Bernd Leno bemoans ‘easy goals’ as Arsenal succumb to Manchester City

Bernd Leno said “two easy goals” conceded in the first half were Arsenal’s undoing at Manchester City today (Sunday). Speaking in the aftermath of City’s 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium, the German pointed to the team’s positive reaction after going behind less than a minute into the match but said conceding at key teams … Continue reading Bernd Leno bemoans ‘easy goals’ as Arsenal succumb to Manchester City

Unai Emery on the transfer window, progress since last year, and on Denis Suarez featuring against Manchester City

Unai Emery faced the press today (Friday) ahead of Sunday’s trip to Manchester City are he had plenty to say on a range of subjects. We’ve summarised the best bits for you here: On Denis Suarez “I know [him]. Yesterday he trained individually and today with the group. I think he is good. I think … Continue reading Unai Emery on the transfer window, progress since last year, and on Denis Suarez featuring against Manchester City

Arsenal 0 Manchester City 2: An anti-climactic start but more to come from Emery’s Gunners

There is no escaping the fact that defeat to Manchester City on Sunday had a real anti-climatic feel about it. That’s more, perhaps, because I had allowed myself to get swept up in an excellent pre-season campaign and the general feeling of positivity around the new manager, more than the outcome. I had convinced myself … Continue reading Arsenal 0 Manchester City 2: An anti-climactic start but more to come from Emery’s Gunners

Carabao Cup final: Nothing will change at Arsenal until the manager leaves.

Nothing will change at Arsenal until the manager leaves. A simple summary but an apt one after a pathetic Carabao Cup performance in which Arsenal were utterly powerless against a Manchester City side that ground them into the dust. City pressed high and hard, as so many have done this season, and Arsenal time and … Continue reading Carabao Cup final: Nothing will change at Arsenal until the manager leaves.

No room for slow starts as Arsenal brace for trip to Manchester City

If Arsenal are to stand any chance of coming away from the Etihad Stadium with anything to show for their efforts they must focus on improving their first-half performance. A recurring feature of this fledgling season has been the Gunners inability to play at their best from the first whistle. Too often, the team has … Continue reading No room for slow starts as Arsenal brace for trip to Manchester City

FA CUP: A rare moment of glory for hard-working Arsenal as they enjoy a strong semi.

Is there a more pleasurable sound in football fandom than the howls of derision from pundits and experts as a decision goes against the team they all so obviously back? On and on they droned about Leroy Sane’s looping cross which was ruled to have curled out of play before it was poked home by … Continue reading FA CUP: A rare moment of glory for hard-working Arsenal as they enjoy a strong semi.

Will Arsene Wenger stick with three at the back for FA Cup clash with Manchester City?

Given his general resistance to reactionary change, Arsene Wenger’s decision to employ three at the back against Middlesbrough on Monday came as something of a surprise. While the move may not have proved the panacea to all the ills plaguing the team at the moment, it did prove itself pretty solid in the first half … Continue reading Will Arsene Wenger stick with three at the back for FA Cup clash with Manchester City?

Arsenal make absolutely no case for the defence as they claim Manchester City draw

Arsenal and Manchester City put on a masterclass in defensive ineptitude in their clash at the Emirates on Sunday, playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw that, in truth, benefitted neither side. Heading into the game, the smart money was on a lot of goals and so it proved as Arsenal’s defensive frailties were matched by … Continue reading Arsenal make absolutely no case for the defence as they claim Manchester City draw