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 15, 2017 by
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was critical of his former club for overplaying in the final third, rather than being more direct to give the forwards better ammunition. Henry says the Gunners have been guilty of always trying to do ‘the Arsenal ball’, reports Sky Sports via the Express.
“Granit Xhaka has it in his locker to play that ball over the top. He has an amazing left foot. If he has time on the ball he does not need to play through the middle sometimes. Why do you want to play what I call ‘the Arsenal ball’ to the winger who comes in the pocket? Why don’t you play the other ball?” he said. .......Read more here.....
August 15, 2017 by
Everton boss Ronald Koeman is plotting a move for Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck before the transfer closes, according to the Daily Mirror. The Toffees interest in Welbeck broke a few weeks ago.
However, Koeman may now make an official move for the forward, as it seems the Merseysiders are not going to sign Welbeck’s Gunners teammate Oliver Giroud, who now looks likely to stay in north London.
Everton need a focal point for their attack .......Read more here.....
August 12, 2017 by
Arsenal enthralling 4-3 win over Leicester on Friday night in the opening game of the campaign was notable for many things, Arsenal’s lack of defensive solidity, Granit Xhaka producing two assists and Arsenal winning the opening game of the campaign for just the second time in the last eight seasons.
However, for me, the most notable aspect of the game was the fact that French striker Olivier Giroud came off the bench and scored the 85th-minute winner. It was not the first time he has pulled off the trick in recent seasons. .......Read more here.....
August 11, 2017 by
Arsenal’s club record signing Alexandre Lacazette starts in tonight’s Premier League opener against Leicester City, with Olivier Giroud on the bench.
Midfielder Mesut Ozil returns from injury, pushing Alex Iwobi to the bench. Aaron Ramsey was in contention of starting, but Mohamed Elneny starts ahead of the Welshman alongside Granit Xhaka.
Arsenal’s starting XI against Leicester City: Petr Cech, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette. .......Read more here.....
August 03, 2017 by
Arsenal are looking to offload a number of their players and one of those is supposedly Spanish striker Lucas Perez. The 28-year-old only joined the Gunners from Deportivo La Coruna last summer for a fee of around £17million.
However, he struggled for game time with the club from north London and is now looking to move on in search of regular game time elsewhere. According to TalkSport, a number of clubs are trailing the forward this summer.
In-demand this summer .......Read more here.....
August 02, 2017 by
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal’s French international striker Olivier Giroud will decide his future in the next couple of days. The 30-year-old’s Gunners future is in doubt by the club-record arrival of compatriot Alexandre Lacazette.
Media reports last month suggested that the striker may move on this summer in a bid for regular first-team football elsewhere. It would not be a surprise considering there is a World Cup next year. However, reports from France suggest he may stay and fight for his place in north London.
A battle with Lacazette for starting position .......Read more here.....
July 29, 2017 by
According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners are still ‘active’ in the transfer market attempting to strengthen their squad ahead of the start of the Premier League season in just under two weeks’ time.
The club from north London are reportedly still trying to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, despite the French club stating in the press that he is not for sale this summer.
Still active in the market
Talking about Arsenal’s transfer activity, Wenger told Arsenal Player: ‘What’s next is to remain active,’ .......Read more here.....
July 27, 2017 by
According to the Metro and reports from Spain, the agent of Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has flown into London to discuss the striker’s future in north London.
The striker struggled for first team football last season after a £17million move from Deportivo La Coruna last summer. He has also suffered the indignity of losing his number nine shirt to summer signing Alexandre Lacazette without his knowledge.
A-bit part player
It is not a major surprise that Lucas Perez struggled for game time at Arsenal last season. His signing felt like a stopgap. The Spaniard was no better than the strikers who were already at the club and he was always going to find it difficult to play many minutes in the starting eleven. .......Read more here.....
July 13, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....