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

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City: THE Match Report

Arsenal closed the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester City to just 2 points as ‘Dat Guy’ Danny Welbeck came off the bench to make his first appearance for the Gunners in 10 months and popped up to head home the winner in the 95th minute as Arsenal came from behind to beat the 10-men of Leicester City.

The Foxes were awarded a highly controversial penalty in the first half, one which Jamie Vardy smashed home with aplomb to put the Foxes in the lead and at that stage 8 points clear of their rivals in the title race. Arsenal were handed a lifeline early in the second half when Danny Simpson was awarded two yellow cards in quick succession, the second of which was a rather soft foul, one which the referee may well have not sent him off for had he not been attempting to atone for his previous error. Continue reading

Wenger tells Tottenham and Chelsea this is My House

With Arsenal’s local rivals Tottenham and Chelsea keen to make the step up to a bigger stadium like the Gunners did a decade back, it comes as no surprise that Manager Arsene Wenger was quizzed whether he would be open to the idea of sharing the Emirates with either of them.

His answer was no surprise either. Continue reading