Unai Emery’s Arsenal finally look a team as they register ninth consecutive win

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Heading into the Sunday’s early kick-off at Fulham, many expected Unai Emery’s Arsenal to have a good chance of extending their winning run, not because of Arsenal’s playing style but because of 17th-placed Fulham’s underwhelming record in their return to the Premier League. Continue reading

Arsenal’s defensive frailties prove cause for concern despite progress under Unai Emery


On 53 minutes against Qarabag in the Europa League, teenager Emile Smith Rowe scored his first competitive goal for Arsenal. With Alex Iwobi drawing four defending Qarabag players out before releasing the ball, the 18-year-old slotted home Arsenal’s second of the night following a well-timed overlapping run. The goal proved Arsenal’s second string is also capable of quick transitions and counter-attacking goals. Continue reading

Unai Emery must loan Eddie Nketiah out as strikers prove undroppable


Arsenal have scored 21 goals across all competitions since their opening-day defeat to Manchester City. Their strikers, unsurprisingly, have been on fire, with three of them combining to bag 11 goals. Continue reading

Lack of depth in defense could prove costly for Unai Emery’s Arsenal


Unai Emery isn’t one to undermine cup competitions. His winning three Europa League and two Coupe de France trophies in five consecutive seasons before joining Arsenal must highlight his view on cup tournaments, so it wasn’t surprising when he fielded a strong second-string side in the recent third-round Football League Cup fixture against Championship team Brentford. Continue reading

Five wins in a row and positives aplenty for Unai Emery’s Arsenal


Arsenal collected their first clean sheet of the season when they defeated Marco Silva’s Everton 2-0 in London on Sunday evening. The win marked their fifth consecutive win in all competitions.

The Gunners got off to a rather torrid start to their campaign, losing to Manchester City and Chelsea in their opening games. Continue reading

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s form key to Arsenal’s top-four chances

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For most strikers, failing to score in three consecutive games wouldn’t be a cause for concern. For £56 million Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, however, it had a visible effect on his confidence.

In Arsenal’s first three Premier League games of the season — the defeats to Chelsea and Manchester City and win against 17th-placed West Ham United — he looked isolated, with his involvement limited. For the most part, he couldn’t be blamed for his lack of active contribution, though, with the new managed Unai Emery then figuring his best formation and lineup out. Continue reading

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil needs to step up with legacy up in the air


Last week marked the fifth year anniversary of Mesut Ozil’s signing for Arsenal. With the club then unwilling to spend double digits on a player, his arriving at the Emirates Stadium for £42.5 million at a tender age age of 24, especially on the back of winning the World Cup was a huge sign of intent from Arsene Wenger and the club. Continue reading

Underappreciated Sokratis Papastathopoulos proves superb summer signing at £14.40 million


On 90 minutes against West Ham United, Arsenal, who were leading 2-1 then, found themselves sliced open via a counterattack. The Gunners fans must have expected their side to give away points as they’d often done in the seasons prior. Summer signings Sokratis Papastathopoulos, however, bucked the trend when he committed a smart foul, ensuring the Hammers didn’t get back into the game. The Arsenal attackers duly doubled the lead a couple of minutes from then, ending the game 3-1 to give the club their first win of the season. Continue reading

Player of the Month award likely to offer Matteo Guendouzi much-needed confidence

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A lot has been discussed since the start of Arsenal’s first Premier League season under Unai Emery. Mesut Ozil’s bizarre absence, Petr Cech’s anxiety-inducing mispasses and Granit Xhaka’s costly mistakes have all been discussed in-depth. Similarly, Alexandre Lacazette’s marvellous partnership with close pal Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Lucas Torreira’s complementing the side have been deemed the positives of the season thus far. Continue reading

Bernd Leno deserves chance as Petr Cech proves ill-suited to Unai Emery’s system


Much has been talked about the impact second-half substitute Lucas Torreira had in Arsenal’s 3-2 win at Cardiff City and deservedly so. The second biggest talking point that could have very well been the talking point in any of their games so far was Petr Cech’s performance in between the sticks.

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