Ki Seung-yeung: “I think it was a penalty”

Swansea midfielder Ki Seung-yeung believes his side should have been awarded a penalty for what he believes was a foul on him by Laurent Koscielny in the first half of the Swans’ clash with Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium today.

Arsenal were leading 1-0 at the time when Ki Seung-yeung went down in the box, falling over the trailing leg of Koscielny and was immediately booked by the referee for simulation. Continue reading

Breaking News: Arsenal trio ink new deals

Coming shortly on the heels of Arsene Wenger’s announcement on his decision to exercise the one year extension on the Arsenal contracts of veteran duo Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla, Arsenal have also secured the futures of their French trio – Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin.

Arsenal announced the new deals through their official website, with Arsene Wenger saying, “We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term. Francis has made tremendous technical strides over the past few years because he’s so focused every day. Continue reading

Wenger shares who’s in and out for FA Cup tie with Preston

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed that he will rest a few key players for the Gunners’ FA Cup third round clash with Preston North End this weekend.

Speaking to the press today, Wenger revealed, “I haven’t decided on the team yet. It depends on everyone’s fitness levels but we will play with around 90% of the first team squad. I will rest Alexis Sanchez and Mezut Ozil, who is coming in today after having been in bed for two weeks with a suspected throat infection. Apart from that, everyone else will play as the FA cup is a big priority for us”. Continue reading

Arsenal striker picks up injury in draw with Bournemouth

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed in his press conference today that another Gunner has picked up an injury and will as a result miss the FA Cup tie with Preston North End this weekend.

The unfortunate player in question is summer signing Lucas Perez, who would have surely started that game had been fit, and it would have done the Spaniard some good to get a run of games under his belt as he looks to find his best form. Continue reading

Wenger provides injury update on walking wounded

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger provided an update on the injury status of many members of his squad after they were put through the ringer by Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last night.

The Gunners lost French midfielder Francis Coquelin midway through the first half with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, something that Wenger confirmed in his post match interview. Continue reading

Arsenal fail to fire in disappointing North London derby

Arsenal missed out on the chance to go into the international break top of the Premier League standings, and could well find themselves down in fourth place if results continue to go against them today after being held to a far from attractive 1-1 draw in a disappointing London derby.

Tottenham came to the Emirates today and lined up in a 5-3-2 formation, a decision which seems to have caught Arsenal completely off guard. As a result, Tottenham bossed the ball and created the better chances in opening half hour as the Gunners struggled to get in the game and get their passing game going. Continue reading

Arsenal steal late win against Burnley

If there was ever a sign from the footballing Gods that this could well be a club’s year, Arsenal got that little bit of luck that is oh so vital to convert one point into three as the Gunners scored the match winning goal against a stubborn and resolute Burnley side in a bonus third minute of time added on at the end of the game, after the referee had signaled that two would have been enough to bring an end to what had been a disappointing evening of football. Continue reading

Laurent Koscielny: “It keeps our run going”

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was thrilled to be in the right place at the right time to elbow home the winner for the Gunners as Arsenal carved out a hard earned 1-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor.

When quizzed about his controversial match-winner, seemingly hand-ball and scored from an offside position, Koscielny shared, “I don’t know if it was handball. I tried with my right foot and I don’t know if I touch it with my hand. The referee gave the goal and you need to respect the decision.” Continue reading