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Arsenal claim victory at QPR’s Loftus Road 0

Posted on March 04, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal claimed a 2-1 victory at QPR’s Loftus Road on Wednesday night, through goals from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez.

The first attempt on goal of the game came on five minutes from QPR striker Charlie Austin, who saw a deflected effort comfortably saved by David Ospina in the Arsenal goal.

On ten minutes, Austin saw another effort from 20 yards comfortably saved by Ospina. Austin was in the action yet again on 21 minutes, as the strikers effort went straight at Ospina. A minute later and Austin’s opposite number Olivier Giroud hit an effort straight at Robert Green in the QPR goal.

QPR vs. Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 03, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal visit relegation-threatened QPR on Wednesday night looking to maintain their good run of form in the Premier League of late.

The Gunners defeated Everton 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to move back up to third in the Premier League table. Although the performance was not entirely convincing, goals from Olivier Giroud and substitute Tomas Rosicky were enough to ensure victory for the Gunners.

The win over the Toffees was Arsene Wenger’s side sixth in the Premier League from their last seven games. In all six of those wins the Gunners have scored at least two goals and have been winning at both full and half-time.

Wenger praised Per Mertesacker for mentality shown despite being dropped 0

Posted on March 03, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised defender and vice-captain Per Mertesackerfor his attitude shown despite being recently dropped for Gabriel Paulista in the defence. Mertesacker has been short of form of late, and put in a miserable showing in the Gunners’ Champions League defeat to AS Monaco.

As a result, Wenger was bold to give the German international a rest, to allow new arrival Gabriel to come in and prove his worth. The Brazilian has so far don’t exactly that, and while impressed with the youngsters start to life at Arsenal, Wenger also praised Mertesacker’s attitude.

Could Arsene Wenger be prepping Danny Welbeck to eventually replace Olivier Giroud? 0

Posted on March 03, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is man always planning for the future, and it’s clear he has big plans with Danny Welbeck, despite the former Manchester United man enduring a bittersweet debut season. The 24-year-old has always maintained he can play as a centre-forward, and upon his arrival the French coach said that’s the position he will be utilised.

However after first-choice striker Olivier Giroud returned from injury, Welbeck was forced more into the wider areas on the pitch, with his industry and work rate utilised more than his qualities on the ball. As the England international has just four goals from 19 league games, Wenger has perhaps been justified to stick with Giroud in attack (9 goals in 16 games).

Poor start to the season cost Arsenal a genuine title challenge 0

Posted on March 02, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

A lot has been made about Arsenal in the Premier League this season, with the Gunners being ruled out of a title challenge early into the campaign. 2013/14 saw the Londoners top of the pack for the majority of the season, until Liverpool and eventual winners Manchester City hot up in the top-two.

Arsenal haven’t been higher in the table than third all season, and they’ve only spent around three weeks in the position. Arsene Wenger’s men are 1/2 to finish in the top-three of the Premier League, but they have competition from the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Southampton.

Arsene Wenger said Podolski was loaned out to get game time elsewhere 0

Posted on March 02, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski making his debut for Inter Milan since his loan move from the Emirates, manager Arsene Wenger revealed why he let the German international leave the club. There’s no option for Inter to buy the 2014 World Cup winner, as Wenger still feels he can contribute for Arsenal next season, but he admitted Podolski had too much competition for a starting place.

Could Arsenal finish in the Premier League top two? 0

Posted on March 02, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s doom and gloom after the awful 3-1 Champions League defeat against Monaco was slightly lifted by Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. It was not vintage Arsenal, but it was a win all the same.

Closing

Yesterday’s win over the Toffees put the Gunners just four points behind second place Manchester City in the Premier League table. The win was Arsenal’s sixth Premier League victory in their last seven league games and results wise the Gunners have been in form.

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin picks up injury in Everton victory 0

Posted on March 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin picked up a broken nose in the Gunners’ 2-0 victory against Everton, and manager Arsene Wenger admitted he was unsure how long the French midfielder would be out of action for.

The 23-year-old collided with teammate Olivier Giroud when going for a header, and subsequently needed treatment to stop the bleeding. The incident also saw him breaking his nose. He initially carried on, but was hit in the nose by the ball which caused bleeding again. He was substituted as a result, and replaced by Calum Chambers.

Has Gabriel Paulista done enough to prove his worth? 0

Posted on March 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista started at centre-back in place of Per Mertesacker against Everton on Sunday afternoon, and the Brazilian put in a decent showing. Signed from Villarreal in January, the 24-year-old has quickly been thrown into the mix for the Gunners and vindicated his manager’s decision to back him over the German international.

Gabriel made six interceptions in the 2-0 win against Everton. He also made 10 clearances, and a vital last-man tackle to keep the Toffees at bay. His performance improved as the game went on, and Mertesacker should certainly be worried about his place. The German centre-back under-preformed against AS Monaco in the 3-1 defeat at the Emirates, so it was very bold for manager Arsene Wenger to make the necessary changes.

Arsenal defeat Everton at the Emirates Stadium 0

Posted on March 01, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal bounced back from their midweek European disappointment by winning 2-0 against Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The game started in a rather slow manner and the first attempt on goal came on 15 minutes, as Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic fired well over the bar from long-range.

The Gunners first real attempt on goal came on 27 minutes. Alexis Sanchez produced a superb cross to find Olivier Giroud, who put a diving header just wide of Tim Howard’s goal. On the half hour mark Kieran Gibbs got a header horribly wrong and the ball went harmlessly over the bar.



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