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Arsenal to talk to players over nitrous oxide inhalation allegations

Arsenal players will be “spoken to” by club chiefs after images emerged allegedly showing four members of the first team inhaling nitrous oxide. In CCTV footage obtained by the Sun, the players, at a party in London in August, appear to be inhaling the substance from balloons. Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas or ‘hippy crack’. An Arsenal spokesperson told the BBC players would be “spoken to and reminded of their responsibilities.” Nitrous oxide slows down the brain and the body’s responses, giving users a feeling of euphoria…

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Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal: Jesse Lingard equaliser secures point for Red Devils

Jesse Lingard’s goal was his first for his club this season Manchester United showed “big heart and soul” to twice come from behind to earn a draw against Arsenal, said manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho dropped high-profile duo Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku after recent disappointing performances which have brought only three points from the past 12 available – and, while quality was lacking, no-one could doubt his side’s endeavour and character. Goalkeeper David de Gea made an uncharacteristic error as he failed to deal with Shkodran Mustafi’s tame 26th-minute header,…

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Man Utd v Arsenal: It looks like only one team enjoys playing for their manager – Alan Shearer analysis

You can watch highlights of Manchester United v Arsenal, and the nine other midweek Premier League games, on Match of the Day at 22:45 GMT on Wednesday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website. Old Trafford is the next test for Unai Emery’s exciting Arsenal side after their stunning win over Tottenham on Sunday, and it is not a trip that will hold any fears for them. The Gunners have only beaten Manchester United once in their own backyard in the Premier League since they won the title there…

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FA Cup third-round draw: Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal, Woking v Watford

FA Cup: Solihull Moors sporting director celebrates Arsenal third-round draw Non-league Solihull Moors will host 13-time winners Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup – if they beat League One Blackpool in their second-round replay. National League North Southport will entertain Tottenham if they beat League Two Tranmere in their replay, while Woking will play Watford. Holders Chelsea start at home to Nottingham Forest, while Premier League leaders Manchester City host Rotherham. Liverpool go to Wolves, and Manchester United host Reading. Ties will take place on the weekend…

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Arsenal v Tottenham: Spurs fan arrested after banana skin thrown

The banana is hurled in the direction of the Arsenal players A Tottenham supporter was arrested after a banana skin was thrown on to the pitch during Sunday’s ill-tempered derby with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. It was thrown from the away end after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had scored for the Gunners, who won the game 4-2. A Spurs spokesman confirmed the supporter would be banned. There were also six arrests for public order offences, at least two of which were believed to be Arsenal fans who lit smoke canisters during the…

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Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sparks comeback

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the first player to reach 10 goals in the Premier League this season Arsenal produced a relentless attacking performance to overpower Tottenham and deservedly win a pulsating north London derby at Emirates Stadium. Unai Emery’s side extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches ,moving above Spurs into the top four, with a display that reflected the outstanding work the Spaniard has done since succeeding Arsene Wenger. Arsenal’s fast start drew early reward when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead from the spot after Jan Vertonghen’s handball. Yet Spurs,…

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Vorskla Poltava 0-3 Arsenal: Unai Emery’s side secure top spot in Europa League Group E

Arsenal forward Joe Willock celebrates scoring his first senior goal for the club A youthful Arsenal side scored three first-half goals to cruise past Vorskla Poltava in Kiev and secure top spot in Europa League Group E. The match had initially been in doubt because of security concerns in Poltava, but Uefa intervened and moved the tie to the Ukraine capital. Teenage forward Emile Smith Rowe scored his second goal in as many European starts, before Aaron Ramsey converted his first penalty for the club. Nineteen-year-old Joe Willock claimed his…

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Ashley Cole: LA Galaxy release former Arsenal, Chelsea and England left-back

Ashley Cole joined LA Galaxy from AS Roma in 2016 Former England left-back Ashley Cole has been released by LA Galaxy after his contract at the Major League Soccer club expired. The club decided not to exercise an option to re-sign Cole, 37, along with seven other players. The former Arsenal and Chelsea defender joined LA Galaxy in 2016 and was named captain in March, two months after signing a one-year contract extension. Cole scored three goals in 86 appearances for the club. Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of 16…

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Is Ozil’s Arsenal place in doubt and do Chelsea have a Kante conundrum?

Arsenal will head into next weekend’s north London derby on the back of a 17-game unbeaten run after Sunday’s win at Bournemouth. But will the resurgent Gunners take on Tottenham using the new 3-4-3 formation that saw them beat the Cherries? And where does that leave Mesut Ozil, who was left out of the team that triumphed on the south coast? While Arsenal boss Unai Emery has shown he is willing to change his team and tactics depending on the opposition, it is harder to see his Chelsea counterpart Maurizio…

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Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal: Gunners win to move within a point of top four

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now the Premier League’s joint top scorer with eight goals Arsenal moved to within one point of the Premier League top four and extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 17 games with victory at Bournemouth. The Gunners took the lead thanks to a spectacular own goal from Cherries midfielder Jefferson Lerma, who volleyed Sead Kolasinac’s cross past Asmir Begovic from 15 yards. Joshua King, making his comeback after four games out with an ankle injury, finished off a swift counter-attacking move to bring the hosts…

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