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Cech Staying at Arsenal

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has highlighted that he has no plans of leaving the north London giants despite the interest from Napoli. The Serie A outfit had expressed their desire to pursue the former Czech international shortly after the arrival of Bernd Leno at the Emirates but the 36-year-old has supposedly dismissed the prospect of exiting the club.

Speaking to reporters in Zruc, Cech indicated that he is keen on fighting for the number one role next term and is set to honour the remaining year of his Gunners contract, he said: “My contract with Arsenal still has a year to run. The only thing I’m preparing for is the fight for the No.1 spot in goal. Napoli were interested but my future is at Arsenal. I didn’t think of changing clubs.” Continue reading

6 Players for the Big Six

With the World Cup and a shortened transfer market to contend with this summer, many teams have got to work early in strengthening their teams. Arsenal have bought well, with many fans already ecstatic with their buys, Liverpool have been strengthening too with Naby Keita and Fabinho their early purchases.

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CL Qualification could be Wenger’s Greatest Challenge Yet

Having failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League thanks to a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Premier League last term, Arsenal now face the serious prospect of missing out for the second season running. Prior to the 2016/17 campaign, the Gunners had made it into Europe’s elite competition every season since 1997.

While such a record may not seem like anything to panic about, it should be taken into consideration the impact that finishing outside of the top four can have a on a club over the long term. Former Champions League regulars such as Liverpool and more recently, Manchester United, have struggled to get back into the competition after repeatedly missing out on the top four. In fact, the Manchester side only returned to the competition this season after a two-year absence thanks to a rule change which offered the Europa League winners a spot in the group stages. Continue reading

ARSENAL TO KEEP OZIL OVER SANCHEZ

Arsenal FC are working towards keeping Mesut Ozil over Alexis Sanchez as contract negotiations resume. The German would see his contract lapse at the end of the season. He is free to sign pre-contract with foreign sides with Catalan club Barcelona topping the list of interested sides.

However, Arsenal have resumed talks with the midfielder with the hope of luring him to agree to an improved offer. Arsene Wenger has confirmed that talks have resumed with reports that the player would earn close to £300,000 in the new deal. Continue reading

Should Arsenal take the Europa League seriously?

Something happened at Arsenal last season that had not happened for over 20 years: Arsene Wenger’s men failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League and therefore missed out on qualification for the 2017-18 Champions League. It was a huge disappointment for the fans, who are used to seeing the Gunners competition in the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition. Not only did Arsene Wenger’s side fail to book a place in the Champions League, but the Gunners also finished below their bitter North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who ended up as high second after finishing third in the league during the 2015-16 campaign.

Arsenal are unlikely to win the Premier League title this season. Manchester City are running away with the crown, with city rivals Manchester United barely able to keep up with them. Just like Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, Arsenal have been left to fight for one of the three remaining Champions League spots. Just like last season, the North London outfit are going to find it hard to finish in the top four of the Premier League in 2017-18, and one should not be really surprised if they end up outside the Champions League places yet again this season. Continue reading

Mind the Gap, Tottenham Hotspur

The 2017-18 Premier League is turning into another forgettable season for Tottenham Hotspur.  After heading into the campaign with hopes, or should I say, dreams, of winning the title, they have fallen away badly in recent weeks.

Our 2-0 win in the North London derby after the international break in mid-November has been the start of a four-game winless streak for Mauricio Pochettino’s side heading into this weekend’s fixture at home to Stoke City. Continue reading

Will Nabil Fekir be reunited with Lacazette in Arsenal?

Nabil Fekir is a 24 year old attacking midfielder who can also be deployed as a 2nd striker that has managed to score 12 goals in 15 matches for his current club Lyon and this has attracted the attention of various teams including: Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.

The French player used to play alongside Alexander Lacazette as they both played in Lyon before Lacazatte eventually went on to complete his switch over to the English Premier League club. Continue reading

Keeping Major Stars Superior to Any Potential Signing

With Arsene Wenger being given a two-year deal despite the outcry of many Arsenal fans, there is, at least, a sense of urgency felt around the club again; they want to send out their longtime boss out on a high. To bring Wenger some final success as a Gunner, the club knows that it needs to make marquee signings, as they have done with Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, but it will be more crucial to keep their star players.

Two rumour mills that have been spinning this summer have been that of right-back Hector Bellerin and forward Alexis Sanchez. Luckily, despite renewed interest, Barcelona have been unable to land Bellerin despite spending as much as €56 million on trying to fill their Dani Alves-sized hole. Delayed by his extended summer break – following participation in the Confederations Cup with Chile – Alexis Sanchez remains a Gunner despite being pursued by big clubs around Europe. Continue reading

The Top “Wenger Out” Tweets

Arsenal were humiliated for a third successive game versus German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich as they were beaten by the same scoreline yet again – 5-1.

Bayern Munich scored all five goals in the final 36 minutes of the game at the Emirates, leading to more and more calls for the Gunners boss to be dismissed this month, or at least before the start of next season. Continue reading

Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal’s Saviour Once Again

Where would Arsenal be without Alexis Sanchez? The Chilean stepped up to the plate to slot cheekily past Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton in the dying seconds of their recent Premier League clash to keep pace in the title race. It looked like Arsene Wenger’s side had thrown away their one-goal lead when Andre Gray scored from the spot in the 93rd minute but 10-man Arsenal were handed a last-gasp lifeline after a foul on Laurent Koscielny.

Sanchez produced the deftest Panenka to fool Heaton in the Burnley goal and secure a vital three points as the Gunners climbed above north London rivals Tottenham into second place, just eight points behind leaders Chelsea. The Chile international has now bagged 15 goals this season – the joint most in the top flight alongside Diego Costa. Continue reading