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?
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 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
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.
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
Football returns tonight with the trip to Sheffield United. It’s not quite a case of getting the flags and buntings out but there’s certainly a lot of relief. The interminableContinue readingSheffield United Preview: Blunting the Blades
Arsenal 1 – 0 Bournemouth A match which saw many boxes ticked left as many questions unanswered. We’ve reached the heady heights of third and no-one is quite sure how.Continue readingBournemouth Review: The Sideshow Begins
Bournemouth pitch up at the Emirates as the season goes into the hibernation of an international break. Since the last unwanted interruption, it’s six unbeaten with a win today sendingContinue readingBournemouth Preview: Sign Off With A Win
Manchester United 1 – 1 Arsenal Given our record at Old Trafford, a point is a good outcome. This, however, feels like a glorious opportunity missed. The quality of footballContinue readingUnited Review: A Missed Opportunity
Here we go again. The journey to the graveyard of our dreams with a defence which gives us nightmares. Whatever team we put out at Old Trafford, we struggle toContinue readingUnited Preview: Safety First or All Out?
Arsenal 3 – 2 Aston Villa Three goals, three points; on paper, we sit fourth in the Premier League, two goals behind Leicester City. Football, Brian Clough famously declared, isn’tContinue readingHelter-Skelter Arsenal, The Comeback Kings
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed we were giving away goals last weekend and then for 85 minutes looked like he couldn’t hit a barn door in Frankfurt. Tom Cleverley was stunned byContinue readingVilla Preview: Time For Emery To Step Up
Watford 2 – 2 Arsenal Arsenal stared the top four in the face and bottled it. The mental weakness which ultimately cost us a Champions League place haunted us atContinue readingWatford Review: What The Actual…?
The Premier League returns properly this afternoon with the short hop to Hertfordshire. Watford, sitting bottom of the table and without a win all season, against Arsenal, who with aContinue readingWatford Preview: Sting Like A Butterfly…
It was a North London Derby which highlighted the good and the bad of modern Arsenal. A game of two halves, where the energy and purpose of the second halfContinue readingSpurs Review: Two Points Dropped
The players get a quick shot at redemption following last weekend’s defeat at Anfield and a chance to make the international break seem a lot shorter. Defeat is unthinkable butContinue readingSpurs Preview: Turn Up, Tune In, Do Not Cop Out
Liverpool 3 – 1 Arsenal In the end, defeat was unsurprising but from that defeat came a number of positives and pointers for the rest of the season. It mightContinue readingLiverpool Review: Some Good Bits, Some Bad & Some Very Ugly
Even before 26th May 1989, the two meetings with Liverpool were among the biggest in the fixture list. Let’s be honest, from the mid-70s to that fateful night it wasContinue readingLiverpool Preview: Joining the Big-Time Charlies
We do love a hero in football, don’t we? So quickly crowned, venomously disavowed on their departure. Mostly, not always. Liam Brady, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry. Different ages, different reasons;Continue readingDani Ceballos: An Answer To Our Prayers?
Arsenal 2 – 1 Burnley Sean Dyche chatted sh*t after the game about simulation. Of course he did; his team lost. The real target of his ire was his ownContinue readingPatchy Arsenal Take Deserved Three Points