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Emery appointment was a mistake – Lehmann 0

Posted on June 11, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Following the departure of Arsene Wenger in 2018 after 22 years at the helm, Arsenal appointed Unai Emery in his place, and former Gunner Jens Lehmann believes it was a mistake from the start.

Emery’s 18-month tenure at the Emirates has widely been labelled as ‘dismal’, though that may be just a tad harsh on the Spaniard. After all, he did lead the team to the Europa League final last season. On the other hand, there can be no denying that he had lost the thread towards the end, as Arsenal started the 2019/20 with the worst record since 1992. By the time he was dismissed, Arsenal were already in eighth place, having spent around £130 million on new players the previous summer.

Will Petr Cech start for Arsenal against Chelsea? 0

Posted on August 14, 2018 by David Nugent

One of the Gunners problem areas in recent seasons has been in goal. Petr Cech had previously been one of the best goalkeepers in the world. However, since joining Arsenal Cech has regressed as he has grown older.

Some of the world’s best goalkeepers of bygone days have played well into their thirties or even forties in some cases. However, at 36 years old, the former Chelsea stopper seems to be making more mistakes as the seasons go on.

Cech now has a potential replacement at the club

When Arsenal signed German international goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, many expected the new arrival to be installed as the Gunners first choice instantly.

On This Day In 2006: Arsenal reach Champions League Final 0

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s that time again as we take a trip down memory lane, and this time around, we’re looking at one of the most famous nights in the history of Arsenal Football Club. The date was April 25th, 2006 and the location was Spain as the Gunners drew 0-0 with La Liga side Villarreal to seal their place in the UEFA Champions League Final in Paris.

Their run through the tournament was all the more surprising given their relatively poor performances in the Premier League, but it didn’t matter one bit on this night as they were able to celebrate one of the club’s finest ever achievements. They were heading into the second leg tie with a 1-0 lead from the first leg at Highbury, as Kolo Toure’s goal gave them the advantage.

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