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Arsenal were expected to dominate and cruise through a pedestrian club that is at the sheer bottom of the Premier League table. Many believed that the gunners wouldn’t have to dredge a rootless fluctuant Sunderland defence, but they did; even though the 4-1 scoreline exerts a gulled view of the match. The north London club resembled the likes of mudlarks – pervasively looking for answers in the second half; struggled a bit to breakdown a basement club that haven’t been able to keep a clean sheet so far this season. …

Arsene Wenger will have plenty of reasons to smile at this present moment.
Arsenal are currently unbeaten in the league since the opening day, and now sit in second place, separated by top team City by just a single goal. They are top of their Champions League group, with their next fixture being away to Ludogorets, whom they rather effortlessly dispatched at the Emirates last week.
Players such as Walcott are in incredible form, with the Englishman having already netted five league goals.
Things certainly look rosy for the North London side, but …

With just over a fortnight to go until the Premier League season begins once again, Arsenal fans are facing the ever so familiar uncertainty as to wether their current squad is equipped to mount a serious title challenge.
The transfer window so far has shown shades of last summer for the gunners. They signed a player early on in the form of Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka as was the case when Wenger snatched up Petr Cech from bitter rivals Chelsea last year. That good start to the window gave Arsenal fans …

Arsenal are currently very close to completing the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach for £30 million and the Swiss international has arrived in London for a medical which will be completed this weekend. The big question on everyone’s lips is whether Granit Xhaka is the answer to Arsenal’s holding midfielder problems. In my opinion the answer is yes.
The signing of Mohamed Elneny in January was a masterstroke from Arsene Wenger and Granit Xhaka would solve all of Arsenal’s problems in central midfield. Arsenal’s problems in the centre of …

Arsene Wenger’s men need to step up or risk damaging the legacy of the professor.
Champions Chelsea struggling to regain their title winning form shown last season, Manchester United still in transition with the uncertainty over Louis Van Gaal’s future and Manchester City failing to show the consistency that is needed to win the league title. All these factors taken into account the most obvious answer would be that Arsenal are set to win their first title since 2004, though it seems they are making very hard work of it.
For years …

Due to the competitive nature of the Premier League, there are now more ‘derby’ matches than ever before. While the traditional local derbies are still popular, rivalry fixtures have become much more important as these play a key role in the fate of the title race. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all feature highly in this list of the top five top flight derby matches but there are also others that may catch you by surprise. Here are our selections:

Manchester United vs Manchester City
One of the most important clashes …

The last part of this 3 part Premiership preview looks at last season’s top 6. Will the top 6 remain the same? Can anyone stop Chelsea winning back-to-back titles? Let’s take a look.
Liverpool (Last Season – 6th)
After overachieving in the 13-14 season, Liverpool clearly underachieved in the 14-15 campaign. Manager Brendan Rodgers’ tenure is under threat and how well 32.5 million pound gamble Christian Benteke can do will virtually decide his destiny.
Losing the ‘prized asset’ Raheem Sterling will hurt, but if Jordon Ibe who Rodgers has announced will feature heavily …

After the shock 2-0 loss to West Ham last week and the dominant performance of the 16 year old West Ham midfielder, Reece Oxford, Arsene Wenger has seen what a dominant defensive midfielder can do in the premier league.
Without a true defensive midfielder that is starting quality in the premier league Arsene Wenger has set his sights on Sevilla star Grzegorz Krychowiak. The 25 year old Midfielder still has his best days to come and this is what has Wnneger excited. His dominant performances in the La Liga has shown …

Karim Benzema is French and plays the striker position and currently remains high on the Arsene Wenger’s wish-list as he is looking to foster his striking options before the commencement of the new season.
Rumour mill’s claim that Arsene Wenger has reached out to the striker and engaged with him in a move to the Emirates English Premier League Club. The Spanish paper “El Confidencial” wrote that Karim Benzema didn’t say “no” to the Arsene Wenger preposition.
Reports emerging from various English and Spanish sources link Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger to a …

With only a few days left before Tim Sherwood’s revitalised Villa side take on the almighty Arsenal on the hallowed Wembley turf who do you think will come out on top? Many would suggest the might of the north London club would be too much for Villa to cope with, especially with Arsenal’s attractive free flowing football particularly suited to the large Wembley pitch. However, under new manager Tim Sherwood the Villains from the Midlands have seen their own form transformed of late, and particularly that of their star Belgian …