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Sead Kolasinac should play at left wing-back for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 05, 2017 by David Nugent

In a month where everything seemed to go wrong for Arsenal, summer signing Sead Kolasinac won the Gunners Player of the Month.

In truth, there were slim pickings among the Gunners players for the award. However, the former Schalke player managed to win the award, despite only playing in two of the team’s three league games this season.

The fans vote was maybe a vote of no confidence in the players that appeared in the 4-0 hammering at Liverpool, than a vote of confidence for the Bosnia and Herzegovina star.

Made a mixed start to his Arsenal career

Newcastle preparing bid for Jack Wilshere 0

Posted on August 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Newcastle United are preparing a bid for Arsenal’s out-of-favour central midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to the Daily Express. The report also claims that Wilshere has accepted the fact that he is now surplus to requirements in north London.

The 25-year-old’s contract in north London expires next summer and it seems unlikely that a chance offer will be forthcoming.

Wilshere needs to prove himself

In his teen years, Wilshere was supposedly destined to be a star. However, the midfielder’s problems with injuries are well documented, as close to a decade Wilshere has struggled to stay away from injuries.

Maybe it is time for Jack Wilshere to leave Arsenal permanently 0

Posted on July 15, 2017 by David Nugent

The Daily Mail website was running a story about Sampdoria bidding £9million to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer. However, the Italian club are worried they may not be able to meet the Gunners financial demands.

The midfielder has just 12 months left on his contract in north London. It would not be a major surprise if he leaves the club.

He spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and made 27 appearances before unsurprisingly his season was cut short through injury. In reality, he failed to really shine for the Cherries, although he did produce a few decent performances

Would John Terry to Arsenal really be a realistic move? 0

Posted on April 21, 2017 by David Nugent

According to bookmakers William Hill via the Daily Mirror, they have received massive bets on the possibility of Chelsea captain John Terry joining Arsenal this summer. The bets have all supposedly come from the Reading area, but the bookmakers do not really consider the move a realistic one.

However, it begs the question is it really complete out of the realms of reality that Terry could join the Gunners in the summer?

Available on a free transfer

Bad news for Arsenal as Jack Wilshere suffers broken leg 0

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Is Wilshere’s Arsenal career coming to an end?

Jack Wilshere’s Premier League season is over as Bournemouth midfielder sustained a broken leg against Tottenham.

On loan from Arsenal, the England international has been doing rather well in an injury-free spell at Bournemouth over the course of the season, making 27 appearances for the Cherries, but his stay at Dean Court has been cut short as Wilshere is now expected to return to Arsenal to begin his rehabilitation process.

The 25-year-old midfielder is set for another lengthy lay-off for a similar injury he sustained just before the 2015/16 season, when a broken leg kept his out for the majority of the campaign.

Arsenal defensive wobbles worrying 0

Posted on January 04, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have always been a team renowned for their defensive qualities. The old song ‘1-0 to the Arsenal’ was spawn from the Gunners defence being watertight.

Tuesday night’s 3-3 draw at Bournemouth may well be remembered for the Gunners superb comeback from three goals down. However, we must not forget that Arsene Wenger’s side looked very shaky at the back.

A very disappointing defensive display                              

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has used tiredness as an excuse for the team’s disappointing display at Bournemouth. However, the Cherries also played at the weekend, albeit it 24 hours before the Gunners.

Arsenal rescue late draw from Bournemouth trip 0

Posted on January 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal scored three goals in the last 20 minutes to draw 3-3 with ten men Bournemouth on Tuesday night in a pulsating encounter.

Bournemouth had the first effort of the game on seven minutes, as Joshua King dragged a shot wide of Petr Cech’s goal from long-range. The home side continued to press and Junior Stanislas fired an effort straight at Cech on ten minutes.

The Cherries had a penalty claim on 12 minutes, as King went down under a challenge from Arsenal goalkeeper Cech. However, referee Michael Oliver waved appeals for a penalty kick.

Bournemouth v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 02, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal make the trip to the south coast to face Bournemouth on Tuesday night, as the Gunners look to maintain momentum in their pursuit of league leaders Chelsea.

Bournemouth have endured mixed fortunes this season, but last time out hammered crisis club Swansea 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium. The Cherries secured a comfortable victory courtesy of goals from Benik Afobe, Ryan Fraser and Joshua King.

The win was much-needed for the Cherries, as the south coast side had lost three of their previous four games in the league and looked to be drifting down the table. If the Cherries record a win in this clash and results go their way the Cherries could be as high as seventh by the end of gameweek 20.

Bournemouth win ended Arsenal’s lengthy wait for a victory at home 0

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal enjoyed a 3-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon which ended a surprising long wait for a home win in all competitions. The Gunners have struggled at the Emirates Stadium of late, having gone almost six weeks without a home win before their victory over the Cherries. It’s worth noting Arsenal hadn’t lost during their winless run in their own backyard but their struggles in getting results at the Emirates has been a worry.

Arsenal’s home form since October’s win vs Ludogorets
(22/10/16) Premier League: Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough
(6/11/16) Premier League: Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
(23/11/16) Champions League: Arsenal 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Does Arsenal rely too much on Alexis Sanchez? 0

Posted on November 28, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium. The game marked a return to form of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, as he bagged a brace against the Cherries.

Sanchez had struggled to make an impact in recent Gunners games, probably affected by fatigue and hampered by his recent injury problem.

Back to form with a bang

For me, Alexis Sanchez is Arsenal’s most influential players and when he is on form there are few better players than the Chilean in the Premier League. Against Bournemouth he looked to be back to his energetic best and was a constant thorn in the Cherries defenders sides.

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