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Arsenal in Premier League tussle for Barcelona talent 0

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The British media has it that Arsenal have stepped in a three-way battle with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea for a highly-rated Barcelona talent Abel Ruiz.

The 17-year-old Ruiz is a versatile forward who can play on either flank or in the heart of attack and is eyed as one of the biggest talents emerging from the Catalan club.

Contracted to Barcelona until 2019, Abel Ruiz is said to be under a £3 million buy-out clause. The affordability of such an exciting talent has alarmed the Premier League big guns who are vying for Ruiz’s signature, the Mirror has reported.

Do Arsenal have any excuses this season? 0

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Ben Darvill

For the last few years, Arsenal have always been missing a key element of their side. A few years ago it was a goalkeeper, then it was a world-class striker, and then it was a solid defence. For so many years they have disappointed their fans with paltry displays across the season that has ultimately seen them miss out on the Champions League for the current season.

Following consecutive defeats against Stoke and Liverpool, it seemed as though Arsenal’s old ghosts were haunting them again. They were already falling behind the top sides and their weaknesses had been exposed, both in their profligacy against Stoke and in their woeful defending against Liverpool. Another season of disappointment beckoned.

Arsenal v West Brom Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 24, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host West Brom at the Emirates on Monday night, as the Gunners look to continue their positive momentum in the Premier League.

Arsenal heads into this clash on the back of a 1-0 win over League One Doncaster in the League Cup in midweek. However, it was a 0-0 draw at champions Arsenal last time out in the Premier League that will send the Gunners out in good spirits.

Arsene Wenger’s side are now four games unbeaten in all competitions, having recorded three victories. The latest wins have certainly lifted the doom and gloom slightly of the fans.

Gunners produced un-Arsenal like display to draw at Chelsea 0

Posted on September 18, 2017 by David Nugent

I have to say going into yesterday’s London derby against champions Chelsea I did not fancy the Gunners to get the win. However, a draw was always achievable if Arsenal decided to abandon Arsene Wenger’s football philosophy.

I thought that was very unlikely, yet low and behold the Gunners produced a very solid, always perfect away performance to draw 0-0 with the champions. The only thing missing was a goal on the counter-attack, which Aaron Ramsey came so close to scoring, but hit the post.

Chelsea and Arsenal produce a stalemate at Stamford Bridge 2

Posted on September 17, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. The biggest talking about the game turned out to be a late red card for Chelsea defender David Luiz.

Chelsea made a bright start to the game, with former Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech having to produce good saves from Victor Moses and then Pedro. The home side threatened again, as Cesc Fabregas played a one-two with Willian before the Spaniard fire an effort towards goal only for a combination of Danny Welbeck and Cech at the near post to snub out the danger.

Arsenal 10/3 to win against Chelsea 0

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, and are big underdogs given their poor form on the road this season.

However, the Gunners have picked up wins against the Blues at home and in neutral venues which could give them hope of seeing past Antonio Conte’s side to boost their title hopes.

As for the hosts and defending champions, Conte’s Chelsea side are currently third in the Premier League table with nine points from four games this season, having won three on the bounce ahead of this weekend’s meeting after losing on the opening day.

Henry: Arsenal must beat Chelsea to prove title credentials 0

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says the Gunners have to win against the defending champions in Sunday afternoon’s Premier League at Stamford Bridge to prove they are still a top side. The former striker believes Arsenal need to “show they mean business” by beating the best sides in the division, as that’s the only way their hopes of winning the title will be taken seriously.

Ozil out for Chelsea clash 2

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will miss Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash with Chelsea through injury, reports the Express. The German international trained away from the squad with six other first-team players on ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash, and still hasn’t recovered in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Arsene Wenger admitted the 28-year-old was a doubt along with midfielder Aaron Ramsey for this weekend’s meeting with the Premier League defending champions, meaning the Gunners boss will be forced into some changes. Without Ramsey in the side, Mohamed Elneny or Francis Coquelin could deputise. Without Ozil for Sunday’s game, Danny Welbeck could replace him.

Wenger: I don’t fear trips to Stamford Bridge 0

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he doesn’t believe his side will be lacking confidence ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea, despite the Gunners’ woeful record at Stamford Bridge, reports talkSPORT.

Arsenal travel to face the defending champions without a point in their two away games this season. The Londoners haven’t won away to Chelsea in the Premier League since 2011 and have a woeful record on the road to the top-six – two wins from 21 against such opposition. But Wenger remains hopeful his side can turn things around in the big away games.

Chelsea v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 16, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday lunchtime, Arsenal face a tough test as the Gunners travel to London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League.

The home side have hit form of late, recording four consecutive wins in all competitions. Last time out the Blues hammered Azerbaijan champions Qarabag 6-0 in the Champions League. The big win followed a 2-1 win at Leicester in their last Premier League outing.

Unsurprisingly considering that they were champions last season, Antonio Conte’s side have a formidable record in the Premier League of late, having won nine of their last ten outings in the English top-flight. The English champions have also scored two or more goals in nine of their last ten league outings.



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