Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

The original first leg became the eventual second leg, and now Chelsea’s League Cup final opponents can finally be revealed, probably. With postponed matches still very much a thing within English football, Arsenal may as yet have their way, and see this very game postponed. With a raft of players loaned out, a few injured players to add to their current covid case and AFCON related personnel, the sense is that the game must go ahead. Granit Xhaka begins his …
Liverpool v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Liverpool v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

The game that was postponed due to Liverpool’s  fears of a covid outbreak, now goes ahead, albeit with the fixture locations reversed. After a very disappointing weekend in the FA Cup, Arsenal will now look to regroup in this League Cup semi final. The loss at Nottingham Forest (on Sunday) came after a good spell for the gunners, and with domestic cups their only real chance of silverware, Thursdays game now becomes vital. Arsenal currently only have one covid case …
Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

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

The North London derby is one of the best fixtures of the English league calendar. Both Arsenal and Tottenham seem to be trending in the correct direction, with the rivals having an excellent chance of returning to the Champions League this season. Fourth place is up for grabs and both teams have an excellent chance of finishing there. For Spurs, Antonio Conte has been an excellent appointment. The team are better organised under his management. Meanwhile, Arsenal have an array …
Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

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

Arsenal have slowly been going about their business and they have established themselves in the top four. However, they face a huge test on New Year’s Day as they face Manchester City. They were humiliated by Pep Guardiola’s men during their first meeting of the season, with City running out 5-0 winners. Since then, the Gunners have improved, but they are still unproven against the very best. This is a good chance for them to put a dent into City’s …
Arsenal vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Arsenal vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

There will be a London derby in the week, which will have huge ramifications for the top four race. West Ham United make the short trip to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The visitors are currently in the Champions League places, but they are only two points above their Wednesday night opponents. This will be a huge test for Mikel Arteta and it is a match that he needs a win to convince some of his doubters. For West …
Analysing an excellent 2021 for Emile Smith Rowe

Analysing an excellent 2021 for Emile Smith Rowe

It has been an excellent start to the season for Emile Smith Rowe. This time last year, he was on the fringes of the first team, but there was no real expectation that he would break into the starting eleven. For the first half of the 2020/21 campaign, Arsenal were crying out for creativity in their attack. The media focus was on the absence of Mesut Ozil, but the answer to their creativity issues was actually a player that had …
Liverpool v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Liverpool v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Football proper returns this weekend, and a meeting of of two of England’s most historic clubs will have fans out in force, for such a fixture. Arsenal arrive at Anfield this Saturday evening, with a run of good form under their belt. A defensive structure has been polished, and the new signings are bedding in nicely. The back four will consist of the impressive Takehiro Tomiyasu, Nuno Tavares, Ben White and their defensive leader, Gabriel. This quartet is looking settled, …
Analysing Smith Rowe's coming of age performance in the North London derby

Analysing Smith Rowe's coming of age performance in the North London derby

Emile Smith Rowe took the number ten shirt in the summer after signing a new contract at Arsenal. It was seen as a display of belief from Mikel Arteta and the club. The early results weren't great for the Gunners, but the Hale End academy graduate did stand out as one of the better performers during this period. The weekend victory over Tottenham was a coming of age performance for the midfielder. During the second half of last season, he emerged as a …
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