Tag Archives: Southampton

MOTM for Danny Welbeck as Arsenal scrape past resurgent Southampton side

Arsenal snatched all three points from a resilient Southampton side today, with us needing to three goals to secure all three points.

Our side started the game out of sorts, and we were duly punished just after 15 minutes of play, although had Shkodran Mustafi had done his job properly we wouldn’t have fallen behind.

Confirmed Arsenal side to face Southampton – PL debut for Nelson

Arsenal have named a makeshift line-up to take on Southampton for today´s Premier League match-up, with Reiss Nelson selected to start his first ever PL encounter.

The Gunners boss has clearly made a number of changes with Thursday’s Europa League tie against CSKA Moscow in mind, with all four attacking players having been rested from the 4-1 first leg win.

Are Arsenal’s defenders easy pickings?

Alan Shearer has claimed that Southampton pinpointed weaknesses in Arsenal’s defence this weekend, and Charlie Austin highlighted their failings with him goal in the opening minutes of the match,

The Gunners needed a very late equaliser from Olivier Giroud to walk away with a point from the encounter at St Marys Stadium this Sunday, and were lucky not to have been further behind in the match.

Arsenal preparing to battle for £60M Chelsea target

It is reported that Arsenal will return to try and prise Virgil Van Dijk away from Southampton within 12 months.

The Dutch defender was eager to force away from St Mary’s Stadium this summer, handing in a transfer request in the close-season, before Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology over their pursuit.

Arsenal to use Walcott interest to beat Chelsea to defensive target?

Journalist Emanuele Giulianelli has claimed that Arsenal could be set to win the race to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton, due to their interest in Theo Walcott.

Did Arsenal agree a deal with Chelsea target this summer?

Italian journalist Gabrielle Marcotti claims that Virgil Van Dijk agreed deals with two of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

The respected paparazzo has given his insight into the summer-long transfer saga involving Southampton’s key defender, claiming that deals were in place for him to move, but clubs were unable to manufacture a move.

‘Any late bid will be rejected’ for Arsenal target Van Dijk?

Sky Sports reporter Jane Dougall has been told that Southampton will not be entertaining any bids for Virgil Van Dijk this summer, despite interest from Arsenal and other big clubs.

The Dutch defender is believed to be on the radar of Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool for much of the summer, which led to a player handing in a transfer request.

Come on Arsenal! Show ambition by signing Van Dijk

Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi is being targeted by a number of clubs for a move this summer, and I for one think he should go.
The German international struggled in his opening season with us, but no doubt holds ability, and despite expecting him to enjoy a better year with the club, I think we should cash-in.