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Arsenal’s “Invincibles” record remains in place 0

Posted on February 29, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s record of 49 Premier League games without tasting a single defeat will remain intact. Watford, of all teams, have finally put a stop to Liverpool’s brilliant run at 44.

The Champions League holders suffered a shocking defeat at the Vicarage Road today (Saturday), but the manner in which they lost the game was perhaps even more surprising than the fact that they lost – they were completely outplayed by a relegation battling side. That fact proves that the Premier League is still the most challenging among the European top flights, whatever people say about it being ‘weak’ this season.

Arsenal fall to Olympiakos in UEFA Europa League 0

Posted on February 29, 2020 by Harry Kettle

There was always some concern that Arsenal were relying too heavily on the UEFA Europa League and that they needed to balance that out with what they were doing in the Premier League. Regardless of whether you believe that or not, there’s no denying the fact that they let their guard down in a big, big way against Olympiakos.

Not quite delivering

The Greek side lost the first leg 1-0 and didn’t seem to have all too much in their locker, but in the second leg, they were able to pick off an increasingly nervous Gunners side. You could see the magnitude of the situation getting to every single one of those Arsenal players, and it felt like that was the case for Mikel Arteta too after he made a series of schoolboy errors from a tactical point of view.

Europa League priority? 0

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The amusing part about getting into Europe is that the primary focus, more often than not, then switches towards trying to achieve qualification the very next season. Football should be all about living in the moment and for large periods of this campaign, many Arsenal supporters have already started talking about the future under Mikel Arteta.

The next step

While we also think the future is going to be bright if Arteta is able to implement his style at the Emirates, that doesn’t really matter at this moment in time. What does matter is the season we’re currently in the midst of and the progress Arsenal are making on all fronts.

Arsenal pick up big win against Newcastle 0

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The Arsenal faithful knew that they needed a big break in the game against Newcastle United because if they weren’t able to pick up the win, fans would continue to question the legitimacy of Mikel Arteta as the club’s new manager.

The first half didn’t really fill fans with all too much hope or optimism but even with that being the case, there was a real sense that if they made the necessary changes at half time, they could cause Newcastle problems.

Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle: A(nother) tale of two halves 0

Posted on February 17, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal beat Newcastle by 4-0 on Sunday, and there were a few things very hard to miss for anyone who watched the game.

Shkodran Mustafi isn’t good enough to play for this club and that has been proven over and over again. Bukayo Saka is a teenage winger playing as a left-back at the moment. Nicolas Pepe is still somewhat finding his feet in the Premier League. Dani Ceballos just has just come back from a long injury absence. Eddie Nketiah has a lot of talent but the road ahead of him is still long before he becomes a player to regularly challenge for a place in the team. What (arguably) struck an observing eye the most as the lineups were announced was that it was perhaps a mistake for Mikel Arteta to start all these players together.

Confident Arteta already thinking about summer transfers 0

Posted on February 14, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s season has gone anything but great so far. The Gunners are set smack in the middle of the table, in 10th place with 31 points to their name; 10 points off where they want to be – the top four. On the other hand, a new coach always needs time to make his work ready for valuation. He needs to assess the squad he has inherited, to give every player a chance to earn his place in the big plan. Once he has made up his mind about who stays and who goes, he needs to find suitable additions to bring in the things lacking at the moment.

Pablo Mari will be a good fit at Arsenal – Rivaldo 0

Posted on February 09, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having humiliated quite a few of them in his day, former Brazil star Rivaldo probably knows a thing or two about defenders. And let’s face it, a positive opinion on an Arsenal defender has been a rare occurrence in the last several years.

Nonetheless, the 47-year-old 2002 World Cup winner believes Pablo Mari will be a good fit at Arsenal and won’t have too much trouble getting used to the ways of the Premier League. As he revealed to the Evening Standard, Rivaldo is of the opinion that though he struggled to make an impact in Europe as a Manchester City loanee at Girona, NAC Breda and Deportivo La Coruna, he displayed fine defensive quality playing for Flamengo in Brazil.

A look at Arsenal’s last six results – part 2 0

Posted on February 06, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield United

Gabriel Martinelli is going to be a star with this club if he’s given the opportunity to prove himself, and he was able to keep his momentum going with a nice goal to open the scoring against Sheffield United in this one. John Fleck’s equaliser late in the game somewhat spoiled the party for the Gunners, but they knew that they were going up against a really tough side in the form of the Blades. Sure, it was another draw, but that hadn’t quite become a major issue by this point.

Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal

A look at Arsenal’s last six results – part 1 0

Posted on February 06, 2020 by Harry Kettle

If we were to say that it’s been a mixed start to Mikel Arteta’s tenure as Arsenal manager that would probably be an understatement. They haven’t won a whole lot of games and they haven’t lost a whole lot either. They’ve been registering draws like they’re going out of fashion and they’ve been doing so with a team that is capable of producing so much more. Whether or not Arteta is the right man to get the best out of them, of course, remains to be seen, but there’s cause for both hope and pessimism at this stage of the campaign.

David Luiz discusses the impact of Mikel Arteta – part 2 0

Posted on February 05, 2020 by Harry Kettle

One thing you certainly can’t criticize Luiz for here is not being a team player, because regardless of whether or not he legitimately believes that Arteta is the right man for the job, he isn’t going to flinch or give away what’s really happening behind the scenes. Maybe that’s just us being a little bit too pessimistic, but given the trajectory of Arsenal Football Club in recent years, you can’t really blame us.



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