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Per Mertesacker has given a number of young fans with Down’s syndrome a day to remember as part of Arsenal in the Community’s excellent work.

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has revealed how the burden of needing to perform on a match day brings him close to throwing up.

Arsenal’s success at the San Siro in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie certainly upset the formbook.

It was honours even in the first leg of the Carbao Cup semi-final first leg after a passionate London derby saw Arsenal draw 0-0 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Arsene Wenger refused to discuss the decisions to award two penalties to Nottingham Forest after holders Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup by the Championship side.

FA Cup holders Arsenal crashed out at the third-round stage for the first time under Arsene Wenger after an action-packed tie at the City Ground.

Premier League: West Brom 1 Arsenal 1

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Arsene Wenger’s record-breaking night ended in extreme frustration as a late penalty gifted West Brom a point at The Hawthorns.

Gunners captain Per Mertesacker was “proud” of his team-mates over the way they embraced Arsenal’s annual charity matchday.

Arsenal continued its long standing Christmas tradition of spreading some festive cheer at the Whittington Hospital last week.

Premier League: Southampton 1 Arsenal 1

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Olivier Giroud climbed off the bench to rescue a point for Arsenal at Southampton.

Arsenal defender Rob Holding got the better of Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell in their semni-final of the NBA Celebrity Gaming Tournament recently.

Arsenal will be aiming to seal their position at the top of their UEFA Europa League group on Thursday when they visit rock-bottom Cologne.

Arsenal Wenger blamed referee Michael Oliver decisions for ‘killing’ the match as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

*Warning: This article contains Arsenal-based Christmas jumper puns that may make you ill*

Arsenal beat Everton 5-2 in Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off at Goodison Park after falling behind to a superlative goal from Wayne Rooney.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was adamant the penalty awarded to Watford should not have been given during his side’s disappointing defeat at Vicarage Road.

Wenger praises Arsenal duo

Friday, September 29, 2017

Arsene Wenger praised Jack Wilshere as “outstanding” and Olivier Giroud’s “remarkable achievement” in scoring his 100th goal for Arsenal in their 4-2 Europa League victory at BATE Borisov.

Europa League: BATE Borisov 2 Arsenal 4

Thursday, September 28, 2017

An under-strength Arsenal XI survived a late fightback from BATE Borisov to secure a victory that keeps them on course to progress in the Europa League.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has called on his young stars to show their worth as the side return to their Europa League campaign at BATE Borisov in Belarus.

‘Mr Arsenal’ Tony Adams met Archant’s Layth Yousif for an exclusive interview this week and was as honest and passionate as ever as he reflected on his time at the club and gave his forthright views on this season’s team.

Gunners boss backs newcomer to impress

Arsenal take on Leicester City on Friday evening at the Emirates in the eagerly-awaited Premier League season opener – but with major questions hanging over key players in the squad including Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal won the Community Shield at Wembley against Chelsea on Sunday in a dramatic game against the Premier League Champions.

Arsenal player Francis Coquelin has said the club’s renowned community work in Islington is one of his favourite things about playing for the Gunners.

Arsenal comfortably disposed on Benfica on the first day of the Emirates Cup on Saturday, sparked by two goalscorers who may not be at the club come the end of August.

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