February 15, 2019 by
Arsenal suffered an embarrassing 1-0 defeat at BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the Europa League last 32. The first leg defeat in Belarus was compounded by Alexandre Lacazette’s late dismissal. Overall, it was a miserable night for the Gunners, who had headed into the game as massive favourites to win the game and the tie.
Should have been a comfortable win
It would not have been harsh to think that Arsenal should be beating a team from Belarus in a comfortable manner. BATE are a solid team, but they have very little pedigree in European football and the Gunners are until recently a team accustomed to playing in the Champions League. .......Read more here.....
January 30, 2019 by
Last night Arsenal were able to put some pressure on the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea above them, courtesy of a narrow triumph over relegation strugglers Cardiff City. Now while it may sound like we’re doing the Welsh side a disservice we certainly aren’t, and we’re merely pointing out the fact that they’re considered to be a team that the Gunners are more than capable of beating. In direct contrast to that, Arsenal should consistently be viewed as a team that the smaller sides will do everything they can to put up a fight against. .......Read more here.....
January 02, 2019 by
I have to say one of my favourite Arsenal players is French striker Alexandre Lacazette. The former Lyon striker is not the most clinical, but he always causes opposition defences problems.
Lacazette scored his seventh Premier League goal of the season in the New Year’s Day 4-1 defeat of Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.
Gunners boss Unai Emery decided to substitute the striker in the second half, a decision greeted with boos by the Arsenal faithful. The Spanish boss may have just been giving the striker a rest, but it was not a popular decision from Emery. .......Read more here.....
January 02, 2019 by
Arsenal sprang back from the horrors of Anfield by thrashing Premier League underdogs Fulham by 4-1. Sometimes, a game against one of the weakest teams in the league is just what you need to regain some confidence after being taken to the cleaner’s by the league’s best.
Alexandre Lacazette had a fantastic game. His recognizable movement and work-rate was of great value to the team, and after Granit Xhaka opened the scoring in the 25th minute, he crowned his performance by finishing off a fluid move to double the lead ten minutes into the second half. .......Read more here.....
December 31, 2018 by
On Tuesday afternoon, Arsenal host Fulham at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.
The Gunners have been inconsistent of late in the Premier League. In fact, Unai Emery’s side has won just one of their last four league games. Last time out in the top-flight, the home side suffered a 5-1 mauling at Liverpool.
The defeat at Anfield means that the side from north London has kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League outings. Both teams have also scored in 12 of their previous 13 league matches. .......Read more here.....
December 14, 2018 by
Unai Emery’s starting line-up for Thursday night’s 1-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League for the most part unremarkable. With the Gunners already qualified for the knockout stages of the group, there was little sense in Emery risking injuries to any of his star players.
However, there was one interesting inclusion in the starting line-up in the shape of French forward Alexandre Lacazette. The forward scored the only goal of the game before being substituted. .......Read more here.....
December 08, 2018 by
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in superb form of late for the Gunners. In fact, since his move from Dortmund in the January transfer window, he has impressed in front of goal.
The Gabon striker’s form has attracted the interest of many people, including Fantasy Football enthusiasts, such as myself. With a home game against Huddersfield this afternoon, the striker looks to be set to record a big haul.
Could Aubameyang be rested against Huddersfield?
We are heading into a busy period of the Premier League campaign when top-flight bosses look to rest and rotate their squads. French forward Alexandre Lacazette has started the last two games on the bench. .......Read more here.....
December 07, 2018 by
On Saturday afternoon, Arsenal will be confident of continuing their 20-game unbeaten run in all competitions, as the Gunners host struggling Huddersfield at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners continued their recent promising form by recording a 2-2 draw at Manchester United. United may be unconvincing form, but they still have a good record at Old Trafford, so it may be considered a decent result with time.
Arsenal have had a habit of drawing league games of late, though, as the team from north London have drawn four of their last six games in the Premier League. .......Read more here.....
December 06, 2018 by
On Wednesday night, Arsenal’s French international forward Alexandre Lacazette was once again the key to the Gunners picking up a result. The forward’s shot on goal took a deflection to give the north London team the lead in a 2-2 draw at Manchester United.
It may not have been a winning goal, but it was another big contribution from the former Lyon star to Unai Emery’s side picking up a result.
Coming off the bench again
I have to admit, I expected Lacazette to start last night’s match against United. However, Gunners boss Emery decided to start with a more cautious approach, which is understandable, as even in poor form the Red Devils are a threat at Old Trafford. .......Read more here.....
December 05, 2018 by
Arsenal’s 19-game unbeaten record in all competitions faces a potential test on Wednesday night, as the Gunners visit Old Trafford to face Manchester United. Old Trafford has become something a wasteland for Arsenal teams in recent years. In fact, the Gunners have won just once in 15 games at United in all competitions. The one win was back in 2015 in the FA Cup in a 2-1 win.
Arsenal’s last Premier League victory at Old Trafford was 12 years ago. It is fair to say it is not the Gunners favourite ground to visit. .......Read more here.....