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Cardiff win proof Laczette and Aubameyang can play together insists BBC pundit

BBC pundit Garth Crooks says Arsenal duo Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can form a formidable partnership following the Gunners win over Cardiff City on Sunday.  The pair started a game alongside each other for the first time this season, and both were on the scoresheet in a 3-2 win for Unai Emery’s side at …

You Vote: should Alexandre Lacazette start against Cardiff tomorrow?

Should Alexandre Lacazette start against Cardiff tomorrow afternoon? The Frenchman has been left-out of the starting line-up for all three of Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures so far, with manager Unaui Emery preferring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his first choice striker. Despite starting from the bench however, the former Lyon man has still been one of the …

Arsenal vs Cardiff – Match Preview and Predicted XI

Arsenal travel to Cardiff on Sunday hoping to build on their victory against West Ham last weekend. Cardiff are the only team in English league football that are yet to score a single goal this season, but have managed to come away with two points from their opening three games – showing that they have …

Lucas Torreira would have joined Napoli not Arsenal if the opportunity had arisen suggests midfielder’s agent

The agent of Lucas Torreira has suggested the midfielder would have joined Napoli, not Arsenal, this summer had Carlos Ancelotti been involved. Torreira joined the Gunners in a £26.4million move from Sampdoria after an impressive season in Serie A and subsequent World Cup campaign with Uruguay. Prior to his move to The Emirates, a number of …

Leno not fazed by lack of opportunities so far

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has insisted that he will be given his chance to shine between the sticks this season, after surprisingly being left out of the starting XI for all the Gunners’ games this season. The goalkeeper signed for Arsenal this summer in a £22.5m deal from Bayer Leverkusen. He was expected to jump …

Why it’s too Early to Write off Emery at Arsenal

The opening day of the season was a testing one for Arsenal, as they were vanquished at home by Manchester City and lost young defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles to a serious leg injury. It scarcely got any better the following weekend either, as the Gunners were edged out by Chelsea in a five-goal thriller at Stamford …

Arsenal fans react to surprise Yaya Toure links

Yaya Toure

Arsenal fans have responded to rumours they could be close to signing former Manchester City star Yaya Toure. Toure’s agent, Dimitry Seluk, confirmed yesterday that the midfielder had undergone a medical with an mystery London club, and was close to agreeing a deal to join them. Seluk said: “Toure @YayaToure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is …

Yaya Toure passes medical with London club, could it be Arsenal?

Yaya Toure

Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure has undergone a medical with an mystery London club, according to the player’s agent.  Toure is a free agent having left City at the end of last season, but the Ivorian has previously spoken of is desire to remain in the Premier League. And his agent, Dimitry Seluk, has now …

Arsenal star reportedly wants to leave the club

Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly seriously considering his future at Arsenal ahead of this week’s foreign transfer deadline day, and is ready to push for a move away if a suitable offer comes in for the striker. That’s according to Le 10 Sport, who claim the Frenchman is fed up with his lack of game time …

Arsenal should let Mesut Ozil leave, says pundit

It’s fair to say Mesut Ozil’s time at Arsenal has been littered with question marks about his desire to play for the club. The German signed for a then club-record fee of £42m back in 2013, and has been one of the Gunners’ highest earners ever since. He has had his share of brilliant moments, …

Arsenal star reveals how Luis Suarez convinced him to join the Gunners this summer

Lucas Torreira has revealed how former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez helped convince him to join Arsenal this summer. Torreira joined the Gunners earlier in the summer in a £24 million transfer from Sampdoria following an impressive season in Serie A. The 22-year-old midfielder also enjoyed an excellent World Cup campaign with Uruguay, where he played …

Premier League Team of the Week: Super-sub Lacazette stars as Arsenal earn first win of the season

It was an eventful weekend in the Premier League.  Twenty-four goals, four red cards, three come-backs and an unlikely dropped point from the Premier League champions. Manchester City were – courtesy of a controversial Willy Boly goal – were held to a 1-1 draw with newly promoted Wolves, while their closest rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and …

Ashley Cole says Arsenal still need time to adapt to Unai Emery

Ashley Cole

Former Gunner Ashley Cole believes new Arsenal still need time to adapt to the ideas of new manager Unai Emery. Emery replaced the long-serving Arsene Wenger at the end of last season, but has endured a difficult start to his career in North London. The Gunners lost their opening game of the season 2-0 to reigning champions …

Arsenal vs West Ham: Injury news and predicted starting XI

Everything you need to know about this afternoons clash with West Ham United  Arsenal welcome West Ham United to the The Emirates this afternoon as Unai Emery looks for his first competitive win as manager. The Gunners have endured a difficult start to the season, losing both of their opening games to Manchester City and …

Russia 2018: Which Gunner gave the best performance?

It may feel like this summer may never end thanks to the incessant sunshine, but as we approach the last week in August, only one thing is on everyone’s minds; the return of top flight English football. Luckily, the wait for decent football hasn’t taken too long thanks to an incredible World Cup that finished …

How will Arsenal perform this season in the various competitions?

The opening weekend of the Premier League was strange for a number of reasons, but chiefly for Arsenal fans it was strange because of the absence of Arsene Wenger. The sight of the Frenchman stalking the touchline at The Emirates is a familiar one for Gunners fans, but now Unai Emery has taken his place …

Ozil and Mkhitaryan don’t fit in under Emery, says Merson

Former Gunner turned Sky Sports News pundit Paul Merson has insisted that Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan do not fit into Unai Emery’s tactics at the club. A lot has been said about Emery’s new system in the opening two weeks of the season, with Arsenal’s players sometimes looking extremely uncomfortable with adapting. …

“Am I reading this wrong?” – Arsenal fans react to squad’s surprising sprint statistics

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed Arsenal’s sprint statistics via social media, and the Gunners fans can’t believe who came in at third place. The former Borussia Dortmund striker took to Instagram on Thursday to share the results after Unai Emery’s men enjoyed a bit of friendly competition in training. To no surprise, speedster Aubameyang came in …