League opener.
Essentially Xhaka is supposedly a defensive midfielder. However, as I have stated previously he is not just your typical central midfield destroyer. The former Monchengladbach star does also have a creative and skilful side to his game.
Close to matching his assist record from last season .......Read more here.....
June 21, 2017 by
North London club Arsenal have opened negotiations with midfielder Aaron Ramsey over contract extension in an attempt to tie down one of key first-team players and avoid any possible uncertainty next year.
Aaron Ramsey is one of many players whose contract expires in the summer of 2019 and the Gunners have moved forward in a bid to avoid any potential departure of the Welsh international on free transfer next year.
According to The Telegraph, Aaron Ramsey is set to be offered a bumper new deal by Arsenal that would allow him to retain his position as one of the club’s highest earners with wages in excess of £100,000 a week. .......Read more here.....
May 16, 2017 by
Alexis Sanchez scored a brace for Arsenal as the Gunners defeated relegation Sunderland 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Gunners had the first attempt on goal after just three minutes, as Alexis Sanchez fired an effort well over the bar from long-range. Arsenal looked to have taken the lead on eight minutes.
Sanchez’s effort on goal deflected off Olivier Giroud’s arm and found the bottom corner of Jordan Pickford’s net. However, the referee spotted the infringement and disallowed the effort. .......Read more here.....
May 13, 2017 by
Arsenal kept their hopes of Champions League qualification for next season alive with a 4-1 win at Stoke City on Saturday evening.
Arsenal had the first real threat on goal on five minutes, as Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland saved well at the feet of Alexis Sanchez. The referee’s assistant raised the flag anyway, so the effort would not have counted, but nevertheless a good save from the ‘keeper.
The Gunners threatened again on nine minutes. Mesut Ozil floated a corner into the area that Shkodran Mustafi glanced towards goal, only for Butland to tip over the bar superbly. .......Read more here.....
May 10, 2017 by
Arsenal kept their hopes alive of a top-four finish this season by winning 2-0 at Southampton on Wednesday night, courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.
Southampton offered the first threat on either goal on three minutes. Winger Nathan Redmond found space down the Saints left and found Steven Davis 25 yards out, only for the midfielder to fire well over Petr Cech’s bar.
On seven minutes Cedric got down the Saints right and crossed for opposite full-back Ryan Bertrand, who volleyed across the face of the Arsenal goal. Fortunately for the Gunners, nobody was there to put the ball into the ball into the net. .......Read more here.....
May 03, 2017 by
Arsenal are hot on the trail of Nice central midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to reports from the Guardian. The reports suggest that the Gunners are in negotiations over a £20million deal for the star.
However, any potential deal could be complicated by the fact that the likes of Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are also believed to be interested in signing the midfield ace.
Seri has helped Nice to an unexpected challenge for the Ligue One title this season, as the Eaglets are currently six points behind French league leaders Monaco. The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international has scored six goals and produced nine assists in the French top-flight. .......Read more here.....
April 23, 2017 by
Having made six appearances in all competitions for Arsenal in the last seven weeks, midfielder Aaron Ramsey has become an important player for manager Arsene Wenger and is likely to keep his place in the engine room for this afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City as a result.
The Welsh international has endured a stop-start season due to injury and inconsistent form, but made his first Premier League start for a month in Monday’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough and was singled out for praise by Wenger in the build-up to this weekend’s match at Wembley. .......Read more here.....
April 17, 2017 by
Arsenal ended a run of four straight away defeats in the Premier League by winning 2-1 at Middlesbrough on Monday, courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Middlesbrough had the first attempt on goal on four minutes, as Grant Leadbitter fired a long-range effort just wide of Petr Cech’s far post. Boro’s Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo was the next one to have a go at goal, firing well wide of Cech’s goal from long-range. .......Read more here.....
April 05, 2017 by
Jack Wilshere’s long-term future at Arsenal is once again a hot topic as Gunners appear to be preparing to open talks with the England international over contract extension.
The 25-year-old midfielder has endured a tough time over the past few seasons with Arsenal due to recurring injury problems which have put a serious dent to his world-class potential, which Wilshere struggles to realise.
Having failed to hold down a regular place in the starting line-up, Jack Wilshere was sent on loan to Bournemouth last season, as Arsene Wenger wanted to give his playmaker a chance to get his career back on track and gain valuable playing time before returning to Gunners. .......Read more here.....
March 18, 2017 by
Arsenal’s top-four hopes were handed a major blow on Saturday afternoon, as the Gunners suffered a 3-1 defeat at West Brom.
The Gunners had the first shot on goal after six minutes. Alexis Sanchez played Nacho Monreal in down the flank and the full-backs cross looked to be heading to Theo Walcott before Foster smothered the ball.
The home side then forced Petr Cech into his first save of the game, as the veteran goalkeeper denied James McClean from a tight angle. However, from the resulting corner kick, the Baggies took the lead. .......Read more here.....