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Midfield issues more complicated than just adding Wilshere + Ramsey hate/Europa League draw After a disappointing away day at Southampton on Sunday, we don't have long to wait to have the chance to put that right, with another game on the road. It's West Ham at the Freebie Stadium tomorrow night, and Arsene Wenger has got some thinking to do about his team.
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Arsenal star threatens to leave club in January transfer window Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud admits he could quit the club in January as he bids to get his hopes of a spot in France's World Cup squad up and running again. The Frenchman is yet to start a league match for Arsenal this year and has mostly been used in the Gunners' Europa League campaign.
Potter: Getting Arsenal in the Europa League is a fantastic draw "Fantastic draw! I wanted to get a really big team," said the Englishman. "I think it is really cool to be going home to England and meeting one of the best teams in the Premier League. "Now we are really underdogs." Östersunds qualified for the knock-out stages by coming in second-place in their group, level on points with Athletic Bilbao.
Deal Close - Arsenal Ready To Make Swap Deal With 26-Year-old Attacker According to reports from the Daily Star, Real Madrid are ready to do business with Arsenal in the January transfer window with reports suggesting a swap deal could be on the table for Lucas Vazquez to Arsenal with Alexis Sanchez to Real Madrid.
Giroud will leave Arsenal if the right offer comes along Arsene Wenger has stated that Olivier Giroud will not be leaving Arsenal in January whatever happens, but it would appear that he has changed his tune since the summer - when he asked the French Number 9 to find a new club after the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsene Wenger attempting to keep contract-rebel Mesut Ozil at Arsenal The Gunners looked resigned to losing the German and fellow contract-rebel Alexis Sanchez either for a cut-price in January or on a free next summer. Both players' current Arsenal deals expire at the end of the season and the duo have been heavily linked with moves to fellow Premier League clubs.
Transfer news: Chelsea to ambush Arsenal and Liverpool approach for Thomas Lemar However, the Premier League duo will also face competition from Chelsea, who are said to have made contact with Monaco about a potential move for Lemar. It is claimed Arsene Wenger still regards Lemar as his first-choice target to replace Sanchez, should he leave in the January transfer window.
Billy Reid targeting Arsenal upset with Europa League shock troops Ostersund That's just the way it is. "During the six home games in Europe we've had five clean sheets, so why shouldn't be confident of getting a result? "I don't know how many Scottish people have seen us play but how we play has revolutionised Swedish football.
Arsenal news: Olivier Giroud wants January loan over World Cup fears But Arsenal were indebted to Giroud on Sunday as he came off the bench to score a late equaliser against Southampton. It was the Frenchman's 17th league goal as a sub but without more starts, his place in Didier Deschamps's France squad is at risk.
Confirmed: Arsenal bookies favourites to sign this Man Utd star in January Arsenal are the bookies' shock favourites to land unsettled Manchester United star Sergio Romero. Romero has had to settle for a handful of appearances this season behind first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea. De Gea's superb form as seen Romero feature in just six Premier League games since joining United from Sampdoria in July 2015.
Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette a product of Arsene Wenger's past They have never spend more money than what they spent on Alexandre Lacazette. Naturally, we are therefore expecting the world of him, yet even though he hasn't necessarily given us "the world" it's safe to say we should all be satisfied. Arsene Wenger should be satisfied all the more.
Europa League success won't keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal - Alan Smith "I think if they are in seventh position with no chance of getting into the Champions League spots then yes, he will probably do that in the latter stages, if they are still there." Arsenal take on West Ham tomorrow evening.
10 amazing facts about Arsenal that you may not know There is little doubt that Arsenal are one of, if not the best team in the world - after all, that is why you are on this site!
Arsenal 'agree £35.3million deal for Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi' Arsenal have agreed a £35.3million deal for Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi. That is according to Spanish outlet El Gol, who a deal to take the former Blackburn man to the Emirates could be tied up during the January transfer window. The package would reportedly be made up of a £32.7million transfer fee, plus £2.6million in bonuses.
Arsenal favourites to sign Manchester United keeper Sergio Romero and more transfer rumours Arsenal are favourites to land Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the January transfer window - according to the bookies.
Sergio Aguero can join Real Madrid if Man City sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and more transfer rumours Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could be allowed to leave the club, according to the latest transfer gossip. However the 29-year-old will only be sold if the Blues can secure the signature of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez first, apparently.
Wenger admits he was unhappy with Sanchez after Southampton game Stats showed that despite Alexis Sanchez providing the assist for Olivier Giroud's equalizer against Southampton, the Chilean also played a part against us as he reportedly gave the ball away a record 32 times.
West Ham v Arsenal: Paul Merson gives his prediction for Premier League clash Arsenal are yet to win in the league this month but Merson insists they'll end that run against David Moyes' side, as he predicts a 3-1 away win. "West Ham are a bag of revels," he told Sky Sports. "I watched them play at Everton, and they were absolutely slaughtered.
Arsenal Closing In On A Deal To Sign Andre Silva This January AC Milan striker Andre Silva is back on the radar of Arsenal. Le 10 Sport says the Italian club pipped Arsenal to the £33m signing of the Portuguese striker during the summer but he is yet to score a league goal for his new club.
Wenger confirm another huge Injury blow ahead of West Ham clash That's why it's sometimes a big gamble when you early." Ramsey will join Mustafi on the sidelines as Arsenal set to take on West Ham in a crucial London derby. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.
Aaron Ramsey injury allows Arsene Wenger to reconfigure Arsenal Arsenal were disappointed to drop two points at Southampton on Sunday, and the loss of Aaron Ramsey to a hamstring problem merely compounded their misery. However, while the Wales international will undoubtedly be missed, manager Arsene Wenger must seize upon the opportunity to reshuffle his first team.
Ostersunds defender Mensah unfazed by Arsenal in Europa League Ghanaian and Ostersunds FK defender Samuel Mensah believes their game against Arsenal in the Europa League round of 32 will be a big experience for him and his teammates. The Allsvenskan side have had a fairytale campaign so far, finishing as Group J winners and becoming the first Swedish club to reach the knockout stage.
Are Arsenal's defenders easy pickings? Alan Shearer has claimed that Southampton pinpointed weaknesses in Arsenal's defence this weekend, and Charlie Austin highlighted their failings with him goal in the opening minutes of the match,.
Giroud confirm his Arsenal January exit - Reports Olivier Giroud has sensationally claimed he would be open to a loan move next month and suggests his national team coach wants him to move away from Arsenal. Giroud came off the bench for Arsenal on Sunday to salvage a point against Southampton.
Daily Mail: Star winger give final verdict on transfer to Arsenal in January The French tactician then lined up Monaco's Thomas Lemar for Sanchez on deadline day, but was worried about how little time he would have to strike a deal and pulled out. Sterling has been instrumental in City's sensational season to date which sees them unbeaten in 16 Premier League games and eleven points ahead of Manchester United.
Redstone Arsenal employees hone leadership skills in renowned pr - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL They spent nearly a year of studying and training and on Monday, dozens of Redstone Arsenal employees were recognized for taking their leadership skills to the next level. The Aviation and Missile Command honored 53 Redstone employees as they graduated from the LIFT Program - the "Leader Investment For Tomorrow" program.
Arsenal preparing one final offer in effort to keep Ozil in North London It's now or never as far as Arsenal's hopes of keeping Mesut Ozil are concerned, according to the Mirror, which reports that the Gunners will make one more attempt to persuade him to sign a new deal. Ozil, out of contract in the summer, has been linked with both Manchester United and Barcelona.
Goodbye Alexis Sanchez As Arsenal Agree £50M Bid This January Once again, a possible £50 million-plus Sanchez transfer to the Etihad is destined to be a right royal tug-of war. Even though the 28-year-old Chilean's contract with Arsenal is up next summer it seems Arsene Wenger will dig his heels in again. And that despite the fact that the player will be available on a free at the end of the season.
Arsenal: Demand of Steven N'Zonzi exposes transfer policy Players are already being linked to the club with one of them being Steven N'zonzi, but the link exposes the linger of the transfer policy. In order to communicate my point with this statement, you have to rewind to the summer of 2015 transfer window for a moment.
Report confirm French star has made a decision regarding Arsenal January move Olivier Giroud reportedly would prefer to stay in London if he leaves Arsenal in the January transfer window. Giroud has become something of the forgotten man at the Emirates and he is still waiting to make his first Premier League appearance of the campaign.
