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

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

Bournemouth were able to claw their way back out of the relegation zone in their last three holiday fixtures with a win and two draws.  Despite their good results at the end of the period, the Bournemouth defense showed a lot of problems, conceding 14 goals in their last five matches.  Only one point out of the relegation zone, if the Cherries cannot patch up their defense they could very well see themselves relegated at the end of the season. …
Should Arsenal Renew Jack Wilshere's Contract?

Should Arsenal Renew Jack Wilshere's Contract?

Jack Wilshere returned to Arsenal in the summer with an uncertain future as he entered the final year of his current contract. The midfielder didn’t impress during his time on loan at Bournemouth and the other options in the Gunners’ squad meant that his first-team minutes might be limited. The England international has long been rated by Arsene Wenger and supporters alike, but his injury record and lack of consistency makes it difficult to fully invest in him. There was …
Arsenal v Leicester City - Friday Night Football at the Emirates

Arsenal v Leicester City - Friday Night Football at the Emirates

The 2017/2018 Premier League season kicks off Friday with Arsenal hosting Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.  The two former Premier League champions hope to grab the first three points of the season and get themselves to the top of the table early. Arsenal will be desperate to win the Premier League this year.  With Alexis Sanchez refusing to sign a new contract, it looks like the Chilean will play out the final year of his contract and sign for …
Reiss Nelson's Pre-Season Exploits - What Next for the Arsenal Youngster?

Reiss Nelson's Pre-Season Exploits - What Next for the Arsenal Youngster?

The Emirates Cup - despite holding what some would consider a flawed point scoring system - has many benefits as a pre season competition. First is of course the added revenue it brings to all the clubs involved; mainly through the expansion of the associated brands across a greater worldwide audience, at a time where high quality football is in top demand. Then there is the benefit from the fans perspective of being able to watch not one, but two …
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 …
Issues That Wenger Must Immediately Address at Arsenal

Issues That Wenger Must Immediately Address at Arsenal

This season marks Wenger’s 21st year as manager at Arsenal, and it’ll be one of the most challenging seasons as he’ll have to face-off against the likes of Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, and of course, Jose Mourinho. With other clubs making no effort to downplay their spending, Wenger has managed to make only one major signing. Not just that, he also has a lot of issues to address prior to the commencement of the new season. So, what will Wenger …
The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

For the second time in a week, England have managed an ignominious exit from Europe and Roy Hodgson, much like the hapless politicians, oversaw it without any cohesive plan. The humiliating defeat to Iceland was Hodgson’s final act as England manager and summed up his handling of this tournament. Yes, England did not have the best squad of players heading into Euro 2016, despite the hype, and their ceiling was probably a semi-final at best, but the way they were …
5 players Arsenal should call time on

5 players Arsenal should call time on

Arsenal have a host of players with creativity, raw talent and flair. Wenger has built squads, re-built and added to his collection and now has a vast selection of players to choose from. However, amidst a squad which possesses clear talent, there's a number of players that Arsenal have put their faith in for far too long and now it's time to give-up. Abou Diaby is one player that Arsenal kept on the books for an unhealthy amount of time …
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