I’m not looking to make any big or controversial statements in this blog, other than to say that Arsenal should brace themselves for more days like this and it’s abundantly clear that this side is still in the recovery position. This was a durable West Ham side, but nothing more and
This game against former mentor Pep Guardiola must have been on Mikel Arteta’s mind for a while, despite anything he may say to the contrary.
The aim to establish an underperforming and underachieving Arsenal is underway but a decent result against his former mentor Pep Guardiola will give confidence during a
So the inquest begins into Arsenal’s early Europa league exit at the hands of Olympiacos FC, a mediocre Greek team who can’t possibly win the competition. This failure isn’t Arteta’s, it’s the club’s, for their continuous low ambition, cheap skate manoeuvring over the past ten years and their inability to
The last few years have been tough for Arsenal, which has always prided itself on playing beautiful football. The last trophy for the Gunners came in 2017 when they won the FA Cup. This was at a time the club’s fans were slowly expressing their displeasure at Arsene Wenger’s managerial
It appears that consistency is still a stranger to Arsenal, having put in a Herculean effort against Everton at the weekend, when they faced Olympiacos in the second leg of their Europa league tie with a slender 1-0 advantage.
The early signs were good as Arsenal tried to exert pressure on
Olympiakos were right to feel hard done by in their Europa league first leg against Arsenal. The weather was as poor as the actual game and the gunners were worse in their finishing. They were saved by some kitchen sink defending and it’s fair to say that a 1-0 away
Mikel Arteta’s workload has been phenomenal to date. The former Arsenal captain took charge of a fractured club with no direction, which was full of disinterested players who had forgotten how to play and how to win. Not many coaches would have taken the job knowing that money would be
There was so much comprising the back drop to Arsenal’s game against Everton that there was an embarrassment of riches. Mikel Arteta was a former Arsenal and Everton player, whom it’s rumoured was wanted by the Toffees to replace Marco Silva.
Carlo Ancelotti was said to be a consideration for Arsenal’s
When you have the mentality to negate an attacking threat by any means possible and offer nothing but obstruction, you can bet your bottom dollar that at some point, the game will go against you and that was pretty much how it was for Newcastle United.
Steve Bruce’s side lacked a
At this stage of the season I expected Steve Bruce to be looking for gainful employment at another club and as for Newcastle, I expected the usual struggle at the bottom of the table after losing the talented and well respected Rafa Benitez.
I also thought that with the summer cash