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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.

Arsenal produced best display of the season in derby match 0

Posted on November 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal produced what was undoubtedly for me their best display of the season to see-off Tottenham 2-0 in Saturday’s north London derby.

The Gunners have put in some questionable displays this season, despite the squad containing a number of quality players.

Those quality players turned up at the Emirates Stadium, as the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette all looked sharp and contributed majorly to the victory.

Defending as a team

Arsenal have often been accused of lacking fight and backbone in the last decade. However, the Gunners were first to the ball for much of the game and every player gave their all.

Arsenal produces superb display to see off Tottenham 1

Posted on November 18, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a superb display to defeat Tottenham 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in the north London derby, as goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners victory on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal had the first attempt on goal on five minutes. Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez combined well, before the former fired over the bar.

Tottenham hit back soon afterwards, as Petr Cech produced a comfortable save from England striker Harry Kane. The visitors threatened goal again on 16 minutes, but Laurent Koscielny was on hand to stop Dele Alli after the midfielder had taken on Mustafi.

Santi Cazorla’s injury “worst I’ve ever seen” 0

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Milos Markovic

With these words coming directly from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger it’s hard not to feel sorry for the Spanish midfielder.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger met the members of the press this Thursday to discuss the Saturday’s highly-anticipated North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur and one of the subjects he touched during his presser was also Santi Cazorla’s injury.

The 32-year-old Spanish midfielder has not featured since October 2016 after injuring his right Achilles tendon during a Champions League match against Ludogorets.

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

Arsenal’s defence is being marshalled by an unlikely leader 0

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Ben Darvill

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.

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.



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