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Arsenal star set for a return to former club 0

Posted on April 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Spanish striker Lucas Perez is set for a summer return to former club Deportivo La Coruna, according to the Daily Star.

Lucas only arrived at Arsenal last summer from Deportivo for a reported fee of around £17million. The Gunners snatched the striker out of the grasp of Premier League rivals Everton.

However, Lucas has failed to get much of a chance in north London and it seems he could make a loan move back to his former club.

Struggled for starts at Arsenal

Welbeck is not ready to start in the Premier League 0

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck led the line in Monday’s defeat to Crystal Palace and was hauled off inside of an hour following a lacklustre performance at Selhurst Park. The English international has made five consecutive starts in the Premier League for the Gunners, scoring just one goal, and doesn’t appear ready for the intensity after such a lengthy injury layout.

Welbeck has made 11 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season, scored three goals in 417 of playing time. But in the Premier League, the former Manchester United centre-forward has been ineffective. The decision to start Welbeck over Sanchez and Giroud in the position has bemused many, and the lack of output from Welbeck has led to more criticism going the way of the manager.

West Brom v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 17, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday lunchtime Arsenal head to the Hawthorns to face West Brom in a massive game for the Gunners hopes of securing a top-four spot.

West Brom are currently eighth in the Premier League table and will have hopes of catching seventh-place Everton. Seventh place looks set to be enough to guarantee Europa League football next season. However, the Baggies are seven points behind the Toffees in the race for seventh spot.

The home team suffered a 3-0 hammering at Everton last time out, after being defeated 2-0 at home in their previous home game against Crystal Palace. That defeat against the Eagles ended a run of four-straight home wins for the Baggies in the English top-flight.

Arsenal v Lincoln City FA Cup Preview 0

Posted on March 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host National League Lincoln City at the Emirates on Saturday evening in the FA Cup quarter-finals, as the Gunners look to avoid a massive cup shock.

Arsenal head into this clash on the back of a 5-1 home defeat against German giants Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Champions League. The heavy defeat meant that the Gunners lost the tie 10-12 on aggregate and led to more question marks over the future of boss Arsene Wenger. The FA Cup is now the Gunners only realistic chance of winning the silverware this season.

Welbeck and Iwobi doubtful ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup clash 1

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed the Gunners could be without the likes of striker Danny Welbeck and midfielder Alex Iwobi for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Conference side Lincoln City. Arsenal have been suffering from a bug plaguing the squad and it could cost them two more players after already losing Mesut Ozil.

“I believe that we have two uncertainties: Welbeck, who had to come off after the warm-up against Bayern due to sickness, and Iwobi, who on the day of the game couldn’t turn up as well due to the same problem. Everyone else should be available,” he said. Olivier Giroud had to replace Welbeck in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich as a result of the illness, and the Arsenal boss admitted there could be a sickness bug spreading.

Gunners suffer defeat at Liverpool 0

Posted on March 04, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a blow in the race for a Champions League spot on Saturday evening, as the Gunners suffered a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool’s Anfield.

The first attempt of the match came on four minutes as Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin saw an effort easily dealt with by Simon Mignolet. Liverpool took the lead on nine minutes. Sadio Mane’s cross from the flank was missed by Philippe Coutinho but found Roberto Firmino who tapped home at the far post after taking a touch.

Danny Welbeck “in contention” to start against Liverpool 0

Posted on March 03, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Danny Welbeck could start against Liverpool on Saturday evening after building up his match fitness with a series of non-competitive fixtures with the U21s after cameo appearances with the first-team.

After suffering two serious and lengthy knee injuries early into his career with the Gunners, Wenger was keen to prolong Welbeck’s full return to the side. But he now appears ready to give the 26-year-old a long awaited Premier League start.

Could Ox, Welbeck or Perez replace Iwobi for Liverpool clash? 1

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has enjoyed a breakthrough season, leapfrogging the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott in the pecking order, but his recent form has wavered which could see him making way ahead of Saturday’s trip to face Liverpool. The 20-year-old greatly underperformed against Sutton United in last Monday’s FA Cup clash, and finds his place at risk due to a lack of output in 2017 – ten games, one goal and two assists.

Welbeck won’t feature against Sutton on Monday 0

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to ring the changes for Monday’s FA Cup fifth round clash away to National League side Sutton United, but Danny Welbeck won’t play a part for the Gunners. The English international has been slowly building up his match fitness after recently returning from a lengthy period on the sidelines but cited the plastic pitch of Sutton’s as a reason for his absence.

Sutton United v Arsenal FA Cup Preview 0

Posted on February 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal travel to face National League side Sutton United on Monday night in the FA Cup fifth round, as the Gunners look to avoid another embarrassing defeat.

The home side’s form has been poor of late in England’s fifth tier, as Paul Boswell’s side are 17th in the National League, having failed to win any of their last four games in the league.

In fact, the last time they recorded a victory was in the last round of the FA Cup, as they got the better of Championship Leeds in a 1-0 win. Sutton have also eliminated Cheltenham and AFC Wimbledon on the way to the fifth round.

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