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 - A Progress Report for 2016/17

Arsenal - A Progress Report for 2016/17

Despite eventually finishing second in last season's Premier League, a position that no fan would have been confident enough to use Free Super Tips with 5 or so games left to play. It's fair to say that expectations were not that high for Arsenal this campaign. Many fans were happy with the signing of Granit Xhaka to address the timely issue of an imposing deep lying midfielder of proven ability. However, kicking off the season with a home defeat to …
5 Key Battles for a Starting Place & Who Comes Out on Top

5 Key Battles for a Starting Place & Who Comes Out on Top

The 2016-17 season has already thrown up a few surprises but once again, it's a season which has provided challenges for the Premier League's top managers. Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp have had to make some ruthless choices on starting positions already this season but here's five of the biggest battles so far and who should come out on top... Simon Mignolet & Loris Karius - Liverpool Mignolet's Liverpool career has been nothing short of drama, with the Belgian keeper …
Olivier Giroud - Key to Arsenal's aspirations this season?

Olivier Giroud - Key to Arsenal's aspirations this season?

Arsene Wenger has slowly reintegrated his Euro 2016 stars, despite pressure from the fans and that could prove to be a masterstroke in the long run. They have managed to pick up four points from the opening three matches, which isn't bad, but they have already fallen five points off the pacesetters. As a club, Arsenal need to be challenging for the title and their late transfer business has increased optimism around the club. The key to their title hopes …