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David Luiz on what made him leave Chelsea for Arsenal this summer 0

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

It may have been a surprise for many when David Luiz made his way from Chelsea to Arsenal, swapping West London for the northern part of the city. But speaking exclusively to The Telegraph‘s Sam Dean, the controversial Brazilian has revealed the reasoning behind the move.

One thing that made the surprise even bigger was the fact that the 32-year-old defender had just signed a new contract at Chelsea in May this year. But then, a few things happened that made matters move in another way.

A look at the rivals 0

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Harry Kettle

While Arsenal’s game against Sheffield United may be the most important thing for the club today, it’s also important to take a look around and see how their rivals fared during their own games. It’s never too early to consider the battle for the top four to be just that: a battle. Nobody really knows who is going to be seriously involved in the race for quite some time, but it’s obvious to see who is going to be mixing it up at the top, so we may as well not try and get around that fact.

The Derby – Time to get practical 0

Posted on August 31, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

There is absolutely no need to talk about why it’s important to win the North-London Derby. The rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is well known throughout the world, and well documented over the years. It’s always a big thing to stick a pin into our bitter neighbours and show everyone what colour the north part of the England capital is.

But apart from those sentimental and historic reasons, there are, of course, practical ones as well. Three points are up for grabs, and at this particular moment in the season those three points staying at the Emirates would be hugely significant. The reasons for it lie in some of the other results in this weekend’s round four of the Premier League, as well as the current standings in the table.

Will Chelsea be a threat? 0

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Over the weekend it was probably pretty easy to get swept up in the excitement of Arsenal kicking off their new Premier League campaign. Beyond the madness, though, we saw plenty of other games that raised an eyebrow or two around the Emirates. Some weren’t too notable, but one that would’ve piqued the interest of Arsenal fans around the world was Chelsea vs Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Arsenal set to sign David Luiz and Kieran Tierney 0

Posted on August 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As the ever reliable David Ornstein of BBC reports, Arsenal have agreed deals to sign David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic.

The fee the Gunners will be paying for the services of the Brazilian centre-back is set at £8 million, and he will sign a two-year contract. Luiz was linked with a move to the northern side of the English capital before, but it appears it will truly happen this time around.

Could Cahill be the answer? 0

Posted on June 29, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

With Arsenal’s need for quality defensive reinforcements so painfully obvious and the transfer budget for this summer so appallingly tight, looking at the “free” section of the market may be the way to go. Every now and then it spouts reasonably good solutions for various problems clubs may be facing when it comes to deficiencies in their teams, and this time it may have presented Arsenal with a very good answer to their problems.

The name that has popped up is Gary Cahill.

What do we think of Lampard? 0

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Harry Kettle

No – this isn’t similar to the Tottenham chant, and in fact, this isn’t a chant at all. We’ve all heard the rumblings about Frank Lampard potentially making the jump back over to Chelsea, but this time as a manager as opposed to as a player. We’ve seen these kinds of moves before in which club legends go back and try to help out their old team (such as Alan Shearer and Ryan Giggs) but it feels like the Blues don’t want this to be quite as short term.

A different Chelsea? 0

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Harry Kettle

One of the biggest rivalries that is currently present at Arsenal Football Club is with Chelsea Football Club. The two London rivals have been battling back and forth for years and years on end, with both getting their hits in as time has gone on. They’ve had varying degrees of success, which is just a fact, but people only really tend to care about the next game as opposed to what has just happened. That’s just the way it is.

A look at Arsenal’s 2019/20 Premier League fixture list – Part 2 0

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Boxing Day – Bournemouth (A)

Heading down to the south coast on Boxing Day isn’t going to be ideal, but we aren’t exactly expecting Bournemouth to do much next season. They’ll probably be down in the relegation mix, whereas Arsenal, by this point, should be right in the hunt for a place in the top four. This should be another win, no questions asked.

Chelsea Home – December 28th

How Emirates matches up to PL’s biggest stadiums – Part 2 0

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Harry Kettle

City of Manchester Stadium – 55,017

They call it a tinpot ground and while we’d like to give City fans the benefit of the doubt, we just can’t. It feels a little bit soulless there and bizarrely enough, that was also the case before they were even taken over. Perhaps it was a foreshadowing of some sort.

Anfield – 54,074

It’s not in a great area and the stadium itself isn’t all that impressive, but the atmosphere, especially on European nights, makes you forget about all of that. It’s just a really special place to watch a game of football and the only people you’ll find to disagree with that probably spend their days at Old Trafford or Goodison.

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