Breakout young talent of last season Marcus Rashford has heaped praises on Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.
The Red Devils striker has played against some top players for club and country – the Three Lions – but opines that the French player is the toughest he has come up against.
The Manchester United youngster has enjoyed a decent rise to fame since his debut under former United boss Louis van Gaal. His pace, directness and goal sense has helped him score in even in high profile games, making him the impact substitute under present boss Jose Mourinho. Yet, the United starlet says the Gunner defender is one of the toughest centre backs there is in football currently.
“Laurent Koscielny at Arsenal. He was a difficult defender to play against,” Rashford said. The young player added that the physicality of the defenders has been surprising even for him being a young player. He admits to getting smashed by big, tough defenders who want to stop him in his tracks. The player quickly busted into the international scene, getting invited for Euro 2016 under former boss Roy Hodgson though he wasn’t used much. Current Three Lions interim manager Gareth Southgate has returned him t the Under 21 set-up so he could further develop. Continue reading
Arsenal’s chances of winning a first league title in a decade were boosted as they beat North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at White Hart Lane.
Tomas Rosicky’s second minute strike was enough to secure the Gunners a first league win at the home of their rivals in six and a half years, and move them to within four points of leaders Chelsea, who lost at Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta believes that winning a trophy would be a huge turning point for the club, according to the Daily Star.
The Gunners crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening, after losing their two legged tie with holders Bayern Munich by three goals to one, but they still have an outside chance of clinching the Premier League title, and booked their place in the last four of the FA Cup by beating Everton last weekend.
Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has opened the door to a return to the club by saying that he ‘would definitely’ relish the opportunity to coach at the club, the Mail Online understands.
A statue of the former Dutch international, who made over 400 appearances in an eleven year spell with the Gunners, was unveiled outside of the Emirates Stadium at the weekend.
Sky Sports understands that Joel Campbell has revealed that he still has an ambition of making his mark with Arsenal, after scoring a wonder goal for Olympiakos in their 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie yesterday evening.
The 21 year old joined the Gunners in the summer of 2011, but was immediately loaned out the French side Lorient for the season after failing to obtain a work permit to enable him to play in England.
Arsenal missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League after being held by champions Manchester United at the Emirates yesterday evening.
The hosts had the majority of the possession and the chances in a largely disappointing encounter, with Olivier Giroud coming closest to making the breakthrough while Santi Cazorla drew two fine saves out of United keeper David De Gea late on.
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from their humiliation 5-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last time against champions Manchester United at the Emirates this evening.
Three points for Arsene Wenger’s men will see them return to the top of the league, after leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion yesterday evening.
Arsenal have relinquished first place in the Premier League after being thumped 5-1 at Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners were four down with just twenty minutes on the clock after goals from Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and two from Martin Skrtel gave the hosts an unassailable lead.
Sterling then added his second and Liverpool’s fifth seven minutes into the second half before Mikel Arteta pulled one back from the spot with just over twenty minutes to play.
Chelsea are the new leaders after they beat Newcastle United 3-0 later in the day, while Manchester City are third having been held to a goalless draw at Norwich City.
Arsene Wenger’s men will now turn their attention to their visit of champions Manchester United on Wednesday evening, when Manchester City host Sunderland while Chelsea travel to West Bromwich Albion twenty-four hours earlier.
Mesut Ozil bared the brunt of the fans criticism after the games, with many voicing their concern over the Germany international’s lack of contribution in recent weeks, the Daily Star understands.
The 25 year old, who moved to the Emirates last summer for a club record fee of £42.5m, made just four touches in his own half at the weekend, and has scored no goals and made just two assists in the Gunners’ last eight games.
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.
A second half brace from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain saw Arsenal beat Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and return to the top of the Premier League.
The England international, who was making his first start since the opening day of the season defeat to Aston Villa having recovered from the injury he sustained in that game, fired the Gunners in front two minutes into the second half before putting the result beyond doubt with a second seventeen minutes from time.