I8 years ago, the football world witnessed something remarkable, something that would be replayed and recalled in conversation as a stand out moment in the domestic game. The fixture was nothing special but when Newcastle United played Arsenal at St James’ Park on the 2nd of March 2002, those that
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
I made no secret that I felt Arsenal missed a trick by not employing Rafa Benitez as their coach, after they removed Arsene Wenger in the coup of 2018.
Instead, they unexpectedly chose Unai Emery and at the time, Benitez wasn’t even on the short list. Big mistake, huge ! Benitez
Before we start, I’m not joining the parade or campaign to oust Unai Emery. This is a reflective piece that takes the reader back to April 2018, when it was announced that Arsene Wenger would leave at the end of the season after 22 years in charge at the North
Arsenal traveled to Newcastle with a casualty list that would test the nerves of many a manager. So many automatic first choices were crocked for one reason or another, that the treatment room could have made a second string.
Unai Emery also had to contemplate those that may not be in
Arsenal completed a consecutive tenth home win in the Premier League after the 2-0 win over Newcastle United. For the first time since 1997/98, the Gunners succeeded in achieving this feat and with no doubt, Ozil played a big role in the win against the Magpies.
On February the 3rd, Arsenal
Arsenal vs Newcastle had the potential to become a banana skin, with Rafa Benitez packing out both the defence and midfield in the hope of a counter attack. The opposition were organised and robust but Ramsey’s 30th minute goal calmed the nerves.
He had an earlier effort disallowed for an infringement
I like Unai Emery, he has the potential to achieve great success at Arsenal. In his first season, he has proved to be adept at managing difficult situations and he has added a tactical nous that had been absent in the free flowing, do as you please, express yourself, Wenger
Premier League football returns to The Emirates after the International Break as the race for the Champions League spots becomes more and more interesting every match-day. The upcoming Arsenal Vs Newcastle United game will begin the last phase of the Premier League with just eight games remaining.
Arsenal defeated the