Arsenal football club played a behind closed doors friendly at their training ground center on Thursday afternoon against premier league side, Brentford. The premier league season is halted because of the international break this week. The Gunners comfortably beat Brentford 4:0. Four second half goals from Mikel Arteta's men was enough to see off Brentford who have previously beaten Arsenal in the league on the opening day of the campaign.
With the AFCON coming up soon, a lot of players in the English Premier League would have to go represent their countries at the competition, and because of the time that they have to travel in order to train and prepare for the competition, these club might struggle as their top players would be away.
Arsenal have been recently linked with a possible move for Club Brugge winger, Noa Lang in January. If this deal should happen, I think it may mean that Arsenal will be open to providing a solution to Gabriel Martinelli lack of game time. The exit of Willian Borges and the loaning out of Reiss Nelson to Feyenoord in the summer, left Arsenal short of manpower in the winger role, as only Nicholas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are recognized as the first team wingers.
Manchester United and Arsenal spent heavily in acquiring the services of Jadon Sancho and Nicholas Pepe, as the clubs consider them as the right players to fill that position in their team. So far, both players have not been able to live up to expectations, as they are yet to produce similar impact they had with their former clubs.
Nicholas Pepe is the most expensive incoming transfer Arsenal have ever recorded. He got purchased for £72 million during the 2019/2020 season from Lillie. The 2nd most expensive Arsenal record signing is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He got purchased for £56 Million during the 2017/2018 season from Dortmund. Arsenal new signing this summer is the 3rd most expensive Arsenal record signings.
One of the Arsenal players who was in top form for his country during the international break is new signing, Martin Ordegaard. The Norwegian produced a brilliant performance while playing on the right for his country against Latvia the last time out. However, he has been primarily used as a traditional number ten by Mikel Arteta, and if he must get the best out of him, Arteta must use him on the right wing.
One of the top clubs in the premier league who have been highly consistent in the transfer market so far is Arsenal. The gunners have announced the signing of Tavaros and Lokongo inorder to strengthen their squad ahead of next season competitions. Arsenal are prepared to spend a lot of money on this summer transfer window.
Since Thomas Tuchel joined Chelsea he has never defeated Arsenal in the premier league. They have met once in which Chelsea lost 1-0 at Emirates stadium. Also Chelsea having a dismal record against them Arteta believes he will win the game. The terrible record for Chelsea is that in the last 14 games they have met, they have only win 3 times, drew 5 times and lost 6 times.
Arsenal played Hibernian in the 2021/2022 pre-season campaign on Tuesday day night. The pre-season games are matches that help players to build their fitness and recover fully for the long season break. Unfortunately for Arsenal, Hibernian got the better side of the game in the first half after goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo's awful mistake cost them an early goal, they went further score another goal making it two nill in the second half.
Brentford humiliated Arsenal in the first game of the 2021/22 Premier League season, In every aspect, the Bees were dominant, and manager Thomas Frank made numerous excellent tactical decisions. Sergi Canos put Brentford ahead in the 22nd minute with a powerful shot that past Bernd Leno at his near post, but there was considerable debate over whether the ball had left the ground in the build-up, In the 73rd minute, a terrible mistake of defense from a long throw gifted Christian Norgaard a free header, capping off a fantastic night for Brentford supporters.
After losing to Brentford and Chelsea respectively, Arsenal finally recorded a win against West Bromwich in the second round of the Carabao cup. Photo credit: Sky Sports Aubameyang scored a hat trick, while Nicholas Pepe, Saka and Alexander Lacazette scored one each to secure a 6-0 win over West Bromwich Albion yesterday night.
Nigerian super star, Samuel Chukweze has been declared as "unfit" in the European super cup set to hold today, 8pm. The UEFA super cup is scheduled to hold today at Windsor park in Belfast. Chelsea defeated Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final; Villarreal saw off Manchester United in the Europa League to claim their first ever European title.
1. They have better players. Arsenal presently possesses the 8th most expensive team in premier league. With the likes of Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicholas Pepe and Smith Rowe, Arsenal is knee above Norwich in terms of team quality. It stands to reason that due to Arsenal having better individual players than Norwich, it should be an easy match at the Emirates Stadium.
Following their preparation for the upcoming season, a lot of work has begun to see how good and ready they are for the season, with one of their modes of preparation being the pre-season friendly game against Arsenal. With two Nigerian players featuring for both sides, the two teams battled on whom to go home in victory as the Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun immediately gave his team the opening goal in the match to secure a 2-2 draw with Arsenal.Going head-to-head into the game with Arsenal not wanting to make similar mistakes it made in their first pre-season game, they immediately levelled the game in the first half of the match with Nuno Travares giving them the equaliser in the 23rd minute.
Arsenal defeated West Bromwich Albion in the Carabao cup Arsenal return to winning ways as they scored six goals past West Bromwich Albion in the second round of the EFL tournament. Arsenal suffered poor performance in their previous two English Premier League games which includes the most recent 2:0 lost to Chelsea FC at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
When it comes to naming Premier League title contenders, nobody calls Arsenal's name, but this does not mean that Arsenal has stopped being a top side in the Premier League. Arsenal has all it takes to conquer England in the 2020/2022 football season. There are certain things that point to the fact that Arsenal will be outstanding next season.
Gunners striker Nicholas Pepe has named his toughest opponent t Manchester United defender, Aaron Wan- Bissaka as the toughest opponent he has come across in the premier league. While speaking to Amazon Prime video Sport during an interview, he was asked who his toughest opponent has been in the EPL.
The English Premier League finally resumes today Friday, with Arsenal opening proceedings against newly-promoted Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium. With several key first team players missing, Brentford will provide a stern test for Mikel Arteta's side and this is how the Gunners should line-up in tonight's curtain raiser.
Jack Grealish has completed his medical ahead of £100 signing. The internet has gone agog after Manchester City have potentially bought Jack Grealish for the aforementioned huge sum. A fee that could be used to buy 11 players for many clubs in the championship and lower leagues. In the past seasons, we have seen clubs spend some outrageous fees for the services of certain players; Neymar Jnr., Harry Maguire, Nicholas Pepe, Virgil Van Dijk in recent memory.
Arsenal were shocked today by newly promoted side, Brentford, as they scored a goal in both halves to secure a much deserved three points. Even though two of Arsenal key strikers were missing in that game, the gunners lacked a cutting edge in the final third as the inexperienced front three showed that they were not ready.