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 …
What went wrong for Arsenal against Liverpool?

What went wrong for Arsenal against Liverpool?

Arsenal were swept aside with ease at Anfield on Saturday evening as Arsene Wenger's side struggled to overcome their bogey team. The two teams have had a long-standing rivalry but there was an elevated sense of competition last weekend as both clubs are in prime position to challenge for a top four finish at the end of the season. It was Liverpool who gained the advantage though, as all three points moved them back into a Champions League qualification spot …
Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On November 27th, Arsenal host AFC Bouremouth at the Emirates Stadium.  The Gunners come into this off the back of three consecutive draws in all competitions.  Arsene Wenger's side still finds themselves near the top of the table, but they find themselves in desperate need of a win.  With so many good teams in this title race, no one can afford to drop points at home to bottom half teams. Bournemouth, while they want to get something out of every …
Burnley vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On October second, Arsenal travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.  After four straight Premier League wins, the Gunners will be looking to push that streak to five in a row and attempt to gain ground on Manchester City.  Burnley snapped their four match winless streak with their 2-0 win over Watford at the weekend.  They'll be looking to pull off a huge upset and stop the Gunners good form in it's tracks. Team News Burnley will have most …
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 …
A Statistical Comparison: Jamie Vardy vs Olivier Giroud

A Statistical Comparison: Jamie Vardy vs Olivier Giroud

Over the last couple of days, Arsenal have been heavily linked to Leicester City's Jamie Vardy. The Guardian, Telegraph, and BBC have all reported that Arsenal have matched the release clause in Vardy's contract, reported to be around £20m. The fact that so many different media outlets have reported it makes it seem like there is at least some truth in the link.  Arsenal need a striker, but no one expected this to be the direction they'd go.  While Vardy did just …
Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Relegation battlers Sunderland face an acod test on Sunday when they host Arsenal. Just a single point away from safety with a game in hand, the Black cats need to chalk results out in every single game irrespective of the opponents to survive the battle. Arsenal on the other hand, will be keen to cement their position amongst the top 4 of the Premier League. Team News Sunderland Manager Sam Allardyce is expected to name an unchanged starting line up …
Andy Carroll - Should he go to the Euros?

Andy Carroll - Should he go to the Euros?

After his incredible performance against Arsenal, there are people beginning to claim for Andy Carroll to be given a place in the England squad this summer. His recent past with injury mean that he hasn't had the opportunity to play a part for the national side, but he did play and score in the last European Championships, while he will also offer something different. It already looks like Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney will all be …
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