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Watford v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 14, 2019 by David Nugent

On Monday night, Arsenal travels to Vicarage Road to face Watford, in a Premier League game that could prove crucial to the Gunners chances of a top-four finish this season.

Watford are currently tenth place in the Premier League table. However, they have two games in hand on some of their rivals for seventh spot. A victory would move the Hornets up to seventh place.

The home side’s recent Premier League form has been inconsistent. In fact, Javi Garcia’s team has won two and lost three of their last five league outings. However, those three defeats were at Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Pochettino saved Torreira from further punishment 0

Posted on March 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

You’ve probably seen Lucas Torreira pick up a red card at the very end of the North-London Derby on Saturday for a foul on Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose. The decision from referee Anthony Taylor was, to put it mildly, ridiculous. The Uruguayan did commit a foul, and it was somewhat reckless from him, and it probably deserved a card, but certainly not a red one. There was no intention, no malice in what he did.

Torreira now faces a three-match ban because of Taylor doing a poor job, and he’s set to miss not only the crucial crunch clash with Manchester United next weekend, but also games against Newcastle and Everton.

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 18, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal face a tough test of their top-four credentials when they welcome London rivals Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Gunners currently trail the fourth place Blues by six points following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham and Chelsea’s 2-1 home victory over Newcastle. In truth, the north London side has been inconsistent of late, winning just once in four top-flight outings.

This run has been the first big test of his Unai Emery’s managerial career at the club. This game will be a test that he will want his team to pass.

Should Arsenal be making any purchases in the January sales? 0

Posted on January 10, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal seem to be moving in a more positive direction under Spanish Unai Emery. The atmosphere has certainly changed since the summer exit of veteran boss Arsene Wenger.

Summer signings have enjoyed mixed results

The positive changes have been down to Emery adding fresh ideas, as it certainly is not down to the clubs summer signings. It would be fair to say that the summer signings have produced mixed results.

Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira looks to be a bargain, while young French midfielder Mateo Guendouzi is showing promise. However, the jury is still very still out on centre-back Sokratis and goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Cautious Torreira? 0

Posted on December 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Lucas Torreira is one game away from picking up a suspension. The midfield maestro is set to play in Arsenal’s upcoming game against Brighton & Hove Albion. The 22 year old is easily considered to be one of the club’s best players, and has been able to prove that throughout the course of the season. He’s an efficient, patient and often passionate player, but that still doesn’t mean he’s immune from the same things that happen to every single player in the Premier League.

Emery convinced Torreira 0

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Harry Kettle

“I never imagined coming here to England because it was mainly Italian clubs being mentioned.

“Before I left for the World Cup I got a call from the coach [emery] which was a massive surprise for me.

“I knew that I had earned it because of all my hard work and everything that I had done. That phone call made me a happy man.

“It allowed me to relax too because it allowed me to focus all my attention on the national team and the World Cup. I’m so proud to be part of such an important team.”

Another slow start for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 09, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal are now 21 games unbeaten in all competitions after Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Huddersfield at the Emirates Stadium. As with most Gunners games this season there were good and not so good points.

One of the good points was that Unai Emery’s team recorded a win and keep up in the race for a top spot. The fact that Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira also had a big effect on another game was a big positive.

Some negatives

Huddersfield obviously came to park the bus, with a ridiculous number of niggling fouls in the first half. Referee Paul Tierney never really had control of the game and the visitors took advantage of his inexperience at Premier League level.

Derby come back shows Arsenal’s improvement this season 0

Posted on December 03, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal recorded a magnificent 4-2 win over arch-rivals Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon. The derby had absolutely everything, as the two teams went at it in a highly entertaining encounter.

The Gunners resilience to come back from 2-1 down to record what could be a pivotal victory in the race for the Champions League places.

Good management by Emery

Much of the credit for the comeback must go to Gunners boss Unai Emery. The Spanish boss could see that the starting line-up he picked was not working out in the latter stages of the first half and remedied the situation at half time.

Torreira flattered by Vieira comparisons 0

Posted on November 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira has made a strong start to his Arsenal career and is fast becoming a favourite amongst the fans. The midfielder’s enthusiasm and tenacious approach have caught the eye in his appearances for the Gunners since his summer switch from Sampdoria.

Flattered by comparisons to Arsenal great

In fact, his performances have seen some fans compare the South American to Arsenal great Patrick Vieira. Talking about the comparison, Torreira told Sky Sports: “If the fans are comparing me and my game to Patrick Vieira, that’s amazing. It makes me very proud but I need to grow a bit before I can be as tall as him!”

The Torreira special – Part 2 0

Posted on November 05, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Ah, the future. A terrifying prospect both in life and in terms of football, mainly because none of us knows what it holds. Our favourite team could be docked points at the drop of a dime, or, you know, something that actually matters could happen in our personal lives. It really is an open book, and that’s one of the things we want to focus on today – because for all of the excitement surrounding the current situation Arsenal find themselves in, it still seems like people are looking too far ahead of themselves.



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