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Manchester City step up chase for Alexis Sanchez 0

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denied that Chile international could be sold to Premier League rivals, but Manchester City are prepared to test his resolve by an enticing offer.

The Citizens are reportedly ready to submit a £50 million that would also include Belgium international Jason Denayer in order to convince Wenger to sell his most prized asset.

The French tactician was last year keen on a move for Denayer after what has been an overwhelmingly successful season with Galatasaray for the 21-year-old Belgium international.

Arsenal’s remaining fixtures may be favourable 0

Posted on May 08, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal kept their hopes alive of securing Champions League football on Sunday with a victory over a much-changed Manchester United team. There also seems to be little to fear from the Gunners remaining fixtures.

All four of the Gunners remaining fixtures are against teams with very little to play for this season. Arsene Wenger’s side face a trip to midtable Southampton on Wednesday night, before a trip to Stoke at the weekend and home games against Sunderland and Everton.

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.

Arsenal have left it too late to make the Champions League 0

Posted on April 27, 2017 by David Nugent

It has been common in recent seasons for Arsenal to make a successful late bid for a Champions League spot. However, this season they have left it slightly too late to make Europe’s elite competition.

There was massive relief on Wednesday night when the Gunners scraped a 1-0 at home against Leicester. The north London side needed an 87th-minute own goal to win the game against a stubborn Leicester side

The Foxes played more like last season’s Leicester than the one that has struggled for much the campaign. However, the Gunners just seem to lack ideas and the clash seemed to be heading for a stalemate until fortune, or Huth’s shoulder intervened.

Arsenal v Leicester Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 25, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive on Wednesday night as the Gunners host Leicester at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s side will head into the clash in good spirits after progressing to the FA Cup final at the weekend with a 2-1 extra-time win over Manchester City at Wembley.

The Gunners form has been mixed of late, but the side from north London won their last top-flight game 2-1 at struggling Middlesbrough. The win over City will restore some of the confidence in Arsenal.

Oxlade-Chamberlain shines as Arsenal reach FA Cup final 0

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been the Gunners’ standout star in 2017 and the English international impressed in Sunday’s FA Cup extra-time victory over Manchester City. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been operating as a right-sided wing-back due to the poor form of Hector Bellerin in recent weeks and was key in Arsenal coming from behind to reach the FA Cup final this weekend.

The 23-year-old played 105 minutes at Wembley Stadium and created more chances (3) than any his teammates, setting up Arsenal’s equaliser for Nacho Monreal. Oxlade-Chamberlain also made more dribbles (6) and whipped in eight crosses this weekend. While initially struggling at wing-back, he settled in the position and became influential in turning the tide on Pep Guardiola’s side.

Arsenal see-off Manchester City in extra-time 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are through to the FA Cup final after a 2-1 extra-time victory over Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

City offered the first threat on goal on three minutes, as Kevin de Bruyne dragged an effort wide of goal from distance. There was then a period of the two teams feeling each other out and the Gunners had their first attempt of the game just prior to the quarter of an hour mark.

Olivier Giroud’s header from inside the area was straight at Claudio Bravo. City went up the other end and Petr Cech was forced into tipping a David Silva header wide of goal.

Walcott 12/5 to score anytime in this afternoon’s FA Cup clash with Man City 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will be hoping he starts in today’s FA Cup semi-final match against Manchester City given his impressive record in past meetings, let alone this competition this season. The English international has been a thorn in the City side previously due to his excessive pace on the counter to catch the Sky Blues’ defence cold, and he could well strike again given how ruthless he’s been in the FA Cup so far.

Arsenal 6/4 to qualify for the FA Cup final 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to Wembley to face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final this afternoon, and are hoping they can continue their fine head-to-head record to seal their place in the competition’s final for the third season out of four. The Gunners have recently ended their poor run of form in the Premier League and are desperate for silverware which could see them get a result.

Monday’s win over Middlesbrough sees Arsenal with some momentum going into today’s encounter, although City boast consecutive victories ahead of the meeting. However, the Sky Blues have failed to win three of their last four games away from the Etihad Stadium so Arsenal aren’t major underdogs by any means.

How have the Gunners fared in past meetings with the Sky Blues? 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

This afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City will be the 10th time Arsenal and the Citizens have met in a competitive fixture since 2013, but how have the last nine meetings gone between the two sides?

Previous nine head-to-heads between Arsenal and Manchester City
in all competitions
(2/4/17) Premier League: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City
(18/12/16) Premier League: Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal
(8/5/16) Premier League: Manchester City 2-2 Arsenal
(21/12/15) Premier League: Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City
(18/1/15) Premier League: Manchester City 0-2 Arsenal
(13/9/14) Premier League: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City
(10/8/14) Community Shield: Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City
(29/3/14) Premier League: Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City
(14/12/13) Premier League: Manchester City 6-3 Arsenal



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