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Shame that injury has hampered Welbeck’s strong campaign 0

Posted on September 22, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck is probably one of the most maligned players in the English games. The 26-year-old is often unfairly criticised because the football he produces is not always the prettiest.

I doubt that even Welbeck would believe he is one of the most talented players in the world. However, he does have talent, a good attitude and a knack for scoring goals. In fact, Welbeck is the clubs top goalscorer this season with three goals.

The striker had made a very strong start to the season for the Gunners. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is obviously a fan, even if some Arsenal fans are not.

Arsenal odds of 11/2 to win the League Cup after Doncaster win 0

Posted on September 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and boss Arsene Wenger have treated the League Cup as a testing ground for fringe players and youngsters in recent years. The Gunners have suffered for their experimentation with early exits a number of times in recent years.

However, on Wednesday the Gunners made it into the fourth round of the competition with a 1-0 home win over Doncaster. In truth, the Gunners should have put the game to bed in the first half, but in the last 20 minutes, the League One visitors came close to taking the game into extra time.

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Raheem Sterling back on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger remains the keen admirer of Raheem Sterling’s qualities and is reportedly thinking about going back for the Manchester City winger in January.

The Citizens are likely to use Wenger’s interest in the 22-year-old English international to leverage a deal for Alexis Sanchez as potential swap deal is already being mooted by the Mirror.

The Chilean star is unlikely to extend his deal with the north London club and although Wenger would rather not see him leave for Premier League rivals he will make sure to appease Arsenal fans with a respectable replacement.

Barcelona and Manchester United join Arsenal in the race for Goretzka 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Sport Bild, Arsenal have competition from Barcelona and Manchester United for Leon Goretzka’s signature. Bayern Munich have also been linked with the Schalke midfielder recently and were previously rumoured to have agreed a pre-contract deal. However, such claims turned out to be false.

The German international helped his country win the Confederations Cup in the summer and will be hoping for more opportunities with Joachim Lowe by continuing to impress at club level. Goretzka looks to be running his contract with Schalke without any plans to extend his stay at the Veltins-Arena, so he’ll have a host of suitors in January and next summer.

Arsenal squeeze past Doncaster in the League Cup 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal made it through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday, with a Theo Walcott goal enough to ensure progress to the next round.

The visitors came close to taking the lead virtually straight from the kick-off. The ball was launched forward and Kongolo hit an effort from around 25 yards out that David Ospina had to get down low to save.

The home side went up the other end soon afterwards. Mohamed Elneny played the ball into the box for Theo Walcott. The winger beat his defender before attempting to fire back across Ian Lawlor, only for the Rovers goalkeeper to save the effort with his legs.

Arsenal and Dortmund fighting over Marseille defender 1

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to talkSPORT, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Marseille’s Christopher Rocchia. The 19-year-old has reportedly been scouted by Gilles Grimandi, which could lead to the Gunners making an approach when the January transfer window opens.

Little is known about Rocchia, but the young left-back was believed to have made the final of the French youth cup with Marseille (Coupe Gambardella), but his long-term future with the Ligue 1 outfit is in doubt with his contract up next summer.

Mesut Ozil returns to training following knee issue 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Germany international Mesut Ozil missed recent matches with FC Koln and Chelsea with Arsene Wenger offering little information as to the reason for his absence.

The World Cup winner offered explanation himself by posting a photo on his Instagram account on Tuesday night revealing he had suffered a minor inflammation to his knee.

Having missed the 3-1 Europa League win over Bundesliga side FC Koln and Gunners’ goalless draw with Premier League champions, Ozil is now back in training.

Manchester United looking to prise Alexis Sanchez with whopping sign-on fee 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Things appear to be getting rather complicated in the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga.

The Chilean superstar had been pursued by Manchester City throughout the summer transfer window but the Citizens’ £60 million attempt ended up being unsuccessful since Arsenal failed to sign a replacement before the end of the window.

Pep Guardiola was left frustrated with Arsenal’s apparent incompetence and is expected to make a fresh approach in order to land the 28-year-old in January. However, the situation appears to has changed dramatically as the Manchester City boss is now facing competition from his fierce rival Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal v Doncaster Carabao Cup Preview 0

Posted on September 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal return to action on Wednesday night, as the Gunners host League One Doncaster Rovers at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Arsenal’s results have improved of late and spirits have lifted slightly at the club following the team’s recent performances. Wins against Bournemouth and Koln were followed up by a creditable 0-0 draw at London rivals and champions Chelsea on Sunday.

The draw means the Gunners are now unbeaten in their last three games in all competitions. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not usually take the League Cup seriously, but will not want his side to lose any momentum built up by their positive results of late.

Gunners produced un-Arsenal like display to draw at Chelsea 0

Posted on September 18, 2017 by David Nugent

I have to say going into yesterday’s London derby against champions Chelsea I did not fancy the Gunners to get the win. However, a draw was always achievable if Arsenal decided to abandon Arsene Wenger’s football philosophy.

I thought that was very unlikely, yet low and behold the Gunners produced a very solid, always perfect away performance to draw 0-0 with the champions. The only thing missing was a goal on the counter-attack, which Aaron Ramsey came so close to scoring, but hit the post.



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