Bernd Leno

Result: Crystal Palace end Arsenal’s home run to dent Gunners’ top-four hopes

A defensively-poor Arsenal slip to a second home Premier League loss of the season, going down 3-2 to London rivals Crystal Palace in Sunday’s clash at the Emirates. Crystal Palace have defeated Arsenal 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League clash to end their London rivals’ home run and dent their top-four hopes. © Reuters Unai Emery promised to make changes on the back of Thursday’s victory at Napoli, which sealed Arsenal’s place in the last four of the Europa League, and so it proved as just four players survived from that match. One of the new faces to come in was Konstantinos Mavropanos, who gave away a needless free kick for the game’s opening goal 17 minutes in. The right-sided delivery from Luka Milivojevic was headed past Bernd L...

Preview: Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday’s London derby between top-four hopefuls Arsenal and Crystal Palace, including prediction, teams news and head-to-head records. Arsenal host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday knowing that anything other than victory could see them surrender the initiative in a fiercely-competitive top-four race. Only goal difference is currently keeping the Gunners above the dotted line, and they take on a Crystal Palace side that needs just a draw to reach the 40-point mark. Arsenal © Reuters It has not all been plain-sailing for Arsenal in the post-Arsene Wenger era so far, but as things stand Unai Emery is on course for a successful first season at the helm. Charged with getting the Gunners back into the Premier League, Emery still has two routes open to ...

How Arsenal could line up against Crystal Palace

Sports Mole looks at how top-four hopefuls Arsenal could line up during Sunday’s London derby with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal could take another step towards securing a top-four finish when they host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Gunners still have two routes into next season’s Champions League after confirming their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League in midweek, and a top-four spot remains in their own hands. However, only goal difference separates Unai Emery‘s side from fifth-placed Chelsea with five games of their season remaining, and any slip-ups at this stage of the campaign could prove fatal. Here, Sports Mole looks at how Arsenal could line up for Sunday’s London derby. Out: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (s...

Result: Phil Jagielka scores as Everton beat Arsenal at Goodison Park

Phil Jagielka scores the only goal of the match as Everton record a 1-0 win over Arsenal at Goodison Park. Phil Jagielka scored the only goal of the match as Everton recorded a 1-0 win over Arsenal in Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash at Goodison Park. The victory is Everton’s third in a row in the league, while Arsenal’s poor away form has continued. The Gunners remain fourth in the Premier League table, but are vulnerable to fifth-placed Chelsea and sixth-placed Manchester United as the battle for the Champions League positions intensifies. © Reuters Arsenal had a good chance to register in the first two minutes when Alexandre Lacazette broke into a dangerous position before feeding Mesut Ozil, but eventually Everton managed to clear their lines after a period of ...

Result: Arsenal brush aside Newcastle United to move into third place

Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette strike as Arsenal beat Newcastle United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to move up to third in the Premier League. Arsenal have climbed into third place in the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in Monday evening’s clash at the Emirates Stadium. Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring for the Gunners 30 minutes in, having earlier had a goal disallowed, and Alexandre Lacazette killed off the contest late on. A 10th home league victory in a row for Arsenal, who later lost key man Ramsey to an injury, lifts them above Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur after playing the same number of matches. © Reuters Arsenal thought that they had opened the scoring 13 minutes in, only for referee Anthony Taylor to rule out Ramsey’s close-range...

Petr Cech offered coaching role at Arsenal?

Arsenal offer goalkeeper Petr Cech a coaching role with the club, but will face competition from Chelsea, according to a report. Arsenal have reportedly offered goalkeeper Petr Cech a coaching role with the club. Cech joined the Gunners from Chelsea in 2015 and has since made close to 150 appearances for the capital outfit in all competitions. The 36-year-old started Arsenal’s first seven matches of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign, but Bernd Leno has since become the club’s number one goalkeeper. Cech will retire from professional football this summer, but according to The Sun, the Gunners want to keep hold of the Czech, who has been offered a coaching role at the Emirates Stadium. The same report, however, has claimed that Chelsea also want the stopper to return to Stamfor...

