Arsenal climbs to third; many fans steer clear

Apr 22, 2016

Arsenal climbs to third; many fans steer clear

Alexis Sanchez was surrounded by thousands of empty seats inside Emirates Stadium as he scored twice against West Bromwich Albion to ease Arsenal back into third place with a 2-0 win on Thursday. Because Arsenal announced 59,568 tickets were sold for the English Premier ...

Leicester takes big step toward league title

Apr 4, 2016

Leicester takes big step toward league title

After a fourth successive 1-0 victory sent Leicester into a seven-point lead, some giddy fans started to unfurl Premier League “champions” scarves in the King Power Stadium. Although there are still six games remaining after Sunday’s gritty win over Southampton, celebrations are already under ...

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

Mar 20, 2016

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

The lethal striking duo of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy combined again to nudge Leicester closer to the title on Saturday, although Arsenal remains primed to pounce on any slip-ups by the leaders after ending a three-game winless run in the Premier League. Vardy, ...

Big guns send mighty Barcelona past Arsenal, into last eight

Mar 17, 2016

Big guns send mighty Barcelona past Arsenal, into last eight

Barcelona’s big three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all scored to beat Arsenal 3-1 on Wednesday, sending the defending champions into the Champions League quarterfinals for a ninth consecutive season with a 5-1 victory on aggregate. Leading the tie after Messi scored ...

Watford stuns Arsenal in F.A. Cup quarters

Mar 14, 2016

Watford stuns Arsenal in F.A. Cup quarters

The F.A. Cup served up another shock for the established powers of English soccer when Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Watford on Sunday, ending its bid to win the trophy for a third straight year. A day after Chelsea tumbled out of the ...

Leicester adds to lead as rivals draw

Mar 6, 2016

Leicester adds to lead as rivals draw

Another goal for Riyad Mahrez. Another victory for Leicester in its bid to become the English Premier League’s most unlikely champion. Hours after seeing fellow title rivals Tottenham and Arsenal draw 2-2 in the north London derby, Leicester beat Watford 1-0 to extend its ...

Leicester retains lead as rivals stumble

Mar 3, 2016

Leicester retains lead as rivals stumble

Leicester strengthened its position atop the Premier League without even playing on Wednesday, after its three main title rivals all lost to cap another unpredictable round in England’s top division. Tottenham could have climbed above Leicester into first place — for the first time ...

Barca leaves Arsenal reeling

Feb 24, 2016

Barca leaves Arsenal reeling

Barcelona’s strike force proved too hot for Arsenal to handle as Lionel Messi scored both goals for the titleholders in a convincing 2-0 victory in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi provided a clinical finish to a breakaway move that ...

Arsenal, Hull set for another meeting after F.A. Cup draw

Feb 21, 2016

Arsenal, Hull set for another meeting after F.A. Cup draw

Arsenal’s bid for a third straight F.A. Cup title was delayed by a frustrating 0-0 draw against Hull in the fifth round on Saturday, forcing the teams into yet another meeting in the competition and reigniting the debate over replays. West Bromwich Albion exited ...