Flamini: “Today the word is frustration”

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini was one of the many Gunners leaving Anfield today disappointed at having dropped another couple of points, especially considering Arsenal were so close to grabbing all three after producing an excellent defensive performance with their backs to the wall.

Liverpool were on a rampage today, easily outclassing Arsenal with their movement and fluidity, while the Gunners had an off-day, out played and over run for large periods in the middle of the park. Continue reading

Wenger: “My job is to win the games”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger cut a pretty disgusted look in front of the cameras after the game after watching his Gunners throw away a 2-1 lead in the dying moments of the contest.

Goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud had given the Gunners a barely deserved lead at Anfield after Philippe Coutinho had scored the opener late in the first half. Arsenal survived an all out assault from Liverpool till the 97th minute when Martin Skrtel rose highest inside the box to earn Brendan Rodgers’ side a share of the spoils. Continue reading

Worst Arsenal performance in a while?

Arsenal came within 3 minutes of leaving Anfield with all three points, as they attempted a rare smash and grab, but were left to rue familiar defensive frailties as Martin Skrtel scored late on to give Liverpool a very much deserved point at the end of the game.

Arsenal had their worst game statistically in quite a long time, of course it was nowhere near as embarrassing as some of the defeats we suffered in recent seasons, but purely STATISTICALLY speaking, we got hammered. Continue reading

Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal: Match Report

It was the 7th minute of time added on as a heavily bandaged Martin Skrtel got a good run into the box to get on to an Adam Lallana corner, which he planted into the back of the net to earn 10-man Liverpool a well deserved draw against Arsenal at Anfield. Liverpool completely dominated the match from start to finish only to concede twice to Arsenal and fall behind 2-1 in the 64th minute when Olivier Giroud smashed home Santi Cazorla’s left wing cross. It continued to be one way traffic till the very end, and finally the Kop managed to suck the ball into Wojciech Szczesny’s net to give Liverpool a share of the spoils.

Liverpool entertained Arsenal at Anfield today with both teams desperately needing a win to kick-start what has been a rather ordinary season. While the Reds seem to have completely fallen off a cliff compared to the highs of last season, the Gunners have had their usual early season woes and continue to sit outside the top 4. Continue reading

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Team Sheets

Teams:

Liverpool: Jones, Touré, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Markovic, Coutinho, Sterling, Lallana

Subs: Enrique, Lambert, Moreno, Manquillo, Mignolet, Can, Borini

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Flamini, Sánchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Welbeck, Giroud

Subs: Podolski, Walcott, Monreal, Martinez, Campbell, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles

Gunners set to make huge bid for Saints ace

Arsenal may table a ‘monster’ bid to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in January, according to latest reports in The Metro.

The Frenchman, who has been believed to be on the radar of a number of English sides since last season following his exceptional performances for the Saints, may soon become the latest big name to bid adieu to St. Mary’s Stadium should the Gunners indeed decide to break the bank for him. And while the exact figure of the club’s probable bid is still not known, it is expected to be well above £20m. Continue reading

Arsenal striker heading out on loan

21 year old Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is set to be heading out on loan to another Premier League club in the January transfer window according to reports from the BBC.

Sanogo hasn’t got enough playing time under his belt once again this season to continue his development and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to give the youngster exposure to the Premier League so that he can be a genuine force for the Gunners next season. Continue reading