Former Gunner slates Arsenal trio for performances in Champions League defeat

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has criticised Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta for their performances in their Champions League group stage opener with Dinamo Zagreb, while also accusing Olivier Giroud of being childish in the defeat in Croatia, the Metro report. Zagreb took the lead in the 24th minute, and Nicholas believes that it was the tempo being set by the Spanish pair in the minutes leading up to the opener that caused the Gunners to go behind (via Metro). “After 20 minutes I thought it was going nice and…

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Arsenal news: Wright brands Benzema pursuit ’embarrassing’, but another former Gunners backs club to win title

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Ian Wright has called the Gunners’ failed pursuit of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema embarrassing, according to the Daily Mirror. The 27-year-old quashed speculation linking him with a move to the Emirates with a defiant Tweet, and Wright believes the whole saga reflected poorly on Arsenal. “I thought the Benzema situation was embarrassing in the way they pursued it,” he said. Another former Gunner Charlie Nicholas believes that the club are in a strong position to go on and win the Premier…

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Arsenal can go and win Premier League title, claims former Gunner

Arsenal are good enough to go on and win the Premier League title this season, according to former Gunners hero Charlie Nicholas, the Daily Mirror report. Arsene Wenger’s side bounced back from an embarrassing defeat on the opening day of the season against West Ham to go unbeaten in their next four games, including three wins, and Nicholas suggests that they can build on their solid start to end their long wait for the title (via Mirror). “I may be the only one who thinks this but I believe that…

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