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Has Ramsey already made up his mind about leaving Arsenal? 0

Posted on October 09, 2018 by David Nugent

Former Wales and Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy believes that compatriot Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has already made up his mind about leaving the north London club. Recent reports suggest that talks over a new deal for the midfielder have broken down. He would be available as a free agent next summer.

Already made up his mind

Speaking on Sky Sports the Debate, Bellamy said: “I think they’ve lost him already – I think he’s gone,”

Gunners firing under Unai Emery 0

Posted on October 08, 2018 by David Nugent

One of the main concerns when Unai Emery first arrived at Arsenal this summer was the defence. The defensive situation has not changed radically and the team could still be slightly more solid. However, at the minute the way the attacking players are performing, the defensive issues have been cast aside.

Fantastic second half at Fulham

The Gunners 5-1 win at Fulham on Sunday was a superb result. However, at half time the game was truly in the balance at 1-1. Emery’s side had not produced first 45 minutes of football.

Arsenal must look forward 0

Posted on October 06, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

History is a very important aspect of any football club. It defines its identity, it sets the way the world looks at it in terms of greatness. It sets the bar for the level of players wanting to put on the shirt, and along with several other important factors it ultimately influences its success.

Nobody can dispute Arsenal’s history. Nobody can objectively say Arsene Wenger and his 22 years at the club didn’t write a few glorious chapters of it, for all the supposed failings of his in the last few seasons. After all, three league titles and a Champions League final along with numerous domestic cups, speak for themselves.

Europa League a good platform for Arsenal’s youngsters 0

Posted on October 05, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League. It had the potential to be a tricky game, as the team from Azerbaijan had been dangerous on home soil in the competition of late.

However, Arsenal took the three points and the game was topped by the fact that youngster Matteo Guendouzi and Emile Smith Rowe both scored their first senior goals for the team.

A good platform for the youngsters

As much as Arsenal boss Unai Emery respects the Europa League, the Spaniard will also rotate his squad in the competition. At this stage of the competition, the Gunners can get away with, as the opposition are not the strongest in the world.

Pires praises ‘warrior’ Torreira 0

Posted on October 04, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal signed Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria this summer for around £26million. The Uruguay international needed a bit of time to settle in at the Emirates under the command of manager Unai Emery. Having started the season on the bench with a few encouraging cameo performances, he has now worked his way into Emery’s starting XI at the expense of young Matteo Guendouzi, despite the youngster being named Arsenal’s Player of the Month for August. Whether the manager made the right call to choose Granit Xhaka over Guendouzi, however, remains to be seen.

Robert Pires has given his verdict on Torreira a few days ago.

Bernd Leno now has chance to cement number one spot 0

Posted on October 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s German international goalkeeper Bernd Leno will get a chance over the next few games to prove that he is good enough to be the Gunners first-choice number one on a permanent basis.

Leno came on as a first half substitute for the injured Petr Cech last time out in a 2-0 win over Watford at the Emirates Stadium. It was the Germans Premier League debut after joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

Keown: Emery more demanding than Wenger 0

Posted on October 01, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

His eight years of working with Arsene Wenger certainly make Martin Keown a figure of authority when it comes to the Frenchman. Since ending his career as a player, he has taken to coaching and working as a pundit, and his views when it comes to the Gunners are still eagerly listened to.

The Ramsey situation 1

Posted on September 30, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

As you’re probably aware by now, Arsenal have pulled out of the negotiations over a new contract for Aaron Ramsey. His current deal expires next summer, and it seems this is the end of the road for the Welshman who has already spent a decade at the Emirates.

In that time, his contribution, spread over 337 appearances and 58 goals, has not been unimportant. The last three trophies Arsenal lifted were FA Cups, and Ramsey scored in two out of the three finals. As Unai Emery took up the spot held for so long by Arsene Wenger, there were numerous reports of the Spanish coach planning to make Ramsey the central figure in his team.

Arsenal fortunate to beat Watford 0

Posted on September 30, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win at home against Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners needed two goals in the last ten minutes to record the victory over the visitors.

The victory was Arsenal’s seventh straight win in all competitions. However, it was another unconvincing display. On another day, the Hornets could have left north London with something, maybe even maximum points.

Leno kept Arsenal in the game

The Gunners kept a clean sheet for a second league game in a row. However, Unai Emery’s side had goalkeeper Bernd Leno to thank for keeping them in the game, as the Germany international pulled off saves from Troy Deeney and Andre Gray. The 26-year-old had to come off the substitute’s bench to replace the injured Petr Cech just before half-time.

Arsenal face another favourite opponent in Watford 0

Posted on September 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Last weekend prior to Arsenal’s clash with Everton, I wrote an article about the Toffees being one of Arsenal’s favourite Premier League opponents.

This weekend the Gunners welcome another one of their favourite opponents to Emirates, as Watford make the trip to north London.

A strong Premier League record

Arsenal have faced Watford on just ten occasions in the Premier League, recording eight wins and suffering just one defeat. The two teams have met just five times at Arsenal in the Premier League, with the Gunners claiming four wins and the Hornets winning just once.

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