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A look back at Arsenal’s first six games of the season 0

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Now that we’re officially in the international break it’s time to take a step back and examine how things have gone for Arsenal across the first six games. It hasn’t always been the easiest ride but when you look at the whole picture, it’s hard not to get excited about what Mikel Arteta can bring to the club as manager.

Fulham 0-3 Arsenal

This was a pretty easy start to the campaign and the biggest stand out of all was Willian. Sure, he may not have done a whole lot since then, but it was the kind of performance that gave fans something resembling confidence for the first time in a long time.

Arteta reacts to Arsenal’s win over Sheffield United 0

Posted on October 05, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal certainly weren’t at their best when they went up against Sheffield United this weekend, but in the end, it didn’t matter. They edged out a big win over the Blades, and on a day that saw Leicester, Manchester United and Liverpool suffer shock defeats, it was important for the Gunners to send a message to their rivals.

After the game we saw Mikel Arteta speak with the media as the club continues to make their push for a place in the top four.

Arsenal vs Sheffield United – Preview 0

Posted on October 04, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The Premier League is back once again this weekend as Arsenal prepare to host Sheffield United in what should be a pretty fascinating game at the Emirates. The Gunners are coming off the back of two games in a row against Liverpool, one of which they lost in the league, and one of which they won in the cup.

The focus seems to be on getting the club back into the top four and seeing where they can go from there, and when you take a quick glance around the league, it doesn’t feel like that is an outrageous goal.

Arteta looks ahead to Sheffield United clash 0

Posted on October 03, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal may have had a busy week with their trips to Anfield to take on Liverpool, but things aren’t going to be slowing down for them as we prepare for the final set of Premier League fixtures before we hit the next international break. The Gunners are set to square off with Sheffield United in a clash that should be seen as a near-enough guaranteed three points for the club.

Alas, that’s rarely ever the case, but heading into the game, Mikel Arteta does seem to be feeling confident.

Two Arsenal games rescheduled for TV 0

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The days when we all get annoyed about TV games ruining our plans to attend in person are long gone – for the time being, at least. We all need to start getting used to the fact that fans aren’t going to be present in the stadium for at least six months and potentially even longer, and while those regulations may be adjusted ever so slightly, the future still looks bleak in that regard.

Still, fans will be able to sit and watch the action unfold on their TV screens, and that’s not the worst second place prize in the world. Courtesy of, we’ve had confirmation come through regarding two pretty important games that have been rescheduled ever so slightly.

A look at Arsenal’s first six games of the season 0

Posted on September 06, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The Premier League is set to return next weekend as the Gunners prepare to make another push for the top four – and potentially even beyond. It’s been a strong start to the season with the Community Shield win, and things are about to get even more interesting.


This is the kind of game that should be viewed as a must win, and with Fulham being a newly promoted side that are still trying to work out what their best starting XI looks like, we’re going to assume Arsenal will pick up all three points. It may not be particularly convincing, but it’ll be enough.

Arteta reacts to Sheffield United draw – part 2 0

Posted on January 19, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On whether he thinks we should have had a penalty:
I think it’s very clear.

On whether he’s spoken to the referee about it:

On Gabriel Martinelli stepping up:
Absolutely. He’s an 18-year-old kid with all the enthusiasm but as well, he’s so brave to make decisions, to threaten the opponent every time. He’s all the time in the middle of the goal, waiting for an opportunity to come. The fact he hasn’t played 90 minutes for a while – since his injury – but is still in the way he went about every single action is impressive.

Arteta reacts to Sheffield United draw – part 1 0

Posted on January 19, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta spoke with the media in a game that felt very ‘lather, rinse, repeat’ as the Gunners drew 1-1 with Sheffield United. They had the lead for a long time before the Blades were able to bite back with an equaliser, and it was clear to see and hear the disappointment from Arteta as the attention now turns towards the Chelsea clash.

On how frustrating the result is:
I’m very disappointed today. I think the performance deserved three points and I think we lost two points. In the Premier League, if you don’t put the game to bed then in the last 10 or 15 minutes this type of team just need a long ball, a second ball, a set-piece, and you can give the points away. That’s it.

Poor defending proves costly again 0

Posted on January 18, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

There’s no other way to describe what happened on Saturday when Arsenal played Sheffield United at the Emirates than two points thrown out the window.

The game ended in another draw, another lead nullified as Gabriel Martinelli’s first-half tap-in opener was cancelled late by John Fleck’s nicely taken volley. But let’s take a look at a few things that can be taken from this match, one by one.

Arteta looks ahead to Sheffield United game – part 2 0

Posted on January 16, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On what the team will miss most about not having Auba involved:
Auba has been around, he was very sad after the game. He was disappointed that he left the team with 10 men. It’s an action that is completely accidental in my opinion. He’s been superb under me, he’s trained really well, he’s working so hard. He’s scoring goals and has probably been the most important player on the team. So to lose him, obviously, is really bad news for us.

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