Newcastle vs Arsenal: Gunners will have to go it alone as fortune favours rivals

The string of marginal calls that have gone against @Arsenal in the last week are enough to make you weep

No poisoned lasagne means no Champions League for Arsenal despite spirited win

There was to be no fresh delivery of pestilential lasagne as Arsenal were denied an against-the-odds spot in the Champions League as both Liverpool and Manchester City did the business in their respective matches. In truth it was always going to be a miraculous achievement to snatch a top four spot having left it so … Continue reading No poisoned lasagne means no Champions League for Arsenal despite spirited win

One more miracle needed as Arsenal keep hopes of top four alive by brushing aside Sunderland

Arsenal gamely kept their battle for a top four spot alive with victory over a poor Sunderland side last night, but there was a definite air of futility to proceedings which tempered any joy that a sixth consecutive win might otherwise have brought. To their credit, the players kept running, kept winning the ball back, … Continue reading One more miracle needed as Arsenal keep hopes of top four alive by brushing aside Sunderland

As soon as Giroud’s header ballooned over the bar, we all knew the game was up for Arsenal

The cross is high and handsome, Olivier Giroud is squarely underneath it, the club is on the cusp of some small measure of redemption – all that’s left is for the net to bulge and we have ourselves some pride to take away from an awful few months. Fast forward 30 minutes and we’re a … Continue reading As soon as Giroud’s header ballooned over the bar, we all knew the game was up for Arsenal

Bayern Munich humiliation must signal the beginning of the end for the Arsene Wenger era

There was a great deal about last night’s humiliation at Bayern Munich that felt like the beginning of the end. The way in which the team capitulated under pressure, their inability to respond when things started to go against them, and the palpable frustration on the pitch as things fell apart around them smacked of … Continue reading Bayern Munich humiliation must signal the beginning of the end for the Arsene Wenger era

High time for Arsenal to show some character as they prepare for Munich showdown

While Bayern Munich may not be the same team that dominated German football under Pep Guardiola, they are still comfortably the best team in the Bundesliga and favourites to overcome Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League. Much has been made of the change in style at Bayern since Carlo Ancelotti arrived to … Continue reading High time for Arsenal to show some character as they prepare for Munich showdown