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A look at Arsenal’s next six games – part 2 0

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Burnley (A) – Premier League

Away game number three in a row will take place at Turf Moor when Arsenal take on a rejuvenated Burnley side. This is exactly the sort of game that they’ve been struggling with away from home in the last few years, and we think they’re going to struggle again here. Burnley are no pushovers as they were able to prove in their recent clash with Leicester, and they aren’t going to lie down for anyone. We’re predicting a draw, which seems to be Arteta’s favourite kind of result right now.

Newcastle (H) – Premier League

A look at Arsenal’s next six games – part 1 0

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Harry Kettle

While it hasn’t quite been a baptism of fire for Mikel Arteta during the early stages of his stint as Arsenal manager, he’s certainly had mixed results as he tries to navigate a route towards the top four. Alternatively, the Europa League and FA Cup serve as opportunities for some silverware, with all three targets leading Arteta towards one thing: success, in some form.

Today, we want to look ahead as opposed to looking behind at what has been. The boss needs to be able to change things up and find new angles for the Gunners to exploit, and when you take one look at what the schedule is like over the next few weeks, it isn’t exactly hard to see why.

Poor defending proves costly again 0

Posted on January 18, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

There’s no other way to describe what happened on Saturday when Arsenal played Sheffield United at the Emirates than two points thrown out the window.

The game ended in another draw, another lead nullified as Gabriel Martinelli’s first-half tap-in opener was cancelled late by John Fleck’s nicely taken volley. But let’s take a look at a few things that can be taken from this match, one by one.

A look at the Palace draw 0

Posted on January 12, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal drew against Crystal Palace for the second time this season when the two teams met on Saturday. A glance at the result will give off an impression that the only different thing this time around was that the Gunners threw away a one-goal lead, not two. But if you’ve seen the two games in full, you should be able to tell that there was much more to it.

Arsenal linked with Lille youngster 0

Posted on January 08, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are one of the clubs said to be monitoring Boubakary Soumare of Lille, according to Sky Sports.

The young midfielder, France U-21 international, has so far made 23 appearances this season for his club, 17 in Ligue 1 and six in the Champions League. With his imposing 6’2″ frame he is very strong physically, but he also boasts terrific skill on the ball. The combination makes him very capable of keeping the ball under pressure in the middle of the park, as well as dribbling past opponents and taking the ball into the opposition half in a blink of an eye. He also has an eye for a pass.

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

Posted on January 08, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal

A draw to kickstart the reign of Mikel Arteta wasn’t exactly the worst result in the world, mainly because Arsenal showcased the sort of steely grit and determination that they need if they want to avoid slipping into the top half of the table – or, worse yet, slipping out of European competitions altogether next season. The Cherries were strong adversaries, but this was all about seeing the positives in Arteta’s early days that would, hopefully, take us towards bigger and better things.

Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

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

Posted on January 08, 2020 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a month for Arsenal fans who have had to endure a lot of heartache to go alongside some signs of hope. Regardless of whether or not you believe that the only way is up for this football club, there’s no way of getting around the fact that this is the most precarious position the Gunners have been in for a long time.

Boateng or Upamecano? 1

Posted on January 07, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

As the January transfer window slowly unfolds, Arsenal have been linked heavily with two players who could potentially boost the back line of the team. One of them is RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, young (21), talented, perceived by most as an old fashion centre-back – a player who ‘loves to defend’ as they say.

Adding such a player to the ranks probably wouldn’t solve much straight away. Every player who changes clubs, let alone leagues, needs time to adapt, to absorb the teachings and the tactical demands of the new coaching team. Experienced players usually get the hang of these issues much quicker than younger ones, and to expect a 21-year-old to come in and notably improve a defence that has been looking frail (to put it mildly) for years would seem a folly.

A new hope? 0

Posted on January 02, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

It took three games to get there, but Mikel Arteta has finally nailed his first win as the Arsenal manager. Speaking after the 2-0 win over Manchester United, he revealed it was a much more stressful experience than winning as a player.

It has been a long time since we’ve seen Arsenal play as well as they did in the first 45 minutes of that game. It feels fair to say that the likes of Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will probably be having bad dreams about it for a long while.

Mustafi under fire 0

Posted on December 30, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal succumbed to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday, it was Shkodran Mustafi’s turn to have his performance dissected and analysed far and wide.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck early to give the Gunners the lead, only to see it overturned by late goals by Jorginho and Tammy Abraham. And while most of Mikel Arteta’s team played relatively well for almost the entire game, the nerves of Mustafi weren’t easy to miss.

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