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 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 …
Everton v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

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

Everton are nowhere the relegation fight and not close enough to the fight for the top six. They are in the thick of the fight for seventh place and, while that may not be all that glamorous, the difference between finishing seventh and finishing 11th is significant. They will look to get as many points as possible and try to get some encouraging results for next season. Beating Arsenal would fall under one of those encouraging results. A win against …
The Signing This Season’s Also-Rans Desperately Need

The Signing This Season’s Also-Rans Desperately Need

The most important signing at Manchester City in modern times was made in October 2012. The Premier League side have played some of the most sumptuous football ever seen on English shores in the last couple of seasons under Pep Guardiola. The Catalan had been courted by the club’s Emirati owners for a long time before he eventually joined in 2016 and his arrival has elevated the club’s performances to another level. The framework for these displays, however, have been …
Arsenal vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News & Key Men

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News & Key Men

Arsenal went into the international break with two huge results, beating Manchester United and Stade Rennes to advance in the Europa League. This has put them in pole position to make it back into the Champions League through either the Premier League or Europa League. They can't let those good results go to waste by throwing away points against teams they are expected to beat like Newcastle. If they are to achieve their objective of top four this season, they'll …
How Welcoming Will Tottenham’s New Home Be?

How Welcoming Will Tottenham’s New Home Be?

Moving into a new stadium is tough at the best of times. One need only ask Arsenal, Manchester City, Southampton and West Ham, who have all moved into new homes this millennium and experienced immediate blips in results. Since 2000, Fulham and Spurs themselves have been forced to make temporary arrangements before shifting into an arena of their own and while Loftus Road proved to be kind to the Cottagers in 2002-03, Tottenham suffered a 10-point slump in home form …
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