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Arsenal start summer rebuilding with Kolasinac signing 1

Posted on April 15, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal have agreed a deal to bring Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac to the club in July when his contract expires with Bundesliga club.

The Gunners are reported to have beaten off competition from Everton and AC Milan for the highly-rated Bosnia and Herzegovina international.
Could be a shrewd signing for Arsenal

Despite the fact that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has not officially stated he is staying, this signing suggests that he is, although such a highly-rated player is a no-brain signing whoever the Gunners boss may be next season.

Would Arsene Wenger stay if Arsenal finished seventh? 2

Posted on March 25, 2017 by David Nugent

There has been a theory that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is kept at the club because the hierarchy are quite happy with the Frenchman’s performance as long as the Gunners finish in the top four every season.

Well, a top four finish is definitely not guaranteed and it seems the Gunners could be in a fight for a top six position, as seventh-place Everton are behind the Gunners only by goal difference.

Seventh place looks unlikely

The Gunners do have two games in hand on the Merseysiders, who next two games are away at Liverpool and Manchester United, traditionally grounds where they have floundered at in the Premier League years.

Should Arsene Wenger be given another year at Arsenal? 2

Posted on March 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Yesterday Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claimed that he knew what he future holds after the Frenchman saw his side slip to a 3-1 defeat at midtable West Brom.

The defeat means that the Gunners are fifth-place in the Premier League with a game in hand on fourth-place Liverpool. The north London clubs annual position in the top four looks to be in jeopardy.

Defeat only adds to speculation over Wenger’s future

The rather disappointing display and defeat in the Midlands just added to speculation over the future of Wenger at the club. It was yet another defeat in what has been a highly disappointing run of form of late for the Gunners.

West Brom v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 17, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday lunchtime Arsenal head to the Hawthorns to face West Brom in a massive game for the Gunners hopes of securing a top-four spot.

West Brom are currently eighth in the Premier League table and will have hopes of catching seventh-place Everton. Seventh place looks set to be enough to guarantee Europa League football next season. However, the Baggies are seven points behind the Toffees in the race for seventh spot.

The home team suffered a 3-0 hammering at Everton last time out, after being defeated 2-0 at home in their previous home game against Crystal Palace. That defeat against the Eagles ended a run of four-straight home wins for the Baggies in the English top-flight.

Arsenal’s English trio’s futures in doubt 0

Posted on March 01, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Evening Standard, the futures of Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs at Arsenal are in doubt, as the trio have just 18 months left on their contracts with the north London club. The futures of star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been the highly documented in recent months.

However, none of the trio are key players for the Gunners, so with such little time left on their contracts, the Gunners may choose to sell the trio.

Highly rated midfield men

Should Arsenal sell the Ox this summer? 1

Posted on February 22, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has enjoyed a rather mixed time at Arsenal since a big-money move from Southampton. The youngster seems to have bags of ability but has flattered to deceive for much of his time in north London.

Now the Daily Mirror claims that both Manchester City and Everton are targeting moves for the midfielder in the summer.

Doubts about his Arsenal future

Much has been said about the fact that the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will have just a year left on their contracts in the summer. However, Oxlade-Chamberlain is in the same situation and may well be sold.

Arsenal keeping tabs on Ross Barkley 0

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Everton star midfielder Ross Barkley is tipped to move away from Everton with his current deal with the Toffees expiring in 2018.

The 23-year-old England international has endured some mixed fortunes at Everton of late and was even on verge of leaving the Goodison-based club last summer when Tottenham negotiated a deal with Everton but were unwilling to pay £35 million Everton demanded for their man.

The latest reports claim that Spurs are ready to come back for the highly-rated youngster and that the host of Premier League clubs are also monitoring the situation regarding the Everton attacking midfielder, with Arsenal being one of them.

Should Arsenal consider selling Mesut Ozil? 1

Posted on December 20, 2016 by David Nugent

This is a contentious question. On one hand, the German playmaker is regarded as one of Arsenal’s best players, but on the other, he has this frustrating habit of going missing in big games when his team needs his creativity and vision.

Doesn’t turn up for big games

I have always been a fan and a defender of Mesut Ozil at times to a certain extent because he has come in for some big criticism from Arsenal fans during his career. His first few seasons were when he received the bulk of his criticism, but he always had the ability to turn things around.

Defensive frailties could cost Arsenal this season 0

Posted on December 15, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Everton was another game where the Gunners defence failed to cope with opposition attacks. Arsene Wenger’s side have been relatively defensively solid for much of the campaign.

However, there is now a worrying trend developing for the Gunners. Arsenal have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 games in all competitions. The loss of German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi through injury has added to their vulnerability.

Uncomfortable defending set-pieces

This has been an issue for Arsenal for a while. The Gunners don’t struggle to defend set-pieces in every game, but there are certain games when they look uncomfortable defending set-pieces, especially corners kicks.

Arsenal need to bounce back quickly from Everton defeat 0

Posted on December 14, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Everton on Tuesday night was a surprise considering the Gunners recent good form and the Toffees poor form of late. However, despite having a good record at Goodison Park the Gunners came unstuck against the side from Merseyside.

There were contentious decisions by the officials in the game, but that cannot paper over the cracks of the lacklustre performance.

Stepped off the peddle

Arsenal headed for Goodison in high spirits, looking to move to the top of the Premier League table temporarily at least. For the first 25 minutes, they knocked the ball around well with Alexis Sanchez giving the visitors the lead.

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