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
Arsène Wenger is Arsenal’s longest-serving, and most successful, manager of all time. As Herbert Chapman did in the 1920s, Wenger has transformed Arsenal Football Club off and on the pitch throughout the ’90s and ’00s as they moved stadium and became only the second-ever team to go a whole domestic season unbeaten. Wenger’s success on
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
From the days of Alex Song to the current era of Mesut Ozil, Arsenal have always had the fuse that starts the fireworks. Song was, in the main, the reason why Robin van Persie’s goal scoring prominence rose to double figures during his latter years at the Emirates: and while Alexis Sanchez is a natural
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
Over the past several years, Arsenal have been labelled as a side that ‘lacks steel’. For all the attacking flair that they possess, defensive naivety has been their achilles heel. It has possibly been the catalyst behind the disintegration of numerous title campaigns which were looking so promising. Another major criticism of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal
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
Hector Bellerin is hot property right now. His impressive displays since breaking into the Arsenal first team 18 months ago have earned him a reputation as one of the finest right-backs in the Premier League. Recently, Manchester City have been linked with the Spaniard, as they look for a younger replacement to current right-backs Bacary
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
Twenty year old Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi has said that he wants to win the English Premier League and the Champions League titles with Arsenal. Most people who have spent some time betting on soccer would agree that Iwobi’s biggest obstacle to winning a major championship with Arsenal is that he would have to win
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.
Arsenal’s performance against Chelsea on Saturday was scintillating. It was a display that not only dispelled their demons against the Blues, but one that made a real statement to their rivals that they are well in the fight for the title this season. No Arsenal fan would have left the Emirates not feeling they had