According to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could well feature in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, citing that the England international has returned to full training. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been suffering with a hamstring injury picked up in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Southampton less than two weeks ago, missing the Gunners’ final three games as a result.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has reaffirmed his desire to stay at the Emirates Stadium next season, citing that he wants to help the club win the Premier League title. The French international has fallen down the pecking order under manager Arsene Wenger, making the majority of his top-flight appearances from the substitutes’ bench, but signed a new deal earlier in the campaign and wants to see it out.
North London giants Arsenal have stepped up the chase for the 19-year-old forward Henry Onyekuru, according to reports coming from Sky Sports.
KAS Eupen striker has been earning rave reviews for his scintillating performances in Belgium and has turned plenty of heads on the British Isles with West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace, Everton and Southampton all believed to be keeping close tabs on the Nigerian.
The teenage striker has scored 24 goals this season and managed 9 assists in the process to become one of the most influential players in the Belgian First Division A. Six goals in last four games for his side KAS Eupen have been the latest confirmation of his fine form and his emerging talent.
Arsenal enjoyed a late-season resurgence to take the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League all the way to the final day, but manager Arsene Wenger admitted the upturn in form came too late to secure Champions League football next season. Arsenal suffered three defeats and a draw in five Premier League games in March and the start of April which left their top-four hopes in jeopardy, and Wenger believes the way they were dumped out of Europe by Bayern Munich was reason for the dramatic dip in form.
Despite beating Everton 3-1 in their final Premier League game of the campaign, Arsenal won’t be playing in the Champions League next season. Ahead of the final games, Manchester City and Liverpool needed wins against Watford and Middlesbrough respectively to secure their place in the top-four, and the pair made light work of their opposition to confine the Gunners to Europa League football for the first time in over 20 years.
Arsenal reserve goalkeeper David Ospina has officially entered talks with Turkish giants Fenerbahce over the summer move, according to reports to the Mirror.
The 28-year-old shot stopper has grown frustrated over the lack of playing time at Arsenal and is ready to quit Emirates in pursuit of regular minutes elsewhere.
The Colombian international has seen his role for the north London club severely limited and is aware things could even get worse if and when Wojciech Szczesny returns from his loan spell at Serie A giants AS Roma.
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after being sent off 14 minutes into Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton. The French international was given a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Enner Valencia, meaning manager Arsene Wenger will have a selection headache for the forthcoming clash at Wembley.
Koscielny’s absence will be a big disappointment for Wenger as he was already an injury doubt ahead of the Everton clash. The Arsenal boss was keen to give his centre-back game time to ready him for an intense cup final to come, but now the Londoners will have a makeshift backline to take to Wembley against the Premier League champions.
Goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey sealed a 3-1 win for Arsenal against Everton in Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash, but the Gunners missed out on a top-four finish. Arsene Wenger’s men spent 76 minutes with 10 men after Laurent Koscielny was sent off, but made light work of a travel-sick Everton side second-best on the day.
Arsenal took the lead inside of ten minutes through Hector Bellerin. A free-flowing move from the home side saw Danny Welbeck’s close-range miss put into the back of the net by Bellerin. Minutes later, Koscielny was red carded for a late and dangerous challenge on Enner Valencia. Inside of half an hour, it was 2-0. Alexis Sanchez saw his initial shot blocked but followed up after Welbeck kept the ball alive and teed him up inside the area.
Arsenal close out the Premier League season with a visit of Everton on Sunday afternoon, and the Gunners are big favourites to come out on top given their resurgence at the same time the Toffees have been struggling on the road. Arsenal are in fine form of late while Everton can’t buy a win away from home, and victory could see Arsenal seal Champions League football depending on other results.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 72 points from 37 games this season, coming back from the dead to resurrect their challenge for a top-four finish. The Gunners looked down and out in previous months, but have picked up four consecutive wins to give themselves a chance of leapfrogging the Merseysiders.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an injury update in the build up to Sunday’s Premier League clash with Everton. The London club have three players who are doubtful for the meeting with the Toffees, and the manager’s quotes suggest only one of the players may feature.
Centre-back Laurent Koscielny has been struggling with injury problems for a number of weeks, being in and out of the team, and Wenger could make a late call on the Frenchman depending on the outcome of scans this weekend. “We have an uncertainty over whether Koscielny will be available or not. He will have tests and then I will make the decision,” said Wenger.