Not expecting Arsenal to win his one, let alone 0-2 – but a couple of firsts. First goal for Willock and first Premiership away win for Arteta. Heat was a big factor in this game. Retaining the ball was key…

The cardboard cut-outs in the seats appeared to be making a lot of noise. Brighton are a team easy to underestimate. Their manager had already beaten Arsenal twice – and now a hat-trick with this 2-1 victory. Following the mauling…

From an ANR correspondent in Bogota Colombians are a lot happier facing England than Belgium. This was obvious from England’s game against Belgium when everyone cheered when Adnan Januzaj scored and his team won to avoid playing Colombia in the…

On balance a positive decision. Positives *Attention to detail *increased video analysis of own team performances and opposition *more defensive discipline and awareness *tactical flexibility (witness Europa League half-time turn-around v Liverpool) *history of working with and improving players (Seville…

Even the flashy silver flags emanated the faint feeling of setting up to fail. The comedy of errors for the Atletico goal encapsulates the ‘mistake waiting to happen’ mood of the last few season’s defending, and will remain as one…

Arsenal should forget about trying to sign forwards like Nabil Fekir and Anthony Martial until they have overhauled their abysmal defence, writes Martin Green. The Gunners continue to be linked with the likes of Fekir, but that cannot be considered…