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Some Arsenal fans have been impressed with the progress shown by Eddie Nketiah in the pre-season games for the club. The 20-year-old has not been able to secure regular playing time with the first-team squad since making his debut more than two years ago, but he has shown plenty of promise during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Nketiah made the headlines during the recent friendly against Bayern Munich whereby he scored an 88th-minute winner. The forward displayed the willingness to fight for lost causes after coming on as …

With just three weeks remaining to the new Premier League season, Arsenal have made just the single signing in the form of teenager Gabriel Martinelli, who has joined them from Brazilian minnows Ituano.
Gunners boss Unai Emery has acknowledged that there could be around three or four arrivals before next month’s transfer deadline, but the Spaniard would still have to transform the club’s fortunes with most of the players within the current squad.
A sixth place finish in the Premier League and a Europa League final loss last season meant that the …

Arsenal recently begun their pre-season tour of the United States with a solid 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids. The game saw the involvement of a number of young players including summer signing Gabriel Martinelli, who bagged the third goal with a lovely chested finish.
Despite this, manager Unai Emery is likely to opt for an experienced lineup against Bayern Munich on Thursday, considering most of the seniors only played through the final 15 minutes of the convincing triumph over Colorado.
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Arsenal won’t be able to bank on the services of Hector …

Chelsea and Arsenal go head-to-head in Azerbaijan, on Wednesday, May 29, aiming to finish off the season by claiming the Europa League trophy.
The game has added significance for both sides, with neither having secured any other silverware during the current campaign.
Chelsea are slight favourites with NetBet to beat Arsenal, although there is little to choose between the two sides in the betting.
Blues’ boss Maurizio Sarri has been handed a massive injury blow ahead of the game after Ruben Loftus-Cheek limped off during a 3-0 friendly win against New England Revolution …

German coach Joachim Low is upset that Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil did not inform him personally about his decision to retire from international football.
Ozil struggled for form during the 2018 World Cup as Germany were eliminated from the group stage following losses against Mexico and South Korea.
Following the tournament, the 29-year-old decided to end his international career, citing racism.
Ozil attracted criticism prior to the tournament after posing with controversial Turkish President Erdogan.
This was not a good way for Ozil to end his international career. During his nine-year international career, he made …

West Ham captain Mark Noble believes that Arsenal were wrong to allow Jack Wilshere to leave them this summer. At the same time, he is glad to have the 26-year-old as a team-mate.
Wilshere left his boyhood club during the summer and joined West Ham on a free transfer. The Englishman had been hoping to stay on with the Gunners due to his love for the club, however he eventually had no choice but to leave after manager Unai Emery did not provide him with assurances over first-team football.
Wilshere is hoping …

Manchester City are 4/6 to win the 2018/19 Premier League title after finishing 19 points clear of the competition last season, for those considering online betting with Toals. Pep Guardiola’s men hit 100 points from 38 games in 2017/18 and could be the first team in nine years to retain the league crown.
Only Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho have managed to achieve it in the Premier League era, but Guardiola will fancy his chance given his already-strong squad has only been improved – Riyad Mahrez joining from Leicester City.
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Chelsea are one of the dark horses to win the Premier League next season – you can use this bet365 bonus code to back your pick for who would win. To win, Chelsea would need to strengthen considerably and that’s where this link to Cech comes in.
Chelsea are reportedly considering bringing goalkeeper Petr Cech back to Stamford Bridge this summer due to the uncertain future of Thibaut Courtois. The 36-year-old is high on Transfer Hound’s hot-o-metre and left the Blues to join Arsenal in 2015 where he’s been underwhelming ever …

The 2018/19 Premier League fixtures have been released and we’ve listed all 380 games that will be played by Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Bournemouth v Cardiff
Arsenal v Man City
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham
Man United v Leicester
Newcastle v Tottenham
Southampton v Burnley
Watford v Brighton
Wolves v Everton

Saturday, August 18

Brighton v Man United
Burnley v Watford
Cardiff v …

The Guardian have released the financial figures of every Premier League club for 2016/17, detailing their turnover, wages and profit. The information came from most recently published annual reports at Companies House.
Arsenal (Accounts for the year to 31 May 2017)

Turnover: £427m (3rd highest in the league)
Wages: £199m (5th highest, 47% of turnover)
Profit before tax: £45m (up from £3m in 2016)

Bournemouth (Accounts for the 11 months to 30 June 2017)

Turnover £139m (11th highest in league)
Wages £72m (16th highest, 52% of turnover)
Profit before tax £15m (up from £3m in 2016)

Burnley (Accounts for …