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Arsenal linked with Joao Moutinho move 0

Posted on July 20, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Monaco are set to allow Portuguese playmaker Joao Moutinho leave this summer. The midfielder has previously been linked with a move to north London by other tabloids, despite the fact that the Gunners seem to be overflowing with players in his position.

Moutinho still has three-years left on his £110,000 per-week contract and Monaco are attempting to reduce their spending, as they have already allowed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao join Chelsea on a season-long loan deal to cut costs.

Dream Champions League tie turns into a nightmare for Arsenal 1

Posted on February 26, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s so called ‘dream draw’ in the last-16 of the Champions League turned into a nightmare, as French side Monaco came to the Emirates Stadium and grabbed a 3-1 win on Wednesday night in the first leg of the tie. It was a terrible night for Arsene Wenger’s side against one of the Frenchman’s former-clubs.


I doubt many fans saw this coming, even Monaco fans. The Ligue One outfit are a team who regularly keep clean sheets, but do not score many goals. In all six of their Champions League group games they scored just four goals, yet they raised their game to fire home three goals in north London.

Monaco claim surprise victory at Arsenal 1

Posted on February 25, 2015 by David Nugent

The Gunners had an early effort on goal, as Danny Welbeck fired wide of goal from inside the area, after French midfielder Francis Coquelin had found the forward with a clipped ball over the top.

Arsenal then dominated possession for a period, without creating any clear-cut chances until the 24rd minute, as Olivier Giroud’s header from a Santi Cazorla corner deflected wide of goal.

The next attempt on goal did not come until 33 minutes, as Alexis Sanchez fired over from inside the penalty area after Mesut Ozil found the Chilean. On 36 minutes the Gunners broke again. This time Hector Bellerin broke down the wing strode forward and found Giroud in the area, who fired over the bar.

Monaco facing injury crisis ahead of Arsenal clash 0

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

French giants Monaco are facing an anxious wait over several important players as they hope to get as many of them fit as possible ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates.

The Principality club surprised everyone by topping their Champions League group in front of Bayer Leverkusen and were in turn pitted against the Gunners in the first knockout stage.

But, while Monaco go into the game in good spirits after recording back to back wins over Rennes and Nice on domestic stage, there have been some bad news as well, with several players suffering injuries at the weekend.

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