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 …
Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On November 27th, Arsenal host AFC Bouremouth at the Emirates Stadium.  The Gunners come into this off the back of three consecutive draws in all competitions.  Arsene Wenger's side still finds themselves near the top of the table, but they find themselves in desperate need of a win.  With so many good teams in this title race, no one can afford to drop points at home to bottom half teams. Bournemouth, while they want to get something out of every …
Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview | By Team News, Stats And Key Men

Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview | By Team News, Stats And Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend with one of the division's biggest fixtures as Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. This season it carries an extra edge due to the rivalry between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho. Both managers will be even more determined to secure the three points and that could lead to a fierce atmosphere on Saturday. Throughout the years, this fixture has often provided a lot of entertainment, with goals and red cards common. …
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The North London derby is one of the most hotly anticipated fixtures of the season and this weekend, we will witness the first one of the season. Tottenham are traveling to the Emirates Stadium and they will be hoping to extend their unbeaten Premier League run. The hosts are in better form, especially in front of goal, but to reference a cliche, form goes out of the window in Derby matches. If one side does manage to win the fixture, …
Ten Men Arsenal Hold Their Nerve Against Swansea

Ten Men Arsenal Hold Their Nerve Against Swansea

If Arsenal fans were wary with Swansea as their first opponents after the international break, they would have been more than a bit justified. The Welsh club had not lost at Emirates in last three outings, winning two and drawing one. In fact, it had been more than three years, since Arsenal had won a league match against Swansea and that was played at the Liberty Stadium. Fresh from a manager change and first Premier League team to be managed …
Arsenal vs Basel Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On September 28th, Arsenal will be hosting Basel at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League.  Both teams came from behind for 1-1 draws in matchday one. Both teams will look to get three points on matchday two. Arsenal snatched a very undeserved point from their match at the Parc des Princes thanks to a late equalizer from Alexis Sanchez. They'll be looking to improve their result and their performance against Basel. Basel were the beneficiaries of an even later equalizer …
Looking At Lucas Perez's First Week at Arsenal

Looking At Lucas Perez's First Week at Arsenal

After weeks of Arsenal looking at different strikers in the market, they finally settled on 28 year old Lucas Perez.  Arsene Wenger pulled the trigger on the Spanish striker and agreed to pay the £17.1 million asking price.  After years of fans begging, Arsenal finally had a new striker. Immediately after purchasing Perez, there was an international break.  Since he's not a part of the Spanish set up, the striker got to stay at London Colney, train with the other members …
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