April 01, 2018 by
Arsenal recorded a 3-0 victory over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon but did not break the deadlock until the last 15 minutes.
The visitors threatened first on four minutes, as Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri curled an effort just wide of goal from the edge of the area. Arsenal had their first effort on goal on 23 minutes.
Hector Bellerin’s cross found midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the area and the Welshman’s effort on goal looped over Jack Butland onto the bar. Six months later Jack Wilshere found Ramsey, whose shot on goal deflected wide. Centre-back Shkodran Mustafi headed the resulting corner kick right at Butland. .......Read more here.....
August 19, 2017 by
Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat at Stoke on Saturday evening, losing courtesy of a debut goal from on loan forward Jese.
Stoke offered the first real threat on goal after just three minutes. Darren Fletcher found debutant Jese, who took on Shkodran Mustafi before forcing a low save from an acute angle from Petr Cech.
Arsenal has their first sight of goal on 11 minutes, as Mustafi got his head onto a Granit Xhaka ball at the far post, only for Danny Welbeck to fail to get to the ball. The Gunners went slightly closer a few minutes later, as Jack Butland comfortably saved Aaron Ramsey’s tame low shot. .......Read more here.....
June 23, 2017 by
Arsene Wenger is believed to be keen on landing the Stoke City star Jack Butland as a long-term replacement for first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The former Chelsea man remains Wenger’s first pick in goal but the Arsenal boss wants to start building for the future and has identified the talented Stoke goalkeeper as a perfect replacement.
Jordan Pickford was another one of Arsenal’s targets to replace the Czech international, but with him having joined Everton in a £30 million deal from Sunderland, the Gunners have now set their sights on the England international. .......Read more here.....
March 22, 2017 by
Arsenal number one Petr Cech will miss up to a month of action, according to the Evening Standard. The veteran goalkeeper pulled-up in the Gunners recent 3-1 defeat at West Brom and had to be replaced by back-up David Ospina.
That means that Cech will miss games against Manchester City, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough. The Gunners are hoping to have him back for their FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City towards the end of April.
The 34-year-old was acknowledged as one of the best goalkeepers in the English top-flight when he arrived at the north London club in 2015 from London rivals Chelsea. .......Read more here.....
January 17, 2016 by
Premier League leaders Arsenal drew 0-0 with Stoke on Sunday at the Britannia Stadium, but had goalkeeper Petr Cech to thank for a string of impressive saves to deny the home side.
The first 20 minutes of the game were relatively quiet, with the first real attempt of the goal coming from Stoke midfielder Ibrahim Afellay, who fired narrowly wide of Petr Cech’s far post.
Olivier Giroud had the first chance for Arsenal a few minutes later, but was denied superbly by an outstretched Jack Butland. The young England ‘keeper was in action against just before the half-hour mark, tipping over an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain effort from the edge of the Stoke area. .......Read more here.....
September 13, 2015 by
Arsenal may have taken 85 minutes to kill-off Stoke in yesterday’s 2-0 victory, but in truth Arsene Wenger’s men could have been very comfortable if it was not for a fantastic goalkeeping display from Potters ‘keeper Jack Butland, who made ten saves in the game to keep the score respectable.
Prior to this fixture Arsenal had failed to score in five of their last six games at the Emirates Stadium. However from the start of yesterday’s game the Gunners dominated the game and produced chance after chance. .......Read more here.....
September 12, 2015 by
The Gunners dominated the early stages of the game and the first attempt on goal arrived on three minutes. Santi Cazorla’s cross was diverted towards goal by Alexis Sanchez, but Stoke ‘keeper Jack Butland did superbly well to push the ball on to the post and Theo Walcott smashed the ball wide of goal from five yards with the rebound.
Two minutes later and the home side came forward again. Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick from 25 yards out and Butland pushed the ball away from goal. On seven minutes Sanchez was at it again, as the Chilean hit the post with Butland beaten. .......Read more here.....