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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.

Arsenal progress past Ostersunds in the Europa League 1

Posted on February 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 home defeat in their Europa League last 32 second leg against Ostersunds, but recorded a 4-2 aggregate victory in the tie.

Ostersunds started brightly and Hector Bellerin needed to block an effort Jamie Hopcutt from the middle of the area on five minutes. Arsenal offered their first real threat on 14 minutes, as an Alex Iwobi shot from the corner of the area completely missed the target. A minute later Papagiannopoulos fired over the bar.

Arsenal cruise past Ostersunds in the Europa League 0

Posted on February 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Swedish side Ostersunds on Thursday evening in the Europa League first knockout stage first leg.

The first chance of the game fell to Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck on eight minutes, as the England international headed wide from close-range at the far post. Two minutes later, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from the edge of the box blocked by an Ostersunds defender, while Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny also saw an effort on goal blocked.

The Gunners took the lead on 13 minutes. Ostersunds goalkeeper Keita fumbled an Alex Iwobi shot, only for Nacho Monreal to follow in and score from six yards out. Three minutes later, Keita parried an 18-yard powerful effort from Mkhitaryan.

Ospina linked with a move to Nantes 0

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium this summer, with a move to Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce originally mooted. However, the Colombian shot-stopper could return to the French Ligue 1, with The Sun claiming that Nantes are keen on his signature.

Ospina has grown frustrated with a lack of playing time in the Premier League since his 2014-move from OGC Nice, making just six top-flight appearances in the last two seasons. He featured more heavily upon his initial arrival but was made into a second-choice when Petr Cech was signed from Chelsea.

Fenerbahce in advanced talks with Ospina 0

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce are reportedly close to completing the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina this summer, but the two clubs are said to be arguing over making the deal a permanent or temporary transfer. According to ESPN, Ospina will move to Turkey for €3.5m on a four-year deal, but Fanatik suggests the deal is yet to be completed.

The Colombian international handed in a transfer request this summer, citing a lack of playing team as a reason for his decision. Ospina has made just 24 Premier League appearances since his 2014-move from OGC Nice, but he’s featured in the FA Cup and Champions League – notably playing in Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Chelsea.

Szczesny to discuss Arsenal future before Juventus move 0

Posted on June 04, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal’s Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will hold discussions with the Gunners about whether he has a first team future. This comes after widespread reports that the former-Roma loanee is set to join Italian champions Juventus.

Talking about Szczesny’s future, his agent David Manasseh told Przeglad Sportowy: “There is still no agreement with Juventus,”

“Szczesny has yet to talk with Wenger, who has been confirmed as Arsenal coach for the next two years.”

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