It’s like an episode of Soap! without the humour. The situation at Arsenal is deteriorating with the most noticeable absentee being leadership. Off and on the pitch, we are aContinue readingArsenal Leadership Goes Missing In Crisis
Leicester City 2 – 0 Arsenal At the final whistle, defeat confirmed this as Arsenal’s worst start to a season since 1982/83. In a warning of what’s to come, TerryContinue readingLeicester Review: Teflon Emery Still Survives
For most of us, this evening’s trip to Leicester is a tipping point in the season. Defeat leaves, most likely, nine points away, with little sign that we are goingContinue readingLeicester Preview: Reality Check For Emery?
When the chips are down, good news is invariably in short supply. Today is no different for Unai Emery. His one snippet of blue sky is that Dani Ceballos isContinue readingTorreira Talks, Xhaka Walks & Risky Business
Vitoria 1 – 1 Arsenal I decided I wasn’t going to write anything until I could a positive from yesterday’s draw in Portugal. However, I succumbed when the best thingContinue readingVitoria Review & Unai On The Future
It’s not quite Wednesday night football but it will have to do; 3.50pm on Wednesday is one of the more quixotic kick-off times football contrived in its’ subservience to television.Continue readingVitoria Preview, Xhaka Can’t & More
Football, don’tcha just love it? Niko Kovac may beg to differ this morning after the Bayern Munich coach became the former Bayern Munich coach. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the club’s CEO, essentiallyContinue readingNo Way, Jose With Emery On The Brink
Arsenal 1 – 1 Wolves For the umpteenth game in Unai Emery’s reign, Arsenal dropped points from a winning position as Wolves took a deserved point. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed hisContinue readingWolves Review: Emery on the Brink?
Arsenal return to the scene of the crime seven days after the chaos which typifies Unai Emery’s reign erupted. Unsurprisingly, Granit Xhaka isn’t playing. I doubt the Emirates will seeContinue readingWolves Preview: Character Required
Cup football comes to Unai Emery’s rescue in the shape of this evening’s trip to Liverpool. It gives him a 24-hour respite from questions about Granit Xhaka, at the veryContinue readingLiverpool Preview & Final Xhakagate Thoughts
This is, I think, a version of The Truman Show. Somewhere, there is a television audience sitting on the edge of their seats at the daily implosions of Arsenal FootballContinue readingEmery Hanging On By A Thread
Record signing Nicolas Pépé scored two goals against Guimarães in the Europa League, offering the victory for The Gunners. Pépé has had difficulties adapting to the life at Arsenal butContinue readingNicolas Pépé, Season Finally Launched?
Arsenal 2 – 2 Crystal Palace Unai Emery’s reign at Arsenal descended further into acrimony and recrimination as for the second time this season, a two-goal lead was thrown away.Continue readingUnai Emery & VAR Plot Arsenal’s Downfall
Crystal Palace arrive at the Emirates, six months on from their season-ending win in April. That’s our season they ended, by the way. It also ended Shkodran Mustafi’s Premier LeagueContinue readingPalace Preview & Özil: More Questions
Unai Emery survived to take charge of Crystal Palace this weekend – there’s an early preview here. The knives are out and Hession sacks filled with bricks to weigh itContinue readingThe Indefensibles: Systemic Failings
I honestly don’t know where to begin today, certainly as far as Emery’s press conference is concerned. I feel like I asked for a babel fish and was given aContinue readingVitoria Preview: Concordia Crescit
Usually after a defeat, there’s a day or so’s introspection but we pick ourselves up and look ahead to the next match. That’s how it used to be but ArsenalContinue readingEmery Enters a Crucial Stage of the Season
So many children out there love soccer. They love the game, they love to watch it and play and pretend that they’re just as good as their idols that theyContinue reading4 Skills Your Kids Can Learn At Soccer Camp
Sheffield United 1 – 0 Arsenal Before kick-off, my youngest son asked whether Emery would be sacked by Christmas. Confidently, I told him that won’t happen. Indeed, he needed toContinue readingSheffield United Review: Dismal. Just Dismal.
If there’s one player who can lighten up even the dullest of matches, it has to be David Luiz. The Arsenal defender has proven to be an extremely volatile characterContinue readingDavid Luiz: Brazilian Star Proves To Be Arsenal’s Hero And Villain
The Gunners went into the international break sitting pretty in third place in the Premier League, just one point below Manchester City. Unai Emery has turned around a shaky fewContinue readingSheffield United vs Arsenal Match Preview