Arsenal 2017/18: Season Preview

Arsenal 2017/18: Season Preview

On one side of the coin, the upcoming season presents many a familiar challenge for Arsenal; the fans' opinion on their long-serving manager remains split, and key players are linked with moves away. But on the flip side, the new campaign provides a host of fresh hurdles for the Gunners, particularly with the prospect of Europa League football as opposed to the Champions League for the first time in years. The weekend's Community Shield win over Chelsea will have given …
Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

In February of 2011 Arsenal defied the odds to beat Europe’s greatest - Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – 2-1 at the Emirates in the Champions League. That night the pitch was laden with midfield maestros; the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas to name a few. But the name which dominated the back pages the morning after was none of the above, instead it was a 19-year-old by the name of Jack Wilshere. With a passing accuracy of …
Infographic: Premier League All-Star Copa America XI!

Infographic: Premier League All-Star Copa America XI!

Our friends at KickOff have provided us with an interesting infographic with their Premier League All-Star XI that will take part in the Copa America! Players from Arsenal, Everton, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester City, Aston Villa and Tottenham feature! There are some stats included of each player's form from last season too! …
Arsenal vs Olympiakos: What Went Wrong for the Gunners?

Arsenal vs Olympiakos: What Went Wrong for the Gunners?

Arsenal are struggling greatly in the Champions League, and the last match against Olympiakos just stresses the fact that the team is in need of serious introspection and changes. Had Arsene Wenger known that David Ospina would pick this night to make the worst error of his Arsenal career so far or, indeed, of his entire professional career, he may not have selected him. The moment when the goalkeeper dropped Kostas Fortounis’s in swinging corner over his line to put Olympiakos 2-1 up …
How the Cech signing effects Arsenal's other goalkeepers

How the Cech signing effects Arsenal's other goalkeepers

At the time of writing, Petr Cech signing for Arsenal has not been conformed yet, but every media outlet, including the BBC and David Ornstein, is reporting that this deal is happening.  Arsenal are signing a world class goalkeeper and this should be a big signing and have a big impact on their possible title challenge.  Arsenal fans have been clamouring for a World Class goalkeeper for years and this signing should make them very happy. The signing of Cech has …
In-Between the Posts: Premier League Keepers, Battle For Glory

In-Between the Posts: Premier League Keepers, Battle For Glory

A unique feature of this transfer window has been that the almost all the top clubs are looking to add depth and quality in the goalkeeping department. Whether it is the keepers who were out on loan returning to their parent club or smart captures of foreign keeper on the cheap, managers are understanding the need to have more than the usual safe pair of hands between the posts. Only Manchester United and Everton from the teams that finished in …
David Ospina to Arsenal?

David Ospina to Arsenal?

Despite starring in Arsenal's run to FA Cup glory, Łukasz Fabiański decided not to renew his contract at Arsenal.  The Polish international was looking for more regular first team football and hopes to have found that at Swansea City.  The departure of the long time Arsenal man meant the Gunners were left with only one first team goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczęsny. Arsene Wenger has done well early in the transfer window at addressing the needs of his squad with the signings of Alexis …