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Olivier Giroud scores yet another stunner 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Fans and critics alike have questioned the ability of the men that have led the line for Arsenal in recent years as they have been apparently crying out for a top quality striker.

Indeed, the fans have had to remain contented as Tottenham have seen the rise of Harry Kane, while Chelsea have recently switched between two world-class strikers in Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata.

Arsenal recently brought in French striker Alexandre Lacazette and the early indications are that he will become a very good player, but he needs time to properly adjust to the physical nature of the Premier League.

Do Arsenal have any excuses this season? 0

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Ben Darvill

For the last few years, Arsenal have always been missing a key element of their side. A few years ago it was a goalkeeper, then it was a world-class striker, and then it was a solid defence. For so many years they have disappointed their fans with paltry displays across the season that has ultimately seen them miss out on the Champions League for the current season.

Following consecutive defeats against Stoke and Liverpool, it seemed as though Arsenal’s old ghosts were haunting them again. They were already falling behind the top sides and their weaknesses had been exposed, both in their profligacy against Stoke and in their woeful defending against Liverpool. Another season of disappointment beckoned.

Arsenal’s rejuvenation is not down to just one player 0

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Ben Darvill

The Premier League returns this weekend with a number of very interesting games to come. Arsenal take on Watford on Saturday as they look to continue a good run of form that has seen them rekindle their title ambitions, even though Manchester City remain some way clear of the London side at the top.

What is interesting is the fact that Arsenal have come from a position in which many had already written them off for the title. Of course, there is still a very long way to go before any side starts to seriously think about winning the league, but perhaps it was also far too early to rule the Gunners out.

Watford v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on October 13, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Arsenal travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford, as the Gunners look to continue their recent good run of form.

Watford have enjoyed a decent start to life under new boss Marco Silva. The Hornets have suffered just one defeat in their seven Premier League games so far and that loss was against in-form league leaders Manchester City.

In fact, the Hornets are just a point behind the visitors in the Premier League table. A victory would move the Hertfordshire outfit above the boys from north London.

Should Olivier Giroud have joined Everton last summer? 0

Posted on October 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has endured a frustrating campaign at the Emirates Stadium. In truth, the French international was always going to be back-up to international teammate Alexandre Lacazette this season.

However, the striker has stated that he came close to leaving Arsenal this summer. He told French TV channel Canal Plus: “I had the opportunity to leave [Arsenal],”

“I was very close to another English club, Everton. But I think I made the best choice.”

Should he have joined Everton?

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.

14/1 for Lacazette to win the Golden Boot after double against the Baggies 0

Posted on September 26, 2017 by David Nugent

Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal in the summer as a goal-machine from his time with Lyon in Ligue One. On Monday night, the French striker scored a brace in the Gunners 2-0 victory over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium.

The double means that Lacazette has now scored four Premier League goals in his six top-flight appearances this season, one of which was a cameo appearance off the bench at Liverpool.

Proving doubters wrong

The French international has certainly continued where he left in his native league this season. There were question marks over whether he could be prolific in a higher standard of league. However, those doubts seem to be unfounded at the moment.

Arsenal record comfortable win over West Brom 0

Posted on September 25, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Shame that injury has hampered Welbeck’s strong campaign 0

Posted on September 22, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck is probably one of the most maligned players in the English games. The 26-year-old is often unfairly criticised because the football he produces is not always the prettiest.

I doubt that even Welbeck would believe he is one of the most talented players in the world. However, he does have talent, a good attitude and a knack for scoring goals. In fact, Welbeck is the clubs top goalscorer this season with three goals.

The striker had made a very strong start to the season for the Gunners. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is obviously a fan, even if some Arsenal fans are not.

Welbeck and Lacazette could prove a handy double act for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a very comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon. I predicted the Cherries would be a good team for the Gunners to face. Eddie Howe’s side proved to be more than obliging opposition.

They like to play football but are woefully naïve at defence. However, that should not take anything away from Arsenal’s attacking endeavours from the likes of Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette.

The former pair particularly deserves credit for the win. Welbeck is much maligned by Arsenal fans, but on his day, he can be a real handful for opposition defences. The England international deserved his brace against Bournemouth. His assist was not bad either.



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