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

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

Arsene Wenger handed 4-match touchline ban

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been handed a 4-match touchline ban for having pushed and verbally abused fourth official Anthony Taylor after being sent off in the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Burnley at the weekend. Wenger has also been handed a negligible £25,000 fine.

Wenger will as a result miss Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Southampton and the Premier League matches that follow against Watford, Chelsea and Hull. Continue reading

Could Wenger miss Arsenal’s game with Chelsea?

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has been officially charged by the English FA for his behaviour in the Gunners’ last gasp 2-1 win over Burnley, a game during which he was sent to the stands by controversial referee Jon Moss.

The English FA released a statement today: “It is alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, he used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official. Continue reading

Bundesliga giants finally READY to sell top forward to Arsenal

Borussia Dortmund have revealed that they would be open to the prospect of selling their prized possession, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is known to be a target for Arsenal for quite a while now, if they receive in excess of €70m for him, according to reports in German publication Bild.

Dortmund’s director Hans-Joachim Watzke was recently reported having said that the side would sell the Gabonese sensation, who is also known to be a target for the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid, should they receive the right kind of cash for him, and now news reports have finally revealed how much that amount may be.

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Club veteran explains how Arsenal may pip Chelsea to the Premier League title

Chelsea may be enjoying a scintillating run of success in the Premier League at present; however, former Blues ace and current Arsenal star Petr Cech feels the Gunners still have a good chance of beating their city rivals to the coveted trophy.

The 34 year old was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: “We need to win these games as you can’t let them have the advantage of making the gap bigger. If everyone gets points Chelsea feels the pressure from behind. This is ­probably the better scenario for those of us who are chasing.” Continue reading