October 14, 2017 by
Arsenal had a real chance to press their credentials in the league this weekend following Chelsea’s defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace, and Liverpool and Manchester United’s draw at Anfield. While Manchester City were in incredible scoring form as they beat Stoke 7-2 to press home their own advantage, the Gunners failed to replicate the Premier League leaders.
While fans and critics alike will be blaming different players, the entire team was at fault for not killing the game off. The penalty decision in which Richarlison went down under minimal contact was soft, but that passage of play should not have been allowed to happen. Mesut Ozil was put through on goal and he could only strike his effort straight at Heurelho Gomes, with Watford then going up to the other end of the pitch and winning the penalty. .......Read more here.....
September 25, 2017 by
On Monday night, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium, courtesy of a brace from Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal came close to taking the lead in the first five minutes. Alexis Sanchez saw a free-kick from the left edge of the area go just past Ben Foster’s right-hand post. The visitors went even closer to opening the score just a few minutes later. .......Read more here.....
September 17, 2017 by
On Sunday afternoon, Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. The biggest talking about the game turned out to be a late red card for Chelsea defender David Luiz.
Chelsea made a bright start to the game, with former Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech having to produce good saves from Victor Moses and then Pedro. The home side threatened again, as Cesc Fabregas played a one-two with Willian before the Spaniard fire an effort towards goal only for a combination of Danny Welbeck and Cech at the near post to snub out the danger. .......Read more here.....
August 27, 2017 by
On Sunday, Arsenal suffered a miserable trip to the north west, as they suffered a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool in the Premier League.
Liverpool offered the first real threat on goal after six minutes. Alberto Moreno’s left wing cross was headed wide of Petr Cech’s left-hand post. At the other end of the pitch, Danny Welbeck fought off Joe Gomez in the area before firing well over the bar as he lost his balance.
Cech produced a superb save on ten minutes. Emre Can rolled a cross to the far post to Mohamed Salah, who looked set to score, only for Cech to save. The Gunners defence then cleared their lines. .......Read more here.....
August 19, 2017 by
Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat at Stoke on Saturday evening, losing courtesy of a debut goal from on loan forward Jese.
Stoke offered the first real threat on goal after just three minutes. Darren Fletcher found debutant Jese, who took on Shkodran Mustafi before forcing a low save from an acute angle from Petr Cech.
Arsenal has their first sight of goal on 11 minutes, as Mustafi got his head onto a Granit Xhaka ball at the far post, only for Danny Welbeck to fail to get to the ball. The Gunners went slightly closer a few minutes later, as Jack Butland comfortably saved Aaron Ramsey’s tame low shot. .......Read more here.....
August 06, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
June 04, 2017 by
According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal’s Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will hold discussions with the Gunners about whether he has a first team future. This comes after widespread reports that the former-Roma loanee is set to join Italian champions Juventus.
Talking about Szczesny’s future, his agent David Manasseh told Przeglad Sportowy: “There is still no agreement with Juventus,”
“Szczesny has yet to talk with Wenger, who has been confirmed as Arsenal coach for the next two years.”
Unlikely to be number one at Arsenal .......Read more here.....
May 27, 2017 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly dropped Petr Cech for Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea and will name David Ospina in the starting lineup at Wembley, acacording to the Guardian. Cech is said to have picked up a knock in training but may still be fit enough to make the bench. He was believed to be in the running to start against his former club but will now be forced to watch his understudy at Wembley. .......Read more here.....
May 16, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
May 10, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....