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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 […]


Arsenal acknowledge poor results, but insist Unai Emery is the right man

Arsenal have today acknowledged that results and performances have been below par, but continue to insist that Unai Emery has their full backing. The under-fire head coach has presided over a run of form which has seen the Gunners take just two points from the last twelve, and also win just two of their last […]

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The 7amkickoff Index: Arsenal have been here before and failed to act

The end of the 2016/17 season was the worst under Arsene Wenger’s tenure at Arsenal. As uncertainty mounted over whether Arsene would sign a new deal the Gunners suffered a series of humiliating defeats to small clubs like Watford, West Brom, Palace, and Tottenham. Arsenal finished 5th for the first time in Wenger’s career, outside […]

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Guendouzi gets France call-up

Matteo Guendouzi has been selected by France after Blaise Matuidi pulled out with a rib injury. The reigning World champions face Moldova on Thursday at the Stade de France before taking on Albania in Tirana on Sunday. It’s the second time our uncapped midfielder has been called-up at late notice for European Championship qualifiers by […]

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Report: Gazidis wants Xhaka at AC Milan

According to Swiss outlet RSI, AC Milan are interested in signing Granit Xhaka in January. It’s widely assumed that Arsenal will look to sell the Switzerland midfielder when the transfer window opens even though he has said in a recent interview that he’ll work hard to get back in Unai Emery’s starting lineup. The 27-year-old […]

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Lacazette: We need to rebuild confidence during Interlull

Alex Lacazette says Arsenal must use the Interlull to rebuild confidence after a terrible four weeks that has seen the club make headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Gunners have recorded just one win in seven games in all competitions, have dropped from third to sixth in the Premier League and seen captain Granit […]

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Kido Taylor-Hart suffers injury frustration

Kido Taylor-Hart went into this season with a reputation for being one of the most talented players in this year’s scholarship intake at Arsenal. The winger, who featured for the U18s while he was still a schoolboy, started the campaign well and found the net against Brighton & Hove Albion but was subsequently stopped in […]

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Xhaka: Abusing me weakens the team

Granit Xhaka says he is targeting a return for club and country and reiterated his call for players and supporters to return to a place of mutual respect claiming the team’s spirit has been weakened by the abuse he received. Since reacting angrily to being jeered off by his own fans against Crystal Palace, the […]

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Ornstein: Arsenal board 100% behind Emery

According to David Ornstein, Arsenal have no intention of sacking Unai Emery before next summer with Josh Kroenke, Raul Sanllehi and Edu all 100 per cent behind their head coach. The Spaniard has a huge mountain to climb if he is to achieve his stated aim of returning the Gunners to the Champions League with […]

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