An Arsenal U21 side are set to kick-off their first-ever campaign in the Checkatrade Trophy against Coventry City in Group E. Read on for Layth Yousif’s in-depth preview of the match at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday evening.
Arsenal beat Everton 5-1 at the Emirates on Saturday evening as new record £56 million signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his Gunners debut and Henrik Mikhitaryan started his first match in North London. Read on for Layth Yousif’s player ratings as Aaron Ramsey starred with a hat-trick.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has revealed new signing Henrik Mkhitaryan has set pulses racing in training – fuelling hopes the Armenian international could make his debut against Swansea City on Tuesday 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 triumphed 4-0 against Hull City in their FA Cup fifth round replay at the KC Stadium tonight – but it was the prospect of further injuries to key players which were of more concern to Arsene Wenger.