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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

Oliver Giroud is Arsenal’s super sub 0

Posted on August 12, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal enthralling 4-3 win over Leicester on Friday night in the opening game of the campaign was notable for many things, Arsenal’s lack of defensive solidity, Granit Xhaka producing two assists and Arsenal winning the opening game of the campaign for just the second time in the last eight seasons.

However, for me, the most notable aspect of the game was the fact that French striker Olivier Giroud came off the bench and scored the 85th-minute winner. It was not the first time he has pulled off the trick in recent seasons.

Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City: Giroud scores late as Gunners come from behind in seven-goal thriller 0

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score the winning goal late on as Arsenal came from behind against Leicester City to finally win an opening day fixture.

Arsenal took the lead inside of two minutes through Lacazette. The French international brilliantly headed a powerful first-time cross from Mohamed Elneny past Kasper Schmeichel, but the Gunners’ celebrations were shot-lived.

Shinji Okazaki levelled for Leicester within minutes after Petr Cech failed to claim a cross and found himself in no man’s land, allowing Okazaki to head home the cutback with the goal gaping.

Arsenal win the Community Shield on penalty kicks 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal won the Community Shield on Sunday against Chelsea courtesy of a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

The game started in a lively manner and it was Arsenal who saw the first real sight of goal. Winger Alex Iwobi ghosted past two Chelsea defenders, before seeing his centre across the fact the face of the goal hit Alexandre Lacazette and bounced clear.

A minute later and Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois produced a comfortable save from a Danny Welbeck header. The Blues goalkeeper was in action soon afterwards denying Iwobi at close-range after the Nigerian had received a clever through-ball from Mohamed Elneny.



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