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Football didn’t come home – but Arsenal can 0

Posted on July 15, 2021 by Harry Kettle

All England fans watched in horror on Sunday night as yet another penalty shootout heartbreak cost the Three Lions their chance at winning Euro 2020. It was a familiar tale of disappointment and yet, the overriding feeling of pride for the squad is something that we don’t think will ever go away.

Arsenal supporters have had to endure a similar feeling of “so close, yet so far” for quite some time now and this season, we’re pretty sure that isn’t going to fly as Mikel Arteta knows the stakes involved with another big failure.

Arsenal release statement on Bukayo Saka 0

Posted on July 13, 2021 by Harry Kettle

On Sunday night, England came up short in their attempt to win Euro 2020 as they fell to a penalty shootout loss at the hands of Italy. It was a desperately disappointing evening for the Three Lions who, for an hour of the game, seemed to be on their way to lifting their first major trophy since 1966.

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka was the man who took and missed the decisive fifth penalty and, after receiving some horrendous insults across social media, Arsenal Football Club decided to release the following statement as the attention now shifts back to the start of the new domestic season.

Is it.. coming home? 0

Posted on July 07, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s been 55 years since England last played in a major international final – and on that day, they won the 1966 World Cup. Now, they’re just one game away from reaching the Euros final for the first time as they gear up to play Denmark in a Euros semi-final at Wembley.

It’s the kind of fixture that can define a generation and, if they win, will bring the same reputation forward to the clash with Italy on Sunday for the final.

Bukayo Saka is going to be the man, hopefully, flying the flag for Arsenal as the Gunners youngster attempts to play a role in getting the Three Lions over the finish line.

Saka stars once again for England 0

Posted on June 30, 2021 by Harry Kettle

We’ve all seen some pretty incredible things in our days of watching football but few could’ve imagined scenes like last night in our lifetime. England, after years of waiting, finally put their many German-related nightmares to rest with a 2-0 win that takes them into the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2020.

While both goals may have come late in the second half, we truly do think Bukayo Saka had an important role to play in building confidence for the Three Lions in that first 45 minutes. He was quick, strong and constantly tried to make things happen – even if it seemed like there was nothing on for him.

The rise of Bukayo Saka 0

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Harry Kettle

At the age of just 19, Bukayo Saka started for England last night at Euro 2020 and put in a really solid shift. He was quick, creative and versatile with what he brought to the table, cementing his status as a phenomenal attacking option for the Three Lions as they move forward in this tournament.

England will now have to wait until this evening to discover who they’ll be playing next Tuesday in the Round of 16, but from there, it seems as if there’s a whole lot of excitement regarding what could happen next – so long as they maintain their defensive strength and start to really get after teams going forward.

Saka vs Tierney? 0

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Harry Kettle

After one set of fixures in Group D things are already starting to look pretty intriguing. All four nations will feel as if they’re still in with a great chance of qualifying for the knockout stage, if only because of the best third place rule that now exists. Alas, some are in better positions than others, with England securing a win over Croatia in their opener and Scotland slipping to a disappointing loss against Czech Republic.

Will Saka feature? 0

Posted on June 14, 2021 by Harry Kettle

England got their Euro 2020 campaign up and running yesterday afternoon as they beat Croatia 1-0 to jump straight to the top of Group D. The Three Lions weren’t always at the races with many believing they should’ve really stuck it to their opponents, but in the end, the win and the goal from Raheem Sterling are all that matters.

One point that’s worth noting, from the perspective of Arsenal fans at least, is that Bukayo Saka wasn’t able to make an appearance in this game. There are plenty of options Gareth Southgate has to choose from which is understandable, but his dynamic presence could’ve really helped England in what was a slow game outside of the first 15 minutes.

England batter Montenegro with no Arsenal stars 0

Posted on November 15, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Last night marked England’s 1000th international as a senior team and that, in itself, is an achievement. Thankfully the even bigger achievement was qualifying for UEFA Euro 2020, and they did so in style with an utterly ruthless display of attacking force in the form of a 7-0 battering against Montenegro. The punishment started early as England got into a rhythm within a matter of minutes, and by half time, the Three Lions managed to stick five past their opposition – and they only needed a point to get themselves over the finish line in the first place.

Arsenal flying the flag for England at Women’s World Cup 0

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Beth Mead and Leah Williamson are two names that some of you may not have heard of before the summer, and that’s okay. Not everyone enjoys, or can even find a way to watch women’s football (despite the fact that it’s actually really good). Over the course of the last few weeks these two warriors have been a part of England’s journey through the Women’s World Cup, and after their convincing win over Norway, that journey is going to continue on into the semi-finals of the tournament.

Lichtsteiner’s presence at Arsenal can help Hector Bellerin 0

Posted on September 11, 2018 by David Nugent

When veteran Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner joined Arsenal from Juventus as a free agent in the summer, most Gunners fans assumed that he would be back-up for first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin.

Expecting competition

True to form, that is what has happened, as the new arrival has played just 55 minutes as a substitute in the Gunners season opener against Manchester City. The 34-year-old was expecting to compete with Bellerin for the right-back spot.

He told the Standard: “I could have changed to five other clubs in the summer, knowing that I would certainly play 47 out of 50 serious matches,”

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