Posted on August 08, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal’s Olympic stars on the scoresheet again

The new Arsenal striker Takuma Asano may not have a work permit to play football in England, but his chances of getting one soon are sure to be improved by his impressive form for the Japan national team at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.

Arsenal fans were not exactly enthusiastic about the signing of this unheard of young striker but that may be changing after he scored for the second game in a row to keep Japanese hopes of reaching the quarter-final stage alive.

His team were trailing 2-0 to Colombia with 25 minutes to go when the new Gunner produced a fine finish to spark a comeback that saw them claim a point. They now face Sweden on Thursday and will hope for a better result than Colombia get against the already qualified Nigerians.

It was even better for the other Arsenal star in Brazil, as Gnabry bagged his second goal of the game and his third of the competition with an injury time free kick that earned Germany a draw against South Korea. It was a crucial strike as well, because it keeps the Germans in with a chance of going through.

They are currently on two points while Mexico and South Korea have four each, so Gnabry and his team need to beat the Mexicans on Wednesday to book their place in the knockout stage.

Good luck to our two Olymoic Gunners.


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17 thoughts on “Arsenal’s Olympic stars on the scoresheet again

  1. mall-gooner

    Good to see Arsenal players are performing well for their national team. Congratulations to Asano and Gnabry.

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  2. jamaican_gooner

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    1. josh37

      No-one cares mate!! He’s been on holiday and barely training for a week…
      Do you secretly want to marry Ramsey?? It’s ok if you do!! I promise I won’t judge you in the slightest… He’s a good looking man and supposedly he drives a reeeeeally nice car πŸ˜‰

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      1. ThirdManJW


        Ramsey’s inept display had nothing to do with his holiday because he was fit enough for Wales not that long ago, and if you watched his performance you wouldn’t be saying that. Even IF Ramsey wasn’t match fit, how on earth would that affect his ability to make an accurate pass? He gave the ball away so many times, it was joke! Ramsey has never fit into Wenger’s system because the system is heavily reliant on technical ability (control), awareness, and high quality passing, for it to work. Ramsey doesn’t possess these three key abilities, and that’s why we rarely see a top performance from him, and why our passing game breaks down when Ramsey’s in the middle.

        He looked great for Wales, but he was playing in a different position, and in a different system. Wales do not play possession based football.

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    2. ThirdManJW


      Good call mate! Ramsey was shocking yesterday, but then again, when isn’t he. It’s such a shame he’s one of Wenger’s favourites, because as you said, he weakens us when plays, just like with all our other deadwoods.

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  3. Fatboy Gooney

    Yeah thats Great 😴😴 but it’s not exactly helping our cause much, unless wenger is hoping that a good show from these player’s will increase his chances of making more money! πŸ˜‚

    Talking of money… Wenger has again stated that he will spend Arsenal’s money, as if it is his own! 😲 Here we go again! … How many times is he going to contradict himself, ffs! πŸ˜‚
    Here’s to name a few:
    “Money isn’t a problem for Arsenal”
    – But Spending it!… Is a problem for wenger.

    “We will only spend on the right player’s”
    – What? 😲 Your telling us that all our rivals have bought the wrong players? πŸ˜‚

    Walcott state’s that he wants to go back to playing on the wing and Wenger responded quickly by stating that Walcott is a Class Striker and that he will continue playing him in that position…. Okayyyy! πŸ˜‚ Anything to get out of Spending the πŸ™Š’ing – money!

    We’re not asking him to spend for the sake of it! 😲
    We are only asking him to spend on what we have been needing for Yearrrrrs!

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      1. Fatboy Gooney

        Bingooooo! πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘
        Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
        And Here’s Your prize ➑ πŸ•+ 🍩 [Sorry, I ate the rest πŸ˜•]

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Thats a myth πŸ˜‚ It’s Wenger that’s the virus! πŸ›
      His the one that has the problem with spending and finding the so called ‘Right Player’s’

      He keeps changing his tune and his excuses are picking up momentum, as the transfer window draws to a close.

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      1. Arsenal_Girl

        I agree. I don’t believe the Board is as stingy as we are led to believe
        Wenger either doesn’t spend much or doesn’t spend wisely
        If Wenger wants to get a player, the board won’t turn him down

        Wenger spent Β£30-35 million on Xhaka so the Board doesn’t seem that stingy
        Xhaka is a good player (I am happy he is with us) but we could have spent that money on a forward.
        That wasn’t the Board’s decision. It was Wenger’s decision

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      2. sevenitti

        The board (Gazidis in front) claims we dont have the financial resources to combat with the big spenders on the market. What a big chunk of BS! Thus, the board is also a must to replace

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  4. AidanGooner

    I’ve got a concern with Gnabry. This is his final contracted season. He’s very highly thought of in Germany. Could he end up our Pogba if he doesn’t break into the first team this season?

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    1. ArsenalDave

      No,We very rarely bring players back, unless they are cheap!

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  5. herbdawg

    Fatboy and JAmerican, always spreading poison and negativity, in every comments section, on every article……………………………Give it a rest

    If you’ve got nothing positive to contribute, STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations to Asano and Gnabry, may this be but a glimpse of the talent they will bring to Arsenal.

    Up the Gunners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      What? 😲
      Poisoning is what wenger has done to this club, over the last 5 years or so, Tell me something that gives off positivity from Wenger’s latest statement? πŸ˜• Come on Goon, I can’t wait to hear it! πŸ˜‚

      And by the way, it’s funny how alot fan’s (like yourself) don’t contribute nothing to this site, other than moaning at the Moaners! πŸ˜‚

      πŸ˜† Oh to be a.. Moaner!

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