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Sead Kolasinac should play at left wing-back for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 05, 2017 by David Nugent

In a month where everything seemed to go wrong for Arsenal, summer signing Sead Kolasinac won the Gunners Player of the Month.

In truth, there were slim pickings among the Gunners players for the award. However, the former Schalke player managed to win the award, despite only playing in two of the team’s three league games this season.

The fans vote was maybe a vote of no confidence in the players that appeared in the 4-0 hammering at Liverpool, than a vote of confidence for the Bosnia and Herzegovina star.

Made a mixed start to his Arsenal career

Stoke v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 18, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening Arsenal travel to Stoke’s Bet365 Stadium in the Premier League, with the Gunners hoping to make it two wins out of two in the English top-flight.

Stoke endured a mixed pre-season campaign after losing star winger Marko Arnautovic to West Ham. An opening day 1-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park added to the Potters woes.

Mark Hughes sides have won just one of their last six games in the English top-flight. The Potters have also lost seven of their last 11 league games.

Granit Xhaka can be a creative force from central midfield 0

Posted on August 14, 2017 by David Nugent

I asked whether Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka would experience a better campaign this time around in an article last month. The midfielder has already played a key part in the Gunners picking up points. He produced two assists in Arsenal’s 4-3 home win in their Premier League opener.

Essentially Xhaka is supposedly a defensive midfielder. However, as I have stated previously he is not just your typical central midfield destroyer. The former Monchengladbach star does also have a creative and skilful side to his game.

Close to matching his assist record from last season

Oliver Giroud is Arsenal’s super sub 0

Posted on August 12, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal enthralling 4-3 win over Leicester on Friday night in the opening game of the campaign was notable for many things, Arsenal’s lack of defensive solidity, Granit Xhaka producing two assists and Arsenal winning the opening game of the campaign for just the second time in the last eight seasons.

However, for me, the most notable aspect of the game was the fact that French striker Olivier Giroud came off the bench and scored the 85th-minute winner. It was not the first time he has pulled off the trick in recent seasons.

Arsenal v Leicester Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 10, 2017 by David Nugent

On Friday night, Arsenal kick-off their Premier League campaign by hosting Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners head into the campaign in optimistic mood having beaten champions Chelsea on penalty kicks in the Community Shield last time out. Summer signings striker Alexandre Lacazette and defender Sead Kolasinac looked to have bedded into the team nicely.

The team from north London have enjoyed a generally a mixed pre-season. However, the Gunners will expect to pick up three points in this Premier League opener. Leicester have a terrible record against Arsenal, as the Foxes have won just one of the last 33 meetings between the two teams.

Arsenal can still defeat Leicester without Sanchez and Ozil 0

Posted on August 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Chilean international Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Arsenal’s opening Premier League game on Friday night. German international playmaker Mesut Ozil is also a major doubt for the clash with the Foxes. Both players missed the recent Community Shield win over Chelsea.

Speculation persists about Sanchez’s future, despite Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger stating that the forward will stay with the north London club this summer. An abdominal strain has ruled the Chilean out of the clash with Leicester, a game the Gunners are odds of 1/ 2 to win.

Arsenal have Dembele bid rejected 0

Posted on August 04, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal have had a big money bid for Dortmund’s highly-rated winger Ousmane Dembele. The 20-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in the European game. It seems the Gunners are one of the teams hoping to sign the winger.

Arsenal are reportedly still in talks to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. However, a deal still does not seem close. Dembele looks to be a viable alternative, although the 20-year-old is attracting attention from elsewhere.

A very good debut campaign at Dortmund

Would Riyad Mahrez be a good signing for Arsenal? 2

Posted on July 24, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Leicester City have decided to drop their asking price for Algerian international winger Riyad Mahrez to £40million. The 26-year-old handed in a transfer request earlier this summer and is expected to leave the Midlands club before the transfer window shuts.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Italian club Roma are all reportedly interested in signing Mahrez this summer in a big money deal. The Gunners had been linked with a move for the skilful star last summer, but he decided to sign a new deal with the then-champions.

Mahrez an alternative to Thomas Lemar

Arsenal may turn to Mahrez instead of Monaco star 0

Posted on July 05, 2017 by David Nugent

With the arrival of striker Alexandre Lacazette set to be announced imminently, Arsenal are expected to now step up their bid to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

The French champions are understandably not keen on selling the youngster and have resisted any interest in the winger’s services so far this summer. In fact, Arsenal were reported to have had a bid of around £30m rejected last month. Monaco are attempting to ward off the Gunners interest by raising their asking price.

Lemar is regarded as one of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s main transfer targets this summer. The winger would add pace and direct running to the Gunners attack.

Who would be a better signing for Arsenal, Mahrez or Rodriguez? 2

Posted on June 11, 2017 by David Nugent

As we all know Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not like putting his hand in his pocket when it comes to spending the clubs money. Last summer he did spend big money on Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka.

However, the rumour mill has now well and truly kicked in and Arsenal are being linked with some top players. Two of those players are Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, who would both no doubt add something to the Gunners team for next season.

Would reportedly cost similar fees



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