Month: April 2022

Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal: Ready, Eddie, go …

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Yesterday evening as I took the dogs for a walk before the match, I ran into a neighbour who lives a couple of streets over. He’s an Arsenal fan. “Confident about tonight?”, he asked. “No!”, I said. “You?” “No!” “You never know,” I said. “If Southampton can beat us, there’s …

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Southampton 1-0 Arsenal: Dark clouds looming

Match report – Player ratings –  By the numbers – Video Arsenal have won 17 games in the Premier League this season, and in 16 of them have scored first. So, when Southampton made a first-half mistake, Eddie Nketiah pounced and Gabriel Martinelli crossed for Bukayo Saka, it looks very like a sliding doors moment in the cold light of day. …

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Arsenal 1-2 Brighton: Arteta’s selection creates damaging imbalance

Match report – Player ratings – Arteta Reaction – Video Defeat to Brighton capped a terrible week for Arsenal and put a massive dent in our top four ambitions. All week the build-up had been about what we would do to cope with the absences of Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney, and amid all the discussion, the general consensus was that …

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