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Arsenal v Reading EFL Cup Preview 0

Posted on October 24, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Reading at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the EFL Cup, with the home side looking to get back to winning ways following a draw last time out.

The Gunners seven-game winning run came to an end last time out, as the Gunners drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium. There were positives to take from the game, though, as the side from north London have now kept clean sheets in six of their last seven games in all competitions.

Santi Cazorla could miss Capital One Cup clash 0

Posted on October 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could miss Tuesday’s Capital One Cup clash against Reading after manager Arsene Wenger admitted he was uncertain when the Spaniard will return. Cazorla was absent for Saturday’s goalless draw with Middlesbrough but Wenger revealed the talented playmaker might not be fit to feature against the Royals.

Arsenal couldn’t break down Middlesbrough without the Spanish international at the heart of the midfield on the weekend, and when asked if the Gunners missed Cazorla in the side, Wenger replied: “Yeah, of course. You miss always, of course, Cazorla. At home he is from deep midfield into the final third, his pass is always quick and accurate. Cazorla – I don’t really know (when he will return) because we have to see how he recovers on Monday.”

Wenger demands a response against Reading 0

Posted on October 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his side to bounce back in a positive way after being held to a goalless draw against Middlesbrough in Saturday’s Premier League clash. The Gunners saw their six-game winning streak ended this weekend at the hand of the newly-promoted North-East side, but have little time to dwell as they face Reading in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough: Cech the hero as the Gunners are frustrated by Boro 0

Posted on October 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal had goalkeeper Petr Cech to thank after a goalless stalemate against newly-promoted Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon, with the experienced shot-stopper called into action on a number of occasions as Arsenal were under the cosh.

Cech was called into action by Adama Traore and Gaston Ramirez but held firm to earn a clean sheet. Laurent Koscielny was forced into a match-saving tackle late in the game too as Middlesbrough caused Arsenal problems. The Gunners had a goal disallowed late in the game for offside, but manager Arsene Wenger won’t be happy with a wasted opportunity to go top of the Premier League.

Arsenal 2/7 to win against Middlesbrough 0

Posted on October 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Newly-promoted Middlesbrough are the next opponents at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal in the Premier League this afternoon, in a game that could well go the way of the in-form hosts given how much Boro have struggled in recent weeks.

Ahead of today’s meeting, Arsenal find themselves second in the Premier League table with 19 points from eight games, coming off the back of six consecutive wins. The Gunners have won three on the bounce on home soil in the league, and have beaten the likes of Southampton and Chelsea at the Emirates in recent weeks.

Arsenal injury update ahead of Middlesbrough clash 0

Posted on October 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are without eight players for their Premier League meeting with newly-promoted Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon, with Granit Xhaka (suspended), Chuba Akpom (back), Olivier Giroud (foot), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Per Mertesacker (knee), Carl Jenkinson (ACL), Danny Welbeck (meniscus) and Santi Cazorla (achilles) all out of action.

Santi Cazorla should be the first player back as his achilles injury wasn’t deemed too serious. The Spaniard was even reported to have completed a training session on the eve of the game which would suggest his omission this afternoon is merely a precaution. Fellow midfielder Aaron Ramsey is expected back in just over a week, having shown positive recovery signs from his hamstring injury.

Santi Cazorla could miss Saturday’s clash with Middlesbrough 0

Posted on October 21, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla could miss out on Saturday’s visit of Middlesbrough as he’s currently carrying a knock, as reported by the Metro. Cazorla came off around the hour mark in Wednesday’s 6-0 drubbing of Ludogorets in the Champions League, and may be forced to sit out this weekend.

“The only uncertainty I have is Santi Cazorla who got a kick,” said Wenger. It comes at a bad time as Arsenal aren’t blessed with many options in the middle of the park with Granit Xhaka also suspended. Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny are expected to start in deep-lying roles in Cazorla’s absence for this weekend’s meeting with newly-promoted Middlesbrough.

When will Lucas Perez get a run in the Arsenal side? 3

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Lucas Perez made two assists after coming off the bench in Wednesday’s 6-0 win against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, and is hoping for more opportunities in the future from manager Arsene Wenger. The 28-year-old, who was signed from Deportivo La Coruna in the summer, has made just one Premier League start for his new club with Alexis Sanchez’s outstanding form keeping him on the bench.

Calum Chambers will benefit from loan spell 0

Posted on August 31, 2016 by David Nugent

On Tuesday Arsenal’s young defender Calum Chambers joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan deal. A loan move for the youngster was mooted when it became apparent that the Gunners were on the verge of signing Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi.

Mustafi has now completed his big money move to north London from Valencia and that freed Chambers up to make a temporary move.

Youngster needs to play games

When Calum Chambers first arrived at Arsenal from Southampton for a fee in the region of £16million two years ago he was regarded as one for the future. However, he impressed in his first couple of months at the club, which in a way worked against him and raised expectations.

Would Neven Subotic be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 10, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal may rival Middlesbrough and Liverpool for Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic, as the Gunners look to strengthen their defensive options.

The club from north London have been linked with a number of defenders this summer and it seems that Subotic could be a prospective target this summer.

In-demand this summer

Subotic is a player in-demand this summer despite enduring a difficult couple of years for Dortmund. The 27-year-old made just six appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side last season and noises coming out of the German club suggest that they are desperate to sell the Serbian defender, as he is now regarded as the fifth choice centre-back at the club.

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