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Third Luck the Charm for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Having been called up for England’s coming international matches by the Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is hoping to strike a double deal and finally get his chance to play an FA Cup final.

The Gunners lifted the FA Cup trophy twice during Ox’s stay with the club, and the England international is hoping to finally make the cut and nail his place in the team.

Arsenal’s defensive problems mounting with Kieran Gibbs the latest injury doubt for Saturday 0

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs could be the latest player ruled out of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea, with the long-serving left-back suffering with a thigh injury. Manager Arsene Wenger is already tasked with finding a solution in the defence due to a lack of available centre-backs and now he’s likely to have to name a makeshift backline given the players out of action.

Could Mertesacker start in the FA Cup final? 0

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker recently made his long awaited comeback from a serious knee injury on the final day of the Premier League season, coming off the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton, and could well be making his first start in 11 months this weekend in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The 32-year-old club captain could be drafted into the side as Arsenal are suffering from an injury crisis to their defence. Laurent Koscielny is suspended, Shkodran Mustafi is suffering from concussion and Gabriel Paulista has a knee injury ruling him out for two months. Mertesacker has played just 37 minutes of football this season but could be forced to feature for lack of better options.

Gabriel out for eight weeks with a knee injury 0

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista will be sidelined with a knee injury until next season, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed. “Gabriel is out for six-to-eight weeks. We had a scare about his cruciate, but it is only medial knee ligaments so positive is that he avoids surgery. But of course, he is out now until the beginning of August,” said the Gunners boss to Sky Sports.

It’s a big blow given Arsenal have selections issues in the defence ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, with Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny both likely to miss out of Saturday’s game at Wembley. Gabriel lost his place in Arsenal’s starting lineup in the final few weeks of the season but was recalled for the Gunners’ last league outing.

Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea 0

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after being sent off 14 minutes into Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton. The French international was given a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Enner Valencia, meaning manager Arsene Wenger will have a selection headache for the forthcoming clash at Wembley.

Koscielny’s absence will be a big disappointment for Wenger as he was already an injury doubt ahead of the Everton clash. The Arsenal boss was keen to give his centre-back game time to ready him for an intense cup final to come, but now the Londoners will have a makeshift backline to take to Wembley against the Premier League champions.

Arsenal to challenge Chelsea and Man United for Real Madrid striker 0

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Premier League heavyweights Arsenal have been linked with a want-away Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who is believed to be looking for a way out of the Santiago Bernabeu side.

The Gunners have been linked with Morata before, when he was still with Serie A champions Juventus, and Arsene Wenger is prepared to rekindle interest for the 24-year-old.

The Spanish striker was tipped for a Premier League move but still ended up being sold back to his parent club Real Madrid, who had a buy-back clause in their agreement with Juventus.

FA Cup win should not paper over the cracks for Arsenal 1

Posted on April 24, 2017 by David Nugent

So, Arsenal are in the final of the FA Cup and will take on Chelsea. The Gunners making it to the final has the potential to raise a big question. If Arsene Wenger’s side somehow won the trophy and managed a top four finish would this be a successful season for Arsenal?

Arsenal, of course, would still have to beat Chelsea in the final at Wembley. It would also mean the Gunners closing a gap of seven points on fourth-place Manchester City or a nine-point gap on third-place Liverpool.

Would John Terry to Arsenal really be a realistic move? 0

Posted on April 21, 2017 by David Nugent

According to bookmakers William Hill via the Daily Mirror, they have received massive bets on the possibility of Chelsea captain John Terry joining Arsenal this summer. The bets have all supposedly come from the Reading area, but the bookmakers do not really consider the move a realistic one.

However, it begs the question is it really complete out of the realms of reality that Terry could join the Gunners in the summer?

Available on a free transfer

Arsenal will not sell Sanchez to Premier League rivals 0

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal star player Alexis Sanchez has little over 12 months in his contract with the North London club and rumours about his future with Gunners are coming in thick and fast on daily basis.

The Chilean superstar is believed to have an offer from Arsenal on the table, but his reluctance to commit after reportedly failing to accept the proposed financial terms has left the door open to a possible departure at the end of the season.

Arsene Wenger only add fuel to fire by taking a firm stance by saying that he would not be disrupting the club’s financial balance by offering any player – Sanchez included – more than possible.

Alexis Sanchez set to be offered record contract at Arsenal 0

Posted on April 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is set to be offered a league-record wage of £300,000 to stay at the club according to the London Standard.

This reports contrasts with what Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger recently said about the club not changing their wage structure to keep star players.

Sanchez is of course out of contract next summer and has been linked with a number of lucrative clubs. Chelsea and Manchester City are both reportedly ready to make a move for the Chilean.

Has he made his mind up yet?

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