June 29, 2018 by
Verdict: France win
On Saturday afternoon, France and Argentina clash in the first knockout game of World Cup 2018. The two teams produced highly contrasting displays in the group stages, but will both see the quarter-finals as a realistic aim.
France made it through to the knockout stages with very little fuss, beating Australia and Peru, while drawing with Denmark in their final group game. However, there is a sense that Didier Deschamps team are still performing within themselves in Russia. .......Read more here.....
February 26, 2018 by
Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday was not completely unexpected. The Citizens are runaway league leaders in the Premier League and a cut above most teams in England, if not Europe.
People can talk about a foul for the first goal or an offside for the second goal, but in truth, City were just too good for Arsenal and the Citizens were not even at full pelt. The sheer gap between the two teams was frightening for Arsenal and the fans. .......Read more here.....
February 25, 2018 by
Arsenal suffered a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola won his first silverware in England. Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were enough to seal a comfortable victory for the Citizens.
Arsenal had the first goal threat of the game, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found himself with a gaping goal, only for Kyle Walker to tackle the striker before Claudio Bravo saved the rebound from the striker who was just a few yards out. .......Read more here.....
November 05, 2017 by
Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat against Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
City took less than two minutes of the game to have a clear opening. The Citizens hit the visitors on the counter-attacking as Raheem Sterling broke at pace, before finding Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian international then played a reverse pass to Sergio Aguero, who from a tight angle inside the penalty area fired just wide of Petr Cech’s post. Arsenal’s first threat of the game came on five minutes, as Alex Iwobi fired well over the bar from distance. .......Read more here.....
November 04, 2017 by
On Sunday, Arsenal faces a tough test as the Gunners travel to the Etihad Stadium to play Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have a near perfect record in the Premier League this season. The home side have recorded nine wins in their ten league games so far.
Everton were the only team to avoid defeat against the Citizens in the English top-flight this season. The Toffees managed a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium in August.
The men from Manchester are now undefeated in their last 18 Premier League games, having recorded 15 wins in the process. Guardiola’s side have also won their last eight games in the English top-flight. .......Read more here.....
August 30, 2017 by
According to the Mirror, Arsenal have ended their interest in Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, after previous reports claimed the 29-year-old could consider a move to the Emirates after losing his starting place at the Etihad. Aguero was linked to a swap deal with Arsenal that would see Alexis Sanchez go the other way, but such a transfer looks dead in the water.
Aguero’s future has been in doubt all summer, with the Argentine international having so far played second fiddle to Gabriel Jesus in attack under Pep Guardiola. He’s long been linked with a move to Arsenal, particularly in an unlikely part-exchange deal, but it’s now likely that if Alexis does leave the Gunners, it will be cash only and not include a City player. .......Read more here.....
August 03, 2017 by
Manchester City are believed to be considering a swap deal for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez that would involve Citizens’ hero Sergio Aguero being sent in an opposite direction.
The Chilean’s future remains the subject of intense speculation as Alexis Sanchez is drawing closer to the end of his contract with Arsenal next summer.
Arsene Wenger is confident Sanchez will stay in north London and appears unwilling to sell him to Premier League rivals but if most recent reports turn out to be true he might want to reconsider his stance. .......Read more here.....
June 26, 2017 by
Arsenal and Manchester City could do an incredible swap deal this summer involving the Gunners Alexis Sanchez and the Citizens Sergio Aguero, according to the Daily Star.
The tabloid reports that discussions have opened about a potential deal, which would prove to be one of the biggest of the summer.
Sanchez’s Arsenal future still in doubt
Alexis Sanchez’s future in north London has been in doubt for a while and Manchester City have been heavily linked with a move for the Chilean in recent months. The former Barcelona star is reportedly looking to leave the north London club. .......Read more here.....
April 23, 2017 by
Arsenal are through to the FA Cup final after a 2-1 extra-time victory over Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
City offered the first threat on goal on three minutes, as Kevin de Bruyne dragged an effort wide of goal from distance. There was then a period of the two teams feeling each other out and the Gunners had their first attempt of the game just prior to the quarter of an hour mark.
Olivier Giroud’s header from inside the area was straight at Claudio Bravo. City went up the other end and Petr Cech was forced into tipping a David Silva header wide of goal. .......Read more here.....
April 02, 2017 by
Arsenal drew 2-2 with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the result not really helping the Gunners chances of Champions League qualification.
City had the first real attack of the game on three minutes. Fernandinho played Sterling in on goal, but Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina was out quickly, only for the Colombian’s attempted clearance hit Raheem Sterling and went wide of goal.
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck came close to opening the scoring soon afterwards, turning Nicolas Otamendi before firing into the side-netting. .......Read more here.....