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James Rodriguez is unlikely to be an Arsenal target 0

Posted on January 19, 2019 by David Nugent

There had been speculation in a number of British tabloids of late linking Arsenal with a move for Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez, who is currently on-loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid. However, respected German football expert Raphael Honigstein has poured cold water on the story, suggesting it would be crazy for Bayern Munich to cut short their two-year loan deal at this point.

Arsenal does not have the funds to sign Rodriguez

We all now know that Arsenal can only make loan signings in the January transfer window. That leaves the question of how the Gunners could afford the Colombian international if boss Unai Emery is restricted to signing loan players.

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 18, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal face a tough test of their top-four credentials when they welcome London rivals Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Gunners currently trail the fourth place Blues by six points following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham and Chelsea’s 2-1 home victory over Newcastle. In truth, the north London side has been inconsistent of late, winning just once in four top-flight outings.

This run has been the first big test of his Unai Emery’s managerial career at the club. This game will be a test that he will want his team to pass.

Emery speaks ahead of Chelsea clash 0

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery spoke to the press today (Thursday) ahead of the crucial encounter with Chelsea on Saturday at the Emirates. The match is likely to bear much influence on the top four race and the consequent Champions League qualification, as the Gunners currently sit in the fifth place, six points behind Chelsea in fourth. A win would therefore cut the deficit in half, while a defeat could cripple any realistic hope of returning to Europe’s elite club competition next season.

Arsenal’s next big six – Part 1 0

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Looking ahead can be a pretty difficult thing to do when you’re in a tricky spot. At this moment in time I think it’s fair to say that the Gunners are, in fact, in a bit of a tricky spot. It’s not like they’ve had a terrible season by any stretch of the imagination, but there are things that need to be worked out and changed. On another day we’ll be happy to talk about those things, but for now, let’s just focus on what’s important: the games themselves.

Cech’s retirement – an end to a wonderful career 0

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced his retirement from playing football professionally.

In a post on Twitter, the experienced Czech international revealed his intention and gave his reasons. He said:

This is my 20th season as a professional and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of this season. Having played 15 years in the Premier League, and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve. I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”

Petr Cech announces a retirement date 0

Posted on January 15, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced that he will retire from playing at the end of the season. The Czech goalkeeper has been in and out of favour this season at Arsenal after the summer arrival of German international Bernd Leno. Cech has played in the Premier League for 15 years in spells at Arsenal and previously Chelsea.

A top goalkeeper in his Chelsea days

When he was at Chelsea Cech was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He played a crucial part in some of the most historic moments, including winning the Premier League title four times and also the Champions League.

Play like it’s a final 0

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s rare that you’re faced with games that could define your season this early on in the campaign, but that certainly appears to be the case in this instance. Arsenal Football Club have had a rollercoaster ride of a season already under the guidance of Unai Emery, and even that may be an understatement. It hasn’t been a disaster by any stretch of the imagination but if you offered fans the chance to change a few things, then we have no doubt in our mind that they’d bite your hand off.

Should Arsenal be making any purchases in the January sales? 0

Posted on January 10, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal seem to be moving in a more positive direction under Spanish Unai Emery. The atmosphere has certainly changed since the summer exit of veteran boss Arsene Wenger.

Summer signings have enjoyed mixed results

The positive changes have been down to Emery adding fresh ideas, as it certainly is not down to the clubs summer signings. It would be fair to say that the summer signings have produced mixed results.

Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira looks to be a bargain, while young French midfielder Mateo Guendouzi is showing promise. However, the jury is still very still out on centre-back Sokratis and goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Gunners look to strengthen in defence in January window 0

Posted on January 03, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has identified Torino centre-back Nicolas Nkoulou as a possible transfer target for the January transfer window.

The Gunners have suffered from defensive problems for a good while now. Their attempts to solve the problem last summer saw Sokratis and Stephen Lichtsteiner arrive in north London. However, in truth, neither player was a massive leap in quality to the players already in situ at the club. Emery’s side has conceded 31 times this season, which for a team chasing a top-four spot is a massive amount of goals.

Cahill to Arsenal? 0

Posted on January 02, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The rumour mill has begun to swirl and Arsenal fans around the world are now facing the very real prospect of players coming in, and players going out. Now while that was always going to be the case it’s still an intriguing position for them to find themselves in, if only because we want to see how they’re going to deal with it.

Intriguing move

Nonetheless, we’re not here to talk about the bigger picture: because we’re here to talk about a specific transfer that intrigues us immensely – and not necessarily for all the right reasons. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge many times over the course of the last few years, but now, there’s a rumour that seems to be much more credible.

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