Long read – Chaos theory: Arsenal’s new plan?

So another week has come and gone and less and less makes any sense aboard the good ship Arsenal.

Arsenal Podcast: Planes, protests, set pieces, + Spud-thumping

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita and Sylvain to discuss planes, protests, Arsene Wenger, French kings, and how not to defend a set piece.

Tactics: Explaining went wrong for Arsenal against West Brom

‘Control’ in a footballing context is an almost subjective word that means different things to different people. Someone who didn’t watch Saturday’s match at The...

Audio: Why Ozil leaving says more about Arsenal than Alexis going

Mesut Ozil Alexis Sanchez
As the summer approaches, we face the very real prospect of losing the three biggest names at Arsenal - Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil and...

Tactics: What went wrong for Arsenal against West Brom

Arsenal tactics
‘Control’ in a footballing context is an almost subjective word that means different things to different people. Whatever it is, Arsenal lacked it against West Brom

Why I don't believe in Arsène Wenger at Arsenal anymore

People are, correctly, using the evidence of their own eyes and returning a judgement that finds Arsène Wenger incapable of delivering us the Arsenal...

'Make or break' time for Arsenal against West Brom

Helen Trantum column
If Arsenal can take the feel good feeling from last weekend, and turn it into a great first half against the Baggies, that confidence could come flowing back.

15-minute read: A brief history of Arsenal’s Irish connection

I'm sure it won't have escaped the attention of all reading this that today is St. Patrick's Day, and as such is a date...

Arsenal look to bounce back against West Brom - match preview

Mesut Ozil v West Brom
It's a must-win game for Arsenal as they travel to the Hawthorns for Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.

A brief history of Arsenal’s Irish connection

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and as such is a date associated with all things Irish so we take a look at the greatest Irish players ever to don the red and white of Arsenal.

Why have Arsenal really faltered this season?

Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin
Something changed after Arsenal's defeat against Everton at the end of 2016. So what happened? Douglas Fargalia has a theory...

Is Alexis really part of the problem at Arsenal as stats...

Alexis Sanchez v Watford
A recent article on Squawka highlighted eight statistics which suggested Alexis is currently part of Arsenal's problem, but how do they stand up under scrutiny?

Long read: Why Arsenal fans need to stop focusing on Wenger...

At the moment it's quite hard to write about Arsenal without writing about Arsene Wenger, but although an ongoing story, the subject is getting old.

Tactics: What Arsenal changed that made them worse

Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin
As ball after ball fell in the centre of midfield, I watched helplessly as the likes of Lallana, Can, and even Firmino seized them for Liverpool. Where were Arsenal's ball winners?

Podcast: Batman and bobbins - Arsenal, protests, Bayern, Lincoln + more

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Helen to discuss Bayern, Lincoln, protests and everything in-between. Including Chris Sutton. And Christian Bale.

Arsenal are listening to fans - they just don't agree with...

Helen Trantum column
Arsenal are listening to fans - they just don't agree with them

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

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

Adios Arsene at Arsenal

Why it's time for Arsene Wenger to say goodbye at Arsenal

No glory for Barcelona in ‘greatest ever comeback’ as cheats prosper

On Wednesday, we witnessed the biggest comeback in Champions League history proving cheaters do prosper

In defence of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal v Bayern Munich

We don't need to take a game out of context and use it as a stick to beat Wenger with. The truth is - there's plenty enough live ammunition from previous games. There's no need to fire Bayern blanks in his direction too.

Long read: How Wenger changed Arsenal's tactics against Bayern to secure...

Arsenal tactics
In March 2013, Arsene Wenger used a dead rubber Last 16 2nd Leg against Bayern Munich to experiment with a new line-up that would click and ultimately get Arsenal over the line and help them achieve that season’s minimum requirement of retaining Champions League football for the following season.

Arsene Wenger’s credibility stretched dangerously thin

The Anfield defeat feels like another big nail in the coffin of the Wenger years.

How this Arsenal midfielder hid Arsenal's problems for years

Santi Cazorla
How Santi Cazorla masked Arsenal's problems for years

Arsenal podcast: A whole lot of swearing going on - Liverpool,...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Stephen, Helen and Paul go over the Anfield defeat and ask whether the Bayern game...

Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Helen Trantum column
Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

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

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

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Liverpool clash

Arsenal return from a welcome break to Premier League action this weekend against Liverpool.

Arsenal podcast #84: Life after Wenger?, U23s stuff Chelsea, Andries Jonker...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew, Helen, Mosope, and Paul speculate about life after Wenger, whether Le Boss will even leave, and what needs to change beyond the manager.

Is the FA WSL just a tool for the England team?

As we enter another international window with England competing in the SheBelieves Cup, it's time again to revisit the old club versus country argument.

3 lessons Arsene Wenger could learn from a Primary School teacher

It’s 10 a.m. at Arsenal Elementary School and class is in session.

Manchester United man's salary leads the way amongst French stars

L'Equipe Magazine have published their annual sports salaries review and Cristiano Ronaldo still leads the way.

All change at Arsenal - but what should that change look...

Helen Trantum column
For Arsenal, change is all anyone talks about at the moment. The question is, what do we want to achieve? And moreover, what should that change look like?

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.

Arsenal podcast #83: Munich massacre, Sutton bandaid, Lucas lovin, The Jeff...

In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew, Anita and Sylvain postmortem the Munich massacre, attempt to be excited by beating Sutton, and give Lucas some love.

Arsenal, I love you but I don’t like you

I'm willing to bet that everyone has said the phrase to a loved one at least once in the past: I love you but I don't like you very much right now.

Could this season yet go down in history for Arsenal?

Since I last wrote, it's all gone a bit apocalyptic. Without wallowing any further in Munich misery, it was a game that felt like a...

Fighting homophobia in football

A recent report from the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has further highlighted the problem of homophobia in sport and has made suggestions on how governing bodies can take a zero tolerance approach.

Long read: 4 things Arsenal must do to fix themselves

This advice to Arsenal comes from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Arsenal FanTV: Great Idea, Grim Reality

There is no justification for objecting to the existence of Arsenal FanTV but it does raise a lot of problems

Arsenal legend – I’m not ‘out’ out but I’ve not hidden...

kelly Smith
Ahead of her celebration game on Sunday, Kelly Smith has come out to the world in a wide-ranging interview with Oliver Holt in the Daily Mail, a massive move from someone who values her privacy so fiercely.

Player profile: Arsenal Ladies captain, Alex Scott

Alex Scott
In this week's feature, we profile Alex Scott, the club captain, and one of the longest serving player over three spells.

How the majority haven't got a clue when it comes to...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil’s teacher knew that he was something special from the first time he saw him on the playground so why does he get such a hard time from the English media?

Arsene Wenger can’t win at Sutton United

Arsenal travel to Sutton United on Monday night in the FA Cup with Arsene Wenger probably aware that he can’t win no matter what happens.

Maybe it's time for Arsene to go, but not because of...

Helen Trantum column
Should Arsene go? I don’t even know what to think any more.

Arsenal players go silent on social media after Bayern shambles

Shkodran Mustafi
A look at the best social media posts from Arsenal players this week, although I'd use the word 'best' loosely.

Win – 2 tickets to Kelly Smith celebration game

This weekend, Arsenal celebrate Kelly Smith at Boreham Wood and you can win 2 tickets to the game

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.

What next for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal?

This morning there’s something of a numbness running through the Arsenal fan base.

Daily Mail make another big Arsenal issue out of nothing

David Ospina throws
The Daily Mail are trying to turn Arsene Wenger’s decision to play David Ospina in the Champions League into something it’s not – namely something to anger fans.

Could Arsenal cope without Alexis Sanchez?

Recent events have got me thinking: would life at Arsenal after Alexis Sanchez be so bad?

Arsenal podcast #82: The Clattenburg Files, fake sports news + more

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew, Helen and Sylvain discuss a return to winning ways, the media's wilful ignorance of the rules when creating controversy, and keeping faith with the German Genius.

Top 5 Arsenal Valetine's Day partnerships

Love is in the air at London Colney but which Arsenal players are forming great partnerships?

2 things Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain needs to change to succeed at Arsenal

Is it time to stop seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a wide boy?

Tactics: How disjointed Arsenal stifled Mesut Özil against Hull

Arsenal tactics
A disjointed and unconvincing Arsenal side achieved what they ultimately needed to against Marco Silva’s rejuvenated Hull on Saturday, but there is cause for concern moving forward.

Arsenal have Petr Cech replacement lined up for next season

Helen Trantum column
As the debate rages over who should replace Petr Cech in Arsenal's goal, Helen Trantum looks at how the club already have his replacement

Is this why Arsenal are rubbish in the first half?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
It’s well known that Arsene Wenger is not a shouter.

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.

Why Arsenal fans still defend Arsene Wenger

It's a question I've been asking myself a lot over the past few weeks: why do I feel this protective need to defend Arsene Wenger while simultaneously believing that his time at Arsenal is up?

Arsenal podcast #81: Chelsea choke, a back 3 option + fan...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Stephen is joined by Helen and Sylvain to go over the Chelsea game with a fine comb.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s horror show at Chelsea

Petr Cech
Although I think most of us were expecting an embarrassing performance and result against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, it's never nice to actually have to live through it.

Carla Humphrey – Back better and stronger after a year long...

For this week's player profile, I chose one of my favourite current squad players, Carla Humphrey

The psychology behind Arsenal's Watford woes

Helen Trantum column
Sports psychologists are all the rage, and for good reason.

Arsenal’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

5 things Arsenal learned after their Watford shambles

Another game, another bizarre, soul-destroying performance from Arsenal at the Emirates.

Arsenal tactics: How Oxlade-Chamberlain made his case for a new contract...

Arsenal tactics
When the teamsheet came out on Saturday, some worried Arsenal may have to continue their wait before getting a first win at St Mary’s since Southampton’s return to the top flight in 2012.

The Hartson Years

John Hartson was a good, but not great, footballer. In this week's Dose, we look back at his time at Arsenal

Why doesn't Petr Cech save penalties for Arsenal?

Helen Trantum column
Referees give a lot of penalties against Arsenal, but why doesn't Petr Cech save any of them?

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.

Arsenal’s first team – Fred Beardsley

Born in 1856, Fred Beardsley was one of Arsenal's founding fathers.

Why do people hate Olivier Giroud? Let me tell you a...

Olivier Giroud
He’s tall, handsome, rich and plays (and scores) for Arsenal, so why do so many Arsenal fans (and fans in general) have such a problem with Olivier Giroud?

Why Arsenal fans should lighten up over Alexis Sanchez banner

Arsenal's dramatic win at home to Burnley on Sunday was underscored by huge controversy.

Is Granit Xhaka’s ‘temper’ really a problem for Arsenal?

On Sunday, Granit Xhaka picked up his second red card of the season against Burnley.

Arsenal podcast #80: Who referees the refs?

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Anita review the Burnley game and ponder Xhaka's penchant for a two-footed lunge.

Stadium or touchline – the difference in the bans allegedly facing...

Arsene Wenger sent off by Jon Moss
Arsene Wenger is set for a ban, that is clear, but what is not is if it will be a touchline or stadium ban, with some papers seeming to be pushing for the latter, so what's the difference?

5 players who could leave Arsenal this month

Chuba Akpom set to leave Arsenal on loan
With just over a week left of the January transfer window remaining, there are still a number of Arsenal's talented youngsters who will be eyeing loan moves before the end of the month.

What sort of ban can Arsene Wenger expect from the FA?

Arsene Wenger ban for actions against Anthony Taylor
Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the FA, so what sort of punishment and ban is he facing?

Professional referee demands FA action on referee quality

Roger East
The state of refereeing in England currently is absolutely abysmal. What can be done about it?

How Arsenal turned a male model into a footballing superstar

Ten years ago, a Swedish Calvin Klein model crowned a distinguished career in front of the camera with the receipt of a prestigious and much-coveted award.

5 things we learned as Arsenal gave us heart attacks against...

