Arsenal finally opened their Premier League campaign up last night, as they went toe to toe with Newcastle United. The Gunners were expected to get a win over the Magpies given how both teams performed during the summer transfer window, but there was also the fear from many fans that they would drop points in a game that they really should’ve been cruising to victory in. As it turned out, Arsenal did get the win, but it wasn’t all that easy – from the perspective of the scoreline, that is.
The Premier League season got underway last night, with Liverpool looking about as good as everyone expected them to look against Norwich City. The Canaries put up a bit of a fight in the second half and even managed to score, but in the end, the Reds were just far too powerful for them – and it showed. Of course, that’s got nothing to do with the Gunners, who are set to dive headfirst into EPL action tomorrow afternoon when they travel north to take on Newcastle United.
The Premier League fixture list for 2018/19 has been officially released, and that means one thing: it’s time to get excited. The Premier League is considered by many to be the premier form of football entertainment throughout the domestic game, and in truth, it’s kind of difficult to argue with that thought process.
Of course, one of the primary reasons we believe that is because of Arsenal, despite how much they’ve let us down over the course of the last few months. The Gunners will be returning to Premier League action in August, which in itself is a pretty exciting prospect. After reading through every single fixture on the list we’ve decided to pick out some of the most important dates, so that you can remember to skip your own wedding in order to get to Sheffield United away. We’re only partly joking.
City of Manchester Stadium – 55,017
They call it a tinpot ground and while we’d like to give City fans the benefit of the doubt, we just can’t. It feels a little bit soulless there and bizarrely enough, that was also the case before they were even taken over. Perhaps it was a foreshadowing of some sort.
Anfield – 54,074
It’s not in a great area and the stadium itself isn’t all that impressive, but the atmosphere, especially on European nights, makes you forget about all of that. It’s just a really special place to watch a game of football and the only people you’ll find to disagree with that probably spend their days at Old Trafford or Goodison.
Games are played across every single day of the week (most of the time) in the Premier League throughout any given season. Teams often can’t control when or where they are going to play on any given week, and that’s just the way it is. However, sometimes, you’re forced to play on a day that is bound to cause some kind of ridicule one way or another. Case in point: in their next game Arsenal will take on Newcastle United, and it will happen on April 1st, 2019.
Arsenal play away to Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon, and as usual, manager Unai Emery held a press conference yesterday where spoke about the upcoming game, but he also addressed a few issues which could go under the ‘general current affairs’ category.
Return from international duty
The manager revealed that four players – Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichsteiner, Danny Welbeck and Sokratis Papastathopoulos had only just returned to camp and that they need to work now to prepare for Saturday, having played for their national teams as recently as Tuesday.
Arsenal return to Premier League action this weekend when they go head to head with Newcastle United, in a game that intrigues us in more ways than one. The Gunners are riding a two game win streak whereas the Magpies are in desperate need of a big win to get them out of their current slump. Of course, a lot of the focus for them at the moment is based on what’s happening off the pitch, but that’s another story for another day.
It’s time to take another trip down memory lane and for this entry, we aren’t going all too far into the past with a look at Arsenal’s game against Newcastle United three years ago. At this point the ‘Wenger Out’ chants weren’t quite as loud as they’d get in a few months time, but still, they were pretty notable. The Gunners had an uneven start to the season with one win, one draw and one loss, and while Newcastle certainly posed a threat to them, it was seen as a very winnable fixture.
We’re back for yet another trip down memory lane, and once again, it’s time to look back on another edition of St Totteringham’s Day! Yes, that’s right, five years ago today, Arsenal fans all around the world were celebrating the fact that they’d pipped bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur to fourth spot which ensured they would be playing in the UEFA Champions League for another year.
As sound as that may sound, by 2013, any realistic hopes of Arsenal crashing the title race picture had pretty much been and gone. Because of that, qualifying for the UCL was considered to be the bare minimum that Arsene Wenger should’ve been achieving, and he did so after masterminding a narrow 1-0 victory over Newcastle United.
It’s time to take yet another trip down memory lane, and for this entry, we’ve got something a little bit more positive. In the current era of Arsenal struggling to make a run at the top four, it’s nice to think back to a time in which that wasn’t so much of a problem – which is why we’re looking at the Newcastle United game from four years ago.