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Mesut Ozil at his creative best in Tuesday’s win against Sunderland 0

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil impressed in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over already-relegated Sunderland, creating more chances, being fouled the most times, making more touches and whipping in more crosses than any of his teammates. The former Real Madrid man has come in for a lot of criticism for his inconsistent form this season but showed he’s still fight for Arsenal’s top-four hopes in the run-in.

Will all be forgiven if Arsenal finishes in the fourth-place? 0

Posted on May 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are back in the hunt again for Champions League football for next season. A 4-1 win at Stoke on Saturday evening kept the Gunners in the running for a place in Europe’s elite competition. A lot hinges on Liverpool’s visit to West Ham later today.

However, the Merseysiders failing to win in the capital will give Arsenal the advantage in the race for a top-four finish this season. The question is will Arsene Wenger and his team be forgiven if the Gunners make the top-four?

A change of system responsible for upturn in fortunes

Gunners record vital win in the Potteries 0

Posted on May 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal kept their hopes of Champions League qualification for next season alive with a 4-1 win at Stoke City on Saturday evening.

Arsenal had the first real threat on goal on five minutes, as Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland saved well at the feet of Alexis Sanchez. The referee’s assistant raised the flag anyway, so the effort would not have counted, but nevertheless a good save from the ‘keeper.

The Gunners threatened again on nine minutes. Mesut Ozil floated a corner into the area that Shkodran Mustafi glanced towards goal, only for Butland to tip over the bar superbly.

Mesut Ozil opens up on Arsenal future 0

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal playmaker’s future with Gunners has been the hot topic over the past couple of months, but Mesut Ozil has played down talks about possible departure at the end of the season.

The Germany international has endured a mixed season with Arsenal, which saw his efforts get heavily criticized on more than one occasion once again.

Arsene Wenger’s charges have been struggling to find pace and catch up the leading pack in the Premier League this season, whereas their international exploits culminated with an embarrassing Champions League elimination at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Everton star on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on May 09, 2017 by Milos Markovic

According to reports coming from the Daily Mail, Arsenal have joined the chase for Everton star midfielder Ross Barkley.

The Gunners are thought to be prepared to rival Tottenham Hotspur in bid to land the highly-rated 23-year-old England international, who is tipped to leave Everton at the end of the season.

Barkley only has one year left in his current deal with the Toffees and is reportedly unsure over his future with the club. The midfielder was dropped from the first team in a match against Swansea on Saturday and appears to be well aware of the fact Everton would be willing to sell him if he refuses to sign a new deal with the Goodison-based outfit.

Mesut Ozil in shock Barcelona link 1

Posted on May 03, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Again.

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has unsurprisingly emerged as a summer transfer target for Spanish giants Barcelona, who are once again linked with the German genius following the winter flirtations.

The 28-year-old Mesut Ozil is about to head into the final twelve months of his Arsenal deal, but the latest developments at the club have sparked plenty of rumours linking the German international with a summer swoop away from Emirates.

Mesut Ozil made 38 appearances for Gunners this season, adding 11 goals and providing as many assists along the way, but the German has repeatedly been on the receiving end of criticism throughout the season as well.

Arsenal’s concern at offering Ozil big money contract 0

Posted on May 02, 2017 by David Nugent

The Arsenal hierarchy are concerned about meeting Mesut Ozil’s wage demands of £300,000 a week according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners have been worried about the German playmaker leaving the club in the summer, as his current contract of £140,000 per-week is set to expire in just over a year’s time.

However, it is being reported that Arsenal are now concerned about increasing his wages, as his performances have been poor of late.

Criticism of his displays of late

Ozil’s performances have been poor of late for the Gunners. He was virtually invisible in the north London derby defeat to Tottenham. For much of the campaign, he has struggled for any consistency.

Arsenal’s derby display worrying 0

Posted on May 01, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s display in the 2-0 north London derby defeat at neighbours Tottenham on Sunday was a worrying one. Not only did the team seem to lack quality, they seemed to lack heart and desire, which is unacceptable in a derby match.

It is hard to say, but the Gunners outclassed by their neighbours. However, the Tottenham players just seemed to want the win more than Arsene Wenger’s side. The first half was relatively even, but the home side could have been two goals up by half-time.

FA Cup win should not paper over the cracks for Arsenal 1

Posted on April 24, 2017 by David Nugent

So, Arsenal are in the final of the FA Cup and will take on Chelsea. The Gunners making it to the final has the potential to raise a big question. If Arsene Wenger’s side somehow won the trophy and managed a top four finish would this be a successful season for Arsenal?

Arsenal, of course, would still have to beat Chelsea in the final at Wembley. It would also mean the Gunners closing a gap of seven points on fourth-place Manchester City or a nine-point gap on third-place Liverpool.

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.



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