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Westham vs Arsenal *preview* london derby   1 comment

The Irons have
only won one out of their last five
Premier League games and have
struggled to score goals.
The Hammers were expected to claim
a victory against bottom of the table
Sunderland in their last Premier
League outing, but could only manage
a goalless draw against their fellow
The Gunners also drew their last
outing 0-0 with Chelsea at the
Emirates Stadium on Monday night.
The result took Arsenal to second in
the Premier League, behind league
leaders only on goal difference.
The draw made it four games without a
win for the Gunners in all
competitions, the side from north
London drawing two and losing one of
the top-flight games and losing at
Napoli in the Champions League.
However, with leaders Liverpool
facing a tough trip to Manchester City
in the late kick-off, the Gunners could
regain top spot with a victory against
the Hammers.
Arsene Wenger’s men will also be
encouraged by their record against
the Hammers at Boleyn Ground in
recent years, the Gunners having won
on five of their last six visits to the
East End. Arsenal have also won the
last five games against the Hammers
in all competitions.
West Ham have lost eight and won
none of their last 10 Premier
League games against Arsenal.
Theo Walcott has scored in his last
three Barclays Premier League
appearances against West Ham.
This is Arsenal’s 100th London
derby away from home in the
Premier League and the Gunners
have won 44 out of 99; more
victories on the road than any other
team in capital clashes.


Posted December 24, 2013 by arsenalwonder in arsenal, chelsea, wenger, westham

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crystal palace vs arsenal   Leave a comment

Arsene Wenger side will look to overcome their mid-week Champions League defeat to carry on to the table top before a difficult month as they travel to the Selhurst Park. The game against Dortmund was breathtaking and could have gone either way, but the gunners lost the third consecutive champions league home game to a german team.

Match Facts
Arsenal came to their unbeaten run in the midweek game loss against Dortmund.
Arsenal are two points clear to the top of the Premier League table and are in an excellent form Crystal Palace have lost 5 consecutive games this season and they haven’t lost 6 games in succession since 2001.

Posted October 24, 2013 by arsenalwonder in arsenal, cardzola, podolski, TRANSFER

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swansea vs arsenal   Leave a comment

Arsenal were rewarded with an home tie with fellow londoners chelsea in the capital one cup as they sweat it out against west brom with the match decided by sport kick. Nicklas played his first game in an arsenal laying the assist for eisfield before hitting the post himself.
Wenger was more impressed with the performance of his youngsters and was happy and excited by the performance of his fit again captain
Arsenal have been in excellent form
on the road, but Swansea enter the
fixture on the back of three games
unbeaten in the Premier League.
Swans boss Michael Laudrup fielded a
weakened lineup against Birmingham
City during midweek, but the Dane is
likely to recall the majority of his
squad that were rested for the
Capital One Cup encounter.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is
expected to use the majority of the
team that recorded a 3-1 victory over
Stoke City last weekend.
However, the Frenchman is unlikely to
risk youngster Serge Gnabry for the
third time in the space of a week, with
Nacho Monreal potentially being
included in midfield.
Recent form
Swansea City: WDWWL
Arsenal: WWWWD
The swans have been a big challenge to the gunners in recent season with the games usually highly explosive producing quite a good performance.
I hope the pendulum of victory swing the gunners way.

Posted September 27, 2013 by arsenalwonder in arsenal, epl, Preview, wenger

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fulham vs ARSENAL   1 comment

arsenal defile all odds as they scored three goals in turkey and look set to be in the champions league for the sixteenth consecutive season.
Maarten Stekelenburg
injured his shoulder at Sunderland so David Stockdale is set to start.
Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny is out
after his sending off but Nacho Monreal is back in the Gunners’
squad while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
(knee) has joined a lengthy injury list
lead by Thomas Vermaelen (back).
Arsene Wenger will be hoping to avoid
back-to-back defeat in opening league
matches for the first time since the
inaugural Premier League season 21
years ago. If arsenal fails to win or at least pick a draw then
Fulham can record successive
opening Premier League victories for
the first time.
Yohan Cabaye’s smooth passing and
movement would add numbers and
quality to midfield but it is yet to be seen if the gunners will be able to get him this transfer window.
A marquee signing up front would also
appease the fans – although actually
the side already has plenty of
potency with four players reaching
double figures last season. Olivier
Giroud with
19 goals from 49 games last term which is a decent
decent return has already grabbed two goals in an as many games this season. He scored twice in the
home game last season against
Fulham, who have never won at Arsenal.
Martin Jol has significantly added some quality
to his midfield with the signing of
Scott Parker from north london rival tottenham. The loaning of Darren
Bent is also a blessing for the london club. Fulham
certainly have enough quality to stay
up, although they will have to end
their miserable performances at home
where they lost their last four
games last season
But their opening game win at
Sunderland was encouraging. The home
side dominated possession and had 14
shots. The Cottagers won it with their
only real shot on target.
Theo Walcott in combination with Santi Cazorla and the explicit pass from thomas rosicky can exploit
the lack of pace of fulham. every London Derby Has Been Interesting And Suspense Filled And this will not be an exception with the game expected to be tight and tense but I think arsenal will nick this even if it will be by a lone goal.
Three of the last five meetings
between the two clubs have ended in
a draw.
Fulham have won just three of 24
Premier League matches against the
Gunners; all three of those wins have
come at Craven Cottage.
Arsenal have won on eight of their
12 trips to Craven Cottage since
Fulham were promoted to the Premier

Posted August 22, 2013 by arsenalwonder in Uncategorized

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Arsenal vs West brom – preview   Leave a comment

Arsenal claimed third in the league last season and therefore made this season’s champions league courtesy of a 3-2 win at Hawthorns on 13th may, 2012.
Steve Clarke’s baggies will be looking to right their direction having lost two consecutive premier league matches.
Arsenal is currently tenth in the premier league trailing todays opponent by five point.
Coincidentally, Mike jones will be in charge at the emirate today as he was in charge at Hawthorns last season.
Santi Cazorla has four goals and three assist in fifteen premier league games with 51 shots of which 18 are on target.
Irish forward shane Long has five goals and four assist in fourteen premier league matches. West brom have won their last two watches in which shame was on target. Arsenal defence must watch out for this guy.
Head to head.
Played 130
arsenal wins 63
west brom 36
draw 31
goals for Arsenal 229
goals against arsenal 170

Posted December 6, 2012 by arsenalwonder in arsenal, Uncategorized

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Arsenal Vs Swansea   Leave a comment

Arsenal need to get back to winning ways as they host swansea after two disappointing draws against Aston Villa and Everton where they managed two points out of possible six.

Swansea will be without in-form Pablo Hernandez while defender Chico Flores and Danny Graham will undergo fitness test today to ascertain if they will be fit to start.
Michael Landrup side are unbeaten in five premier league encounter this season as they crown this by defeating high riding West brom 3-1 in midweek.

Arsenal will be without defender laurent koscienly who was injured in the game against Everton.
A win for arsenal today will make it their first win in ten days.

Match fact.
This game last season saw Arsenal edge swansea 1- 0 while the gunners fell 3-2 at liberty road.
The two sides believes in possession football and are known for attacking their opponent. It is left to be seen who will play better later today.

Posted December 1, 2012 by arsenalwonder in Uncategorized

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