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Laurent Koscielny opens up on daily treatment of Achilles issue 0

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Milos Markovic

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.

Arsenal v Sunderland Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 15, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Laurent Koscielny linked with Arsenal exit 0

Posted on May 01, 2017 by Milos Markovic

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.

Would any Arsenal players get into the Tottenham team? 0

Posted on April 28, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Arsenal record last-gasp win over Leicester 0

Posted on April 26, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Shock horror as Arsene Wenger changes his tactics! 0

Posted on April 18, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Middlesbrough v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 16, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Arsenal receive injury boost ahead of Boro game 0

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Milos Markovic

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.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 09, 2017 by David Nugent

On Monday night two teams in desperate need of points meet at Selhurst Park, as Crystal Palace host Arsenal in the Premier League.

Palace are still very much in the relegation scrap lying 16th in the Premier League table, just three points clear of 18th place Swansea, although the Eagles do have two games in hand on the struggling Swans.

The Eagles form has not been awful of late, as a 3-1 defeat last time out at Southampton actually ended a four-game winning run that saw Sam Allardyce’s team climb towards safety.

Koscielny picks up head injury in friendly defeat to Spain 0

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny had an eventful outing for the France national team against Spain, giving away a penalty and clashing heads as Les Blues suffered a 2-0 defeat at home. However, the Gunners defender isn’t thought to have sustained any lasting damage that could rule him out of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.

In Arsenal’s recent slump, Koscielny has been key to keeping the defence somewhat together. His absence in the Champions League saw the side crumble in both legs of their last-16 tie with Bayern Munich, and the form of partner Shkodran Mustafi has been disappointing alongside him in 2017. Mertesacker is waiting in the wings but is short on match fitness while the athletic Gabriel is error-prone at centre-back.



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