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Gooner and below-average blogger who writes what he thinks, but sometimes doesn't think as he writes. Very occasionally makes a sensible point. Can be found on Twitter rambling away under the username @bradley08. May contain nuts.

Sven Mislintat and Ivan Gazidis are getting it wrong. This summer Arsenal will pay

For almost a decade, Arsenal fans have lamented the lack of a succession plan in place for when Arsene Wenger leaves his role as manager. But now, as evidenced by the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a plan is finally being put together - and it stinks.

Sven Mislintat and Ivan Gazidis are getting it wrong. This summer Arsenal will pay

For almost a decade, Arsenal fans have lamented the lack of a succession plan in place for when Arsene Wenger leaves his role as manager. But now, as evidenced by the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a plan is finally being put together - and it stinks.

VAR won't stop Tottenham cheats but this will

Until we refuse to take players seriously for making the most of every contact made with a defender, then players won't take the rules seriously either.

How Kroenke might have influenced Arsenal’s crazy transfer window

Arsenal's January 2018 transfer window had more in common than the NBA than football - but why?

Arsenal's Head of Recruitment has ignored obvious positions that need strenghtening

Is anybody else worried that the first two players targeted by Arsenal's Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat are ones who were good at Borussia Dortmund whilst Mislintat was employed there?

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance: Five stages of grief for an Arsenal fan

Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. To most people, these are the five stages of grief. To Arsenal fans of late, these are simply known as 'Monday'.

Time for Arsenal to focus on this competition

If Arsenal held the winning positions against Liverpool and Chelsea over the Christmas period, they would be in fifth in the table.

3 questions Arsenal must answer immediately

With this being my last column for 2017, I'm going to try and answer the three biggest issues facing Arsenal in 2018, as they try to keep up with their rivals and not let another season slip into the abyss that is Europa League football.

Ivan Gazidis speaks volumes about Arsene Wenger's future

All three of you who have read my columns on a regular basis will know that I am not an overly sentimental chap, and the recent Mikel Arteta rumours suggests Ivan Gazidis isn't either.

Arsene Wenger has one major problem with Arsenal that he needs to solve

After Wednesday's tepid 0-0 draw at West Ham, Arsenal find themselves in a rather precarious position.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

This is the Arsenal player who makes the ridiculously difficult look effortless and simple

There's no doubt that Mesut Özil is one of the most polarising players to have ever played for Arsenal.
Ivan Gazidis

This is the clearest evidence that Ivan Gazidis is getting his way at Arsenal

If Gazidis acts as the ‘catalyst for change’, forcing Wenger to change his style of play and by appointing staff to handle transfers, players will know exactly where they stand.

Arsene Wenger gave so much away about his job security with just one word

During an international break, the only thing that usually commands the attention of a club's fans is the continued health of its players.

This is how Arsenal could have corrected the problems from the Manchester City debacle

Last Sunday, when Arsenal's team selection to face Manchester City was announced, there were two immediate reactions of disbelief.

How Arsenal are ruining their Europa League proving ground and stifling their youngsters

After drawing 0-0 at home to Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night, Arsenal have secured qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League with two games to spare, and did so without risking any of their big names players in the process. Job done, right?
Stan Kroenke who owns Arsenal

This is what the shambolic Annual General Meeting really said about Sir Chips Keswick...

Is it possible to be both optimistic and pessimistic about the same thing at the same time?

The real person to blame for Alexis' potential January exit from Arsenal

If you had asked Arsenal fans back in August to list any reasons that might cause Alexis Sanchez to want to leave the club, how far down would David Ospina have been?

Long read: What do Arsenal do with a problem like Jack Wilshere?

After an encouraging first start of the season, it is clear that Jack Wilshere is an attacking midfielder now. This is a BIG problem for Arsenal.

The Kroenke effect: Why Arsenal's low attendance v Doncaster Rovers is so worrying

With Arsenal recording their lowest ever home attendance against Doncaster on Wednesday night, you may or may not be shocked to learn that Stan Kroeke's other teams are facing similar issues.

