Arsenal throw away 2 goal lead and then grab draw at Upton Park

It was another disappointing start to the weekend for Arsenal fans as England hopeful Andy Carroll scored a fantastic 8 minute hat-trick for West Ham United either side of the half-time break to all but end Arsenal’s title aspirations with the Gunners throwing away a two goal lead before rescuing a draw at Upton Park. The game finished 3-3 with Laurent Koscielny netting in the 71st minute for Arsenal after goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez had put the Gunners firmly in the driver’s seat before two goals in the space of 160 seconds from Carroll restored parity seconds just before the break. Both teams had chances to leave with all three points, and in the end neither are likely to be happy with the point earned. Continue reading

West Ham United vs Arsenal: Team Sheets

Teams:

West Ham United: Adrian, Tomkins, Cresswell, Reid, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Nobel, Lanzini, Antonio, Payet, Carroll.

Subs: Randolph, Obiang, Oxford, Hendrie, Moses, Emenike, Valencia

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Monreal, Koscielny, Gabriel, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Sanchez, Ozil, Welbeck

Subs: Cech, Gibbs, Chambers, Mertesacker, Ramsey, Walcott, Giroud

Wenger mentions disturbing fact about his side

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has pointed out that that his side failed to make the most out of the chances that came their way in their 2-0 win over Stoke City in their match at the Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters after the game: “If I wanted to be critical I could say that that there is too big a difference between the number of chances we created and the number of goals we scored.”

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Wenger criticizes side for disappointing performances

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has slammed his side for their recent performances in the Premier League, with them being far from their best, which in turn has led to them dropping points at home.

The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters at a press conference ahead of his side’s trip to Newcastle United: “We’ve not had the ideal start. We’ve played three games, we want to play 60 and we’ve lost a game we shouldn’t have. I said we wanted to start strong because we had two derbies and Liverpool at home.”

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Arsenal to face Italian competition in race for top offensive target (Not Benzema or Cavani!)

Arsenal have been shocked in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi, with reports in Football Italia revealing that the player is nearing a move to Inter Milan in the coming days.

The Argentine ace has grown unsettled at Parc des Princes following the arrival of Angel Di Maria at the club, and it has been believed for quite a while that he may himself push for a move to a new destination.

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Wenger outlines target for side ahead of Liverpool clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged his players to show what they are capable of doing at home, in their Premier League match against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium today.

The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters: “If you want to have a successful season you want to be strong at home. Normally we are strong at home. This is an opportunity to show that.”

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Wenger raises the stakes ahead of massive encounter

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has pointed out that his side’s Premier League encounter against Liverpool, which will be at the Emirates Stadium on Monday, will be an crucial match for his side as far as the prospects of them challenging for the league title go.

The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters during his press conference ahead of the match: “Not all of the other teams [who are contenders for the Premier League title] have started well but for us this is an important game.”

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Arsenal star reveals why club veteran is important for the team

Arsenal star Per Mertesacker has spoken out on how club ace Petr Cech has a massive influence on the side.

The German ace was quoted telling the club’s official website: “He is very experienced. You can feel that, he has lots of things to say in the dressing room he gives us a great lift. Even when we lose a game, he has some great ideas on and off the pitch. He is very important for us and a good addition.”

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