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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Preview 0

Posted on October 15, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The international break has come to an end once again and Arsenal are one of many clubs gearing up for the return of the Premier League. Their poor start to the season hasn’t exactly been eradicated but after going on a strong run of form in September, the Gunners are in a much better position with regards to how they’re going to approach the push for the top six.

In their next challenge on Monday Night Football, they’ll go head to head with a familiar face as Patrick Vieira returns to the club as Crystal Palace manager.

Saka and Smith Rowe to inspire Arsenal youngsters – Mertesacker 0

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s top priority at the moment is, without a grain of doubt, to get back to playing European football as soon as possible after failing to qualify for any of the UEFA competitions for the first time in a quarter of a century. Preferably, it should be the Champions League, and from that point on the sights should be set higher.

There have been endless debates about what went wrong at the club since Arsene Wenger left in 2018; arguably even before the departure of the iconic Frenchman, and consequently, about what the team needs now to get back where it belongs. However, the long-term future obviously shouldn’t be forgotten.

Should Arsenal re-sign Oxlade-Chamberlain? 0

Posted on October 11, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain left Arsenal to join Liverpool in the summer of 2017 for a reported fee of around £35 million. At the time, some saw his move from the Emirates to Anfield as a step down, but with Liverpool winning the Champions League and the Premier League while the Gunners kept sliding downwards since, it has proven anything but that.

Oxlade-Chamberlain started rather well under Jurgen Klopp, fitting in nicely with their team, especially after they parted ways with Philippe Coutinho in January 2018. He played a big part in the Merseysiders’ run to the Champions League final that year, though a severe injury struck him down in the semis against AS Roma. He simply hasn’t been the same player since, and his consequent struggles for game-time are reportedly making him consider leaving Liverpool.

A look at Arsenal’s last six results 0

Posted on October 08, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Now that we’re in the midst of the international break it seems like as good of a time as any to take stock of what’s been going on in the world of Arsenal Football Club as of late. We all know they’ve been on quite the journey throughout the first few months of the season and all indications seem to point towards that trend continuing between now and May.

Alas, with the international break being upon us, we want to take a quick look back at the last six games the Gunners have been involved in – most of which have gone pretty well.

The international break is here 0

Posted on October 06, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s probably one of the least popular things in world football outside of big tournaments and yet, here we are again, arriving at another international break. These two weeks are often full of qualifiers that some care about and some really don’t but through all of the smoke and mirrors, there’s one ever-present truth – Arsenal are actually in a good position for the first time in what feels like forever.

Leno exit edging closer? 0

Posted on October 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Bernd Leno and Aaron Ramsdale have split the Premier League matches equally so far this season; they’ve stood between the posts on three occasions each. Interestingly enough, though, it was Leno who started the first three, the three that Arsenal lost, and Ramsdale the following three which the Gunners won.

“There was no clear reason why I was out, but it had nothing to do with my performance,” Leno recently told German outlet Sport Bild.

“He is the trainer, he decides. Of course, it’s difficult for me.

Has Arteta found the right formula? 0

Posted on September 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s been a very long time since we’ve seen Arsenal show as much quality and spirit as they did in the North London Derby on Sunday, and it was certainly a welcome sight for sore eyes. Particular praise should go to Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka, who grabbed a goal and an assist each.

There has been criticism directed at those responsible at the club, mostly manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu, about the best players in the team being the two boys practically just out of their teens. However, both Saka and Smith Rowe clearly showed on Saturday that they are ready to step up and deliver on big occasions. And as Arteta said before the game, they don’t come any bigger than Tottenham Hotspur coming to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal must eradicate red cards from their game – Arteta 0

Posted on September 25, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the press ahead of the North London Derby in the Premier League on Sunday, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said the team needs to work on their discipline and reduce the number of times their players are sent off.

Since the Spaniard returned to the club in the managerial capacity, the Gunners have seen the red card raised against them 10 times in all competitions, the latest occasion being when Granit Xhaka got his marching orders in the 5-0 league defeat at the hands of champions Manchester City at the end of August.

Should Arsenal consider bringing Wenger back in some capacity? 0

Posted on September 24, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s been 25 years since Arsene Wenger was appointed Arsenal manager, and three since he left the club in a way that perhaps didn’t quite reflect his enormous contribution its status in world football.

The Frenchman’s departure from the Emirates was announced before the 2017-18 season was over, while there were still games to play. Further more, he wasn’t offered to stay at the club in any role, and Amy Lawrence of The Athletic has pointed out that particular moment as a big mistake, one that the club are still paying for.

Arsenal vs Wimbledon – Preview 0

Posted on September 21, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The League Cup is back in our lives once again this week with a parade of clubs attempting to make their way into the last 16 of the competition – edging one step closer to Wembley in the process. Based on the fact that they aren’t involved in European competition it makes sense to view Arsenal as a club who could, or perhaps even should, be one of the favourites to go all the way.

The next obstacle en-route to doing just that will be League One side AFC Wimbledon who will make the trip to the Emirates for tomorrow night’s game.

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