You have to sometimes read between the lines of the statements that come from Arsenal or at least add a hefty pinch of salt or you may end up deriving some sort of meaning other than the one that was intended.
Josh Kroenke continued his slow but calculated integration as the
If any lessons have been learned by Arsenal after the failed transition of Wenger to Emery, it’s that they shouldn’t have gone shopping for bargains and should have spent their cash more wisely and appropriately in the right areas...defense !
Elsewhere Manchester City splashed £52m on Benjamin Mendy, Liverpool grabbed hold
Defence ! Defence ! Defence ! Defence ! Yes, I’m repeating myself and will be at this rate until the end of the season, because the Arsenal defence still resembles a kite in the middle of typhoon.
On the plus side Arsenal looked instantly better in all the right ways with
Having dealt exclusively with the Gunners' boardroom structure in the first part, it’s time to look at how Arsenal killed off their season before a ball was kicked.
It started with a flawed strategy in terms of their defence, with Bellerin and Holding already sidelined, they drafted in the injured but
It’s early days but one has to take a bobble hat off to Freddie Ljungberg thus far, because if he is under pressure in the hot seat at the Emirates, he isn’t really showing it.
Emery’s press conferences were something of an ordeal especially at the end, but Ljungberg has replaced
The thrilling 3-3 draw against Sheffield United was a game of many lessons for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, especially from their incredible fightback in the last 15 minutes. But there are more pressing issues right now and one that Solskjaer needs to find a solution quickly is his
The gloves are off, it’s finally got to me and I’m done with trying to be reasonable and objective. Arsenal have completely written off this season after just 13 games, not even halfway through the campaign.
Emery of course is the man in the firing line but his appointment was a
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
There’s an air of anticipation now that Unai Emery has gone. His interim replacement, Freddie Ljungberg, has it all to do in every aspect imaginable but that’s part of the excitement of this appointment.
Freddie is an Arsenal man and a firm fan favourite, who is looking to restore morale, unity
The brave new world under Raul Sanllehi didn’t exactly go to plan and he must now assume his fair share of responsibility for the failure and dismissal of Unai Emery.
Let’s try to make sense of what happened and why it was necessary before moving forward to the future. Emery arrived