That’s the easy part done, now to see how far Arsenal have really come

With a run of 'winnable' fixtures now complete, what can we expect when we face off against the sides around and above us?

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Gunners miss opportunity to move into European mix with Palace stalemate

At a real crossroads moment in their season, Arsenal ended up rooted to the spot as they laboured to a draw with Crystal Palace. In the build-up to the game, I wrote about the importance of Arsenal seizing the opportunity to pick up another win in order to move themselves into the mix for the … Continue reading Gunners miss opportunity to move into European mix with Palace stalemate

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1: A clean sheet and an away win are the stuff of dreams for Gunners

Away games, torrid conditions, clean sheets – these have been the stuff of nightmares for Arsenal sides these last two or three years. A season-opening victory at Newcastle on Sunday saw the Gunners conquer all three of the above in a manner that had much to admire – although some old habits will die hard … Continue reading Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1: A clean sheet and an away win are the stuff of dreams for Gunners

Newcastle vs Arsenal: It’s make do and mend for the Gunners in season opener

After a transfer window that has generally been deemed a success for Arsenal, it’s finally time to get down to business with a season-opening trip to Newcastle on Sunday. As much as we’d like to see all our big stars and new signings in action straight away, however, it seems as though events – some … Continue reading Newcastle vs Arsenal: It’s make do and mend for the Gunners in season opener

Newcastle win is another small piece of Arsenal’s top-four puzzle

As far as professional victories go, Arsenal’s canter at the Emirates on Monday night was about as good as it’s been this season. The match was never destined to be a classic so it fell to the Gunners to create the momentum, energy, and intensity needed to make the chances and force the pace in … Continue reading Newcastle win is another small piece of Arsenal’s top-four puzzle

Unai Emery: ‘Premier League run in is going to be difficult for us’

Unai Emery spoke to the press today (Friday) as the football focus shifted back to the Premier League and the visit of Newcastle next week. After a two-week international break which saw the Gunners travel to Dubai for a friendly fixture against Al-Nasr, the Spaniard spoke about the squad’s time away and his expectations for … Continue reading Unai Emery: ‘Premier League run in is going to be difficult for us’

It’s a team of two halves as Arsenal continue search for consistency despite Newcastle win

When Arsenal put together a complete 90-minute performance, they will be capable of giving almost any side a run for its money. They are not fit to the vie for the league title just yet, of course, but they are playing some good football and picking up points where they have been dropped in seasons … Continue reading It’s a team of two halves as Arsenal continue search for consistency despite Newcastle win