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EPL Talk - Sat Oct 21 4:04 AM
London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions from Watford striker Troy Deeney that his players can be bullied and show little stomach for a physical battle. Deeney made the remarks after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road last weekend, when his introduction as a subst...
EPL Talk - Fri Oct 20 6:10 PM
London (AFP) – Watford manager Marco Silva has called for more of the self-belief his high-flying team showed in their win against Arsenal when they face “favourites” Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Hornets climbed to fourth place — one spot ahead of defending champions Chelsea — in t...
EPL Talk - Thu Oct 19 11:09 PM
Paris (AFP) – Lyon piled the pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman with a 2-1 Europa League win at Goodison Park on Thursday, while Olivier Giroud’s acrobatic late strike snatched Arsenal a 1-0 victory over 10-man Red Star Belgrade. Nabil Fekir’s penalty put French side Lyon ahead early on as...
EPL Talk - Thu Oct 19 10:03 PM
Paris (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday. Arsene Wenger’s men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute...
EPL Talk - Thu Oct 19 8:20 PM
Paris (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday. Arsene Wenger’s men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute...
EPL Talk - Thu Oct 19 2:00 AM
If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Red Star Belgrade vs. Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League, you’ve come to the right place. With Arsenal undefeated in their first two Europa League matches, the Gunners can move five points clear at the top of their group with a victory against Red Sta...
EPL Talk - Mon Oct 16 9:18 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Arsenal. Sterling was linked with a cash-plus-player move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of August as City tried to secure...
EPL Talk - Mon Oct 16 4:57 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Arsenal. Sterling was linked with a cash-plus-player move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of August as City tried to secure...
EPL Talk - Sun Oct 15 1:34 AM
Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes a “scandalous” penalty was the main reason why his Arsenal side ended up losing 2-1 at Watford on Saturday. The result lifted Marco Silva’s Hornets into fourth place in the Premier League on a day when Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelse...
EPL Talk - Sat Oct 14 9:11 PM
Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal’s four-game winning run came to a stunning end at Watford as Tom Cleverley’s stoppage-time strike sealed a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Gunners on Saturday. Per Mertesacker’s first Premier League goal in 1, 400 days had given Arsene Wenger’s side the plat...
EPL Talk - Fri Oct 13 2:00 PM
Occasional England international Jack Wilshere has certainly endured his fair share of injuries during his professional career. Since making his first team debut with Arsenal during the 2008/09 campaign, he has only managed to play more than 25 Premier League matches just twice (including last ye...
EPL Talk - Thu Oct 12 12:20 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded on Thursday he may have no option but to sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window. The pair are both out of contract at the end of the season and are yet to agree new deals. As things stand, they will be a...
EPL Talk - Tue Oct 10 10:45 PM
Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualif...
EPL Talk - Sat Oct 7 9:21 PM
Abuja (AFP) – Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 African qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday. The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be thei...
EPL Talk - Wed Oct 4 4:30 PM
Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Benjamin Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training. The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday an...
EPL Talk - Wed Oct 4 2:53 PM
Paris (AFP) – Having already lost Bernard Mendy and Laurent Koscielny France saw another defender pull out of their crucial World Cup qualifiers after PSG’s in-form Layvin Kurzawa cut his knee in training. The left back would likely have started for France as they take on Bulgaria on Saturday and...
EPL Talk - Wed Oct 4 12:35 PM
London (AFP) – The first active footballer to come out as gay will be an “icon” who could reap huge financial rewards but the British game remains a hostile environment for homosexual players. That’s the view of gay British comedian Matt Lucas — best known for the series “Little Britain” — who sp...
EPL Talk - Mon Oct 2 1:32 AM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are ready to silence the critics who wrote them off in the aftermath of their humiliating loss against Liverpool. Wenger’s side have been revitalised since the 4-0 mauling at Anfield in August and they maintained that momentum with a 2-0 win over Brig...
EPL Talk - Sun Oct 1 4:31 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger said “humility” was the biggest lesson he had learnt as Arsenal marked the 21st anniversary of his appointment with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. Nacho Monreal’s 16th-minute goal gave Arsenal the lead at the Emirates before...
EPL Talk - Sun Oct 1 4:31 PM
Paris (AFP) – Didier Deschamps has called up Marseille central defender Adil Rami, who was a succesful last minute draft for Euro 2016, after Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny pulled out of two upcoming World Cup qualifiers. In their final two qualifiers for Russia 2018, France play in Bulgaria on O...
EPL Talk - Sun Oct 1 3:15 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger celebrated the 21st anniversary of his arrival at Arsenal in winning style as the Gunners cruised to a 2-0 home victory over Brighton on Sunday. There are many reasons for Arsenal fans to look back fondly on the day Wenger was hired but, after several years of underac...
EPL Talk - Sat Sep 30 10:55 PM
Creators and strikers tend to receive a majority of the attention when it comes to soccer teams. After all, they are the ones making the pinpoint through balls and bending shots into the top corner of the goal. They are also the ones raking in the big bucks. The camera does not pan back to the ex...
EPL Talk - Sat Sep 30 1:03 AM
London (AFP) – Jack Wilshere has vowed to force his way back into Arsene Wenger’s plans after the Arsenal midfielder stepped up his return from exile. Wilshere has endured a miserable spell as he slipped down the pecking order with Arsenal and England before finding himself sent on loan to Bourne...
EPL Talk - Fri Sep 29 4:50 PM
London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called on television broadcasters to ditch their reported plan to move his club’s clash with Arsenal to Christmas Eve. It has been suggested Sky chiefs are keen for Liverpool’s trip to the Emirates Stadium to be put back a day and have already mad...
EPL Talk - Thu Sep 28 10:25 PM
Paris (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored his 100th Arsenal goal as a youthful Gunners side beat BATE Borisov 4-2 in Belarus in the Europa League on Thursday, as Everton were held to a shock 2-2 draw by 10-man Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park. Theo Walcott netted twice for the Gunners and Rob Holding...
EPL Talk - Thu Sep 28 8:59 PM
Paris (AFP) – Olivier Giroud got his 100th Arsenal goal as a youthful Gunners side beat BATE Borisov 4-2 in Belarus in the Europa League on Thursday. Theo Walcott netted twice for the Premier League side and Rob Holding was also on target as they eased to a second victory in as many matches in Gr...
EPL Talk - Thu Sep 28 3:30 PM
Arsenal weren’t exactly feverishly busy buying players during the summer transfer market ahead of the current campaign. In fact, the Gunners actually managed to receive more money in player sales, thanks in large part to offloading Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, than they spent on new arri...
EPL Talk - Wed Sep 27 6:01 PM
This week’s Europa League matches feature several big games scheduled to air on US TV and streaming. They include matches involving Arsenal, AC Milan, AEK Athens, Villarreal, Everton, Lyon, Zenit Saint Petersburg and others. Here’s the TV/streaming schedule for this week’s matches (all times East...
EPL Talk - Wed Sep 27 2:51 AM
Paris (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he will field a strong side for Thursday’s Europa League visit to BATE Borisov, despite a 4000km round trip in the middle of a spell of three games in seven days. The second round of group-stage matches also sees AC Milan visit Croatia’s Rijeka, Ev...
EPL Talk - Tue Sep 26 3:15 AM
London (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis branded Alexis Sanchez a cheat after accusing the Arsenal star of diving to win a free kick in Monday’s Premier League clash. Pulis was furious that Sanchez went unpunished after winning a first-half free kick on the edge of the Albion penalt...