Yearly archives: 2018

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Team News

Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac, both with hamstring injury, will be assessed ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park. Stephan Lichtsteiner or Granit Xhaka set to deputise if both miss out. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is back in training and back in contention but it is a long shot. Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette look set to start after being rested to the bench in Arsenal’s win over Sporting on Thursday, leaving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to do battle with Henrikh Mkhitaryan for that final attacking midfield spot. Both players started on Thursday evening so with four goals in two substitute appearances, […]

Arsenal v Leicester team news

Every Arsenal player who went on international duty returned without any injury problems, apart from centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulous according to Unai Emery in his full pre-match Press conference on Thursday. He has some bruising on his ankle and is being assessed ahead of Monday night’s fixture but it will be difficult for him to play. Mesut Özil has recovered from a back spasm while Danny Welbeck is now back in training following a hamstring injury. That means Emery would be free to use the same starting XI from the 5-1 win over Fulham, although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is almost certain to return to the […]

Emery happy for subbed players to be angry

Unai Emery says he has no problem with players being disgruntled when they are substituted, describing such reactions as ‘normal’. Since joining Arsenal, the Spaniard has already proved he’s not afraid to make tactical changes as early as half time, he did so today swapping Matteo Guendouzi for Lucas Torreira, or to remove his most […]

Emery: Xhaka goal gave us confidence

Unai Emery says Granit Xhaka’s goal gave Arsenal the confidence they needed to see off Newcastle United following a poor first half performance. The Swiss curled home a free-kick from 25-yards to break the deadlock on 49 minutes before Mesut Ozil stroked home to double the Gunners lead just before the hour mark. It took […]