Three Gunners in FIFPro World11 2016 Shortlist

FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA have today announced the final 55-player shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World11 2016. The list includes three Arsenal players – Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin.

The FIFA FIFPro World11 is decided by the players, for the players. It involves votes from more than 25,000 professional footballers from about 75 different countries. They each select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. Continue reading

Wenger: Alexis is going to get you, dead or alive!

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez appears to be relishing his return to a central striking role, ending his run of 4 games without a goal with a brace against Bournemouth yesterday to power the Gunners to a crucial 3-1 win over the Cherries.

Arsenal’s recent dip in form coincided with that of Sanchez in the big guns against Tottenham, Manchester United and PSG, and Manager Arsene Wenger was happy to see his star Chilean attacker return to goal scoring ways in what has traditionally been a tough month for the Gunners. Continue reading

Wenger all praise for Alexis and Giroud

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was full of praise for today’s heroes Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, who grabbed a couple of goals each to power the Gunners to a 4-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Wenger was delighted with how well Alexis has adjusted to his central striking role and shared, “He is doing extremely well and I believe that he enjoys it.” Continue reading

Arsenal beat Watford 3-1 to finally get season up and running

Arsenal picked up their first win of the 2016-17 season, beating Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road thanks largely to an excellent first half showing in which the Gunners put the Hornets to the sword.

A goal and two assists from Alexis Sanchez were the highlights of the game as Arsenal took the lead from the penalty spot in the 10th minute after make shift wing-back Nordin Amrabat hammered Alexis Sanchez in the box as the Chilean attempted to meet Mesut Ozil’s lofted pass. Continue reading

And Ozil makes it 3-0 before Half-time!

It has been raining goals for Arsenal at Vicarage Road today with Mesut Ozil making it 3-0 in favour of the Gunners right on the stroke of half-time.

Alexis Sanchez added to his assist and goal, by grabbing a second assist, putting the ball on a six pence for Ozil to head home, giving the German international an added bonus opportunity to showcase his new hair-style!!! Continue reading

Cazorla penalty puts Arsenal ahead

Santi Cazorla has given Arsenal a 1-0 lead against Watford at Vicarage Road, converting a 10th minute penalty awarded to the Gunners after make shift wing-back Nordin Amrabat hammered Alexis Sanchez in the box as the Chilean attempted to meet Mesut Ozil’s lofted pass.

The penalty was as clear cut as possible, and Cazorla made no mistake from the spot to give Arsenal a much needed lead in a game we surely must win to stay in touch with this season’s runaway leaders.