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Posted on February 26, 2019 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to maintain their place in the Premier League’s top-four.

The Gunners are currently a point above fifth-place Manchester United, while three points above sixth-place Chelsea. A 2-0 win over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium last time out means Unai Emery’s side have won four of their last five top-flight matches.

The home side has been prolific in front of goal in the Premier League, scoring at least twice in four of their last five top-flight games.

Top four would be a big achievement for Emery this season 1

Posted on February 25, 2019 by David Nugent

Sunday’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Southampton moved Arsenal back into the top four of the Premier League. A very favourable midweek home game against Bournemouth means that the Gunners should remain in the last Champions League qualification spot until at least next weekend.

It is a good position for Unai Emery’s team to find themselves in at this stage of the campaign. Hopefully, the spirit will remain positive for the remainder of the campaign.

Slight progress under Emery

It would be rather silly to claim that Arsenal have improved immeasurably under Unai Emery. The team still have some of the same weaknesses that were on display in the later years of Arsene Wenger’s reign.

The Europa League a great chance for Champions League football for Arsenal 0

Posted on February 12, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal continue to battle away for a top-four spot in the Premier League and the Champions League spot for next season which comes with it. However, the Europa League offers a viable route to the Champions League for next season.

Last season the competition offered hope to the Gunners of making Europe’s elite competition. Arsene Wenger’s side fell at the semi-final stage against Atletico Madrid, who went on to lift the trophy.

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.

Surely Arsenal won’t slip up at Huddersfield 0

Posted on February 09, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal are a real Jekyll and Hyde team. At home, they are hard to beat, prolific and a formidable opposition for most teams in the top-flight. However, on their travels, they turn into this team that struggle to pick up points.

Unai Emery’s side have picked up just two points from their last six away games in the Premier League while suffering defeats in four of their five matches away from north London.

Huddersfield should be the perfect opponent

That recent away record is poor for a team claiming to have top four aspirations. However, a trip to struggling Huddersfield later today could just prove the perfect tonic for the travel sick Gunners.

Is the £40million summer transfer budget for Arsenal a joke? 1

Posted on February 06, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will have just £40million to spend on incoming transfers this summer, according to the Daily Mirror. If this unconfirmed report is true, then Arsenal may have major trouble returning to their glory days in the near future.

Emery needs a bigger budget

Considering the amount of money that Arsenal receive in television revenue alone, a figure of £40million to spend in the transfer market for a club the size of Arsenal is a joke. The Gunners have gradually slipped down the Premier League pecking order in recent years.

Arsenal’s away record is a big concern 0

Posted on February 04, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat at Premier League champions 3-1 at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The result was not a shocking one considering the Citizens are formidable at home and Arsenal are poor travels. The defeat at City is understandable, but the fact that the Gunners have now lost four of their last five away matches in the top-flight is concerning.

Away form was a concern prior to Unai Emery’s appointment

To be fair to Gunners boss Unai Emery, the team’s away form has been a concern for a good while now. In fact, the team from north London have won just five times in 21 games on their travels in the top-flight.

Shouldn’t Arsenal be looking to strengthen the backline? 0

Posted on January 31, 2019 by David Nugent

As we all know today is transfer deadline day. There is sure to be major movement around the country and Europe on the transfer front. According to differing reports, Arsenal have either sign Denis Suarez or are close to signing the Spaniard on-loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal next summer.

It seems like a shrewd move, while the Gunners are also reportedly attempting to sign Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco from Chinese club Dalian Yifang. The Gunners were also recently linked with a move for Inter winger Ivan Perisic.

Arsenal cannot miss golden opportunity against Cardiff 0

Posted on January 29, 2019 by David Nugent

The disappointment of the FA Cup fourth round exit is still fresh with some Arsenal fans. However, the Gunners get back to Premier League business this evening and welcome relegation-threatened Cardiff City to the Emirates Stadium.

A great opportunity to return to the top four

Arsenal’s form over the last few weeks has been highly inconsistent. However, the visit of the Bluebirds gives the Gunners an opportunity they cannot afford to miss. A win against the 18th place Welsh side would move Unai Emery’s side above Chelsea and into the top-four, with the Blues facing a potentially more difficult trip to Bournemouth on Wednesday night.

Arsenal eyeing a move for Monchi 0

Posted on January 23, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal are considering hiring Roma’s Monchi as the replacement for outgoing head of recruitment. The report suggests that the Gunners are set for a restructuring of the technical staff, with Monchi a candidate for technical director.

A big reputation in the European game

Monchi has built himself an excellent reputation in the European game over the last decade. The Spaniard joined Roma in 2017 after a vastly successful period at Sevilla. In fact, Monchi is regarded as the man who was responsible for the Andalucian’s clever business practices during his reign.

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