Long read:Trying to understand Arsene Wenger's baffling tactics

Over the last few years, I have bemoaned Arsenal's resistance towards changing the way they play depending on the opponent they face.

I tried to kill myself eleven years ago: Why is so little done to...

I've had the pleasure of being able to write for DailyCannon since April 2011. Having an opinion is one thing, but being able to reach such a wide and knowledgeable audience on a regular basis is quite another.

This is why Arsenal 24-year-old's future has disrupted the Gunners on the pitch

There were two things we learned from the Stoke defeat last weekend. When everything goes to plan, Arsenal can play exceptional football. But when something very slightly alters that plan, everything falls apart.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal gestures to his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s chaotic win over Leicester City: A design flaw, or a flawed design?

Arsenal won their first league game of the season last Friday, despite playing a winger at left–back, a left–back at centre–back, another left–back at centre–back, and without the services of their captain, best centre midfielder and best attacker.

These two factors keep Arsenal supporters coming back each season

Just as Arsenal supporters got all the stress out of their systems from last season and were able to recalibrate their hopes and dreams, the new campaign is set to begin.

How Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain affects Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez

Here comes the money! Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for £198m in cash, up front. And he'll make another £180.7m in wages for the next five years.

How Arsenal can get Alexis to stay

Alexis Sanchez has one year left on his Arsenal contract, and has given no indication that would suggest that he intends to extend that.

Only 2 reasons Arsenal have let so many contracts run down

There is one question that lies at the heart of Arsenal's transfer activity so far this summer; why have they let so many of their key players run down their contracts?

How Lacazette took 14 minutes to show that Giroud is Arsenal’s Plan B

It's so early in the summer, I haven't yet even built my fantasy team that I will inevitably lose interest in by October, yet Arsenal have already just played their first match of their pre–season, a leisurely 2–0 win over Sydney FC.

Lacazette is more than a signing, he's a gamechanger - Here's why

Alexandre Lacazette is an Arsenal player. I'm not going to lie, it feels a little surreal typing that first sentence.
Alexis Sanchez v Manchester United

Would a swap deal get a better Sanchez replacement than using his transfer money?

So, it's the end of June, and we still have no idea as to whether Alexis Sanchez will be playing for Arsenal next season or not. Huzzah!

Why Arsenal’s fixture list is actually perfect not painful

It's been just over a day since Arsenal's fixture list for the 2017–18 Premier League season was announced, there really is only one way to describe it - perfect. Here's why

4 major transfer problems Arsenal are dealing with this summer

It's only been 11 days since Arsenal's final game of the season finished with a big German holding a small pot, but that's been more than enough time for the relentless and merciless machine that is the transfer rumour mill to take over our lives and our social media feeds.

Cheap. Sneaky. Manipulative. Words I never thought would describe Arsene Wenger

So, the last few days have been pretty quiet on the Arsenal front, huh?
Arsene Wenger

Why Arsenal are taking two steps back this summer

With the 2016–17 season almost at its end, enough has been factored out to figure out what resources Arsenal will have available to them next season, and what they need to do to improve on this year's disappointment.

Arsenal face massive fork in club’s future: Can the board make the right choice?

If I were to tell you at the start of this season, that Arsenal wouldn't win the league BUT would give the league champions their biggest drubbing of the season, take four points off Manchester United, finish top of their Champions League group, thrash Stoke 4–1 away and beat Manchester City in a neutral venue in May, where would you assume Arsenal would finish in the table with a resumé like that?

Why Arsenal’s new tactics aren’t working as well as you think

Since moving to the 3–4–2–1 system after losing 3–0 to Crystal Palace, Arsenal have played six games, won five and conceded only four goals.

Were Arsenal lucky or Manchester United rubbish?

A lot will be made of Arsene Wenger finally being able to get one over his long time rival and nemesis, Jose Mourinho, but in truth, this match was less about the result and more about how much Manchester United did to secure a 0-0, and how Arsenal were fortunate in the manner of which they broke the deadlock.

