Frankfurt vs Arsenal: Europa League clash comes at the wrong time for wobbling Gunners

The launch of Arsenal’s Europa League campaign at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday feels like an unwelcome distraction after a stinker of a weekend for the Gunners. Sunday’s lamentable draw at Watford – coupled with wins for all our top four rivals - has left fans in a rancorous mood and a tricky midweek trip to … Continue reading Frankfurt vs Arsenal: Europa League clash comes at the wrong time for wobbling Gunners

Europa League final: So much more than a trophy at stake as Arsenal prepare to take on Chelsea

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the Europa League final to Arsenal, both for the immediate and medium-term future of the club. There’s no suggestion we are in imminent danger of financial ruin should we fail to beat Chelsea on Wednesday – we’re far too well run for that – but our stature and … Continue reading Europa League final: So much more than a trophy at stake as Arsenal prepare to take on Chelsea

Gunners ‘share fans’ concerns’ over Europa League final tickets

Arsenal says it ‘shares the concerns’ of fans over the choice of venue for the final of this year’s Europa League and has called on UEFA to think about travel times for supporters in future decision making. In a statement issued today (Thursday) Arsenal said it had received “many complaints” from fans over the difficulty … Continue reading Gunners ‘share fans’ concerns’ over Europa League final tickets

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

Perfect pair Aubameyang and Lacazette deliver just in time as Arsenal book a place in Baku

Arsenal fans rejoice – the Gunners are in a major European final for the first time since man discovered fire and in with a genuine chance of a return to the promised land of the Champions League. Despite all the indications pointing toward yet another all-action comeback in a week of all-action comebacks across Europe, … Continue reading Perfect pair Aubameyang and Lacazette deliver just in time as Arsenal book a place in Baku

PREVIEW: Arsenal must heed comeback lessons as they prepare for Valencia clash

Liverpool’s memorable victory over Barcelona on Tuesday night was proof positive that a tie is never over until the final whistle blows, a lesson Arsenal will need to have learned when they take on Valencia tomorrow (Thursday). Despite the two goal deficit they face, there is no doubt the hosts will have been inspired by … Continue reading PREVIEW: Arsenal must heed comeback lessons as they prepare for Valencia clash

Arsenal 3 Valencia 1: Gunners rally to score crucial late goal in Europa League semi-final

A late Pierre-Emerick Abameyang strike put Arsenal in control of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia as they recovered from an awful start to win 3-1. The Gunners were all at sea for much of the first half but rallied to take the game to their Spanish opponents and score three goals to give themselves … Continue reading Arsenal 3 Valencia 1: Gunners rally to score crucial late goal in Europa League semi-final

Leicester 3 Arsenal 0: Weak Gunners show only summer clear-out will do as top four hopes wither

Much was made of the five away trips Arsenal faced in their last eight Premier League games, about how tough they would be and how the race for the top four was still wide open. Frankly, I didn’t buy it. I didn’t believe Arsenal could possibly throw away the chance of a Champions League place … Continue reading Leicester 3 Arsenal 0: Weak Gunners show only summer clear-out will do as top four hopes wither

Victory in Napoli shows Arsenal are a leopard capable of changing its spots

A measured Arsenal display in last night’s quarter-final second leg in Italy was as professional a performance as I have seen from the Gunners in a long time. Unai Emery billed it as ‘50-50’ in the build-up to the match and a great deal was made of San Paolo Stadium and its intense, intimidating atmosphere … Continue reading Victory in Napoli shows Arsenal are a leopard capable of changing its spots

Can Arsenal just attack their way to victory in crucial league and cup run in?

Arsenal stand to squander all the hard work that has earned them success this year unless they find a way to turn around their miserable away form. The stark reality is, if Unai Emery can’t happen upon a quick fix in the next fortnight, we could find ourselves out of the Europa League and out … Continue reading Can Arsenal just attack their way to victory in crucial league and cup run in?