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Arsenal experience Groundhog Day at Wolves 0

Posted on April 25, 2019 by David Nugent

Most people are aware of the popular 1990’s movie starring Bill Murray called Groundhog Day where a grouchy, TV reporter revisits the same day over-and-over again until he changes his ways.

Arsenal fans stuck in their own Groundhog Day

Unfortunately, Arsenal fans seem to be stuck in their very own Groundhog Dog when it comes to their teams’ terrible away displays. Unfortunately, there is no signs of Arsenal changing their ways anyway soon.

The latest debacle came in a 3-1 defeat at Wolves on Wednesday night. The home side was leading 3-0 at half-time.

Fight for the Champions League places could go down to the wire 0

Posted on April 24, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s visit to Wolves Molineux later tonight is a massive one for the Gunners when it comes to their Champions League qualification hopes this season.

A 3-2 home defeat against Crystal Palace last time out has certainly thrown a spanner in the works of the Gunners top-four challenge. Most people took for granted that that Arsenal would win the clash, including the players it seemed, such was the Gunners stellar home form.

Wolves game now even more vital

The trip to Molineux to face Wolves was always going to be a vital one. The defeat against Palace has just made the clash even more important for Unai Emery’s side. The loss against the Eagles has seen the Gunners slip out of the top-four to fifth-place.

Wolves v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 23, 2019 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal travels to Molineux to face Wolves, as the Gunners look to enhance to their chances of securing a Champions League spot for next season.

Wolves have hit a slight slump in form of late in the Premier League. The side from the Midlands are currently tenth-place in the table after just one win in their last five league games. Last time out, struggling Brighton held Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to a goalless draw.

The side from the Midlands have been involved in a lot of low-scoring games of late in the top-flight, with seven of their last nine league games producing under 2.5 goals.

Arsenal should not panic over Palace defeat 0

Posted on April 22, 2019 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal suffered a shock 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners losing is not a major surprise, as they have shown they are prone to slip-ups at unexpected times.

However, the majority of those slip-ups are away from the Emirates. The team from north London are usually strong on home soil. In fact, Unai Emery’s team had won their previous eight home games in all competitions.

A poor defensive display

It must be said that Palace produced a good display and deserve credit for their victory. It’s tough to win at the Emirates and the Eagles produced an impressive display against Emery’s team.

Defensive improvement encouraging for Arsenal 0

Posted on April 21, 2019 by David Nugent

According to most observers of Arsenal in recent seasons, defensive frailties have been at the heart of the Gunners failure to qualify for the Champions League. The claim has also rung true at times for Unai Emery’s team this season, especially on their travels.

There is no doubt that the team from north London need defensive reinforcements in the summer. However, the fact team have shown defensive improvement of late is encouraging.

A good recent defensive record

The Gunners recent record of conceding just once in seven games in all competitions is an impressive record for any team. For a team notoriously fragile in defence, it is even more credible.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 20, 2019 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to attempt to consolidate their position in the Premier League’s top four this season.

Arsenal heads into the game on the back of a 1-0 win at Napoli in the Europa League quarter-final second leg that saw the north London side make it through to the last four of the competition.

The win means that Unai Emery’s team has now won six of their last seven matches in all competitions. The fact that the Gunners have conceded just once in seven games has also played a big part in the recent improvement in results.

Arsenal win over Watford a relief for Gunners fans 0

Posted on April 16, 2019 by David Nugent

On Monday night, Arsenal overcame ten-man Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road courtesy of a goal from star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gunners cause was helped by the fact that Hornets captain Troy Deeney received a red card early on.

The victory saw Unai Emery’s team moved back up to fourth spot, in what is fast becoming an extremely tight race for the lucrative Champions League places. There are now just three points between third place Tottenham and Manchester United in sixth. There is little to choose between Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the top four race.

Watford v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 14, 2019 by David Nugent

On Monday night, Arsenal travels to Vicarage Road to face Watford, in a Premier League game that could prove crucial to the Gunners chances of a top-four finish this season.

Watford are currently tenth place in the Premier League table. However, they have two games in hand on some of their rivals for seventh spot. A victory would move the Hornets up to seventh place.

The home side’s recent Premier League form has been inconsistent. In fact, Javi Garcia’s team has won two and lost three of their last five league outings. However, those three defeats were at Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Reported Gunners target rejects new contract at PSG 0

Posted on April 11, 2019 by David Nugent

Reported Arsenal target PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku has turned down a contract extension in the French capital, according to the Daily Mirror.

The highly-rated central midfielder has been linked with a move to the north London club since the summer arrival of Unai Emery as Gunners boss. The Spanish coach gave the youngster his big chance in the PSG team when the pair were together in Paris.

Nkunku’s contract with PSG expires in 2020 and if he refuses to sign a new deal with the Parisian club, he will move on elsewhere this summer. The midfielder is reportedly unhappy with his playing time at PSG under German boss Thomas Tuchel.

Arsenal’s terrible away form continues at Everton 0

Posted on April 08, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s terrible away form in the Premier League continued on Sunday, as the Gunners went down to a 1-0 defeat at Everton’s Goodison Park. In truth, Unai Emery’s side were fortunate not to suffer a heavy defeat, as the home side were simply better all over the pitch.

Arsenal easily beat at Goodison Park

The home side seemed to simply have more determination and desire to win. When they had the ball, they made better use of it too. Only a lack of ruthlessness in front of goal prevented a bigger victory for Marco Silva’s team.

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