Pain for Arsenal and Liverpool. Why did it go wrong and is there still hope?

Arsenal next six Premier League games compared to Man City and Liverpool after losing to Aston Villa

Arsenal missed a huge chance against Aston Villa -Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images A familiar feeling crept around the Emirates Stadium at the end of the first half against Aston Villa. That elusive atmosphere thing continued after the break. It is not the first time this season that this has been clear. The result … Read more

The secrets of Bayer Leverkusen’s success (it’s not all about Xabi Alonso)

Alonso was a gamble when he was appointed – Shutterstock/CHRISTOPHER NEUNDORF Bayer Leverkusen today secured the 2024 Bundesliga title with a 5-0 win over Werder Bremen and a 29-match record of 25 wins, four draws and no defeats. Unbeaten in all competitions for 38 matches, a record number of points are within their reach over … Read more

Arsenal and Man City put on the most boring title showdown, but Gunners couldn’t care less

Erling Haaland had a frustrating day in Manchester (Martin Rickett/PA Wire) It wasn’t exactly the game to justify a rise in Manchester City’s ticket prices, not that it would be anything. It certainly wasn’t a match that justified the build-up. That shouldn’t be a surprise. The Premier League actually has a pretty substantial history of … Read more

Premier League and FA Cup quarter-finals: what to watch this weekend

Premier League: 10 things to watch out for this weekend

The figures that show that Arsenal are better than last season

The arrival of Declan Rice has changed the face of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal – Reuters/John Sibley Could a team two places lower in the Premier League, with fewer points and fewer goals scored than at the comparable stage of the previous campaign, have improved? It sounds unlikely, but evidence is mounting that this is true … Read more

The Premier League is pushing for an overhaul of VAR – here’s how it can be improved

This Crystal Palace penalty was overturned for a foul in the build-up after the referee viewed more than 20 replays – Reuters/Hannah McKay The Premier League is calling for VAR reform after checks “take too long” and the fan experience is “not nearly good enough”. In a candid admission that the technology is “bad” for … Read more