Arsenal bounce back to hold Manchester City

Arsenal drew 2-2 against visiting Manchester City in round 30 of the English Premier League (EPL) at the Emirates Stadium here.

Leroy Sane took control for the visiting Citizens only five minutes into the first half, receiving the ball in distance to dribble past goalkeeper David Ospina before scoring on Sunday. Continue reading

Arsenal salvage some much needed pride with 5-0 thumping of Lincoln City

The introduction of Mesut Ozil for a hamstrung Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain just before the half hour mark sparked a sluggish Arsenal into action, who got the go ahead goal just before half-time through Theo Walcott, before running away with the game in the second period, handing out a 5-0 thrashing to Lincoln City to motor into the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the 29th time in their history.

After a poor run of games in the last few weeks, Arsenal and their fans both needed lifting, and the visit of National League side Lincoln City, some 87 places behind the Gunners in the English football hierarchy meant an opportunity was there for a beleaguered Arsene Wenger to get the fans back on his side. Continue reading

Champions League: Arsenal embarrassed 5-1 again by Bayern Munich

German football giants Bayern Munich humiliated Arsenal 5-1 to complete a 10-2 triumph in their Champions League knockout stage tie at the Emirates Stadium in London.

While few expected the Gunners to prevail after being routed 1-5 in the first leg in Munich, the disgust of the fans at the Emirates after the final whistle on Tuesday was palpable. This marks the seventh consecutive year, Arsenal has been knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16. Continue reading

FA Cup: Welbeck, Walcott on fire as Arsenal ease past Southampton

Five goals between them for the returning Ws – Welbeck and Walcott – powered Arsenal to a comfortable 5-0 win away to Southampton in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal, faced with quite possibly the toughest match-up in this round of the competition, made 10 changes to their starting eleven for this game, a number mirrored by Southampton, who were of course in action in midweek as well, beating Liverpool to advance to the final of the League Cup. Continue reading

Wenger boosted by forward’s return, but Gunners short in midfield

Arsenal have been boosted this week by the return of forward Theo Walcott to the first team after missing nearly a month of action.

The 26 year old England forward had been in scintillating form for the Gunners this term, scoring 11 goals in 20 games, despite playing out wide on the right most of the season – arguably the position he is best suited to play in Arsenal’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. Continue reading

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

[Humour] The Ox explains why Arsenal have early game Blues

Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may have just given away the reason why the Gunners have struggled early on in games this season as he revealed the kind of music that is played in the dressing room ahead of matches.

The Ox shared that in an attempt to sort out pre-match routines of players, fellow England international Theo Walcott asked everyone to list out the song they want to listen to before games, and put together the music so that everyone gets a flavour of what they like. 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