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Premier League
Is Arsenal losing too much talent, experience too soon?
15:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Arsenal’s initial promise under Unai Emery fizzled out in the season’s later stage. Four defeats in April meant a fifth-placed finish was all the Gunners could manage, despite being given ample opportunity by their rivals to claim…

Premier League
Is Arsenal being run like it should?
08:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Top clubs sign top players. There are exceptions to that rule. Tottenham Hotspur didn't bring in anyone last summer, and Manchester United seem set to focus on young British talent at present. Another special case is Arsenal. The Gunners…

Italy
Is Milan poised to supplant Turin as Serie A's capital city?
12:00 Tuesday 4th June 2019

Status quo is a Latin term that descendants of the Roman Empire appear to have forgotten. In Italian football, the faces and places change all the time. Managers regularly switch clubs. The final round in a Serie A campaign is a starter's…

Premier League
Arsenal's away record is Unai Emery's Achilles heel
09:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Arsenal’s race to finish in the Premier League top four may rest on the Gunners’ away. The North London club maintain a stellar record at the Emirates in all competitions but struggle on the road following a robust 22-game unbeaten…

Germany
Serge Gnabry: Arsenal's loss, Bayern's gain
17:00 Wednesday 6th March 2019

Arsene Wenger built a reputation for giving young players a chance during his Arsenal heydays. The likes of Alexandr Hleb, Alex Song, Theo Walcott and the popular Cesc Fabregas all made their name as youngsters filing out for the Gunners.…

Premier League
Another Premier League campaign slipping from Tottenham's grasp?
08:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

In February, consensus decreed Tottenham remained in the Premier League title chase. This is March. Whether or not Mauricio Pochettino's team emerged from the Wembley tunnel and saw their shadows or other factors can be blamed, Spurs descended…

Capital One Cup
Will the ghost of Arsene Wenger haunt Wembley for the EFL Cup final?
09:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

Managers tend to last at clubs about as long as the average Hollywood marriage although exceptions exist in both cases. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together since 1983 despite eschewing any nuptials. Denzel Washington married Pauletta…

Opinion
Why Unai Emery’s Arsenal side look susceptible
08:00 Friday 15th February 2019

Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over a Huddersfield side whose only hope to avoid relegation is for maths to be outlawed. Spoiler alert: the North Londoners were the better side thanks to two well-taken goals in the…

Premier League
Pep Guardiola keeping his enemies closer
08:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

Pep Guardiola has the annoying habit of praising opposing managers who attempt to play on the front foot against Manchester City and get waxed for their trouble. Last season, City dusted off Arsenal 3-0 twice in the space of four days. In his…

Premier League
Leicester City: The outlier's curse
09:00 Friday 8th February 2019

When Leicester City won the league in 2016 under Claudio Ranieri, it was a special moment in the history of the club and English football. The Foxes went against all odds to emerge champions in a league that was widely dominated by a select…

Premier League
If defence wins titles, Emery's Arsenal is no closer to glory than Wenger's
12:00 Tuesday 25th December 2018

Five teams are realistically challenging for the 2018/19 Premier League title. Arsenal hugs the fifth spot, still within shouting distance of trailblazing Liverpool. If the Gunners are aiming for the top spot rather than just a Champions League…

Premier League
Unai Emery is showcasing how pragmatic approach works
08:00 Monday 10th December 2018

Arsenal's win over Spurs in the North London Derby not only reopened the debate for the best London club but it also provided justification for the Gunners picking Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor. Emery's arrival at…

Football
Why has Alexis Sanchez failed at Manchester United?
13:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

Alexis Sanchez was relegated to the substitute's bench again at Crystal Palace. Then he suffered an alleged hamstring injury in training that left him off the team travelling to Southampton. When Jose Mourinho first arrived at Old Trafford…

Premier League
Liverpool result was Arsenal's biggest step away from Wenger yet
08:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

Arsenal fans walked away from the Emirates last Saturday extremely pleased by what they witnessed. This was their greatest stride forward in the march away from Arsene Wenger and the past. Arsenal own just two wins from their last ten meetings…

Premier League
Arsenal vs Liverpool: A test to reveal the Gunners' title prospects
12:00 Saturday 3rd November 2018

Causing much shock and even some panic, the 2018/19 season welcomed a managerial change at Arsenal. After 22 years in charge, Arsene Wenger left his successor with the difficult task of rejuvenating the club.   Unai Emery realises…