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West Ham holds Arsenal to a goalless draw 1

Posted on December 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by struggling West Ham at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

The Gunners controlled the opening exchanges. However, the first attempt on goal did not arrive until the tenth minute. West Ham ‘keeper Adrian got down to comfortably save Alexis Sanchez’s effort.

On 15 minutes, West Ham winger Marko Arnautovic saw a headed effort ruled out for offside. Arsenal came forward again on 23 minutes. A good team move involving Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud resulted in the ball being played to Sanchez, whose deflected effort flew wide of the post.

Arsenal cannot afford to lost to West Ham on Wednesday 0

Posted on December 10, 2017 by Ben Darvill

It was not the result Arsenal were looking for on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in their Premier League game. The dropping of two points in conjunction with the fact that Manchester City can go 17 points clear of the Gunners means the weekend has been a hugely disappointing one.

Charlie Austin struck early for the hosts as he put Southampton ahead. Arsenal enjoyed a huge share of the possession, but they were awful when it came to any kind of incisive ball. In fact, they seemed more concerned with passing it sideways rather than going forward.

Giroud rescues a late point for Arsenal at Southampton 0

Posted on December 10, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal needed an 88th-minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

The home side took the lead on three minutes. Per Mertesacker gives the ball away, Dusan Tadic beat the German defender before finding Charlie Austin, who kept himself onside and calmly beat Petr Cech.

The Saints came close to doubling their lead two minutes later, with Tadic and Austin combining once again. However, this time Cech produced a good save from Austin’s effort from a tight angle.

Austin struck the post on eight minutes from Nathan Redmond’s cross. The effort would not have counted anyway, as the referee’s assistant flagged the striker for offside.

Alexandre Lacazette is sure that his partnership with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will only improve 1

Posted on December 09, 2017 by Ben Darvill

The partnership between Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil is one that is growing with every game that goes by. The Arsenal strikeforce could blossom into the most fearsome in the Premier League, and Lacazette believes that they will only get better as time goes by.

Arsenal were forced to stomach a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United last Saturday as Jose Mourinho’s side left the Emirates with all three points. The game itself was notable for being a performance in which the Gunners deserved all three points, but they were thwarted by an inspired David de Gea, who made a string of fine saves on the night.

Alexandre Lacaztte talks about Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil’s best qualities 0

Posted on December 09, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Alexandre Lacazette has been explaining what qualities make Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil so good, with the strikeforce proving to be one of the deadliest in the Premier League this season. This is despite the fact the two have been almost constantly linked with a move away from the club.

Arsenal face a stern test in the form of Southampton on Sunday as they look to return to form. Their last game ended in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United, with the visiting side leaving the Emirates with all three points.

Arsenal are preparing themselves for a raid from Manchester City in January 0

Posted on December 07, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal are reportedly preparing for a raid from Premier League rivals Manchester City in January as the league leaders look to poach Alexis Sanchez at the next available chance. This comes after a number of bids from City were supposedly rejected last summer.

Arsenal were hugely unfortunate to fall to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday as the home side were thwarted almost singlehandedly by David de Gea. The goalkeeper pulled off a string of sublime saves to keep the hosts out.

Emmanuel Petit questions star duo’s upturn in form 0

Posted on December 05, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Former-Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit has questioned the upturn in form of both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, as he believes the pair have their eyes set on the transfer window to come.

Arsenal were incredibly unfortunate not to win a thrilling Premier League battle with Machester United at the weekend as the Gunners went down 3-1. Despite losing the game, the hosts created a glut of chances, but were ultimately thwarted by the brilliance of David de Gea, who once again underlined his credentials as the best goalkeeper in the world.

Aaron Ramsey showing increased productivity 3

Posted on December 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey seems to be a divisive figure amongst Gunners fans. The former Cardiff ace arrived in north London as a highly promising young player.

However, the midfielder’s Arsenal career has been blighted by injuries and lack of consistency. However, slowly but surely his productiveness has improved this season.

Yesterday’s assist for Alexandre Lacazette’s goal in the Gunners 3-1 defeat by Manchester United on Sunday means that he has now produced six assists and three assists in the Premier League this season. In fact, he has produced five assists in as many games in the Premier League.

Arsenal must learn the defensive lessons from their loss to Manchester United 2

Posted on December 02, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Three mistakes, three goals. That is all it took to beat an Arsenal side that, bar their three moments of weakness, were outstanding. 75% possession, 33 shots of which 15 were on target, and 12 corners displays just how good they were, while it also shows the outstanding contribution of David de Gea too.

Manchester United’s first goal saw Antonio Valencia capitalise on a loose Laurent Koscielny pass to drill home the opener, while Jesse Lingard made good use of Shkodran Mustafi dawdling on the ball. The killer-blow came via a slick counter-attack as Koscielny was easily brushed aside in the penalty area by Paul Pogba, who squared the ball for Lingard to tap home.

Arsenal have to bounce back immediately after their loss to Manchester United 2

Posted on December 02, 2017 by Ben Darvill

When Manchester City drew with Everton back in August, they were able to hit back with a run of games that has seen them not drop a single point in the league or in Europe since then. When Chelsea lost to Crystal Palace in October, they managed to embark upon a run in which they are unbeaten in seven Premier League games, winning six of them. In a few months time, Arsenal need to make sure that people are saying the same about their run of wins after losing to Manchester United.

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