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A look back at Arsenal’s win over West Ham 0

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were able to get the win over West Ham United at London Stadium in a game that looked like it could be drifting away from them on more than a few occasions. In the end, though, they got themselves over the finish line, in what could wind up being a turning point in their campaign.

Angelo Ogbonna had given the Hammers a first half advantage, but in the second, Gabriel Martinelli popped up with a goal on his full Premier League debut to equalise. Nicolas Pepe curled in a wonderful effort to put Ljungberg’s side ahead, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completing the hat-trick and sealing the points.

Leno opens up about Ljungberg’s impact 0

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were able to get the win over West Ham United on Monday Night Football against the Hammers, in a game that could quite easily turn their fortunes around. One man who has, for the most part, been able to escape criticism is none other than Bernd Leno. The goalkeeper is clearly excited about the new direction that the club is going in, as the man himself confirmed during an interview after the game.

“From the first day he said he wanted to see laughing faces, to see a good atmosphere,” Leno said. “We had a bad time, we are all human and it is not easy. It was not like we did not try, but it just did not work.

Aubameyang on the London Stadium comeback 0

Posted on December 10, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal played a rather bleak first half against West Ham on Saturday and went to the break trailing the hosts by 1-0, albeit due to a very unfortunate deflected header from Angelo Ogbonna which caught Ainsley Maitland-Niles and cheated Bernd Leno. After the goal, the team seemed to have lost the little zest they had in them before, and even though the Hammers didn’t play all that well themselves, they seemed very comfortable in the minimal lead against the indisposed Gunners. 

However, we’ve rarely seen them turn things around the way they did in the second half. Goals from Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured the three points moved to North London.

Ljungberg reflects on Arsenal’s win over West Ham – Part 2 0

Posted on December 10, 2019 by Harry Kettle

On finding time to improve between games:
It would be nice to have a few days so I can actually practise with them. Before the game is almost like a walkthrough, slowly, of what we need to do and maybe that’s why we start a bit too slowly all the time! Because you can’t really have the tempo in training, but it’s a lot of video and trying to show sequences that we can do better because we can’t really do it on the field. That’s not ideal, but that’s December and the situation I’m in with the players. We do the best we can.

Ljungberg reflects on Arsenal’s win over West Ham – Part 1 0

Posted on December 10, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The panic amongst Arsenal fans has been well noted over the course of the last few months, and rightly so. They’ve been in a position whereby it’s been fairly difficult to see any kind of hope for the immediate future, with Unai Emery and now Freddie Ljungberg not really inspiring all too much hope within the club.

Some will choose to believe that’s in the process of changing this morning after Arsenal’s big win over West Ham United last night. They had to overcome some adversity but they got there in the end, and after the game, Freddie was more than happy to take questions from the media following his first win as boss.

Chris Smalling on Arsenal’s radar 0

Posted on December 09, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are interested in signing Chris Smalling from Manchester United when his loan spell at AS Roma expires next summer, according to Mirror.

The 29-year-old centre-back was apparently very reluctant to remain at Old Trafford following the arrival of Harry Maguire from Leicester City for a whopping £80 million, obviously not liking the prospect of losing out on precious game-time in the season preceding Euro 2020 as he strives to be a part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the tournament. Roma were on the hunt for a central defender after Kostas Manolas left to join Napoli and Liverpool refused their offer of a loan for Dejan Lovren, and getting Smalling in seemed the obvious solution for all parties.

Aubameyang ‘ready to quit’ Arsenal 0

Posted on December 07, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang has terminated the negotiations he was holding with the club over signing a new contract and is ready to ‘quite the club’ next summer, according to Mirror.

Having arrived from Borussia Dortmund in a £56 million deal in January 2018, the Gabonese has banged in 53 goals in 83 games in all competitions for the Gunners, winning the Premier League Golden Boot last season in the process, together with the Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. It cannot be disputed that his individual quality in attack has been one of the few bright spots in the team ever since the club decided to part ways with Arsene Wenger and replace him with Unai Emery last year. His fine performances in a sea of underwhelming ones have earned him the captain’s armband, following the woes Granit Xhaka went through in that role.

Patrick Vieira the Arsenal job favourite? 0

Posted on December 05, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Media outlets from different corners of the world often report different things on the same issues, and that is obviously the case when it comes to the vacant managerial position at Arsenal. So far we’ve seen claims that the club are very keen to go with Freddie Ljungberg, who has been appointed on a temporary basis, full time. Others say it’s Mikel Arteta who takes the club’s fancy. Massimiliano Alegri and Nuno Espirito Santo are also being mentioned in that aspect far and wide. So is Brendan Rodgers, but with the Northern Irishman insisting he has no reason to leave Leicester City (and we can well believe that), nobody seems to take that option seriously.

Around the League 1 0

Posted on December 05, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s time to take a quick look around the Premier League from results elsewhere and see where they leave Arsenal as this crazy campaign continues.

Wolves 2-0 West Ham

If Arsenal aren’t careful then Wolves are going to finish above them this season, and that’s no exaggeration. They were interested in potentially bringing Nuno Espirito Santo in as their new boss and it’s not hard to see why as they just can’t stop picking up results.

Burnley 1-4 Man City

Arsenal vs Brighton – Preview 0

Posted on December 05, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The Premier League’s set of midweek fixtures has thrown up a series of fascinating results, with some being pretty key to different races up and down the top flight – and others just being thoroughly entertaining. Now, it’s the turn of Arsenal to try and put themselves in a position to make a push for the top four.

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