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Mohamed Elneny wins Arsenal’s Player of the Month for April 0

Posted on May 04, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been named Vitality Player of the Month for the second consecutive time, topping a poll from Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi. The Egyptian international joined from FC Basel in January, and has been outstanding since getting a regular run in the side.

Elneny is a physical deep-lying midfielder who can tackle and intercept the ball to stifle the opposition, but is also a composed head in possession. The 23-year-old has become first-choice in the side ahead of the likes of Francis Coquelin due to his form, and he revealed his gratitude to the fans for their support.

Santi Cazorla boosts fitness with 60 minutes of playing time with the U21s 0

Posted on May 04, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla turned out for the U21s on Tuesday, and helped the side to victory over Blackburn Rovers in the Division Two playoffs. The Spaniard grabbed an assist while being watched by manager Arsene Wenger, and may well feature in their remaining Premier League games in the form of a cameo appearance.

Santi Cazorla was given an hour at the Emirates Stadium to build up his fitness, making his first appearance for the Gunners since November. He’s suffered setbacks in his recovery with Wenger expecting him back in March, but he could play a small part before the season comes to a close. The playmaker has been a loss for Arsenal, and will be focused to be 100% for the 2016/17 campaign.

Arsenal have a clean bill of health ahead of Man City clash 1

Posted on May 03, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal will travel to face Manchester City this weekend with a full squad, with manager Arsene Wenger able to welcome back the last of his injured players. Midfielder Jack Wilshere recently made his first appearance since his lengthy injury, Santi Cazorla was an unused substitute in the victory over Norwich City, and now Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to be in the squad for the Man City game.

Wenger explains why Welbeck’s been reduced to substitute appearances 1

Posted on May 03, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently revealed why match-winner Danny Welbeck was a substitute against Norwich City despite having started games previous in place for barren striker Olivier Giroud. The English international has impressed since returning from a long-term injury, but the Gunners boss has been conditioning him to ensure he doesn’t quickly burnout.

Welbeck scored four goals and made two assists in 10 Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season, but is averaging only 55 minutes of playing time per game. The 25-year-old scored the winner after coming off the bench against Leicester City in mid-February, and earned himself a start in the following league game 14 days later.

Can Arsenal win against Manchester City on the weekend? 0

Posted on May 02, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, and could cement their top-three spot in the table, while putting pressure on current runners-up Tottenham Hotspur. It’s a fixture that would see Arsenal as major underdogs in the past, but could the Gunners come out on top?

Arsene Wenger’s men have already beaten Manchester City in the Premier League this season, running out 2-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium in December. They’ve picked up more points in the league than City in recent weeks, and boast an impressive head-to-head record too. Arsenal have won two and drawn two of their last four league meetings with City, who were recently well-beaten by Southampton.

Can Arsenal deliver the ultimate insult to Tottenham? 0

Posted on May 02, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea on Monday night which handed the Premier League title to Leicester City, and now Arsenal have a chance to pile misery onto the suffering Londoners by pipping them to the runners-up spot.

Arsenal are breathing down the necks of their North London rivals, and stand a real chance of maintaining their long-standing record of having finished above them in the Premier League table. Currently third with 67 points from 36 games, the Gunners are just three points adrift of Tottenham with two games still to play, and have been in better in recent weeks.

Has Giroud done enough to keep his place? 0

Posted on May 01, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud set up the winning goal to help the Gunners to victory over Norwich City, but his overall performance was heavily criticised by the majority. The French international struggled to make an impact against the Canaries, but assisted Danny Welbeck for the winner to earn his side all three points.

Giroud has scored 12 goals in 36 Premier League appearances this season, but he’s enduring one of the worst goal droughts in his career. The 29-year-old hasn’t scored a goal in the league since mid-January, and risks seeing his tally moving to 16 games without scoring if he draws a blank in his next appearance.

Arsenal on course for a top-three finish after Manchester sides dropping points 0

Posted on May 01, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

It’s been a good weekend for Arsenal with the Gunners all but cementing their top-three place in the Premier League at a time where the sides around them have dropped points. A 1-0 victory over Norwich City saw Arsene Wenger’s men go third in the table with 67 points from 36 games, and they are now three points clear of fourth-placed Manchester City and seven points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United.

Arsenal 2/7 to win against Norwich City in tonight’s Premier League clash 0

Posted on April 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal welcome Norwich City to the Emirates Stadium tonight, and are hoping to return to winning ways to cement their place in the top-four. Their opposition are fighting for Premier League survival so this evening’s clash is sure to be an enthralling affair.

Arsenal are four in the Premier League table with 64 points from 35 games this season, and have picked up three wins and three draws from their last six ahead of tonight’s clash. The Gunners need a result to ensure fifth-placed Manchester United don’t make up ground in the race for a Champions League spot.

Arsenal enjoying longest unbeaten run in the Premier League this season 0

Posted on April 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Despite Arsenal suffering poor form in the Premier League ahead of tonight’s clash with Norwich City, the Gunners have actually been enjoying their longest runoff games without defeat. Arsene Wenger’s men have gone seven games unbeaten in the league, and could well make it eight if they can get a result against the Canaries.

After back-to-back league defeats to Manchester United and Swansea City, Arsenal have since gone seven games unbeaten against the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Watford, West Ham United, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland. The problem for Arsenal has been the lack of wins during this run.

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