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Arsenal v Wolves Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 10, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host Wolves at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, as the Gunners look to extend their recent unbeaten run.

Arsenal are now 15 games unbeaten in all competitions after Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League. A nine-game unbeaten run in the Premier League has left the side from north London well placed to mount a challenge for the Champions League spots this season.

The Gunners are currently fifth place in the table, just a point behind fourth-place arch-rivals Tottenham, who face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Danny Welbeck suffers yet more bad luck with injuries 0

Posted on November 09, 2018 by David Nugent

Some footballers seem to have terrible luck when it comes to picking up injuries. Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck is one of those players. On Thursday night, the forward picked up what looked like a horrible ankle injury in a 0-0 home draw with Sporting Lisbon.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirmed last night that Welbeck had an ankle break, which is a major blow for the 27-year-old.

Never has any luck

Welbeck just never seems to have any luck when it comes to injury. He will sustain an injury and then work hard to return to action, only for misfortune to strike again and for him to sustain yet another injury problem.

Beating Sporting – Is it important? 0

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

In a word – yes. It’s always important to win a competitive game, but a win against Sporting Lisbon tonight at the Emirates would certainly be more so than some, even though it may seem otherwise at first glance.

Arsenal, as I’m sure you all know, won all three games in their Europa League campaign so far. Therefore, they top the group with nine points, and have practically secured passage to the knockout stages. Sporting lie directly below with six, and like Arsenal, they will be looking to get the business done as quickly as possible.

Arsenal v Sporting Europa League Preview 0

Posted on November 07, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, as the Gunners look to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition.

Arsenal have won all three of their group games so far and would book their place in the next round with a victory. The team from north London are now on a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

11 in a row 0

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s fantastic run of form continued last night, in arguably a more impressive outing that the majority of games that have come before it in this run. Fans from opposing teams will continue to claim that it doesn’t mean much and the Gunners need to come back down to Earth, but that feels like a pretty laughable way of looking at things upon analysing the evidence of the game.

Injury updates ahead of the Lisbon trip 0

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having beaten Leicester in the Premier League on Monday, Arsenal are currently on a 10-game winning streak in all competitions, and that number includes triumphs in the Europa League against Qarabag and Vorskla. Round three of UEFA’s second-tier competition will see the Gunners travel to Lisbon and face Sporting on Thursday, in what is considered to be the most difficult tie in the group.

Despite having some serious problems towards the end of last season with a number of players demanding contract cancellation, the Portuguese team have started their European campaign just as well as Arsenal, sitting second in group E only on goal-difference.

Arsenal interested in Gelson Martins 0

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Despite all the talk of turmoil because of the managerial change and reportedly low funds available for new signings, it looks like Arsnenal are off and running when it comes to this summer’s transfers. They have confirmed the arrival of Stephan Lichtsteiner form Juventus, they have agreed deals for Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and Lucas Torreira from Samdoria, they are in advanced talks to sign goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen. On top of all that, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has just signed a new contract.

And now, according to Sky Sports, the Gunners have joined the race to sign Gelson Martins from Sporting Lisbon.

Does Joel Campbell still have a role to play at Arsenal? 2

Posted on August 20, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems that Costa Rica international forward Joel Campbell is returning to England and Arsenal. The Winger could be sidelined for up to six months through a knee injury picked up while away with his national side.

The injury has prevented the 25-year-old leaving the club this summer, with his contract expiring next summer. Now some Arsenal fans are talking about Campbell as if he could save their season. The scenario seems far-fetched, but it does beggar the question could he have a role to play at Arsenal this season?

Decent and has potential

Arsenal reportedly chasing Sporting Lisbon duo 0

Posted on July 04, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from Portuguese Publication A Bola, Arsenal are set to make a double swoop for Sporting Lisbon pair William Carvalho and Gelson Martins, who are believed to be valued at £70million.

According to a Daily Star report, Arsene Wenger is hoping to tie up a quick deal for the Portuguese international pair.

Pair are highly rated

Both Carvalho and Martins are highly rated throughout Europe. The Gunners have been reportedly interested in signing defensive midfielder Carvalho for the last few years. However, most of Europe’s top clubs have been linked with moves for the 25-year-old.

Joel Campbell set for Sporting loan move 0

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Express, Arsenal forward Joel Campbell looks set for another loan move away from the club. Reports are suggesting Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon will be the destination for the Costa Rican as game time hasn’t been guaranteed by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Campbell broke through in the first-team last season, making 19 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating five goals, but he’s been omitted from the squad this campaign. His performances were promising for a time in 2015/16, and with Arsenal short on attacking options, it will bemuse many supporters why Campbell has once again not been retained.

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