Were Arsenal able to avoid under-hitting simple passes, I suspect it would have been quite a comfortable scoreline. I also suspect we would have avoided a penalty scare. Since we can’t make simple passes, it was a nervous wait for the final whistle and another win that left wanting. I don’t think it’s much of… Read more
Last night’s defeat was a fitting end to an utterly forgettable season. That performance had been brewing for weeks, if not months, with Arsenal stumbling through every stage of the Europa League knockout stages before falling at the penultimate hurdle. I’ve been saying every step of the way that there would come a time when… Read more
Yesterday’s game against Newcastle was about as inconsequential as it gets. That feeling was shared among both sets of players, besides maybe Fabian Schar. While it’s nice to be back into the top half of the table, Newcastle were a non-entity on the day, hamstrung without the marauding, goal-drunk Joe Willock. They were precise in… Read more
There’s a time and a place for a bit of experimentation. Sometimes it’s borne out of necessity, like when Emile Smith Rowe was thrust into the side against Chelsea on Boxing Day, seemingly out of nowhere, when Arteta’s back was against the wall. Sometimes the opposition demand a different approach and some ingenuity. The first… 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