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Arsene Wenger has slapped a price-tag on the head of this Arsenal defender 0

Posted on February 04, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has revealed the price he would expect for defender Rob Holding after there has been reported interest in the defender from fellow Premier League outfits.

Arsenal returned to winning ways with a superb performance on Saturday as they blew Everton away in a 5-1 win. The Toffees could not keep up with their London opponents as Arsene Wenger was able to oversee an outstanding performance.

Aaron Ramsey bagged himself a hat-trick while Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed the scoring. Aubameyang will have been hugely relieved to open his Arsenal account at the first time of asking, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan was outstanding as he picked up a number of assists.

Rob Holding is optimistic Arsenal can reach the final of the Carabao Cup 0

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal defender Robert Holding remains optimistic that his side can reach the final of the Carabao Cup after the Gunners were able to grind out a 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the first-leg of their semi-final.

Arsenal left Stamford Bridge with an invaluable draw as they took a big step towards the Carabao Cup final. The Blues had the better of the chances in the contest, but neither side could break the deadlock, with Arsene Wenger’s men the happier at full time.

Arsenal need defensive reinforcements 0

Posted on January 04, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s defensive vulnerabilities are no secret and they were there for all to see in Wednesday night’s 2-2 home draw with London rivals Chelsea.

Fortunately, Blues Spanish striker Alvaro Morata was out-of-form and missed a number of good opportunities for the visitors.

The Gunners backline of Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers is obviously not the first choice back three. However, even when Arsenal do have their first choice back three, they look vulnerable at the back.

Arsenal need to add senior centre-backs

Nacho Monreal Arsenal’s unsung hero 1

Posted on October 26, 2017 by David Nugent

It took a while for Spanish international defender Nacho Monreal to nail down a first-team spot at Arsenal. He had to job share at left-back with Kieran Gibbs for a relatively long period.

However, Monreal is now one of the Gunners unsung heroes. The Spaniard may have made an error against Everton in the 5-2 win at Goodison Park in the Gunners last Premier League game, but apart from that mistake, he has barely put a foot wrong this season for a player playing out of position.

Playing as a centre-back

Shkodran Mustafi ruled out for up to six weeks 0

Posted on October 12, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi could be out of action for up to six weeks through a hamstring injury. Mustafi picked up the injury while on international duty with his national team and looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Was in decent form in recent weeks

Mustafi’s future with Arsenal was in major doubt in the summer. The former Valencia defender was heavily linked with a move to Italian giants Inter. However, the speculation came to nothing and he stayed in north London.

Arsenal suddenly short of centre-backs 0

Posted on October 10, 2017 by David Nugent

When Arsenal started their Premier League campaign, the Gunners looked well covered in numbers anyway in the centre of defence.

However, an injury sustained by German international Shkodran Mustafi, along with French defender Laurent Koscielny being absent through injury have limited Arsene Wenger’s centre-back options for the near future.

The Gunners face a trip to Watford on Saturday evening, in a game the side from north London are odds of 8/13 to win.

The likely absence of the aforementioned pair means that Wenger will have to call on some of his other defenders to fill the void.

Arsenal record comfortable win over BATE Borisov 0

Posted on September 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 4-2 victory over BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the Europa League, with Theo Walcott, Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud getting on the scoresheet.

Arsenal came close to breaking the deadlock as early as the eighth minute. Youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock combined well to find Jack Wilshere, who found Theo Walcott in the box. The England international had plenty of time but only fired against the post.

The visitors were ahead soon afterwards and once again it Wilshere and Walcott were involved. Olivier Giroud set Wilshere free on the left edge of the box. The midfielder then produced an inch-perfect cross for Walcott.

Shkodran Mustafi edging closer to Inter Milan move 0

Posted on August 29, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi looks set to leave the Emirates after only one year in north London.

The German international defender only joined Gunners last summer in a £35 million deal from Valencia but has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular under Arsene Wenger.

The World Cup winner was benched for the Sunday’s 4-0 humiliating beating by Liverpool as is believed to have already agreed to terms with the Serie A giants Inter Milan.

No positives to take from Arsenal’s hammering at Liverpool 0

Posted on August 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday should not have surprised anybody really. For years Arsenal have produced the same sort of inept performances, no matter the opponents.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is taking a lot of stick at the moment. Yes, he made some frankly bizarre selection decisions and his man-management is questionable. Wenger signs the players and gives the players tactical instructions. He must take some of the blame.

However, the players must take a long hard look at themselves, simply because of a terrible attitude and almost disdain for the fans. The Gunners players have been accused of lacking bottle in the past and yesterday’s performance was simply spineless. However, Arsenal fans have seen it all before with the Gunners in recent years.

Gunners receive important squad boost ahead of Emirates Cup 0

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal continue their preseason with the Emirates Cup that will this season see Premier League giants play host to the likes of Benfica, Sevilla and RB Leipzig.

This year’s edition of the tournament will be the ninth in total. The tournament will take place at the Emirates Stadium over the forthcoming weekend with all four teams playing twice.

The Emirates Cup precedes the Community Shield match and comes as a perfect opportunity for Gunners to gear up for the match against Premier League champions on 6 August.



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