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. …
Why Arsenal have missed Santi Cazorla

Why Arsenal have missed Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla missed the majority of last season due to a series knee ligament injury. He picked up the damage in a draw against Norwich on November 29th 2015 and despite hoping to make a return in March, he didn't return to first team training until April and made just one more bow before the season came to a close. Wenger's midfield clearly missed the Spaniard and the balance he brought to the side. Alongside Francis Coquelin, he developed a …
Should Aaron Ramsey Leave Arsenal?

Should Aaron Ramsey Leave Arsenal?

Arsenal have been struggling with the same issues time and again, and this season appears to be no different. Wenger failed to do anything impactful in the transfer window, and their game on field is weak and seems unmotivated. Fans and critics are both tired of the same thing they have been subjected to for almost a decade now. Now, another reason for criticism is the way Aaron Ramsey’s fitness was handled. Ramsey has been prey to injuries off late, …
Marcelo Brozovic - introducing the Arsenal and Liverpool target

Marcelo Brozovic - introducing the Arsenal and Liverpool target

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Marcelo Brozovic is a target for both Liverpool and Arsenal. The report states that after asking about the midfielder earlier in the window, both clubs are set to return strong and it could result in a battle for the Croatian midfielder. Inter had previously priced the midfielder at €30m, but their stance may have softened in recent days due to the managerial change. Frank de Boer is set to be appointed after Roberto Mancini was …
The Premier League influence on Spain

The Premier League influence on Spain

Ever since Rafa Benitez took over as Liverpool manager in 2004 and brought the likes of Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia with him, there has been a steady stream of Spanish players plying their trade in the Premier League. Whilst Barcelona and Real Madrid caught most attention as Spain enjoyed their golden period that saw them win the 2008 and 2012 Euros, along with the 2010 World Cup, the Premier League also contributed towards those squads. Whilst many of the …
Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

On April 17th, Crystal Palace travel across London to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal.  After a midweek draw to Everton all but confirmed the Eagles safety from relegation, Alan Pardew's side will go to the Emirates looking to cross that magical 40 point barrier.  After a fantastic start to the season that left Palace in the European spots at the turn of the year, they've had a truly horrible second half of the season. Arsenal had the last …
Arsenal v Watford FA Cup Preview

Arsenal v Watford FA Cup Preview

On March 13th, FA Cup holders Arsenal welcome Watford to the Emirates Stadium for the FA Cup quarter finals.  After getting through their fifth round replay away to Hull City earlier this week, Arsenal are in the quarterfinals for the third consecutive time. With a 2-0 deficit going into the second leg in the Champions League and the league title slipping away from them, Arsenal really need a win here to get the fan base back onside and look to …
Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is the biggest North London derby for decades, with both sides being in the title race. The winner this weekend will become North London's main contender, and the pressure is all on Arsenal, who have been dropping a lot of points since the turn of the year. Spurs have relatively little pressure on them, as they weren't expected to challenge for the league title this year, and will be happy to finish in the top four. However, this could …
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