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Arsenal consider moves for Neto and Kannemann 0

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to different sources, Arsenal are considering moves for Valencia goalkeeper Neto and Gremio defender Walter Kannemann.

As per Spanish outlet Marca, the club are on the lookout for a replacement for the retiring Petr Cech. Although David Ospina is set to return to the Emirates following a loan spell with Serie A side Napoli, manager Unai Emery sees the 29-year-old Valencia shot-stopper as the perfect candidate to compete with Bernd Leno for the place between the posts in the future.

Arsenal’s last six in review – Part 2 0

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Leicester 3-0 Arsenal

Arsenal were just flat, and it was clear to see their passion for the top four race was all but gone. The players were tired, the fans were fed up, and Emery just didn’t have an answer to it. Brendan Rodgers’ momentum since arriving at Leicester quite clearly played a pretty significant role in this game, because the Foxes were just firing on all cylinders. Arsenal just couldn’t keep up with them in any way, shape or form, and that’s a little bit embarrassing when you think about where these two sides were a decade or so ago.

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.

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.

Gunners now need to concentrate on the Europa League 0

Posted on May 06, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have somehow snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory in the race for the Premier League top-four. The Gunners drew 1-1 with Brighton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, a result which virtually ended Arsenal’s chances of claiming a top-four finish.

Unai Emery’s side will head into the last day of the season three points adrift of arch-rivals Tottenham in fourth-place. However, Spurs have a superior goal difference of eight, which is really not going to swing enough in the Gunners favour.

The season finale – what now? 0

Posted on May 05, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

After failing to beat Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates on Sunday, Arsenal’s chances of finishing inside the top four and qualifying for next season’s Champions League that way are gone.

There is still a mathematical possibility which says the Gunners need to beat Burnley at Turf Moor and Tottenham Hotspur need to lose at home to Everton. Neither of these conditions is impossible, but the results need to be such that they nullify an eight-goal advantage Spurs currently have in terms of goal-difference, and that, let’s face it, is extremely unlikely to happen.

Arsenal condemn Valencia fans’ behaviour 0

Posted on May 03, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have issued a statement in which they utterly condemned the behaviour of a group of Valencia fans during the first leg of the Europa league semifinal clash between the two teams.

A video emerged on social media which shows a group of travelling supporters making monkey gestures and Nazi salutes at the Emirates Stadium. As quoted by the BBC, an Arsenal spokesperson said:

“We utterly condemn such behaviour. It has no place in society or football. We are working with Valencia on this and continue to encourage fans to report incidents and to provide witness statements so effective action can be taken.”

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.

Arsenal v Valencia Europa League Preview 0

Posted on May 01, 2019 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Valencia at the Emirates Stadium, in the Europa League semi-final first leg.

The Gunners head into Thursday’s clash on the back of a three-game losing run in all competitions while conceding at least three goals in all three defeats. Last time out, Arsenal suffered a 3-0 defeat at Leicester City.

Despite the Gunners poor recent run of results, the team from north London have won their last three Europa League games, while also keeping three straight clean sheets. In fact, Unai Emery’s team has kept clean sheets in nine of their last 11 matches in the Europa League.

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