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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 v Brentford League Cup Third Round Preview 0

Posted on September 25, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

The Gunners head into this cup tie in good spirits and on a five-game winning run after their 2-0 home win over Everton on Sunday. The team from north London have a mixed recent record in this competition, mainly due to the mass squad rotation on the part of former boss Arsene Wenger in cup competition.

Unai Emery claims Premier League is harder than La Liga 0

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Harry Kettle

During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Arsenal manager Unai Emery claimed, in one way or another, that the Premier League is harder than La Liga. That, in itself, seems like a bizarre revelation to some – but we wholeheartedly believe in it and can completely see where he’s coming from. After all, this is a man who has managed in both and therefore has a fairly good perspective on something that, for the longest time, fans have been heavily debating.

Arsenal win again but same problems appear 0

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 on Sunday, and it seems the season has taken a full turn to a promising one. This game is the Gunners’ fourth success in a row after suffering two defeats at the start of the Premier League, and it needs to be said that those defeats happened at the hands of two excellent teams.

The game was won thanks to two strikes from Arsenal’s two most potent attacking players in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but giving a few details a better look, unimportant though they may seem, reveals that some old problems still haven’t been dealt with. Even though Lacazette and Aubameyang did their job upfront and scored the goals, the indisputable fact that the best performer in the team was actually Petr Cech is pretty telling.

Will Bernd Leno start against Everton this weekend? 0

Posted on September 21, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s summer signing Bernd Leno made his first start for the Gunners on Thursday night in a 4-2 Europa League win over Vorskla. The German started in place of usual first-choice Petr Cech and Gunners boss Unai Emery has stated he will play again in the next few matches.

The Spaniard stated that he did not feel that Leno was responsible for either of the visitor’s goals. That means he could start against Everton on Sunday or against Brentford in the League Cup next

Europa League clash gives fringe players chance to impress 0

Posted on September 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal kick-off their Europa League campaign this evening against Ukrainian side Vorskla. The cup competitions have been a place to blood youngsters and give fringe players an opportunity to impress in recent seasons.

Former boss Arsene Wenger certainly made full use of the cup competitions when it came to rotating his squad and resting his star players. No doubt new Gunners boss Unai Emery will take the competition seriously, he will still rotate his squad.

Arsenal fringe players can impress

While Emery is unlikely to field many young players against Thursday’s night’s opponents, there are a certain number of fringe players who could improve their chances of regular first-team football with good performances.

Emery speaks ahead of Europa League opener 0

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to face Ukranian side Vorskla at the Emirates in their first European game of the season on Thursday evening, and manager Unai Emery spoke to the press ahead of the clash.

Changes in the team?

Although, like every season, Arsenal play in four competitions, the best 11 players will take to the pitch as the manager believes it’s all about improving both tactically and individually at this point. It seemed as Emery was announcing a line-up pretty much the same as the one he’s been fielding in the Premier League, but then he made things a bit clearer.

Arsenal v Vorskla Europa League Preview 0

Posted on September 19, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal kick-off their Europa League campaign on Monday night, as the Gunners welcome Ukrainian outfit Vorskla to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners head into this seasons competition with the added Europa League experience of boss Unai Emery. The Spaniard has, of course, won the trophy on three previous occasions with Sevilla.

Arsenal are relative novices in the Europa League in its current guises, as last season was their first in competition under its current name. The Gunners did make the semi-final of the competition last season, though, only to be eliminated by Champions League dropouts Atletico Madrid.

Unai Emery’s Europa League experience could be vital for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 18, 2018 by David Nugent

It is fair to say that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is pretty well acquainted with the Europa League, having won the competition on three occasions with Sevilla.

It is a competition that the Gunners will have to get accustomed to if the north London side cannot break back into the Premier League top four in the near future.

A useful competition

The competition is much maligned, as it is UEFA’s secondary European competition behind the much more high profile Champions League. Obviously, Arsenal wants to be in the Champions League and that is one of Emery primary aims, getting back into Europe’s elite competition.

Method behind the madness? 0

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

There’s not much more than needs to be said when it comes to Arsenal’s actual start to the season, because it’s there for everyone to see. They were outplayed by better sides in the first two games and narrowly edged past three that they should be beating easily. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Regardless, it’s interesting to note the direction they’re trending in as a club – even though we want to focus on one position above all the others – and that’s the goalkeeper.



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