3 options for what’s wrong with Arsenal right now

So. Where were you last Sunday when Harry Kane took a dive after being tripped inside Arsenal’s penalty area?

Arsenal will need more than luck against Tottenham and Manchester United

Three at the back. Three games. Three wins. Does this mean Arsenal are back on track?

This is the real reason Arsene Wenger changed formation against Middlesbrough

'Even at my age, you can change.' This was what Arsene Wenger had to say after beating Middlesbrough 2−1 last Monday, after being asked about...

Why Arsenal’s biggest threat to their future is themselves

There was a moment during the 3–0 loss at Crystal Palace on Monday which summed up Arsenal's current problems so perfectly, no protest or chant or tweet or YouTube video could improve on it.

Gazidis promises change but only thing he's changed so far is Arsenal's decor

All we have to do is wait for Arsenal to do something, all whilst Arsenal are waiting for someone else to do something first.

How Arsenal can survive and thrive without Alexis Sanchez

If Alexis does decide that he's better off elsewhere, then what? Does it matter who Arsenal sell Alexis Sanchez to? Is Alexis Sanchez irreplaceable?

Precedent: What needs to happen for Stan Kroenke to fire Arsene Wenger

So, Arsenal lost again at the weekend, they've lost four league games out of five for the first time under Arsene Wenger, they're six points behind fourth place, and the manager is about to sign a two-year extension that pretty much only he and the board want him to sign.

Why Chelsea thrived and Arsenal died after October's 3-0 win

Why Chelsea thrived and Arsenal died after October's 3-0 win

Arsenal fan storm coming for Wenger and Liverpool is the first wind

Liverpool away, Bayern Munich at home, Lincoln City at home - three games in eight days, yet in reality it is so much more.

7 Arsenal problems that need sorted immediately

Thanks to Southampton having the audacity, cheek and sheer nerve to progress all the way to a cup final that they knew was on the same weekend as their game with Arsenal, the Gunners, and ergo, all of us fans, now have a week without a game to watch.

Long read: Arsenal's morning after the night before

So. Now what? That, is the only question that was left needing to be asked after Arsenal's second-half capitulation in Munich on Wednesday.

Long read: Why Arsenal must change first, not the fans

Well, it's finally happened. We've finally run out of things to talk about.

Arsenal’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

Why Granit Xhaka is not angry - he's scared

There have been approximately 1.5 million articles written about Granit Xhaka in the last 96 hours (that number is courtesy of The White House) and this is one more to go on the pile that is adding up almost as quickly as there are reasons to loathe Piers Morgan.

Long read: Why Xhaka-Ramsey is key to Arsenal’s success

There were two main takeaways for Arsenal to mull upon after a comfortable 4-0 win at hapless Swansea last weekend.

Arsenal give clearest indication yet that Wenger will sign new deal

If the news regarding players' contract negotiations over the last few days are anything to go by, then it would seem like the board disagrees and has already decided to keep Wenger on.

Why finishing 6th better for Arsenal than finishing 4th this season

Questions abound around Arsenal and the only way this could well be the only way they are likely to be answered

Arsenal’s end of year review – It’s not so bad, you know

In trying to sum up the year so far, with all of its trials and tribulations, the same little tidbit comes to mind.

Özil is the answer, not the problem

Mesut Özil accomplished something last week that is both damning to his critics and completely irrelevant to his fans; he failed the 'eye test'.

Why Alexis and Ozil’s contract situations are nothing to worry about

Arsenal are second in the league, unbeaten since opening day (except the EFL Cup), and have just won their Champions League group whilst scoring 18 goals in the process.

Is Aaron Ramsey's future not at Arsenal for this reason?

Left wing. Right wing. Centre midfield. Centre attacking midfield. Aaron Ramsey can play in all four of those positions, and it may be the reason why Arsenal end up selling him in the summer.

Why playing Granit Xhaka can solve 2 Arsenal problems in 1

In the last two games, Arsenal have shown that they have the strongest squad in the Premier League, and that they have two distinct formulas available to them that they can use can get results in almost any circumstance but Granit Xhaka is the key

Should Wenger play Alexis against Manchester United regardless?

