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BATE Borisov v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on September 27, 2017 by David Nugent

On Thursday evening, Arsenal will look to continue their recent resurgence, as the Gunners travels to Belarus to face BATE Borisov in the Europa League.

Since a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool at the end of August, Arsene Wenger’s side have embarked on a five-game unbeaten run in all competitions, picking up four wins and a draw in the process.

Last time out, the Gunners recorded a 2-0 win over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium, with record signing Alexandre Lacazette grabbing a brace. The north London side also recorded a victory in their last Europa League outing, defeating German side Koln 3-1 on matchday one at the Emirates Stadium.

Europa League win should lift Arsenal 0

Posted on September 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are preparing to face London rivals and English champions at Stamford Bridge on Sunday lunchtime. No doubt, it is a very difficult game and one that could prove crucial to the Gunners season.

On paper, Arsenal look unlikely to win at Stamford Bridge and you would have to be a brave man to back the Gunners to emerge from south west London with a win. However, the performance of a weakened team in the second half of Thursday 3-1 win over Koln should give the visitors some encouragement.

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Arsenal kick-off Europa League campaign with a victory 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 3-1 victory over Koln on Thursday night. The kick-off was delayed by an hour due to crowd safety issues, but that mattered very little in the end to the Gunners, as they put in a strong second half display to see off the visitors.

The visitors scored with virtually the first attempt on goal on ten minutes. David Ospina rushed out of his goal to clear a long ball over the top, only for Bittencourt to find Cordoba, who lofted the ball back over the Colombian from around 40 yards out and into the net.

Arsenal v Koln Europa League Preview 0

Posted on September 13, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Koln “deeply regret” losing Podolski to Arsenal 2

Posted on May 02, 2012 by admin

Everyone at Arsenal is very happy that the club has announced the imminent arrival of Lukas Podolski after the Euros, but you also have to remember that the Koln faithful may not be so happy, as he has been their talisman for many, many years.

Podolski first joined Koln at the tender age of 10, and at 26 years of age now he has spent half his life at the club, only interrupted by three unhappy years at the German giants Bayern munich.

Podolski wins 5-year contract with Arsenal 3

Posted on April 01, 2012 by admin

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger finally managed to pen a deal with one of the biggest targets for the Emirates Stadium side, Lukas Podolski.

According to today’s Mirror Football, the English have managed to agree on a £10million deal with German side FC Koln who have agreed to let their most important player go as soon as this season’s transfer window opens.

The German is unlikely to join the Arsenal camp too soon given his participation at the EURO 2012 championship with his national side, but the deal between him and the club has already been signed according to the report.

Koln promise to respect Podolski’s decision 0

Posted on March 01, 2012 by admin

Arsenal’s move for Koln’s striker Lukas Podolski has become a problem for the Bundesliga side who needs the German international just as much as Arsenal needs Robin Van Persie at the moment.

German newspaper Bild wrote yesterday that Wenger agreed personal terms with Podolski and that a move will be signed in the summer when the transfer window opens, but the Germans don’t seem too keen on it.

“Lukas is a Cologne player at the moment and will be one until the end of the season,” Solbakken told reporters. “Then we will have to see what happens.

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