Granit Xhaka
Arsenal managed to beat Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates on Sunday but it was far from a straight forward win.

David Ospina - This is what Arsenal have to do

David Ospina throws
David Ospina made his seventh senior appearance of the season during Arsenal's last-gasp FA Cup victory against Preston and this is the time in the football calendar where the Colombian is expected to play more regularly.

A tale of eleven Arsenal contracts

Helen Trantum column
Arsenal are facing an unprecedented situation with many players out of contract at the same time in 2018. What's going on?

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.

Whose goal was really better – Giroud or Mkhitaryan’s?

Olivier Giroud goal v Crystal Palace
Olivier Giroud has publicly claimed the fact that his scorpion kick goal on New Year's Day against Crystal Palace was better than Manchester United creative midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan's goal against Sunderland a week prior.

Carl Jenkinson: The player every Arsenal fan wanted to succeed

Carl Jenkinson is set to sign for Crystal Palace on a permanent deal for a reported £3m during the January transfer window and while I agree that he's not good enough for Arsenal, I can't help but feel a little sad.

Done deal: Why are Arsenal signing O'Reilly for a few months?

Heather O'Reilly
As previously announced Heather O'Reilly will sign for the Arsenal Ladies and will stay for the Spring Series. Although it is supposed to be a...

Arsenal podcast #79: Swansea City, Xhaka/Ramsey pairing + latest transfer news.

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita to discuss the win at Swansea and the burgeoning...

Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal

An Alexis Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal.

Top 10 photos from the Premier League this weekend

Arsene Wenger
It was an eventful weekend in the world of football, not just on the pitch but in the stands as well.

Exclusive – Arsenal explain absence of black armbands against Swansea

Graham Taylor Tribute
Arsenal are planning their own tribute to Graham Taylor this weekend

Why not a British manager like Thierry Henry? - Arsenal's week...

Despite no mid-week match for Arsenal, there was still plenty to talk about.

Lucas Perez v Jamie Vardy – this season’s stats

Lucas Perez
Over the summer, Jamie Vardy made the decision, thankfully, to turn Arsenal down so how has Lucas Perez done in comparison

£25m? £30m? How much is Olivier Giroud worth?

How much would Arsenal have to pay if they wanted to buy Olivier Giroud?

How Koscielny grew into one of the world's best for Arsenal

Since an unforgettable Premier League debut at Anfield in August of 2010, which saw him sent off in second-half stoppage time, Laurent Koscielny hasn't had an easy journey to success for Arsenal.

What is a Lucas? Why is Perez not starting for Arsenal?

Having scored six goals and created four assists for Arsenal this term, plenty of questions are being raised about why Lucas Perez has yet to be rewarded with an extended run-in the first-team.

Selling two - what are Arsenal's right-back options going forward?

Hector Bellerin
With news that Carl Jenkinson is expected to leave the club in the coming days, as well as uncertainty over Mathieu Debuchy's future at Arsenal, this article assesses the Gunners' options at right-back.

Infograph: Olivier Giroud - better than Costa, Ageuro, Kane & more...

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud - another player on the list of great buys for Arsene Wenger? Yes, definitely!

Why Alexis needs to grow up

Alexis Sanchez scores v Swansea
There’s passion and there’s petulance, what we saw from Alexis at Swansea was the latter

All you need to know about Arsenal's Algerian midfielder

Ismael Bennacer
Fresh after receiving a call-up to join the Algeria squad ahead of this year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon, here is a profile of the 19-year-old midfielder and why you should keep an eye on him in future.

Arsenal transfer raids put aside in favour of retention strategy

Helen Trantum column
New signings aren't the answer, old players signing new deal is

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.

Zidane, Henry and Pires in one player - Tribute to an...

kelly Smith
In a new series we will profile the Arsenal Ladies players, from the past, present and those who will make the future of the team. We cannot start with a better player than Kelly Smith MBE who announced her retirement from football this week.

Should Arsenal show zero tolerance towards bad attitudes?

Dan Crowley was sent off during a friendly match for loan team, Go Ahead Eagles, against Helmond Sport.

Arsenal podcast #78: Bournemouth, Hull, Xhaka/Ramsey pairing + welcome back Welbeck.

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita to discuss the performances at Bournemouth and Hull, and...

Wenger – This is what Danny Welbeck went through

Danny Welbeck
It was a long-awaited return to first-team action for Danny Welbeck on Saturday evening against Preston North End, eight months after his last senior appearance during Arsenal's 2-2 away draw against Manchester City.

Can Arsenal return to being a team of two halves?

Muddling through as seasonal schizophrenia returns.

Freddie Ljungberg – I was literally shaking

Freddie Ljungberg
Having made over 300 appearances in a nine-year spell as an Arsenal player, Freddie Ljungberg is undoubtedly a legend in north London.

Willie Young – I wasn’t ex-Spurs anymore, I was an Arsenal...

Strong, intimidating centre-backs rarely make the switch from arch-rivals Tottenham to Arsenal.

Youth feature: Jordi Osei-Tutu

Jordi Osei-Tutu
Injuries are a common occurrence in a physical sport such as football and can seriously hamper development at youth level, something that right-back Jordi Osei-Tutu is thankful to not have experience of.

Arsenal weekly review – It’s been better

Arsenal weekly review
Well, that’s the first week of January officially over and it wasn’t the best fun I’ve had as an Arsenal fan.

Arsenal centre back reveals club made unprecedented move to sign him

Arsenal youth
2016 was a whirlwind year for talented defender Daniel Ballard after being release and then resigned by the club in a move he described as unheard of.

Why Arsenal cut this youngster's loan deal short

Arsenal have exercised the option to recall 19-year-old goalkeeper Ryan Huddart from his loan spell at Eastleigh.

£50m striker linked with Arsenal - Who is he & why...

Andrea Belotti
Highly-rated forward Andrea Belotti has helped fire Torino towards an unlikely charge for European football next season and the 23-year-old has been linked with a possible move to Arsenal in the summer.

Why Arsenal players need to be frustrated like Alexis Sanchez

Helen Trantum column
You may have heard about type A personalities.

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

Everything Arsenal fans need to know about their new 20-year-old defender

Cohen Bramall
Arsene Wenger confirmed that Arsenal have agreed a deal for Cohen Bramall from Hednesford Town. Here's everything you need to know about him:

Tabloids play on Arsenal fans’ fears with Alexis story

I’ve been watching the tabloids with something of an interested eye ever since Arsenal drew 3-3 with Bournemouth and they have not disappointed with their balls.

The transcendental nature of Olivier Giroud

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
This post was written prior to the events of Tuesday night Olivier Giroud scored the goal of the season on Sunday evening. Okay, yes, it's a...

Why does nobody ask Arsene Wenger this question?

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger loves to talk about his side’s mental strength, especially after they’ve clawed back a defecit, but why does nobody ask him where the mental strength is when games start so they don’t get into these positions in the first place?

Tactical long read: What went wrong for Arsenal at Bournemouth?

Arsenal tactics
For the fourth straight year, Arsenal’s festive fixtures featured a frustrating display on the South coast.

Progress report: Arsenal's Krystian Bielik

Considering the confusion and surprise that his move had on many when announced in January two years ago now, it's clear to see that Krystian Bielik has progressed well under the radar in Arsenal's youth ranks since his £2.7m move.

5 things Arsenal learned v Bournemouth

What did Arsenal learn from their rather embarrassing loss way to Bournemouth?

Arsenal podcast #77: West Brom and Crystal Palace wins, squad depth...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Helen and Sylvain to discuss the wins over West Brom...

Squad options re-right the Good Ship Arsenal

Safety in numbers helps Arsenal return to winning ways, despite notable absences.

Why Arsene Wenger rarely makes substitutions before 70 minutes?

Every Arsenal game it’s the same, no matter how much we all want to see Arsene Wenger turn to his bench to change things, he rarely ever does before 70 minutes are on the clock and that’s usually only because of an injury.

Unhappy goalkeeper released + more – Arsenal weekly review

Arsenal weekly review
If such things can be quantified, then this week has certainly been a lot better than the week that went before.

What can Arsenal fans expect from the January transfer window?

arsenal transfer window
The January transfer window is now open so that means loads of new shiny Arsenal players, right?

What does 2017 hold for Arsenal and Arsenal fans?

crystal ball
2016 is, thankfully, over but what does 2017 hold?

Top 3 young Arsenal players to watch in 2017

Ainsley Maitland-Niles
With the likes of Alex Iwobi breaking into the first team and Chuba Akpom on the fringes, who else should we look out for in 2017?

Arsenal player of the month – December 2016

Arsenal player of the month
December was not a great month but it’s easy to forget the big wins we had at the start of the month, overshadowed by the performances and results than came in the latter half.

This sums Arsenal up - Arsenal December review

Arsenal December review
The best thing we can really say about December is that it wasn’t November.

4 Arsenal players now free to speak with other clubs

As we’ve now hit January, that means there are a number of players in the Arsenal squad who can talk to other clubs as their contracts expire in the summer.

Arsenal player of 2016

Alexis Sanchez v PSG
With Arsenal players new and not-so-new doing us proud all year long (mostly), it's been difficult to pick which one stands out the most.

Best Arsenal signing 2016

Granit Xhaka
Arsenal made five signings in 2016 but which was the best?

Top 5 Arsenal goals from 2016

Alexis Sanchez
As much as Arsenal love to 'walk the ball into the net' at times, we do score some rather gorgeous goals for our efforts.

Arsene Wenger's top 5 managerial rivalries feat Manchester United, Stoke +...

Arsene Wenger
Ahead of Arsenal's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace and Big Sam's first trip to the Emirates as the new manager, we looked back at Arsene Wenger's top five managerial rivalries.

Top 3 young Arsenal players of 2016

Arsenal youth
2016 has been a memorable year for Arsenal's youth teams but who have been the real standouts?

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s 2016

As an Arsenal fan, it often feels like we're reliving the same season over and over again. Here are 5 things we learned from 2016.

5 best Arsenal moments of 2016

Olivier Giroud scores v Sunderland
With 2016 coming to an end, we look back at some of the highlights from the year.

5 worst Arsenal moments of 2016

Mesut Ozil
As painful as it is, with 2016 coming to an end, it's time to look back at some of our not-so-great moments.

Arsenal review of 2016 – More of the same

Arsene Wenger
When I said I would do the Arsenal end of year review I thought I’d know what to say. Turns out I didn't really

How Granit Xhaka can lead Arsenal forward

Helen Trantum column
Who sets the tempo of Arsenal’s play?

Are Arsenal right to award Giroud a new contract and is...

Olivier Giroud
Earlier this week, Olivier Giroud hinted that he is set to sign a new contract with Arsenal. Should he? Should Arsenal even be offering him one?

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

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

Does Mesut Ozil really disappear in ‘big games’?

A lot has been said of Mesut Ozil's apparent inability to perform during Arsenal's bigger games.

Arsenal podcast #76: West Bromwich Albion, Wenger's contract + January transfers

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is on his own. He talks about winning against WBA, Wenger contract rumours...

How I got involved in an international transfer

true stories from football
Here is a story from a few seasons ago, when I had a small involvement in an international move.

HUGE! The History Of Arsenal FC in one massive infograph

arsenal history
130 years of our great club in one equally big graphic.

Wenger’s House of Cards

Helen Trantum column
“Be careful what you wish for.”

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'.

Long read: The pain and suffering of Arsene Wenger

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
"Pain and suffering in various tempos."

Arsenal podcast #75: Everton and Manchester City, Ozil and Xhaka +...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul and Helen to dissect a dispiriting week, discuss Ozil...

February 2017: Arsenal's highway to hell

As Ferris Bueller once sagely noted, "Life moves pretty fast. if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Arsenal podcast #74: Champions League draw, Everton, coffee machines + more

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Stephen is joined by Anita and Sylvain to discuss Basel, Stoke City, and Bayern...

Another Arsenal starlet handed new contract

Arsenal youth
Given a professional contract to celebrate his 17th birthday, it's fair to say that talented winger, Reiss Nelson, has earned praise and rave reviews alike for an excellent 2016.