How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?

Can Wenger be the one to make Arsenal great again?

I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.

From match conductor to game winner – The evolution of Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil used to help others win games, now he's winning them by himself.

End of Groundhog Day? Why Arsenal’s film this season could get its Hollywood ending

Have we really all see *this* Arsenal film before?

Why Arsenal and Mesut Ozil’s form is all about one thing – trust

So, after losing 4-3 at home to Liverpool, did anyone predict that by the middle of October, Arsenal would have won nine games out of the next ten, and that Mesut Özil would have SIX times as many goals as he has assists in the Premier League and Champions League this season?

Long read: Should Arsenal be worried about Hector Bellerin?

There are three things that always occur at this time of year in the world of football; International fixtures suck the life out of everyone, illuminous yellow balls are used in games for no good reason whatsoever, and reports start emanating from Barcelona that state that they're interested in signing an Arsenal player. Again.

Long read: Why Arsenal's fine form is even more impressive than first thought

With the international break about to burst into full bloom, it's a good time to look back at what Arsenal have done so far this season in order to gauge how well they're performing but what stands out at the moment isn't what has happened, but what hasn't.

How one subtle shift has totally transformed Arsenal

Sometimes in football, radical change is needed to ensure that a team gets positive results. In other instances, the change needs to be rather more subtle in order to get the most out of a team.

Long read: How Wenger can get the best out of this Arsenal XI

Now that the chaos of the transfer window is behind us, and Arsenal have played a couple of games will all of our new players available for selection, what can we ascertain from both the starting XIs that were picked and how they were deployed tactically?

Football Isn’t Life or Death

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to write for Daily Cannon since April 2011. Having an opinion is one thing, but being able to...

Arsenal are in their best shape for a decade, here's why

With the transfer window coming to a frenetic and frankly hilarious end, it's time to assess how well Arsenal have done in regards to putting together a team that can win trophies, both in this season and in the future.

Why can't Arsenal attract players like Manchester United?

With only a few days remaining before the summer transfer window closes, Arsenal fans are racking their brains to try to figure out what the club's plans are, or even if there are any at all.

Why Liverpool loss sums up Arsenal's summer

"Arsenal are going to win the league this season."

How fear keeps people supporting Arsenal

Arsenal are going to win the league this season.

Why Theo Walcott can't make up his mind over his position

So, Theo Walcott wants to be a winger again, huh?

Report: Drogba scores routine goal but Arsenal clinch win

Before we get to covering how this match played out, a number of qualifiers have to be pointed out in order to put everyone's performance into perspective.

Arsenal enduring poor pre-season, but so are Manchester United and Liverpool

So. Are you freaking out yet? With all the reports coming from training camp about Francis Coquelin standing and running in a spot twenty yards...

Are Arsenal stuck between a rock and a hard place in the transfer market?

The transfer market is a medium that is full of hidden agendas, misleading information and everyone involved in only interested in taking advantage of as many people as possible.

Why Arsenal fans are right to be concerned about the club's transfer inactivity

In precisely one month from today, Arsenal will open their 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

TV money may be Arsenal’s downfall

When it was announced at the beginning of the year that Arsenal, along with the other 19 Premier League clubs, would receive an extra £40-50m in TV revenue, we all welcomed the news with open arms.

Will Brexit lead to Wenger's departure from Arsenal?

Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!

Why Arsenal need to move fast after Vardy deal dies

So. Jamie Vardy. We get to hate him again now, right? That's how this works, right?

Do Arsenal need a Plan A, never mind a Plan B?

I've just spent the last couple of hours having the 'pleasure' of watching Roy Hodgson metamorphose from 'incompetent buffoon' into 'tactical god', all because...

Is this Arsenal fans' biggest dilemma over Jamie Vardy?

After news broke last weekend of Arsenal's pursuit of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, there have been two common queries of the move. One of them is a solely footballing question, and one of them isn't.

Do the Arsenal players' shirt numbers mean more than we think?

