Footballistically, it’s difficult to see how things could have gone much worse in the last week for Arsenal. Optimism was so high after the crushing victory at Southampton in the FA Cup, but since then, the title challenge hasn’t just faded away, it has been spectacularly blown up and disintegrated into a thousand pieces. Taking … More Woeful week ends title hopes
It was difficult to know how Arsenal were going to approach their FA Cup third round tie with Sunderland as, despite being the holders and looking for an historic third FA Cup win in a row, it is down the priorities list given where the Gunners sit in the league table and there seeming to … More Holders advance with three stylish goals against Sunderland
With the odd exception, Arsenal’s Champions League groups have often featured some rather mundane matches, and while it always feels like you should appreciate being in the competition, there have been some group games when it’s hardly felt like the pinnacle of European football. Partly through a change in the pots for the group stage … More Bayern out-gunned by Arsene’s tactical tweaks
Continuing the review of the Arsenal squad’s performances in the 2014-2015, it’s the defenders. Each player will receive a rating and a one-word summary of the season. 2. Mathieu Debuchy The Frenchman has been incredibly unlucky in his first season at the club as a couple of nasty injuries limited his involvement. The signs were … More SMR end-of-season review 2014-2015: The Defenders
Going into Saturday’s game with Liverpool at Emirates Stadium, I was confident, but nagging doubts remained. Despite the good run of form, this is the Arsenal, and the self-destruct button is never far away. There was a feeling that after wins at Manchester City and Manchester United in 2015, Arsenal needed a victory against a … More Liverpool gunned down by four glorious goals
While Arsenal have made mistakes in recent years in the round of 16 in the Champions League, the calibre of the opposition has offered some perspective and comfort to those exits from the tournament. This year, there is no comfort. The Gunners aren’t out yet, but the likelihood of turning around a 3-1 defecit away … More Arsenal reacquaint themselves with the self-destruct button
listen to ‘Who’s that kid on the wing? Hector Bellerin. Sweet.’ on audioBoom Reflecting on Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Aston Villa, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale to talk about the Gunners’ best XI, new signing Gabriel and Arsenal getting their mojo back. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
When Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by Southampton on New Year’s Day with a pretty toothless performance, I was ready to go back to 2014. But since that sobering day on the south coast, Arsenal have won five games in a row, only conceding in last week’s FA Cup win at Brighton. It’s taken over half … More Rampant Gunners score five for five-in-a-row