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Arsenal v Napoli Europa League Preview 0

Posted on April 10, 2019 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Arsenal head into this game on the back of a disappointing 1-0 win at Everton in the Premier League. The defeat ended a three-game winning run for the Gunners in all competitions, with all three victories coming at the Emirates Stadium.

A return to the home soil on Thursday will be a welcome one for Gunners, who have a strong home record of late. Unai Emery’s team has won ten of their last 11 home games in all competitions, including their last seven matches at the Emirates.

Emery compares Aubemeyang and Lacazette to Mbappe and Cavani 0

Posted on April 07, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As reported by the Evening Standard, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he considers the duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette among the best he has ever worked with.

It may seem a bit stretched, but it certainly represents high praise for the pair of Gunners from a man who has had the pleasure of coaching the likes of David Villa, Fernando Morientes, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

The forward line containing the players such as Arsenal have in the like of Aubameyang and Lacazetteis likely the best part of the team Emery has found at the club upon his arrival in the place of Arsene Wenger last summer.

Does Alexandre Lacazette get the credit he deserves? 0

Posted on April 04, 2019 by David Nugent

As we all know Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium to consolidate their place in the Premier League Champions League spots. French forward Alexandre Lacazette sealed the win with a superb second goal late on.

It was just a case of Lacazette contributing to the Gunners cause, as he does so often without seemingly getting much credit.

Impressive stats for Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal last summer as a prolific goalscorer. The January arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season plus injuries limited Lacazette to 14 goals, but it was not a terrible return in a team that was not exactly thriving under Arsene Wenger.

Should Arsenal offer Danny Welbeck a new deal? 0

Posted on April 01, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and one of my colleagues, Arsenal’s injury-prone striker Danny Welbeck could still sign a contract extension with the north London club.

The 28-year-old is likely to miss the rest of the campaign due to an ankle injury picked up in November in the Europa League. With his contract expiring this summer and seemingly no talks taking place, it seemed that the forward would become a free agent this summer.

Aubameyang has a good chance of winning the Golden Boot 0

Posted on March 21, 2019 by David Nugent

The international break gives us a chance to reflect on what has happened so far this season at Arsenal. The Gunners are enjoying a promising campaign and at the heart of that campaign has been the goals of Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The former Dortmund striker has been a prolific scorer of goals since his days playing for Saint-Etienne in Ligue One. Since then he has been prolific for both Dortmund and Arsenal.

Alexandre Lacazette will be a big miss for Rennes games 0

Posted on March 07, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal heads into a potentially tricky Europa League last 16 first leg against Rennes tonight without one of their star attackers, Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners are favourites to over the midtable French side, but the striker’s absence is certainly a blow.

A silly sending off at BATE costly

Lacazette will miss both the Gunners clashes with the French side after being handed a three-match ban for a silly sending off at BATE in the first leg of the round of 32. The late sending off was a result of frustration with the fact that the Gunners losing 1-0.

Rennes v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on March 06, 2019 by David Nugent

On Thursday evening, Arsenal travel to France to face Rennes in the Europa League last-16 first leg, hopeful of returning to the capital with a positive result to take into the second leg in a weeks’ time.

Rennes are currently midtable in Ligue One after an inconsistent run of form of late. However, the visitors have been a tough nut to crack in recent months, as the home side has suffered just one defeat in eight games in all competitions.

Will Alexandre Lacazette start Saturday’s derby match? 0

Posted on March 02, 2019 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal face a potentially tough trip to Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime. The Gunners have the chance to move within a point of their north London rivals in the race for Champions League spots. The game could be a pivotal moment in the season for both teams. We all know about the Gunners poor away record and record their top six rivals. However, this game looks like one that could improve both.

Unai Emery needs to get his tactics right

Already some have questioned Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s tactics since his arrival in north London. However, if he masterminds a win at Spurs, then it would prove to his critics that he does have good tactical acumen.

Arsenal v Bournemouth Premier League Preview 0

Posted on February 26, 2019 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to maintain their place in the Premier League’s top-four.

The Gunners are currently a point above fifth-place Manchester United, while three points above sixth-place Chelsea. A 2-0 win over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium last time out means Unai Emery’s side have won four of their last five top-flight matches.

The home side has been prolific in front of goal in the Premier League, scoring at least twice in four of their last five top-flight games.

BATE Borisov v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on February 13, 2019 by David Nugent

On Thursday evening, Arsenal make a trip to Belarus to face BATE Borisov in the last 32 of the Europa League. The Gunners will be confident of emerging with a victory to take into the second leg of the tie.

BATE Borisov have not played competitive football since December having won the Belarus Premier League at the end of last season. Despite their achievements in domestic football, the home sides record in the Europa League is patchy, as they have won just three of their last nine matches in Europe’s secondary competition.

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