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Arsene Wenger dismisses Roy Keane’s comments about Jack Wilshere 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has dismissed Roy Keane’s comments about Jack Wilshere after the midfielder struggled for Arsenal against Ostersunds, with the Premier League club limping through to the next round of the Europa League.

Arsenal struggled past Ostersunds on Thursday in an incredibly insipid performance. The Swedish minnows took a 2-0 lead early on with the Emirates Stadium stunned into silence. The visitors continued to press and would have been the happier at half-time.

Arsene Wenger’s team talk saw an immediate impact as Sead Kolasinac struck to make it 2-1 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate, thus knocking the confidence out of their opponents.

Robert Pires believes that Arsene Wenger is doing a good job as Arsenal’s manager 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Robert Pires has insisted that Arsene Wenger is doing a good job as Arsenal’s manager despite receiving criticism in recent years with his future under intense speculation before he signed a contract extension last summer.

Arsenal were able to stutter past Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League on Thursday evening to book their place in the last-16 of the competition.

Their progression was hardly convincing though. A 3-0 win in Sweeden saw many claim the Gunners would likely defeat their opponents by a massive scoreline. However, the Swedish team took a 2-0 lead as they threatened to claim the Europa League’s most shocking result.

Robert Pires says the Europa League is important to Arsenal 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Robert Pires has insisted that the Europa League is important to Arsenal with the London side struggling to break into the top-four places in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal stuttered to an aggregate win over Ostersunds on Thursday night as they made it into the last-16 of the Europa League.

The London side held a 3-0 advantage from the first-leg, but the Swedish minnows threatened to pull off one of the biggest shocks in the competition’s history as they went 2-0 up at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal second favourites to win the Europa League at 4/1 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by David Nugent

To be kind Arsenal failed to turn up on Thursday night against Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League last-32 second leg at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners lost 2-1 against the minnows but won the tie 4-2 on aggregate

Most people connected with Arsenal believed the team had done enough in the first leg by beating Graham Potter’s team 3-0. However, 24 minutes into the game, the visitors had scored twice and were threatening to produce a magnificent comeback.

On another night, the Swedish side could have pulled off the comeback. However, they ran out of steam in the second half.

Jamaal Lascelles on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal are looking to revitalize the backline this summer and are said to be looking towards Newcastle to boost their defensive options.

Gunners have done well to reinforce the front lines of their squad over the past two transfer windows but their defensive frailties are once again exposed and Arsene Wenger is keen to bolster his backline at the end of the season.

According to the reports coming from Daily Star, Arsenal have set their sights on Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles who has gone through a steady rise to prominence ever since he had been handed a skipper’s armband 18 months ago.

Arsenal progress past Ostersunds in the Europa League 1

Posted on February 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 home defeat in their Europa League last 32 second leg against Ostersunds, but recorded a 4-2 aggregate victory in the tie.

Ostersunds started brightly and Hector Bellerin needed to block an effort Jamie Hopcutt from the middle of the area on five minutes. Arsenal offered their first real threat on 14 minutes, as an Alex Iwobi shot from the corner of the area completely missed the target. A minute later Papagiannopoulos fired over the bar.

Mkhitaryan wants to win the Europa League twice in consecutive seasons 0

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted that winning the Europa League twice in consecutive seasons is a huge motivation for him after he triumphed in the competition with Manchester United last year.

Arsenal have been enduring a tough season as the London side have struggled to keep up with the teams above them. Arsene Wenger’s men are currently seven points behind Tottenham in fifth, while they are eight short of Chelsea in fourth-place and the final Champions League spot.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan says a top-four finish is possible for Arsenal 0

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has claimed that a top-four finish in the Premier League is still a possibility for Arsenal despite the fact they find themselves some way behind the teams in the Champions League places this season.

Arsenal have turned their attention to the Europa League this evening as they look to complete the job over Ostersunds. The London side hold a three-goal advantage after the first league following a 3-0 win.

The Europa League has become their most likely route back into the Champions League after their Premier League campaign began to stall massively.

Wenger wants to tie Wilshere down as transfer rumours mount 1

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Milos Markovic

Jack Wilshere’s future is once again one of the hottest talking points.

The rejuvenated midfielder is heading towards free agency as contract talks over a new deal continue to be dragged on. Wilshere spoke with Arsene Wenger over an extension back in December but an agreement has yet to be made.

Arsenal made an offer in January but Wilshere was not content with a proposed deal that reportedly included a cut to his basic wage but instead compensated on a difference with a number of performance-related bonuses.

Arsene Wenger has claimed this Ostersunds player is ‘fantastic’ 0

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Ostersunds’ forward Saman Ghoddos after the Iranian put in a very impressive display against Arsenal in the first-leg of their Europa League tie.

Arsenal are facing a huge week in their season as they gear up for two massive games in less than a week.

The Gunners travel to Wembley to take on Manchester City in the final of the EFL Cup. The two sides have navigated incredibly tricky routes to the final and will now be desperate to pick up the first piece of available silverware this season.



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