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Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 18, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal face a tough test of their top-four credentials when they welcome London rivals Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Gunners currently trail the fourth place Blues by six points following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham and Chelsea’s 2-1 home victory over Newcastle. In truth, the north London side has been inconsistent of late, winning just once in four top-flight outings.

This run has been the first big test of his Unai Emery’s managerial career at the club. This game will be a test that he will want his team to pass.

Chelsea and Arsenal finishes all square 0

Posted on January 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

The home side had the first attempt on goal after just two minutes, as Alvaro Morata tried to poke an effort in at the near post. However, the Spanish striker could only find the side-netting.

The next attempt on goal did not come until the 20th minute when Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dragged a long-range free-kick wide of goal. Two minutes later the visitors hit the Blues on the counter-attack, Jack Wilshere feeding the ball to Alexandre Lacazette, who fires wide of Chelsea’s near post.

Arsenal and Chelsea play out entertaining London derby 0

Posted on January 03, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea drew 2-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

The first attempt on goal arrived on seven minutes and fell for the home side. Alexis Sanchez hit a free-kick from around 25 yards out that deflected wide of by the Chelsea wall.

At the other end of the pitch, Rob Holding blocked an Eden Hazard shot, as the Blues looked to hit the Gunners on the break. The visitors missed a fantastic chance on 13 minutes.

Arsenal win the Community Shield on penalty kicks 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal won the Community Shield on Sunday against Chelsea courtesy of a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

The game started in a lively manner and it was Arsenal who saw the first real sight of goal. Winger Alex Iwobi ghosted past two Chelsea defenders, before seeing his centre across the fact the face of the goal hit Alexandre Lacazette and bounced clear.

A minute later and Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois produced a comfortable save from a Danny Welbeck header. The Blues goalkeeper was in action soon afterwards denying Iwobi at close-range after the Nigerian had received a clever through-ball from Mohamed Elneny.

Should Arsenal renew their interest in Alvaro Morata? 1

Posted on June 08, 2017 by David Nugent

As always we are set for a whole host of transfer talk and probably little activity at Arsenal if Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has his way anyway.

Arsenal needs to strengthen this summer in a number of departments. For me, a new striker is still needed. It looks likely that Alexis Sanchez may leave and Spaniard Lucas Perez also seems set for the exit door.

That leaves Arsenal with Olivier Giroud and the fragile Danny Welbeck as striking options for next season. One option that could be available is Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to north London before and speculation is rife that he will leave the European champions this summer.

Arsenal to challenge Chelsea and Man United for Real Madrid striker 0

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Premier League heavyweights Arsenal have been linked with a want-away Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who is believed to be looking for a way out of the Santiago Bernabeu side.

The Gunners have been linked with Morata before, when he was still with Serie A champions Juventus, and Arsene Wenger is prepared to rekindle interest for the 24-year-old.

The Spanish striker was tipped for a Premier League move but still ended up being sold back to his parent club Real Madrid, who had a buy-back clause in their agreement with Juventus.

Alvaro Morata open to Arsenal move 0

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It has been a rather frustrating season for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

The Spanish forward came back to Santiago Bernabeu at the beginning of the season hoping he would be given a more prominent first-team role alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Opposite to his expectations, the former Juventus frontman has largely struggled thus far, making only 6 La Liga starts for Los Blancos.

The 24-year-old Spanish international has used his playing time wisely, making the best of his limited influence to score five La Liga goals and add two more in the Copa del Rey and additional pair in the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal still keeping tabs on Alvaro Morata? 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Don Balon, Arsenal are one of two sides reportedly keen on signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in the winter transfer window. The Gunners were interested in the 23-year-old back in the summer but instead opted for Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez as they were priced out for the Real centre-forward.

However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is said to still be weighing up an approach for the striker as he looks to turn his side into challengers for major honours following their upturn in form in all competitions. Morata has scored two goals for Real Madrid this season, but particularly impressed during his two-season spell with Juventus.

Latest on Arsenal transfer dealings 0

Posted on July 08, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

With the Euro 2016 drawing to a close, Arsenal officials appear to have stepped up their efforts in an attempt to seriously reinforce the squad ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign.

The Gunners have so far recruited Granit Xhaka from Borussia M’gladbach, while agreeing a deal for Jamie Vardy, before the striker rejected a move to the Emirates, and there have been some new developments this week.

ESPN is reporting that Arsenal are ready to offer staggering £43 million for Germany starlet Julian Draxler, who has been in excellent form at the Euro 2016 finals.

Arsenal set to renew interest in Alvaro Morata 0

Posted on July 06, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to the Daily Star. However, the Gunners could face a transfer battle with Chelsea for the Spanish international striker.

Just moved back to the Spanish capital

Real Madrid have only just officially confirmed that they have officially re-signed the forward for £23million after activating a release clause in his Juventus contract. The striker has impressed in spurts in Turin and is highly-rated.

The move is believed to have been poorly financially motivated, as the striker is in major demand this summer and Los Blancos may be able to double their money on the striker who scored three times at Euro 2016.

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