Arsenal are set to travel to Serbia on Thursday for their third group game of the Europa League, as they look to uphold their 100% record in the competition this term. Zvezda are in top form in their domestic league, winning 10 of their 12 matches thus far, and remain unbeaten in the group at present. Arsenal are not enjoying such a flourishing campaign domestically, but with two wins from two they will be keen to keep up their run in Europe, and all three points today would all-but seal their place in the knock-out stages of the competition.
Emile Heskey has claimed that Arsenal need a ‘massive’ overhaul next summer, adding that he doesn’t see them making the top four this term.
The Gunners succumbed to their third defeat in eight Premier League outings this term, when losing to Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, falling to a disappointing nine points off the top of the table at this early stage in the competition.
Wojciech Szczesny has claimed that the Arsenal coaching set-up is lacking in comparison to what he has endured since moving to Italy.
The Polish international broke into the Gunners’ first-team back in 2010, and a year later earned the right to be the club’s first-choice for the campaign, but he failed to persuade Arsene Wenger that he was the long-term option, and rivals were signed to challenge him.
Joey Barton has claimed that Arsene Wenger should have left Arsenal some time ago, likening him to a drunken mess that should have gone home some time ago.
Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins has claimed that Hector Bellerin has taken steps backwards, highlighted by his penalty error for Arsenal this weekend.
The Spanish defender broke through into the squad three years ago, taking full advantage of injuries to previously favoured pair Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy, and has been highly rated ever since.
Martin Keown claims that Mesut Ozil should be gone come January, having shown he is uninterested in giving his all for Arsenal.
The German international has failed to agree a new contract with the club over the past two seasons, and is into the final year of his current deal, leading to much speculation over his future.
Arsenal lost to Watford this weekend in somewhat controversial circumstances, but top professional referee Mark Clattenburg insists one of those situations was officiated correctly.
The Gunners led the weekend’s Premier League clash with Watford at the half-time interval, but ended up on the losing end thanks to a penalty and a possible offside goal.
Tony Cascarino has claimed that Arsenal are soft from the core out, claiming that big decisions are palmed off.
The Gunners have come under strong criticism following their loss to Watford this weekend, and the latest comments move to claim that the club is ‘soft’, citing the board’s decision to shy away from the big decision on Arsene Wenger as breeding for that frail mentality.