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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.

Gunners produced un-Arsenal like display to draw at Chelsea 0

Posted on September 18, 2017 by David Nugent

I have to say going into yesterday’s London derby against champions Chelsea I did not fancy the Gunners to get the win. However, a draw was always achievable if Arsenal decided to abandon Arsene Wenger’s football philosophy.

I thought that was very unlikely, yet low and behold the Gunners produced a very solid, always perfect away performance to draw 0-0 with the champions. The only thing missing was a goal on the counter-attack, which Aaron Ramsey came so close to scoring, but hit the post.

Europa League: Back Gunners at 20/1 betting odds for a strong start vs FC Koln 0

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

For the first time in 21 years, the Premier League giants from north London are not in the Champions League.

A disappointing domestic campaign resulted in Gunners finishing outside the top four last term, forcing them to settle for a place in a less alluring competition of Europa League. Arsene Wenger promises not to take this European challenge lightly, but is still expected to treat it the same way he treats the League Cup of FA Cup.

Europa League will be a perfect chance for certain players to gain match fitness and valuable international experience, while for others it will be perhaps the only chance to feel the pride of playing in the first team.

Alexandre Lacazette scores on Arsenal debut 0

Posted on July 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal opened their preseason campaign with a 2-0 victory over Australian side Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium.
The Gunners took the lead through a header from veteran German centre-back Per Mertesacker on four minutes. England international Danny Welbeck missed a penalty kick.

However, the big moment Arsenal fans will have been waiting for happened on 83 minutes. Club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette came midway through the second half and made a quick impact.

Alex Iwobi cut the ball back to the striker, who fired home to seal the victory for the Gunners. Everybody connected with the Gunners will be happy that the striker opened his scoring account so early his career at the north London club.

Why isn’t Iwobi playing for Arsenal? 1

Posted on May 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi was once again an unused substitute and left to watch from the bench as his teammates emerged victorious against Manchester United in Sunday’s Premier League clash. The Nigerian international had been ever-present this season but suffered a dip in form in Spring which has since led to him picking up more game time in the reserves than the first-team.

Iwobi has made 24 Premier League appearances this season, 18 starts, scoring and creating six goals for Arsenal. The 21-year-old was seen as one of the breakthrough players of the season before the turn of the year and his influence waned in games. Iwobi has scored just one goal in the Premier League since New Year’s Day and hasn’t made an assist since September 2016.

Could Iwobi feature if Wenger rotates squad for Leicester clash? 0

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi has hardly played for the Gunners in recent weeks, amassing a paltry 25 minutes of Premier League football in the last eight weeks, but could feature against Leicester City on Wednesday should manager Arsene Wenger rotate his squad after Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final victory.

The Londoners will have tired players after going to extra time at Wembley on the weekend, and their attacking players could be given a rest to stave off any signs of fatigue as a result. Iwobi was impressing in the first-half of the season but has been used sparingly in 2017. Despite his period of inactivity, he’s remained on the bench but could be deployed to keep the side fresh.

Arsenal v Lincoln City FA Cup Preview 0

Posted on March 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host National League Lincoln City at the Emirates on Saturday evening in the FA Cup quarter-finals, as the Gunners look to avoid a massive cup shock.

Arsenal head into this clash on the back of a 5-1 home defeat against German giants Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Champions League. The heavy defeat meant that the Gunners lost the tie 10-12 on aggregate and led to more question marks over the future of boss Arsene Wenger. The FA Cup is now the Gunners only realistic chance of winning the silverware this season.

Welbeck and Iwobi doubtful ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup clash 1

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed the Gunners could be without the likes of striker Danny Welbeck and midfielder Alex Iwobi for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Conference side Lincoln City. Arsenal have been suffering from a bug plaguing the squad and it could cost them two more players after already losing Mesut Ozil.

“I believe that we have two uncertainties: Welbeck, who had to come off after the warm-up against Bayern due to sickness, and Iwobi, who on the day of the game couldn’t turn up as well due to the same problem. Everyone else should be available,” he said. Olivier Giroud had to replace Welbeck in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich as a result of the illness, and the Arsenal boss admitted there could be a sickness bug spreading.

Could Ox, Welbeck or Perez replace Iwobi for Liverpool clash? 1

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has enjoyed a breakthrough season, leapfrogging the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott in the pecking order, but his recent form has wavered which could see him making way ahead of Saturday’s trip to face Liverpool. The 20-year-old greatly underperformed against Sutton United in last Monday’s FA Cup clash, and finds his place at risk due to a lack of output in 2017 – ten games, one goal and two assists.

Arsenal made a big mistake by selling youngster 0

Posted on February 25, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems that Arsenal may well have made a big mistake in the transfer market last summer. The Gunners decided to allow young German attacking midfielder Serge Gnabry to join Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

While his club are near the bottom of the German top-flight table, Gnabry has been doing more than most to drag them up the league. In fact, on Friday night he scored a brace to help Werder record a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg.

Developing into a very good player in Germany



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