Arsenal top-4 bid dented by 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace

Soccer 04/21/19, 12:44

Christian Benteke's first goal in almost a year set Crystal Palace on its way to a 3-2 victory at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, denting the north London club's top-four bid. After Benteke netted his first goal in 20 games in the 17th minute, Mesut Ozil equalized at the ...

Mesut Ozil finally earns Emery’s trust at Arsenal

Soccer 04/10/19, 09:37

There has been one constant in a month of fluctuating fortunes for Arsenal, and few could have seen it coming.Mesut Ozil, all of a sudden, is a mainstay in the team and is set to start for the sixth straight game when Arsenal plays Napoli in the first leg of ...

Arsenal beats Man United 2-0 to go 4th in Premier League

Soccer 03/10/19, 13:37

Arsenal ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday to leapfrog its rival into the top four.Granit Xhaka scored with a swerving long-range strike in the first half and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead from the penalty spot in ...

Ozil shines as Arsenal beats Bournemouth 5-1 in EPL

Soccer 02/27/19, 16:36

Mesut Ozil showed Arsenal coach Unai Emery just what he has to offer, scoring one goal and setting up another to help spark a 5-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday.Making only his second league start of 2019, Ozil scored the opener after just four minutes with ...

Arsenal, Napoli, Frankfurt advance in Europa League

Soccer 02/21/19, 15:28

Arsenal rebounded from a 1-0 loss to BATE Borisov a week ago with a comprehensive 3-0 second-leg victory in the Europa League on Thursday to reach the round of 16.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forced an early own goal before center backs Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos added one apiece for Arsenal to ...

Young midfielders Havertz, Brandt leading Leverkusen revival

Soccer 02/11/19, 09:15

Two young German national team players are leading Bayer Leverkusen's revival under new coach Peter Bosz.Kai Havertz, still only 19, has made himself an indispensable part of the squad and is getting better with each game, while 22-year-old Julian Brandt produced a man-of-the-match performance against Mainz on Friday.Brandt, who had ...

Ozil dropped as Arsenal loses; Liverpool leads by 7 points

Soccer 01/12/19, 13:24

Trailing 1-0 in a dreary London derby, what Arsenal manager Unai Emery needed was a creative spark to inspire a comeback at West Ham.Mesut Ozil, perhaps? The playmaker wasn't in the starting lineup, but he wasn't on the bench either. And he was not injured.Arsenal's highest-paid player — reputedly earning ...

Ozil returns as Aubameyang double leads Arsenal past Burnley

Soccer 12/22/18, 10:07

Mesut Ozil made a winning return as captain with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice to earn Arsenal a 3-1 victory over Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday.After losing their last two matches following a 22-game unbeaten streak, Unai Emery's side got back to winning ways, while Aubameyang moved clear ...

Ozil problem weighs heavy at new-look Arsenal

Soccer 12/03/18, 05:51

The questions came thick and fast, and Arsenal manager Unai Emery had no real answers.At least he chose not to give any answers.Could Mesut Ozil have played in the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday?"He has backache," Emery said after Arsenal's 4-2 win, repeating the club's press release from ...

Aubameyang helps Arsenal to 2-1 win at Bournemouth

Soccer 11/25/18, 11:04

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season to earn Arsenal a hard-fought win at Bournemouth on Sunday.The Gunners had drawn their last three league games but Aubameyang's second-half strike was enough to extend their unbeaten run to 17 matches in all competitions.Jefferson Lerma scored a remarkable ...

Germany’s disappointing year finally comes to an end

Soccer 11/20/18, 09:46

Finally, the year is over for Germany.The 2014 World Cup champions, who failed to even make it out of the group stage at this year's tournament in Russia, ended their disappointing campaign with a thud, conceding two late goals in a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands.Even before the match started, ...

The year of the fullback? It’s looking that way in the EPL

Soccer 10/25/18, 09:38

It has often been viewed as the least glamorous position in soccer, a role no kid wanted to have on the school field and one that was long overlooked even in the professional game.The fullback, however, has had a makeover in recent years and nowhere is the position's resurgence better ...

Arsenal beats Leicester 3-1 for 10th straight win

Soccer 10/22/18, 22:09

The brilliance of Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang kept Arsenal rolling along on Monday.Ozil scored one goal and helped set up Aubameyang for two more as Arsenal came from behind to beat Leicester 3-1 in the English Premier League.The win was the Gunners' 10th straight overall, their longest run in ...

Arsenal wins 5th straight EPL game, beats Watford 2-0

Soccer 09/29/18, 12:51

Arsenal won its fifth straight Premier League game on Saturday, beating Watford 2-0 with two late goals at the Emirates Stadium.Unai Emery's team survived a number of scares and an injury to goalkeeper Petr Cech before securing the points late on.An 81st-minute Craig Cathcart own-goal saw the hosts go ahead ...

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