Lies, Statistics & Petr Cech

Helen Trantum column
You’ve probably heard of xG models.

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.

Arsenal tactics: Xhaka, Ramsey and the return of Wengerball

Arsenal tactics
The enduring memory of Tuesday night’s triumphant trip to Basel will be the scintillatingly slick move for Lucas Perez’s second goal but it should also be of the Xhaka-Ramsey partnership

Injury League - Arsenal fourth, Sunderland stretch lead, West Brom indestructible...

Injury League
Arsenal are maintaining a steady pace this season, remaining in fourth place for yet another week in the Premier League Injury League.

Lucas, Xhaka, BTSport and more things we learned about Arsenal against...

A comfortable 4-1 victory over Basel means Arsenal beat PSG to the top of our Champions League group table but what else did we learn?

Arsenal podcast #73: Revived Ox, midfield evolution & revelling in Manchester...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Paul discuss the weekend's goal-fest and the rise of The Ox.

Long read: An Arsenal week of two halves ends with Jamie...

Arsenal are firmly back on track after a week of two halves.

This is how Arsenal should treat Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson
After Arsène Wenger this week revealed that right-back Carl Jenkinson has lost confidence and is not completely himself, there's plenty of questions about the defender's future at the club as well as whether he's being treated correctly.

Margin for error: The solution to Arsenal’s injury woes

Helen Trantum column
Professional athletes get injured a lot.

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.

Is this Arsene Wenger’s legacy in action?

The subject of Arsène Wenger's likely legacy has been on my mind recently.

Is Giroud more important to Arsenal than Alexis?

Could losing Olivier Giroud to the hamstring injury he sustained against Bournemouth be worse for Arsenal than losing Alexis Sanchez?

Arsenal podcast episode 72 - PSG, Bournemouth + best midfield?

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Helen to discuss the games against PSG and Bournemouth. They also try to figure out what Arsenal's best midfield looks like at the moment.

How Arsenal are limiting their November disappointment

For most of Arsene Wenger's time in charge (and actually a fair bit of Gorgeous George's before him), the eleventh month has been a bete noire for Gooners.

Chelsea's loss is Arsenal's gain as striker starts to make a...

Edward Nketiah
With two goals and one assist in three UEFA Youth League games, Edwards Nketiah sprung into the consciousness of Arsenal fans this season.

Wenger confirms why Arsenal are better in second halves than first

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger explained what he said to his Arsenal team at the halftime break against Bournemouth and his comments seem to backup what we strongly believed – it’s a mental problem.

Tactics – How Xhaka helped Arsenal back to winning ways

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal managed to both play fairly well and also make life unnecessarily difficult for themselves against a very competent Bournemouth side. Here's how Granit Xhaka played his part.

Young Arsenal midfielder compares himself to Liverpool and Chelsea legends

Josh Benson
Having joined Arsenal at u9 level, Josh Benson is a talented English midfielder with plenty of promise

"I’ve been taught to play in various positions" says Arsenal defender

Tobi Omole
Tobi Omole, who turns 17 in mid-December, is one of Arsenal's defensive prospects developing at the Academy.

Arsenal update - Gedion Zelalem

Gedion Zelalem
A look at Gedion Zelalem's season so far

Is this the reason Arsene Wenger isn't starting Granit Xhaka?

Granit Xhaka v PSG
Xhaka was heralded as the saviour of a central midfield that seemed to be our biggest weakness, so why isn't he starting games?

Hector Bellerin: The boy who has become everything

Helen Trantum column
How do you choose the name that adorns your Arsenal shirt?

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

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal fail to beat top sides

Why do Arsenal struggle in big games? It's all about their habits..

Tactics: How Wenger is working up to a Ramsey-Xhaka midfield

Arsenal tactics
Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka could be a formidable midfield pairing for Arsenal, here's why

Football abuse stories show how we treat male and female victims...

Why do we treat men and women so differently when it comes to reports of sexual abuse?

Why Giroud should start ahead of Alexis against PSG

Should Olivier Giroud be given the nod against PSG instead of Alexis Sanchez?

Bonus Arsenal Pod: PSG uncovered

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In addition to our weekly pod, we have a Champions League special too.

Arsenal podcast episode 70 - Olivier Giroud's magnificent whiskers

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita and Sylvain to discuss the draw at Old Trafford, the upcoming CL group decider with PSG, and Olivier Giroud's magnificent whiskers.

Jose Mourinho’s problem with Wenger has always been about respect

Arsenal v Manchester United used to be big enough on its own, but this season it's all about Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho: The Anti-Arsene

Helen Trantum column
Twenty years is a long time.

Should Wenger play Alexis against Manchester United regardless?

How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?

5 things Arsenal fans can ‘look forward’ to ahead of Manchester...

Before long, our senior squad will trickle back to London Colney ahead of our clash against Manchester United on 19 November and everything will start to look very familiar.

Arsenal podcast #69: North London Derby, Manchester United + youth lowdown

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Mosope to go over the North London derby and figure out who to play at Old Trafford. They also have a...

Mounting injuries threaten Arsenal’s progress ahead of Manchester United trip

Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?

Why Chelsea’s days of stockpiling players are coming to an end

Chelsea have gathered plenty of criticism and anger from a number of different rival clubs, supporters and critics in the media over the past few years for their trend of stockpiling young players. That could all be about to end

Theo Walcott 'It comes down to my attitude'

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott is a changed man this season, so what happened?

Talented centreback hails Arsenal youngster as 'a big inspiration for us'

Ben Sheaf
Ben Sheaf recently spoke to the Arsenal matchday programme

Why hated Manchester United manager is key to Arsenal's season

Helen Trantum column
At the start of the season, all the noise was about Pep Guardiola.

Can Wenger be the one to make Arsenal great again?

I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.

Alexis injury could open stage door for Giroud

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Real life can be so inconsiderate sometimes.

How Alexis Sanchez's attitude led to his inevitable injury ahead of...

Alexis Sanchez's recent interview with ESPN Brazil couldn't have been better (or worse, from our point of view) timed after he picked up an injury in training for Chile.

Arsenal podcast #68: North London Derby aftermath

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Helen discuss the North London Derby. They also discuss where the result leaves them in regards to their title-chasing rivals in episode 68...

Infograph – All the stats behind Alexis Sanchez’s first 50 Arsenal...

A look at the stats behind Alexis Sanchez's first 50 goals for Arsenal

How Arsenal learned vital lessons from Fabregas and Wilshere to save...

Helen Trantum column
Have Arsenal learned the lessons from overplaying youngsters?

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

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

Collymore’s Ozil dig, Big Game Giroud + did he learn that...

A discussion of Arsenal against Ludoogorets, Sunderland, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud

Five things learned from Arsenal’s scrappy win at Ludogorets

After going 2-0 down, Arsenal came back 3-2 in order to progress to the final 16 of the Champions League.

Arsenal podcast #67: Premier League wins, Ludogorets, North London Derby +...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Stephen is joined by Paul to discuss the wins over Reading and Sunderland, and look forward to games against Ludogorets and Spurs. They also wonder...

Spurs, Manchester United or injuries? What Arsenal fans fear most about...

Arsenal November
Arsenal fans know what November normally brings - injuries, defeats and a new batch of stupid pills delivered fresh to London Colney for the chef to dish out with every meal.

November Pain – Are Arsenal fans right to be afraid? The...

Arsenal November
Ask any Arsenal fan who has been paying attention over the past five years, and they’ll tell you – Novembers are terrifying.

Long read: Arsenal squad depth comes to the fore

Last week's strolls against Reading and Sunderland highlighted why Arsenal are a more serious proposition this year.

Long read: This is how we solve Arsenal's empty seat problem

Helen Trantum column
Why does the Emirates rarely look full?

End of Groundhog Day? Why Arsenal’s film this season could get...

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

Santi Cazorla: The special one

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It was once said of Arsène Wenger that he was an unlucky manager.

Four things we learned from Arsenal’s win over Reading

Arsenal beat Reading on Tuesday night to progress to the next round of the EFL Cup but what did we learn?

Arsenal podcast #66: Xhaka ban, Boro drought + Reading preview

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined on our Arsenal podcast this week by Helen and Anita to discuss Xhaka's ban, the Ludogorets goal-fest, the opposite vs Middlesbrough and look forward to the League Cup

That was the Arsenal week that was – Licking Mourinho’s salty...

If you ever wanted to know the depth of hatred that Arsenal fans hold in their hearts for Jose Mourinho, you just had to look at how happy we all were on Sunday when Chelsea smashed his United.

Long read: How Arsenal can win first title in 12 years

Helen Trantum column
Sometimes your destiny is in your own hands, or at very least materially so.

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

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?

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Ludogorets clash

Arsenal have never faced Ludogorets before, or any Bulgarian side for that matter, so what can we expect? Let's try and take away the fear...

Episode 65: Walcott's poaching, Xhaka's red + Arsenal's new superstar

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Sylvain celebrate Theo's poaching instincts, try to get their heads round Xhaka's red card and celebrate Arsenal Ladies' new superstar signing. Enjoy in...

Long read: Swansea show Arsenal’s strengths and frailties

South Wales' finest once again gave Arsenal a scare in our own back yard.

Why Hector Bellerin would be a massive loss for Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Stephen Bradley wrote a fascinating column yesterday.

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.

Why current Arsenal squad could be better than Invincibles

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal will be hoping to avoid new manager syndrome when they host Swansea this weekend.

Episode 64: Arsenal's pressing, Arsenal Ladies + Alexander Kolorov

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Helen & Sylvain to recap recent matches, discuss Arsenal's flirtation with the pressing obsession, update on Arsenal Ladies season and...

How England can help Arsenal with out-of-favour winger

Gareth Southgate's team tinkering may have some long-term pluses for Arsenal.

Exclusive – ‘I’m sure he’ll be a massive star for Arsenal’

Ray Parlour has tipped Alex Iwobi to be a huge star at Arsenal while highlighting what he’s done well so far in his short Arsenal career and what he needs to do to make sure that he fulfils his potential at the club.

Exclusive ‘Players like Alexis make it easier for you’

Theo Walcott has impressed many people this season with his new attitude and Ray Parlour is no different.

Blame me, Arsenal, blame me

Helen Trantum column
First of all, I owe you an apology. In fact, I owe you a couple. In writing last week’s column on the beautiful football of our...

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

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.

Long read: How Arsene Wenger put an end to 'boring, boring...

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
That Arsène Wenger marked his 20th anniversary of taking charge of the Arsenal with a scrappy, George Graham style, 1-0 win at Burnley was an irony I feel sure the Frenchman will have appreciated.

Should Arsenal be concerned by narrow Burnley victory?

92.05 - that was when Arsenal finally scored against Burnley, securing three points and ensuring we kept pressure on Spurs and Manchester City above us at the top of the Premier League table.

Episode 63: Basel and Burnley wins, Arsenal improvements + Wenger's 20th

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Paul discuss the recent wins over Basel and Burnley, and wonder over just how current injured players will improve the side. They...

Tactics: Heavy praise for Burnley as Arsenal's blueprint shows blots

After the on-pitch ecstasy of Chelsea and Basel, Sunday's Lancashire struggle reminded us that the last 20 years have yielded plenty of frustration with joy.

Tactics: Why Arsenal swapped caviar for sausages against Burnley

Arsenal tactics
After two exhilarating champagne and caviar displays against Chelsea and Basel, Arsenal were very much back to sausages at Burnley, but managed to escape Turf Moor with all three points after a somewhat fortuitous last-minute winner.

It's time to be honest - Arsenal's football has been rubbish

Helen Trantum columnvideo
Whisper it, but Arsenal haven’t been playing the most beautiful football.

20 minute read for Arsene Wenger’s 20 years

There is a generation of Arsenal fans who have known no other, so what, exactly, has Arsene Wenger done in his 20 years at the club?

20 years – an Arsene Wenger French Arsenal XI

Arsene Wenger has been able to tap in his knowledge of the French market to sign many of his compatriots.

