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Gunners targeting French youngster 0

Posted on December 11, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Express, Arsenal are the favourites to sign Lyon’s promising young French midfielder Houssem Aouar. The youngster is regarded as one of the brightest young stars in the European game.

The Gunners have made a promising start to life under Spanish boss Unai Emery. However, the former Valencia boss s reportedly looking to strengthen his squad in the winter transfer window and Aouar is reported to be his prime target.

Could spend money in January after a low spending summer

Emery spent a relatively small amount of money in the summer, as the club looked to strengthen their squad with bargains. According to the Express, though, Arsenal hierarchy are prepared to back the Spaniard in the transfer market in January.

On This Day In 2013: Arsenal fall to Napoli 0

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Wow, five years. When it comes to this particular ‘trip down memory lane’ it certainly feels like the game in question happened only yesterday, when in reality, it happened five whole years ago. We can’t quite get out head around that, and it’s interesting to look at the ways in which football has changed since then – and in many ways, how it’s kind of stayed exactly the same.

The Dembele query 0

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

One of the big transfer stories, that isn’t even really a story yet, is whether or not Ousmane Dembele is going to be leaving Barcelona sooner rather than later. This comes despite the fact that he seems to be settling into life at the Nou Camp on the pitch, forming some interesting partnerships with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Off of the pitch, however, the constant talk regarding his behaviour and attitude is plaguing his promising career.

Gunners will struggle for centre-backs for visit to Saints 0

Posted on December 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal may have extended their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions against Huddersfield on Saturday, but there was also a downside to the win, as both Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi picked up suspensions.

Add the pair to Rob Holding sidelined through injury and the Gunners are left with very few central defensive options.

Who are the Gunners central defensive options?

The return to the squad and fitness of French centre-back Laurent Koscielny could not have come a better time. Gunners boss Unai Emery has allowed the veteran defender time to recover from a long-term injury.

Guendouzi reveals PSG interest 0

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Matteo Guendouzi has revealed Paris Saint-Germain were interested in signing him prior to his arrival to the Emirates.

Guendouzi passed through the French title holders’ youth system before joining Ligue 2 side Lorient in 2015.

Speaking to French outlet Canal +, the 18-year-old confirmed a number of clubs, including PSG, were interested in his services. However, as soon as he learned of Arsenal’s involvement, his mind was made up. He knew that this was the right club for him and he focused all his attention on joining the Gunners. The club spent £7million on his signature, not a small amount given his age and the fact that he had no previous first-team experience in top-tier football.

Will it matter? 0

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal Football Club have gone 21 games unbeaten. As much as people want to just forget about that or push it to one side, you can’t. It’s very, very difficult to go that many games unbeaten at any level, but especially when you’re one of the top teams in the Premier League. There’s so much pressure on the shoulders of the players and the club as a whole, and Arsenal fans have the right to rub it in the face of their rivals – because if the tables were turned, they’d do the exact same thing.

Breaking them down 0

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As the games go by and Arsenal continue to thrive under Unai Emery, some people are probably sick of pundits picking out the positives. To that, we say this: the negatives have been staring us in the face for so long now, that it’s kind of difficult not to get excited about the shoe being on the other foot. As such we’re going to run down one of the most important factors, in our mind, behind the Gunners’ continued success in all competitions.

Lacazette and Aubameyang – Why didn’t it work? 0

Posted on December 09, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal booked fresh three points on Saturday by beating Huddersfield Town 1-0 at the Emirates.

However, even though they’ve now taken their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions, the fact that Lucas Torreira needed to step up and produce a moment of brilliance seven minutes from time against an opponent like Huddersfield points to a few issues up front. Let’s take a look at what happened.

Manager Unai Emery started the game with both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the pitch, and Matteo Guendouzi nearest behind them. Torreira and Granit Xhaka provided the protection ahead of the back three, flanked by Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolašinac pushing up as wing-backs.

Another slow start for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 09, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal are now 21 games unbeaten in all competitions after Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Huddersfield at the Emirates Stadium. As with most Gunners games this season there were good and not so good points.

One of the good points was that Unai Emery’s team recorded a win and keep up in the race for a top spot. The fact that Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira also had a big effect on another game was a big positive.

Some negatives

Huddersfield obviously came to park the bus, with a ridiculous number of niggling fouls in the first half. Referee Paul Tierney never really had control of the game and the visitors took advantage of his inexperience at Premier League level.

Could Emery bench Aubameyang against Huddersfield? 0

Posted on December 08, 2018 by David Nugent

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.



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