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Arteta aims for League Cup progression 0

Posted on November 09, 2022 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans have been treated to a pretty tremendous start to the season and with the World Cup on the horizon, Gunners fans won’t have to worry about too much disappointment between now and the winter break.

Of course, you never quite know what’s coming around the next corner in this sport, which is why the club has to be vigilant when hosting Brighton & Hove Albion in the League Cup this evening.

The Emirates will be rocking and in a recent interview, manager Mikel Arteta spoke candidly about what he expects to see.

The League Cup begins 0

Posted on August 11, 2022 by Harry Kettle

The League Cup is back underway for another season and while it may not be seen as the sexiest competition in the world, it still feels like there’s real value in, you know, actively trying to win it.

Arsenal aren’t in the second round as a result of their European commitments but even with that being the case, being able to watch from afar will allow them to gauge what kind of team they want to be putting out once things start to get interesting.

Arteta reflects on impressive Liverpool draw 0

Posted on January 14, 2022 by Harry Kettle

He said it was a war, and we feel like that’s a pretty “on the money” description.

Arsenal made the trip up north to take on Liverpool last night in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final tie. After a 24th minute red card for Granit Xhaka, many thought the Gunners were destined to crumble – but they didn’t. Instead, they dug deep and managed to grind out a 0-0 draw that leaves the tie finely poised heading into the second leg.

After the game, Mikel Arteta gave his thoughts on the result.

Arteta looks ahead to League Cup tie against Liverpool 0

Posted on January 13, 2022 by Harry Kettle

The controversial postponement of Arsenal’s first leg League Cup semi-final tie has been well documented, and instead of dwelling on it, we want to look ahead to the immediate future. Arsenal will travel to Anfield this evening for the first leg of a game that has plenty of stakes attached to it,with a place in the League Cup final against Chelsea being top of the list.

Mikel Arteta knows and understands how important this fixture could be for the club’s season, and he spoke candidly about it with the media.

Will fixture congestion ruin Premier League season? 0

Posted on January 06, 2022 by Harry Kettle

All football fans have been forced to endure some really unfortunate times over the last few years when it comes to their love and passion for football. Now, two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it still seems as if there’s a long way to go before we can even hope to get back to something resembling “normality”.

Arsenal, like many others, have seen a parade of postponements and cancellations over the course of the last few years – and the 2021/22 season is no different. At this current moment in time there are a lot of people calling for a circuit-breaker suspension of some kind given that so many fixtures have had to be postponed.

Arsenal vs Liverpool in doubt 0

Posted on January 05, 2022 by Harry Kettle

Plenty of fans have been looking at the League Cup as a golden opportunity for Arsenal to try and win a trophy, especially given that they’re just one two-legged semi-final away from reaching the promised land of Wembley.

Alas, the current campaign isn’t going to be quite so simple, as has been the case for months now. COVID-19 is disrupting an awful lot of things and it appears as if the first leg of the aforementioned semi-final is now being thrown into disarray too.

The following statement from Arsenal.com confirms that Liverpool have requested that the game this week be postponed.

Arteta reflects on dominant West Brom win 0

Posted on August 26, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It was a potential banana skin that turned out to be a real moment of triumph for Arsenal last night as they tore through West Bromwich Albion with a ruthless and efficient 6-0 win in the Carabao Cup. Many will point to the fact that the Baggies had a weakened side out whereas the likes of Aubameyang and Saka were present for the visitors, but at the same time, you can only beat what’s put in front of you and that’s what they did.

After the game, manager Mikel Arteta spoke to the media about the relevance of the win and what comes next.

West Brom vs Arsenal – Preview 0

Posted on August 24, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Domestic football is well and truly underway as the League Cup prepares to return to our lives this weekend for what should be a fascinating set of fixtures across the country. One of the most notable, and arguably one of the most important, will go down at The Hawthorns when West Bromwich Albion host Arsenal in the second round.

On paper it’s a tie that really shouldn’t be all that close but in reality, this is a huge banana skin for the Gunners to try and overcome.

The 2020/21 season analysis 0

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Another season has been and gone for Arsenal Football Club and while there were a few bright sparks, it was a largely disappointing campaign for Mikel Arteta’s men. Today, we’re going to take a look at the four main competitions the Gunners were in and how they fared.

Premier League

After winning three of their first four games, Arsenal only one won of their next ten and proceeded to destroy all hopes they may have had of finishing in the top four – or even top six. They may have ended the season strongly but when you finish up down in eighth, it really doesn’t matter what you’ve been able to do in a handful of games that don’t really mean much.

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.

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