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Can Arsenal finally end winless run in the Premier League today? 0

Posted on October 25, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

After dropping points at home to Hull City last weekend, that saw Arsenal go 11 points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea, the Gunners cannot afford anything other than a victory today.

Arsene Wenger’s side face Sunderland, who they took six points off of last season in their home and away meetings, while the Black Cats are coming off the back of a humbling 8-0 defeat to Southampton.

Arsenal have been in poor form recently, however, with the Londoners failing to win in their last three games. They have only picked up one league win from seven too, and manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side have not been good enough defensively.

Lukas Podolski pushing for a start against Sunderland 0

Posted on October 25, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsene Wenger revealed he has a decision to make regarding Lukas Podolski ahead of the Gunners’ clash against Sunderland this afternoon.

The German international scored the winning goal for Arsenal against Anderlecht in their midweek Champions League game, and is hoping to get more game time with the side.

Despite impressive scoring eight goals in 14 league starts last season, Podolski still hasn’t managed to force his way into the first-team on a regular basis, and hinted he would seek out an exit if opportunities continued to elude him.

Back Liverpool and Arsenal Both to Win at 4/1 Enhanced Price 0

Posted on October 25, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League football returns at the weekend following some exciting battles in the Champions League in midweek and there will be quite a few English sides looking to show some improvement following disappointing midweek performances.

Liverpool and Arsenal are definitely among them with the Reds losing at home to Real Madrid and the Gunners recording a very fortunate triumph over Anderlecht following another lacklustre performance on the road.

This is one of the reasons why BetVictor has selected the two English giants for their latest enhanced price promotion, having increased the odds on a double containing Liverpool and Arsenal to 4/1 as opposed to industry average 5/4 for all first time depositors.

Sunderland vs. Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on October 24, 2014 by David Nugent

Sunderland host Arsenal on Saturday at the Stadium of Light looking to recover from one of their worst ever top-flight defeats.

The Black Cats suffered an 8-0 hammering at the hands of Southampton last time out. The performance was so bad that the fans were refunded the cost of their tickets and travel, after former-Gunners keeper Vito Mannone revealed in an interview following the game that he felt the fans deserved a refund.

Sunderland had previously suffered just one defeat this season. The Black Cats have become one of the Premier League’s draw specialists this season, claiming five draws in the top-flight and winning just once.

Arsenal without nine players for their weekend clash against Sunderland 1

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal will be without nine first-team players ahead of their Saturday afternoon fixture against Sunderland.

Goalkeeper David Ospina, central defender Laurent Koscielny, right-back Mathieu Debuchy, midfielders Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby, playmaker Mesut Ozil, and forward Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo are all missing from the first-team for their Black Cats clash.

Arsenal are 8/11 to win away to Sunderland this weekend, but the Gunners could well struggle at the Stadium of Light given their recent league form. Arsene Wenger’s side are winless from their last three games, while having won just once in their last seven.

Per Mertesacker questions Arsene Wenger’s tactics 1

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has been public in his criticism of manager Arsene Wenger, suggesting that his preferred style of play needs to be evolved to rescue Arsenal’s season.

“We lack a few things. The passing game is not as efficient as last year. We are not at our best, we have to admit that. We have to be honest to ourselves and train harder. I think we have to do better with our own possession, to play more in wide areas. I think it is better to expose them there, instead of playing one-twos through the middle,” he said.

Anderlecht win should not mask Gunners poor performance 0

Posted on October 23, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal somehow rescued a 2-1 win away at Anderlecht last night in the Champions League, despite producing a lacklustre display. It took an 89th minute equaliser from full-back Kieran Gibbs and a 91st minute winner from substitute Lukas Podolski to win the game.


Lacklustre was the word I used in describing the Gunners display in my opening paragraph and that is exactly what the performance was. There seemed to be no drive, energy or imagination against the Belgian champions.

The lack of creativity was concerning because with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey you would expect the team to produce better.

Wenger pats himself on the back for “tactical gamble” paying off 0

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

After a late flurry of goals secured all three points in the dying minutes of Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Anderlecht last night, manager Arsene Wenger was pleased his gamble paid off.

“It’s a gambling situation in these games and it worked. In the last five minutes in the Champions League the nerves play a part and we had to get into these five minutes without conceding a second goal,” he said.

Alexis Sanchez showing signs of discontent with Arsenal’s limp start to the season 10

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While the majority of Arsenal players were rejoicing after a late winner away to Champions League minnows Anderlecht, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was less than impressed.

The Chilean international was visibly seen shaking his head at the final whistle, captured on YouTube, in frustration that Arsenal made such difficult work of what should have been a straight-forward tie for a side of their calibre.

Sanchez has been the Londoners’ most impressive performer this season, and is starting to show his quality on a consistent basis, even when Arsenal are underperforming. But his debut season for the Gunners has seen them undergo a poor league campaign, early elimination in the Capital One Cup, and an unconvincing start in Europe.

Arsenal secure last-gasp victory over Anderlecht 1

Posted on October 22, 2014 by David Nugent

Two late goals saw Arsenal claim a 2-1 Champions League victory over Anderlecht in Brussels.

The first attempt of the game came on three minutes. Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez did well on the wing to whip a cross into the Anderlecht penalty area and Santi Cazorla fired wildly over the bar with a mis-hit effort.

On 13 minutes Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet saw a long-range effort go straight into the arms of Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez. On 16 minutes Gunners striker Danny Welbeck headed over the Anderlecht bar from a whipped delivery by Sanchez.

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