April 17, 2019 by
On Thursday night, Arsenal visits Napoli’s San Paolo in the Europa League quarter-final second leg. The Gunners hold a 2-0 lead from the first leg at the Emirates Stadium.
Napoli’s recent form has been unconvincing at home and abroad. Carlo Ancelotti’s team ended a three-game winless run in all competitions by recording a 3-1 win at Chievo.
The home sides recent record in the Europa League is not great, as they have suffered defeats against Salzburg and of course Arsenal in the first leg. However, prior to the defeats, the Italian side had recorded four straight European victories. .......Read more here.....
April 07, 2019 by
As reported by the Evening Standard, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he considers the duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette among the best he has ever worked with.
It may seem a bit stretched, but it certainly represents high praise for the pair of Gunners from a man who has had the pleasure of coaching the likes of David Villa, Fernando Morientes, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
The forward line containing the players such as Arsenal have in the like of Aubameyang and Lacazetteis likely the best part of the team Emery has found at the club upon his arrival in the place of Arsene Wenger last summer. .......Read more here.....
April 04, 2019 by
As we all know Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium to consolidate their place in the Premier League Champions League spots. French forward Alexandre Lacazette sealed the win with a superb second goal late on.
It was just a case of Lacazette contributing to the Gunners cause, as he does so often without seemingly getting much credit.
Impressive stats for Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal last summer as a prolific goalscorer. The January arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season plus injuries limited Lacazette to 14 goals, but it was not a terrible return in a team that was not exactly thriving under Arsene Wenger. .......Read more here.....
April 02, 2019 by
Arsenal took another step closer to qualifying for the Champions League on Monday night by recording a 2-0 home win over a resilient, but limited Newcastle team at the Emirates Stadium.
Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring on the half-hour mark. However, it took the Gunners until the 83rd minute to seal the victory, as Alexandre Lacazette lobbed home to double their lead.
The team from north London could have recorded a bigger victory but for the performance of Magpies goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who pulled off a number of saves to keep the score respectable for the visitors. .......Read more here.....
April 01, 2019 by
According to the Metro and one of my colleagues, Arsenal’s injury-prone striker Danny Welbeck could still sign a contract extension with the north London club.
The 28-year-old is likely to miss the rest of the campaign due to an ankle injury picked up in November in the Europa League. With his contract expiring this summer and seemingly no talks taking place, it seemed that the forward would become a free agent this summer. .......Read more here.....
March 28, 2019 by
There hasn’t been any movement in the Premier League for the last 10 days as clubs around Europe gave way to international football, but a few Arsenal-related stories have popped up these days just to give us a kind of a warm-up ahead of the final stage of the season.
Midfielder Granit Xhaka left Switzerland’s Euro 2020 qualifier after 79 minutes as coach Vladimir Petković succumbed to his request to be substituted.
“Xhaka could not stay on the pitch. He asked me ten minutes before to be replaced.” Petković explained after the game. .......Read more here.....
March 13, 2019 by
On Thursday night, Arsenal host Rennes at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League last 16 second leg. The Gunners head into this game 3-1 down from the first leg when they saw Greek defender Sokratis dismissed.
Arsenal’s recent form has been inconsistent of late, including in the Europa League as the Gunners have lost two of their last three European matches. The team from north London have been surprisingly solid of late in this competition, keeping clean sheets in six of their last eight games. .......Read more here.....
March 09, 2019 by
Arsenal have the chance to move back into the Premier League’s top-four when the Gunners host fourth-place Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The recent sense of optimism around the club took a slight hit on Thursday night, as Unai Emery’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat at Rennes in the last 16 of the Europa League. The Gunners have a big job on their hands turning the tie around. .......Read more here.....
March 07, 2019 by
Arsenal heads into a potentially tricky Europa League last 16 first leg against Rennes tonight without one of their star attackers, Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners are favourites to over the midtable French side, but the striker’s absence is certainly a blow.
A silly sending off at BATE costly
Lacazette will miss both the Gunners clashes with the French side after being handed a three-match ban for a silly sending off at BATE in the first leg of the round of 32. The late sending off was a result of frustration with the fact that the Gunners losing 1-0. .......Read more here.....
March 06, 2019 by
On Thursday evening, Arsenal travel to France to face Rennes in the Europa League last-16 first leg, hopeful of returning to the capital with a positive result to take into the second leg in a weeks’ time.
Rennes are currently midtable in Ligue One after an inconsistent run of form of late. However, the visitors have been a tough nut to crack in recent months, as the home side has suffered just one defeat in eight games in all competitions. .......Read more here.....