August 02, 2016 by
Arsenal have billed as potential challengers for the Premier League title for what seems like forever, but as we all know it has been 12 years since the Gunners were actually crowned champions of England.
There are many reasons why injuries, end of season collapses, poor managerial decisions and just weaknesses in certain positions. I seem to ask this question pre-season, but are Arsenal realistic title contenders?
Never far away from a title challenge
Arsenal are always there or thereabouts when it comes to winning the Premier League title. Last season was obviously a golden opportunity spurned, as the usual title suspects struggled for form and little Leicester nipped in to win the title. .......Read more here.....
May 12, 2016 by
Arsenal hosts rock-bottom Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, as the Gunners look to record a win in their efforts to finish the campaign as Premier League runners-up.
Arsene Wenger’s side will kick-off this game two points behind arch-rivals Tottenham, who currently occupy second. Spurs’ last game of the campaign is away at relegated Newcastle. Due to a better goal difference a point in the north east would ensure Mauricio Pochettino’s side finish second.
The Gunners head into this clash on the back of a 2-2 draw at Manchester City last time out. City took the lead through Sergio Aguero, but the lead lasted just two minutes as Olivier Giroud headed home an equaliser. .......Read more here.....
May 09, 2016 by
Arsenal will head into their last game of the season at the weekend against Aston Villa with a chance of finishing as Premier League runners-up. The Gunners will kick-off on the final day just two points behind arch-rivals Tottenham.
Tottenham having a wobble in form
Tottenham have failed to win their last two games and that has enabled the Gunners to get within touching distance of their city-rivals. Tottenham rather surprisingly slipped-up against Southampton at home in a game that could have sealed second spot for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. .......Read more here.....
April 18, 2016 by
Arsenal have gone fighting for the Premier League title to fighting for fourth place in a way that only the Gunners could do. The side from north London have done a great job of attempting to lose their position in the Champions League spots for next season.
Yesterday’s 1-1 draw at home against Crystal Palace was indicative of how the team from north London can produce inexplicably poor displays. Palace produced a resilient display, but in truth they are struggling near the bottom of the table and are the sort team Arsenal should be beating.
History repeating for Arsenal .......Read more here.....
April 03, 2016 by
Arsenal’s last two performances in the Premier League have illustrated what the Gunners can do on their day, albeit against opposition that performed very poorly. Yesterday’s 4-0 victory over Watford comprised all that is good about Arsenal.
Alexis Sanchez looked back to near his best, young winger Alex Iwobi impressed yet again and Hector Bellerin impressed at full-back.
History repeating itself
Every season in recent history Arsenal have done the same thing. They have went through a run of good form, but either too early in the season to win the league or late. Unfortunately every season the team tends to fall apart for a period as well and again that has happened again. .......Read more here.....
March 24, 2016 by
Arsenal’s Premier League title bid looks to be faltering, but Brazilian centre-back Gabriel is still optimistic about his team’s chances of winning the title this season.
The former-Villarreal defender told the Standard: “We have a great chance to be champions this season,”
”However, we went through a period of bad form and it left us behind Leicester, who are having a great season.
“But we do not throw in the towel and we can make a difference in the battles we have to fight for the Premier League title.” .......Read more here.....
March 14, 2016 by
Arsenal’s shock exit at the hands of Watford on Sunday leaves the Gunners with little to play for this season. Arsene Wenger’s team heads to Barcelona on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Mission Impossible for Gunners
The Gunners are 2-0 down from the first leg at the Emirates Stadium and facing an almost impossible task to get through to the last-8, with the European giants now 37 games unbeaten in all competitions.
Drawing the European champions was always the worse draw Arsenal could have got, but after recent results a win against the European champions seems like a result even Tom Cruise would not be able to pull-off. .......Read more here.....
March 09, 2016 by
Arsenal are through the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, after the Gunners defeated Championship Hull City 4-0 at the KC Stadium on Tuesday night. In truth the win has done little to appease the growing band of supporters who want a change of manager.
This time is different
People will say we have been here before in the past with supporters calling for Arsene Wenger’s head and they would be right. We have been here before, but that was when the Gunners were not winning the title against the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. .......Read more here.....
March 07, 2016 by
Arsenal travels to Hull’s KC Stadium on Tuesday night for the FA Cup fifth round replay with the holders hoping to avoid a shock exit. The first game at the Emirates Stadium finished goalless, mainly due to a superb goalkeeping display from Swiss international Eldin Jakupovic.
The Tigers form has dipped slightly in the last few weeks and Steve Bruce’s team have fallen to third place in the Championship table, despite being top when the two sides last met. .......Read more here.....
March 05, 2016 by
Tottenham and Arsenal drew 2-2 at White Hart Lane on Saturday in an entertaining derby that did neither club any favours in the Premier League title race.
The first attempt on goal of the game arrived on five minutes, as Gunners stand-in ‘keeper David Ospina produced a comfortable save from Harry Kane. Soon afterwards Kane had another attempt on goal but could only fire straight at Ospina.
Just a minute later and Kane makes it a hat-trick of missed chances, as he fired a long-range effort at goal deflected over the bar. The resulting corner came to nothing. .......Read more here.....