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Birmingham sign Arsenal defensive duo 0

Posted on August 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Championship Birmingham City have completed season-long loan deals for Arsenal full-backs Cohen Bramall and Carl Jenkinson. The pair could both make their Blues debut against Bournemouth on Tuesday night in the League Cup against Bournemouth.

Jenkinson has fallen out-of-favour in north London in recent times. The 25-year-old had spent a season and a half on-loan at West Ham before injury curtailed his time in east London.

The full-back always seemed likely to exit the club this summer. However, a move to a Premier League club seemed more likely than a move to a second-tier outfit.

Does Joel Campbell still have a role to play at Arsenal? 1

Posted on August 20, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems that Costa Rica international forward Joel Campbell is returning to England and Arsenal. The Winger could be sidelined for up to six months through a knee injury picked up while away with his national side.

The injury has prevented the 25-year-old leaving the club this summer, with his contract expiring next summer. Now some Arsenal fans are talking about Campbell as if he could save their season. The scenario seems far-fetched, but it does beggar the question could he have a role to play at Arsenal this season?

Decent and has potential

Wenger “angry” at the refereeing decisions made in Stoke City defeat 0

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed his frustration at the match officials following Saturday evening’s 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City, believing his side should have had a penalty and believing Alexandre Lacazette’s goal should not have been chalked off. “I think we were unlucky with some decisions from the referee because we scored a regular goal,” Wenger said, reports Sky Sports.

The Gunners had a penalty shout in the first-half after Hector Bellerin was adjudged to have been fouled in the area by Mame Diouf. However, referee Andre Marriner didn’t give it. Wenger was asked if Arsenal should have been awarded a penalty.

Manchester United and Liverpool also keen on Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler 0

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Manchester United and Liverpool have joined Arsenal in the race for Paris Saint-Germain and Germany forward Julian Draxler. The 23-year-old has told the Ligue 1 side he wants to leave this summer and has a host of clubs reportedly interested in his services.

Arsenal have been linked with the forward for some time, although manager Arsene Wenger recently admitted he has a task to trim the playing squad rather than add to it. The Gunners are overstocked, with 33 players competing for 25 first-team spots, so it’s more likely they will be making sales than bringing in more players this summer.

Manchester City could bid £70m for Alexis Sanchez 0

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Manchester City are preparing a bid of around £70m to try and tempt Arsenal into selling Alexis Sanchez, after having a previous bid of £50m reportedly turned down. The Sky Blues have been keen on the Chilean’s signature for some time, with manager Pep Guardiola keen to renew acquaintances with the player he signed and managed for a year at Barcelona. However, Arsenal aren’t looking to sell Alexis.

Wilshere offered to Milan 0

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reportedly been offered to Italian Serie A side AC Milan, according to Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia. The 25-year-old is currently stepping up his recovery after suffering a leg fracture in April last season, featuring for the Arsenal U23s on Monday and helping them to victory over Derby.

But his future with the Gunners is unknown. Manager Arsene Wenger says he wants to have Wilshere stay at the club, but the talented midfielder might have to leave the Emirates to get regular playing time this season. Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin are all ahead of Wilshere in the pecking order.

Steven Gerrard says Arsenal are “too easy to play against” 1

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Former Liverpool midfielder Steve Gerrard believes Arsenal don’t make life hard enough for their opponents and have become too easy to play against. The ex-English international criticised Arsenal’s defence, highlighting instances where Stoke breached the backline with ease, and says the Gunners’ won’t win a major trophy playing like this.

“They don’t compete well enough, they’re not solid enough, they’re wide open to counter attacks. “They got away with one (against Stoke), (leading) to a fantastic save from Petr Cech. It’s just weak defending and against better opposition they would get punished for this like Leicester did last week,” he said, reports the Express.

Martin Keown says Stoke defeat shows why Arsenal won’t win the title 0

Posted on August 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City is exactly why they won’t win the Premier League title this season. The Londoners travelled to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday evening, but put in a disjointed performance with a makeshift side and suffered their first league defeat just two games into the new season.

The 51-year-old said on BT Sport: “Arsenal were loose in the midfield. They’ve just gone through the Arsenal defence so easily. They really didn’t create enough, not enough opportunities. It’s a disappointing afternoon for Arsenal so early in the season. They have aspirations to win the league, they didn’t look like champions to me today,” reports the Express.

Jese scores on Stoke debut to down Gunners 0

Posted on August 19, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Arsenal 10/11 to win against Stoke City in tonight’s Premier League clash 0

Posted on August 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are big favourites to pick up all three points against Stoke City when the Gunners travel to the Britannia Stadium in Saturday evening’s Premier League clash. Arsenal have started the new Premier League season much more convincingly than their opponents and could find themselves top of the table if results go their way this weekend.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side came out on top in a seven-goal thriller against Leicester City in their opening game, while Mark Hughes’ Stoke City side suffered a narrow defeat to Everton. Arsenal have won consecutive games ahead of this evening’s meeting, beating Chelsea in the Community Shield before the Leicester victory, while City can’t stop losing.



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