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Shock horror as Arsene Wenger changes his tactics! 0

Posted on April 18, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on Monday night, with goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil enough to seal the victory. It was by no means a pretty one, but as midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stated after the game they just needed a win.

Arsenal were not at their best and there was a slight nervousness about the Gunners, which is understandable because of their recent away form (four straight defeats).

However, in the end, the Gunners managed to grind out a win, in a fashion that they have struggled to do in the past.

Middlesbrough v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 16, 2017 by David Nugent

On Monday night Arsenal will aim to revive their hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four when the Gunners visit Middlesbrough.

The home side are fighting a battle of their own at the bottom of the Premier League table. Steve Agnew’s side are currently 19th in the top-flight and six points away from safety.

However, the north east side still have hope as they have two games in hand on 17th place Hull City and a far superior goal difference. That hope may be slightly negated by the fact that their form has been terrible in recent months.

Arsenal start summer rebuilding with Kolasinac signing 1

Posted on April 15, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal have agreed a deal to bring Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac to the club in July when his contract expires with Bundesliga club.

The Gunners are reported to have beaten off competition from Everton and AC Milan for the highly-rated Bosnia and Herzegovina international.
Could be a shrewd signing for Arsenal

Despite the fact that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has not officially stated he is staying, this signing suggests that he is, although such a highly-rated player is a no-brain signing whoever the Gunners boss may be next season.

Wrong time for Ozil to talk about his contract 0

Posted on April 14, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal’s Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil, it is the wrong time to talk about his contract situation. Instead, the German wants to concentrate on the Gunners quest for a top-four finish this season.

Arsenal all that’s important

Talking ahead of Monday’s visit to Middlesbrough Ozil told Sky Sports: “I think at the moment it would be wrong to really think about that, to go ahead and look at that.

“At the moment the team we’re having a more difficult spell and at this stage, I’m not important and no other player is important. What’s important is the club.

Alexis Sanchez set to be offered record contract at Arsenal 0

Posted on April 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is set to be offered a league-record wage of £300,000 to stay at the club according to the London Standard.

This reports contrasts with what Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger recently said about the club not changing their wage structure to keep star players.

Sanchez is of course out of contract next summer and has been linked with a number of lucrative clubs. Chelsea and Manchester City are both reportedly ready to make a move for the Chilean.

Has he made his mind up yet?

Arsenal players not fit to wear the shirt 0

Posted on April 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s abject performance in Monday night’s 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace confirmed something to Gunners fans. It confirmed the fact that a lot of the current squad are not fit to wear the shirt, as the chant goes.

Palace simply wanted it more and played on Arsenal’s weaknesses. However, their approach was obvious from the start. They were going to hit Christian Benteke at every possible opportunity.

This is not the beautiful game at its best, but it’s highly effective, especially against a team that looked scared of the Belgian striker. Palace were deserved winners against an Arsenal side that simply did not look good enough.

Arsenal hammered at Crystal Palace 0

Posted on April 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s hopes of securing Champions League football for next season took a heavy blow as they went down to a 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday night.

The home side had the first attempt on goal after just three minutes. A good team move eventually saw the ball fall for Yohan Cabaye, who got his shot horribly wrong and the Frenchman’s effort went wide of Emiliano Martinez’s goal.

It was Palace who offered the next threat on goal too, as midfielder Luka Milivojevic fired just wide of Martinez near post. The Gunners hit back on nine minutes. The ball fell to Mohamed Elneny who curled an effort towards the far corner of the net, only for Wayne Hennessey to produce a fantastic save.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 09, 2017 by David Nugent

On Monday night two teams in desperate need of points meet at Selhurst Park, as Crystal Palace host Arsenal in the Premier League.

Palace are still very much in the relegation scrap lying 16th in the Premier League table, just three points clear of 18th place Swansea, although the Eagles do have two games in hand on the struggling Swans.

The Eagles form has not been awful of late, as a 3-1 defeat last time out at Southampton actually ended a four-game winning run that saw Sam Allardyce’s team climb towards safety.

A bad day for Arsenal in the Champions League race 0

Posted on April 08, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal fell further behind their rivals for a Champions League spot on Saturday afternoon, as both third-place Liverpool and fourth-place Manchester City recorded victories. Sixth-place Manchester United face bottom club Sunderland on Sunday, so the Gunners could be sixth-place by the time they kick-off on Monday at Crystal Palace.

Pressure is on Arsenal

Arsenal’s continuous presence in the Champions League for the last two decades is in major danger of ending this season. The Gunners are now seven points behind City in the table, although the Gunners do have two games in hand on the men from Manchester.

Could Arsenal launch another end of season revival? 0

Posted on April 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have been perennial qualifiers for the Champions League during Arsene Wenger’s reign as boss. No English team has qualified for the competition as consistently as Arsenal in the last two decades.

However, those qualifications for Europe’s elite competition have not always been easy. There have been close calls, where the Gunners have looked like missing out on the Champions League.

This season there are major doubts about the Gunners chances of making the top-four this season. The midweek results may just have enhanced their chances.

Results went for Arsenal



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