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Wenger says Giroud is still vital to Arsenal 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has played down talk of Olivier Giroud leaving the club this summer and says the centre-forward is vital ahead of the new season. Giroud, who admitted frustration at a lack of playing time in 2016/17, has been linked with West Ham United and Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseilles in recent weeks, but Wenger said he’s not leaving.

“It has been a frustrating season for him because he has not played a lot. And when he has played well, he has not always played the next match. He has won us a lot of points when he has come on because he has scored lots of times. He has qualities that our team need,” revealed the Arsenal manager, as quoted by the Mirror.

Arsenal to reignite Carlos Bacca interest 0

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Despite contrasting media reports, AC Milan are widely expected to place striker Carlos Bacca up for sale in the forthcoming transfer window as new owners begin to make grandiose plans ahead of the new season.

With their Chinese takeover officially completed, Rossoneri are looking forward to what is likely to be a new era with the fallen Serie A giants.

AC Milan are being linked with big-name strikers and are reportedly prepared to splash out significant amount of money to boost their squad with players like Pierre-Emerick Aumabeyang.

Arsenal to challenge West Ham for Mario Mandzukic 0

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has been linked with a possible move to Arsenal, according to reports from the Italian media.

The Croatian striker is said to be pondering his future with Serie A champions as he remains frustrated with his current situation with Bianconeri.

Mandzukic is a natural centre forward and his tall build make him a perfect target man, but Max Allegri has often deployed the former Atletico Madrid striker on wings which was is not particularly up to Mandzukic’s own liking.

Could Arsenal launch another end of season revival? 0

Posted on April 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have been perennial qualifiers for the Champions League during Arsene Wenger’s reign as boss. No English team has qualified for the competition as consistently as Arsenal in the last two decades.

However, those qualifications for Europe’s elite competition have not always been easy. There have been close calls, where the Gunners have looked like missing out on the Champions League.

This season there are major doubts about the Gunners chances of making the top-four this season. The midweek results may just have enhanced their chances.

Results went for Arsenal

Arsenal beat West Ham to enhance top-four chances 0

Posted on April 05, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Arsenal v West Ham Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 04, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host West Ham on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to enhance their chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top-four this season.

The Gunners have drifted down to sixth in the Premier League table and seven points off fourth spot. Arsene Wenger’s side twice came back from behind to draw 2-2 with Manchester City last time out. However, it was another unconvincing display from the team from north London.

Arsenal talking to Dimitri Payet representatives 1

Posted on January 18, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro (yes, I know!), Arsenal have held talks with the representatives of West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet to establish if the French star would be interested in moving to the Emirates Stadium.

The same report suggests Manchester United have also made similar enquiries about Payet’s availability, although Payet moving to another Premier League club seems unlikely.

Payet is homesick in London

Payet being spotted in an Arsenal or United shirt anytime soon looks highly unlucky at the moment. The 29-year-old recently told West Ham that he wanted to leave and would not play for the Hammers again.

Arsenal set to listen to offers for full-back 0

Posted on December 29, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal set to allow full-back Carl Jenkinson to leave in the January transfer window. The report claims he will be allowed to leave the club on loan or on a permanent deal.

The 24-year-old will not have a shortage of takers for his services, though, as he is still relatively highly rated in the Premier League.

Difficult to get past Hector Bellerin

The full-back was always fighting a losing battle to oust Spanish star Hector Bellerin from the Gunners starting line-up. The Spaniard has been one of the Gunners most consistent performers over the past few seasons and is the undisputed first choice in Jenkinson’s preferred position of right-back.

Arsenal show ruthless side at West ham 0

Posted on December 04, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal may have scored goals late in their 5-1 win at West Ham, but the manner in which the goals were scored should not take away from the Gunners impressive display. West Ham were poor, but Arsene Wenger’s side punished the Hammers for that poorness.

The Gunners scored four goals in 14 breathless minutes started by Alexis Sanchez doubling the visitors lead on 72 minutes. The Chilean proceeded to score two more, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also grabbing a goal and West Ham striker Andy Carroll scoring what could not even be considered a consolation prize.

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Sanchez hat-trick helps Arsenal to win big at Hammers 0

Posted on December 03, 2016 by David Nugent

Alexis Sanchez produced a fantastic hat trick on Saturday evening as Arsenal won 5-1 at West Ham, as the Gunners recorded an impressive win.

Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal caused West Ham major problems in the early stages of the game. On 12 minutes the Spaniard crossed the ball from the left towards the waiting Alexis Sanchez, but Hammers defender Winston Reid managed to clear to prevent Sanchez from tapping home.

Arsenal went close to taking the lead on 17 minutes. Shkodran Mustafi nodded on a corner kick towards goal and Laurent Koscielny was inches away from connected before the ball went wide of goal.



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