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Olivier Giroud injury update 0

Posted on December 24, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud has been ruled out until February with a hamstring problem that he suffered during his team’s 1-0 win over West Ham in their Carabao Cup quarter-final. This has surely scuppered any chance he had of manoeuvring a move to another club in January that would likely strengthen his World Cup hopes.

Arsenal were held to a 3-3 draw by Liverpool in a thrilling game on Friday as two of England’s top sides played out a superb advert for the Premier League. The home side trailed 2-0 in the match but managed to go ahead in superb style to lead 3-2, but they were forced to settle for a point in the end.

Arsenal v Liverpool Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 21, 2017 by David Nugent

On Friday night, Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium, in both teams last game before Christmas.

Arsenal will be hoping to leapfrog the visitors in the table, as the Gunners are one point behind the Merseysiders, who occupy fourth spot in the table.

The Gunners recent Premier League form has been erratic, as Arsene Wenger’s side have won just one of their last four league outings. However, that victory was last time out when the north London side defeated Newcastle 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal 7/2 to win the EFL Cup 0

Posted on December 20, 2017 by David Nugent

On Tuesday night, Arsenal progressed to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup with a comfortable 1-0 win over West Ham, courtesy of a Danny Welbeck goal. The game was a slight non-event, as there was very little to talk about from an injury to Olivier Giroud and a chance of officials.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also stuck to his rotation policy, which to be fair to the Frenchman has served him well this season. Weakened sides have helped the Gunners to qualify from their Europa League group, while also taking the north London side to the last four of the EFL Cup.

Arsenal through to the EFL Cup semi-finals 0

Posted on December 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 1-0 win over West Ham in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night, with a Danny Welbeck goal enough to send the Gunners into the last four of the competition.

The opening period of the game was very lacklustre, as Arsenal passed the ball around, but to no avail. By the quarter of the hour mark, the Gunners had enjoyed 65 percent possession.

The first real threat on either goal did not come until 38 minutes. Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac cut in from the left and aimed for the far corner of the net, but the wing-back’s effort is well off target.

Olivier Giroud is reportedly open to a move in the January transfer window 0

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly open to a move away from the club in January in an attempt to boost his hopes of making it into France’s World Cup squad, but he will not force through a transfer.

Arsenal were able to at last return to winning ways in the league after a run of games in which they lost to Manchester United, before drawing with both Southampton and West Ham. This saw the Gunner fall out of the top four, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Burnley rising above them.

David Moyes admits interest in Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud 0

Posted on December 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

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.

Arsene Wenger has ‘big respect’ for Olivier Giroud 0

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Ben Darvill

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.

West Ham vs Arsenal: Gunners 25/1 Betting Odds to Win 0

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

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.

Arsene Wenger has insisted Olivier Giroud is not for sale in January 0

Posted on December 11, 2017 by Ben Darvill

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.

Giroud rescues a late point for Arsenal at Southampton 0

Posted on December 10, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

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