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Welbeck’s performance against Saints summed him up 0

Posted on April 09, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck seems to not know if he wants to be brilliant or brilliantly rubbish. The former Manchester United striker scored the winner in the Gunners 3-2 win over Southampton on Sunday.

However, he also contrived to miss an absolute sitter from close-range against the Saints too. The performance against the relegation-threatened team from the south coast summed his career up.

Can be a threat

Danny Welbeck has many good attributes. The forward is quick, good with his feet and will work hard for the team. He never hides, even when he has missed the easiest of chances.

The two faces of Mesut Ozil – Germany and Arsenal 0

Posted on March 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Mesut Ozil is and always has been a polarising figure following his initial move to the Emirates. At first, his transfer was seen as a groundbreaking moment for the club as they were able to lure a world-class superstar to their team. Since then, however, a perceived lack of effort in addition to some inconsistent displays have left many to wonder whether or not the German is still a player of an extremely high calibre.

Hidden issues?

Wenger claims Olivier Giroud wanted to stay at Arsenal 0

Posted on March 23, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, France international forward Olivier Giroud wanted to stay at Arsenal, but had to move to Chelsea in January in search of first team football.

Wenger told Arsenal Magazine: “Olivier is an Arsenal man as well.

“He left for similar reasons to Theo Walcott, by being sad to leave but also objective enough to analyse his situation. His professional career demanded that he moved, but his heart wanted him to stay.

“Both Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are similar cases on that front.

Danny Welbeck avoids punishment for Europa League dive 0

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by talkSPORT, Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will not receive any kind of punishment in the wake of his dive against AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League last week.

The 27-year-old has faced a great deal of criticism in recent days courtesy of the dive, which wound up winning the Gunners a penalty that sent them on their way to a comfortable aggregate victory over the Italian side.

Much needed luck

There were memes, comparisons to Dele Alli, and in addition to that, fans noted that they lost some respect for the Englishman because of the incident. Despite that, however, the decision not to reprimand Welbeck is one that will cause many fans to issue a sigh of relief.

Why the international break is bad timing for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The standard March international break is right around the corner, as players from around the world travel back to their homeland in order to engage in some relatively pointless friendlies. Of course, the media will try and make you believe that they mean more than that, but we all know they’re used as ‘World Cup warm-ups’ and nothing more.

They’ve been publically vilified as an idea for years and years now, and rightly so. They don’t really offer any kind of productivity other than ticket sales for the matches, and when you examine what it’ll do to teams like Arsenal, it becomes even more infuriating.

Arsenal hot on the heels of Lyon star 0

Posted on February 17, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have made Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir their number one transfer target for the summer. The newspaper claims that the Gunners are looking to conclude a deal worth £45million before this summer’s World Cup.

The French club understandably do not want to sell their star forward. However, it seems the right offer could well persuade OL to sell Fekir in the summer.

Long been linked with a move to Arsenal

Theo Walcott the right move for everybody involved 0

Posted on January 17, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has completed a medical and agreed personal with Everton ahead of a £20million move to Merseyside.

Former club Southampton were also reportedly interested in signing the winger. However, it seems that the 28-year-old will be plying his trade on Merseyside in the near future.

Surplus to requirements at Arsenal

There is no question that Walcott is surplus to requirements at Arsenal. The fact that he has failed to start a Premier League game this season illustrates that perfectly. He was a regular in the cup competitions in Arsene Wenger’s fringe teams.

Giroud warned he must play more games for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 04, 2017 by David Nugent

The French national team assistant boss Guy Stephan has warned striker Olivier Giroud that he must play more games for the Gunners ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Giroud is considered an important member of the French squad. However, a lack of game time between now and June could affect his spot in the French team.

Needs to play games

Talking in the French media Stephan said: “Didier has had the opportunity to talk to him about it and now Olivier has to find a solution in the weeks to come.

“A loan deal in January? That’s up to him.

Will any Arsenal players be in England’s World Cup squad? 0

Posted on November 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have a squad full of players that have represented their countries at different international tournaments.

The likes of Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny. Alexandre Lacazette, Mohamed Elneny, Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi are likely to feature at next year’s World Cup. However, a scarce amount of Arsenal players look like contenders for the England squad.

Gunners players must play

Arsenal do not currently have many English players in their first-team squad. Only Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott look like realistic prospects for the Three Lions squad.

Juventus showing interest in signing Arsenal star 0

Posted on November 10, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb, claim that Italian giants Juventus are monitoring Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. The report also suggests that the Bianconeri have already been in touch with the Spaniard’s agent.

Bellerin has often been linked with a move away from north London, with boyhood Barcelona mooted as his likely next destination. There were even claims in the summer that the Catalan giants had agreed on terms to join them last summer. However, it seems there is also interest from Italy.

Bellerin’s mixed form of late



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