A strong Arsenal U23 side eased past a young Manchester United U23 side at Meadow Park on Monday evening. Read Layth Yousif’s player ratings as new first team signing Konstantinos Mavropanos made his first start for the club with hot-shot starlet Eddie Nketiah grabbing a brace as they joined a number of players who impressed.
What a difference a year makes. Despite Jack Wilshere’s ankle ligament strain at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night after he attempted to block a Danny Drinkwater cross during the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, the future looks bright for the talented Arsenal midfielder who turned 26 on New Year’s Day. A fay cry from this time 12 months ago as he watched from the stands as Arsenal played Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed wantaway star Alexis Sanchez will be sold during this transfer window after refusing to sign a contract extension – but is more hopeful of persuading Mesut Ozil to stay while believing Jack Wilshere will pen a new deal.
With speculation rising Cristain Pavon could be joining Arsenal, stick with the Islington Gazette for the whole of the transfer window after we reported the Boca Juniors star being in the frame, while calling the Konstantinos Mavropanos deal earlier this month.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes the way Arsenal dealt with contracts of unsettled stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez has been ‘disgusting business’, and insists the Chilean should be sold on once the transfer window opens as he has appeared ‘disinterested’ this term.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may have insisted his team were hard-done by the referee after he awarded a soft penalty and allowed Manchester City’s third goal to stand after two players looked to be offside.
Arsenal legend Lee Dixon – who has been busy working on the forthcoming movie 89 The Film – has been speaking exclusively to the Islington Gazette newspaper before Arsene Wenger’s men take on Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.
Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do