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On This Day In 2006: Arsenal’s Emirates adventure begins 0

Posted on August 19, 2020 by Harry Kettle

It’s hard to believe that Highbury is now just a distant memory for many Arsenal fans, with some not even having any real memory of the historic stadium. Nowadays the Emirates is the natural home for the Gunners, and that journey first began back in 2006.

On that day, Arsenal went toe to toe with Aston Villa in their first competitive game on the hallowed turf. Things didn’t go particularly well to start off with as Olof Mellberg gave Villa the lead, but late in the game, teenage sensation Theo Walcott set up Gilberto Silva with the latter firing home an important equaliser.

On This Day: Arsenal begin PL journey at Emirates 0

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s always nice to take a trip down memory lane, especially as we live in such a cynical era for the beautiful game. Instead of drifting away from the past we should be embracing it and celebrating it, especially when it comes to Arsenal Football Club, as there’s a lot to be happy about from years gone by.

Today, we’re going to take a quick look at a pretty important game that went down 13 years ago today: Arsenal vs Aston Villa. These two historic English football clubs squared off back in 2006 at Emirates Stadium. The reason why that’s so important is because it was the first Premier League game that had been played at the brand new stadium, following the move over from Highbury.

A miserable night for Arsenal against Rennes 0

Posted on March 08, 2019 by David Nugent

Thursday night was a poor one for Arsenal, as the Gunners went own 3-1 to Rennes in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie. Unai Emery’s side were actually ahead in the first half until the 41st-minute dismissal of Greek centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

The incident changed the course of the game, as the French side equalised straight from Benjamin Bourigeaud resulting free-kick. From then on Arsenal seemed to capitulate.

Poor away form continues

Arsenal’s poor away form continued in France. The defeat means the Gunners have lost their last two away games in the Europa League. Unai Emery’s team have now also won just two of their last 11 matches on their travels in all competitions.

Rennes could be tricky opponents for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 05, 2019 by David Nugent

When Arsenal drew French Ligue One outfit Rennes in the last 16 of the Europa League, I doubt many associated with the Gunners were quaking in their boots. However, they could prove to be tricky opponents for Arsenal.

Not to be complacent, but the French club are the sort of team that the Gunners should really be comfortably beating if they are to go far in the Europa League this season. Unai Emery’s side travels to France on Thursday night for the first leg of their last 16 tie, with the team from north London hoping to pick up a positive result to take into the second leg.

Unpleasant scenes at the Derby 0

Posted on December 03, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

It was a marvelous day for Arsenal on Sunday.

There are many fierce rivalries in football. Some develop over time between two most successful clubs in a league, but mostly they bear a strong local flavor, wherever this sport takes roots.

The North-London Derby is certainly in that category, and while Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur aren’t exactly two biggest clubs in England (they are certainly big), the bragging rights in the part of the capital north of the river are a huge deal.

Unai Emery’s best line 0

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Unai Emery is the new Arsenal manager, and that still seems a little bit odd to say. We probably should’ve all viewed him as a person of interest from the moment Arsene Wenger announced that he’d be leaving the club, and yet, it still feels a little bit surreal. The former PSG boss is considered to be a great appointment by many, and as reported by Arsenal.com, he seems to have made quite the impression during his first ever press conference at the Emirates.

Are there benefits to Mikel Arteta? 1

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Mikel Arteta is considered to be the frontrunner to become the new Arsenal manager, and isn’t that sentence just a little bit strange? Seriously, doesn’t it just feel a bit odd? After all, the guy is still in his mid-30s, and he was playing for the Gunners as recently as 2016. Plus, his only real form of managerial experience comes as an assistant gaffer to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City – which is a role he’s been in for less than two years.

Arsenal interested in Henry as manager 1

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We weren’t planning on putting together another piece today, but we felt as if it was required given the scale of what we’re about to talk about. As reported by The Express, former Arsenal forward and club legend Thierry Henry has emerged as a shock contender to potentially become the new manager at the Emirates. This comes after a great deal of speculation that Mikel Arteta could be in line to replace Arsene Wenger, as this seemingly never-ending saga continues.

Pires’ misguided Vieira statement 0

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

A lot of people have been throwing around some ideas regarding who should take over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal’s next manager. A handful of suggestions have been plausible, whereas some others have been a little bit ridiculous – and as reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal legend Robert Pires has a suggestion that we believe falls into the latter category.

“We talk about Allegri, Ancelotti, Luis Enrique… My two friends Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta too. I don’t know who the next manager is for Arsenal but they need to find the right philosophy.

On This Day In 2010: Arsenal crush Fulham 0

Posted on May 09, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s time for us to take yet another trip down memory lane, and it’s certainly a positive journey this time around. On this day in 2010, the Gunners tore through Fulham on their way to confirming that St Totteringham’s Day would be going ahead as they secured 3rd spot in the Premier League above their bitter rivals. It was a long and difficult season, but in the end, they managed to get the job done.

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