As you may have seen over the last few days, Arsenal players are currently engaging in a rather long-winded game of numerical musical chairs.
Stan Kroenke who owns Arsenal

Super news for Arsenal owner

Absentee Arsenal majority owner, Stan Kroenke, was given even more incentive to stay away from North London yesterday when his NFL franchise, the Los Angeles Rams, were awarded the rights to host Superbowl LV in 2021.

Will Arsenal fans ever be happy?

One of the first things you learn in life as an adult, is that you can't please everyone at the same time.

Fifth Annual AAAARGGH's! The only End of Season awards you need

Welcome, one and all, to the fifth edition of the Annual Arsenal Associated Awards Relating to Greatness and God-awful Hilarity!!! (or AAAARGGH! for short) Over the next few minutes, we’ll reflect back on a season full of highs and lows, and I’ll be handing out AAAARGGHs along the way.

5 things Arsenal's Xhaka bid proves

After news broke of Arsenal's reported €50m bid for Granit Xhaka earlier this week, much of the focus went towards how he would fit into the team and how other players may or may not be better purchases.

Mass sale at Arsenal as 11 players could go cheap or free if they...

Is it possible that the main reason for Arsenal have not put together a title challenge for the third year in succession, and for fans feeling increasingly restless over the direction in which the club may be going, is that we're all just getting old?

Arsenal fans need to change before the board will listen

It may be time for a change, but Arsenal fans need to change before the board take notice.

Why finishing behind Tottenham is not reason enough to sack Wenger

Football is a tricky game to evaluate at the best of times. It's almost impossible to treat a game logically when you've spent the vast...

Player focus: Is Arsenal striker good enough?

With Danny Welbeck still in the process of returning to match fitness, Olivier Giroud was handed an opportunity to reclaim his place in the regular starting lineup. Did he take advantage of this chance?

Player focus: Aaron Ramsey key in win over West Brom

Arsene Wenger made three changes to the team that drew 1-1 versus Crystal Palace, with the most noticeable one being the addition of Aaron Ramsey to the starting lineup.

Player focus: Alex Iwobi proves to be Arsenal’s only bright spark

They say that 'absence makes the heart grow fonder'. If Sunday's showing was anything to go by, Arsenal fans should be praying to whichever deity that they have faith in that Alex Iwobi doesn't disappear anytime soon.

Player focus: Arsenal defensive pairing fails once again

After another disappointing performance at home to Crystal Palace, a lot of focus will be directed at what Arsenal did poorly during the game, and most of it should fall on the centre-back partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel.

Stan Kroenke makes bold move to sign huge star

In a move that has stunned the American Football world, the Los Angeles Rams, owned by one Enos Stanley Kroenke, have acquired the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft from the Tennessee Titans.

Three reasons Arsenal fans shouldn't want Simeone to replace Wenger

Arsenal need to consider many names as a replacement for Arsene Wenger. Diego Simeone shouldn't be one of them.
Arsenal match preview

West Ham v Arsenal: Can Arsenal hammer the hammers?

With Leicester and Tottenham not playing until Sunday, Arsenal's game at Upton Park on Saturday lunchtime might represent the Gunners' last chance of putting...

Why Arsenal need to sell before they can buy

A lot of focus over the last few weeks has fallen on who Arsenal need to bring in during the summer transfer window in order to boost their chances of winning the Premier League next season, all of it on who Arsenal should buy and none of it on who they should sell. This is wrong.
Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal

Player Focus: Alexis Sanchez doing it right

Ever since Alexis Sanchez was moved from left wing to right wing last month, he has looked like a player rejuvenated after a barren run of form over the winter. On Saturday, Watford simply had no answer for his movement, both on and off the ball.

How transfer rumours help Arsenal's ticket sales

How transfer rumours can actually benefit Arsenal.

Jack Wilshere providing Arsenal with transfer dilemma

'Jack's had a setback.' There isn't a sentence that exists which can fill an Arsenal fan's heart with sorrow than the above one. Anytime it...

