Plague-striken Arsenal hang tough to snatch win from devious scoundrels Bayern Munich

As far as stern pre-season tests go, it doesn’t get much more rigorous than taking on the Bundesliga’s sneakiest cheat merchants. Bayern Munich were not just a step up in class from the opponents we faced in Australia, they were a relative leap into the stratosphere, and it was a welcome chance to step up … Continue reading Plague-striken Arsenal hang tough to snatch win from devious scoundrels Bayern Munich

The one that got away? Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry completes move to Bayern Munich

News that former Arsenal midfield man Serge Gnabry has signed for Bayern Munich leaves me with an acute feeling of foreboding. The 21-year-old German spent four seasons at Arsenal and, after a decent run of first team starts early in his Gunners career, around the 2013/14 season, looked set for big things at the club. … Continue reading The one that got away? Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry completes move to Bayern Munich

As soon as Giroud’s header ballooned over the bar, we all knew the game was up for Arsenal

The cross is high and handsome, Olivier Giroud is squarely underneath it, the club is on the cusp of some small measure of redemption – all that’s left is for the net to bulge and we have ourselves some pride to take away from an awful few months. Fast forward 30 minutes and we’re a … Continue reading As soon as Giroud’s header ballooned over the bar, we all knew the game was up for Arsenal

Bayern Munich humiliation must signal the beginning of the end for the Arsene Wenger era

There was a great deal about last night’s humiliation at Bayern Munich that felt like the beginning of the end. The way in which the team capitulated under pressure, their inability to respond when things started to go against them, and the palpable frustration on the pitch as things fell apart around them smacked of … Continue reading Bayern Munich humiliation must signal the beginning of the end for the Arsene Wenger era

High time for Arsenal to show some character as they prepare for Munich showdown

While Bayern Munich may not be the same team that dominated German football under Pep Guardiola, they are still comfortably the best team in the Bundesliga and favourites to overcome Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League. Much has been made of the change in style at Bayern since Carlo Ancelotti arrived to … Continue reading High time for Arsenal to show some character as they prepare for Munich showdown

It’s happened again: Bayern Munich draw sours festive spirit at Arsenal

When it comes to the Champions League, it seems Arsenal are destined to be damned if they do, and damned if they don’t. Optimism was understandably high after the near-miraculous events of matchday six, which saw Ludogorets snatch an improbable draw at Paris Saint-Germain, paving the way for Arsenal to steal top spot in the … Continue reading It’s happened again: Bayern Munich draw sours festive spirit at Arsenal