Trio return to Arsenal squad for Burnley game

Arsenal have received a triple injury boost ahead of the visit of Burnley to the Emirates this weekend with the Gunners welcoming Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin and Kieran Gibbs to full training this week and all three players in contention to make the squad for this weekend’s clash.

Bellerin has missed a couple of weeks after struggling horribly in the game away to Bournemouth where he was carrying an injury and was twice robbed off the ball as Arsenal conceded cheap goals. It will be interesting to see whether he will go straight back into Arsenal’s starting eleven or be kept in reserve by Manager Arsene Wenger. Continue reading

Arsenal yet to open contract talks with English trio

The Evening Standard has revealed that Arsenal are slow of the mark in their attempt to get the English trio of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to ink new deals with the club.

All three players have entered the final 18 months of their current deals, but according to the aforementioned report, the Gunners’ Management is yet to speak to the agents of any of them about extending their stay at the club. Continue reading

Arsenal to complete first signing of January Transfer Window today

Who needs Ricardo Rodriguez when you can sign Cohen Bramall!

A day after it was widely reported in the British press that Chelsea had significantly outbid Arsenal for the services of Wolfsburg left back Ricardo Rodriguez, Arsenal have gone and signed a new young English defender in Cohen Bramall. Continue reading

Injury Updates ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger provided an update on three players ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace to the Emirates for the clash on New Year’s Day.

Wenger shared that he was excited by the progress that Danny Welbeck was making in training and how ‘sharp’ he looked, but was as yet undecided whether to give him a run out for the Under-23s first or to involve him straight away in a Premier League fixture. Continue reading

Perez hat-trick sends Arsenal top of Champions League Group

An excellent day for Arsenal in the Champions League began with the Gunners in second place in Group A, almost looking destined to finish behind Paris St. Germain, but finished with another Arsenal forward grabbing a hat-trick and the Gunners topping their Group, whilst also finishing the Group Stage unbeaten… an excellent omen considering the last time accomplished that feat they made it all the way to the final of the competition.

A rare start for summer signing Lucas Perez saw the Spanish striker redeem the faith shown in him by grabbing a hat-trick, including two tap-in goals, the mark of a true striker of knowing where to be at the right time. Continue reading

Is it time to give Gibbs a run in the side?

Arsenal kept another clean sheet against Middlesbrough in the Premier League yesterday, but for the second consecutive game in this competition, the opposition Manager targeted Nacho Monreal as the weak link in the Arsenal backline.

Last week against Swansea City, Monreal was burned repeatedly by Mo Barrow, and yesterday Adama Traore with his electric pace did the same. Continue reading

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Player Ratings

Arsenal battled back to earn a deserved point at home against a very competitive Tottenham Hotspur team at the Emirates Stadium with the visitors dominating the first half and taking the lead through striker Harry Kane only for Kieran Gibbs to come off the bench and be the unlikely saviour for the Gunners.

Arsenal will be disappointed with having missed a chance to be top of the Premier League standings heading into the international break, but considering the quality of the opposition today and the fact that Spurs came into this game unbeaten in their last 10 games, a point was probably a good result for both sides. Continue reading

Wenger on Cazorla, Gibbs and the Derby

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger witnessed his side produce a spirited fightback in the second half to earn a draw against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates today with Kieran Gibbs coming off the bench to score the equalizer for Arsenal after Harry Kane had put Spurs ahead in the first half.

Wenger, whose team looked decidedly second best in the first half, blamed an unspecified illness to Santi Cazorla for having impacted his side’s performance in the opening forty five minutes with the Arsenal boss sharing, Tottenham bossed the first half, Santi Cazorla was not at the races. We had restricted options on the bench. I must give credit to players, they refused to lose the game.” Continue reading