Mikel Arteta was appointed Arsenal head coach over a year ago after the previous boss Unai Emery was dismissed just four months into the 2019/20 campaign. The former Gunners midfielder made an unassuming start in the second half of last season but seemed to gain momentum with an FA Cup triumph in July.
The much-lauded transfer of Willian from Chelsea to Arsenal in the summer has been a rather unpleasant and unexpected experience. Similar to buying an expensive coat only to find it’s missing a sleeve or reaching the end of a much-hyped book only to discover the end chapter is missing. Willian seemed
Like many, I was in favour of Willian joining Arsenal having seen his form in recent seasons. He was still an amazingly fit, talented player with bags of experience, and under the circumstances, a free transfer for that type of player was an absolute no brainer. I even put some much-needed perspective in
In the Arsenal v Aston Villa game, Mikel Arteta went for the same side that acquitted themselves so well against Manchester United, and in particular, it was interesting that the Spaniard stuck with Mohamed Elneny. Joe Willock had performed well against Molde and a great many thought that Dani Ceballos was the
It’s a theme that keeps surfacing, but it’s entirely obvious that Arsenal’s inability to get goals from strikers Aubameyang and Lacazette has become a massive problem. If you also consider that Pepe has been inconsistent, Saka is still learning his trade, Martinelli is injured and Willian has only really been outstanding
Within the coming weeks in the Premier League, we will discover just how consistent Arsenal can be with games against Manchester City, Leicester City, Manchester United, and Aston Villa. Next up is the Arsenal vs Manchester City fixture. The Citizens have been severely hampered this campaign leaving Pep Guardiola fairly
On a weekend when goals were plentiful, with Spurs and Aston Villa feasting on the flesh of Manchester United and Liverpool, Arsenal were unlikely to replicate those dizzy heights against a battered and bruised Sheffield United. The Arsenal vs Sheffield fixture was always going to be a hard-fought tussle, with
The next Premier League game for the Gunners is Arsenal vs Sheffield when they host Chris Wilder's side at the Emirates. Sheffield United surprised many Premier League fans in their first season in the top flight with their competitive spirit and solid performances as they staked their claim for regular premiership
The much talked about transfer of Chelsea’s Willian is creeping to its conclusion and barring disasters, it should be announced shortly, but the move hasn’t gone down well with some Arsenal supporters. “Not another Chelsea has been!” - One grumbled. “A complete lack of ambition, as long as they are cheap, they’ll do.” - Said another. “Any
Arsenal fans have been treated to the media equivalent of a soap opera with the speculation surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future in a 'will he/ won’t he' style saga, but their FA Cup final opponents Chelsea have had their own version with Willian. Strangely enough, his destination was always thought to be Arsenal and it appears that a deal is
Want-away Brazilian and Chelsea star Willian is said to be extremely close to agreeing to terms with another Premier League club but the 31-year-old is just waiting to see if there is any other interest. Chelsea wanted to extend his contract but would only offer a 2-year deal. PSG, Spurs, and Arsenal
Two matches played,zero points won,17th in the table. This has certainly been Arsenal's worst start to a Premier League campaign in years but Unai Emery had the toughest fixture one could get in his first two games.Losing 3-2 to the Blues on Saturday was extremely disappointing,considering all the 'easy chances'