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Gunners have a stellar record against Leicester 0

Posted on October 18, 2018 by David Nugent

It seems that most teams that have visited Arsenal in recent Premier League games have terrible records on the Gunners home soil, whether that is at Highbury or the Emirates Stadium. Well, another team with a terrible away record against the Gunners roll up to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night in the shape of Leicester City.

Arsenal are one of Leicester’s bogey teams

Arsenal have become one of Leicester’s Premier League bogey teams of late. In fact, the Foxes have won just two of their 24 Premier League meetings with the team from north London, while suffering 15 defeats in the process.

Bernd Leno now has chance to cement number one spot 0

Posted on October 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s German international goalkeeper Bernd Leno will get a chance over the next few games to prove that he is good enough to be the Gunners first-choice number one on a permanent basis.

Leno came on as a first half substitute for the injured Petr Cech last time out in a 2-0 win over Watford at the Emirates Stadium. It was the Germans Premier League debut after joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

Does Alex Iwobi now deserve to start for Arsenal? 0

Posted on October 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi can be highly frustrating at times. The Nigerian international does have ability, but he has been so wildly inconsistent for Arsenal that it is infuriating.

Iwobi has been in and out of the Gunners starting line-up in recent seasons. However, under Unai Emery, he seems to have improved slightly. The Spaniard is renowned for improving players and maybe he has had a hand in Iwobi’s improvement this season.

Producing an end product

The big issue with Iwobi has been that he has the ability to beat players and is an intelligent footballer, but he is often missing an end product. This season Iwobi has made just four top-flight appearances, with three coming from the substitute’s bench.

Seven in a row 0

Posted on October 01, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We aren’t usually ones for getting carried away with ourselves, but in this instance, it feels somewhat necessary. Arsenal have now won seven games in a row in all competitions, and as bizarre as it sounds to get excited about that given how early on we are in the season, these first few games can absolutely be an indication of what’s to come. After all, you have to play everyone twice anyway and you can only beat what’s put in front of you, and while that may be stereotypical it’s also incredibly true.

Arsenal fortunate to beat Watford 0

Posted on September 30, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win at home against Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners needed two goals in the last ten minutes to record the victory over the visitors.

The victory was Arsenal’s seventh straight win in all competitions. However, it was another unconvincing display. On another day, the Hornets could have left north London with something, maybe even maximum points.

Leno kept Arsenal in the game

The Gunners kept a clean sheet for a second league game in a row. However, Unai Emery’s side had goalkeeper Bernd Leno to thank for keeping them in the game, as the Germany international pulled off saves from Troy Deeney and Andre Gray. The 26-year-old had to come off the substitute’s bench to replace the injured Petr Cech just before half-time.

Arsenal face another favourite opponent in Watford 0

Posted on September 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Last weekend prior to Arsenal’s clash with Everton, I wrote an article about the Toffees being one of Arsenal’s favourite Premier League opponents.

This weekend the Gunners welcome another one of their favourite opponents to Emirates, as Watford make the trip to north London.

A strong Premier League record

Arsenal have faced Watford on just ten occasions in the Premier League, recording eight wins and suffering just one defeat. The two teams have met just five times at Arsenal in the Premier League, with the Gunners claiming four wins and the Hornets winning just once.

Arsenal v Watford Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 28, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, as the Gunners look to extend their winning run in all competitions to seven games.

Arsenal heads into this game on the back of a 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup in midweek. The victory extended the home sides winning run to six games in all competitions.

Four of those six games in Arsenal’s winning run have been in the Premier League. Last time out in the top-flight, the team from north London recorded a 2-0 home win over Everton.

Watford beckons 0

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Harry Kettle

At the start of the season a clash against Watford wouldn’t have seemed like all too much of an issue – but now, six games in, it’s already being viewed as one of Arsenal’s biggest tests of the campaign. This encounter will serve as the fouth game in a row in which the Gunners will be playing at the Emirates, and you’ve got to imagine that will be a huge bonus for them.

The Emirates hub

They won their previous three against Vorskla, Everton and Brentford, and while none of those clubs are considered to be on the Gunners’ level, winning creates an aura of confident around any given club and we wholeheartedly believe that.

A short look at the Watford game 0

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal deservedly beat Watford 3-0 at the Emirates on Sunday. Just like against AC Milan three days earlier, a lot of things went right. Let’s take a short look.

Quick transition

First of all, it should be said that Mohamed Elneny played a big part in this game. Present all around the pitch and in all segments of the game, he simply oozed composure with smart, well-measured passing and moved from tight spaces into larger pockets whenever possible.

Mertesacker reveals stress involved with playing for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

German defender Per Mertesacker has been a rock at the heart of Arsenal’s defence ever since joining the club, but now, it seems as if the 33-year-old is just about ready to hang up his boots due to the stress involved with playing the beautiful game.

During an interview with magazine Der Spiegel, Mertesacker made a handful of somewhat startling comments regarding what it feels like to play at this level. The 2014 World Cup winner and former Werder Bremen star has been at the Emirates since 2011 and has made well over 150 appearances for the North London club.

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