The Pragmatists vs The Perfectionists: Guardiola vs Mourinho

The Pragmatists vs The Perfectionists: Guardiola vs Mourinho

The Perfectionists: Guardiola, Klopp and Wenger Pep Guardiola has arrived in the Barclays Premier League and constructed a team that plays beautiful free-flowing football which delights football fans from every persuasion. In addition to this they have run away with the League title light years ahead of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. However, it must not be forgotten that one of the main reasons as to why Pep has been able to have such a great side is because in the …
Why Arsenal must act in the January transfer window

Why Arsenal must act in the January transfer window

Arsenal faced their latest setback under Arsene Wenger as they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship club Nottingham Forest. This has been a competition that has brought a lot of success for the Frenchman in recent seasons, but he made wholesale changes and the squad players couldn’t deliver the victory required. There have been some on social media that have suggested it is a blessing in disguise, but it is another example of how the club have …
Arsenal's Season So Far - As Expected

Arsenal's Season So Far - As Expected

Ten matches into the season and Arsenal find themselves sixth in the table with 19 points.  That said, they're only four points behind second-place Manchester United and only below Liverpool on goals scored.  Considering that, it's tough to evaluate their start to the season. The Gunners have averaged 1.73 points per match so far.  If that were to continue, they would finish with about 66 points, a total that would likely see them finishing in the Europa League spots again.  …
Arsene Wenger's Risks Did Not Pay Off - Player Ratings v City

Arsene Wenger's Risks Did Not Pay Off - Player Ratings v City

To say this is a familiar feeling for Arsenal fans would be an understatement, to say the least. An away day at a top-six club ending with questions, frustration and ultimately disappointment is becoming more than an annual event for the Gunners faithful. This time they faced Manchester City; a team who have now scored a record 52 goals after just 17 games in all competitions. Based on this – and when remembering Arsenal’s previous falters away to top sides …
The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott is one of a few remaining members of Arsenal’s group of home-grown, British Golden Boys, plucked by Arsene Wenger as a teenager from Southampton in 2006 to join the Arsenal Academy and, presumably, be groomed for greatness. And like too many of the others, he never quite matured into the level of quality originally hoped for. Just this past transfer window, two more players from this vaunted youth group discovered by Wenger with these same high expectations left …
Mesut Özil is Weary of Playing Arsenal’s Scapegoat

Mesut Özil is Weary of Playing Arsenal’s Scapegoat

The once-magical number ten play of Mesut Ozil for the Gunners has soured. For the past two seasons, he has taken more than his fair share of blame for the Gunner’s downward spiral, end-of-season-collapses. Arsene Wenger and his ossified Board of Directors and American majority owner-Texas million-acre ranch owner-would-be cowboy - billionaire Stan Kroenke have been primarily satisfied with the Gunner’s overflowing coffers and seemingly unconcerned with their 13-year silverware drought. And now that they have spun out of the …
Everton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Everton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

The early kick-off on Sunday will be an interesting contest as both Everton and Arsenal need to pick up a positive result. The Gunners will take confidence from their previous success in this fixture as they have won more Premier League matches against the Toffees than any other opponent. However, they have yet to win away from home this season and their disappointing loss to Watford last weekend will be playing on the minds of the players. Ronald Koeman's side …
Watford v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stars & Key Men

Watford v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stars & Key Men

Following a period of football nothingness, the Premier League is back to fill the void as Watford welcome Arsenal on Saturday for match-day eight. Watford have enjoyed a good start to their season - 3 wins and 3 draws in seven outings barring the one comprehensive defeat at the hands of Manchester City looks very impressive in the face of some really poor starts made by the likes of Everton and Southampton. Marco Silva has shown with Hull how solid …
Page: 1 2 3 4 28