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.

Tactics: Why it's taken so long to integrate Granit Xhaka at...

Arsenal tactics
In the first of his regular post-match tactics pieces, Amrit Rae explains why it's taken so long to integrate Granit Xhaka at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger for England? Never!

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Sam Allardyce losing the England job he coveted for years in a matter of 67 days has to be one of the most marvelous football stories I have ever heard.

Bonus podcast: Arsenal v FC Basel discussion with Swiss football researcher

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Stephen is joined by Football Manager's Swiss researcher Oliver Zesiger, to discuss Arsenal's next Champions League opponents. Eder Balanta and Breel Embolo get mentioned...

Why David Dein is right about Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal vice-chairman, David Dein, insists that Arsenal will have an impossible job finding an adequate successor for Arsene Wenger and he's completely correct.

Episode 62: Nottingham Forest victory, Chelsea humiliation + booing Fabregas

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew, Stephen and Anita discuss league cup victory at Forest, this season's tactical changes, the emergence of Iwobi and 'Kostafi', and booing ex players. ...

Is Arsenal's humiliation of Chelsea just another false dawn or the...

The weekend's walk-over of the West London gazzilionaires has helped restore the faith, and the logic of recent decisions is now clear, but is this just another false dawn?

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s smashing win over Chelsea

It was a morale-boosting victory over our fierce west London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening, but what did we learn from the match?

Has Arsenal v Chelsea lost its spark without Jose Mourinho?

Helen Trantum column
"Remember who you are, what you are, and who you represent."

Arsenal wanted him, so why did Gnabry want to leave so...

At a BTSport live Facebook event, Arsene Wenger confirmed that he wanted to keep Serge Gnabry at the club during the summer so why did he want to leave so badly?

Why Granit Xhaka would make Chelsea think twice about sitting back

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It is a thankless task writing about football, or any sport come to that.

Long read - Assessing Arsene Wenger's 20 years as Arsenal manager

There is a generation of Arsenal fans who have known no other, so what, exactly, has Arsene Wenger done in his 20 years at the club?

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 4

You may have noticed that it is now twenty years since Arsène Wenger took the hot seat at Arsenal. Here, at DCHQ, we thought it was time to have a look at his top five captures since his arrival in north London.

Uncoachable Xhaka, indifferent Lucas and more things we learned from Arsenal’s...

Arsenal spanked four past Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night, the first time they’d scored four in back-to-back games since 2015, so what did we learn?

Episode 61: Hull City (and back), tactical evolution, Arsenal Legends +...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Helen and special guest JB (@gunnerpunner) to discuss going to Hull and back, tactical evolutions, left backs and the Arsenal...

Long read: Wenger’s tactical plan starts to form

Arsenal's Saturday stroll in Hull showed some hints of method to what has appeared tactical madness.

Five things Arsenal need if they are to catch Manchester City

With the season just five games old, Arsenal are already five points behind Manchester City. Here are five things they need to do if the are to have any hope of catching Pep Guardiola's men.

Why is Granit Xhaka not starting for Arsenal?

Since his big-money switch from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, the talented Swiss international has only started two matches this season (Leicester and Watford, both away) - leading to questions as to whether there's a specific reason why he's constantly featuring off the bench.

Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Tottenham are at least a decade behind Arsenal.

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

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?

Long read: Was Arsenal's draw with PSG more luck than judgement?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsène Wenger got away with one in Paris on Tuesday night.

Five things we learned from Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

What did Arsenal actually learn against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night?

Episode 60: Discussing Arsenal debuts, Southampton penalty, return of Bendtner at...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Paul and Sylvain join Matthew to run the rule over the new signings' debut, debate the rules re the penalty against Southampton, have a peek towards PSG away, and celebrate Nicklas Bendtner's signing for Nottingham Forest.

Mustafi’s rookie mistake, should learn from Tottenham man

Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi’s debut performance for Arsenal came in for some criticism in parts of the media after he made the mistake of actually playing football unlike Danny Rose who was named in the Team of the Week despite not playing a single minute.

Why Aaron Ramsey dyed his hair yellow

Aaron Ramsey has revealed that he dyed his hair yellow in order to fit in with the club’s new away and third kits.

A Londoner’s guide to the less obvious perks of going to...

Going to Paris on your own or with just a couple of you? Don’t fancy getting bevvied up with the away fans? Having just been to Paris a month or so ago, I thought of some things to check out that might not make it to a tour guide or on a fan’s itinerary.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s nervy win over Southampton

The Premier League returned this weekend and with it, a healthy dose of Arsenal-induced heart attacks. Here's what we learned from Arsenal's 2-1 win over Southampton

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...

Have we reached 'peak Theo' a decade after he left Southampton?

Helen Trantum column
What have you achieved in the last ten years?

After his claims, is Alexis Sanchez really as good as Messi...

As you've no doubt heard by now, Alexis Sanchez has seemingly caused a stir online by saying he's good enough to be considered in the same bracket as superstar duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - seen as the world's best players.

Will Wenger play rotation roulette against Southampton?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Now the transfer window is closed and the international break is at an end, Arsenal can get on with the business at hand.

Why Wenger was right to refuse Manchester United manager’s request

Whether it actually happened or not, the reports that Arsene Wenger refused to let Jose Mourinho sit beside him at a recent manager’s forum have already passed into legend on the internet which it means, for the majority of people who read it, it’s true.

Episode 59: Transfer window, Walcott's usefulness + Oxlade-Chamberlain conundrum

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew returns to chat to Helen and Sylvain about the transfer window hokey cokey, Theo's return to usefulness and the Oxlade-Chamberlain conundrum. Enjoy in the...

Why two weeks is an eternity in Arsenal's world

So I've been off the grid for two weeks, swallowed by acting work, and have emerged to a rather different Goonersphere.

What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

Helen Trantum column
Is the term 'legend' too readily used in modern football?

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.

Long read: Assessing Arsenal's transfer window

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal have, finally, addressed the two major shortcomings within the first team squad, but how was the window really?

Three names Arsenal fans should keep an eye on during transfer...

Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers, Serge Gnabry and Shkodran Mustafi are all set to be the main names going in and out of Arsenal on transfer deadline day so what can Gooners expect?

Episode 58: Discussing Granit Xhaka's Exquisite Balls + new signings and...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Stephen is joined by Helen and Anita to discuss the weekend win over Watford, Arsenal's imminent new signings, and reflect on a week without any bad news.

Everything you need to know about Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi

Shkodran Mustafi
Who is Shkodran Mustafi and what are Arsenal buying?

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.

Infograph: Arsenal in the Champions League

Well, it's finally here, the road to last 16 elimination in the Champions League starts today with the drawing of the groups for this year's competition and Anita has designed this fantastic infograph which charts Arsenal's history in the competition.

Podcast: Meet Joe Hulme, Arsenal's first number 7

The very first man to have the number 7 on the back of a red Arsenal shirt (in both 1928 and 1933) was flying winger Joe Hulme. Learn all about him, including hearing from the man himself, in our latest pod

Should ex-Arsenal players keep negative opinions to themselves?

The more desperate the situation at Arsenal grows, the more former players appear to be speaking up about it but is it really their business anymore?

Arsenal Podcast: Leicester City, lack of leadership + transfer 'stories'

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Stephen is joined by Daily Cannon's Glorious Emperor Lee Hurley to discuss the draw at Leicester, the lack of leadership at the club, and...

Long read: Why Wenger's actions can't be defended

I am by nature a patient person; one who prefers to give people the benefit of the doubt but there are limits.

Is Wenger is right about transfer fees but also wrong?

After the draw against Leicester on Saturday evening, most of the post-game focus was about the transfer window and Arsene’s reported reluctance to spend.

Referee love + four more things we learned from Arsenal’s blank...

You wouldn’t think you could learn anything from a performance that was a carbon copy of a thousand we’ve watched before, but we did.

Player focus: Xhaka first start full of promise as he stars...

The Swiss midfielder got his first start for the Arsenal and did not disappoint.

Long read: Why Wenger was right

Helen Trantum column
Shipping four goals is never, ever, excusable but Arsene Wenger was right to not play Laurent Koscielny against Liverpool.

Why Liverpool loss sums up Arsenal's summer

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

Long read: Mutiny on the good ship Wenger

Bloody Philippe Coutinho. By the time the Brazilian left the field of play, midway through Sunday's second half, it's all too easy to imagine Arsène Wenger...

Arsenal Podcast: Should Wenger go after Liverpool defeat?

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew, Paul, Stephen and Sylvain try to find the positives from yet another opening day defeat, and debate as to whether we are seeing the beginning of the end of Wenger's tenure at Arsenal.

Preview: Arsenal vs Liverpool

Arsenal match preview
All things considered, there's plenty of nervous supporters and sceptical critics eager to take advantage of Arsenal's flaws as the new campaign gets under way. An...

Long read: Why nothing beats an Arsenal matchday

Helen Trantum column
For every fan that gets to go to every game, there are a hundred more that will never have that chance, so I thought I'd use this week's column to describe what a matchday in the life of Helen looks like, in an effort to share the experience.

How fear keeps people supporting Arsenal

Arsenal are going to win the league this season.

Arsenal's clash against Liverpool, what to do about centre-back + Theo...

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Who wants to read about our failure to sign a centre forward and search for Johnny Evans?

Five reasons for Arsenal fans to be excited about new season...

With all the transfer doom and gloom surrounding Arsenal at the moment, it's easy to lose sight of reasons that we should actually get pretty excited about the new Premier League season starting on Saturday (Sunday for us).

Arsenal Podcast: The Good, the Bad and the Debuchy + Liverpool...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Stephen and Paul bemoan Arsenal's injury luck, discuss just how they think the club will patch things up, and look forward to the season opener versus Liverpool.

Why Arsenal man's Serie A move is good for Gunners

Helen Trantum column
The observant among you will know I’m a big Wojciech Szczesny fan.

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

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

Is Mahrez to Arsenal rumour a red herring?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Julian Draxler, Riyad Mahrez, Alexandre Lacazette, that Mustafi guy. Everyday, a different rumour for us all to obsess and puzzle over.

What should Arsenal do with this left-back?

The rumour that Arsenal have apparently turned down the chance to loan out Kieran Gibbs to West Ham has churned up the age-old question (well, not that old): what should the Gunners do with Kieran Gibbs?

Arsenal podcast: Pre-season friendly fire, Premiership youth policies + new signings

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew, Stephen and Mosope get together at the midnight hour to discuss North American friendly fire, youth policies in the EPL and all the...

Has the Arsenal manager used his huge resources wisely?

Pedro Losa
Sunday's home defeat to Liverpool could the final nail on the coffin for the Ladies' hopes of Champions League qualification. Should Pedro Losa go?

Arsenal's transfer clock is ticking

Helen Trantum column
I left home over four years ago.

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...

Have I been brainwashed by Arsene Wenger's transfer policy?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Are Arsenal so focused on doing things right that they forget to do the right thing?

Does former Arsenal captain really deserve to be branded a 'snake'?

On Monday, Mikel Arteta began working for his new club, Manchester City, and subsequently deleted all evidence of him ever playing for Arsenal off of his social media.

Podcast: Arsenal's new signing, pre-season strikers, and the new England manager.

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Helen and Matthew discuss our new addition to the #british core, pre-season striking options, and the new England managerial set up... and Lionel Messi's...

Why Arsenal signing Rob Holding makes so much sense

With Arsenal's first pre-season fixture out of the way, the need for reinforcements for final third is as clear as ever. With all now quiet on the striker front, column inches pile up about Riyad Mahrez with a bewildering array of entirely contradictory theories emerging daily.

Infographic: Celebrating Dennis Bergkamp

Graphic to celebrate 10 years since Dennis Bergkamp opened the Emirates

Is this Theo Walcott's last chance at Arsenal?

Helen Trantum column
Our striking options are looking a tad threadbare.

Are Arsenal stuck between a rock and a hard place in...

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.

