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AC Milan v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on March 07, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal face a test of their Europa League credentials as the Gunners travel to Italy to face AC Milan in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

AC Milan are currently in good form heading into this clash. In fact, the Rossoneri are 13 games unbeaten in all competitions. The home side have lost just one game in their last 21 games in its guises of UEFA Cup and Europa League.

However, this season is the first eight that the Milan have actually participated in this competition, as they have either feature in the Champions League or missed out on Europe completely.

Arsenal second favourites to win the Europa League at 4/1 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by David Nugent

To be kind Arsenal failed to turn up on Thursday night against Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League last-32 second leg at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners lost 2-1 against the minnows but won the tie 4-2 on aggregate

Most people connected with Arsenal believed the team had done enough in the first leg by beating Graham Potter’s team 3-0. However, 24 minutes into the game, the visitors had scored twice and were threatening to produce a magnificent comeback.

On another night, the Swedish side could have pulled off the comeback. However, they ran out of steam in the second half.

Arsenal progress past Ostersunds in the Europa League 1

Posted on February 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 home defeat in their Europa League last 32 second leg against Ostersunds, but recorded a 4-2 aggregate victory in the tie.

Ostersunds started brightly and Hector Bellerin needed to block an effort Jamie Hopcutt from the middle of the area on five minutes. Arsenal offered their first real threat on 14 minutes, as an Alex Iwobi shot from the corner of the area completely missed the target. A minute later Papagiannopoulos fired over the bar.

Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil to miss Europa League tie with Ostersunds 0

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that two key players will miss the London side’s Europa League second-leg against Ostersunds with the Premier League club holding a 3-0 lead following the first-leg.

Arsenal have been enduring a tough season as their Premier League campaign threatens to once again end without any Champions League football.

The London side are currently seven points short of Tottenham in fifth and eight behind Chelsea in fourth. With the top-four so hotly contested this season, Arsene Wenger’s men could not afford to lose ground on those above them.

Arsenal v Ostersunds Europa League Preview 0

Posted on February 21, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League last-32 second leg. The Gunners recorded a comfortable 3-0 win in the first leg, avoiding a major banana skin in the process.

Arsene Wenger’s side have enjoyed a good Europa League campaign so far, winning five of their seven games and suffering just one defeat in the competition. The team from north London have kept clean sheets in four of their last five games in the Europa League, conceding just once in the process.

Arsenal can afford to rest players on Thursday night 0

Posted on February 20, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has never changed his attitude towards team selections for cup games. He usually uses fringe players and young players in the likes of the League Cup and the Europa League.

However, last Thursday, Wenger decided to field a relatively strong side in the Gunners 3-0 win at Ostersunds in the Europa League first leg last 32 tie. The fact that Mesut Ozil started for the first time in Europe showed that Wenger knew the game was a tricky encounter.

A very comfortable lead

Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League this season 0

Posted on February 16, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal couldn’t really win last night when they faced Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the last 32 of the Europa League. If they recorded an easy win it would be down to being superior to the minnows, if they would have lost, they would have been slated to high heaven.

Thankfully, the Gunners produced a highly professional performance to win the first leg 3-0 and almost render the second leg at the Emirates pointless.

Named a strong team

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has named weakened sides in the previous rounds of this competition. However, the veteran French boss took no chances with his team selection in the potential banana skin of a tie.

Arsenal cruise past Ostersunds in the Europa League 0

Posted on February 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Swedish side Ostersunds on Thursday evening in the Europa League first knockout stage first leg.

The first chance of the game fell to Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck on eight minutes, as the England international headed wide from close-range at the far post. Two minutes later, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from the edge of the box blocked by an Ostersunds defender, while Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny also saw an effort on goal blocked.

The Gunners took the lead on 13 minutes. Ostersunds goalkeeper Keita fumbled an Alex Iwobi shot, only for Nacho Monreal to follow in and score from six yards out. Three minutes later, Keita parried an 18-yard powerful effort from Mkhitaryan.

Arsenal face a make or break tie against Ostersunds 0

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Ben Darvill

What a season it has turned into for Arsenal. They have watched Manchester City dominate in the league, while City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are all enjoying successful campaigns in the Champions League too. The FA Cup returns this weekend and they will once again be watching on, with their season now down to one competition – the Europa League.

Arsenal are now eight points behind Chelsea in the final Champions League spot which means that they will likely miss out on a top-four berth. While they do have a chance to win the EFL Cup by beating Manchester City, it would likely not be enough to be seen as a successful season.

Ostersunds v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on February 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal face a potential banana skin of a tie in the Europa League last-32, as the side from north London travels to Sweden to face Ostersunds. The Gunners will be looking to establish a good lead in this first leg tie, as the Swedish side have proven a dangerous opponent in the Europa League this season so far.

Ostersunds are currently in the midst of their pre-season prior to the start of their domestic league at the start of March. In fact, Graham Potter’s side have played just one competitive game in two months, which saw the home side record a 3-0 win over Trelleborg.

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