Hector Bellerin is one striking figure.
Not quite tall, not quite dark and not quite handsome, the Arsenal right back has nonetheless become one of the most notable footballers in the world for his appearance.
It’s not his man-bun that perfectly holds his floppy brown hair or the pencil mustache that looks like it belongs in a 1970s porno — for Hector Bellerin, it’s all about style.
STOP THE PRESSES! We’ve got some pulp for you: Unami Emery has banned Arsenal players from drinking fruit juice at London Colney. That’s right, gone are the days of sucking down Simply Lemonade (I like the raspberry best) and cracking open a Snapple (I like the kiwi strawberry best) to read “Real Fact” #646 inside the bottle cap.
Footballers using social media is a blessing and a curse that keeps on giving. Thanks to some questionable use of Instagram stories by Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, fans received some insider info on who the tourtoises and the hares are at the London club. According to a leaderboard listing the team’s fastest players based on the categories of “Max Speed” and “% Max Speed,” the Gabon striker is the speediest Gunner of them all.
The Arsenal U18 team took on Aston Villa’s U18 in the first game of the Premier League U18 competition. But it wasn’t the game itself that brought all the headlines but rather the 14-year-old who played the full 90 minutes for Arsenal: Remy Mitchell.
Remy Mitchell played 90 minutes for Arsenal U18s at the weekend as they won 4-2 against Aston Villa.He's only FOURTEEN years old pic.twitter.com/YK4NpYQsCu
Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-2 on Saturday at Stamford Bridge in London. But the Gunners repeatedly shot themselves in the foot with some shocking wayward shots, chief among them the first Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang miss.
Arsenal, under new coach Unai Emery following longtime boss Arsene Wenger’s departure after last season, lost its first two matches of a season for the first time since 1992. Much of that comes down to some poor finishing.
Manchester City opened its title defense Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Unai Emery’s Arsenal at the Emirates. An early strike from Raheem Sterling and an emphatic finish from Bernardo Silva just after the hour mark proved enough for the Citizens, who spoiled Emery’s debut as Arsenal manager while clearly outlining the massive divide that remains between the two clubs.
The Premier League, our beloved pinnacle of English football, is here glaring at us. With this pyramid of sports excellence comes the often unsung builders: the players who make this league superior to others.
We’ve all been waiting patiently since late May and thanks to the Russia World Cup, witnessing the finesse of some players has only amped up our excitement.
It’s important, fulfilling even, to count one’s blessings during times of joy and excitement. In this case, it’s counting down the 18 best Premier League players in the 2018-19 season.