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Arsenal vs. Leicester Premier League preview 0

Posted on February 09, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal hosts bottom of the table Leicester at the Emirates Stadium looking to bounce back from their weekend derby defeat by Tottenham.

The Gunners suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane against their arch-rivals on Saturday, as England hopeful Harry Kane netted a brace after Mesut Ozil had given the Gunners a first half lead.

That defeat at Spurs ended the Gunners five game winning run in all competitions. The victory also saw Spurs move above Arsene Wenger’s team in the Premier League table. The Gunners could temporarily move into fourth spot, depending on Spurs result at Liverpool.

Leicester game perfect for Arsenal bounce back 0

Posted on February 08, 2015 by David Nugent

As the dust settles on Arsenal’s 2-1 north London derby defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will now turn his attention to Tuesday night’s game against Leicester at the Emirates Stadium.

Underperformed

The Gunners underperformed against Spurs and even Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted that Spurs deserved to come out of the clash with the win and three points. It was an unusually tepid display from the Gunners.

Style

Kane double sinks Arsenal in the north London derby 0

Posted on February 07, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s fine form came to a halt, as the Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat at arch-rivals Tottenham courtesy of a Harry Kane brace.

The first shot on goal came on five minutes. Spurs striker Harry Kane curled an effort towards goal from the edge of the area, only for David Ospina to produce a fine save. However, it was Arsenal that took the lead on 11 minutes.

Danny Welbeck used his pace to take on Danny Rose. The former-United man’s cross found Olivier Giroud who laid the ball off to Mesut Ozil and the German placed a fantastic volley into the corner of the net.

Tottenham vs. Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on February 06, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal visit north London rivals Tottenham in the early kick-off on Saturday looking to move back into the top four of the Premier League.

The Gunners are currently fifth, behind fourth-place Southampton only on goal difference. A draw would take Arsene Wenger’s side temporarily back into the top four, as the Saints visit struggling QPR later on in the day.

Arsenal have claimed five consecutive victories in all competitions and have won five out of their last six Premier League games. Their only defeat in the last six games came at Southampton’s St Marys.

Arsenal to win against Tottenham at the Lane this weekend? 0

Posted on February 04, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have their second North London derby this weekend against Tottenham Hotspur, and they are unsurprisingly the favourites to pick up all three points. The Gunners have been in fine form of late, and boast a good record over the Lilywhites in past meetings, but there is a lot riding on the game.

The winner on Saturday could take a big step in the race for a top-four finish, so there’s a lot to play for. Tottenham have turned their season around, picking up 19 points from a possible 25.They have lost just one league game in nine too, and haven’t been defeated at White Hart Lane since November.

Could Tottenham be a threat to Arsenal’s top four return? 0

Posted on February 04, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal visits arch-rivals Tottenham in the early kick-off on Saturday. The game at White Hart Lane will kick-off with just two point separating fifth-place Arsenal with their sixth place opponents. Both teams have hit form of late and both look like realistic contenders for a Champions League spot.

Form

The Gunners have hit form in recent games with five consecutive wins in all competitions. Spurs have won four out of their previous six games in all competitions. Tottenham have picked-up just two less points than the Gunners in their last six Premier League games.

Threat

Danny Welbeck to return for the Tottenham game 0

Posted on February 02, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed forward Danny Welbeck will return from injury ahead their Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur. The England international, 24, has been out of action since the end of December, but has returned to training.

Prior to their victory against Aston Villa, the long-serving Gunners boss said: “Welbeck is very close. He is really, really, really nearly there. He will be available for the Tottenham game. He will join in full training on Monday.”

Should Alexis Sanchez start the game against Aston Villa? 0

Posted on January 30, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal could be without Chilean star Alexis Sanchez for Sunday’s game against Aston Villa. The Chilean has a hamstring problem and is a major doubt for the clash. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that a decision over whether he features will be made on Saturday.

Cautious

The veteran French boss seems to be erring on the side of caution with the clubs top scorer. The Gunners will not want to aggravate the problem further with some big games coming up in the next couple of weeks, including the north London derby next weekend.

Outstanding

Is Mesut Ozil being unrealistic with his title claims? 3

Posted on January 14, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil believes that Arsenal can challenge at the very top of the Premier League this season. The German playmaker has only recently returned to action after injury and believes the Gunners have a strong team.

Strong

The former-Real Madrid star told Sport 1: “We have a really strong team. People could see that once again against Stoke (City),”

“So I don’t see why we shouldn’t finish right at the very top of the table. When you play football you should always have belief in yourself.”

Behind

Should Jack Wilshere be starting for England in Euro qualifiers? 0

Posted on October 03, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been selected in the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

The central midfielder was rested from the start for the Champions League midweek victory over Galatasaray, but came off the bench , after picking-up an injury in the north London derby last weekend. He is likely to return to the Gunners squad for Sunday’s visit to Chelsea.

Injuries

Wilshere’s career has been a story of injury after injury. Prior to the knock he picked-up against Tottenham, Wilshere had stayed relatively injury-free this season. He had appeared in five out Arsenal’s six Premier League games this season. However he has completed 90 minutes on just one occasion this season in the top-flight.



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