Arsenal vs Burnley: Gunners will have to work hard to get past Sean Dyche’s orc horde

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

Burnley 1 Arsenal 3: Gunners impress away from home…three weeks too late

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

Dyche Smash! Arsenal are wise to Burnley’s filthy football as they secure much-needed success

If success over Burnley proved one thing above all else it’s that Arsenal are more willing to get their hands dirty now than they have been for a generation. Despite Sean Dyche’s overt attempts to smash the Gunners into submission on Saturday – using the same tactics he employed against both Liverpool and Tottenham – … Continue reading Dyche Smash! Arsenal are wise to Burnley’s filthy football as they secure much-needed success

Arsenal must turn promises of consistency into points as they prepare for visit to Burnley

If Arsenal can recapture the spirit, desire, and intensity of last week’s north London derby victory, securing three points at Burnley should prove no problem at all. In fact, if the Gunners played as they did against Spurs every week, they would secure Champions League football at a canter and may even run Manchester City … Continue reading Arsenal must turn promises of consistency into points as they prepare for visit to Burnley

Is it worth Arsene ringing the changes for Burnley trip?

There is a wise old adage that says you should never change a winning team, and it’s difficult to disagree. When a team is on a roll, playing some of its best football in years, it would seem foolish to then switch things around and risk bringing all the hard-earned momentum to a juddering halt. … Continue reading Is it worth Arsene ringing the changes for Burnley trip?