March 10, 2018 by
Arsenal are having an extremely busy period at the moment, being involved in the Carabao Cup final against MAnchester City and a two-leg Europa League fixture against AC Milan, and the injuries that are plaguing them are extremely unfortunate, if maybe not as much unexpected.
Arsene Wenger revealed that Alexandre Lacazette, who needed a quick surgery on his knee after the North-London Derby, has started training again, but he has ruled out the striker’s return before this month ends. His absence is definitely most felt in the Europa League where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied this season. .......Read more here.....
February 23, 2018 by
To be kind Arsenal failed to turn up on Thursday night against Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League last-32 second leg at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners lost 2-1 against the minnows but won the tie 4-2 on aggregate
Most people connected with Arsenal believed the team had done enough in the first leg by beating Graham Potter’s team 3-0. However, 24 minutes into the game, the visitors had scored twice and were threatening to produce a magnificent comeback.
On another night, the Swedish side could have pulled off the comeback. However, they ran out of steam in the second half. .......Read more here.....
February 22, 2018 by
Arsenal suffered a 2-1 home defeat in their Europa League last 32 second leg against Ostersunds, but recorded a 4-2 aggregate victory in the tie.
Ostersunds started brightly and Hector Bellerin needed to block an effort Jamie Hopcutt from the middle of the area on five minutes. Arsenal offered their first real threat on 14 minutes, as an Alex Iwobi shot from the corner of the area completely missed the target. A minute later Papagiannopoulos fired over the bar. .......Read more here.....
February 07, 2018 by
One of my colleagues wrote this morning that Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to be handed a new deal with the north London club.
The 20-year-old has impressed playing out-of-position at left wing-back for Arsene Wenger’s team in the last few months. Maitland-Niles is naturally a midfielder and made a number of appearances for England under-20’s in his favoured position as the junior lions won the World Cup.
Ainsley-Niles selection at in an unfamiliar position has blocked the path to the starting eleven of versatile Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac, who arrived at the club from Schalke in the summer. .......Read more here.....
December 19, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a 1-0 win over West Ham in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night, with a Danny Welbeck goal enough to send the Gunners into the last four of the competition.
The opening period of the game was very lacklustre, as Arsenal passed the ball around, but to no avail. By the quarter of the hour mark, the Gunners had enjoyed 65 percent possession.
The first real threat on either goal did not come until 38 minutes. Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac cut in from the left and aimed for the far corner of the net, but the wing-back’s effort is well off target. .......Read more here.....
October 30, 2017 by
Arsenal fought to a 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday as they continued their fine run of form in recent weeks.
Sam Clucas struck for the visitors as the Swans scored with their first shot on target, but goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey saw the Gunners past the Welsh side.
The win means that Arsenal have now taken 19 points from their 10 games, the same as defending champions Chelsea, while they have cut the gap between themselves and Tottenham to just one point. .......Read more here.....
October 29, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday afternoon. When the Gunners went behind in the first half completely unexpectedly, it looked like it could have been one of those inexplicable defeats for Arsene Wenger’s men.
Second half goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey were enough, in the end, to give the north London side the victory.
Home record is very encouraging
While Arsenal’s form has been unconvincing at times in recent years, the Gunners home form of late has been outstanding in the Premier League. For much of Wenger’s reign, Arsenal’s home record has been outstanding. .......Read more here.....
October 28, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a 2-1 victory over Swansea on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium, with Aaron Ramsey grabbing the winning goal in the second half.
Arsenal were the first to have any sort of threatening attack, which came on seven minutes. Alexis Sanchez found Sead Kolasinac on the edge of the Swansea penalty area and the wing-backs effort was blocked by Swans defender Alfie Mawson.
The home side also had the next chance, as Laurent Koscielny headed a Sanchez free-kick straight at former Gunners goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. The home side continued to dominate possession and Sanchez saw a long-range effort fly wide of Fabianski’s right-hand post. Mawson also blocked a Hector Bellerin shot from the edge of the area. .......Read more here.....
October 12, 2017 by
It’s no secret that Arsenal’s defence is the weaker half of their team. Offensively, they are up there with the best on their day with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette world class attacking forces. At the back though, things are not quite as outstanding.
Petr Cech provides a solid and vocal presence at the back of the team, while Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac are fantastic wide-defenders that cover the three centre-halves when the opposition’s wingers look to exploit the width of the pitch. .......Read more here.....
October 10, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....