October 16, 2018 by
In a rather strange move, Arsenal and France striker Alexandre Lacazette has taken a dig at Premier League crowds, stating that he missed the Ligue One crowds, as they were better than their English counterparts.
The striker is quoted by the Evening Standard as saying: “I miss Ligue 1’s atmosphere. In England, the fans are more spectators than supporters. There’s a better atmosphere in French stadiums.”
Players quoted during the international break
It seems to be the fashion for foreign footballers to speak to their home media while on international duty. The Belgian media seem to love creating a story out of their national team players, with Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku both quoted about their futures in the current international break. .......Read more here.....
October 14, 2018 by
When Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal last summer from Lyon many saw him as the top-class striker the Gunners had been missing in recent years. He arrived at the club with a reputation as a prolific goalscorer.
The French international striker made a steady if unspectacular start to life in north London. However, the big money signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window meant that Lacazette’s place as Arsenal’s first choice striker was in doubt. .......Read more here.....
October 08, 2018 by
As you probably know, Arsenal ran riot at Craven Cottage on Sunday, putting five past their hosts and letting in one in return. It wasn’t, however, all that great, especially in the first half, but with a few smart and timely changes manager Unai Emery got his players firing on all cylinders. Let’s take a short look back at all the goals, including the one conceded. .......Read more here.....
October 08, 2018 by
One of the main concerns when Unai Emery first arrived at Arsenal this summer was the defence. The defensive situation has not changed radically and the team could still be slightly more solid. However, at the minute the way the attacking players are performing, the defensive issues have been cast aside.
Fantastic second half at Fulham
The Gunners 5-1 win at Fulham on Sunday was a superb result. However, at half time the game was truly in the balance at 1-1. Emery’s side had not produced first 45 minutes of football. .......Read more here.....
October 04, 2018 by
According to the Daily Mirror, Everton are monitoring Danny Welbeck’s contract situation at Arsenal, as the forward’s contract creeps closer to ending. The forward is in the last year of his deal with the north London club and there has been no news of contract negotiations regarding the striker.
Welbeck looks to be surplus to requirements and can discuss a move to a foreign club in January. However, the Gunners may contemplate trying to sell the striker in the January transfer window, although he could still prove to be an asset to the Gunners. .......Read more here.....
September 30, 2018 by
Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win at home against Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners needed two goals in the last ten minutes to record the victory over the visitors.
The victory was Arsenal’s seventh straight win in all competitions. However, it was another unconvincing display. On another day, the Hornets could have left north London with something, maybe even maximum points.
Leno kept Arsenal in the game
The Gunners kept a clean sheet for a second league game in a row. However, Unai Emery’s side had goalkeeper Bernd Leno to thank for keeping them in the game, as the Germany international pulled off saves from Troy Deeney and Andre Gray. The 26-year-old had to come off the substitute’s bench to replace the injured Petr Cech just before half-time. .......Read more here.....
September 27, 2018 by
On Wednesday night, England international striker Danny Welbeck netted a brace in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup third round.
It was the usual story for the striker as he started a cup game. His Arsenal appearances are usually restricted to starts in the cup competitions and cameos in the Premier League.
Happy to wait for a Premier League start
In truth, Welbeck is unlikely to start many of Arsenal’s Premier League games. However, the striker has stated that he is happy to wait for his chance to start in the top-flight. .......Read more here.....
September 24, 2018 by
The above title may be strange to say, but Arsenal’s performance in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal was not all positive. The Gunners eventually earned the victory, but for periods of the encounter with the Toffees, mainly the first half, the team from north London looked poor and disjointed.
Here are a few positives I suggest that Arsenal will take from the game:
Life still left in Petr Cech
It would be fair to say that Arsenal may have been going in at half time behind if it were not for the veteran goalkeeper. Cech kept out efforts by Theo Walcott, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison to keep the scores level. .......Read more here.....
September 10, 2018 by
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has vowed to keep working hard and prove he merits a place in the England squad. The former Manchester United striker appeared as a substitute in the Three Lions 2-1 home defeat by Spain.
In fact, he was highly unfortunate not to equalise in stoppage-time when he saw a goal harshly disallowed for what looked like a non-existent foul on Spain goalkeeper David De Gea.
In England squad by default
Welbeck is a decent attacking option for England boss Gareth Southgate. However, he almost just a default option for the Three Lions boss, who currently has a dearth of quality attacking cover for first-choice striker Harry Kane. .......Read more here.....
September 04, 2018 by
We’ve heard the rumours that Alexandre Lacazette is set to quit Arsenal amid rumours that he wants to try and force a move elsewhere, with some believing that the Frenchman isn’t truly happy at the Emirates. It’s a bold claim to make, and after analysing the situation, it soon becomes obvious that isn’t the case – and you can tell that purely off of his body language. .......Read more here.....