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Arsenal monitoring Saints star 0

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Southampton playmaker Dusan Tadic has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal, according to reports.

The Serbian star player is attracting plenty of interest from some of Europe’s top sides and the following summer is expected to bring quite a tussle for the 28-year-old midfielder.

If reports from the Spanish media outlet El Desmarque are to be believed, Dusan Tadic is currently eyed by Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, whereas Arsenal and Manchester City are the two Premier League clubs keen on the Serbian international.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should leave Arsenal 0

Posted on April 12, 2017 by David Nugent

When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain arrived at Arsenal from Southampton in 2011 he was one of the brightest young players in the English game. Gunners fans would have that he would go from strength-to-strength and become a top player at the north London club.

Fast forward nearly six years and Oxlade-Chamberlain is a peripheral figure in the first team. At 23, he is in and out of the Gunners starting line-up. What is worse is that the Gunners are playing poorly and yet he still is not starting games on a regular basis.

Vital that Oxlade-Chamberlain stays

Gunners target Southampton star Dusan Tadic 0

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Southampton playmaker Dusan Tadic has emerged as the potential summer target for Arsenal, according to reports from the Italian press.

The Serbian international is coming off from another successful international break which saw him score and record two assists in Serbia’s 3-1 2018 World Cup qualifying win at Georgia.

Dusan Tadic has once again proven his class and worth for his international team, while at the same time catching the eye of several Europe’s high profile clubs who appear to be monitoring the 28-year-old.

Wenger praises “tremendous performance” as Arsenal thrash Southampton 5-0 in the FA Cup 1

Posted on January 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for his side after they romped to victory in the FA Cup fourth round against Southampton. Saturday evening’s fixture was flagged as a potential upset given Arsenal were travelling to St Mary’s and Southampton were coming off the back of three consecutive wins in all competitions. But the Gunners made light work of their Premier League counterparts and Wenger was delighted with every player at full time.

Southampton 0-5 Arsenal: Walcott hat-trick sends Gunners into the FA Cup fifth round 0

Posted on January 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s returning forward Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick against his former side Southampton as the Gunners delivered a demolition job in Saturday evening’s FA Cup fourth round clash. Danny Welbeck scored the other two goals on the night, both in the first-half, but Walcott takes the match ball and grabs the headlines after his ruthless showing in front of goal.

Dominant throughout, and taking real advantage of a weakened Southampton side, Arsenal took the lead in the 15th minute through Welbeck. Lucas Perez played a brilliant one-touch through ball in behind the Saints defence and Welbeck expertly chipped young Harry Lewis in goal to open the scoring.

Southampton v Arsenal FA Cup Fourth Round Preview 0

Posted on January 27, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening Arsenal visit resurgent Premier League rivals Southampton in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Southampton had become known as one of the most inconsistent teams in the Premier League this season. However, four wins in their last five outings in all competitions has lifted spirits among Saints fans. In fact, the Saints have won their last three home games, without conceding a goal.

The Saints will be buoyed by a 1-0 win at Liverpool in the semi-final second leg of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, which saw Claude Puel’s side make it through to the final of the competition.

Could Southampton’s resurgence see Arsenal in trouble on Saturday? 0

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to St Mary’s to face Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday evening. The Gunners are in fine form, coming off the back of three consecutive wins in all competitions. But given Southampton recently dispatched of Liverpool to reach the EFL Cup final, while beating Arsenal in the earlier round, could they prove to be a tricky cup opponent this weekend?

Arsene Wenger’s men have gone six games without defeat, winning five and drawing one in the Premier League and FA Cup. The Gunners’ away form has been impressive too, seeing past Preston North End (FA Cup) and Swansea City (Premier League) on their travels in recent weeks, but the manager isn’t taking anything or granted.

Could Welbeck start in Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Southampton? 0

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are hinting that Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck could lead the line from the start against Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. The 26-year-old has recently recovered from a lengthy knee injury and has been given cameo appearances in recent weeks to help build up his match fitness. He could be making his first start since April this weekend too.

Manager Arsene Wenger is said to be considering throwing Welbeck into the mix for the trip to Southampton as the stiff competition for places for the Premier League fixtures is likely to see him missing out most weeks. But with Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud expected to be rested this weekend, it gives the chance for fringe players Welbeck and Lucas Perez to come into the side and prove their worth.

Is Wenger right to rotate his squad in the EFL Cup? 0

Posted on December 01, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Southampton in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger decided to field a weakened team as now the custom in the League Cup for the Gunners.

In truth, Arsenal produced a lacklustre display without the star names of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in particular. The defeat was hardly a surprise considering the team that was fielded.

Struggled to impress

However, the performance was particularly poor. Hardly any of the outfield players impressed against a Southampton side that showed nine changes from their starting line-up from the win weekend win over Everton.

Southampton knock Arsenal out of the EFL Cup 0

Posted on November 30, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal exited the EFL Cup at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday night, as Southampton defeated the Gunners 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

The visitors opened the scoring with the first real attempt on goal on 13 minutes. Sofiane Boufal saw an effort blocked but the ball fell to Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie on the edge of the area and the former Feyenoord star struck the ball first time into the right side of the net.

Arsenal came back into the game slightly but failed to real threaten the Saints goal. The visitors were attempting to hit the Gunners on the counter-attack, although they too struggled to represent a real threat on goal.



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