Showing posts with label Laurent Koscielny. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laurent Koscielny. Show all posts

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Arsenal ripped apart in Dortmund

Jurgen Klopp finally recorded a victory over Arsene Wenger on home soil as he watched his side dismantle Arsenal 2-0 in their Champions League group stage encounter on Tuesday night.

The scoreline rather flattered the Gunners - BVB skipper Sebastian Kehl claimed afterwards that they could have scored four goals - with the Bundesliga outfit racking up an astonishing 23 shots on goal, the most any side managed as Europe's premier club competition returned.

Arsenal were on the backfoot from the first whistle to the last, with calamitous defending gifting a largely wasteful Dortmund plenty of opportunities.

The pace and directness of Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang caused the north Londoners serious problems, while Danny Welbeck's wayward finishing, Mesut Ozil's disappearing act and Lukas Podolski's lost shin pads all contributed to an awful night for Arsene Wenger.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:35

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wheels beginning to fall off Arsenal bandwagon

Arsenal’s season took a turn for the worse on Tuesday as the Premier League leaders were held to a 2-2 draw at Southampton.

The result means Arsene Wenger’s men could be knocked off top spot should Manchester City beat Tottenham on Wednesday.

However, there was worse to follow with news that midfielder Aaron Ramsey, so often the star of the show for the Gunners this season, would be out for another four to six weeks through injury.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 13:14

Monday, December 16, 2013

Manchester City part the red sea to thrash Arsenal

OK, maybe it wasn't as much a sea as a gentle stream, but the Arsenal defence were breached time and time again by Manuel Pellegrini's vibrant charges on Saturday lunchtime.

The Gunners contributed to their own downfall on a couple of occasions, twice presenting Fernandinho with the ball to allow the Brazilian to score his first of two goals and set up a last-minute penalty.

Yaya Toure stroked the spot-kick home to add to goals from Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, David Silva and that Fernandinho double to send City three points behind Arsenal in the table with a swashbuckling display. Who can stop them?
Sunday, 15 December 2013 10:00

Monday, November 4, 2013

Arsenal extinguish the SAS

It was an impressive performance at both ends of the pitch for Arsenal as they ran out 2-0 winners over Liverpool on Saturday.

In the attacking third, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil linked up superbly with Olivier Giroud, while in defence, the commanding duo of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny were able to nullify the threat of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 12:00

Monday, March 5, 2012

Van Persie is Arsenal's one-man team

Arsenal boosted their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League again next season with a somewhat fortuitous 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. After spending nearly the entire game under the cosh, they stole three crucial points in injury time. The reason? Robin van Persie, who clinically finished the only two chances which came his way during the 90 minutes. The Dutchman has now scored 31 goals in all competitions this season, seemingly single-handedly keeping his colleagues in with a shout of the top four ...