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Shock horror as Arsene Wenger changes his tactics! 0

Posted on April 18, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on Monday night, with goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil enough to seal the victory. It was by no means a pretty one, but as midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stated after the game they just needed a win.

Arsenal were not at their best and there was a slight nervousness about the Gunners, which is understandable because of their recent away form (four straight defeats).

However, in the end, the Gunners managed to grind out a win, in a fashion that they have struggled to do in the past.

Arsenal record hard-fought victory at Middlesbrough 0

Posted on April 17, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal ended a run of four straight away defeats in the Premier League by winning 2-1 at Middlesbrough on Monday, courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Middlesbrough had the first attempt on goal on four minutes, as Grant Leadbitter fired a long-range effort just wide of Petr Cech’s far post. Boro’s Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo was the next one to have a go at goal, firing well wide of Cech’s goal from long-range.

Wrong time for Ozil to talk about his contract 0

Posted on April 14, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal’s Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil, it is the wrong time to talk about his contract situation. Instead, the German wants to concentrate on the Gunners quest for a top-four finish this season.

Arsenal all that’s important

Talking ahead of Monday’s visit to Middlesbrough Ozil told Sky Sports: “I think at the moment it would be wrong to really think about that, to go ahead and look at that.

“At the moment the team we’re having a more difficult spell and at this stage, I’m not important and no other player is important. What’s important is the club.

Ozil “can’t say” he will stay if Arsenal miss out on Champions League football 0

Posted on April 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil admitted his stay at the Emirates Stadium could depend on whether the club finish in a Champions League spot or not this season. The German international has stalled contract talks with the Gunners, reportedly rejecting £280K-a-week offered from the club but says he will wait until the summer before making a decision, waiting for their final standing in the Premier League before committing his future or requesting a move.

Arsenal beat West Ham to enhance top-four chances 0

Posted on April 05, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a crucial 3-0 victory over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night to aid the Gunners hopes of Champions League qualification.

Arsenal had the first effort on goal on four minutes, as Alexis Sanchez hit an effort from 35 yards out that went high and wide of goal.

The Hammers hit back with their own attack on nine minutes. Manuel Lanzini hit a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area that missed the target by a yard. A few minutes later the Hammers had another attempt on the Arsenal goal. Mark Noble found some space just inside the area and saw his go just wide of the left-hand post.

Mesut Ozil complains about being ‘singled out’ in Arsenal criticism 1

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Milos Markovic

To be fair and square, and completely honest, Arsenal did receive their great share of criticism this season.

Most of it was well-deserved as fans had been put through a devastating campaign which is threatening to become the worst one in the Premier League era for the North London club.

Arsenal have suffered a humiliating Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, who won 10-2 on aggregate, whereas the Gunners are also losing pace in the run for the top four spot in the Premier League.

Manchester United eying-up Arsenal pair 0

Posted on March 29, 2017 by David Nugent

Manchester United are monitoring the situations of Arsenal pair Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Metro.

The reports suggest that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is looking at adding to his midfield options in the summer, with Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ozil being two players of interest to the Portuguese boss.

Never really nailed down a first team spot

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for all his supposed potential has never really nailed down a spot in the Gunners starting line-up. He has been in and out of the team in recent years and despite the Gunners not always thriving has struggled to get in the team on a regular basis.

Mesut Ozil contract situation to be resolved ‘soon’ 0

Posted on March 27, 2017 by David Nugent

For a long time now the talk about Arsenal has been about whether boss Arsene Wenger would stay at the club this summer or whether Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will decide to stay. It would seem unthinkable that the latter two will both leave.

However, with the months ticking down on the pair’s contracts, it seems more likely that they will be sold on in the summer.

Talks planned soon

Ozil has now stated that gave an indication that he will decide his future in the near future by telling German newspaper Die Welt: “Do you think Arsene Wenger tells the journalists [about my future] before he tells me? I know him differently.

Arsenal cannot afford to lose Sanchez and Ozil 0

Posted on March 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been accused of not wanting to spend the clubs money. Yet two of the players he has spent big money on in recent seasons, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez could well be leaving the club in the summer. Both players will have just 12 months left on their contracts in north London.

The announcement by Wenger that the club are going to leave the contract negotiations until the summer suggests that the pair could be on the verge of leaving the club.

They are special players

Sanchez and Ozil contracts to wait until the summer 0

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed contract talks with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be in the summer. The two players have less than 18 months left on their respective deals and have stalled on extensions thus far. It was believed Arsenal failed to meet their demands but Sanchez and Ozil might now wait for the season to finish before deciding to commit their future.

Arsenal risk missing out on Champions League football for the first time in Wenger’s tenure at the club, which would almost certainly see the world-class duo leave this summer. And the Gunners boss admitted being unable to come to an agreement with the pair. “At the moment we have not got an agreement,” he said.

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