ARSENAL MISS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SPOT

Arsenal have lost out in the race to make the final four that would have earned them an ticket to the Champions League next season.


The Gunners went into the last game with the fear of losing their usual ticket but they probably prayed that Liverpool lost or draw.

Liverpool went into the final round of games with a point above Arsene Wenger’s menand they won to seal their spot in Europe. This would be the first time in two decades that Arsenal have failed to qualify for the competition.

The fans were hopeful after Hector Bellerin scored the first goal in the game against Everton at Goodison Park under ten minutes. News filtered in that they had the advantage as Liverpool were yet to score against Boro. The Teessiders were already relegated from the top flight so it was a bit surprising.

However, the Reds got the needed confidence boost when GeorginioWihnaldum scored in the stoppage time of the first half. After the break, Jurgen Klopp and his boys sailed to a comfortable 3-0 rout. Liverpool have crumbled before ‘small teams’ this season so it was legitimate fear that they could throw the game when it mattered the most. Continue reading “ARSENAL MISS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SPOT”

WHY SERGE GNABRY LEFT ARSENAL

Serge Gnabry who joined Arsenal in the year 2013 and went on loan to West Bromwich Albion finally ended his contract.


Werder Bremen who were on the chase with bigger clubs, made it known that they had no fear of losing the youngster Serge Gnabry to another team following his impressive start to life at the Weserstadion.

The 21-year old impressed Germany and the fans at the Rio Olympics and decided to leave Arsenal in favor of a return to his homeland ahead of the 2016-17 campaign after he could not make it into the regular first-team football at the Emirates Stadium.

The youngster has in no time become a main target at Werder Bremen and his good awesome performances have seemingly not gone unnoticed with a lot of reports suggesting that the German giants, Bayern Munich have first option to sign the winger.

However, Werder Bremen director Frank Baumann assuredly insisted that Gnabry would not go anywhere else any time soon as he will not want to be benched with his shining form.
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ARSENAL SET TO EDGE LIVERPOOL IN RACE FOR MARIO GOTZE

English teams Arsenal and Liverpool are in a race to sign Bayern Munich’s talented player Mario Gotze.


The German has been getting fewer first team action with incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti not keen in changing that anytime soon. This has left EPL teams scrambling to add the player to their line up.

The player was believed would join up with his former manager at Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp who is now at Liverpool but the German shut down such rumours when he said he would not be going. The Reds are still adamant and want him to join them but Arsenal are reported to also be keen on landing the player this summer.

Arsenal are in a bid to revamp the team after another failed quest at winning the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, despite many attempts. The Sun reveals that Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the player and would be willing to shell out as much as £27million to land the German this summer, so he can contribute to their next attempt. Arsenal is willing to shell out possibly more to land the player, especially after missing out on signing Edinson Cavani as French champions Paris Saint-Germain have offered him a new bumper contract to keep him at the club. Continue reading “ARSENAL SET TO EDGE LIVERPOOL IN RACE FOR MARIO GOTZE”

Theo Walcott is of the view that Arsenal will have to show respect

Theo Walcott is of the view that Arsenal will have to show respect to their opponents in knockouts in Europe, something which they had failed to do the previous season and had paid the price for.

Arsenal had a slightly easier run in the group stage in the Champions League in 2014-15. They won 4 out of their games to get to Round of 16 where they bumped into Monaco whom they did not take seriously at all and the result was an embarrassing defeat of 1-3 in the home leg.

Later, the Gunners bounced back in the return leg, winning it by 2-0 and getting the aggregate score to 3-3, but, because of the fact that they conceded one more goal than the opposition at home, they proved to be the losers of the tie as per the rules of UEFA and suffered elimination.

According to Theo Walcott, one of the leading strikers of the Gunners, everyone has learnt from what happened back then and the mistake is not going to be repeated. Continue reading “Theo Walcott is of the view that Arsenal will have to show respect”

German defensive midfielder is signed by many Clubs

Arsenal, Manchester United and Schalke 04 are some of the top European squads that have shown interest in signing the German defensive midfielder and all of those clubs received a huge boost after receiving the news about the player turning into a free agent at the end of this season.

Sami Khedira is a 27 year old midfielder who has experienced playing in some of the biggest stages and clubs from around the world. FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, La Liga and the Bundesliga are some of the major pieces of silverware that Khedira has acquired throughout his playing career.

Despite all of the experience and everything that Khedira has to offer in the pitch, he has fallen behind in the pecking order of Carlo Ancelotti as the Italian midfielder prefers using using Luka Modric and other players instead of Khedira.

“This is not a decision against Real, but I want to put a new charm in my career and develop myself.” Sami Khedira said as he was talking about his decision to leave the Spanish club. Continue reading “German defensive midfielder is signed by many Clubs”

Abou Diaby

Abou Diaby is a midfielder for the French national side and Arsenal in the English Premier League.  He is a box-to-box midfielder who has been likened to Patrick Vieira because of his tough-tackling, height and lanky physique.  He is on the verge of France’s first team, and earned himself a regular place in Arsenal’s first-team.

Diaby was born in Paris on 11th May 1986, and joined the world-famous Claire Fontaine academy aged just 12 years old.  He started off with Paris Saint-Germain, but fell out with his coaches there and instead opted to move to join Auxerre’s youth ranks, winning the U16 National Championship in the white shirt.

In the summer of 2004, Diaby signed professional forms and became a member of the first team squad aged 18.  His performances in the reserves soon saw him getting games, with his first league appearance coming in August 2004.

After just 10 games for the club (over two seasons) French Manager Arsene Wenger took the £2m plunge and bought the bright young prospect to Arsenal, despite reputed interest from Chelsea.

Diaby joined Arsene Wenger’s revolution in January 2006, and chose the number 2 shirt which is usually reserved for defenders.  At Arsenal, he was able to learn from the likes of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira himself.  He made his debut later that month, and was on his way to becoming a fans favourite when disaster struck – he was injured at the wrong-end of a two-footed lunge, and suffered a broken and dislocated ankle that kept him out of action for 8 months.  His biggest disappointment was missing the Champions League Final 2006 against Barcelona.

Two average seasons followed, again blighted by injuries, but he slowly began to prove himself to the fans and Arsene.  Wenger showed his trust in Diaby when he allowed Gilberto Silva and Mathieu Flamini to move on at the start of 2008/09 without replacing them – telling the Press that he believed the replacement was already at the club.

Since his return to fitness in October 2008, Diaby has featured in the majority of Arsenal’s games, and is now the preferred partner to Cesc Fabregas in Arsenal’s central midfield.

Diaby captained the French U19 squad in the 2005 European Championships, and has since been called up to the French national side, making his debut in March 2007.