Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta was visibly disappointed after the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat in their Champions League Group D opener at Borussia Dortmund.
Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of half-time and the German club would have been more emphatic victors than 2-0 but for the reflexes of Wojciech Szczesny and their own wastefulness.
Arteta told Sky Sports 5: “We faced a tough side in one of the most difficult stadiums in Europe, we knew that from the start. Read more... (367 words, 1 image, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
Arsène Wenger spoke to the media after the 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. Here are some of the things he had to say:
on the defeat…
Congratulations to Dortmund, they were the better team. We had a disappointing performance and the victory is normal. Still the paradox of the night is we had very good chances to to score first that didn’t go for us and went for them. We were caught on two counter-attacks on 45 and 48 minutes and that was very difficult. Read more... (281 words, 1 image, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
We analyse the performances of Arsenal‘s striking options since the beginning of the 2013/14 Premier League season
Finally we get back to Premier League action this weekend, and Arsenal and Wales star Aaron Ramsey is an doubt for Saturday’s blockbuster match between Arsenal and Manchester City after picking up an ankle injury on international duty.
Ramsey appeared to twist his ankle late in the game against Andorra, which Wales won 2-1 and was substituted before the final whistle.
Wales boss Chris Coleman said after the game that he was hopeful the problem was not long-term.
“He got a kick and there was a twist in his ankle,” the coach explained. “It was coming to the end of the game, and it was pointless taking a risk with him. Read more... (299 words, 1 image, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
Jack Wilshere is enjoying his new deep midfield role for England, and wants to improve by watching videos of Andrea Pirlo and Javier Mascherano.
The Arsenal midfielder occupied the position at the base of Roy Hodgson’s midfield diamond for the first time on Monday night, and believes he can only get better in his new position.
Wilshere usually plays further forward, but in England’s first competitive game since the World Cup he was happy to fill the position vacated by former captain Steven Gerrard. Read more... (165 words, 1 image, estimated 40 secs reading time)
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has thanked his team-mates for helping him settle into the England squad after making his international debut against Norway last Wednesday.
The 19-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Southampton earlier this summer for £12million, capped a whirlwind month by featuring for the Three Lions at Wembley last week, and says he appreciated the support given to him by his Gunners team-mates.
He told the FA.com:
‘The Arsenal players are here and have helped me settle in well. It was obviously nice to see Rickie again too, as I haven’t seen him since he’s moved to Liverpool – we had a good catch up. Read more... (284 words, 1 image, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
A comparison of Arsenal‘s new signing Danny Welbeck to Arsenal’s top players in four key offensive categories.
New Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck claims he envisaged himself playing in Arsene Wenger’s side long before he signed on deadline day, and that his new side will mount a serious English Premier League title challenge. The 23-year-old was with Manchester United‘s academy from the age of eight, having been born in the city, but that did not stop him thinking about considering what it would be like to play the Arsenal way.
Welbeck completed a £16m move to the Gunners late on Monday after United’s acquisition of Radamel Falcao pushed him further down the pecking order at Old Trafford. Read more... (503 words, 1 image, estimated 2:01 mins reading time)
Big transfer deadline day for Arsenal as the Gunners signed Manchester United and England striker Danny Welbeck for £16m.
With Oliver Giroud out until the new year, adding another striker during this window was critical for Arsenal and in Welbeck they have someone who can play in any of the three attacking positions.
I expect Welbeck to move straight into the Arsenal line-up which will push Alexis Sanchez out to the wing, where he can be more effective. When Theo Walcott returns from injury, Arsenal might have the fastest forward line in Premier League history with Walcott, Welbeck and Alexis. Read more... (264 words, 1 image, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal would have fared little better in the 1-1 draw against Leicester had they brought in a new striker ahead of the game.
The Gunners were left frustrated on Sunday afternoon as they dropped two points at the King Power Stadium while producing an uninspiring display.
Many feel Arsenal must invest in a new striker before the transfer window closes on Monday due to the absence of the injured Olivier Giroud until January, but Wenger is adamant he will not be forced into any last-minute panic buys. Read more... (381 words, 1 image, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)