February 12, 2018 by
Arsenal has a reputation for failing to show up in big games. Saturday’s north London derby 1-0 defeat by Tottenham was a prime example. Yet, the previous week the Gunners smashed Everton 5-1 at home. The two results suggest that Arsene Wenger’s team are just track bullies.
Good enough to a point
For me, until the January transfer window, it felt like the quality of the Arsenal squad was deteriorating. The signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were good signings. .......Read more here.....
February 11, 2018 by
Arsenal returned to type on Saturday afternoon, suffering a 1-0 defeat at arch-rivals Tottenham in the north London derby.
The Gunners kept the home side relatively quiet at Wembley in the first half of Saturday’s game. However, in the second half, Mauricio Pochettino’s side could have added to their one-goal lead.
Arsene Wenger’s side did have some limited chances in the second period. However, it would be a stretch to say that Arsenal deserved anything out of the game.
Big attacking players failed to turn up .......Read more here.....
February 10, 2018 by
On Saturday afternoon, Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game in the north London derby, in a defeat that could prove very costly to Arsenal’s Champions League hopes.
The first real threat on home goal came on nine minutes, as Shkodran Mustafi inadvertently prodded the ball towards his own goal ahead of Harry Kane, only for Petr Cech to save and put the ball out for a corner kick. Tottenham’s Eric Dier headed well wide of goal on 14 minutes from a corner kick. .......Read more here.....
February 09, 2018 by
It’s last been in 2014 that Arsenal managed to beat their north London rivals away.
The last win over the neighbours was recorded at White Hart Lane and Gunners now have a fine chance of ending the run at the national stadium which has thus far been a fortunate ground for Arsene Wenger’s men.
Arsenal won their last nine matches at Wembley and are most certainly looking to make it a perfect ten.
Gunners head over to lock horns with fifth-placed Tottenham high on confidence following a morale-boosting 5-1 win over Everton last time out, which saw the January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang open his account for his new club. .......Read more here.....
February 09, 2018 by
On Saturday lunchtime, Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley in a crucial north London derby.
The home side are fifth in the table. However, they are just a point behind fourth-place Chelsea in the race for a Champions League spot. Mauricio Pochettino’s side drew 2-2 at Liverpool last time out. However, they needed a stoppage-time penalty kick from striker Harry Kane to rescue anything from the game.
The draw means that the home side are now undefeated in their last seven Premier League outings, although three of their last five league games have finished in draws. .......Read more here.....
February 08, 2018 by
Arsene Wenger is keen to close the gap in the Premier League table between Arsenal and Tottenham with a win this weekend as the Gunners take on their London rivals in a massively important match as the race for the top-four continues to heat up.
Arsenal’s last Premier League game ended in a superb victory as they dismantled Everton. The Toffees were no match for the Gunners on the day as they were hammered 5-1 at the Emirates Stadium. .......Read more here.....
February 07, 2018 by
One of my colleagues wrote this morning that Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to be handed a new deal with the north London club.
The 20-year-old has impressed playing out-of-position at left wing-back for Arsene Wenger’s team in the last few months. Maitland-Niles is naturally a midfielder and made a number of appearances for England under-20’s in his favoured position as the junior lions won the World Cup.
Ainsley-Niles selection at in an unfamiliar position has blocked the path to the starting eleven of versatile Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac, who arrived at the club from Schalke in the summer. .......Read more here.....
February 03, 2018 by
On Saturday evening, Arsenal host Everton in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium. The omens are good for a home victory, as the Toffees have been easy prey for the Gunners in recent seasons.
In fact, the side from north London have won 16 of their last 20 home games in all competitions, which is a fantastic record for the Gunners against any team.
The Merseysiders have caused Arsene Wenger’s problems at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture in recent campaigns. However, on home soil, Arsenal have enjoyed close to total domination.
Everton have a terrible recent away record .......Read more here.....
January 28, 2018 by
Lucas Moura’s agent is reportedly in talks with Arsenal, despite the player supposedly agreeing to move to Premier League rivals Tottenham in a deal believed to be worth around £25 million.
Arsenal were given the weekend off as the FA Cup returned. The London side had been knocked out by Nottingham Forest in the last round in an embarrassing defeat as they relinquished their hold on the trophy.
They were instead forced to watch their Premier League counterparts in action, with former player Alexis Sanchez turning out for Manchester United. The Chilean had clinched a switch to Jose Mourinho’s team earlier in the week after a protracted move, and he marked his debut with the club by helping them to a comfortable win. .......Read more here.....
January 21, 2018 by
Arsenal target Malcom has admitted that playing in England is ‘a dream’, with both the Gunners and Tottenham circling as the player’s future is still very much up in the air with the pace of the transfer window going up a notch.
Arsenal seem to be on the verge of losing Alexis Sanchez as the Chilean nears a move to Manchester United. It seemed as though the forward would be making a switch to Manchester, but to be with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. However, this proposed move never came to fruition and it seems likely that the Chilean will be playing in the red of United in the coming weeks. .......Read more here.....