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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.

Would Tuchel have proven a good alternative to Wenger? 0

Posted on May 30, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the BBC, Arsenal have decided to hand veteran boss Arsene Wenger a two-year extension to his contract that expires this summer.

The news will not come as a surprise for most Gunners fans, as Wenger is now part of the furniture at the north London club. The Frenchman has come in for heavy criticism over the past few seasons, despite winning the FA Cup in three of the last four seasons.

However, Gunners fans have become disillusioned with the club’s inability to win the Premier League title and some have called for change. Wenger and the club’s owner Stan Kroenke are reported to have made a verbal agreement on Monday after a meeting to determine the Frenchman’s future.

Wenger set to sign new two-year deal at Arsenal 0

Posted on May 29, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger heads into the Tuesday’s board meeting in confident mood, feeling optimistic about his chances of signing a contract extension with Arsenal.

The 67-year-old tactician’s future has been a subject of intense debate over the past couple of months with Arsenal failing to go past Bayern Munich in the Champions League and ending up finishing domestic season outside the top four in the Premier League.

The 2-1 FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea still remains Wenger’s trump card in the forthcoming negotiations.

Mertesacker leads by example in Arsenal’s historic FA Cup win 0

Posted on May 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker was a standout performer in Saturday’s FA Cup triumph over Chelsea, despite having played just 37 minutes of top-flight football this season, leading by example and banishing any doubters questioning his captaincy.

The Big Friendly German made only his first appearance of the season on the final day of the Premier League campaign, coming off the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 win against Everton as a result of a knee injury to Gabriel Paulista. Given the lack of activity in the first-team this season, Mertesacker’s match fitness was at its worst – something he admitted in the build-up to the FA Cup final. But his performance was of the contrary.

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Ramsey winner seals a third FA Cup in four seasons for the Gunners 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Aaron Ramsey scored a second-half winner against Chelsea at Wembley to seal a third FA Cup trophy for Arsenal in the last four seasons. Arsene Wenger’s men were big underdogs going into this weekend’s encounter given the injuries to the defence, but against all odds Arsenal delivered and have capped a disappointing season with a trophy.

The Gunners controversially took the lead against the Premier League champions through Alexis Sanchez just four minutes into the game. The Chilean forward scored after his own deflected shot bounced towards the offside Aaron Ramsey, who left the ball for Sanchez to fire home. Chelsea players argued the Welsh midfielder may have been interfering despite not touching the ball but the goal stood nevertheless.

Arsenal 15/4 to win against Chelsea 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal square off with fierce London rivals Chelsea at Wembley in the FA Cup final this afternoon, in a game that could be manager Arsene Wenger’s last depending on the outcome. The Gunners are underdogs against the Premier League champions as they’re suffering from an injury crisis, but Arsenal have beaten Chelsea this season and won a cup final against the Blues two years ago. Their season is somewhat riding on this weekend’s clash.

Ospina to start over Cech in Saturday’s FA Cup final 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly dropped Petr Cech for Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea and will name David Ospina in the starting lineup at Wembley, acacording to the Guardian. Cech is said to have picked up a knock in training but may still be fit enough to make the bench. He was believed to be in the running to start against his former club but will now be forced to watch his understudy at Wembley.

Danny Welbeck to get the nod over Olivier Giroud this weekend? 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal suffering an injury crisis to the defence ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea, manager Arsene Wenger could well adopted a pragmatic approach against the Premier League champions, relying on fast turnover of possession and quick breaks to catch the Chelsea defence cold at Wembley. This could mean the pacey and industrious Danny Welbeck could start over the limited but ruthless finisher Olivier Giroud – 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts.

Will Hector Bellerin start at right-back for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in training and available for selection ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea. However, the English international has missed the Gunners’ last handful of games and has seen Hector Bellerin successfully deputise in his absence. So who will get the nod this weekend?

“Hector’s more naturally suited to the right-back role, but since the wing-back situation has come into play, that’s played into my hands and my favour. Both of us are capable of playing the position and, as you said, it was a bad time for me to pick up the injury coming into the end of the season and obviously the FA Cup final,” admitted the Ox.



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