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Danny Welbeck has second operation on ankle 0

Posted on November 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck has had a second operation on the ankle injury he sustained last Thursday in the Gunners 0-0 draw with Sporting in the Europa League.

Unsure if he will play again this season

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is unsure of whether Welbeck will play again this season. The Spaniard is quoted by the BBC, as saying: “Danny will now start his rehabilitation. It’s too early to say how long this will take,”

“Both procedures went well, without complications. Everyone at the club will now be providing Danny with the best possible treatment and support in order to make him fit again as soon as possible.”

Danny Welbeck suffers yet more bad luck with injuries 0

Posted on November 09, 2018 by David Nugent

Some footballers seem to have terrible luck when it comes to picking up injuries. Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck is one of those players. On Thursday night, the forward picked up what looked like a horrible ankle injury in a 0-0 home draw with Sporting Lisbon.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirmed last night that Welbeck had an ankle break, which is a major blow for the 27-year-old.

Never has any luck

Welbeck just never seems to have any luck when it comes to injury. He will sustain an injury and then work hard to return to action, only for misfortune to strike again and for him to sustain yet another injury problem.

Beating Sporting – Is it important? 0

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

In a word – yes. It’s always important to win a competitive game, but a win against Sporting Lisbon tonight at the Emirates would certainly be more so than some, even though it may seem otherwise at first glance.

Arsenal, as I’m sure you all know, won all three games in their Europa League campaign so far. Therefore, they top the group with nine points, and have practically secured passage to the knockout stages. Sporting lie directly below with six, and like Arsenal, they will be looking to get the business done as quickly as possible.

Arsenal v Sporting Europa League Preview 0

Posted on November 07, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, as the Gunners look to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition.

Arsenal have won all three of their group games so far and would book their place in the next round with a victory. The team from north London are now on a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

Sporting unlikely to end Arsenal’s unbeaten run 0

Posted on November 06, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know on Thursday night Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League. The Gunners have enjoyed a comfortable campaign so far in Europe’s secondary competition winning all three games so far.

In truth, Arsenal’s other opponents in Europe have been poor in Qarabag and Vorskla. However, unlike the Gunners other opponents in the group, Sporting have history and European pedigree.

Struggled to find consistency of late

Sporting may be Arsenal biggest rivals for top spot or even only rivals, but the club from the Portuguese capital have struggled for consistency of late. A record of three wins and three defeats in their last six games in all competitions illustrates their recent form perfectly.

11 in a row 0

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s fantastic run of form continued last night, in arguably a more impressive outing that the majority of games that have come before it in this run. Fans from opposing teams will continue to claim that it doesn’t mean much and the Gunners need to come back down to Earth, but that feels like a pretty laughable way of looking at things upon analysing the evidence of the game.

Injury updates ahead of the Lisbon trip 0

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having beaten Leicester in the Premier League on Monday, Arsenal are currently on a 10-game winning streak in all competitions, and that number includes triumphs in the Europa League against Qarabag and Vorskla. Round three of UEFA’s second-tier competition will see the Gunners travel to Lisbon and face Sporting on Thursday, in what is considered to be the most difficult tie in the group.

Despite having some serious problems towards the end of last season with a number of players demanding contract cancellation, the Portuguese team have started their European campaign just as well as Arsenal, sitting second in group E only on goal-difference.

Fulham v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on October 06, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal makes the short trip to face London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottagers in the Premier League.

Fulham have enjoyed a mixed start to their return to the Premier League. However, the Cottagers have picked up just five points from their first seven league games this season.

A 3-0 defeat at Everton last time out means that Slavisa Jokanovic’s team have now failed to win in their last four top-flight games, picking up two draws and suffering two defeats. The home side has struggled defensively this season, conceding at least two goals in six of their first seven league games.

Europa League a good platform for Arsenal’s youngsters 0

Posted on October 05, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League. It had the potential to be a tricky game, as the team from Azerbaijan had been dangerous on home soil in the competition of late.

However, Arsenal took the three points and the game was topped by the fact that youngster Matteo Guendouzi and Emile Smith Rowe both scored their first senior goals for the team.

A good platform for the youngsters

As much as Arsenal boss Unai Emery respects the Europa League, the Spaniard will also rotate his squad in the competition. At this stage of the competition, the Gunners can get away with, as the opposition are not the strongest in the world.

Qarabag v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on October 03, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday evening, Arsenal face a trip to Azerbaijan to face Qarabag in the Europa League. The teams enjoyed contrasting starts to their campaigns in the competition, as Qarabag suffered a 2-0 defeat at Sporting, while Arsenal defeated Vorskla 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

The home side has a poor recent record in this competition, losing four of their last five games in Europe’s secondary competition. The Azerbaijani champions have in fact won just of their last 15 outings in the Europa League.

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