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Have Arsenal improved defensively under Unai Emery? 0

Posted on November 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has claimed that the Gunners lost the balance between defence and attack in the latter years of Arsene Wenger’s reign as boss of the north London side. That theory may have some weight to it, as Arsenal finished last season with their lowest ever points tally under Wenger.

Emery told Spanish newspaper Marca: “With time, only technical quality and offensive freedom were taken care of while losing defensive structure,”

“What I want is to combine both and become more competitive. Arsenal was in a decline. We had to stop this, and begin climbing.”

Cech’s moment once again? 0

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The battle to become Arsenal’s number one has been fascinating to watch over the course of the last few months, with Petr Cech and Bernd Leno trading appearances in an attempt to solidify themselves as the ‘heir to the throne’ so to speak. Leno currently occupies top spot but we all know that it only takes one or two mistakes at this level to cause a ripple effect, and someone who will be waiting to pounce on such an opportunity is Cech himself.

What to do with Cech 0

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s never a bad thing to have two goalkeepers on the books that are playing well. Of course, if they’re both considered to be world class in one way or another then that can make things a little bit more complicated because both will want to play consistent first team football and that just can’t happen. It’s not quite as severe as something like the NFL whereby there are only 16 regular season games to play in, because at least in this instance you’ve got the League & FA Cup, international football and European competition.

Bernd Leno now has chance to cement number one spot 0

Posted on October 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s German international goalkeeper Bernd Leno will get a chance over the next few games to prove that he is good enough to be the Gunners first-choice number one on a permanent basis.

Leno came on as a first half substitute for the injured Petr Cech last time out in a 2-0 win over Watford at the Emirates Stadium. It was the Germans Premier League debut after joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

Leno to start? 0

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While it may not be an absolute guarantee, it may be a good bet to suggest that Bernd Leno will appear against Brentford tonight. Not only would it serve as something of an extra incentive for fans to go to the game in order to see him in person, but it also just makes sense. Petr Cech seems to have the number one spot on lockdown for the next few weeks at the very least, with his performance against Everton at the weekend being a big reason for that.

Positives to take for Arsenal from win over Everton 0

Posted on September 24, 2018 by David Nugent

The above title may be strange to say, but Arsenal’s performance in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal was not all positive. The Gunners eventually earned the victory, but for periods of the encounter with the Toffees, mainly the first half, the team from north London looked poor and disjointed.

Here are a few positives I suggest that Arsenal will take from the game:

Life still left in Petr Cech

It would be fair to say that Arsenal may have been going in at half time behind if it were not for the veteran goalkeeper. Cech kept out efforts by Theo Walcott, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison to keep the scores level.

Will Bernd Leno start against Everton this weekend? 0

Posted on September 21, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s summer signing Bernd Leno made his first start for the Gunners on Thursday night in a 4-2 Europa League win over Vorskla. The German started in place of usual first-choice Petr Cech and Gunners boss Unai Emery has stated he will play again in the next few matches.

The Spaniard stated that he did not feel that Leno was responsible for either of the visitor’s goals. That means he could start against Everton on Sunday or against Brentford in the League Cup next

Cech admits doubts about Arsenal future 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Despite the signing of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen for around £20million this summer, Petr Cech has been the first-choice goalkeeper for Arsenal under Unai Emery so far. His performances have, however, been far from impressive as he struggled initially with the Spaniard’s demand to play the ball out from the back, a trait that requires the ‘keeper to be good with the ball at his feet. Three straight wins after two opening defeats may have taken some of the heat off the Arsenal No. 1 at the moment, but new challenges are just around the corner.

Method behind the madness? 0

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

There’s not much more than needs to be said when it comes to Arsenal’s actual start to the season, because it’s there for everyone to see. They were outplayed by better sides in the first two games and narrowly edged past three that they should be beating easily. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Regardless, it’s interesting to note the direction they’re trending in as a club – even though we want to focus on one position above all the others – and that’s the goalkeeper.

Why is Leno not starting for Arsenal? 0

Posted on September 09, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen this summer for €25million, but the German goalkeeper, previously linked with a number of other clubs, is yet to play a minute of a competitive game for the club. Why is that?

One of the novelties brought in by manager Unai Emery is the team’s tendency to play the ball out from the back when starting attacks, as opposed to hitting it long towards a forward who would then be expected to hold it up and engage his teammates. Petr Cech, while a very good goalkeeper on his own ground, is quite obviously struggling to adapt to this particular demand. Such approach needs a ‘keeper good with the ball at his feet, decisive and accurate in his passing, and the former Chelsea man has made several mistakes while attempting to fulfil Emery’s ideas in this aspect.



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