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Arsenal investigate discriminatory and violent behaviour 0

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have opened an investigation into alleged “discriminatory and violent” behaviour of their fans on the stands of the Emirates Stadium during the Carabao Cup defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

The club have issued a statement to the Independent:

“We are aware of the alleged incident and are currently investigating.

“We do not tolerate any anti-social, discriminatory or violent behaviour at Arsenal Football Club. Anyone identified will receive a lengthy club ban and their details will be passed to the Police to commence legal proceedings.

Burnley may not be easy opponents for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As the dust settles on Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup quarter-final, there is little time to waste in thinking about the Arsenal’s next encounter. Unai Emery’s side has the chance to bounce in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. On paper, it looks like an ideal game for the Gunners, but in truth, it may not be so easy.

Burnley’s recent record could be deceptive

Burnley heads to north London on the back of four defeats in their last five Premier League matches. Sean Dyche’s team are in the relegation zone and enduring a nightmare campaign.

Arsenal & Tottenham make a plea to the fans 0

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

This was always going to happen, and to be perfectly honest, we’re surprised it didn’t happen sooner. As we all know Arsenal will battle bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates tonight, with the end goal being (obviously) to progress into the final four of the Carabao Cup. However, in many ways, that isn’t the real story.

The real story is that both sides have made a plea to their fans, insisting that they don’t engage in any poor behaviour and instead choose to focus on the football itself. It’s a message that we all know not everyone is going to follow, because unfortunately, that’s the nature of the derby. It stirs up emotions in fans that they previously thought were dormant, with their 4-2 classic from earlier on in the season serving as proof of that.

Arsenal v Tottenham Carabao Cup Preview 0

Posted on December 18, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host north London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in the last eight of the Carabao Cup.

The Gunners head into this clash on the back of a 3-2 defeat at Southampton that ended their 22-game unbeaten record in all competitions. This competition would not usually be high on the Arsenal priority list. However, the fact that the opponents are Tottenham gives this an extra edge.

Arsenal were defeated finalists in last year’s competition, as they were beaten 3-0 at Wembley by Manchester City. The Gunners will at least be looking to make it to the last four of the competition this season.

Arsenal may now take the League Cup seriously 0

Posted on November 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Everybody talks about the League Cup or Carabao Cup or whatever people wish to call it being the poor relation to virtually every other competition. In terms of priorities for most top clubs, it is never up there with the Premier League or the European competitions.

It is almost a distraction, something to get out of the way. Top bosses field rotated squads on a regular basis in the competition, just as Unai Emery did for Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Blackpool on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

Tottenham awaits 0

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The win over Blackpool was all well and good last night, but arguably the biggest headline of them all came during the draw for the quarter-finals as it was formally announced that Arsenal would take on bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur for a place in the final four. Any other game in this draw, perhaps barring Chelsea, would’ve been met with an ‘oh, okay’ type of reaction – but not this one. This is a special fixture and it always will be, and there are so many connotations to this one that it’s hard to keep track.

Arsenal edge out Blackpool 0

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Harry Kettle

They say it isn’t how you win in football, it’s just important that you actually get the win (the actual saying is much more elegant than that). Well that couldn’t have been more accurate last night as Arsenal overcame a tough challenge in the form of League One Blackpool. A lot of fans were already writing this one off as a win before the game had even kicked off, and that kind of overoptimism is what has led to the Gunners’ downfall many times in the past.

Arsenal v Blackpool Carabao Cup Preview 0

Posted on October 30, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Blackpool at the Emirates Stadium in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

The Gunners winning run of 11 games in all competitions ended last time out, as Crystal Palace held Unai Emery’s side to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park. However, the draw may do little to stop the Gunners momentum.

A key to the home side’s good recent form has been their attacking prowess, as the Gunners have scored at least two goals in 12 of their last 13 matches in all competitions.

Looking ahead to Blackpool 0

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While the excitement is building for Arsenal’s blockbuster game against Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend, a lot of fans seem to be forgetting that there’s one more game to deal with before then: a League Cup tie against Blackpool. A lot of folks are already trying to write this off as an automatic win but we’ve seen how dangerous that can be in competitions like this before, especially given that we’re entering the latter stages right now. Blackpool could be just a few wins away from Wembley, and although it may have slipped the minds of some fans, so are Arsenal.

Arsenal v Watford Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 28, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, as the Gunners look to extend their winning run in all competitions to seven games.

Arsenal heads into this game on the back of a 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup in midweek. The victory extended the home sides winning run to six games in all competitions.

Four of those six games in Arsenal’s winning run have been in the Premier League. Last time out in the top-flight, the team from north London recorded a 2-0 home win over Everton.

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