Monday, 23 March 2015

Jekyll and Hyde Gunners

Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud

Arsenal’s win against Newcastle on Saturday was the classic game of two halfs. The Gunners dominated the first period, showcasing a series of beautiful, free flowing moves which had their supporters looking on in awe. Unfortunately Arsenal switched off for the entire second half, allowing Newcastle back into the game

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Just not enough!

Monaco 0-2 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud
Normally a 2-0 away win in the Champions League, against a side that has a European home record second only to Real Madrid, would be celebrated with great joy. Unfortunately, when such a result comes after a 3-1 home defeat in the first leg, it stands for nothing.

For the fifth year in succession, Arsenal’s players were made to rue their mistakes in the first leg,

Monday, 16 March 2015

Magnificent Giroud

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Olivier Giroud

Arsenal followed up their excellent win at Old Trafford in the FA Cup, with another solid performance at home to West Ham on Saturday.

The Gunners have responded extremely well to that soul destroying defeat to Monaco in the Champions League a few weeks ago and have really grown from strength to strength.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

We're going to Wembley!!

Man United 1-2 Arsenal

Manchester Untied v Arsenal
Arsenal headed to Old Trafford on Monday night with several doubts surrounding the team. Having not beaten Manchester United away from home since 2006 and so far having failed to defeat the worst United side in a generation, there was a feeling that the Gunners were suffering from a mental block when facing the Red Devils.

The last meeting between the two sides at the Emirates in November proved to be an extremely frustrating game for Arsene Wenger’s men as they dominated proceedings but were ultimately undone by  two breakaway goals which saw United leave with all three points. It would have been easy for Arsenal to crumble under such negativity as they left the dressing room to fight for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals, but instead they showed great mental strength throughout the game.

Wenger set his team up in similar fashion to the last time his team visited Manchester, that time securing a win at Manchester City by sitting deep, soaking up the pressure and hitting their opponents on the break.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Gunners ride early storm

QPR 1-2 Arsenal

 Olivier Giroud

Arsenal came through a hard fought game on Wednesday night to maintain their excellent league form since the turn of the year as well as their third place in the league table.

Away to QPR was always going to be a tough game.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Back on track?

Arsenal 2-0 Everton 

14/15: Arsenal 2-0 Everton - Tomas Rosicky
Arsenal bounced back from their midweek humiliation against Monaco with victory over Everton on Sunday to keep their hopes of yet another top four finish alive.

This was not a great performance from the Gunners, but they managed to secure all three points, which was crucial following the debacle in the Champions League.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Same old Arsenal

Arsenal 1-3 Monaco

Arsene Wenger. Shock....

Arsenal once again gave themselves a mountain to climb to qualify for the quarter finals of the Champions League, after yet another disastrous first leg.

In seasons gone by the Gunners have been undone at this stage of the competition by phenomenal performances from the best teams in the World, as the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich lit up the Emirates Stadium with displays that would eventually see them win the tournament. On Wednesday night, Arsene Wenger’s side were well and truly beaten by Monaco, a side whose name did not strike fear into anyone with affiliations to the Gunners when the draw was made.