I thought that waiting a few days might mean I was able to write about the FA Cup final in a more considered manner. In the euphoria of such a victory, it’s easy to work in hyperbole and over-exaggerate something as the greatest or the best. But four days after Arsenal’s epic 2-1 victory over … More Yes, it was that good
For all the negativity around the club following the way Arsenal have thrown the season away, and the more empty seats than usual at the Emirates on Thursday night, the atmosphere in the stadium against West Bromwich Albion didn’t have the toxic undercurrent that is has done in recent weeks. It could have been the … More Alexis injects some life into Arsenal
Even if Jose Mourinho isn’t there, should we really be surprised that Chelsea still found a way to manoeuvre themselves a win against Arsenal and have the Gunners finish without a full number of players on the pitch? Absolutely not. Even against ten men, this Chelsea team still looked a bit shambolic, especially going forward, … More An unsurprising and inevitable defeat
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
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Often, in hindsight, winning a major football match after two hours of crippling tension can provide the most incredible moments, despite the vast majority of game being torturous to watch. In last year’s FA Cup final, Arsenal fans went through every emotion with a horrific start to the match against Hull, followed by the comeback … More Big players. Big game. Big performance.
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
Apart from the obvious horror show against against Monaco, Arsenal’s recent form has been excellent. A lot of the points picked up have come from the team getting ahead in the first half and doing enough to see the game out. While the 2-1 win at Loftus Road against Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday night … More Second half surge secures the points
Following a defeat as chastening and painful as the one suffered against Monaco last week, Arsenal were never going to be at their fluent best against Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. There were always going to be nerves, some apprehension and caution from the Gunners. Fortunately, Everton didn’t take advantage as Arsenal kept … More Giroud and Arsenal survive the post-Monaco hangover
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