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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.

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.

Could Unai Emery emerge as Arsenal alternative to Arteta? 0

Posted on May 21, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the London Standard, Arsenal will hold talks later today with former PSG boss Unai Emery about becoming the clubs new boss. Former Arsenal captain and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta was reported to be close to the job. However, it now seems the north London club want to speak to Emery before any appointment.

Emery an interesting choice

Unai Emery would certainly be an interesting choice of replacement for veteran boss Arsene Wenger, who is leaving the role after 22 years with the club this summer.

Allegri rules himself out of the Arsenal job 0

Posted on May 14, 2018 by David Nugent

According to media reports, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has ruled himself out of taking the Arsenal job. Asked about whether he would stay in his role at Juventus for next season, he reportedly said: “Will I stay at Juve? Yes. I have a contract to honour.

“If they don’t sack me, I’ll stay at Juventus next year too.”

Allegri was the favourite for the Arsenal job

The experienced Italian boss had been the favourite to take the role this summer, virtually since Arsene Wenger announced that he would leave the north London club this summer.

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup final preview 0

Posted on February 24, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City and Arsenal clash at Wembley in the final of the Carabao Cup.

Manchester City no longer have the quadruple to aim for this season after exiting the FA Cup. However, the Citizens can still complete the treble of Premier League, Champions League and League Cup.

Pep Guardiola’s side has dispatched West Brom, Leicester, Wolves and Bristol City in the previous rounds. Arsenal should represent slightly more of a challenge for the Citizens, as Guardiola looks to win his first trophy at the Manchester club. If they succeed in winning the trophy it will be their third triumph in the competition in the past five seasons.

Martin Keown has called on Arsene Wenger to make these changes 2

Posted on November 06, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Former-Arsenal defender Martin Keown has urged manager Arsene Wenger to utilise Jack Wilshere and Alexandre Laczaette following the team’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Arsenal could not achieve the seemingly impossible on Sunday as they fell to Manchester City. The Premier League leaders were once again in top form creatively, but Arsenal were spared a hammering as Pep Guardiola’s men were uncharacteristically poor in front of goal.

Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus scored the goals for City, and Arsenal could only reply via a drilled effort from Alexandre Lacazette. While the defeat was hardly an embarrassing one, it leaves the Gunners teetering on the edge of yet another season without a Premier League title.

Is it win or bust for Arsenal on Sunday? 0

Posted on November 04, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal travel to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday as Arsene Wenger renews his rivalry with Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal have been in far better form of late following a disappointing 2-1 loss at the hands of Watford. Since then they have gone unbeaten in the Premier League, Europa League and Carabao Cup.

Despite a 0-0 draw with Red Star Belgrade in their last game, Arsenal are in ideal form going into this one. The London side have been able to keep up with reigning champions Chelsea in the league, while they are just a single point behind Tottenham.

Manchester City v Arsenal Premier League Preview 1

Posted on November 04, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal faces a tough test as the Gunners travel to the Etihad Stadium to play Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have a near perfect record in the Premier League this season. The home side have recorded nine wins in their ten league games so far.

Everton were the only team to avoid defeat against the Citizens in the English top-flight this season. The Toffees managed a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium in August.

The men from Manchester are now undefeated in their last 18 Premier League games, having recorded 15 wins in the process. Guardiola’s side have also won their last eight games in the English top-flight.

Will Arsenal ‘park the bus’ at Manchester City? 2

Posted on November 03, 2017 by David Nugent

The football style that is now synonymous with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho in big games of ‘parking the bus’ comes in very handy sometimes.

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal may need to use the much-maligned style when the Gunners travel to Manchester City.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger loathes changing his football philosophy from attacking, passing football. However, sometimes needs must and Sunday is one of those games.

Manchester City are on fire

Manchester City are playing vibrant and exciting football at the moment. Some observers have even claimed that the Citizens are playing the best football the Premier League has ever seen.

Arsene Wenger must be ruthless if Arsenal are to beat Manchester City 0

Posted on November 02, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal travel to play Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend as two of England’s biggest clubs lock horns once again.

With Pep Guardiola guiding his side to a near-perfect start this campaign, Arsene Wenger will know that the majority of the pressure will be on the former-Barcelona manager’s shoulders.

Wenger, therefore, knows that a win would be massively surprising, and it would see the confidence of his side skyrocket.

Of course, beating Manchester City will be no easy task, with City in outstanding form of late. If Arsenal are to win the game then, their manager must be ruthless.



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