Chelsea beautifully and savagely dismantled by free-flowing Gunners

So we were waiting for Arsenal to properly ‘click’ this season. There were glimpses against Hull and Watford, but everything came together in a thunderous and thrilling first half display at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. A win over Chelsea was long overdue, and when it arrived, it was comprehensive. 20 years after Arsene Wenger was … More Chelsea beautifully and savagely dismantled by free-flowing Gunners

Arsenal dig deep to win while trying to find fluency

With two new players making their debuts against Southampton, there was always a chance that Arsenal wouldn’t be at their fluent best with Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez understandably adapting to the team. As the debutants settled in, Arsenal laboured in the first 25 minutes on Saturday, but fought hard to come back from 1-0 … More Arsenal dig deep to win while trying to find fluency

Arsenal finish festive football with a whimper, but a win

The game between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates on Saturday won’t live long in the memory. The Gunners really struggled to find any rhythm during the game and couldn’t find their way through an improved Newcastle team. But somehow Arsene Wenger’s team scraped a 1-0 victory. In some ways, it was a very … More Arsenal finish festive football with a whimper, but a win

Gunners grab three points to start a big week

On seeing the dreadful performance and result supplied by Arsenal in the Capital One Cup at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, people could be forgiven for thinking that all isn’t well at the club. But the signs are that the League Cup disappointment was a blip. Arsene Wenger rested players for that game knowing he had … More Gunners grab three points to start a big week

Gunners grit out three points for a perfect week

The strange nature of being a football fan meant that I was almost more concerned about Arsenal’s Premier League game with Everton than I was about the Champions League match with Bayern Munich. But following the epic efforts on Tuesday night was always going to be tough. Everton had a point to prove following a … More Gunners grit out three points for a perfect week

SMR end-of-season review 2014-2015: The Defenders

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

Arsenal beauty beats Stoke’s beasts

It does baffle me slightly when Stoke fans bemoan the reputation their club has gained since their promotion to the Premier League. In comparison to any other team that comes to the Emirates Stadium every season, the Stoke players look massive. Bojan looked out-of-place lining up alongside them against Arsenal as, apart from Per Mertesacker … More Arsenal beauty beats Stoke’s beasts