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Liverpool v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 28, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Arsenal face a tough trip to Merseyside to face Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield.

Liverpool are now unbeaten in their 19 Premier League games this season. The Merseysiders good run of form has seen Jurgen Klopp’s side go six points clear of second place Tottenham at the top of the table.

Last time out Liverpool recorded a 4-0 home win over Newcastle. The game against the Magpies saw the Reds score at least two goals for the fifth consecutive league. It also means that Liverpool have kept clean sheets in three of their last four league outings.

The Koscielny complaints 0

Posted on December 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Laurent Koscielny probably isn’t going to want to check social media in the next few days.

The defender has received an awful lot of criticism in the wake of his performance against Southampton, as Arsenal surrendered their 22 game unbeaten run on the south coast. In truth there were a lot of factors behind the defeat and there are a lot of reasons for Arsenal fans to be frustrated, but we don’t think getting annoyed at Laurent is the way forward. If anything, it’s on the shoulders of manager Unai Emery for trying to get the Frenchman to return before he’s ready.

The trip to Southampton could prove tricky for the Gunners 0

Posted on December 16, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal face a trip to struggling Southampton later today and it is a game on paper that the Gunners should comfortably win. The home sides form and confidence are currently very poor, but there are some issues that suggest this could be a banana skin of a match.

The new boss bounce

One of those issues is the prospect of the Saints prospects improving because of the appointment of new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Austrian has had just one game in charge of the team from the south coast, a 1-0 defeat at Cardiff.

Southampton v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 15, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal visit Southampton’s St Mary’s in the Premier League, as the Gunners look to maintain their long unbeaten run.

Southampton have struggled for wins this season and the Saints are currently 19th place in the table. The Saints have failed to win in 12 Premier League outings. However, new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is highly-rated and is expected to improve the home sides fortunes. Sunday’s game will be the Austrian’s first home match in charge of his new team.

A big moment for Koscielny 0

Posted on December 14, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Last night marked the official return to the starting XI for Laurent Koscielny who, as we all know, has been out injured since last season after rupturing his Achilles. Despite the fact that he was and still is the captain, many fans were curious as to whether or not he could get back to his very best – especially at the age of 33. While some are still throwing questions like that around, it feels safe to assume that he has at least an ounce of his mojo back after last night.

Koscielny returns 0

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans may wish that this Qarabag game didn’t exist for a variety of reasons, but at least there’s a silver lining – and that is the return of Laurent Koscielny. The Arsenal captain hasn’t had the chance to soak in any of the success that the club have experienced since Unai Emery came into the fold, but now, he’ll have the opportunity to turn things around in a big way.

Arsenal v Qarabag Europa League Preview 0

Posted on December 12, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Qarabag in Group E of the Europa League, as the Gunners look to finish the group stage on a winning note.

In reality, this game is a classic dead rubber of a game, with very little riding on it for either side. Arsenal have already secured top spot after winning four of their five group games. Meanwhile, Qarabag are bottom of the group and have no chance of making it to the knockout stages of the competition.

Gunners will struggle for centre-backs for visit to Saints 0

Posted on December 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal may have extended their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions against Huddersfield on Saturday, but there was also a downside to the win, as both Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi picked up suspensions.

Add the pair to Rob Holding sidelined through injury and the Gunners are left with very few central defensive options.

Who are the Gunners central defensive options?

The return to the squad and fitness of French centre-back Laurent Koscielny could not have come a better time. Gunners boss Unai Emery has allowed the veteran defender time to recover from a long-term injury.

Koscielny ridicule is just that – ridiculous 0

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Football fans are fickle, aren’t they? The answer is yes, in case you were wondering. That statement can also be narrowed down specifically to Arsenal fans, although they aren’t the ones who are in the wrong today (for the most part). Instead, we want to talk about how casual football supporters just seem to think that the most basic of logic can apply to any given situation – because that kind of annoys us, if we’re being honest.

Emery speaks ahead of Bournemouth clash 0

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal prepare to take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, manager Unai Emery spoke to the press.

It’s not always easy, for any team, to pick up where they had left off after an international break. Arsenal were on a very good run – 16 matches in all competitions without a defeat but the manager pointed out there’s another side to that streak; the last three games were draws.

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