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Manchester United v Arsenal Premier League preview 0

Posted on April 27, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal travels to Manchester United’s Old Trafford, as the Gunners attempt to end a terrible run of form on their travels in the Premier League.

Manchester United heads into this clash second in the top-flight table, three points clear of Liverpool in third with a game on the Merseysiders. Jose Mourinho’s team have been in good form of late in the league winning six of their last seven games in the top-flight, while also finding the net twice or more in all six of the victories.

Arsenal miss big opportunity against Atletico 0

Posted on April 27, 2018 by David Nugent

In terms of results, Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League semi-final first leg was not the worst in the world.

However, the result does not tell the whole story. It does not tell how Arsenal dominated the game. It also does not tell how the Gunners played against Atletico for over 80 minutes of the game. Overall, the draw is a missed opportunity considering the circumstances.

Arsenal fail to beat ten-man Atletico 0

Posted on April 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal could only muster a 1-1 draw against ten-man Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League semi-final first leg, despite playing against ten men for over 80 minutes.

The Gunners had the first chance of the game on six minutes, as Alexandre Lacazette volleyed just wide of goal after good work from Danny Welbeck. Lacazette saw a header palmed away by Jan Oblak soon afterwards.

On ten minutes, Atletico were reduced to ten minutes as full-back Sime Vrsaljko received a second booking for a late challenge on Lacazette. Four minutes later Diego Simeone was sent to the stands after protesting one of the official’s decisions.

Simeone on Arsenal job and Wenger 0

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal play Atletico Madrid tonight at the Emirates, in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final. Since Arsene Wenger announced his departure from the club this summer, Atletico manager Diego Simeone has been on the media-drawn list of possible successors to the Frenchman.

The clash of the two teams is probably the best possible excuse to spark up a conversation on the subject, and Simeone spoke, very clearly:

“I have not spoken with anyone at Arsenal. I love it here at Atletico.”

Best betting odds for Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid 0

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Courtesy of bet365, we’ve picked out some of the best bets available ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Atletico Madrid tomorrow night. The game will undoubtedly see the two favourites to win the competition go head to head, and with only one spot in the final next month up for grabs, you can bet we’re going to witness a showcase from two of Europe’s most fascinating sides.

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

Posted on April 25, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Spanish club Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League semi-final first leg.

Arsenal heads into this game on the back of a 4-1 home win over West Ham. It was the story of the Gunners season, as they dominated the home game, but on their travels, Arsene Wenger’s team have been woeful.

However, the team from north London have a strong record in the Europa League, winning eight of their last 12 games in Europe’s secondary competition. The Gunners have also won three of their last four European games, while also scoring at least two goals in their last four games in Europe.

How important would Diego Costa’s absence be? 0

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Rumours in football can either create excitement or dread, depending on the nature of the specific rumour. Thankfully for Arsenal fans, this specific ‘rumour’ is a little bit more substantial than most, with Daily Mirror reporting that Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa may not be fit for their UEFA Europa League semi-final first-leg game against Arsenal. Yes, it’s the same Diego Costa that once played for Chelsea and was vilified for being the sport’s equivalent of a supervillain.

Arsenal draw Atletico Madrid in Europa League semi-finals 0

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsene Wenger’s side will need to go down the hardest possible route in order to reach the UEFA Europa League Final, as they’ve been drawn to face Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals. The two teams have played each other once before, in a friendly back in 2009, which was won by the Gunners by a scoreline of 2-1.

Arsenal made Europa League semi-finals the hard way 0

Posted on April 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal are through to the semi-finals of the Europa League after a 6-3 aggregate victory over Russian side CSKA Moscow. The aggregate score sounds highly convincing. However, in reality, it was until the last 15 minutes of the second leg that the Gunners sealed progress.

Arsenal made it difficult for themselves

The second leg in Moscow was never going to be easy, despite the fact that Arsene Wenger’s side won the home leg 4-1. For much of the contest, it looked like the Gunners would cruise through until 50th minute when CSKA Moscow took a two-goal lead on the night through Kirill Nababkin.

Arsenal linked with a move for Atletico ‘keeper 0

Posted on March 26, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head this summer to sign Atletico Madrid’s highly-rated goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

The Slovenian international has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in European football in the past few seasons. The stopper has a release clause of £88million in his contract and Atletico are not likely to let him go without a fight.

On Arsenal’s wanted list

The Express claims that Oblak is on the wanted list of both London clubs as they look to add to their goalkeeping options. The Gunners are claimed to have scouted Oblak on a number of occasions.



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