Arsenal season is over but fan revolt has just begun

There are very few things that we know for certain at Arsenal at the moment. We don't know if the manager is in danger of...

Focus: Positional change sparks life back into Alexis against Barcelona

Ever since Alexis Sanchez returned from a two-month injury in late January, his performances have been rather predictable. He'd start on the left wing, receive...

Why banners aren't the problem, Arsenal fans are

A peculiar thing happened to me during the Tottenham match last weekend. I was in the pub with the usual gathering of Arsenal fans that...

Player focus: Giroud respond to Welbeck challenge

It is safe to say that Olivier Giroud has not been having the best of times of late. Ten games without a goal, missing important...

Player focus: Arsenal find their latest midfield sensation in Iwobi

It is hard to get carried away with an attacking performance against a lower-division team, but nothing Alex Iwobi did against Hull was down...

Player focus: Did Walcott do enough against Hull to silence critics?

With Arsene Wenger choosing to give his star players a rest after the 2-2 draw at Tottenham last weekend, Theo Walcott was deployed on...

From the Invincibles to the Inevitables - Arsene Wenger's culpability

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word "inevitable" as 'Certain to happen; unavoidable.'  It is informally described as 'So frequently experienced or seen that it is completely predictable.' But...

How Arsenal's fear cost them against Barcelona

Tuesday's loss to Barcelona, and the subsequent reaction from those associated with Arsenal to it, was a little bit weird. To explain why, we need...

Do you have to be a sadomasochist to enjoy supporting Arsenal?

Do you have to be a sadomasochist to support Arsenal? Read on to find out. During the 85th minute of the game against Leicester City...

Arsenal season tickets: Too high a cost

There has always been a romantic ideal behind wanting to own a season-ticket for the team you support. It isn't just a piece of paper...

Why Arsenal's bad run of form is normal

"Just win, baby!" The eponymous quote of the late Al Davis, known for his work as coach, and later owner of the NFL's Oakland Raiders....

Player focus: Elneny makes his bow for Arsenal against Burnley

Like kids on Christmas morning, Arsenal fans were more than excited when they saw the starting line-up that would face Burnley, as all focus...

Why Chelsea defeat makes Arsenal MORE likely to win the Premier League

In theory, losing at home to a team who are languishing in the bottom half of the table and have already sacked their manager...

How Arsenal's strong financial position could negatively affect their chances in Europe

During the week, Deloitte released its yearly 'Money League' table, ranking all football clubs by their turnover during the year. You can see the full...

Why Arsenal's owner gives fans cause for concern

It may turn out that this week will have been one of the most pivotal weeks in Arsenal history. Maybe the point gained (or two...

The end of the youth policy at Arsenal?

During the early to mid-2000's, supporting Arsenal was a joy. Not only did the senior team enjoy a run of success that remains one...

Having cake and eating it: Why Wenger won’t leave Arsenal

The year is coming to a close, which means that the annual managerial merry-go-round is reaching peak velocity. However, 2015's version has a rather peculiar...

The ultimate Arsenal Christmas wishlist

Once again, the magical, wonderful, joyous festival that is Christmas has graced us with its presence. The streets are full of good will as everyone...

Does Arsenal's overconfidence mean they under-perform?

Once again, Arsenal have done an 'Arsenal' and found the most complicated, unintended, ill-advised way of completing a mundane task that should have been...

Why this season is so uncertain for Arsenal

It's always at around this time of year when we start to try and figure out where Arsenal stand in regards to whether or...

Behind the scenes at Arsene Wenger's team talk

Here at Daily Cannon, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring you quality stories and exclusive interviews, and today is no exception. This morning,...

Football is long overdue a crackdown on drugs use

Any time a sport becomes embroiled in a doping scandal, as athletics now finds itself in after the publication of a report that implicated...

No need for Arsenal to panic...yet

So. Bayern Munich are good, eh? Welp. There are very few times in the life of an Arsenal fan where it's appropriate to acknowledge that...

