Champions League Match Report: Arsenal 0 - 2 Barcelona

Champions League Match Report: Arsenal 0 - 2 Barcelona

A brace from Lionel Messi to provide Barcelona with a two goal lead from this first leg may suggest to some the win was a degree comfortable for the visitors, but in truth, it was anything but for the bulk of the night. In the lead up to the match, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Barcelona were overwhelming favourites for this tie and spoke of the need for the entire Arsenal squad to be totally focused if they were to …
Why Leicester City Keep Winning

Why Leicester City Keep Winning

There are many different ways of telling the amazing story of Leicester City, different points in time to start the story and different theories behind its remarkable nature. Rightly, many of the stories cite the years in the faceless doldrums of multiple owners, managers and seemingly endless amount of players on a conveyer belt passing them in and out of the club. However this story is less about those years. Instead, this one focusses on the last three years and …
Arsenal vs Olympiakos: What Went Wrong for the Gunners?

Arsenal vs Olympiakos: What Went Wrong for the Gunners?

Arsenal are struggling greatly in the Champions League, and the last match against Olympiakos just stresses the fact that the team is in need of serious introspection and changes. Had Arsene Wenger known that David Ospina would pick this night to make the worst error of his Arsenal career so far or, indeed, of his entire professional career, he may not have selected him. The moment when the goalkeeper dropped Kostas Fortounis’s in swinging corner over his line to put Olympiakos 2-1 up …
Galatasaray vs Arsenal | Champions League Preview

Galatasaray vs Arsenal | Champions League Preview

On December ninth, Arsenal travel to the Türk Telekom Arena to take on Turkish giants Galatasaray.  This game is meaningless for the Turkish side as they are already locked into fourth place in the group.  Arsenal could still move up into top spot in their group, but that would only happen with an Arsenal win coupled with Borussia Dortmund losing to Anderlecht in Germany.  So, while it is still possible they move into first, this match doesn't mean a whole lot …