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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 […]


Aubameyang: How my Father helped me Adapt quickly at Arsenal

Arsenal winter signing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been impressive since joining up in January with brilliant performances he has been displaying in the Premier League. For this Aubameyang special we had a quick chat with Matthew Jackson, editor for FootballPredictions.com, to get some inside information. Aubameyang took to the club official website to his claims about how his past experiences in Europe has helped him adapt quickly to life with the Gunners. The Gabonese forward has resumed his excellent form for the Gunners as he has so far bagged five goals in six Premier League games, with a brace against Stoke […]


Arsenal next captain: Who’s most qualified to lead the team in your the next phase?

Per Matersacker will be retiring at the end of this season to join the youth system at the club as a coach. The 33-year-old world cup winner has been the captain of Arsenal since the departure of Mikel Arteta three seasons ago. His leadership quality both on and off the field has been one of the best Arsenal have had in recent time. He commands the respect of everyone at the club despite his demeanor of being a quiet leader. It’s time to pass the baton of leadership to another player and lots of names have been bandied around the […]


Arsenal in the January transfer window

  After entering the January window on the brink of losing three first team players, the North London club seems to be in their best transfer window in a decade. With Alexis Sanchez joining Manchester United, Arsenal and getting Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a straight swap. We will be considering deals that are likely to happen before the close of the window. Henrikh Mkhitaryan The signing of the Armenia international is officially done. The just turned 29-year-old attacking midfielder has suffered for form at United and will have the opportunity to redeem his career at the Emirates. It’s a deal that […]


Changes

Another year has almost gone by which means we are half way through yet another disappointing season for Arsenal. The sad part is Gunners all around the World seem not to be surprised by it anymore and it is very worrying that this has become norm in recent years. During the year of 2017, especially since Arsene Wenger signed a new 2 years contract in the summer, it has become more evident that fundamental changes were necessary. With all the changes that have been happening at backroom level in the last few months, it looks like the Arsenal board are […]


Wenger needs to leave Arsenal on a high: here’s how he can do it

  Arsene Wenger has won nine major trophies in his 21 years with Arsenal, building some memorable teams whilst consistently delivering Champions League football. Not everyone agrees with his running of the club in more recent times but it would be sad if the two parties should separate in a manner that is anything other than warm and amicable. Here are six ways Wenger can ensure he leaves the club on a high. Keep Sanchez firing In 24 games in which Alexis Sanchez has started as the lone striker, he has scored 17 goals. That alone shows him to be […]


Should the Gunners cut two of their starlets loose this summer?

Arsenal are on course for their first finish outside of the top four in the Premier League in Arsene Wenger’s tenure at the club. The Gunners dropped down to sixth in the table following their defeat at the hands of West Brom, capping a humiliating month for the team, having been thrashed by Bayern Munich in their Champions League round-of-16 clash. Although reports suggest that the 67-year-old is planning to remain at the Emirates Stadium, the huge pressure Wenger was already under is now at its peak – with a growing number of appeals to the club’s hierarchy not to extend his contract at the end […]