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Mesut Ozil at his creative best in Tuesday’s win against Sunderland 0

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil impressed in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over already-relegated Sunderland, creating more chances, being fouled the most times, making more touches and whipping in more crosses than any of his teammates. The former Real Madrid man has come in for a lot of criticism for his inconsistent form this season but showed he’s still fight for Arsenal’s top-four hopes in the run-in.

Sanchez double downs relegated Sunderland 0

Posted on May 16, 2017 by David Nugent

Alexis Sanchez scored a brace for Arsenal as the Gunners defeated relegation Sunderland 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Gunners had the first attempt on goal after just three minutes, as Alexis Sanchez fired an effort well over the bar from long-range. Arsenal looked to have taken the lead on eight minutes.

Sanchez’s effort on goal deflected off Olivier Giroud’s arm and found the bottom corner of Jordan Pickford’s net. However, the referee spotted the infringement and disallowed the effort.

Arsenal 1/11 to win against Sunderland 0

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal host already-relegated Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this evening, and are big favourites to make light work of the struggling Black Cats to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive. The Gunners have been in fine form at the end of the season and could find themselves in a Champions League place if results go their way on the night.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side find themselves fifth in the Premier League table with 69 points from 36 games this season, winning five of their last six outings. The Gunners are three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City who face West Bromwich Albion this evening, and whom they could overtake if they win convincingly against Sunderland and City lost heavily – a six-goal turnaround is also needed.

Arsenal injury update ahead of Sunderland clash 0

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have a number of injury doubts ahead of tonight’s Premier League clash with Sunderland, with three first-team players potentially out of action for the Gunners’ visit of the Black Cats. Arsenal are 1/11 to win against Sunderland in tonight’s Premier League clash.

Defender Kieran Gibbs missed Saturday’s 4-1 win over Stoke City through injury but should return to the first-team squad this evening. Manager Arsene Wenger said: “I left Gibbs behind on Saturday but he is available again.”

Laurent Koscielny opens up on daily treatment of Achilles issue 0

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscienly has been struggling with injury for quite some time now and the French international has moved on to reveal the true extent of his Achilles problem.

Koscielny was diagnosed with chronic tendinitis in both feet during an international break in 2014 by the French Football Federation and the 31-year-old has indeed suffered a couple of Achilles problems since although he did feature regularly for the good part of the past three years.

Arsenal v Sunderland Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host bottom of the table Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, in a game the Gunners simply have to win in order to keep alive their Champions League hopes.

The situation is now simple for the north London side, they have to win their two remaining games and hope Liverpool or Manchester City slip-up in their games.

Liverpool now have a four-point lead on the Gunners, but Arsene Wenger’s team have a game in hand on the Reds. City are three points ahead of Arsenal having played the same amount of games. Both the Gunners rivals have favourable games.

Alexis Sanchez gives nod to European giants 0

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The much talked-about future of Arsenal star man Alexis Sanchez has been given a major update at the beginning of the week as reports emerge that the Chilean striker has agreed on a move away from the Emirates.

With just over a year remaining in his current deal with the Gunners and a season to forget for his club, Alexis Sanchez has been stalling on a new contract with Arsenal and it is becoming increasingly likely that Sanchez will leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

Arsenal keep tabs on Jordan Pickford 0

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Milos Markovic

North London club are believed to be one of the top sides currently monitoring Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The England U-21 shot stopper has emerged as one of the rare bright spots in David Moyes’ hugely underperforming side and the Black Cats only have young goalkeeper’s heroics to thank for when it comes to a number of conceded goals.

Sunderland shipped in the total of 56 Premier League goals thus far, but the number would have been significantly higher had it not been for Jordan Pickford.

Giroud marks his return with brace in win over Sunderland 0

Posted on October 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored twice as the Gunners earned a 4-1 win away to relegation-threatened Sunderland on Saturday afternoon, marking his return from injury in dream fashion. The French international has been sidelined for a number of weeks but came off the bench to give Arsenal some daylight.

Alexis Sanchez has been leading the line in his absence but Giroud’s two goals from two touches at the Stadium of Light this weekend might give manager Arsene Wenger a selection headache in the coming weeks. “The first two balls Giroud touched were goals, and that shows you when you have quality on the bench, it’s easy to make good decisions. With Giroud back, overall I think we are in a good position,” said Wenger.

Arsenal record comfortable win at Sunderland 0

Posted on October 29, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal moved to the top of the Premier League table with a 4-1 win at Sunderland, as Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez grabbed a brace apiece.

Sunderland suffered an early scare as young ‘keeper Jordan Pickford dwelled on the ball and smashed a clearance against Alexis Sanchez’s arm.

The first real attempt on goal came on 13 minutes. Alexis Sanchez found Mesut Ozil’s run with a superb through-ball, but Pickford got down low to save the German’s curled effort.



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