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Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United: Observations 0

Posted on January 26, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup, deservedly beaten at home by the resurgent Manchester United team, several aspects of the game painfully stuck in the eye when it comes to Arsenal and their performance in this contest.

Kolašinac and his forays

Sead Kolašinac is a decent enough player, even more so considering Arsenal snatched him on a free from Schalke in 2017. However, while his constant running up the pitch is a very useful trait when the Gunners attack, he often comes up short at the back as his forays take him far ahead of the back line. It’s fair to say Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took note of that and prepared a tactical surprise for Unai Emery.

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 endure a difficult trip to Ukraine 0

Posted on November 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s trip to the Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava on Thursday has been complicated by an ongoing political and military action in the country. The game has now been moved to the capital Kiev, which in all honesty is still a difficult trip.

Arsenal are already through to the knockout stages of the competition and if they win or match Sporting result, the team from north London will win the group.

A trip they could have done without

In truth, Arsenal could have done without the long trip to Kiev ahead of Sunday’s north London derby against arch-rivals Tottenham. While Gunners boss Unai Emery is likely to rest a number of key players, he still has to field a team in Ukraine.

Prolific attack gives Arsenal a chance of top-four 0

Posted on November 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal made it 17 games unbeaten in all competitions on Sunday afternoon when they recorded a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Although there was a slice of luck involved in the win, the opening goal coming from a bizarre own goal by Jefferson Lerma, the Gunners once again found the net twice, something they have become accustomed to doing in the top-flight of late.

Had to be a high scoring game

Bournemouth v Arsenal was destined to be a high scoring game. The two teams involved love to provide excitement and play attacking football, so Sunday’s scoreline was unsurprising really.

Nacho Monreal ruled out for two weeks 0

Posted on November 23, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed that the Gunners Spanish defender Nacho Monreal will not feature in the next two weeks for the north London team. The Spaniard is reportedly suffering from a hamstring injury and he will not return to training until next month. The news is a blow ahead of a potentially tricky trip to Bournemouth for Emery’s team.

Monreal hard to replace

For me, Nacho Monreal is one of the most unsung players of recent seasons. The Spaniard has produced impressive consistency for the Gunners in recent seasons, not matter whether playing as a full-back or a makeshift centre-back.

Arsenal linked with a move for Real Betis star 0

Posted on November 14, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal and Manchester City are showing an interest in Real Betis full-back Junior Firpo.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for the team from Seville this season in La Liga and recently scored in his teams 4-3 win at reigning Spanish champions Barcelona.

Reportedly, his form has not gone unnoticed at some of Europe’s top clubs. Now Arsenal and City are now ready to make a move.

Arsenal v Liverpool Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal will put their top four credentials to the test when they welcome Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

Arsenal have been on a good run of form that has taken the Gunners to fourth spot in the Premier League table. A 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace last time in the league ended a seven-game winning run in the top-flight.

However, Unai Emery’s side are still unbeaten 13 games in all competitions, having recorded 12 wins in the process. The Gunners have also been prolific in the top-flight of late, scoring at least two goals in all but one of their Premier League games this season.

Qarabag v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on October 03, 2018 by David Nugent

On Thursday evening, Arsenal face a trip to Azerbaijan to face Qarabag in the Europa League. The teams enjoyed contrasting starts to their campaigns in the competition, as Qarabag suffered a 2-0 defeat at Sporting, while Arsenal defeated Vorskla 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

The home side has a poor recent record in this competition, losing four of their last five games in Europe’s secondary competition. The Azerbaijani champions have in fact won just of their last 15 outings in the Europa League.

Update on injuries 0

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal currently have seven players on their injured list, and they’ve provided an update on their recovery progress via the official website. The season has entered it’s part when the schedule is jam-packed, and having as many players available as possible will be of vital importance for manager Unai Emery.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan injured his right ankle in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League opener last Thursday. Having missed the Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday, he is currently being assessed ahead of the Carabao Cup game against Championship side Brentford on Wednesday.

Arsenal in for Filipe Luis? 0

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to reports in various media outlets, Arsenal could be interested in signing Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid in January.

The Brazil international would certainly represent a significant upgrade on current contenders for the left-back spot at Arsenal. Sead Kolasinac still hasn’t featured in this campaign due to knee injury he picked up in pre-season. Nacho Monreal has therefore been the undisputed starter on the left defensive flank, and it’s fair to say the Spaniard hasn’t really covered himself in glory so far, despite playing comparatively better than Hector Bellerin on the other side. In fact, probably better than the rest of Arsenal’s back line, though that in itself doesn’t say nearly as much about him as about them.



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