All-knowing football deity, David Ornstein, says his understanding of the situation is that, had Arsenal achieved Champions League football, a deal for Wilfred Zaha would have been relatively straightforward for the Gunners. As it is, another year in the Europa League wilderness, and with just £45million to spend on transfers, the aforementioned would seem to … Continue reading Wilfred Zaha to Arsenal: What’s really going on?
If the 2018/19 season taught us Arsenal fans anything it’s that the fixture list is in no way a barometer of our likely success. We are just as capable of making a difficult run look easy as we are an easy run look difficult. You need only look at the last eight games of the … Continue reading Brace yourselves: Arsenal’s Premier League fixture list is coming
Victory over Burnley on Sunday saw Unai Emery’s Arsenal side produce exactly the sort of performance away from home they needed three weeks ago. Although seldom pretty, it was battling, characterful and possessed of the sort of attacking efficiency needed when travelling to notoriously tricky mid-table teams. Of course, had Arsenal played for the last … Continue reading Burnley 1 Arsenal 3: Gunners impress away from home…three weeks too late
With the Champions League at their mercy and their rivals queuing up to gift them a top-four place, Arsenal imploded in quite spectacular fashion to scrape a pathetic draw with Brighton on Sunday. It was a suitably lamentable end to a disastrous run of games that, at a pivotal period of the season, saw the … Continue reading Arsenal 1 Brighton 1: Gunners throw in the towel again as top four fight ends in failure
Much was made of the five away trips Arsenal faced in their last eight Premier League games, about how tough they would be and how the race for the top four was still wide open. Frankly, I didn’t buy it. I didn’t believe Arsenal could possibly throw away the chance of a Champions League place … Continue reading Leicester 3 Arsenal 0: Weak Gunners show only summer clear-out will do as top four hopes wither
When the history of the 2018/19 season is written, the defeat to Crystal Palace will be where they say it all went wrong. A 3-2 reverse in a pretty routine match against a poor opponent - and at a crucial moment of the season - was hugely damaging to our chances of our top four … Continue reading Leicester vs Arsenal: It’s all or nothing for Gunners in must-win trip to Midlands
Legacies are not decided on a sample of just 50 games but Unai Emery’s record as Arsenal manager in that time has been seriously impressive. Despite our wobbles on the road and a few cup stutters here and there, the Spaniard, in his first season with the club, has managed 32 wins, with seven draws … Continue reading In praise of Unai Emery after 50 matches in charge at Arsenal
Sometimes in football you need a big dollop of luck to see you through, and a second helping never goes amiss. For the most part Arsenal have had to get by without good fortune this season – especially on the road, relying instead on their own skill to get them through games when the going … Continue reading Watford 0 Arsenal 1: A slice of good fortune as Gunners capitalise amid Deeney meltdown
Arsenal stand to squander all the hard work that has earned them success this year unless they find a way to turn around their miserable away form. The stark reality is, if Unai Emery can’t happen upon a quick fix in the next fortnight, we could find ourselves out of the Europa League and out … Continue reading Can Arsenal just attack their way to victory in crucial league and cup run in?
It’s almost certainly true that you can’t get it right every time and that was quite simply the case for Unai Emery and Arsenal on Sunday. The Gunners had been on an excellent run of form that had seen them go unbeaten in the league for almost two months, manoeuvring themselves into third place in … Continue reading Everton 1 Arsenal 0: Mediocre will not cut it for Gunners in top four battle