This week’s View From The Enemy comes from the Lancashire Telegraph, who are very impressed with the work done by the Claret’s manager Sean Dyche and sees some similarities to the work done by a younger Arsene Wenger when he first arrived at Arsenal.
Basel travel to London to take on Arsenal at the Emirates tonight, in the second group fixture of the campaign.
The Gunners currently sit top of their group, albeit having absolutely no point or goal advantage over any of their rivals. Both sides played out 1-1 draws in the opening group game, leaving Arsenal top on away goals, followed by their alphabetical advantage.
Here we have our usual “View from the Enemy” ahead of our big London derby against Chelsea this weekend. Arsenal haven’t beaten Chelsea in our last nine League meetings and we certainly don’t want to make that ten on Wenger’s anniversary of 20 years at Arsenal. Although Chelsea have a good recent record against us, the fact is that they have only been playing catch-up, as Wenger’s overall record against our neighbours reads as 19 wins, 19 defeats and 16 draws. Maybe Wenger will make it 20 wins on his 20th anniversary?
Nicklas Bendtner is set to take on former club Arsenal tonight in the third round of the League Cup, and manager Arsene Wenger has been discussing his recent move.
Arsenal travel to the City Ground to take on the famous Nottingham Forest tonight, in what should be an open encounter.
We are expected to make a few changes for the match-up, with a number of squad members expected to get run-outs, and the game should be very attacking.
I guess you could see this last week as a positive one for Arsenal. The results have certainly been respectable, with a win over Southampton in the Premier League followed by a potentially vital draw away to Paris Saint-Germain in Europe thanks to a late strike from Alexis Sanchez and some inspired keeping from David Ospina.
Arsenal travel to the KC Stadium today to take on Hull FC, and we can not afford to take our opponents lightly.
The Tigers come into the game having only been beaten by a very late goal by Manchester United, and will be somewhat confident of earning a point from today’s game.
Arsenal are in the French capital of Paris today as they prepare to take on Paris Saint-Germain in their opening Champions League group game.
We have had doubts over the fitness of Laurent Koscielny, but Arsene Wenger appeared to reveal that he would be able to feature tonight, which will be a huge boost to have our August Vitality Player of the Month available.