Arsenal 2-0 Bayern Munich: Player Ratings

Petr Cech – 9 – An incredible performance from the new Arsenal favourite as he kept the hottest striker in Europe at bay for 90 minutes. What a signing Cech is for Arsenal.

Hector Bellerin – 8 – Struggled to cope with Douglas Costa in the first half, but what an amazing performance from the young Spaniard in the second! Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 12th July 2015

Arsenal nearing a move for Lacazette

Arsenal are believed to be edging closer to a move for Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, with reports inTuttomercatoweb revealing that the French side are ready to part ways with the player this summer. It is understood that the player may be valued in the region of £28m in this transfer window. (read more)

Arsenal want to sign Evans

Arsenal are understood to be showcasing an interest in signing Manchester United defender Jonny Evans this summer, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror. The Northern Irishman is known to be valued in the region of around £10m by the Red Devils this summer, with West Bromwich Albion also reported to be keeping tabs on him. Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 9th June 2015

Rosicky wishes to move away from the club?

Arsenal veteran Tomas Rosicky is understood to have become disillusioned with his stay at the club after they decided to exercise the option to extend his contract by a year and left him on the sidelines. He was quoted in The Metro, having said: “Since the moment Arsene Wenger used the option in my contract, I haven´t been even on the bench. I am laughing but it´s not funny. It is frustrating but I am a professional. Even if you lose your place you must be still prepared because the situation can change.”

Schmeichel doesn’t want Arsenal move

Arsenal target Kasper Schmeichel has made it clear that he is not looking to move away from Leicester City anytime soon. The 28 year old was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: “I’ve played for four seasons in Leicester, and they are happy with me, and we have a good working relationship. This is where I see my immediate future.” Continue reading

Arsenal boosted in race for long term target

Arsenal have been provided with a massive boost in the race for their long term target Yoann Gourcuff. According to reports in the press, Olympique Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that they will not be offering him a new contract, and that he may move away from the club soon.

Aulas was quoted telling Canal+: “It’s going to stop, yes. It’s with a little bit of nostalgia. He’s a great player who hasn’t been able to settle. The best thing that could have happened was that he would have shown he is a great player with us. It’s not good news for him, that’s true.”

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Wenger explains Ramsey withdrawal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was quick to explain that his decision to withdraw Aaron Ramsey from the game midway through the second half was to protect the Welshman from getting badly injured, after he had taken a terrible knock in the first half from former Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

Huddlestone got a bit of the ball, and then plenty of the man as he crashed into Ramsey’s shins with his studs and the Welsh international was forced to hobble off briefly in the first half. Continue reading

Wenger still not contemplating title challenge

Arsenal cemented second place in the Premier League standings for another week after picking up a well deserved 1-0 win on the road against Burnley today, and as a result also reduced Chelsea’s lead over the Gunners to just 4 points.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger though isn’t looking too far ahead just yet and continued to play it cool about a title challenge considering that the Blues still have two games in hand over the Gunners.

Wenger shared in his post match interview today, “I don’t think that our game against Chelsea will decide the Premier League title, they have two games in hand, but we have to just to keep going. We have promised ourselves to do as well as we can until the end and then we will see where we stand.”

While Wenger might publicly still consider the title race beyond him, there is little doubt that Arsenal fans will watch tomorrow’s West London derby with great interest, hoping that Queens Park Rangers can do them a favour tomorrow and take some points off Chelsea, who are likely to be without star striker Diego Costa for the game.

Wenger: “They made life very difficult for us”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was all praise for his side after they squeezed out a hard earned 1-0 win against relegation threatened Burnley thanks to an early goal from Welsh wizard Aaron Ramsey.

Wenger shared after the match, “It was a battling performance more than a fluid performance, and that was because Burnley are perfectly organised and very fit to keep their shape for the full 90 minutes.” Continue reading