West Ham v Arsenal | Preview, Team News & Key Men

West Ham v Arsenal | Preview, Team News & Key Men

As the Premier League resumes, West Ham and Arsenal will face each other in another fascinating London derby after a disappointing midweek for both sides in the English League Cup (or the EFL cup). West Ham United are struggling to find consistency in the league at the moment under Slaven Bilic. With only one win in the last five Premier League outings, including losses to Everton and Spurs, the Hammers find themselves in a relegation battle in December. After their …
Can a Fit Olivier Giroud Get Into Arsenal’s Starting Eleven?

Can a Fit Olivier Giroud Get Into Arsenal’s Starting Eleven?

When asked before the Bournemouth game about Giroud’s chance of starting on Saturday, Arsene Wenger gave a reply straight from the Football Manager handbook. A coy Wenger said “It’s just game by game, I make the decision on the next game…I thought in this game [against PSG] his physical presence could give them problems at the back…We need everyone on board and it’s just the next game that matters.” In the two games that Arsenal had played before that question …
How Can Arsenal Solve Their Midfield Problems?

How Can Arsenal Solve Their Midfield Problems?

Arsenal are just three points off the top of the table, but they aren't being talked about as title contenders in the same way that Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are. Issues remain for Arsene Wenger to solve before they can be considered as a real force in this division. They have a squad that should be challenging for major honours, but there remain doubts about their tactics and team selection, especially in midfield. Their transition phase has been a weakness …
A Statistical Look at the Premier League Top Six

A Statistical Look at the Premier League Top Six

Nearly a third of a way into the Premier League season, the fight at the top of the Premier League is incredibly tight.  The top five teams are separated by a mere four points.  It's early, but, the way the league is setting up, this looks like it could be one of the most exciting recent Premier League title races.  We'll break down how the title race is looking after 12 matches. Those top five so far are Chelsea, Liverpool, …
Analyzing Arsenal's November Woes

Analyzing Arsenal's November Woes

"We now have difficult games coming up, with a difficult November"  Those words were spoken by Arsene Wenger after his side had just beaten Sunderland 4-1 in a fairly comprehensive and easy manner. Incredible, considering the fact that Arsenal were unbeaten in the league since game week 1 and were notching up wins without too many difficulties. Yes, they had a few tough games coming up at least on paper. The North London derby against rivals Tottenham, a trip to …
Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On November 27th, Arsenal host AFC Bouremouth at the Emirates Stadium.  The Gunners come into this off the back of three consecutive draws in all competitions.  Arsene Wenger's side still finds themselves near the top of the table, but they find themselves in desperate need of a win.  With so many good teams in this title race, no one can afford to drop points at home to bottom half teams. Bournemouth, while they want to get something out of every …
Arsenal vs PSG - Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs PSG - Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It is approaching crunch time in Group A as PSG are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are joint top of the group alongside the French club with ten points and the winners on Wednesday night will finish top of the group. It is a great opportunity for the Gunners, who have struggled to get past the round of 16 due to difficult draws. If they finish top of the group, they will have a good chance of avoiding …
Antonio Valencia Plus the Red Devils' Midfield Dominance

Antonio Valencia Plus the Red Devils' Midfield Dominance

Manchester United somehow conceded a late equalizer to Arsenal in a game that was pretty one sided until the last minute of normal time at Old Trafford - their third consecutive draw at home in the league, the first time that's happened since April 1992. After an unorthodox and patched up side that did the business against Swansea, Mourinho fielded a very strong eleven from the squad that was available to him with the midfield particularly consisting of Michael Carrick, Ander …
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