German football journalist Raphael Honigstein has suggested that Arsenal could retain their long-term interest in Emil Forsberg during this summer’s transfer window. The Sweden international has missed a number of games with RB Leipzig through injury this season, and this has capped off a disappointing campaign for the 26-year-old.
Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes the Gunners are unlikely to finish in the top-four of the Premier League this term, and they will have to place their priority on winning the Europa League in order to attain Champions League football next season.
Former AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti has high hopes for the Rossoneri prior to the end of the season. The San Siro outfit found themselves in a heap during the first half of the campaign as they fell into the lower half of the table despite spending nearly £200m on fresh recruits in the summer.
Former Liverpool midfielder-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Alexis Sanchez has dropped off with his displays over the past couple of games. The Chile international has netted thrice in the last two Premier League appearances, but all of his goals have come in small periods of excellence.
Speaking prior to the West Brom game, Redknapp feels there has been a difference in the Chilean's mentality in recent games, where he has looked out of sorts, he told Sky Sports: "I have noticed a difference in him in the past two games. There was a spell when if you were his team-mate, you’d be disappointed with his workrate. What we love since he has come into this league has been that and his perpetual motion. There has been a drop off."
Arsene Wenger has said that a key tactical change was a major factor behind getting a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the reason not London Derby at Emirates stadium. Shkodran Mustafi scored from a set piece situation in the first half before Alexis Sanchez doubled the advantage before the break. This was a vital result for Arsenal, as it helped them to move within a point of Spurs after 12 matches into the season. A delighted Wenger revealed that it was important that Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and Alexandre Lacazette – three players who had been chosen as the front three – pressed and defended from the front.
Arsenal have been criticised for not performing when it comes to the big matches, as the club has failed time and time again. Yet, they have a good record when it comes to games against Tottenham at home. It was a record that the club managed to preserve in great style. The victory was of paramount importance for this Arsenal team badly in need of a boost in the top four race. After having already missed out on the Champions League last season, the club cannot afford to stay out of the top-level European football for another campaign. After the game, Wenger claimed that his players were mentally and physically better prepared for the game than Spurs.
Liverpool attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed the most embarrassing moment of his professional career which happened during his time at Arsenal in 2014. The game was Arsene Wenger's 1000th in charge of the Gunners, and the result probably remains etched in the minds of the club's faithful.
Arsenal had made the short trip to west London to take on rivals Chelsea, and the game started in the worst possible fashion as Samuel Eto'o and Andre Schurrle handed the Blues a 2-0 lead in just the seventh minute. Things only turned worse for the Gunners as they eventually succumbed to a 6-0 defeat.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Santi Cazorla could return to first-team action with the Gunners before the turn of the year.
The Spain international has been sidelined with an Achilles injury since the 6-0 win over Ludogorets in a Champions League game in October last year.
Former Arsenal midfielder-turned-pundit Stewart Robson is notoriously critical of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger after he decided to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez against his wishes.
The Chile international was expected to be on his way to Manchester City on transfer deadline day, but the Gunners' inability to find a replacement pulled the plug on the proposed deal.
Merseyside and north London are far from each other but anytime Liverpool and Arsenal meet, memorable things happen.
The Reds would not forget what some Gunners’ forwards did, in the last decade and half. Thierry Henry is the obvious one but Andrei Arshavin is another.
For the past 4 years, MesutOzil has been the most expensive signing of Arsenal as the German midfielder joined Arsenal back on September of 2013 for a fee of £42.5 million.
However, there is another player who has recently joined the English Premier League club that has a bigger price tag than MesutOzil.