Surely Ramsey's injury will help Wilshere become an Arsenal first teamer now Wenger finally listened and put him on for the last 20 minutes of the game, and Jack, who has been begging Wenger to give him some top League playing time to help him get into Gareth Southgate's England team, finally got a chance to impress. Wilshere was his usual aggressive self and he now needs to build up his top flight match fitness.
Mesut Ozil, Arsenal Contract Talks Rumoured, £275,000-a-Week Deal Offered Arsenal are reportedly planning one final attempt to get Mesut Ozil to sign to a new deal having already offered him a £275,000-a-week contract without success.
Arsenal team news: Expected Gunners line up to face West Ham But who could start for Arsenal against West Ham? Take a look through the gallery above to see our predicted XI!
Arsenal v Ostersunds: Will Sweden's Winter City catch them cold? Britain may be in the grip of a cold snap but the December chill is nothing compared with what Alexandre Lacazette, Jack Wilshere and Co will face when they travel to Sweden’s Winter City.
Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez for Man City star Raheem Sterling? Shay Given gives his verdict "Maybe the summer link with Arsenal - the swap deal with Sanchez - has given Sterling a bit of a wake-up call. "I think he's shown to Guardiola and a lot of fans up and down the country what a top player he is." But the Newcastle icon did admit that Sanchez would only add to the squad.
Arsenal news: Oliver Giroud reveals who could influence his decision on Gunners future The equaliser was Giroud's 17th top flight goal coming off the bench, drawing level with the Premier League record held by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It also once again raised the question on Giroud's future, who is yet to start a league game for Arsenal this season.
Petr Cech: Arsenal need to address slow Premier League starts Eight days earlier Arsene Wenger's side found themselves 2-0 down to Manchester United with just 11 minutes on the clock. United went on to win that game 3-1 while Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head home a late equaliser to earn Arsenal a share of the spoils with a 1-1 draw at St Mary's.
Arsenal to offer Ozil new deal amid Man Utd and Barcelona interest Midfielder Mesut Ozil has impressed in recent weeks and the Gunners are not giving up hope of persuading the Germany international to pen a new contract to stay at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere reveals he is planning for life after retirement by getting his coaching qualifications Jack Wilshere is taking his coaching badges. The Arsenal and England midfielder has revealed he wants to bring through future generations of talent at the Emirates and is keen to get his qualifications now.
Arsenal launch final attempt to re-sign Mesut Ozil with the January transfer window just 3 weeks away Arsenal still believe the issue is in the balance and Wenger recently backtracked on suggesting he might sell Ozil or Sanchez in January by insisting they will not cash in. The figures are likely to go up as Ozil's deal runs down, while Sanchez is a target for Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech slams his team-mates after slow starts in recent Premier League matches PETR CECH slammed his Arsenal team-mates for their sluggish starts in recent matches. The Gunners were handed a favourable Europa League draw on Monday with a trip to Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the last 32. In the past few weeks, the North Londoners have been undone by conceding early goals.
Premier League predictions: Lawro v Rick Witter and Joe Johnson from Shed Seven Mark Lawrenson takes on Rick Witter and Joe Johnson from indie band Shed Seven in the latest round of Premier League matches.
Man indicted in Picatinny kickback scheme A Pennsylvania man has been indicted for conspiring to defraud the United States through repeated bribes and contractor kickbacks related to renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst at Fort Dix. Acting U.S. Attorney William E.
Not Liverpool - Julian Draxler Set To Complete Dream Move To Arsenal Arsenal and Liverpool are going head-to-head to bring Paris Ssaint-Germain outcast Julian Draxler to England in January. The Mirror says the French club have alerted Premier League clubs that they are willing to sell at least one of their first-team squad when the window opens to help them comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.
Gero: It's fantastic to draw Arsenal in the Europa League "Wow, it was absolutely a great draw for us, it's going to be a top and crazy game because we are playing against one of the best teams in the world," 24-year-old told All Nigeria Soccer. "Alex Iwobi is absolutely a great player and he been doing an amazing job for the nation.
Arsenal: Diagnosing the symptoms, not the problem In the last three games, Arsenal have committed basic, defensive errors that have led to either goals or chances that perhaps should have been goals. They were fortunate against Huddersfield Town, for example, who lacked the requisite cutting-edge in the final third to capatalise.
Wilkins: Arsenal Invincibles would comfortably beat Man City Ray Wilkins, though, believes that the league is too competitive for City to stay unbeaten, and says Arsenal's Invincible team would beat them comfortably. "They are a wonderfully gifted team but with the current game and how competitive the league is, it would be incredibly difficult in this climate," he told Sporting Bet.
Ostersund player and Manchester United nut Jamie Hopcutt bidding to dump Arsenal out of Europe The Swedish minnows - managed by former York defender Graham Potter - have landed the two-legged showdown with the Gunners after making it through to the knockout stages of the competition for the first time.
PSG jump to head of queue for Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez Paris Saint Germain have jumped into the lead in the battle for unsettled Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez. The Mirror says the Chile star's contract at Arsenal runs out in May, and the striker is unlikely to sign a new deal. It means the 28-year-old can sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside of England - and PSG are ready to move in.
Thomas Lemar Sety To Become Arsenal's First January Signing After HUGE BID Arsenal are preparing a new bid for AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The Daily Mail says the new offer will be well below the £90million they offered in August. They bid £90m for Lemar in a desperate last week of the transfer window, which also saw Alexis Sanchez's £60m move to City fall through.
Watford will be too good for Crystal Palace, says former Arsenal and England man Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson reckons Watford will be too good for bottom side Crystal Palace when the two sides meet at Selhurst Park tomorrow. The Hornets travel to south London looking to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday as they look to continue their impressive form so far this season.
Hargreaves: Europa League is Arsenal's best route to the Champions League With Arsenal currently in fifth place and the Premier League's top four growing increasingly competitive, Hargreaves believes that the Gunners' most straight-forward route back into the Champions League is to win the Europa League. "They'll be one of the favourites obviously," he said on BT Sport.
Arsenal involved in eight way tussle for Swiss Under 21 hotshot Napoli and Sevilla have joined Arsenal and a number of other clubs in tracking Basel striker Dimitri Oberlin, according to TMW.
West Ham vs Arsenal: How Gunners can profit from Hammers win over Chelsea - Paul Merson And that is where Arsenal can benefit further from Chelsea's defeat on Saturday. "West Ham are a bag of revels," Merson told Sky Sports. "I watched them play at Everton, and they were absolutely slaughtered. They were so poor. "They then could have got a result at Man City then they beat Chelsea.
Arsenal told how much to pay for Jankto's signature Arsenal and Everton have been watching the 21-year-old and will have been impressed by his performances in Serie A this season. According to Gazzetta dello Sport via talkSPORT, Arsenal will need to pay £22m if they want to sign him in January. Juventus and AC Milan have also been linked, but Jankto reportedly has a desire to go abroad.
Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal finalise deal for £33m midfielder; Man Utd target asks for £53m move Arsenal are said to have wrapped up a £33m January deal already, while Man Utd have been given a major boost in efforts to land a big-money target, according to Monday's European papers. Arsenal have already agreed a deal to sign Steven N'Zonzi from Sevilla, according to reports in Spain.
Graham Potter on Ostersund's 'David and 10 Goliaths' Arsenal fairytale Arsene Wenger has been leading Arsenal for longer than Ostersunds FK have been in existence and so you could understand how their manager, Graham Potter, does not think that even the term 'David and Goliath' does full justice to yesterday's Europa League draw.
Sutton calls out Keown for unfair criticism of Özil Sutton had a go at Keown for those comments on BT Sport, saying: "You know who's been good for Arsenal in recent weeks, and you can have Martin Keown here telling you everything that Mesut Özil does wrong, but I'll tell you he does a lot of things, a lot of things right.
Arsenal keep repeating the same mistakes…. Each round we are reminded of how badly change is needed at this club. by Konstantin Mitov. Arsenal drew against Southampton. I'd say we got that little bit of luck we didn't against Man United, but there is something that's so obvious. Repeated mistakes.
Arsenal reportedly 'have agreed' to £35.3m deal for French international Arsenal "have agreed" to pay €37m, and €3m in bonuses for Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, according to El Gol Digital.
