3:36 AM EST, Sat December 15, 2018
Pain in the Arsenal 2 hours ago

Arsenal: Lucas Torreira the only one that was surprised

Lucas Torreira has admitted to being “surprised” by Arsenal’s interest in him this summer, which makes him the only person that was “surprised” about it. Prior to this season, if you sat one thousand Arsenal fans in a room and asked them to write on a sheet of paper the top two needs of the […] Arsenal: Lucas Torreira the only one that was surprised - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 17 hours ago

Arsenal: The logic behind starting Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal pulled out some surprises against Qarabag, namely starting Alexandre Lacazette, but the logic behind that decision is sound enough. Prior to the starting XI being announced for the match against Qarabag, I was convinced that, given the turgid fixture list that starts this weekend and continues through the month, Arsenal would have a pretty […] Arsenal: The logic behind starting Alexandre Lacazette - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 20 hours ago

Arsenal: Ainsley Maitland-Niles asking the difficult questions

Arsenal are in a pinch with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and he continues to ask the difficult questions. At some point, the club is going to have to answer. Arsenal‘s win against Qarabag, while meaningless, did hand a stage over to the players that really wanted one. Ainsley Maitland-Niles was one such case. Originally slotted out as […] Arsenal: Ainsley Maitland-Niles asking the difficult questions - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 23 hours ago

Arsenal vs Qarabag: 3 things that actually mattered

Arsenal’s match against Qarabag, meaningless as it was, played out exactly how you’d expect. But here are three things that actually mattered. There was nothing to be gained from Arsenal‘s pointless fixture against Qarabag, but that doesn’t mean they could just sit the match out. They still had an unbeaten streak to attend to and […] Arsenal vs Qarabag: 3 things that actually mattered - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal Dec 14, 2018

Arsenal: Good luck not over-hyping Bukayo Saka now

Arsenal need a left winger, and Bukayo Saka is exactly that. And after Qarabag, good luck staving off the mass of overhype. Allow me to contribute. My predicted starting XI before the match had a few players that I was super stoked to see in the side. They all worked their way in at some […] Arsenal: Good luck not over-hyping Bukayo Saka now - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag: On to the knockout rounds

Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag: On to the knockout rounds

Arsenal’s prospects impress as the Gunners finish the group stage unbeaten. Alexandre Lacazette’s goal in the 16th minute was all Arsenal needed to defeat Qarabag FK and cap off an unbeaten group stage in the Europa League. Several prospects performed well, while Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny played nearly the entire game in their returns from injury. Highlights: 17-year old Bakuyo Saka had a few great chances to score in his first start for the club, including just a few minutes in, but his curled left-footed shot from the edge of the box was parried away by Vagner da Silva, the...
Pain in the Arsenal Dec 13, 2018

Arsenal Vs Qarabag: 5 things we learned – Europa League lessons

Arsenal hosted Qarabag on Thursday night in their final Europa League group stage match. Here are five things we learned from the 1-0 win. Arsenal ended their Europa League group stage with a final win, a 1-0 victory over a listless Qarabag side that offered little threat. It was a rather dull affair, with little […] Arsenal Vs Qarabag: 5 things we learned – Europa League lessons - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal Dec 13, 2018

Arsenal Vs Qarabag: Player ratings – Bukayo Saka scintillates

Arsenal hosted Qarabag on Thursday night in their final Europa League group stage match. Here are the player ratings from the 1-0 win. Well, the Europa League group stages are over. You have no idea how happy I am to write that sentence. Arsenal ended their European group-stage endeavours with a 1-0 home win against […] Arsenal Vs Qarabag: Player ratings – Bukayo Saka scintillates - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Arsenal v. Qarabag: Wrapping up the group stage

Arsenal v. Qarabag: Wrapping up the group stage

No injuries please Arsenal conclude their Europa League group stage campaign today at the Emirates Stadium against Azerbaijan side Qarabag FK, who the Gunners handily defeated 3-0 in Baku in October. There’s little riding on this game. Of course, the 21 unbeaten run is at stake, but Arsenal has already clinched the top spot in Group E. Unai Emery will certainly be hoping above all else to give significant minutes to several young prospects and avoid any more injuries. Qarabag sit in last place in the group with three points and a goal difference of -10. Arsenal Lineup LAURENT...
Pain in the Arsenal Dec 13, 2018

Arsenal vs Qarabag live stream: Watch Europa League online

Nothing that happens in this game will impact anything in the group, but Arsenal and Qarabag have to roll out regardless. Here is what you need to know. Arsenal will roll into this match against Qarabag with one thing on the mind – stay healthy. If they have room for anything else on the mind, […] Arsenal vs Qarabag live stream: Watch Europa League online - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Emile Smith Rowe set to miss Qarabag clash with injury

Emile Smith Rowe set to miss Qarabag clash with injury

The injuries continue to mount for the Gunners Ahead of today’s fairly perfunctory Europa League group-stage match against Qarabag, Arsenal announced the unfortunate news that promising teenage midfielder Emile Smith Rowe would miss the match after suffering a groin injury during training. Emile Smith Rowe will miss tonight's game after suffering a minor groin strain in training. Likely to be on the sidelines for around two weeks. https://t.co/sTirkhUDMG— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) December 13, 2018 Smith Rowe’s injury is a blow to Arsenal’s depth, but a bigger blow to...
Pain in the Arsenal Dec 13, 2018

Arsenal vs Qarabag: Sokratis, Laurent Koscielny, both or neither?

Arsenal will be asking a ton of defensive questions this month, and it starts against Qarabag. Who gets the start: Sokratis, Koscielny, both or neither? This match against Qarabag is supposed to be stress free, yet I’m already stressing out about who Arsenal may or may not decide to start in the two centerback positions. […] Arsenal vs Qarabag: Sokratis, Laurent Koscielny, both or neither? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal Dec 13, 2018

Arsenal: Houssem Aouar requires familiar transfer puzzle

Arsenal are losing Aaron Ramsey, with Ozil’s future also in question. As such, Houssem Aouar looks like a fantastic solution, barring one familiar puzzle. It’s no surprise when Arsenal are linked to a central midfielder. It felt like it was all Arsene Wenger ever signed. If we needed a winger, he’d sign a central midfielder. […] Arsenal: Houssem Aouar requires familiar transfer puzzle - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal Dec 13, 2018

Arsenal: The importance of recapturing the ‘fear factor’

After remaining unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions, Arsenal are a team high on confidence. Their fear factor is beginning to return. Although confidence is hailed as footballing gold dust, an equally important by-product of recent performances is the return of a fear factor around Arsenal, something that has been largely dormant for the […] Arsenal: The importance of recapturing the ‘fear factor’ - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided

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