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Prolific attack gives Arsenal a chance of top-four 0

Posted on November 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal made it 17 games unbeaten in all competitions on Sunday afternoon when they recorded a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Although there was a slice of luck involved in the win, the opening goal coming from a bizarre own goal by Jefferson Lerma, the Gunners once again found the net twice, something they have become accustomed to doing in the top-flight of late.

Had to be a high scoring game

Bournemouth v Arsenal was destined to be a high scoring game. The two teams involved love to provide excitement and play attacking football, so Sunday’s scoreline was unsurprising really.

Loan move could be the making of Reiss Nelson 0

Posted on November 20, 2018 by David Nugent

Many eyebrows were raised among Arsenal supporters when they heard the news that highly-rated youngster Reiss Nelson was leaving in the summer. The move to German club Hoffenheim was only temporary of course, as the winger had signed a new deal prior to his switch to the Bundesliga outfit.

Needed a loan move

At just 18 years of age, Nelson is still very much a youngster. He has featured for Arsenal in cameos, but understandable considering his age has not featured on a regular basis for the Gunners.

Is Eric Bailly really a solution to the Gunners defensive vulnerability? 1

Posted on November 18, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, among other publications, Arsenal are set to battle it out with north London rivals Tottenham for the signature of Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly in the January transfer window.

The Ivorian’s future at Old Trafford is in doubt after failing to start in the Premier League for the Red Devils since gameweek two of the campaign. Reportedly, the defender is set for talks with United over his future.

Promising start but has struggled of late

Bailly looked like the real deal in his debut campaign at United after joining the Red Devils from Villarreal in the summer of 2016. He looked strong and pacey, which are two attributes needed to be a top centre-back.

Arsenal not breaking away from the Premier League 0

Posted on November 17, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal will not break away from the English Premier League, despite showing an interest in joining a European Super League in the near future.

News that discussions over a 16-team Super League were in the pipeline has raised many questions. German football magazine Der Spiegel had claimed that English clubs, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal were all set to sign up for the aforementioned Super League.

Any formation of the reported European Super League would seriously interfere with the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.

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.

Arsenal v Wolves Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 10, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host Wolves at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, as the Gunners look to extend their recent unbeaten run.

Arsenal are now 15 games unbeaten in all competitions after Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League. A nine-game unbeaten run in the Premier League has left the side from north London well placed to mount a challenge for the Champions League spots this season.

The Gunners are currently fifth place in the table, just a point behind fourth-place arch-rivals Tottenham, who face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Positives to take from the draw with Liverpool 0

Posted on November 04, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal may not have beaten Liverpool on Saturday evening, but there are plenty of positives to take from the 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium. It was certainly not a terrible display by the Gunners by any stretch of the imagination.

Positive from Emery

One was the fact that Emery made some risky substitutes, which played a part in the Gunners 82nd-minute equaliser.

The Spaniard decided to send on forward Danny Welbeck in place of left-back Sead Kolasinac. The move saw Nigerian international winger Alex Iwobi move to full-back to replace the Bosnian international.

Merson believes nothing has changed at Arsenal 0

Posted on October 31, 2018 by David Nugent

According to former Arsenal hero and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, nothing has changed defensively at Arsenal since the summer appointment of Spanish boss Unai Emery.

Nothing has changed defensively

Merson told Sky Sports: “It looks like an Arsene Wenger team defensively, and they have always been irresistible going forward on their day,”

“I think they will get turned over by a couple of smaller teams and I don’t see them beating the big ones.

“I don’t think they were good at the start of the season. They went on a great run, but defensively they will get found out. Nothing has really changed at the back.”

Draw at Palace should not dampen positive atmosphere at Arsenal 0

Posted on October 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Everything must end and so was the case for Arsenal’s winning run of 11 games in all competitions on Sunday afternoon. The winning run ended with a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.

In reality, the Gunners were just seven minutes away from maintaining the winning run, only to concede the 83rd-minute equaliser through a penalty kick from Luka Milivojevic.

Must remain positive

The draw may have ended the run, but there is reasons to be positive for the Gunners. The winning run showed that the team from north London are heading in the right direction under new Spanish boss Unai Emery.

Gunners firing under Unai Emery 0

Posted on October 08, 2018 by David Nugent

One of the main concerns when Unai Emery first arrived at Arsenal this summer was the defence. The defensive situation has not changed radically and the team could still be slightly more solid. However, at the minute the way the attacking players are performing, the defensive issues have been cast aside.

Fantastic second half at Fulham

The Gunners 5-1 win at Fulham on Sunday was a superb result. However, at half time the game was truly in the balance at 1-1. Emery’s side had not produced first 45 minutes of football.



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