Is it time for Arsenal to try something new in attack?

After another frustrating Premier League display on Sunday, isn’t it time that Arsenal tried something new in attack? For the umpteenth time this season, the Gunners suffered from a lack of killer instinct in front of goal and had to settle for a 0-0 draw as a host of chances were either spurned or denied … Continue reading Is it time for Arsenal to try something new in attack?

Sunderland 0 Arsenal 0: Olivier Giroud symptomatic of a Gunners side shorn of all confidence

Nobody expected Sunderland to roll over and die – they are fighting for their Premier League survival after all – but Arsenal found a way to make them look like world beaters in a turgid draw. The little bit of fight that we saw against West Bromwich vanished without trace at the Stadium of Light, … Continue reading Sunderland 0 Arsenal 0: Olivier Giroud symptomatic of a Gunners side shorn of all confidence

Win over West Brom showed just how thin the line bewteen glory and disaster can be

There was an eerie feeling of déjà vu about last night’s win over West Brom. Deep inside me there was a nagging feeling that I’d seen it all before – or something very much like it – and it was almost impossible to shake off. And then it came to me: I had seen it … Continue reading Win over West Brom showed just how thin the line bewteen glory and disaster can be

Arsenal 2 West Brom 0: The Gunners win through on a night they dared not lose

Alexis Sanchez was a ray of light at an otherwise gloomy Emirates stadium as Arsenal comfortably beat West Bromwich Albion. A first-half double for the Chilean was enough to steal the show and secure the 2-0 win, with a much-needed three points taking the edge off of a truly painful fortnight for the Gunners. But … Continue reading Arsenal 2 West Brom 0: The Gunners win through on a night they dared not lose

The answer is obvious: Either the mentality changes or the manager does

When Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin put together a run of really quite impressive performances together in midfield, I dared to hope that Arsenal had hit upon the balance needed to knit the disparate parts of the team together. The shield to keep teams from exploiting our soft underbelly – which had been so regularly … Continue reading The answer is obvious: Either the mentality changes or the manager does

Arsenal blew it again – and nobody is surprised

Pathetic. Totally and utterly pathetic. When Yannick Bolasie, a man who hasn’t scored for about 20 years, fired a shot past Petr Cech to equalise, in a game in which Crystal Palace managed barely a shot on target, nobody was surprised. And that tells you everything you need to know about this team, this season, … Continue reading Arsenal blew it again – and nobody is surprised

Preview: Aerial threat will be key as Arsenal seek return to winning ways against Crystal Palace

Arsenal will need to be mindful of the threat posed by Crystal Palace as they arrive at the Emirates on Sunday with nothing to lose. The Eagles are far enough clear of the relegation scrap that they can afford a free shot at an Arsenal side which finds itself caught between chasing Tottenham and avoiding … Continue reading Preview: Aerial threat will be key as Arsenal seek return to winning ways against Crystal Palace