Gooner Daily

  • Bournemouth Preview: Team News, Injury Updates and Predicted Lineups
    Bournemouth has struggled badly all season, finding themselves in 18th place after a series of terrible results in the Premier League. The rot ended with a 3-1 win against Brighton, but Eddie Howe’s side know that they are in for a cracker tonight against an Arsenal side under the tutelage ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-27By enigma106
    7 hours ago
  • Pablo Mari: 10 Things to Know About Him
    Pablo Mari was spotted by eagle eyed Arsenal fans and journalists when he was the airport in Brazil. I’m pretty certain that some Arsenal fans tracked him on the plane to London and probably videoed Edu Gaspar sleeping on his shoulder. The fans got a confirmation when Arsenal correspondent for ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-26By enigma106
    1 day ago
  • Kurzawa to Juventus: A New Twist in the Saga
    A couple of weeks ago, I shared my thoughts on Layvin Kurzawa and how he would be a good short and long term option for Arsenal, in the wake of the injury crisis hovering the club in the left back department. Kieran Tierney suffered a nasty injury in the win ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-25By enigma106
    2 days ago
  • Ceballos: Thoughts on his Disappointing Loan Spell
    Dani Ceballos arrived on loan from Real Madrid this summer and it came with some good buzz and fanfare. Arsenal fans were aware of his technical abilities and saw him excel in his national colors in the the Under-21s European Championships, and he looked like a decent replacement for Aaron ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-23By enigma106
    4 days ago
  • Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal: 10-Man Gunners Salvage Draw at Stamford Bridge
    Match Report Match Highlights Post-Match Press Conference Final Result: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal Goal Scorers: Chelsea (Jorginho 28′ pen, Azpilicueta 84′), Arsenal (Martinelli 64′, Bellerin 87′) Arsenal XI (Subs) (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, D. Luiz, Mustafi, Saka; Xhaka, Torreira; Martinelli, Ozil, Pepe; Lacazette With the games coming thick and fast, there was ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-22By enigma106
    5 days ago
  • Martinelli: A Shining Light in a Dark Campaign
    Gabriel Martinelli joined Arsenal from Brazilian fourth tier outfit, Ituano, for a reported £6m and to be honest, the fans did not expect much from him. He is a 18-year-old player that was well sought after by several clubs, but Edu Gaspar’s influence played a role in getting him to ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-20By enigma106
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield: Gunners Drop Points Yet Again
    Arsenal (Martinelli 45′) 1-1 Sheffield United (Fleck 83′) Match Highlights  Post-Match Press Conference When the preview of this game was published, the collective expectation from Arsenal fans was to get a victory against Sheffield at home. Yes, with the opposition performing above expectations on the top half of the table, ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-19By enigma106
    1 week ago
  • Sheffield Preview: Team News, Injury Updates and Predicted Lineups
    Sheffield will be bracing themselves for a revenge clash against their hosts, Arsenal, especially with the fact that they earned all three points when the Gunners visited Bramall Lane on a cold Monday night in October 2019. The history books do not favor Sheffield in this fixture, as they are ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-18By enigma106
    1 week ago
  • Kurzawa: A Good Short and Long Term Option at Left Back
    Kurzawa joined Paris St. Germain for €23 million on a five-year contract in 2015 after his spell in his first ever club, AS Monaco. He broke into the Monaco setup when he was 18-years-old and suffered the ignominy of relegation at the end of the 2010/11 campaign, but stayed with the ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-17By enigma106
    1 week ago
  • Kolasinac Injured, Nketiah Stays and Au-ban Upheld
    Sead Kolasinac has had his fair share of injuries since he joined the club, and this disrupted his chances of nailing a first team berth in the league. He had a consistent run out at the start of this season following Kieran Tierney injury problems and the club’s decision to ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-16By enigma106
    2 weeks ago
  • Aubameyang: Can Arsenal Cope Without His Goals?
      Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang received his marching orders in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace and this has brought some despair to the Arsenal faithful, as the Gunners depend on their talisman for his goal scoring feats.  For those that might care to ask: how dependent is Arsenal on Aubameyang? His ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-15By enigma106
    2 weeks ago
  • Torreira: Can Arsenal Cope in His Absence?
      Lucas Torreira has become an influential figure at Arsenal since Mikel Arteta arrived at the club in December 2019. He joined the club last season and had an instant impact with his combative style of play that won the fans over but as the season progressed, he lost some ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-14By enigma106
    2 weeks ago
  • Arteta: Can He Lead Arsenal to Glory?
