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Arsenal join Virgil van Dijk chase 0

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Southampton wantaway star Virgil van Dijk looks set to leave his club during the summer transfer window.

The Dutch defender was expected to join Liverpool earlier this summer but his desired move to Anfield collapsed after the Reds were accused of foul play in the transfer market. Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology to Southampton and seemingly give up on the Dutch defender, which just might not be entirely true.

Liverpool are not out of contention for the highly-rated centre-back and are expected to come back with an offer for van Dijk, which would this time be officially made as it should have been in the first place.

Should Calum Chambers leave Arsenal this summer? 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Last season young Arsenal defender Calum Chambers found himself loaned out to Middlesbrough, who were eventually relegated from the Premier League.

The young defender was one of Boro’s most consistent players though and the north east side’s defensive record was not the problem. They went down because they were toothless in attack. Chambers and Ben Gibson formed a very good centre-back pair.

Chambers made 24 appearances for Boro, despite being injured for some of the campaign. His performances suggest that the 22-year-old is now ready to play regular first team football in the top-flight.

Oxlade-Chamberlain should stay at Arsenal this summer 0

Posted on June 05, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be ready to commit his future to the club and sign a new deal with the team from north London.

The England international has just 12 months left on his contract with Arsenal and media speculation was linking the midfielder with the likes Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City.

However, it seems he is now ready to stay in north London and fight for a place in the Gunners starting line-up.

Hit form at the end of the season

Stoke City v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 12, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening Arsenal visit Stoke City in a game that could prove vital for the Gunners top four challenge.

Stoke City will head into this game hoping to move into the top half of the Premier League table, as they are currently 13th in the Premier League. The Potters have finished ninth in the past few campaigns and with midtable so congested a fourth consecutive ninth-place finish is not out of the question.

However, Mark Hughes team have been in poor form of late in the Premier League, having won just one of their last nine games in the English top-flight. The Potters have also won just one of their last four games on home soil in the top-flight.

Gibbs enjoying surprise wing-back role at Arsenal 0

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs helped his side to a 2-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday evening, the Gunners’ third clean sheet in four games, and could have convinced his manager he’s worth keeping after spending the season on the periphery. Gibbs was out-of-favour for most of 2016/17 but revealed how much he’s enjoying his surprise recall to the side and how he’s adapted to the new role.

Visit to Stoke represents a challenge to Gunners top-four bid 0

Posted on May 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are somehow still in the fight for the Champions League spots this season after the Gunners 2-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday night. However, on Saturday a trip to face Stoke City is a potential banana skin in the Gunners challenge for the top-four.

Arsene Wenger’s side have a poor record in the Potteries, winning just once in their eight Premier League games at Stoke. In fact, the Gunners have won on just two of their last 14 visits to Stoke in all competitions, so it’s fair to stay it is not the Wenger’s favourite ground to visit.

Gunners record a crucial win at Saints 0

Posted on May 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal kept their hopes alive of a top-four finish this season by winning 2-0 at Southampton on Wednesday night, courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.

Southampton offered the first threat on either goal on three minutes. Winger Nathan Redmond found space down the Saints left and found Steven Davis 25 yards out, only for the midfielder to fire well over Petr Cech’s bar.

On seven minutes Cedric got down the Saints right and crossed for opposite full-back Ryan Bertrand, who volleyed across the face of the Arsenal goal. Fortunately for the Gunners, nobody was there to put the ball into the ball into the net.

Arsenal 21/20 to win against Southampton 1

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Southampton are next up for Arsenal tonight as the Gunners take a trip to the South Coast needing all three points to keep their feint hopes of a top-four finish alive. Arsenal travel to St Mary’s to face a Southampton side in poor form at the end of the season which should result in a comfortable evening for Arsene Wenger’s side.

Claude Puel’s Southampton are currently 10th in the Premier League table with 42 points from 34 games this season, coming off the back of four games without a win. The Saints’ home form has been disappointing too, picking up just one win in their last five at St Mary’s, but they could still rise two places in the table with victory over Arsenal tonight.

How have Arsenal fared in past meetings to Southampton? 0

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to St Mary’s to face Southampton in the Premier League this evening, a fixture that has seen the Gunners fall short in recent seasons.

Arsene Wenger’s men can’t afford any slip-ups in their pursuit for a top-four finish this season, but the Londoners don’t have the most convincing record against Southampton.

Head-to-head record (since Southampton’s Premier League return in 2012)
(15/9/12) Arsenal 6-1 Southampton
(1/1/13) Southampton 1-1 Arsenal
(23/11/13) Arsenal 2-0 Southampton
(28/1/14) Southampton 2-2 Arsenal
(3/12/14) Arsenal 1-0 Southampton
(1/1/15) Southampton 2-0 Arsenal
(26/12/15) Southampton 4-0 Arsenal
(2/2/16) Arsenal 0-0 Southampton
(10/9/16) Arsenal 2-1 Southampton

Southampton v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to boost their hopes of Champions League football next season when they visit Southampton on Wednesday night.

The home side now have little to play for but a top-half finish this season. The Saints form has dipped slightly in recent games, as they have failed to win any of their last four games in the top-flight. Claude Puel’s side have also failed to score in three of their last four Premier League outings.

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