Arsenal: Hector Bellerin not the loss he used to be But if done astutely, and with the money being smartly reinvested, selling can be an intelligent and advancing ploy. Chelsea, for example, have always sold well, boasting a high turnover of players. But they regularly compete for titles and trophies, winning the Premier League twice in the last three years.
Nelson: I'll be working hard to get into the first-team next year While celebrating his 18th birthday, the teenager took to Twitter to thank everyone for their support, as well as insist that, as an athlete, he wouldn't be drinking to celebrate the big day. Whatever you say, Reiss. "Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday," he said.
Wenger blow: Forward confirms he's considering leaving Arsenal in January Olivier Giroud has delivered a blow to Arsene Wenger after confirming he'll consider his future at Arsenal during the January transfer window. Giroud has lost his starting position to summer signing Alexandre Lacazette and has been consigned to impact roles from the bench in the league this season.
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Arsenal want to make 22-year-old winger as first January signing According to reports, Arsenal are interested in signing Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window. Reports suggest Wenger will rekindle his interest for the Monaco midfielder as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez who is yet to sign a contract extension with the Gunners.
Cech: Giroud rewards Wenger's faith in the whole squad Cech believes that Wenger's faith in having a large squad is rewarded when players like Giroud come on and score with minutes left on the clock. Giroud is yet to make a start in the Premier League this season but has been brought on as a substitute 13 times and scored four goals.
Official done deal: Arsenal confirm and announce new deal ahead of January Arsenal have made a double contract announcement on their official club website. But Gunners fans who are hoping it concerns star men Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be left disappointed. Instead, Arsenal have agreed deals to keep two of their youngsters at the club.
Arsenal reignite their pursuit of £31m rated Serie A ace Arsenal have revived their move for Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Rai Sport. The TV channel report that the Gunners have sent scouts to watch the Colombian international in action recently, but they will face stiff resistance from Juve who see the 29 year old as an integral part of the team.
Wilkins: Wilshere needs to leave Arsenal Jack Wilshere has yet to start a game in the Premier League this season, but has featured regularly in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League. The midfielder faces a tough time getting back into the England squad ahead of the World Cup in the summer.
Cech: Careless starts making life difficult "We could have been 3-0 down after 10 minutes again, and I think this is something we need to improve because in this league, if you give other teams the advantage in the first five minutes, you make it far more difficult for yourselves. "We were lucky to get a point, even if we deserved to get one in the end, because we put them under pressure.
Man Utd fan keen to end Arsenal's Europa League dreams Self-confessed Manchester United fan Jamie Hopcutt has an extra incentive to help Ostersund write another chapter in their remarkable recent history by sinking Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Arsenal target set to agree £22m This January Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga is said to be ready to complete a move to Real Madrid this January when the transfer window officially opens.
Wilshere could start against West Ham after Ramsey injury Wilshere came on in the 69th minute during Arsenal's 1-1 draw against Southampton when the Gunners were still 1-0 behind. The midfielder instantly gave the team more purpose going forward and improved our creativity from deep, which Granit Xhaka has been struggling to do this term.
Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter welcomes Arsenal Europa League tie The unheralded Englishman who has helped to transform Ostersunds from Swedish fourth division side to Europa League contenders has welcomed the prospect of a David and Goliath tie against Arsenal. The Gunners have been drawn against giant-killing Ostersunds in what is - on paper at least - one of the mismatches of the Europa League last 32.
Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Olivier Giroud Rumours, Jack Wilshere Comments Olivier Giroud has said he will consider leaving Arsenal in Janaury, as his thoughts turn to winning a place in France's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer. Manager Arsene Wenger has continued to use him as an impact substitute, but the 31-year-old has admitted he is musing over his immediate future at the Emirates Stadium.
Missed opportunity for Filbey as Liverpool game suffers postponement There are currently 22 first-team players signed, but multiple injuries have opened the door for Filbey to get a chance. She has recently made her first-team debut against Millwall, albeit in a bizarre right centre-back position. Anna is a central attacking-midfielder who can play as a winger or centre-forward as seen with the England u19s.
Arsenal: 3 changes Arsene Wenger must make after Saints draw He does not look for the easy option, keeping the ball for keeping the ball's sake. His first thought is an attacking one, both when he is in possession and in his movement out of possession. And with Aaron Ramsey now potentially out of the line-up with a hamstring problem, there is a clear and obvious position for Wilshere to be fielded at.
Arsenal given boost as Serie A giants make £33.5m signing available for loan AC Milan striker Andre Silva will be made available for loan in the January transfer window, according to La Stampa. The Portuguese international was only signed from Porto in the summer for €38m but has struggled for form in Serie A.
Wilshere: Giroud is one of the best strikers in the Premier League Giroud came off the bench and scored yet again when Arsenal drew 1-1 with Southampton on Sunday afternoon. Wilshere, who also came off the bench to help Arsenal get back into the game, believes that being able to call on strikers like Giroud shows what a strong squad Arsenal have.
Arsenal transfer news: Olivier Giroud fails to rule out move away in January despite Arsene Wenger's claims he will stay "It won't be easy to find the right solution and take the right decision, but we'll look at the opportunities." Giroud has an exceptional record for Les Bleus - netting 29 times in 69 appearances - and is seventh on the list all the all-time goalscorers in the French national side.
We've hit peak banter era: Ostersunds mock Wenger after Europa League draw Arsenal have been drawn against FK Ostersunds in the last-32 of the Europa League and we'll forgive you for not knowing the first thing about the Swedish minnows.
Ostersund’s Arsenal fan Ronald Mukiibi plans ‘a few words’ with Arsène Wenger After Arsenal were paired with Ostersund in the Europa League, the Swedish side’s defender Ronald Mukiibi – a lifelong Gunners fan – said he would quiz Arsène Wenger on his decisions.
Petr Cech bemoans Arsenal's sluggish starts to games Petr Cech admits Arsenal need to address their slow starts in the Premier League. The Gunners fell behind early at Southampton as Charlie Austin gave the hosts a third-minute lead.
How ISIL produced its cruel arsenal of explosives on an industrial scale Detonating cord used in improvised explosive devices was measured and allotted down to the centimetre, Spleeters said. When a stock ran out, management would fill out a request form for more. The material would be resupplied. McInally said the group's armament production appeared centralized and carefully considered.
Five talking points from Arsenal's awful week…… We have seen all what is good and most importantly, the bad things about Arsenal's play. 1) What formation should we use? We seem more confused than ever, 3 at the back, 4 at the back or 5 at the back. Right now I'm not sure, I don't even know what to say?
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says Gunners must cut out their slow starts in the Premier League Petr Cech admits Arsenal need to address their slow starts in the Premier League. The Gunners fell behind early at Southampton as Charlie Austin gave the hosts a third-minute league following some indecisive Arsenal defending. Eight days earlier Arsene Wenger's side found themselves 2-0 down to Manchester United with just 11 minutes on the clock.
Five times in 12 starts Attacker Closing In On January Move To Arsenal Novara attacker Alessio Da Cruz is attracting Premier Leage interest. The Mirror says Arsenal are among a clutch of Premier League clubs to have made checks on Da Cruz. Da Cruz, 20, has been impressing since joining Serie B side Novara this season, scoring five times in 12 starts.
Report: Sevilla open to N'Zonzi sale Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool have all been linked with a move for him in January, and should be able to get him if they pay his £35mil release clause, according to Sevilla president Jose Castro. "The coaches do not count on him and we have to respect their work.
Europa League 32: Arsenal Lands Ostersunds FK NYON, Switzerland AC Milan's hunt for the only European title it lacks will continue against Ludogorets Razgrad in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Graham Potter can enhance his reputation against Arsenal When you say the name Graham Potter, people would be forgiven for thinking that he runs a north west nightclub with bouncers by the name of Max and Paddy on the door. Oh sorry, that is the fictional Peter Kay character, Brian Potter.
Arsenal hold new career fears for Santi Cazorla Arsenal have new career fears for Santi Cazorla. The Daily Mail says Cazorla may not resume his playing career as it emerged the midfielder has undergone another operation.
Belgian outfit lining up January swoop for Arsenal stopper Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is a target for Belgian side Club Brugge, according to Proximus TV. The Jupiler Pro League club are actively seeking a first choice keeper, and have narrowed down their search to two players: Ospina and KAS Eupen stopper Hendrik Van Crombrugge.
Ech: We need to start better The Gunners may have been able to turn things round against the likes of Everton and Swansea, but Manchester United and Southampton are much more likely to hit you on the counter and punish you further.
Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Liverpool eye left-back; Real offer Arsenal swap Real Madrid want Alexis Sanchez to play in the Champions League and are ready to offer a player in exchange, while a Bundesliga full-back is being scouted by Liverpool and Man Utd, all in the Euro papers. Real Madrid reportedly want to sign Alexis Sanchez in January because he can play in the Champions League.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hilariously trolled by Swedish minnows Ostersunds following Europa League last-32 draw ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger was hilariously trolled by Swedish minnows Ostersunds following Monday's Europa League last-32 draw. While the Frenchman, 68, may well be one of the smartest men in football, he has had some issues down the years. …Most notably with that long, puffer jacket.
Statistics highlight how bad Alexis was against Southampton Alexis has been poor this season since his move to Manchester City fell through over the summer, despite everyone claiming that he's really professional etc etc. And his performance against the Saints summed up his attitude during the previous 15 games.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi defended by unlikely Arsenal legend Michy Batshuayi's use of a hot water bottle to keep warm while on the bench for Chelsea's defeat to West Ham at the weekend was widely mocked. Many suggested it was a step up from the wimps who wear gloves on cold days. However, former Premier League hard-man Martin Keown has emerged as an unlikely defender of the Chelsea striker.
City's win over United proves that Mourinho is the real checkbook manager I watched Man City demolish Manchester United at Old Trafford and I think it's fair to say that I haven't seen football like that since 2005 and honestly, I've never seen better football in my life than yesterday's win by Man City. In 2005, Arsenal were the reigning champs, having just come off their Invincibles season.
Ostersund v Arsenal. Welcome to the most wonderful fairy story in football. Arsenal will play Ostersund in the next Europa Cup round on February in Sweden and at the Ems on February 22. It is, I suspect, a dream draw for the club, although let me say at once I don't have a Swedish correspondent to check this with. If I have made mistakes in what follows, please do correct it, and accept my apologies.
Enrique to turn down Arsenal for Chelsea switch Enrique has been out of management since resigning from Barcelona last season. According to Don Balon via Tribal Football, Arsenal approached Enrique about potentially replacing Arsene Wenger. However, he reportedly turned Arsenal down to keep himself free for the Chelsea job.
Arsenal Enter Advance Talks With Lyon Over First January Signing Arsenal are in talks with Lyon star Nabil Fekir. The Daily Star says the Gunners have identified Fekir to replace Alexis Sanchez, who is expected to leave the Emirates next summer. Negotiations are already underway. Both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are out of contract at the end of the campaign and are yet to put pen to paper on fresh terms.
Ostersunds Brilliantly Troll Arsenal On Twitter Following Europa League Draw Swedish side Ostersunds, managed by Englishman Graham Potter, facing Arsenal is one of the more romantic ties which came out of the Europa League last 32 draw on Monday. The Allsvenskan club are in just their second top flight season having been promoted in 2015.
FK Ostersunds English coach and how his style has delivered so much success I'm not saying we should hire him, I'm just saying Gazidis needs to look at his squad, our resources, the personalities, and the style of play the fans demand… and make a hire built around that. Versus hiring a stable name like Mourinho, Koeman or Big Sam.
The damning stats that suggest Alexis Sanchez's level of performance for Arsenal is drastically declining Whatever happens in January, the common consensus is that this will be Alexis Sanchez's final season at Arsenal. With the Chilean's contract running down and vultures circling and hoping to pick him up for a bargain fee, Sanchez's days at the Emirates look to be numbered.
Wilkins: It's sad and embarrassing Özil and Sanchez stayed at Arsenal But fans have spent years talking about how the money doesn't matter, and that the board should be willing to make financial sacrifices to succeed. So from that point of view, it was a good move. As for the comments about Mesut Özil, it's nothing we haven't heard a thousand times before.
Deep dive - Kroenke & Usmanov: The men behind the names Over the past six years, Kroenke's ownership of Arsenal, however, has left many fans disillusioned and calling for a change. Alisher Usmanov is often the man that fans call for to take over the club, a man that has always tried to portray himself as a man of the fans, but is the Russian business magnate really a better option?
'It's very humbling to bring so much joy' Listen to exclusive interviews with Per Mertesacker, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott on the latest Arsenal Weekly podcast.
Is West Ham vs Arsenal on TV? Live stream, team news and kick-off time for Premier League clash at the London Stadium Or stay with us on SunSport where we will have LIVE updates from this game and all of Wednesday's Premier League action. SHKODRAN MUSTAFI is set to return to the Gunners side after sustaining a thigh problem against Manchester United.
Chelsea join Arsenal in the race for Golovin Despite already boasting some of the Premier League's best midfielders, Chelsea are allegedly looking to sign Golovin for £15m in January. The 21-year-old, who has until June 2021 on his contract in Russia, was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer.
Arsenal: There's one obvious solution to Aaron Ramsey injury There is one, obvious solution to the problem. It is one that has been talked about all year long. We have been patiently waiting for Wenger to make the personnel move. Many, myself included, thought that it would have happened before now. But it hasn't.
"I'm Frustrated, I Want To Complete Arsenal Transfer Giroud's starts have been limited this season to the Gunners' Europa League and Carabao Cup teams. And in Germany he is being linked with Bayern Munich today.
Ostersunds FK take to Twitter to troll Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after drawing Gunners in Europa League Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK wasted absolutely no time trolling Arsenal after drawing them in the Europa League. The Gunners took to Twitter to acknowledge the last-32 tie, and posted a quick "see you soon" message to the Ostersund-based outfit.
Atletico Madrid favourites to win Europa League ahead of Arsenal Atletico Madrid have been installed as favourites to win the Europa League after the Round of 32 draw pitted them against FC Copenhagen.
Arsenal Draw FK Ostersunds The draw for the last 32 of the Europa League was made earlier this afternoon. Having won their group, Arsenal were seeded for the draw and having been selected to face Swedish club FK Ostersunds, they will head abroad for the first leg on February 15.
Olivier Giroud on bench shows Arsenal have strength in depth - Jack Wilshere France international Giroud headed home with two minutes remaining to cancel out Charlie Austin's opener on Sunday. Giroud has not started a Premier League game this season, with boss Arsene Wenger preferring club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette up front, but he has made an impressive contribution from the bench, scoring four league goals.
Daniel Sturridge considers move abroad as he struggles for game time THE TRANSFER COLUMN: Liverpool striker Sturridge, who sat out Sunday's Merseyside derby with a slight hamstring injury, has been fit for the majority of the season.
Arsenal Leading The Race For Sensational midfielder To Replace Mesut Ozil Arsenal remain in the hunt for Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto. The Czech Republic international has been on the Gunners' radar since the summer where there were reports that he was set to move to the Emirates Stadium. Calciomercato.com says a number of big clubs are currently watching Jankto.
Top Targets Arsenal Could Sign on Pre-Contract Agreements in January The January transfer window will open on New Year's Day. That will inevitably lead to Arsenal fans urging the club to add immediate reinforcements to the squad. However, January is also a time for forward planning; at that point, the Gunners will be able to enter negotiations to sign foreign-based players on free transfers.
Arsenal could make an approach for ter Stegen Arsenal have joined Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in making an approach for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. That's according to Don Balon, who report that ter Stegen has a £158m release clause and that Barcelona do not want to sell one of their star players.
Arsenal draw Östersunds FK in last 32 of Europa League Arsenal largely avoided a tough opponent - at least, on paper - earlier today when they were drawn with Swedish club Östersunds FK in the last 32 of the Europa League. Östersunds will host the first leg on February 15th, with the return match at The Emirates on February 22nd.
Ostersund defender Ronald Mukiibi looking forward to Arsenal tie Ostersund defender Ronald Mukiibi hopes to get his opportunity to quiz Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger about some of his team selections when the mismatched clubs meet in the Europa League.
Potter delighted by underdog Ostersunds' trip to Arsenal "It is insane. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined facing Arsenal in the knockout stages of the Europa League when I signed for Ostersunds," Ghoddos said. "We drew the best team straight away. Now we will look forward to this match. There will be no chance to just relax during the, we will be training hard."
Arsene Wenger has insisted Olivier Giroud is not for sale in January Arsene Wenger has insisted that Olivier Giroud will not be sold by Arsenal in the Premier League's January transfer window, despite the star only really seeing game time coming off the bench this season.
