Match Reports 2012-2013 Archive

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West Ham 1-3 Arsenal | Class tells in the end

The goals may have come late, but the three points they gave Arsenal were well deserved as Wenger’s men bounced back from last week’s damaging defeat to Chelsea. That result was evidently still on their minds against Olympiacos in midweek when
Torres escapes the close attention of Vermaelen

Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea | A reality check for sloppy Gunners

Arsenal blew the chance to put themselves forward as genuine title contenders when they came off second best to a slicker, more professional Chelsea side. Ironically it was the much heralded defending which undid Wenger’s men as they conceded two sloppy
Lukas Podolski scores for Arsenal

Montpellier 1-2 Arsenal | Bould’s boys edge game of two halves

Arsenal did enough in the opening 20 minutes of this tense game to drag themselves over the line as they opened their Champions League campaign with a solid three points. They started with the confidence of an unbeaten team and took
Lukas Podolski scores for Arsenal

Arsenal 6-1 Southampton | Whisper it, but we’re looking pretty good

The last match report I wrote was the dismal opening day draw with Sunderland. That’s because shortly afterwards I jetted off to sunny Cyprus for a holiday, very pessimistic about our prospects for the season. Soon I was sat in a

Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland | Clueless and casual — nothing changes

Despite the sale of van Persie and the impending departure of Song I was quite optimistic about our chances for the new season. We’ve signed some real quality in Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud after years of buying cheap youngsters and our