It was a typical Sunday afternoon for Arsenal fans at the Emirates, put through the wringer emotionally by the side they love, and rescued right at the death by Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez, who despite missing 3 of his last 4 penalties showed the calmness and petulance that one has come to expect with greatness as he stroked home the winner for the home team in the 98th minute of the game.
The opening hour of the match is exactly what one has come to expect from Arsenal over the years, dominate the contest but struggle to break down a well oiled defence at home. Continue reading
Arsenal great Thierry Henry has doubts about the long term future of club star Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium.
The Frenchman was quoted telling Sky Sports: “I want him [Sanchez] to sign, everybody wants him to sign. That’s a tricky one for the club. That’s why you have guys there to be able to deal with that… If he ever leaves then you would think the likes of Bayern are going to come, Paris Saint-Germain. Maybe joining his friend [Arturo] Vidal at Bayern Munich so we’ll see. But stay… don’t listen to anyone, find a way, stay!”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Juventus that he will not be selling them Alexis Sanchez at any cost, according to a revelation made by The Daily Mirror.
The Bianconeri have been known to be long term admirers of the highly rated Chilean and it was believed that they were ready to splash out as much as £60m in a player plus swap deal for him, which may have also seen Miralem Pjanic moving to the Emirates Stadium.
A pair of own goals in between a goal each for Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal end their poor run of recent results away from home in the Premier League, thrashing Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.
With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both returning to the side and straight into the starting line-up, Arsene Wenger might have expected a better start from his Arsenal side, but the Gunners continued their early struggles, taking close to half an hour to find their groove. Continue reading
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed yesterday that the Gunners will exercise the options that already exist in the contract of Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker to extend their stay at the Emirates.
Both players are out of contract this summer, but Wenger shared today that Arsenal had already built in clauses into their original contracts which gave the club an option to extend their present deals by another year, an option he intends to take with both aging veterans. Continue reading
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 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
A stirring comeback from Arsenal saw the Gunners wipe out a 3-0 deficit in the last 20 minutes after playing some awful football for the better part of the match, to pick up a point from their trip away to Bournemouth.
Goals from Charlie Daniels and Ryan Fraser either side of a Callum Wilson penalty had given Bournemouth a 3-0 lead before the hour mark, but Arsenal fought back with goals of their own from Alexis Sanchez and Lucas Perez before Bournemouth were reduced to 10-men with Captain Simon Francis sent off for a foul on Aaron Ramsey. Continue reading