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Arsenal falter against Crystal Palace 0

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were unable to keep the pressure up on the top four as they fell to a disappointing draw at home to Crystal Palace. The Emirates was a hostile place to be throughout the course of this match, which was a shame, as the Gunners were able to play some really nice stuff in the early stages of the contest.

Letting the side down

The home side got off to an absolute flyer of a start as they found themselves 2-0 up within a space of less than ten minutes. Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz were both able to capitalise from set pieces, putting the hosts in a pretty commanding position. However, anyone who has seen these two teams play recently would’ve known that we were a long way off of this game being done and dusted.

Guendouzi reacts to Arsenal vs Crystal Palace 0

Posted on October 28, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal knew they were in for a tough game yesterday, but they probably didn’t expect to have quite so many issues throughout the pitch. One man who had a less than stellar day was Matteo Guendouzi, who seems to still be finding his feet as an Arsenal player. In the wake of the result, the man himself gave his thoughts on what transpired and why he decided to take Wilfried Zaha down when he did.

On settling for the point:
We really wanted to win the game so we attacked a lot towards the end to get the third goal. We allowed spaces [for Palace on the break] but it’s because we really wanted to win.

Zaha deal was never close – Roy Hodgson 0

Posted on October 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking ahead of his team’s trip across town to the Emirates, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that the transfer of Wilfried Zaha to Arsenal was never close to actually happening.

Arsenal were known long-time admirers of the Ivorian, whose pace and trickery are certainly a reason for worry for any defender he may be facing, not least Arsenal’s on Sunday. And the Gunners have long been searching for a player like that. Remember, manager Unai Emery spoke about it openly near the end of last year, when Arsenal were being linked with the likes of Yannick Carrasco and Ivan Perisic. As it turned out, they only managed to bring in Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona, with a reported option to buy at the end of the season.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Preview 0

Posted on October 26, 2019 by Harry Kettle

This weekend will see Arsenal’s return to Premier League action as they prepare to go head to head with Crystal Palace at the Emirates. Last season Palace were able to cause a real stir in their two games against the Gunners, and this time around, we’re expecting the same thing. Alas, while the Eagles are a solid team, they’re the kind of opposition that Unai Emery’s men need to be beating if they’re serious about confirming their status as top four contenders.

Arsenal’s next six at the Emirates 0

Posted on August 23, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The Premier League season is underway, and while every single game is going to count for the Gunners, there’s no way of getting around it: they need to have a strong run of form at home if they want to be successful. They’ve struggled away from the Emirates for a few years now, whereas their ability to get the job done at home has consistently gotten them out of jail more times than we can count.

The Zaha chaos continues 0

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Harry Kettle

There are a lot of times with Arsenal Football Club where it’s hard to keep up with proceedings – and even that may be an understatement. One minute we’re led to believe that things are going in on direction, and then the next, there’s a report out there that indicates the exact opposite. It’s because of this that we try not to get too excited about what’s to come, because there is often a sting in the tail waiting around the next corner.

How much can Arsenal really spend on Zaha? 0

Posted on July 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal reportedly submitted a £40 million bid for Wilfried Zaha a few days ago, only to have it laughed off by Crystal Palace. The Eagles are apparently demanding double that amount for their prized winger.

Zaha was reported to have informed his club of his wish to leave, and he is apparently keen on a move to the Emirates as he used to support the Gunners as a kid. On the other hand, reports also claimed Arsenal transfer funds for this summer wouldn’t go over the £45 million mark in total, which would make prizing Zaha away from Palace mission impossible.

Arsenal make £40m bid for Zaha 0

Posted on July 02, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s pursuit of Wilfried Zaha has been well documented over the course of the last few weeks, with things really start to pick up in the last few days. The Ivory Coast international is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations, but even with that being the case, it hasn’t stopped him from being in all of the headlines back in Europe.

Zaha wants Arsenal move? 0

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Wilfried Zaha has apparently pleaded with Crystal Palace to let him join Arsenal this summer. That’s according to Daily Mail, who also claim Zaha had supported the Gunners while growing up.

The Eagles are already set to lose Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has reportedly passed the medical ahead of a move to Manchester United, and they are apparently very reluctant to see both the fullback and Zaha go. The transfer of Wan-Bissaka to Old Trafford will bring them around £50 million, and they have slapped an £80 million price tag on Zaha.

Too much time on Zaha? 1

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Harry Kettle

“Arsenal boss Unai Emery has requested extra funds from his board to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha this summer. The Gunners’ failure to qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season means Emery has been given just £45million to spend this summer. The Spaniard has been told he can top-up that budget through player sales and he’s considering offloading Mesut Ozil to raise funds. Zaha, 26, has made it clear to Palace he wants to leave this summer though he hoped to join a club in the Champions League.”

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