Monthly archives: December 2017

West Dean Albion 1-1 Arsenal: By the Numbers

Mike drop The thing that’s odd about Mike Dean’s record when referee of Arsenal matches isn’t that he always calls penalties against Arsenal it’s that the pens mysteriously dry up when he’s referee. But when he does decide to make a call, it tends to go against Arsenal. Here’s his record refereeing the top clubs […]

Wenger has a pop at Henry over Sanchez celebration comments

henry wenger interviewAfter Thursday’s 3-2 against Crystal Palace, Thierry Henry suggested in his post-match punditry that the Arsenal dressing room was divided because not all the players went to celebrate with goalscorer Alexis Sanchez. Despite the fact that TV pictures showed the Chilean surrounded by teammates, and pictures proved he’d celebrated with Laurent Koscielny, the club’s record […]

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal – player ratings

Mike Dean cheated Arsenal out of three points against West Brom by awarding the kind of penalty he knew would make him the centre of attention – which is his favourite thing. Far more than doing a good job. However, the Gunners were below par against the Premier League’s worst team, and that’s what we […]

Report: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Arsenal (inc. goals)

Starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Wilshere, , Alexis, Iwobi, Lacazette Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Elneny, Walcott, Welbeck __ A late Jay Rodriguez penalty cancelled out Alexis Sanchez’s deflected free-kick as Arsenal ended 2017 with a frustrating 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion. The 87th minute equaliser, netted just three minutes after […]

No Ozil in the squad: West Brom v Arsenal teams

Arsenal team news 2017-18Arsenal are looking for their second away win in three days when we face bottom of the table West Brom at the Hawthorns today. Here are the official line-ups. West Brom: Foster, Gibbs, Robson-Kanu, Evans, Livermore, Phillips, Brunt, Barry, Rodriguez, Dawson, Hegazi Subs: Myhill, Nom, McClean, Burke, Krychowiak, McAuley Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Koscielny, […]

Wenger: I’m no Sanchez psychologist

Arsene Wenger says that the constant media coverage of Alexis Sanchez is ‘unbelievable’, despite the fact it’s quite believable indeed. The Chilean is almost into the final 6 months of his contract, and does not look likely to sign a new one. As such, there’s constant speculation about him, his future, and his motivations. However, […]