One of the biggest rivalries that is currently present at Arsenal Football Club is with Chelsea Football Club. The two London rivals have been battling back and forth for years and years on end, with both getting their hits in as time has gone on. They’ve had varying degrees of success, which is just a fact, but people only really tend to care about the next game as opposed to what has just happened. That’s just the way it is.
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The Premier League fixture list has been released, and as is the nature of European competition, things are constantly changing – and as reported by Metro, that is the case with Arsenal. The Gunners are going to have to endure another season of Europa League football, which of course, means a lot of changes. We kind of already knew that going into this, but let’s face it, everyone kind of wanted to forget about the whole ‘Europa League’ thing.
Boxing Day – Bournemouth (A)
Heading down to the south coast on Boxing Day isn’t going to be ideal, but we aren’t exactly expecting Bournemouth to do much next season. They’ll probably be down in the relegation mix, whereas Arsenal, by this point, should be right in the hunt for a place in the top four. This should be another win, no questions asked.
Chelsea Home – December 28th
The Premier League fixture list for 2018/19 has been officially released, and that means one thing: it’s time to get excited. The Premier League is considered by many to be the premier form of football entertainment throughout the domestic game, and in truth, it’s kind of difficult to argue with that thought process.
Of course, one of the primary reasons we believe that is because of Arsenal, despite how much they’ve let us down over the course of the last few months. The Gunners will be returning to Premier League action in August, which in itself is a pretty exciting prospect. After reading through every single fixture on the list we’ve decided to pick out some of the most important dates, so that you can remember to skip your own wedding in order to get to Sheffield United away. We’re only partly joking.
City of Manchester Stadium – 55,017
They call it a tinpot ground and while we’d like to give City fans the benefit of the doubt, we just can’t. It feels a little bit soulless there and bizarrely enough, that was also the case before they were even taken over. Perhaps it was a foreshadowing of some sort.
Anfield – 54,074
It’s not in a great area and the stadium itself isn’t all that impressive, but the atmosphere, especially on European nights, makes you forget about all of that. It’s just a really special place to watch a game of football and the only people you’ll find to disagree with that probably spend their days at Old Trafford or Goodison.
We may be favouring the Gunners in saying this (we definitely are), but we tend to believe that the Emirates is one of the best stadiums in world football. You can make all the jokes you want about Arsenal as a football club, but when it comes to stadiums, they’re right up there.
We mean that in terms of overall quality, to be perfectly clear, but a lot of folks often look at another statistic: and that statistic is the capacity. Despite the fact that the actual attendance figures don’t often match up to the capacity of the grounds, that’s one of the primary focal points. We tend to think that’s a little bit silly, but alas, here we are.
Mesut Ozil – 30
Mesut Ozil’s age has nothing to do with why we want to see him leave Arsenal Football Club, but it does make us feel a little bit old. We still remember when he was first bursting onto the scene with the German national team, which was almost a decade ago now. He’s had a decent enough career along the way, but we all know that there have been a few issues.
David Ospina – 30
It’s the summer time over here in England, and as such, the domestic game isn’t exactly all too busy right now – as you’d probably expect. Despite that the British weather seems to be intent on raining us all into misery, but you know, that’s another story for another day.
Today, we want to talk about Arsenal’s golden oldies, aka the oldest members of the current squad. That may seem a little bit disrespectful, and we understand that, but it’s just a light hearted way of analysing the quality of these players. We all know that once you reach your thirties people tend to start talking about the future, and how much time you’ve got left at the highest level. While that may seem incredibly unfair, it’s just the way that it is (or, you know, ‘it is what it is’ for all those Love Island fans out there).
We’ve gone on and on about the negatives surrounding Arsenal Football Club for too long now, and we think it’s time that we all start bringing some positivity back to the Emirates. We know that it’s been a pretty disappointing few months after the team’s collapse in the Premier League and Europa League final loss, and we can understand that. However, the beauty of football is that we can forget all about it pretty quickly – as long as the right kind of steps are taken towards improvement.
We aren’t going to pretend like we know all of the behind the scenes details from the summer transfer window, because that isn’t even remotely close to being the truth. We know about as much as the average person could ever hope to, and we can only really base our thoughts and opinions off of what we see being released on a day to day basis.