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Partey to replace Ramsey? 0

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is set to attempt to sign Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey as a replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey, according to the Express.

As a product of their academy, Partey has been an Atleti player his whole career so far, though he has had loan spells with Mallorca and Almeria. He has made a total of 67 appearances and scored seven goals in all competitions for the Europa League holders, and he certainly played his part in their quest for the trophy which eluded Arsenal due to Atletico beating them in the semifinal. The 25-year-old has been capped 17 times for Ghana, and he found the net in his national team’s shirt six times.

Arsenal in for Filipe Luis? 0

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to reports in various media outlets, Arsenal could be interested in signing Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid in January.

The Brazil international would certainly represent a significant upgrade on current contenders for the left-back spot at Arsenal. Sead Kolasinac still hasn’t featured in this campaign due to knee injury he picked up in pre-season. Nacho Monreal has therefore been the undisputed starter on the left defensive flank, and it’s fair to say the Spaniard hasn’t really covered himself in glory so far, despite playing comparatively better than Hector Bellerin on the other side. In fact, probably better than the rest of Arsenal’s back line, though that in itself doesn’t say nearly as much about him as about them.

Introducing Emile Smith Rowe 0

Posted on July 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Pre-season friendlies don’t tend to mean all too much in the grand scheme of any given season, aside from an injury or two which could derail a player or team’s momentum. For the most part, that wound up being the case last night when Arsenal took on Atletico Madrid, with the English side falling to the Spaniards on penalties – although that’s not what people have been talking about.

The importance of pre-season friendlies 0

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Something that people often sleep on in football is the importance of pre-season friendlies, and what they can do not only for a team’s confidence – but for their overall effectiveness as the real campaign begins. If you don’t schedule enough of them then you probably won’t get the necessary amount of experience or match fitness to deal with the physicality of the Premier League or most other top leagues for that matter, and if you organise too many, then you run the risk of wearing your players out.

Three results which killed Arsenal’s season 0

Posted on May 23, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The feeling of excitement is back at the Emirates for the first time in what feels like forever following the announcement of Unai Emery as Arsenal’s new manager. The former Sevilla and PSG boss has found great success elsewhere around Europe, and now, it’s time for him to try his hand in the Premier League. Still, while it’s nice to think about what’s to come in the next few months and possibly years, it’s equally as interesting to look back on what could’ve been from the 2017/18 campaign.

Atletico defeat summed up Arsenal in the last decade 1

Posted on May 04, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the semi-final second leg on Thursday night. The defeat meant that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not get a fairytale ending to his career as Arsenal boss.

Most Gunners will be not be surprised by the aggregate result, as over the two legs Arsenal did not do enough to get through. However, it is not the first time the north London side have suffer defeat in that manner.

Arsenal defeated in Madrid to exit Europa League 1

Posted on May 03, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid on Thursday night in the Europa League semi-final second leg, to exit the competition 2-1 on aggregate.

Atletico Madrid had the first effort on goal on six minutes. Diego Costa outmuscled Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal before firing hide and wide of goal.

The Gunners suffered a major injury blow on eight minutes, as Koscielny suffered a potentially serious Achilles injury. The Frenchman was down for three minutes before Calum Chambers replaced the centre-back.

Arsenal’s biggest key to victory tonight 0

Posted on May 03, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Tonight will see the conclusion of Arsenal’s journey to the final of the Europa League, and one way or another, it’s going to end in heartbreak for somebody. Either the Gunners will fall just before the final hurdle, or the hotly tipped Spaniards will falter down the stretch as they attempt to secure their second UEL title under the reign of Diego Simeone. One thing is for sure, however – by the end of the night, there are going to be plenty of talking points coming out of the second leg.

Is Diego Simeone too unpredictable for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 02, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The search for Arsenal’s new manager continues to rage on and in a lot of ways, it’s already becoming a little bit exhausting for Arsenal fans. While there’s obviously a great deal of excitement in the air, there are just too many names being thrown around to keep count at this stage. It’s not like when David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford because, in that instance, it seemed as if the Everton boss was always going to be the clear favourite to take over.

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Europa League semi-final second leg preview 0

Posted on May 02, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal travel to Atletico Madrid for their Europa League semi-final second leg tie. The Gunners face a big task at the Wanda Metropolitano after the first leg finished 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Atletico Madrid’s recent form has been inconsistent of late, as Diego Simeone’s side have won just one of their last four games in all competitions. However, that is as far as the positive go in terms of Arsenal turning this tie around.

Los Rojiblancos have won ten of their last 11 home games in all competitions. Rather dauntingly for the Gunners, Atletico have kept clean sheets in their last 11 games in all competitions at the Wanda Metropolitano.



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