Stoke City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal are facing a difficult trip to Stoke City for their first away game of the season. This is a fixture that they have struggled in during recent seasons and they will be hoping to avoid another embarrassing result this weekend. The Gunners won this game last season, but they had failed to win in the previous six matches at the Bet365 Stadium. It will be a tense encounter as neither side played well during the opening weekend. The away …
5 Things We Learned From the Premier League's Opening Weekend

5 Things We Learned From the Premier League's Opening Weekend

The Premier League season officially kicked off on Friday evening with Arsenal's 4-3 victory over Leicester City and we have already been given an insight into what the 2017/18 campaign could bring. Hare five things we learned from the season’s opening weekend ... Top teams have leaky defences If last season was anything to go by, we knew there would be plenty of goals to celebrate in 2017/18 and after spending millions on new attackers, the top clubs were expected …
The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Playing Musical Chairs - Exchanging Strikers with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal It’s crazy time. The Welcome To and Exit doors are swinging in and out and the new are replacing the old. Clubs are scurrying in hopes of improving their position in last season’s table or, in Chelsea’s case, hanging on to that coveted top slot. Arsenal, for the first time in Arsène Wenger’s tenure with the club, has dropped out of the Champions League competition and, with the …
Why Michy Batshuayi needs to leave Chelsea this summer

Why Michy Batshuayi needs to leave Chelsea this summer

Chelsea are entering the season with a new striker in the form of Alvaro Morata and they could yet sign another to compete with the Spanish international. However, Michy Batshauyi is making a case for himself during pre-season with some great performances. The Belgian was underused last season and it appeared that Antonio Conte wasn't a huge fan of the striker. He arrived with a growing reputation and was regarded as a greater talent than Alexandre Lacazette when he left …
Can Lacazette's Goals Bring Back the Glory Days for Arsenal?

Can Lacazette's Goals Bring Back the Glory Days for Arsenal?

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side have been left behind by their rivals in recent years when it comes to competing for the Premier League title. But now with the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, can the Gunners find themselves back on top of the pile come May next year?   The Frenchman arrives for a club record fee of £52 million, from French Ligue 1 side Lyon where he has played 275 games and scored 129 in all competitions. His style of …
Can Alexandre Lacazette Fire the Gunners to Glory?

Can Alexandre Lacazette Fire the Gunners to Glory?

After all the talk about signing Kylian Mbappe, Arsenal finally signed a small, quick, French striker.  Alexandre Lacazette is now an Arsenal player after the Gunners agreed to meet Lyon's price of €53m rising to €60m, according to David Ornstein. After being linked to the Arsenal for the past three summers, the Lacazette rumours have finally become reality.  Arsenal have been criticised for their striking options ever since Robin van Persie left in 2012.  Arsene Wenger will be hoping Lacazette …
What would Arsenal be missing out on if Thomas Lemar stays at AS Monaco?

What would Arsenal be missing out on if Thomas Lemar stays at AS Monaco?

Earlier reports this week had suggested Arsenal were closing in on AS Monaco starlet Thomas Lemar as their second signing of the summer transfer window. A deal worth around £30 million was said to have been offered by the Gunners as they looked to complete the deal by the start of next week. But these rumours were rubbished by Wednesday evening, when the bid was rejected and the player’s stance at the club was labelled “non-negotiable” by Monaco vice-president Vadim …
Olivier Giroud - Key to Arsenal's aspirations this season?

Olivier Giroud - Key to Arsenal's aspirations this season?

Arsene Wenger has slowly reintegrated his Euro 2016 stars, despite pressure from the fans and that could prove to be a masterstroke in the long run. They have managed to pick up four points from the opening three matches, which isn't bad, but they have already fallen five points off the pacesetters. As a club, Arsenal need to be challenging for the title and their late transfer business has increased optimism around the club. The key to their title hopes …
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