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On This Day In 2017: Arsenal lift the FA Cup 0

Posted on May 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While Arsenal haven’t exactly been successful in the Premier League in the last few years, they’ve managed to find some success in the FA Cup. As we take another trip down memory lane, it’s time to look at the last big trophy victory for Arsene Wenger before he rode off into the sunset this season.

This time last year, Arsenal fans were celebrating a huge 2-1 victory over Chelsea in a game which many weren’t expecting them to win. The Gunners, while successful in the FA Cup on many different occasions, were considered to be the underdogs – and in many ways, that probably favoured them. It felt like the Blues came in with an aura of overconfidence as if they were just naturally expecting to win the trophy without too much effort.

What’s the priority? 0

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We’re all looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen in the 2018/19 season for Arsenal Football Club, and while some are dreading what’s to come given the uncertainty of the situation, there’s no real reason to be worried. Sure, things may not necessarily be an instant success under the leadership of Unai Emery, but this is going to be a process. Arsenal fans can’t expect things to change overnight, and because of that, we need to start thinking about what the priority is going to be for Emery’s first season in charge.

On This Day: Arsenal reach 2015 FA Cup Final 0

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s time to take yet another trip down memory lane as we look back on Arsenal’s game against Reading from three years ago today. The showdown, which was an FA Cup semi-final, took place at Wembley and was looked at as the Gunners’ big chance to reach yet another cup final. Alas, the Berkshire club weren’t going to go down without a fight, and it took until extra time for Arsene Wenger’s side to secure their place in the final of football’s oldest cup club competition.

Best and worst case scenarios for Arsenal this season 0

Posted on March 29, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s season hasn’t exactly gone how many fans would’ve expected in some ways, and in others, it’s gone precisely how pessimistic supporters thought it would. Whichever camp you fall into there’s no doubting that it’s been one hell of a rollercoaster ride one way or another, and as we enter the final few weeks of the campaign, it could probably still be deemed a success if a number of things go in the Gunners’ favour.

Arsenal display their defensive ineptitude in one outrageous moment against Nottingham Forest 0

Posted on January 08, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal’s humiliating defeat at the hands of mid-table Championship outfit Nottingham Forest is one that will resonate for some weeks to come. The current holders of the FA Cup were largely tipped to defend their crown or, at least, come close to the final. However, they failed miserably, with Forest worthy winners.

Eric Lichaj opened the scoring, but his effort was cancelled out by Per Mertesacker, before Lichaj scored a stunning goal as he controlled the ball on his chest before stroking his effort into the top corner to the delight of the home fans.

Arsenal were complacent against Forest 0

Posted on January 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rotated his squad for the Gunners surprise 4-2 defeat at managerless Championship side Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup. This is a norm for the veteran French boss when it comes to cup competitions.

Wenger has always prioritised, with the likes of the League Cup and Europa League used to field fringe and young players. That is exactly what Wenger did on Sunday at Forest. In all honesty, the team that started probably should have had enough to beat the Tricky Trees.

Shambolic defensive display

Arsenal knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest 0

Posted on January 07, 2018 by David Nugent

FA Cup holders Arsenal suffered a surprise 4-2 defeat at Championship outfit Nottingham Forest on Sunday to exit the competition at the third round stage.

The home side had the first attempt of the game. Ben Brereton got between two Arsenal defenders but failed to trouble David Ospina. The Gunners hit back at the other end soon afterwards, as Theo Walcott looked through on goal. However, the forward scuffed his effort and the danger was gone for the home side.

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal FA Cup preview 0

Posted on January 06, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal travel to Championship Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Championship outfit are managerless after recently sacking Mark Warburton. The sacking came about with the Tricky Trees in poor form. Forest have won just one of their last eight games in all competitions while failing to win any of their last five outings.

The home side’s poor recent form has seen the side from the Midlands drop to 14th in the second tier. Forest have also been poor on home soil in recent weeks, losing three of their last four games at the City Ground, failing to score in all three defeats.

Arsenal 10/1 to win the FA Cup 0

Posted on January 05, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal heads into Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Championship Nottingham Forest confident of progressing to the fourth round.

Some have rather underplayed the Gunners record of winning the FA Cup in three of the last four years. However, it is an impressive record considering that the grand old competition is now taken quite seriously by most of the English football big guns.

In truth, the FA Cup maybe Arsenal’s best hope of collecting silverware this season. The Gunners are currently odds of 10/1 to win the trophy this season, sixth favourites behind the Gunners other top-six rivals in the betting.

Wenger claims ‘were not underdogs’ in north London derby 0

Posted on November 16, 2017 by David Nugent

As we all know the first north London derby of the campaign between Arsenal and Tottenham takes place on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.

Some fans and pundits claim that the power has shifted in north London and that Tottenham are now the biggest team in the area.

When asked if he thought so Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told a press conference: “Not at all,”

“I think Tottenham is a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that is what we want to show.”



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