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Can Arsenal now build up some momentum? 0

Posted on September 16, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal have now recorded three straight Premier League victories after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle at St James Park. The win moved the Gunners up to seventh place in the top-flight table.

The victory gives the north London side a chance of building some momentum for the season, especially as they have a favourable run of games coming up.

Nothing like momentum to light up a season

Momentum is a strange tanginess factor for football teams. Sometimes momentum can make teams seasons. They can be on a terrible run of form and then they record a win and suddenly they are on fire.

Promising youngster finally returns to training with the Gunners 0

Posted on September 09, 2018 by David Nugent

A few days ago, I wrote an article on Arsenal boss Unai Emery promoting seven of the clubs most promising youngsters to first-team training. One of those youngsters is highly rated midfielder Gedion Zelalem.

It had slipped my mind that the youngster had in fact been out of action for a massive 16 months. The midfielder sustained a cruciate ligament injury back in an underage tournament playing for the USA under-20 team in May 2017.

Injury has hampered his development

Prior to the injury, Zelalem was regarded as one of the hottest young prospects at the north London club. In fact, the German-born star first burst onto the scene for the Gunners in 2013 as a 16-year-old on their tour of Asia.

Unai Emery promotes seven youngsters to the senior Arsenal squad 0

Posted on September 06, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has brought seven youngsters into first-team training during the international break. With a number of the Gunners senior players away on international duties with their national teams, it seems the Spanish boss has used the break as a chance to view some of the clubs youngsters more closely.

Youngsters promoted to the senior squad

The seven youngsters promoted to the senior squad are Gedion Zelalem, Emile Smith Rowe, Charlie Gilmour, Nathan Tormey, Tolaji Bola, Julio Pleguezuelo and Robbie Burton.

A look ahead for the Gunners 0

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As we look ahead to the future, and by that, we mean the immediate future, it’s interesting to think about where Arsenal could find themselves in just a few weeks time. It’s going to be a crucial period for Unai Emery as he’s forced to deal with competing in three different competitions, as the League Cup and Europa League kick into action.

With so much intrigue surrounding the club right now during the Spaniard’s first season in charge, we thought we’d take a look at what we can expect from their next six games. Some seem as if they’re going to be trickier than others, but all of them pose different challenges to the Gunners.

Winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s best chance of a Champions League spot 0

Posted on August 31, 2018 by David Nugent

Later today, Arsenal will find out who they will play in the group stages of the Europa League. The Gunners will fancy their chances of winning Europe’s secondary competition this season after making it to the semi-finals last season.

Europa League experience

Although the Europa League is not as high profile as the Champions League, it is still a big trophy to win. The Gunners biggest achievement in the European game remains winning the Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1994.

However, the north London’s club trip to the last four of the competition last season means they now have experience of advancing to the latter stage of the competition.

Pre-season intrigue 0

Posted on May 28, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While we may only just be approaching June, it won’t be long until Arsenal, alongside every other top-flight team, are back in pre-season training. By the time that happens, it’s a fair assumption to say that their squad will probably look a little bit different. Unai Emery is already starting to make his mark at the Emirates, and the exciting thing is that this is only the beginning of what will hopefully be a long and exhilarating journey.

What’s the priority? 0

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We’re all looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen in the 2018/19 season for Arsenal Football Club, and while some are dreading what’s to come given the uncertainty of the situation, there’s no real reason to be worried. Sure, things may not necessarily be an instant success under the leadership of Unai Emery, but this is going to be a process. Arsenal fans can’t expect things to change overnight, and because of that, we need to start thinking about what the priority is going to be for Emery’s first season in charge.

Three results which killed Arsenal’s season 0

Posted on May 23, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The feeling of excitement is back at the Emirates for the first time in what feels like forever following the announcement of Unai Emery as Arsenal’s new manager. The former Sevilla and PSG boss has found great success elsewhere around Europe, and now, it’s time for him to try his hand in the Premier League. Still, while it’s nice to think about what’s to come in the next few months and possibly years, it’s equally as interesting to look back on what could’ve been from the 2017/18 campaign.

Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as boss 0

Posted on May 22, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are set to name former Sevilla boss Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s replacement. In my article yesterday, I wrote that Emery had emerged as an alternative to Mikel Arteta and it seems the Spaniard will now become the Gunners next boss.

Emery was reportedly in London on Monday for talks with club officials for talks over the job. It seems the 46-year-old impressed them with whatever he had to say.

Arteta wanted more control

According to reports, former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta withdrew from the race on Monday, as the Spaniard wanted more control over incoming transfers, as the club reportedly are only prepared to give the next head coach a budget of around £50million.

Arsene Wenger will get a positive reception against Burnley 0

Posted on May 06, 2018 by David Nugent

Later today (Sunday), Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will enjoy his last home game in charge of the north London club, as Burnley visit the Emirates Stadium.

In recent weeks and months, Arsenal supporters have shown their anger and frustration at the club underperforming by boycotting the games. The Gunners have long since been out of the race for the Champions League spots, while the Europa League campaign ended at the semi-final stage with a whimper.

Wenger deserves a good reception for his first decade

I have been a constant critic of Wenger in my time at My Arsenal Blog. I have been cynical and given my honest opinion of how I see the veteran French bosses performance as the Arsenal boss.

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