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Gunners Need To Shoot On Sight – Football Article

In home games against Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Wolves, Watford and Cardiff City this season, Arsenal have taken fewer shots on goal than their opponents. This trend is, as you would expect, more pronounced away from home; Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United (just), produced more attempts on goal than Emery’s side on the road. West Ham produced the same amount of shots in our 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium in January, which…

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The Current State Of The Top Six In The Premier League (Part 2) – Football Article

As promised and continuing our last article we now conclude our look at the current state of the top six with the remaining three clubs. Manchester United Now in fourth place having just beaten Fulham by three goals to nil United are the form team of the top six at present. With a much changed team from the one expected to be facing PSG on Tuesday, Ole Gunnar Solskjær proved, yet again, that he has the tactical nous and the depth…

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery to revive bid to sign Sevilla midfielder this summer – Football Article

Arsenal are to reignite their interest in signing Sevilla star Ever Banega, according to the Mirror. The midfielder is a priority on Gunners manager Unai Emery’s wish-list of players to replace Aaron Ramsey who will leave at the end of the season for Juventus. It was widely reported that the North London side wanted to sign the 30-year-old in January, however did not have the funds to do so. With their interest still high in the playmaker, it is claimed…

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Arsecast Extra Episode 271 – 18.02.2019 – Football Article

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. After a busy weekend revolving around the Mesut Ozil Tweet and ‘discussions’ that it sparked, we discuss the German and the ongoing situation at the club. Ultimately, it’s unhealthy for Arsenal but what’s behind it and what can be done to find a solution that benefits the team? We chat about him, Unai Emery, Arsenal’s role in it all, and hope for the kind of outcome…

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Arsenal the collateral damage of the Mesut Ozil Tweet – Football Article

Good morning. It’s an Arsenal free weekend, so this blog is likely to be short and succinct because there’s nothing going on. So much nothing. As Ned Flanders might say, “Nothing at all. Nothing at all. Nothing at all.” Just a whole pile of no news. So, I guess we’ll leave it there for today, thanks for reading, and I’ll be back tomorrow … ok, ok … there’s the Mesut Ozil Tweet which has got people talking in a big…

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The Current State Of The Top Six In The Premier League (Part 2) – Football Article

As promised and continuing our last article we now conclude our look at the current state of the top six with the remaining three clubs. Manchester United Now in fourth place having just beaten Fulham by three goals to nil United are the form team of the top six at present. With a much changed team from the one expected to be facing PSG on Tuesday, Ole Gunnar Solskjær proved, yet again, that he has the tactical nous and the depth…

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Over Under | Arseblog … an Arsenal blog – Football Article

Last week Arsenal completed the loan signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona and if I could summarise the reaction, I would use the word ‘whelmed.’ Through the scientific measure of gut feeling, I have observed a general cooling in temperature between football fans and the transfer window, which once seemed to be more significant than the football itself. The studied reaction to the Suarez signing was interesting, to me at least, because it felt very contemporary. The player’s profile is…

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Taking stock | Arseblog … an Arsenal blog – Football Article

Most mornings I get up, make coffee, sit down and start writing. Sometimes during the day I’ll leave a little note in WordPress to remind me of something I thought of. This morning I got up, made coffee, and there’s a line: Time to take stock. I know generally what I was thinking about, it’s a reaction to the reaction to the defeat against Man City. Even though most people thought we’d lose, the defeat caused the kind of reaction…

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See Why Unai Emery must start Mesut Ozil against Manchester City – Football Weeks – Football Article

Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium where they will battle Manchester City in a must-win affair. The Gunners currently occupy the fourth position in the Premier League table with 47 points, same points with Chelsea but they have a superior goal difference. They can’t afford to drop any point against the Citizens on Sunday if they must remain in contention for a top-four finish. Considering the importance of Sunday’s game, Unai Emery has no option but to give Mesut Ozil…

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Manchester City V Arsenal – Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds – Football Article

Manchester City may have had a setback against Newcastle but Liverpool’s draw against Leicester on Wednesday night would have given them a much-needed boost. With just a five-point gap heading into the home game against Arsenal, Pep Guardiola’s side will be more confident of overhauling the Reds and getting the three points on Sunday. City are sweating over the fitness of number one Ederson ahead of the match. The Brazilian suffered a gashed leg prior to Matt Ritchie scoring the…

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What can we expect from Denis Suarez? Thoughts on the January window – Football Article

So transfer deadline day came and went, and there were really only two significant deals done by Arsenal. One in: Denis Suarez. One out: Emile Smith Rowe on loan to RB Leipzig. There was some hope at one point that we might also bring in Christopher Nkunku from PSG but that never came to fruition so the squad we have right now is the one we have until the end of this season, the one that will have to get…

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€5m loan bid for Ivan Perisic rejected – Football Weeks – Football Article

Inter winger Ivan Perisic was dropped from the squad that faced Torino on Sunday, amid reports linking the Croatian star to Arsenal. But despite this, the Gunners and Inter are still far from agreeing a deal for Russian 2018 World Cup finalist. Arsenal in the market for an attacker during the transfer window, and they have reportedly turned their attention to the Inter star, who was once a subject of interest from Manchester United on several occasions in recent years.…

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Emery does team building while he waits for team building – Football Article

So, as Arsenal confirmed the news about Hector Bellerin’s injury, the full-back came to terms with the fact he’d be out of action for up to 9 months following his surgery and rehab. Via his social media, he posted a message which said: There are no obstacles in life you can’t get over. Been a difficult couple of days but I’m positive and ready to take whatever challenge comes my way. Thank you so much for the love and messages,…

