May 23, 2018 by
As you probably know well by now, Arsenal are set to name Unai Emery as their new manager; Mikel Arteta has pulled out of the race. A graphic with a quote “proud to be part of the Arsenal family” had appeared on his own website but it has been removed since.
It will certainly be interesting to see how the Spaniard (well, Basque actually) deals with the challenges and copes with the pressure of the job after Arsene Wenger’s departure.
Emery failed to deliver European success at Paris Saint-Germain, but that should not eclipse the fact that he won the Europa League with Sevilla three times in a row. .......Read more here.....
May 18, 2018 by
For years now Aaron Ramsey has been a hot and cold member of the Arsenal first team, in that he has spells of success before stretches which make many fans wonder why he’s there in the first place. Still, it feels like he’s been around at the Emirates for as long as we can remember, and if the 27-year-old were to leave the club, it would certainly leave a void. .......Read more here.....
April 22, 2018 by
In the first game since veteran boss Arsene Wenger announced he would leave the club in the summer, Arsenal recorded a 4-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal had the first attempt on goal of the game on nine minutes, as centre-back Laurent Koscielny headed wide of goal from a Granit Xhaka corner kick.
At the other end of the pitch, Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario drew a smart save from David Ospina, while Marko Arnautovic also saw a shot on goal blocked by the Gunners defence. .......Read more here.....
April 17, 2018 by
Arsenal are currently enduring their worst season in a decade in the Premier League. The fact that the Gunners are in the semi-finals of the Europa League should not distract from the state of the squad.
I said at the end of last season that the Gunners needed a squad overhaul. However, veteran boss Arsene Wenger hung on to his job after winning the FA Cup. With just one year left on his contract, I like many believe he should leave the club this summer. .......Read more here.....
April 13, 2018 by
Arsenal are through to the semi-finals of the Europa League after a 6-3 aggregate victory over Russian side CSKA Moscow. The aggregate score sounds highly convincing. However, in reality, it was until the last 15 minutes of the second leg that the Gunners sealed progress.
Arsenal made it difficult for themselves
The second leg in Moscow was never going to be easy, despite the fact that Arsene Wenger’s side won the home leg 4-1. For much of the contest, it looked like the Gunners would cruise through until 50th minute when CSKA Moscow took a two-goal lead on the night through Kirill Nababkin. .......Read more here.....
April 12, 2018 by
Arsenal drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow at the Arena CSKA on Thursday night in the Europa League quarter-finals second leg, to win 6-3 on aggregate in the tie.
CSKA Moscow made a strong start to the game without really troubling the Gunners backline. The first real attempt on goal arrived on 21 minutes, as Bistrovich sent a long-range effort well wide of goal.
The game finally saw a real threat on goal on 27 minutes. It all stemmed from Alan Dzagoev having a shot blocked by the Gunners defence. The ball fell to Danny Welbeck to released Alexandre Lacazette. The French striker just hesitated on the ball for too long and A. Berezutski managed to block the effort. .......Read more here.....
April 06, 2018 by
Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey seems like an enigma. He arrived in north London from Cardiff as one of the most dynamic young midfielders in the British game. However, he has not quite fulfilled his potential as a player yet at Arsenal.
However, last night’s 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-final first leg was one of those nights that make you believe that the midfielder can be a real asset to the team.
He looked lively and caused an admittedly shaky CSKA Moscow defence major problems. The game was Ramsey at his best and why Arsenal may want to extend his contract in north London. .......Read more here.....
April 01, 2018 by
Arsenal recorded a 3-0 victory over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon but did not break the deadlock until the last 15 minutes.
The visitors threatened first on four minutes, as Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri curled an effort just wide of goal from the edge of the area. Arsenal had their first effort on goal on 23 minutes.
Hector Bellerin’s cross found midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the area and the Welshman’s effort on goal looped over Jack Butland onto the bar. Six months later Jack Wilshere found Ramsey, whose shot on goal deflected wide. Centre-back Shkodran Mustafi headed the resulting corner kick right at Butland. .......Read more here.....
March 28, 2018 by
Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette and Jack Wilshere are all in a battle against time in order to be fit for the clash with Stoke City on Sunday, according to The Sentinel.
Both Ramsey and Lacazette have returned to full training and are likely to make the cut, and the club are hopeful they will be joined by Wilshere. .......Read more here.....
March 26, 2018 by
Italian champions Juventus have been heavily linked with Liverpool’s Emre Can whose deal expires this summer, but both parties have clearly stated that no deal has been made as of yet. Juventus are getting restless regarding the transfer, and are said to be considering alternative routes.
According to the Express, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, along with Tottenham Hotspur’s Mousa Dembele, is high on the list of potential alternative options. Ramsey has faced a lot of criticism for his performances this season, and a desire for a change of scenery from the Welshman is not impossible to imagine. After all, Juventus offer continuity in Champions League participation, and with them, there is always a decent amount of certainty when it comes to winning trophies, which is, unfortunately, more than can be said of Arsenal at this point. .......Read more here.....