Real Madrid plan £26.5m move for Alexis in January Don Balon write that Madrid think an offer of £26.5m would be enough to convince the Gunners to let go of the Chilean, with just six months left on his Arsenal deal. That would be significantly cheaper than what Inter Milan want for Mauro Icardi.
Wenger frustrated with Arsenal's attackers and Southampton's time wasting There was much frustration about yesterday for the Arsenal fans, from the players that couldn't get past the Southampton defence, from the defenders that couldn't deal with Charlie Austin, and from Arsene Wenger who was unhappy with the refereeing performance.
Who are Ostersunds? The story of Arsenal's Europa League opponents Arsenal have drawn Ostersunds FK in the last 32 of the Europa League, but what is the story behind the little-known Swedish club managed by Englishman Graham Potter?
Gennaro Gattuso Put Arsenal On Red Alert For £33M Rated Portuguese Attacker Le 10 Sport says the Italian club pipped Arsenal to the £33m signing of the Portuguese striker during the summer but he is yet to score a league goal for his new club. And the Gunners are still interested in the player, who could be moved on next month following the appointment of former player Gennaro Gattuso as boss.
There is no room for error in Arsenal's Europa League last-32 game Arsenal were given Swedish side Ostersunds. The Swedish team are not a household name, and the likelihood is that the team was met by a chorus of 'who?', which, in part, makes Arsenal's game that much more difficult.
Who are Ostersund? A closer look at Arsenal's opposition in the last 32 of the Europa League Arsenal have been drawn against Swedish side Ostersunds FK in the last 32 of the Europa League in a clash which pits Arsene Wenger against Graham Potter - the last Englishman in European competition.
Arsenal Europa League opponents Ostersunds English boss Graham Potter: It’s ‘really cool’ to play one of Premier League’s best teams Arsenal have been drawn in the Europa League round of 32 against the team taking Sweden by storm – and their English manager is delighted.
Arsenal draw Graham Potter's Ostersund in Europa League last 32 Arsenal will face Swedish minnows Ostersund managed by Englishman Graham Potter in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Austin: I could've scored more and we should've beaten Arsenal Austin has a superb record against Arsenal. The striker's scored three goals in three games against the Gunners and, with two shots on target on Sunday, he should have improved upon this tally. However, Petr Cech kept him out and the 28-year-old has been left frustrated.
Wenger live: Ramsey, West Ham, Ostersunds Find out the latest when the boss speaks to the media LIVE on Arsenal.com and the App from 8.15am on Tuesday.
Who are FK Ostersunds? The club dreaming of ending Arsenal's Europa League run Arsenal have been drawn to face FK Ostersunds in the last 32 of the Europa League. The Gunners, who topped their group after winning four of their six games, will travel to Sweden on February 15 while the reverse fixture takes place at the Emirates on February 22.
Mourinho Announce Mesut Ozil To Announce Move Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho cannot rule out a move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. United have been linked with a move for Arsenal's Ozil next summer, when the Germany international is likely to be a free agent.
Who are Ostersunds? Arsenal's Europa League opponents have already knocked out Galatasaray and Hertha Berlin So how far can Ostersunds go? Director of football Kindberg is aiming for the stars. "We can win the Europa League. Absolutely, we can," he said. "If we couldn't, there's no point competing. You shouldn't hope. You should believe. That's the difference." Given the club's journey over the last six years, who can blame him?
Sutton: Lacazette should have been awarded a penalty Chris Sutton certainly thought it was. "Absolute penalty, anywhere on the pitch that is a foul," he said, as reported by the Daily Mail. "Lacazette has a shot and is completely wiped out afterwards. It has to be a penalty, it's a foul." Arsenal have been involved in a fair amount of penalty controversy this season.
Who are Ostersund? All you need to know about Arsenal's Europa League last-32 opponents and their English manager "Six years ago when we were in the fourth tier of Swedish football that sounded like he needed to go to some institution. "It's still the aim. That's what we want to try to do and work towards." Arsenal will visit Ostersund on Thursday February 15, with the kick-off time yet to be decided.
The combined age of our three centre backs was 96 Ratings Sorry this is a bit late. Frankly it was awful to watch. Arsenal were all over the place defensively, surprise surprise, and were very slow and one-dimensional going forward. We are so, so lucky that Southampton only scored one, we were able to equalise and none of our league rivals won either.
Arsenal: Olivier Giroud the right answer that keeps getting marked wrong Arsenal were not the hungry, out-for-blood side that they were supposed to be following the disheartening, soul-sucking loss to Manchester United. Southampton were able to sit back and allow the Gunners to meander around like the hungover undead.
Europa League draw: Arsenal draw FK Ostersunds, Celtic face Zenit St Petersburg Celtic draw Zenit St Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League while Arsenal will face Swedish club FK Ostersunds.
Europa League draw: Arsenal and Celtic learn last 32 opponents Europa League last 32 draw in full:. Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta. Nice v Lokomotiv Moscow. FC Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid. Spartak Moscow v Athletic Bilbao. AEK Athens v Dynamo Kiev. CELTIC v Zenit St Petersburg. Napoli v RB Leipzig. Red Star Belgrade v CSKA Moscow.
Wilshere: Don't tell me my Arsenal career is over Jack Wilshere is confident he can fight his way back into Arsenal's Premier League plans, even though his contract runs out in six months time. The midfielder was again brought off the bench by Arsene Wenger on Sunday as the Gunners ground out a 1-1 draw at Southampton and the player insists he remains focused on turning his Gunners career around.
Pep Guardiola gives green light for Sergio Aguero to join Real Madrid: Alexis Sanchez key They claim Pep Guardiola has given the green light for the Argentina international to open talks with the Spanish giants. However, Diario Gol add that Aguero's exit depends on Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. The Chile international nearly joined City in the summer after Guardiola tabled a £60m bid.
Arsene Wenger has no defence for Arsenal's lack of cover One injury should not leave Arsenal in this much defensive jeopardy. It was clear early last week that Shkodran Mustafi's thigh problem would most likely render him unavailable to face Southampton and manager Arsene Wenger shuffled the pack accordingly.
Ostersunds Handed Fairytale Arsenal Tie, Napoli Face Leipzig Ostersunds' fairytale journey in the Europa League was given extra sparkle on Monday when they were drawn against Arsenal in the last 32. The Swedish minnows were still a month away from being formed when Arsene Wenger took over the Gunners in September 1996, but they will compete on an even footing next year.
Wenger: Alexis played too deep against Southampton Alexis did manage to come up with an assist right at the end of the game, but before that he played poorly and lost possession a massive 32 times. That figure has only been bettered by an Arsenal player once this campaign, when the Chilean lost possession 34 times against Manchester United.
Arsenal Europa League opponents Ostersunds: Statue for English boss, former Osset Town and Spennymoor United players and an 8,000 capacity stadium – Arsenal have been drawn to play in northern Sweden against Ostersunds FK in the Europa League round of 32 knockout stage. But how much do you know about them?
Wenger Back Arsenal Defence With Shocking Excuse, Despite Horror Display Wenger said: "I felt that the Manchester United game played a bit of a part in the head of our defenders.
Arsenal v Sunderland fixture confirmation Confirmation of the date and kick-off time of our Continental Cup quarter-final tie.
Europa League: Celtic face Zenit as Arsenal draw Swedes in last 32 Arsenal will face Swedish minnows Ostersund whilst Celtic drew Russians Zenit St Petersburg in the draw for the Europa League last 32 on Monday. The Gunners will need to get past a Swedish side coached by Englishman Graham Potter, a former journeyman footballer now 42 and who led Ostersund to the Swedish Cup last season.
Find out more about Ostersunds FK Get the lowdown on our Europa League last-32 opponents ahead of February's two-legged tie.
Arsenal fans react to Europa League draw in hilarious fashion Arsenal fans appear to be quietly chuffed that their team didn't draw Napoli or Borussia Dortmund, despite many insisting that they still don't care about the European tournament.
Arsenal drawn against Swedish side Ostersunds FK in Europa League last 32 Arsenal will face Swedish club Ostersunds FK in the last 32 of the Europa League as their reward for topping their group. The Gunners were seeded for the draw meaning they avoided the four best teams dropping down to the Europa League from the Champions League after finishing the top of Group H with 13 points from their six games.
