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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.

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 missed out on Howedes on deadline day – agent 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Volker Struth, agent of defender Benedikt Howedes, Arsenal and Leicester City tried and failed to bring the German international to the Premier League on deadline day, reports Sport Bild.

Howedes, now of Juventus, was keen to leave former side Schalke in the summer after being stripped of his captaincy and ended up joining the Serie A giants on a season-long loan. In addition to Arsenal and Leicester, the 29-year-old was believed to have interest from AS Roma too.

Inter battling Arsenal and Man Utd for Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez 1

Posted on September 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Tuttosport via talkSPORT, Inter Milan are interested in signing Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez and could make an approach in the January transfer window.

Arsenal and Manchester United have also been linked with the 22-year-old, whose contract expires from 2018, although it’s unknown if they will make an approach in the coming months.

Gimenez made just 12 La Liga starts for Atleti last season, suffering from stiff competition in the defence from the likes of Stefan Savic and Diego Godin. He’s featured twice in the league this campaign already, but his long-term future is uncertain given he’s yet to put pen to paper on a new contract.

Leicester interested in Chambers, while Sanchez looks to stay at Arsenal 0

Posted on August 31, 2017 by David Nugent

As expected on transfer deadline day, stories involving Arsenal players are doing the rounds. One of the main stories surrounds Chilean star Alexis Sanchez. According to Sky Sports, the Gunners are not interested in selling the former Barcelona star to Manchester City in a cash only deal.

Reports suggest that Arsenal were interested in doing a deal with the Citizens that involved England international winger Raheem Sterling. However, the noises coming out of Manchester suggest that City boss Pep Guardiola is unwilling to allow the former Liverpool star to leave before the deadline.

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