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Manchester City v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on February 02, 2019 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal face a tough trip to the Etihad Stadium to face reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

Manchester City have the chance to cut the gap on league leaders Liverpool to just two points, with the Reds playing on Monday night at West Ham.

The Citizens head into this game on the back of a galling 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on Tuesday night. The defeat will have to go down as a missed opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s team. The loss also ended a run of eight straight wins for City in all competitions.

On This Day: Mkhitaryan signs 0

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Many fans will often point to some of Arsene Wenger’s transfer dealings as a sign of how he slipped down the ranks in the mind of Arsenal fans around the world in the latter stages of his tenure. Of course, while many may not look back on some of his moves too fondly, at the time, they forget that he was praised in many instances. One such example was the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as the Frenchman ensured the club received something in exchange for the sale of Alexis Sanchez precisely twelve months ago.

Aaron Ramsey has signed a deal with Juventus 0

Posted on January 17, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Italian giants Juventus. The news will come as no surprise to anybody, as the move has been mooted for the past month or so.

Arsenal were reportedly attempting to sell the midfielder to the Bianconeri in the January transfer window to claw some money back for the midfielder. However, that was always an unlikely prospect.

Ramsey such a frustrating player

I have to admit I find Aaron Ramsey such a frustrating player to watch. The Wales international has undoubted talent and can be such an influential player. However, he has a tendency to be inconsistent.

Mkhitaryan out for six weeks 0

Posted on December 24, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the next six weeks of action with a broken metatarsal in his right foot, Arsenal have confirmed.

The injury of the Armenian is probably the last thing the team needs at the moment. Having suffered a defeat which ended their 22-game unbeaten run at the hands of Southampton and gone out of the Carabao Cup to arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the Gunners won the following game – Burnley at the Emirates, and they will be looking to get another run of positive results going as soon as possible.

The Mkhitaryan problem 0

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal came through the Bournemouth game with all three points last night, and it can’t be understated just how big of a win that is. The Cherries may have been on a downward slope for the last few weeks but they’re still dangerous, and they were still just one place back from the Gunners heading into the game. They needed to treat it like an encounter against Manchester City or Liverpool – and while they got lucky at points, they certainly didn’t come to the south coast to play around.

Arsenal 1-1 Wolves: Emery shows in-game tactical boldness 0

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal had linked a string of 15 games without suffering defeat going into the Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and thanks to a timely reaction from manager Unai Emery and a bit of luck, they’ve now made it 16.

Like several other so-called ‘lesser’ teams, Wolves have had a surprisingly good campaign so far. They sit in 12th place, well above the relegation zone, which is always a good achievement for a newly promoted club. Quite apart from that, they are the only team alongside Liverpool to have stopped title holders Manchester City from taking all three points from them in the first 12 rounds. It is by no means a disaster to struggle somewhat against the very good team put together by manager Nuno Espírito Santo.

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.

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