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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.

Bernd Leno now has chance to cement number one spot 0

Posted on October 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s German international goalkeeper Bernd Leno will get a chance over the next few games to prove that he is good enough to be the Gunners first-choice number one on a permanent basis.

Leno came on as a first half substitute for the injured Petr Cech last time out in a 2-0 win over Watford at the Emirates Stadium. It was the Germans Premier League debut after joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

Arsenal v Everton Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as the Gunners to make it four wins in a row in the top-flight.

Arsenal recorded a 4-2 win over Vorskla in the Europa League to make it four straight wins in all competitions after a poor start to their campaign. Last time out in the Premier League Unai Emery’s team recorded a 2-1 win at struggling Newcastle.

The home sides recent run of form has been powered by their attacking play, as Emery’s side have now scored at least two goals in all four of those four straight wins.

Could Europa League set Aubameyang on track? 0

Posted on September 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal put four past Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League opener at the Emirates, even though it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Gunners. Two unnecessary late goals for the visitors marred the occasion somewhat with old defensive woes reappearing.

Games like this one, however, can sometimes do wonders for the form of a striker. A few goals in the net of inferior opposition, with all due respect to the Ukranian side, have been known to spark a goal streak for an attacking player, and Aubameyang could get some valuable confidence boost from his fantastic performance on Thursday.

Will Bernd Leno start against Everton this weekend? 0

Posted on September 21, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s summer signing Bernd Leno made his first start for the Gunners on Thursday night in a 4-2 Europa League win over Vorskla. The German started in place of usual first-choice Petr Cech and Gunners boss Unai Emery has stated he will play again in the next few matches.

The Spaniard stated that he did not feel that Leno was responsible for either of the visitor’s goals. That means he could start against Everton on Sunday or against Brentford in the League Cup next

Arsenal show both sides of the coin in Europa League win 0

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal managed to dispatch of Vorskla last night en route to a 4-2 victory, as they opened up their Europa League campaign in the only way they know how – by keeping their fans on their toes throughout the course of 90 minutes. By all accounts it was another successful night at the office for Unai Emery, who took the club’s current winning streak to four games in all competitions. Sure, that may not seem all too impressive given the kind of opposition they’ve been up against, but you can only beat what’s put in front of you and they’ve certainly done well to recover from the position they were in after the first two games of the Premier League campaign.

Europa League clash gives fringe players chance to impress 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal kick-off their Europa League campaign this evening against Ukrainian side Vorskla. The cup competitions have been a place to blood youngsters and give fringe players an opportunity to impress in recent seasons.

Former boss Arsene Wenger certainly made full use of the cup competitions when it came to rotating his squad and resting his star players. No doubt new Gunners boss Unai Emery will take the competition seriously, he will still rotate his squad.

Arsenal fringe players can impress

While Emery is unlikely to field many young players against Thursday’s night’s opponents, there are a certain number of fringe players who could improve their chances of regular first-team football with good performances.

Excitement in the air? 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Tonight will see Arsenal return to the competition that provided them with their biggest heartache last season – the Europa Leauge. Their defeat over two legs against Atletico Madrid ensured that they would not be playing Champions League football in 2018/19, and everyone there that night for the second leg was fully aware of it – as well as the millions watching around the world. Now, however, we’re in a new era with a new manager, and personally, it feels like there’s a little bit of excitement in the air.

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