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Olivier Giroud talks about the difference between Arsenal and Chelsea 2

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Olivier Giroud has revealed the difference between Arsenal and Chelsea after the striker secured a January switch to the latter in an attempt to strengthen his hopes of making it into France’s World Cup squad.

Arsenal fell to a hugely damaging 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham on Saturday as their top four hopes took a major blow.

Harry Kane was once again the difference for Spurs as he netted the only goal of the game, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette failing to get on the scoresheet.

Arsenal emerge as firm favourites to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz 0

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal might have lost their star player Alexis Sanchez this winter but all will be forgotten should Arsenal pull off a couple of high-profile transfers that are currently being mentioned in the press.

Arsene Wenger has been given plenty of stick for his transfer policy over the past couple of season during which an apparent lack of high-profile players has been highlighted as the major problem.

The appointment of Sven Mislintat as chief scout seems to have made an instant impact at the Emirates with former Borussia Dortmund man making firm moves to overhaul Arsenal’s outdated scouting system and recruiting service which put too much pressure on Arsene Wenger.

Olivier Giroud may need to leave Arsenal to save his career 0

Posted on January 26, 2018 by David Nugent

As my one of my colleagues wrote earlier today, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is a reported transfer target of Chelsea, if the Blues fail to sign Roma’s Edin Dzeko.

The 31-year-old had previously been linked with a move to Dortmund as part of a deal for BVB striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. However, according to Sky Sports, the French forward will not be moving to the German giants this month.

Struggle for playing time

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that nobody will leave if nobody comes in. The French veteran also admitted that he wanted Giroud to stay at the club. However, you get the feeling that if the Gunners struck a deal for Aubameyang, then Giroud would be surplus to requirements.

Olivier Giroud on Chelsea radar 0

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Milos Markovic

French forward Olivier Giroud has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Premier League champions Chelsea who continue their desperate search for reinforcements in their attack line.

Blues have been in lockdown with negotiations over AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko and, according to reports coming from Daily Mail, Antonio Conte is drawing up a contingency plan should the Bosnian forward reject a chance to move to Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old Olivier Giroud has been widely linked with a move away from Arsenal and will have his faith sealed once the Gunners wrap up a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal now 7/4 to win the EFL Cup 0

Posted on January 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal will face Manchester City on February 25th in the EFL Cup final after their 2-1 aggregate defeat of London rivals Chelsea.

The EFL Cup offers the Gunners an opportunity to win silverware. In fact, the competition could offer the north London team their best chance of winning a trophy this season. Arsene Wenger’s side are now odds 7/4 of winning the competition.

Showed good resilience to beat Chelsea

It would be hard to claim that Arsenal were outstanding against Chelsea. However, the Gunners showed great resilience to come back from a goal down to beat the Blues, albeit with the helping hand of a huge slice of luck for the equaliser.

Is Riyad Mahrez heading to Arsenal? 0

Posted on January 25, 2018 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal fans were treated with a potential double score on Wednesday night following their 2-1 Carabao Cup win.

Not only have they witnessed their team progress to the final but they also spotted Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez leaving the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the Algerian international as Arsene Wenger looks to further strengthen his squad following Alexis Sanchez’s departure. With Mesut Ozil being constantly linked with a move away from Arsenal as well, Arsene Wenger wants to make sure he continued replacing one world star player with another.

Arsenal progress to EFL Cup final 0

Posted on January 24, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-1 win over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night to make it to the final of the EFL Cup.

Chelsea dominated the early proceedings with Tiemoue Bakayoko seeing a shot deflect wide of David Ospina’s goal. Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses also flashed a long-range effort well wide of goal.

The Blues thought they had the lead on five minutes, as Spanish winger Pedro scored with a powerful header. However, the referee’s assistant flagged for offside and replays proved that the decision was the correct one.

Arsenal face a season defining game 0

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Ben Darvill

There would not have been a single Arsenal fan at the start of the season that would have thought that the EFL Cup would quite possibly be their last likely option for winning a trophy, yet here we are.

Arsenal were knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest in an embarrassing 4-2 defeat, while they are a huge 23 points short of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. The Europa League is, of course, a viable option for a trophy, but they are some way short of making the final, with a number of very strong outfits in the competition still.

Arsenal and Chelsea EFL Cup semi-final preview 0

Posted on January 23, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, in the semi-final first leg of the Carabao Cup. The two teams played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, so it is all to play for in this clash.

The home side head into this game on the back of a morale-boosting 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The victory was just the Gunners second in their last eight games in all competitions.

Arsene Wenger’s side have been involved in a number of goal-filled games, as both teams have scored in seven of the Gunners last eight outings in all competitions.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s availability now the big question 0

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Milos Markovic

It’s not the question of will the Henrikh Mkhitaryan deal go through but rather when it will happen as the Manchester United man is already in London to conclude his switch to Arsenal.

The 29-year-old is leaving Old Trafford after only a year and a half at Old Trafford following a mixed spell which saw him display flashes of Borussia Dortmund brilliance.

Having fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho, Mkhitaryan is turning a clean slate at the Emirates with Arsenal planning for life without Alexis Sanchez who – by the looks of it – will be replaced by not one but two world-class signings should Wenger succeed in grabbing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well.

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