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Arsenal linked with a move for Spanish star 0

Posted on March 17, 2019 by David Nugent

According to Spanish Publication Sport, Arsenal are competing with Manchester City to sign Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo this summer. The 23-year-old has been in great form this season, scoring three times and producing seven assists in his 42 appearances for the Eagles this season. His form over the last few seasons has attracted interest from a number of Europe’s top clubs.

Grimaldo has a good pedigree

Grimaldo is a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy and was just 15 when he made his debut for the Catalan giants B team back in 2011. Despite being highly-rated, Grimaldo struggled to get into Barcelona’s first team. In fact, he never made a senior La Liga appearance for Barcelona, as he was competing with Spanish full-back mainstay Jordi Alba for a starting spot at the Catalan club.

The Ozil conundrum for Unai Emery 1

Posted on March 10, 2019 by David Nugent

When it comes to technical ability German playmaker Mesut Ozil is probably Arsenal’s best player. However, technical ability is not always enough for a player to contribute successfully to a team.

A player also has to have the right mental attributes to become a top player or a successful team player. Mesut Ozil has never developed beyond into a truly world-class player and his lack of mental strength is arguably the reason for his lack of development improvement.

Cherries are there for the picking for Arsenal 0

Posted on February 27, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have a great opportunity this evening to consolidate their position in the top-four of the Premier League table, as the Gunners host travel sick Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium.

The Cherries are awful on their travels

Cherries boss Eddie Howe is a guy that talks sense when it comes to football. He is very honest and open about the game. These character traits are probably why he is such a well-liked boss. Some have even mentioned the promising head coach as a future Gunners boss.

Arsenal’s away record is a big concern 0

Posted on February 04, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat at Premier League champions 3-1 at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The result was not a shocking one considering the Citizens are formidable at home and Arsenal are poor travels. The defeat at City is understandable, but the fact that the Gunners have now lost four of their last five away matches in the top-flight is concerning.

Away form was a concern prior to Unai Emery’s appointment

To be fair to Gunners boss Unai Emery, the team’s away form has been a concern for a good while now. In fact, the team from north London have won just five times in 21 games on their travels in the top-flight.

Arsenal up against it at Manchester City 0

Posted on February 03, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal face a major challenge later today, as the Gunners visit reigning champions Manchester City. The Citizens have slipped up in a number of games in recent months which has saw them fall five points behind league leaders Liverpool.

City may have slipped up on the odd occasion this season, but they are still formidable opponents. The fact that the Citizens cannot afford to take their foot of the gas makes the task even harder for Arsenal.

The Etihad is a fortress

Manchester City have turned the Etihad Stadium into a fortress in recent season. The Citizens are currently on a run of 12 wins from their last 13 home games in the Premier League.

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.

Arsenal’s next big six – Part 2 0

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Cardiff (H)

They’ve just got to win this and there are no two ways about it. Cardiff have surprised a lot of people so far this season as they’re still right in the hunt for survival, and we’re anticipating them giving Arsenal a really tough game in this one. Unfortunately for Bluebirds fans that isn’t quite going to be enough, especially considering that Arsenal are much, much stronger at home than they are away from home. It’s going to be closer than a lot of fans would like, but they’ll manage to get the job done.

Manchester City (A)

Suarez would be a shrewd signing for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 06, 2019 by David Nugent

As one of my colleagues wrote earlier, Arsenal are reportedly close to completing the £14million signing of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez. The Spaniard has struggled for first-team minutes in the Catalan capital.

No shame in failing to make it at Barcelona

Barcelona are one of the biggest clubs to world football, both in profile and their success on the pitch. Along with Spanish rivals Real Madrid, they are a step ahead of the big clubs in other countries.

As such, they tend to sign whatever player want. A case in point was the Catalan giants signing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, despite the Reds resisting their overtures for a short while.

Arsenal linked with a move for Real Betis star 0

Posted on November 14, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal and Manchester City are showing an interest in Real Betis full-back Junior Firpo.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for the team from Seville this season in La Liga and recently scored in his teams 4-3 win at reigning Spanish champions Barcelona.

Reportedly, his form has not gone unnoticed at some of Europe’s top clubs. Now Arsenal and City are now ready to make a move.

Sane hails Ozil as one of the best players he has played with 0

Posted on November 11, 2018 by David Nugent

Germany and Manchester City star Leroy Sane recently did a questions and answers session on social media. Inevitably, one of the questions he was asked was the best player he has ever played with. His answer was Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, as the pair played together for the German national side.

Raised a few eyebrows on social media

His answer raised a few eyebrows on social media considering his current company at Manchester City. Maybe people expected the German to name one his Citizens teammate Kevin De Bruyne as the best. He did in fact name City midfielder David Silva alongside Ozil as one of the best players he has ever played alongside.



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