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Everton plotting move for Danny Welbeck 0

Posted on August 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is plotting a move for Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck before the transfer closes, according to the Daily Mirror. The Toffees interest in Welbeck broke a few weeks ago.

However, Koeman may now make an official move for the forward, as it seems the Merseysiders are not going to sign Welbeck’s Gunners teammate Oliver Giroud, who now looks likely to stay in north London.

Everton need a focal point for their attack

Would any of Arsenal’s strikers get into a top-six team? 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by David Nugent

I was pondering the other day whether any of Arsenal’s strikers would get into any of their top-six rivals teams. When I say strikers, for the sake of argument take Chilean Alexis Sanchez out of the mix, as he does not always get used as a central striker.

That leaves us with Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez. The only one out of that trio who has not been linked with a summer move is Welbeck.

Rivals have better strikers

Danny Welbeck to get the nod over Olivier Giroud this weekend? 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal suffering an injury crisis to the defence ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea, manager Arsene Wenger could well adopted a pragmatic approach against the Premier League champions, relying on fast turnover of possession and quick breaks to catch the Chelsea defence cold at Wembley. This could mean the pacey and industrious Danny Welbeck could start over the limited but ruthless finisher Olivier Giroud – 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts.

Why Danny Welbeck could be Arsenal’s first-choice striker next season 0

Posted on May 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been an ever-present in recent weeks and recently repaid his manager’s faith with a goal in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Manchester United. Since returning from a lengthy knee injury in March, the England international has featured in 12 of the 14 Premier League games that followed and it seems Arsene Wenger is grooming the 26-year-old for a starring role at centre-forward next season.

Arsenal record crucial win over Manchester United 0

Posted on May 07, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday afternoon to keep their hopes alive of a top-four finish this season.

United had the first chance on goal on three minutes, as Wayne Rooney headed over the bar from a Juan Mata cross. Arsenal keeper Petr Cech was called into action on five minutes, parrying an Anthony Martial shot wide of goal.

Arsenal had their first real sight of goal on ten minutes. Alexis Sanchez found Aaron Ramsey in the box with a superb through ball, but the Welshman’s effort was saved low superbly by David De Gea.

Wenger still undecided who’s Arsenal’s first-choice centre-forward 1

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud played 82 minutes in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City but was largely ineffective at Wembley as his playing style didn’t fit the Gunners’ approach. The French international was utilised as the out-ball for Arsenal but didn’t have the pace to break the high City defence and was instead involved in aerial duels with Nicolas Otamendi.

Giroud failed to get in behind the Manchester City defence as a lack of any real athleticism, and chances were few and far between on the day. The former Montpellier man had two shots all game, completing just one pass every six minutes on average, and his withdrawal before extra time was expected earlier than it came.

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.



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