While we all like to pretend it doesn’t matter what order we playing everyone in throughout the course of the Premier League season, deep down, we’re all aware of the fact that it does matter – and it matters quite a lot. Depending on your circumstances, facing a series of big teams or small teams consecutively can really impact your momentum, and while it’s easy to say ‘you have to play everyone twice anyway’ let’s face it, we all know that logic is a little bit flawed.
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.
A decade or so ago, the idea of Tottenham Hotspur reigning supreme over Arsenal would’ve seemed highly improbable. The two teams were at extremely different points in their trajectory, with the Gunners consistently finishing above their bitter rivals in addition to being them at every given opportunity. The hierarchy in North London was clear and concise for everyone to see, until a few years ago, when Spurs pushed back against the established order.
While the dust is only just starting to settle in regards to the 2017/18 Premier League season, we’re already extremely invested in seeing what’s going to go down next year – which is hardly a surprise. Sure, the World Cup is going to keep us occupied for a few months, but the consistency and the drama of domestic football is something that is always going to capture our hearts and attention.
It’s time for yet another trip down memory lane, but unfortunately, this one isn’t quite as favourable. Twelve months ago today Arsenal finished off their strong end to the Premier League season with a convincing 3-1 victory over Everton, but unfortunately, the Gunners missed out on a spot in the top four as a result of Liverpool running out 3-0 winners over Middlesbrough.
Arsene Wenger’s side needed to ensure that they bettered Liverpool’s result in order to stand any chance of qualifying for Europe’s top club competition, but for the first time in what felt like forever, they failed.
We’re back for yet another trip down memory lane, and once again, it’s time to look back on another edition of St Totteringham’s Day! Yes, that’s right, five years ago today, Arsenal fans all around the world were celebrating the fact that they’d pipped bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur to fourth spot which ensured they would be playing in the UEFA Champions League for another year.
As sound as that may sound, by 2013, any realistic hopes of Arsenal crashing the title race picture had pretty much been and gone. Because of that, qualifying for the UCL was considered to be the bare minimum that Arsene Wenger should’ve been achieving, and he did so after masterminding a narrow 1-0 victory over Newcastle United.
We’re back with yet another trip down memory lane, and while we can’t celebrate it this year, St Totteringham’s Day was in full swing two years ago when many thought it’d be cancelled. If you aren’t aware of what we’re talking about, Arsenal’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa coupled together with Newcastle United’s 5-1 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur meant that Arsene Wenger’s side finished above their bitter rivals yet again in the Premier League.
It’s that time again as we take a trip down memory lane, and unfortunately, it’s a painful memory for Arsenal fans. We’ll only be rewinding the clock twelve months for this one, to a day which many fans were hoping would never come – the cancellation of St Totteringham’s Day. For those who don’t know, St Totteringham’s Day is the annual occasion in which the Gunners can celebrate officially finishing above their bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur. This time around, however, that moment would elude them.
Welcome back to yet another trip down memory lane, as we look back at one of the many Premier League encounters between bitter rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The North London counterparts were both battling it out for 4th spot in the top flight, and as this game proved, there was very little to separate the sides – although you could sense that Tottenham Hotspur were a team on the rise.
In the midst of the hustle and bustle following Tottenham Hotspur’s loss to Juventus, it was easy to miss some of the comments made by Wojciech Szczesny.
The Juve keeper, who spent many years on the books at the Emirates, had some fascinating things to say to The Guardian regarding the support of the North London club in the wake of The Old Lady progressing to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
“There were a couple [of Tottenham] fans – very vocal – next to my bench, who went missing after the 80th minute, so yeah, I enjoyed it. Plus winning at Wembley is always special.”