Leftovers can be good too

There are plenty of words that come to mind when thinking about the game at Sheffield Wednesday; Embarrassing. Shocking. Hard to watch. A disgrace to...

Why beating Bayern Munich means nothing

In the wake of the win over Bayern Munich in midweek, there have been a litany of articles penned, blogs written, podcasts recorded and...

Football’s dirty little secret

It's always at this time of year when a football fan's best kept secret is revealed. As soon as an AGM is held, or financial...

The birth of 4-3-SÖW

In the immediate afterglow that came from thrashing Manchester United, it was a sense of duty that made me bite my tongue and not...

Why something needs to change at Arsenal

Usually, after a bad loss like the one Arsenal suffered at home to Olympiacos, the reaction that fans have is a mixture of rage,...

TV replays in football could damage the sport

I have a query. After Mathieu Flamini's heroics in the North London derby, how did you eat your mandatory portion of humble pie? I had...

Were Arsenal just unlucky against Dinamo Zagreb?

After Arsenal's disappointing start to their Champions League campaign, one thing stood out for me. It wasn't the performance, it wasn't the goals, it wasn't...

Football Isn’t Life or Death

I've had the pleasure of being able to write for Daily Cannon since April 2011. Having an opinion is one thing, but being able...

Why a new signing would not have solved Arsenal's problems

Disappointment. If one word could sum up the feelings of the Arsenal fan base at the moment, it's that. After the arrival of Petr Cech...

Wenger and Arsenal should have overpaid to improve this summer

'Value!' 'Availability!' 'NET SPEND!!!!!' With only days to go before the transfer window closes, the above phrases are filling our lives with increasing regularity, as Arsenal fans...

Why football narratives prevail

There's something about a football fan that sets them apart from other people. It's not their fervour in supporting their favourite team, or their stubbornness...

Arsenal waste fans' time

Should Arsenal fans be more patient?

The wait for Arsenal is over

71 days. That's how long we've had to put up without Arsenal playing in a competitive fixture. SEVENTY-ONE DAYS! Life is hard enough as it is without...

Underwhelming windows of Chelsea, Liverpool & City leave Gunners in pole

by Stephen Bradley 'Are we good enough?' If there was one sentence that summed up the collective thinking of Arsenal fans at the moment, it would...

Fans are the biggest problem football has

by Stephen Bradley Shut up and play. That, in essence, was the Russian FA's response to Emmanuel Frimpong getting sent off for reacting to racial abuse...

Arsenal fans play the waiting game

by Stephen Bradley For the last few years, July has often been an awkward time for Arsenal fans. For almost a decade, we had to sit...

Do Arsenal fans need to relax?

by Stephen Bradley Us Arsenal fans are in a bit of a muddle at the moment. On the one hand, we have the fantastic news that...

Why Cech's transfer fee shows major problems with transfer window

by Stephen Bradley "Spend some f*#@ing money!!!!!" How many times have we heard the above phrase being bellowed from the back of whatever stadium/pub/living room that...

Why transfer windows will always be captivating and infuriating for Arsenal

by Stephen Bradley Silly season. Woot. Every time I see a report in the news or on social media, concerning who Arsenal may or may not...

Line up, line up, get your unwanted Arsenal players here...

by Stephen Bradley There are many things in football that seem like they're designed to do one thing yet in fact do something quite different. For...

The best Arsenal awards you'll read all summer

by Stephen Bradley It's that time of year again! Welcome, one and all, to the fourth edition of the Annual Arsenal Associated Awards Relating to Greatness...

What to do when the season ends

It's that time of year. Once again, we face the terrifying prospect of two long, arduous months of non-competitive football. Two months of rumours. Two months of...

Why now is not the time for Arsenal fans to argue

The reaction to Monday night's game versus Swansea was a case study in how people view football, but not for the obvious reasons. Losing 1-0...

Why Arsenal still have it all to do to be Champions of anything

Wednesday night's latest installment of the 'The Lionel Messi Show feat. Barcelona' was one of the most incredible ever produced, even for a programme that...

Do you really want to see Arsenal win every game they play?

