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

Defence will be the best form of defence for Arsenal in testing trip to Newcastle

The only thing that stands between Arsenal and victory at Newcastle today (Saturday) are the wiles of Rafa Benitez. A man managing far below his high level, Benitez has the nous and knowhow to exploit the weaknesses that remain within this fledgling Arsenal side. There have been improvements in Unai Emery’s Gunners, no doubt, but … Continue reading Defence will be the best form of defence for Arsenal in testing trip to Newcastle

Different line-up but same old result for Arsenal as they throw away points at Newcastle

It may have been an Arsenal side with an unfamiliar look in action at Newcastle on Sunday but the mistakes, the stupidity, and the result had an all-too-familiar feel to them as the Gunners lost out at St James’ Park. The match followed a pattern that we have all seen countless times before in 2017/18 … Continue reading Different line-up but same old result for Arsenal as they throw away points at Newcastle