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Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea 0

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after being sent off 14 minutes into Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton. The French international was given a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Enner Valencia, meaning manager Arsene Wenger will have a selection headache for the forthcoming clash at Wembley.

Koscielny’s absence will be a big disappointment for Wenger as he was already an injury doubt ahead of the Everton clash. The Arsenal boss was keen to give his centre-back game time to ready him for an intense cup final to come, but now the Londoners will have a makeshift backline to take to Wembley against the Premier League champions.

Arsenal 3-1 Everton: 10-man Gunners win but miss out on top-four place 0

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey sealed a 3-1 win for Arsenal against Everton in Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash, but the Gunners missed out on a top-four finish. Arsene Wenger’s men spent 76 minutes with 10 men after Laurent Koscielny was sent off, but made light work of a travel-sick Everton side second-best on the day.

Arsenal took the lead inside of ten minutes through Hector Bellerin. A free-flowing move from the home side saw Danny Welbeck’s close-range miss put into the back of the net by Bellerin. Minutes later, Koscielny was red carded for a late and dangerous challenge on Enner Valencia. Inside of half an hour, it was 2-0. Alexis Sanchez saw his initial shot blocked but followed up after Welbeck kept the ball alive and teed him up inside the area.

Arsenal 2/5 to win against Everton 0

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal close out the Premier League season with a visit of Everton on Sunday afternoon, and the Gunners are big favourites to come out on top given their resurgence at the same time the Toffees have been struggling on the road. Arsenal are in fine form of late while Everton can’t buy a win away from home, and victory could see Arsenal seal Champions League football depending on other results.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 72 points from 37 games this season, coming back from the dead to resurrect their challenge for a top-four finish. The Gunners looked down and out in previous months, but have picked up four consecutive wins to give themselves a chance of leapfrogging the Merseysiders.

Arsenal injury update ahead of Everton clash 0

Posted on May 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an injury update in the build up to Sunday’s Premier League clash with Everton. The London club have three players who are doubtful for the meeting with the Toffees, and the manager’s quotes suggest only one of the players may feature.

Centre-back Laurent Koscielny has been struggling with injury problems for a number of weeks, being in and out of the team, and Wenger could make a late call on the Frenchman depending on the outcome of scans this weekend. “We have an uncertainty over whether Koscielny will be available or not. He will have tests and then I will make the decision,” said Wenger.

Arsenal v Everton Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Everton on Sunday on the final weekend of the Premier League knowing that their top-four hopes are now out of their own hands.

The Gunners will kick-off this game one point behind fourth-place Liverpool and three points behind third-place Manchester City who have a superior goal difference of five.

Arsene Wenger’s side simply have to win and hope that one of their rival’s slips up, which looks unlikely, as City are away at out-of-form Watford and Liverpool host already relegated Middlesbrough.

Koscielny could return for Everton clash 0

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to reports, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, who has been suffering from a calf injury, could return in time to face Everton in Sunday’s final Premier League clash. The French international missed Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Sunderland on Tuesday night but is believed to be on the recovery trail and could be back in training this week in preparation.

Koscielny has been key at the heart of the Arsenal defence this season, making 42 appearances in all competitions. The former Lorient centre-back played in every game in the Champions League and didn’t lose a game in which he stayed on the pitch for 90 minutes. Koscielny has missed four of Arsenal’s last nine league outings but is believed to be making progress behind the scenes.

Alexis Sanchez can win the Golden Boot 2

Posted on May 17, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez put himself back into the race for the Premier League Golden Boot on Tuesday night with his brace against Sunderland in a 2-0 victory.

The win was not only vital for his team and kept them in the race for the Champions League spots, but also rather unexpectedly put him back in the running for the Premier League’s top scorer.

Going head-to-head with rival on Sunday

Ironically, the two goals put Sanchez just a goal behind Everton’s Romelu Lukaku on 23 goals. The Toffees forward has struggled for goals of late and has failed to score in his last four Premier League outings.

Ambitious Everton keen on a pair of Arsenal stars 0

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Ronald Koeman seems to be preparing a proper reform at Goodison as Dutch manager plans to build a competitive side for next season’s edition of the Premier League by adding a couple of stand-out names to his squad.

Determined to make a strong statement of intent, Koeman is believed to be eyeing Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott in an ambitious double raid, according to The Telegraph.

Faced with uncertain futures of first team stars Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley – who has been priced at £50 million by the Toffees – Everton boss is determined to bring adequate replacements.

Everton star on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on May 09, 2017 by Milos Markovic

According to reports coming from the Daily Mail, Arsenal have joined the chase for Everton star midfielder Ross Barkley.

The Gunners are thought to be prepared to rival Tottenham Hotspur in bid to land the highly-rated 23-year-old England international, who is tipped to leave Everton at the end of the season.

Barkley only has one year left in his current deal with the Toffees and is reportedly unsure over his future with the club. The midfielder was dropped from the first team in a match against Swansea on Saturday and appears to be well aware of the fact Everton would be willing to sell him if he refuses to sign a new deal with the Goodison-based outfit.

Arsenal have left it too late to make the Champions League 0

Posted on April 27, 2017 by David Nugent

It has been common in recent seasons for Arsenal to make a successful late bid for a Champions League spot. However, this season they have left it slightly too late to make Europe’s elite competition.

There was massive relief on Wednesday night when the Gunners scraped a 1-0 at home against Leicester. The north London side needed an 87th-minute own goal to win the game against a stubborn Leicester side

The Foxes played more like last season’s Leicester than the one that has struggled for much the campaign. However, the Gunners just seem to lack ideas and the clash seemed to be heading for a stalemate until fortune, or Huth’s shoulder intervened.

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