Arsene Wenger: “Overall our record against set pieces is quite good”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was at a loss to explain how his team suffered yet another defeat this season, one which potentially condemns them to finish outside the top 4 for the first time under the Frenchman.

A disappointed Wenger shared in his interview with Match of the Day, “It was a typical Premier League game. A team that likes to play and a team that defends well. It was a tough performance. They caught us on set pieces and one break and that made the difference. Continue reading

FA Cup Semi-final draw: Arsenal get Man City, Chelsea to face Spurs

Arsenal will square off against Manchester City in the second FA Cup semi-final to be played at Wembley in April. Chelsea, who beat Manchester United on Monday night, will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the first semi-final.

Arsenal, who beat non-League side Lincoln City in their quarter-final encounter at the Emirates on Saturday, were guaranteed tough opponents in the semis after four heavyweights of the Premier League were left in the draw for the first time in many a year. Continue reading

Arsenal salvage some much needed pride with 5-0 thumping of Lincoln City

The introduction of Mesut Ozil for a hamstrung Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain just before the half hour mark sparked a sluggish Arsenal into action, who got the go ahead goal just before half-time through Theo Walcott, before running away with the game in the second period, handing out a 5-0 thrashing to Lincoln City to motor into the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the 29th time in their history.

After a poor run of games in the last few weeks, Arsenal and their fans both needed lifting, and the visit of National League side Lincoln City, some 87 places behind the Gunners in the English football hierarchy meant an opportunity was there for a beleaguered Arsene Wenger to get the fans back on his side. Continue reading

Disappointing Arsenal routed again by Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich thrashed London giants Arsenal 5-1 after a dominant second half performance saw them score four goals in the fist leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

Arsenal were able to hold their own in the first half but Bayern turned on the style after the restart to extend their Champions League winning record to 16 consecutive victories on home soil. Continue reading