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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.

Arsenal cruise past Ostersunds in the Europa League 0

Posted on February 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Swedish side Ostersunds on Thursday evening in the Europa League first knockout stage first leg.

The first chance of the game fell to Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck on eight minutes, as the England international headed wide from close-range at the far post. Two minutes later, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from the edge of the box blocked by an Ostersunds defender, while Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny also saw an effort on goal blocked.

The Gunners took the lead on 13 minutes. Ostersunds goalkeeper Keita fumbled an Alex Iwobi shot, only for Nacho Monreal to follow in and score from six yards out. Three minutes later, Keita parried an 18-yard powerful effort from Mkhitaryan.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan claims Mesut Ozil is the best number 10 in the world 0

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has claimed that his new teammate Mesut Ozil is the best number 10 in the world, with the two looking to form a lethal partnership as Arsenal chase a top-four spot in one of the most competitive Premier League seasons to date.

Arsenal fell to a hugely damaging 1-0 loss at the hands of Tottenham last weekend as their Premier League campaign took yet another blow.

Harry Kane rose highest to score the only goal of the game as the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to repeat the Englishman’s feat.

Arsenal could sell Welbeck and Ramsey this summer 1

Posted on February 06, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal may be forced to sell forward Danny Welbeck and midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the summer. Both players’ contracts have just 18 months left to run.

The fact that German playmaker Mesut Ozil recently signed a deal worth £350,000 per week has led to fears that the new wage structure within the club may cause rifts within the squad.

Avoid mistakes of the past

Arsenal are keen to keep Ramsey. They have opened talks with the Welsh international over a new deal with the club. However, the midfielder is currently on £110,000 per week. He is likely to demand a big pay rise, especially after the recent change in the clubs wage structure.

Hector Bellerin claims Mesut Ozil can be like a new signing 0

Posted on February 05, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Hector Bellerin has claimed that Mesut Ozil can be like a new signing for Arsenal after the German put pen to paper on an extension to his deal with the Premier League club putting an end to the speculation surrounding his future.

Arsenal were in fine form on Saturday as they dismantled Everton in a 5-1 win. The Toffees were no match for the Gunners as they were not given a chance to get into the match. Aaron Ramsey struck a hat-trick, while Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rounded off the scoring.

Ex-Dortmund pair shines on home debuts for Arsenal 0

Posted on February 04, 2018 by David Nugent

The January transfer window was a successful one for Arsenal. The signings of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked to be shrewd ones by Arsene Wenger.

The pair made their home Premier League debuts in the Gunners 5-1 demolition of Everton on Saturday evening. Both had big impacts on their maiden home games for the north London team.

Impressive contributions from both

Aubameyang came straight into the starting line-up despite the fight that the striker was supposedly ill. The Gabon international displaced France star Alexandre Lacazette and did what he did best by scoring on his debut, although replays showed that the striker was in an offside position.

Mesut Ozil has his say on his contract extension 0

Posted on February 01, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Mesut Ozil has extended his contract with Arsenal until 2021 as the German finally put pen to paper on an extension, and the German has had his say on his decision.

Arsenal have overseen quite a positive transfer window this January. Alexis Sanchez sealed his move away from the club as he chose to make the switch to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. He had been linked with a move to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, but this move did not ever materialise, and he now dons the red of United instead.

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