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Five Key Points From Tuesday Night’s Big Champions League Games

during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.

It was always going to be an action packed night with four European giants in action. Arsenal put in a brave performance but Barcelona proved to be have too much firepower in the end to effectively end the tie as Messi finally scored against Petr Cech, not once but twice. Meanwhile, Juventus fought back against Bayern to rescue a 2-2 …

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Olivier Giroud Or Anthony Martial? French Fans Have Their Say On National Team’s Forwards

NICE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 8: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) and Anthony Martial (Man Untied) of France in action during the international friendly match between France and Armenia at Allianz Riviera stadium on October 8, 2015 in Nice, France.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Man United’s Anthony Martial can both almost certainly expect to be part of the France setup at Euro 2016, but which of the two should be more in line for a starting berth? French sports newspaper l’Équipe this week asked its readers to rank the forward options available to Didier Deschamps ahead of the European Championships …

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Tactics Truck: Simpson Dismissal Allows Arsenal To Destroy Leicester On The Flanks

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Mesut Oezil of Arsenal scores his team's second goal from a free-kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal took full advantage of Danny Simpson’s second half dismissal to overrun Leicester City on the flanks and secure a famous comeback victory. Leicester’s 5-2 defeat at home to Arsenal in late September prompted manager Claudio Ranieri to drop his aggressive full backs and take a more considered approach that saw his side go unbeaten in the league until Boxing …

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Video: Olivier Giroud Gives Arsenal The Lead Against Olympiacos

Arsenal are on the verge of completing the great escape, having lost their first two games of the Champions League group stages. However, a famous win at home to Bayern Munich set them on the right track, and should they hold their lead at Olympiacos, they will progress to the last 16. In what is undoubtedly the Gunners’ biggest game …

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Latest Ozil & Giroud Stats Suggest Arsenal Pair Are Most Lethal Duo In The Premier League

After Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1 yesterday afternoon, a number of stats arose highlighting just how important Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud are to Arsene Wenger’s side. Mesut Ozil is in simply ludicrous form for Arsenal this season and many have suggested that the Arsenal playmaker is a serious contender for the player of the season award. However, although Olivier Giroud …

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Tactics Truck: Guardiola Tactical Tweaks Lead To Bayern Munich Rout

Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at home to Bayern Munich a fortnight ago was built on the foundation of a solid defence, married to a relentless counter-attacking determination to prevail upon the German champions’ poor defensive transitions. That Tuesday night, in the Emirates, the Gunners lined up in a defensive 4-5-1, preventing their much-vaunted opposition from playing through. Munich’s deep lying-playmaker, Xabi Alonso – …

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Tactics Truck: Arsenal Top Table Despite Naive Game Management

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger deservedly received plaudits here and elsewhere in midweek for taking a pragmatic approach to his pre-match preparations for Bayern Munich. Tuesday night’s counter-attack-inspired victory over the German champions continues a trend towards greater tactical adaptability over the last year from the French manager. The manner of the 2-0 victory evoked echoes of January’s away victory in the Etihad, in …

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Watch: The Three Oliver Giroud Misses Vs Serbia That Led To Fan Jeers

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is having a tough time of things with the French international team. France took on Serbia in an international friendly yesterday evening, eventually winning the affair 2-1. However, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for ‘Les Bleus’ as Arsenal forward Oliver Giroud had to endure a pretty torrid reception from the attending French supporters. Giroud was …

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GIF: Giroud-Tomkins Clash Of Heads Puts Concussion Rules In Spotlight

During Arsenal’s 2-0 loss today against West Ham there was an ugly clash of heads between James Tomkins of West Ham and Gunners frontman Olivier Giroud. The incident resulted in both defender and forward laying on the ground, needing attention from both side’s medics. The FA’s website states, under its head injury management section, that: “Medical staff will assess the injured player. …

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Wenger Needs To Fuel Fire Into Striker Search

With the Premier League less than a month away, you could forgive Arsenal fans for panicking at the absence of a new No. 9. Chelsea have bolstered their ranks with the loan signing of Radamel Falcao, Manchester City have acquired Raheem Sterling for a British record transfer fee, whilst Manchester United have been the busiest of the top four, welcoming …

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VIDEO: Arsenal’s Hilarious ‘Alternative’ End-Of-Season Awards

Arsenal have already decided that Alex Sanchez is the Gunners’ Player of the Season for 2014/15 but the folks behind the club’s official Youtube channel have now put together some more ‘alternative’ awards for our delectation.  They’ve included titles such as the worst celebrator, the best banter and the biggest bromance. You may also, somehow, get the impression that striker Olivier …

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VIDEO: That Phil Jones Sliding Head Tackle

Manchester United took on Arsenal yesterday at Old Trafford and it was a bit of a borefest. However, there was one extraordinary highlight thanks to Phil Jones.  Having slipped over, the Manchester United centre back appeared to hand Olivier Giroud a massive opportunity as he looked to be in on goal. However, quick thinking on his feet (or head rather), …

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Arsene Wenger Suggests Thierry Henry Is Being Paid To Be Controversial

Recently Thierry Henry claimed that Arsenal could not win the Premier League with Olivier Giroud as the focal point in attack. Arsene Wenger does not agree. Thierry Henry’s former manager has come out in defence of Giroud, and stated that Henry is simply “wrong”. “I think he’s wrong,” said the Arsenal manager. “I can accept that’s an opinion but the comment …

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5 Of The Most Underrated Players In The Premier League

Everyone knows Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa have been quality this year. But who has perhaps flown under the radar to some degree this season in the Premier League?    James Milner – Manchester City The skill and attacking potential of James Milner often goes unnoticed as he is surrounded by big names such as Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure …

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