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

In praise of Unai Emery after 50 matches in charge at Arsenal

Legacies are not decided on a sample of just 50 games but Unai Emery’s record as Arsenal manager in that time has been seriously impressive. Despite our wobbles on the road and a few cup stutters here and there, the Spaniard, in his first season with the club, has managed 32 wins, with seven draws … Continue reading In praise of Unai Emery after 50 matches in charge at Arsenal

Can Arsenal just attack their way to victory in crucial league and cup run in?

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?

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?

Unai Emery: ‘Premier League run in is going to be difficult for us’

Unai Emery spoke to the press today (Friday) as the football focus shifted back to the Premier League and the visit of Newcastle next week. After a two-week international break which saw the Gunners travel to Dubai for a friendly fixture against Al-Nasr, the Spaniard spoke about the squad’s time away and his expectations for … Continue reading Unai Emery: ‘Premier League run in is going to be difficult for us’

Unai Emery: The penalty was soft but I had confidence in Aubameyang

Unai Emery spoke to the media after his side's 2-0 win over Manchestr United on Sunday. Here's what he had to say: On whether this way the best Arsenal performance this season… “I don’t know if this is the best performance of the season. I think we are improving and also I think we are … Continue reading Unai Emery: The penalty was soft but I had confidence in Aubameyang

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Could this one be a top four decider?

Unai Emery might be keen to downplay it but, for me, Arsenal’s top four challenge has reached a seminal moment. Though victory over Manchester United on Sunday won’t guarantee us a place in next season’s Champions League, defeat would leave us with a mountain to climb and relying on a favour from others. It won’t … Continue reading Arsenal vs Manchester United: Could this one be a top four decider?

Unai Emery: Manchester United clash will not be definitive in top four battle

Unai Emery says Sunday’s clash with Manchester United is not “definitive” in the Gunners push for a top four spot. Arsenal go into the match just a point behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rejuvenated side, who are riding something of wave at the moment after inexplicably scoring victory over Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the week. Despite … Continue reading Unai Emery: Manchester United clash will not be definitive in top four battle

Rennes vs Arsenal: Unai Emery says fatigue won’t be an excuse for his side

Unai Emery says fatigue will not be an excuse when his side travel to Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday. The Gunners boss faced the media today (Wednesday) in the build-up to the clash and spoke about a range of issues, including Hatem Ben Arfa, having time to prepare for the match, and Alexandre … Continue reading Rennes vs Arsenal: Unai Emery says fatigue won’t be an excuse for his side

Unai Emery: ‘I don’t want Aubameyang and Lacazette to get frustrated over missed chances’

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’