Arsenal Vs Olympiacos - Champions League Preview

Arsenal Vs Olympiacos - Champions League Preview

On September 29th, Arsenal will welcome Greek Champions Olympiacos to the Emirates Stadium.  After both of these teams lost their opening group game, they'll be desperate for a win to keep pace with group favorite Bayern Munich.  Arsenal will be especially hungry for victory after their embarrassing 2-1 loss away to Dinamo Zagreb. That loss has turned this fixture into a must win for the Gunners, as anything else will leave them in a very bad position in the group. …
Why Arsenal Should Have Bought A Defensive Midfielder

Why Arsenal Should Have Bought A Defensive Midfielder

The summer transfer window has come and gone and the sensational reactions are all over the place.  Due to a lack of action in the window, Arsenal fans are freaking out all over the internet.  After buying only Petr Cech, many fans and pundits alike have declared the Gunners' window a complete failure, proclaimed that the season is already over, and are calling for Arsene Wenger to be sacked.  Shocking, isn't it? Despite what some people may tell you, Arsenal's …
Are Arsenal ready for a title challenge?

Are Arsenal ready for a title challenge?

Arsenal have been potential challengers for the Premier League for over a decade, but they haven't managed to lead a serious title challenge for a number of years. The debt incurred from moving stadiums in 2006 has prevented them from spending the amount that their challengers have in the transfer window, but their ability to remain a Champions League club has allowed them to recover quickly and they are now able to afford and attract some of the best players …
Comparing Arsenal's defensive midfield targets

Comparing Arsenal's defensive midfield targets

Arsenal have been linked to a number of defensive midfielders over the past couple of years.  It's been a position Arsene Wenger has needed to address for years.  This season, they found an option for that position in Francis Coquelin.  The young Frenchman came into the team and made the defensive midfield spot his own. Yet, for as good as Coquelin has been, a top team like Arsenal need two quality players in every position.  At the moment, they lack …
Are We Seeing the Limitations of Francis Coquelin?

Are We Seeing the Limitations of Francis Coquelin?

After struggling for the first half of the 2014/2015 season, Arsenal have been the Premier League's form team of 2015.  A lot of this improvement can be put down to the introduction of Francis Coquelin.  The Frenchman has provided a platform that has provided the Gunners with some much needed defensive solidity, and it has allowed their creative players to shine.  The team has functioned well with him in the team and that shows with the 75% win percentage when …
Francis Coquelin reignites Arsenal

Francis Coquelin reignites Arsenal

It seems like years ago now, but just under four months ago Arsenal fans were abusing Arsene Wenger at a train station after their 3-2 defeat at the Britannia.  Now Arsenal are second in the league, are on their longest winning streak in the league since the Invincibles, and are going back to Wembley for an FA Cup semi final this weekend.  How times change. Lots of things have changed since that horrible loss to Stoke.  Prior to the Liverpool …
What's the Best Midfield Combination for Arsenal?

What's the Best Midfield Combination for Arsenal?

Since the turn of the year Arsenal have finally started fulfilling the potential of their squad.  After an extremely underwhelming start to the season, Arsenal have won 20 of their last 23 matches in all competitions.  They've rocketed up to third in the league and have reached the FA Cup semi-final once again.  For the first time in a while it's all looking rosy at the Emirates. There were plenty of problems that have been solved in the last few …
AS Monaco vs Arsenal | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

AS Monaco vs Arsenal | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

Having lost the first leg 3-1 at the Emirates, Arsenal face an uphill task when they travel to Côte d'Azur on Tuesday night. The Gunners need to score three unanswered goals in order to advance which seems next to impossible considering how solid Monaco are at the back. The French side however were somewhat lucky to come away having conceded just once because of a bizarrely misfiring Oliver Giroud who had six good chances to get on the scoresheet before being …
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