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Should Aubameyang play as a winger for Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal in the January transfer window from Dortmund, fans were asking where does that leave Alexandre Lacazette. It was a valid question.

Aubameyang was not a Lacazette replacement

The France international had only arrived last summer for a club record fee from Lyon. He had not made a terrible start to life in north London, so signing a replacement for him seemed harsh.

However, the move was not about replacing Lacazette, it was about signing one of the most prolific forwards in world football. For half a decade, the Gabon international had scored goals in Ligue One and the Bundesliga, establishing a big reputation in the process.

Observations from the Chelsea game 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have suffered their second defeat in two games when they lost 3-2 away to Chelsea on Saturday. However, though it seems pretty bad, the situation needs proper perspective.

Various players performed in different ways and on different levels at Stamford Bridge. Some were very good, some relatively so. There were those who could have done a lot better, and those whose contribution was non-existent. There were even some, unfortunately, who would wish they fell into that category.

The real test awaits 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans have been quick to dismiss the rumours of turmoil from rival fans in the wake of their narrow defeat against Chelsea at the weekend. In a game that many expected to be quite close, it wound up being exactly that, with Arsenal clawing their way back from a 2-0 deficit only to lose out in the end against the Blues. There are defensive issues that need to be resolved as we’ve known for quite some time, but football is too full of negativity – and we need to try and highlight the positives every now and then.

Familiar defensive problems for Arsenal in Chelsea defeat 0

Posted on August 19, 2018 by David Nugent

It is early days for Arsenal’s new head coach Unai Emery. I am in the camp that the Spaniard needs time to turn things around in north London. The Gunners players had been complacent far too long under Arsene Wenger to suddenly turn in a world-beating team overnight.

One of the main problems the Gunners have is in defence. Saturday evenings 3-2 defeat at Chelsea showed the major job Emery has on his hands to turn the team’s fortunes around.

Chelsea v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 17, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, as the visitors look to chalk up their first points of the season.

Chelsea started the Maurizio Sarri era with a routine 3-0 win at Huddersfield on the opening weekend of the campaign. Goals from Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Pedro sealed a relatively easy win for the Blues.

The home side ended last season in decent form, and the Blues have now won five of their last season matches in the English top-flight. The fact that they have lost just twice in 15 Premier League games shows that the Blues are a tough team to beat.

Arsenal midfielder set for a late transfer window move 0

Posted on August 05, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be set to leave the north London club with less than a week until the transfer window shuts. The report suggests that both Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing the Wales international before transfer deadline next Thursday.

Contract talks dragging on

Ramsey is now in the last year of his Arsenal contract, therefore the midfielder could leave as a free agent next summer. Reportedly, talks have been ongoing between the midfielder’s representatives and the club for some time.

Positive atmosphere since the appointment of Unai Emery 0

Posted on August 02, 2018 by David Nugent

The last few seasons have been hard to bear for Arsenal fans, as the Gunners have struggled from disappointing result to disappointing result under veteran boss Arsene Wenger.

Finishing outside the top four of the Premier League in consecutive campaigns has also not helped the atmosphere amongst the fans. However, since the appointment of Spanish boss Unai Emery there seems a freshness about the team from north London.

Positive pre-season so far

The Gunners have enjoyed a largely positive pre-season, with the team gaining vital minutes and producing some good displays. The performances of the likes of youngsters Emile Smith-Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi have been particular highlights at times.

Arsenal defeat Chelsea 0

Posted on August 02, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal Football Club may stand for a lot of things to a lot of people, but hopefully, in this upcoming season, they can stand for determination – because they certainly came across that way last night when they overcame the odds to defeat rivals Chelsea on penalties. We all know that reading into things at this stage of pre-season is a fool’s game, but at this point, we’re beyond the point of no return.

Chelsea set to launch a bid for Arsenal midfielder 0

Posted on July 29, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are set to launch a £30million move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The move would certainly be a surprising one from the Blues, at the minute it does not look like an unrealistic move. However, Arsenal boss Unai Emery recently stated that he is confident that Ramsey will sign a new deal with the Gunners.

Future at Arsenal in doubt

As we all know, Ramsey’s future at the club has been a hot topic this summer. The Welshman’s representatives are still negotiating with the club over a new deal for the midfielder, who has less than a year left on his current deal in north London.

Chelsea to help out Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Harry Kettle

According to a recent report, Chelsea could somewhat assist rivals Arsenal in their capture of Steven Nzonzi by allowing Tiemoue Bakayoko to join Spanish club Sevilla. The feud between the Blues and the Gunners is something that has been raging on for years and years now, and it seems odd to think that they may help one another out – even if it isn’t exactly intentional.

The rumours linking Nzonzi to Arsenal have been brewing for weeks and months now, with Unai Emery having experience managing the midfielder. Some felt as if it was a transfer that wasn’t needed given that Arsenal have been sorting out their squad in the middle of the park throughout most of the summer transfer window.

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