Ramsey: “Arsenal are a fantastic technical team”

Queens Park Rangers’ rookie Manager Chris Ramsey was full of praise for his legendary counterpart ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Loftus Road on Wednesday.

Ramsey, who took over the reigns from Harry Redknapp, has led a mini revival at QPR, helping the team pick up their first win on the road this season, and continues to keep them just out of the bottom three. Continue reading

Ramsey available, Coquelin to play

Arsenal face a challenging trip to relegation threatened Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday, and will be boosted by the news that midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin are available for selection.

While Ramsey has missed a large chunk of the second half of the season due to a hamstring problem, Coquelin suffered a broken nose in the win against Everton at the weekend after colliding with teammate Olivier Giroud. Continue reading

Giroud and Wenger patch things up quickly

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who was taken off in midweek and criticized by Manager Arsene Wenger for missing a host of chances in the Gunners’ 3-1 defeat to Monaco, scored the first goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Everton today.

The French international thanked Wenger after the game for his continued faith in him and believes that Arsenal can finish the season well if they continue to take things one game at a time. Giroud said, “Arsene Wenger gave me the possibility to bounce back. We wanted to do that together and I think we did well this afternoon. We started on the front foot and pressed them high.” Continue reading

Martinez Post Match Reaction: Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Everton Manager Roberto Martinez cut a disappointed figure in his post match interview after his side’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates.

Everton, who haven’t beaten Arsenal away from home since 1996, continue their wait for a first win at Arsenal in 20 years after goals in either half from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky relegated Everton to yet another defeat. Continue reading

Wenger Post Match Reaction: Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Wednesday night’s scowl was replaced by a ready grin as Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal side squeeze out an important 2-0 win against Everton at the Emirates today.

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky gave Arsenal the much needed three points as they reclaimed third place in the Premier League standings at the expense of Manchester United, and also moved within 4 points of second placed Man City. Continue reading

Arsenal 2-0 Everton: How the game was won

Arsenal beat a plucky Everton side 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium today thanks to goals in either half from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky. Everton played decently well away from home with David Ospina making some key saves to ensure the three points for the Gunners. The win takes Arsenal back up to third place in the Premier League standings, a point ahead of rivals Manchester United, and perhaps equally crucially just 4 points shy of Manchester City in second place after the Citizens were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool at Anfield earlier today.

Arsene Wenger opted to make minimal changes to the side that was embarrassed 3-1 at home by AS Monaco in midweek with Danny Welbeck making way for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Per Mertesacker benched in favour of Gabriel Paulista, who made his full debut in the Premier League. Continue reading

Arsenal v Everton: Team Sheets

Teams:

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud.

Subs: Szczesny, Mertesacker, Rosicky, Walcott, Monreal, Chambers, Welbeck

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Garbutt, McCarthy, Barry, Besic, Mirallas, Lukaku, Barkley

Subs: Robles, Gibson, Koné, Naismith, Osman, Lennon, Alcaraz