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The League Cup begins 0

Posted on August 11, 2022 by Harry Kettle

The League Cup is back underway for another season and while it may not be seen as the sexiest competition in the world, it still feels like there’s real value in, you know, actively trying to win it.

Arsenal aren’t in the second round as a result of their European commitments but even with that being the case, being able to watch from afar will allow them to gauge what kind of team they want to be putting out once things start to get interesting.

The smaller Saturday spotlight 0

Posted on August 10, 2022 by Harry Kettle

All eyes were on Arsenal last Friday night as they kickstarted the new Premier League season in style with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Obviously, as the featured game to ring in a new campaign, there was always going to be a lot of eyes on the Gunners – as is going to be the case a lot between now and May.

This weekend, though, the spotlight won’t be shining quite as brightly as Arsenal head to the Emirates for the first time this season to play Leicester City.

Let’s talk about Zinchenko and Jesus 0

Posted on August 08, 2022 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were able to get their Premier League campaign off to a winning start on Friday night as they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park. While there were plenty of takeaways from the game and the victory, we’d say two of the biggest were two of the club’s biggest acquisitions so far during the summer transfer window – Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus.

The Gunners have needed to bring in players with a winning mentality for a while now and if that isn’t what we’ve got here with Zinchenko and Jesus, then we’ll never see it.

A tricky start 0

Posted on August 04, 2022 by Harry Kettle

A brand new Premier League season is finally upon us after two years of waiting for the top division in European football to return. A lot of clubs will be aiming to simply survive, some will want to push for the top half, and some form of continental competition will be the aim of the game for others.

Arsenal fall into the latter of those categories and from the outside looking in, it definitely seems as if there are two primary objectives for the Gunners this season: finish in the top four to return to the Champions League, and win a trophy.

Arsenal to miss out on Lisandro Martinez 0

Posted on July 14, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Following the disappointment over their pursuit of Leeds United winger Raphinha, Arsenal are reportedly set to miss out on Lisandro Martinez as well. According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United are close to reaching a full agreement with Ajax over the transfer of the versatile defender, and Martinez himself has decided to accept Old Trafford as his destination this summer.

Not too long ago, CBS journalist Ben Jacobs said the Gunners were feeling confident the 24-year-old would be persuaded to move to North London, but now it seems either that confidence was misplaced, or Arsenal simply messed up somewhere along the line.

Jesus deal shows Arsenal transfer strategy improvement 0

Posted on July 06, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City for a reported fee of £45 million. There have been opinions expressed recently that it was a deal far too expensive, that the Gunners overpaid for a player who wasn’t even a regular starter at his now former club.

Such statements actually point to one of two possibilities. Either they come from people with extremely limited views, unable to compute various factors that make this a very good deal for Arsenal, or they’re simply made with the aim of sparking controversy and pointless debates for engagement on social media.

Bukayo Saka voted Player of the Season 0

Posted on June 08, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

As confirmed through the official channels of the club, Bukayo Saka has been voted by the supporters as the Arsenal Player of the Season, comfortably beating Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale to the award.

The 20-year-old winger played a total of 43 games for the Gunners in 2021/22, scoring 12 goals and producing seven assists. Of those 43 appearances, 36 were Premier League starts – an impressive feat for such a young player. There can be no sensible doubt that Saka is the most exciting young player at any club in the English top flight right now.

Preview: Arsenal vs Everton 0

Posted on May 20, 2022 by Harry Kettle

We’ve finally arrived at the final game of the Premier League season and the majority of Arsenal fans will say that it feels pretty bittersweet. While some real improvements have been made within the core of this squad over the last nine months, that can’t erase the fact that the top four race is no longer in the Gunners’ hands.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the clash with Everton on Sunday and what to expect.

Top-four hopes dashed after latest Arsenal defeat 0

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

It isn’t over yet, not mathematically anyway, but Arsenal’s chances of finishing fourth in the Premier League and qualifying for next season’s Champions League have taken a second huge blow in a week when they left St. James Park defeated. The Magpies were handed the lead in the 55th minute through a Ben White own-goal, before Bruno Guimaraes added the second in the 85th to set the final score at 2-0.

Arsenal must shake off Derby shock quickly 0

Posted on May 13, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Well, it was certainly a shock, what happened at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday evening. Arsenal were beaten by their arch-rivals by 3-0, a result which definitely constitutes a thrashing in such matches.

Without Kieran Tierney and Ben White, manager Mikel Arteta chose to put Cedric Soares on the right defensive flank and shift Tahekiro Tomiyasu to the left, and he named Rob Holding to start in the heart of defence alongside Gabriel Magalhaes. Hindsight is a marvelous thing of course, but it was probably impossible for Arteta to predict the way these two calls of his, along with Paul Tierney as the referee, would affect the match.

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