Arsene Wenger insisted that Arsenal remain up for the huge challenge against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The gunners are once again set for a difficult opponent in the last 16 stage of the competition. In the last few years, they have faced such tough opposition largely as a result of finishing second in the group. This time around, the club have been unlucky to come up against the Bavarian giants despite finishing top of the group. Arsenal come into the game under a lot of pressure as a result of falling 10 points behind Chelsea in the Premier League.
Any slim hopes of winning the Premier League title for the first time since the 2003-04 season seemed to have vanished. There have been calls for Wenger to step down from his role at the end of the campaign. These have intensified speculation about the Frenchman’s future, as his current contract with the club runs out at the end of the campaign. Continue reading
Arsenal are lining up a fresh contract offer for right back Bacary Sagna in a hope of finally persuading him to remain at the club, the Mail Online understands.
The right-back’s current deal is set to expire in the summer, when he will be free to discuss a potential Bosman move if no extension is agreed.
With the transfer window set to slam shut tomorrow evening, Arsenal are stepping up their efforts to sign Schalke starlet Julian Draxler, the Express understands.
However, it has been reported that the Bundesliga club will consider accepting a £30m bid, under the proviso that they can keep the midfielder for the rest of this season in a deal similar to that which saw Lukas Poldolski arrive from FC Koln eighteen months ago.
Arsenal missed out on top spot in Group F after losing 2-0 to Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo yesterday evening.
Goals from former Gunners target Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon secured victory for Rafael Benitez’s men, who joined Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund on twelve points but miss out due to their head to head record against both teams.
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Arsenal welcome Hull City to the Emirates Stadium this evening looking to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League.
The Gunners go in to the game without right-back Bacary Sagna, so Carl Jenkinson is set to deputise while the game has come too soon for Lukas Podolski, though the Germany forward has returned to training following a hamstring injury.
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Arsenal head to Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon looking to strengthen their hold at the top of the Premier League.
Theo Walcott is pushing for his first league start in over ten weeks after making back to back substitute appearances, while Kieran Gibbs is available for selection following illness.
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to be fit for tomorrow lunch-time’s clash with manager-less Crystal Palace.
The England international was substituted with an ankle knock in Tuesday’s defeat to Borussia Dortmund, but should feature at Selhurst Park, where he will be hoping to score for a third successive league game.
Barcelona are preparing a generous offer for Jack Wilshere, according to the Daily Star.
It has emerged that the La Liga champions have sent scouts to cast an eye over the England international, and they are expected to make an opening bid when the transfer window reopens in January.
Arsenal will consider a cut price offer for Karim Benzema when the transfer window reopens in January, the Metro understands.
It is believed that Real Madrid are willing to part company with the France international, as they look to accumulate funds to bid for Luis Suarez.
Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has said that he would relish a return to the Emirates in a coaching capacity, the Telegraph understands.
The former Dutch international, currently assistant manager at Ajax, has reiterated his love for the Gunnners in an interview with the paper stating that his connection to the North London club mirrors Johan Cruyff’s love for Barcelona.