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Lack of potential signings concerning for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 12, 2019 by David Nugent

The recent news that Arsenal are not going to make any permanent signings in the January transfer window is concerning. Spanish boss Unai Emery can only do so much in training to improve players.

On his arrival in the summer, Arsenal needed to strengthen their squad to mount a challenge for a top four spot this season. Emery spent the limited budget the best he could, but in truth, his transfer kitty was more like a whip around by Premier League standards.

West Ham v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 11, 2019 by David Nugent

In Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, Arsenal travels to the London Stadium to face West Ham, as the Gunners look to move into the top four of the table.

The home side has enjoyed a topsy-turvy first season under veteran boss Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers are currently tenth in the table in the group of teams all battling to be the best of the rest below the top six.

The Irons have not been in great form of late, as they have won just once in their last four outings, suffering two defeats in the process. Last time out in the Premier League, Brighton held the Hammers to a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.

Injury update ahead of the West Ham clash 0

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal prepare for a London Stadium showdown with West Ham United in the early kick-off game on Saturday, some good news have finally come out of the club’s treatment room.

The back line will seem like a new one, with five of its members returned to full training. Laurent Koscielny, Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, and would you believe it, Dinos Mavropanos, have now joined the rest of the team and are in contention for the short trip to east London.

Arsenal linked with a move for Paraguayan international 0

Posted on October 07, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal have agreed a fee of around £11million with MLS outfit Atlanta United for attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron. The report suggests the 24-year-old will join the Gunners in the January transfer window.

Almiron only joined Atlanta in December of last year from Argentinian club Lanus. However, he has made a big impression in the USA top-flight. In fact, Arsenal are not the only team linked with a move for Almiron, as West Ham, Newcastle and Italian giants Inter are also reported to be showing an interest in the Paraguayan.

Mesut Ozil should be a key player for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Mesut Ozil seems to be a player that divides opinion amongst Arsenal fans. The playmaker missed last weekend’s 3-1 win over West Ham reportedly due to illness. However, he had been substituted in the previous game a 3-2 defeat at Chelsea.

A lot was made of his absence, with speculation that he has fallen out with Gunners boss Unai Emery, which led to his absence against West Ham. Ozil will start today’s game at Cardiff and will be hoping to produce the sort of performance that will silence his doubters.

Could Yaya Toure be heading to Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 29, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Yaya Toure’s agent, the veteran midfielder has passed a medical in London ahead of joining a mystery club. The midfielder has been a free agent since leaving Manchester City in the summer after eight trophy-laden years in Manchester.

Toure’s agent Dimitry Seluk stated on Twitter “Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.”

He also later claimed that the midfielder will not be heading to West Ham or Crystal Palace. With the options now narrowed down to a few clubs. Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Toure at odds of 6/4. Fulham are also the same odds to sign the midfielder though.

Should Unai Emery consider dropping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? 2

Posted on August 27, 2018 by David Nugent

In the past, I have talked about whether French striker Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should start together for Arsenal up front as a pair. Gunners boss Emery has ruled that scenario out.

Emery’s admission means that one or the other striker will play as the lone front man for the Gunners, with maybe the other playing out wide. Aubameyang has been the chosen striker in the opening three top-flight games and he has blanked in all three games. However, in all three games, Lacazette has come on and Aubameyang has moved to the flank.

Unai Emery needed first Arsenal victory 0

Posted on August 26, 2018 by David Nugent

It is fair to say that Arsenal’s display in their 3-1 win over West Ham on Saturday afternoon was not perfect. However, the most important thing for the Gunners was that new boss Unai Emery recorded his first win as head coach.

Already rather strangely, some are asking questions about whether the team are producing anything different from Arsene Wenger’s team. There are similarities in the fact the Gunners are still vulnerable in defence, but you can see that Emery is attempting to change the way the team plays the game.

Emery tells Aaron Ramsey to concentrate on football 0

Posted on August 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Aaron Ramsey’s contract negotiations seem to have gone on forever at Arsenal. The Welsh midfielder has drifted into the last year of his contract with the north London club while talks have been on going.

Gunners boss Unai Emery seems to believe that the speculation over the midfielder is affecting his game. In fact, the Spaniard has told Ramsey to concentrate on his football, rather than think about his contract situation.

Asked if he believed Ramsey lacked focus this season Emery said: “I don’t know but I am thinking in the present. I spoke with him last week but now, today, my focus is on the match and I want the player to be focused only on Saturday.”

Arsenal v West Ham Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 24, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday afternoon, Arsenal host West Ham at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to pick up their first league win of the campaign.

Unai Emery’s side will be looking to kick-start their Premier League campaign back on track after losing their opening games against Manchester City and Chelsea respectively. In fact, the Gunners have lost three of their last four Premier League outings.

Despite those negatives, Arsenal’s recent home record in the Premier League is still strong, as the City defeat ended a five-game winning run on home soil. A key to that recent good run of form has been the Gunners firepower, as Arsenal have now scored at least two goals in seven of the last nine games.



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