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Arsenal v Huddersfield Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 12, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal pays a fond farewell to veteran boss Arsene Wenger, as the Gunners travel to Huddersfield on the last day of the Premier League season.

The home side heads into the game on the back of consecutive creditable draws at Manchester City and Chelsea that were enough to seal the Terriers top-flight status for next season.

David Wagner’s side has achieved safety by scoring the second fewest goals in the Premier League, having scored just 28 goals this season. The Yorkshire side has also won just once in their last nine league outings, which is terrible form.

Leicester v Arsenal Premier League preview 0

Posted on May 08, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal plays their penultimate game under veteran boss Arsene Wenger, as the Gunners visit midtable Leicester.

Leicester already look to be on the beach after a terrible run of form ruled the Foxes out of finishing in the top seven and earning a Europa League qualifying spot.

Claude Puel’s team currently sits ninth-place in the table after a winless run of five games in the top-flight. To make matters worse the Foxes have suffered defeats in four of those aforementioned five winless games.

Hector Bellerin is done 0

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

At the age of just 23, you’d think that Hector Bellerin would be on the verge of reaching ‘world-class’ status based on the hype surrounding him over the last few years. Instead, the Spaniard seems to be backtracking in the worst way possible and after last night, we believe that he shouldn’t be seen in an Arsenal shirt for a very, very long time.

Arsenal seal progress in the Europa League 0

Posted on April 12, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow at the Arena CSKA on Thursday night in the Europa League quarter-finals second leg, to win 6-3 on aggregate in the tie.

CSKA Moscow made a strong start to the game without really troubling the Gunners backline. The first real attempt on goal arrived on 21 minutes, as Bistrovich sent a long-range effort well wide of goal.

The game finally saw a real threat on goal on 27 minutes. It all stemmed from Alan Dzagoev having a shot blocked by the Gunners defence. The ball fell to Danny Welbeck to released Alexandre Lacazette. The French striker just hesitated on the ball for too long and A. Berezutski managed to block the effort.

Arsenal record late win over Stoke City 0

Posted on April 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 3-0 victory over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon but did not break the deadlock until the last 15 minutes.

The visitors threatened first on four minutes, as Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri curled an effort just wide of goal from the edge of the area. Arsenal had their first effort on goal on 23 minutes.

Hector Bellerin’s cross found midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the area and the Welshman’s effort on goal looped over Jack Butland onto the bar. Six months later Jack Wilshere found Ramsey, whose shot on goal deflected wide. Centre-back Shkodran Mustafi headed the resulting corner kick right at Butland.

The two faces of Mesut Ozil – Germany and Arsenal 0

Posted on March 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Mesut Ozil is and always has been a polarising figure following his initial move to the Emirates. At first, his transfer was seen as a groundbreaking moment for the club as they were able to lure a world-class superstar to their team. Since then, however, a perceived lack of effort in addition to some inconsistent displays have left many to wonder whether or not the German is still a player of an extremely high calibre.

Hidden issues?

Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil to miss Europa League tie with Ostersunds 0

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that two key players will miss the London side’s Europa League second-leg against Ostersunds with the Premier League club holding a 3-0 lead following the first-leg.

Arsenal have been enduring a tough season as their Premier League campaign threatens to once again end without any Champions League football.

The London side are currently seven points short of Tottenham in fifth and eight behind Chelsea in fourth. With the top-four so hotly contested this season, Arsene Wenger’s men could not afford to lose ground on those above them.

Arsenal can afford to rest players on Thursday night 0

Posted on February 20, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has never changed his attitude towards team selections for cup games. He usually uses fringe players and young players in the likes of the League Cup and the Europa League.

However, last Thursday, Wenger decided to field a relatively strong side in the Gunners 3-0 win at Ostersunds in the Europa League first leg last 32 tie. The fact that Mesut Ozil started for the first time in Europe showed that Wenger knew the game was a tricky encounter.

A very comfortable lead

Paul Merson questions where the intensity of Arsenal’s front three was against Tottenham 0

Posted on February 17, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Paul Merson has questioned the intensity of Arsenal’s front three as they struggled to give Tottenham’s defence any kind of problems in their Premier League derby last weekend.

Arsenal fell to a hugely disappointing 1-0 loss at the hands of Tottenham on Saturday. Harry Kane was the only player to find the back of the net in the game as he outshone the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

The victory has seen Tottenham open up a seven-point lead over the Gunners, while Chelsea in fourth are eight points ahead of Arsene Wenger’s men.

Alex Iwobi says he is grateful to have the chance to play with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan 0

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Alex Iwobi has insisted that he is ‘grateful’ to play alongside the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil with Arsenal this season as the young star looks to help the Premier League side return to the Champions League this season.

Arsenal were able to claim a very comfortable win in the Europa League on Thursday evening. Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil netted for the Gunners while Ostersunds’ Sotirios Papagiannopoulos scored an own goal to complete the 3-0 scoreline.



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