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Surely Arsenal won’t slip up at Huddersfield 0

Posted on February 09, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal are a real Jekyll and Hyde team. At home, they are hard to beat, prolific and a formidable opposition for most teams in the top-flight. However, on their travels, they turn into this team that struggle to pick up points.

Unai Emery’s side have picked up just two points from their last six away games in the Premier League while suffering defeats in four of their five matches away from north London.

Huddersfield should be the perfect opponent

That recent away record is poor for a team claiming to have top four aspirations. However, a trip to struggling Huddersfield later today could just prove the perfect tonic for the travel sick Gunners.

The main rivals 0

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Harry Kettle

This week’s set of Premier League fixtures, so far, have been a little bit turbulent to say the least. We’ve been treated to some great games and some shocking results in equal measure, and Arsenal have been right in the middle of that. They’ve heavily involved in the race to secure one of the two Champions League spots in 3rd and 4th between now and the end of the season, with the (correct) assumption being that Liverpool and Manchester City probably can’t be caught at this stage.

Arsenal v Cardiff Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 28, 2019 by David Nugent

On Tuesday night, Arsenal will look to continue their quest for a top-four position in the Premier League when the Gunners host struggling Cardiff at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal heads into this clash on the back of a 3-1 home defeat against Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Gunners will be hoping for better fortunes on their return to the Premier League.

The Gunners have been inconsistent of late in the Premier League, winning three of their last matches in the top-flight. However, a 2-0 win over Chelsea in their last league game means that the team from north London could move into the top four of the table with a victory in this clash.

Arsenal’s defensive vulnerabilities ruthlessly exposed by United 0

Posted on January 26, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Friday was always going to be difficult. It turned out too difficult for the Gunners, who suffered a 3-1 defeat to exit the competition. In truth, United exposed Arsenal defensive vulnerabilities with some superb counter-attacking football.

Deadly on the counter-attack

In reality, Manchester United underperformed this season prior to the hiring of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as temporary boss. Former boss Jose Mourinho’s cautious tactics stifled the immense attacking talent at the Manchester club.

Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United: Observations 0

Posted on January 26, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup, deservedly beaten at home by the resurgent Manchester United team, several aspects of the game painfully stuck in the eye when it comes to Arsenal and their performance in this contest.

Kolašinac and his forays

Sead Kolašinac is a decent enough player, even more so considering Arsenal snatched him on a free from Schalke in 2017. However, while his constant running up the pitch is a very useful trait when the Gunners attack, he often comes up short at the back as his forays take him far ahead of the back line. It’s fair to say Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took note of that and prepared a tactical surprise for Unai Emery.

Emery speaks ahead of United clash 0

Posted on January 24, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to host Manchester United in the fourth round of this season’s FA Cup on Friday evening, and as usual, the boss spoke to the press about it. He did, however, talk about other things as well.

First of all, he said that United are now playing at a different level (since the sacking of Jose Mourinho), despite consisting of the same players. He considers them very dangerous, and feels that the FA Cup bears huge significance for both United and Arsenal, as both clubs have a huge history of winning the competition.

Arsenal v Manchester United FA Cup fourth round preview 0

Posted on January 24, 2019 by David Nugent

On Friday night, Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in the glamour tie of the FA Cup fourth round.

Arsenal recorded an important 2-0 win over Chelsea last time out to stay in touch with the Blues in the race for the Champions League spots. Despite a top-four finish being the home side’s priority, the FA Cup has become an important competition for the Gunners in recent years.

The team from north London have been highly difficult to defeat in the grand old competition in recent years, losing just twice in 25 outings. Unai Emery’s side coasted past Blackpool in the last round 3-0 to set-up this clash.

On This Day In 2007: Arsenal beat Man United 0

Posted on January 21, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The modern era of football can be a bit tricky to get through sometimes, mainly because there are so many elements of it that most of us just don’t like. So then, if it ever comes to the point where there’s a choice between watching a game from last week or a game from over a decade ago, we’re going to choose the latter every single time. Is that us just taking things too far in the battle between new vs old? Maybe, but we’re mainly just doing this because Arsenal used to be pretty good at football.

Arsenal’s next big six – Part 1 0

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Looking ahead can be a pretty difficult thing to do when you’re in a tricky spot. At this moment in time I think it’s fair to say that the Gunners are, in fact, in a bit of a tricky spot. It’s not like they’ve had a terrible season by any stretch of the imagination, but there are things that need to be worked out and changed. On another day we’ll be happy to talk about those things, but for now, let’s just focus on what’s important: the games themselves.

Manchester United are not unbeatable cup opponents for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 08, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal breezed into the FA Cup fourth round by defeating Blackpool 3-0. The Gunners reward is a home tie against resurgent Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. The draw could have been kinder to Arsenal, but at least the tie is on home soil.

A big test of Emery’s Arsenal

There are those who argue that Arsenal are moving in the right direction under Spanish head coach Unai Emery. The Gunners are regarded as a slightly tougher team under Emery, although that may just be down to the presence of the combative Lucas Torreira in the centre of midfield.

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