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Does Arsenal have the best out-and-out striker in the Premier League? 0

Posted on January 30, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-1 win over a resilient Cardiff City side at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Star striker Pierre Aubameyang was involved in both of the Gunners goals, scoring and also producing an assist. The Gabon international had previously been prolific with former club Dortmund and he has picked up from where he left off in the Premier League.

Involved in 21 goals this season

Aubameyang has been involved in 21 goals in the English top-flight this season, scoring 15 goals and producing assists. He has 18 goals in all competitions for the Gunners, so it is far too say he has enjoyed a productive campaign this season.

Sven Mislintat set to quit his role at Arsenal 0

Posted on January 16, 2019 by David Nugent

According to various newspaper reports, including the Independent, Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is set to quit his position at the club. The German has been in the position just over a year after arriving at the club in November 2017 from Dortmund. Reports suggest that former Gunners midfielder Edu

A transfer supremo

Mislintat was labelled as some sort of transfer supremo when he arrived at the club. He built an excellent reputation for himself at Dortmund, helping to spot many of the stars of Jurgen Klopp’s team that thrived earlier in the decade.

Lack of potential signings concerning for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 12, 2019 by David Nugent

The recent news that Arsenal are not going to make any permanent signings in the January transfer window is concerning. Spanish boss Unai Emery can only do so much in training to improve players.

On his arrival in the summer, Arsenal needed to strengthen their squad to mount a challenge for a top four spot this season. Emery spent the limited budget the best he could, but in truth, his transfer kitty was more like a whip around by Premier League standards.

Wenger happy with Emery’s work 0

Posted on December 25, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having sat at the helm for 22 years, Arsene Wenger left Arsenal after last season ended. The Frenchman won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cup trophies and just as many Community Shields. That is, however, one way of looking at his reign. The other would be the fact that the last league title came in 2004, which means he went 14 years without one, and despite coming very close in 2006, there was no real European success.

Mesut Ozil: The end of the road? 0

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having started out at Schalke 04 where he played two seasons, Mesut Ozil moved to Werder Bremen in January, 2008. His three seasons there were enough to convince Real Madrid of his qualities, and when his €50million transfer to Arsenal in 2013 had officially been confirmed, Cristiano Ronaldo publicly bemoaned his departure from Santiago Bernabeu as he believed Ozil was the player to understand his movements ahead of the ball better than any other of his teammates.

Mesut Ozil omission at Bournemouth made sense 0

Posted on November 27, 2018 by David Nugent

There has been a lot made of Unai Emery’s decision to bench Mesut Ozil for the Gunners 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. As is always the case with big selection decision, the rumours of a rift between the player and boss emerge.

Good management by Emery

However, the decision has a simple tactical one by Emery. The Spaniard knew that the Bournemouth would be quite physical in nature, so decided to pick a team to suit the game.

Wenger to Bayern? 0

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We’re no strangers to the dreaded rumour mill, but to be perfectly honest, we’re much more used to seeing it in action for players as opposed to managers. The game has come a long way and as such fans are much more invested in things that they didn’t give all too much thought to once upon a time – such as the managerial merry go round.

Arsenal linked with a move for Manchester United star 0

Posted on November 25, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal and London rivals Chelsea are both interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira in the January transfer window.

The report claims that the Red Devils are set to cash in on the Brazilian international, as his contract expires next summer. United have an option to extend the deal by a year, but reportedly favour selling Pereira in January.

Not yet fulfilled his potential at United

When Pereira joined United in 2014 from PSV Eindhoven, he was regarded as a bright young prospect. In fact, at the time he was considered one of the most talented youngsters in the European game.

Have Arsenal improved defensively under Unai Emery? 0

Posted on November 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has claimed that the Gunners lost the balance between defence and attack in the latter years of Arsene Wenger’s reign as boss of the north London side. That theory may have some weight to it, as Arsenal finished last season with their lowest ever points tally under Wenger.

Emery told Spanish newspaper Marca: “With time, only technical quality and offensive freedom were taken care of while losing defensive structure,”

“What I want is to combine both and become more competitive. Arsenal was in a decline. We had to stop this, and begin climbing.”

Gunners cannot afford to let gap to fourth widen 0

Posted on November 12, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal have made a bright start to life under Spanish boss Unai Emery this season. The Gunners are now unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions after a 1-1 home draw with Wolves on Sunday afternoon. The performance was a lacklustre one in truth, as the Gunners failed to produce the sort of vibrant displays they have at times this season under Emery.

Positive is they are still unbeaten

One of the main positives for the Gunners is that they have maintained the unbeaten run, which is never a bad thing. The draw was not the best result and could be seen as two points dropped, but it is a game the Gunners may have lost last season.



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