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Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal at the end of the season 0

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by BBC Sport, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will leave the North London club after nearly 22 years in charge. The news comes after weeks and months of speculation regarding his future, with the Frenchman finally giving fans the news that they’ve been waiting oh so long to hear.

Throughout the course of his historic tenure at Highbury and then the Emirates, Wenger managed to accomplish some truly remarkable things with the club. He managed to win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, with one of his greatest achievements being when the Gunners went an entire PL season unbeaten as part of ‘The Invincibles’.

Arsenal will subsidise tickets for Atletico in Madrid 0

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal Football Club have confirmed they will subsidise tickets for the Europa League semi-final second leg away at Atletico Madrid. By doing this, the club will ensure that Arsenal fans traveling to Madrid do not pay anything more than the £36.50 Atletico fans will be paying to see the first leg at the Emirates. The price set by the Spanish club for the fans coming to support Arsenal is £79.

Mark Brindle, the Arsenal supporters’ liaison officer, said the club are aware the trip to Madrid was always going to be expensive for the fans as the early May Bank Holiday increases travel expenses.

Maintaining the Europa League approach 0

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As 99% of football fans well know, when it comes to derby games, it’s a whole different ballgame. Whether it be against your bitter rivals or just a team from down the road, you want to assert your authority as the very best team in your region. Because of that, Arsenal will be an extra sense of incentive this weekend when they face Premier League strugglers West Ham United at the Emirates.

Arsenal have a long way back to the top four 0

Posted on April 17, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal are currently enduring their worst season in a decade in the Premier League. The fact that the Gunners are in the semi-finals of the Europa League should not distract from the state of the squad.

I said at the end of last season that the Gunners needed a squad overhaul. However, veteran boss Arsene Wenger hung on to his job after winning the FA Cup. With just one year left on his contract, I like many believe he should leave the club this summer.

Thierry Henry’s views on defending are irrelevant 2

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by Evening Standard, it turns out that former professional footballer and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry had some interesting viewpoints in regards to the club’s poor defending against Newcastle United at the weekend. The Gunners lost the game 2-1, which ended a run of seven matches unbeaten in all competitions. You see, that’s the part that the 40-year-old pundit seemed to forget.

Arsenal’s woeful away record continues at Newcastle 0

Posted on April 16, 2018 by David Nugent

The Arsenal players are often accused of lacking characters and bottling it in big games. The Gunners away performances, not only this season but at times last season as well, show that the players are simply not strong enough mentally to play for a club the size of Arsenal.

Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Newcastle means that the Gunners have lost their last five away games on their travels in the top-flight. In fact, the north London side has won just one of their last nine away games in the Premier League.

Newcastle v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 14, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal travel to in-form Newcastle in the Premier League, as the home side seek one more victory to secure their top-flight status.

Newcastle have moved away from the relegation zone with a three-game winning run of late in the Premier League. The Magpies are now ten points clear of the drop zone and look to be safe from the drop.

A 2-1 win away at Leicester in their last Premier League outing displayed the Magpies recent confidence.

Rafa Benitez’s team have a strong recent record at St James Park in the league, as the Magpies are unbeaten in six home games, having won their three Premier League games on home soil.

Lacazette on Wenger and the Europa League final 0

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Much has been said and written about the importance of the Europa League for Arsenal lately. At the moment, the prospect of winning the Europe’s second-tier competition is the only feasible scenario that would see the club qualify for next season’s Champions League, but Alexandre Lacazette believes its significance goes beyond that aspect.

In a season that can hardly be described as a successful one on other fronts, winning such an important trophy may hold the key to manager Arsene Wenger staying at the club. The striker says it would be a good way to save the season as the team aren’t doing particularly well in the Premier League. He points out that Wenger has done much for the club during his reign which now stretches past the two-decade mark.

Arsenal draw Atletico Madrid in Europa League semi-finals 0

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsene Wenger’s side will need to go down the hardest possible route in order to reach the UEFA Europa League Final, as they’ve been drawn to face Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals. The two teams have played each other once before, in a friendly back in 2009, which was won by the Gunners by a scoreline of 2-1.

Arsenal made Europa League semi-finals the hard way 0

Posted on April 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal are through to the semi-finals of the Europa League after a 6-3 aggregate victory over Russian side CSKA Moscow. The aggregate score sounds highly convincing. However, in reality, it was until the last 15 minutes of the second leg that the Gunners sealed progress.

Arsenal made it difficult for themselves

The second leg in Moscow was never going to be easy, despite the fact that Arsene Wenger’s side won the home leg 4-1. For much of the contest, it looked like the Gunners would cruise through until 50th minute when CSKA Moscow took a two-goal lead on the night through Kirill Nababkin.

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