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Emery explains the Lacazette substitution 0

Posted on January 02, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal sprang back from the horrors of Anfield by thrashing Premier League underdogs Fulham by 4-1. Sometimes, a game against one of the weakest teams in the league is just what you need to regain some confidence after being taken to the cleaner’s by the league’s best.

Alexandre Lacazette had a fantastic game. His recognizable movement and work-rate was of great value to the team, and after Granit Xhaka opened the scoring in the 25th minute, he crowned his performance by finishing off a fluid move to double the lead ten minutes into the second half.

Fulham look like ideal opponents for the Gunners 0

Posted on January 01, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have experienced an inconsistent few weeks in the Premier League. In fact, it has been the poorest period of Unai Emery’s short time in charge of the Gunners.

Defeats against Southampton and Liverpool have exposed the Gunners glaring weaknesses, particularly at the back. However, a visit of struggling Fulham to the Emirates later today should offer Arsenal the perfect chance to get back to winning ways.

A woeful away record

Fulham are currently second from bottom in the Premier League table. One factor that has not helped the Cottagers this season has been their woeful away performances.

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: Perspective 0

Posted on December 30, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal were thoroughly beaten at Anfield on Saturday. The joy that Ainsley Maitland-Niles gave the supporters was extremely short-lived. It took Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino just seven minutes to completely turn the game around, and the hosts never looked back.

The good

All things considered, it has to be said that the result belies the game somewhat. It may feel strange to hear (or say for that matter), but Arsenal played some very good football against Liverpool. A few players put in excellent individual performances.

Gunners have their work cut out at Anfield 0

Posted on December 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal head to face in-form league leaders Arsenal later today. The game will be a massive test of the Gunners newfound resolve under Spanish boss Unai Emery. Liverpool are unbeaten this season in the Premier League and the Merseysiders are now six points clear at the top of the table. Jurgen Klopp’s side are truly formidable opponents at the moment.

A potential defensive crisis

Despite an improvement in form since Emery’s arrival, the Gunners defence has still looked vulnerable this season. At times, they have been lucky and probably should have conceded more goals.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Team news 0

Posted on December 27, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

After a disappointing Boxing Day result away to Brighton and Hove Albion, Arsenal travel to face Liverpool on Saturday in what is set to be a hard test for manager Unai Emery and his men.

It’s fair to say the Gunners gave the league leaders a good game at the Emirates earlier in the season and were arguably even the better team, but it’s also fair to admit that the disallowed goal scored by Sadio Mane in that game should have stood.

Brighton 1-1 Arsenal: Impressions 0

Posted on December 26, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal rounded up the first half of the Premier League season with a rather disappointing draw away to Brighton and Hove Albion in a game that saw the teams score a goal apiece.

Yes, it’s a disappointing result, given the difference in quality of the two teams and in the size and reputation of the two clubs. But the most disappointing thing about it is that the Gunners should actually be thankful that they were allowed to leave the Amex Stadium with a point.

Arsenal 3-1 Burnley: Observations 0

Posted on December 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have beaten Burnley by 3-1 in the 18th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, courtesy of goals from Pierre-Emerick Auubameyang (14′, 48′), and Alex Iwobi (90′). The solitary strike for the visitors was the work of Ashley Barnes (63′). The Gunners are still in fifth place, but now they’ve equaled Chelsea’s point tally as the Blues suffered defeat at home to Leicester City.

But the result aside for a moment, there were some interesting things to take from this game. Let’s take a look.

Arsenal v Burnley Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 21, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Burnley in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, as the Gunners attempt to recover from two straight defeats.

Last time out Arsenal suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Tottenham in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup. The defeat followed a 3-2 league defeat against Southampton last weekend.

The run has rather dented the Gunners positive momentum under Spanish boss Unai Emery. However, the team from north London will be determined to end the losing run as soon as possible.

Burnley may not be easy opponents for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As the dust settles on Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup quarter-final, there is little time to waste in thinking about the Arsenal’s next encounter. Unai Emery’s side has the chance to bounce in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. On paper, it looks like an ideal game for the Gunners, but in truth, it may not be so easy.

Burnley’s recent record could be deceptive

Burnley heads to north London on the back of four defeats in their last five Premier League matches. Sean Dyche’s team are in the relegation zone and enduring a nightmare campaign.

Emery speaks ahead of the Southampton challenge 0

Posted on December 14, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery spoke to the press after the Europa League win against Qarabag on Thursday, with the accent being on the Southampton trip on Sunday.

On the Eurpoean break helping the team recover between games

The players have a habit of playing a lot of matches per week, month, year, and they are ready to play on Sunday, on Wednesday against Tottenham at the Emirates in the Carabao Cup, on Saturday against Burnley, then Brighton, then Liverpool. The team needs every player, and rest and recovery between matches.



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