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
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
Could break from football be a turning point in Arsenal's future?
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
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?
It’s been a rather low-key build up to this week’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Burnley, almost unusually so. Whether that’s because we are still firmly in the grip of a collective summer holiday torpor, or whether a lack of narrative for either of the two sides means there isn’t much to hang this … Continue reading Arsenal vs Burnley: Gunners will have to work hard to get past Sean Dyche’s orc horde
Away games, torrid conditions, clean sheets – these have been the stuff of nightmares for Arsenal sides these last two or three years. A season-opening victory at Newcastle on Sunday saw the Gunners conquer all three of the above in a manner that had much to admire – although some old habits will die hard … Continue reading Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1: A clean sheet and an away win are the stuff of dreams for Gunners
After a transfer window that has generally been deemed a success for Arsenal, it’s finally time to get down to business with a season-opening trip to Newcastle on Sunday. As much as we’d like to see all our big stars and new signings in action straight away, however, it seems as though events – some … Continue reading Newcastle vs Arsenal: It’s make do and mend for the Gunners in season opener