December 13, 2017 by
West Ham newly-appointed manager David Moyes is looking to further strengthen the Hammers squad during the January transfer window in order to boost his survival chances.
Having invested a good load of money on new signings during summer and despite boosting the squad by the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic, West Ham have endured a difficult start to new Premier League season.
The club hierarchy decided to part ways with Slaven Bilic and appoint former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland manager David Moyes, who managed to tighten up his side and make Hammers a more organized defensively. .......Read more here.....
December 12, 2017 by
Arsene Wenger has said that he has ‘big respect’ for Olivier Giroud, calling him a ‘very important player’ despite the forward struggling massively for game time this season. Giroud came off the bench to score yet again on Sunday, but this is unlikely to see the striker elevated above summer-signing Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal were held to a hugely disappointing 1-1 draw by a stubborn Southampton side on Sunday, with the Gunners poor on the day. While they kept the ball for large periods of the game, they lacked an incisive edge, with their final ball very abysmal. .......Read more here.....
December 12, 2017 by
David Moyes is slowly making his stamp at West Ham with Hammers looking tougher and tighter at the back in their last couple of matches.
Former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland manager saw his great work pay off with a remarkable 1-0 win over Premier League champions Chelsea at the weekend and the Hammers are undoubtedly be highly motivated to take another big scalp when they welcome Arsenal at London Stadium.
A tense tussle is expected between the two London rivals with Arsenal under pressure to get back up on their feet following a frustrating 1-1 stalemate at Southampton. .......Read more here.....
December 11, 2017 by
Arsene Wenger has insisted that Olivier Giroud will not be sold by Arsenal in the Premier League’s January transfer window, despite the star only really seeing game time coming off the bench this season.
Arsenal were forced to battle for the entirety of their game against Southampton as they looked to quickly bounce back from going a goal down, courtesy of the boot of Charlie Austin. However, despite their possession, they struggled to break down their hosts. .......Read more here.....
December 10, 2017 by
On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal needed an 88th-minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw at Southampton.
The home side took the lead on three minutes. Per Mertesacker gives the ball away, Dusan Tadic beat the German defender before finding Charlie Austin, who kept himself onside and calmly beat Petr Cech.
The Saints came close to doubling their lead two minutes later, with Tadic and Austin combining once again. However, this time Cech produced a good save from Austin’s effort from a tight angle.
Austin struck the post on eight minutes from Nathan Redmond’s cross. The effort would not have counted anyway, as the referee’s assistant flagged the striker for offside. .......Read more here.....
December 08, 2017 by
Arsenal coasted into the knockout stages of the Europa League On Thursday night. In reality, the Gunners were a cut above the teams in their group. Arsene Wenger could afford to field weakened teams full of fringe and young players,
The fringe players were good enough to negotiate games against the likes of Koln, Red Star Belgrade and BATE Borisov. The likes of Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere have impressed in the group stages.
Tougher challenges ahead .......Read more here.....
December 07, 2017 by
Arsenal rounded-off their Europa League group campaign with a 6-0 hammering of Belarussian side BATE Borisov at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
The Gunners came close to opening the scoring as early as the fifth minute. Olivier Giroud teed the ball up for Mohamed Elneny 20 yards from goal. The midfielder’s effort skidded off the surface and skimmed the outside of the post.
The visitors threatened Ospina’s goal for the first-time three minutes later, as Ivanic’s effort from around 20 yards out went just over the bar. .......Read more here.....
December 04, 2017 by
The French national team assistant boss Guy Stephan has warned striker Olivier Giroud that he must play more games for the Gunners ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Giroud is considered an important member of the French squad. However, a lack of game time between now and June could affect his spot in the French team.
Needs to play games
Talking in the French media Stephan said: “Didier has had the opportunity to talk to him about it and now Olivier has to find a solution in the weeks to come.
“A loan deal in January? That’s up to him. .......Read more here.....
November 30, 2017 by
Arsenal hammered Huddersfield in a 5-0 win on Wednesday evening as they maintained their superb form in the Premier League. However, there were negatives from the game, with Alexandre Lacazette picking up an injury, but Arsene Wenger is confident his side have the weapons to win the game.
Arsenal easily brushed aside a Huddersfield outfit that ran leaders Manchester City very close in their last game, with a late Raheem Sterling goal enough to steal a 2-1 win. Goals from Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and a double from Olivier Giroud saw the Gunners overcome their opponents with ease. .......Read more here.....
November 30, 2017 by
Arsenal were able to hammer Huddersfield in a convincing 5-0 win on Wednesday evening as they maintained their impressive form. Olivier Giroud starred in the win, but he was brought on from the bench, and his bit-part role is frustrating him.
Following wins over Tottenham and Burnley, Arsenal’s hammering of Huddersfield was the perfect way for the side to maintain their outstanding run in the Premier League.
Goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and a double from Olivier Giroud were more than enough for Arsene Wenger’s men to take all three points. The victory has allowed the side to consolidate their place in the table, as they are now two points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, while they are just a point behind Chelsea in third. .......Read more here.....