Questioning Mertesacker's captaincy and in praise of new anti-Chelsea rules

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Should Wenger take the captaincy more seriously and why the new conduct rules will hopefully teach Chelsea and Jose Mourinho how to behave

Is pre-season responsible for Arsenal's injury woes?

Is the length of Arsenal's pre-season not only unnecessary but detrimental to our players' physical health?

Podcast: Try not to worry about Chelsea...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Stephen talk Thierry, transfers and alternative tactics (or the absence of all three), and try not to worry about Chelsea.

What does Arsenal's transfer history teach us?

For many Arsenal fans, the summer transfer window is like an establishing shot from a Clint Eastwood western.

Exclusive Infographic: Arsenal’s Preseason Fixtures

Can you believe it's already time for preseason?

Reasons to be proud of Arsenal and football in a messed...

Helen Trantum column
I’m lost without football. Each summer, I spend three months in purgatory, with the solace of international matches and pre-season friendly barely the slightest comfort,...

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

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

Does Thierry Henry love Arsenal or money?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
"Thierry Henry, Thierry Henry, Thierry Henry..."

Podcast: Euros fallout, Ramsey's peg, Ozil's hole, and Pepe LePuke

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Helen discuss the fallout from the Euros. They also discuss how Arsenal now have the problem of putting a Ramsey-shaped peg in an...

Euros highlight Arsenal’s tactical questions

So; the summer's international tournament has concluded, with Portugal playing Greece to France's Portugal. Some reputations have been enhanced and others, particularly managers, have been...

Arsenal need to get shopping, but which club is winning the...

Helen Trantum column
You cannot afford to stand still, even if you win the league. You could argue that it’s a theory created by fans who simply always...

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.

Poll: 30% of Arsenal fans would prefer Wenger up front to...

After we reported that Robin van Persie was being linked with a move back to Arsenal, we noticed that just about every Gooner commenting on the situation would rather stick wasps where the sun don't shine, which gave us an idea.

Why Arsenal fans shouldn't complain about lack of transfers

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
There are, as I begin writing this, just three games of the 2016 Euros left. Who's your money on? I haven't watched nearly enough of...

Should Arsenal swallow their pride and sign Van Persie?

It was only a matter of time; after the Fenerbahce president, Azil Yildirim, confirmed that they would be willing to listen to offers for Robin van Persie, we all knew that he'd be linked with a return to Arsenal.

Podcast: Euro 2016: Current events, Ramsey's renaissance, and German PK woes

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Helen discuss the week's news, debate on how to capitalise on Aaron Ramsey's renaissance and wonder just how bad Germany really are...

Art imitating life? Or life imitating Arsenal?

Well, here we are again. Not much to report since last week. Unless you count the England football team giving a perfect illustration of the...

Infographic: Wenger’s summer transfers

The summer transfer window opened just a few days ago, and many transfers have already been made in the Premier League. Arsenal fans, naturally, wonder...

Tony Adams in, Arsene Wenger out?

Helen Trantum column
Mr Arsenal is home, but is he home for good?

Will Brexit lead to Wenger's departure from Arsenal?

Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!

Are England's problems because of Tottenham and do they highlight Wenger's...

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
On Monday night, I sat and watched my first game of the Euros since the opening Saturday of the tournament. It goes without saying, even...

Five reasons why Arsenal transfers fail

With silly season in full swing and the Twitter keyboard warriors in fine voice, there are some key things we need to keep in mind if we're going to get through this summer without attacking each other: transfers do fail and it's not always Arsenal's fault.

Podcast: Euro 2016: the Vardy escape and Messi's meltdown

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Helen and Sylvain join Matthew to talk about the Vardy escape and Messi's meltdown whilst trying (and failing) to avoid talking about politics. ...Or tabloid...

How does leaving the EU affect Arsenal?

'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose?' Having last week written that no-one knew anything about the Vardy situation, and about the media speculation...

Can we have a referendum on Arsene Wenger?

Helen Trantum column
I saw a tweet today which suggested the correlation between AKB and Remain / WOB and Leave were probably pretty strong, and while that's a sizeable jump, it did get me thinking about the similarities between the Brexit fallout and the divisions in our fanbase.

Why Jamie Vardy did the right thing for everybody and we...

On the face of it, the only thing more surprising than Jamie Vardy rejecting a move to Arsenal is Arsenal being interested in him in the first place.

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?

Jamie Vardy being a fool, remembering Bergkamp and Arsene Wenger never...

I think the summer does funny things to people, you know. I'm not sure whether it's the sudden breakthrough of the sun from above the grey,...

Podcast: Euro 2016: Croatian fan controversy, huge hits (Chile) and misses...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
This week Anita joins Matthew to give an in depth breakdown of the Croatian fan controversy. They also compare Ronaldo and Giroud's anguished faces and...

Old Arsenal favourites re-emerge as the Vardy hokey-cokey continues

So another week of multi-continental international football loveliness has been and gone, with bugger all real news on the Arsenal front.

Infograph: Arsenal’s Premier League Fixtures + Important Dates

It's been less than a month since the season ended, and we already know how the new one will look. Now we've made it pretty.

Why supporting England makes Arsenal fans feel dirty

Helen Trantum column
Would you rather Arsenal win the Champions League or England win the World Cup?

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...

The Euros: When club loyalty goes out the window

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Despite watching all three of the games played on the opening Saturday of the Euros, I'd be hard pressed to tell you much about what happened in them.

81% of Arsenal fans think Gunners had lucky escape not signing...

With the news breaking that Dutch manager, Ronald Koeman, has signed for Everton, we put it to you: did Arsenal have a lucky escape by not signing him?

Podcast: Euro 2016: France, fights and flare guns

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Sylvain talk France, fights and flare-guns.

Five of Arsenal man's oddest fashion choices

Hector Bellerin
After Hector Bellerin (and Aaron Ramsey) were selected for Vogue's most stylish footballers at the Euros feature, we thought we'd take a look at some of the Spaniard's 'bolder' looks.

Monday recap: New signing done for Arsenal, still chasing more

With just one game on Monday featuring Arsenal players to entertain us, a little more gossip than we’ve had lately creeped into the equation.

Long read: Arsenal fans freak out as transfer market killed by...

Inevitably, in the absence of the potential Vardy transfer meeting deadlines guessed at by journalists, the vacuum of news has been gleefully filled by anyone with a desire to sell stories. Regardless of whether or not there is a story to sell.

Sunday recap: Cavani? Giroud v Benzema + actual football

With the Euros underway and Arsenal players to focus on, it seems as if the transfer gossip mill is taking a little break. In fact,...

New Arsenal signing scores lovely free kick

Kelechi Nwakali
The official announcement has not yet arrived, despite claims we would have it last week, but everyone seems agreed - Kelechi Nwakali is an Arsenal player. Watch him score a lovely free kick.

Why Gedion Zelalem should not return to Rangers next season

Having made his first-team debut in January two years ago, Gedion Zelalem has previously been tipped for future stardom and it seems only a matter of time before he asserts his credentials in the senior side.

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.

Long read: Arsenal's young attacking midfielders and forwards that could breakthrough

In the absence of any actual news about Vardy or Henrikh Mkhitaryan it seems a good time to follow on from last week, where I covered the youth set-ups striking options in detail. This time I’m going to talk about attacking midfielders and wingers.

11 new football rules you need to know ahead of the...

As the Euros get ready to start, many people haven’t realised that there have been a host of rule changes. Here are 11 of the 95 changes so you know what’s going on at least some of the time (although some are quite ridiculous)

Has Danny Welbeck’s injury saved Theo Walcott’s Arsenal career?

Swiftly followed by the news that Arsenal had triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause, came the story that Theo Walcott has a future in north London as long as he plays out wide but would he even still be here if Danny Welbeck was fit?

Podcast: We need to talk about Jamie (plus Bendtner v Morata,...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew, Sylvain and Paul discuss the impending (or not) arrival of Mr. Vardy.

9 reasons Vardy needs to think about his transfer from Leicester...

The longer it drags out, the more it feels like Jamie Vardy is going to turn down the chance to move to Arsenal. Here are nine reasons he could be pondering the offer.

Xhaka and Vardy and more to follow? Times they are a'...

As someone who writes a weekly column about club football, the early summer months are often a talking point dead zone.

Can Jamie Vardy be to Arsenal what Robin van Persie was...

With Jamie Vardy's decision over whether he will join Arsenal or stay with Leicester City set to be made on Monday afternoon, potentially leaving thousands of heartbroken Foxes in its wake, it's difficult not to draw comparisons between the striker and Robin van Persie.

What's happened? Jamie Vardy's transfer to Arsenal

If you happened to turn your phone off after work on Friday afternoon and only turned it back on today you probably wondered what the hell happened. Let us help you out.

Can Arsenal fans learn to love Jamie Vardy given his past?

During the season, one of our writers said on Twitter in regards to Jamie Vardy ‘He’s like Marmite; you either love him or remember he’s a racist’.

Why Jamie Vardy can be Arsenal's new Ian Wright?

Arsenal have triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause, you've probably heard. Can he do for the Gunners what Ian Wright did when he arrived aged 27?

Four alternatives to Jamie Vardy for Arsenal

Arsenal might be about to sign Jamie Vardy, but here are four attacking alternatives that Arsenal could and potentially should pursue, as opposed to the 29-year-old Leicester forward

15 things Jamie Vardy really said

No matter what you think about Jamie Vardy, there’s no denying he’s quite the character. Here are 15 things he actually said.

Tactics: Would Arsenal have to alter their playing style to fit...

News that Arsenal have triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause was met a mixed response from Gooners but what would it mean in term of tactical changes for Arsene Wenger's side?

Why this Arsenal man needs to prove himself at Euro 2016

Helen Trantum column
Strikers are judged on how many goals they score.

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.

Thank you, Tomas Rosicky

As Tomas Rosicky ends his Arsenal career with the expiration of his contract on Tuesday, Paul Williams takes a look back over his Arsenal career.

5 worst Arsenal haircuts ever - Does Ramsey's new one make...

In light of recent events (and by events I meant the situation regarding Aaron Ramsey's hair), and there being next to no news or fresh gossip around, I'm going to tackle a real issue that we've been experiencing in north London over the years.

Podcast: 10 years of Theo, where does Elneny fit + Sergio...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Helen joins Matthew to look at the Euros with apathy, find solace in 10 years of Theo, wonder where Elneny fits next season, and discuss Sergio Ramos' tackle.

Exclusive Infograph: Arsenal’s Premier League season

At the end of the season it's always time to take a look back at what happened over the previous nine or so months.

Granit Xhaka – destroying Arsenal’s pansy reputation

If we successfully convince everyone that we have a destroyer who will take everything they throw at us and return it twice as hard, maybe we won't even need a destroyer after all.

Why Alexis still has to prove he deserves Arsenal's number 7...

Helen Trantum column
With this week’s announcement that there’s a new number 7 on the block, I couldn’t help thinking that it’s a good job Alexis’ move came this summer rather than last, for if it had been announced pre-publication, we’d have had to reconsider our list for our Greatest Number 7s book..

Arsenal deadwood replaced by Granit

I think we'd all prefer that Arsenal were seen to to be a bit more proactive in the transfer market, but a signing sealed and delivered before the end of May?

Seven signs you're an Arsenal addict

Being a football supporter is rarely a rational thing, but for some it's more serious than for others. Is that you?

Memories of Anfield ’89 – 27 years ago today

26th May 1989 - My first high as a football fan and still the greatest.

Five reasons why Arsenal fans should care about Euro 2016

A summer without the Premier League doesn't have to be football-less doom and gloom. Unless that's what you want, that is.

Podcast: Best and worst of Arsenal's season, new kit and Granit...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matt is joined by Paul, Helen, Anita and Sylvain to disagree on the best and worst of the season.

Will Xhaka provide the Granit that Arsenal needs?

As the dust settles following an ultimately disappointing campaign, compounded by a mediocre Manchester United equaling our FA Cup record, once again, it is look-to-the-future time.