This column begins with a simple question. Do you want to see Arsenal win every game they play? The obvious answer is of course, yes, no...

Which Cesc Fabregas are you talking about?

There's nothing more that football fans love, than drama. In last week's fixture between the league leaders and the team in third place, much was...

When it comes to Arsenal, no news isn't good news

Us fans are weird. Arsenal have just put together one of the longest winning streaks in its illustrious history. We're second in the league and...

Are Arsenal actually better this season?

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic at the minute, but are Arsenal actually better than they were last season?

Arsenal must ignore Liverpool man and take advantage of star's situation

Nobody is talking about Theo Walcott's contract situation and that's exactly why Arsenal need to act fast.

Spanish international set to sign four-year £65,000/pw deal at Arsenal

Nacho Monreal is set to rewarded for his excellent season with a new deal and a nice payrise.

Midfielder's agent confirms contact

Was there ever a time when Yohann Gourcuff wasn’t linked with Arsenal? Here we go again.

Arsenal target confirms summer departure

Real Madrid and German international Sami Khedira has confirmed that he is not renewing his contract with Real Madrid, and will leave on a...

Mesut Ozil on what's important to him

German maestro Mesut Ozil was upbeat about his recent performances, and believes he is on course for future success with the club.

How to fix international football so people care again

Ahhh, the interlull. A time where fans of competing club sides can band together, stand shoulder to shoulder with their compatriots, and support their national...

Arsenal forward faces uncertain future

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski needs to find a club that is willing to accommodate his skill set into their tactics.

Arsenal set for cash windfall from UEFA

UEFA have announced that clubs will get more money for taking part in the Champions League next season, but how much?

FA home-grown rules: Man City, Chelsea lose players; Gunners won't

The FA have announced changes to the home-grown-rules, so what does it mean for the clubs at the top?

The players Arsenal must sell to win the Champions League

Arsenal need to cut ties with players who aren't good enough and spend heavily in the summer to reinforce.

Monaco injuries could open door for Arsenal - opposition preview

Knowing what to expect from Monaco in the first leg didn't help Arsenal, perhaps they should heed Lana Dawood's advice this time.

Why Gunners must learn from Manchester United and Chelsea's managerial stupidity

After crashing out of the Champions League last Wednesday, Jose Mourinho was asked to explain why he thought Chelsea lost. "PSG deserved to win. When...

Who will pay to 'fix' the Emirates?

Once again, the lack of atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium has come under scrutiny, so how do we fix it and who will pay?

How the winter World Cup will impact Arsenal

FIFA are set to announce the World Cup will take place in the winter of 2022 and they are the only ones who are set to benefit from it as all others suffer.

Everything Arsenal need to know about Monaco to ensure progression

Monaco arrive at the Emirates this week for the Champions League. Here is everything you need to know about what to expect.

Chelsea fans show the power of 'groupthinking' that infects all fans

As the football world expresses its condemnation of the actions of a handful of Chelsea fans in Paris, Stephen Bradley highlights how fans of all clubs need to take more of a stand against unacceptable behaviour.

The silver lining to the Tottenham defeat finally shows itself

Perhaps losing to Tottenham wasn't such a bad thing after all. Stephen Bradley explains more here while wearing his tin hat.

Why football will just keep costing fans more

Wit the announcement of the Premier League's obscene TV deal with Sky and BTSport, Stephen Bradley explains why it's a terrible thing for fans.

Why it's your duty to hate Tottenham

Stephen Bradley believes it is your duty to hate Tottenham. Find out here why.

Can Arsenal afford to take a chance on Coquelin?

He's out of contract in the summer and Arsenal are getting ready to offer him a new one, but has Francis Coquelin done enough to deserve it?

Why it’s not up to Wenger to fit in Ozil & co

There's been quite a lot written about Arsenal in the last few days, (that might seem like a redundant sentence, but we usually only...

What if you’re wrong about Arsene Wenger?

For the last couple of years, Arsenal fans have been debating whether it's time to relieve Arsene Wenger of his duties as Arsenal manager. We...