Off-night for Auba is cause of frustration for Arsenal in Rome

Auba won't get a clutch of easier opportunities if he plays another 50 games this season

Southampton v Arsenal: Pressure on Arteta to make cup gamble pay

Having sacrificed the FA Cup to rest weary legs, the pressure is now on Arsenal - and particularly manager Mikel Arteta - to ensure the Gunners come away from the south coast with three points on Tuesday. Most fans are reasonable enough to accept that some level of rotation was necessary against Southampton on Saturday … Continue reading Southampton v Arsenal: Pressure on Arteta to make cup gamble pay

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

Would Arsenal be mad to sell Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette?

Well, would they? My first reaction would probably be ‘absolutely, yes’, particularly given how dependent the Gunners became on their talismanic top two last season, both for goals and assists. Frankly, in the last five-10 games of our season, Auba and Laca were all that separated us from sliding into the abyss. But, given the … Continue reading Would Arsenal be mad to sell Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette?

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