Why prospect of Yannick Carrasco at Arsenal makes me nervous

According to reports published by the Spanish outlet Sport, negotiations between Arsenal and Dalian Yifang for the sale of Yannick Carrasco are “going well”. While it’s always best to take anything and everything that relates to transfers with an enormous pinch of salt and slice of scepticism, it does seem logical that Unai Emery would … Continue reading Why prospect of Yannick Carrasco at Arsenal makes me nervous

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

Arsenal 1 Brighton 1: Gunners throw in the towel again as top four fight ends in failure

With the Champions League at their mercy and their rivals queuing up to gift them a top-four place, Arsenal imploded in quite spectacular fashion to scrape a pathetic draw with Brighton on Sunday. It was a suitably lamentable end to a disastrous run of games that, at a pivotal period of the season, saw the … Continue reading Arsenal 1 Brighton 1: Gunners throw in the towel again as top four fight ends in failure

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

Leicester vs Arsenal: It’s all or nothing for Gunners in must-win trip to Midlands

When the history of the 2018/19 season is written, the defeat to Crystal Palace will be where they say it all went wrong. A 3-2 reverse in a pretty routine match against a poor opponent - and at a crucial moment of the season - was hugely damaging to our chances of our top four … Continue reading Leicester vs Arsenal: It’s all or nothing for Gunners in must-win trip to Midlands

Arsenal 2 Crystal Palace 3: Shkodran Mustafi pushes the self-destruct button in costly defeat

Sometimes you just can’t legislate for human error. You can train, analyse, prepare, support, encourage, and direct, but you cannot do anything about the capacity of a human being to make a mistake in a big moment. That is all Unai Emery has to console himself tonight as he pours over the costly mistakes that … Continue reading Arsenal 2 Crystal Palace 3: Shkodran Mustafi pushes the self-destruct button in costly defeat