The expectation was that Arsenal were going to cause Burnley too many problems, but that the visitors would put up a fight. In the end that’s pretty close to how the game played out, as Unai Emery’s men made it two wins out of two in the Premier League. It’s the first time they’ve been able to do so at the start of the league season since back in 2009, which kind of tells you all that you need to know about how things have gone in the last decade or so under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger.
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There’s no way of getting around it: Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both vitally important to the success of Arsenal Football Club. The two men make up one of the deadliest strike partnerships not only in English football, but in all of Europe. With their contracts being set to expire in 2021 and 2022, you can understand why there’s a certain level of trepidation as to whether or not they will be in North London beyond those years.
Now, as reported by Yahoo Sport UK, manager Unai Emery has added some much needed clarity to the situation.
It’s time to get back to business as the Premier League returns once again this weekend. The first set of fixtures certainly got us off to a good start, with a variety of really entertaining games and results to sink our teeth into. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at Arsenal’s next fixture as they prepare to go one on one with Burnley in what will serve as the official kickoff for the second matchweek of action.
We all love a brand new kit as much as the next guy, especially when it comes to retro kits. Thankfully, Arsenal’s home kit tends to resemble a pretty great retro kit this season, and the away kit does too. However, with the rumour of yet another kit being set to be released has certainly perked up a lot of fans in terms of paying attention to what’s actually happening off the pitch.
As reported by Evening Standard, the one and only Reiss Nelson recently opened up about the upcoming season as the 19 year old attempts to break into the Arsenal first team. Nelson has had a strong pre-season, but either way, it’s going to be tough for him to do so.
Even with that being the case he seems to have a good head on his shoulders, which you always need at this level.
Go on, Reiss
“For me, I just want to take things as they come,” said Nelson. “I went away in Germany and I think I did well. But the main goal for me has always been playing in an Arsenal shirt week in, week out.
Alex Iwobi has left Arsenal Football Club after departing on Deadline Day. The Gunners were able to get a pretty nice fee for the Nigerian international, who wound up joining fellow Premier League side Everton in an exceptionally random last minute deal. Interestingly enough this deal seems to have split the Gunners fanbase down the middle, with some agreeing with it and others feeling as if it was a poor decision from the club.
As reported by Evening Standard, the man himself had the following comments to make as he begins this brand new chapter of his career with the Toffees on Merseyside.
It’s always interesting to see what happens when notable Arsenal stars are sent out on loan – mainly because, more often than not, they’re eventually going to be returning. They don’t always find the success that they were looking for, but for Arsenal themselves, they can accumulate a pretty good idea of what the player in question is capable of.
Go on, Eddie
Towards the end of the summer transfer window it was starting to look like Eddie Nketiah would be leaving the club, and that’s exactly what happened. The 20 year old, who had a strong pre-season with Arsenal, signed on the dotted line with Championship title contenders Leeds United. He’ll be at Elland Road on loan, before eventually making his way back to the Emirates (unless Leeds attempt to sign him on a permanent deal).
Nobody can dispute the role of Arsene Wenger in Arsenal’s rise through the Premier League ranks to the very top at one point. However, there is also no escaping the fact that the last few seasons of the Frenchman’s reign yielded underwhelming results. For all his greatness, the need for a change became painfully obvious.
What Unai Emery did in his first season at the club can hardly be described as an improvement, at least in terms of the final tally. Another failure to reach the Champions League; a slip on the last step in the Europa League and the last chance of a trophy gone beyond recall.
The last few years have been incredibly interesting for Arsenal Football Club, although many fans would probably describe it more so as turbulent than interesting. Regardless of which category you fall into, though, there’s no way of getting around the fact that the state of the Premier League has altered pretty dramatically in recent times – even though it may not initially seem like it.
It’s always nice to hear from the new signings, and courtesy of Arsenal.com, we’re able to take a glimpse into the mind of new defender Kieran Tierney who has arrived at the Emirates from Scottish giants Celtic. The Deadline Day move had been in the works for, as far as we could tell, the entirety of the summer transfer window. Now, it’s time to see what he thinks and how he’s feeling ahead of the new season.