1:45 AM EDT, Tue August 21, 2018
Pain in the Arsenal 45 mins ago

Arsenal: Sokratis hasn’t been terrible, and that’s fantastic

Sokratis had his baptism by fire in his first two matches for Arsenal, and seeing as how he wasn’t horrible, it’s safe to call it a success. Arsenal have surrendered five goals in their first two matches in the Unai Emery era, which might sound like the end of the world, when you look at […] Arsenal: Sokratis hasn’t been terrible, and that’s fantastic - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 6 hours ago

Arsenal: Has everyone underrated importance of good full backs?

In two Premier League games thus far, Arsenal have come up against four excellent full backs. Has the club underrated the importance of the position? Arsenal have played two difficult games so far this season. Hosting last season’s champions and then travelling to the FA Cup victors is tough. Losing both of them is a […] Arsenal: Has everyone underrated importance of good full backs? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 9 hours ago

Arsenal: Goal and assist does not cloud Henrikh Mkhitaryan disaster

Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a disaster against Chelsea. The Arsenal winger may have scored and recorded an assist, but it does not cloud his awful start to the new season. It was an odd game, Arsenal’s trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. The 3-2 defeat was oddly deserved and not deserved simultaneously. Chelsea were much […] Arsenal: Goal and assist does not cloud Henrikh Mkhitaryan disaster - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Pain in the Arsenal 12 hours ago

Arsenal: What’s happened to Hector Bellerin?

Hector Bellerin’s form is a cause for concern for all Arsenal fans. Can Unai Emery get the best out of him and how long will it take? Hector Bellerin used to be my favorite player as I could relate to him on almost every level. He’s only one year older than me and is an […] Arsenal: What’s happened to Hector Bellerin? - Pain in the Arsenal - Pain in the Arsenal - An Arsenal Fan Site - FanSided
Unai Emery’s conservatism against Chelsea a cause for concern

Unai Emery’s conservatism against Chelsea a cause for concern

Having changed the momentum of the match, Arsenal were well placed to go onto win the match, but gave momentum back with second half decisions. After finally taking advantage of Chelsea’s porous backline, Arsenal, having been two-nil down and guilty of some awful defending, were level. Going into halftime, it was the Gunners who had the momentum and Chelsea who needed the break, with Arsenal overcoming tactical mistakes that contributed to going two-nil down. Unai Emery made one change, with Alex Iwobi replacing Aaron Ramsey, meaning Mesut Özil would play in a number ten role, and...