Despite Arsene Wenger supporting Jack Wilshere as Mr Arsenal for many many years, Unai Emery made it clear that the midfielder would not be a starter for the Gunners this season so he left to join his boyhood club West Ham United, who are going through as much as a transition right now as the Gunners are.
Arsenal could not have had a harder start to the Unai Emery era, but both players and fans saw a much improved attitude and tactical awareness although they still have a lot to learn before they are playing pure Emeryball football.
There are just ten days left in the European transfer window and Arsenal seem to be even further away from tying down Aaron Ramsey to a contract extension. Many pundits think that it is the Welshman’s over-high wages demands that are the biggest obstacle to a new deal, but it has now been suggested that Ramsey simply wants to play in his favoured position.
It’s now time to really see the true work of Unai and the players. By Tom
In truth the lack of confidence in the start of Arsenal’s game against City and Chelsea that has been the concern, but now we can see the real practise being given the chance to breathe.
Are Arsenal Flat Track Bullies? Paul Merson thinks so… by Akinnubi
A second day defeat at Stanford Bridge makes it two defeats from our two opening matches, a feat last achieved in the 1992/1993 season with the Gunners finishing the season in 10th position.
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Arsenal lost 3-2 to Chelsea in a thrilling game, but Alex Iwobi thinks that if we had converted our chances, especially in the first half, we should have gone away from the Bridge with all three points. “For the neutral fans watching, it was an amazing game but for us Arsenal fans and players it’s very hard to take, especially after coming back from 2-0 down. It’s not the result we wanted, we just have to forget about it and focus on the positives.
Arsenal seems to be Arsenal’s problem by Akinnubi
It was an improved performance against Chelsea compared to Manchester City, albeit the difference in quality between City and Chelsea,nonetheless it was an improved performance.
This defeat has one big difference from the City game though; it wasn’t due to superior quality of the opposition, but it was due to Arsenal’s own failings!