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Top four would be a big achievement for Emery this season 1

Posted on February 25, 2019 by David Nugent

Sunday’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Southampton moved Arsenal back into the top four of the Premier League. A very favourable midweek home game against Bournemouth means that the Gunners should remain in the last Champions League qualification spot until at least next weekend.

It is a good position for Unai Emery’s team to find themselves in at this stage of the campaign. Hopefully, the spirit will remain positive for the remainder of the campaign.

Slight progress under Emery

It would be rather silly to claim that Arsenal have improved immeasurably under Unai Emery. The team still have some of the same weaknesses that were on display in the later years of Arsene Wenger’s reign.

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.

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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