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Arsenal 1/1 to win against Manchester United this afternoon 0

Posted on October 04, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal welcome the visit of Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium at arguably the worst time this season with the Gunners struggling for results of late. Arsene Wenger’s men have suffered three defeats in their last five games in all competitions, and are directly coming off the back of a loss in the Champions League in midweek.

There’s also questions about their home form, and how poor they have been in their own backyard this season. Arsenal have picked up just one win at the Emirates from four played in the Premier League and Europe so far, so hosting an in-form Manchester United side who could go top of the table with a win today isn’t ideal for the Londoners.

Will Mesut Ozil finally deliver against Manchester United this weekend? 0

Posted on October 03, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has had an indifferent time at the Emirates since his £42M move from Real Madrid in 2013. The German international, 26, has had good performances and bad, but he’s continued to struggle against stellar opposition in an Arsenal shirt. He’s gone cold in every game against this weekend’s opponents Manchester United – failing to score or make an assist – but can he finally shine this time round?

Cech calls on struggling Arsenal side to start winning ugly 0

Posted on October 03, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal new-boy Petr Cech believes the Gunners need to start putting results ahead of performances, with the London outfit coming off the back of three defeats from their last five games in all competitions. Arsenal recently lost at home to Olympiacos in the Champions League, and pressure has been mounting on manager Arsene Wenger and the players as a result.

Despite consistently boasting high-levels of possession, and having created a high number of chances per game this season, Arsenal just aren’t being ruthless enough where it matters. Arsenal’s Champions League hopes are already hanging by a thread, they’ve won just once from four home games ahead of a weekend clash against Manchester United, and Cech is rallying the troops to do what ever it takes to win.

Laurent Koscielny to miss out against Manchester United on Sunday 0

Posted on October 02, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will be out of action ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash against Manchester United after picking up a hamstring injury in the Gunners’ midweek Champions League defeat to Olympiacos. The French international, 30, was brought off before the hour mark in Tuesday’s game, and manager Arsene Wenger revealed it could be weeks until the centre-back returns.

“Laurent Koscielny will certainly be out, he has a hamstring strain and it looks like it will be three weeks, something like that.” Wenger added that midfielders Mikel Arteta (leg) and Mathieu Flamini (hamstring) could also be ruled out for Sunday’s game, while the likes of Jack Wilshere (foot), Tomas Rosicky (knee) and Danny Welbeck (knee) remain long-term absentees this season.

Manchester United clash “even bigger” than normal given tight title race 0

Posted on October 02, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has talked up the important of this weekend’s clash with league leaders Manchester United with how tight the title race currently is in the Premier League. Ahead of Sunday’s outing at the Emirates Stadium, 4th-placed Arsenal and Manchester United are separated by three points in the table, which means the Gunners could finish the weekend top of the pack if they can finally beat the Red Devils.

The two sides have played out memorable fixtures down the years when Arsenal and Manchester United were fighting it out for the league crown in the past. And despite both clubs finishing considerably off the top spot in the last two seasons, this weekend’s meeting sees a title-race six-pointer finally returning to the Emirates.

Bad timing for Arsene Wenger to celebrate 19 years as Arsenal manager 0

Posted on October 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates 19 years at the helm this month, but the anniversary comes at a time where tensions between supporters and manager couldn’t be higher. There have been many calls for the Gunners to end his long reign at the club given continual failure in the Premier League and Europe, and questions are now being asked if Wenger will reach 20 years.

Gabriel urges calm despite recent Champions League failure 0

Posted on October 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal centre-back Gabriel has urged the supporters to not turn on the side or manager Arsene Wenger despite a major setback in the Champions League this week. The Brazilian defender was on the wrong side of a 3-2 home defeat to Olympiacos on Tuesday night, and called the shock loss “complicated” while admitting they had no one else to blame but themselves for conceding three goals at the Emirates.

After losing their opening Champions League group game to Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal really are in a precarious position with a double-header against Bayern Munich to come. The Londoners could be knocked out of the European competition at the group stages, and supporters are understandably frustrated with the side’s failure this season as a result.

Could Arsenal be suffering their first Champions League group stage elimination under Arsene Wenger? 0

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s defeat to Olympiacos sees the Gunners in a precarious position in their Champions League group with Bayern Munich next up in Europe. Arsene Wenger’s men are rock bottom without a point from their first two games, and defeat in their next group game could see their fate all but sealed.

Six points from first-placed Bayern Munich, the gap could be extended to nine if Arsenal fall short against the Germans next month, which could also see them six points off a second-placed finish should Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb’s clash see one side taking maximum points. They will be behind to all three teams on head-to-head records, so their fate could be sealed by game week three.

Alexis Sanchez 13/10 to score anytime in tonight’s Champions League clash against Olympiacos 0

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is expected to start against Olympiacos in the Champions League tonight, and the Chilean attacker will be looking to build on his impressive antics from the weekend. Coming off the back of netting a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-2 win over Leicester City, Alexis Sanchez could be the one to watch this evening in the Gunners’ European bout.

His second season at the Emirates had begun slowly, with the 26-year-old failing to score in his first eight appearances in all competitions, but the pressure has eased after his three goals against the Foxes. Sanchez will be hoping to continue his run in front of goal to help lead Arsenal to victory in Europe as the Londoners cannot afford more dropped points if they want to qualify.

Arsenal 2/5 to pick up all three points against Olympiacos tonight in the Champions League 0

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal welcome Greek giants Olympiacos to the Emirates Stadium tonight in their second Champions League group game of the season, and the Gunners are big favourites to earn all three points given their recent upturn in form.

Coming off the back of consecutive wins in the Capital One Cup (Tottenham 1-2 Arsenal) and Premier League (Leicester 2-5 Arsenal) respectively, Arsene Wenger’s men are hoping to finally get off the mark in Europe.

The Gunners surprisingly lost their Champions League opener to Dinamo Zagreb, so they are desperate to turn things around tonight. With Bayern Munich to face next month only a win will do this evening.

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