Watford 2 Arsenal 2: Spotlight on Unai Emery as pressure starts to mount

Where the blame lies for Arsenal’s calamitous capitulation against Watford on Sunday is unclear but, perhaps for the first time in his reign, Unai Emery is under real pressure. With a 2-0 lead against the league’s bottom side and 45 minutes played, Emery could have been forgiven for thinking his afternoon had gone largely to … Continue reading Watford 2 Arsenal 2: Spotlight on Unai Emery as pressure starts to mount

Watford 0 Arsenal 1: A slice of good fortune as Gunners capitalise amid Deeney meltdown

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

Defensive improvements must continue if Arsenal are to take victory at Watford

Arsenal go in search of a third consecutive Premier League win today (Saturday) as they travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford. The Gunners will be hoping to quickly recapture the form and momentum that saw them collect back-to-back wins over Brighton and West Brom leading up to the international break, and a clash … Continue reading Defensive improvements must continue if Arsenal are to take victory at Watford

Where did this Arsenal side come from and how did they beat Watford?

Scarcely more than two weeks after that FA Cup game, Arsenal were back facing Watford at the Emirates, with the omens in their favour, and the same clamour for victory. First time around, they ballsed it up, quite spectacularly it must be said. So what changed between the two games to allow the Gunners to … Continue reading Where did this Arsenal side come from and how did they beat Watford?

Arsenal keep slim title hopes alive with 4-0 win over Watford

Arsenal picked up where they left off before the international break with a superb win over Watford at the Emirates. All the talk before the game was about getting a result, and righting the wrongs of the FA Cup reverse, and the team did that, and then some. They wanted this win – that much … Continue reading Arsenal keep slim title hopes alive with 4-0 win over Watford

Preview: Arsenal must shake off FA Cup nightmare as they prepare to host Watford in Premier League

So how do you solve a problem like Watford? Frankly, it really shouldn’t be that difficult. It’s not as if the Hornets are laying waste to all who stand before them, tearing through the Premier League and defying expectation week after week. Looking at the league table, they are probably just about where they should … Continue reading Preview: Arsenal must shake off FA Cup nightmare as they prepare to host Watford in Premier League

Long-awaited news on Jack Wilshere and other injury updates as Arsenal prepare to host Watford

With the international break done and dusted, our attention returns once more to the Premier League and, in particular, the early team news as Arsenal prepare to welcome Watford to the Emirates. Mercifully, it seems as if all of our international players emerged unscathed from this latest round of fixtures, with no fresh injury concerns … Continue reading Long-awaited news on Jack Wilshere and other injury updates as Arsenal prepare to host Watford