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Arsenal set price on Alexis Sanchez 0

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The North London club appear to be coming to terms with Alexis Sanchez leaving the club at the end of the season as there are currently no indications that the Chilean superstar is prepared to commit himself to a new contract at Arsenal.

Following months of negotiations, the contract talks have reached an impasse and it is now believed that the two parties will not be returning to the table to discuss Sanchez’s contract situation until the end of the season.

Alexis Sanchez has reportedly asked for weekly wages around £300,000, which would be more than double to his current wages standing at £130,000 a week.

Arsenal’s Premier League rivals target Alexis Sanchez 0

Posted on March 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal star forward Alexis Sanchez is Chelsea’s priority summer signing according to the Guardian. The report claims that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the Blues hierarchy which players he hopes to sign in the summer, with the Italian currently in talks over a new contract extension.

Elsewhere, Spanish newspaper Sport claim that German giants Bayern Munich are actually the favourites to nab the Chilean this summer. It is looking increasingly likely the former Barcelona ace will be leaving north London in the near future, as he will have just 12 months left on his Gunners contract in the summer.

Arsenal players need to take responsibility for struggles 0

Posted on March 08, 2017 by David Nugent

In recent weeks, months and even years people have questioned Arsene Wenger’s position as Arsenal boss. Those questions have once again raised after the Gunners 5-1 hammering at home to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

The defeat at the Emirates Stadium meant that the Gunners suffered a 10-2 aggregate loss against the German champions. Wenger quite rightly talked about the official’s poor decisions against Bayern, but he needs to take a share of the responsibility.

However, the players do not seem to be getting the criticism they deserve for the Gunners current poor run of form.

Walcott impresses for Arsenal despite heavy defeat to Bayern 0

Posted on March 08, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott was a bright spark in Tuesday night’s 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and may have played himself into a second consecutive start ahead of this weekend’s outing. Arsenal are 1/11 to win against Lincoln in Saturday’s FA Cup clash, and Walcott should keep his place after his latest showing.

Before Arsenal collapsed in the second-half of their Champions League last-16 clash, Theo Walcott was causing Bayern Munich real problems and capped his showing with a deserved goal. The 27-year-old opened the scoring in the 20th minute and could have played his part in two more goals after miscontrolling a pass when put through, and firing wide from close range. He was also brought down in the box but mistakenly not awarded a penalty.

Ten-man Arsenal hammered by Bayern Munich 0

Posted on March 07, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 5-1 home humbling in the Champions League last-16 second leg against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, as the Gunners lost the tie 10-2 on aggregate. The side from north London were not helped by a second-half dismissal of Laurent Koscielny.

The first real threat on goal arrived on 11 minutes and fell for the home side. Alexis Sanchez played the ball over the top of the Bayern defence to Theo Walcott, only for the winger to take a touch that took the ball away from him and Manuel Neuer came to clear his line.

What changes could Wenger make to Arsenal’s XI for Tuesday’s Bayern clash? 0

Posted on March 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said the squad to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash will be “similar to the one that was at Liverpool” on the weekend, but he could swap a few faces due to questions about discipline and match fitness, let alone form in recent weeks.

David Ospina should once again replace Petr Cech between the sticks, a move which would arguably be an improvement given the latter’s form in recent weeks. Ospina was a standout performer in the first leg too despite the 5-1 thrashing so it won’t be such a considerable downgrade in quality.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich Champions League Preview 0

Posted on March 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and Bayern Munich clash on Tuesday night in the Champions League last-16 second leg, as the home side look to recover some pride from the clash.

The Gunners suffered a 5-1 mauling in the first leg at the Allianz Arena in the first leg. The defeat was a shock to the Gunners system and made the second leg almost academic. The Gunners would need to defeat Bayern 4-0 or 6-1 to progress into the quarter-finals.

An Arsenal victory seems like an unlikely result, as the Gunners have won just three of their last 11 meetings against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Two of those three wins have come on home soil.

Is Mesut Ozil the scapegoat for Arsenal’s failings? 1

Posted on February 18, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the agent of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, the Germany international is being made the scapegoat for Arsenal’s recent bad results. It seems those around the player feel he is being unfairly treated.

Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut is quoted by the Evening Standard as saying: “Criticism is normal if a player plays badly,”

“But Mesut feels people are not focusing on his performance; they are using him as a scapegoat for the team after bad results.”

Not living up to his price tag

Could this approach have helped Arsenal against Bayern Munich? 0

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal being 1-1 away to Bayern Munich at half-time of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 clash, a four-goal swing to the hosts perhaps wasn’t on the cards. Nevertheless, there were problems with the Gunners’ approach that led to Bayern dominating possession and the game that could have been lessened if manager Arsene Wenger was more pragmatic.

Before the game, the Arsenal boss spoke about a lack of confidence with his chief playmaker Mesut Ozil, and the German international delivered a poor performance at the Allianz Arena. Kieran Gibbs starting over Nacho Monreal at left-back was a decision that surprised many given the former has played little as second choice this season – Arjen Robben and Philipp Lahm gave Gibbs a torrid evening.

Arsenal’s defeat in Munich a familiar one 0

Posted on February 16, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Champions League hopes look to be in tatters after a 5-1 mauling against Bayern Munich in the last-16 first leg on  Wednesday night. The defeat in Munich looks to have ended the Gunners chances of getting to the quarter-final.

The Gunners looked to be very much in the tie when they went in all-square at 1-1 at half-time. However, an injury to French centre-back Laurent Koscielny early in the second half contributed to a disastrous second half performance, as Bayern ripped the Gunners defence apart.

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