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Arsenal suffer fifth straight away league defeat at Newcastle 0

Posted on April 15, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, to continue their terrible run of form away from home in the Premier League.

Arsenal had the first effort of the game as striker Alexandre Lacazette miss-hit a shot wide of goal. The home side responded on ten minutes, as Petr Cech produced a comfortable save from a Kenedy strike.

The Gunners took the lead on 14 minutes. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ran at Jamaal Lascelles before putting the ball past the defender. The Gabon international then found Lacazette at the far post, who slides in to put the ball past Dubravka in the home goal.

A few observations from Arsenal’s win over Southampton 0

Posted on April 08, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal beat Southampton 3-2 at the Emirates in their 32nd game of the Premier League season, courtesy of one goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a brace from Danny Welbeck to overrule goals from Shane Long and Charlie Austin for the Saints.

Welbeck and Iwobi

This duo can be fairly considered as a pair of squad players, the manager’s tools for when his preferred options are unavailable or need rest. With the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette fully fit and firing, they are hardly likely to get a look-in.

Arsenal beat Southampton in action-packed clash 0

Posted on April 08, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Danny Welbeck bagged a brace for Arsenal against Southampton in a thrilling game, which saw both teams reduced to ten men.

Southampton offered the first threat on goal on seven minutes. Dusan Tadic got in behind the Gunners defence and pulled the ball back to James Ward-Prowse, who hit a rather tame effort towards goal that Hector Bellerin cleared near the goal line.

The Saints took the lead on 17 minutes. Wing-back Cedric dug out a cross and striker Shane Long poked home at the near post. The home side struggled to create anything until the equaliser arrived on 28 minutes.

Alex Iwobi says he is grateful to have the chance to play with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan 0

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Alex Iwobi has insisted that he is ‘grateful’ to play alongside the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil with Arsenal this season as the young star looks to help the Premier League side return to the Champions League this season.

Arsenal were able to claim a very comfortable win in the Europa League on Thursday evening. Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil netted for the Gunners while Ostersunds’ Sotirios Papagiannopoulos scored an own goal to complete the 3-0 scoreline.

Alex Iwobi insists Arsenal have two possible routes back into the Champions League 0

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Alex Iwobi has insisted that Arsenal still have two potential routes back into the Champions League as the Premier League club battle to take back a place in Europe’s top competition.

It was a superb outing for Arsenal on Thursday night as they put one foot into the next round of the Europa League. The London side were far too good for Ostersunds as the Sweedish side barely put up a fight.

Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil scored for the English side while Sotirios Papagiannopoulos scored an own goal as Arsenal ensured they returned to the Emirates with a healthy three-goal lead.

Arsenal record comfortable win over Palace 1

Posted on January 20, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates, after four goals in the first 22 minutes of the game.

Arsenal made a quick start to the game, as Alex Iwobi’s shot from the edge of the area was straight at Wayne Hennessey on six minutes. From the resulting corner kick, the Gunners took the lead. Granit Xhaka’s corner kick found Nacho Monreal at the far post and the defender headed home from close range.

Arsenal suffer defeat at Bournemouth 0

Posted on January 14, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth to fall further behind in the race for top-four spots. The big news prior to the game was Alexis Sanchez being omitted from the Gunners squad with speculation that he may be close to a move away from the north London club.

Bournemouth had the first attempt of the game on four minutes. Charlie Daniels cross from the left fell for Adam Smith of the edge of the area and the full-back pulled his effort just past Petr Cech’s left-hand post.

Matt Le Tissier says Alex Iwobi’s inclusion in Arsenal’s team was ‘bizarre’ 0

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Matt Le Tissier has questioned Arsene Wenger’s inclusion of Alex Iwobi in the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final with Chelsea, branding his selection ‘bizarre’, with Alexis Sanchez starting the game on the bench.

Arsenal were able to leave Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening with their heads held high following a 0-0 draw in the first-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. The Gunners went to play their opponents knowing that any positive result would see them in the driving seat, with the second-leg due to be played at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal v Tottenham Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 17, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal host north London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium, as the home side attempt to gain ground on their local rivals in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger’s side are currently four points behind Spurs in the table. However, a victory in this game could change the whole complexion of the race for the top-four spots.

However, victories in north London derbies have been hard to come by for Arsenal in recent years, as the Gunners only win in their last seven encounters with Spurs was back in 2015 in a League Cup clash at White Hart Lane.

Arsenal record comfortable win over Brighton 0

Posted on October 01, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton at the Emirates Stadium, with goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi enough to give the Gunners three points.

Arsenal hit the front straight away and came close to taking the lead in the first two minutes. French striker Alexandre Lacazette smashed an effort from long-range against Mat Ryan’s post.

The visitors offered their first real threat on five minutes. Pascal Gross fired in a free kick, which saw Izzy Brown glance towards goal, but wide of Petr Cech’s left post. Arsenal started to dominate possession and Alexis Sanchez saw a low effort saved comfortably by Ryan.



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