Xhaka: Why Arsenal have moved so quickly and how he fits...

The season is over and Arsenal are already on the verge of announcing a deal for Granit Xhaka: very un-Arsenal, right? Well, with the player...

FREE: Arsenal-specific Euro 2016 printable wallcharts

Download your FREE Arsenal-specific wallchart ahead of the Euros in France this summer.

Skills: Watch Arsenal’s new boy, Granit Xhaka, in action

So it's just a few steps away from being official - Granit Xhaka is an Arsenal player.

Why Arsenal fans are right to celebrate St Totteringham's Day

Helen Trantum column
Is finishing above Spurs like winning a competition? Is it better?

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.

Daily Cannon breakthrough POTS: Alex Iwobi

It didn't take a lot of deliberation to come up with our Daily Cannon breakthrough player of the season.

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign?

Daily Cannon YPOTS: Héctor Bellerín

Unlike a lot of the other end of season awards we've handed out, our Young Player of the Season wasn't exactly a head-scratcher.

Who should be crowned Arsenal captain next season?

With Mikel Arteta headed for pastures blue (allegedly) and Per Mertesacker spending less and less time on the actual pitch, is it time for Arsene Wenger to pick a new Arsenal captain?

Podcast: Let's all laugh at Tottenham!

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
This week Matthew, Helen and Paul congratulate Spurs on their joint highest finish since 1963. They also wonder about life after Wenger and tire themselves...

Twists, turns, disappointment: the five defining moments of Arsenal's season

Most seasons turn on just a few brief moments: here are the 2015-16 versions we've pulled out.

Finishing above Spurs is nothing, here's what Arsenal have to do...

A fortnight ago I wrote that second place was still within Arsenal's reach despite the points gap, and with one point from a possible nine, Tottenham made my optimism a reality.

Arsenal's top five goals of the season with a shock winner

During Arsenal's 2015/16 season, we scored 90 goals in all competitions (91 if you include the Community Shield) but which was our best one? We put it to you.

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.

The tactics behind Arsenal's record FA Cup win over Chelsea

Pedro Losa's side maintained the Arsenal Ladies' tradition of bringing one trophy home per season with the club's 14th FA Women's Cup triumph on Saturday against Chelsea at Wembley.

Infographic: Tomas Rosicky – 10 Years A Gunner

It's the last match of the season, and that means it's the last match for Tomas Rosicky as an Arsenal player. This is being written...

Manchester City fans show Arsenal fans how to be angry

Helen Trantum column
Can you fall out of love with football?

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.

Arsenal’s season: The five stages of grief

As apathetic as I've become towards Arsenal during the latter stages of this season, let it be known that I am devastated with how we've ended up.

Podcast: Tottenham's implosion, forgiving the Chelsea traitor and analysing Manchester City

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Paul discuss a point at City and why anyone boos Gael Clichy.

Why Fabregas will never be forgiven for abandoning Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
I don’t think I'll ever get closer to forgiving Fabregas for abandoning my club than Monday night.

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

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?

Leicester’s title win or Arsenal’s Invincible season, which is better?

Although Leicester were 5000/1 to win the Premiership this season, was Arsenal's Invincible season better?

Podcast: It's not you, it's me

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew, Helen and Stephen discuss the problems with bad break-ups, poor choices of gifts and mediocre sex. They also talk about the Norwich game.

Two things the failed Arsenal fans’ protest achieved

The protest on Saturday failed, but it did manage to achieve two things.

The Arsenal protest proved what fans really think and a media...

As Saturday's protest was drowned out, Arsenal fans proved the media wrong.

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 Arsenal fans are turning on Giroud

At the beginning of the season, I was one of those Arsenal fans saying that we didn't need a big name striker because we had Olivier Giroud. How wrong I was.

Podcast: The 86th minute

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew and Anita get through a whole podcast without making a banner once. Instead, they try to make sense of all the terrible stats that...

For Dummies: Why Arsenal didn't sign Luis Suárez from Liverpool

Almost three years on from Arsenal bidding for Luis Suárez, plenty of people don't seem to understand the whole thing and it's infuriating. A scenario which...

Incredible infographic as Arsenal reach exclusive Premier League milestone

On 21st of April 2016, Arsenal won 2-0 against West Bromwich Albion: our 500th Premier League win since it was formed in 1992.

Comparing Leicester and Arsenal's Invincibles

Helen Trantum column
If you believe the press, Leicester City are the best side ever to play in the Premier League. Of course, we all know that the real best side ever to play in the Premier League is our very own Invincibles, achieving a feat that none has even come close to since.

Why Arsenal fans feel so entitled to more from the club

Arsenal fans are often accused of being entitled. They are, and this is why...

Are Arsenal fans to blame for their team's disappointing season?

An argument I've seen circulating on the likes of Twitter recently is that if we as fans got behind Arsenal more, we'd have better results. Is this true?

Podcast: Fear and Loathing at the Emirates

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Stephen to discuss apathy at the Emirates, dissect the corpse of Wenger's tactical acumen, and speculate about a big summer...

Is Wenger's importance his biggest problem?

Another week of underachievement in a season where, since November, disillusionment has never been far away.

Arsenal used to resemble everything I loved about football, why support...

What happens when nothing remains of the club you fell in love with?

Arsene Wenger's salary broken down and ranked against the world's top...

France Football magazine has produced its annual survey of manager wages and the Arsenal manager keeps his place in the top ten of the highest paid. The...

Is this why Theo Walcott has been rubbish this season?

Helen Trantum column
Helen Trantum tries to understand if Arsenal's lack of players combinations lies at heart of many poor performances this season.

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.

Has Arsenal's media training gone too far?

'Excuse Bingo' has become a regular game at Cannon Towers but has our players' media training gone too far?

Podcast: Is it the Zombie Apocalypse or just Tottenham winning the...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
This week Matthew and Paul discuss scoring goals and dropping points in the wilds of East London.

Arsenal: Always too good to fail, not good enough to succeed?

As Arsenal try to fight end of season drift and secure a top-three trophy (see what I did there?) ahead of a recovering Manchester City, it's been a week of encouragement in some quarters and frustration in others.

Five things Leicester did in the title race that Arsenal didn’t

As Leicester brushed Sunderland aside with a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light, Arsenal’s slim title hopes faded further from view. Here are five reasons why Leicester will win and Arsenal won't.

Arsenal to introduce new excuse manual for 2016/17 after exhausting current...

After dropping points for the 15th time this season, Arsenal have ordered an updated Excuse Manual for the 16/17 campaign as they have exhausted the current edition.

Why the first goal really does count for Arsenal against West...

Helen Trantum column
With Leicester still to entertain Bilic’s men, three points for Arsenal against a team punching well above their weight could be one of the critical stepping stones towards a title or a 23rd consecutive finish above our neighbours. To do so Arsenal will need to learn the lessons of their opening day defeat.

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.

Leicester enjoying title race – unlike Arsenal

Remember when supporting Arsenal used to be fun? Wouldn't it be great if it was again?

Iwobi talent really shows how bad Arsenal duo have been

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The inclusion of Alex Iwobi in our first team has done two things: Firstly, proven that Arsene Wenger does have an eye for talent, even if our youth system can be hit or miss; and secondly, shine a light on how poor Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been, particularly this season.

Wilshere told to stay indoors after being close to incident

Jack Wilshere has been ordered to remain indoors with the curtains drawn at all times lest he be seen outside when he is unable to play football.

Podcast: Watford payback and West Ham preview

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Sylvain and Mosope to discuss the first team's return to functionality, and ask difficult questions.

Arsenal have paid the price for not taking risks

When criticising Arsenal for not taking enough risks, there is plenty to choose from.

Independent attack Arsenal, Leicester, for doping by mentioning them in headline

The big story on Sunday was, no doubt, the allegations that some Arsenal players, along with Chelsea, Leicester City and Birmingham City ones, have been a little bit naughty when it comes to following the anti-doping regulations.

How transfer rumours help Arsenal's ticket sales

How transfer rumours can actually benefit Arsenal.

Graphic: Remembering David “Rocky” Rocastle

31st March marks 15 years since David Rocastle lost battle to cancer at only 33. It's the perfect time to remember his time in Arsenal.

Remembering David Rocastle

Today marks 15 years since David Rocastle passed. Here, from our Arsenal Number 7s book, is an extract from Paul Williams chapter on this true legend

Podcast: Ladies night out

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In an interlull shortened podcast, Matthew is joined by Sylvain to discuss the first two fixtures of the Arsenal ladies season, their new star...

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...

Podcast: Picking Arsenal positives in all the right places

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In an attempt to locate some light amid the darkness, Matthew, Paul & Sylvain preview the new Arsenal Ladies season, pick the positives (Elneny,...

Arsenal team of the month for March

March was a hard month for the Gunners. Although there’s still a bit of the month to go, Arsenal won’t be playing any more fixtures, so...

How Arsenal are getting Alexis to inspire the team again

A second strong performance in a week suggested Alexis Sánchez is close to finding his best form again. A stop-start season has undoubtedly held the...

What if Wenger is right to criticise Arsenal fans?

After Arsenal’s win over Everton on Saturday, Arsene Wenger seemed to issue a rallying call to fans ahead of the title run in. He also...

Will Everton be Arsenal’s moment of truth?

Helen Trantum column
I’m a (very) bad loser. Whether I’m playing or supporting, there’s something inside of me that just outright rejects the idea of coming off second...

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...

Time for Wenger to leave, but where does that leave Arsenal?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
'Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today...' Okay, maybe that's quite a dramatic opening, perhaps even unnecessary. However, it's hard to escape the feeling that...

Should Arsenal fans jump ship?

Given the weekend's happenings, I think now would be a pretty good time to start supporting a different team. Arsenal are now out of the...

Podcast: Is it finally time for Arsene Wenger to go?

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Stephen hosts our latest episode, joined by Paul and Anita to have a frank and honest discussion on whether Arsene Wenger should leave Arsenal. They also preview...

How Arsène Wenger is losing his most faithful fans

There has always been a reason for Arsène Wenger to stay in charge at Arsenal. Over the course of the last decade, some fans have...

Look: Mesut Özil infographic draws all of Arsenal star's assists

18 assists for Mesut Özil this season and it's not even over yet. As we all know, he has a great opportunity to break the...

Why my Spurs fiancé adores me being in love with Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Prejudice is a funny thing. I read Nia's article earlier this week on International Women's Day about the difficulties she faces in establishing her credentials...

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...

The condescension of female football fans: Part two

Since it's National Women's Day, I thought it would be quite apt to revisit a topic I wrote about over a year ago: The...

Roundup: Arsenal news and gossip 8th March

A series of games without a win was brought to an end by Arsenal on Tuesday night. The Gunners put four past Hull without reply...

Podcast: Speak now, or forever hold your peace

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Stephen and Helen to try and figure out just how Arsenal lost to Swansea, how Arsenal didn't lose to Spurs, and how Helen's upcoming wedding to a Tottenham fan hasn't been called off yet.

Arsenal’s title challenge clinging on by its fingertips

On a weekend where the Arsenal tail attempted to wag the dog, like England's bowlers after another batting collapse, the team's combination of pride,...

Analysis: How Arsenal can use Elneny to revitalise season

A north London derby at White Hart Lane is quite the occasion for a full Premier League debut. It's even more daunting when you're in red. Signed...

‘Last man’ triple punishment rule changed

Often known as the ‘last man’ rule (it's nothing to do with being the last man), the punishment for ‘denying a goalscoring opportunity’ has...

Tottenham clash is Arsenal's moment - will it be triumph or...

Helen Trantum column
Football is a game of small margins. When Bobby Madley decided that throttling Mesut Ozil wasn’t even a challenge worthy of a free-kick, he effectively...

Arsenal’s final Premier League chapter not yet written

It’s been a hard week being an Arsenal fan. If you strip it right back, it’s been a rough decade, but this week, after the...

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...

Is this the only thing that can save Arsene Wenger at...

