2:48 PM EDT, Fri September 17, 2021
Arsenal at Burnley preview: keep it rolling

Arsenal at Burnley preview: keep it rolling

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Turf Moor has been kind to the Gunners. Hopefully that trend persists. Mikel Arteta described Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Norwich last weekend as the culmination of the “best week of his career.” Hyperbole? Maybe. But the Gunners will look to keep the good times rolling when they travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley tomorrow. It’s a contest that Arsenal should win, but with this squad, we shouldn’t ever count our chickens. The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 9 trips to Turf Moor (4W, 5D), and Burnley are winless in...
Pain in the Arsenal 2 hours ago

Arsenal subject of Lacazette January transfer interest

Is Alexandre Lacazette going to play enough matches for Arsenal this season to warrant him staying on during the summer? Of course not, and in the club’s mind this situation wouldn’t have played out how it has. Best case scenario was the Frenchman had a buyer willing to pay up early into the window to […] Arsenal subject of Lacazette January transfer interest - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Arsenal FIFA 22 player ratings: the good, the bad, & the ugly

Arsenal FIFA 22 player ratings: the good, the bad, & the ugly

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via After a poor season, how have Arsenal’s ratings fared? Europe’s domestic leagues are all well underway, but for millions of fans around the world, the season doesn’t truly begin until the latest iteration of EA Sports’ FIFA drops. Of all of the modes available, none hold a candle to the popularity of FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode - FUT for the uninitiated - where players can build their dream team with players from the top clubs and compete against other players from around the globe. At its best, it’s a fun way to play...
Friday Cannon Fodder: open thread

Friday Cannon Fodder: open thread

Photo by Visionhaus/ I usually try to steer clear of football topics for Friday CF, but I’m low on topic ideas today, and I’ve had something football-related stuck in my craw all week: are Burnley the most despicable, most unliked team in the Premier League right now? They are for me, at least from an objective point of view where I’ve put Arsenal’s rivalries aside. They’re overly physical, oftentimes dirty. They dive. Sean Dyche is insufferable in the media about referee decisions and opposing teams diving, and their fans seem to relish and actively...
Pain in the Arsenal 5 hours ago

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Burnley: 3-4-3 for aerial threat?

Arsenal are back in Premier League action after an agonising gap in fixtures with no European football to whet the midweek appetite as they take on Burnley at Turf Moor. Here is the predicted lineup. One of those fixtures where the build-up is usually dominated with how strong an outfit Burnley are and how tough […] Arsenal predicted lineup vs Burnley: 3-4-3 for aerial threat? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal 9 hours ago

Arsenal make surprise goalkeeper future move

The goalkeeper situation at Arsenal was one of the more interesting side stories of the summer transfer window. It rumbled on for months, seemingly got fixed, and now continues to be a topic of much debate. Aaron Ramsdale looks to have secured the number one jersey under Mikel Arteta. Being given a starting berth against Norwich […] Arsenal make surprise goalkeeper future move - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal 10 hours ago

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal thoughts show shift in belief

In the immediate post-match of beating Norwich 1-0 in the Premier League last time out, Mikel Arteta stated that the 10-15 days prior to that fixture were the best he’s experienced as Arsenal manager. Calm down, Arteta. It was only Norwich at home. But joking aside, what he was referring to was the internal cooperation […] Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal thoughts show shift in belief - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
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Arsenal vs. Burnley: Predicted Lineup, Bench & Score

Arsenal vs. Burnley: Predicted Lineup, Bench & Score

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via The Gunners head to Turf Moor looking for two wins in a row. A goal! Points! For the first time this season Arsenal were able to walk away from a Premier League weekend feeling positive. There are still plenty of things for Mikel Arteta to work on, but apparently, he is coming off the best 10 days of his career...That win moved Arsenal up into 16th place. Another three points this weekend and they will be closing in on the top half of the table. But to do that they will need to reverse their recent results at Turf Moor which...
Pain in the Arsenal 23 hours ago

Arsenal v Burnley: 3 key requirements to beat Sean Dyche’s side

Saturday’s trip to Turf Moor will be an intriguing match-up for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side. Over the last few seasons, games against the so-called ‘lesser sides’ have not been Arsenal’s biggest strength. Against Burnley, they will be severely tested. As always. Every football fan on the planet knows how Burnley likes to play its football: […] Arsenal v Burnley: 3 key requirements to beat Sean Dyche’s side - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 16, 2021

Arsenal: Ben White’s Burnley battle is his big test

Opening day of the Premier League season, under the lights, under the cosh and under a bombardment of aerial balls, Ben White didn’t have the best of Arsenal debuts. Thomas Frank, like all good managers should, saw a weakness in the opposition and sought to exploit it. Ivan Toney isn’t a giant by any means […] Arsenal: Ben White’s Burnley battle is his big test - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Arsenal vs. Burnley - Q&A with the TurfCast Podcast

Arsenal vs. Burnley - Q&A with the TurfCast Podcast

Photo by Gareth Copley/PA Images via Time to catch up with the Clarets on how their summer went, expectations this season & the match on Saturday. After mustering just one shot against Manchester City and six against Chelsea, the Arsenal attack put up 30 shots on Saturday against Norwich. Seven on target and only one in the back of the net, but the only stat that matters is the three points Arsenal picked up to get their 2021-22 season started. Mikel Arteta’s simply had to find a way to get the result, and they did. Up next, is a Burnley side who like Arsenal and...
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 16, 2021

Burnley vs Arsenal preview: How to watch, lineups, injury updates & prediction

Was it the turning of a violent tide or just a 1-0 win over an exceedingly average side? We’ll get a better understanding come Saturday when Arsenal travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in the Premier League. It’s a sad week. And after a season most would like to forget ever happened, there […] Burnley vs Arsenal preview: How to watch, lineups, injury updates & prediction - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 16, 2021

Arsenal: Bernd Leno training outburst designed to disrupt

Arsenal are fragile. Records keep tumbling under Mikel Arteta and not those of the desirable ilk. Any club of this stature being in the position it is in is understandably an easy target. Free Clicks FC. Never straying too far from controversy, even of the manufactured kind, the most recent talking point around Arsenal is […] Arsenal: Bernd Leno training outburst designed to disrupt - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 15, 2021

Arsenal: 3 improvements for Sambi Lokonga to make

The feeling in and around Arsenal has been unrecongisable in the past few days. This strange sensation has gripped the fanbase and it’s all because of this special occurrence referred to as a….win? No weekends ruined and no bombardment of ridicule from rival supporters or close friends, in times where there isn’t much to get […] Arsenal: 3 improvements for Sambi Lokonga to make - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community
Pain in the Arsenal Sep 15, 2021

Arsenal: Is Nicolas Pepe slowly justifying his £72m price tag?

Throughout the previous seasons, few players have divided opinion among the Arsenal fanbase quite like Nicolas Pepe. Signed for £72m from Lille in 2019, the Ivorian’s Gunners career has been up and down like a yo-yo. It’s a sum of money he played no part in, which needs remembering. Often putting in a solid performance, […] Arsenal: Is Nicolas Pepe slowly justifying his £72m price tag? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - Arsenal News, Transfer Rumours, and Fan Community