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 …
Sead Kolasinac to Arsenal: A Good Bosman for the Gunners

Sead Kolasinac to Arsenal: A Good Bosman for the Gunners

In the past few days, the transfer rumor mill for Premier League has been fixated on some big money signings. Betting websites suspended betting on Virgil van Dijk’s move to Liverpool and many Reds started celebrating their club’s record transfer on social media, before the Saints threw a spanner by complaining to Premier League about unauthorized approach to their defender from Liverpool’s side. Another potentially “done deal” is Mohamed Salah’s transfer to Liverpool. Reds are busy speculating at what stage …
Summer's Top Ten Free Agents - #7 Luke Garbutt

Summer's Top Ten Free Agents - #7 Luke Garbutt

Expiring Contracts – Summer 2015’s Top Ten Free Agents As the summer transfer window looms before us, transfer talk rages.  Squads look to strengthen their roster while players look to make a grand, expensive exit.  Some of the season’s most exciting stories emerge from the non-playing period of the summer.  While transfer fees are bandied about and the whirlwind of speculative “could he, would he” whips about, there are several cheaper options available.  Free agency this summer is full of …
Arsenal must react

Arsenal must react

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta has called for a 'big reaction' from the team following their 6-0 defeat against Arsenal on Saturday. The midfield man has issued an apology on behalf of the team following the way the team capitulated following Kieran Gibbs' red card. The incident was extremely controversial as it was in fact Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who handled the ball as it flew goal wards. Arteta is not using that incident as an excuse however, and feels they owe …
Fullback Stats Comparison | Ben Davies Vs Shaw Vs Rose Vs Gibbs

Fullback Stats Comparison | Ben Davies Vs Shaw Vs Rose Vs Gibbs

This Premier League has been the year of the full-back, with many managers using full-backs to create width on the pitch, namely Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman, Kyle Walker, Patrice Evra, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta. In this article I will look at a permanent fixture in Swansea City's defence so far this season and while it hasn't been a totally successful campaign for them in the Premier League this season, one defender, Ben Davies, has looked impressive. I will examine …
Mourinho cast doubt on Cole's future

Mourinho cast doubt on Cole's future

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken about Ashley Cole's future at the club and it wasn't positive news for the England international. Cole 33, is out of contract in the summer and he has also found himself out of the team as Cesar Azpilicueta has taken his position in the side. When asked about Cole's future, Mourinho said  "I don't know. I'm happy with the way Azpilicueta is performing." With Cole no longer guaranteed first team football at Stamford Bridge then …
Early 2013/14's Underrated Players | Schneiderlin, Gibbs, Ward & Noble

Early 2013/14's Underrated Players | Schneiderlin, Gibbs, Ward & Noble

With 8 games gone, players are already being applauded for their impressive performances. The list includes Daniel Sturridge and Aaron Ramsey, but what about those who have performed without getting the recognition they deserve? I look at 5 of the unsung heroes in the Premier League so far this season. Morgan Schneiderlin Southampton have made an exceptional start to the season and after their draw against Manchester United, they find themselves in 6th place. Lallana, Clyne, and Lovren have grabbed …
Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

There are less than two weeks before the start of the new season and Arsenal are yet to make the big signing their fans have been waiting for. As the Suarez saga rages on, Arsenal have only signed forward Yaya Sanago from French club Auxerre on a free transfer. Sanago made his debut at the weekend in the Emirates Cup, which was won by Galatasaray. Arsenal’s pre-season had been going well, swotting teams aside on their Asian tour. On Saturday …
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