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 …
Arsenal v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

For the first time in forty years, Manchester United and Arsenal will play in the second half of the season outside of top four. Not only does it show how far the two giants of English football have fallen, but also represents a genuine risk of what could easily be the norm for the next few seasons. Arsenal were humiliated at White Hart Lane on Sunday after a convincing defeat in the last ever North London Derby in the hallowed …
Have the Arsenal players turned their back on Arsene Wenger?

Have the Arsenal players turned their back on Arsene Wenger?

Another week, another game and yet another defeat for Arsene Wenger. That is 4 defeats in the last 5 Premier League games for Arsenal. It's not the defeat that is the problem but the manner in which they lost is! It has been the same old story yet again only this time, the usual has turned into a full blown crisis. On the back of a 5-0 win against Lincoln in the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger would have hoped that …
Analysing Hector Bellerin - is he developing into a world class right back?

Analysing Hector Bellerin - is he developing into a world class right back?

His rise to become the first choice right-back at Arsenal was due to a combination of talent and luck, but he has now established himself as one of the first names on the team-sheet. There have been continued links with a return to Barcelona and the Catalan club were expected to make a move during the summer after the departure of Dani Alves. However, Bellerin has remained at the Emirates Stadium and he will be hoping to continue developing at …
Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

With fans mourning the international break throughout the world for various reasons, it's only fair to look back on what's happened in English football till the last weekend and try to find out who's been good at their jobs and who's not been. Although, the season as a whole has not quite been the most scintillating and nerve-wracking in recent times, it's had its fair share of surprising victories and shocking defeats in these opening twelve weeks. So, as far …

The £4m Premier League Team

Transfer spending makes or breaks any club. The demise of all the following "once great" clubs can be attributed to transfer spending, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Coventry City, Glasgow Rangers and a host more. Bolton with a £140m debt, rock bottom of the Championship and Leeds (who have sold both their Stadium and their training ground) probably fared the worst. In light of this it is astonishing the following Premier League 11 cost a mere £3,940,000.00. …
Hector Bellerin: Emergence of a Star

Hector Bellerin: Emergence of a Star

Arriving alongside Jon Toral in the summer of the 2011/12 season, Hector Bellerin’s transfer to Arsenal was a largely under-the-radar affair. There was little fan-fare, apart from the fact that Arsenal had managed to pinch two more players from Barcelona’s youth setup for a combined fee of under £1 million. He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal two years later in the summer of 2013, making his first appearance as a late substitute in a League Cup tie against …
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 …