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Sokratis defends Xhaka captaincy 0

Posted on October 01, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Granit Xhaka has been the target of some sharp criticism lately, with his performances continuously underwhelming. The Swiss international is known for his uncompromising battle style in the middle of the park, and he’s therefore expected to stamp his imprint and help Arsenal establish control over games. The expectations have only grown bigger after his selection as the team captain. However, it’s fair to say that he hasn’t lived up to those expectations at all.

The scrutiny the central midfielder finds himself under will only have increased further as he ducked down to let Scott McTominay’s shot sail over him and into the top corner in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday.

United 1-1 Arsenal: Thoroughly unimpressed 0

Posted on October 01, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal went to Old Trafford last night with a lot of hope – depending on who you asked. The general consensus was that if they showed up on the night they would get the win, but that makes you question why a team with this much quality just isn’t showing up on the night every single time they play. The main factor behind that is inconsistency, of course, but it’s still incredibly frustrating to see.

“How many times have we have been 1-0 up and not got the second goal? This is a steep learning curve for us and we’ll keep working hard and, with more experience, we’ll make the right decisions.

Arsenal vs Manchester United – Preview 0

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Harry Kettle

While most of the action from the Premier League this weekend has been and gone, there’s still one game remaining for everyone to sink their teeth into: and it’ll take place at Old Trafford later on this evening as Manchester United host Arsenal. These two teams are well and truly in the hunt for a place in the top four, but as always, there are a million and one obstacles waiting in their path.

The Derby – Time to get practical 0

Posted on August 31, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

There is absolutely no need to talk about why it’s important to win the North-London Derby. The rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is well known throughout the world, and well documented over the years. It’s always a big thing to stick a pin into our bitter neighbours and show everyone what colour the north part of the England capital is.

But apart from those sentimental and historic reasons, there are, of course, practical ones as well. Three points are up for grabs, and at this particular moment in the season those three points staying at the Emirates would be hugely significant. The reasons for it lie in some of the other results in this weekend’s round four of the Premier League, as well as the current standings in the table.

Arsenal linked with Mario Lemina 0

Posted on July 09, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been credited with interest in Mario Lemina of Southampton, courtesy of The Telegraph.

Having started his professional career in Ligue 1 with Lorient back in 2012/13, Lemina moved to Olympique Marseille after two seasons , and his 50 performances – most of those very good – earned him a transfer to Juventus. The midfielder went there initially on loan, but the move was made permanent before the 2015/16 season had ended.

Arsenal set fee for Aubameyang 1

Posted on June 29, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is widely considered to be one of the most exciting forwards in European football today, and rightly so. Despite playing in an Arsenal team that was unable to get themselves into the top four, he was still able to pick up the Golden Boot award alongside Liverpool’s finest. Sure, there are arguments to be made about whether or not he showed up in the big games, but he’s still an important piece of the puzzle for the Gunners.

A look at Arsenal’s first eight PL games – Part 2 0

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Tottenham (H)

Winning the first North London derby of the season would be a huge sign of intent from this Arsenal team, to the point where we’re pretty much convinced that it would set them on their way towards the top four.

Watford (A)

They aren’t intimidating, to be perfectly honest, and we don’t consider last season to be an indication of what they’re going to do in the next. They fall short of the top six, and even seven when you include Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Aston Villa (H)

How Emirates matches up to PL’s biggest stadiums – Part 1 0

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Harry Kettle

We may be favouring the Gunners in saying this (we definitely are), but we tend to believe that the Emirates is one of the best stadiums in world football. You can make all the jokes you want about Arsenal as a football club, but when it comes to stadiums, they’re right up there.

We mean that in terms of overall quality, to be perfectly clear, but a lot of folks often look at another statistic: and that statistic is the capacity. Despite the fact that the actual attendance figures don’t often match up to the capacity of the grounds, that’s one of the primary focal points. We tend to think that’s a little bit silly, but alas, here we are.

A look at next season’s Europa League 0

Posted on June 04, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The UEFA Europa League is one of those competitions that never seems to get the respect it deserves, and to be perfectly honest, we can’t see that changing anytime soon. The majority of teams will always strive to enter the Champions League, and even for those who consider that goal to be unrealistic, they’d still prefer to think of that as opposed to considering the possibility of playing on Thursday nights.

Alas, the Europa League is a competition that consistently features some of Europe’s most underrated sides, and it almost always serves up some really entertaining encounters. People just, for some reason, have this negative perception of it, and the sooner fans come to understand the benefits of the competition, the better.

Arsenal’s biggest Premier League wins – Part 2 0

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham

A magical derby day for Arsenal who were able to overcome losing their lead, overcome the physicality of their rivals, and secure a really important win in the race for the top four. They just seemed to be firing on all cylinders during this game, and it’s hard not to think of this as one of the primary highlights of their entire campaign.

Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

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