In the eyes of many, Arsenal’s £35 million signing Granit Xhaka has had an underwhelming debut campaign in London. Collecting eight yellow and two red cards and sitting out seven games through suspension, he has carried his Bundesliga reputation to England as observers view him as a hothead who hardly bothers about the repercussions of
Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Rumours linking Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez with a move away from Emirates Stadium had begun emanating from the British media the moment the club announced his arrival from Barcelona for £32 million. However, with recent reports suggesting that Chinese Super League clubs are poised to offer him a £400,000-per-week
Arsenal climbed to the top of the Premier League table after only managing a goalless draw with relegation-battling Middlesbrough on Saturday evening. The result at Emirates Stadium ended their six-match winning run, and here are the four major tactical observations from what was supposed to be a lopsided affair. Were Arsenal lucky to salvage
Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Arsenal overcame the Swansea City voodoo when they handed the Swans a 3-2 defeat at Emirates Stadium in Bob Bradley’s first game in charge. Although the win barely ranks amongst Arsenal’s best defensive performances – statistically, at least – it highlighted the attributes Arsenal’s six consecutive Premier League wins
Arsenal overcame their Swansea City hoodoo as they drubbed them 3-2 at Ashburton Grove on Saturday evening. Despite going two goals up early in the game, they struggled to kill off the game as it looked as though the visitors might claw themselves back into the game until the final whistle. The win marks Arsenal’s
With the international break coming to a closure, Premier League action resumes today, and Arsenal welcome struggling Swansea City to Emirates Stadium on Saturday night. Here are the five burning questions ahead of the game. Can Arsenal beat the potentially rejuvenated Bob Bradley side? In dubious circumstances, Swansea sacked Francesco Guidolin, who can hardly
Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. With only a few hours left until the end of current international break, Arsenal supporters are hoping to see their personnel return in the pink of their health. Their fear is definitely justifiable, as many first teamers have often returned to London Colney carrying an injury sustained during the
Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Having notched up five goals and two assists in eight starts playing as a centre-forward, Alexis Sanchez has justified Arsene Wenger’s decision to deploy his best winger as the number nine. However, whether he can be Arsenal’s go-to for goals against all sorts of opposition remains a question. It
Despite the 1-1 draw, West Ham United’s position in the Premier League table remains the same, with them languishing in the relegation zone. After finishing above the Merseyside clubs and Chelsea and qualifying for Europa League last season, many expected them to push for a top-four finish this season. Having said that, much to
Arsenal eked out a hard-fought win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday evening, courtesy of a controversial Laurent Koscielny goal. The win takes Arsenal to third in the Premier League table, two points behind leaders Manchester City, who suffered the first loss of their 2015/16 campaign at the hands of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Theo Walcott has been earning plaudits for his improved attitude, and the player himself recently admitted to have tweaked his attitude in an attempt to reinvigorate his career that had lacked direction. However, most of the appreciation he has been garnering seems rather premature. After a brilliant start to
Arsenal endured a difficult start to their Premier League campaign, losing on the opening day at home to Liverpool before salvaging only a single point against struggling Leicester City. However, they have bounced back, winning back-to-back games in all three competitions they are currently involved in. They last won the English top-flight title back in
Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. It has been a rather strange season for Arsenal so far. With the club initially expected to prioritize the signing of a world-class striker in the summer, injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista ensured Arsene Wenger and co. were forced to bring in a central defender before negotiating
Arsenal extended their winning run with a 3-0 home win against eighth-placed potential title contenders in Chelsea on Saturday night. With only six games played in the Premier League, they have already established themselves as credible title contenders with the London derby win. Here are the five major talking points from that entertaining fixture.
Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Whilst the Emirates Stadium faithful were still trying to get their head around Arsenal’s best winger Alexis Sanchez being played as a centre-forward, Arsene Wenger pulled off another baffling move: converting a destroyer in Francis Coquelin into an attacking threat. With Aaron Ramsey nursing a hamstring injury and £35million