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How Emirates matches up to PL’s biggest stadiums – Part 1 0

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Harry Kettle

We may be favouring the Gunners in saying this (we definitely are), but we tend to believe that the Emirates is one of the best stadiums in world football. You can make all the jokes you want about Arsenal as a football club, but when it comes to stadiums, they’re right up there.

We mean that in terms of overall quality, to be perfectly clear, but a lot of folks often look at another statistic: and that statistic is the capacity. Despite the fact that the actual attendance figures don’t often match up to the capacity of the grounds, that’s one of the primary focal points. We tend to think that’s a little bit silly, but alas, here we are.

Emery happy with his squad – but what about Ozil? 0

Posted on January 13, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to Sky Sports after the 1-0 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday, Arsenal manager Unai Emery said he was happy with the players at his disposal at this moment.

In a game without many clear-cut chances, an obvious defensive mistake from Granit Xhaka allowed former Gunner Samir Nasri to set Declan Rice up for a clear shot from close range, and the 19-year-old midfielder slammed it into the top corner like a seasoned top-quality striker, scoring what turned out to be the winning goal for the Hammers.

West Ham 1-0 Arsenal: Observations 1

Posted on January 12, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal suffered their fifth league defeat of the season at the London Stadium on Saturday, as West Ham managed to edge them out and take all the points. Despite the opposition not being among the ‘top six’ sides, there’s no real shame in losing an away game to a well-drilled, experienced team with a Premier League winner as their manager.

However, there certainly are things to be closely looked at and taken as lessons from this game. To put it simply, Unai Emery got outsmarted by Manuel Pellegrini this time. How? Let’s take a look.

The Gunners overcome the pressure 1

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Premier League football can be extremely unforgiving at times, and in the first two weeks of the season, Arsenal felt that pain. Their games against Chelsea and Manchester City served as an example of how cruel the scheduling process can be, but on top of that, those results put a lot of pressure on the Gunners to get the job done against London rivals West Ham United. Of course, a lot of neutrals were rooting for them to lose, but under the guidance of Unai Emery, they were able to block out that noise on the pitch.

The best odds for Arsenal vs West Ham 0

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Courtesy of bet365, it’s time to take a look at some of the best possible bets you can make for Arsenal vs West Ham United this weekend. The game, which is something of a London derby, doesn’t have all too much relevance in the grand scheme of how the Premier League will turn out this season – in case you’re an advocate of drama and you believe the Gunners can still finish 4th and the Hammers can still be relegated.

On This Day: Arsenal run through West Ham United 0

Posted on April 05, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While there’s plenty to be stressed out about if you’re an Arsenal fan in 2018, it’s always worth remembering that there have been some good times celebrated by the club in years gone by. We’ve seen trophies being lifted, last minute goals being scored, and a whole lot of victories over Tottenham Hotspur.

With that being said, it’s also interesting to take a look at the club’s recent history in order to analyse how far they’ve come in the span of twelve months. So then, let’s take a short trip down memory lane to April 5th, 2017 when Arsene Wenger led his Arsenal side to their first victory in over a month against London rivals West Ham United.

Wilshere linked with Swansea, Newcastle and West Ham 0

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is a target for three Premier League clubs this summer. The English international has just 12 months on his deal with the Gunners and has yet to have been offered a contract extension.

Wilshere spent last season on loan with AFC Bournemouth, citing the decision to leave due to a lack of opportunities at Arsenal. The playmaker is in a similar predicament this summer and may be considering his offers as a result – not to mention currently recovering from a broken leg. Swansea City, Newcastle United and West Ham United are keen on his signature.

Arsenal set asking price for Wilshere 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are willing to sell midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer, but only for the right price. The English international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium as a result of a lack of playing time, and West Ham United are reportedly leading the race for his signature.

Wilshere has been rated at £20m by Arsenal but has been subject of a £6.5m bid from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria, which is believed to have been rejected. The playmaker is out of contract next summer so Arsenal will be forced to either sell him or extend his stay.

Everton to step up attempts to sign Giroud 0

Posted on July 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is considering a move to Everton this summer and is believed to have been in contact with manager Ronald Koeman. The French international looked set to stay after committing his future, but he’s since been linked with a host of clubs and knows he’ll be second-choice to new signing Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud spent last season third in the pecking order to Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck. He was an effective substitute, however, and turned in an impressive goal tally given the considerable lack of minutes. The 30-year-old scored 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts, scoring and creating 20 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, and has sides ready to bid £20m for his services as a result.

Onyekuru snubs Arsenal to complete Everton move 2

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Nigerian international Henry Onyekuru has turned down interest from Arsenal and West Ham United to join Everton this summer, reports the Express. The KAS Eupen striker, who scored 24 goals in 41 games in all competitions last season, announced the move on his Instagram account before Everton formally revealed the transfer.

It’s bad news for Arsenal as the Gunners appeared to be in the driving seat to procure his signature but a failure to secure a work permit led to the deal breaking down. Everton will sign Onyekuru and loan him out to Belgian Jupiler Pro League giants Anderlecht for next season until he gets a work permit to play in England.

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