Unai Emery's First Season Ends in Disaster

Unai Emery's First Season Ends in Disaster

Arsenal had a chance to win their first European Trophy (outside of the now-defunct Fairs Cup and Cup Winners Cup) on Wednesday. Instead, they fell apart losing 4-1 to London rivals Chelsea and cemented Unai Emery's first season in charge as an unmitigated disaster. Emery was appointed Arsenal manager a little over a year ago. He was given a mandate for this season when he was hired; get Arsenal back into the Champions League. Their defeat in Baku ended any …
Arsenal vs Chelsea | Europa League Final Preview

Arsenal vs Chelsea | Europa League Final Preview

Arsenal's entire season comes down to this single game. If they win and get back into the Champions League, this season can be considered a success. It's an absolute failure if they don't. They choked away a chance at the Champions League in the Premier League, they cannot afford to do that again by losing this game. Chelsea already have Champions League secured, but their manager could find himself on his way out anyway. Maurizio Sarri's future has been in …
Fraser could be a risk worth taking for Arsenal

Fraser could be a risk worth taking for Arsenal

Arsenal will be waiting to see what happens on Wednesday before deciding on their transfer strategy for the summer. A victory over Chelsea in the Europa League final will clinch a Champions League spot for next season, which will provide a huge boost to both their transfer budget and reputation. Until their fate has been decided, transfer rumours in the media need to be treated with caution. One of the main rumours to emerge regarding the Gunners has been a …
Burnley v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Burnley v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Burnley secured their Premier League safety a few weeks ago, so this match is just about trying to finish on as many points as possible. They will finish somewhere between 14th and 16th, so there won't be a lot of movement for them on the final day, regardless of their result. While they haven't had as good a season as they would have liked, they could still finish it off with a great result against Arsenal. Arsenal saw their league …
Valencia vs Arsenal | Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg Preview

Valencia vs Arsenal | Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg Preview

Valencia's domestic season is hanging by a thread, three points out of the final Champions League spot with two matches to go. The Europa League becomes all the more important with that in mind. They come into the second leg 3-1 down, but they have a crucial away goal. Valencia's home advantage will be necessary and it could be enough. Arsenal's domestic season is completely over. They have choked away a top four spot, so they need to win this …
Arsenal vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal have seen their top four hopes start to fade away through the last few weeks, but they still have a chance to make it with a win this week. Anything other than a win against Brighton essentially ends their league season, so the Gunners will have to come out firing and be sure to pick up all three points and end their run of three straight losses in the Premier League. Brighton are so so close to securing their …
Wolves v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Wolves v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Wolverhampton are in the race for seventh, but their chances took a hit after their 0-0 draw against Brighton. They fell to 10th after that result, still a point off seventh, with a game in hand on two of the teams above them. A win against Arsenal would significantly enhance their position and they have a real chance to get it. They're one of the few teams that took something off Arsenal at the Emirates and will hope to take …
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Key Players, Team News & Prediction

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Key Players, Team News & Prediction

After the high of getting to the Europa League semi-final, Arsenal must lock back in and keep their league campaign on track, so they can be sure they're not in the competition next season. Their win against Watford on Monday was crucial in their run for the Champions League, but they can't afford to drop any points at home. Dropping points against Crystal Palace would undo a lot of the work they did at Vicarage Road. Palace's win against Newcastle …
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