Could Per and Petr return for Crystal Palace’s visit to the Emirates?

Arsene Wenger has not ruled out a return to first team action for both Per Mertesacker and Petr Cech as Arsenal prepare to host Crystal Palace on Sunday). In his pre-match press conference, the Gunners boss revealed the latest team news ahead of his side’s return to Premier League action. He said: “From last Saturday’s…

How will this Arsenal side compare to teams of recent past?

With just six games remaining in this season’s Premier League, we take a quick look at how Arsene Wenger’s men are likely to shape up against Gunners teams over the last five years. To date, Arsenal have won 17 of their 32 matches, drawn eight and lost seven. They have scored 55 goals and conceded…

Five defensive options for Arsene Wenger to ponder this summer

After throwing away a two-goal lead at West Ham on Saturday, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger faced renewed calls from fans to ensure that money was spent bolstering his defence this summer. Heading into the game at Upton Park, Arsenal had the third best defence in the league, having conceded 30 goals, but the Gunners slipped…

Who is Granit Xhaka and what would he bring to Arsenal?

Arsenal have been closely linked with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka, with reports suggesting that the club has sent scouts to monitor the Swiss on numerous occasions this season. Ever coy, Arsene Wenger would not be drawn on his interest in the 23-year-old midfielder directly but, perhaps tellingly, did not outright deny…