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Does Olivier Giroud get the credit he deserves at Arsenal? 0

Posted on September 29, 2017 by David Nugent

I am not sure there has been a player at Arsenal in recent history that is less appreciated than French striker Olivier Giroud. On Thursday night the experienced forward scored his hundredth goal for Arsenal in a 4-2 Europa League victory at BATE Borisov.

Giroud’s century of goals for the Gunners came in 238 games for the club, which means he took the same amount of time that former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie did to reach the milestone.

Arsenal record comfortable win over BATE Borisov 0

Posted on September 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 4-2 victory over BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the Europa League, with Theo Walcott, Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud getting on the scoresheet.

Arsenal came close to breaking the deadlock as early as the eighth minute. Youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock combined well to find Jack Wilshere, who found Theo Walcott in the box. The England international had plenty of time but only fired against the post.

The visitors were ahead soon afterwards and once again it Wilshere and Walcott were involved. Olivier Giroud set Wilshere free on the left edge of the box. The midfielder then produced an inch-perfect cross for Walcott.

Wenger: Youngsters are playing for their Arsenal futures 0

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League trip to face BATE Borisov, manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his young players are fighting for their Arsenal future, reports the Express.

The Gunners boss has named a young side to travel to Belarus, with the likes of Vlad Dragomir and Charlie Gilmour being surprise selections, and has revealed this could be the only chance many of the youngsters will get to impress at senior level.

“This is the kind of job you do not get 10 opportunities to play for Arsenal. When you get it, even if they only get 20 minutes, you have to convince people you have the qualities to do it and you have the courage to play and show your qualities,” said Wenger.

BATE Borisov v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on September 27, 2017 by David Nugent

On Thursday evening, Arsenal will look to continue their recent resurgence, as the Gunners travels to Belarus to face BATE Borisov in the Europa League.

Since a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool at the end of August, Arsene Wenger’s side have embarked on a five-game unbeaten run in all competitions, picking up four wins and a draw in the process.

Last time out, the Gunners recorded a 2-0 win over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium, with record signing Alexandre Lacazette grabbing a brace. The north London side also recorded a victory in their last Europa League outing, defeating German side Koln 3-1 on matchday one at the Emirates Stadium.



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