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Could Sanchez return to Arsenal? 0

Posted on February 17, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Could Alexis Sanchez return to Arsenal? It’s fair to say it doesn’t really look likely. The Chilean left the club in circumstances that can only be described as unpleasant.

He arrived to the Emirates in a different era, back in 2014 when Arsenal were still a regular Champions League club, and that was probably the biggest factor that swayed him towards north London. According to a number of fairly reliable reports at the time, Barcelona had an offer from Liverpool, one they were willing to accept given that they had taken Luis Suarez from them practically by force (by activating his buyout clause). It was apparently a bigger offer than the one subsequently made by Arsenal.

Arsenal’s defensive vulnerabilities ruthlessly exposed by United 0

Posted on January 26, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Friday was always going to be difficult. It turned out too difficult for the Gunners, who suffered a 3-1 defeat to exit the competition. In truth, United exposed Arsenal defensive vulnerabilities with some superb counter-attacking football.

Deadly on the counter-attack

In reality, Manchester United underperformed this season prior to the hiring of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as temporary boss. Former boss Jose Mourinho’s cautious tactics stifled the immense attacking talent at the Manchester club.

Aaron Ramsey has signed a deal with Juventus 0

Posted on January 17, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Italian giants Juventus. The news will come as no surprise to anybody, as the move has been mooted for the past month or so.

Arsenal were reportedly attempting to sell the midfielder to the Bianconeri in the January transfer window to claw some money back for the midfielder. However, that was always an unlikely prospect.

Ramsey such a frustrating player

I have to admit I find Aaron Ramsey such a frustrating player to watch. The Wales international has undoubted talent and can be such an influential player. However, he has a tendency to be inconsistent.

Dembele? Alexis back? 0

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

There have been many, many reports linking Ousmane Dembele with a move away from Barcelona since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. The French international had an injury-plagued first season with the Catalan club. This campaign didn’t get off to a good start either as a number of disciplinary issues arose, and the links only intensified.

The Sanchez dilemma 0

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Harry Kettle

When Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal Football Club, the reaction from many fans was relief. That sounds a little bit harsh but we all know it to be true, because we all just wanted the saga to be over and done with. Of course, there was also an element of fear and trepidation, because we knew that the Chilean was their best player and there are no two ways around that. Now that he’s spent almost a year at Old Trafford, though, it’s interesting to look back and reflect on what could’ve been.

The Sanchez timing 0

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Look, we don’t like being negative or disparaging to former players of Arsenal Football Club, because there’s just no point in doing so. Every single man and woman who has pulled on that famous strip has contributed something towards the lineage of this football team, whether it be for good or for bad. Sure, we can debate how effective or impactful they were during their time here, but we should never go as far as to openly criticise them when the issue has been put to rest.

Emery tells Aaron Ramsey to concentrate on football 0

Posted on August 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Aaron Ramsey’s contract negotiations seem to have gone on forever at Arsenal. The Welsh midfielder has drifted into the last year of his contract with the north London club while talks have been on going.

Gunners boss Unai Emery seems to believe that the speculation over the midfielder is affecting his game. In fact, the Spaniard has told Ramsey to concentrate on his football, rather than think about his contract situation.

Asked if he believed Ramsey lacked focus this season Emery said: “I don’t know but I am thinking in the present. I spoke with him last week but now, today, my focus is on the match and I want the player to be focused only on Saturday.”

Was the Sanchez deal a good one? 0

Posted on June 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The dust has officially settled on the 2017/18 Premier League season, and for the most part, it was a pretty interesting year. While Manchester City were able to run away with the title at the top of the table, there were plenty of other stories going on throughout the division worth talking about. One of the biggest, which had been brewing for quite some time, was Alexis Sanchez’s move from Arsenal to Manchester United – which sent Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the opposite direction.

On This Day In 2017: Arsenal triumph over Southampton 0

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s time for another trip down memory lane, and while this game only happened twelve months ago, it’ll feel like it’s a million miles away for Arsenal fans. This time last year, the Gunners defeated Southampton 2-0 to ensure that their faint hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League were kept alive. Unlike this year, where there’s just one game remaining, Arsenal still had three games remaining to try and make up some ground on Manchester City due to the fact that last season didn’t have a World Cup right around the corner in the summer.

Gunners beaten by late Fellaini header at United 0

Posted on April 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a late 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from substitute Marouane Fellaini.

United offered the first threat on goal on four minutes, as midfielder Paul Pogba fired an effort wide of goal. Arsenal saw their first effort on goal was a long-range low effort from youngster Reiss Nelson, which David De Gea saved comfortably.

The home side took the lead soon afterwards. Pogba started the move by playing the ball to Romelu Lukaku in the area. Alexis Sanchez headed the Belgian striker’s far post cross towards goal, only for Hector Bellerin to deflect the effort on to the post. However, Pogba followed up to volley past David Ospina in the Gunners goal.



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