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

What does history tell us about Arsenal’s chances of a top four finish?

The Premier League is well and truly entering the home straight, with just eight games remaining of Unai Emery’s first season in charge. The Gunners currently occupy an all-important Champions League place but remain in the midst of a four-way battle for two positions, with any of the clubs involved still capable of success. Emery’s … Continue reading What does history tell us about Arsenal’s chances of a top four finish?

Has Arsenal’s Mislintat/Monchi gamble backfired?

When German talent guru Sven Mislintat announced he would be leaving Arsenal in January, rumours abounded that Monchi was being lined up as a replacement. In fact, it was said that Arsenal overlooked Mistlintat for the role of technical director, a role we know now he greatly desired, with a view to re-uniting Unai Emery … Continue reading Has Arsenal’s Mislintat/Monchi gamble backfired?

Europa League: Arsenal clash with Napoli is what European competition is all about

If we were looking for the hardest Europa League draw possible, Napoli was arguably it. If you take Chelsea out of the equation, the Italian side are the biggest impediment to Arsenal claiming the top prize this season and, in truth, it was probably the draw Gunners fans were all secretly hoping to avoid. But, … Continue reading Europa League: Arsenal clash with Napoli is what European competition is all about

Arsenal 3 Rennes 0: Gunners complete mission improbable with fine attacking display

Arsenal produced a superb comeback to claim a quarter final spot at the expense of Rennes on Thursday night. The Gunners went into the Europa Leg second leg clash with a two-goal deficit to make up but some excellent attacking play helped them blow away a stubborn, niggling Rennes defence that tried its best to … Continue reading Arsenal 3 Rennes 0: Gunners complete mission improbable with fine attacking display

Arsenal v Rennes: A chance for Gunners to show they have shaken off ‘bottle-job’ mentality

Arsenal have shown in big matches this season that they have the mentality to rise to the challenge when the chips are down, much more so than they have in years gone by. The Gunners too often displayed a fundamental weakness in spirit and desire in the biggest matches in the latter stages of the … Continue reading Arsenal v Rennes: A chance for Gunners to show they have shaken off ‘bottle-job’ mentality

Arsenal 2 Manchester United 0: The hard work begins NOW for the Gunners as they pump up top four push

Arsenal put down a marker with victory over Manchester United on Sunday but the hard work is only just beginning as the battle for the top four enters the home straight. Toughing out a win over a lively United side at the Emirates saw the Gunners seize a big opportunity to pressurise their Premier League … Continue reading Arsenal 2 Manchester United 0: The hard work begins NOW for the Gunners as they pump up top four push