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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.

Mkhitaryan to miss Azerbaijan trip 0

Posted on October 01, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Football is a wonderful thing in so many ways, and it works to bring people together in however which way is necessary. Unfortunately it’s not always a miracle worker and that’s completely understandable, especially in the following case. Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal is set to miss the club’s Europa League trip to Azerbaijan this week, as a result of growing tensions between the nation and his homeland of Armenia. We aren’t going to pretend like we know a great deal about this and we’d be foolish to even discuss the topic at any great length, but it’s certainly an interesting tidbit that requires some thought.

Update on injuries 0

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal currently have seven players on their injured list, and they’ve provided an update on their recovery progress via the official website. The season has entered it’s part when the schedule is jam-packed, and having as many players available as possible will be of vital importance for manager Unai Emery.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan injured his right ankle in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League opener last Thursday. Having missed the Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday, he is currently being assessed ahead of the Carabao Cup game against Championship side Brentford on Wednesday.

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.

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.

The rise of Mkhitaryan? 0

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has spoken out over how happy he feels about his transition from Manchester United to Arsenal, and despite the fact that he hasn’t seemingly been able to hit that top tier just yet in his career, all the signs are there to suggest that he can become a world-class talent with the Gunners. Under Unai Emery, it seems as if the Armenian is going to be playing a big part in what he has planned moving forward, which can only be a good thing for Arsenal fans around the world.

The near future: A look at the front line 0

Posted on June 06, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

For anybody who has seen Arsenal play in the last season or two, or even longer than that, it has been impossible not to perceive where the main problems lie, as well as the place where only a tweak or two would do just fine. Going forward, there is very little you could pinpoint as wrong, especially in the Premier League towards the end of the season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on great form since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

Was the Sanchez deal a good one? 0

Posted on June 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The dust has officially settled on the 2017/18 Premier League season, and for the most part, it was a pretty interesting year. While Manchester City were able to run away with the title at the top of the table, there were plenty of other stories going on throughout the division worth talking about. One of the biggest, which had been brewing for quite some time, was Alexis Sanchez’s move from Arsenal to Manchester United – which sent Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the opposite direction.

Gunners beaten by late Fellaini header at United 0

Posted on April 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a late 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from substitute Marouane Fellaini.

United offered the first threat on goal on four minutes, as midfielder Paul Pogba fired an effort wide of goal. Arsenal saw their first effort on goal was a long-range low effort from youngster Reiss Nelson, which David De Gea saved comfortably.

The home side took the lead soon afterwards. Pogba started the move by playing the ball to Romelu Lukaku in the area. Alexis Sanchez headed the Belgian striker’s far post cross towards goal, only for Hector Bellerin to deflect the effort on to the post. However, Pogba followed up to volley past David Ospina in the Gunners goal.

CSKA Moscow v Arsenal Europa League preview 0

Posted on April 11, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal travel to the Russian capital to face CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-final second leg. The Gunners take a commanding 4-1 lead into the clash, but cannot afford complacency against the Russian side.

The home side have been in patchy form in recent weeks and their Europa League form has been little more consistent either. The Russian side have won just two of their last six games in Europe.

The Russian side’s last two European games have seen over 2.5 goals. However, their previous five games produced under 2.5 goals.



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