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Arsenal salvage point against Chelsea 0

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal came to fight against Chelsea and while they weren’t quite able to secure the three points at Stamford Bridge, they certainly made a statement as they came from behind twice to claim a point against the Blues – even with ten men.

A Shkodran Mustafi error caused David Luiz to make a rash challenge on Tammy Abraham, and just like that, he was sent off and Jorginho scored from the penalty spot. Despite that, though, there was seemingly a route back into the game for the Gunners if they decided to rely on their youngsters – which includes Gabriel Martinelli who went on a fantastic run before slotting home a wonderful solo goal.

Arteta looks ahead to big Chelsea clash – part 2 0

Posted on January 21, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On what he learned about his team from the previous Chelsea game:
It’s different from then to now. I loved the first 30 to 35 minutes and the way we went about it. How aggressive we were, how much we wanted to attack them and put them under pressure – it’s the kind of way that we wanted to play. After that, we had a little bit of a setback. They changed the system and we found it a little bit more difficult to deal with that. We started to defend deep without really conceding anything, and had some great opportunities on the break as well. I think physically for us in that moment it was harder for us to maintain the same amount of energy. Against Chelsea, that’s vital.

Arteta looks ahead to big Chelsea clash – part 1 0

Posted on January 21, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta knows and understands this game, and one of the biggest things to understand with a club like Arsenal is that you simply cannot afford to go on a bad run of form for too long – or it could spell trouble. In their upcoming clash against Chelsea tonight, there’s a very good chance that their top four hopes could be all but finished – and we aren’t even out of January yet.

Sheffield United is a must win 0

Posted on January 14, 2020 by Harry Kettle

There are plenty of reasons to be happy about the future of what Mikel Arteta’s reign as Arsenal manager could look like, and there are also plenty of reasons to be a little bit concerned. We’re five games into proceedings with four in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup, and so far, we’ve seen two wins, two draws and just one loss. When you put it like that, everything seems to be going fairly smoothly.

Not getting carried away 0

Posted on January 04, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were able to surprise quite a few people with the manner of their performance against Manchester United. They weren’t tipped to cause a parade of issues against the Red Devils, but in the end, they beat them from pillar to post. However, while it was an impressive triumph, we don’t really feel like it’s going to be enough to suddenly crown Mikel Arteta as the club’s new saviour.

There’s still a long, long way to go before that happens, and it’s important to remember that the Gunners still weren’t even really¬†that¬†impressive. The game plan was great but that was largely down to Arteta, and against sides that aren’t in quite as much turmoil as United, it may not work out quite as well.

Arteta reacts to Manchester United win – part 2 0

Posted on January 02, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On Lucas Torreira:
He was really good again. He wants to fight for every ball. In training he fights for every inch. He’s starting to understand the whole picture much better, that’s what I’m trying to do [with him]. He’s been superb. In the three games he’s played under me, he’s been top.

On whether we have the ability to develop our battling qualities:
Yes. I think you have to have some of that naturally. Then you can be contagious with it. I think we have some really good role models at the football club. I think when we install a good culture and a good way of living together, more will come up. They just need a good platform, they need support, they need guidance. That’s why we’re here.

Arteta reacts to Manchester United win – part 1 0

Posted on January 02, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Everyone knew that Arsenal had to come flying out of the books in order to even stand a chance of success against Manchester United, and boy oh boy did they. They produced one of their best performances since the departure of Arsene Wenger, and they were able to see off the challenge of United pretty convincingly with a 2-0 win.

After the game, new boss Mikel Arteta was full of praise for his side as they look ahead to what they hope will be a bright year in 2020.

Arsenal crash and burn against Chelsea 0

Posted on December 31, 2019 by Harry Kettle

There was a great deal of optimism heading into the game between Arsenal and Chelsea, as everyone sort of knew how big of a moment this was for new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. While things were going pretty well for large portions of the game, with the Gunners even leading for most of it, the end result was a familiar one as the Blues came from behind to break Arsenal hearts.

Arsenal vs Chelsea – Preview 0

Posted on December 28, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans are attempting to enjoy the honeymoon period that comes with a new manager entering the mix, but there’s just too much riding on this busy winter period for Mikel Arteta and the club as a whole. If they are able to build up a bit of momentum then fourth spot isn’t outside the realms of possibility, but after drawing against Bournemouth, the Spaniard could do with a big win.

He’ll hope to acquire that big win when they come up against Chelsea which, in itself, isn’t exactly going to be an easy game. The Blues have had their own troubles but in the end, with a derby game, you never quite know what’s going to happen.

Arsenal vs Man City – first half thoughts 0

Posted on December 15, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The Gunners came into the game against Manchester City knowing that they had their backs against the wall, to the point where taking a more defensive stance against the reigning Champions of England probably wouldn’t have been viewed as a bad idea. Alas, within less than two minutes of the game getting underway, they soon realised just how big the gap is between the two sides.



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