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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.

Europa League win should lift Arsenal 0

Posted on September 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are preparing to face London rivals and English champions at Stamford Bridge on Sunday lunchtime. No doubt, it is a very difficult game and one that could prove crucial to the Gunners season.

On paper, Arsenal look unlikely to win at Stamford Bridge and you would have to be a brave man to back the Gunners to emerge from south west London with a win. However, the performance of a weakened team in the second half of Thursday 3-1 win over Koln should give the visitors some encouragement.

Sanchez not sulking

Ancelotti could replace Wenger at Arsenal 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to ESPN, Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti could return to England in search for a new challenge if he exits the Allianz Arena this season, and the Arsenal job is believed to be one he could end up pursuing.

Ancelotti won the German Bundesliga title and DFL Supercup in his first season in Germany, but there’s reports of discontentment behind the scenes after their early Champions League exit and failure to reach the German Cup final.

Arsene Wenger has stated the new season under pressure among Arsenal supporters following their poor start in the Premier League, and defeat to Chelsea on Sunday could almost make his position untenable.

Bellerin says Arsenal are fully focused on the Europa League not Sunday’s meeting with Chelsea 0

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin says the Gunners are completely focused on Thursday’s Europa League clash, rather than Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea. Arsenal are 2/7 to win against FC Koln before they face the defending champions on the weekend, but Bellerin says the squad aren’t thinking about anything other than beating Koln.

“Our focus is on Thursday’s game. It is a very important match to start the Europa League on the right foot. We have to give our best and only after that will we start to think about Chelsea [Sunday 1.30pm]. The Europa League is a very important competition for us,” he said to IBTimes.

Arsenal enquired about Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller this summer 0

Posted on September 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal were one of four clubs who enquired about the availability of Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, reports Sport Bild. The German international struggled for form under manager Carlo Ancelotti last season, scoring just five goals in the Bundesliga, leading to suitors trying their hand at procuring his signature.

In addition to Arsenal being keen on Muller, Chelsea, Liverpool and Serie A giants Juventus have also been linked and are believed to have made an enquiry, which was rebuffed by the player who is keen to stay at the Allianz Arena.

Should Arsenal have signed Danny Drinkwater? 0

Posted on September 03, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal hero Paul Merson, Arsenal should have made a move for now-Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater in the summer. The England international joined Premier League champions signed Drinkwater for £35million from Leicester on deadline day.

Merse in his column in the Daily Star wrote, “Arsenal should have bid for Danny Drinkwater rather than let him go to Chelsea. At least he will fight for you. This lot just give up.

“In my day, the dressing room after a performance like that would have been a war zone. You would have had to call the police because there would have been fights everywhere.”

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set for move to Chelsea 1

Posted on August 29, 2017 by David Nugent

It was reported yesterday by the BBC, that Chelsea agreed a fee of around £35million with Arsenal for versatile England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 24-year-old is out of contract next summer and has reportedly refused a number of offers of a new deal in north London. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had previously insisted that Oxlade-Chamberlain was staying at the club.

However, his latest rejection of a new contract may just have persuaded the veteran French boss to part with the midfielder.

A mixed Arsenal career

Jeff Stelling says Arsenal should sell these three players 1

Posted on August 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling has named three players he believes Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should consider selling, in order to raise funds for signing in key areas.

Speaking to Sky Sports via the Express, Stelling named forward Alexis Sanchez, playmaker Mesut Ozil and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in his list of players to be sold by Arsenal, the three players who have rejected terms on a new contract this summer and will be free transfers in less than 12 months’ time.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turns down latest Arsenal deal 0

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reportedly rejected a new contract offer worth £180k-per-week, with Liverpool and Chelsea closely linked with his signature. The 24-year-old has made it clear that he wants out of Arsenal amid interest elsewhere, but the Gunners are digging their heels in on a transfer.

Manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear he will not sell Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer, despite his contract having less than 12 months to run, and would instead try to convince the former Southampton man to commit his future with a deal nearly three times his existing salary.



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