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Alexandre Lacazette takes dig at English crowds 0

Posted on October 16, 2018 by David Nugent

In a rather strange move, Arsenal and France striker Alexandre Lacazette has taken a dig at Premier League crowds, stating that he missed the Ligue One crowds, as they were better than their English counterparts.

The striker is quoted by the Evening Standard as saying: “I miss Ligue 1’s atmosphere. In England, the fans are more spectators than supporters. There’s a better atmosphere in French stadiums.”

Players quoted during the international break

It seems to be the fashion for foreign footballers to speak to their home media while on international duty. The Belgian media seem to love creating a story out of their national team players, with Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku both quoted about their futures in the current international break.

Arsenal v Watford Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 28, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, as the Gunners look to extend their winning run in all competitions to seven games.

Arsenal heads into this game on the back of a 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup in midweek. The victory extended the home sides winning run to six games in all competitions.

Four of those six games in Arsenal’s winning run have been in the Premier League. Last time out in the top-flight, the team from north London recorded a 2-0 home win over Everton.

Arsenal v Everton Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as the Gunners to make it four wins in a row in the top-flight.

Arsenal recorded a 4-2 win over Vorskla in the Europa League to make it four straight wins in all competitions after a poor start to their campaign. Last time out in the Premier League Unai Emery’s team recorded a 2-1 win at struggling Newcastle.

The home sides recent run of form has been powered by their attacking play, as Emery’s side have now scored at least two goals in all four of those four straight wins.

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow Europa League quarter-final first leg preview 0

Posted on April 04, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host CSKA Moscow at the Emirates Stadium in the quarter-final first leg of the Europa League.

Arsenal have been enduring a difficult campaign. However, the Europa League has been the highlight of the season so far. Last time out in the competition, the Gunners saw-off Italian giants AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate after a 2-0 win at the San Siro and a 3-1 victory at the Emirates.

The wins against the Rossoneri mean that Arsene Wenger’s side has now won four of their last five games in the Europa League. A key to that good run in Europe’s secondary competition is the home sides attacking prowess, as they have scored at least two goals in four of their last five European outings.

Arsenal v AC Milan Europa League Preview 0

Posted on March 14, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Italian giants AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League last 16 second leg. The Gunners recorded a highly respectable 2-0 win in the first leg courtesy of goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey.

Arsenal will be confident of progressing into the last eight, especially as they have a decent home record against Italian sides in Europe. The north London team have recorded nine wins from their last 15 meetings with Italian clubs, suffering just two defeats in the process.

Arsenal second favourites to win the Europa League at 4/1 0

Posted on February 23, 2018 by David Nugent

To be kind Arsenal failed to turn up on Thursday night against Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League last-32 second leg at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners lost 2-1 against the minnows but won the tie 4-2 on aggregate

Most people connected with Arsenal believed the team had done enough in the first leg by beating Graham Potter’s team 3-0. However, 24 minutes into the game, the visitors had scored twice and were threatening to produce a magnificent comeback.

On another night, the Swedish side could have pulled off the comeback. However, they ran out of steam in the second half.

Arsenal v Newcastle Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to bounce back from consecutive Premier League draws on Saturday afternoon, as the Gunners welcome Newcastle to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s side drew 0-0 with West Ham last time out, which followed a 1-1 draw at Southampton. The draws have seen the Gunners slip to seventh in the table, although they are still just a point behind Tottenham, who currently occupy fourth spot.

Coupled with a 3-1 defeat by Manchester United prior to the draws, Arsenal have picked up just two points from their last three outings in the English top-flight.

Arsenal v BATE Borisov Europa League preview 0

Posted on December 06, 2017 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal plays their final group game of their Europa League campaign as they host Belarussian side BATE Borisov at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have already qualified for the knockout stages and won Group H. However, the visitors are bottom of the group, but could still qualify for the knockout stages if results go their way in the final round of fixtures.

Arsenal heads into this game on the back of a 3-1 home defeat by Manchester United. The Gunners also lost their last Europa League game, suffering a 1-0 defeat in Germany against Koln.

Arsenal v Manchester United Premier League Preview 2

Posted on December 01, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening, as the Gunners look to bridge the four-point to the Red Devils.

The home side have hit form of late, winning their last three games in the Premier League without conceding a goal. Last time out in the top-flight, the north London side hammered Huddersfield 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

The win kept Arsene Wenger’s side in fourth place ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Burnley, with arch-rivals Tottenham now seventh place in the table.

Arsenal v Huddersfield Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 28, 2017 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to strengthen their position in the Premier League’s top-four.

The Gunners moved into the Champions League spots last time out by recording a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor courtesy of a stoppage-time penalty from Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger’s side have been rather inconsistent of late. However, their recent Premier League form has been strong, as the Gunners have now won four of their last five games in the English top-flight.



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