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Sean Dyche 33/1 to be next Arsenal boss as club legend champions his case 2

Posted on October 03, 2017 by David Nugent

When club legends speak, it is hard to ignore them sometimes. Arsenal legend Ian Wright stated recently that he would take Burnley boss Sean Dyche as a replacement for Arsene Wenger, but that he believes Dyche is more likely to end up as England boss instead.

Sean Dyche is a very promising boss

For me, Sean Dyche has done an excellent job at Burnley. He has managed his resources and players superbly. The Clarets now look like an established Premier League side. The fact that they are unbeaten from away games at Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton is a testament to Dyche’s management.

Can Burnley and Crystal Palace boost Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four finish? 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal may be 90 minutes away from reaching their third FA Cup final in four seasons with a semi-final clash to come against Manchester City, but the Gunners are still keeping an eye on the Premier League top-four and will be hoping Burnley and Crystal Palace can do them a favour in their respective games against Manchester United (5th) and Liverpool (3rd), to give them hope of gaining ground.

Arsenal v Lincoln City FA Cup Preview 0

Posted on March 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host National League Lincoln City at the Emirates on Saturday evening in the FA Cup quarter-finals, as the Gunners look to avoid a massive cup shock.

Arsenal head into this clash on the back of a 5-1 home defeat against German giants Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Champions League. The heavy defeat meant that the Gunners lost the tie 10-12 on aggregate and led to more question marks over the future of boss Arsene Wenger. The FA Cup is now the Gunners only realistic chance of winning the silverware this season.

Should Xhaka be dropped and punished internally for indiscipline? 0

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka picked up a straight red card in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Burnley, automatically ruling him out of February’s title-race six-pointer against Premier League leaders Chelsea. The 24-year-old, signed from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, has picked up more red cards than any other player in Europe (5) since the start of last season, and could incur an internal punishment for such indiscipline.

Arsenal are the comeback kings in the Premier League this season 0

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal delivered yet another late comeback after scoring a last-minute winner against Burnley in Sunday’s Premier League clash. Alexis Sanchez converted a spot-kick at the death as the game looked to be headed for a dramatic stalemate, and the victory over the Clarets made it 10 points added to their tally from goals scored in the last four minutes of games this season.

Without the Gunners late showing in 2016/17, they would find themselves in seventh place in the table. But Arsenal have shown great character and resilience – two traits many felt Arsene Wenger’s men were once bereft of – and defender Shkodran Mustafi feels the added belief in the side is the reason for their penchant for comebacks.

Granit Xhaka shows ill-discipline once again 0

Posted on January 23, 2017 by David Nugent

I have to admit earlier in the season I was one of those who was wondering why Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was not giving Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka a starter role for the Gunners.

After the second sending of his career in the Gunners 2-1 win over Burnley I can now see why he does not start every game. The Swiss midfielder produced a very poor challenge on Burnley midfielder Steven Defour and was dismissed by referee Jon Moss.

Showed poor discipline (again)

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley: Sanchez penalty secures last-gasp win for 10-man Gunners 0

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scored a late penalty in a dramatic clash at the Emirates Stadium to earn his side all three points, sending the Gunners second in the Premier League table and narrowing the gap to leaders Chelsea to five points.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between for both sides during the game, but Arsenal have the better quality when it mattered. Defender Shkodran Mustafi gave Arsenal the lead before the hour mark after heading home from a set piece. But just minutes later, Arsenal lost Xhaka to the red card and Burnley tried their utmost to make the hosts pay.

Bellerin misses out, Giroud starts against Burnley 0

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin isn’t deemed fit enough for the starting lineup for this afternoon’s clash with Burnley, but striker Olivier Giroud returns from an ankle injury to keep his place in attack. Gabriel Paulista has impressed at right-back in Bellerin’s stead and starts in the makeshift role against Burnley with Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal for company in the defence.

Arsenal 1/5 to win against Burnley 0

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are big favourites to pick up all three points against Burnley when the two sides lock horns at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this afternoon. The Gunners have been in fantastic form in recent weeks, particularly on home soil, and will fancy their chances against a Burnley outfit who haven’t managed a victory on the road all season.

Arsenal could move above second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and third-placed Liverpool with a win at home today. Arsene Wenger’s men have won three of their last four games overall in the division and four straight victories on home soil ahead of this afternoon’s clash. The Gunners have also beaten Burnley in each of their last four league meetings, conceding just once, so the omens are good going into the clash.

Tom Heaton a difficult obstacle for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 22, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon Arsenal host midtable Burnley at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to move second in the Premier League.

Arsenal look to be heavy favourites and the bookies believe they will come out on top in this with the Gunners odds of 1/5 to record a victory. Arsene Wenger’s side will also be expected to win this clash in a comfortable manner, maybe by a few goals.

However, there will be one man that will be determined to keep the Gunners out, that’s England international goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Heaton has been outstanding



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