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Arsenal v Atletico Madrid Europa League semi-final first leg preview 0

Posted on April 25, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Spanish club Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League semi-final first leg.

Arsenal heads into this game on the back of a 4-1 home win over West Ham. It was the story of the Gunners season, as they dominated the home game, but on their travels, Arsene Wenger’s team have been woeful.

However, the team from north London have a strong record in the Europa League, winning eight of their last 12 games in Europe’s secondary competition. The Gunners have also won three of their last four European games, while also scoring at least two goals in their last four games in Europe.

Wenger successor set to have a transfer budget of just £50million 3

Posted on April 24, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Telegraph, the next Arsenal boss will have just £50million to spend next summer in the transfer market.

The Gunners spent heavily in January signing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and before that on French striker Alexandre Lacazette. The north London club hierarchy will be aware that the likes Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and another January arrival Henrikh Mkhitaryan are all on big contracts.

However, they are also sold the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, which will have cut the wage bill dramatically.

Arsenal v West Ham Premier League preview 0

Posted on April 21, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host West Ham at the Emirates Stadium, as the home look to build momentum ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Gunners head into this clash on the back of the surprise news from Friday morning that veteran boss Arsene Wenger will step down as the clubs boss this summer.

Everybody connected with the club will be hoping that the team can finish the season in strong fashion. However, with the Europa League now the Gunners priority, the Premier League campaign is likely to take a back seat.

Aubameyang admits not being “100% sure” about Lacazette initially 0

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

The transfers of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Lyon and Borussia Dortmund, respectively, have both broken through the £50 million barrier.

It may have seemed at first like the arrival of Aubameyang in January would be a blow to Lacazette in terms of game-time, but a couple of facts immediately pointed the other way. Having represented Dortmund in this season’s Champions League, Aubameyang is ineligible to play for Arsenal in the Europa League, while Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud both left the club and left a notable void in the Gunners’ attacking section. All this naturally means that the two strikers have a very good chance of getting significant time on the pitch separately. And if they play together… Well, it was always a mouth-watering prospect on paper, but Arsene Wenger has now decided to put that scenario into practice.

Arsenal have a long way back to the top four 0

Posted on April 17, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal are currently enduring their worst season in a decade in the Premier League. The fact that the Gunners are in the semi-finals of the Europa League should not distract from the state of the squad.

I said at the end of last season that the Gunners needed a squad overhaul. However, veteran boss Arsene Wenger hung on to his job after winning the FA Cup. With just one year left on his contract, I like many believe he should leave the club this summer.

Arsenal suffer fifth straight away league defeat at Newcastle 0

Posted on April 15, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, to continue their terrible run of form away from home in the Premier League.

Arsenal had the first effort of the game as striker Alexandre Lacazette miss-hit a shot wide of goal. The home side responded on ten minutes, as Petr Cech produced a comfortable save from a Kenedy strike.

The Gunners took the lead on 14 minutes. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ran at Jamaal Lascelles before putting the ball past the defender. The Gabon international then found Lacazette at the far post, who slides in to put the ball past Dubravka in the home goal.

Three Arsenal players who would be MMA stars 1

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Much like the professional wrestling post, this one isn’t going to be popular among the masses, but alas, that’s the way the cookie crumbles. The Gunners’ first team is stacked to the rafters with world class talent, and because of that, it’s not hard to imagine them succeeding elsewhere. They’re healthy, they’re agile, and they have an athletic prowess which very few possess in other sports.

It may sound a little bit ridiculous and on the face of it, we completely agree, but we’ve picked out three names who could legitimately cause a stir in mixed martial arts. Of course, there’s just as much of a chance that they’d get sparked out within two minutes, but isn’t that the beauty of the fight game?

CSKA Moscow v Arsenal Europa League preview 0

Posted on April 11, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal travel to the Russian capital to face CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-final second leg. The Gunners take a commanding 4-1 lead into the clash, but cannot afford complacency against the Russian side.

The home side have been in patchy form in recent weeks and their Europa League form has been little more consistent either. The Russian side have won just two of their last six games in Europe.

The Russian side’s last two European games have seen over 2.5 goals. However, their previous five games produced under 2.5 goals.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes record breaking start to Arsenal career 0

Posted on April 08, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was always going to be an important player for Arsene Wenger’s side, but few could’ve imagined he’d make such an emphatic start to life in North London. Courtesy of his goal today, the former Borussia Dortmund stand-out set a brand new record, as reported by Sky Sports.

The win today wasn’t exactly a conventional one, and while the Gunners looked shaky at times, the victory alone should be enough to encourage fans heading into their second leg game against CSKA Moscow next week. The main star of the show in a lot of ways was Danny Welbeck courtesy of his brace which won Arsenal the game, but Aubameyang’s strike can be seen as equally important – mainly because of what it represents.

Arsenal beat Southampton in action-packed clash 0

Posted on April 08, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Danny Welbeck bagged a brace for Arsenal against Southampton in a thrilling game, which saw both teams reduced to ten men.

Southampton offered the first threat on goal on seven minutes. Dusan Tadic got in behind the Gunners defence and pulled the ball back to James Ward-Prowse, who hit a rather tame effort towards goal that Hector Bellerin cleared near the goal line.

The Saints took the lead on 17 minutes. Wing-back Cedric dug out a cross and striker Shane Long poked home at the near post. The home side struggled to create anything until the equaliser arrived on 28 minutes.



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