Report: Arsenal looking at Newcastle United keeper Freddie Woodman

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs keeping tabs on Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, according to a report. Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is reportedly being eyed up by Arsenal as a possible replacement for Petr Cech. The Gunners will wave goodbye to Cech at the end of the season following four years’ service as he brings an end to his career. Arsenal are on the lookout for a new back-up to Bernd Leno and, according to Chronicle Live, they may make a move for Woodman. A number of clubs are believed to be looking at the 22-year-old, who has been restricted to three appearances for Newcastle all season, each coming in the FA Cup. Woodman, part of England’s successful World Cup Under-20s side in 2017, is rumoured to be seeking a move away from St James&#...

Arsenal players claim Lingard celebration motivated them to beat United

Jesse Lingard’s goal celebration in Arsenal’s recent FA Cup defeat to Manchester United acted as motivation for the Gunners as they secured victory in Sunday’s Premier League clash between the top-four rivals. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno and striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed after the 2-0 win that the memory of Lingard moonwalking at the Emirates Stadium in January gave added incentive to secure three points on Sunday. A Granit Xhaka strike and an Aubameyang penalty saw Arsenal end Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten 12-game domestic streak since taking caretaker charge at Old Trafford in December. The win allowed Arsenal to leapfrog United into fourth place, providing a further twist to Champions League qualification during a weekend when Tottenham and Chelsea dropped points. Lingard celebr...

Result: Arsenal beat Manchester United to claim top-four advantage

Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang register as Arsenal beat top-four rivals Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal have defeated Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to inflict a first Premier League defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he replaced Jose Mourinho. The Gunners picked up the victory through a first-half strike from Granit Xhaka, which David de Gea should have kept out, and a second-half penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Romelu Lukaku wasted a couple of big chances for United either side of Xhaka’s goal as United, unbeaten in 12 top-flight matches before today, slipped below their opponents into fifth place. Arsenal’s top-four destiny is not quite in their own hands, though, as Chelsea can draw level on points if they win thei...

How Arsenal could line up against BATE Borisov

Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League match between BATE Borisov and Arsenal, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up in Belarus. Arsenal head into the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie with BATE Borisov looking to register back-to-back wins for the first time since the start of 2019. The Gunners have suffered three defeats in their last half-a-dozen outings, although Unai Emery‘s side did register a 2-1 victory away at Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal reached this stage of the competition by recording 16 points from their six group games, as well as keeping five clean sheets. Emery has a number of selection dilemmas ahead of Thursday’s match, and here Sports Mole looks at how the North London outfit could line up against the Belarusian ...

Bernd Leno: ‘Arsenal ready to claim fourth spot in Premier League’

Bernd Leno says that Arsenal are ready to capitalise on any errors from Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to finish in fourth place in the Premier League. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has claimed that Arsenal are ready to capitalise on any mistakes from the club’s rivals in the race for fourth position in the Premier League table. Arsenal have endured an indifferent top-flight campaign, but the Gunners find themselves just one point adrift of Manchester United with 13 matches remaining. Chelsea are also in the hunt for the final Champions League spot, but Leno has backed the North London outfit to outlast their nearest rivals. The German stopper is quoted by the London Evening Standard as saying: “It is a good competition between all the teams. Chelsea played Manchester City a...

Unai Emery ‘wants three new signings’ in summer transfer window

Arsenal boss Unai Emery will reportedly look to sign three new players in this summer’s transfer window. Arsenal boss Unai Emery will reportedly look to sign three new players in this summer’s transfer window. Emery was blocked from signing players on permanent deals in January, but the Gunners head coach did manage to bring Denis Suarez to the Emirates Stadium on a loan deal from Barcelona. According to the Daily Mail, Emery is keen to secure three new additions ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign, including a left-back. The same report has claimed that Arsenal will only have £45m to spend this summer, although another publication has placed that figure at £40m, suggesting that it could be another difficult window. Emery will more than likely look to offload players in order to fr...

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