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CSKA Moscow v Arsenal Europa League preview 0

Posted on April 11, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal travel to the Russian capital to face CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-final second leg. The Gunners take a commanding 4-1 lead into the clash, but cannot afford complacency against the Russian side.

The home side have been in patchy form in recent weeks and their Europa League form has been little more consistent either. The Russian side have won just two of their last six games in Europe.

The Russian side’s last two European games have seen over 2.5 goals. However, their previous five games produced under 2.5 goals.

Arsenal v Southampton Premier League preview 0

Posted on April 07, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host relegation-threatened Southampton at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are currently sixth-place in the table and a top-four finish now looks well beyond Arsene Wenger’s team. However, the Gunners have been in decent form of late, winning their last five games in all competitions, having scored at least two goals in all five of the victories.

The north London side has also won their last two Premier League games 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium. One of the positives, as always it seems with Arsenal is their home record.

Team news ahead of Southampton game 0

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsene Wenger has provided updates regarding the availability of several players for the the game at the Emirates against Southampton on Sunday.

It seems Henrikh Mkhitaryan might be out for a long time. The Armenian was subbed off after an hour of the Europe League game against CSKA Moscow on Thursday, and the manager says there might be damage to his medial knee ligament. Therefore, it’s impossible to say at this point how long his absence will last, but more will be revealed soon. Let’s hope the fear is proven needless.

Can Mkhitaryan be Arsenal’s next superstar? 0

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Harry Kettle

In an age of such uncertainty at the Emirates, it’s not exactly surprising to see so much negativity surrounding the club. Their days of competing amongst Europe’s elite are over, they can’t even break into the top four anymore, and their once great leader Arsene Wenger (yes, we said his name again – we’ll put a tenner in the jar) has been on the decline for the better part of a decade now.

Mkhitaryan reveals why he chose to join Arsenal 0

Posted on April 05, 2018 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal’s January recruit Henrikh Mkhitaryan has moved to reveal that he didn’t need to be persuaded to switch Manchester United for Arsenal.

The Armenian playmaker joined the Gunners in exchange for Alexis Sanchez, jumping at the opportunity to leave Old Trafford after struggling for playing time under Jose Mourinho.

Mkhitaryan has since enjoyed a bright start to his career at the Emirates, producing 1 goal and 4 assists in first 7 Premier League outings for the club, and he has now revealed the main reason why he opted to sign for Arsenal.

Display against AC Milan encouraging for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by David Nugent

I am usually very sceptical about Arsenal in general. Too many times the Gunners have flattered to deceive in recent seasons. However, I have to say Arsene Wenger’s team produced an encouraging display against AC Milan on Thursday night.

The 3-1 win on the night meant that the team from north London went through to the last eight of the competition with a 5-1 aggregate win, which in all fairness did flatter the Gunners.

Looking very lively

Arsenal cruise into the Europa League last eight 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday night in the Europa League last 16 second leg, to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

The visitors came close to enjoying a dream start within the first minute, but Andre Silva’s effort from Fabio Borini’s cross was off-target. On five minutes, the Gunners had their first sight of goal, as defender Laurent Koscielny headed over from Henrik Mkhitaryan’s corner kick.

The Gunners experienced an injury blow on 11 minutes, as Koscielny sustained an injury and Calum Chambers replaced the French international. Milan ‘keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was called into action on 26 minutes, as the youngster did well to keep out a near-post effort from Danny Welbeck.

Henrik Mkhitaryan now proving his class at Arsenal 1

Posted on March 12, 2018 by David Nugent

When Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrived from Manchester United in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, I was quietly optimistic that the Armenian international would be a good signing for the Gunners. The attacking midfielder made a promising start with a hat-trick of assists against Everton.

However, his form dipped slightly with the Gunners going through a rough patch. However, Mkhitaryan has now scored in consecutive games and produced strong performances against AC Milan and Watford on Sunday.

A good understanding with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal 7/2 to win the Europa League after win in Milan 0

Posted on March 09, 2018 by David Nugent

I have to say I was shocked by Arsenal’s 2-0 win over AC Milan in the first leg of the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night. The Italian giants head into the game in decent form, while morale was low in the Gunners camp.

However, first-half goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey gave the Gunners a very healthy lead for the second leg.

Last chance to make the Champions League

Winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s last chance of getting into the Champions League for next season. The top-four seem too far ahead in the Premier League, so Europe’s secondary competition has suddenly taken on huge significance for the Gunners season.

Arsenal win in Milan in Europa League 0

Posted on March 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win at AC Milan on Thursday night in the first leg of the last 16 of the Europa League.

The first real attempt on goal arrived on eight minutes and it fell for the visitors. Armenian playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan hit an effort against the side netting after a good ball from Mesut Ozil.

The home side threatened two minutes later, as striker Cutrone poked into the side netting with an early effort. On 12 minutes, Calhanoglu was released through on goal, only for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina to appear to bring the Turkish star down in the penalty area. The midfielder stayed on his feet, though and the referee did not point to the spot.

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