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Kieran Tierney scores stunner to secure top Europa League spot for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 04, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal looked far from their best as they took to the Emirates pitch to face FC Zurich on Thursday in the final round of the Europa League group stage. Nonetheless, they dominated the opponents from Switzerland statistically, with 56% possession and a total of 17 shots, compared to the seven taken overall by the visitors, and ended up with an important 1-0 victory to clinch the top spot in Group A.

The only goal of the game came in the 17th minute, a beautifully struck volley from just outside the box by Kieran Tierney.

The pre-World Cup run-in 0

Posted on November 02, 2022 by Harry Kettle

The final countdown to the FIFA World Cup has begun as domestic football prepares to halt across the globe in order to make way for the biggest tournament in the sport.

Arsenal, as of this writing, are sitting pretty in every competition they are contesting – but with four games to go until the Qatar prep is really underway, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not they can stay there.

The importance of PSV 0

Posted on October 26, 2022 by Harry Kettle

At this moment in time, Arsenal sit five points clear at the top of Group A in their Europa League group with the nearest contenders, PSV Eindhoven, being situated in 2nd place with seven points. The Gunners are just about confirmed to go through as winners, avoiding any kind of play-off nonsense, but a defeat to the Dutch side on their own home soil could set them back ahead of the final set of fixtures.

Arsenal need to try and reduce their schedule load as much as possible because after the World Cup, the games will be coming thick and fast – and they may well be involved in a Premier League title race by that point, too.

Arsenal see three festive fixtures rescheduled 0

Posted on October 25, 2022 by Harry Kettle

We all know that fixtures are likely to be chopped and changed from time to time, but it’s quite frustrating to see how frequently it happens as a result of the power of television broadcasts. The likes of Sky, BT and Amazon hold a great deal of power over the Premier League, with that statement being especially true for the first two of that trio.

As confirmed by, three games around the festive period have been moved around because, you guessed it, the powers that be decided so.

Not playing Manchester City 0

Posted on October 18, 2022 by Harry Kettle

Who knew the passing of the Queen could have such a knock-on effect in the world of football?

This week, Arsenal were supposed to be preparing for a showdown with Manchester City in a 1st vs 2nd battle. Instead, though, due to their Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven being postponed a few weeks back, they’ll be catching up with that fixture instead.

In addition to giving Arsenal a chance to stretch their legs even further in the Europa League, we also think this benefits them in the title race.

It worked – Kieran Tierney on being dropped for Tahekiro Tomiyasu in Liverpool win 1

Posted on October 14, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

As the Arsenal lineup for the clash against Liverpool last Sunday came out, it was all as expected apart from one thing – Kieran Tierney on the bench, with Tahekiro Tomiyasu on the left defensive flank.

Tomiyasu is, of course, a versatile defender but he usually plays either on the right or in the heart of defence. Had Kieran Tierney been injured, it would have probably been less strange, but the Scotland international was there, named among the substitutes.

Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool: The Gunners back on top 0

Posted on October 10, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have returned to the top of the Premier League table after beating Liverpool 3-2 at the Emirates on Sunday, courtesy of an early opener from Gabriel Martinelli and a brace from Bukayo Saka. Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino struck for the visitors.

It was a lively affair throughout, with Martinelli’s goal coming within a minute from the kick-off and forcing Liverpool to attack more fiercely than they would have done otherwise. The balance of the game changed with relative frequency, but it could be said that Liverpool controlled most of the proceedings in the first half and Arsenal took over after the break.

Paul Merson and Chris Sutton expect convincing Arsenal win over Liverpool 0

Posted on October 08, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Chris Sutton, who spent his career playing for five English clubs as well as Celtic in Scotland, and former Arsenal star Paul Merson both believe Arsenal will beat Liverpool without too much difficulty when the holders of both domestic cups come to the Emirates on Sunday.

The Gunners have been overtaken by title defenders Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table after Mikel Arteta’s former employers thrashed Southampton on Saturday, so a win against Liverpool is obviously needed if the lead is to be regained this weekend.

Arsenal expect busy January 0

Posted on October 05, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal top the Premier League table after eight matches played, with a one-point advantage over defending champions Manchester City. As rightly pointed out by James McNicholas in his article for The Athletic, the Gunners do not need to actually win the league to be successful this season; a place in the top four would do just fine.

Mikel Arteta’s team are obviously looking extremely well at the moment, but the increasingly congested fixture list that awaits from this point on does raise one or two questions.

Arsenal victorious in North London Derby 0

Posted on October 01, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have emerged victorious from the North London Derby today (Saturday), courtesy of goals from Thomas Partey in the 20th minute, Gabriel Jesus in the 49th and Granit Xhaka in the 67th, while Harry Kane only managed to grab a brief equalizer for Tottenham Hotspur from the spot in the 31st. In the 62nd minute, Spurs right wing-back Emerson Royal received a straight red card from referee Anthony Taylor for a reckless foul on Gabriel Martinelli.

The Gunners unsurprisingly dominated the match with 65% of possession and a total of 18 shots, half of which went on target, while the visitors took five, three on target including the penalty.

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