July 10, 2018 by
According to reports from the German press, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is set to retire from international duty with Germany following a disastrous World Cup in Russia.
Went go into the tournament in a negative frame of mind
Ozil and Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup, as both have Turkish heritage. This meeting did not go down well with anybody in Germany.
In fact, some fans and observers claimed that the pair should be omitted from the squad for the World Cup, as they believed that the visit showed the players lacked commitment to Die Mannschaft’s cause. .......Read more here.....
June 15, 2018 by
Verdict: Germany win
Best Odds: 1/2
On Sunday afternoon, world champions Germany will start the defence of their title as they face Mexico in Group F of the World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium.
Germany cruised through qualifying with a perfect record. No team scored more than Die Mannschaft’s goal tally of 43 in European qualifying. At the other end of the pitch, they conceded just four times.
The team ranked first team in the world will be looking to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to retain the World Cup. .......Read more here.....
June 07, 2018 by
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is struggling to be fit for Germany’s World Cup opener on June 17th against Mexico after picking up a knee injury in a friendly game against Austria last weekend.
The attacking midfielder scored in the 2-1 win over their neighbours. However, he was substituted on 76 minutes. Ozil has been training away from his Die Mannschaft teammates and missed Tuesday media day.
Reportedly, the 29-year-old is also still suffering from a long-standing back problem that saw him miss games for Arsenal last season. .......Read more here.....
June 06, 2018 by
For anybody who has seen Arsenal play in the last season or two, or even longer than that, it has been impossible not to perceive where the main problems lie, as well as the place where only a tweak or two would do just fine. Going forward, there is very little you could pinpoint as wrong, especially in the Premier League towards the end of the season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on great form since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund. .......Read more here.....
May 12, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
May 08, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
May 04, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
April 12, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
April 01, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
March 25, 2018 by
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? .......Read more here.....