Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1: The three players who made it possible…

Saturday’s draw with Liverpool was well-deserved and a measure of how Arsenal have progressed in the relatively short time since the start of the Premier League season. Though a week can be a lifetime in football, the vast majority of fans accepted that the dynastic change at the club over the summer was going to…

Sporting Lisbon 0 Arsenal 1: Gunners look comfortable in Portuguese stroll

The Unai Emery express continued to gather pace on Thursday night as victory at Sporting Lisbon took the Spaniard’s winning run to 11 matches. A fairly straightforward win was made a touch more impressive when weighed against the fact that Lisbon haven’t lost at home this year. Given their level of performance, that may come…

Unai Emery’s Arsenal and the search for the 90-minute performance

At times in this fledgling season, Arsenal have been free-flowing, incisive, and near perfect in their execution of Unai Emery’s brand of attacking football. But that has seldom, if at all, been true of the first 45 minutes of matches – quite the opposite, in fact. The Gunners have often played some pretty lethargic, underwhelming…

Aggressive or foolhardy? Will Arsenal regret withdrawing Aaron Ramsey offer?

The most curious thing about Aaron Ramsey’s much-discussed contract drama is the way in which the club appears to have torpedoed the deal, an unusual move in the Gunners’ recent history. Over a period of many years, we have seen marquee players such as Robin Van Persie, Samir Nasri, Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Cesc…

Arsenal continue to roll the dice as search for balance at the back goes on

Since the start of the Unai Emery era, Arsenal’s polished PR team has been keen on projecting an image of radical change around the squad, led from the front by the whistle-toting Spaniard himself. Once or twice week, in the pictures released from training sessions, we see Emery heavily involved in proceedings, directing his players,…