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Aaron Ramsey showing increased productivity 3

Posted on December 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey seems to be a divisive figure amongst Gunners fans. The former Cardiff ace arrived in north London as a highly promising young player.

However, the midfielder’s Arsenal career has been blighted by injuries and lack of consistency. However, slowly but surely his productiveness has improved this season.

Yesterday’s assist for Alexandre Lacazette’s goal in the Gunners 3-1 defeat by Manchester United on Sunday means that he has now produced six assists and three assists in the Premier League this season. In fact, he has produced five assists in as many games in the Premier League.

Mesut Ozil shining for Arsenal 1

Posted on November 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil is a player that divides opinion. Some believe that he is a footballing genius, a player capable of producing great work of art on the pitch.

Others believe that he is a lazy and lethargic player, who does not give his team enough when really needed.

For me, he is a very talented player, who sometimes is hammered at times because he does not always produce his best form. However, that could apply to any player in world football.

Arsenal v Huddersfield Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 28, 2017 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to strengthen their position in the Premier League’s top-four.

The Gunners moved into the Champions League spots last time out by recording a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor courtesy of a stoppage-time penalty from Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger’s side have been rather inconsistent of late. However, their recent Premier League form has been strong, as the Gunners have now won four of their last five games in the English top-flight.

Will Alexis Sanchez give his all for the rest of his Arsenal career? 0

Posted on November 27, 2017 by David Nugent

It is no secret that Arsenal’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez is looking to leave the club. It may be in January or it may be next summer. Either way it seems doubtful he will be a Gunners player next season.

The former-Barcelona ace has not been at his best this season. However, on Sunday afternoon he scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win at Burnley. The goal was his third in his last five Premier League appearances.

Sanchez’s motivation questioned

Gunners 6/1 to win the Europa League 0

Posted on November 24, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are the favourites to win the Europa League this season, despite a 1-0 defeat against Koln on Thursday night in their penultimate group game.

The Gunners have confirmed their place of winners of Group H with a game to spare. The north London giants are now odds of 6/1 to win the competition this season.

Arsene Wenger’s side have qualified in a relatively comfortable manner from a group most would describe as mediocre.

Koln themselves went into last night’s clash having failed to win any of their games in the Bundesliga this season. Peter Stoger’s side did up their game for the clash, in which Wenger decided to field a number of fringe players.

Arsenal now 9/4 to finish in the Premier League’s top-four 0

Posted on November 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal experienced another tough afternoon against a top side on Sunday, as the Gunners suffered a 3-1 defeat at Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger complained about the officials after the game. The veteran French boss complained that City’s Raheem Sterling dived for City’s first goal and that David Silva was offside for the third goal.

Both decisions could have gone either way in truth, though, even if Silva did look offside even without the benefit of a replay.

Took a while to wake

Arsenal’s home and away records polar opposites 0

Posted on October 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Yesterday in my article about Arsenal’s 2-1 weekend win over Swansea, I mentioned that Arsenal were enjoying an encouraging run of form on home soil in the Premier League.

What I was unaware of at the time of writing was that the north London side are enjoying their best ever run of wins at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s side have now recorded 13 straight home wins in all competitions. The last team to win at the Emirate Stadium were Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League. The last team to win at the Emirates was Watford way back in January.

Arsenal odds of 11/8 to finish in the top-four after Swans win 0

Posted on October 29, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday afternoon. When the Gunners went behind in the first half completely unexpectedly, it looked like it could have been one of those inexplicable defeats for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Second half goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey were enough, in the end, to give the north London side the victory.

Home record is very encouraging

While Arsenal’s form has been unconvincing at times in recent years, the Gunners home form of late has been outstanding in the Premier League. For much of Wenger’s reign, Arsenal’s home record has been outstanding.

Arsenal still odds of 11/8 for top-four finish despite good run of form 0

Posted on October 02, 2017 by David Nugent

A month can make a hell of a lot of difference in a football’s team’s fortunes. Arsenal are one of those teams that tend to go on streaky runs of form. The majority of recent reasons those runs of form have been enough to give the Gunners top-four finishes.

However, a late surge last season towards the top four spots was not quite enough to secure a Champions League spot for this season. Arsenal head into the international break on a positive note after Sunday’s comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton at the Emirates Stadium.

Far more positive mood around the club

Arsenal a decent bet to win the Europa League at odds of 8/1 0

Posted on September 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Everybody connected with Arsenal were understandably unhappy at missing out on the Champions League places last season and the Gunners playing Europa League football this season.

The Europa League is generally considered the Champions League poor relationship by Premier League clubs. Many English teams have fielded weakened teams and showed the competition a general apathy.

However, last season Manchester United may just have bucked a trend. In truth, United boss Jose Mourinho did not take the competition that seriously. That was until the Red Devils got to the latter stages and it became apparent United could win the competition. It has to be said the Portuguese boss did select pretty strong starting line-ups in the competition.



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