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Arsenal ‘not mentally ready’ says Wenger 0

Posted on February 02, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, his team were not ‘not mentally ready for the physical challenges Watford offered’. To be fair to Mr Wenger Arsenal’s lack of mental readiness and strength has been an obvious cause for concern for a while now.

Talking about the game Wenger told the Guardian: “mentally, we were not ready for the [physical] challenges. When you play at home, in our position, that is not normal. Everybody in the Premier League is strong physically and [to give] 90% is not enough.”

Ramsey picks up calf injury in Watford defeat 1

Posted on February 01, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey had a game to forget in Tuesday’s clash with Watford, limping off injured after just 20 minutes and could now find himself missing most of February’s games. The Welsh international deflected a free-kick past his own goalkeeper for Watford’s first goal and missed an interception while being caught napping as the Hornets scored a second. And to cap it off, Ramsey then came off less after 20 minutes with a calf injury.

Arsene Wenger vents out at Arsenal mentality 0

Posted on February 01, 2017 by Milos Markovic

North London club Arsenal suffered a major blow in the Premier League title race on Tuesday as Watford secured a stunning Emirates Stadium victory courtesy of goals from Younes Kaboul and Troy Deeney.

The 2-1 victory over Gunners ended a Hornets’ winless streak which lasted since 10 December, whereas it also pushed Arsenal further down in the standings to third place in the table.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was watching his side succumb to their first defeat in 2017 from the stands as the French tactician continues to serve his touchline suspension, but he was far from impressed with his team’s dismal performance.

Watford slip-up typical of Arsenal in recent seasons 0

Posted on February 01, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 2-1 home defeat against Watford on Tuesday night has sadly become a typical Arsenal slip-up in recent seasons. The Gunners are prone to slip-ups like Tuesday nights and is one of the major reasons why Arsene Wenger’s side have failed to win the Premier League title in recent years.

Lacklustre first half display

The Gunners seemed to be asleep in the first half. In truth, the visitors could have been more than two goals up at half-time. Arsenal looked lacklustre and struggled to really threaten Heurelho Gomes’ goal in the first period.

Arsenal stung by the Hornets at the Emirates Stadium 1

Posted on January 31, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat against Watford on Tuesday night, as the Gunners slipped up on home soil in the Premier League.

The Gunners had the first shot on goal on seven minutes, as Aaron Ramsey sliced an effort over the bar from the edge of the Watford penalty area.

The visitors took the lead on ten minutes. Former Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul hit a long-range effort that hit Ramsey and deflected past Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal. Three minutes later the Hornets doubled their lead.

Arsenal 2/9 to win against Watford 0

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal host Watford at the Emirates Stadium in Tuesday’s Premier League clash, and are big favourites to pick up their sixth consecutive home win to ensure they don’t lose ground on leaders Chelsea. The Gunners have been in fantastic form in recent weeks and should have no trouble seeing past a Watford outfit short of wins on the road.

Home side Arsenal are second in the Premier League with 47 points from 22 games this season, eight adrift of Chelsea at the summit. A win could narrow the gap to five points if the Blues were to lose their respective game away to Liverpool. But Arsenal can only do their job and see past Watford, boasting four wins from five ahead of the meeting which should see them over the line.

Wenger hints at resting Welbeck for Watford clash 2

Posted on January 30, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Danny Welbeck might be given a rest from Tuesday’s clash with Watford after playing 65 minutes in Saturday’s 5-0 FA Cup win over Southampton. The returning striker has made a successful recovery following two serious knee injuries in the last 18 months, but the Gunners boss feels Welbeck is better served resting so soon after his last appearance.

“He’s very sharp but we’re still not out of it completely. We still have to be cautious with him. Where I agree is that physically he is ready to play. We still have to manage the times we use him and the times we rest him for a while. We will do that in the next month and then after, hopefully he will be completely fit,” he said.

Arsenal v Watford Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal welcome out-of-form Watford to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, as the Gunners look to keep pace with league leaders Chelsea.

The side from north London head into this clash on the back of a fantastic 5-0 win at Southampton on Saturday evening in the FA Cup fourth round. A hat-trick for Theo Walcott and a brace from Danny Welbeck saw the Gunners coast to a win.

The win came after Arsene Wenger’s side had beaten Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, with Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a win that took them up to second place in the league table.

Santi Cazorla impressing early on for Arsenal 0

Posted on August 28, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla scored in his side’s 3-1 win against Watford on the weekend, and has been starting the new Premier League season strongly with a series of convincing performances. The Spanish international has scored and created three goals in as many league games so far, and could be key for the Gunners if he stays free of serious injury.

Manager Arsene Wenger moved Cazorla back into a deep-lying midfield role alongside new-boy Granit Xhaka, while Mesut Ozil started in the central attacking-midfield position. The trio were highly effective dominating possession and creating numerous chances for the forwards, and Cazorla managed to get himself on the scoresheet for good measure.

Positivity for Arsenal heading into international break 0

Posted on August 28, 2016 by David Nugent

This summer has been all doom and gloom at Arsenal, as the lack of transfer activity has dominated the club and the fans minds. However, the actions of the last few days may just take the Gunners into the international break on a more positive note.

Firstly according to reports Arsenal are close to sealing the double signings of German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez. Then there was a very decent 3-1 win at Watford to celebrate.

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