Arsenal lost yesterday’s North London Derby to Tottenham yesterday, but on harsh terms. Spurs took a 2-0 home win on Sunday to end all hopes of a 22nd consecutive St Totteringham’s Day celebration, thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has insisted that the fans helped his side to overcome Manchester City at Wembley this weekend, whilst admitting that the players have been letting down Arsene Wenger this term. The Gunners are enduring a tough season, with fans moving to protest against manager Wenger on a number of occasions, but everyone rallied around yesterday to ensure victory in the Cup.
Arsene Wenger lined his Arsenal team up in a Conte-esque 3-4-2-1 formation against Middlesbrough on Monday night, and it remains to be seen whether the system change will remain.
After the 2-1 victory, it was revealed that Rob Holding had only trained in the new formation on two occasions, prior to using it in the Premier League match, and while the result proved positive, the overall performance did not impress.
Nightmare fixture list doesn’t help Arsene by Konstantin Mitov
Hello guys and welcome to another weekend that could see Arsenal’s slim top 4 chances disappear. We have a game on Monday against struggling Middlesbrough and it can go either way. If we turn up, we could dispatch them, or we could easily bottle it like we do so many games.
Booing off Bellerin, who came to clap the fans was wrong. by Konstantin Mitov
I’d like to talk a little bit about the fans behaviour after the Palace game. There was a little throw-in scene where Bellerin wasn’t given the ball by our own fans and the chant was “you’re not fit to wear the shirt”. After the game Bellerin came to clap over and he was booed.
Michael Ballack has tried to give Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil a confidence boost, while telling him he needs to push himself to meet his World Class potential.
The German midfielder has been struggling for form this season, despite finding the net more this term than he has in previous years with the club.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has admitted that he remains shocked that he was overlooked for Premier League Goal of the Month award for January.
The Frenchman scored an amazing acrobatic goal, described as a scorpion goal, where he manages to beat the keeper despite the ball being played into him awkwardly.
Mesut Ozil features for the majority of Germany’s 4-1 win over Azerbaijan last night, and is expected to be available to start for Arsenal next weekend.
The midfielder has been absent through illness and injury since March 11, but in reality, he has somewhat been missing in action for much of 2017.