Sutton United keeper caught in betting scandal

Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is likely to face an FA investigation after he was seen eating a pie while the national league side were playing Arsenal in the fifth round tie of the FA Cup football tournament.

The deed from the keeper was a breach of FA’s betting rules which said: “A participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition.” Continue reading

Arsenal get unbelievable potential draw with Lincoln in FA Cup Quarters

Despite the Gunners’ season being in complete tatters this year, Arsenal continue to get excellent draws in the FA Cup with a second consecutive non-League opponent in the form of Lincoln City if they can beat Sutton United tonight.

Lincoln City became the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the Quarter-finals of the FA Cup when they stunned Burnley 1-0 on Saturday. Continue reading

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