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Arsenal in competition – Part 2 0

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Europa League (cont.)

The knockout stages wound up being much more difficult than anyone could’ve anticipated, and when we say difficult, we mean BATE Borisov and Rennes just wouldn’t lie down. They did it a really great job of holding firm and pushing Arsenal all the way, and they deserve to be applauded for that. Then, in the big games against Napoli and Valencia, the Gunners proved once again that they can mix it up with the best of them when called upon. Now, one final showdown with Chelsea awaits – and there’s no reason to believe they can’t get the job done.

Arsenal in competition – Part 1 0

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Harry Kettle

We’re of the belief that Arsenal have had an interesting season, and in truth, interesting is one of the best neutral words we can think to use. We’ve said it time and time again since the Premier League campaign came to an end, but here it is again: some things were good, and some were bad. It’s not like we get off on sitting on the fence or anything, either, because in many ways we actually aren’t sitting on the fence. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Arsenal may now take the League Cup seriously 0

Posted on November 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Everybody talks about the League Cup or Carabao Cup or whatever people wish to call it being the poor relation to virtually every other competition. In terms of priorities for most top clubs, it is never up there with the Premier League or the European competitions.

It is almost a distraction, something to get out of the way. Top bosses field rotated squads on a regular basis in the competition, just as Unai Emery did for Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Blackpool on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal v Blackpool Carabao Cup Preview 0

Posted on October 30, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Blackpool at the Emirates Stadium in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

The Gunners winning run of 11 games in all competitions ended last time out, as Crystal Palace held Unai Emery’s side to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park. However, the draw may do little to stop the Gunners momentum.

A key to the home side’s good recent form has been their attacking prowess, as the Gunners have scored at least two goals in 12 of their last 13 matches in all competitions.

Arsenal edge past Brentford 0

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Six in a row.

While there are about a million different things that you could choose to pick up on from Arsenal’s game against Brentford last night, the most important statistic of them all is this: Arsenal Football Club have won six games in a row. Now while the circumstances behind those wins are a little bit questionable, the truth of the matter is that a win is a win – and that’s all that matters both domestically and in European football. Unai Emery knows how to win football matches, and he showcased that for everyone to see once again last night as Arsenal overcame a tough challenge in the form of Brentford.

Leno to start? 0

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While it may not be an absolute guarantee, it may be a good bet to suggest that Bernd Leno will appear against Brentford tonight. Not only would it serve as something of an extra incentive for fans to go to the game in order to see him in person, but it also just makes sense. Petr Cech seems to have the number one spot on lockdown for the next few weeks at the very least, with his performance against Everton at the weekend being a big reason for that.

Travel information ahead of game tonight 0

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

99% of the time, all we care about when going to a game of football is actually enjoying the game. Alas, sometimes we’re forced to deal with outside circumstances, and that’s what we’re here to talk about in case you’re going to the Brentford clash tonight. Arsenal have released some travel information that could throw out some stumbling blocks for those of you who have decided to make the trip over to the Emirates – especially if you aren’t frequent visitors to the ground.

Arsenal v Brentford League Cup Third Round Preview 0

Posted on September 25, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

The Gunners head into this cup tie in good spirits and on a five-game winning run after their 2-0 home win over Everton on Sunday. The team from north London have a mixed recent record in this competition, mainly due to the mass squad rotation on the part of former boss Arsene Wenger in cup competition.

Looking ahead to Brentford 0

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal will be returning to the Emirates for the third straight game tomorrow night, as they take on Championship side Brentford in the League (or Carabao if you want to be awkward about it) Cup. The attendances likely aren’t going to be great, as was the case in the Europa League, and that’s one of the primary things that the Gunners need to look out for. This serves as a big day out for the second tier side and they’ll probably bring some impressive numbers, and as a result, there’s a good chance that they’re going to outsing the home side.

On This Day In 2011: Arsenal scrape by Shrewsbury 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s time for yet another trip down memory lane, and in this instance, we’re going seven years into the past in order to have a look at a game that some may think isn’t all that important. The encounter was a League Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town, and as you can imagine, a lot of fans didn’t really care about the game at the time. Alas, when Shrewsbury took the lead at the Emirates in the first half, people began to sit up and take notice.

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