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Robert Pires says the Europa League is important to Arsenal 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Robert Pires has insisted that the Europa League is important to Arsenal with the London side struggling to break into the top-four places in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal stuttered to an aggregate win over Ostersunds on Thursday night as they made it into the last-16 of the Europa League.

The London side held a 3-0 advantage from the first-leg, but the Swedish minnows threatened to pull off one of the biggest shocks in the competition’s history as they went 2-0 up at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal second favourites to win the Europa League at 4/1 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by David Nugent

To be kind Arsenal failed to turn up on Thursday night against Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League last-32 second leg at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners lost 2-1 against the minnows but won the tie 4-2 on aggregate

Most people connected with Arsenal believed the team had done enough in the first leg by beating Graham Potter’s team 3-0. However, 24 minutes into the game, the visitors had scored twice and were threatening to produce a magnificent comeback.

On another night, the Swedish side could have pulled off the comeback. However, they ran out of steam in the second half.

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.

Mkhitaryan wants to win the Europa League twice in consecutive seasons 0

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted that winning the Europa League twice in consecutive seasons is a huge motivation for him after he triumphed in the competition with Manchester United last year.

Arsenal have been enduring a tough season as the London side have struggled to keep up with the teams above them. Arsene Wenger’s men are currently seven points behind Tottenham in fifth, while they are eight short of Chelsea in fourth-place and the final Champions League spot.

Arsene Wenger has claimed this Ostersunds player is ‘fantastic’ 0

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Ostersunds’ forward Saman Ghoddos after the Iranian put in a very impressive display against Arsenal in the first-leg of their Europa League tie.

Arsenal are facing a huge week in their season as they gear up for two massive games in less than a week.

The Gunners travel to Wembley to take on Manchester City in the final of the EFL Cup. The two sides have navigated incredibly tricky routes to the final and will now be desperate to pick up the first piece of available silverware this season.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have to focus on the Premier League 0

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal must focus on the Premier League this season, but he has conceded that the Europa League is another one of their priorities as their top-four dream seems to be slipping away.

Arsenal have been struggling massively this season and they are in danger of once again ending the season without a place in the Champions League for next year.

The London side currently sit seven points short of Tottenham in fifth, while they are eight behind Chelsea in fourth. With the top-four so hotly-contested this year, Arsene Wenger’s men could not afford to lose ground on those above them, however, the gap between the Gunners and their rivals seems to be widening with every season.

Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil to miss Europa League tie with Ostersunds 0

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that two key players will miss the London side’s Europa League second-leg against Ostersunds with the Premier League club holding a 3-0 lead following the first-leg.

Arsenal have been enduring a tough season as their Premier League campaign threatens to once again end without any Champions League football.

The London side are currently seven points short of Tottenham in fifth and eight behind Chelsea in fourth. With the top-four so hotly contested this season, Arsene Wenger’s men could not afford to lose ground on those above them.

Arsenal v Ostersunds Europa League Preview 0

Posted on February 21, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League last-32 second leg. The Gunners recorded a comfortable 3-0 win in the first leg, avoiding a major banana skin in the process.

Arsene Wenger’s side have enjoyed a good Europa League campaign so far, winning five of their seven games and suffering just one defeat in the competition. The team from north London have kept clean sheets in four of their last five games in the Europa League, conceding just once in the process.

Arsenal can afford to rest players on Thursday night 0

Posted on February 20, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has never changed his attitude towards team selections for cup games. He usually uses fringe players and young players in the likes of the League Cup and the Europa League.

However, last Thursday, Wenger decided to field a relatively strong side in the Gunners 3-0 win at Ostersunds in the Europa League first leg last 32 tie. The fact that Mesut Ozil started for the first time in Europe showed that Wenger knew the game was a tricky encounter.

A very comfortable lead

Alex Iwobi insists Arsenal have two possible routes back into the Champions League 0

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Alex Iwobi has insisted that Arsenal still have two potential routes back into the Champions League as the Premier League club battle to take back a place in Europe’s top competition.

It was a superb outing for Arsenal on Thursday night as they put one foot into the next round of the Europa League. The London side were far too good for Ostersunds as the Sweedish side barely put up a fight.

Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil scored for the English side while Sotirios Papagiannopoulos scored an own goal as Arsenal ensured they returned to the Emirates with a healthy three-goal lead.



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