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Arsenal V Tottenham Team News And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Arsenal rested the majority of their first team players in the 3-0 win over Vorskla on Thursday, meaning many were saved the long flight to Ukraine. With a full week’s rest, the Gunners squad should be fit and raring to go for the derby against Tottenham on Sunday, although there are a few injury concerns. …

‘Glides Across The Pitch’ ‘Kevin De Bruyne Carbon Copy’ – Fans On Social Media Stunned By Arsenal Teenage Sensation’s Progress

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe scored his third goal in just his sixth match of senior football last night. The talented teenager scored the opener in the 3-0 win over Vorskla as manager Unai Emery selected a youthful looking side in the Europa League fixture. Smith Rowe has taken to first-team football like a duck …

Merson On Why Mesut Ozil Has To Start For Arsenal Against Tottenham

Arsenal must start Mesut Ozil in the North London derby on Sunday, according to TV pundit Paul Merson. The ex-Gunners midfielder thinks that his former side will be pressed heavily by Tottenham, and it will be very important to have as many passers on the pitch as possible: “Tottenham have to play like they did …

Latest Arsenal Injury Report Ahead Of The Games Against Vorskla And Tottenham

Arsenal have four players on the sidelines heading into tonight’s match against Vorskla, with some unlikely to be back for the London derby against Tottenham on Sunday. Nacho Monreal is still suffering from a hamstring injury. The Spaniard has not played since the 5-1 win over Fulham in early October, and he is expected to …

Arsenal Join London Rivals In Battle To Sign German U21 Playmaker With £15m Buyout Clause

Arsenal are interested in signing Hoffenheim playmaker Nadiem Amiri, according to reports in Germany. The 22-year-old is also said to be on Tottenham’s radar, along with Bundesliga side Schalke. The trio of clubs could look to take advantage of the midfielder’s buyout fee which is €17m (£15m). However, this will reportedly only come into effect at …

‘Xhaka Is Off In The First Half’ ‘Terrible News’ – Arsenal Fans Are Not Happy About The Referee Picked For The North London Derby

Mike Dean has been selected as the referee for Sunday’s North London derby against Tottenham. The official has been a controversial figure after footage has shown him apparently celebrating when Spurs have scored in matches versus Arsenal and Aston Villa. Needless to say, Gunners fans on Twitter were not best pleased by the appointment: Xhaka …

Arsenal And Chelsea Look To Pounce For Wantaway United Midfield Talent

Arsenal are one of the clubs pursuing Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, according to UOL Esporte. The Brazilian publication reports that the Gunners have already enquired about holding negotiations for the 22-year-old. Pereira’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, but United do have the option of extending his deal for …

Ian Wright Explains What Makes Emery So ‘Very, Very Good’ For Arsenal

Arsenal legend Ian Wright is backing Unai Emery’s decision to drop Mesut Ozil against Bournemouth at the weekend. The former striker believes it shows that the Gunners’ boss is willing to take risks in his player selection in the best interests of the team: “He makes decisions because they are best for the team He’s …

Arsenal In Race With Serie A Giants To Land 18 Year Old Turkish Centre Back

Arsenal are tracking Galatasaray centre-back Ozan Kabak, according to reports in Turkey. The 18-year-old only made his senior debut last season and has played just 12 games of first-team football. However, despite his inexperience, he has become a regular starter under manager Fatih Terim this campaign. The Gunners are not the only team who are …

‘I Don’t See The Problem’ ‘I Really Don’t Understand’ – Arsenal Fans React On Social Media To Emery’s Controversial Selection Decision

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was left on the bench by manager Unai Emery for the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Bournemouth yesterday. After the game, the Spaniard explained why he didn’t select the German playmaker to play at the Vitality Stadium: “We thought how we can do better in the match, a very demanding match with …

Arsenal Lining Up £15m Swoop For England Under 21 International Defender

Arsenal could make a move for Brentford centre-back Ezri Konsa in the January transfer window, according to the Sun. The England Under 21 international is a regular first-team player for the Bees following a £2.85m move from Charlton Athletic in the summer. However, it seems Brentford would demand a sizeable increase on what they paid …

‘Emery Doing His Magic’ ‘I Want A Trainer Like Him’ – Fans React As Manager Inspires Arsenal Winger With Coaching Drill

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has clearly had an influence on Alex Iwobi since his arrival at the club. The Nigerian international has been in excellent form since the start of the season, and it seems that it’s the work being put in on the training pitch which is paying dividends. The Gunners’ Twitter account shared …

Agent Reveals Arsenal Are Keeping Tabs On £9m Rated Belgian Ace

The agent of Genk winger Leandro Trossard has confirmed that Arsenal are tracking the 23-year-old. Josy Comhair said that he enquired with the Gunners and London rivals Tottenham about their interest in the Belgian ace, but only Unai Emery’s side were willing to acknowledge they are keeping tabs on him: I sought contact with Arsenal …

‘These Guys Are Killing Me’ ‘So Funny’ – Fans Can’t Get Enough As Arsenal Strike Duo Prepare Another New Goal Celebration

Arsenal teammates Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were in high spirits during training this morning. Both players sat out the recent international fixtures due to injury but neither looked to be suffering any ill effects going by the latest dance the pair have put together: #FridayFeeling 🕺 🎺 @LacazetteAlex x @Aubameyang7 ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/g4uao6k7E1 — Arsenal …

Why are Arsenal so passive when it comes to the issue of renewing contracts for their top talents?

Ramsey Dismisses Possible Surgery Rumors

The way people write about footballers as free agents one might think that the only club that ever has players running down their contracts is Arsenal. Danny Welbeck, Nacho Monreal, Petr Cech, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Aaron Ramsey are all currently doing just that, and as you may have noticed Arsenal’s management are being hammered in …

Arsenal V Bournemouth Team News And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

Arsenal strike pairing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have returned to training ahead of the Gunners’ match against Bournemouth on Sunday. The Gabonese forward did not feature for his country during the international break due to a back injury, while the Frenchman withdrew from World Champions’ squad with a groin strain. Laurent Koscielny is working his …

Emery On Why Arsenal Were ‘In Decline’ Under Wenger

Arsenal manager Unai Emery believes that Arsenal were “in decline” under Arsene Wenger during the last few years of his management. Speaking to the Spanish media, the Gunners boss explained that the club had lost structure defensively over time since the Invincibles season in 2003/04: “Before Wenger came, Arsenal celebrated 1-0 and were based on …

‘Not Really Needed’ ‘Isn’t Any Better Than Xhaka’ – Arsenal Fans Debate Mislintat’s Pursuit Of German Midfield General

Arsenal are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to reports in Germany. The Gunners’ head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is said to be keen to sign the 23-year-old to strengthen Unai Emery’s options in midfield. Fans on Twitter were uncertain whether a move for Weigl is a good idea, considering the number …