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Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Europa League semi-final second leg preview 0

Posted on May 02, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal travel to Atletico Madrid for their Europa League semi-final second leg tie. The Gunners face a big task at the Wanda Metropolitano after the first leg finished 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Atletico Madrid’s recent form has been inconsistent of late, as Diego Simeone’s side have won just one of their last four games in all competitions. However, that is as far as the positive go in terms of Arsenal turning this tie around.

Los Rojiblancos have won ten of their last 11 home games in all competitions. Rather dauntingly for the Gunners, Atletico have kept clean sheets in their last 11 games in all competitions at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Liverpool assistant boss linked with Arsenal job 0

Posted on May 01, 2018 by David Nugent

According to reports from Bosnian publication Pravda BL, Liverpool assistant manager Zeljko Buvac could be the next Arsenal boss. There was a recent story that Buvac had left the Merseyside club. However, it has now been confirmed by the Liverpool Echo that the 56-year-old has been allowed leave until the end of the season for personal reasons.

The leave comes at a strange time considering that the Reds are facing Roma in a vital Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday night, although Klopp’s side does have a 5-2 lead from the first leg at Anfield.

On This Day In 2009: United gain UCL advantage over Arsenal 0

Posted on April 29, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s that time again for us to take another trip down memory lane, and ironically enough, Arsenal will be playing the very same team today that they did nine years ago on this day. We are, of course, referring to Manchester United, but back in 2009 it wasn’t your run of the mill Premier League clash between the two giants of English football – it was a UEFA Champions League semi-final.

By the end of the season, The Red Devils had won the PL once again whereas the Gunners finished in 4th, but regardless of that, all eyes were always going to be on this two-legged tie to determine who would play Barcelona in Rome.

On This Day In 2006: Arsenal reach Champions League Final 0

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s that time again as we take a trip down memory lane, and this time around, we’re looking at one of the most famous nights in the history of Arsenal Football Club. The date was April 25th, 2006 and the location was Spain as the Gunners drew 0-0 with La Liga side Villarreal to seal their place in the UEFA Champions League Final in Paris.

Their run through the tournament was all the more surprising given their relatively poor performances in the Premier League, but it didn’t matter one bit on this night as they were able to celebrate one of the club’s finest ever achievements. They were heading into the second leg tie with a 1-0 lead from the first leg at Highbury, as Kolo Toure’s goal gave them the advantage.

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid Europa League semi-final first leg preview 0

Posted on April 25, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Spanish club Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League semi-final first leg.

Arsenal heads into this game on the back of a 4-1 home win over West Ham. It was the story of the Gunners season, as they dominated the home game, but on their travels, Arsene Wenger’s team have been woeful.

However, the team from north London have a strong record in the Europa League, winning eight of their last 12 games in Europe’s secondary competition. The Gunners have also won three of their last four European games, while also scoring at least two goals in their last four games in Europe.

Is Luis Enrique the right boss for Arsenal? 0

Posted on April 23, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is now the front-runner to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss this summer. The Frenchman is set to leave after 22 years in north London and Enrique is available after a short rest from football.

It would certainly be an interesting appointment for the Gunners, who will be looking for a return to the top-four next season.

History of winning trophies with a big club

While Enrique coaches the likes of Roma and Celta Vigo in his early years as a boss, it is his three-year stint at Catalan giants Barcelona that is best remembered. The former Spanish international won nine trophies in just three years, including winning La Liga twice and the Champions League on occasion.

Real Madrid star ready to move to Arsenal 0

Posted on April 03, 2018 by David Nugent

It seems that Arsenal has made signing a new goalkeeper one of their priorities this summer. Current number one Petr Cech was once a great custodian. However, the Czech star has seen better days and is now looking every bit his 35 years.

The Gunners current number two Colombian international David Ospina has also proven unconvincing at times during his Gunners career. Not many people seem to believe that the former Nice ‘keeper is good enough to be Arsenal’s long-term number one.

Arsenal target claims a Premier League club wants him 0

Posted on March 24, 2018 by David Nugent

Basel winger and reported Arsenal target Mohamed Elyounoussi has revealed that he wishes to play in the Premier League and that a big English club has been monitoring his progress. That club is believed to be Arsenal.

The Norwegian international is reportedly valued at £18million by his Swiss club, where he has impressed this season. He has scored seven times and also produced an assist this season for Basel in all competitions.

One of those goals came against Premier League leaders Manchester City in a 2-1 Champions League win at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal eying up RB Leipzig goalkeeper 0

Posted on March 22, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are set to rival Chelsea and Atletico Madrid to sign RB Leipzig’s Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi this summer.

Question marks remain about Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who form has declined in the past few seasons. Cech’s poor form has led to the Gunners reportedly looking elsewhere for a replacement. It seems that Gulacsi has joined Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno on the list of possible goalkeeping arrivals this summer.

Gulacsi may seem familiar

The name Peter Gulasci may seem familiar to some Premier League fans, as the 27-year-old was once at Liverpool. However, he struggled for first-team action with Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina blocking his path to first team football.

Arsenal and Liverpool are Premier League twins 0

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As we approach the end of the season it’s always interesting to look back and reflect on what’s gone down in the world of football since the campaign began back in August. There have been surprising transfers, last minute winners and controversies galore, but one thing has remained the same – Arsenal and Liverpool continue to mirror each other in every single way.

For years now the Gunners and the Reds have been seen as veterans in the ranks of the top four, with both achieving UEFA Champions League qualification year in and year out. But, almost in unison, they’ve both fallen victim to complacency in recent times which has led many fans to believe that they’re no longer the powerhouses they once were.

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