In terms of transfers, Arsenal have been taken to the cleaners by Chelsea in the recent past.
Arsenal parted with Ashley Cole (2006) arguably the best left-back in the premier league for around £19m but when the deals have gone the other way, they haven’t been quite as spectacular.
Petr Cech cost
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
Chelsea’s remit was superbly executed against the Gunners in the first 45 minutes of the Chelsea Vs Arsenal contest at Stamford Bridge. They chased everything and virtually suffocated Arsenal, rushing them into a series of mistimed or poorly placed passes which saw them only briefly wander over the halfway. Arsenal
Arteta and his men travel to Stamford Bridge for the Chelsea vs Arsenal fixture tonight. The Blues will be looking to complete the Premier League double over their visitors, having won 2-1 in the reverse fixture at the Emirates last month.
The last time these two sides met at the Emirates,
Mikel Arteta had obviously warned his Arsenal side about slow starts and wanted to avoid the near mistake against Leeds in the FA Cup. Palace were obviously not going to be as generous in front of the Arsenal goal with Wilfred Zaha on poaching duty. Any scraps from the notoriously
The Arsenal Vs United fixture was never going to be a classic, not like those contests of the 90’s, when Arsenal and Manchester United slugged and scrapped it out for every point and trophy.
Back then, those two teams had everything. It was a time when the word ‘battle’ was completely
Mikel Arteta has received heaps of praise in recent weeks for managing to turn around the situation at the Emirates. While everyone recognises there's more work to do, it’s the work that the Spaniard is doing with individual players that is even more impressive, specially Granit Xhaka.
I’m not a Xhaka
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
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