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Paul Merson questions where the intensity of Arsenal’s front three was against Tottenham 0

Posted on February 17, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Paul Merson has questioned the intensity of Arsenal’s front three as they struggled to give Tottenham’s defence any kind of problems in their Premier League derby last weekend.

Arsenal fell to a hugely disappointing 1-0 loss at the hands of Tottenham on Saturday. Harry Kane was the only player to find the back of the net in the game as he outshone the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

The victory has seen Tottenham open up a seven-point lead over the Gunners, while Chelsea in fourth are eight points ahead of Arsene Wenger’s men.

Alex Iwobi says he is grateful to have the chance to play with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan 0

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Alex Iwobi has insisted that he is ‘grateful’ to play alongside the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil with Arsenal this season as the young star looks to help the Premier League side return to the Champions League this season.

Arsenal were able to claim a very comfortable win in the Europa League on Thursday evening. Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil netted for the Gunners while Ostersunds’ Sotirios Papagiannopoulos scored an own goal to complete the 3-0 scoreline.

Arsenal cruise past Ostersunds in the Europa League 0

Posted on February 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Swedish side Ostersunds on Thursday evening in the Europa League first knockout stage first leg.

The first chance of the game fell to Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck on eight minutes, as the England international headed wide from close-range at the far post. Two minutes later, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from the edge of the box blocked by an Ostersunds defender, while Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny also saw an effort on goal blocked.

The Gunners took the lead on 13 minutes. Ostersunds goalkeeper Keita fumbled an Alex Iwobi shot, only for Nacho Monreal to follow in and score from six yards out. Three minutes later, Keita parried an 18-yard powerful effort from Mkhitaryan.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan claims Mesut Ozil is the best number 10 in the world 0

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has claimed that his new teammate Mesut Ozil is the best number 10 in the world, with the two looking to form a lethal partnership as Arsenal chase a top-four spot in one of the most competitive Premier League seasons to date.

Arsenal fell to a hugely damaging 1-0 loss at the hands of Tottenham last weekend as their Premier League campaign took yet another blow.

Harry Kane rose highest to score the only goal of the game as the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to repeat the Englishman’s feat.

Arsenal now odds of 10/1 to claim a Champions League spot 0

Posted on February 11, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal returned to type on Saturday afternoon, suffering a 1-0 defeat at arch-rivals Tottenham in the north London derby.

The Gunners kept the home side relatively quiet at Wembley in the first half of Saturday’s game. However, in the second half, Mauricio Pochettino’s side could have added to their one-goal lead.

Arsene Wenger’s side did have some limited chances in the second period. However, it would be a stretch to say that Arsenal deserved anything out of the game.

Big attacking players failed to turn up

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is excited about playing with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang again 0

Posted on February 09, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted that he is hugely excited at the prospect of renewing his partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the two had spent a very successful period together at Borussia Dortmund.

Arsenal were able to return to form in emphatic style as they hammered Everton in a 5-1 win. Aaron Ramsey bagged a hat-trick while Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rounded off the scoring.

The only criticism of the Gunners is the fact they did not score more goals as they saw a number of chances pass them by. However, Arsene Wenger will not be particularly concerned by this as the victory was about as consummate as it gets.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spoke to Henrikh Mkhitaryan about an Arsenal switch before his moves in January 0

Posted on February 06, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that he spoke with Henrikh Mkhitaryan about a switch to Arsenal before their January moves.

Arsenal hammered Everton on Saturday in an impressive 5-1 win as the London side put their scoring difficulties behind them. Aaron Ramsey bagged a hat-trick while Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed the scoring.

The victory means that Arsenal have been able to cut the gap between themselves and Tottenham to just four points. If they can defeat their London rivals on Saturday then the gap will be just one point, while a loss would see it increase to a massive seven points.

Wenger looking at Mkhitaryan as Cazorla’s successor 0

Posted on February 05, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Frenchman signed playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a replacement for veteran Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla.

Asked about the two players having similarities, Wenger is quoted by the Metro as saying: ‘There are similarities, yes. ‘I wish [he could take over Cazorla’s role]. ‘Santi was an exceptional football player, technically to find Santi [would be difficult]. ‘[Mkhitaryan] for sure has the technical level to play in our team.’

Santi Cazorla has been out a long time

Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla has failed to play for Arsenal in over a year. The 33-year-old Spain international has had nine operations in an attempt to cure an Achilles tendon problem.

Ex-Dortmund pair shines on home debuts for Arsenal 0

Posted on February 04, 2018 by David Nugent

The January transfer window was a successful one for Arsenal. The signings of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked to be shrewd ones by Arsene Wenger.

The pair made their home Premier League debuts in the Gunners 5-1 demolition of Everton on Saturday evening. Both had big impacts on their maiden home games for the north London team.

Impressive contributions from both

Aubameyang came straight into the starting line-up despite the fight that the striker was supposedly ill. The Gabon international displaced France star Alexandre Lacazette and did what he did best by scoring on his debut, although replays showed that the striker was in an offside position.

The January transfer window has been a success for Arsenal 0

Posted on February 01, 2018 by David Nugent

The January transfer window has closed and all Arsenal’s deals are done. For me, the January transfer window has been a success for the Gunners. Too many players at the club were complacent, unhappy or just good enough.

Instead of those aforementioned players, Arsenal have brought in two players that under the right conditions could be key players for the club.

Walcott, Sanchez and Giroud sold

The fact that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has decided to allow Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud leave the club in January shows that the veteran Frenchman is determined to overhaul the team.

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