October 11, 2017 by
Arsenal have for far too long been relying on players that seem unable to drag the side out of a situation in which they need to be gritty and grind out a result. A player like Alexis Sanchez has added both immense skill along with tenacity, but there are still players that don’t pull their weight in other respects.
Many fans have claimed that Aaron Ramsey is one such player. The Welshman is undoubtedly a talented player, but he has been largely criticised by supporters and pundits alike. .......Read more here.....
September 25, 2017 by
On Monday night, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium, courtesy of a brace from Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal came close to taking the lead in the first five minutes. Alexis Sanchez saw a free-kick from the left edge of the area go just past Ben Foster’s right-hand post. The visitors went even closer to opening the score just a few minutes later. .......Read more here.....
September 23, 2017 by
After seeing Arsenal fail to agree new deals with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, it appears Arsene Wenger is desperate to avoid a similar situation with the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck, whose contract will enter the last year at the end of the season, reports the Daily Star.
“Yes, that is something we want to address. Both of them are in a good moment for us. But this season there were 107 players in the Premier League who got into the final year of their contract for the first time and you will see that more,” said Wenger. .......Read more here.....
September 09, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Danny Welbeck grabbing a brace and Alexandre Lacazette also getting on the scoresheet.
The Gunners took the lead on six minutes with the first real attempt on goal of the game. Sead Kolasinac crossed and found Danny Welbeck, whose effort off the shoulder wrong-footed Asmir Begovic in the Bournemouth goal.
The home side had the next attempt on goal on 13 minutes. Kolasinac strode forward again but lost the ball. The ball then broke for Granit Xhaka 30 yards out and the Swiss star saw a first-time effort parried by Begovic. .......Read more here.....
August 28, 2017 by
Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday should not have surprised anybody really. For years Arsenal have produced the same sort of inept performances, no matter the opponents.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is taking a lot of stick at the moment. Yes, he made some frankly bizarre selection decisions and his man-management is questionable. Wenger signs the players and gives the players tactical instructions. He must take some of the blame.
However, the players must take a long hard look at themselves, simply because of a terrible attitude and almost disdain for the fans. The Gunners players have been accused of lacking bottle in the past and yesterday’s performance was simply spineless. However, Arsenal fans have seen it all before with the Gunners in recent years. .......Read more here.....
August 19, 2017 by
Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat at Stoke on Saturday evening, losing courtesy of a debut goal from on loan forward Jese.
Stoke offered the first real threat on goal after just three minutes. Darren Fletcher found debutant Jese, who took on Shkodran Mustafi before forcing a low save from an acute angle from Petr Cech.
Arsenal has their first sight of goal on 11 minutes, as Mustafi got his head onto a Granit Xhaka ball at the far post, only for Danny Welbeck to fail to get to the ball. The Gunners went slightly closer a few minutes later, as Jack Butland comfortably saved Aaron Ramsey’s tame low shot. .......Read more here.....
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.....