Analysing Willian's excellent creative performance on Arsenal debut

Analysing Willian's excellent creative performance on Arsenal debut

Willian was one of the standout performers of the opening weekend of the season, as he delivered an excellent creative display for Arsenal. The transfer was criticised due to the contract length and big wages given to the 32-year-old. In the long term, it may be that this was a poor piece of business by the Gunners. However, based on Saturday, it is clear that the former Chelsea man brings something that the team was lacking last season. The Mesut …
Arsenal Are Repeating Past Mistakes With Willian

Arsenal Are Repeating Past Mistakes With Willian

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Willian Borges da Silva. The 32-year-old winger agreed to a rumored three-year deal to move from west London to north London. Along with Willian, the Gunners appear to be leaning towards giving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a lucrative, long-term contract. These signings suggest that Arsenal's plan this summer is to put all their eggs in next season's basket. From the outside looking in, the plan seems to be to ride their current veterans, plus at least …
Evaluating Nicolas Pepe's First Season At Arsenal

Evaluating Nicolas Pepe's First Season At Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe was Arsenal's big summer signing. The Gunners signed the winger from Lille for a club-record £72m, hoping he'd help push them into the top four. The team failed to reach that goal, but it's unfair to pin that solely on Pepe. That said, the Ivorian did have a turbulent first season in north London. From being benched by multiple managers, to assisting the winning goal in the FA Cup final he had highs and lows. Pepe was an …
Is Willian Really What Arsenal Need?

Is Willian Really What Arsenal Need?

Willian Borges da Silva looks set to leave Chelsea this summer after a very successful seven year spell that has seen him help the Blues to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup and a Europa League success. He has played a key role over his time at club and scored 63 goals under five different managers. He has been linked with a number of clubs who seem prepared to offer him the three year contract he …
Chelsea vs Arsenal FA Cup Final Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Arsenal FA Cup Final Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After months of play and delay, the FA Cup will finally come to a close with Arsenal and Chelsea competing in the final. The two teams are looking to end a crazy season on an incredible high. Chelsea's Premier League season has to be considered a success. Despite an up and down season, they managed to make the top four. An FA Cup on top of a Champions League finish would make it a spectacular first season for Frank Lampard. …
Arsenal vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The final day of the Premier League is here and a lot in on the line. The fights for Champions League football and to avoid relegation are coming down to the wire. Watford are fighting for their Premier League lives. They need to beat Arsenal to be confident of remaining in the league. While Watford has everything to play for, Arsenal has nothing on the line. Europa League qualification is out of the question. It's just about trying to end …
The Top Strikers in the Premier League - Who's More Clinical and Who's More Valuable?

The Top Strikers in the Premier League - Who's More Clinical and Who's More Valuable?

This season there seems to be very little excitement left in the Premier League. The manner in which Chelsea have managed to dominate the league has ensured that there is very little chance involved in deciding the eventual winner of the league. Other teams and their fans do try to manufacture excitement – will Manchester United pip Liverpool to the fourth place in the league? Will Everton pip them both? Will Sunderland get out of jail again? Which of the …
Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Neither of these teams have anything left to play for in the Premier League. So, the FA Cup is taking increased significance as a result. They are two wins away from a trophy that would add significance to what have been two insignificant seasons. Manchester City also have the Champions League to prioritize, but are in no position to turn down a trophy. A cup treble would turn this season from disappointing to legendary and compensate for their subpar league …
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