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 …
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 …
Evaluating Unai Emery's Start at Arsenal

Evaluating Unai Emery's Start at Arsenal

When Arsene Wenger stepped down at the end of last season he was leaving a gigantic hole for his successor to fill. Arsenal chose Unai Emery to fill that hole. His first six months have had some highlights, such as the 22 game unbeaten run, and some low-lights, such as the 5-1 beat down at the hands of Liverpool. More than halfway through the season the honeymoon period is over, so it is time to start evaluating the work Emery has …
Liverpool Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The 2015-16 season could have been a great start of his Liverpool career for Jurgen Klopp, but for two results. It was an impressive start, but it would have been simply great if Manchester City had not crashed Liverpool’s League Cup hopes in the Final and Unai Emery’s Sevilla had not done the same in the Europa League Final. Klopp’s men have left Manchester City 7 points behind in the title race, so there is some measure of closure there. …
Unai Emery Has Come at the King: He Best Not Miss

Unai Emery Has Come at the King: He Best Not Miss

Unai Emery left Mesut Ozil out of Arsenal's League Cup squad against Tottenham on Wednesday. Leaving a star player out of a League Cup squad may not sound like a big deal, but when Emery was asked why he left the German out he stated it was a "tactical decision." He further elaborated saying, "I thought the players that were with us today the best choices for this match." Considering Emery played a full strength team, this seems to be …
PSG vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

PSG vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal haven't reached the quarter-final stage of this competition since the 2009-10 season and this is mainly due to their failure to prevail in the group stage. This year they will be hoping to finish top of their group, but it will be difficult as they have to go up against PSG twice. The French club are one of the best sides in Europe and have aspirations to win this competition in the near future. They have developed into a dangerous …