The season is now in full swing, leaving memories of an anguished, torturous Arsenal hiatus firmly behind us. With Arsenal in regular action, you would think that the spurious talk, contrived links and general fabrication would cease to be as we all settle down to watch our beloved pit their wits against obstacles put in place to detract us from glory.Add a comment
The 29th August 1987 marked Alan Smith’s first of 115 goals in an Arsenal shirt scoring a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over Portsmouth at Highbury. Smith joined George Graham’s Arsenal from Leicester City in 1987 for a fee of £800,000 having spent five years with the Foxes scoring 84 goals in 217 appearances.
The rangy striker had struggled to find the back of the net in his first three appearances for the Gunners but when his first arrived it was followed by another two.Add a comment
Match Review: Arsenal 1 Besiktas 0 - Champions League - 27.08.14
There were a lot of nervous people about before the game on Wednesday night. I, however, was perfectly calm and confident and I don’t know why more people weren’t. Besiktas, while a competent and well drilled side, shouldn’t really be terrifying us at home, we should be dominating and in the main we did that. The only thing missing were the goals to make it more comfortable. Despite that, we still weren’t at our best and at times were fortunate not to concede, but I don’t think anyone can say we didn’t deserve to go through across the two legs.Add a comment
Arsenal vs Besiktas JK Match Preview - Champions League Qualifier - 27.08.14
After a decent performance in the Turkish capital last week, Arsenal now get to return the favour and the hospitality to Besiktas JK at the Emirates this Wednesday night, in what will be another make or break Champions League game for the Gunners.Add a comment