Alexis Sanchez ‘hands’ Arsenal much needed win

A brace for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez earned the Gunners a controversial 2-0 win over a Hull City side that battled hard at the Emirates and probably deserved to get something from the game.

Arsenal coming in to this game on the back of consecutive defeats, made just the one change to their struggling side, bringing in Kieran Gibbs for Nacho Monreal.  Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “It was a foul”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger cried foul after going down 3-1 to Chelsea in the early kick off on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, leaving the Gunners trailing the Blues by 12 points in the Premier League standings.

Wenger was doing his best impression of blaming the referee for the outcome, saying in an interview with BBC Sport, “It was a foul. If you look at a number of games recently we can feel sorry. It was 100% a foul, it was even dangerous play.” Continue reading

Arsenal hammered 3-1 by Chelsea to all but end title aspirations

Chelsea have opened up a 12 point lead over local rivals Arsenal, courtesy of a classical 3-1 annihilation of the Gunners, a performance that has mirrored their rise over their London rivals as the dominant side in the capital over the last decade and a half.

Gone are the days that Arsenal would strut their stuff at Stamford Bridge, and today was no exception as goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and former Gunners Cesc Fabregas put the Blues 3-0 ahead before an injury time header from Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal little more than a consolation and fantasy football fans everywhere something to moan about. Continue reading

Wenger provides update on Arsenal’s two injured midfielders

Already stretched thin by the injury to Santi Cazorla, the suspension to Granit Xhaka and the call-up to international duty for Mohamed Elneny, Arsenal’s beleaguered midfield suffered a twin blow today with Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both picking up injuries in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford at the Emirates today.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game, that Aaron Ramsey’s exit in the opening quarter of the game was due to a calf injury, one which will rule him out of action for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

Two Arsenal defenders also head out on loan

While the Gunners might not have enjoyed transfer deadline day on or off the pitch, there were Arsenal players continuing to head out on loan spells deep into the night with a couple of defenders just about beating the 11pm deadline.

Highly talented Pole Krystian Bielik, who joined Arsenal as a midfielder amongst quite a bit of fan fare a couple of seasons back, has been converted into a centre back during his time with the Arsenal reserves, and will continue his education at Birmingham City for the second half of this season, joining them on loan. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “We were beaten in the duels”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wore a disappointed look as he attempted to explain the Gunnners’ 2-1 loss at home to Watford, a result that puts Arsenal’s title aspirations in jeopardy as they trail Chelsea by 9 points heading into their clash at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking about what went wrong for Arsenal today, Wenger said, “It was obvious we lost duels and were not sharp enough. It looked more mentally that we were not ready for the challenges. We were unlucky for the first goal which was deflected after a soft free-kick. It took us a while to get into the game, it was all us in the second half and unlucky not to get something from the game. Continue reading