Unai Emery was given the hardest possible start to his career as Arsenal boss with a home game against the Champions followed by an away game at one of our biggest rivals Chelsea. We were all hoping that Arsenal could get something from these two games, but the fact that Man City beat us 9-1 over 3 meetings last season, and we haven’t beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge since 2011, it was a bit of a leap to believe that Emery could turn things around so much in just a couple of months of pre-season with half the team missing….
I think all Arsenal fans knew that we wouldn’t be seeing Joel Campbell in an Arsenal shirt again after yet another unproductive loan arrangement last season. Campbell has been a Gunner for seven years but only ever made 23 appearances for the club and was sent out on loan an amazing seven times to France, Spain, Portugal and Greece. But now he has finally found a club in Italy who are willing to take him on full time, but to be honest I have never heard of the team, called Frosinone Calcio.
After Arsenal’s defeat to Man City on Sunday, Unai Emery was heavily criticized for trying to play Pep-style pressing game and playing out from the back to try and retain more possession against the Champions of England. In fact Sam Allardyce even called him ‘stupid’ to try it.
Emery needs to make his stand by Eddie Hoyte
So there it goes, Arsenal’s first game and against Man City. I’ve always been a passionate supporter of our great club, to the point where my friends constantly tell me to ease up and just live because I’m too obsessed with Arsenal. Anything positive about Arsenal impresses me a lot and I gladly sing it out loud to their faces.
With the beginning of the season seeming to be the perfect time for Stan Kroenke to quietly complete his full takeover at Arsenal, with all the headlines full of the transfers and opening game discussions, it seems the Arsenal Supporters Trust are aiming to take legal advice and try to delay the takeover so that Kroenke will have one final AGM where he can feel the ire of the Arsenal fans who are set to lose their shares to the American by cumpulsoty purchase.
Arsenal’s new coach Unai Emery was brought in to replace Arsene Wenger amid much rejoicing from Arsenal fans, with the promise of new ideas, tactics and improvements to our rickety defence. But his first game against Man City only saw him give debuts to Sokratis and surprise-package Guendouzi, and he started with just Aubameyang up front, and to be honest it didn’t look much different to one of Wenger’s teams.
IS UNAI EMERY JUST AN ARSENE WENGER CONTINUUM? by Nicholas Oyoo
It is perhaps too early to speculate after just one game, but Arsenal have lost at home to Manchester City 2-0. It means they did not breech the goal of their opposition. It means their defense conceded twice and it means top four is quickly becoming a goal just a bit too far, especially when all our top rivals won their matches.
Have you ever………..? by Charles Veritie
It was one of those Monday morning rush hours that are a habit of London. Thick dark clouds low in the sky and the rain dripping off the end of your nose.