Arsenal vs Brighton Preview | Key Players and Team News

Arsenal vs Brighton Preview | Key Players and Team News

After a midweek victory against BATE Borisov in Belarus Arsenal will come back to England to face a different team starting with "B" in Brighton and Hove Albion. Since their 4-0 embarrassment at the hands of Liverpool, Arsenal haven't lost any of their last six matches, winning five of those six matches.  Their 4-2 victory over BATE was quite strange as they played a complete backup team, dominated early, then conceded a few goals after that.  It's not a match …
Is this the best relegated XI of the Premier League 2016-17?

Is this the best relegated XI of the Premier League 2016-17?

Big Sam Allardyce's 4-0 humbling of Tigers ended the relegation battle rather prematurely confirming the relegation of Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland from the Premier League. Despite the Tigers shipping out a league high of 73 goals, Boro being dubbed as the most boring Premier League side ever and the Black Cats failing to turn up all season, we pick 11 individuals who were the shining light in an otherwise gloomy league campaign for their respective sides. JORDAN PICKFORD (GK) …
Calum Chambers - A loan move to Middlesbrough could suit all parties

Calum Chambers - A loan move to Middlesbrough could suit all parties

It was announced on Monday that Middlesbrough had agreed to loan Calum Chambers from Arsenal, a move that was well received by both fan-bases. The newly promoted North East club need more defensive cover and the player needs first team football in order to develop further. This is unlikely to come at Arsenal, despite their lack of numbers in defensive areas. He started the opening day match against Liverpool, but Laurent Koscielny has returned and Shkodran Mustafi is set to sign, …
Is Mustafi the answer to Arsenal's defensive woes?

Is Mustafi the answer to Arsenal's defensive woes?

There is still work to do for Arsene Wenger in the transfer window, as it is clear his squad isn't as strong as it needs to be. They will be targeting a title challenge this season and to do so, they need to strengthen their defence. Per Mertesacker was ruled out for the opening months of the season with a knee injury, which leaves the Gunners short at the back. They would have liked to have improved their defensive options …
Is Calum Chambers too Versatile for his Own Good?

Is Calum Chambers too Versatile for his Own Good?

Last summer, Calum Chambers made his dream move to Arsenal.  The Gunners paid a fee that could rise up to £16m, a lot for a 19 year old that made only 25 senior appearances for Southampton. When Arsene Wenger signed him, the Frenchman said he wanted Chambers to be a centre-back.  He started his career in that vein getting a run of games in the middle of defence when Per Mertesacker was recovering from the World Cup and Laurent Koscielny …
Arsenal U24’s: who should look to progress in 2015/16?

Arsenal U24’s: who should look to progress in 2015/16?

Following on from Carl Jenkinson’s new contract and subsequent continuation of his Premier League loan-spell at West Ham, Chuba Akpom’s hat-trick in the pre-season friendly against the Singapore All-Stars, and several other (re)emerging Arsenal talents – let’s discuss who, and how – they can really make the world sit up and take notice this coming year. Hector Bellerin Arsenal’s new diminutive Spaniard fast-forwarded his own path to the first team last year after Mathieu Debuchy’s long-term injury, Carl Jenkinson’s loan-spell away …
Player Performance Analysis: Mathieu Debuchy vs Newcastle

Player Performance Analysis: Mathieu Debuchy vs Newcastle

After an embarrassing defeat to Stoke City, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal needed a strong response against Newcastle.  The Gunners responded perfectly with an emphatic 4-1 win over the in-form Newcastle.  This was an important victory for Arsenal, grabbing them three important points as well as taking the pressure off the squad and off of Arsene Wenger. There were plenty of impressive performances for Arsene Wenger's side, but a very unexpected and possibly very important performance was that of Mathieu Debuchy.  The Frenchman …
Calum Chambers to Arsenal | What Lies Ahead for the full back

Calum Chambers to Arsenal | What Lies Ahead for the full back

Arsenal have had a busy transfer window so far and now have made versatile defender Calum Chambers their fourth signing of the summer.  The 19 year old Southampton academy graduate has made his move to North London.  The England U-19 captain signed for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £11m that could rise to £16m with instalments. Chambers had been rumoured to Arsenal earlier in the transfer window, but, after the signing of Mathieu Debuchy, many thought the move wouldn't materialize. …
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