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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.

Chelsea and Arsenal finishes all square 0

Posted on January 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

The home side had the first attempt on goal after just two minutes, as Alvaro Morata tried to poke an effort in at the near post. However, the Spanish striker could only find the side-netting.

The next attempt on goal did not come until the 20th minute when Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dragged a long-range free-kick wide of goal. Two minutes later the visitors hit the Blues on the counter-attack, Jack Wilshere feeding the ball to Alexandre Lacazette, who fires wide of Chelsea’s near post.

Chelsea v Arsenal League Cup semi-final preview 0

Posted on January 09, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal travel to London rivals Chelsea for the League Cup semi-final first leg.

Chelsea will be hoping to gain the initiative in this tie in the first leg at Stamford Bridge. The Blues clashed with Arsenal just last week, in a game that ended 2-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

Since then Antonio Conte’s side produced a rather listless display at Norwich on Sunday in the FA Cup third round and were held to a goalless draw by the Canaries. However, Blues boss Conte had rotated his squad in order for his star players to be fit for this clash.

Arsenal were complacent against Forest 0

Posted on January 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rotated his squad for the Gunners surprise 4-2 defeat at managerless Championship side Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup. This is a norm for the veteran French boss when it comes to cup competitions.

Wenger has always prioritised, with the likes of the League Cup and Europa League used to field fringe and young players. That is exactly what Wenger did on Sunday at Forest. In all honesty, the team that started probably should have had enough to beat the Tricky Trees.

Shambolic defensive display

Arsenal and Chelsea play out entertaining London derby 0

Posted on January 03, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea drew 2-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

The first attempt on goal arrived on seven minutes and fell for the home side. Alexis Sanchez hit a free-kick from around 25 yards out that deflected wide of by the Chelsea wall.

At the other end of the pitch, Rob Holding blocked an Eden Hazard shot, as the Blues looked to hit the Gunners on the break. The visitors missed a fantastic chance on 13 minutes.

Arsenal face a battle to save their season 0

Posted on January 03, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side might be facing the most important game of their season so far as they host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. The match sees sixth in the table hosting third, with seven points between the two sides.

In the reverse of this fixture, Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, with Arsenal very good on the day. Since then, they have struggled to push on from the point they earned, and they have been hamstrung by defeats when they seemed to be putting together a decent run of form.

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 02, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, as the home side attempt to make up ground on the top-four.

A disappointing display and result at West Brom in a 1-1 draw saw the Gunners fall six points behind fourth-place Liverpool in the race for the Champions League spots.

A run of just two wins in their last seven Premier League outings has hampered Arsene Wenger’s side’s top-four challenge. Four draws in their last six top-flight outings has also stopped the Gunners making up ground on the top-four.

Arsenal pip Manchester United, Chelsea in pursuit of Leon Bailey 0

Posted on December 25, 2017 by Milos Markovic

North London club Arsenal are said to be leading the chase for Bayer Leverkusen starlet Leon Bailey, according to reports from Mirror.

The host of Premier League top clubs which includes Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are thought to be highly keen on the highly rated forward with Arsenal reportedly emerging as frontrunners in the race for the talented 20-year-old.

Gunners will attempt to persuade the Jamaica international to move to London in January as they look to strengthen their squad and secure a replacement for wantaway star Alexis Sanchez, who could be on the move during winter.

Arsenal join David Luiz chase 0

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal are said to be interested in offering the out-of-sorts Chelsea defender David Luiz an escape route out of Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian defender has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte and has been involved in only one of 10 games for his team since questioning the manager’s tactics in the 3-0 Champions League defeat at the hands of AS Roma back in October.

Even though the club insists a knee injury is the only thing keeping the 30-year-old defender out of the first team at Chelsea at the moment, it is believed that the story is much deeper than that.

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