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Derby come back shows Arsenal’s improvement this season 0

Posted on December 03, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal recorded a magnificent 4-2 win over arch-rivals Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon. The derby had absolutely everything, as the two teams went at it in a highly entertaining encounter.

The Gunners resilience to come back from 2-1 down to record what could be a pivotal victory in the race for the Champions League places.

Good management by Emery

Much of the credit for the comeback must go to Gunners boss Unai Emery. The Spanish boss could see that the starting line-up he picked was not working out in the latter stages of the first half and remedied the situation at half time.

Turning a corner – part 1 0

Posted on December 03, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Heading into the North London Derby at the weekend, it almost certainly felt like things were evenly balanced between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The two clubs have had equal highs and lows in the Premier League and in Europe this season, and many fans had different theories as to how the game may or may not unfold. Now, as we prepare to look back on it all, it’s important to remember that this what how people viewed the situation.

I cannot see Tottenham ending Arsenal’s unbeaten run 0

Posted on December 02, 2018 by David Nugent

With just a few hours to go before the north London derby at the Emirates between Arsenal and Tottenham, the tension is building amongst both sets of fans.

Is has become the custom in recent years, there is far more to play for than just local bragging rights. Both teams are in the fight for the top-four and it could be argued Spurs will believe they are in the title race.

It is no doubt a big game for both teams. However, I just cannot see the Gunners losing this match. I may be cursing them, but the Gunners under Unai Emery are looking like a slightly tougher nut to crack.

Arsenal v Tottenham Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 01, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host arch-rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in what could prove to be a crucial north London derby.

Arsenal extended their recent unbeaten run to 18 matches in a 3-0 win against Vorskla in the Europa League on Thursday night. Unai Emery’s side are also now unbeaten in their last 11 top-flight games, so head into this clash in confident mood.

The Gunners have a strong home record in the Premier League, as they have lost just one of their last 12 league games at the Emirates Stadium while recording nine wins.

Mike Dean in charge for North London derby 0

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While the appointment of a referee shouldn’t dictate someone’s excitement for a game of football, it’s hard to ignore it in this instance. While it may be completely ridiculous, the fact that Mike Dean will referee the North London derby has seriously rubbed people the wrong way. A lot of Arsenal fans believe their fate has been sealed before a ball has even been kicked, whereas some Spurs fans have taken it upon themselves to provide examples of why it’ll be much more even than we all think.

Mesut Ozil omission at Bournemouth made sense 0

Posted on November 27, 2018 by David Nugent

There has been a lot made of Unai Emery’s decision to bench Mesut Ozil for the Gunners 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. As is always the case with big selection decision, the rumours of a rift between the player and boss emerge.

Good management by Emery

However, the decision has a simple tactical one by Emery. The Spaniard knew that the Bournemouth would be quite physical in nature, so decided to pick a team to suit the game.

Arsenal v Wolves Premier League Preview 0

Posted on November 10, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host Wolves at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, as the Gunners look to extend their recent unbeaten run.

Arsenal are now 15 games unbeaten in all competitions after Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League. A nine-game unbeaten run in the Premier League has left the side from north London well placed to mount a challenge for the Champions League spots this season.

The Gunners are currently fifth place in the table, just a point behind fourth-place arch-rivals Tottenham, who face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Arsenal may now take the League Cup seriously 0

Posted on November 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Everybody talks about the League Cup or Carabao Cup or whatever people wish to call it being the poor relation to virtually every other competition. In terms of priorities for most top clubs, it is never up there with the Premier League or the European competitions.

It is almost a distraction, something to get out of the way. Top bosses field rotated squads on a regular basis in the competition, just as Unai Emery did for Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Blackpool on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal and Tottenham in a battle for United star 0

Posted on October 11, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Guardian, Arsenal and Tottenham are in a transfer battle to land Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly in the January transfer window.

Both clubs are looking to strengthen at the heart of their defences, for different reasons. It seems that Bailly has become a prime target for the north London pair.

Endured mixed fortunes at United

When Bailly arrived at United in 2016 from Villarreal for a fee of around £30million, the Ivory Coast international was seen as the answer to the Red Devils central defensive problems.

Gunners firing under Unai Emery 0

Posted on October 08, 2018 by David Nugent

One of the main concerns when Unai Emery first arrived at Arsenal this summer was the defence. The defensive situation has not changed radically and the team could still be slightly more solid. However, at the minute the way the attacking players are performing, the defensive issues have been cast aside.

Fantastic second half at Fulham

The Gunners 5-1 win at Fulham on Sunday was a superb result. However, at half time the game was truly in the balance at 1-1. Emery’s side had not produced first 45 minutes of football.



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