Match Review: Arsenal 1 Newcastle 0 - Premier League 02.01.16
Arsenal welcomed in 2016 with a horrible, ugly win over Newcastle. In terms of performance, we were pretty awful and the team looked incredibly tired. But in terms of winning a title, it’s the sort of win that is invaluable. Everyone, the players and manager included, knows that we were terrible and yet we still have three points and a two point lead at the top.
Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Newcastle – Premier League 02.01.2016
Happy New Year, Gooners! We've earned a spot atop the table to ring in the new year, but we've been here before and know how fleeting the moment can be. Even with Chelsea's collapse, Man United's malaise, and Liverpool's lollygagging, our position is tenuous. On paper, we should have little trouble dispatching Newcastle, who are suffering through a truly monumental injury crisis with no end in sight. However, if we're to make good on our ambitions, we can show no mercy and must make mincemeat of these Magpies.
The transfer market has become a self-sustaining industry in its own right in recent years, to the point that the SSN driven soap operahas begun to pollute football analysis somewhat. A sort of swap meet is beginning to develop with elite coaches too. As such, the transfer market is so prevalent that it is often viewed as the one and only way for a team to improve.