May 17, 2017 by
Ronald Koeman seems to be preparing a proper reform at Goodison as Dutch manager plans to build a competitive side for next season’s edition of the Premier League by adding a couple of stand-out names to his squad.
Determined to make a strong statement of intent, Koeman is believed to be eyeing Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott in an ambitious double raid, according to The Telegraph.
Faced with uncertain futures of first team stars Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley – who has been priced at £50 million by the Toffees – Everton boss is determined to bring adequate replacements. .......Read more here.....
April 30, 2017 by
Arsenal’s chances of a top-four finish this season were handed a blow on Sunday, as the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in the north London derby.
The home side made a lightning quick start and had the first effort on goal with less than a minute on the clock. Dele Alli found Harry Kane, who advanced towards goal and fired an effort through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s legs, only for Petr Cech to get down well to deny the Spurs striker.
The home side were also had the next attempt on six minutes. Christian Eriksen curled in a corner from Spurs right and Tobey Alderweireld headed just over the bar. .......Read more here.....
April 29, 2017 by
Arsenal’s new 3-4-2-1 system has led to a turnaround in form of late but also a lack of Theo Walcott in the side. The right winger wasn’t deemed defensive-minded enough to operate as a wing-back, nor ruthless enough to play as the centre-forward. However, Walcott’s been guilty of contradicting his manager which may have also led to the former Southampton man being dropped.
Walcott has impressed this season, scoring and assisting 12 goals in 23 Premier League starts. He’s even captained the side in a number of games this year, but has since gone from pivotal to periphery, being left as an unused substitute in April’s league win over Middlesbrough and their recent FA Cup semi-final triumph against Manchester City. .......Read more here.....
April 23, 2017 by
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will be hoping he starts in today’s FA Cup semi-final match against Manchester City given his impressive record in past meetings, let alone this competition this season. The English international has been a thorn in the City side previously due to his excessive pace on the counter to catch the Sky Blues’ defence cold, and he could well strike again given how ruthless he’s been in the FA Cup so far. .......Read more here.....
April 05, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a crucial 3-0 victory over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night to aid the Gunners hopes of Champions League qualification.
Arsenal had the first effort on goal on four minutes, as Alexis Sanchez hit an effort from 35 yards out that went high and wide of goal.
The Hammers hit back with their own attack on nine minutes. Manuel Lanzini hit a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area that missed the target by a yard. A few minutes later the Hammers had another attempt on the Arsenal goal. Mark Noble found some space just inside the area and saw his go just wide of the left-hand post. .......Read more here.....
April 02, 2017 by
Arsenal drew 2-2 with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the result not really helping the Gunners chances of Champions League qualification.
City had the first real attack of the game on three minutes. Fernandinho played Sterling in on goal, but Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina was out quickly, only for the Colombian’s attempted clearance hit Raheem Sterling and went wide of goal.
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck came close to opening the scoring soon afterwards, turning Nicolas Otamendi before firing into the side-netting. .......Read more here.....
March 12, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded an emphatic 5-0 win over non-league Lincoln City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday evening. The result will have brought slight relief for everybody connected with the club. A defeat against National League opposition would have caused major embarrassment.
A Lincoln win seemed unlikely, but Arsenal were visibly low on confidence in the first half of the game and did not take the lead until first-half stoppage time. The fact that the Gunners took so long to open the scoring against such inferior opposition tells its own story.
May just improve confidence .......Read more here.....
March 11, 2017 by
Arsenal avoided potential embarrassment on Saturday evening, as the Gunners hammered National League side 5-0 in the quarter-final of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium.
The visitors started in a spirited manner. However, it was the home side that had the first attempt on goal ten minutes. Hector Bellerin crossed to Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the area, only for the Welshman to side-foot an effort wide of goal.
The Gunners came close to taking the lead on 14 minutes, as Theo Walcott’s volley from the edge of the area was tipped onto the post by Lincoln goalkeeper Paul Farman. .......Read more here.....
March 08, 2017 by
In recent weeks, months and even years people have questioned Arsene Wenger’s position as Arsenal boss. Those questions have once again raised after the Gunners 5-1 hammering at home to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
The defeat at the Emirates Stadium meant that the Gunners suffered a 10-2 aggregate loss against the German champions. Wenger quite rightly talked about the official’s poor decisions against Bayern, but he needs to take a share of the responsibility.
However, the players do not seem to be getting the criticism they deserve for the Gunners current poor run of form. .......Read more here.....
March 08, 2017 by
Arsenal suffered a humiliating exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night on the back of a 5-1 home defeat to Bayern Munich, which was Arsenal’s biggest loss at the Emirates.
Having conceded 10 goals in both legs of the Last-16 round, Arsenal were subjected to another disappointment which brought a tragic curtain down on another embarrassing European campaign.
What is more, the latest loss added fuel to the fire burning at the Emirates amidst calls for Arsene Wenger to step down from the helm.
Jumping in defence of their manager, Arsenal stars Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott decided to show support of Arsene Wenger. .......Read more here.....