September 17, 2018 by
I have found myself on a number of occasions talking about the make-up of the Arsenal central midfield, mainly the lack of playing minutes for summer signing Lucas Torreira. For me, the Uruguayan was the sort of central midfielder Arsenal needed in the summer.
Showed his qualities against Newcastle
Once again, on Saturday at Newcastle, Torreira found himself on the bench with Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka starting in the centre of the pitch for the Gunners.
At half time, it was obvious that young Guendouzi was not having his best game, which happens to young players developing their game. .......Read more here.....
September 16, 2018 by
As you probably know already, Arsenal beat Newcastle United at St. James Park on Saturday by 1-2, courtesy of a spectacular free-kick by Granit Xhaka and a cool finish by Mesut Ozil. After defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in the two opening games, West Ham, Cardiff City, and now Newcastle have fallen in a row. But this game had some nice surprises in store in terms of individual performances. .......Read more here.....
September 16, 2018 by
Arsenal have now recorded three straight Premier League victories after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle at St James Park. The win moved the Gunners up to seventh place in the top-flight table.
The victory gives the north London side a chance of building some momentum for the season, especially as they have a favourable run of games coming up.
Nothing like momentum to light up a season
Momentum is a strange tanginess factor for football teams. Sometimes momentum can make teams seasons. They can be on a terrible run of form and then they record a win and suddenly they are on fire. .......Read more here.....
September 15, 2018 by
A trip to Newcastle for any Premier League team usually presents the prospect of three points. While the Toon Army are a loyal bunch, their team can at times be unpredictable, to say the least.
Arsenal should be heading into an away game like Saturday’s fancying three points. However, the Gunners recent away record suggests that an away win is not a foregone conclusion.
Terrible away record in the Premier League
The team from north London have won two of their last three games on their travels in the top-flight. However, they have also lost eight out of their last ten away games in the Premier League. .......Read more here.....
September 14, 2018 by
The Premier League returns this weekend after a two-week international break. Arsenal’s first game after the break is a trip to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
The home side have made a woeful start to their Premier League campaign this season, having failed to win any of their four league games, while suffering three defeats in the process.
The Magpies have struggled to keep the opposition out, as the north east side has conceded at least two goals in three of their four league games this season. The home side’s poor form started at the back end of last season. Due to that poor form, Rafa Benitez’s side has now lost seven of their last nine top-flight games. .......Read more here.....
April 16, 2018 by
The Arsenal players are often accused of lacking characters and bottling it in big games. The Gunners away performances, not only this season but at times last season as well, show that the players are simply not strong enough mentally to play for a club the size of Arsenal.
Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Newcastle means that the Gunners have lost their last five away games on their travels in the top-flight. In fact, the north London side has won just one of their last nine away games in the Premier League. .......Read more here.....
April 15, 2018 by
On Sunday, Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, to continue their terrible run of form away from home in the Premier League.
Arsenal had the first effort of the game as striker Alexandre Lacazette miss-hit a shot wide of goal. The home side responded on ten minutes, as Petr Cech produced a comfortable save from a Kenedy strike.
The Gunners took the lead on 14 minutes. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ran at Jamaal Lascelles before putting the ball past the defender. The Gabon international then found Lacazette at the far post, who slides in to put the ball past Dubravka in the home goal. .......Read more here.....
April 14, 2018 by
On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal travel to in-form Newcastle in the Premier League, as the home side seek one more victory to secure their top-flight status.
Newcastle have moved away from the relegation zone with a three-game winning run of late in the Premier League. The Magpies are now ten points clear of the drop zone and look to be safe from the drop.
A 2-1 win away at Leicester in their last Premier League outing displayed the Magpies recent confidence.
Rafa Benitez’s team have a strong recent record at St James Park in the league, as the Magpies are unbeaten in six home games, having won their three Premier League games on home soil. .......Read more here.....
April 09, 2018 by
In an ideal world, at this stage of the season, Arsenal would be challenging for the Premier League title, the Champions League and the FA Cup. Unfortunately, that’s not the case and hasn’t been for quite a few years now, and because of that, some fans have grown incredibly impatient with Arsene Wenger and the squad themselves.
However, following a four-game losing slump earlier in the year, the Gunners have managed to turn things around and they’re currently riding a 6-game winning streak heading into their UEFA Europa League game against CSKA Moscow this week. Now while that is obviously the overriding story here, by the time the game comes around, people will only be focused on the fact that Arsenal ‘need’ to win the tournament in order to qualify for the UCL next season. .......Read more here.....
December 21, 2017 by
On Friday night, Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium, in both teams last game before Christmas.
Arsenal will be hoping to leapfrog the visitors in the table, as the Gunners are one point behind the Merseysiders, who occupy fourth spot in the table.
The Gunners recent Premier League form has been erratic, as Arsene Wenger’s side have won just one of their last four league outings. However, that victory was last time out when the north London side defeated Newcastle 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium. .......Read more here.....