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Lacazette could be the key to Arsenal winning the Europa League 0

Posted on April 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Most Arsenal fans would not describe this season as a successful one. However, there is still a chance that the Gunners may win the Europa League this season, something they are odds of 3/1 to achieve.

Arsene Wenger’s side eventually saw off a stubborn Stoke resistance on Sunday to record a 3-0 win. I would argue that the return from injury of French striker Alexandre Lacazette from the bench played a crucial role.

Endured a mixed Arsenal career so far

Lacazette has endured mixed fortunes at Arsenal this season. The French international joined the north London outfit last summer from Lyon and much was expected of him. He was the top-class striker Arsenal had been lacking for years.

Arsenal record late win over Stoke City 0

Posted on April 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 3-0 victory over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon but did not break the deadlock until the last 15 minutes.

The visitors threatened first on four minutes, as Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri curled an effort just wide of goal from the edge of the area. Arsenal had their first effort on goal on 23 minutes.

Hector Bellerin’s cross found midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the area and the Welshman’s effort on goal looped over Jack Butland onto the bar. Six months later Jack Wilshere found Ramsey, whose shot on goal deflected wide. Centre-back Shkodran Mustafi headed the resulting corner kick right at Butland.

Would a loss to Stoke be final nail in Wenger’s coffin? 0

Posted on March 31, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal host Stoke City tomorrow afternoon in what can only be described as a must-win game for Arsene Wenger’s men. There are no two ways about it, especially after some of the result the Gunners have picked up over the course of this season. While their hopes of acquiring a place in the top four are all but over, they need to make sure they don’t endure further embarrassment by slipping down into 7th position with Burnley being the ones to overtake them.

Arsenal v Stoke Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 31, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host struggling Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium, as Arsene Wenger’s side attempt to continue their recent positive momentum of late.

The Gunners may be sixth-place in the table, but Wenger’s side has now recorded three successive wins in all competitions, including winning their last Premier League game 3-0 against Watford.

Despite that recent win over the Hornets, Arsenal’s recent top-flight record is concerning, as the north London side had lost the previous three games prior to the visit of Javi Gracia’s side to the Emirates Stadium.

Everton now favourites to sign Jack Wilshere 0

Posted on March 29, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Everton are the favourites to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer. The Toffees are reportedly willing to offer the midfielder a contract worth £90,000 per week.

The central midfielder has just a few months left on his contract at Arsenal. The England international has been offered new terms in north London. However, reportedly he would have to take a 25 per cent wage cut to stay at Arsenal, his preferred summer option.

Been in decent form

Wilshere has been in decent form in recent months, showing glimpses of the sort of play that made him one of the most highly regarded young midfielders in Europe during his younger years.

Arsenal interested in signing Sevilla star 0

Posted on December 05, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are interested in signing Sevilla’s defensive midfielder Steven N’Zonzi. The 28-year-old has reportedly travelled to London with speculation rife that he could be returning to the English top-flight in January.

N’Zonzi first appeared in English football under Everton boss Sam Allardyce at Blackburn. Reports suggest that the Toffees may well be interested in signing the midfield enforcer.

Impressed in Sevilla

N’Zonzi impressed during his time in the heart of the Blackburn midfield and moved on to Stoke City. However, the defensive midfielder enjoyed an underwhelming three years in the Potteries.

Jese scores on Stoke debut to down Gunners 0

Posted on August 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat at Stoke on Saturday evening, losing courtesy of a debut goal from on loan forward Jese.

Stoke offered the first real threat on goal after just three minutes. Darren Fletcher found debutant Jese, who took on Shkodran Mustafi before forcing a low save from an acute angle from Petr Cech.

Arsenal has their first sight of goal on 11 minutes, as Mustafi got his head onto a Granit Xhaka ball at the far post, only for Danny Welbeck to fail to get to the ball. The Gunners went slightly closer a few minutes later, as Jack Butland comfortably saved Aaron Ramsey’s tame low shot.

Stoke v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 18, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening Arsenal travel to Stoke’s Bet365 Stadium in the Premier League, with the Gunners hoping to make it two wins out of two in the English top-flight.

Stoke endured a mixed pre-season campaign after losing star winger Marko Arnautovic to West Ham. An opening day 1-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park added to the Potters woes.

Mark Hughes sides have won just one of their last six games in the English top-flight. The Potters have also lost seven of their last 11 league games.

Granit Xhaka can be a creative force from central midfield 0

Posted on August 14, 2017 by David Nugent

I asked whether Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka would experience a better campaign this time around in an article last month. The midfielder has already played a key part in the Gunners picking up points. He produced two assists in Arsenal’s 4-3 home win in their Premier League opener.

Essentially Xhaka is supposedly a defensive midfielder. However, as I have stated previously he is not just your typical central midfield destroyer. The former Monchengladbach star does also have a creative and skilful side to his game.

Close to matching his assist record from last season

Will all be forgiven if Arsenal finishes in the fourth-place? 0

Posted on May 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are back in the hunt again for Champions League football for next season. A 4-1 win at Stoke on Saturday evening kept the Gunners in the running for a place in Europe’s elite competition. A lot hinges on Liverpool’s visit to West Ham later today.

However, the Merseysiders failing to win in the capital will give Arsenal the advantage in the race for a top-four finish this season. The question is will Arsene Wenger and his team be forgiven if the Gunners make the top-four?

A change of system responsible for upturn in fortunes



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