What does April hold in store for Emery’s Arsenal?

Three Monday night games. Two home games, four aways in the Prem and a Europa quarter final against Napoli. Pretty exciting maybe?

Of the three Monday night games only one is at home, which just so happens to be tomorrow night against Newcastle. On April Fools’ night the UK parliament is going to, yet again, attempt to extract its head from its back passage.  Don’t hold out much hope for that, but at least we have a fighting chance of turning Newcastle over!

Next Sunday, March 7th, sees us at Goodison with a 2.05pm kick off. The Toffees are on the up and we’ll need to be better than the chavs were on their recent visit to the wild wastelands of the North West if we want to come away with something.

Mesut scores in a 5-2 win at Goodison in October 2017

We’re back at the Emirates on the 11th for the home tie of the Napoli QF. It’ll be interesting to see Unai’s priorities for each game in this really busy month. At present the League appears our best route to a CL place since we sit in a top 4 place (well we did before the mancs luckily sneaked past Watford yesterday). Juggling both Prem and Europa balls is going to be tricky. One game at a time, I suppose. 🙂

The subsequent EPL game is away to Watford on Monday the 15th April, which does gives us an extra day after the Napoli game to regroup if you were trying to look for the positives of Monday night footie. Watford are a bit up and down but can be a stern proposition at Vicarage Road if it gets buzzing and Deeney puts that hideous mask on again.

Three days later we head to Naples, hopefully to finish off the job we begun in London. This is Arsenal, though, so don’t expect 3-0 at home and a clean sheet away in Italy. We don’t do easy.

The distance to the pitch in Naples will help but it’ll still be a hostile atmosphere

Yet another three day break follows and on the 21st we entertain Crystal Palace at THOF for the 4pm kick off. I’m particularly excited about this one as it’s my next trip to see the boys in the flesh.

Wolves in midweek on the 24th of April will be a tall order after such an intensive series of games, but if we can’t match them under the Molineux floodlights ….. we shall see. For some reason, this fixture seems one of the trickiest of the month, so expect us to cruise it.

April is topped off on the 29th with the third Monday Night Football we’ll have to endure over the next month. Away at Leicester is never easy but it just so happens to be the venue for my favourite away trip fixture of recent years when we beat them 5-3 and the beer was just delicious.

All in all a very busy, very exciting and potentially rewarding month is in store for Unai’s Arsenal. After the arid, uninspiring desert that was the second half of March, it’s going to be a headlong, bumpy sprint riding on the back of a camel desperate to dip its head into the oasis.

Before you go, what do you think the dippers v spuds score might be this afternoon? Take a punt



37 Responses to What does April hold in store for Emery’s Arsenal?

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    Morning and thanks Chas

    Can’t find the Pool to thrash ’em button

    Cardiff in relegation fighty mode won’t be easy for The Chavs

  2. chas says:

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  5. mickydidit89 says:

    You’ve been googling tree guards haven’t you? 🙂

  6. LBG says:

    Cheers Chas
    7.43 and not a flinch!
    Let’s spring into April and bounce beautifully into May. Baku here we come!

  7. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    I am taking an Easter break of just 11 days, yet miss 4 games. What a Mons.

  8. GunnerN5 says:

    Thanks Chas for a good round up of April. The scheduling of games is a nightmare – a barren two weeks followed by a flurry of games WTF – the FA need to get this sorted out.

    I think Liverpool will dice the Spuds 3-1.

  9. GunnerN5 says:

    Have a super break Raddy, you will be missed.

  10. chas says:

    If you look at who has ‘liked’ today’s post, this is she.

    Russian bot random liking?

    Maybe she’s an avid gooner well up for whatever April has in store for us?

  11. chas says:

    Congrats to the 3 who went ‘dippers by 1 goal’

    What a fantastic way to watch a spuds defeat. A late OG. Just beautiful.

  12. LB says:

    Ooooh, own goal in the 89th, that must sting……….


  13. chas says:

  14. chas says:

    Haha, LB, you’re as evil as me.

  15. Ant says:

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  17. Ant says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Harry Kane claims he got a touch on Jan Vertongen’s own goal, the striker now moves onto 18 goals for the season as he swore on his daughters life

  18. Big Raddy says:

    Really enjoyed the Pool victory. Spurs were much the better team in the second half and still Spursed it up 😀

    Shame the officials screwed Cardiff. They should have beaten Chavs and I fully understand Warnock’s ire. VAR would have cost Chelsea 3 points

  19. chas says:

    Snap of the day

  20. Aaron says:

    pool just got lucky, not only own goal by spuds, but mane was offsides by a mile before and after the cross was made.
    Could not happen at a better time for the Arsenal.

    The writing on here has been very solid, that two weeks was brutal, but the writers kept up their part of the deal here.
    Job well done!!

  21. GunnerN5 says:

    After today’s games 3rd spot is now in our hands.

    Assuming we win all of our remaining games the maximum points we can get is 84 while Spurs and United can only get 82 and Chelsea can only manage 81.

  22. chas says:

  23. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    6,58 requires at least a morning.

  24. LBG says:

    6.58 may require a morning, but 6.51 requires one second to tell you I will march up and down outside the Emirates for a week to stop this travesty, American mutilation, worst thing to happen since Margaret Thatcher became leader of Tories (worse!), from happening to my/our Club.
    Leave us alone you f****** American twat!

  25. Big Raddy says:

    LBG. I have a post planned about the Kroenkes

  26. Big Raddy says:

    LBG. Remember the date 😀

  27. LB says:

    I fell for it

    Change the club’s motto

    And then I realised.

    Nice one

    Eddie McGoldrick………………

  28. Wolfgang says:

    The game against NU is a golden opportunity for the gunners to put a marker for 3rd/4th.Fluff it and it will be back to square one. There are no easy games in the epl..
    Cardiff were made to pay for the errors of the mo. Hopefully the
    ref board will take severe action against these guys. The Blue scorer was clearly of . How on earth the lm didn’t flag is a crime.
    The gunners have suffered such injustice and its time the FA punish such errant official .

  29. Big Raddy says:

    Victory Through Va-Va-Voom 😀

  30. LBG says:

    Back from walking the dog, snarling ( me not the dog), planning my banner for tonight……..and…..its not fair on old guys, I could have ” blown up” with rage!

  31. VP says:

    read 6:51 and thought click bait and piss take then realised the date. nice one

  32. Big Raddy says:

    There is a New and very late Post!

  33. Football Cable says:

    A win @the Europa

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