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On paper at least, the Gunners face a fairly straightforward contest against a misfiring Middlesbrough side at the Emirates on Saturday. Indeed, William Hill’s 12/1 odds, posted in favour of an away win, provide a clear indication of the strength of Arsenal’s favouritism.

Oleg Yurkevyah and Constantin Tronciu both netted hat-tricks for Niva FC as they thrashed Wounded Knee 8-0 in the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division.

Arsenal’s first match against Bulgarian opposition was a successful one, as Arsene Wenger’s men ran out comfortable 6-0 winners on matchday three of the Uefa Champions League group stage.

Six successive Premier League wins on the bounce mean Arsenal take on Middlesbrough on Saturday at the Emirates as joint leaders.

Theo Walcott has warned his Arsenal teammates not to be complacent ahead of their Champions League match against Bulgarian opponents Ludogrets at The Emirates on tomorrow evening.

Arsene Wenger insisted red card recipient Granit Xhaka is not a ‘dirty player’ after the Swiss international was sent off for a cynical foul on Swansea City’s Modou Barrow in his own half during his team’s 3-2 victory yesterday.

Arsenal beat Swansea City 3-2 at The Emirates in an open game marred by the second half sending off of Granit Xhaka.

After seven league games, it’s pretty safe to say the Premier League table is now taking shape. There is a long way to go before the jigsaw is completed, but the pieces are being arranged into neat enough piles.

St John’s Highbury Vale were crowned Islington Primary Schools Cup champions after finishing with a 100 per cent record in the finals at Market Road.

FC Niva secured their first victory in the Premier Division of the Hackney & Leyton League at the fourth attempt on Sunday, with Constantin Tronciu netting twice in a 4-2 victory over El Valiente.

It is ironic that in the match celebrating Arsene Wenger’s 20th anniversary at Arsenal, his side stumbled to a win with one of the ugliest goals of his tenure.

Burnley v Arsenal: Your best bets

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Gunners head to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Sunday, a fixture they won 1-0 when the pair last met in a league contest in April 2015.

Holloway and Haverstock schools will share the Islington Gazette Schools’ Cup after contesting a 1-1 draw in one of the last games to be played at Upton Park.

Goals from Sebastian Martinez and Ibrahima Sanchez earned London United a 2-0 victory over Shakespeare in their Hackney & Leyton Premier Division clash.

With the Gunners’ previous league win against Chelsea coming nearly five years earlier, the omens did not look good ahead of Saturday’s London derby.

Arsenal v Chelsea: your best bets

Friday, September 23, 2016

Following their encouraging 4-1 victory at Hull, which prompted Betway to lengthen Arsenal’s price to win the league title to 14/1, the Gunners and Chelsea go head to head on Saturday evening in what promises to be another fast and furious contest.

As the dual meaning of the club’s name would suggest, Soccerscool FC is based around twin objectives – developing football skills and having fun.

Nze Onyekwelu netted twice for FC Bartlett, with Feysal Hussain, Temi Tope and Sid Egan also on target, as they hammered Tottenham Phoenix 5-0 in their Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division clash.

Arsene Wenger praised summer signing Lucas Perez for his performance in Arsenal’s 4-0 rout of Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

Arsenal eased to a 4-0 victory at Nottingham Forest in the third round of the EFL Cup tonight at a sold-out City Ground.

September has been all about late goals and luck – and Saturday was no different.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted he was unsure as to why Alexis Sanchez assumed penalty talking duties from Santi Cazorla before promptly missing his effort during his side’s 4-1 win at the KMOC Stadium this afternoon.

Arsenal eased to a 4-1 win at the KCOM Stadium against a Hull City side that played 50 minutes with 10 men.

In the latest of a series of features casting the spotlight on local football fans, West Hampstead’s Gareth Bannister reveals his favourite player, his most memorable matches and his toughest moment following Arsenal.

Hull City v Arsenal: your best bets

Friday, September 16, 2016

Following their, ahem, fortunate victory over Southampton at the weekend, the Gunners travel to Humberside on Saturday for what bookies believe is a foregone conclusion – a league contest against Hull City.

Arsenal forward Dan Carter admits the team have underachieved this season after their hopes of a top-two Women’s Super League finish were all but ended.

Nze Onyekwelu and Temi Tope netted four goals apiece as FC Bartlett served notice of their Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division ambitions by beating El Valiente 9-2.

A young Cally Stars Under-11 side battled hard before succumbing to a 4-1 defeat against Camden Town Youth on the opening night of the new Camden & Islington League season.

Arsene Wenger refused to be drawn on whether David Ospina or Petr Cech will start Saturday’s Premier League match at Hull City after watching his Columbian keeper perform heroics against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League.

An Arsenal side outplayed for most of the game by the impressive movement of Paris Saint Germain snatched a satisfying point with a late Alexis Sanchez equaliser here at the Parc de Princes on a sultry evening in the French capital.

Shkodran Mustafi, Arsenal Wenger’s £30 million signing from Valencia has hailed Arsenal’s fighting spirit as he looks forward to the challenge of playing Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

A relieved Arsenal Wenger revealed his players told him Santi Cazorla’s late spot-kick winner was ‘100 per cent a penalty’ – after Arsenal beat Southampton 2-1 at The Emirates.

There was drama at The Emirates as Arsenal beat a determined Southampton side 2-1 with a 90th minute penalty scored by Santi Cazorla to claim all three points this afternoon.

Arsenal v Southampton: your best bets

Friday, September 9, 2016

With the international break over, domestic league action takes centre stage once more as teams endeavour to either retain early-season momentum, or else discover it for the first time since the new campaign began.

Charlie Heatley hit a hat-trick as Mile End began the defence of their Hackney & Leyton League title with a 5-1 win over last year’s Division One champions El Valiente.

An Arsenal Legends team beat a Milan Glorie team 4-2 on Saturday at a sold-out Emirates as Layth Yousif takes a trip down memory lane.

OK Arsenal fans, you can come out now…for the time being at least. The dismantling of Watford on Saturday evoked distant, pre-navel gazing memories of how things used to before Arsenal scrutiny became ‘hip’ in the football industry.

Watford v Arsenal: your best bets

Friday, August 26, 2016

The match stats team at bettingexpert pored over the recent history of league contests between Arsenal and Watford – who meet at Vicarage Road on Saturday – and discovered that, while the Gunners secured a 3-0 win in the corresponding fixture last term, all of their goals came in the second half.

Here’s your chance to see the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg pull on the Arsenal shirt just one more time.

Deep along the corridors of the welcoming King Power Stadium is a room manager Claudio Ranieri uses to welcome friends, dignitaries and journalists. On the walls are 20 tasteful black and white photographs of all the bosses in the Premier League.

Arsenal Wenger told frustrated Arsenal fans after the Gunners’ frustrating 0-0 draw with reigning Premier League champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium he would ‘spend £300 million’ on the right player.

Arsenal’s stuttering start to the season continued at the home of the reigning champions Leicester City this evening with a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium.

While pundits were gushing in their praise for the Premier League’s opening weekend, Arsenal were pilloried for losing 4-3 to Liverpool, a result that looked improbable as the Gunners dominated the opening 44 minutes – and missed a penalty.

Same ol’, same ol’ for the Arsenal? This was the question on everybody’s lips ahead of the curtain-raiser against Liverpool. Unfortunately for Gunners fans across the world, the answer was yes.

It’s back. The self-styled ‘most exciting league in the world’ returns this weekend, overloaded with hype and replete with enough flamboyance to satisfy a troupe of drag queens.

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