Ramsey: “It is going to be up to us to try and break them down”

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey made his return from injury last week and got 70+ minutes under his belt against Ludogorets in the Champions League in midweek, the perfect tune-up he believes for the North London derby this weekend.

While it is not certain that Ramsey will start the derby, the Welsh midfielder believes he is ready to go again, despite the fact that he has had limited playing time and is obviously not yet 100% match fit. Continue reading

Wilshere stars as Bournemouth hold Tottenham

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere did his bit for Bournemouth today, holding Tottenham to a 0-0 draw at the Vitality Stadium in the early kick-off on Saturday.

Wilshere got his first 90 minutes of the season under his belt and was solid in midfield, limiting Spurs to negligible chances, that prevented the Gunners’ North London rivals from going top of the league standings. Continue reading

‘Sacre Bleu!’: Wenger in for a test of strength

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will certainly need to prep his team well in the next couple of months, in order to ensure they get off to a good start next season. The Gunners kick-start their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a potentially competitive fixture against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. That will be followed by an away match against reigning champions Leicester City, who may well be a depleted side by that time, if the rumours flowing around in the transfer market are to be believed.

The north London giants end August with an away fixture against Watford, which will be followed by a seemingly tough September, with home matches against Southampton and Chelsea on the schedule for Wenger’s men.

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Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal: Gunners show some fighting spirit

A fiery feisty North London derby had talking points galore as Arsenal led at half-time through Aaron Ramsey, had Francis Coquelin sent off, trailed for a while through two quick goals from Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane, before grabbing an equalizer through Alexis Sanchez, and were inexplicably not brought back on level terms in terms of men on the pitch as Referee Michael Oliver chose not to send off Eric Dier. In the end Ramsey really should have won it for Arsenal in injury time, but both teams left White Hart Lane with a share of the spoils, a point which does little good to either team as they chase Leicester City in the Premier League title race. Continue reading

Robbed by the Referee again

Arsenal’s luck continues to be appalling this season. After a deflected goal beat us at Old Trafford and the woodwork was struck three times against Swansea at the Emirates, a shocking decision from Referee Michael Oliver, choosing not to send off Eric Dier for his attempt to trade jersey’s early with Olivier Giroud potentially cost us the game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane today.

Arsenal played the perfect away match for large periods before a moment of stupidity from Francis Coquelin saw us go down to 10-men early in the second half. With the Gunners still reeling from the sending off, Spurs scored twice to take the lead, but a 76th minute strike from Alexis Sanchez brought the match back on level terms. Continue reading