Arsenal Vs AFC Bournemouth Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Arsenal Vs AFC Bournemouth Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The fourth game week of the Premier League campaign brings together two teams who are really struggling for form. Arsenal host AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates stadium on Saturday afternoon with both Arsene Wenger and Eddie Howe under pressure to stop their sides’ poor start. Some Arsenal fans are generally derided for being too impatient with their manager. Last few seasons have invariably started with these fans frothing at their mouths and trending hashtags such as #wengerout on social media …
Why Arsenal Should Sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Why Arsenal Should Sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal are approaching a difficult week when it comes to making a decision on several key players. There is a need to sell players in order to decrease the squad size, but they want to keep hold of three key men in the final year of their current contracts. Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all approaching the end of their deals and have shown no indication of signing new ones. The first two are regular starters and …
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 …
Reiss Nelson's Pre-Season Exploits - What Next for the Arsenal Youngster?

Reiss Nelson's Pre-Season Exploits - What Next for the Arsenal Youngster?

The Emirates Cup - despite holding what some would consider a flawed point scoring system - has many benefits as a pre season competition. First is of course the added revenue it brings to all the clubs involved; mainly through the expansion of the associated brands across a greater worldwide audience, at a time where high quality football is in top demand. Then there is the benefit from the fans perspective of being able to watch not one, but two …
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 …
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 …
Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

In February of 2011 Arsenal defied the odds to beat Europe’s greatest - Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – 2-1 at the Emirates in the Champions League. That night the pitch was laden with midfield maestros; the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas to name a few. But the name which dominated the back pages the morning after was none of the above, instead it was a 19-year-old by the name of Jack Wilshere. With a passing accuracy of …
Olivier Giroud: Arsenal’s Unappreciated Goalscorer

Olivier Giroud: Arsenal’s Unappreciated Goalscorer

Last year, Arsenal were that close to signing Leicester’s Jamie Vardy for a £25 million transfer fee. But Vardy never put pen to paper. Upon reflection, between his tins of Thunder snuff tobacco and cans of Red Bull, Vardy made one of his better decisions. He realised that his limited, direct attacking skills did not fit well with Arsenal’s more intricate, build-from-the-back, short passing in tight spaces requirements. Vardy backed out of the move. Had the transfer been completed, the addition …
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