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Napoli readying Wojciech Szczesny bid 0

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojcieh Szczesny is believed to be subject of increased interest from Serie A hot-shots Napoli, La Gazzetta dello Sport has learned.

Partenopei are not thoroughly satisfied with their goalkeeping options and are willing to bring the Arsenal goalkeeper to challenge Pepe Reina for the spot in goal next season.

Napoli’s back-up ‘keepers Rafael Cabral and Luigi Sepe are both likely to leave the club at the end of the season, whereas Spanish shot stopper Pepe Reina has come under heavy criticism this term due to some rather shaky performances.

Arsenal record hard-fought victory at Middlesbrough 0

Posted on April 17, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal ended a run of four straight away defeats in the Premier League by winning 2-1 at Middlesbrough on Monday, courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Middlesbrough had the first attempt on goal on four minutes, as Grant Leadbitter fired a long-range effort just wide of Petr Cech’s far post. Boro’s Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo was the next one to have a go at goal, firing well wide of Cech’s goal from long-range.

Middlesbrough v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 16, 2017 by David Nugent

On Monday night Arsenal will aim to revive their hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four when the Gunners visit Middlesbrough.

The home side are fighting a battle of their own at the bottom of the Premier League table. Steve Agnew’s side are currently 19th in the top-flight and six points away from safety.

However, the north east side still have hope as they have two games in hand on 17th place Hull City and a far superior goal difference. That hope may be slightly negated by the fact that their form has been terrible in recent months.

Arsenal receive injury boost ahead of Boro game 0

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Some good news for Arsenal, finally.

The Gunners conclude this weekend’s fixture list with a trip to Middlesbrough on Monday night, looking for a swift return to winning ways after a humiliating 3-0 beating at Selhurst park.

Defeat to Crystal Palace has left Arsenal sitting in sixth place and looking rather likely to miss out on a top four finish.

Wenger’s men have collected 54 points from 30 games this season, and with only eight to go before the curtain drops, Gunners cannot afford another slip-up as they look to cut the seven-point deficit behind Manchester City in fourth.

David Ospina nearing Fenerbahce move 0

Posted on April 05, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has once again emerged as a transfer target for Turkish heavyweights Fenerbahce.

The Colombian international is contracted to Gunners until 2019, but is believed to be frustrated by lack of opportunities at the North London club. Ospina has been mostly used in cup matches this season, featuring in Arsenal’s every Champions league match.

David Ospina most recently managed to notch back-to-back Premier League appearances due to Petr Cech’s injury to his calf in the 3-1 defeat at West Brom, although he himself picked up a knock that is likely to keep him away from the West Ham clash tonight.

Arsenal v West Ham Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 04, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host West Ham on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to enhance their chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top-four this season.

The Gunners have drifted down to sixth in the Premier League table and seven points off fourth spot. Arsene Wenger’s side twice came back from behind to draw 2-2 with Manchester City last time out. However, it was another unconvincing display from the team from north London.

Arsenal injury update ahead of Man City clash 0

Posted on April 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have just three absentees ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Manchester City, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both expected to be fit to start. Lucas Pérez is out with a thigh injury, goalkeeper Petr Čech is suffering from a calf strain and Santi Cazorla has his ongoing battle with an achilles injury.

It means the Gunners don’t have any issues with squad selection as only Petr Cech needs replacing from the first-team but has a fine deputy in David Ospina – who has been used in the Champions League this season – between the sticks. Despite Perez’ absence, Arsenal are blessed with attacking options – Olivier Giroud and Alex Sanchez as options up front, while Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can play on either flank.

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 01, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon Arsenal face a crucial game in the race for the Champions League spots, as they host third-place Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners do not exactly head into this clash in great spirits, having suffered defeat in six of their last nine games in all competitions. Their poor run of form has seen them slip to sixth place in the English top-flight table.

The Gunners could even find themselves seventh by the time this game kicks off, as Everton would leapfrog the home side with a draw at arch-rivals Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime.

Arsenal target Schmeichel for summer move 0

Posted on March 26, 2017 by David Nugent

Leicester number one Kasper Schmeichel will be one of Arsenal’s priority transfer targets this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

This news comes despite the fact that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s future still remains up in the air. However, with noises coming out of the club that the Frenchman could sign a one or two-year deal at the club it seems Wenger may be preparing for the summer.

Schmeichel a highly rated star

Will Arsenal miss Petr Cech? 0

Posted on March 22, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal number one Petr Cech will miss up to a month of action, according to the Evening Standard. The veteran goalkeeper pulled-up in the Gunners recent 3-1 defeat at West Brom and had to be replaced by back-up David Ospina.

That means that Cech will miss games against Manchester City, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough. The Gunners are hoping to have him back for their FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City towards the end of April.

The 34-year-old was acknowledged as one of the best goalkeepers in the English top-flight when he arrived at the north London club in 2015 from London rivals Chelsea.

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