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When will Arsenal finally win away to a top side? 0

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal surrendered a lead late on against Liverpool at Anfield, which meant it was yet another game that the Londoners had fallen short when coming up against top-half opposition. Arsene Wenger’s men have drawn against Everton and Liverpool, while losing to Chelsea and Swansea City.

They were second-best for the majority of the match against Liverpool, and were incredibly fortunate to take a point from proceedings, despite having been surprisingly ahead going into the law few minutes. But once again, Arsenal failing to be the bigger sides on the road has been a common theme.

Is Per Mertesacker becoming a problem for Arsenal? 1

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker was once again critical of negative tactics deployed by manager Arsene Wenger in the aftermath of their 2-2 draw against Liverpool. The German international has been outspoken all through the campaign, and recently admitted he was far from please with how the side played after conceded a late equaliser to the Reds.

“We didn’t find our own game. We tried to defend in the last minute, but not as good as I thought (we could have). We have to take responsibility for our game – we were always on the back foot. I’m not really pleased with the performance,” he said.

Did Arsenal deserve to draw against Liverpool? 1

Posted on December 22, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with ten man Liverpool at Anfield yesterday was a disappointing one. In truth the team from north London were second best for much of the game and the 97th minute equaliser from Martin Skrtel was probably the least that the home side deserved, after the team from Merseyside had substitute Fabio Borini dismissed for two bookable offences late-on.

Poor

Arsenal looked unable to deal with Liverpool’s movement in the first half, as the likes of Lazor Markovic, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho caused the Gunners problems at the back. However, the home side’s lack of cutting edge meant that they did not create many clear cut chances.

Liverpool score stoppage-time goal to draw with Arsenal 1

Posted on December 21, 2014 by David Nugent

Ten man Liverpool scored a stoppage-time goal to rescue a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.

The home side had the first attempt on goal on four minutes. Reds captain Steven Gerrard curled an effort high and wide of goal, after Per Mertesacker had brought Philippe Coutinho down just outside the penalty box.

The home side had the next attempt on goal, as Adam Lallana fired just over Szczesny’s bar from inside the penalty area. It took a while for the next chance to come along on 21 minutes, as Olivier Giroud headed straight at Brad Jones from an Alexis Sanchez cross.

Liverpool vs. Arsenal Premier League Preview 2

Posted on December 20, 2014 by David Nugent

Liverpool hosts Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday, as the home side look to move up the Premier League table.

The Reds have experienced a difficult campaign and are currently 11th in the Premier League table. Brendan Rodgers team suffered a 3-0 defeat against arch-rivals Manchester United last time out in the league, but defeated Bournemouth 3-1 in the Capital One Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.

Despite their recent poor run of form, the Merseysider’s have suffered just defeat in their last six games in all competitions, although their record against the Gunners in recent seasons is poor, having claimed just two wins from the last 14 meetings between the two sides.

Liverpool there for the taking for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 19, 2014 by David Nugent

On Sunday Arsenal visit Liverpool’s Anfield, which is not traditionally an easy ground to visit for opposition teams. The Gunners suffered a 5-1 drubbing at the famous old ground last season that seriously derailed their Premier League title hopes.

Different

However, this Liverpool side is a far less potent outfit than the one who blow away the Gunners in last season’s encounter. They no longer have their dynamic striking duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front for a start and look far less threatening this campaign.

Testing

Can an injury-hit Arsenal climb into the top-four this weekend? 0

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal having a lot of players on the treatment table ahead of their weekend meeting against Liverpool, manager Arsene Wenger has a difficult task to get a result.

A win could put the Londoners in the top-four of the Premier League, but with so many key players already ruled out of action, Arsenal will be considerably under-strength. They will have some confidence against Liverpool, however, given that the Reds have lost four of their last seven league games.

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin says he’s playing with freedom and confidence 0

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Young Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has revealed he is now playing with real freedom on the pitch, after enduring a difficult start following his debut for the senior side earlier this season.

Enjoying somewhat of a breakthrough campaign, Bellerin shone in Arsenal’s recent 4-1 win against Newcastle, and he says his performances improve due to his improve confidence.

“When you play your first games you’re just trying not to make a mistake. Then as you get more confident you start playing the way you usually play. I feel more comfortable every time I get to play. It was thanks to all the people who have trust in me because that’s what lets you play freely,” he said.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says players should take the blame for inconsistent start 0

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes disgruntled supporters should blame the players and not manager Arsene Wenger for their inconsistent start to the season.

“I understand their frustration. But I wouldn’t put that on the manager. We have to stand up ourselves as players. We are adults and we need to stand up and take some of that blame ourselves,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Arsenal have lost three of their last six, and endured an even more difficult start to the campaign. It led to manager Arsene Wenger receiving a lot of abuse from the supporters, as they felt he made failings in the transfer market, but injuries haven’t helped hid cause.

Arsenal agree deal for Polish starlet 0

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Media reports in Poland are suggesting that Premier League giants Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik from from Legia Warsaw.

The 16-year-old recently visited the Premiership side with his parents as he was given tour of the training ground and facilities and it seems that the youngster and his family have been convinced by the Gunners officials.

It remains to be seen whether Bielik will join Arsenal in January or at the end of the season, but it has been reported that he will be earning around £2,000 per week in North London, which is a huge pay rise to his current £125 per week salary.



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