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Gunners linked with a move for Southampton star 1

Posted on March 29, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal are being linked with a move for a Southampton midfielder and this time it is not France international midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. According to the Metro the Gunners are interested in signing Kenyan defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama in a £20million deal.

Impressive

Wanyama has been impressive in the heart of the Saints midfield since his arrival from Celtic in 2013. At just 23 years-old he is yet to even hit his peak as a midfielder.

He has forged a good partnership with Schneiderlin which has been key to the Saints relative success over the last few seasons, despite the fact that injury has hampered his development slightly this season.

Third spot there for the taking for Arsenal 2

Posted on February 22, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 2-1 at win at London rivals Crystal Palace yesterday coupled with Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at Swansea saw Arsene Wenger’s side move into third place in the Premier League table.

It now looks like third place and an automatic Champions League qualification spot is there for the taking for the Gunners.

Result

Arsenal have developed that knack this season of not playing that well, but keep picking-up victories. Yesterday’s game was one were the Gunners did not produce their best performance, but they still picked-up what could be three vital points.

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Jack Wilshere set for another smoking storm 0

Posted on February 05, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set for another smoking storm after being pictured in a London nightclub with a shisha pipe. The picture which was uploaded by one of Wilshere’s friends to Instagram was quickly removed, but not before it being plastered all over the internet.

Third Time

This is the third time that the England international has been pictured smoking and he does not seem to have learnt his lesson. Wilshere had this to say about his smoking in the summer: “The smoking? Of course I regret it,”

Should Arsenal consider selling Lukas Podolski? 0

Posted on January 02, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Italian club Inter have made an improved offer for German forward Lukas Podolski. The forward missed the Gunners 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Years Day through injury, despite reports that he had stormed out of training being vehemently denied by the player.

Offer

The Italian club have already made a bid for Podolski that had been described by Wenger as ‘farcical’. It seems that the Nerazzurri have now upped their bid for the Germany international.

Wenger confirmed this by telling the media: “The first proposal was farcical; after they came back a bit more serious, then we will see what happens now,”

Southampton defeat Arsenal at St Marys 1

Posted on January 01, 2015 by David Nugent

Southampton claimed a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at St Marys on New Years Day, courtesy of goals from Mane and Dusan Tadic.

The first chance of the game came on seven minutes. Dusan Tadic found Graziano Pelle with a superb cross and the Italian’s header went just wide of Wojciech Szczesny’s goal. A minute later Alexis Sanchez picked the ball up from Santi Cazorla and from 20 yards hit a low effort saved well by Fraser Forster.

On 11 minutes Saints midfielder Victor Wanyama saw a first time effort blocked by a Gunners defender. Then a minute later Mathieu Debuchy fired a volley straight at Szczesny from the edge of the area.

Southampton vs Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 31, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal faces a tricky trip to Southampton’s St Marys on New Years Day. The home side are currently fourth place in the Premier League table, but only ahead of the visitors on goal difference.

The Saints have enjoyed an exceptional first half to their season. Ronald Koeman’s side are unbeaten in three Premier League games, winning two and drawing once last time out against league leaders Chelsea.

That unbeaten run came on the back of five consecutive defeats in all competitions. The men from the south coast are very much in the race for those Champions League spots. The Saints have the second defensive record in the Premier League this season.

Wenger reticent to make wholesale changes for Southampton game despite worries over fatigue 0

Posted on December 31, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he is unlikely to make big changes for their important clash against Southampton on New Year’s Day, despite the London club making last-minute fitness checks on players who have barely been rested.

“Southampton will demand a high intensity and commitment, so I will have to look at how we recovered because we gave a lot in the last two games in 48 hours. You can destabilise your team with too much rotation. You have to find the right numbers. Overall, you want to keep the balance of your team and refresh sometimes in the positions where players are a bit tired,” he said.

Arsenal now showing signs of consistency 1

Posted on December 29, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 2-1 win at West Ham yesterday was not entirely convincing, but the victory took the Gunners above the Hammers in the Premier League table to within goal difference of returning to the top four.

Consistency

The Gunners started the campaign in an inconsistent manner, which saw them drop down the league table. However, the win at the Boleyn Ground meant that the Gunners have now won three out of their last four games in all competitions and their last two Premier League games.

It may not be the most consistent run, but there are now signs the men from north London are finding some consistency.

Arsenal risk losing ground on the top-four with tricky away games to come 0

Posted on December 27, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal could move into the top-four of the Premier League with a win in their next game, but the Londoners have two tricky fixtures to come that could greatly harm their chances of a Champions League spot.

Trips to face West Ham tomorrow and Southampton just days later could well see Arsenal’s season unfold, especially with fixtures such as Manchester City (away) and Tottenham (away) to come in the next few weeks too.

Gunners linked with moves for French pair 0

Posted on December 23, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal could be set to make a £16million move for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko in January. The French midfielder has found form playing just behind the lone striker this season for the Magpies and attracted admiring glances from elsewhere.

Kitty

The Mirror also claims that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a transfer kitty of just over £20million for January. The Gunners are also in need of defensive cover, so £16million would be most of the Gunners transfer budget gone, if the tabloid is to be believed.

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