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Posted on April 29, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Norwich at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday looking to move closer to secure a top four finish this season.

Arsenal will be looking to gain ground on the teams above them in the Premier League and stave off the threat of the teams behind them in table. Fifth-place Manchester United are now five points behind the Gunners in the table.

Arsene Wenger’s team are currently unbeaten in seven games, but three of those games have been draws, so the side from north London are now in danger of missing out on the top four. However, a win in this clash would see the Gunners take a big step towards sealing a Champions League spot for next season.

Arsenal join chase for non-league teenager sensation Charlie Coppola 0

Posted on April 29, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Host of Premier League clubs have been lining up for the services of non-league young starlet Charlie Coppola, dubbed the new Jamie Vardy.

And while Vardy made his way to the top via FC Halifax and Fleetwood Town, the Ryman League teenager could make a stunning trip from non-league straight to Premier League this summer as Gunners are contemplating making a summer move according to Evening Standard.

Leicester City were actually the first ones to stand in line for the signature of Lewes FC forward, but the Foxes are now joined by Premier League heavyweights Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in the pursuit of the talented 16-year-old.

N’Golo Kante once again linked with Gunners move 0

Posted on April 28, 2016 by David Nugent

Leicester and France central midfielder N’Golo Kante is again being linked with a move to Arsenal by the Independent, but the Gunners also have Granit Xhaka as a back-up if they cannot prise Kante away from the Foxes.

Still need steel in midfield

Despite the emergence of French defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin there is still a feeling that the Gunners need another strong central midfielder in their team.

Leicester’s Kante has been nothing short of sensational and of course Arsene Wenger had seen him play before his move to the Foxes, as the veteran French boss is fantastic at signing players in hindsight, but not exactly great at signing players in real time.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic linked with Arsenal move 1

Posted on April 27, 2016 by David Nugent

PSG’s Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is once again being linked with a summer move to the Premier League. This time it is the Daily Star who claims that the striker could be set for a move to north London.

Ibrahimovic is set to become a free agent when his contract in the French capital expires this summer, as there has been no indication that he will sign a contract extension.

In fine form this season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been prolific in front of goal, but this season he has been on absolute fire. The veteran striker has scored 42 goals in 44 games in all competitions for PSG, with five of those coming in the Champions League.

Arsenal have a fully-fit squad (no really) 0

Posted on April 26, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal have been plagued by injuries for as long as I can remember, but the Gunners have not got a fully-fit squad according to the Telegraph. The likes of injured midfield pair Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have returned to training.

Injuries have had an effect on the campaign

The injuries have no doubt hindered the Gunners campaign this season, especially injuries to Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla earlier the campaign. A fully-fit squad would have coped with the rigours of challenging on all fronts far better.

Was Hector Bellerin deserving of his PFA Team of the Year selection? 1

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was selected in the PFA Team of the Year or his performances this season, but his selection has caused debate among supporters who feel there were other more deserving candidates. In the first-half of the season, Bellerin was certainly enjoying his best form, but in 2016 he’s looked more human, so did he deserve his Team of the Year nod?

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a spectacular breakthrough campaign as Arsenal’s undisputed first-choice right-back. He’s made 33 appearances in the Premier League, and has scored & assisted five goals in the process. Bellerin boasts excessive pace to amend for any defensive error and he’s reading the game brilliantly to keep out the opposition.

Can Arsenal end four-month wait for consecutive home wins in the Premier League? 3

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal lock horns with Norwich City in the Premier League this weekend, and are desperate to end the season on a high after their failure to secure a major honour. Arsene Wenger’s men have been short of form in 2016, and one disappointment has been their struggles on home soil.

The Gunners have failed to win back-to-back Premier League games at the Emirates Stadium since early January, and after beating West Brom in their own backyard earlier this month, they have an opportunity to end a 119-day wait for consecutive home victories against relegation-threatened Norwich City on Saturday.

Wojciech Szczesny could make permanent switch to AS Roma this summer 0

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is being linked with a permanent move to AS Roma this summer, with various reports suggesting he’s keen on making the switch if he’s deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium. Szczesny has been ever-present in the Roma side this season, and will have Petr Cech and David Ospina to compete with to be Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper which may see him calling time on his career with the Londoners.

Arsenal targeting Shakhtar Donetsk duo 0

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal are interesting in bringing Shakhtar Donetsk Brazilian duo Taison and Wellington Nem to Emirates in the summer, according to the Italian outlet Calciomercato.

Both players have been made available for a summer transfer and Arsenal are thought to be leading the chase for the talented duo ahead of the Premier League rivals Chelsea, who are also interested in the pair.

Ukrainian club are keen to get Taison and Wellington Nem off their books at the end of the season as the club’s high earners failed to feature regularly in recent times.

Arsenal can still catch Tottenham in the Premier League 2

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Tottenham Hotspur were dealt a massive blow in the Premier League title-race after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion, and now fierce rivals Arsenal will be looking to pile the misery onto their fellow North Londoners by pipping them in the race for a top-two finish.

Arsenal are fourth in the Premier League table with 64 points from 35 games, five adrift of Tottenham with only nine to play for, but they still stand a chance of catching their rivals should Spurs crumble by the wayside. A lofty finish will be important to avoid the Champions League playoffs so Arsenal still have a lot to play for.

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