Ballsy Arsenal hand Spurs a lesson in seizing the initiative

Imagine my satisfaction, then, when Jose Mourinho saw an advantage and utterly squandered it.

North London derby will be decided by the finest margins…let’s just hope it has nothing to do with VAR

For the first time in a long time, there really isn't much riding on today's north London derby. Although the inconsistency of the teams around and above us means nothing is ever impossible, the reality is that Arsenal have been every bit as inconsistent as their rivals over the last month, if not longer. It's … Continue reading North London derby will be decided by the finest margins…let’s just hope it has nothing to do with VAR

Don’t be cross: Arsenal’s attacking woes go beyond balls into the box

In the wake of Arsenal's 2-0 defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Tottenham, much was made of the Gunners' insistence on putting the ball into the box from wide areas. In all, Mikel Arteta's men put 44 crosses into the box which, according to the statistical wizards at Opta, was the most they had … Continue reading Don’t be cross: Arsenal’s attacking woes go beyond balls into the box

Why the Arsenal defence will be a decisive factor in the north London derby

Injuries, a manager under pressure, and rumours of squad instability – it’s nice to be looking in at someone else’s crisis for a change. Arsenal have gone into countless north London derbies in recent years in just such a position – beset by absences, political strife on and off the field, and with an unsettled … Continue reading Why the Arsenal defence will be a decisive factor in the north London derby

Unai Emery: ‘I don’t want Aubameyang and Lacazette to get frustrated over missed chances’

Unai Emery spoke to the press after Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham today. Here’s what he had to say: On the performance overall… “I am proud of the players, of our work. You can win, you can lose, or draw, but above all play like a team, everybody together. I think the adaptation to the … Continue reading Unai Emery: ‘I don’t want Aubameyang and Lacazette to get frustrated over missed chances’

Unai Emery: It is hard for the referee…they need VAR to help

Speaking to BT Sport after Arsenal's 1-1 draw at Wembley on Saturday, manager Unai Emery said the result could have been different if the referee had VAR at his disposal. Here's what the Spaniard had to say: “We are finding our way today being competitive, adapting our performance against Tottenham defensively and offensively, demanding a … Continue reading Unai Emery: It is hard for the referee…they need VAR to help

Tottenham 1 Arsenal 1: Gunners are out of luck as big moments go against them in north London derby

Matches turn on moments and almost every one of them went against Arsenal in the north London derby today (Saturday). With the exception of the decision to award Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a penalty, the Gunners were plain out of luck what it mattered most, when glory was within their grasp. I’ll preface what follows by saying … Continue reading Tottenham 1 Arsenal 1: Gunners are out of luck as big moments go against them in north London derby

North London derby: Are Arsenal favourites to snatch victory?

Arsenal head into this weekend’s north London derby atop something of a wave, which is a strange and disconcerting place for Gunners fans to find themselves. Typically, the build-up to this fixture – that is to say, the White Hart Lane leg – is typified by disarray at the club, with our league season in … Continue reading North London derby: Are Arsenal favourites to snatch victory?