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Is this the year Arsenal finally finish outside the top-four? 0

Posted on April 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal drew 2-2 with fellow top challengers Manchester City on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. The draw leaves the Gunners seven points behind the Citizens, who occupy fourth place in the Premier League table.

Arsene Wenger’s team does have a game in hand and have previous of coming back late on in a season to rescue a top four position. This season it seems it will be harder than ever for the Gunners to make a late dart for the Champions League spots.

Form has been poor of late

Gunners join chase for Crystal Palace star 0

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Crystal Palace hotshot Wilfried Zaha is having a fantastic season at Selhurst Park and the increased interest from Premier League’s top sides can hardly come as a surprise.

The Ivory Coast international is menacing the opposing teams on weekly basis with his impressive exploits at both club and international level.

The March break brought an incredible solo goal from the Crystal Palace man against Russia, whereas his form continued in the Premier League with a goal and assist in his team’s morale-boosting win over title runners Chelsea in what has become one of the shock results thus far in the season.

Arsenal keeping tabs on Ross Barkley 0

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Everton star midfielder Ross Barkley is tipped to move away from Everton with his current deal with the Toffees expiring in 2018.

The 23-year-old England international has endured some mixed fortunes at Everton of late and was even on verge of leaving the Goodison-based club last summer when Tottenham negotiated a deal with Everton but were unwilling to pay £35 million Everton demanded for their man.

The latest reports claim that Spurs are ready to come back for the highly-rated youngster and that the host of Premier League clubs are also monitoring the situation regarding the Everton attacking midfielder, with Arsenal being one of them.

Why is Granit Xhaka not starting for Arsenal? 1

Posted on November 25, 2016 by David Nugent

For much of the last few campaigns, Arsenal have lacked real steel in the centre of their midfield. Some would argue that French midfielder Francis Coquelin gives the Gunners that particular attribute in the centre of the park.

However, is Coquelin really ever going to develop past his current level? It seems doubtful. He does a decent enough job, but it’s unlikely he will ever be world-class.

Arsene Wenger brings in a defensive midfielder

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger obviously felt like he needed more quality or more bodies in the defensive midfield role and splashed out £34million on highly-rated Swiss international Granit Xhaka in the summer.

North London derby was never going to be easy for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 07, 2016 by David Nugent

Some journalists in the national press have talked about Arsenal’s campaign being derailed by their 1-1 draw with Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday.

In truth, the game was never going to be easy. Derbies are always unpredictable affairs and Tottenham are no mugs. Spurs are the only unbeaten team left in the top-flight, so it was not like the opposition was poor.

Always challenging a derby game

Arsenal have now gone five Premier League derbies without recording a victory over Spurs, although the majority of those were drawn. The derby is always going to be a challenge, with the atmosphere, the intense and the hype.

Arsenal v Tottenham Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 05, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to continue their recent good run of form as they welcome arch-rivals Tottenham to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday lunchtime for the north London derby.

Arsenal continued their good run of form last time out by grabbing a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the Champions League. The win followed a comfortable 4-1 win at Sunderland last time out in the English top-flight.

The Gunners form has been highly impressive this season. Arsene Wenger’s side have recorded wins in 12 of their 15 games in all competitions since losing 4-3 to Liverpool in their opening game of the campaign.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: 7/1 Betting Odds on the Gunners 0

Posted on November 04, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

High-flying Arsenal head to the first North London derby of the season in excellent spirits having climbed to second in the Premier League standings after a remarkable run of results and no wonder they have been made favourites to claim maximum points.

The Gunners have now won ten of last eleven fixtures in all competitions and they are unbeaten since the opening day of the season, so they will want to extend the winning streak by beating arch rivals Tottenham.

Has Giroud regained his spot as first-choice striker? 1

Posted on November 03, 2016 by David Nugent

French forward Olivier Giroud has enjoyed a strange campaign so far this season. The striker has not started a Premier League game this season. In fact, he has featured just four times in the English top-flight as a substitute, with those appearances adding up to less than 90 minutes on the pitch combined.

Fortunes have changed

However, suddenly Giroud’s fortunes have taken a turn for the better. He came off the bench to score a brace against Sunderland in a 4-1 win, before scoring against Ludogorets in the 3-2 Champions League win.

Arsenal linked with Galatasaray starlet 0

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Bitter Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are set to lock in the battle for Galatasaray 21-year-old starlet Bruma, according to reports from the Portuguese press.

Armindo Tue Na Bangna, otherwise known as Bruma is a Portuguese youngster who plays for Turkish giants Galatasaray as a winger and has already attracted plenty of attention Europe-wide with London rivals believed to be first in line for his signature, according to Abola and Ojogo.

Bruma was born in Bissau, but he moved to Portugal as a child, making his first football steps for Sporting CP.

Will Arsenal be realistic title contenders next season? 4

Posted on August 02, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal have billed as potential challengers for the Premier League title for what seems like forever, but as we all know it has been 12 years since the Gunners were actually crowned champions of England.

There are many reasons why injuries, end of season collapses, poor managerial decisions and just weaknesses in certain positions. I seem to ask this question pre-season, but are Arsenal realistic title contenders?

Never far away from a title challenge

Arsenal are always there or thereabouts when it comes to winning the Premier League title. Last season was obviously a golden opportunity spurned, as the usual title suspects struggled for form and little Leicester nipped in to win the title.

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