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August 19, 2017 6:41 PM Man Utd stay top with Swansea rout, Stoke see off Arsenal, Liverpool win

Manchester United maintained their 100 percent start to the new season with a 4-0 win at Swansea to remain top of the Premier League. Eric Bailly opened the scoring and his United account on the stroke of half-time, nudging the ball over the line after Lukasz Fabianski had diverted it onto the underside of the crossbar from Paul Pogba's powerful header 14

August 12, 2017 10:23 AM Giroud header seals Arsenal win in season-opening thriller

Arsenal had to come from behind twice to beat Leicester City 4-3 in a thriller as the Premier League season got off to a flying start on Friday with Arsene Wenger's substitutions turning the match around at The Emirates. Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head a late winner after Aaron Ramsey had brought Arsenal level at 3-3 following a Jamie Vardy 14

August 12, 2017 10:23 AM Premier League fixtures: TV schedule, live stream & guide to the opening weekend

The 2017-18 Premier League season gets under way on August 11 as a host of clubs vie for the top prize in English football. Chelsea will attempt to defend their title from the challenge of teams such as Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Manchester United, while Arsenal will be keen to at least ensure a return to the Champions League having missed 15

August 12, 2017 8:40 AM Arsenal's defensive problems exposed by Leicester

Arsenal may have celebrated a sensational 4-3 comeback win over Leicester on Friday night - but familiar defensive concerns cannot be ignored if they have ambitions of returning to the top four and challenging for the Premier League, writes Peter Smith. Each year, the new season comes with a feeling of a fresh start. But for Arsenal the same old problems 13

August 12, 2017 6:55 AM Wenger: I'm relieved that Giroud stayed

London — Arsene Wenger is relieved Olivier Giroud didn't take him up on the offer to leave Arsenal. Ever since France striker Alexandre Lacazette joined in July for a club-record 60 million euros ($68 million), the future of compatriot Giroud has been in doubt. But after deciding to stick it out for a sixth season at Arsenal, Giroud was the north London 10

August 11, 2017 9:01 PM Wenger relieved Giroud stayed, produced opening-day victory

LONDON (AP) - Arsene Wenger is relieved Olivier Giroud didn't take him up on the offer to leave Arsenal. Ever since France striker Alexandre Lacazette joined in July for a club-record 60 million euros ($68 million), the future of compatriot Giroud has been in doubt. But after deciding to stick it out for a sixth season at Arsenal, Giroud was the north 8

August 11, 2017 9:01 PM Craig Shakespeare finds positives in Leicester loss to Arsenal

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare was pleased to play a part in Friday's opening loss to Arsenal -- even if the Foxes headed back to the East Midlands with nothing to show for their evening's endeavour. Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head home in the 85th minute as the Gunners kicked off the Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 win. Giroud's 5

August 11, 2017 8:52 PM Olivier Giroud the hero as Arsenal come back to beat Leicester 4-3

LONDON -- Arsenal's new stars took centre stage but it would fall to old faithful, Olivier Giroud, to score the late goal in a 4-3 comeback win vs. Leicester. Here are three quick thoughts from the Emirates... Sometimes opening day fixtures can be cagey and tedious, almost as if the players are still in preseason mode. But there was nothing of the sort here: it was truly 10

August 6, 2017 7:51 PM Chelsea’s Courtois, Morata gift Arsenal Community Shield

LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 6 – Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday. Goals from Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and with both Courtois and Morata limply squandering their spot-kicks 13

August 6, 2017 3:53 PM Granit Xhaka, Sead Kolasinac lead to Arsenal to Community Shield victory

Arsenal triumphed in a new-look "ABBA" penalty shootout to win the Community Shield and get their 2017-18 campaign off to a tremendous start. Although this fixture is essential a friendly, victory over last season's Premier League champions will be good for morale at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners initially fell behind to a Victor Moses goal after 9