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Dembele linked with Arsenal (again) 0

Posted on November 19, 2018 by David Nugent

According to TalkSPORT, Arsenal could rival Liverpool for Barcelona’s highly-rated forward Ousmane Dembele. The Catalan giants are reportedly ready to sell the forward for a fee in the region of £85million.

Struggled at Barcelona

Dembele is regarded as one of the best up and coming young players in the world game. The 21-year-old only joined Barcelona in the summer of 2017 from Dortmund in a deal that could potentially rise to a fee of an eye-watering 130million euros.

Is Eric Bailly really a solution to the Gunners defensive vulnerability? 1

Posted on November 18, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, among other publications, Arsenal are set to battle it out with north London rivals Tottenham for the signature of Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly in the January transfer window.

The Ivorian’s future at Old Trafford is in doubt after failing to start in the Premier League for the Red Devils since gameweek two of the campaign. Reportedly, the defender is set for talks with United over his future.

Promising start but has struggled of late

Bailly looked like the real deal in his debut campaign at United after joining the Red Devils from Villarreal in the summer of 2016. He looked strong and pacey, which are two attributes needed to be a top centre-back.

Neymar backs Unai Emery for success at Arsenal 0

Posted on November 16, 2018 by David Nugent

Brazil and PSG superstar Neymar has backed former boss Unai Emery to bring success to Arsenal. The Spaniard managed the forward in the French capital and has a high opinion of the former Valencia boss.

Emery will bring good things to Arsenal

Talking about Emery, Sky Sports quotes Neymar saying: “Arsenal are playing really good football, they are in great form,”

“Everybody knows he is a really great coach. We know about their quality. “I was really happy to work with him because he is a really hard-working guy, he really wants to coach us, he wants to study about football.

Emery not happy with point 0

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Harry Kettle

“This team is very difficult to break down or to break their defensive lines and they transition very quickly. Our idea changed a little because we needed to take more risks.

“The team played with character and we had chances to draw before (we scored).”

These are the words of Unai Emery when discussing the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, but something that was arguably even more interesting than that was the fact that he said he wasn’t happy with the result. Of course, that’s something many would’ve expected him to say, but it’s still interesting to hear.

Danny Welbeck has second operation on ankle 0

Posted on November 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck has had a second operation on the ankle injury he sustained last Thursday in the Gunners 0-0 draw with Sporting in the Europa League.

Unsure if he will play again this season

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is unsure of whether Welbeck will play again this season. The Spaniard is quoted by the BBC, as saying: “Danny will now start his rehabilitation. It’s too early to say how long this will take,”

“Both procedures went well, without complications. Everyone at the club will now be providing Danny with the best possible treatment and support in order to make him fit again as soon as possible.”

Gunners cannot afford to let gap to fourth widen 0

Posted on November 12, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal have made a bright start to life under Spanish boss Unai Emery this season. The Gunners are now unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions after a 1-1 home draw with Wolves on Sunday afternoon. The performance was a lacklustre one in truth, as the Gunners failed to produce the sort of vibrant displays they have at times this season under Emery.

Positive is they are still unbeaten

One of the main positives for the Gunners is that they have maintained the unbeaten run, which is never a bad thing. The draw was not the best result and could be seen as two points dropped, but it is a game the Gunners may have lost last season.

Arsenal 1-1 Wolves: Emery shows in-game tactical boldness 0

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal had linked a string of 15 games without suffering defeat going into the Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and thanks to a timely reaction from manager Unai Emery and a bit of luck, they’ve now made it 16.

Like several other so-called ‘lesser’ teams, Wolves have had a surprisingly good campaign so far. They sit in 12th place, well above the relegation zone, which is always a good achievement for a newly promoted club. Quite apart from that, they are the only team alongside Liverpool to have stopped title holders Manchester City from taking all three points from them in the first 12 rounds. It is by no means a disaster to struggle somewhat against the very good team put together by manager Nuno Espírito Santo.

Sane hails Ozil as one of the best players he has played with 0

Posted on November 11, 2018 by David Nugent

Germany and Manchester City star Leroy Sane recently did a questions and answers session on social media. Inevitably, one of the questions he was asked was the best player he has ever played with. His answer was Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, as the pair played together for the German national side.

Raised a few eyebrows on social media

His answer raised a few eyebrows on social media considering his current company at Manchester City. Maybe people expected the German to name one his Citizens teammate Kevin De Bruyne as the best. He did in fact name City midfielder David Silva alongside Ozil as one of the best players he has ever played alongside.

Nketiah’s moment? 0

Posted on November 11, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Danny Welbeck left the pitch with a broken ankle after 30 minutes of Arsenal’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday. Quite apart from Welbeck’s own woes, his huge misfortune effectively left manager Unai Emery without a senior backup option for forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who have both become vital ingredients in his starting line-up.

Emery now needs to figure out a way to solve the problem. Neither Lacazette nor Aubameyang can be expected to play 90 minutes of every game for the rest of the season. So what are the options, and which one will the manager go for in Welbeck’s absence?

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.



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