What did Mikel Arteta have to say ahead of Arsenal's trip to Manchester City?
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?
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 fans rejoice – the Gunners are in a major European final for the first time since man discovered fire and in with a genuine chance of a return to the promised land of the Champions League. Despite all the indications pointing toward yet another all-action comeback in a week of all-action comebacks across Europe, … Continue reading Perfect pair Aubameyang and Lacazette deliver just in time as Arsenal book a place in Baku
There were more than a few eyebrows raised on Saturday when Unai Emery decided to leave club top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench for the north London derby. Fans and pundits alike questioned the wisdom of leaving such a prolific player on the sidelines in favour of his less prolific strike partner Alexandre Lacazette. … Continue reading Stronger together? Stats offer insight into Arsenal’s most effective strike option
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’
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
As it has done for most of the season, Arsenal’s attacking efficiency masked defensive fragility as they registered a 4-1 success over Fulham. For all the Gunners impressive attacking combinations, they remain vulnerable to a stiff breeze, let alone a side languishing in the lower reaches of the Premier League and, in some ways, they … Continue reading Arsenal 4 Fulham 1: The search for the Gunners missing defence goes on
I’ll preface this by saying I am enormously pleased that Arsenal managed to sign both Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mhkitaryan in the January transfer window. Mesut Ozil penning a new deal was also a welcome piece of news to add an extra touch of shine to our sparkling transfer crown. But, for all the … Continue reading No amount of Aubamayang can cure what really ails this Arsenal side
As far as weeks in the life of an Arsenal fan go, these last seven days or so have been pretty good. There have been some truly appalling periods for Gooners in recent years and this winter has certainly been no bed of roses, but two wins, a cup final spot, and a top-drawer player … Continue reading Deal for Aubameyang could turn Arsenal’s good week into a great one