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David Ospina leaving Arsenal the right move for everybody 0

Posted on August 18, 2018 by David Nugent

Friday saw the Italian transfer window shut and saw Arsenal players leave for Serie A clubs. Joel Campbell joined Frosinone, youngster Stephy Mavididi signed for Juventus and backup goalkeeper David Ospina joined Napoli on loan.

Out of the trio, only Ospina has featured in the Gunners first-team in recent seasons. A move was almost inevitable for the Colombian number one after falling down the goalkeeping pecking order at Arsenal due to the arrival of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Cech and Leno first choice goalkeepers

As soon as the Gunners signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, it looked obvious that the north London club were overstocked in the goalkeeping department.

Deadline day exits more likely than signings 0

Posted on August 09, 2018 by David Nugent

It seems that it is far more likely that there will exits from Arsenal rather than signings on transfer deadline day of the 2018 summer window. There has been talk of the Gunners signing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, mainly on a loan deal. However, it seems that the deal is unlikely to happen, with just a few hours left until the deadline of 5 PM.

Players who could leave

Arsenal has plenty of players who are considered surplus to requirements. Spanish striker Lucas Perez has signed for West Ham for a fee of around £5million. The 29-year-old struggled for first-team football since his 2016 arrival from Deportivo La Coruna.

Arsenal in advanced talks to sign another goalkeeper 0

Posted on July 23, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Spanish sports publication Marca, Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Switzerland international goalkeeper Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.

Too many goalkeepers

The Swiss star’s arrival would make the goalkeeping situation in north London very interesting. The Gunners already had two international goalkeepers at the club in Petr Cech and David Ospina before the summer arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.

If the Gunners did manage to sign Sommer, Ospina and Cech would both leave the club in the summer. One of the pair is already set to leave the club, with the other staying and likely being number two to new arrival Leno.

Arsenal duo face uncertain futures 0

Posted on July 17, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal duo David Ospina and Danny Welbeck face uncertain futures at the north London club. The pair has yet to return from World Cup duty after representing Colombia and England respectively in Russia.

The pair have never convinced at Arsenal

Neither of the pair has ever convinced that they can retain their starting roles in the Gunners team. David Ospina was Petr Cech’s backup last season and was only really thrown in when the former Chelsea ‘keepers form suffered a wobble.

Ospina goes down fighting 0

Posted on July 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Last night England won a World Cup penalty shootout, which is a sentence that we weren’t sure we were ever going to be able to say. They overcame the odds against a Colombia side who had all the momentum in the world after their last-minute equaliser, with the Three Lions being able to edge their way into the quarter-finals of the tournament in Russia. There, they’ll meet fellow European side Sweden for a place in the semi-finals, but we aren’t here to talk about that.

Arsenal fail to beat ten-man Atletico 0

Posted on April 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal could only muster a 1-1 draw against ten-man Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League semi-final first leg, despite playing against ten men for over 80 minutes.

The Gunners had the first chance of the game on six minutes, as Alexandre Lacazette volleyed just wide of goal after good work from Danny Welbeck. Lacazette saw a header palmed away by Jan Oblak soon afterwards.

On ten minutes, Atletico were reduced to ten minutes as full-back Sime Vrsaljko received a second booking for a late challenge on Lacazette. Four minutes later Diego Simeone was sent to the stands after protesting one of the official’s decisions.

Team news ahead of Southampton game 0

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsene Wenger has provided updates regarding the availability of several players for the the game at the Emirates against Southampton on Sunday.

It seems Henrikh Mkhitaryan might be out for a long time. The Armenian was subbed off after an hour of the Europe League game against CSKA Moscow on Thursday, and the manager says there might be damage to his medial knee ligament. Therefore, it’s impossible to say at this point how long his absence will last, but more will be revealed soon. Let’s hope the fear is proven needless.

Arsenal cruise into the Europa League last eight 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday night in the Europa League last 16 second leg, to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

The visitors came close to enjoying a dream start within the first minute, but Andre Silva’s effort from Fabio Borini’s cross was off-target. On five minutes, the Gunners had their first sight of goal, as defender Laurent Koscielny headed over from Henrik Mkhitaryan’s corner kick.

The Gunners experienced an injury blow on 11 minutes, as Koscielny sustained an injury and Calum Chambers replaced the French international. Milan ‘keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was called into action on 26 minutes, as the youngster did well to keep out a near-post effort from Danny Welbeck.

Arsenal win in Milan in Europa League 0

Posted on March 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win at AC Milan on Thursday night in the first leg of the last 16 of the Europa League.

The first real attempt on goal arrived on eight minutes and it fell for the visitors. Armenian playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan hit an effort against the side netting after a good ball from Mesut Ozil.

The home side threatened two minutes later, as striker Cutrone poked into the side netting with an early effort. On 12 minutes, Calhanoglu was released through on goal, only for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina to appear to bring the Turkish star down in the penalty area. The midfielder stayed on his feet, though and the referee did not point to the spot.

Arsenal defeated by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final 0

Posted on February 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola won his first silverware in England. Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were enough to seal a comfortable victory for the Citizens.

Arsenal had the first goal threat of the game, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found himself with a gaping goal, only for Kyle Walker to tackle the striker before Claudio Bravo saved the rebound from the striker who was just a few yards out.



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