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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.

Arsenal should not play their kids in the Europa League 0

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal were blindsided by a very poor loss at the hands of Watford at the weekend as they went down 2-1. The Gunners had been building up ahead of steam in recent weeks with a number of good wins and solid performances seeing them back into a position in which they may have been able to challenge in the league but, in true Arsenal style, they wasted their momentum.

Now, they face a massive task to get their Premier League season back on track following that loss. They are immediately given the chance to get that defeat out of their system on Thursday with a Europa League clash against Red Star Belgrade.

Does Olivier Giroud get the credit he deserves at Arsenal? 0

Posted on September 29, 2017 by David Nugent

I am not sure there has been a player at Arsenal in recent history that is less appreciated than French striker Olivier Giroud. On Thursday night the experienced forward scored his hundredth goal for Arsenal in a 4-2 Europa League victory at BATE Borisov.

Giroud’s century of goals for the Gunners came in 238 games for the club, which means he took the same amount of time that former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie did to reach the milestone.

Arsenal record comfortable win over BATE Borisov 0

Posted on September 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 4-2 victory over BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the Europa League, with Theo Walcott, Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud getting on the scoresheet.

Arsenal came close to breaking the deadlock as early as the eighth minute. Youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock combined well to find Jack Wilshere, who found Theo Walcott in the box. The England international had plenty of time but only fired against the post.

The visitors were ahead soon afterwards and once again it Wilshere and Walcott were involved. Olivier Giroud set Wilshere free on the left edge of the box. The midfielder then produced an inch-perfect cross for Walcott.

Wenger: Youngsters are playing for their Arsenal futures 0

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League trip to face BATE Borisov, manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his young players are fighting for their Arsenal future, reports the Express.

The Gunners boss has named a young side to travel to Belarus, with the likes of Vlad Dragomir and Charlie Gilmour being surprise selections, and has revealed this could be the only chance many of the youngsters will get to impress at senior level.

“This is the kind of job you do not get 10 opportunities to play for Arsenal. When you get it, even if they only get 20 minutes, you have to convince people you have the qualities to do it and you have the courage to play and show your qualities,” said Wenger.

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