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

Arsene Wenger acknowledges Arsenal need to be ‘more dangerous’ with shots outside the box

Arsenal don’t really shoot from outside the box – everybody from the fans, to opponents, to the tea lady’s cat at Merthyr Tydfil Rugby Club knows as much. So imagine the surprise when Arsene Wenger conceded in his pre-Sunderland press conference that Alexis Sanchez’s willingness to have a go from beyond the 18-yard line had … Continue reading Arsene Wenger acknowledges Arsenal need to be ‘more dangerous’ with shots outside the box

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

Arsenal boss says his side ‘do not want to play in negative environment’

Arsene Wenger says his players “do not want to play in a negative environment” as the Gunners prepare to welcome West Bromwich Albion to the Emirates on Thursday. At his pre-match press conference today, Arsene was asked about the dark mood among fans and whether his side would be able to cope with the atmosphere … Continue reading Arsenal boss says his side ‘do not want to play in negative environment’

Jack Wilshere could be a light in Arsenal’s gathering darkness

It was great to see Jack Wilshere back in action again for the Under 21 side last night (Monday) albeit in a 2-1 defeat to West Brom. It was another small step on the road to a first team return for Jack but it was capped with a quite superb goal for the young Gunners … Continue reading Jack Wilshere could be a light in Arsenal’s gathering darkness