November 23, 2018 by
As Arsenal prepare to take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, manager Unai Emery spoke to the press.
It’s not always easy, for any team, to pick up where they had left off after an international break. Arsenal were on a very good run – 16 matches in all competitions without a defeat but the manager pointed out there’s another side to that streak; the last three games were draws. .......Read more here.....
November 23, 2018 by
“The main difference is how we’re defending when we’re attacking. When we’re up the other end of the pitch, how we are organised and prepared for a counter. That has been the biggest difference.
“We’re really focusing on video work, moving as little as five yards in some positions which makes all the difference when getting to the ball.
“When we were playing we would be stood there and no one would be talking to each other, whereas now there is much more communication.
“We seem a bit more organised and a bit more together at the back.” .......Read more here.....
April 16, 2018 by
The Arsenal players are often accused of lacking characters and bottling it in big games. The Gunners away performances, not only this season but at times last season as well, show that the players are simply not strong enough mentally to play for a club the size of Arsenal.
Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Newcastle means that the Gunners have lost their last five away games on their travels in the top-flight. In fact, the north London side has won just one of their last nine away games in the Premier League. .......Read more here.....
February 04, 2018 by
Arsene Wenger has revealed the price he would expect for defender Rob Holding after there has been reported interest in the defender from fellow Premier League outfits.
Arsenal returned to winning ways with a superb performance on Saturday as they blew Everton away in a 5-1 win. The Toffees could not keep up with their London opponents as Arsene Wenger was able to oversee an outstanding performance.
Aaron Ramsey bagged himself a hat-trick while Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed the scoring. Aubameyang will have been hugely relieved to open his Arsenal account at the first time of asking, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan was outstanding as he picked up a number of assists. .......Read more here.....
January 12, 2018 by
Arsenal defender Robert Holding remains optimistic that his side can reach the final of the Carabao Cup after the Gunners were able to grind out a 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the first-leg of their semi-final.
Arsenal left Stamford Bridge with an invaluable draw as they took a big step towards the Carabao Cup final. The Blues had the better of the chances in the contest, but neither side could break the deadlock, with Arsene Wenger’s men the happier at full time. .......Read more here.....
January 04, 2018 by
Arsenal’s defensive vulnerabilities are no secret and they were there for all to see in Wednesday night’s 2-2 home draw with London rivals Chelsea.
Fortunately, Blues Spanish striker Alvaro Morata was out-of-form and missed a number of good opportunities for the visitors.
The Gunners backline of Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers is obviously not the first choice back three. However, even when Arsenal do have their first choice back three, they look vulnerable at the back.
Arsenal need to add senior centre-backs .......Read more here.....
October 26, 2017 by
It took a while for Spanish international defender Nacho Monreal to nail down a first-team spot at Arsenal. He had to job share at left-back with Kieran Gibbs for a relatively long period.
However, Monreal is now one of the Gunners unsung heroes. The Spaniard may have made an error against Everton in the 5-2 win at Goodison Park in the Gunners last Premier League game, but apart from that mistake, he has barely put a foot wrong this season for a player playing out of position.
Playing as a centre-back .......Read more here.....
October 12, 2017 by
According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi could be out of action for up to six weeks through a hamstring injury. Mustafi picked up the injury while on international duty with his national team and looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Was in decent form in recent weeks
Mustafi’s future with Arsenal was in major doubt in the summer. The former Valencia defender was heavily linked with a move to Italian giants Inter. However, the speculation came to nothing and he stayed in north London. .......Read more here.....
October 10, 2017 by
When Arsenal started their Premier League campaign, the Gunners looked well covered in numbers anyway in the centre of defence.
However, an injury sustained by German international Shkodran Mustafi, along with French defender Laurent Koscielny being absent through injury have limited Arsene Wenger’s centre-back options for the near future.
The Gunners face a trip to Watford on Saturday evening, in a game the side from north London are odds of 8/13 to win.
The likely absence of the aforementioned pair means that Wenger will have to call on some of his other defenders to fill the void. .......Read more here.....
September 28, 2017 by
Arsenal recorded a 4-2 victory over BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the Europa League, with Theo Walcott, Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud getting on the scoresheet.
Arsenal came close to breaking the deadlock as early as the eighth minute. Youngsters Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock combined well to find Jack Wilshere, who found Theo Walcott in the box. The England international had plenty of time but only fired against the post.
The visitors were ahead soon afterwards and once again it Wilshere and Walcott were involved. Olivier Giroud set Wilshere free on the left edge of the box. The midfielder then produced an inch-perfect cross for Walcott. .......Read more here.....