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Could Yaya Toure be heading to Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 29, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Yaya Toure’s agent, the veteran midfielder has passed a medical in London ahead of joining a mystery club. The midfielder has been a free agent since leaving Manchester City in the summer after eight trophy-laden years in Manchester.

Toure’s agent Dimitry Seluk stated on Twitter “Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.”

He also later claimed that the midfielder will not be heading to West Ham or Crystal Palace. With the options now narrowed down to a few clubs. Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Toure at odds of 6/4. Fulham are also the same odds to sign the midfielder though.

Bellerin isn’t good enough 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s season is off to a start that, unfortunately, many people saw coming. That isn’t necessarily an indication of their ability, but when you come up against Manchester City and Chelsea in consecutive weeks, it doesn’t matter who you are – because you’re going to struggle. A lot of Gunners fans came out with their head held high despite the defeat because they know that this journey is going to be full of ups and downs with Unai Emery. It was never going to be easy, and they certainly went down swinging against the Blues.

Does Unai Emery deserve the criticism he received for City defeat? 0

Posted on August 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery came in for a bit of stick for trying to play out from the back against Manchester City at the weekend. The Gunners lost the game 2-0, but in reality, whatever style of football they played it would have been difficult to defeat the reigning champions, who were simply in a league of their own last season in the top-flight.

Trying to instil his football philosophy

Playing out from the back is highly popular with many top-level teams in the modern game. City under Pep Guardiola are a prime example of it working beautifully when mastered properly.

Will Petr Cech start for Arsenal against Chelsea? 0

Posted on August 14, 2018 by David Nugent

One of the Gunners problem areas in recent seasons has been in goal. Petr Cech had previously been one of the best goalkeepers in the world. However, since joining Arsenal Cech has regressed as he has grown older.

Some of the world’s best goalkeepers of bygone days have played well into their thirties or even forties in some cases. However, at 36 years old, the former Chelsea stopper seems to be making more mistakes as the seasons go on.

Cech now has a potential replacement at the club

When Arsenal signed German international goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, many expected the new arrival to be installed as the Gunners first choice instantly.

Unai Emery needs time to improve Gunners 1

Posted on August 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Obviously, Arsenal suffering a 2-0 defeat home on the opening day of the Premier League campaign is the ideal start to a campaign for the Gunners. However, the defeat must be put into perspective.

Arsenal were playing against arguably one of the best football teams that has ever graced the Premier League in Pep Guardiola’s City. It is no disgrace to suffer defeat, but it shows there is plenty of work for Emery to do to revive the Gunners.

Early days for Emery

The transition from 22 years of veteran boss Arsene Wenger to Emery was never going to be a simple one. The players have still only worked with the Spanish boss for a few months.

Arsenal fall to the champions 0

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fought valiantly at the weekend in more ways than one but in the end, they weren’t quite able to overcome the far superior Manchester City as they eased to victory in the first game of their Premier League title defence. The Gunners were never really able to create anything of substance against an efficient City side, and while they didn’t quite get blown out of the water, they never really felt like they were ‘in’ the game either.

Guendouzi showcases potential 1

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s first Premier League game of the new season is officially in the books, and unfortunately, they weren’t able to overcome the rampant reigning champions Manchester City who ran away with a 2-0 victory. Whilst the Gunners had a few nice moments they never really threatened on the level that you’d expect in the opening game, but given that they were going up against one of the best EPL teams of all-time, that’s somewhat understandable.

Arsenal’s home record encouraging ahead of City clash 0

Posted on August 12, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal face a tough challenge today, as the Gunners host reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners may have experienced a few difficult campaigns in the English top-flight. However, one facet of the north London side that has stayed stable is their form at home in the Premier League.

The Emirates Stadium a tough ground for opposition teams

The Gunners finished last season by winning seven of their eight games at the Emirates Stadium. The exception to that run was a 3-0 defeat by Sunday’s opponents Manchester City, who produced a sublime display in north London.

Arsenal v Manchester City Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 12, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal begins a new era, as new boss Unai Emery takes charge of his first competitive game as Gunners boss. The Spaniard could not have asked for a tougher challenge for his first game, as Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium.

There is a new positive atmosphere at the north London club. The signings of Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have improved the Gunners squad.

The Gunners finished sixth-place last season in the Premier League, having endured an inconsistent league campaign. Their final six games of the last season’s campaign summed-up their season, as they won three and lost three of their final six games.

Arsenal set for Sunday showcase 0

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Whilst the Championship is now back underway after this past weekend, all eyes are now turning towards the Premier League which kicks off on Friday night. The twenty teams involved in the top flight will get their respective campaigns underway, as everyone attempts to build some momentum ahead of what is sure to be a gruelling 38-game season.

Two such teams are Arsenal and Manchester City, who will have the honour of closing out the first matchday during the 4pm kickoff on Sunday. The Gunners have been preparing for this for around two months now since the fixture list was released, with both teams strengthening their squads ahead of the new season.



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