New manager Unai Emery will have a literal baptism by fire after the Premier League fixtures for the 2018/19 season were announced earlier today.
The former PSG gaffer could probably not have asked for a tougher start to his Gunners career with Man City (home) and Chelsea (away) being their first two fixtures. Their third one could also be a potential banana skin, with Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham visiting the Emirates.
Reports in the press suggest that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may be open to a move to Liverpool this summer. The winger has 12 months to go on his contract at Arsenal, but the club are yet to begin negotiations on a new deal, unlike Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both of whom have a similar period to go on their contracts but are already in discussions with the club.
Ox, the boyfriend of Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, has been in decent form over the last few months, but a lot would depend on where Liverpool would finish, with the Reds still not assured of Champions League football at the time of writing. Continue reading
Just days after Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s scorpion kick v Sunderland, here’s another worldly scorpion kick goal- perhaps better than Mkhi’s, from Olivier Giroud against Crystal Palace on New Years’ Day. Arsenal won the game 2-0 Continue reading
Here is an all-time Champions League Team of the Year, compiled out of players who have made the most appearances in the Team of the Year ever since it was instituted back in 2001.
The player who has been named in the Team of the Year more than any other person is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 10 appearances to his name, three more than his nearest rival Continue reading
Chelsea are the most disliked Premier League club, a online survey by the Manchester Evening News and its sister properties have revealed. The poll asked supporters of Premier League clubs to list which teams they disliked/hated the most, and Chelsea topped the list. The Manchester duo of United and City were 2nd and 4th respectively, with Liverpool in third. Arsenal were fifth and Spurs sixth, but Stoke were a somewhat surprise entry at 7th, presumably due to Tony Pulis’ style of play.
The least disliked (or the most liked) club was Bournemouth, while last season’s champions Leicester were everyone’s second most liked club. Continue reading