What would it take for Arsenal to snatch a Champions League spot?

We've run the numbers and worked out roughly what Arsenal would need to earn a top four spot.

No poisoned lasagne means no Champions League for Arsenal despite spirited win

There was to be no fresh delivery of pestilential lasagne as Arsenal were denied an against-the-odds spot in the Champions League as both Liverpool and Manchester City did the business in their respective matches. In truth it was always going to be a miraculous achievement to snatch a top four spot having left it so … Continue reading No poisoned lasagne means no Champions League for Arsenal despite spirited win

One more miracle needed as Arsenal keep hopes of top four alive by brushing aside Sunderland

Arsenal gamely kept their battle for a top four spot alive with victory over a poor Sunderland side last night, but there was a definite air of futility to proceedings which tempered any joy that a sixth consecutive win might otherwise have brought. To their credit, the players kept running, kept winning the ball back, … Continue reading One more miracle needed as Arsenal keep hopes of top four alive by brushing aside Sunderland

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

If managers could win man of the match, Arsene Wenger might have sneaked it for Basel win

A quite remarkable turn of events on Tuesday night saw Paris Saint-Germain pull off a better impression of Arsenal than the Gunners are capable of themselves. Needing only to steer themselves past Ludogorets to guarantee top spot, PSG contrived to blunder their way to a draw in front of their home fans, thereby ceding first … Continue reading If managers could win man of the match, Arsene Wenger might have sneaked it for Basel win

Arsenal must shift their collective constipation before the good fortune runs dry

Like most Arsenal fans, I’ve been wracking my brains for the last 48 hours trying to working out why the team seems to have lost its consistency. Ever since the Middlesbrough game something has been decidedly off. The team just doesn’t seem to be able to find any rhythm, or fluidity of performance, for any … Continue reading Arsenal must shift their collective constipation before the good fortune runs dry

PSG visit is a chance for Arsenal to test how far the squad has progressed

When Arsenal visited Paris earlier in the season, we escaped with a point and our tails firmly between our legs. We were overawed for long periods, out-thought, and out-worked by a rampant home side and had David Ospina to thank for keeping us in the game until, late on, we were able to steal a … Continue reading PSG visit is a chance for Arsenal to test how far the squad has progressed