Round-up: Champions League (Wednesday)
Sep17

Round-up: Champions League (Wednesday)

The English sides continued to disappoint in Europe, as Arsenal fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb. Dinamo took the lead when Josip Pivaric skipped into the space left open by Mathieu Debuchy’s poor positioning, and his shot rebounded off David Ospina onto Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to find its way into the Arsenal net. Things went from bad to worse for the Gunners just before half time, as Olivier Giroud was...

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Preview & Prediction: Dinamo Zagreb vs Arsenal
Sep16

Preview & Prediction: Dinamo Zagreb vs Arsenal

Arsenal travel to face Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in the Stadion Maksimir looking to kick of their European campiagn with a win. The last time these sides met was in the qualifying stage to this competition in 2006/07 – the first Champions League match to be played in the Emirates Stadium. The hosts fell behind to a goal from Eduardo, who they signed the following summer, before Freddie Ljungberg and a stoppage-time winner from...

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Dinamo Zagreb: What you need to know about Arsenal’s Champions League opponents
Sep16

Dinamo Zagreb: What you need to know about Arsenal’s Champions League opponents

How did they qualify? The side from the Croatian capital wrapped up a 10th consecutive domestic title last season, finishing 13 points above their nearest challengers and remaining unbeaten throughout. Whilst no-one would argue this puts them on a par with Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ from 12 years ago, the Gunners will have to be watchful of a team full of confidence after such a successful campaign. Undoubtedly the underdogs of the...

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