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Manchester City a cut above the Gunners in the Carabao Cup final 0

Posted on February 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday was not completely unexpected. The Citizens are runaway league leaders in the Premier League and a cut above most teams in England, if not Europe.

People can talk about a foul for the first goal or an offside for the second goal, but in truth, City were just too good for Arsenal and the Citizens were not even at full pelt. The sheer gap between the two teams was frightening for Arsenal and the fans.

Arsenal defeated by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final 0

Posted on February 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola won his first silverware in England. Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were enough to seal a comfortable victory for the Citizens.

Arsenal had the first goal threat of the game, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found himself with a gaping goal, only for Kyle Walker to tackle the striker before Claudio Bravo saved the rebound from the striker who was just a few yards out.

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup final preview 0

Posted on February 24, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City and Arsenal clash at Wembley in the final of the Carabao Cup.

Manchester City no longer have the quadruple to aim for this season after exiting the FA Cup. However, the Citizens can still complete the treble of Premier League, Champions League and League Cup.

Pep Guardiola’s side has dispatched West Brom, Leicester, Wolves and Bristol City in the previous rounds. Arsenal should represent slightly more of a challenge for the Citizens, as Guardiola looks to win his first trophy at the Manchester club. If they succeed in winning the trophy it will be their third triumph in the competition in the past five seasons.

Chelsea and Arsenal finishes all square 0

Posted on January 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

The home side had the first attempt on goal after just two minutes, as Alvaro Morata tried to poke an effort in at the near post. However, the Spanish striker could only find the side-netting.

The next attempt on goal did not come until the 20th minute when Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dragged a long-range free-kick wide of goal. Two minutes later the visitors hit the Blues on the counter-attack, Jack Wilshere feeding the ball to Alexandre Lacazette, who fires wide of Chelsea’s near post.

Arsenal v West Ham EFL Cup Preview 0

Posted on December 18, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have the chance to book their place in the last-four of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night when the Gunners welcome West Ham to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal’s recent form has been inconsistent in the Premier League. However, the Gunners head into this clash on the back of a 1-0 home win over Newcastle last time out.

The north London side have had a relatively easy route to the quarter-finals, with wins over lower league opposition Doncaster Rovers and Norwich City, although they need extra time to beat the latter in round 5.

Arsenal 6/1 to win the Carabao Cup after Nketiah brace against Norwich 0

Posted on October 25, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal seemingly did not want to make it through their Carabao Cup tie against Norwich on Tuesday night. For much of the game, Arsenal struggled to break down the Canaries. The Championship side also enjoyed some good spells during the 90 minutes.

With the likes of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere failing to make the breakthrough it fell to 18-year-old substitute Eddie Nketiah to be the hero. The striker making his home debut rescued the north London side with an equaliser five minutes from time.

Young striker helps Arsenal into Carabao Cup quarter-finals 0

Posted on October 24, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal had young substitute Eddie Nketiah to thank for progression past Norwich in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, as the youngster scored twice to seal a 2-1 extra-time win for the Gunners.

The first attempt on goal arrived on six minutes, as Olivier Giroud looped a header straight into the hands of Gunn’s arms. Arsenal started to assert themselves on the game and on the 15th minute the Gunners had an effort on goal, as Alex Iwobi fired over the bar from 25 yards out.

Arsenal vs Norwich: Grab 18/1 on Gunners to Win 0

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal will be extremely keen to go all the way in the EFL Cup now known as the Carabao Cup as it remains the only piece of domestic piece of silverware Arsene Wenger is yet to add to his trophy cabinet.

Gunners look well positioned to go a long way in this competition and will be keen to keep the momentum going after the 5-2 demolition of Everton at Goodison last time out.

Spirits are high in the Arsenal camp ahead of the Norwich test this week, but the Championship side are also motivated heading into the high-profile clash as they recorded a major win in the ‘Old Firm’ derby against Ipswich last weekend.

Arsenal v Norwich League Cup Preview 0

Posted on October 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup fourth round, as the Gunners look to avoid a potential banana skin.

The north London side head into the clash in good spirits after a 5-2 win at Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The win came on the back of unconvincing performances and results against Watford and Crvena Zvezda.

Despite some disappointing displays of late, the Gunners have a very good home record at the Emirates Stadium. In fact, Arsene Wenger’s side have won their last 11 competitive games on home soil.

Arsenal squeeze past Doncaster in the League Cup 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal made it through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday, with a Theo Walcott goal enough to ensure progress to the next round.

The visitors came close to taking the lead virtually straight from the kick-off. The ball was launched forward and Kongolo hit an effort from around 25 yards out that David Ospina had to get down low to save.

The home side went up the other end soon afterwards. Mohamed Elneny played the ball into the box for Theo Walcott. The winger beat his defender before attempting to fire back across Ian Lawlor, only for the Rovers goalkeeper to save the effort with his legs.



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