Arsenal do the unexpected by performing as expected in Manchester United win

There have been precious few occasions this season in which pre-match expectations have played out exactly as planned, at least as far as Arsenal are concerned. Typically, the Gunners have tended to defy all expectation – and logic – by producing woefully inept or unexplainably insipid performances when all indications pointed towards something much better….

Arsenal outworked and outsmarted in North London Derby defeat

Let’s get it out of the way early so we can move on to more important matters; Harry Kane dived to win Tottenham their penalty. It is useless to deny it. However much pundits want to call it ‘clever’ or that he was in some way ‘clipped’, it was an act of deception designed to…

Would winning the FA Cup salvage Arsenal’s season?

Winning any competitive cup competition is something worth celebrating but would getting their hands on the FA Cup salvage what has been a pretty miserable season for Arsenal? It certainly couldn’t do any harm, it’s fair to say that much. What it will not do, however, is assuage the feelings of anger and frustration from…

Arsene’s lucky dip: Which Arsenal side will turn up for the trip to Middlesbrough?

Conventional wisdom dictates that Arsenal should simply have too much for Middlesbrough in tonight’s Premier League clash. The Gunners are the far superior side man-for-man, with a vastly more lavish playing budget, better training facilities and management structure. But, if this season has taught Arsenal fans anything, it’s that this club cares little for convention,…