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Arsenal star set for a return to former club 0

Posted on April 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Spanish striker Lucas Perez is set for a summer return to former club Deportivo La Coruna, according to the Daily Star.

Lucas only arrived at Arsenal last summer from Deportivo for a reported fee of around £17million. The Gunners snatched the striker out of the grasp of Premier League rivals Everton.

However, Lucas has failed to get much of a chance in north London and it seems he could make a loan move back to his former club.

Struggled for starts at Arsenal

Could Olivier Giroud start against Middlesbrough? 0

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been on the periphery of the squad all season, making the majority of his appearances from the substitutes’ bench. The French international is behind the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order, but has a chance of returning to the starting XI in Monday’s clash with Middlesbrough given his physical superiority.

Giroud has scored and created 12 goals in 826 minutes in the Premier League this season, capitalising on his greater strength in the penalty area and his cool head to finish in tight confines. He doesn’t have the same athleticism as Sanchez or Welbeck, but Middlesbrough’s deep, defensive style will mean such pace won’t threaten the North-East outfit.

Will Giroud stay at Arsenal this summer? 0

Posted on April 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was given 16 minutes from the bench in Wednesday’s win over West Ham United, and has made just one Premier League start for the Gunners since January. And with reports suggesting the French international has been contacted by a club in the French Ligue 1, could Giroud be on his way out this summer?

Given the former Montpellier centre-forward has largely spent the season as a substitute, Arsenal might not stand in his way if he seeks an exit in the summer. Giroud has scored a respectable nine goals in 793 minutes of Premier League football but finds himself below the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck in the striker pecking order.

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.

Koscielny, Giroud linked with France return 0

Posted on April 04, 2017 by Milos Markovic

One of the most respected media outlets in France – L’Equipe – has come forward with reports that return to Ligue 1 could be on the cards for Arsenal pair, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud.

Laurent Koscielny had to come off at half-time of Arsenal’s draw with Manchester City this weekend and the latest information suggest that Arsenal defended is facing a long-term layoff due to a ‘serious’ Achilles problem.

In the meantime, the injured defender who has been in fine form for Gunners this season appears to be featuring in Olympique Marseille’s transfer plans for the next season. Ligue 1 outfit is apparently prepared to invest as much as €100 million in order to strengthen and rebuild their squad.

Are Arsenal regretting giving Giroud a contract extension? 0

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has found himself subsidiary at the club his season and was given just 25 minutes of playing time in Saturday’s defeat to West Bromwich Albion. The French international has made just one start in the Premier League since January, and with the club extending his deal that month for another two years, will they be regretting the decision?

Giroud has a fantastic scoring record in 2016/17 despite being low down on the pecking order, scoring eight goals in seven league starts. He’s made 12 substitute appearances, being left out entirely against Hull City last month, and is now behind Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck in the manager’s reckoning. But surprisingly he was offered a contract extension in January, meaning it’s unlikely he would be sold in the summer.

Arsenal hammer Lincoln to book FA Cup semi-final place 0

Posted on March 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal avoided potential embarrassment on Saturday evening, as the Gunners hammered National League side 5-0 in the quarter-final of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium.

The visitors started in a spirited manner. However, it was the home side that had the first attempt on goal ten minutes. Hector Bellerin crossed to Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the area, only for the Welshman to side-foot an effort wide of goal.

The Gunners came close to taking the lead on 14 minutes, as Theo Walcott’s volley from the edge of the area was tipped onto the post by Lincoln goalkeeper Paul Farman.

Could Giroud return to France this summer? 0

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly being targeted by French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille ahead of a potential move at the end of the season. The Gunners centre-forward has been second-choice in attack this season due to Alexis Sanchez’s fine form in the role, and may consider his future with the Londoners as a result.

While not showing any public discontent in the lack of starts for Arsenal this campaign, Giroud may seek regular playing time with another club as it doesn’t appear he will be getting himself back into the side any time soon. He’s been effective from the substitutes’ bench, however, scoring an impressive 11 goals in all competitions in 2016/17, but reports suggest he’s weighing up his options.

Arsenal v Hull Premier League Preview 0

Posted on February 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to get back to winning ways as the Gunners host relegation-threatened Hull City in the Premier League’s early kick-off on Saturday.

Arsenal have suffered back-to-back defeats in the Premier League, the last of which came at league leaders 3-1 last time out. The Gunners only consolation was a late goal from Olivier Giroud.

The defeat leaves Arsenal fourth in the Premier League and the Gunners are now 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea in the table. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to rule his team out of the title race, but winning the league now looks beyond the side from north London.

Arsenal eying Sergio Aguero move 2

Posted on February 07, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are set to make a sensational summer move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

The forward has is out-of-favour with City boss Pep Guardiola and the Catalan boss has benched the Argentinian striker for the last two games. Brazilian starlet Gabriel Jesus has started in Aguero’s place and has made a big impression.

Aguero is now rumoured to be unhappy with the Citizens and ready to move on in the summer. However, Arsenal are unlikely to be the only interested club in acquiring Aguero’s services, with the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid also being linked with a move for the striker.

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