What are Arsenal doing differently?

What are Arsenal doing differently?

Arsenal currently find themselves in an excellent position, sitting top of the Premier League and are rightly considered genuine title contenders. In fact, some now even consider them favourites to be crowned champions come May; but what, if anything, are they doing differently? I’ve decided to compare various statistics from this season with both the 2013/14 and 2014/15 campaigns to evaluate why they’ve gone in many eyes from pretenders to contenders. Attacking As the old saying goes: “goals win games”; …
Signing a Cech for Success and Mignolet's Costly Overdraft

Signing a Cech for Success and Mignolet's Costly Overdraft

Being a goalkeeper is hard. When you concede goals you're criticised and when you keep clean sheets, it’s usually the centre-backs who earn all the praise. But when you're competing at the top, having a good goalkeeper can make all the difference. When Arsenal signed Petr Cech from Chelsea in the summer, many regarded it as one of the best pre-season transfers. For over ten years at the Blues, he was regarded as one of the world’s best and he …
Do Arsenal Need Further Reinforcements?

Do Arsenal Need Further Reinforcements?

This 2015/16 Premier League campaign has been an odd one at the top end of the league, with reigning champions Chelsea doing so poorly, early leaders Manchester City stuttering and Leicester surprising all by keeping pace with the leaders. The inconsistent form of the top clubs has almost made it seem as though the trophy is in some way cursed or smeared in something unpleasant and as a result, nobody wants to win it! What it has done, is present …
In Defence of Roberto Firmino

In Defence of Roberto Firmino

Transfers in sports carry with them so much hype and hullabaloo. Where else do we root for and jeer against someone's new job? Twelve game into the season, it's not surprising to see the best and worst signings being rated on various media platforms. I saw Roberto Firmino being listed as one of the five worst signings of the summer over here, and whilst I respect the writer's opinions, I would like to argue why he absolutely doesn't deserve to be part of this list. Yes, …
Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

The summer transfer window closed on the 1st September 2015 and saw Premier League clubs sign a total of 184 players either as permanent deals or on loan. The net transfer spend of the 20 clubs for this summer was £432.6m, which was a rise on the previous two summers. Now ten games in, with the table starting to take shape following an explosive start and some shock results, we take a look at the top five summer transfers. Kevin …
Arsenal vs Olympiakos: What Went Wrong for the Gunners?

Arsenal vs Olympiakos: What Went Wrong for the Gunners?

Arsenal are struggling greatly in the Champions League, and the last match against Olympiakos just stresses the fact that the team is in need of serious introspection and changes. Had Arsene Wenger known that David Ospina would pick this night to make the worst error of his Arsenal career so far or, indeed, of his entire professional career, he may not have selected him. The moment when the goalkeeper dropped Kostas Fortounis’s in swinging corner over his line to put Olympiakos 2-1 up …
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 …
Arsenal's Transfers: Vidal and the striker...

Arsenal's Transfers: Vidal and the striker...

As far as I’m concerned Cech is an Arsenal player – so I won’t be entertaining any comments that I’m jumping the gun. What I feel needs commenting on, is below. The formation and team I’ve detailed below is, worryingly, a lot of Arsenal fan’s preferred team, minus any potential signings that will improve what I have selected. These two points I’ve made tie in nicely, if the fans want superstar players – but want a majority of the team I’ve …
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