North London Derby: Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC Starting XI Predictions

The North London derby commences Sunday afternoon as Tottenham Hotspur head to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal FC. Emotions always run high whenever this rivalry resumes, and this edition will be an even bigger deal as both teams are fighting for UCL qualification slots.

Both sides also head into this match having won their midweek European clashes, but still have major squad questions to answer. Let’s take a look at who could start in the first team for both sides.   [Read more…]

Arsenal FC vs Tottenham Hotspur Injury Report: Lacazette, Koscielny, Dembele, Sanchez

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The North London derby headlines this weekend’s slate of Premier League action, as two bitter arch-rivals will clash on Sunday afternoon. Visiting Tottenham Hotspur sit just three points ahead of host Arsenal FC in the current Premier League table, and the fight for Champions League qualifications places will be fierce.

Another big London club, Chelsea, sits sandwiched between the two North London sides doing battle here, and by the end of Sunday we’ll see where we stand, and if some shuffling had occurred.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs FC Vorskla (Europa League)

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When Arsenal FC take on FC Vorskla in UEFA Europa League group stage action tonight, the match will seem pretty insignificant in comparison to what is going on in that part of the world right now.

According to the Ukrainian Navy, Sunday saw the Russian coast guard attack and then seize three ships off the coast of Crimea, which resulted in the wounding of six Ukraine sailors. Martial law has since been imposed in certain parts of the country, and that led UEFA to move this match due to “security concerns.”

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Arsenal Injury Report vs FC Vorskla: Lacazette, Welbeck, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Konstaninos

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The idea that “politics and sports don’t mix” has always been a misnomer, but that point has been really hammered home this week with the Arsenal at FC Vorskla UEFA Europa League fixture.

The match was originally supposed to be played in the city of Poltava, but it was instead moved to Kiev as the Ukraine has now imposed martial law in certain parts of the nation. UEFA decided to move the match due to “security concerns,” after the Ukrainian navy said six of their sailors were wounded when the Russian coast guard opened fire on three ships off the coast of Crimea and then seized the vessels.

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Unai Emery Explains Why Mesut Ozil Was Benched at Bournemouth

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil didn’t see the pitch at all today in the 2-1 win at AFC Bournemouth, despite being perfectly fit and very well rested after the international break. Ozil was named to the team, but he never even got to warm up for the second half, let alone feature. Obviously, this was much to the surprise of many football observers.

Gunners manager Unai Emery explained his decision to use Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the attacking midfield in place of the German. In his explanation, Emery used a word “physicality,” which is not really a word in the actual English language, but it is a term that has become very widely used in the sports world over the course of the past several years.

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Arsenal FC 2, Bournemouth 1 News and Notes: Aubameyang, Kolasinac, Mustafi

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Arsenal FC handed AFC Bournemouth their third straight Premier League loss today as the Gunners showed a lot of grit (although what was that they were wearing today? they looked like a diluted bottle of Windex) in a 2-1 win at the Vitality Stadium today. Arsenal, after three straight draws, finally got all three points again, and finish the weekend in fifth place, just one behind arch-rivals Chelsea. 

Bournemouth drop down to eighth. Let’s take a look at some of the news and notes from a fiercely contested league fixture.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs AFC Bournemouth

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery took the reigns of the north London side in May, replacing Arsene Wenger, who had been in charge for 22 years.

The Spaniard said the club had lost its way somewhat in regards to the balance between attacking and defending. Emery believes he had to make some real changes right away, and he believes that he has already brought substantial change.

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Aubameyang, Lacazette Injury Updates Ahead of Arsenal vs Bournemouth

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Arsenal FC travel to AFC Bournemouth on Sunday with some serious worries about the fitness level in the final third. players in attack. Forward Danny Welbeck is on the shelf long term after needing surgery to repair a broken ankle.

Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tweeted that he is “trying to get fit” in time for the weekend match after not being able to feature for Gabon this international break due to a back issue.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Pablo Fornals, Mohamed Elneny, Aaron Ramsey

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The mid November international break is certainly the perfect time to talk some transfer rumors, as the January window will be here before you know it. In this article we focus on Arsenal FC, and we begin with who might be coming into the midfield, as it appears Aaron Ramsey will be headed out.

After assuming the managerial position in May, Unai Emery began his midfield makeover in the summer transfer window. And now it looks like that trend will continue in the January transfer window. There have been signs pointing to a Ramsey exit for quite some time, but where will he land?

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Neymar Has Big Praise for Unai Emery and His Start at Arsenal FC

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Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has a powerful message to the supporters of Arsenal FC. The world’s most expensive player is a big believer in his former manager Unai Emery, who took the reins at the Emirates in May and has the north London side off to a solid start.

After winning 11 in a row across all competitions, the Gunners have drawn their last three Premier League contests and sit just three points outside the top four. Still it’s a major improvement from where they were last year in the final season of the Arsene Wenger era, and they are undefeated in their last 16 in all competitions.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Aaron Ramsey, Eric Bailly, Granit Xhaka

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The mid November international break is certainly the perfect time to talk some transfer rumors, as the January window will be here before you know it. In this article we focus on Arsenal FC, and there is a whole lot of ground to cover so let’s dive right in.

We start with the ongoing saga of midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who admitted during the last set of internationals that the club made a u-turn on their offer of an extension. The Welshman, who will see his contract expire this summer, isn’t determined to leave the north London club, but at the same time he has not ruled out the prospect of moving to a rival big six club.

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Olivier Giroud Says It’s Impossible For Gay Footballers to Come Out

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud gave a wide-ranging and all-encompassing interview to French outlet Le Figarowhich had several important takeaways. Maybe the most poignant, and certainly the most socially relevant, aspect of the interview was his take on the current state of homosexuals in football.

The France international said the belief that football/soccer is a long way off from acceptance of openly gay players is an “understatement.” The former Arsenal man even went so far as top say that it’s “impossible to be openly homosexual in football,” and that he’s felt this way since 2014.

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