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UEFA open Arsenal proceedings, Suarez linked 0

Posted on December 15, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Disciplinary issues

UEFA have officially opened disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal following their 1-0 Europa League win over Qarabag, the European football governing organization has confirmed. The only goal of the game was scored by Alexandre Lacazette in the 16th minute of the match, as a rotated line-up saw out the group stage with qualification guaranteed beforehand.

A statement on the UEFA official website says:

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Arsenal FC and Qarabağ FK (1-0), played on 13 December in England.

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.

Mesut Ozil could return for Arsenal against Qarabag 0

Posted on December 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hinted that German playmaker Mesut Ozil could feature for the Gunners in Thursday night’s Europa League game against Qarabag.

Emery is likely to rest his star players for the dead rubber at the Emirates and field a number of fringe players against the team from Azerbaijan. The likes of Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny could also feature, as both look to return to fitness after injury lay-offs.

Ozil could return after a back injury

Ozil has been sidelined through a back injury since 25th November when the Gunners faced November. However, Emery has hinted Ozil could return this evening by telling Sky Sports: “After his injuries, he is OK,”

Arsenal v Qarabag Europa League Preview 0

Posted on December 12, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Qarabag in Group E of the Europa League, as the Gunners look to finish the group stage on a winning note.

In reality, this game is a classic dead rubber of a game, with very little riding on it for either side. Arsenal have already secured top spot after winning four of their five group games. Meanwhile, Qarabag are bottom of the group and have no chance of making it to the knockout stages of the competition.

Resting stars 0

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s hectic Christmas period is set to continue tomorrow, when they finish up their Europa League group stage campaign at home to Qarabag. It’s a game that probably (definitely) doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme of their season, mainly because they’ve already been able to cruise through into the knockout stages. Everyone knows that Arsenal are one of the favourites in the Europa League and could easily make their way through to the latter stages, but there are still a few question marks surrounding this game.

Guendouzi reveals PSG interest 0

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Matteo Guendouzi has revealed Paris Saint-Germain were interested in signing him prior to his arrival to the Emirates.

Guendouzi passed through the French title holders’ youth system before joining Ligue 2 side Lorient in 2015.

Speaking to French outlet Canal +, the 18-year-old confirmed a number of clubs, including PSG, were interested in his services. However, as soon as he learned of Arsenal’s involvement, his mind was made up. He knew that this was the right club for him and he focused all his attention on joining the Gunners. The club spent £7million on his signature, not a small amount given his age and the fact that he had no previous first-team experience in top-tier football.

Vorskla v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on November 28, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday evening, Vorskla host Arsenal in the Group E of the Europa League, as the Gunners look to seal top spot in the group. The game has been moved to Kiev due to political upheaval in certain parts of Ukraine.

Vorskla have endured a difficult Europa League campaign, picking up just three points from their four group games, while suffering three defeats in the process. In fact, the Ukrainian team have won just two of their last 14 games in Europe’s secondary competition.

Sporting unlikely to end Arsenal’s unbeaten run 0

Posted on November 06, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know on Thursday night Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League. The Gunners have enjoyed a comfortable campaign so far in Europe’s secondary competition winning all three games so far.

In truth, Arsenal’s other opponents in Europe have been poor in Qarabag and Vorskla. However, unlike the Gunners other opponents in the group, Sporting have history and European pedigree.

Struggled to find consistency of late

Sporting may be Arsenal biggest rivals for top spot or even only rivals, but the club from the Portuguese capital have struggled for consistency of late. A record of three wins and three defeats in their last six games in all competitions illustrates their recent form perfectly.

Europa League a good platform for Arsenal’s youngsters 0

Posted on October 05, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League. It had the potential to be a tricky game, as the team from Azerbaijan had been dangerous on home soil in the competition of late.

However, Arsenal took the three points and the game was topped by the fact that youngster Matteo Guendouzi and Emile Smith Rowe both scored their first senior goals for the team.

A good platform for the youngsters

As much as Arsenal boss Unai Emery respects the Europa League, the Spaniard will also rotate his squad in the competition. At this stage of the competition, the Gunners can get away with, as the opposition are not the strongest in the world.

Arsenal ease to victory 0

Posted on October 05, 2018 by Harry Kettle

There was a great deal of speculation as to whether or not Arsenal could handle the pressure of heading to a country like Azerbaijan, mainly due to the travel involved as well as the fact that they’re probably enjoying a spell of confidence stemming from their ability to win seven straight games. Well, as we now know, that run has been extended to eight after the Gunners were able to walk through Qarabag last night.

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