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Arsenal unveil new home kit for 2017/18 season (PHOTO, VIDEO) 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Premier League giants Arsenal have officially unveiled their new home shirt for the 2017/18 season.

Arsenal legends such as Robert Pires and martin Keown took part in club’s new kit launch that promotes Arsenal’s traditional red and white strip with a little twist to the socks that are a bit different with a streak of red fading into white.

Predominant red colour appears to be a bit darker than usual, whereas kit manufacturers Puma have decided to lose the touch of black around the collar which was present last season. The new stylish edition features white collaring and truly is a mixture of traditional and modern.

Wenger says Giroud is still vital to Arsenal 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has played down talk of Olivier Giroud leaving the club this summer and says the centre-forward is vital ahead of the new season. Giroud, who admitted frustration at a lack of playing time in 2016/17, has been linked with West Ham United and Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseilles in recent weeks, but Wenger said he’s not leaving.

“It has been a frustrating season for him because he has not played a lot. And when he has played well, he has not always played the next match. He has won us a lot of points when he has come on because he has scored lots of times. He has qualities that our team need,” revealed the Arsenal manager, as quoted by the Mirror.

Should Arsenal consider allowing Giroud to leave this summer? 0

Posted on June 14, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, French club Lyon have enquired about the availability of Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud. This comes as the Gunners have reportedly been in talks with OL over a big money for another France international Alexandre Lacazette.

The report does not suggest that Arsenal’s bid for Lacazette depends on Giroud joining the French club. However, it would be an interesting scenario, as the French club are reported holding out for an initial fee of around £48million, with a possible £10million more in add-ons, which is big money.

Giroud much-maligned at Arsenal

West Ham keen on Olivier Giroud 0

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the London Evening Standard, West Ham United are weighing up a bid for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer, with reports suggesting the Londoners could lure the French international with the promise of regular playing time.

United are on the hunt for a stellar striker to try and fire them into a European place in the Premier League next season and Giroud’s high on their wishlist. Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, worth £20m, is reported to be a target for the Hammers too.

West Ham wasting their time approaching Olivier Giroud this summer 0

Posted on June 10, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

As reported by the Mirror, West Ham United continue to be linked with Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud as the London club attempt to sign a stellar centre-forward to boost their hopes of finishing in a European place next season. However, United continue to target players whom they stand little chance of signing and the French international falls into such a category.

Slaven Bilic will be hoping the promise of regular first-team football and a potential wage rise will tempt Giroud from the Emirates Stadium to the London Stadium, but there are a lot of reasons why the Arsenal man will never leave for West Ham. Giroud turns 31 in September and won’t want the twilight years of his career to be with a side with an ambitious project and no guarantee of success.

Danny Welbeck to get the nod over Olivier Giroud this weekend? 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal suffering an injury crisis to the defence ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea, manager Arsene Wenger could well adopted a pragmatic approach against the Premier League champions, relying on fast turnover of possession and quick breaks to catch the Chelsea defence cold at Wembley. This could mean the pacey and industrious Danny Welbeck could start over the limited but ruthless finisher Olivier Giroud – 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts.

Giroud keen to stay at Arsenal despite rumours of interest from France 0

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has reaffirmed his desire to stay at the Emirates Stadium next season, citing that he wants to help the club win the Premier League title. The French international has fallen down the pecking order under manager Arsene Wenger, making the majority of his top-flight appearances from the substitutes’ bench, but signed a new deal earlier in the campaign and wants to see it out.

Sanchez double downs relegated Sunderland 0

Posted on May 16, 2017 by David Nugent

Alexis Sanchez scored a brace for Arsenal as the Gunners defeated relegation Sunderland 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Gunners had the first attempt on goal after just three minutes, as Alexis Sanchez fired an effort well over the bar from long-range. Arsenal looked to have taken the lead on eight minutes.

Sanchez’s effort on goal deflected off Olivier Giroud’s arm and found the bottom corner of Jordan Pickford’s net. However, the referee spotted the infringement and disallowed the effort.

Gunners record vital win in the Potteries 0

Posted on May 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal kept their hopes of Champions League qualification for next season alive with a 4-1 win at Stoke City on Saturday evening.

Arsenal had the first real threat on goal on five minutes, as Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland saved well at the feet of Alexis Sanchez. The referee’s assistant raised the flag anyway, so the effort would not have counted, but nevertheless a good save from the ‘keeper.

The Gunners threatened again on nine minutes. Mesut Ozil floated a corner into the area that Shkodran Mustafi glanced towards goal, only for Butland to tip over the bar superbly.

Gunners record a crucial win at Saints 0

Posted on May 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal kept their hopes alive of a top-four finish this season by winning 2-0 at Southampton on Wednesday night, courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.

Southampton offered the first threat on either goal on three minutes. Winger Nathan Redmond found space down the Saints left and found Steven Davis 25 yards out, only for the midfielder to fire well over Petr Cech’s bar.

On seven minutes Cedric got down the Saints right and crossed for opposite full-back Ryan Bertrand, who volleyed across the face of the Arsenal goal. Fortunately for the Gunners, nobody was there to put the ball into the ball into the net.

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