It's hard to know what to say after watching Arsenal lose at home to Swansea. It's not a lack of effort. There are a decent...

Was Manchester United loss final nail in Wenger's coffin?

The League looks as if it's slipping from Arsenal's grasp yet again; is it time for Arsene Wenger to leave? Before I get into this...

Podcast: Arsenal's trip-up at Trafford

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Helen and Stephen to go over what happened at Old Trafford, and how the response should take place. Fans will be...

Why Arsenal's tactics, not mentality, are the issue

Graeme Souness' spectacular rant on the mentality of the Arsenal players has gone around the internet and been applauded, but nobody is daring to...

A season and era defining week for Arsenal as Wenger nears...

Occasionally as a fan with unconventional career choices, I am forced to miss big games. Sometimes it's no bad thing. As Arsenal were once again...

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal lose against the top sides

We all have habits. Some of them we are only too aware of while others allow us to go about our business in the world...

Roundup: Arsenal news and gossip 26th Feb

With Barcelona memories dulling a bit, all attention has now turned towards Manchester United and our trip to Old Trafford. Arsene Wenger met with the...

Arsène’s Wenger's biggest challenge against Manchester United

Helen Trantum column
Momentum can be, well, momentous in football. When the Invincibles lost to United (or should I say: “were Mike Rileyed* at United”?) it triggered a...

Podcast: Looking for Arsenal positives in all the right places.

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Bonus pod: After yesterday's discussion with Paul and Sylvain, Matthew is now joined by Helen to try and somehow figure out where Arsenal go...

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...

Podcast: Trying desperately hard to draw some Arsenal positives.

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Paul and Sylvain to try to draw some positives from the home games against Hull and Barcelona, but fail. Miserably. Also,...

Does Arsenal striker need a break?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It's hard to look back on the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League tie with Barcelona with anything other than a sense of regret. Okay,...

Arsenal’s floundering against Hull’s rocks is not a sign of things...

Saturday lunchtime was an uninspiring start to Arsenal's nightmare run of fixtures. I suppose one could say that it was a decent run-out for those...

Tactical analysis: Why Arsenal struggle to break teams down

Arsenal's issues in possession against a defensive team were evident once again in the 0-0 draw against Hull City on Saturday I had intended to...

Szczesny has decision to make about Arsenal future

Wojciech Szczesny wants to be a top class, number one keeper, at a leading club. He hoped that club would be Arsenal. I hoped that club...

Arsenal have another problem, not just ticket prices

Helen Trantum column
Should Arsenal sell the seats of season ticket holders who repeatedly turn up late or don't turn up at all? Helen Trantum thinks so. Read...

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...

Is Danny Welbeck the striker Arsenal needed all along?

Two days later and I'm still replaying Danny Welbeck's winning goal against Leicester. The fabulous header, expertly drifted into the area from a free-kick by...

Podcast: Is there anything like a last minute winner?

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Helen and Anita to talk about the thriller with Leicester City. They also discuss effective substitutions, referees (again) and the emerging...

Can Arsenal finish ahead of Tottenham, Manchester City and Leicester?

Following the last gasp Welbeck winner at the weekend, Arsenal are back to being the bookies' favourites for the title, but despite hope, can...

Referees, managers, players: Making big decisions will win or lose the...

I think this is the part where I tell you it's back on? So: it's back on! The run through January inspired little but doubt,...

Which under-performing forward should Wenger start against Leicester?

Leicester roll up in London this week for the most important of league games. Sitting some five points behind the Foxes with games starting to...

Why Arsenal fans need to stop arguing about ticket prices

Helen Trantum column
I don’t care about ticket prices. There, I said it. I mean: obviously I do care, since I spend more per year on Arsenal than any...

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...

Who are the real title favourites?

We’ve long since passed the time when we have to take Leicester City seriously. It was all a bit of laugh when they were top...

How Arsenal can beat Leicester

Unexpected. That's right, it's 9pm GMT on a Wednesday and instead of the usual musings of Mr. Paul Williams, you've opened up today's column to...

Dating a football fan: Better the devil you know?

Last week sometime the question crossed my mind: Would I rather date a football fan who supported a rival team, or someone who had...

Podcast: Fraser Forster's fabulous focus

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Helen and Sylvain to review all of the week's action. They also try to fathom just how Fraser Forster morphed into...

Returning man can fire Arsenal's title challenge

It's been a very good few days for Arsenal. On Saturday title rivals Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur both won, but the result of the former...

Substance over style, it doesn't matter how you win

Helen Trantum column
Nine years. I don't know about you but I was thoroughly sick and tired of hearing that incessant refrain right up until 17th May 2014....

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....

Podcast: The return of Alexis and Coquelin

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Paul and Sylvain to discuss the new boy(s) and the return of Alexis and Le Coq. They also talk about...

Wenger attempting brave new transfer policy as Arsenal chase glory

Don't expect any transfer business from Arsenal on Monday, you'll probably be left disappointed. However, in Friday's press conference Arsène Wenger confirmed that the Gunners...

In Defence of Theo Walcott

Helen Trantum column
Our number 14 is in terrible form. I wanted to get that out of the way early on, if only so that I can’t be...

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

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

Chelsea Inflicted Pain

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
The Lightning Seeds once wrote a song called Sugar Coated Icebergs. You may not remember it, hell, you may not even remember the Lightning Seeds....

Will Welbeck return mean position change for Walcott?

Danny Welbeck is back in full training for Arsenal. Truly these are words that most of us probably never thought we'd type. Rumours that Special...

Arsenal's loss against Chelsea hit fans harder than most

The loss against Chelsea on Sunday hit me hard. Over the years, I've managed to be able to put bad results behind me pretty quickly....

Podcast: Breaking down the Chelsea game without breaking down

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew, Helen and Sylvain breakdown the Chelsea game without breaking down. They also look forward to Burnley in the FA Cup, discuss the Ozil...

Injuries threaten to break Arsenal hearts once again

With just two points from a possible nine, Arsenal's title challenge has faltered in the deep midwinter, and the usual questions have been raised...

Arsenal fans must stop hating on integral midfielder

Arsenal played 70 minutes with 10 men in Sunday's loss to Chelsea, but it didn't always feel like we were a player down. That's because...

Why Cech deserves better reception than Fabregas against Chelsea

Helen Trantum column
It's funny how a player moving clubs can offend your sensibilities. This weekend, two excellent footballers face their former clubs, each on the opposing team...

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

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...

Double Arsenal boost ahead of Chelsea match

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Alexis and Mesut Özil's return to first team action could not be coming at a better time. For weeks now, the Arsenal starting XI, at least...

Why Arsenal must beat Chelsea to win Premier League

"One game does not make or break a season." This is usually the general sentiment I stick by when it comes to the Premier League. Not...

Injuries catching up with Arsenal, but two out of six ain’t...

In the context of the season it's hard to know how to feel about the last week's results. The draw at Anfield felt like...

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...

Why the magic of the FA Cup is still alive

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
This weekend, in a line surely designed to troll Arsenal fans everywhere, one tabloid wrote off the FA Cup as a competition only Arsenal...

‘Would you rather…?’ Arsenal edition

Most people I know are familiar with the game 'would you rather...?' The concept of said game is to choose between two scenarios you would...

Episode 24: The Mustard Coloured Cord Jumper

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew makes his triumphant return to the pod this week, as he, Helen and Paul review the win over Sunderland, reminisce over the magic...

Sunderland manager seeks advice from Football Clinic after Arsenal defeat

Daily Cannon Football Clinic
In the Football Clinic, we attempt to help people struggling with problems of a footballing nature, be they technical, emotional or issues in their...

Why Arsenal fans shouldn't overreact over bad results

What does it take to be Premier League champions? When Arsenal skipped off into the sunset last weekend with three barely deserved points in the...

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...

Mesut Ozil is Arsenal's key to the title

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
In Mesut Özil, Arsenal have a footballer who can deliver us the Premier League title. Hopefully, I have your attention now, yes? Good. That's how good I...

Is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal’s biggest disappointment?

'Potential': a word that has followed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain around since we bought him from Southampton in 2011. The Ox has always been one of those intensely...

Episode 23: Arsene Wenger’s Finnish Sauna

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In the latest episode of the Daily Cannon podcast, Stephen, Sylvain and Helen review a lethargic 1-0 win over Newcastle, try to work out just what to do with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and preview the FA Cup game versus Sunderland.

Double Jeopardy: Supporting a team in the title race

After a fairly late and possibly undeserved Laurent Koscielny goal gave Arsenal all three points on Saturday, nothing was going to ruin my evening. Arsenal...

Can new blood take Arsenal all the way?

I'm not convinced that the last week saw us learn anything about Arsenal we didn't already know. Okay, so the battering we took at Southampton...

Five huge moments for Arsenal in 2015

2015 has been another roller coaster of a year for Arsenal Football Club although fortunately it's been better than some. Although it's not been without...

Episode 22: Top of the league at (nearly) the end of...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew is joined by Mosope to discuss South Coast disappointments. They also discuss Monday night's win, transfer needs, Elneny, youth opportunities, as well as our...

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...

Will Arsenal's weaknesses be fixed in January?

While our modern definition of hubris may differ from that of the ancient Greeks, it seems higher powers are still perfectly happy to punish...

Don Howe  - The Arsenal hero in the shadows

Yesterday, 23rd December, saw the passing of an unsung Arsenal hero. Although for those of an older generation Don Howe was associated primarily with West...

Why Arsenal fans should enjoy Christmas after Manchester City win

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
The presents have been bought, though not wrapped and, thankful that we only live a five minute walk from Waitrose, the shopping is in. It...

Is the Wenger-Era the last managerial dynasty?

So the Managerial merry-go-round continues to spin, hurling esteemed (and not esteemed) men off in all directions, and with plenty of others waiting in...

Analysed: The defensive weakness Arsenal must exploit to beat Manchester City

Manchester City's ability to dominate sides with their attacking ability is well known, but they rely heavily on individuals who Arsenal must look out...

Mourinho never understood Wenger's greatness - now he's paying the price

Helen Trantum column
Legacy (n.) something handed down or received from a predecessor. With the exciting news that Jose Mourinho has finally been sacked from his position at...

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...

Who’s the specialist in failure now, Jose?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
According to reports, the Chelsea board are considering replacing Jose Mourinho with Juande Ramos. Read that sentence again and let it sink in. The Chelsea...

Was Arsenal’s loss to West Bromich Albion a blessing in disguise?

All those weeks ago (okay, three) when we lost 2-1 away at the Hawthorns, not many of us could see a light at the...

Episode 20: Arseflix and Chill

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Matthew, Paul and Helen reflect back on a highly productive week for the Gunners, and manage to poke fun at Chelsea at the same...

Numbers show 80 points will win the league, but why?

A win against Aston Villa on Sunday sent Arsenal to the top of the Premier League table. They could yet be usurped by Leicester City,...

Arsenal confidential: Jack’s feels, disappointing journos and beating bottling

You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling Breaking with a five year tradition, Arsenal seem to have got a handle on their injury problems. Coming back from...

Could Louis van Gaal be making Wenger look like a minor...

Helen Trantum column
Arsene Wenger isn’t perfect. He’s stubborn, he has a penchant for a gamble and he sometimes puts too much faith in players who then let...

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...

Does a player’s private life matter if they’re top, top quality?

With the January transfer window just around the corner and Wenger likely (we hope) to dip into the market, it's got me thinking about...

Özil the key as he makes everyone around him better

This weekend saw the wounded animal that is Arsenal limp past the finishing line against a spirited but limited Sunderland. Despite impressive performances from...

Ramsey reuniting with Özil can inspire Arsenal to the title

Boxing Day 2013, Arsenal won at Upton Park but Aaron Ramsey picked up a thigh strain which ruled him out until April. Mesut Özil had signed...

Does anyone apart from Leicester want to win the Premier League?

When a new season gets under way, it is often said that you shouldn’t pay any attention to the league table until at least...

How should Arsenal deal with defender?

