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North London derby dates scheduled 0

Posted on June 22, 2022 by Harry Kettle

While all 38 fixtures are going to be key for Arsenal Football Club in their upcoming Premier League campaign, and while we agree that you have to play all 19 other teams twice at some point anyway, it’s always important to get the North London derby in the calendar.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur is one of the most bitter rivalries at the elite level in English football and this past season, it was crucial once again as Spurs pipped the Gunners to fourth spot – ensuring Mikel Arteta’s men would be playing in the Europa League as opposed to the Champions League.

Arsenal set to open Premier League season against Crystal Palace 0

Posted on June 16, 2022 by Harry Kettle

It’s that time of year again when the Premier League fixtures for the upcoming season are announced, and for Arsenal, they’re going to be kickstarting things with an encounter against one of the club’s favourite midfield sons – Patrick Vieira and Crystal Palace.

The game will go down at Selhurst Park on August 5th, beginning what is expected to be an unusual campaign for the Gunners and the Premier League as a whole due to the impending World Cup this winter.

Arteta reflects on missing out on top four despite Everton win 0

Posted on May 23, 2022 by Harry Kettle

While Arsenal may have impressed with a 5-1 demolition of Everton on the final day of the Premier League season, they didn’t achieve their ultimate goal which was to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League. Tottenham were able to walk through Norwich with a 5-0 triumph, ensuring that Spurs edged out the Gunners into that elusive fourth spot.

Now, the questions really begin to stack up for the club and manager Mikel Arteta ahead of what is bound to be a really intense summer. In his post-game press conference, the Spaniard had the following to say.

Arteta looks ahead to huge final day clash 0

Posted on May 21, 2022 by Harry Kettle

While Arsenal may have allowed control of the top four race to slip into the hands of their rivals Tottenham Hotspur, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. They head into the final day of the Premier League season knowing that if they can beat Everton, they’ll put themselves in the best possible position they can to finish fourth and return to the Champions League. Of course, they need Norwich City to do them a huge favour by beating Spurs, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Prior to kick-off, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke with the media about the challenge that lies ahead on Sunday.

Preview: Arsenal vs Everton 0

Posted on May 20, 2022 by Harry Kettle

We’ve finally arrived at the final game of the Premier League season and the majority of Arsenal fans will say that it feels pretty bittersweet. While some real improvements have been made within the core of this squad over the last nine months, that can’t erase the fact that the top four race is no longer in the Gunners’ hands.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the clash with Everton on Sunday and what to expect.

Arsenal duo nominated for PL Young Player of the Year 0

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Harry Kettle

As per, Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale have both been nominated for the Premier League Young Player of the Year award.

While it seems the Gunners won’t achieve their ultimate goal of winning silverware or finishing in the top four, we’ve certainly seen a few breakout stars come to the forefront throughout the course of the campaign. Arsenal, as a club, are starting to be recognised as the kind of team that wants to bring through fresh youngsters – and that’s exactly the kind of approach that has helped Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale get the nod.

Arteta stunned by Arsenal’s capitluation 0

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Harry Kettle

We’ve all known for quite some time that there are deeply embedded problems within this Arsenal squad, but few could’ve imagined that it went quite so deep. The club knew that a win over Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby would seal a return to Champions League football, and yet, they managed to lose to both Spurs and now Newcastle United to ensure they’re left with mission impossible on the final day.

They need to beat Everton and hope Norwich somehow beat Tottenham for them to stand a chance.

After the loss to the Magpies last night, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta couldn’t hide over his disappointment.

Arteta reflects on devastating Tottenham defeat 0

Posted on May 13, 2022 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal knew that a win last night would’ve sealed a return to the Champions League for the first time in a good few years, so of course, the Gunners managed to fumble the bag in the most remarkable way imaginable.

They had a man sent off, lost 3-0 and welcomed rivals Tottenham Hotspur back into the top four race. With just two games left to go, they need to get their ideas together – especially given how big of a momentum shift this is.

After the game, manager Mikel Arteta spoke to the media about what went wrong.

Arteta looks ahead to mammoth Tottenham showdown 0

Posted on May 12, 2022 by Harry Kettle

After months of waiting for this rescheduled game to finally take place, Arsenal will go toe to toe with bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur tonight in the North London derby. A victory here, in Spurs’ backyard, would hand the Gunners a place back in the Champions League – a place they’ve been trying to get back to for quite some time.

Mikel Arteta knows how important a fixture like this is and while they’ll still be in the driver’s seat with a defeat, momentum is everything at this level.

Prior to kick-off, Arteta spoke with the media about the magnitude of the game.

No pressure 0

Posted on May 10, 2022 by Harry Kettle

It’s not an overestimation to suggest that Thursday marks one of the biggest games in Arsenal’s recent history. Mikel Arteta, who recently received a new contract to extend his stay as manager, has been able to build a young squad that is hungrier than ever before to break back into the Champions League – something they’ve been missing in the last few years.

The midweek game in question will be the rearranged North London derby that goes down at Spurs’ home ground. Thankfully for the Gunners, the pressure on their shoulders has decreased slightly as a result of Antonio Conte’s men being unable to get all three points against Liverpool, even if just getting the draw was enough of a motivational push in the eyes of some.

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