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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.

Jack Wilshere shows what Arsenal have been missing 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

It only took one moment of magic for Arsenal to seal victory against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening as they maintained their 100% start to their Europa League campaign.

Indeed, one high-quality moment was all that the game got, with the two sides playing out a drab affair that rarely threatened to explode into life. Ultimately, it was the type of game that will have suited Arsene Wenger, with the manager probably happy that his side had scored a goal and kept a clean-sheet following their awful loss to Watford.

Arsenal star appears to snub manager’s handshake 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal have been suffering from a torrid time in the league with their campaign threatening to derail at this early stage. A 2-1 defeat to Watford destroyed the momentum they had been building and has caused many to once again label the club as being in crisis.

They now face a test in the Europa League against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday as they look to maintain their 100% record in the competition. However, it will not be easy for Arsenal as morale is clearly low, while the players are in poor form themselves.

Jack Wilshere defends his Arsenal teammates 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal crashed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford last weekend as the momentum they had been building since the start of September vanished. Their loss was the culmination of profligacy up front and poor defending, with the Gunners unable to hold onto a one-goal lead.

The defeat has left Arsenal nine points short of Manchester City at the top of the table and they face a monumental challenge to try and cut that gap, with City looking a class apart in the current campaign.

Mathieu Debuchy set for first Arsenal start in almost a year 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has moved on to confirm that Mathieu Debuchy will start Thursday’s Europa League clash against Serbian giants Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade).

The Gunners boss is set to ring several changes in the Arsenal starting line-up and it is Debuchy who will be among the starters tonight, almost a year after picking up an injury 16 minutes into his comeback match against Swansea last November.

The French defender has struggled for regular playing time at Arsenal ever since losing his spot in the team to first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal dealt injury blow ahead of their clash with Everton 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal are in huge need of a much-needed win over Everton at the weekend following their awful 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford.

The Gunners currently sit in sixth place in the league with 13 points, and they are already nine points behind Manchester City at the top. Following a good run of form where they were unbeaten following a 4-0 loss to Liverpool on August 27th, they somehow conspired to waste all of their gathered momentum in classic Arsenal style.

Jack Wilshere must start for Arsenal on Thursday 0

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal’s loss to Watford on Saturday revealed a number of weaknesses in the London side. Their defence was alarmingly fragile as they were punished for their lack of backbone in the final moments via a Tom Cleverley strike at the death.

Further forward, they were unable to take a number of chances as their profligacy ultimately cost them. In particular, Mesut Ozil spurned a glorious chance to give Arsenal breathing space as he wasted a one-on-one situation by shooting straight at the goalkeeper.

Crvena Zvezda vs Arsenal: Get 25/1 on Gunners to Win in Belgrade 0

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Just when you think that Arsenal are beginning to gain momentum after a poor start to the season, a 2-1 defeat at Watford comes your way to ruin all the hard work.

Lack of composure cost Gunners dearly as Tom Cleverley scored a last-gasp winner to end Arsenal’s seven-match unbeaten run and it is now up to Arsene Wenger to help his men get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

The Europa League distraction might be the perfect opportunity to do so. Arsenal travel to Belgrade to lock horns with Serbian giants Crvena Zvezda who have enjoyed a great run in the competition this year. The Serbian side has played 10 Europa League games this season, suffering a single defeat away to Krasnodar.

Arsenal in Premier League tussle for Barcelona talent 0

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The British media has it that Arsenal have stepped in a three-way battle with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea for a highly-rated Barcelona talent Abel Ruiz.

The 17-year-old Ruiz is a versatile forward who can play on either flank or in the heart of attack and is eyed as one of the biggest talents emerging from the Catalan club.

Contracted to Barcelona until 2019, Abel Ruiz is said to be under a £3 million buy-out clause. The affordability of such an exciting talent has alarmed the Premier League big guns who are vying for Ruiz’s signature, the Mirror has reported.

Is Mesut Ozil on his way out of Arsenal? 0

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford at the weekend as their momentum was wiped away. Troy Deeney’s penalty cancelled out Per Mertesacker’s opener before Tom Cleverley smashed home the winner in injury time. The loss saw the London side fall further behind Manchester City at the top as the pressure was piled on Arsene Wenger and his side.

A cause for concern was the lack of backbone Arsenal displayed, with the team yet again unable to win a game that they scored first in. Worryingly, their defensive shape was non-existent for Watford’s winner, with players all too eager to push further up the pitch, allowing space for the hosts to exploit.

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