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 …
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 …
Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

Analysis of Transfers from European Leagues to EPL - 2: La Liga

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. You can read the first part here. In the first part, we took a look at the transfers to Premier League from Eredivisie. In this part, we will take a look at how Premier League clubs have been recruiting players from La Liga. La Liga is believed to be one of the best leagues in the world in terms of football talent. My personal belief is that image of the whole league …
Arsene Wenger in and as The Count of Monte Cristo

Arsene Wenger in and as The Count of Monte Cristo

On May 26th, Arsene Wenger bared his soul to the world. “I believe there's a difference between being criticized and being treated in a way that human beings don't deserve. The lack of respect from some has been a disgrace and I will never accept that. I will never forget it. The behavior of some people during the season, that is what hurts me most.” For a person who had spoken a couple of years back of having learnt to …
Arsenal v Sunderland Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Sunderland Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal need to win the next two games at the Emirates and hope Liverpool drop points in their final league game at home against Middlesbrough to sneak into the top four. Arsenal have picked up form and momentum with five wins in the last six games - including impressive victories against Manchester United, Southampton and more recently, Stoke City at the Bet365 stadium. But ultimately, it may not be enough as their destiny was snatched away from their hands after …
Why Christian Eriksen is now one of the league's best midfielders

Why Christian Eriksen is now one of the league's best midfielders

Christian Eriksen has been excellent since the turn of the year and has played a huge role in helping Tottenham consolidate their position in the top four. There had been a fear that they would fall off the pace after Harry Kane's injury, but they have won their last five matches and the Danish international has played a huge role in that. At the age of 25, he continues to develop his game and is showing signs that he is …
Should Ozil be Dropped by Arsene Wenger?

Should Ozil be Dropped by Arsene Wenger?

Another season, same old Arsenal has become a cliche.  Out of the title race and all but out of the Champions League in the R-16 stage for the seventh year running. The standout performer for Arsenal this season has been Alexis Sanchez without a shadow of a doubt and by some distance. There has also been growing concerns about their other talisman, Mesut Ozil. Ozil this season has been a mere shadow of his former self. Often looking disinterested, jaded …
Arsenal Show They Have the Character, But Go Out of the Title Race Nonetheless

Arsenal Show They Have the Character, But Go Out of the Title Race Nonetheless

Arsenal grabbed a draw against Bournemouth with a 92nd minute equalizer after facing a 3-0 deficit.  The Gunners showed great character to fight back, but their title hopes died at the Vitality Stadium. Realistically, Arsenal were already serious long shots to win the Premier League.  To have any chance at all they needed to win their next four games against Bournemouth, Swansea City, Burnley, and Watford.  Now they find themselves fifth in the table and eight points behind leaders Chelsea. …
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