Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Many believed that Southampton’s strong run this season had come to an end when the club suffered 4 consecutive league losses. However, with wins over Everton and Burnley followed by a tidy display against the leaders Chelsea, Ronald Koeman’s boys have sneaked up to 4th spot with 33 points. Their guests for the night, Arsenal too have 33 points and sit in the 5th spot only by the virtue of a lower goal difference than the Saints. Though the Gunners have won …
Santi Claus - Cazorla at His Best Over Christmas Period?

Santi Claus - Cazorla at His Best Over Christmas Period?

The season began with a lot of uncertainty over game time for Santi Cazorla; the arrivals of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, along with attacking players like Walcott, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Ozil, Wilshere and World Cup star Joel Campbell giving good reason to believe that Cazorla's days on the team sheet may be numbered. This is Cazorla's third season in England after joining Arsenal in the summer of 2012 from Malaga for an undisclosed fee believed to be between £12-15million. …
Arsenal v Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats, Team News

Arsenal v Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats, Team News

On September 27th, Tottenham travel to the Emirates to take on arch rivals Arsenal for the 179th edition of the North London derby.  The two clubs have one of the fiercest rivalries in the country.  Both clubs have had up and down starts to the season, but this is where one of the two clubs can really kick off their season.  A victory in this match up means everything to the supporters.  Bragging rights as well as three crucial points …
Jack Wilshere: Lost Cause or Unfairly Criticised?

Jack Wilshere: Lost Cause or Unfairly Criticised?

Back in 2011, Arsenal faced Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 and pulled off a brilliant 2-1 victory  at the Emirates. At the heart of midfield was a young English player, holding his own against some of the greatest midfielders in the world and was pivotal in Arsenal getting the victory. That player was Jack Wilshere and it was claimed that he had confirmed his arrival on the big stage. Fast forward 3 and half years, the perception of …
Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal: What Will He Bring to the Side?

Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal: What Will He Bring to the Side?

After weeks of speculation about where he would end up, Alexis Sanchez was announced as an Arsenal player.  Sanchez is the Gunners' second major statement of intent in the last 11 months with the signing of Mesut Ozil last summer being the other.  The signing of Sanchez has proved a coup for manager Arsene Wenger, stealing Sanchez out from under the nose of fellow English team Liverpool.  After years of being tight with the cash, Arsenal have not only made …
Top 5 Signings of the 13-14 EPL Season | Ozil, Schurrle, Eriksen, Bony & Fernandinho

Top 5 Signings of the 13-14 EPL Season | Ozil, Schurrle, Eriksen, Bony & Fernandinho

It has been a year of consistent glory for the Premier League this season. With the Premier league becoming the most watched league in the world according to stats, the battle at the top, as well at the bottom of the league is heightening this claim. Lots of money was spent last summer by the Premier league sides and as a result focus was again shifted onto the price-tags rather than the names coming on. Here are the 5 best …
Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

West Bromwich Albion travel to the Emirates this Sunday to take on Arsenal in a game that will have consequences at both ends of the table. The Gunners need three points to ensure their qualification for the Champions League ahead of Everton. Any slip ups by Arsenal would mean that Everton still have a chance going into the final day, so the Gunners will want to win here to release that burden and start to prepare for the FA Cup …
Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0 | Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0 | Tactical Analysis

The home side lined up in their usual 4-2-3-1 system. Olivier Giroud lead an attack supported by Cazorla, Ozil and Podolski in attacking midfield. Deeper sat Arteta and a returning Aaron Ramsey whilst Szczesny’s goal was protected by Monreal, Sagna, Koscielny and Mertesacker. Newcastle lined up in a 4-5-1 seemingly in an attempt to stifle Arsenal’s midfield that thrives in advanced central spaces. A back line of Dummett, Debuchy, Coloccini and Williamson protected Tim Krul behind a 5 man midfield …
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