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Could Europa League set Aubameyang on track? 0

Posted on September 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal put four past Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League opener at the Emirates, even though it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Gunners. Two unnecessary late goals for the visitors marred the occasion somewhat with old defensive woes reappearing.

Games like this one, however, can sometimes do wonders for the form of a striker. A few goals in the net of inferior opposition, with all due respect to the Ukranian side, have been known to spark a goal streak for an attacking player, and Aubameyang could get some valuable confidence boost from his fantastic performance on Thursday.

Will Bernd Leno start against Everton this weekend? 0

Posted on September 21, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s summer signing Bernd Leno made his first start for the Gunners on Thursday night in a 4-2 Europa League win over Vorskla. The German started in place of usual first-choice Petr Cech and Gunners boss Unai Emery has stated he will play again in the next few matches.

The Spaniard stated that he did not feel that Leno was responsible for either of the visitor’s goals. That means he could start against Everton on Sunday or against Brentford in the League Cup next

The Torreira problem 0

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It seems as if waiting around every corner is another obstacle for the majority of Premier League clubs these days, especially those that compete in Europe. Arsenal are no strangers to that and despite the fact they managed to come away with the three points from their game against Vorskla last night, that’ll likely be outweighed by the fact that Lucas Torreira hobbled off with a knee injury as thousands upon thousands of fans collectively held their breath.

Arsenal show both sides of the coin in Europa League win 0

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal managed to dispatch of Vorskla last night en route to a 4-2 victory, as they opened up their Europa League campaign in the only way they know how – by keeping their fans on their toes throughout the course of 90 minutes. By all accounts it was another successful night at the office for Unai Emery, who took the club’s current winning streak to four games in all competitions. Sure, that may not seem all too impressive given the kind of opposition they’ve been up against, but you can only beat what’s put in front of you and they’ve certainly done well to recover from the position they were in after the first two games of the Premier League campaign.

Cech admits doubts about Arsenal future 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Despite the signing of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen for around £20million this summer, Petr Cech has been the first-choice goalkeeper for Arsenal under Unai Emery so far. His performances have, however, been far from impressive as he struggled initially with the Spaniard’s demand to play the ball out from the back, a trait that requires the ‘keeper to be good with the ball at his feet. Three straight wins after two opening defeats may have taken some of the heat off the Arsenal No. 1 at the moment, but new challenges are just around the corner.

Europa League clash gives fringe players chance to impress 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal kick-off their Europa League campaign this evening against Ukrainian side Vorskla. The cup competitions have been a place to blood youngsters and give fringe players an opportunity to impress in recent seasons.

Former boss Arsene Wenger certainly made full use of the cup competitions when it came to rotating his squad and resting his star players. No doubt new Gunners boss Unai Emery will take the competition seriously, he will still rotate his squad.

Arsenal fringe players can impress

While Emery is unlikely to field many young players against Thursday’s night’s opponents, there are a certain number of fringe players who could improve their chances of regular first-team football with good performances.

On This Day In 2011: Arsenal scrape by Shrewsbury 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s time for yet another trip down memory lane, and in this instance, we’re going seven years into the past in order to have a look at a game that some may think isn’t all that important. The encounter was a League Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town, and as you can imagine, a lot of fans didn’t really care about the game at the time. Alas, when Shrewsbury took the lead at the Emirates in the first half, people began to sit up and take notice.

Excitement in the air? 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Tonight will see Arsenal return to the competition that provided them with their biggest heartache last season – the Europa Leauge. Their defeat over two legs against Atletico Madrid ensured that they would not be playing Champions League football in 2018/19, and everyone there that night for the second leg was fully aware of it – as well as the millions watching around the world. Now, however, we’re in a new era with a new manager, and personally, it feels like there’s a little bit of excitement in the air.

Emery speaks ahead of Europa League opener 0

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to face Ukranian side Vorskla at the Emirates in their first European game of the season on Thursday evening, and manager Unai Emery spoke to the press ahead of the clash.

Changes in the team?

Although, like every season, Arsenal play in four competitions, the best 11 players will take to the pitch as the manager believes it’s all about improving both tactically and individually at this point. It seemed as Emery was announcing a line-up pretty much the same as the one he’s been fielding in the Premier League, but then he made things a bit clearer.

Arsenal v Vorskla Europa League Preview 0

Posted on September 19, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal kick-off their Europa League campaign on Monday night, as the Gunners welcome Ukrainian outfit Vorskla to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners head into this seasons competition with the added Europa League experience of boss Unai Emery. The Spaniard has, of course, won the trophy on three previous occasions with Sevilla.

Arsenal are relative novices in the Europa League in its current guises, as last season was their first in competition under its current name. The Gunners did make the semi-final of the competition last season, though, only to be eliminated by Champions League dropouts Atletico Madrid.



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