May 21, 2017 by
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after being sent off 14 minutes into Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton. The French international was given a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Enner Valencia, meaning manager Arsene Wenger will have a selection headache for the forthcoming clash at Wembley.
Koscielny’s absence will be a big disappointment for Wenger as he was already an injury doubt ahead of the Everton clash. The Arsenal boss was keen to give his centre-back game time to ready him for an intense cup final to come, but now the Londoners will have a makeshift backline to take to Wembley against the Premier League champions. .......Read more here.....
May 18, 2017 by
According to reports, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, who has been suffering from a calf injury, could return in time to face Everton in Sunday’s final Premier League clash. The French international missed Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Sunderland on Tuesday night but is believed to be on the recovery trail and could be back in training this week in preparation.
Koscielny has been key at the heart of the Arsenal defence this season, making 42 appearances in all competitions. The former Lorient centre-back played in every game in the Champions League and didn’t lose a game in which he stayed on the pitch for 90 minutes. Koscielny has missed four of Arsenal’s last nine league outings but is believed to be making progress behind the scenes. .......Read more here.....
May 16, 2017 by
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscienly has been struggling with injury for quite some time now and the French international has moved on to reveal the true extent of his Achilles problem.
Koscielny was diagnosed with chronic tendinitis in both feet during an international break in 2014 by the French Football Federation and the 31-year-old has indeed suffered a couple of Achilles problems since although he did feature regularly for the good part of the past three years. .......Read more here.....
May 15, 2017 by
Arsenal host bottom of the table Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, in a game the Gunners simply have to win in order to keep alive their Champions League hopes.
The situation is now simple for the north London side, they have to win their two remaining games and hope Liverpool or Manchester City slip-up in their games.
Liverpool now have a four-point lead on the Gunners, but Arsene Wenger’s team have a game in hand on the Reds. City are three points ahead of Arsenal having played the same amount of games. Both the Gunners rivals have favourable games. .......Read more here.....
May 01, 2017 by
It’s as if Arsenal fans are in mood for more bad news following a comprehensive defeat at White Hart Lane, but there are growing reports that captain Laurent Koscielny could leave Emirates at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old defender has been one of the most reliable performers for Arsene Wenger’s side this season, during which he made 30 Premier League performances and another eight in the Champions League.
The experienced French international could end up leaving the north London side, however, after another season of failed expectations and constant failure to capture a league title. .......Read more here.....
April 28, 2017 by
This weekend is, of course, the north London derby, as Arsenal visit north London rivals Tottenham in a massive Premier League clash.
As always there has been combined teams and talk of who would get into whose team. However, Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal star Paul Merson reckons the only Arsenal player who would get into the Tottenham team is forward Alexis Sanchez.
In all honesty, it is hard to agree with Merse on this one. He can be an idiot at times, but I think he is pretty accurate in his assessment of this: Sanchez is probably the only Gunners player who would get in the Spurs team. .......Read more here.....
April 26, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a last-gasp 1-0 win over Leicester on Wednesday night to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive.
The visitors threatened goal first, as Marc Albrighton stole the ball off Granit Xhaka and cut the ball back to Jamie Vardy, who could only fire into the side-netting. The home side’s first real chance arrived on 16 minutes, as Kasper Schmeichel parried away a Francis Coquelin long-range effort. .......Read more here.....
April 18, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on Monday night, with goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil enough to seal the victory. It was by no means a pretty one, but as midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stated after the game they just needed a win.
Arsenal were not at their best and there was a slight nervousness about the Gunners, which is understandable because of their recent away form (four straight defeats).
However, in the end, the Gunners managed to grind out a win, in a fashion that they have struggled to do in the past. .......Read more here.....
April 16, 2017 by
On Monday night Arsenal will aim to revive their hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four when the Gunners visit Middlesbrough.
The home side are fighting a battle of their own at the bottom of the Premier League table. Steve Agnew’s side are currently 19th in the top-flight and six points away from safety.
However, the north east side still have hope as they have two games in hand on 17th place Hull City and a far superior goal difference. That hope may be slightly negated by the fact that their form has been terrible in recent months. .......Read more here.....
April 14, 2017 by
Some good news for Arsenal, finally.
The Gunners conclude this weekend’s fixture list with a trip to Middlesbrough on Monday night, looking for a swift return to winning ways after a humiliating 3-0 beating at Selhurst park.
Defeat to Crystal Palace has left Arsenal sitting in sixth place and looking rather likely to miss out on a top four finish.
Wenger’s men have collected 54 points from 30 games this season, and with only eight to go before the curtain drops, Gunners cannot afford another slip-up as they look to cut the seven-point deficit behind Manchester City in fourth. .......Read more here.....