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Arsenal reach landmark Premier League milestone 0

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We questioned whether or not Arsenal would rest players for the key clash against Watford, and despite that coming to fruition with Ramsey, Koscielny and Wilshere all not starting, they’ve managed to take the lead against the Hornets at the Emirates.

As the game progresses things could always shift one way or another, as we’ve seen this afternoon with the Old Firm derby, but Shkodran Mustafi’s opening goal is actually much more important than some fans may realise.


Manchester City a cut above the Gunners in the Carabao Cup final 0

Posted on February 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday was not completely unexpected. The Citizens are runaway league leaders in the Premier League and a cut above most teams in England, if not Europe.

People can talk about a foul for the first goal or an offside for the second goal, but in truth, City were just too good for Arsenal and the Citizens were not even at full pelt. The sheer gap between the two teams was frightening for Arsenal and the fans.

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

Gunners record win over the Eagles 0

Posted on December 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Thursday night in an entertaining Premier League clash.

The Gunners dominated the early proceedings, with Calum Chambers seeing a shot from outside of the area blocked before Granit Xhaka fired over the bar from just outside the box.

The home side had their first real sight of goal on 16 minutes, as Yohan Cabaye’s effort from 20 yards out went just wide of Petr Cech’s post. At the other end of the pitch, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil combined well to find Xhaka in the area, but the midfielder saw his shot on goal blocked.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 27, 2017 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal travels to Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park, as the Gunners look to cut the gap on fourth place Liverpool.

The home side are unlikely to be easy opponents, as the Eagles are now undefeated in their last eight games in the top-flight. However, Roy Hodgson’s team have drawn five of those eight undefeated games.

The Eagles are by no means out of the relegation scrap, despite an improvement in fortunes of late. In fact, they are 16th in the top-flight table, just a point above Bournemouth who occupy the last relegation spot in the top-flight.

Arsenal v Liverpool Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 21, 2017 by David Nugent

On Friday night, Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium, in both teams last game before Christmas.

Arsenal will be hoping to leapfrog the visitors in the table, as the Gunners are one point behind the Merseysiders, who occupy fourth spot in the table.

The Gunners recent Premier League form has been erratic, as Arsene Wenger’s side have won just one of their last four league outings. However, that victory was last time out when the north London side defeated Newcastle 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

West Ham v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 12, 2017 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal travel the short distance to West Ham’s London Stadium for a midweek Premier League clash.

The home side will be heading into the clash in good spirits, following a 1-0 home win against reigning champions Chelsea last time out. The win means the Irons moved up to 18th place in the table.

David Moyes’ side are now only in the relegation zone on goal difference. With 17th place West Brom facing a difficult game at Liverpool, anything from this match would move the Hammers out of the drop zone.

Southampton vs Arsenal: Back Gunners at 25/1 to Win 0

Posted on December 08, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal travel to Southampton on Sunday looking to extend a fine record at St Mary’s.

Gunners have notched back-to-back wins at Southampton in 2017, beating Saints 5-0 in the FA Cup back in May before returning for a 2-0 Premier League victory in May.

Flying high on the back of a comprehensive 6-0 victory over BATE Borisov in the Europa League, Gunners will surely put in their best effort to make it three out of last three trips to Southampton.

Arsene Wenger’s men need a win to make a swift return to winning ways after a disappointing 3-1 slump against Manchester United and we fully expect a strong performance from Frenchman’s charges.

Arsene Wenger gives an injury update on Shkodran Mustafi 0

Posted on December 06, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal face BATE Borisov on Thursday evening in the Europa League, but that game is likely to come too soon for defender Shkodran Mustafi, with Arsene Wenger admitting the defender may be a doubt for their Premier League game with Southampton on Saturday.

Arsenal fell to a hugely disappointing defeat at the hands of Manchester United at the weekend as their impressive winning run was brought to an end.

David de Gea was the hero for the visitors as he made a string of brilliant saves to win the game for United. For Arsenal, it was a case of their own profligacy hurting them despite their superb creative display.

Arsenal suffer defeat against Manchester United 0

Posted on December 02, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 12-match winning run at home in the Premier League ended on Saturday evening, as Arsene Wenger’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat by second-place Manchester United.

The Red Devils took the lead with the first real attempt on goal on four minutes. Antonio Valencia played a one-two with Paul Pogba before the Ecuadorian fired a low effort past Petr Cech.

Alexis Sanchez fired a free-kick straight at the United wall on nine minutes from 25 yards before United doubled their lead two minutes later.

Jesse Lingard dispossessed Shkodran Mustafi. Romelu Lukaku then found Anthony Martial, who flicks the ball to Lingard and the winger steered the ball past Cech.

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