A measured Arsenal display in last night’s quarter-final second leg in Italy was as professional a performance as I have seen from the Gunners in a long time. Unai Emery billed it as ‘50-50’ in the build-up to the match and a great deal was made of San Paolo Stadium and its intense, intimidating atmosphere … Continue reading Victory in Napoli shows Arsenal are a leopard capable of changing its spots
Sometimes in football you need a big dollop of luck to see you through, and a second helping never goes amiss. For the most part Arsenal have had to get by without good fortune this season – especially on the road, relying instead on their own skill to get them through games when the going … Continue reading Watford 0 Arsenal 1: A slice of good fortune as Gunners capitalise amid Deeney meltdown
Arsenal stand to squander all the hard work that has earned them success this year unless they find a way to turn around their miserable away form. The stark reality is, if Unai Emery can’t happen upon a quick fix in the next fortnight, we could find ourselves out of the Europa League and out … Continue reading Can Arsenal just attack their way to victory in crucial league and cup run in?
Arsenal put one foot in the semi-final of the Europa League with an assured performance against Napoli on Thursday night, but the hardest part of the tie still awaits them. An early strike for Aaron Ramsey and a Koulibaly own goal were the difference between the sides as Arsenal flew out of the blocks to … Continue reading Arsenal 2 Napoli 0: The hard work starts now as Gunners put one foot in the semi-final
It’s almost certainly true that you can’t get it right every time and that was quite simply the case for Unai Emery and Arsenal on Sunday. The Gunners had been on an excellent run of form that had seen them go unbeaten in the league for almost two months, manoeuvring themselves into third place in … Continue reading Everton 1 Arsenal 0: Mediocre will not cut it for Gunners in top four battle
If ever a side embodied the phrase ‘hit-and-miss’ it’s Everton. The Toffees are as capable of beating Chelsea and holding Liverpool to a draw as they are of losing to Watford and Newcastle, oft times within the same three of four-week period. And it’s that quality chief among all others that Arsenal must be wary … Continue reading Everton vs Arsenal: Gunners can strike huge blow in top four bid but must not throw caution to the wind
Bernd Leno’s player of the month award for March was a watershed moment for the German in his fledgling Arsenal career. The 27-year-old arrived from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer with a reputation as ball player and a solid shot-stopper, albeit with rash tendencies and a habit for high-profile mistakes. And his reputation seemed to … Continue reading Player of the month award is watershed moment for Arsenal’s Bernd Leno