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
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
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
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
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?
No man, woman or child on the planet was more relieved at the final whistle on Sunday than Unai Emery. From the slathering jaws of defeat, Arsenal snatched and clung on to victory over Aston Villa despite their best efforts to sabotage themselves and gift every advantage to their opponents. In the end, fans left … Continue reading What Aston Villa result revealed about how Arsenal’s season will play out…
The launch of Arsenal’s Europa League campaign at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday feels like an unwelcome distraction after a stinker of a weekend for the Gunners. Sunday’s lamentable draw at Watford – coupled with wins for all our top four rivals - has left fans in a rancorous mood and a tricky midweek trip to … Continue reading Frankfurt vs Arsenal: Europa League clash comes at the wrong time for wobbling Gunners