Why Liverpool Are Right In Not Pursuing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Why Liverpool Are Right In Not Pursuing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

While the world was preparing for the new year celebrations, and Liverpool were preparing for a footballing marathon, the transfer rumour mills that are seemingly always turning and churning through up an interesting combination – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverool, in January. The rumour claimed that Liverpool were interested due to Coutinho’s continued absence and especially due to the absence of Sadio Mane throughout the month of January as he will be away on national duty. It went on to claim …
Arsenal Show They Have the Character, But Go Out of the Title Race Nonetheless

Arsenal Show They Have the Character, But Go Out of the Title Race Nonetheless

Arsenal grabbed a draw against Bournemouth with a 92nd minute equalizer after facing a 3-0 deficit.  The Gunners showed great character to fight back, but their title hopes died at the Vitality Stadium. Realistically, Arsenal were already serious long shots to win the Premier League.  To have any chance at all they needed to win their next four games against Bournemouth, Swansea City, Burnley, and Watford.  Now they find themselves fifth in the table and eight points behind leaders Chelsea. …
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal face a difficult trip to the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday as they attempt to extend their winning run in the league to three matches. It is important that they continue to put the pressure on the sides above them as there is still an outside chance of a title challenge. For them to do so, they need to win matches like this and can't afford any more slip ups. Bournemouth played well at the Emirates just over a month …
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is going to be a meeting of two managers with a huge amount of Premier League experience. There is no love lost between Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce after some great battles in the past, especially when the latter was Bolton manager. Although they have had disagreements in the past, there is mutual respect and Wenger will know that Crystal Palace offer a difficult test now that Allardyce has taken over. These two sides have different ambitions, with Arsenal …
Should Arsenal maintain the Ozil-Sanchez duo at all costs?

Should Arsenal maintain the Ozil-Sanchez duo at all costs?

Arsenal have always had an issue with maintaining their quality players and in convincing them to extend their contracts. It is very rare for a season or two to go by without any news of a tiff related to contracts at the Emirates Stadium. For example, Ashley Cole, Mathieu Flamini, Kolo Toure, Samir Nasri and Robin Van Persie all had some issue with the club when it came to renewing contracts, and ultimately they all ended up shifting camp. Whether …
Manchester City Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners were cruising at a fair clip when Everton threw a spanner in their stride during the midweek game at Goodison Park. Wenger attributed that stumble to a physical game from the Toffees. However, he doesn’t have to worry about threading a physical defense when his side travel to Manchester City on Sunday. Pep Guardiola is unlikely to ask his defenders to get stuck in and even if he did, I am not sure if he has the …
Can a Fit Olivier Giroud Get Into Arsenal’s Starting Eleven?

Can a Fit Olivier Giroud Get Into Arsenal’s Starting Eleven?

When asked before the Bournemouth game about Giroud’s chance of starting on Saturday, Arsene Wenger gave a reply straight from the Football Manager handbook. A coy Wenger said “It’s just game by game, I make the decision on the next game…I thought in this game [against PSG] his physical presence could give them problems at the back…We need everyone on board and it’s just the next game that matters.” In the two games that Arsenal had played before that question …
Analyzing Arsenal's November Woes

Analyzing Arsenal's November Woes

"We now have difficult games coming up, with a difficult November"  Those words were spoken by Arsene Wenger after his side had just beaten Sunderland 4-1 in a fairly comprehensive and easy manner. Incredible, considering the fact that Arsenal were unbeaten in the league since game week 1 and were notching up wins without too many difficulties. Yes, they had a few tough games coming up at least on paper. The North London derby against rivals Tottenham, a trip to …
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