Celtic draw Zenit in the Europa League last-32, Arsenal face Swedish minnows These days managed by former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini, Zenit were Uefa Cup winners in 2008 but went out to Anderlecht in the round of 32 last season after coming through a group that featured Dundalk. Arsenal will play Swedish minnows Ostersunds, who are managed by Englishman Graham Potter.
Latest Update: Both Manchester Club Struggle It Out For Alexis Sanchez Manchester United are joining the Bosman battle for Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez. Alexis is refusing to accept new terms offered by United. The Telegraph says United are interested in signing Alexis. Manchester City failed to sign Sanchez in the summer and are expected to go back in for him.
Juventus targeting Bellerin to replace Lichtsteiner According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Bellerin is currently at the top of Juve's list of potential replacements for Lichtsteiner. The right-back, who's been with the Serie A giants since 2011, only has six months left on his current deal and, at the age of 33, it's understood that Juve won't be offering him an extension.
Bold Statement "I'd sign Ozil" Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand wants to see his old club sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. Ferdinand has recalled his own experience from playing against the Germany international. "When he was at Real Madrid, he was a different player to what I've seen here," Ferdinand told BT Sport.
Former Stoke City midfielder looks to claim Arsenal scalp in Europa League Arsene Wenger has had a few battles with Stoke City in his time as Arsenal manager… and now a former Potter will be looking to pile on some Euro misery. That's Graham Potter, to be exact, after the Gunners were drawn to play Ostersunds in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Ostersunds: The club as old as Arsene Wenger's reign at Arsenal It will also be the first time in 18 years that the Gunners play against a Swedish side, having met AIK in the Champions League group stages in Wenger's early years with Arsenal. The Swedish Allsvenskan has just recently reached its conclusion, as they follow a calendar year format.
Europa League draw: Arsenal to face Ostersunds in last-32 The draw is relatively favourable for Arsenal, who could have been paired with a number of the biggest clubs in Europe in Monday's draw. But Ostersunds proved in the group stages that they are no pushovers. Ostersunds' story captured attention when they qualified for the knockout stages for the first time.
Man Utd tipped to avoid Arsenal star for one very good reason Mesut Ozil will not swap Arsenal for Manchester United in the January transfer window, according to Ray Wilkins. The World Cup winner's future has been a source of continuous debate as the clock counts down on his final six months at The Emirates.
Arsenal, Celtic learn opponents as Europa League draw is made Arsenal will play Ostersund in the last 32 of the Europa League after the draw was made on Monday. Monday's draw paired Arsene Wenger's men with the Swedish side, who former York defender Graham Potter has taken from the fourth division to the top-ranked Allsvenskan in six years.
Europa League draw: Arsenal draw Ostersunds, Celtic face Zenit St Petersburg Celtic have been drawn against Zenit St Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League while Arsenal will face Swedish club Ostersunds. Celtic, who finished third in their Champions League group, will host the Russian club in the first leg on 15 February.
Europa League Last 32 Draw: Arsenal, Atletico, Dortmund & Napoli Among Clubs in First Knockout Round The draw for the Europa League last 32 has been made at UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland following the conclusion of the group stage of the continent's secondary competition last week.
As the Premier League embraces the Euro model, competition is more or less deceased It means that the German League is even less competitive than the Spanish League where three different teams have won that competition in the last four years, and looked at over a larger period of time, is dominated by two teams. Does any of this matter?
Arsenal draw Ostersunds in Europa League last 32 draw with Swedes in their debut season in European competition Gunners fans will be pretty pleased with the draw that pits them against a side making their debut season in the Europa League. In fact, the Swedish club were only formed a month after Wenger was appointed as Gunners boss back in 1996. Celtic face a daunting trip to Russia to take on Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Arsenal face Ostersunds in Europa League while Celtic draw Zenit Arsenal will face Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League round of 32, while Celtic face Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. The Gunners, seeded for the draw, avoided the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Napoli - who were both in the unseeded pot.
Arsenal draw Ostersund in Europa League last 32 Nyon - Arsenal will face Swedish minnows Ostersund whilst Celtic drew Russians Zenit St Petersburg in the draw for the Europa League last 32 on Monday. The Gunners will need to get past a Swedish side coached by Englishman Graham Potter, a former journeyman footballer now 42 and who led Ostersund to the Swedish Cup last season.
Arsenal draw Graham Potter's Ostersunds in Europa League last 32 Arsenal will face Swedish minnows Ostersunds managed by Englishman Graham Potter in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Europa League draw revealed: Arsenal draw Ostersunds FK in last-32 Arsenal have been drawn against Ostersunds FK in the Europa League round of 32. The two legs will be played on the 15th and the 22nd of February, with the second leg taking place at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal and Celtic learn Europa League round of 32 opponents Every single Europa League game is live on BT Sport, with live streaming also available on BTSport.com and the award-winning BT Sport App with our enhanced video player. Draw in full. Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta. OGC Nice v Lokomotiv Moscow. FC Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal to face Ostersunds in Europa League last 32 Arsenal will face Ostersunds in the last-32 draw of the Europa League. The Gunners qualified for the competition after missing out on Champions League football for the first time since nArsene Wenger took over as manager in 1996.
Europa League last-32 draw: Arsenal to face Swedish minnows Arsenal have been drawn to face Ostersunds in the last-32 of the Europa League after the draw was conducted this afternoon. We breezed the group stages after taking 10 points from our first four matches and even a defeat to Cologne couldn't prevent us booking our place in the knockout rounds.
Revealed: Arsenal Learn Their Fate In Europa League Draw The draw has been made for the first knockout stage in the Europa League and Arsenal have learned their opponents. With that comfortable 6-0 win against BATE Borisov last Thursday, Arsenal concluded a successful Europa League group stage campaign. The Gunners won four of their six matches, scored 14 goals and conceded just four to secure top spot.
Europa League draw: Arsenal vs Ostersund, Celtic vs Zenit, AC Milan vs Ludogorets & last 32 in full Arsenal have been paired with Ostersund, while Celtic face a daunting trip to Zenit in the Europa League last 32. Since they were seeded, the Gunners, will play away first in Sweden before hosting the second leg at the Emirates, while the Hoops will host the first leg against Zenit since they were unseeded.
U-18s: Swansea 0-3 Arsenal - Report We make it five wins in a row with a confident victory in south Wales, courtesy of goals from Amaechi, John-Jules and Saka.
Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd target sets up meeting over £53m deal; Chelsea beat Arsenal to £15m Russian Manchester United have been boosted after a £53m target asked to leave, while Chelsea are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of a Russian star, according to Monday's European papers. Gareth Bale has held a meeting with his agent to inform him he wants to leave Real Madrid and sign for Manchester United next summer, according to reports in Spain.
Arsenal boss Wenger insists Giroud not going anywhere The French striker has not started a Premier League game this season, but he came off the bench to salvage a point against Southampton with two minutes left.
Arsenal draw Ostersund in the Europa League! Who are they? Ostersunds FK is a real fairytale story and this is their first ever time playing in Europe, which is amazing considering they were only formed in 1996 and entered the third tier of the Swedish Leagues, and were only promoted to the the top Swedish division last year.
Arsenal to play Östersunds FK in Europa League Arsenal have been drawn against Östersunds FK in the Europa League draw as they attempt to emulate Manchester United’s success in winning the trophy last season.
Arsenal Europa League draw: Gunners get Ostersunds in last-32 Arsenal secured their place in the knockout stages of this season's competition by topping Europa League Group H. Arsene Wenger's men progressed ahead of Red Star Belgrade, with Cologne and BATE Borisov falling at the first hurdle.
Celtic And Arsenal Discover Europa League First Knockout Round Opponents The for the first knockout round of this season's Europa League took place in Nyon on Monday afternoon, with Celtic and Arsenal awaiting the results.
Gunners Town / KOIN Club "History Of Arsenal" Complete Pack Competition Gunners Town takes great pleasure in announcing "The History of Arsenal" Complete Pack Competition, in association with The Koin Club. Entrants stand a chance to win this beautiful set of 9 commemoratives - beautifully displayed in a stylish Collector's Pack - immortalizing Arsenal Football Club, courtesy of our friends over at The Koin Club.
Europa League draw: Arsenal take on Ostersunds as Celtic face Zenit Arsenal will take on Swedish outfit Ostersunds in the last-32 of the Europa League in what appears to be a favourable draw for Arsene Wenger's side. The first leg will take place on February 15, where Arsenal will travel to Sweden, while the return fixture at the Emirates will be on February 22.
