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 …
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, …
Player Comparison: Ricardo Rodriguez vs Nacho Monreal

Player Comparison: Ricardo Rodriguez vs Nacho Monreal

We are just six days into the summer transfer window and numerous teams have done some serious business to strengthen their squads for the upcoming season. One of the teams right in the mix of things is Arsenal. The Gunners have already signed midfield enforcer Granit Xhaka and are close to signing last year's Premier League winner Jamie Vardy. However, if news from various news outlets is to be believed, manager Arsene Wenger is working overtime to ensure he has the …
Five Underrated Premier League Players

Five Underrated Premier League Players

The EPL is an extremely competitive league, and rightfully so, with so many players of immense talent and skill. However, in a league as competitive as this, it becomes very easy to overlook certain players who might get overshadowed by the comparatively "popular" ones. Here's a look at 5 underrated players in the EPL this season. 1.Herrera - Manchester United In a side which lacks energy, pace, and a killer instinct, Herrera’s instant-impact style of play, attacking mentality and outstanding …
Nacho Monreal - Why He Is Arsenal's Backbone

Nacho Monreal - Why He Is Arsenal's Backbone

Arsenal can boast quite a few stellar players such as Mesut Ozil, Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, and the like. However, in this mix of players, we often miss out one name that has been the backbone of Arsenal’s defence this season, and he goes by the name of Nacho Monreal. Arsenal had to rush through Monreal’s signing in January 2013, meaning the Spaniard was unable to say goodbye to the Malaga fans and his team-mates before heading to the Emirates Stadium. …
Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

With fans mourning the international break throughout the world for various reasons, it's only fair to look back on what's happened in English football till the last weekend and try to find out who's been good at their jobs and who's not been. Although, the season as a whole has not quite been the most scintillating and nerve-wracking in recent times, it's had its fair share of surprising victories and shocking defeats in these opening twelve weeks. So, as far …
Ozil Shines Vs Stoke - Performance Analysis

Ozil Shines Vs Stoke - Performance Analysis

After only seven points from four games and only one non own goal from those four games, Arsenal needed to put down a marker with their performance against Stoke.  They did just that cutting the Potters into ribbons time and time again.  They only finished two of their chances, but they created enough to score six or seven while limiting Stoke to nothing more than half chances. There were a few stand out players in this one, but no one …
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 …
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