Arsenal's Season So Far - As Expected

Arsenal's Season So Far - As Expected

Ten matches into the season and Arsenal find themselves sixth in the table with 19 points.  That said, they're only four points behind second-place Manchester United and only below Liverpool on goals scored.  Considering that, it's tough to evaluate their start to the season. The Gunners have averaged 1.73 points per match so far.  If that were to continue, they would finish with about 66 points, a total that would likely see them finishing in the Europa League spots again.  …
Arsene Wenger's Risks Did Not Pay Off - Player Ratings v City

Arsene Wenger's Risks Did Not Pay Off - Player Ratings v City

To say this is a familiar feeling for Arsenal fans would be an understatement, to say the least. An away day at a top-six club ending with questions, frustration and ultimately disappointment is becoming more than an annual event for the Gunners faithful. This time they faced Manchester City; a team who have now scored a record 52 goals after just 17 games in all competitions. Based on this – and when remembering Arsenal’s previous falters away to top sides …
The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott is one of a few remaining members of Arsenal’s group of home-grown, British Golden Boys, plucked by Arsene Wenger as a teenager from Southampton in 2006 to join the Arsenal Academy and, presumably, be groomed for greatness. And like too many of the others, he never quite matured into the level of quality originally hoped for. Just this past transfer window, two more players from this vaunted youth group discovered by Wenger with these same high expectations left …
Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liverpool after 4-0 loss

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liverpool after 4-0 loss

“Embarrassing”, “pathetic” and “disinterested”; just three of the words used by pundits and supporters alike to describe one of the worst Arsenal performances of the Arsene Wenger era. But unfortunately for the Gunners faithful, this type of performance is far from becoming an uncommon occurrence in recent years, particularly against the league’s best sides. 6 years ago Arsenal’s 8-2 collapse at Old Trafford to Manchester United was seen as a crisis, exaggerated by the fact that it was rare to …
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 …
The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Playing Musical Chairs - Exchanging Strikers with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal It’s crazy time. The Welcome To and Exit doors are swinging in and out and the new are replacing the old. Clubs are scurrying in hopes of improving their position in last season’s table or, in Chelsea’s case, hanging on to that coveted top slot. Arsenal, for the first time in Arsène Wenger’s tenure with the club, has dropped out of the Champions League competition and, with the …
Can Lacazette's Goals Bring Back the Glory Days for Arsenal?

Can Lacazette's Goals Bring Back the Glory Days for Arsenal?

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side have been left behind by their rivals in recent years when it comes to competing for the Premier League title. But now with the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, can the Gunners find themselves back on top of the pile come May next year?   The Frenchman arrives for a club record fee of £52 million, from French Ligue 1 side Lyon where he has played 275 games and scored 129 in all competitions. His style of …
Olivier Giroud: Arsenal’s Unappreciated Goalscorer

Olivier Giroud: Arsenal’s Unappreciated Goalscorer

Last year, Arsenal were that close to signing Leicester’s Jamie Vardy for a £25 million transfer fee. But Vardy never put pen to paper. Upon reflection, between his tins of Thunder snuff tobacco and cans of Red Bull, Vardy made one of his better decisions. He realised that his limited, direct attacking skills did not fit well with Arsenal’s more intricate, build-from-the-back, short passing in tight spaces requirements. Vardy backed out of the move. Had the transfer been completed, the addition …
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