Arsenal Vs Leeds is a mouthwatering FA Cup tie between two old rivals that once put on fierce contests which required policing by a fearless referee. Back as far as I can remember, Don Revie’s Leeds used to roll over teams with their sheer physicality and by way of intense
Mikel Arteta’s brief reign has given him very little breathing space, with the games coming thick and fast in the FA Cup and the domestic and Europa League. A total of 4 games in 13 days against the likes of Manchester United, Leeds United, Crystal Palace and first up, the
Mikel Arteta breezed into the Emirates in almost Nanny McPhee style, looking to encourage unruly, misguided, slovenly and mischievous players to reconnect with their potential and talent. Although time has been in short supply, it would appear that he has managed to accelerate that process to some degree in his
Mikel Arteta is the latest manager to become seduced by the mystic powers of Swiss misfit Granit Xhaka. Wenger, Emery and now Arteta have become almost bewitched by the latent talent of the massively overrated midfielder and although I’m not a coach, I can’t see where the 27-year-old's gifts are
One win in 12 matches across all competitions says it all. Arsenal are mired in a sticky mud of incompetence, ineptitude and crippling insecurity. The Gunners lack any kind of identity in their performances at the moment, and the ‘new manager bounce’ has not materialised under interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.
Between 1983 and 2017 the FA Cup was won by either Arsenal or Manchester United 17 times. Another 5 times in that 35-year period saw one of the two as beaten finalists. Apart from the latter Wenger years, the main reason both those sides dominated the most prestigious domestic cup
Monday night’s clash between West Ham United and Arsenal was billed as a must-win clash for both sides but ultimately it was the Gunners who bagged their first win in two months to rise back into the top half of the table.
Unai Emery paid the ultimate price for the club’s poor form,
A London Derby against West Ham United is normally a fixture that excites and there have been a number of games in recent years that have favoured their North London rivals, Arsenal.
However that was when the Gunners were less fragile and weren’t there for the taking. This incarnation of Arsenal
There was a time when Manchester United and Arsenal were the dominant forces in the Premier League. Under the tenures of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, the two clubs enjoyed one of the fiercest rivalries in the history of the game.
However, both teams have since fallen into a decline
Arsenal are suddenly a different proposition under Freddie Ljungberg than they were under Unai Emery and Norwich City must be kicking themselves that they didn’t get to play them a week ago, which probably would have guaranteed three vital points.
At that time, confidence had disappeared and disunity was rife. Emery’s