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Match Previews

  • Match Preview: Arsenal v Southampton; Wake up in February Makeup

    When Arsenal welcome Southampton on Tuesday to start the month of February, the Gunners can hope to ride two trends. During manager Arsène Wenger’s tenure, his teams have displayed a tendency to surge in the final months of league campaigns. As Amy Lawrence explains in “Arsenal Could Be Blown All the Way to Glory…

  • Match Preview: Arsenal v Burnley; In Search of a Spark

    Arsenal host Burnley in the FA Cup 4th Round on Saturday, when the Gunners will look for their first victory since their 3rd-Round triumph over Sunderland on January 9. These three winless winter weeks have left Arsenal if not desperate for, then certainly in need of, a strong performance and a positive result. A…

  • Match Preview: Stoke City v Arsenal; The Alexis Conundrum

    Arsenal’s tests shift to England’s Northeast from its Northwest with Sunday’s visit to Stoke City. It’s a challenging fixture under any circumstances—Arsenal have just one win in seven Premier League matches there—and so soon after Wednesday’s grueling, frustrating draw at Liverpool, Stoke is a truly trying trip. The good news is that the Gunners…

  • Match Preview: Arsenal v Sunderland; A Cup in Time or Ill-Timed?

    Arsenal’s FA Cup match against Sunderland on Saturday presents an interesting interpretive choice. There’s the historical angle, focusing on the club’s unparalleled success in the competition. With last May’s demolition of Aston Villa in the final, Arsenal became the most frequent winner of the FA Cup, and manager Arsène Wenger lifted the trophy for…

  • Match Preview: Olympiacos v Arsenal; Not the End of the World

    At this point, there’s no secret about Arsenal’s objective in this evening’s Champions League encounter at Olympiacos: The Gunners must win by two goals or by any score except 1-0 or 2-1 to advance to the competition’s knockout stage. Falling short would mean Arsenal wouldn’t advance from the Champions League group stages for the…