Arsenal draw Ostersund in Europa League knock-out round Arsenal have been drawn against Ostersund in the first knock-out round of the Europa League. The two sides have never met before, which is not surprising given that the Swedish outfit were not founded until October 31st, 1996.
Who did Arsenal draw in Europa League last-32? Arsene Wenger's opponents revealed Though the lure of a Champions League place in next year's group stage, and the glory of winning the trophy, may prove too much to resist.
Sutton: Why is Mertesacker starting over Holding? Chris Sutton, who was working as a pundit for BT Sport, has wondered why Mertesacker got the nod over Rob Holding. "Yeah that's a good point, why is Holding at home?" Sutton said, as reported by the Express. "What must he be thinking?
Who has dropped most points from winning positions in Premier League? West Brom, Watford and Bournemouth could all be 10 points better off, had they not failed to convert leads into victories. But it is Newcastle who have lost the most points from winning positions.
Europa League draw in full as Arsenal discover last-32 fate after topping their group Despite playing a slightly weakened side in every game, Arsene Wenger's men only lost one game during the group stages. Celtic, meanwhile, have been drawn against Roberto Mancini's Zenit St Petersburg. The two legs of the last-32 matches will take place on February 15 and February 22.
Europa League odds: Arsenal, Dortmund and Atletico among favourites, but can outsider win? Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli were among those knocked out of the elite tournament, but who are the bookies backing to lift the trophy? Take a look through the gallery above to see who are favourites to win the Europa League. Odds provided by SkyBet, accurate as of 11/12/17.
Juventus target Arsenal's Hector Bellerin in summer move Juventus are eyeing a move for Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin next summer as they look for a long-term replacement for Stephan Lichsteiner, according to Italian news outlet Tuttosport.
Report: Ramsey Injury Opens Door For Arsenal To Move For Steven N'Zonzi Reports suggest that the injury sustained by Aaron Ramsey will reportedly open the door for Arsenal to make a move for Steven N'Zonzi. It's always a shame to see a player suffer an injury, especially a player on such fine form as Aaron Ramsey is currently enjoying.
U-23s: Manchester City 0-1 Arsenal - Report Jordi Osei-Tutu scores as we go second in Premier League 2 with a fine victory on the road.
Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: THREE things we learned Olivier Giroud's late header was only enough to salvage a point for Arsenal in their 1-1 at Southampton. The Gunners are making a habit of starting slowly in matches and this proved to be a case again as Charlie Austin found the net just three minutes into the game.
Europe League draw LIVE: Celtic and Arsenal learn their fates So what can Arsenal fans expect when they visit Ostersunds in February? They have a large lake, a city hall and a bell tower, which described on Wikipedia, "is shaped like an onion." That's about it.
Europa League: round of 32 draw – live! Rolling report: Find out who Arsenal will face in the Europa League round of 32 with Simon Burnton.
We will face Ostersunds FK in the Europa League Last-32 draw pairs us with Swedish club, with games to be played on Thursdays February 15 and 22.
Arsenal Target Officially Confirm Emirate Move In January Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto admits he sees his future beyond Serie A. Jankto is being linked with Arsenal and AC Milan this season. "I dedicate my brace to the whole team," Jankto said after victory over Verona. "It was crucial for us to win and we did really well.
Wenger: Man Utd defeat played on the defenders' minds "I felt that the Manchester United game played a bit of a part in the head of our defenders. It was a bit in their head and they were a bit apprehensive to start well again and that's why it is sometimes not good to talk about the problem because you create a bigger one.
Arsenal target Goncalo Guedes North London club are said to be exploring the prospect of approaching the Paris Saint-Germain loanee Goncalo Guedes. The 21-year-old star joined French champions for a fee believed to be around £26 million this January but failed to break into the first team in Paris.
Wilshere on Giroud, character, and his playing time "I've said before that I've missed way too much football and I'm just enjoying it at the minute." Wilshere was a second half substitute for Granit Xhaka, and although he showed some nice touches the Gunners still found it hard to break down the home side's stubborn resistance.
Arsecast Extra Episode 204 - 11.12.2017 Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. On today's show we look back on the disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton, and what was another careless opening from Arsenal.
Europa League draw LIVE: Updates as Arsenal and Celtic learn their fate The draw starts at 12noon in Nyon, with both sides seeking an easy opponent to kick off their knockout campaigns. Follow all the updates below… Europa League draw LIVE. Refresh screen to update the draw… DORTMUND V ATALANTA. 12:30: Arsenal get Ostersunds!
Revealed: The Extent Of Aaron Ramsey's Injury Arsene Wenger has revealed the extent of the injury sustained by Aaron Ramsey during Sunday's 1-1 draw at Southampton. Well, it was far from the ideal result or performance away at Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners failed to really test the Saints backline and some sloppy defending led to a disastrous early goal for the home side.
Southampton v Arsenal Player Ratings - Ozil best of a bad bunch Alexis Sanchez 4 He couldn't get past the Southampton players and gave another headless chicken performance. It looks more and more like he wants out. Mesut Özil 7 Ozil was our best player yet again, but that doesn't say a lot on a flat day like that one.
Ref Review: Arsenal robbed at Southampton; Herrera punished for cheating All the big decisions from matchday 16 of the Premier League and there were some bad ones… Refereeing decisions are regularly the source of debate among fans, pundits, players and managers so this season a five-strong TEAMtalk panel will be passing judgement on every red card, every penalty and any other major incident every matchday.
Murphy: Wilshere should start in Arsenal's next game He made a big difference when he came on and he should start their next game." Jack came on in the 69th minute at Saint Mary's and did indeed offer far more than Xhaka had until that point. The 25-year-old is a better passer and more creative than his Swiss teammate, and instantly gave the Gunners an edge going forward.
Alexandre Lacazette Praises Arsenal Star Teammates After Strong Start to Gunners Career On the pitch, we've gotten to a point where we understand one another better, better than at the beginning." Lacazette will be praying for both players to extend their contracts, as both Sanchez and Ozil look set to leave when their deals expire at the end of the season.
Arsenal Fans Rage at Match Saving Striker as Saints Celebration Wreaks of Cherries Comeback However, rather than return to the centre circle and push for a winner, Giroud ran over to the travelling fans and produced a scorpion kick themed celebration - just days after his Puskás award-winning goal against Crystal Palace. Giroud is certainly staking a claim for a place in the Arsenal staring lineup.
Wenger: Giroud will start more games Because if you take him on you have another guy who is good who will not play, it is as simple as that." With six more games to come in December, Giroud could get more starts as part of Wenger rotating his squad. The 31-year-old has been linked with a move away from Arsenal so that he can get more first team football ahead of the World Cup.
Arsenal: Granit Xhaka doesn't need to be benched to start Jack Wilshere So to think that having a three man central midfield, more like a 4-3-1-2, there might actually be enough coverage in the midfield to justify docking a defender. Xhaka is a scapegoat. People would miss him if he were removed. That's why he isn't being removed.
End Of Sanchez? Arsenal To Agree HUGE BID For Transfer Of Contract Rebel This January Manchester City will tempt Arsenal with a £50million bid for Alexis Sanchez in January, according to the Independent. Sanchez came close to joining City on deadline day, but Arsenal's failure to sign Thomas Lemar as his replacement ultimately ended the deal.
Online Gooner - Online Exclusive More of the same at Southampton. By David Oudôt. Online Ed: Late equaliser spares Gunners blushes on south coast. Eds note I was unable to catch yesterdays game. However, regular Gooner contributor David Oudôt was good enough to step in for me and cover the article on the match.
Europa League last 32 draw live: Draw time and the teams Arsenal and Celtic could face in the next round The Europa League Round of 32 draw takes place today, with both Arsenal and Celtic set to learn their European fate. Arsenal will be one of the seeded teams for the draw in Nyon, but Celtic - who only qualified for the competition as a result of coming third in their Champions League group - will be unseeded.
Wilshere: Arsenal teammate 'one of best in Premier League' Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal teammate Olivier Giroud is "one of the best strikers in the Premier League". Giroud rescued a point for Arsenal, our early losers, with a late goal in a 1-1 draw against Southampton. The Frenchman has scored seven goals this season, second only behind Alexandre Lacazette, despite starting just eight games.
'Man Utd would never have parked the bus under Ferguson' Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp get some fearful stick following Sunday's derby clashes, while Arsenal's defensive frailties rear their ugly head again, all in our Your Says of the Day derby special… Every time we play against the Top 6, you know Mourinho is parking the bus.
