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 v WBA Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

An unsure Arsenal side will face Tony Pulis' high flying West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day in what is definitely one of the biggest fixtures that the Gunners will play at this stage of the campaign. Arsenal are back in familiar territory again. Seven days ago, Arsene Wenger's side had put Stoke City to the sword at home, a 3-1 victory after an early wobble to see his side at the top of the table even though it only lasted …
PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

PL Defences Part 2: Koscielny Tops the Best Defender Analysis

In Part 1, we looked at the top defences in the Premier League. We saw that Squawka rates Arsenal as the best currently, followed by Chelsea, Burnley, Manchester United and Spurs. All these teams excel in different areas of defence. Some play high and press well, some intercept well, others block and clear well. But defences are made up of individuals. So, in this post, we will look at the top defenders in the league as of now. The Stats …
The Centre-Back Comparison | Who has had the most impact so far?

The Centre-Back Comparison | Who has had the most impact so far?

The dynamic of football is changing and it is most evident in how defenders have carried themselves over the years from when they were expected to be the leaders and physically robust men in the side by default to the more rounded version of defenders that have dominated Europe and their respective domestic leagues in recent seasons by playing a key role in the build up from the back. The two most successful managers in the modern era Jose Mourinho and …
Calum Chambers - A loan move to Middlesbrough could suit all parties

Calum Chambers - A loan move to Middlesbrough could suit all parties

It was announced on Monday that Middlesbrough had agreed to loan Calum Chambers from Arsenal, a move that was well received by both fan-bases. The newly promoted North East club need more defensive cover and the player needs first team football in order to develop further. This is unlikely to come at Arsenal, despite their lack of numbers in defensive areas. He started the opening day match against Liverpool, but Laurent Koscielny has returned and Shkodran Mustafi is set to sign, …
Is Mustafi the answer to Arsenal's defensive woes?

Is Mustafi the answer to Arsenal's defensive woes?

There is still work to do for Arsene Wenger in the transfer window, as it is clear his squad isn't as strong as it needs to be. They will be targeting a title challenge this season and to do so, they need to strengthen their defence. Per Mertesacker was ruled out for the opening months of the season with a knee injury, which leaves the Gunners short at the back. They would have liked to have improved their defensive options …
Germany vs Ukraine Match Preview

Germany vs Ukraine Match Preview

Group C is an intriguing one, featuring Germany, a side many expect to go far in the competition. The World Cup holders will be eager to add the European Championships to their impressive trophy haul, but they have lost some key experienced players since Brazil, so they are not the same side that lifted the game's most coveted prize. The majority of the players are still available though and they will be expecting to reach the semi-finals at a minimum. …