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Arsenal favourites to land Wilfried Zaha 0

Posted on May 16, 2019 by David Nugent

According to reports from Sky Sports, Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has asked to leave the Eagles this summer. The 26-year-old is reportedly looking to play Champions League football next season. The news could be significant for Arsenal, as the Gunners are now 1/ 2 favourites to sign Zaha this summer.

Starting to fulfil his potential

Wilfried Zaha has started to fulfil his potential in the last few seasons in a poor Palace team. This season the Ivory Coast forward has scored ten league goals and produced five assists after playing much of the campaign as a central forward.

Arsenal set to lose out to Spurs for Barcelona flop 0

Posted on May 12, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal look set to miss out on signing Barcelona flop Malcom this summer, with the winger now expected to join north London rivals Tottenham instead.

The Express story claims that the youngster has chosen to join Spurs ahead of the Gunners this summer. If he does join Tottenham, he will be their first signing since Lucas Moura joined from PSG in the January transfer window of 2018.

Malcom has struggled to nail down at a starting spot with the Blaugrana, who are looking to revamp their squad this summer after more Champions League disappointment.

Burnley v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 11, 2019 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Burnley host Arsenal at Turf Moor in the final game of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

Burnley have endured a rollercoaster of a campaign. Sean Dyche’s team struggled for results at the beginning of the season, but have since moved away from the relegation zone and secured safety with relative comfort.

The Clarets have failed to win in their last three top-flight games, last time out suffering a 2-0 defeat at in-form Everton. The defeat followed on from a draw at Chelsea and a home defeat by Manchester City, so their recent fixtures have been difficult.

Gunners have a golden opportunity to win the Europa League 0

Posted on May 10, 2019 by David Nugent

In the end, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 7-3 aggregate victory over Valencia in the semi-final of the Europa League. It was very un-Arsenal like to make it so easy. Their away form prior to the 4-2 victory at the Mestalla on Thursday night made the win all the more satisfying.

The Gunners will now face London rivals Chelsea in the final in Azerbaijan. In truth, Arsenal will now fancy their chances of winning the trophy on May 29th.

Gunners set to sell attacking midfield pair 0

Posted on May 09, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal boss Unai Emery will attempt to sell attacking midfielders Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer. Both have previously been linked with exits.

However, as they are two of the highest earners at the club and funds are tight as Emery attempts to rebuild a fragile Gunners squad.

Both enjoyed mixed fortunes at Arsenal

It would be hard to say that either Ozil or Mkhitaryan have been roaring success in north London. Ozil is such a mercurial character, obviously talented. However, the biggest frustration with the playmaker is that we have seen what he can do when on form.

Valencia v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on May 08, 2019 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Valencia host Arsenal at the Mestalla in the Europa League semi-final second leg, with the Gunners 3-1 up from the first leg at the Emirates Stadium.

Valencia head into this clash on the back of three defeats in their last four games in all competitions. However, Los Ches ended a three-game losing streak by hammering struggling Huesca 6-2 last time out.

Despite their recent struggles, Valencia have a good recent record in the Europa League. In fact, the first leg defeat at the Emirates Stadium ended a seven-game unbeaten run in the competition, consisting of six wins and a draw.

Arsenal job was never going to be easy for Unai Emery 0

Posted on May 07, 2019 by David Nugent

We are now close to the end of Unai Emery’s first season in charge of Arsenal. The Spaniard has done a decent job. The Gunners look set to miss out on the top-four but are closer to the teams in the Champions League this season than in recent campaigns. They could even miss out on a top-four place courtesy of an inferior goal difference to Spurs.

The team from north London also have an excellent chance of making it to the final of the Europa League. The Gunners of course travel to Spain to face Valencia on Thursday night for the semi-final second leg with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg.

Gunners reportedly snubbed by left-back target 0

Posted on May 05, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal’s reported transfer target Nicolas Tagliafico has decided to remain at Champions League semi-finalists Ajax for another season.

The Argentinian international had previously been linked with a move to north London. However, it seems he is happy in the Dutch capital, for now anyway.

Gunners need a left-back this summer

Arsenal are on the lookout for a new left-back with Nacho Monreal expected to exit as a free agent this summer. Sead Kolasinac has played in the position on a regular basis for the Gunners, but the former Schalke star is better suited to play as a wing-back.

Gunners need to hold their nerve in Spain to reach Europa League final 0

Posted on May 03, 2019 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal recorded a 3-1 home win over Valencia in the Europa League semi-final first leg. A first-half double from Alexandre Lacazette and a last-gasp Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cancelled out the visitor’s opener scored by Mouctar Diakhaby.

The victory was a much-needed one after three straight defeats. It also gives the Gunners a solid advantage heading to Spain for the second leg. Unai Emery’s side now just need to hold their nerve in the second leg to make it to the final.

Aaron Ramsey has played his last game for Arsenal 0

Posted on May 02, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey has played his last game for the club. The midfielder picked up a hamstring injury against Napoli in the Europa League second leg, which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

The 28-year-old is, of course, heading to Italy to join Juventus as a free agent in the summer after failing to agree terms on a contract that expires this summer.

Has enjoyed mixed success

In reality, when we look back at Ramsey’s Arsenal career, there have been many highs and lows. The midfielder is clearly talented, but at times throughout his Gunners career, he has struggled to find consistency.



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