Daily archives: September 20, 2016

Wenger praise for determined Lucas

Lucas Perez goal nottingham forest 2016Arsene Wenger says Lucas Perez showed determination and a good team ethic after watching the Spaniard score his first two goals for Arsenal in their 4-0 win in the EFL Cup against Nottingham Forest. The summer signing opened his account from the penalty spot after Chuba Akpom latched onto the Spaniard’s through ball and was fouled and then […]

Xhaka, The Jeff and Lucas start: Nottingham Forest v Arsenal teams

Arsenal team news 2016It’s EFL Cup action tonight as we face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, the first time the teams have met since 1999. Here are the official line-ups. Nottingham Forest: Stojkovic, Pereira, Mancienne, Mills, Lichaj, Dumitru-Cardoso, Cohen (c), Lansbury, Kasami, Osborn, Bendtner Subs: Smith, Fox, Carayol, Lica, Hobbs, Grant, Vellios Arsenal: Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Gabriel, […]

Wenger: Bendtner had it all in his locker

wenger_bendtnerArsene Wenger has provided a very understanding overview of Nicklas Bendter’s career as the two come face to face tonight in the EFL Cup. The former Arsenal man signed for Nottingham Forest this month after a terrible spell at Wolfsburg ended with the Bundesliga side cancelling his contract. It was the latest in a series […]

Reports: Barcelona want Bellerin Zzzzzzzzz

bellerin_sport_barcelonaThe Catalan press have started it. The inevitable chase of Hector Bellerin. They want him, and why wouldn’t they? He’s a Barcelona boy, he’s really good, and they need a long-term solution for the right-back position. There’ll be talk of DNA, and how his DNA is Barcelona DNA and when you have that DNA there’s […]

Could Wenger’s keeper decision backfire on Arsenal?

“Petr Cech” (CC BY 2.0) by Ronnie Macdonald Arsene Wenger raised eyebrows when he handed David Ospina a starting place in his side’s Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Petr Cech. The Colombian made a string of high-profile errors in the competition last season in the club’s defeats to Dynamo Zagreb and Olympiakos. As a result, Gunners supporters were bemused to see the 28-year-old between the sticks rather than the reliable hands of Cech in the Parc des Princes. Despite an early setback when Edinson Cavani put PSG ahead in the opening minute, Ospina produced a number of fine saves to […]