Why Wolves clash could yet define Arsenal’s season

While Manchester City have been by far the sternest test Arsenal have faced since the Premier League season re-started, it’s Saturday’s trip to Wolves that will likely define the remainder of the campaign. I think it’s relatively easy in the grand scheme of things to shrug off a loss to Pep Guardiola’s City, abject as … Continue reading Why Wolves clash could yet define Arsenal’s season

Discipline is the name of the game for Gunners in hard-fought win

Progress was always going to be slow for Arsenal on the long road to recovery and Thursday's 2-0 win at Southampton was proof of just how far there is to go. Victory was a welcome tonic after two pretty abject defeats at Manchester City and Brighton since the Premier League season restarted but it wasn't … Continue reading Discipline is the name of the game for Gunners in hard-fought win

Arsenal: Things are as bad as ever and there’s no sign it’s about to get better

If poor results against Norwich and Brighton have shown us anything it’s that the issues affecting this squad are far beyond superficial. If it was simply a case of players distrusting the manager or some tactical discrepancy affecting the feng shui, a new head coach and two relatively easy fixtures against teams struggling in the … Continue reading Arsenal: Things are as bad as ever and there’s no sign it’s about to get better

Unai Emery’s sacking arrived too late but at least it arrived

The announcement came late, too late in truth, but at least it came; Unai Emery has been sacked. In terms of our Champions League aspirations, I think our season may be beyond salvaging at this point – particularly given the form of three of the current top four teams in the Premier League. But in … Continue reading Unai Emery’s sacking arrived too late but at least it arrived

‘You’re *not* getting sacked in the morning’ – Arsenal board appears to back Unai Emery

As the mocking chants rang around Filbert Street the Walkers Bowl the King Power Stadium during Arsenal’s rain-soaked 2-0 defeat to Leicester on Saturday, I confess to feeling a sense of certainty that the home fans had it right. After a miserable run of results and turgid, listless performances, defeat to a top four rival … Continue reading ‘You’re *not* getting sacked in the morning’ – Arsenal board appears to back Unai Emery

A shrewd move or management by PR? Unai Emery brings Ozil in from the cold

When quizzed on the whereabouts of Mesut Ozil last week, Unai Emery gave the strongest hint yet that his continued and, presumably, permanent omission from the squad was a decision sanctioned by those at the top level of the club. Speaking to reporters ahead of the Crystal Palace match, the Spaniard said: “Here we have … Continue reading A shrewd move or management by PR? Unai Emery brings Ozil in from the cold

Is it time for the return of Calum Chambers?

Winning a place in the starting line up of any team can be all about supreme talent and innate abilities but it can also be about seizing opportunities. While Calum Chambers may not fall into the former of those two categories, he may just be about to force his way into the second. After being … Continue reading Is it time for the return of Calum Chambers?