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International
Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland: Group D deadlock?
17:01 Wednesday 13th November 2019

Cold November nights were made for this. The Irish, Danish and Swiss are poised to take Group D right down to the wire. All three remain in the balance to qualify for this coming summer's European Championships. More to the point, all three…

Premier League
Should Granit Xhaka and Arsenal part ways?
08:00 Tuesday 12th November 2019

Granit Xhaka became a big part of Unai Emery's Arsenal this season. Despite Arsenal's midfield depth, the Swiss international didn't struggle for playing time. He only struggled to play well. When fans rode him hard for his…

Premier League
Should Hector Bellerin be Arsenal's next captain?
14:55 Saturday 2nd November 2019

As Granit Xhaka walked off the Emirates pitch in disgruntled fashion on Sunday, a cloud of déjà vu haunted the North London stadium once again. As much as managerial problems have been their downfall, the Gunners also have a serious…

Premier League
Emery vs Ozil: Who'll be the last man standing?
08:01 Monday 21st October 2019

Have you ever witnessed a transfer of power? Whether it's political or otherwise, successors can bring fresh ideas. Yet, once in power, the new boss often finds there are reasons for doing certain things a certain way.  At Arsenal,…

Premier League
Is Granit Xhaka a worthy Arsenal captain?
09:00 Monday 30th September 2019

Seeing the Gunners finish outside the Champions League places is now a common sight. A 22-game unbeaten run under a new manager inspired hope. Arsenal still finished fifth. No matter how hard they try, it's never enough. Still, Unai Emery…

Premier League
Why is Unai Emery turning Gunners' midfield on its head?
08:02 Wednesday 18th September 2019

Last season, Unai Emery had the opportunity to learn what he had at his disposal. This season, the Spaniard should be fielding his best XI with each player in his ideal role. Something else is happening. In the 2018/19 stretch run, Emery began…

Premier League
Why Emery must stop toying with Mesut Ozil
09:01 Wednesday 4th September 2019

When people lack interest in someone but aren't willing to admit it verbally, they take other routes to show it. Unai Emery is proving this theory in the way he's treating Mesut Ozil. The Spaniard's lack of regard for…

Premier League
Why Lucas Torreira must be an Arsenal starter
08:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

Despite losing Aaron Ramsey and more recently Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who’s joined Roma on a season-long loan, Arsenal remain strong in midfield. Unai Emery can choose between Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos,…

Premier League
Unai Emery spoiled for choice in Gunners midfield
15:00 Saturday 24th August 2019

Arsenal's start to the new Premier League season is promising. Back-to-back wins over Newcastle United and Burnley put the Gunners in second place. Unai Emery sent out youthful teams in those two games. Attacker Reiss Nelson, 19, has…

Premier League
2019/20 Arsenal Premier League preview
19:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Arsenal showed a little promise last season before faltering in the Premier League run-in to finish fifth, one point behind enemies Tottenham Hotspur. Unai Emery’s 2019/20 target replicates that of 12 months ago: secure a top-four finish.…

Transfers
Dani Ceballos: Arsenal's next Santi Cazorla or another Denis Suarez?
08:00 Friday 26th July 2019

Dani Ceballos joins a distinguished cult of Spanish playmakers to represent Arsenal. Santi Cazorla and Denis Suarez are the most recent inductees. On whose fortune will he resemble most once his 12-month loan expires?  …

Premier League
Captaincy conundrum a persisting solving point for Unai Emery at Arsenal
17:00 Monday 15th July 2019

The season ahead doesn't paint the brightest picture for Arsenal. Struggling to get deals over the line with an extremely lacklustre transfer kitty, Unai Emery has been dealt another surmounting problem. It's one he tried…

Premier League
Arsenal's away record is Unai Emery's Achilles heel
09:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Arsenal’s race to finish in the Premier League top four may rest on the Gunners’ away. The North London club maintain a stellar record at the Emirates in all competitions but struggle on the road following a robust 22-game unbeaten…

Premier League
Unai Emery is slowly perfecting the art of rotation at Arsenal
16:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Unai Emery's Arsenal reign polarises opinion. Fans expected a magician who makes the Gunners' problems disappear, transforming the North Londoners into a champion much like his previous club, Paris Saint-Germain. Instead,…

Premier League
Lucas Torreira only just getting warmed up at Arsenal
08:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

Every team can use an N'Golo Kante, can't it? A player who breaks up opposing attacks, hassles and harries foes from the word go, and drives forward when necessary. Arsenal found their Kante this summer in Lucas Torreira. The defensive…