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Arsenal display their defensive ineptitude in one outrageous moment against Nottingham Forest 0

Posted on January 08, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal’s humiliating defeat at the hands of mid-table Championship outfit Nottingham Forest is one that will resonate for some weeks to come. The current holders of the FA Cup were largely tipped to defend their crown or, at least, come close to the final. However, they failed miserably, with Forest worthy winners.

Eric Lichaj opened the scoring, but his effort was cancelled out by Per Mertesacker, before Lichaj scored a stunning goal as he controlled the ball on his chest before stroking his effort into the top corner to the delight of the home fans.

Arsenal were complacent against Forest 0

Posted on January 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rotated his squad for the Gunners surprise 4-2 defeat at managerless Championship side Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup. This is a norm for the veteran French boss when it comes to cup competitions.

Wenger has always prioritised, with the likes of the League Cup and Europa League used to field fringe and young players. That is exactly what Wenger did on Sunday at Forest. In all honesty, the team that started probably should have had enough to beat the Tricky Trees.

Shambolic defensive display

Arsenal knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest 0

Posted on January 07, 2018 by David Nugent

FA Cup holders Arsenal suffered a surprise 4-2 defeat at Championship outfit Nottingham Forest on Sunday to exit the competition at the third round stage.

The home side had the first attempt of the game. Ben Brereton got between two Arsenal defenders but failed to trouble David Ospina. The Gunners hit back at the other end soon afterwards, as Theo Walcott looked through on goal. However, the forward scuffed his effort and the danger was gone for the home side.

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal FA Cup preview 0

Posted on January 06, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal travel to Championship Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Championship outfit are managerless after recently sacking Mark Warburton. The sacking came about with the Tricky Trees in poor form. Forest have won just one of their last eight games in all competitions while failing to win any of their last five outings.

The home side’s poor recent form has seen the side from the Midlands drop to 14th in the second tier. Forest have also been poor on home soil in recent weeks, losing three of their last four games at the City Ground, failing to score in all three defeats.

Arsenal 10/1 to win the FA Cup 0

Posted on January 05, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal heads into Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Championship Nottingham Forest confident of progressing to the fourth round.

Some have rather underplayed the Gunners record of winning the FA Cup in three of the last four years. However, it is an impressive record considering that the grand old competition is now taken quite seriously by most of the English football big guns.

In truth, the FA Cup maybe Arsenal’s best hope of collecting silverware this season. The Gunners are currently odds of 10/1 to win the trophy this season, sixth favourites behind the Gunners other top-six rivals in the betting.

Wenger claims ‘were not underdogs’ in north London derby 0

Posted on November 16, 2017 by David Nugent

As we all know the first north London derby of the campaign between Arsenal and Tottenham takes place on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.

Some fans and pundits claim that the power has shifted in north London and that Tottenham are now the biggest team in the area.

When asked if he thought so Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told a press conference: “Not at all,”

“I think Tottenham is a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that is what we want to show.”

Arsenal odds of 11/2 to win the League Cup after Doncaster win 0

Posted on September 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and boss Arsene Wenger have treated the League Cup as a testing ground for fringe players and youngsters in recent years. The Gunners have suffered for their experimentation with early exits a number of times in recent years.

However, on Wednesday the Gunners made it into the fourth round of the competition with a 1-0 home win over Doncaster. In truth, the Gunners should have put the game to bed in the first half, but in the last 20 minutes, the League One visitors came close to taking the game into extra time.

Not a priority for Arsenal

Arsenal v Chelsea Community Shield Preview 0

Posted on August 05, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal face London rivals Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday in the traditional curtain raiser for the English Premier League campaign the Community Shield.

Arsenal head into this clash as the FA Cup holders, having beaten Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 in May’s final. The Gunners have endured a relatively quiet summer in the transfer market with Chilean star Alexis Sanchez’s future dominating the headlines.

The former Barcelona looks set to stay and see out his contract in north London. The Gunners only two new arrivals are defender Sead Kolasinac and striker Alexandre Lacazette, two players who will expect to be regular starters for the Gunners this season.

Some major questions need to be answered by Wenger this summer 0

Posted on June 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Here we are at the beginning of another summer at Arsenal under veteran French boss Arsene Wenger. Last season was a poor one in terms of the Premier League, as the Gunners failed to finish in the top-four for the first time in a decade.

However, the Gunners also won the FA Cup for the third time in just four seasons. The FA Cup triumph has not papered over the cracks at the Emirates.

Arsenal were simply not good enough last season and the majority of the fans know that, even if Wenger likes to bury his head in the sand.

Can Arsene Wenger inspire anything but déjà vu at Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 31, 2017 by David Nugent

So there we have it veteran Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has signed a two-year extension with the club. It was hardly a surprise was it? There was always a feeling the Frenchman was not yet ready to leave the north London club.

As I stated in yesterday’s article Wenger is part of the furniture at Arsenal. Unfortunately to me he is like that old comfy chair that used to be lovely when it was new but its springs are now sticking out cursing discomfort in the backside.

Whether Arsenal fans like it or not, the Frenchman will probably be the Gunners boss for the next two years.

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