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Arsenal need to find ‘balance’ – Football Article

Unai Emery has said that Arsenal need to ‘find the right balance’ after watching his side beat Chelsea 2-0 at the Emirates. Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny were enough to secure all three points against Chelsea, a result which closed the gap on their London rivals to just three points. However, the result comes a week after the Gunners slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium, and Unai Emery has told his…

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Episode 510: On the pitch – Behind the scenes – Football Article

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. After a week which has tested the patience of many, I’m joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss the Mesut Ozil situation and the revelation that Unai Emery has told him it would be best to leave the club. Is there a solution? We also chat about the Sven Mislintat departure rumours, the lack of investment in January, what way Emery might change things around for Chelsea, his performance overall…

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It’s time for Ozil and Emery to do what’s best for Arsenal – Football Article

Arsenal face Chelsea tomorrow in a game that will more or less decide whether or not we can continue to fight for a top four place. Win and we cut the gap to 3 points, lose and it’s 9 – and you’d have to think that’s too big a gap to make up between now and the end of the season. Of course we could draw, and chug along looking to make up a more reasonable 6 point gap, but…

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Sven Mislintat’s imminent departure a worry as Raul Sanllehi takes control – Football Article

The last 12-18 months have seen Arsenal undergo substantial change. A while ago I put together a timeline of Ivan Gazidis’ Catalyst for Change, detailing every new appointment, the departure of a manager who had been in situ for 22 years, and the myriad backroom changes which took place. What provided some hope was that we’d modernised the structures, bringing Arsenal up to date with how some of the biggest football clubs were run. The appointment of Raul Sanllehi, former…

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Do Tottenham have to be Arsenal’s new blueprint? – Football Article

There was a certain comic timing to the news that Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat was on the verge of leaving the club so soon after Unai Emery had admitted that there was no money to spend on new players, and that any incoming business would be limited to loans and free transfers. Let’s break for an old dad joke: What’s the easiest job in the world? Managing the complaints department at a parachute packing plant. There is a…

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A pivotal few weeks ahead + a chance for Arsenal to communicate – Football Article

There’s been radio silence from the club since Saturday. It’s not at all unexpected, that’s usually the way after that kind of result and performance, and hopefully Unai Emery and his players are hard at it on the training ground this week because our next game – and the next couple of weeks – are absolutely pivotal. Saturday’s game against Chelsea could sound the death knell for our top four fight, or open it all up again. Win and we’re just…

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Arsenal Eyeing £3m Move For World Cup 2014 star as Ozil replacement – Football Weeks – Football Article

Arsenal are preparing a swoop to sign Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez as a replacement for Mesut Ozil. James is currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and he’s currently 18 months into a two-year loan with the Bundesliga giants. Despite being an integral part of the Colombian team at the Russian 2018 World Cup, James has find his playing hard to come by under Niko Kovac at Bayern. Arsenal boss Unai Emery is keen on shipping…

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Episode 509 – Money | Arseblog … an Arsenal blog – Football Article

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. On this week’s show I’m joined by Andrew Allen and Tim Stillman, and we react to the news that we can only loan players in January. Does it mean we have no money at all? Is it part of more long-term strategic transfer thinking at last? How much is down to the bad spending and bad selling we’ve been complicit in for the last few years? Should we throw…

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West Ham 1-0 Arsenal: Big questions for Unai Emery and the club after dismal defeat – Football Article

During our 22 game unbeaten run there were things that were good, and things that were not so good. It’s difficult to focus on the bad when you’re not losing games, but I tried to temper praise for what was going right with some reflection on areas which still needed some work. Generally though, there were positives that we looked to as signs of a new manager working things out at a club which was entering a new era and…

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Arsenal move for Yannick Carrasco to be hijacked by Manchester United – Football Weeks – Football Article

Arsenal are said to be interested in eyeing up a move for former Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco over the last few weeks, but the Premier League giants could be set for a huge blog in their bid to sign the Belgium international, as according to the winger’s wife Noemie Happart, Manchester United are also considering a potential move for the winger. Arsenal boss Unai Emery has made it pretty clear last week that he has little money to spend…

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A Monday morning stream of consciousness – Football Article

Just a few weeks ago we were 8 points better off than Manchester United. Their 1-0 win over Sp*rs yesterday saw them draw level with us, we remain in fifth thanks to slightly better goal difference, but what looked like a two team scrap for a place in the top four is now very much an unpleasant threesome. On the one hand it’s an illustration of how quickly things can change when a team puts a run of good results…

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Arsecast Extra Episode 266 – 14.01.2019 – Football Article

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. Not exactly the cheeriest podcast of all time, but after the 1-0 defeat to West Ham, there’s not much to be happy about. We discuss our recent form, Unai Emery’s tactics and decision making, the back three, the lack of a consistent footballing philosophy, and the difficulties were facing in the weeks ahead as try and keep our domestic season alive. There’s plenty on the Mesut…

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Is January’s short-term pain for longer-term gain? – Football Article

Well, there’s only one place to start this morning, and that’s the comments by Unai Emery which had people up in arms yesterday. At his pre-West Ham press conference, he dropped the ‘bombshell’ that Arsenal couldn’t buy players in January, only loan them. For the sake of clarity, these are his exact words: We cannot sign permanently. We can only loan players. Only loan players. I should also point out that this is something we discuss at some length in…

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