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Can Yaya Sanogo realise his potential at Arsenal? 0

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Yayo Sanogo has been made to endure a bittersweet season with the Gunners after signing from Auxerre in the summer. He made the move to London off the back of 11 goals in 24 appearances for his former side.

The 21-year-old has had a few injury problems already in his young career, with his most recent one keeping him out of action for the London outfit until February. He made one sub appearance early on into the campaign before a back injury saw him miss 22 Premier League games.

How crucial is Aaron Ramsey to Arsenal’s future success? 0

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey recently made his first Premier League start for four months and led his side to a 3-0 win against Hull City – scoring once and making an assist.

The Welshman’s influence on the Arsenal side was clear to see. His industry both in attack and defensively remains key to Arsenal ending the game with a positive result. In the long period of Ramsey’s absence, it was perhaps no coincidence Arsenal’s form greatly dipped.

With Ramsey (without Ramsey in brackets)

PL apps: 21 (14)
Wins: 14 (5)
Draws: 3 (4)
Losses: 4 (3)
Goals for: 41 (20)
Goals against: 20 (19)
Point per game: 2.14 (1.35)

Wenger set to sign new deal and spend big this summer 1

Posted on April 24, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to end speculation over his future by signing a two-year contract extension and then spend big this summer strengthening his squad. The news that Wenger will sign a new contract may not come as a surprise, but Wenger spending big may surprise some Gunners fans.

Spending

Mr Wenger is notoriously careful with Arsenal’s money and almost treats the club chequebook like it his own. For most managers that would mean spending big and bringing in expensive new players, not Arsene though.

PSG determined to hold on to unsettled Adrien Rabiot 0

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Paris Saint-Germain are determined to fight off any potential suitors for their midfielder Adrien Rabiot, with manager Laurent Blanc hoping that the young prospect will stay with the league holders.

Arsenal have been linked with the unsettled midfielder, who recently turned down a new deal with PSG due to the lack of playing time afforded to him in the second-half of the current campaign.

Rabiot, 19, has expressed his frustration in being behind in the pecking order to Thiago Motta, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and Marco Verratti.

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby makes comeback in a reserve game 0

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

After recovering from a long-term knee injury that has kept him out of action all season, midfielder Abou Diaby made his comeback in an Arsenal reserve game against Chelsea’s U21 at the Emirates. They lost 2-1, but Diaby was delighted to have played 45 minutes of the game with no problems flaring up during the game.

According to Arsenal’s official club website, it’s been more than 400 days since the Frenchman last played. His cruciate ligament injury was sustained against Swansea City in March 2013.

Could Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal this summer? 2

Posted on April 23, 2014 by David Nugent

According to Goal.com, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could leave the club if the Gunners do not achieve their season objectives of winning the FA Cup and finishing in the top-four of the Premier League.

Doubts

Arsenal’s recent slump from the top of the table to fourth has created doubts over the Frenchman’s future at the club. Embarrassing defeats against the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have led to fans questioning the veteran’s future with the club.

According to Goal, it seems the 62-year-old could walk away from the club if the Gunners do not achieve their goals in the next month.

Top-four finish and an FA Cup final a successful season for Arsenal? 3

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal three points away from matching last season’s points tally in the Premier League with three more games still to play, while having an FA Cup final to play in the middle of May, would it be a successful season for the Gunners?

After having relinquished their top spot in the Premier League early spring-time, many were left frustrated with manager Arsene Wenger having once again failed to deliver in the division, but some feel it’s still been a better campaign.

Could Lukas Podolski play through the middle next season? 1

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski having scored four goals from his last two games, there’s reason to believe the Gunners could well have another striker option under their noses for the next campaign, rather than having to shell out millions on a replacement who is unproven in the Premier League.

The German international, 28, took his league tally to eight goals in 17 league games for the season, which now makes him Arsenal’s third top goalscorer for the campaign.

Some Arsenal fans need to be careful what they wish for 6

Posted on April 22, 2014 by David Nugent

As we all know Arsenal are favourites to claim fourth spot in the Premier League and win the FA Cup, with a final against Hull yet to come next month. It is starting to look like it may not be all doom and gloom at the Emirates Stadium.

Spare a though for all those poor Manchester United fans, who have just seen their boss David Moyes sacked after less than a year in charge, after the Scot replaced United legend Sir Alex Ferguson in the Red Devils dugout last summer.

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Arsenal defender Vermaelen a subject of interest from Serie A side and more 0

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Alex Kroes, agent of Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, has confirmed Serie A side Napoli are one of many clubs looking into the possibility of signing the Belgian international.

‘Yes Napoli have been on the player and have stepped forward, but other clubs have also shown their interest and not just Italian clubs. We will postpone any discussions until after (the World Cup) then we will then consider any kind of offer regarding his future.’

Vermaelen, 28, has been on the periphery at Arsenal this season. The centre back has made just seven Premier League starts for the Gunners, but did make three league starts in a row – as cover for injured left-backs Kieran Gibbs & Nacho Monreal.



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