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.....
April 30, 2017 by
Arsenal’s chances of a top-four finish this season were handed a blow on Sunday, as the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in the north London derby.
The home side made a lightning quick start and had the first effort on goal with less than a minute on the clock. Dele Alli found Harry Kane, who advanced towards goal and fired an effort through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s legs, only for Petr Cech to get down well to deny the Spurs striker.
The home side were also had the next attempt on six minutes. Christian Eriksen curled in a corner from Spurs right and Tobey Alderweireld headed just over the bar. .......Read more here.....
April 26, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a last-gasp 1-0 win over Leicester on Wednesday night to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive.
The visitors threatened goal first, as Marc Albrighton stole the ball off Granit Xhaka and cut the ball back to Jamie Vardy, who could only fire into the side-netting. The home side’s first real chance arrived on 16 minutes, as Kasper Schmeichel parried away a Francis Coquelin long-range effort. .......Read more here.....
April 21, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
April 17, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
April 16, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....