Archive for December, 2011

Dec 31

RvP

Arsenal end 2011 with deserved victory over QPR – Arsenal 1-0 QPR

Robin van Persie’s goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at the Emirates on New Years Eve but left the skipper one short of equalling Alan Shearer’s record of goals scored in a calendar year. The Gunners dominated the first half but failed to capitalise on their chances, the best of which […]

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Dec 30

Arsenal Betting: Gunners unlikely to keep a clean sheet

Arsenal are 1.29 shots to win their derby game against QPR at the Emirates and despite defensive injury worries they really should beat the Hoops. The Gunners come into the game on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Wolves but they have still picked up 26 points from their last 12 games and […]

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Dec 29

Thierry Henry closes in on Arsenal return

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been offered a two-month loan deal and could finalise his much-anticipated move back to north London as early as this weekend, according to reports. The Gunners’ top goal scorer has been training at London Colney since the MLS season finished, and with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger desperate to secure cover […]

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Dec 27

Gervinho

10 man Wolves frustrate dominant Gunners – Arsenal 1-1 Wolves

Arsenal failed to find a winner against ten-man Wolves in a match which could have lifted the Gunners back into the Premier League’s top four. Arsene Wenger’s side took an eighth minute lead through Ivorian striker Gervinho. Loanee Yossi Benayoun, making his first Premier League start for the club, threaded a pass through and Gervinho […]

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Dec 26

Arsenal v Wolves: Can RVP beat Shearer’s record?

Arsenal are red-hot favourites to beat Wolves at the Emirates on Tuesday, and at a top priced 1.25 are fully expected to notch a comfortable victory against Mick McCarthy’s men. The Gunners bounced back from a 1-0 defeat at Man city to beat Villa 2-1 away and maintain their challenge for a top four finish […]

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Dec 23

Chamakh

Chamakh: “I can’t stay in this situtation forever”

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh has once again bemoaned his lack of playing time, telling the French media that he’ll consider his future at the end of the season. The Moroccan international has started just one Premier League game this term and was tipped to leave when the transfer window reopens next month. However, both his […]

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Dec 19

Arsenal Transfer Thoughts and Analysis

How many right backs could Manchester United have played last season? To a competent level; Neville, Fabio, Rafael, Brown, O’Shea. This season some of those players are no longer there but Chris Smalling has had added the role to his armoury, and Phil Jones can also play there. Targeting a versatile, aggressive, competitive defender like a younger […]

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Dec 16

Gunners draw AC Milan in Champions League last 16

Arsenal have been pitted with Italian giants AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League last 16. The Gunners face Massimiliano Allegri’s side who boast exciting attacking options with the likes of Alexandre Pato and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their ranks. Arsenal play at the San Siro in the first leg, to be played on 14-15 and […]

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Dec 15

Betting Preview: Underdogs Arsenal could hand Man City a surprise defeat

Arsenal face the acid test this weekend when they take on Man City at the Etihad stadium, but at at 5.5 with Betfred, Boylesports and Paddy Power look far too big a price to beat the Premiership leaders.

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Dec 10

RvP

PICTURE: Szczesny kisses van Persie’s boot!

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny showed his appreciation for team-mate Robin van Persie after the Dutchman’s winner against Everton – by kissing the captain’s deadly left foot! Szczesny, 21, has become a fans favourite since establishing himself as Arsenal’s no.1 shot stopper last season, and emphasised his passion for the club following last week’s win at Wigan by […]

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Dec 10

AFC125

Arsenal mark 125th anniversary with win over Everton – Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Robin van Persie marked Arsenal’s 125th anniversary celebrations with a sumptuous volley to beat Everton at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners dominated most of the first half but failed to break Everton’s defence despite a string of corners. An early opportunity was squandered by Theo Walcott after a quarter of an hour when he opted to […]

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Dec 09

Betting Preview: Arsenal to comfortably beat Everton

Arsenal have a terrific record against Everton, and at a top priced top priced 1.57 with Betfred and Paddy Power look a tasty bet to beat the Toffees and maintain their challenge for a top four finish. The Gunners have won six and lost none of the last eight Premier League games against David Moyes’ men and have taken […]

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