Is Willian Really What Arsenal Need?

Is Willian Really What Arsenal Need?

Willian Borges da Silva looks set to leave Chelsea this summer after a very successful seven year spell that has seen him help the Blues to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup and a Europa League success. He has played a key role over his time at club and scored 63 goals under five different managers. He has been linked with a number of clubs who seem prepared to offer him the three year contract he …
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Preview | Team News & Key Players

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Preview | Team News & Key Players

Palace look likely to avoid relegation, despite scoring only 19 goals through 21 games. They'll be looking up at the European places if they keep this form up. A win against Arsenal would go a long way towards reaching the top seven. Palace have struggled to score, but Arsenal's poor defence could be a big opportunity. Arsenal have improved under Mikel Arteta and have two consecutive wins for the first time since early October. The rest of the season is …
Mesut Özil - A Revival In The Offing?

Mesut Özil - A Revival In The Offing?

There comes a time in an unfulfilled footballer’s career when he realises the futility of his ways. It suddenly dawns on him that a talent bestowed upon a select few has been squandered for years. The truth hits him like a ton of bricks and he resolves to focus his energies on fulfilling his destiny. He may not have a lot of time left in the game but by God, people would remember him for the pleasure he offered in …
Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's Lack of Link Play Limits Them Against United

Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford continued a run of satisfactory results but underwhelming performances. Their plan appeared to be to sit back and hit Manchester United on the counterattack. While the satisfactory result suggests the plan worked, they struggled to counter effectively. This exposed an issue that has manifested itself in a few different ways this season; Arsenal don't have a good link between their midfield and attack. [caption id="attachment_84034" align="alignleft" width="196"] Arsenal's average position map against Liverpool courtesy of …
Dani Ceballos to Arsenal: How Will he Fit in at the Emirates?

Dani Ceballos to Arsenal: How Will he Fit in at the Emirates?

Arsenal have confirmed that Dani Ceballos will join the Gunners on a year-long loan from Real Madrid. The 22, soon to be 23 years old, has found playing time hard to come by at Madrid. He'll need to find a role and make it his own if he is to get minutes at the Emirates. Ceballos made his name as a ball progressing central midfielder. His role will in the team will likely be to get the ball to Arsenal's …
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 …
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 …
Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview | Team News & Key Men

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview | Team News & Key Men

Crystal Palace have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net to start the season and therefore have struggled to get points. Only Huddersfield Town have scored fewer goals to start the season, leading Palace to lose six of their first nine league matches. Their defense has been pretty good, but if they don't start scoring soon, they will see themselves sucked into a relegation race. Arsenal have won 11 straight matches in all competitions. There have …
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