Helen Trantum column
There’s only been one word on everyone’s lips this week at Cannon Towers this week: injuries. We spent approximately three times as long discussing that...

Arsenal: 4th not 14th

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
I wouldn’t say that I have spent the last few weeks soul searching, but it is fair to say that I have been in...

Is Arsenal’s season over before it even began?

Perhaps a bigger disappointment than dropping two points in our 1-1 draw against Norwich was the loss of Alexis Sanchez due to injury. The Chilean...

Arsenal’s injury curse rolls on – but should we blame the...

Sunday's disappointment at Norwich has once again led to meltdown in the twitter-sphere, and those Gooners with hair-trigger emotions cast words around with impotent...

Ramsey's return gives some hope on an otherwise bleak day for...

Arsenal struggled to a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road on Sunday evening but there is one positive thing to take from the game: Aaron...

Debunking the “Özil can’t play on the wing” myth

What do the following have in common: Paul Scholes Clarence Seedorf Bastian Schweinsteiger They're all World Cup winners? No, there's an Englishman and Dutchman in there! They're all...

Small steps for Joel Campbell, but can he make a giant...

Helen Trantum column
There’s a Chinese proverb which applies quite aptly to Joel Campbell. “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” Arsenal sign a...

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...

Could Champions League qualification hinder Arsenal’s season?

On Tuesday night Arsenal beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 at the Emirates and put themselves back in touching distance of qualifying for the knock-out stages...

If Arsenal fans predicted Coquelin injury, why didn't Wenger?

'And so it is, just like you said it would be...'. Without wishing to speculate, it wouldn't be inappropriate if Damian Rice's lyrics, accompanied...

Five takeaways from Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to West Bromich Albion

After a difficult week in which Arsenal's French contingent were mentally assaulted by the atrocities committed in Paris, fans were looking forward to a...

Why Arsenal must beat West Brom's New Orc Army

Helen Trantum column
I have a special relationship with Stoke City Football Club. No, not that kind of special relationship! Quite the opposite in fact. Every time we face...

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’s importance only magnified by weekend horrors

So another international break is drifting by, rendered even more insignificant than usual by events in Paris, and the myriad of similar attacks elsewhere...

The importance and irrelevance of the most popular sport in the...

In times like these, when recent events in Paris have the world in mourning and looking on fearfully, we need sport more than ever. “Amongst...

With injury concerns mounting, Arsenal are doing brilliantly

Helen Trantum column
Don't ask me how I found a Manchester City fan in London. Suffice to say I did, and earlier this week we had some banter...

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...

Arsène Wenger’s red jockstrap

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
A degree of irrationality can affect us all from time to time. Last night, for example, I took Jo to see Mark Kermode and Simon...

Five ways Arsenal could sabotage their own title hopes

I imagine most Gooners are in agreement that Arsenal's biggest enemy is Arsenal. In almost comical fashion, we manage to fluff our chances of winning the...

Arsenal almost drown but are coming up for air

After a disappointing week, the international break could not have come at a better time for the Gunners - assuming there are no more...

Arsenal's midfield will not help them win games under pressure

Another game against Mauricio Pochettino, another struggle. "The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos,...

Mesut Ozil is assisting at a historic rate – Can he...

Magnificent. Brilliant. Magical. Genius. The closest thing we have to Zinedine Zidane. The best No. 10 in the world. These are just some of the words and phrases used to...

Are Tottenham Arsenal Mark II?

Sunday’s fixture is destined to be a firecracker, and not only because of the football. In some ways, it will be a game of ‘Arsenal...

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...

Has Cech been the answer to Arsenal's problems?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal are limping towards what may be a particularly welcome international break. Yes, I know, international breaks are rarely welcome. However, in this instance, with...

Why is doesn’t matter if Arsenal lose to Bayern Munich

On Wednesday Arsenal face Bayern Munich for the second time this season and for once, I'm not really bothered by the outcome. Don't get me...

Arsenal depth doubtful as first team continues to fly

Do Arsenal have enough competent bodies to sustain a real title challenge? A mixed week in Arsenal world has made two things abundantly clear. Firstly, If...

Arsenal's latest injury crisis has inspired an opportunity

"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis,...

Mourinho, Wenger, and what it means to defeat a villain

Thanks to a smart Olivier Giroud header, a #throwback bit of goalkeeping from Lukasz Fabianski and a pinpoint finish from Joel 'Get out while...

Wenger is everything Mourinho could never be

Helen Trantum column
Should you be judged by what you achieve or what you leave behind? Arsène Wenger has won quite a few pots in his nigh on...

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...

Halloween brings nightmares for Arsène Wenger

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It was all going too well, wasn't it? On Saturday, Arsenal followed up last week's excellent win against Bayern Munich with a hard fought victory...

Does Wenger show too much faith in his players?

Arsene Wenger is known for showing faith in players, even when they're not performing at their best. A recent example is Olivier Giroud who was...

Why Guardiola should not be next Arsenal manager

Boring. That's what Pep Guardiola said earlier this week about staying at the same club for 20 years. There is increasing speculation that Arsene's departure is...

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...

Bayern stunned by Gunners; Čech and Bellerín the stars

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Well, that was alright, wasn't it? I had written before that whilst there was still even an outside chance for Arsenal in this season's Champions...

Why Arsenal’s win against Bayern Munich makes previous losses harder to...

Don't get me wrong, I'm over the moon with our 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League... However, between the sporadic giggles, which kept...

Tactics: How Wenger is using Bellerín to get the best out...

After six Premier League games this season, Arsenal had experienced some trouble in front of goal. Finishing is indeed cyclical, as Arsène Wenger reminded us,...

Why are the media obsessed with Arsene Wenger’s coat?

Now that autumn is well and truly with us and there is a nip in the air, that can only mean one thing –...

Santi Cazorla: Arsenal’s unsung talisman

Go to the middle of North London and ask a thousand random strangers who Arsenal's best player is. Most will say Alexis Sanchez, a good two-hundred...

Bayern looming, but Watford game needs full focus

Helen Trantum column
My history* teacher at school used to have a saying. (*sorry, I know I sound like a Liverpool fan banging on about history. I promise...

Why Bayern Munich ticket price protest at Arsenal is hypocritical

Bayern Munich are off on their high horse again. On a day where Arsenal’s ticket pricing has – again – come under huge scrutiny, a...

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...

Five things Arsenal can take from the interlull

As usual, there are a few positives to take from the interlull, which saw a number of our players contribute to wins and no...

Podcast: RvP's Turkish blues, best of 500 + much, much more

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In the absence of club football, Matthew, Paul and Sylvain review the Arsenal Ladies season and discuss International goings on, the Barcelona curse, Robin...

Why should Arsenal fans care about international football?

As we descend further into the chasm of a largely tedious interlull, are we right to dismiss the importance of national team fixtures? For those...

What Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool appointment means for Arsenal

With the international break looming, Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers a week ago. Seven days on and Liverpool fans are still giddy after seeing Jürgen Klopp...

The defensive midfielder who escaped Wenger's clutches

As they prepare to host the European Championship next Summer, France continued their winning ways with a simple 4-0 victory over Armenia. Didier Deschamps has...

Arsene Wenger is worth ten of Jose Mourinho

Helen Trantum column
  This is an Arsenal column. As such, I try not to write too much about Chelsea and in particular their tramp in a tracksuit manager....

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...

Arsenal reach from the gutter to the stars

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
We all know the truism that football is a funny old game. It doesn't always feel like it though, does it? That said, Arsenal seem...

Arsenal find answer to striker problem

In a week where crushing disappointment was followed by elation, in what has already been a season of remarkable ups and downs, the continued...

How Arsenal beat Manchester United

Arsenal demolished Louis van Gaal's Manchester United side with a first-half masterclass on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners were 3-0 up within 20 minutes, exploiting Manchester...

Have we all judged Ospina too harshly? Stats suggest so

Arsenal's 3-2 loss to Olympiacos marked a low-point in an indifferent start to the season for the Gunners. Having already been upset by Dinamo Zagreb...

Arsenal's swinging ship, and why it is sinking

Helen Trantum column
Sometimes you can’t have your cake and eat it. We want our full-backs to be defensively minded players who prioritise keeping clean sheets above all...

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,...

Will inconsistent Arsenal ever learn?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
When I think back to happier times, it seems impossible to believe that they could have existed. Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and the demolition of...

Five things we learnt during Arsenal v Olympiacos

Arsenal were terrible against Olympiacos, that much is clear, but what else did we learn? Another loss in the Champions League put to bed any...

How Arsenal look stronger heading into Olympiacos and Manchester United games

With Olympiakos and surprise league leaders Manchester United on the horizon, last week's turnaround in form and fortunes was vital. The last time I put...

Why Arsenal can win the league

We don't have to do well to win the league. We just have to do better than everyone else, and that looks increasingly straightforward. It's a...

Alexis Sanchez isn’t back because he never left

Five goals scored, five conceded and only ten points from the opening six games of the season, it goes without saying that fans were...

Arsenal fans overreact over Debuchy's performance against Tottenham Hotspur

Helen Trantum column
I have a confession to make. I didn’t watch the season’s first clash with our noisy neighbours live – in fact, I didn’t even watch...

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...

Why should Arsenal care about the Capital One Cup?

As the years go by, I'm finding it harder and harder to care about the Capital One Cup. It doesn't hold the same importance as...

Stats prove Alexis is misfiring badly

Arsenal can't score. Last season this wasn't always an issue, as Alexis Sánchez scored or created a goal and handed us with a get out...

Is Gibbs fit to replace Monreal when he leaves?

Boy, time sure does fly, huh? Did you know that Kieran Gibbs is turning 26 this week? 26! It seems like yesterday when Arsenal fans...

Gabriel could be key to Arsenal beating Chelsea

Helen Trantum column
Per Mertesacker is close to fitness again, but should he return straight into the Arsenal side? Our German beanpole offers height and anticipation, and of...

My first game: Arsenal lose, beer wins

Yes. I saw my Arsenal live for the first time ever. And yes, they lost. But, Gooners are the best people out there, and...

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...

Arsenal's midfield strength, Walcott and dealing with Chelsea

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
I wrote, on the eve of the new season, that Arsenal's squad depth gave them an excellent chance of winning their first league title...

Could Arsenal knock Chelsea out of the title race?

Although Arsenal haven’t had the best of starts to our 2015/16 Premier League campaign, our team look like world beaters compared to Chelsea. The Blues...

After Stoke, can Walcott be the answer?

At the weekend, Stoke City were kind enough to roll over and have their tummy tickled, as is their want when visiting Islington, but...

How Arsenal's lost generation fell apart

This week sees the start of the new Champions League season, with Arsenal travelling to Zagreb for the first group game. It isn't the first...

Emmanuel Adebayor: A sad story and a career wasted

Somehow, Emmanuel Adebayor has managed to play for some of the top clubs in the world (and Tottenham) yet at 31, he finds himself...

One-Two Punch: How Wenger can use Giroud and Walcott together

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Arsenal play at home to a side with a relatively unheralded keeper, go on to create an absurd...

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...

Did Coquelin really deserve to be Arsenal's player of the month?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It has, it's fair to say, been a slightly turbulent start to the season for our red and heroes. Nowhere can this be more vividly...

Could Arsenal man benefit from break?

I've yet to meet a person who actually enjoys an international break. Now, whether that's just the people I know or that's a widespread opinion,...

Wenger has finally found a new star for his team

Prior to the international break Arsenal centre-half Gabriel gave two impressive showings. Illness and injury ruled Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny out of the Liverpool...

Arsenal's lack of transfer activity paves way for big signing next...

With the transfer window officially shut and the interlull of non-club football officially upon us, we finally have some time to truly drink-in the...

Have Arsenal behaved disgracefully over Welbeck’s injury?

Helen Trantum column
Something only we know. Paul will probably murder me for not only knowing, but quoting and bastardising a lyric from a song by Keane. Or,...

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...

Are Arsenal risking their young players with loan moves?

Sending young players out on loan is usually seen as a positive step in their career but is it always? There are several valid reasons...