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Frustration control important – Emery 0

Posted on April 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal succumbed to defeat at the hands of Everton on Sunday as the Toffees took the lead in the 10th minute through their former captain Phil Jagielka, who had only come into the starting XI at the last possible moment to fill in for the ill Michael Keane. The Merseysiders then held out for the rest of the game and condemned Arsenal to remain in fourth place, a point behind bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

It was a frustrating affair altogether. Everton’s winning goal came after a foul throw-in as Lucas Digne clearly stepped over the touchline while taking it, but there’s no hiding from the fact that the throw-in was well designed by Everton and poorly defended by Arsenal.

Would Ryan Fraser be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on April 05, 2019 by David Nugent

There has been plenty of talk in the media of late linking Arsenal with a summer move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, who has not exactly distanced himself from a switch to north London.

In fact, the Scot is quoted by the Daily Star as saying “I’m not going to lie, it’s very nice. It means you are doing something right,”

“They are a huge club, a massive club. When you see your name thrown around you always think to yourself that you are a Bournemouth player and you try to do well.

Emery happy with Ozil 0

Posted on April 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Following Arsenal’s 2-0 in over Newcastle on Monday, manager Unai Emery spoke in positive tones about the influence of Mesut Ozil.

The German has mostly been out of favour since Emery took over from Wenger.

His difficult time began even before he actually started working with Emery. He was widely criticized in his homeland for his performances at the World Cup in Russia last year as Germany, the reigning champions of the world at the time, unexpectedly went out of the tournament in the group stages. He was also targeted for taking a photo (together with Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan) with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey.

Emery needs to find replacements for Gunners ageing players 0

Posted on March 28, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have enjoyed reasonable success in boss Unai Emery’s maiden campaign in north London. The Gunners are fourth place in the Premier League table, while in the last eight of the Europa League.

How successful Emery will be at the club likely depends on how he rebuilds the Gunners ageing squad of players.

Not a squad for the long-term

The current squad is not one that is for the long-term. The Gunners have too many players in their thirties, who are entering the twilight of their careers. Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sokratis, Stephen Lichtsteiner, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech are all in their 30’s.

Arsenal looking to offload attacking midfielder 0

Posted on March 27, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are looking to offload Armenian attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer in order to lower the wage bill.

The 30-year-old is one of the biggest earners at the club, earning a reported £180,000 per week at the north London club. The Mirror report claims that Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes his wages can be utilised on signing players for a different of the team.

Arsenal set to offload a number of players this summer

As we all know, boss Unai Emery has not exactly been handed a massive transfer kitty since his arrival in north London. One of the theories behind the club’s caution is the clubs massive wage bill.

Arsenal finally set to get tough with contract rebels 0

Posted on March 12, 2019 by David Nugent

According to a report by the Express, Arsenal are set to get tough with players who refuse to sign new deals with the club. Director Josh Kroenke, Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham and director of football Raul Sanllehi spoke to Gunners fans about the club’s future, as one of my colleagues earlier reported.

Kroenke reportedly stated that the club will change its stance on selling players who are near the end of their contracts. He stated that the club will no longer allow players to leave on free transfers and will do more to protect their assets.

The Ozil conundrum for Unai Emery 1

Posted on March 10, 2019 by David Nugent

When it comes to technical ability German playmaker Mesut Ozil is probably Arsenal’s best player. However, technical ability is not always enough for a player to contribute successfully to a team.

A player also has to have the right mental attributes to become a top player or a successful team player. Mesut Ozil has never developed beyond into a truly world-class player and his lack of mental strength is arguably the reason for his lack of development improvement.

What kind of move would Ozil make? 0

Posted on March 06, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s safe to say that Mesut Ozil is starting to hit a nice run of form, and you shouldn’t feel dirty for uttering the words. There’s no such thing as a curse in our mind and we just kind of want to let fate do its thing, and with that in mind, we think it’s commendable that Ozil has been able to bounce back after a rocky year or so at the Emirates. When it comes down to it the guy is just a great football player, and consistency is all that he’s been lacking recently (yes, we know that’s a pretty big trait to be missing).

Will Alexandre Lacazette start Saturday’s derby match? 0

Posted on March 02, 2019 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal face a potentially tough trip to Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime. The Gunners have the chance to move within a point of their north London rivals in the race for Champions League spots. The game could be a pivotal moment in the season for both teams. We all know about the Gunners poor away record and record their top six rivals. However, this game looks like one that could improve both.

Unai Emery needs to get his tactics right

Already some have questioned Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s tactics since his arrival in north London. However, if he masterminds a win at Spurs, then it would prove to his critics that he does have good tactical acumen.

Against Spurs: With or without Mesut? 0

Posted on March 01, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The weekend in the Premier League kicks off tomorrow at 12:30 BST, with Arsenal going over to Wembley for what promises to be a very fiery North-London Derby.

The two teams come into this clash on the back of results that could not be more different. Spurs players looked utterly dejected after getting beaten by Burnley at Turf Moor, and defeat in their so-called “title race” could be seen in their eyes after the final whistle.

Meanwhile, Arsenal properly thrashed a very decent Bournemouth team by 5-1, and in his own inimitable style, Mesut Ozil dazzled the public with a superb display.

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