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Match Previews

  • Match Preview: Newcastle V Arsenal; Find a New Tune Upon Tyne

    Arsenal’s visit to Newcastle United on Saturday will challenge the Gunners to get unblocked in front of goal. The major similarity between this campaign’s first three matches and previous seasons’ starts has been the Gunners’ ineffectiveness in front of goal. In general, Arsenal have been much more active offensively, taking 61 shots. (As 7AM…

  • Community Shield Match Preview: Chelsea v Arsenal; Full of Sound and Fury

    Arsenal’s Community Shield meeting with Chelsea on Sunday carries interest but no meaning. The English media’s reliance on the lazy and hackneyed narrative — Wenger and Mourinho square off! — just shows the insignificance of the Wembley affair. It’s a glorified friendly, the last live-action preparation for the start of the Premier League campaign…

  • Match Preview: Arsenal v West Brom; Pre-Final Finale

    Arsenal faces an odd scenario as it closes its Premier League campaign against West Bromwich Albion Sunday at Emirates Stadium. It’s comfortable but not totally secure in a third-place league finish, which would allow the Gunners to avoid a Champions League qualifier in August. Comfortable thanks to a three-point advantage over Manchester United; not…

  • Match Preview: Arsenal v Sunderland; Points All Around

    Arsenal returns to action against Sunderland on Wednesday, with both teams needing one point to secure their immediate objectives. For Arsenal, a draw would be enough to guarantee a third-place league finish and a straight path into next year’s Champions League group stage; Sunderland can make sure it stays in the Premier League for…

  • Match Preview: Manchester United v Arsenal; Minimal Mystery

    Arsenal’s visit to Old Trafford won’t carry the drama that seemed likely when the fixture list was released. Originally the penultimate match of the league campaign, the contest could have decided the two sides’ Champions League fates or one of their title aspirations. Neither remains in the balance. Arsenal have already amassed enough points…

  • Match Preview: Arsenal v Chelsea; Laying Down a Marker

    It is a match that has more bearing on next season than this season. It is a match that will tell us more about the progress of Arsenal than any other.  It is a match that Gooners everywhere want to see Arsenal prevail in. It is Arsenal versus Chelsea. You’ve seen the stats and…