Monthly Archives: October 31, 2017

Lucas scores and assists in Deportivo win

Lucas and Joel Campbell were both in La Liga action on Monday night, with Deportivo la Coruna travelling to Las Palmas and Real Betis facing Espanyol. Lucas scored and assisted in Deportivo’s 3-1 win over Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. Loic Remy’s seventh-minute strike gave the hosts an early lead, but Celso Borges equalised before…read more

‘The players who have helped me make the step up’

Russell Hargreaves is joined by Daily Mirror chief football writer John Cross to reflect on Eddie Nketiah’s match-winning performance against Norwich City, and how important Aaron Ramsey is in our current formation. Eddie’s fellow Hale End graduate, Reiss Nelson, also makes an appearance as he talks about his upbringing and his targets for the future….read more

Arsenal v Swansea City: How it happened

WHAT HAPPENED We came from behind for the third consecutive game to win for the third consecutive time.   Swansea drew first blood when Tammy Abraham took advantage of Laurent Koscielny’s slip to play in Sam Clucas for a low finish past Petr Cech.   Our first-half performance was sluggish by recent standards, with lots…read more

‘Everybody’s in a struggle to survive now’

Arsene Wenger was in expansive mood this week as he was asked about the values he holds dear – and what the future may hold.   The Arsenal manager had just delivered a stirring speech at the club’s AGM, and afterwards he spoke to the media about his current outlook.   This is what he…read more

Who was our best player against Swansea?

We came from behind to win in the Premier League for the second match in succession after Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey scored to give us a 2-1 victory over Swansea City. Both goalscorers impressed throughout, with Hector Bellerin also providing an energetic presence down the right flank.

Long read – Sead Kolasinac on his roots

It didn’t take long for Sead Kolasinac to win the hearts of the Arsenal fans. His full-blooded style had already caught the eye on our tour to Australia and China and in the Emirates Cup but the time he made his competitive debut as an early substitute against Chelsea in the Community Shield. Solid at…read more

Eddie Nketiah

I thought my first season as a scholar went well for me. I developed as a player and scored 28 goals in all. Confidence is everything for a striker and that self-belief helps you get more goals. You feel you will score with every chance you get and what I had in my first year…read more

Arsenal 2-1 Norwich City – How it happened

WHAT HAPPENED Eddie Nketiah had a home debut he will never forget as he equalised 15 seconds after coming on, before heading home the winning goal in extra-time of our Carabao Cup fourth-round clash against Norwich City.   Trailing to the Championship club with six minutes of normal time remaining, Arsene Wenger took a gamble…read more

Campbell features in Betis win

We had five players in action over the weekend. Scroll down to find out how they got on: Joel Campbell featured in Real Betis’ 2-0 win against Deportivo Alaves. Antonio Sanabria opened the scoring in the first half, while Alexis Delgado netted an own goal late on to earn Betis victory. Kelechi Nwakeli came on…read more

Why Per and Jack are doing coaching badges

Per Mertesacker knows exactly what he wants to do when he hangs his boots up at the end of this season.   The World Cup winner has been developing his coaching skills ahead of taking over as our head of academy for the 2018/19 season – and has been joined in his Uefa B Licence…read more