Storming the Palace: Arsenal 2 – 1 Crystal Palace – Report & Player Ratings

Final Score Arsenal 2 – 1 Crystal Palace Finally, the Premier League has arrived. Arsenal welcomed a manager-less Crystal Palace to the Emirates. An “easy” fixture some might say, but this is the English Premier League after all. Palace started the game off my immediately pouncing on Arsenal, stealing possession and very nearly setting Fraizer… Continue reading

The Sanogo Show: Arsenal 5 – 1 Benfica – Report & Player Ratings

Final Score Arsenal 5 – 1 Benfica Arsenal returned to The Emirates for the first time in their pre-season, taking on Benfica in the Emirates Cup. Familiar faces made the bench, including Giroud, Koscielny, Cazorla – and Alexis Sanchez. Chambers started at centre-back, alongside Nacho Monreal, whilst Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Chamberlain made up… Continue reading

The Sour Big Apple: New York Red Bulls 1 – 0 Arsenal – Report & Player Ratings

Final Score New York Red Bulls 1 – 0 Arsenal After a solid win over Boreham Wood, Arsenal’s pre-season continued in The Big Apple, taking on Thierry Henry’s New York Red Bulls. The first half brought a rather big surprise with Rosicky starting off as a false 9 similar to Spain’s approach in the 2012 European Championships. It took… Continue reading