Author: Chris Moore

Prior to joining the writing team at World Soccer Talk in the summer of 2014, Chris was a freelancer for the Yahoo Contributor Network. While at Yahoo, he published over 100 soccer-related articles and was a regular in the website’s monthly “Hot 100” list. Chris also wrote Baltimore Orioles minor league reports and game recaps for the Maryland Sports Blog during the 2014 season.

New coach, same results for Arsenal Football Club

Arsenal’s struggles continued on Thursday, as they fell to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium. The rare loss to the Seagulls meant that the Gunners have failed to collect a victory in nine consecutive games in all competitions. While Arsenal fans were hoping that the team’s slump would come to a halt after a coaching change, this hasn’t been the case. Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg was given the reins following the sacking of Unai Emery on November 29th. Although there were a few promising signs in his first match in charge (a 2-2 draw away to Norwich ... Read more

Arsenal execs dragging their feet in Unai Emery situation

Arsenal continued their slide down the Premier League table thanks to a 2-2 draw to Southampton at the weekend. While the Saints were helped by questionable calls for both of their goals, the Gunners were outplayed at home on the day. The disappointing result meant that the north London outfit dropped to eighth in the league standings. With no wins in their last five league games, Arsenal’s top four hopes are in serious doubt. Head coach Unai Emery retained his position with the club over the summer after narrowly missing out on a Champions League place by one point during ... Read more

Arsenal have a big worry over keeping Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira’s agent has unsettled Arsenal fans quite a bit in the last few days with an interview regarding his client. Pablo Bentancur, who also works in the same agency that represents fellow Uruguayans such as Abel Hernandez and Gaston Ramirez, has claimed that the Arsenal midfielder is “no longer at ease” in north London. “Clearly there’s interest for Torreira, especially from Spanish clubs, but I have never sat down with any club to talk about his transfer,” Bentancur recently told Calciomercato. “This is because of the great respect we have for the Gunners and their general manager Raul Sanllehi.” ... Read more

Arsenal season is not lost just yet

After a solid start to the campaign, Arsenal’s season has gone south fairly quickly. Rewind to the beginning of October and the Gunners found themselves third in the Premier League table and had a perfect record in the Europa League. However, the north London club have managed just one win over their seven total matches since October 6th. This lone victory came in a comeback win against Vitoria de Guimaraes at the Emirates last month. The difficult month has essentially put the Gunners behind the eight ball in the league standings. They are now in sixth place, eight points back ... Read more

5 possible successors to Unai Emery at Arsenal

Unai Emery’s reign as Arsenal’s head coach is currently under serious threat following another disappointing Premier League result. After going up 1-0 early in the match against Wolverhampton on Saturday, the Gunners eventually shared the points on the day. While the draw saw Arsenal remain in fifth place in the table, they’re now six points behind Chelsea for a Champions League spot. Emery’s side has now managed just two wins over their last nine league matches. With the north London club struggling domestically, the head coach is officially under fire. Below are five possible replacements if Emery is sacked prior ... Read more

Arsenal should pass on Jose Mourinho despite The Special One’s interest

Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in managing Arsenal, should the Gunners relieve Unai Emery of his duties somewhat soon. Emery, while beginning his Arsenal career in the right direction, has been under pressure by the fan base since the end of last season. The club’s brass has backed their head coach, both over the summer and in recent days; however, another season trophyless and outside of the top four would surely be the final nail in the coffin for Emery. Mourinho has made it clear in recent months that he wants to return to coaching. Over the summer he claimed ... Read more

Granit Xhaka situation was epitome of abysmal match atmosphere

Arsenal continued their inconsistent run on Sunday, as the north London outfit failed to keep a 2-0 lead. The Gunners quickly found themselves up by two goals inside the first 10 minutes of the match; however, they ended up sharing the points at home to Crystal Palace on the day. While the result was disappointing enough, most of the talk following the match surrounded a situation between Granit Xhaka and the home fans. Xhaka, the club’s captain, was substituted in the second half at a time when the score was level at 2-2. As soon as the change was announced, ... Read more

Unai Emery’s Arsenal future will depend on results, not style

Photo credit: Fars News Agency Arsenal’s away woes continued on Monday, as the north London club fell to Sheffield United by a thin margin of 1-0. The defeat dropped the Gunners just outside of an important top four place in the table, two points behind crosstown rivals Chelsea. While previous issues with road trips over the last few seasons have surrounded around defensive frailties, Monday’s concerns were almost strictly down to creativity. Arsenal’s back four was sound for a vast majority of the night. In fact, the only real breakdown in defense was of course the goal. Conceded from a ... Read more