Tag: Arsenal

Superly Duperly Sunday, Part One: Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City

“Welbz”, apparently, “is dat guy”, then. It had been ten months since Danny Welbeck last kicked a football in anger, but this afternoon at The Emirates Stadium stabbed home a winning goal for Arsenal against Leicester City which suggests that recent talk of Arsenal being out of the title race was as predictably overstated as anybody who so much as attempts to look at football in a rational sense would have been able to tell you. The celebrations around the ground could not have been much more vociferous had Arsenal won the title today, but they remain two points...

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Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Arsenal, August 1997

It may not be the one that they expected, but with a little jiggery-pokery the broadcasters have got their hearts’ desire. At the expense of the travelling supporters of Leicester City, who had their trip to London moved to a Sunday lunchtime, they got their Super Sunday. So, on this Sunday that will may – or, quite conceivably, may not – come to decide this most remarkable of Premier League seasons, it’s only right that we go back in time to a memorable time in the past of these two clubs. The 1996/97 Premier League season had finished with...

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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Arsenal, January 1985

Chelsea may be down in fifteenth place in the Premier League at the moment, but the nature of this particular division over the course of the last couple of decades or so means that Arsenal’s trip to Stamford Bridge this afternoon is still a match of considerable status. Dynasties come, however, and dynasties go, and thirty-two years ago this weekend both of these two clubs were in the midst of what would, by their lofty standards, be considered barren periods in their respective histories. Arsenal, of course, have been a top flight club for an uninterrupted period going back...

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Video of the Day: Arsenal vs Liverpool, September 1984

Our Video of the Day for today is a little later than usual, so many apologies for that, and with tonight’s Premier League matches in mind, today we’re whisking you back to September 1984 and a First Division match from Highbury between Arsenal and Liverpool. Liverpool at this time were at their most imperious. They’d ended the previous season as the champions of England and Europe and had started the new season with two wins and two draws. Arsenal, meanwhile, had finished the 1983/84 season in sixth place in the table and had started the season with a draw,...

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Video of the Day: Grimsby Town vs Arsenal, 1986

We’re continuing the theme of the FA Cup Third Round with our Video of the Day this morning, and today’s offering is another half-forgotten match from the 1980s. We’re off to Cleehtorpes for a match between Grimsby Town and Arsenal. Grimsby are now in the National League, but in 1986 they were in the Second Division of the Football League, while Arsenal were in a bit of a trough, having not won a major trophy since the 1979 FA Cup and having not really challenged for the league championship since the early 1970s, whilst a year earlier they’d been...

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