    Arsenal appointed Mikel Arteta as their new head coach three weeks ago which caused a stir in the football community, with some seeing him as the new savior of the Gunners, while others accepted Arteta as the new coach with some doubts due to his lack of experience as a ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-13By enigma106
    2 weeks ago
  • Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal: Spoils Shared as Aubameyang Sees Red
    Crystal Palace (Ayew 55′) 1-1 Arsenal (Aubameyang 12′) Arsenal Player Ratings  Match Highlights  Post-Match Press Conference Crystal Palace is a side that is difficult to break down because of the team’s compactness and the industrious players in their midfield. The likes of Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Jordan Ayew add ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-12By enigma106
    2 weeks ago
  • Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal: Player Ratings
    Crystal Palace entertained Arsenal in the lunchtime fixture of Saturday and as expected, there was a drama for all fans involved. I will publish an in-depth review of the game tomorrow, but it was not surprised to see that the starting lineups of both teams matched what I published in ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-11By enigma106
    2 weeks ago
  • Crystal Palace Preview: Team News, Injury Updates and Predicted Lineups
    Crystal Palace hosts Arsenal in today’s lunchtime fixture in what should be a pulsating encounter. Last season on this same patch of Earth known as Selhurst Park, the Gunners shared the spoils with their hosts, no thanks to two well taken penalties from the master dead ball specialist, Luka Milovojevic. ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-11By enigma106
    2 weeks ago
  • Smith-Rowe to Huddersfield: Good Move for Him and Arsenal
    Smith-Rowe burst into the scene last season following some breathtaking performances for Arsenal in the Europa League. His goal against Qarabag in last season’s group stage made him the youngest goalscorer in a competitive match since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in 2011. Just when we thought he would get more glimpses of ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-10By enigma106
    2 weeks ago
  • Players with Expiring Contracts: Sell, Renew or Release?
    Players within the current Arsenal setup will reach that point when the manager, Mikel Arteta, will make the decision on whether to renew their current deals, release them on a free transfer or sell them without batting an eyelid. Arsenal, like every well run business oriented football club, handed contracts ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-09By enigma106
    3 weeks ago
  • Sokratis or Sokrightis: Will He Play Right Back Again?
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos played as an auxiliary right back in the Arsenal vs. Leeds FA Cup Third Round clash on Monday. This took everyone by surprise because we saw Reiss Nelson’s name on the team sheets as a right wing back, but the English forward played on the left wing till ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-08By enigma106
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 1-0 Leeds: A Game of Two Halves
    Arsenal (Nelson 55′) 1-0 Leeds.  Arsenal Player Ratings – Arsenal.com Match Review – Mikel Arteta’s Post-Match Press Conference Arsenal hosted Leeds United yesterday evening to earn the right to qualify for the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Gunners knew their work was cut out for them but what ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-07By enigma106
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United: Player Ratings
    Arsenal struggled in the first 45 minutes but had enough in the tank to see out the threat Leeds United posed. The team I predicted was different from this evening’s starting lineup, as Mikel Arteta went for a stronger squad. Here are the Gooner Daily player ratings: Starting XI Emiliano ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-06By enigma106
    3 weeks ago
  • Leeds Preview: Team News, Injury Updates and Predicted Lineups
    Leeds visit the Emirates tonight to take on an Arsenal side building confidence from their win over Manchester United as well as the new tactical adjustments which took shape with each passing game. The FA Cup, as you would expect, had some surprising results on one end, some routine results ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-06By enigma106
    3 weeks ago
  • EDDIE NKETIAH: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR HIM?
    Eddie Nketiah burst into the scene with that brace in the League Cup game against Norwich a couple of seasons ago. He scored goals for the Arsenal Reserves with such regularity and it was a case of sooner, than later for the fans to get a glimpse of his ability ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-05By enigma106
    3 weeks ago
  • CALUM CHAMBERS INJURY: THOUGHTS ON ARSENAL’S DEFENSIVE ALTERNATIVES
    The new year has began with a buzz following the Mikel Arteta managerial announcement and the performances on the pitch have clearly improved from the shitefest that was Emeryball. However, there is one player that will not take any further part of the Arteta Renaissance this season due to yet ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-04By enigma106
    3 weeks ago
  • Will Arteta’s Influence be Enough to Keep Xhaka and Aubameyang?
    In Unai Emery’s final weeks with the club, things went really bad and it was evident that the only plausible option was to terminate his contract with the Gunners after 18 months. The results were pretty poor, the performances were dire and the attitude of some of the players ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-03By enigma106
    3 weeks ago
  • Positives to Take From Arteta’s Start at Arsenal
    Happy new year from us at Gooner Daily. In 2019, I must admit that I wasn’t consistent with blogging due to other commitments but things will be different this year. We have decided to start the year with a freshly baked article from my buddy, Patrick, from IPC Publishing. ... read more
    Source: Gooner DailyPublished on 2020-01-02By enigma106
    4 weeks ago