February 22, 2018 by
Arsenal suffered a 2-1 home defeat in their Europa League last 32 second leg against Ostersunds, but recorded a 4-2 aggregate victory in the tie.
Ostersunds started brightly and Hector Bellerin needed to block an effort Jamie Hopcutt from the middle of the area on five minutes. Arsenal offered their first real threat on 14 minutes, as an Alex Iwobi shot from the corner of the area completely missed the target. A minute later Papagiannopoulos fired over the bar. .......Read more here.....
January 04, 2018 by
Arsenal’s defensive vulnerabilities are no secret and they were there for all to see in Wednesday night’s 2-2 home draw with London rivals Chelsea.
Fortunately, Blues Spanish striker Alvaro Morata was out-of-form and missed a number of good opportunities for the visitors.
The Gunners backline of Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers is obviously not the first choice back three. However, even when Arsenal do have their first choice back three, they look vulnerable at the back.
Arsenal need to add senior centre-backs .......Read more here.....
December 31, 2017 by
West Brom held Arsenal to a frustrating 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.
The home side offered the first threat on goal on seven minutes. Matt Phillips chipped a good ball into Jay Rodriguez, whose header failed to trouble Petr Cech.
The Gunners offered their first threat on the home goal on nine minutes. Alexandre Lacazette picked up the ball on the edge of the area and found space. However, the striker’s effort deflected wide of goal off a Baggies defender. .......Read more here.....
October 19, 2017 by
Arsenal are in huge need of a much-needed win over Everton at the weekend following their awful 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford.
The Gunners currently sit in sixth place in the league with 13 points, and they are already nine points behind Manchester City at the top. Following a good run of form where they were unbeaten following a 4-0 loss to Liverpool on August 27th, they somehow conspired to waste all of their gathered momentum in classic Arsenal style. .......Read more here.....
August 01, 2017 by
According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are struggling to get rid of some of their unwanted stars this summer because of their high salaries.
The Gunners have a number of players that they are looking to sell this summer. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs, David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers are all seemingly surplus to requirement in north London.
The players seem happy to leave the club, as they are unlikely to feature heavily for the first-team next season.
However, there seems to be one major sticking point for their exit, their high salaries at the Emirates Stadium. The players seem unwilling to take a pay-cut, even if it means regular action elsewhere in the Premier League. .......Read more here.....
July 27, 2017 by
Arsenal continue their preseason with the Emirates Cup that will this season see Premier League giants play host to the likes of Benfica, Sevilla and RB Leipzig.
This year’s edition of the tournament will be the ninth in total. The tournament will take place at the Emirates Stadium over the forthcoming weekend with all four teams playing twice.
The Emirates Cup precedes the Community Shield match and comes as a perfect opportunity for Gunners to gear up for the match against Premier League champions on 6 August. .......Read more here.....
July 21, 2017 by
According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal have rejected a bid of around £16million from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace for young defender Calum Chambers. However, the reports also suggest that the Gunners are willing to sell the highly rated young defender, but are looking for a fee of closer to £20million.
Chambers has Potential
I have to say I do rate Chambers and it is hard to doubt his talent. However, he maybe needs to play more first-team football before he is ready to play first-team football at Arsenal. .......Read more here.....
June 21, 2017 by
Last season young Arsenal defender Calum Chambers found himself loaned out to Middlesbrough, who were eventually relegated from the Premier League.
The young defender was one of Boro’s most consistent players though and the north east side’s defensive record was not the problem. They went down because they were toothless in attack. Chambers and Ben Gibson formed a very good centre-back pair.
Chambers made 24 appearances for Boro, despite being injured for some of the campaign. His performances suggest that the 22-year-old is now ready to play regular first team football in the top-flight. .......Read more here.....
June 14, 2017 by
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers returned to his parent club after a season-long loan at Middlesbrough but could be on his way out of the club on a temporary basis again, with Premier League returnees Newcastle United linked, according to Gazette Live.
The 22-year-old made 24 Premier League appearances for Boro last season , scoring one goal and making one assist. Despite a number of impressive performances, he was unable to keep the North-East side in the top-flight and will be keen to avoid a repeat if loaned out to another newly-promoted outfit in 2017/18. .......Read more here.....
June 06, 2017 by
Arsenal’s defensive duo Rob Holding and Calum Chambers have both been called up by England manager Aidy Bothroyd for the U21 Championships in Poland. The full list of names can be read here.
Holding, signed from Bolton for £2m last summer, spent a large part of his debut season out of the Arsenal first-team but was recalled successfully with a series of impressive performances before the campaign came to a close.
The 21-year-old, who has made five appearances for the England U21 team, ended up making nine Premier League starts for the Gunners, winning seven, drawing one and losing one. His form late-season even led to him signing a new deal at the club. .......Read more here.....