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Arsene Wenger in hot water with the FA 0

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger entered the referee’s room after the Gunners’ defeat at Watford where an angry exchange between the Frenchman and Neil Swarbrick occurred.

Arsenal manager could now face charges from the FA after making his feelings over his team’s 2-1 last-gasp defeat.

The Gunners took the lead through Per Mertesacker after 39 minutes but the home side managed to overturn the deficit through a 70th-minute penalty and Tom Cleverley’s stoppage-time pounce.

Arsene Wenger was mad over the decision to award a penalty to Watford after Richarlison went down under pressure from Hector Bellerin. The Watford summer signing is also under investigation from the FA for a possible dive and could face a two-game ban.

Arsenal’s defence cracks under pressure 0

Posted on October 14, 2017 by Ben Darvill

An Achilles heel for Arsenal in recent years has been their defence, with leads so often spurned by poor marking or worse decision making. Ultimately, teams have known that even if they concede a goal against Arsenal, they will likely have a number of chances to equalise and then take the lead at some point in the game.

This defect was on show yet again in their game against Watford as the hosts made Arsenal pay. The Gunners had the better of the possession on the day and had more openings, registering six shots on target to Watford’s three, but it was the hosts that won the game because they took their chances.

Watford pose a real threat to Arsenal’s good run 0

Posted on October 14, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Arsenal, of course, face a trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford, in a game that could be a potential banana skin for Arsene Wenger’s side.

The Gunners are on a good recent run of form of late after winning six of their last seven. They could be forgiven for not winning the other game, as they achieved a very respectable goalless draw at champions Chelsea.

Watford are the sort of team that have made life difficult for Arsenal in recent seasons, especially away from home. Make no mistake they are unlikely to be easy opposition.

Watford v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on October 13, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Arsenal travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford, as the Gunners look to continue their recent good run of form.

Watford have enjoyed a decent start to life under new boss Marco Silva. The Hornets have suffered just one defeat in their seven Premier League games so far and that loss was against in-form league leaders Manchester City.

In fact, the Hornets are just a point behind the visitors in the Premier League table. A victory would move the Hertfordshire outfit above the boys from north London.

Shkodran Mustafi ruled out for up to six weeks 0

Posted on October 12, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi could be out of action for up to six weeks through a hamstring injury. Mustafi picked up the injury while on international duty with his national team and looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Was in decent form in recent weeks

Mustafi’s future with Arsenal was in major doubt in the summer. The former Valencia defender was heavily linked with a move to Italian giants Inter. However, the speculation came to nothing and he stayed in north London.

Arsenal suddenly short of centre-backs 0

Posted on October 10, 2017 by David Nugent

When Arsenal started their Premier League campaign, the Gunners looked well covered in numbers anyway in the centre of defence.

However, an injury sustained by German international Shkodran Mustafi, along with French defender Laurent Koscielny being absent through injury have limited Arsene Wenger’s centre-back options for the near future.

The Gunners face a trip to Watford on Saturday evening, in a game the side from north London are odds of 8/13 to win.

The likely absence of the aforementioned pair means that Wenger will have to call on some of his other defenders to fill the void.

Watford end interest in Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs 0

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Watford have reportedly abandoned their plans to sign Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs.

The Hornets were keen to land the 27-year-old defender in time for the start of the 2017/18 season, but have been put off by Arsenal’s steep valuation of their player.

Marco Silva is refusing to meet Arsenal’s £16 million asking price for a player who has not been a first-team regular at the Emirates. Kieran Gibbs is unlikely to play on regular basis this season and with less than 12 months in his deal with the Gunners, he will be available on a free contract at the end of next season.

Gibbs nearing Arsenal exit after Emirates Cup snub 0

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs looks set to leave the club this summer after being left out of the squad for the Emirates Cup, reports The Sun. The England international has been linked with a move to Watford, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United and was previously left out of the pre-season tour as he negotiated his exit.

There’s been little progress since. West Bromwich Albion have pulled out of the deal, while Watford and Newcastle United aren’t keen to meet Arsenal’s £15m asking price. Gibbs has hardly featured for the Gunners in the last 12 months, making just eight Premier League starts in 2016/17. His contract is up next summer so Arsenal are running out of time to get value from the left-back.

Watford withdraw interest in Kieran Gibbs 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Evening Standard, Watford have pulled out of a deal to sign Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs, with the defender’s asking price too high for the Hornets to match. A host of clubs were previously linked with the Gunners defender but interest has waned as the summer as gone on.

Gibbs is believed to be for sale this summer but will cost £15m to sign, an asking price too lofty for a player who’s hardly featured in the last two seasons, so Watford will now turn their attention to Middlesbrough’s George Friend. Arsenal are keen to cut a left-back off the wage bill as they currently have Nacho Monreal, Gibbs and new-boy Sead Kolasinac as options.

Cech demands a response against Chelsea “to get back on track” in the title race 0

Posted on February 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has called on his side to respond after their surprise defeat to Watford. The Gunners missed an opportunity to make up ground on Premier League leaders Chelsea, who were held to Liverpool, and now they face the table-toppers needing nothing short of all three points to ensure the title race remains wide open. Arsenal are nine points adrift with 15 to go, but could narrow the gap if they can win at Stamford Bridge in the league for the first time since 2011.



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