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Danny Welbeck in limbo at Arsenal 0

Posted on September 27, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, England international striker Danny Welbeck netted a brace in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup third round.

It was the usual story for the striker as he started a cup game. His Arsenal appearances are usually restricted to starts in the cup competitions and cameos in the Premier League.

Happy to wait for a Premier League start

In truth, Welbeck is unlikely to start many of Arsenal’s Premier League games. However, the striker has stated that he is happy to wait for his chance to start in the top-flight.

Positives to take for Arsenal from win over Everton 0

Posted on September 24, 2018 by David Nugent

The above title may be strange to say, but Arsenal’s performance in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal was not all positive. The Gunners eventually earned the victory, but for periods of the encounter with the Toffees, mainly the first half, the team from north London looked poor and disjointed.

Here are a few positives I suggest that Arsenal will take from the game:

Life still left in Petr Cech

It would be fair to say that Arsenal may have been going in at half time behind if it were not for the veteran goalkeeper. Cech kept out efforts by Theo Walcott, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison to keep the scores level.

Could Europa League set Aubameyang on track? 0

Posted on September 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal put four past Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League opener at the Emirates, even though it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Gunners. Two unnecessary late goals for the visitors marred the occasion somewhat with old defensive woes reappearing.

Games like this one, however, can sometimes do wonders for the form of a striker. A few goals in the net of inferior opposition, with all due respect to the Ukranian side, have been known to spark a goal streak for an attacking player, and Aubameyang could get some valuable confidence boost from his fantastic performance on Thursday.

Does Danny Welbeck deserve to be in the England squad? 0

Posted on September 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has vowed to keep working hard and prove he merits a place in the England squad. The former Manchester United striker appeared as a substitute in the Three Lions 2-1 home defeat by Spain.

In fact, he was highly unfortunate not to equalise in stoppage-time when he saw a goal harshly disallowed for what looked like a non-existent foul on Spain goalkeeper David De Gea.

In England squad by default

Welbeck is a decent attacking option for England boss Gareth Southgate. However, he almost just a default option for the Three Lions boss, who currently has a dearth of quality attacking cover for first-choice striker Harry Kane.

Lacazette and Aubameyang together brings Arsenal success 0

Posted on September 03, 2018 by David Nugent

There were many things to take from Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Cardiff on Sunday. One was that Arsenal are still highly vulnerable in defence. Another one was that Lacazette and Aubameyang playing in the team brought the Gunners.

Who would have thought it eh? Apart from anybody that has watched Arsenal play in the last nine months or so that is!

Goalscorers scoring goals

It is not rocket science that when two goalscorers are on the pitch it makes a team more likely to find the net. Lacazette and Aubameyang are goalscorers and both have proven that down the years in European football.

Should Unai Emery consider dropping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? 2

Posted on August 27, 2018 by David Nugent

In the past, I have talked about whether French striker Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should start together for Arsenal up front as a pair. Gunners boss Emery has ruled that scenario out.

Emery’s admission means that one or the other striker will play as the lone front man for the Gunners, with maybe the other playing out wide. Aubameyang has been the chosen striker in the opening three top-flight games and he has blanked in all three games. However, in all three games, Lacazette has come on and Aubameyang has moved to the flank.

Should Aubameyang play as a winger for Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal in the January transfer window from Dortmund, fans were asking where does that leave Alexandre Lacazette. It was a valid question.

Aubameyang was not a Lacazette replacement

The France international had only arrived last summer for a club record fee from Lyon. He had not made a terrible start to life in north London, so signing a replacement for him seemed harsh.

However, the move was not about replacing Lacazette, it was about signing one of the most prolific forwards in world football. For half a decade, the Gabon international had scored goals in Ligue One and the Bundesliga, establishing a big reputation in the process.

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.

Emery’s arrival could be bigger than any summer signing for Arsenal 0

Posted on August 10, 2018 by David Nugent

The Premier League transfer window is now shut and Arsenal fans have cause for quiet content with the Gunners summer business. Bernd Leno, Sokratis, Stephan Lichtsteiner Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have all joined the Gunners during the transfer window.

However, the summer arrival of new boss Unai Emery cold a far big reaching impact than any of the clubs summer signings.

Arsenal spending small this summer

Arsenal has decided to take a cautious approach in the transfer market this summer. Some might argue that the Gunners have taken a cautious approach in the transfer market anyway in recent years.

Lacazette plays down Aubameyang rivalry 0

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Alexandre Lacazette claims he’s not looking at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a rival for a place in the team, but rather as a teammate with whom he can form a powerful attacking partnership.

Lacazette arrived to the Emirates last summer and Aubameyang made the switch from Borussia Dortmund in January, with both transfer fees exceeding £50million. Meanwhile, the club said farewell to Olivier Giroud after five and a half years, during which the tall Frenchman made 253 appearances and scored 105 goals.



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