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Chelsea and Arsenal finishes all square 0

Posted on January 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

The home side had the first attempt on goal after just two minutes, as Alvaro Morata tried to poke an effort in at the near post. However, the Spanish striker could only find the side-netting.

The next attempt on goal did not come until the 20th minute when Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dragged a long-range free-kick wide of goal. Two minutes later the visitors hit the Blues on the counter-attack, Jack Wilshere feeding the ball to Alexandre Lacazette, who fires wide of Chelsea’s near post.

Chelsea v Arsenal League Cup semi-final preview 0

Posted on January 09, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal travel to London rivals Chelsea for the League Cup semi-final first leg.

Chelsea will be hoping to gain the initiative in this tie in the first leg at Stamford Bridge. The Blues clashed with Arsenal just last week, in a game that ended 2-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

Since then Antonio Conte’s side produced a rather listless display at Norwich on Sunday in the FA Cup third round and were held to a goalless draw by the Canaries. However, Blues boss Conte had rotated his squad in order for his star players to be fit for this clash.

Arsenal were complacent against Forest 0

Posted on January 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rotated his squad for the Gunners surprise 4-2 defeat at managerless Championship side Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup. This is a norm for the veteran French boss when it comes to cup competitions.

Wenger has always prioritised, with the likes of the League Cup and Europa League used to field fringe and young players. That is exactly what Wenger did on Sunday at Forest. In all honesty, the team that started probably should have had enough to beat the Tricky Trees.

Shambolic defensive display

Arsenal 6/1 to win the Carabao Cup after Nketiah brace against Norwich 0

Posted on October 25, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal seemingly did not want to make it through their Carabao Cup tie against Norwich on Tuesday night. For much of the game, Arsenal struggled to break down the Canaries. The Championship side also enjoyed some good spells during the 90 minutes.

With the likes of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere failing to make the breakthrough it fell to 18-year-old substitute Eddie Nketiah to be the hero. The striker making his home debut rescued the north London side with an equaliser five minutes from time.

Young striker helps Arsenal into Carabao Cup quarter-finals 0

Posted on October 24, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal had young substitute Eddie Nketiah to thank for progression past Norwich in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, as the youngster scored twice to seal a 2-1 extra-time win for the Gunners.

The first attempt on goal arrived on six minutes, as Olivier Giroud looped a header straight into the hands of Gunn’s arms. Arsenal started to assert themselves on the game and on the 15th minute the Gunners had an effort on goal, as Alex Iwobi fired over the bar from 25 yards out.

Arsenal v Norwich League Cup Preview 0

Posted on October 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup fourth round, as the Gunners look to avoid a potential banana skin.

The north London side head into the clash in good spirits after a 5-2 win at Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The win came on the back of unconvincing performances and results against Watford and Crvena Zvezda.

Despite some disappointing displays of late, the Gunners have a very good home record at the Emirates Stadium. In fact, Arsene Wenger’s side have won their last 11 competitive games on home soil.

Arsenal v West Brom Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 24, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host West Brom at the Emirates on Monday night, as the Gunners look to continue their positive momentum in the Premier League.

Arsenal heads into this clash on the back of a 1-0 win over League One Doncaster in the League Cup in midweek. However, it was a 0-0 draw at champions Arsenal last time out in the Premier League that will send the Gunners out in good spirits.

Arsene Wenger’s side are now four games unbeaten in all competitions, having recorded three victories. The latest wins have certainly lifted the doom and gloom slightly of the fans.

Arsenal odds of 11/2 to win the League Cup after Doncaster win 0

Posted on September 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal and boss Arsene Wenger have treated the League Cup as a testing ground for fringe players and youngsters in recent years. The Gunners have suffered for their experimentation with early exits a number of times in recent years.

However, on Wednesday the Gunners made it into the fourth round of the competition with a 1-0 home win over Doncaster. In truth, the Gunners should have put the game to bed in the first half, but in the last 20 minutes, the League One visitors came close to taking the game into extra time.

Not a priority for Arsenal

Arsenal squeeze past Doncaster in the League Cup 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal made it through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday, with a Theo Walcott goal enough to ensure progress to the next round.

The visitors came close to taking the lead virtually straight from the kick-off. The ball was launched forward and Kongolo hit an effort from around 25 yards out that David Ospina had to get down low to save.

The home side went up the other end soon afterwards. Mohamed Elneny played the ball into the box for Theo Walcott. The winger beat his defender before attempting to fire back across Ian Lawlor, only for the Rovers goalkeeper to save the effort with his legs.

Arsenal v Doncaster Carabao Cup Preview 0

Posted on September 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal return to action on Wednesday night, as the Gunners host League One Doncaster Rovers at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Arsenal’s results have improved of late and spirits have lifted slightly at the club following the team’s recent performances. Wins against Bournemouth and Koln were followed up by a creditable 0-0 draw at London rivals and champions Chelsea on Sunday.

The draw means the Gunners are now unbeaten in their last three games in all competitions. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not usually take the League Cup seriously, but will not want his side to lose any momentum built up by their positive results of late.



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