The fixtures for the 2018/19 Premier League season have been released, and while they’re always subject to change, we can get a pretty good idea of how things are going to go for every single team in the top flight. When it comes to Arsenal, we’ve already covered what could prove to be a difficult start to life in England for new boss Unai Emery. Now, it’s time to take a look at what could go down in the final six games of the campaign.
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup being right around the corner, you would think that the media would be focusing on getting behind the England national team as they prepare to try and prove the doubters wrong by having a successful tournament in Russia. As reported by The Express, however, one former England legend has taken it upon himself to sprinkle some negativity into the mix prior to things getting underway.
We are, of course, talking about Tony Adams. Now while the ex-PL winning defender may have been a fantastic player back in his day, his punditry skills don’t quite seem to have the same impact. In fact, it seems as if he’s still letting his Arsenal roots dictate some of his views to this day.
When Danny Welbeck was announced as one of the members of England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup squad, there was a lot of moaning and groaning from around the nation. A lot of people felt like he didn’t deserve to be in that kind of position, and others felt there were just better options available. However, no matter which way you turn, there’s no denying that the 27-year-old is a proven commodity when it comes to international football.
While Liverpool fans would rather ‘be cool’ and declare themselves Scouse as opposed to English, Arsenal fans are a little bit more open to the idea of supporting their national team. For most Gunners supporters that team is England, and with that heritage comes a series of disappointing results in tournaments over the last few decades.
Alas, we’re here to offer up some alternatives for you, and we’re pretty much just aiming to pose a ‘which would you prefer’ query to those of you reading this. Now while this may be an Arsenal-specific blog, nobody can deny that seeing England win the World Cup would be a dream come true for football fans around the nation. It’s something we’ve never been anticipating or expecting, mainly because we’ve been let down so many times in the past.
We’re less than two weeks away from the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and understandably, there’s a great deal of excitement in the air. Thirty-two different teams will soon descend on Russia for a month of drama, heartbreak and ecstasy, and when the dust settles, one nation will be declared world champions.
Of course, while the spotlight is set to be on international football from now until mid-July, we can’t help but look ahead to the start of the domestic season in August. Obviously, the World Cup is an incredibly exciting time for most football fans, but when you’re the manager of an actual club, it can be quite a stressful time – especially when it comes to new Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
While it’s always easy to get sucked into the media spotlight courtesy of extravagant news stories, we tend to try and stay away from any controversial topics. That’s not because we don’t find them interesting or don’t to delve into them, but more because there’s just no upside. In reality, so many people are commenting on these issues from neutral fans to pundits to media members – and you have to look at yourself and question what value you can add to the situation.
The 24-year-old sensation that is Fabinho made the headlines last night after it was confirmed that he’d be signing with Liverpool, just days after they lost the UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev. However, as reported by Sky Sports, it seems like there was another club in the running to land his signature at the eleventh hour: Arsenal.
The signing is a huge sign of intent from the Reds, especially given that they’ve moved so quickly in the wake of such a devastating defeat. It’s already starting to seem like they’re going to bounce back and learn from their loss to Real Madrid, which isn’t necessarily how most teams would react to a defeat in the UCL final.
Last night, Liverpool tried and failed to become the Champions of Europe as they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the final. Zidane’s side won the trophy for the third straight year, solidifying their position as one of the greatest teams of all time – and perhaps even the greatest. Many will say that Karius is the biggest story of the evening, and yet, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo both did their best to ensure that they stole the show.
The dust is finally starting to settle on Arsenal’s 2017/18 season, and for the most part, it was quite notable. The club were unable to challenge for the Premier League title yet again, they failed to win either of the two domestic cup competitions, and their Europa League adventure came to an end when they were defeated over two legs by Atletico Madrid at the semi-final stage. Oh, and did we mention that Arsene Wenger left his post as Arsenal manager?
For years now Aaron Ramsey has been a hot and cold member of the Arsenal first team, in that he has spells of success before stretches which make many fans wonder why he’s there in the first place. Still, it feels like he’s been around at the Emirates for as long as we can remember, and if the 27-year-old were to leave the club, it would certainly leave a void.