Emi Martinez expectedly deputized in goal while Source: Gooner Daily Published on By enigma By Tony Attwood Europa nights tend to be fairly relaxed at Arsenal stadium — at least at this stage of the competition. We expect to win, and we expect to see goals, and quite often we get what we expect. Not always of course, but sometimes, and the good games For example, it is reported in many histories of the club that after Arsenal turned professional in , one way or Kick-off time: 8.
Another start at the Emirates, another two goals, I can already feel the animosity at the headline because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made quite an impact since his arrival in He is genuine class, has a natural nose for goal and is probably considered to be one of the best strikers in the world today. Aubameyang has At some point this season we might find out who or what this team is all about.
Are they tough and determined, or are they not.
Sooner or later the true essence of this team must emerge. I blame the fried food. The biggest problem seems to be that they have an attacking instinct that has become tangled Good day one and all. We kicked our campaign off with a win away in Germany For those that do not know Liege, it is a small city in Belgium with a beautiful train station and opera.
In terms of football, Standard Liege is in the The rain lashed down at Old Trafford as Manchester United showed there was still life in the old dog against old rivals Arsenal. Strangely enough This year the Europa League could be an enjoyable competition to be in.
Whilst we have been conditioned by the media to look at the Champions League with envious eyes, it is a competition which gave Arsenal fans very little joy in the 2 decades we played in it — The rule change We play our first home game of the Europa League campaign tonight, taking on Standard Liege at the Emirates.
Is that the way the fixture has gone down now? The club meets on We face Standard Liege We brushed the aside at home and away.
Imagine an English club scoring 7 away from home. Surely no shambles Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the most critical striker Arsenal ever had, is already regarded as a legend by much part of the Gunners faithful. Arsenal crept back into the top four with a scrappy point at mid-table Manchester United in an indifferent game at Old Trafford. Embed from Getty Images Played in torrential rain this was a game of equal parts slapstick, carnage, end to end attacking, comedic defending, sloppy passing After an impoverished performance against Manchester United on Monday evening, the whispered anxieties over Nicolas Pepe have broken into a concerned murmur.
There have been flashes of his obvious talent- the Ivorian is a highly giffable player, with his One of the most essential positions in modern day football, giving we the fans the viewing pleasure of seeing them make those mazy runs, breathtaking dribbles and of course, well taken goals. The twitter was all flooded with the merry tweets I watched the Real Madrid — Brugge match last night and have to admit it was a lot of fun to watch a small team get some goals in against a big team.
Wednesday 2nd October Glorious sunshine accompanies my train journey back south from Peterborough this morning. It would do. By Tony Attwood It was quite a Tuesday evening. We drove to Peterborough for our first visit since , and just as at the start of that wonderful season, we lost And although this may not turn out to be another wonderful season, last night overall was rather fine. It is not just the fact that some clubs play a more industrial style of football than Arsenal it is also the way in which some managers are able to get away with saying anything they like about referees, while if an Arsenal manager speaks in that way, he is Morning all.
As referee Paul Durkin readied himself to blow the final whistle there was widespread mirth when former George Graham player, Martin Keown begged Wenger to come on.
The tigerish Keown, who had left the club as a callow and headstrong teenager but returned to give such service to Arsenal, to Graham and to Wenger, needed one more appearance to qualify for a Premier League winner's medal, back in the days when you had to have played a minimum of ten matches to qualify. There was a spot of comic relief when Ray Parlour pretended Wenger had told him to go on instead and started stripping off his tracksuit in preparation. As the Real Romford Pele recounted to me in an exclusive interview some years later: "Martin went mental as he thought he wouldn't get his medal.
You should have seen his face when he realised I was joking.
Even now I recall those final few minutes as being as joyous a celebration as I could remember at an Arsenal game. Around , supporters attended the victory parade the next morning in nearby Upper Street - with some nursing the mother of all hangovers - as the procession culminated with the trophy being displayed to the enormous crowds congregated outside Islington Town Hall. Wenger and Arsenal had become the first side since Preston all those years ago. History had been made. The litany of results read: Played 38, Won 26, Drew 12, Lost 0. The team of represented Arsenal with such panache, such mental strength, such tenacity and will to win.
Those qualities allied with pure technique, skill, courage and application had become immortal. For all your latest Arsenal news, opinion, analysis and transfer gossip, click here. Keep up to date with the latest news, features and exclusives from football. Available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
Sure they do a some tasty charcuterie spreads, and other little food bits, but wine is their thing. Sambal Shiok is a casual Malaysian spot on the Holloway Road serving dishes like fried chicken, salads with peanuts, and rice dishes. The club's offices are officially called Highbury House, located north-east of Emirates Stadium, and house the bust of Herbert Chapman that used to reside at Highbury. Dropping the centre half -back from the middle of the field into defence, and the two inside forwards into a more withdrawn role, Arsenal developed a highly effective counter-attacking game. By Tony Attwood Europa nights tend to be fairly relaxed at Arsenal stadium — at least at this stage of the competition. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the most critical striker Arsenal ever had, is already regarded as a legend by much part of the Gunners faithful. Home Cities Pick the perfect spot for every situation.
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Highbury Fields, with tennis courts, pool and comfy bourgeois shops. Even posher Islington, and Clissold and Finsbury parks walkable. Highbury Fields school "very good", says Ofsted. Property Hundreds of serviced apartments in the rechristened The Stadium, Highbury Square due for completion in , have just been released for sale, done out by architectural smoothsters Allies and Morrison.