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Arsenal record comfortable win over Palace 1

Posted on January 20, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates, after four goals in the first 22 minutes of the game.

Arsenal made a quick start to the game, as Alex Iwobi’s shot from the edge of the area was straight at Wayne Hennessey on six minutes. From the resulting corner kick, the Gunners took the lead. Granit Xhaka’s corner kick found Nacho Monreal at the far post and the defender headed home from close range.

Arsenal suffer defeat at Bournemouth 0

Posted on January 14, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth to fall further behind in the race for top-four spots. The big news prior to the game was Alexis Sanchez being omitted from the Gunners squad with speculation that he may be close to a move away from the north London club.

Bournemouth had the first attempt of the game on four minutes. Charlie Daniels cross from the left fell for Adam Smith of the edge of the area and the full-back pulled his effort just past Petr Cech’s left-hand post.

Matt Le Tissier says Alex Iwobi’s inclusion in Arsenal’s team was ‘bizarre’ 0

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Matt Le Tissier has questioned Arsene Wenger’s inclusion of Alex Iwobi in the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final with Chelsea, branding his selection ‘bizarre’, with Alexis Sanchez starting the game on the bench.

Arsenal were able to leave Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening with their heads held high following a 0-0 draw in the first-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. The Gunners went to play their opponents knowing that any positive result would see them in the driving seat, with the second-leg due to be played at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal v Tottenham Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 17, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal host north London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium, as the home side attempt to gain ground on their local rivals in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger’s side are currently four points behind Spurs in the table. However, a victory in this game could change the whole complexion of the race for the top-four spots.

However, victories in north London derbies have been hard to come by for Arsenal in recent years, as the Gunners only win in their last seven encounters with Spurs was back in 2015 in a League Cup clash at White Hart Lane.

Arsenal record comfortable win over Brighton 0

Posted on October 01, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton at the Emirates Stadium, with goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi enough to give the Gunners three points.

Arsenal hit the front straight away and came close to taking the lead in the first two minutes. French striker Alexandre Lacazette smashed an effort from long-range against Mat Ryan’s post.

The visitors offered their first real threat on five minutes. Pascal Gross fired in a free kick, which saw Izzy Brown glance towards goal, but wide of Petr Cech’s left post. Arsenal started to dominate possession and Alexis Sanchez saw a low effort saved comfortably by Ryan.

Gunners produced un-Arsenal like display to draw at Chelsea 0

Posted on September 18, 2017 by David Nugent

I have to say going into yesterday’s London derby against champions Chelsea I did not fancy the Gunners to get the win. However, a draw was always achievable if Arsenal decided to abandon Arsene Wenger’s football philosophy.

I thought that was very unlikely, yet low and behold the Gunners produced a very solid, always perfect away performance to draw 0-0 with the champions. The only thing missing was a goal on the counter-attack, which Aaron Ramsey came so close to scoring, but hit the post.

Europa League: Back Gunners at 20/1 betting odds for a strong start vs FC Koln 0

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

For the first time in 21 years, the Premier League giants from north London are not in the Champions League.

A disappointing domestic campaign resulted in Gunners finishing outside the top four last term, forcing them to settle for a place in a less alluring competition of Europa League. Arsene Wenger promises not to take this European challenge lightly, but is still expected to treat it the same way he treats the League Cup of FA Cup.

Europa League will be a perfect chance for certain players to gain match fitness and valuable international experience, while for others it will be perhaps the only chance to feel the pride of playing in the first team.

Alexandre Lacazette scores on Arsenal debut 0

Posted on July 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal opened their preseason campaign with a 2-0 victory over Australian side Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium.
The Gunners took the lead through a header from veteran German centre-back Per Mertesacker on four minutes. England international Danny Welbeck missed a penalty kick.

However, the big moment Arsenal fans will have been waiting for happened on 83 minutes. Club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette came midway through the second half and made a quick impact.

Alex Iwobi cut the ball back to the striker, who fired home to seal the victory for the Gunners. Everybody connected with the Gunners will be happy that the striker opened his scoring account so early his career at the north London club.

Why isn’t Iwobi playing for Arsenal? 1

Posted on May 09, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi was once again an unused substitute and left to watch from the bench as his teammates emerged victorious against Manchester United in Sunday’s Premier League clash. The Nigerian international had been ever-present this season but suffered a dip in form in Spring which has since led to him picking up more game time in the reserves than the first-team.

Iwobi has made 24 Premier League appearances this season, 18 starts, scoring and creating six goals for Arsenal. The 21-year-old was seen as one of the breakthrough players of the season before the turn of the year and his influence waned in games. Iwobi has scored just one goal in the Premier League since New Year’s Day and hasn’t made an assist since September 2016.

Could Iwobi feature if Wenger rotates squad for Leicester clash? 0

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi has hardly played for the Gunners in recent weeks, amassing a paltry 25 minutes of Premier League football in the last eight weeks, but could feature against Leicester City on Wednesday should manager Arsene Wenger rotate his squad after Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final victory.

The Londoners will have tired players after going to extra time at Wembley on the weekend, and their attacking players could be given a rest to stave off any signs of fatigue as a result. Iwobi was impressing in the first-half of the season but has been used sparingly in 2017. Despite his period of inactivity, he’s remained on the bench but could be deployed to keep the side fresh.



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