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Fulham look like ideal opponents for the Gunners 0

Posted on January 01, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have experienced an inconsistent few weeks in the Premier League. In fact, it has been the poorest period of Unai Emery’s short time in charge of the Gunners.

Defeats against Southampton and Liverpool have exposed the Gunners glaring weaknesses, particularly at the back. However, a visit of struggling Fulham to the Emirates later today should offer Arsenal the perfect chance to get back to winning ways.

A woeful away record

Fulham are currently second from bottom in the Premier League table. One factor that has not helped the Cottagers this season has been their woeful away performances.

Arsenal set to battle Chelsea for Turkish ace 0

Posted on December 19, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are set to battle it out with London rivals Chelsea for the signature of Roma wonderkid Cengiz Under. A fee of around £54million has been mooted. The youngster cost Roma just £12million when he joined them from Istanbul Basaksehir back in 2017.

Clubs already circling Under

The young Turkish star has impressed for the Giallorossi this season and is reportedly attracting the interest of a number of big European clubs, and Chelsea!

The likes of German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have both been strongly linked with moves for the attacking midfielder. However, the Bundesliga pair are unlikely to be able to compete with the financial muscle of the two English clubs.

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.

Bayern confident of signing Arsenal star 0

Posted on November 15, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, German giants Bayern Munich are confident of signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer next summer. The midfielder’s contract saga has run for a long time now. The will he won’t he sign a new deal with the north London club has now stopped, as it is clear he won’t sign a new deal with the Gunners.

Reportedly wanted too much money

According to media reports, Arsenal baulked at Ramsey’s contract demands. With his contract running down and the time ticking until he was a free agent, he and his representatives thought they could take advantage of the situation.

Winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s best chance of a Champions League spot 0

Posted on August 31, 2018 by David Nugent

Later today, Arsenal will find out who they will play in the group stages of the Europa League. The Gunners will fancy their chances of winning Europe’s secondary competition this season after making it to the semi-finals last season.

Europa League experience

Although the Europa League is not as high profile as the Champions League, it is still a big trophy to win. The Gunners biggest achievement in the European game remains winning the Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1994.

However, the north London’s club trip to the last four of the competition last season means they now have experience of advancing to the latter stage of the competition.

Why were Arsenal players shocked by Ramsey omission? 0

Posted on August 21, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal players were left shocked by Unai Emery’s decision to drop Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey to the bench for the 3-2 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Ramsey came on to the field for Mesut Ozil with 20 minutes left on the clock at Stamford Bridge. However, it seems his omission from the starting line-up caused a stir among the Gunners players.

Ramsey is by no means a certain starter

I am not sure why the Arsenal players were shocked by the fact that Ramsey was not starting against Chelsea. The Welsh midfielder did not exactly cover himself in glory against Manchester City in the opening game, so his omission was not a hard decision.

Emery speaks after the Chelsea defeat 0

Posted on August 21, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the press after the 3-2 defeat away to Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal manager Unai Emery revealed some thoughts of his on what he has seen so far, as well as some thoughts behind some decisions he made in the game.

About the result

Emery says he had spoken with the players beforehand about the need for improvement and the need to be more competitive in this game than the previous one. Having gone two goals down rather early, he was happy with the way the team responded and deservedly leveled the score.

Should Aubameyang play as a winger for Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal in the January transfer window from Dortmund, fans were asking where does that leave Alexandre Lacazette. It was a valid question.

Aubameyang was not a Lacazette replacement

The France international had only arrived last summer for a club record fee from Lyon. He had not made a terrible start to life in north London, so signing a replacement for him seemed harsh.

However, the move was not about replacing Lacazette, it was about signing one of the most prolific forwards in world football. For half a decade, the Gabon international had scored goals in Ligue One and the Bundesliga, establishing a big reputation in the process.

Observations from the Chelsea game 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have suffered their second defeat in two games when they lost 3-2 away to Chelsea on Saturday. However, though it seems pretty bad, the situation needs proper perspective.

Various players performed in different ways and on different levels at Stamford Bridge. Some were very good, some relatively so. There were those who could have done a lot better, and those whose contribution was non-existent. There were even some, unfortunately, who would wish they fell into that category.

The real test awaits 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans have been quick to dismiss the rumours of turmoil from rival fans in the wake of their narrow defeat against Chelsea at the weekend. In a game that many expected to be quite close, it wound up being exactly that, with Arsenal clawing their way back from a 2-0 deficit only to lose out in the end against the Blues. There are defensive issues that need to be resolved as we’ve known for quite some time, but football is too full of negativity – and we need to try and highlight the positives every now and then.



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