Loan watch: Bramall impresses in his long-awaited Birmingham comeback Bramall started Birmingham's 1-0 defeat to Fulham, and played in his favoured left wing-back position. He played 89 minutes of the match before being substituted. The 21-year-old last played before the summer transfer window was even closed, all the way back in August, so it was great to see him given another chance.
Europa League draw LIVE: Find out the fate of Arsenal, Celtic et al The Gunners are one of 24 teams to have safely navigated the Europa League group stage, while Celtic are dropping down from the Champions League along with Atletico Madrid and Dortmund.
Europa League draw, round of 32: Arsenal to face Ostersund, Celtic up against Zenit Arsenal and Everton were the only two British sides to contest the Europa League group stage, with the former advancing as group winners and the Merseyside club failing to progress.
Monday cannon fodder: dominant champion tunnel fight José Mourinho in post-match fracas over Manchester City's 'noisy' celebrations - Football - The Guardian: Up to 20 players and staff from Manchester United and Manchester City had to be separated after an extraordinary bust-up in which bottles and punches were thrown after the derby.
Arsenal transfer news: Olivier Giroud to consider Gunners exit during January window - Goal.com Olivier Giroud admits that he will consider a move away from Arsenal during the January transfer window to keep his World Cup dream alive. The France international was among the goals for the Gunners in his latest outing, but once again he was forced to start a Premier League meeting with Southampton on the bench.
Sutton: Arsenal's title hopes have absolutely gone Arsenal put in another uninspiring display against the Saints this weekend, leaving fans infuriated, and Sutton reckons that Arsene Wenger's men can kiss their Premier League title hopes goodbye as a result.
Arsenal Tempted As They Accept £50M BID For Alexis Sanchez Manchester City are ready to spend big to convince Arsenal to sell Alexis Sanchez next month. The Independent says City boss Pep Guardiola will return with a huge offer to try to sign Sanchez in January. This will be an all-out bid to clinch the deal that almost came off in the summer.
Juve ready shock move for Arsenal star after making Bellerin top transfer target Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is Juventus' top transfer target, according to reports in Italy. The Spanish right-back has struggled for form this season, but remains the first-choice at the Emirates. Arsene Wenger has always kept faith with Bellerin and the defender is considered a key member of his side.
Europa League draw - LIVE: Arsenal set to discover Last-32 opponent Arsenal are the one remaining Premier League side in the Europa League and today they discover who they face in the Last-32 stage of the tournament. The Gunners cruised through their group, winning it with a game to spare. That was despite Arsene Wenger picking a second-string side throughout.
Euro Papers: Juventus target Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin The winter transfer window does not open until January 1, but clubs across Europe are busy planning on where they can bolster their squad. Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European newspapers and websites to bring you the latest transfer gossip and news from the continent.
Real Madrid news LIVE updates: Arsenal raid, Bale agrees exit terms, Champions League draw Real Madrid News LIVE updates: All the latest from the Bernabeu. Monday December 11. 10:00: Real Madrid are set to increase their efforts to try and sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.
Arsene Wenger Insists 'Important' Olivier Giroud Will Not Be Leaving Arsenal in January Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that impact striker Olivier Giroud will be going nowhere when the transfer window opens next month as the Frenchman remains an 'important' player after his latest goal secured a point against Southampton on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger Says Olivier Giroud Has Arsenal Future, Promises More Game Time Arsene Wenger has vowed to hand Olivier Giroud more starts after he grabbed a late equaliser in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday. According to Sky Sports, Wenger said:. "He is important-why should we lose an important player? It is up to us.
What time is the Europa League last-32 draw? Arsenal set to discover their opponents as Champions League dropouts enter the fray The last-32 matches will take place on February 15 and February 22.
Giroud weighs up Arsenal future, Wenger adamant he'll stay For the moment, the striker tends to get the nod ahead of Alexandre Lacazette when he's on international duty, however, at the Emirates the situation is reversed with Arsene Wenger preferring to deploy his new signing. This season all 13 of Giroud's Premier League appearances have been as a substitute, a situation that is playing on his mind.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool updates There are now less than three weeks to go until the January window opens and managers are working hard behind the scenes. Join Sportsmail for live updates of the latest transfer news.
Europa League draw live as Arsenal discover their opponents for the last 32 Four of the eight third-placed Champions League finishers will be seeded for the last-32 draw which takes place on Monday and these seeds will face either a Europa League group runner-up or unseeded Champions League dropout.
Arsenal news: 'Olivier Giroud one of the best strikers in the Premier League' - Jack Wilshere hails Gunners super-sub - Goal.com Olivier Giroud is "one of the best strikers in the Premier League", according to Jack Wilshere, with Arsenal fortunate to have such depth to their squad.
Silva scores, Rashford equalises, Otamendi puts City 11 points ahead United got away with that and in the same minute Rojo fired a big diagonal from just inside the City half and Otamendi jumped under it and Fabian Delph didn't trust his right foot to volley away and Rashford appeared behind him to execute the coolest shot to make it 1-1 at half-time.
Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Sean Dyche has taken Burnley into lofty territory, José Mourinho miscalculated in the Manchester derby and Tiémoué Bakayoko fails to justify his costly transfer.
Southampton Review: Saints Preserve Us Because Our Defending Didn't An Olivier Giroud header, courtesy of a flick he practices in the mirror each morning, saved us at St Mary's. It was an unlikely equaliser because this was Arsenal at their narcissistic worst.
At least Arsenal didn't lose! And Giroud breaks another record St Marys is always a difficult venue for Arsenal and as usual Southampton proved to be tough opponents, and it could have been so much worse if Olivier Giroud hadn't got his trademark equalizer 2 minutes from the end. Arsene Wenger seemed rather relieved at the end of the game.
Arsenal favourites to sign Manchester United goalkeeper The Daily Star report that bookies have the Gunners as the most likely club to make a move for the goalkeeper, in what would be a relatively surprising transfer between rival clubs. Romero has had to accept a role as back-up to David De Gea since joining United, and that doesn't look like changing anytime soon.
Giroud not for sale in January, insists Arsenal boss Wenger "It's part of the game, we know that a team with quality like Arsenal, in one action they can create problems but we played a good game," he told BT Sport. "We have to draw our positive conclusion. We created chances and we competed really well and we have to be happy with this.
What a load of rubbish! Stop looking for excuses Arsene, it's down to you. The problem is Arsene Wenger, nothing or no one else and certainly not the weather as it was the same for both sides. His style of play is boring, slow and tippy tappy.
Arsenal transfer news: Olivier Giroud seeks new year move ahead of World Cup However, the Evening Standard reports that the rumours have so rattled Wenger that when asked about Giroud's future following yesterday's match, he insisted not only would he remain at the club but "he will start more games".
Have Arsenal blown their big chance? In the recent seasons, teams like Chelsea, Totnum, Pool, and of course Leicester, have profited enormously by not being in the Champions League and being able to field injury free, fresh XI's on the weekends following Continental outings for League competitors.
Gunners sweating over Ramsey hamstring injury In the final stages of yesterday's 1-1 draw with Southampton, Aaron Ramsey pulled up with a hamstring strain. He stayed on the pitch as Arsenal sought a winner, but ultimately the game finished in a draw. Afterwards, Arsene Wenger gave an update on the problem, saying, "He has a hamstring problem.
Southampton Boss Mauricio Pellegrino Praises Saints' 'Intelligent' Performance After Arsenal Draw Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino was left hopeful that his side will be able to continue their upturn in form for their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Wednesday evening, using their spirited and intelligent display during their 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Sunday as the catalyst.
Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Blames Manchester United Defeat for Slow Start Following Southampton Draw Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has blamed a week-long hangover from his side's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United last Saturday evening as to why they once again found themselves behind early on during their 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday.
Arsenal transfer market revived with amazing transfer reports. I am sure it has nothing to do with it, but the little series we've been running on the real transfer news - looking at the players Arsenal are actually likely to sell and therefore which replacements are needed - has coincided with a drop in the wild and whacky speculations of the press and their bloggettas.
Transfer News LIVE: Man Utd target Bale agrees exit, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal rumours Transfer News LIVE updates: All the latest gossip from Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and the rest of the Premier League. Monday, December 11. 8:00am: Gareth Bale has come to an agreement with Florentino Perez to leave Real Madrid next summer.