Arsene Wenger watched his team suffered a 3-3 draw with West Ham and this has effectively ended their hopes of winning the title.
It would take an astonishing collapse from Leicester City and Tottenham in order to get Arsenal back in the race for the Premier League. As another trophyless campaign beckons for the club, the Frenchman claims that his team is defending against headers left him disappointed. Andy Carroll came up with a hat-trick and he seemed unstoppable against the gunners. Like on numerous occasions in the last decade, Arsenal threw away a two-goal lead and ended up going behind.
It required a second-half goals from Laurent Koscielny in order to at least get a point from their last visit to Upton Park. After keeping a clean sheet in the last two league matches, Arsenal would have been feeling confident going into the game. Wenger sounded reasonably confident about winning the league title this position. The club have now fallen 13 points behind leaders Leicester with only six matches left for Arsenal. Leicester were able to improve their advantage after a 2-0 comfortable victory over Sunderland on Sunday. Wenger was happy with his team’s defensive recordoverall, but he claimed that headers continued to be a weak point. (more…)
Mesut Ozil still remains confident that Arsenal will be able to win the league title this season.
The 2015-16 campaign was seen as Arsenal’s title to lose. For much of the first half of the campaign, Arsenal were the only top team who were performing consistently. This, however, changed abruptly in the second half when Arsenal have fallen way behind leaders Leicester City. Many expected Leicester’s challenge to falter after a few months in the top, but this has not been the case. Claudio Ranieri’s men have been equally consistent in every part of the campaign.
As a result, the unlikely team from Leicester find themselves with a five-point advantage over second placed Tottenham with only seven matches left in the season. Arsenal are a further four points behind in the title race. Even then, Ozil says that the club remain aware that they should take advantage of any points dropped by their rivals. This has been a fantastic season on a personal level for the German midfielder. He is on course to creating a new record of assists in the Premier League. Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry holds the record for making 20 assists in a campaign while Ozil is only two short of this figure. (more…)
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce names that the club will make a decision on the future of defender Emmanuel Eboue when the club returns from a short-term training camp in the Middle East.
The former Arsenal defender has been training with the Wearside club in the last few weeks after having left Turkish outfit Galatasaray last summer. (more…)
After making it through to the quarter-final of the FA Cup courtesy of a 4-0 victory in a replay away to Hull City, Arsenal remain on course to defend the trophy once again. They have the hope of winning the cup for the third consecutive year, something which has not been done in this tournament since Blackburn Rovers in 1886.
Arsenal have recently dropped points in games against Manchester United, Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League which means they are at the time of writing eight points behind leaders Leicester in the table and three adrift of North London rivals Spurs. (more…)
In what is supposedly Arsenal’s best chance at winning the Premier League since the Invincibles in 2014, they are doing a pretty good job at letting their fans down.
After allowing a 5 point gap to appear between themselves and the unlikely leaders, Leicester City, the Gunners once again face an uphill battle in the final stages. If Arsene Wenger fails to steer this team back on course to victory, is it time for someone else to take the reins? (more…)
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Paul Merson has come down hard on Arsene Wenger saying that he has got to win the Premiership at any cost to earn the right to stay in his job.
According to Merson, in case the Gunners fail to become the Champions, it would be hard for Wenger to make a justification to the supporters as to why he didn’t go for the new signings at all last summer.
Merson is also of the opinion that it’s no big deal for a manager to guide Arsenal to top 4 as the squad is good enough to do it itself. There is no astuteness on the part of Wenger in making that happen.
Speaking on television, the Englishman, who played for the Gunners for a long time, from the mid eighties to the late nineties, said, “Arsene Wenger shouldn’t remain in charge if the weaker rivals beat Arsenal to the title.”
“I mean ahead of the season, you come and say there are no signings needed and then, you can’t go past a couple of weaker oppositions to the title. You would just not be able to justify that.” (more…)
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says that he has not yet made a decision on his future, which has raised speculation that he could leave the club when his contract expires in 2017.
Gundogan is one of the important assets for Dortmund, who have been on a decline in recent years. Even when Jurgen Klopp was the manager of the club, a number of top players left Dortmund on a free transfer in order to join arch rivals like Bayern Munich. Along with Marco Reus,Gundogan’s key towards building the next great Dortmund team. At 25 years of age, he has the capability to be the part of the spine for at least a decade.
The great times with the German appears to be coming to an end, as he states that he has not yet made up his mind on signing a new contract with Dortmund. This would likely mean a sale in the summer since the club would not want to lose another player on a free transfer. It was only recently that they succumbed to the loss of Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich in similar circumstances.Gundogan was persuaded to sign a new two-year contract only in 2017. The lack of a lengthy deal has been a major reason behind the speculation. (more…)
We’re midway through February and Arsenal are still in with a chance of winning not one, not two but three major trophies this season. Okay, so the Champions League is the most difficult of the three but a Premier League-FA Cup double certainly isn’t beyond the realms of possibility. After ten barren years without a trophy, Arsenal have won the FA Cup in each of the last two seasons but fans want more this season – and rightly so.
This season’s Premier League title race could be one of the closest in recent history as four teams all have a strong chance of getting their hands on the trophy this season.
Following Arsenal’s 2-1 victory at home to Leicester, where they came from 1-0 down at half-time to win the game thanks to a stoppage time winner from Danny Welbeck, the Gunners have reduced their deficit behind the league leaders and are nicely poised going into the final third of the campaign. (more…)
Arsenal’s recent Premier League results have been disappointing to say the least as Arsene Wenger’s players have had to settle with draws against Southampton, Liverpool and Stoke City while suffering a defeat against Chelsea in their league matches of January.
Out of these 4 matches, Arsenal had the possibility of collecting a total of 12 points but only gathered 3 points which is a huge amount of points that were dropped and allowed Leicester City on being able to secure the top spot of the English League.