Danny Welbeck is an intriguing figure and we mean that in the nicest way possible. He was always being groomed for the top of the mountain in English football, and contrary to popular belief, we think he’s lived up to the hype. While there have certainly been a few stumbles along the way, the same can be said of many top stars who are now enjoying great success on a European and world stage. We aren’t about to suggest that he’s the second coming of Henry or anything like that, but you get our point.
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The FA have charged both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur for ‘failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’ during the North-London Derby at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
After Jan Vertonghen handled the ball in his own penalty area, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 10th minute from the penalty spot, and the undesired scenes started then and there as a Spurs supporter threw a banana skin towards the Gabonese in a clear move to make a racial insult. Spurs officials have announced an investigation and a lengthy ban for the person responsible for such a despicable act.
We spend a lot of time praising the work of Unai Emery, and it’s not exactly difficult to do so when you take a look at Arsenal’s 19 game unbeaten run. The guy has turned this team upside down, and we’re all in for the journey. Alas, in the wake of the Gunners’ win over Tottenham at the weekend, reports seemed to indicate that Emery would be holding firm on Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation even after a handful of good performances as of late.
It seems like Adrien Rabiot is the name on everyone’s lips across European football, and for good reason. The 23 year old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain for what feels like forever, and now, a parade of different cubs are believed to be interested in signing him. While Barcelona are said to be in the driving seat it certainly seems like it could be anyone’s ball game, which could open the door for Unai Emery to swoop in and make an offer.
It was a marvelous day for Arsenal on Sunday.
There are many fierce rivalries in football. Some develop over time between two most successful clubs in a league, but mostly they bear a strong local flavor, wherever this sport takes roots.
The North-London Derby is certainly in that category, and while Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur aren’t exactly two biggest clubs in England (they are certainly big), the bragging rights in the part of the capital north of the river are a huge deal.
Heading into half time it certainly felt like there was a change in momentum, but the important thing for Arsenal was that they didn’t concede another. They were able to re-group, analyse the situation and consider what they needed to do in order to improve. Spurs are a great side but it was somewhat obvious to see that they were fortunate to go into half time with the lead, but thankfully, we all knew that they weren’t going to try and sit back on it – because let’s face it, this is the North London Derby we’re talking about here.
Heading into the North London Derby at the weekend, it almost certainly felt like things were evenly balanced between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The two clubs have had equal highs and lows in the Premier League and in Europe this season, and many fans had different theories as to how the game may or may not unfold. Now, as we prepare to look back on it all, it’s important to remember that this what how people viewed the situation.
As Arsenal prepare to take on their neighbours Tottenham Hotspur in what will be the first North-London Derby this season, Unai Emery spoke to the press to give a little preview.
The manager revealed how impressed he has been with Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock. The two youngsters were both on target in Arsenal’s Europa League win over Vorskla on Thursday in Kiev. They have been given a chance to train with the first team this season and they’ve taken it with both hands. The Vorskla game represented a big step in their development while their presence helped the team achieve a good result.
Yes, it’s Aaron Ramsey time.
The Welshman scored last night in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Vorskla, confirming that he isn’t just going to wait in the wings for the next few months until making a definitive decision about his contract. Instead, he’s going to focus on doing what he does best – and that’s putting the team first on the pitch.
There were a lot of variables to think about heading into Arsenal’s game yesterday, not least of which the atmosphere in Ukraine as well as the speculation over the line-up. Alas, as we now know we saw a thoroughly professional performance from the Gunners, as they ran out 3-0 winners with what was the equivalent of their second team. While that may sound insulting to some of the stars that featured, all it does is prove just how much strength in depth they’ve got – which is a rare position for them to be in.