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Arsenal move for Riyad Mahrez possible says Arsene Wenger 0

Posted on June 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that a move for Leicester’s want-away winger Riyad Mahrez could be possible this summer. The Algerian international has told the Foxes that he wishes to leave the club this summer after their poor campaign.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for Mahrez in the past and now that the player wants to leave his Midlands club it seems like an ideal time for Arsenal to make a move.

Talking about Mahrez, Wenger told beIN Sports: “We have not made a bid, but personally, I like the player, yes,”

Sanchez double downs relegated Sunderland 0

Posted on May 16, 2017 by David Nugent

Alexis Sanchez scored a brace for Arsenal as the Gunners defeated relegation Sunderland 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Gunners had the first attempt on goal after just three minutes, as Alexis Sanchez fired an effort well over the bar from long-range. Arsenal looked to have taken the lead on eight minutes.

Sanchez’s effort on goal deflected off Olivier Giroud’s arm and found the bottom corner of Jordan Pickford’s net. However, the referee spotted the infringement and disallowed the effort.

Does Xhaka have to improve discipline to prolong Arsenal career? 0

Posted on May 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has endured a debut season of ups and downs after his £32M summer switch from Borussia Monchengladbach, admitting in a recent interview that he’s had to “become cleverer” after problems with indiscipline. In the Arsenal squad, the Swiss international has picked up all their red cards this season and has more bookings than all but two of his teammates.

Arsenal record crucial win over Manchester United 0

Posted on May 07, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday afternoon to keep their hopes alive of a top-four finish this season.

United had the first chance on goal on three minutes, as Wayne Rooney headed over the bar from a Juan Mata cross. Arsenal keeper Petr Cech was called into action on five minutes, parrying an Anthony Martial shot wide of goal.

Arsenal had their first real sight of goal on ten minutes. Alexis Sanchez found Aaron Ramsey in the box with a superb through ball, but the Welshman’s effort was saved low superbly by David De Gea.

Who will come in for Arsenal for the injured Xhaka? 0

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka injured ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United, manager Arsene Wenger has a decision to make on who to replace him in the engine room.

Francis Coquelin is the prime candidate to deputise given he’s a deep-lying defensive-minded midfielder. Mohamed Elneny, also a player of substance, is an option but has featured so little of late that he may miss out. But Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might be a wise choice given his form in recent weeks and what he brings to the midfield.

Granit Xhaka ruled out of Manchester United clash 0

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has provided important team news update while speaking at a press conference ahead of the Premier League highly-anticipated showdown with Manchester United.

Gunners boss confirmed that Swiss international midfield Granit Xhaka has been ruled out of the clash after failing to recover from an ankle blow received in the north London derby defeat last week.

Xhaka was forced off in the second half of the 2-0 defeat by Tottenham, but the 64 minutes he got to spend on the pitch against Spurs were widely disappointing. Arsenal midfielder was one of many players who played well below par in last Sunday’s matchup.

Xhaka underwhelming and a liability in the Arsenal midfield 0

Posted on May 01, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was one of many players who under-performed in Sunday’s North London derby defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, but his showing has been symptomatic of the Gunners’ problems this season and why they have been so easy to beat in 2017.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach man made just one tackle and interception in his 64 minutes on the pitch before being brought off for Danny Welbeck, losing the ball in his challenge. He was also beaten twice by his opposition in the game and made the joint-most fouls in the side.

Arsenal record last-gasp win over Leicester 0

Posted on April 26, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a last-gasp 1-0 win over Leicester on Wednesday night to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive.

The visitors threatened goal first, as Marc Albrighton stole the ball off Granit Xhaka and cut the ball back to Jamie Vardy, who could only fire into the side-netting. The home side’s first real chance arrived on 16 minutes, as Kasper Schmeichel parried away a Francis Coquelin long-range effort.

Granit Xhaka can be a success at Arsenal 0

Posted on March 24, 2017 by David Nugent

The international break always seems to bring us quotes from players and bosses in their home press that can cause controversy or fill space on websites.

Hardly controversial Arsenal’s Swiss international midfielder Granit Xhaka has stated that he needs to rein his aggression in slightly, while his club boss Arsene Wenger has stated Xhaka will never curb his aggression.

Xhaka has always been combative

The strange thing is Arsene Wenger must have known what he was getting last summer when he paid £34million to Borussia Monchengladbach for the combative central midfielder.

Arsenal cannot afford to lose Sanchez and Ozil 0

Posted on March 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been accused of not wanting to spend the clubs money. Yet two of the players he has spent big money on in recent seasons, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez could well be leaving the club in the summer. Both players will have just 12 months left on their contracts in north London.

The announcement by Wenger that the club are going to leave the contract negotiations until the summer suggests that the pair could be on the verge of leaving the club.

They are special players

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