Anderlecht v Arsenal – Team News, Tactics, Line-Ups and Prediction

Anderlecht v Arsenal Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Anderlecht 23 October 2014, 18:45 GMT *** Arsenal visit Belgium to face Anderlecht in their third Champions League clash in the group stage. Anderlecht have only gained one point in the Champions League so far when they drew against Turkish side Galatasaray. The club has very little chance of progression as they are placed in a tough group alongside Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. The focus for the Belgian champions will be to finish above Galatasaray and head to the Europa League. Meanwhile, Arsenal have had a mixed start to their campaign, losing their first game against Borussia Dortmund and winning their second against Galatasaray. Finishing above Dortmund seems like a tough task for the Gunners. But Arsene Wenger’s team should aim for just that and try to win rest of the four games in the group stage. Team News Anderlecht Anderlecht have only won 2 points in eight Champions League games and it […] Read more »


Arsenal 2-2 Hull City – Welbeck’s Late Equalizer Secures A Point For Arsenal

Arsenal had to rely on a stoppage time goal from Danny Welbeck to deny Hull a victory at the Emirates Stadium. The season is getting from bad to worse for Arsenal as the London club barely escaped an embarrassing home defeat at the hands of Hull City. A goal from Danny Welbeck in the injury time helped Arsenal secure a point from the game, leaving them 11 points behind league leaders Chelsea. Arsenal were off to a good start as the Gunners were the dominant force in the first 20 minutes of the game. Hull City were laidback in their approach as they allowed Arsenal to create number of chances early in the game. Keeper Steve Harper was forced to make two saves early in the game, when the veteran kept out a Welbeck attempt and tipped over a curling shot from Santi Cazorla. Arsenal were successful in beating the Hull City defence when a low shot from Alexis Sanchez […] Read more »

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Wenger Believes Manchester City Are More Competent Than Chelsea; Arsenal to Strengthen Defence In January

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Manchester City have the most complete side in the Premier League. The manager also insists that Arsenal can overcome the point difference to get ahead of the top 2. Chelsea are sitting comfortably on the top of the Premier League table winning 6 of their 7 league games so far. Meanwhile, Manchester City are placed second in the table, 5 points behind the league leaders. With their brilliant start, many have already predicted Chelsea to win the league comfortably, with Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock also suggesting an unbeaten season for Mourinho’s side. However, Wenger does not believe that it will be an easy ride for Chelsea and they will face some serious competition from last season’s champions, Manchester City. “I believe that maybe, going forward, City are a bit more complete,” he told beIN Sports. “City are more offensive. Chelsea defensively are better, but it’s very difficult to say who will be in […] Read more »

Lukas Podolski - Starting spot in doubt at Arsenal?

Arsenal FC Striker Lukas Podolski Hints At January Exit

The German international is yet to start a Premier League game this season, with only 37 minutes of action on the field, and has once again expressed his frustration. Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is open to leaving the club and has insisted that the situation has to change. He came close to a move away from the Emirates this summer but an injury to French international Olivier Giroud eventually prompted Arsenal to reject offers for Podolski. But the German has been afforded only 37 minutes of Premier League football and has not ruled out an exit in the January transfer window. “I have assessed my position in the team and it has to change now,” Podolski told reporters. “Let’s see what happens in the winter. The fact is that I’m not happy with it, that’s clear.” During the international break Podolski met up with his former team FC Cologne prompting suggestions of a return there. “Time fitted very well, and […] Read more »

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Arsenal FC: Kroenke to be questioned over £3 million payment during AGM

Arsenal’s minority shareholders are believed to be preparing a tough list of questions for majority owner Stan Kroenke over a £3m payment from the club to his holding company. Kroenke bought a majority of Arsenal shares in 2011 in a £731 million deal. The payment is believed to have been made to Kroenke’s company for advisory services. Along with that payment, questions will also be raised regarding the fate of the Fanshare scheme and ongoing issues over player recruitment. According to the Guardian, among the list of questions submitted by the minority shareholders, they will ask: “Was a competitive tender issued for these services and can you tell us specifically what the services were, why they were needed and whether such fees will become an annual feature?” The club fans are also concerned that a data-analytics company bought by the club in 2012 could be providing services to other KSE (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) companies without receiving proper compensation, affecting […] Read more »