Unai Emery - A sacking that came too late

Unai Emery - A sacking that came too late

Unai Emery has become the third managerial casualty of the Premier League season, following a run of seven matches without victory. Any manager would come under pressure after such results, but at a top-six club like Arsenal, it is unforgivable. Regular watchers of the Gunners will attest that this decision has been coming for a long time, with many supporters wanting a managerial change in the summer. Last season was a nearly season for the Spanish manager, as he led …
Norwich City vs Arsenal Match Preview

Norwich City vs Arsenal Match Preview

The Canaries will look at this match as an opportunity. Unai Emery may be gone, but that doesn't mean Arsenal are fixed. Freddie Ljungberg has limited time to set his team up, which gives Norwich a shot to ambush the Gunners and get some crucial points. Ljungberg will take charge of his first match as interim Arsenal manager. Emery was sacked on Friday after 19 months in charge. Ljungberg's reign begins with a winnable match against 18th place Norwich City. …
Arsenal vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal need a win in the worst way. They are winless in their last four Premier League matches, which has seen them fall eight points behind the top four. The Gunners need to turn their form around before it's too late. Any points dropped at home could see the end of their top four ambitions for this season. Southampton are desperate for any points they can get. They are three points off safety and have the worst goal difference in …
Leicester City vs Arsenal Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Leicester City are on a fantastic run. The Foxes have won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions since their loss to Manchester United. Their only loss in that run came at Anfield when they lost on a 95th minute penalty. This run has elevated them to third in the table. Not only are they in the Champions League spot, they have created a buffer. They are six points ahead of their opponents, Arsenal, who sit in fifth …
Arsenal Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal are desperate for a win. The Gunners have dropped out of the top four after a loss to Sheffield United and a draw at home to Crystal Palace. They cannot afford to drop more points and fall further away from the top four. Wolverhampton have rebounded from their slow start. They're unbeaten in their last five matches. That said, they're still settling for too many draws. A win would be huge for their Europa League push. Team News Reiss …
Arsenal's On Pitch Performances Mirror Their Off Pitch Drama

Arsenal's On Pitch Performances Mirror Their Off Pitch Drama

Arsenal's match against Crystal Palace was nothing short of toxic. The reaction to the substitution of club captain Granit Xhaka put many big-picture issues in the spotlight. Xhaka's future, Unai Emery's handling on the captaincy and Emery's future, in general, were all put in doubt. With all that going on it is important to remember the result of the match. The Gunners dropped two more points and continue their descent down the table. Emery's issues stretch beyond politics. Winning cures …
Liverpool Vs Arsenal Carabao Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Arsenal Carabao Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Organizers of the League Cup must be a bit pleased with the results of the fourth-round draw. The draw resulted in several marquee clashes early in the competition, including five matches to be played by Premier League opponents amongst themselves. One of these marquee clashes will take place at Anfield on Wednesday night as Liverpool host Arsenal. By their own standards set earlier this season and late last season, Liverpool have been underperforming a bit. They had to settle for …
Arsenal Vs Crystal Palace Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal Vs Crystal Palace Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Arsenal are looking to rebound from their disappointing loss away to Sheffield United on Monday. They were able to comeback to win against Vitoria Guimaraes, but the Premier League is the true test. They dropped to fifth after their result on Monday, but another loss could see them tumble further down the table. Crystal Palace have had a fantastic start to the season, accumulating 16 points from nine matches. Their last two losses have come against top six teams, so …
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