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Barcelona record comfortable win over Arsenal 0

Posted on March 16, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal were defeated 3-1 by Barcelona on Wednesday night in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League clash, which means the north London side exited the competition 5-1 on aggregate.

The Gunners had the first shot on goal on three minutes, as Danny Welbeck saw an effort on-goal blocked by Javier Mascherano. The visitors also had the next shot on goal on ten minutes. Mesut Ozil curled an effort from 25 yards out wide of Marc Ter-Stegen’s goal.

Arsenal’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny fired an effort wide of goal from 25 yards out went wide of Ter Stegen’s far post on 15 minutes.

Messi double downs the Gunners 0

Posted on February 23, 2016 by David Nugent

Despite battling bravely Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 first leg at the Emirates Stadium, as Lionel Messi scored a second half brace.

Arsenal had the first attempt on goal on eight minutes, as Aaron Ramsey saw an effort on goal by Javier Mascherano. The Gunners had the second attempt on goal on 22 minutes. Mesut Ozil cut the ball back to Hector Bellerin whose effort was blocked by a Barcelona defender, only for the ball to fall to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the winger shot straight at Marc Ter-Stegen.

Arsenal v Barcelona Champions League Preview 0

Posted on February 22, 2016 by David Nugent

Premier League Arsenal host European champions Barcelona at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in the Champions League last-16 first leg. It seems the Premier League club faces a difficult challenge in making the quarter-finals against the formidable Catalans.

Arsenal made hard work of qualifying for the knockout stages after suffering defeats against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos in their opening group games. However they made it through to the last 16 by winning their last two games at home to Zagreb and away at Olympiakos.

A standard season for Arsenal really 0

Posted on December 15, 2015 by David Nugent

It seems that not much changes at Arsenal. It seems every season the Gunners look like Premier League title contenders, but then miss out while going out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage.

The inevitably difficult draw that saw the Gunners paired with European champions Barcelona was the price the Gunners had to play for complacency in the group stage. Like every season though, the journey may have been different, but the destination is likely to be the same.

Unlikely to qualify

Barcelona linked with Theo Walcott move 0

Posted on November 02, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, reigning European and Spanish champions Barcelona are considering a sensational move to sign Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott.

The Catalan giants are currently in the midst of a transfer embargo which expires in January and have a list of potential transfer targets. It is believed that Walcott is on that list and Luis Enrique could be looking to add the former-Southampton player to their squad.

Walcott was enjoying a decent, if not unspectacular run in the Arsenal first team prior to picking-up a calf injury last week in the 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat against Sheffield Wednesday. He will be sidelined to after the next international break.

Arsenal eying up Barcelona teenager 0

Posted on July 05, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal have made an enquiry about the availability of Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi. Munir is highly-rated by the European champions and any club attempting to sign the youngster on a permanent basis are likely to come up against resistance.

Munir broke into the Barcelona team at the start of last season and the 19-year-old went on to impress for the Catalan giants. Despite that bright start he struggled for first team action in the Catalan capital due to the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Barcelona attack.

Arsenal linked with Barcelona star 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph and reports from Spain, Arsenal are once again interested in signing Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez.

It is being reported that Arsenal have been in touch with the forward’s agent about the possibility of the Spanish international heading to north London this summer.

Pedro has only recently signed a new deal with the Catalan club that expires in 2019 and contains a release clause of £110million. Despite signing that new contract Pedro’s future at the European champions is still in doubt.

Liverpool there for the taking for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 19, 2014 by David Nugent

On Sunday Arsenal visit Liverpool’s Anfield, which is not traditionally an easy ground to visit for opposition teams. The Gunners suffered a 5-1 drubbing at the famous old ground last season that seriously derailed their Premier League title hopes.


However, this Liverpool side is a far less potent outfit than the one who blow away the Gunners in last season’s encounter. They no longer have their dynamic striking duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front for a start and look far less threatening this campaign.


Aaron Ramsey still the main man for Arsenal 0

Posted on August 17, 2014 by David Nugent

Last summer Arsenal brought in Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for a club record fee of around £42.5million. The former-Werder Bremen star was expected to be the star of the show at the Emirates.

While Ozil enjoyed a solid, if not spectacular start to life in north London last season, Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey was on fire in the first half of the season. Ramsey’s start to the season was indicative of the Gunners superb start to last season, minus that opening day home defeat against Aston Villa of course.


Should Arsenal be competing for Loic Remy? 6

Posted on July 19, 2014 by David Nugent

According to reports on Sky Sports, Liverpool has agreed a fee of around £8.5million for QPR and France striker Loic Remy. The former-Marseille striker was previously heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.


For that sort of fee the striker seems right up Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s street and the fact that he is also French normally appeals to the Gunners boss. It is surprising that the Gunners have not yet made a move.


Loic Remy has to be considered a consistent Premier League goalscorer. While on-loan at Newcastle the striker scored 14 Premier League goals and also got three assists in 26 appearances for the Magpies.

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