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Petr Cech announces a retirement date 0

Posted on January 15, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced that he will retire from playing at the end of the season. The Czech goalkeeper has been in and out of favour this season at Arsenal after the summer arrival of German international Bernd Leno. Cech has played in the Premier League for 15 years in spells at Arsenal and previously Chelsea.

A top goalkeeper in his Chelsea days

When he was at Chelsea Cech was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He played a crucial part in some of the most historic moments, including winning the Premier League title four times and also the Champions League.

Play like it’s a final 0

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s rare that you’re faced with games that could define your season this early on in the campaign, but that certainly appears to be the case in this instance. Arsenal Football Club have had a rollercoaster ride of a season already under the guidance of Unai Emery, and even that may be an understatement. It hasn’t been a disaster by any stretch of the imagination but if you offered fans the chance to change a few things, then we have no doubt in our mind that they’d bite your hand off.

What would be considered a failure? 0

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The panic button is being pushed by a lot of Arsenal fans, and we’re only just over half way through the season. The club fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United at the weekend, which was viewed as a dramatic failure for the North London side. There’s an understandable element to that when you consider what the goal is this season for the Gunners, but it certainly feels like we need to take a step back and think of things from a ‘wider’ point of view.

Gunners could raise cash by Ramsey January sale 0

Posted on January 13, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Mirror, Arsenal could allow midfielder Aaron Ramsey to join new club Juventus in the January transfer window for a fee of £18million. The Welshman is out of contract in north London and has reportedly already agreed on terms of a deal with the Bianconeri to join as a free agent in the summer. However, Arsenal are reported to be willing to let the midfielder go early. However, he will not leave on the cheap.

Arsenal needs the money

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has recently stated that the Gunners have no money to make permanent signings, so any signing this month will only be on temporary deals. This is definitely not what Gunners fans will have wanted to hear.

West Ham 1-0 Arsenal: Observations 1

Posted on January 12, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal suffered their fifth league defeat of the season at the London Stadium on Saturday, as West Ham managed to edge them out and take all the points. Despite the opposition not being among the ‘top six’ sides, there’s no real shame in losing an away game to a well-drilled, experienced team with a Premier League winner as their manager.

However, there certainly are things to be closely looked at and taken as lessons from this game. To put it simply, Unai Emery got outsmarted by Manuel Pellegrini this time. How? Let’s take a look.

Lack of potential signings concerning for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 12, 2019 by David Nugent

The recent news that Arsenal are not going to make any permanent signings in the January transfer window is concerning. Spanish boss Unai Emery can only do so much in training to improve players.

On his arrival in the summer, Arsenal needed to strengthen their squad to mount a challenge for a top four spot this season. Emery spent the limited budget the best he could, but in truth, his transfer kitty was more like a whip around by Premier League standards.

West Ham v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 11, 2019 by David Nugent

In Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, Arsenal travels to the London Stadium to face West Ham, as the Gunners look to move into the top four of the table.

The home side has enjoyed a topsy-turvy first season under veteran boss Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers are currently tenth in the table in the group of teams all battling to be the best of the rest below the top six.

The Irons have not been in great form of late, as they have won just once in their last four outings, suffering two defeats in the process. Last time out in the Premier League, Brighton held the Hammers to a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.

Injury update ahead of the West Ham clash 0

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal prepare for a London Stadium showdown with West Ham United in the early kick-off game on Saturday, some good news have finally come out of the club’s treatment room.

The back line will seem like a new one, with five of its members returned to full training. Laurent Koscielny, Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, and would you believe it, Dinos Mavropanos, have now joined the rest of the team and are in contention for the short trip to east London.

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.

Emery explains the Lacazette substitution 0

Posted on January 02, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal sprang back from the horrors of Anfield by thrashing Premier League underdogs Fulham by 4-1. Sometimes, a game against one of the weakest teams in the league is just what you need to regain some confidence after being taken to the cleaner’s by the league’s best.

Alexandre Lacazette had a fantastic game. His recognizable movement and work-rate was of great value to the team, and after Granit Xhaka opened the scoring in the 25th minute, he crowned his performance by finishing off a fluid move to double the lead ten minutes into the second half.



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