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Arsenal’s home and away records polar opposites 0

Posted on October 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Yesterday in my article about Arsenal’s 2-1 weekend win over Swansea, I mentioned that Arsenal were enjoying an encouraging run of form on home soil in the Premier League.

What I was unaware of at the time of writing was that the north London side are enjoying their best ever run of wins at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s side have now recorded 13 straight home wins in all competitions. The last team to win at the Emirate Stadium were Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League. The last team to win at the Emirates was Watford way back in January.

Arsenal odds of 11/8 to finish in the top-four after Swans win 0

Posted on October 29, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday afternoon. When the Gunners went behind in the first half completely unexpectedly, it looked like it could have been one of those inexplicable defeats for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Second half goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey were enough, in the end, to give the north London side the victory.

Home record is very encouraging

While Arsenal’s form has been unconvincing at times in recent years, the Gunners home form of late has been outstanding in the Premier League. For much of Wenger’s reign, Arsenal’s home record has been outstanding.

Gunners record a narrow win over the Swans 0

Posted on October 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-1 victory over Swansea on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium, with Aaron Ramsey grabbing the winning goal in the second half.

Arsenal were the first to have any sort of threatening attack, which came on seven minutes. Alexis Sanchez found Sead Kolasinac on the edge of the Swansea penalty area and the wing-backs effort was blocked by Swans defender Alfie Mawson.

The home side also had the next chance, as Laurent Koscielny headed a Sanchez free-kick straight at former Gunners goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. The home side continued to dominate possession and Sanchez saw a long-range effort fly wide of Fabianski’s right-hand post. Mawson also blocked a Hector Bellerin shot from the edge of the area.

Arsenal v Swansea Premier League Preview 2

Posted on October 27, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to continue their recent decent run of form on Saturday afternoon, as they welcome Swansea to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have won four of their last six Premier League outings. Last time out in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger’s side hammered struggling Everton 5-2 at Goodison Park after the dismissal of Toffees midfielder Idrissa ‘Gana’ Gueye.

The win means that Arsenal are only behind fourth-place Chelsea on goal difference in the table. One major positive for the Gunners in recent seasons has been their home record. The team from north London are unbeaten at the Emirates in 11 Premier League games, having recorded ten victories, while also winning their last nine home games.

Alex Iwobi shows more productivity in Swansea win 0

Posted on January 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 4-0 victory at struggling Swansea on Saturday helped move the Gunners back into the top-four of the Premier League, even if it is only temporarily.

The side from north London benefitted from own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton, but it was the player helped create the goals Alex Iwobi that deserves immense credit.

Lacking an end product

The winger is highly-rated. However, during his short Gunners career so far he has at times lacked an end product. The fact the 20-year-old had produced just two goals and three assists prior to the visit to south Wales illustrated the point.

Arsenal cruise to win at Swansea 0

Posted on January 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 4-0 win at Swansea on Saturday, after a few early scares from the home side. A goal from Olivier Giroud was followed by own goals by Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton, with Alexis Sanchez finishing the scoring in the last 20 minutes with a fourth goal.

The home side had the first attempt on goal on 12 minutes. Nathan Dyer found full-back Kyle Naughton, whose low volley from 25 yards out was tipped around the post by Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal.

Swansea v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to move back into the top four of the Premier League as they travel to south Wales to face Swansea on Saturday afternoon.

The home side currently find themselves second from bottom in the Premier League, having lost four of their last five games in the top-flight. However, last time out the Swans recorded a 2-1 win over relegation rivals Crystal Palace courtesy of goals from Alfie Mawson and Angel Rangel.

The win leaves the Welsh side just a point away from safety. New boss Paul Clement endured a poor start to his Swans career, though, losing 2-0 at Hull City in the FA Cup in his first game in charge of the team.

Arsenal v Swansea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on October 14, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Swansea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday with the home side hoping to continue their recent fine run of results.

Arsenal have hit form in recent games, having won their last five games in the Premier League. Last time out the Gunners may have considered themselves slightly fortunate to win 1-0 at Burnley, though, as the stoppage-time winner came off the arm of French defender Laurent Koscielny.

The win moved the Gunners up to third in the Premier League table, just two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Juventus chasing Santi Cazorla 0

Posted on October 12, 2016 by David Nugent

According to reports coming from Italian media outlet CalcioMercatoWeb, Italian champions Juventus have held talks over a move for Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla.

The report suggests that the Bianconeri are attempting to persuade the Spaniard to move to Turin in the summer. Cazorla’s Arsenal contract expires next summer and the fact he has not yet been offered a new deal has led to speculation over his future in north London.

Arsenal need to tie down Cazorla

Does Aaron Ramsey deserve to start for Arsenal? 1

Posted on October 11, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has resumed training after recovering from the hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined since the opening day 4-3 home defeat by Liverpool.

The midfielder is unlikely to feature against Swansea this Saturday, as the club are expected to ease him back into action slowly and he is unlikely to be rushed back into playing.

Would he get in the Arsenal team at the moment?

Arsenal have been in good form of late and now have a number of midfield options. In fact, the Gunners form has been so good that I am not sure if Ramsey would actually get in the current starting line-up, if he was fit.

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