Arsenal stars Ozil, Kolasinac escape attempted robbery in London

Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are both unharmed after escaping an attempted robbery in London on Thursday. Videos circulating on social media show the pair in an altercation with suspects on motorbikes wielding knives. Arsenal have confirmed both passenger Kolasinac and driver Ozil were involved in the incident and are both unharmed. The club are treating it as a “private matter” and say it does not affect the players’ pre-season training. Met Police were called to Platts Lane in north London, where they spoke to both players who…

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‘Sell overindulged Sanchez, Ozil’

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should sell “overindulged” star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil after agreeing to extend his stay at the club, says ex-defender Martin Keown. The Frenchman has signed a two-year deal and says his side can challenge for the Premier League title next term. Forward Sanchez and midfielder Ozil are entering the final year of their deals. “If they have to say cheerio to those two players, then that is the right decision,” Keown told BBC Radio 5 live. Chile striker Sanchez scored 24 goals and provided…

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EPL: Arsenal survive Boro scare

  Arsenal kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory at second-bottom Middlesbrough. A dull opening was brought to life when Alexis Sanchez’s superb free-kick gave Arsenal the lead just before the break. Middlesbrough responded soon after the restart when Alvaro Negredo volleyed in Stewart Downing’s pinpoint cross. However, Mesut Ozil secured the much-needed three points for Arsenal with a first-time strike at the near post, reports the BBC. The win – only Arsenal’s third in their past nine league…

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EPL: Wenger demands united Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can still enjoy an uplifting finale to their traumatic season if they maintain a unified front starting at Crystal Palace on Monday. Wenger has been under siege like never before in recent weeks as angry Arsenal fans demand the Gunners boss be forced to step down after yet another underwhelming campaign. A section of Arsenal’s support staged their latest protest against Wenger during Wednesday’s 3-­0 victory over West Ham United as they stayed away from their Emirates Stadium seats until the 13th minute to…

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Ozil is back after Champions League exit – Wenger

  Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has overcome the shock of the club’s Champions League exit and his focus is back on the Premier League, manager Arsene Wenger said after the German ended his rough spell in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over West Ham United. Ozil drew flak for anonymous displays in recent months but produced a virtuoso performance against West Ham as he scored one and created another to give Arsenal only their second win in seven Premier League games. “I feel that he’s back physically, with focus. I know him quite…

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EPL: Chelsea down City, wins for Arsenal, Spurs

Eden Hazard fired Premier League leaders Chelsea to a crucial 2-1 win over Manchester City, but Tottenham are hot on their heels after a sensational fightback in their 3-1 victory at Swansea on Wednesday. Chelsea remain seven points clear of second placed Tottenham with eight games to play, yet with just minutes left on a dramatic evening it seemed the Blues would have a much greater lead. Rocked by Saturday’s shock 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side took only 10 minutes to take the lead through…

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EPL: Chelsea down City, wins for Arsenal, Hull

Chelsea moved closer to the English Premier League title with a hard fought 2-1 win over Manchester City courtesy of Edem Hazard’s brace. Sergie Aguero was on target for the visitors from the northeast. As things stand Chelsea needs six wins from the eight remaining games to be crowned champions. At the Emirates, Arsenal boosted their Champions League hopes with a deserved victory over West Ham, who are in relegation trouble after a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat. After a quiet first half, Mesut Ozil, on his 150th appearance for…

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Ozil, Sanchez want to stay at Arsenal – Wenger

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes midfielder Mesut Ozil and striker Alexis Sanchez are keen on extending their contracts beyond the end of next season with the Premier League club. Ozil and Sanchez are holding out for a huge increase in their salary, according to British media reports, while Wenger has previously said that contract talks are on hold until the end of the season. Sanchez, who has indicated he would like to see out his contract, is the club’s top scorer with 22 goals this season. “I personally believe both…

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