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Gunners 6/1 to win the Europa League 0

Posted on November 24, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are the favourites to win the Europa League this season, despite a 1-0 defeat against Koln on Thursday night in their penultimate group game.

The Gunners have confirmed their place of winners of Group H with a game to spare. The north London giants are now odds of 6/1 to win the competition this season.

Arsene Wenger’s side have qualified in a relatively comfortable manner from a group most would describe as mediocre.

Koln themselves went into last night’s clash having failed to win any of their games in the Bundesliga this season. Peter Stoger’s side did up their game for the clash, in which Wenger decided to field a number of fringe players.

Martin Keown heaps praise on Reiss Nelson 0

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Former-Arsenal legend Martin Keown has praised youngster Reiss Nelson after his performance in the Europa League clash with Cologne on Thursday evening. Despite the 1-0 loss, Keown clearly sees the player’s performance as a huge positive to come from the game.

It was not Arsenal’s night in Germany as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Cologne via a Sehrou Guirassy penalty. The scoreline was a disappointing one, but it did not stop Arsenal from securing their place in the knock-out stages of the tournament, although it did end their run of unbeaten games in the competition.

Arsenal through to Europa League knockout stages 0

Posted on November 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat against Koln in their penultimate game of their Europa League group. However, the north London side still qualified for the knockout stages courtesy of results elsewhere.

The visitors took just two minutes to threaten the Koln goal. Jack Wilshere played a through-ball to Ainsley Maitland-Niles, whose effort at the near post was parried behind by Koln ‘keeper Timo Horn.

The home side’s first attempt on goal came on six minutes. Cordoba’s cross-shot almost caught David Ospina out, but the Colombian diverted the ball wide of goal with his fingertips.

Koln v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on November 22, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have the chance to officially seal their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday night as the Gunners travel to Koln.

The Gunners are currently top of Group H and six points clear of third-place BATE Borisov, who have a vastly inferior goal difference to the visitors.

However, a point at the Rhein Energie Stadion on Thursday would officially see Arsene Wenger’s side progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

Arsenal held at home by Crvena Zvezda 0

Posted on November 02, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Serbian side Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) on Thursday night in the Europa League.

The Gunners did not take long to threaten the visitor’s goal, as within the first minute Theo Walcott found himself in on goal, only for goalkeeper Borjan to come out and pick up the ball.

The home side had the next best chance. Joe Willock’s cross towards Olivier Giroud cleared away to Walcott, whose effort on goal deflected behind for a corner kick.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles pulls insane nutmeg on Arsene Wenger in Gunners training (VIDEO) 0

Posted on November 02, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was the victim of a brilliant nutmeg stunt in Gunners training ahead of their Thursday’s Europa League clash against Red Star.

Together with other Arsenal youngsters, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has already demonstrated quite a lot of skill and talent but this last piece of magic was really something else.

Judging by the video posted by Arsenal on their social media, the 20-year-old winger could easily be crowned the king of nutmegs at the North London club.

It’s not easy to say whether the Arsenal starlet meant to do this or not – probably not – but the piece of skill was incredible nevertheless and it even earned praise from Arsene Wenger himself.

Arsenal v FK Crvena Zvezda Europa League Preview 0

Posted on November 01, 2017 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Serbian side FK Crvena Zvezda at the Emirates Stadium in the group stages of the Europa League. A win in the clash could see the Gunners place in the knockout stages.

Arsenal have prioritised winning other competitions ahead of the Europa League. However, the team from north London have still managed to win all three of their group games so far and put themselves in pole position to win the group.

In fact, the Gunners all-round form has improved, as they have recorded four straight wins in all competitions. Arsene Wenger’s side recorded a very tight 1-0 win in the reverse fixture.

Jack Wilshere shows what Arsenal have been missing 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

It only took one moment of magic for Arsenal to seal victory against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening as they maintained their 100% start to their Europa League campaign.

Indeed, one high-quality moment was all that the game got, with the two sides playing out a drab affair that rarely threatened to explode into life. Ultimately, it was the type of game that will have suited Arsene Wenger, with the manager probably happy that his side had scored a goal and kept a clean-sheet following their awful loss to Watford.

Mathieu Debuchy set for first Arsenal start in almost a year 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has moved on to confirm that Mathieu Debuchy will start Thursday’s Europa League clash against Serbian giants Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade).

The Gunners boss is set to ring several changes in the Arsenal starting line-up and it is Debuchy who will be among the starters tonight, almost a year after picking up an injury 16 minutes into his comeback match against Swansea last November.

The French defender has struggled for regular playing time at Arsenal ever since losing his spot in the team to first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin.

Crvena Zvezda vs Arsenal: Get 25/1 on Gunners to Win in Belgrade 0

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Just when you think that Arsenal are beginning to gain momentum after a poor start to the season, a 2-1 defeat at Watford comes your way to ruin all the hard work.

Lack of composure cost Gunners dearly as Tom Cleverley scored a last-gasp winner to end Arsenal’s seven-match unbeaten run and it is now up to Arsene Wenger to help his men get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

The Europa League distraction might be the perfect opportunity to do so. Arsenal travel to Belgrade to lock horns with Serbian giants Crvena Zvezda who have enjoyed a great run in the competition this year. The Serbian side has played 10 Europa League games this season, suffering a single defeat away to Krasnodar.

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