October 19, 2017 by
It only took one moment of magic for Arsenal to seal victory against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening as they maintained their 100% start to their Europa League campaign.
Indeed, one high-quality moment was all that the game got, with the two sides playing out a drab affair that rarely threatened to explode into life. Ultimately, it was the type of game that will have suited Arsene Wenger, with the manager probably happy that his side had scored a goal and kept a clean-sheet following their awful loss to Watford. .......Read more here.....
October 19, 2017 by
Arsenal crashed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford last weekend as the momentum they had been building since the start of September vanished. Their loss was the culmination of profligacy up front and poor defending, with the Gunners unable to hold onto a one-goal lead.
The defeat has left Arsenal nine points short of Manchester City at the top of the table and they face a monumental challenge to try and cut that gap, with City looking a class apart in the current campaign. .......Read more here.....
October 18, 2017 by
Arsenal’s loss to Watford on Saturday revealed a number of weaknesses in the London side. Their defence was alarmingly fragile as they were punished for their lack of backbone in the final moments via a Tom Cleverley strike at the death.
Further forward, they were unable to take a number of chances as their profligacy ultimately cost them. In particular, Mesut Ozil spurned a glorious chance to give Arsenal breathing space as he wasted a one-on-one situation by shooting straight at the goalkeeper. .......Read more here.....
October 11, 2017 by
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is considering leaving north London in January in search of first-team football.
The report claims that Wilshere is desperate to play regular first-team football to improve his chances of going to next year’s World Cup. Regular first-team action in the Premier League seems unlikely at the moment for the midfielder.
Unlikely to have a future at Arsenal
Wilshere will have just six months left on his contract at Arsenal in January. It is unclear whether he will be offered a new deal in north London. The fact that he has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League suggests that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not believe the midfielder is in his long-term plans. .......Read more here.....
October 07, 2017 by
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was close to receiving a call-up to the England squad for the games against Slovenia and Lithuania.
The 25-year-old is currently out-of-favour in north London. In fact, Wilshere has failed to appear in a Premier League game this season for the Gunners. His only first-team appearances the midfielder has had this season were in the League Cup and Europa League.
England lacking creativity in midfield .......Read more here.....
October 02, 2017 by
A month can make a hell of a lot of difference in a football’s team’s fortunes. Arsenal are one of those teams that tend to go on streaky runs of form. The majority of recent reasons those runs of form have been enough to give the Gunners top-four finishes.
However, a late surge last season towards the top four spots was not quite enough to secure a Champions League spot for this season. Arsenal head into the international break on a positive note after Sunday’s comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton at the Emirates Stadium.
Far more positive mood around the club .......Read more here.....
September 26, 2017 by
He is an Arsenal youth product and a footballer who’s been around the club for full 16 years, but is jack Wilshere’s Arsenal career nearing its end?
It’s a question that keeps popping ahead of every transfer window.
This recurring issue once again hit the surface just at the time when the injury-plagued star got back to full fitness and back into Arsenal squad.
Wilshere completed full 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup 1-0 victory over Doncaster and made 23 minutes on the pitch in a 3-1 Europa League win over FC Koln before that. .......Read more here.....
September 19, 2017 by
It doesn’t come quite often that a Premier League side will be given such favourable odds for a match against a League One club.
Arsenal head into the Wednesday’s EFL Cup match on the back of an impressive goalless draw away at Chelsea and will be keen to record an easy win in front of their home fans ahead of the West Brom clash next Monday.
The Gunners are on a busy schedule since they have a Europa League visit to BATE coming just three days after the WBA test and Arsene Wenger is expected to ring plenty of changes to his line-up for the Doncaster match. .......Read more here.....
September 13, 2017 by
On Thursday night, Arsenal kick-off their Europa League campaign with a home game against Koln at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal last featured in the Europa League back in 2000 when it was known as the UEFA Cup. The Gunners reached the final that year only to beaten by Turkish outfit Galatasaray.
The team from north London have played their European football in the Champions League since that final appearance. In fact, the Gunners had dropped out of Europe’s elite competition into the Europa League that season. .......Read more here.....
September 13, 2017 by
According to the Mirror, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be named in the squad against FC Koln for Thursday’s Europa League clash. The Gunners are 2/7 to win against the German Bundesliga side, but it will be a special moment to see a player make his long-awaited return after 13 months.
Wilshere has been recovering from a leg fracture picked up while on loan with Bournemouth. He suffered the injury in April and has been playing for the u23s to build up his match fitness. The 25-year-old is playing for his future, with his contract expiring at the end of next summer, so this week’s European encounter may have significant importance for Wilshere. .......Read more here.....