Arsenal’s Premier League campaign is still around two months from actually getting underway, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a little bit excited about it. There are so many reasons to think, feel and believe that this is going to be an important season in the history of Arsenal Football Club, but of course, the same thing could be said for any other season.
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.
Leicester 3-0 Arsenal
Arsenal were just flat, and it was clear to see their passion for the top four race was all but gone. The players were tired, the fans were fed up, and Emery just didn’t have an answer to it. Brendan Rodgers’ momentum since arriving at Leicester quite clearly played a pretty significant role in this game, because the Foxes were just firing on all cylinders. Arsenal just couldn’t keep up with them in any way, shape or form, and that’s a little bit embarrassing when you think about where these two sides were a decade or so ago.
On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal defeated Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor in the Premier League. In the end, the result did not matter, as the Gunners still finished fifth-place in the table, a point behind north London rivals Tottenham.
However, one fact that did matter in the clash in Lancashire was that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace. The double saw the former Dortmund star finished as the joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season with Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah on 22 league goals for the season. It is a great honour to win the Golden Boot, but it will come as little surprise to Arsenal fans.
The Premier League season has officially come to an end, and aside from the Europa League final in a few short weeks, Arsenal’s campaign is over. It’s been a season of ups and downs and sometimes that hasn’t always been in equal measure, but today, we aren’t going to talk about that (at least, not in this post). Instead we’re going to focus on Arsenal’s final game of the season yesterday, in which they were able to pick up one final win in order to secure fifth place ahead of Manchester United.
On Sunday afternoon, Burnley host Arsenal at Turf Moor in the final game of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
Burnley have endured a rollercoaster of a campaign. Sean Dyche’s team struggled for results at the beginning of the season, but have since moved away from the relegation zone and secured safety with relative comfort.
The Clarets have failed to win in their last three top-flight games, last time out suffering a 2-0 defeat at in-form Everton. The defeat followed on from a draw at Chelsea and a home defeat by Manchester City, so their recent fixtures have been difficult.
Arsenal 1-1 Wolves
Arsenal were fortunate to come away with anything from this game, which kind of tells you all that you need to know about how good Wolverhampton Wanderers have been this season. They’ve taken every single game in their stride, putting on a football clinic against the big boys in the process.
Arsenal 3-1 Leicester
Despite going behind in this one it always felt like Arsenal were going to score as the game went on, and that’s what happened. They just seem to be able to take over at the Emirates in ways that they can’t do away from home, which is something they need to watch out for when they travel to the King Power for the reverse fixture.
The end of the season is almost upon us, and there’s still a lot left to be resolved – especially for Arsenal. In addition to their Europa League quarter final which is coming up sooner than most of us realise, they’re also in a great position to finish in the top four of the Premier League. As we all know that’ll mean that they enter the UEFA Champions League once again, which many considered to be the end goal for Unai Emery in his first season in charge.
Crystal Palace (H)
The loss against Brighton seems to have taken the wind out of Crystal Palace, and at the worst possible time. This should be a guaranteed three points for the Gunners and while we may not like saying that, it’s just the truth. They’re a much better football team than Crystal Palace, and they should be winning comfortably here.
Arsenal have beaten Burnley by 3-1 in the 18th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, courtesy of goals from Pierre-Emerick Auubameyang (14′, 48′), and Alex Iwobi (90′). The solitary strike for the visitors was the work of Ashley Barnes (63′). The Gunners are still in fifth place, but now they’ve equaled Chelsea’s point tally as the Blues suffered defeat at home to Leicester City.
But the result aside for a moment, there were some interesting things to take from this game. Let’s take a look.