In some ways, the fixture could draw parallels to Arsenal’s tame attempts against Liverpool last week. Newcastle were set up to frustrate and there was a clear agenda in trying to snatch a goal, but as Eddie Howe will soon learn, this is a futile way to try and win football matches. This isn’t to… Read more
Yesterday’s humbling result always felt like it was a possibility given Arsenal’s recent track record at Anfield but for the recent run of form to come to such an abrupt end still hurts. After their disappointment against West Ham, you don’t have to be Nostradamus to expect some bite from Liverpool and in the end,… Read more
Momentum is a funny concept. Besides looking at the form table, there’s no way to really quantify it but unlike some of the false dawns in the last 3 years where metrics and results haven’t quite aligned, Arsenal taking 20 points from the last 24 isn’t thanks to a run of luck. Yesterday was the… Read more
At this point in the season, it’s probably fair to say Edu, Arteta and the scouts that survived last year’s chop deserve some credit for their talent identification. I’ve already admitted that it was wrong to doubt Ramsdale in particular but I’d just like to double down on that wrongness because without him, I highly… Read more
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Good point! Forgot about the head-to-head (and also completely forgot about net change and just glanced at the difference)
Arsenal would only need to win by 2 to go above spuds
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Thanks for the kind words, I try and be consistent so I’m glad you’re happy to do the same