The resurgence of Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

The resurgence of Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

It wasn't long ago that Granit Xhaka was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy after a show of frustration towards supporters on the pitch. There was a period where he was out of the team and linked with a move away. On Sunday, he wore the armband again against Brentford and led the Gunners to a dominant display. The Swiss international is no longer the club captain, with Martin Odegaard taking that responsibility, but he was missing at the weekend. Mikel …
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Arsenal welcome Aston Villa to the Emirates Stadium during the week, with the two sides having contrasting starts to the season. The Gunners have won all four matches to date and sit top of the table. Meanwhile, Villa have taken just three points from their four matches and Steven Gerrard is under pressure. They have Arsenal and Manchester City in their next two matches, which suggests that it could get worse before it gets better. Last season, Arsenal won both …
Analysing Gabriel Jesus' excellent performance against Leicester City

Analysing Gabriel Jesus' excellent performance against Leicester City

It has been an excellent start to life at Arsenal for Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian delivered a very good opening day performance against Crystal Palace without getting a goal or assist. However, he showed his quality in the final third on Saturday. He created a lot of problems for Leicester City and a lot of Arsenal's attacks went through their new signing. It looks like he has been at the club for years, as he has slotted in seamlessly at …
Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

The Premier League continues this weekend, as Leicester City travel to face Arsenal. The Gunners had a good opening weekend as they beat Crystal Palace away from home. It was a good marker for the club and shows how far they have come in 12 months. Last season, they opened their campaign with a loss by the same score line against Brentford. For Leicester, they draw in their first match of the season, despite leading Brentford by two goals. On …
Where does William Saliba fit in at Arsenal?

Where does William Saliba fit in at Arsenal?

William Saliba is finally going to have a full campaign as an Arsenal player, years after joining the club. Although the Gunners have done some eye-catching business, the return of their talented centre-back could be their biggest upgrade this season. At the age of 21, he could develop into one of the best defenders in the world. There will be few others with his experience at such a tender age and he will now want to prove himself in the …
Why Manchester United and Arsenal are targeting Lisandro Martinez

Why Manchester United and Arsenal are targeting Lisandro Martinez

Lisandro Martinez could be set for a move to the Premier League this summer, with Arsenal and Manchester United in the running to sign him. The Mirror report that United are now the frontrunners to sign him. That should come as no surprise considering the recent appointment of Erik ten Hag. There is a working relationship between the defender and the coaching staff that already exists at Old Trafford. In theory, that should be the acclimatisation to English football an …
Why Arsenal have signed Fabio Vieira

Why Arsenal have signed Fabio Vieira

Arsenal are ready to push on under Mikel Arteta after signing Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira. After missing out on the top four, it was always going to be important for the Gunners to continue to develop and try to return to the Champions League. This is certainly a statement of intent that the club want to compete at the highest level. Vieira is thought to be one of the best talents in Portugal and at the age of 22, he …
Analysing Tottenham and Arsenal transfer target Gabriel Jesus

Analysing Tottenham and Arsenal transfer target Gabriel Jesus

This summer's transfer window is expected to be a big one, with several Premier League clubs spending big money. Gabriel Jesus is expected to be on the move, following Manchester City's signing of Erling Haaland. Arsenal have been heavily linked to the striker, while the Telegraph report that Tottenham could be ready to rival their local rivals for his signature. After managing to beat the Gunners to a top four finish, it would rub salt in their wounds if Spurs …
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