Arsenal kept themselves in the race for the top three after a 1-0 win over Norwich City.
This allowed them to take full advantage of Manchester City’s 4-2 loss against Southampton. The gunners now have a three-point advantage over City with two games remaining. More importantly, they can now afford to slip up in the next league match against City, but Manuel Pellegrini’s team can take advantage of their slightly better goal difference. Arsenal’s struggles in front of goal continued in the game against Norwich, who are threatened against relegation.
The gunners have now scored only three goals in as many games and this is not sufficient to reduce the goal difference deficit compared with City. Still, getting three points gives the team morale boost and they will be hoping that City are tired following their Champions League exertions against Real Madrid in the midweek. There are several aspects that still have to be improved like the form of striker Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman has been struggling in front of goal for quite a while now. He has managed to score only once in the last 21 games of all competitions and once again failed to find the net during the weekend. Continue reading
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s humiliation at Stamford Bridge when they take on Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium this evening.
The Gunners will have both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs available after the red card shown to Gibbs for the incident involving them both at Stamford Bridge was rescinded, though Laurent Koscielny is out after he picked up a calf injury at the weekend.
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Arsenal will look to close the gap on leaders Chelsea to just a point as they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, in what will be manager Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of the club.
The Gunners go into the game on the back of last weekend’s narrow victory in the North London derby, and another three points here will see them well and truly back in the title race, so much so that they would return to the top of the league if they were to follow up victory at the weekend with a win at home to Swansea City on Tuesday evening.
Injured Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has said that he has no thoughts of retiring, according to the Daily Star.
The France international has been side-lined since picking up a serious knee injury last March, and that was the latest in a long line of serious problems that have blighted his time in North London.
Arsene Wenger is set to be hand a £100 transfer kitty by the club’s hierarchy this summer, according to the Telegraph.
The Frenchmen, who is expected to wait until the end of the season before signing a new contract as not to disrupt the Gunners’ run in, will be rewarded for his loyalty with funds which will allow him to make signings akin to last summer’s record purchase of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
Arsenal will be looking to put their Champions League disappointment behind them when they travel to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
Arsene Wenger’s side could be as much as ten points behind leaders Chelsea at the time of kick off, as the Blues travel to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon while Manchester City will also move ahead of them should they win at Hull City.
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Arsenal have exited the Champions League after only managing to draw 1-1 with holders Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena yesterday evening.
Bastian Schweinsteiger put the Bundesliga leaders three up on aggregate on fifty-four minutes before Lukas Podolski scored to make honours even on the night.
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Arsenal will be without Kieran Gibbs for this evening’s crucial Champions League last sixteen second leg against Bayern Munich.
Yaya Sanogo will also miss out, along with Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby and Aaron Ramsey but Laurent Koscielny is back in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Arsenal host Everton in the quarter finals of the FA Cup, looking to keep alive arguably their best chance of ending their trophy drought, which stands at nearly nine years.
They are currently four points behind Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title, a gap which will be extended furthermore if they Blues avoid defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge while they face the mammoth task of overturning a two goal deficit against Bayern Munich in the last sixteen of the Champions League.
Arsenal will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea as they return to Premier League action at Stoke City.
A whole host of players will be assessed ahead of the game, with Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, Thomas Vermaelan and Kieran Gibbs all in a race to be fit while Kim Kallstrom, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Abou Diaby are definitely out.
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