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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 […]


Emery: I took off Ceballos because it was very hot

Unai Emery says part of the reason he took off Dani Ceballos in the second half of the 2-2 draw with Watford is because it was very hot. The midfielder comes from basically the hottest part of Spain, so is well used to high temperatures, but the head coach insisted the team needed fresh legs […]

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Watford 2-2 Arsenal – player ratings

watford 2-2 arsenal 2019Two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal in a comfortable position, taking a 2-0 lead into the half-time break. We don’t know what Unai Emery said at the break, but we’re guessing it was something like ‘Good eebening, now go out and shit the bed’. That second half was as bad as anything we’ve ever […]

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Emery: We can grow up with these mistakes

Unai Emery says Arsenal will learn from today’s 2-2 draw with Watford after they were bullied out of three points by an abject second half performance. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a brace to put the Gunners on course for a win but horrific defending, namely from experienced centre-back duo Sokratis and David Luiz, allowed the hosts […]

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Xhaka: We were scared

Granit Xhaka says Arsenal paid the price for a terrible second half performance that saw them running scared of Watford. The Gunners, despite a disjointed showing, went into the break in a commanding position courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace but the home side pounced on individual errors to deservedly draw level. After the game, Xhaka […]

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Report: Watford 2-2 Arsenal (inc. goals)

Result: Watford 2-2 Arsenal Competition: Premier League Date: 15 September 2019 Venue: Vicarage Road Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ozil, Aubameyang, Pepe Subs: Martinez, Chambers, Torreira, Willock, Nelson, Saka, Martinelli   Arsenal squandered a two-goal half time advantage as errors by Sokratis and David Luiz allowed a dominant Watford to grab their first […]

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Ozil & Ceballos start: Watford v Arsenal team enws

Arsenal Team News 2019Arsenal take on training ground neighbours Watford in our first game back after an interminably dull Interlull. Following yesterday’s wins by Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Sp*rs, three points is a must. Here’s the team that Unai Emery has selected. Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ozil, Aubameyang, Pepe Subs: Martinez, Chambers, […]

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Holding steps up comeback with 90 minutes in U23s win

Rob Holding has taken another step towards a first team comeback by getting 90 minutes under his belt for the U23s. The centre-half played the full game as Steve Bould’s side beat Leicester 2-1 at the Emirates. Having returned to training during the summer, and now taking a full part in first team sessions, it’s […]

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Manchester United Women v Arsenal Preview

Arsenal Women Match PreviewTHE LOWDOWN Arsenal travel to Leigh for a third game in eight days having collected three points on the opening day against West Ham and comfortably beaten Fiorentina in the Champions League in Florence. Joe Montemurro’s side will play the weekend’s final fixture with Chelsea and Manchester City playing their fixtures on Sunday and both […]

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