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Win at Huddersfield was all that mattered for Arsenal 0

Posted on February 10, 2019 by David Nugent

In all honesty, Arsenal’s 2-1 win at Huddersfield on Saturday was not all that convincing. If the Terriers would have had slightly more quality they really could have got something from the game. It was the story of Huddersfield’s season, as they toiled but lacked a cutting edge in attack to really trouble the Arsenal defence. On another day, Arsenal could have suffered another disappointing away day.

All that mattered was three points

In the end, all that mattered was that the Gunners ending a six-game winless run on their travels that dated back to November. Arsenal have put in some truly lacklustre displays on their travels of late, so to record a victory in Yorkshire has at least stopped the rot when it comes to poor away results.

Mesut Ozil omission at Bournemouth made sense 0

Posted on November 27, 2018 by David Nugent

There has been a lot made of Unai Emery’s decision to bench Mesut Ozil for the Gunners 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. As is always the case with big selection decision, the rumours of a rift between the player and boss emerge.

Good management by Emery

However, the decision has a simple tactical one by Emery. The Spaniard knew that the Bournemouth would be quite physical in nature, so decided to pick a team to suit the game.

The Mkhitaryan problem 0

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal came through the Bournemouth game with all three points last night, and it can’t be understated just how big of a win that is. The Cherries may have been on a downward slope for the last few weeks but they’re still dangerous, and they were still just one place back from the Gunners heading into the game. They needed to treat it like an encounter against Manchester City or Liverpool – and while they got lucky at points, they certainly didn’t come to the south coast to play around.

Bournemouth v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 24, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal will put their 16-game competitive unbeaten run to the test when the Gunners visit Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth are enjoying a promising campaign so far. In fact, the Cherries are sixth place in the table, just four points the fifth-place Gunners.

The home side’s good start to the season has been tempered slightly by the fact they have suffered back-to-back league defeats against Manchester United and Newcastle. However, there is still a positive atmosphere surrounding the south coast club, as they had recorded three victories in their four league games prior to the consecutive league losses.

Nacho Monreal ruled out for two weeks 0

Posted on November 23, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed that the Gunners Spanish defender Nacho Monreal will not feature in the next two weeks for the north London team. The Spaniard is reportedly suffering from a hamstring injury and he will not return to training until next month. The news is a blow ahead of a potentially tricky trip to Bournemouth for Emery’s team.

Monreal hard to replace

For me, Nacho Monreal is one of the most unsung players of recent seasons. The Spaniard has produced impressive consistency for the Gunners in recent seasons, not matter whether playing as a full-back or a makeshift centre-back.

Have Arsenal improved defensively under Unai Emery? 0

Posted on November 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has claimed that the Gunners lost the balance between defence and attack in the latter years of Arsene Wenger’s reign as boss of the north London side. That theory may have some weight to it, as Arsenal finished last season with their lowest ever points tally under Wenger.

Emery told Spanish newspaper Marca: “With time, only technical quality and offensive freedom were taken care of while losing defensive structure,”

“What I want is to combine both and become more competitive. Arsenal was in a decline. We had to stop this, and begin climbing.”

The Bournemouth importance 0

Posted on November 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The Premier League is set to return to our television screens this weekend, and that’s something that will actively excite the masses – or, at least, it should. Many football fans have a love-hate relationship with the international break and while we can understand that to an extent, that doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate how fun the UEFA Nations League has been. Alas, with that disclaimer out of the way, we do need to fanboy a little bit about seeing Arsenal return to action.

Jack Wilshere needs to go 0

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Last night, Arsenal Football Club crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Atletico Madrid. Some will call that a disappointment whereas others will call that a blessing in disguise because it highlights why Arsene Wenger needs to leave at the end of the season. Although, to those people, we ask why on earth you wouldn’t want the club to gain a European trophy even after Wenger has announced that he’s going to be departing? It makes no sense.

Will Jack Wilshere situation start to impact Arsenal? 0

Posted on March 31, 2018 by Harry Kettle

By all accounts, Jack Wilshere is quite a controversial figure. He divides opinion among both Arsenal supporters and casual fans, mainly because of how often he finds himself in the spotlight – whether that’s due to injuries or off the pitch circumstances. Regardless of that, however, he’s an extremely talented midfielder on his day, which is one of the many reasons why Arsenal Football Club want to keep hold of him for as long as they possibly can.

Established Gunner

Jack Wilshere seems to still want to stay at the Emirates 0

Posted on March 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere seems insistent that he wants to remain at the Emirates despite so much uncertainty surrounding his current contract situation.

The Englishman, who should probably be focusing on cementing his place in the England setup for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in a few months time, has been embroiled in this mess for a while now. The 26-year-old has had to endure a tough run in the first team as the Gunners have seen their Premier League hopes vanish for yet another season, and that includes their top four aspirations.

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