Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appeared to have cemented his place as Arsenal’s main striker following his club-record £56 million move to the Emirates Stadium from Borussia Dortmund in January.
The Gabon international was one of the few positives in the final months of the Arsene Wenger era, immediately showing that he can adapt to English football by scoring 10 goals in 13 Premier League matches between February and May.
This season, however, it has been a different story for the former Saint-Etienne man.
Having already suffered a defeat to reigning champions Manchester City, Arsenal will be looking to improve their form but face yet another difficult challenge when they travel across London to face Chelsea on Saturday. Continue reading →
The 2017-18 Arsenal campaign has been an uneven one to this point. Arsene Wenger’s side has not shown the consistency that we’ve seen over the last few years, and, as a result, they’re currently on the outside looking in on the Premier League’s top-four. Entering Week 27, the Gunners sit sixth on 45 points, 5 points behind fourth place Chelsea.
After failing to make any significant changes other than signing striker Alexandre Lacazette over the summer, Arsenal’s shaky start led to an active January transfer window. Alexis Sanchez was shipped to Manchester United in a deal that landed out-of-favor midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in North London. The Gunners also sold Olivier Giroud to rivals Chelsea, but they managed to upgrade their attack by bringing in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. Mesut Ozil, who has spent the majority of the season in contract limbo, put pen to paper to a new deal that will keep him in England through 2021. Continue reading →
This coming weekend sees the FA Cup make its glorious return to action for this season’s fourth round, and so we have to wait until midweek next week for the next set of Premier League games, before regular weekend action follows a couple of days later. Continue reading →
This week’s Ligue 1 focus looks at how the emergence of Nabil Fekir as the goalscorer-in-chief for outside title hopefuls Olympique Lyonnais has ensured the club have not encountered a post-Lacazette hangover in front of goal.
Many a Lyon supporter would have been justified for coming into the 2017/18 with a sense of trepidation, having said goodbye to the club’s star striker Alexander Lacazette.
A local boy, Lacazette joined Lyon in 2003 at the age of 12, rising his way up through the ranks of the academy to become the lynchpin of his childhood club before eventually departing to seek a new opportunity at Premier League giants Arsenal. Continue reading →
This weekend’s Premier League action sees some juicy fixtures as always, such as the midtable clash between Leicester and Watford and bottom of the league Swansea hosting high-flying Liverpool on Monday. Continue reading →
The Premier League train continued rolling in to the festive period with the latest round of matches, as we saw Big Sam Allardyce take charge of Everton for the first time, Man United beating Arsenal in north London and Man City leaving it late against West Ham. With that said, let’s see which strikers did the best job for their club over the past weekend.
Arsenal once went an entire league season unbeaten. Today that achievement feels like a glorious episode from another lifetime! By winning 26 matches and securing a draw in the remaining 12 English Premier League games during the 2003-2004 season, Arsenal won the title while remaining undefeated.
Ever since that title, whilst they have consistently shown great promise and potential, Arsene Wenger’s Gunners have enjoyed little success in the Premier League. The London side has found it much easier to impose its will in the FA Cup. Wenger has overseen Arsenal’s last 7 FA Cup triumphs, including an impressive haul of three FA Cup trophies out of the last four tournaments. However, Arsenal have struggled to contend in the Premier League and have been unable to add to their haul of three EPL titles under Wenger. Continue reading →
With another week of Premier League action in the books, it’s time for us to take a little shufty at how the strikers her been performing on Premier League pitches up and down England this weekend. Continue reading →