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Southampton’s Ronald Koeman 5/1 to be Arsenal’s next permanent manager 0

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expected to leave the Emirates at the end of next season, talk on his successor has begun. A lot of names ranging from Germany manager Joachim Lowe and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini have been mentioned, but one name has a genuine chance of succeeding the French coach and that is Southampton manager Ronald Koeman.

The Dutchman has enjoyed a fantastic season with the Saints, finishing sixth in the Premier League with 63 points. Koeman improved upon a strong 2014/15 campaign even after losing a key player from his midfield, and his CV pre-Southampton speaks for itself. Koeman has managed over 600 games, winning titles at Ajax and PSV. He won the Copa Del Rey with Valencia, and is reportedly being headhunted by Barcelona.

Ramsey “gutted” after Arsenal drop valuable points against Southampton 1

Posted on February 03, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey admitted he and the squad were “gutted” to have failed to beat Southampton given their dominance over the 90 minutes, and has called on the side to bounce back fast in their quest to win this season’s Premier League title.

The Gunners played out a goalless draw with Southampton, who were grateful for the goalkeeping heroics of Fraser Forster, but Ramsey feels they have let themselves down at a crucial period given their poor form that had preceded Tuesday night’s meeting.

The goals have dried up for Arsenal of late 0

Posted on February 03, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s goalless draw with Southampton on Tuesday night was not only the four consecutive game they have failed to win in the Premier League, but the third consecutive game in the division they have failed to score in. The Gunners are having a woeful start to 2016, and the goals appear to have completely dried up of late despite having nearly their strongest squad available.

In mid-January, Stoke City shut Arsenal out at the Britannia Stadium in a game manager Arsene Wenger seemed content to take a point. They followed that up with a 1-0 home defeat to Chelsea, making it six league meetings with the Blues without scoring, and Southampton were the next side to pick up a clean sheet against Arsenal. Wenger wasn’t content with a point this time out, however.

Here we go again with Arsenal’s latest title bid 1

Posted on February 03, 2016 by David Nugent

I am not sure why Arsenal fans get their hopes up of winning the Premier League title every season, as the Gunners always seem to let them down. Last night’s goalless against Southampton at the Emirates Stadium was just indicative of Arsenal in recent seasons.

The nearly men

They have become nearly men and seem to throw away good opportunities, both to win games and titles. A few weeks ago the Gunners were top of the table and now they are fourth in the Premier League table, five points off leaders Leicester.

Gunners frustrated by superb Forster display 0

Posted on February 02, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal were held to a frustrating goalless draw against Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, as Saints ‘keeper Fraser Forster pulled-off a string of brilliant saves to keep the scores level.

Southampton had the first attempt on goal after four minutes, as James Ward-Prowse’s whipped free-kick from the left evaded everybody, but was saved comfortable by Petr Cech in the Gunners goal.

The home side’s first effort on goal arrived on 11 minutes. Alexis Sanchez fires a superb 40 yard through ball to Mesut Ozil, who produces a sublime touch and in the same movement fires an effort at goal that is saved by the legs of Fraser Forster.

Arsenal 4/5 to see past Southampton in tonight’s Premier League clash 0

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium tonight, and are hoping they can get revenge against Ronald Koeman’s side after having been well-beaten by the Saints on Boxing Day. Victory for the Gunners could see them finish the day joint-top on points so there’s plenty to place for.

However, Southampton are no pushovers, and are in good form to threaten an upset. The visitors are 8th in the Premier League table after 23 games, and are coming off the back of three consecutive wins. They won 4-0 against Arsenal in the reverse fixture, and were victorious in their most recent away game.

Arsenal v Southampton Premier League preview 0

Posted on February 01, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, as the Gunners look to bounce back to winning ways in the top-flight.

Arsene Wenger’s side recorded a 2-1 win over Burnley on Saturday to progress to the FA Cup fifth round, but have not claimed a top-flight win in their last three outings, including being defeated 1-0 by reigning champions Chelsea in their last Premier League game.

The north London side drew the previous two games prior to the Chelsea defeat and have dropped from top to third in the table and are currently three points behind league leaders Leicester City in the table.

Arsenal vs Southampton: How has Arsene Wenger fared against Ronald Koeman? 2

Posted on January 31, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Tuesday’s clash between Arsenal and Southampton sees managers Arsene Wenger and Ronald Koeman locking horns for the 11th time in their coaching careers, and it’s the former who has some ground to make up on his compatriot.

Wenger has won only twice from their 10 head-to-heads, losing and drawing four each. And with Arsenal’s title hopes at risk, they can ill afford to see Koeman piling misery onto the Frenchman. Arsenal are 17/20 to win against Southampton on Tuesday, but it may not be so straight-forward.

Theo Walcott a decade at Arsenal 0

Posted on January 20, 2016 by David Nugent

England international winger Theo Walcott has been at the Arsenal for a decade now. Walcott arrived as a 16-year-old with a big reputation and a big price tag. The youngster had the world at his feet, but he has not quite lived-up to his potential.

Frustratingly inconsistent performances

Theo Walcott’s career so far has been a story of inconsistency and at times he has frustrated both Gunners and England supporters. He will go through periods of playing well and scoring goals, only to then go through a period where he underperforms.

Should Arsenal be worried about Petr Cech’s performance against Southampton? 1

Posted on December 27, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech wasn’t at his best in the 4-0 defeat against Southampton on Boxing Day, but won’t have much time to look at his performance as Bournemouth are next up for the Gunners on Monday afternoon. The former Chelsea shot-stopper endured a difficult outing at St Mary’s, struggling with the physicality and speed of the Saints players, and he’ll have been glad to come off the pitch at full time.

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