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 …
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 …
10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

10 Biggest Shocks of the 2016-17 Premier League Season

Saturday's Champions League final concluded the 2016-17 football season and it had it all. From red cards to diving and world-class goals to controversial decisions - the final was a great end to another whirlwind campaign. In the Premier League, there were plenty of ups and downs. Some clubs achieved their aims, while others disappointed and under-achieved. But while there were many of the usual features throughout a Premier League campaign, there were a number of surprises. Here are 10 …
Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The last team to win a Premier League and FA Cup double was Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea in 2009-10. Antonio Conte would want us to believe that if his team achieve the double by winning the FA Cup final on Saturday, it would be a different kind of double.  He believes that this Chelsea team, that has so dominated the league campaign and won last seven fixtures in all competitions, are a team in transition unlike the finished product that Ancelotti …
Arsenal v Everton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal v Everton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

On May 21st, Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium for the final match of the season.  Though the title and relegation races are already sewn up, the top four race is still up for grabs on the final day. After an appalling run of results of two wins in eight Premier League matches between January 31st and April 10th, Arsenal seemed all but out of the top four race. However, Arsenal have done what Arsenal do and kept themselves …
Arsenal v Sunderland Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Sunderland Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal need to win the next two games at the Emirates and hope Liverpool drop points in their final league game at home against Middlesbrough to sneak into the top four. Arsenal have picked up form and momentum with five wins in the last six games - including impressive victories against Manchester United, Southampton and more recently, Stoke City at the Bet365 stadium. But ultimately, it may not be enough as their destiny was snatched away from their hands after …
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