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Is Alexandre Lacazette undervalued at Arsenal? 0

Posted on January 02, 2019 by David Nugent

I have to say one of my favourite Arsenal players is French striker Alexandre Lacazette. The former Lyon striker is not the most clinical, but he always causes opposition defences problems.

Lacazette scored his seventh Premier League goal of the season in the New Year’s Day 4-1 defeat of Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.

Gunners boss Unai Emery decided to substitute the striker in the second half, a decision greeted with boos by the Arsenal faithful. The Spanish boss may have just been giving the striker a rest, but it was not a popular decision from Emery.

Fulham look like ideal opponents for the Gunners 0

Posted on January 01, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have experienced an inconsistent few weeks in the Premier League. In fact, it has been the poorest period of Unai Emery’s short time in charge of the Gunners.

Defeats against Southampton and Liverpool have exposed the Gunners glaring weaknesses, particularly at the back. However, a visit of struggling Fulham to the Emirates later today should offer Arsenal the perfect chance to get back to winning ways.

A woeful away record

Fulham are currently second from bottom in the Premier League table. One factor that has not helped the Cottagers this season has been their woeful away performances.

Gunners have their work cut out at Anfield 0

Posted on December 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal head to face in-form league leaders Arsenal later today. The game will be a massive test of the Gunners newfound resolve under Spanish boss Unai Emery. Liverpool are unbeaten this season in the Premier League and the Merseysiders are now six points clear at the top of the table. Jurgen Klopp’s side are truly formidable opponents at the moment.

A potential defensive crisis

Despite an improvement in form since Emery’s arrival, the Gunners defence has still looked vulnerable this season. At times, they have been lucky and probably should have conceded more goals.

Could Lacazette start Southampton game on the bench? 0

Posted on December 14, 2018 by David Nugent

Unai Emery’s starting line-up for Thursday night’s 1-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League for the most part unremarkable. With the Gunners already qualified for the knockout stages of the group, there was little sense in Emery risking injuries to any of his star players.

However, there was one interesting inclusion in the starting line-up in the shape of French forward Alexandre Lacazette. The forward scored the only goal of the game before being substituted.

Lacazette needs to return to the starting line-up 0

Posted on December 06, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal’s French international forward Alexandre Lacazette was once again the key to the Gunners picking up a result. The forward’s shot on goal took a deflection to give the north London team the lead in a 2-2 draw at Manchester United.

It may not have been a winning goal, but it was another big contribution from the former Lyon star to Unai Emery’s side picking up a result.

Coming off the bench again

I have to admit, I expected Lacazette to start last night’s match against United. However, Gunners boss Emery decided to start with a more cautious approach, which is understandable, as even in poor form the Red Devils are a threat at Old Trafford.

Arsenal can end their Old Trafford hoodoo on Wednesday night 0

Posted on December 05, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 19-game unbeaten record in all competitions faces a potential test on Wednesday night, as the Gunners visit Old Trafford to face Manchester United. Old Trafford has become something a wasteland for Arsenal teams in recent years. In fact, the Gunners have won just once in 15 games at United in all competitions. The one win was back in 2015 in the FA Cup in a 2-1 win.

Arsenal’s last Premier League victory at Old Trafford was 12 years ago. It is fair to say it is not the Gunners favourite ground to visit.

Arsenal not ruling out signing cover for Welbeck 0

Posted on November 21, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi, the Gunners may need to dip into the transfer market in January to replace the injured Danny Welbeck. The England international suffered a broken ankle against Sporting Lisbon and has had two operations to fix the problem.

Not ruling signing a replacement for Welbeck

While boss Unai Emery has stated that it will give a chance to others players, including youngster Eddie Nketiah, the clubs head of football did not rule outing signing a replacement. Talking about the injury, Sanllehi told Sky Sports: “That is absolutely something unplanned,”

Aubameyang one of the most effective forwards in the Premier League 0

Posted on November 05, 2018 by David Nugent

When Arsenal signed Gabon international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund in January, the Gunners knew they had signed one of the most prolific forwards in the European game.

Aubameyang has not disappointed when it has come to goals for the north London club. In 28 appearances for the Gunners, the forward has scored 19 goals and produced five assists. That record is impressive by anybody’s standards.

One of the most effective in the league

When it comes to goals per minute in the Premier League this season, only Chelsea’s Eden Hazard can better the Gabon striker. Aubameyang has a ratio of a goal every 110 minutes.

Arsenal’s home encounters with Liverpool usually high scoring 0

Posted on November 03, 2018 by David Nugent

When Liverpool visits Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening, we are all expecting a goal-scoring extravaganza. This is an idea is influenced by the fact that Arsenal and Liverpool are two of the best attacking teams in the Premier League.

That Arsenal have not exactly been great at the back this season also points to the fact that the Gunners may concede on home soil against the Reds. Liverpool have also scored at least three goals in their last five meetings with the team from north London.

Draw at Palace should not dampen positive atmosphere at Arsenal 0

Posted on October 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Everything must end and so was the case for Arsenal’s winning run of 11 games in all competitions on Sunday afternoon. The winning run ended with a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.

In reality, the Gunners were just seven minutes away from maintaining the winning run, only to concede the 83rd-minute equaliser through a penalty kick from Luka Milivojevic.

Must remain positive

The draw may have ended the run, but there is reasons to be positive for the Gunners. The winning run showed that the team from north London are heading in the right direction under new Spanish boss Unai Emery.



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