There are very few Arsenal fans that haven’t been impressed with the Greek defender Sokratis this season. He may be a bit aggressive sometimes, but he is desperate to win at all costs in every single game he plays in. So how would you like to see his partner in the Greece national team to join him in the Arsenal defence?
Of all the controversies about the host city for the Europa League, the most serious issue is the safety of Henrikh Mikhitaryan. Nothing is more important then someone’s wellbeing, not how many tickets have been sold, not how many days it takes to get to Baku, not the fact that some fans might have to accept watching the final on television.
Arsenal’s calamitous finish to the Premier League season has once again left their fanbase in a state of disbelief and also frustration, with the Gunners showing an all too familiar fragility at the back. For the umpteenth season in a row, Arsenal have been unable to deal with their seemingly never-ending defensive woes and not for the first time, it will cost them a top-four finish.
Arsenal came away with a 3-1 win at home today, and you have to be so happy with that after the early scare we endured…
I made my fears clear upon reading the team sheet, with the exclusion of Torreira, and the INCLUSION of both Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil and Petr Cech, and I’m not sure those fears were wrong even after the win.
I am certainly not amused upon reading the teamsheet this evening, with Mustafi and Cech being named in the starting line-up today, and I’m not sure there is enough in this team to give us the comfort needed to take to Spain.
Unai Emery has lead us to lose AGAIN away from home and we now look like we are conceding any chance of finishing in the top four.
The line-up that was named left question marks, not only because Mustafi was named in a back four again, but because he was changing the formation once again.
Unai Emery’s starting line-up has been confirmed for today’s crucial game in Leicester, with Aubameyang back in the team following a sinus operation.
The Gabon international missed last week’s painful loss to Wolves, but returns today to try and close the gap on Spurs to only one point, and gain points on one or both of Chelsea and Man United who clash later on today.
Arsenal have given up their control over their top four aspirations today, and must now rely on their rivals to slip up.
The Gunners coach had to make a number of changes after Thursday night’s trip to Napoli, and alarm bells were already ringing when we saw the starting line-up, with Jenkinson, Mustafi and Elneny involved. and unfortunately those worries were justified.