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Back Arsenal at 25/1 to record first Premier League away win this season 0

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Despite recording wins at both Europa League trips this season – at BATE and Crvena Zvezda this Thursday – Arsenal are yet to record a single away win in the Premier League.

Gunners boast a good record at Goodison with Everton winning only two of their last 10 Premier League home games against Arsenal and our trip to Liverpool couldn’t come at a better time, having in mind Everton’s early-season struggles.

Eight points after eight Premier League rounds is Everton’s worst start to a league campaign in last nine years which is a focus point that brings plenty of optimism ahead of our trip.

Olivier Giroud scores yet another stunner 0

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Fans and critics alike have questioned the ability of the men that have led the line for Arsenal in recent years as they have been apparently crying out for a top quality striker.

Indeed, the fans have had to remain contented as Tottenham have seen the rise of Harry Kane, while Chelsea have recently switched between two world-class strikers in Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata.

Arsenal recently brought in French striker Alexandre Lacazette and the early indications are that he will become a very good player, but he needs time to properly adjust to the physical nature of the Premier League.

Should Olivier Giroud have joined Everton last summer? 0

Posted on October 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has endured a frustrating campaign at the Emirates Stadium. In truth, the French international was always going to be back-up to international teammate Alexandre Lacazette this season.

However, the striker has stated that he came close to leaving Arsenal this summer. He told French TV channel Canal Plus: “I had the opportunity to leave [Arsenal],”

“I was very close to another English club, Everton. But I think I made the best choice.”

Should he have joined Everton?

Does Olivier Giroud get the credit he deserves at Arsenal? 0

Posted on September 29, 2017 by David Nugent

I am not sure there has been a player at Arsenal in recent history that is less appreciated than French striker Olivier Giroud. On Thursday night the experienced forward scored his hundredth goal for Arsenal in a 4-2 Europa League victory at BATE Borisov.

Giroud’s century of goals for the Gunners came in 238 games for the club, which means he took the same amount of time that former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie did to reach the milestone.

Arsenal record comfortable win over BATE Borisov 0

Posted on September 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 4-2 victory over BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the Europa League, with Theo Walcott, Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud getting on the scoresheet.

Arsenal came close to breaking the deadlock as early as the eighth minute. Youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock combined well to find Jack Wilshere, who found Theo Walcott in the box. The England international had plenty of time but only fired against the post.

The visitors were ahead soon afterwards and once again it Wilshere and Walcott were involved. Olivier Giroud set Wilshere free on the left edge of the box. The midfielder then produced an inch-perfect cross for Walcott.

Arsenal squeeze past Doncaster in the League Cup 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal made it through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday, with a Theo Walcott goal enough to ensure progress to the next round.

The visitors came close to taking the lead virtually straight from the kick-off. The ball was launched forward and Kongolo hit an effort from around 25 yards out that David Ospina had to get down low to save.

The home side went up the other end soon afterwards. Mohamed Elneny played the ball into the box for Theo Walcott. The winger beat his defender before attempting to fire back across Ian Lawlor, only for the Rovers goalkeeper to save the effort with his legs.

Arsenal vs Doncaster: Back Gunners at 16/1 to Beat League One Side 0

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It doesn’t come quite often that a Premier League side will be given such favourable odds for a match against a League One club.

Arsenal head into the Wednesday’s EFL Cup match on the back of an impressive goalless draw away at Chelsea and will be keen to record an easy win in front of their home fans ahead of the West Brom clash next Monday.

The Gunners are on a busy schedule since they have a Europa League visit to BATE coming just three days after the WBA test and Arsene Wenger is expected to ring plenty of changes to his line-up for the Doncaster match.

Wilshere will feature against FC Koln 0

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be named in the squad against FC Koln for Thursday’s Europa League clash. The Gunners are 2/7 to win against the German Bundesliga side, but it will be a special moment to see a player make his long-awaited return after 13 months.

Wilshere has been recovering from a leg fracture picked up while on loan with Bournemouth. He suffered the injury in April and has been playing for the u23s to build up his match fitness. The 25-year-old is playing for his future, with his contract expiring at the end of next summer, so this week’s European encounter may have significant importance for Wilshere.

Wenger expected to shuffle his deck in Europa League opener 0

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal are set to start their Europa League campaign with a match against FC Koln on Thursday night at the Emirates.

The Gunners are beginning their first season without the Champions League in last 21 years with a shot at Europe’s second-string competition and will also face FK Crvena Zvezda and BATE Borisov as they look to top Group H.

The north London side are happy to head into the Europa League clash against FC Koln on the back of the convincing 3-0 win away at Bournemouth, which came as a huge improvement to back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Stoke City.

Everton plotting move for Danny Welbeck 0

Posted on August 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is plotting a move for Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck before the transfer closes, according to the Daily Mirror. The Toffees interest in Welbeck broke a few weeks ago.

However, Koeman may now make an official move for the forward, as it seems the Merseysiders are not going to sign Welbeck’s Gunners teammate Oliver Giroud, who now looks likely to stay in north London.

Everton need a focal point for their attack



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