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.

What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

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

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...

When is an Arsenal fact not a fact? When it's in...

Perhaps I was misinformed. I always thought that a fact was a tangible thing that could be tested and shown to stand up to scrutiny. That...

Why Arsenal players need to be frustrated like Alexis Sanchez

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

Wenger’s lucky stumble against Manchester City

Sunday's match was pretty much a disaster for Arsenal. Mike Dean gifted us the result with a non-existent penalty and a farcical free-kick, but really...

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...

Long read: The pain and suffering of Arsene Wenger

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

Are Arsenal really about to let another captain leave?

If chatter over the weekend is to be believed, then this season may be Mikel Arteta's last in an Arsenal shirt. Is that a good thing?

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.

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.

José Antonio Reyes, a career wrecked at Old Trafford

Jose Antonio Reyes could have been world class. But then he went to Old Trafford...

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...

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.

Exclusive: Arsenal goalscorer speaks to DailyCannon

Just before she turned up and scored the opening goal for Arsenal ladies against Bristol Academy on Wednesday night, we caught up with Carla...

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,...

Wenger's salary fourth in world football, Manchester United's fifth, Chelsea manager...

France Football have disclosed their annual player and manager pay ranking survey and we take a look at the top ten.

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.

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.

Ready for next season? Not just yet

by Paul Williams What does the average Arsenal blogger have to write about in the summer? Clearly, whatever it may say in my Twitter bio, I don't...

How Granit Xhaka can lead Arsenal forward

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

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...

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?

Video – Arsene Wenger’s first interview in English as Monaco manager

From the Arsenal archive. Or, in this case, the Monaco one.

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.

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.

5 main reasons Arsenal and Stoke hate each other

Despite not being obvious rivals in terms of location or league position, Arsenal and Stoke fans hate each other.

Arsenal player ratings: Ozil and Sanchez terrorise Chelsea

Arsenal beat Chelsea at Wembley with a great display and, to a man, everybody performed excellently.

What’s hot, what’s not: Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Tottenham & more

It was a much better week for Arsenal this week than over recent times. So let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...

We need to talk about Jack - What to do with...

A player with undoubted talent whose passion for the club cannot be questioned, will he get near our starting XI will a full squad available?

Alexis injury could open stage door for Giroud

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

The tale of the two expiring Arsenal contracts

After joyfully watching Arsenal comprehensively beat Manchester City on Sunday, two players came to mind: Mikel Arteta and Francis Coquelin. With almost ten years apart...

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.

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...

Time to make history - Arsenal v Aston Villa preview

She wore. She wore. She wore a yellow ribbon. Records Arsenal are returning to Wembley, and this weekend marks a record 19th appearance in the FA...

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’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

Should Arsenal sell Szczesny this summer?

The Arsenal goalkeeper debate rumbles on and, bucking the trend at Cannon Towers, Sean Ferguson thinks Arsenal should let Woj go.

Is Mesut Özil Arsenal’s most undervalued player?

by Helen Trantum Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So goes the proverb, and never was it more true in football – as Google...

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?

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.

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.

21 players: Arsenal’s loan deals reviewed

Arsenal loan watch
This season was mostly a forgettable one for the first-team, but how did the players across the club's various levels out on loan fare?

Arsenal's unassuming and unexpected key man

Nacho Monreal has cemented his place in the Arsenal team, and won't relinquish it any time soon.

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...

Arsenal face massive fork in club’s future: Can the board make...

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

EXCLUSIVE: Ian Wright on Arsenal fans, David Rocastle's advice + much...

Thanks to Ball Street, DailyCannon had an exclusive interview with Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

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?

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.

Bonus Arsenal Pod: PSG uncovered

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

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.

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.

Arsenal update - Gedion Zelalem

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

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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?

The wait for Arsenal is over

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

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...

Why are Arsenal still waiting to make an Arsene Wenger announcement?

Arsenal still haven't announced a decision on Arsene Wenger's future and it seems like they don't actually have a clue what's going on or...

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?

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.

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...

Football Isn’t Life or Death

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

Arsenal 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...

What does 2017 hold for Arsenal and Arsenal fans?

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

Oxlade-Chamberlain to come of age at last

by Lewis Ambrose If you count the Community Shield as a competitive match pre-season is now over and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reaffirmed the idea that...

Top 10 Arsenal goals v Liverpool

I hate the international break. It bores me. I can’t get that excited about international football when it’s basically just a 'bigger' nation comfortably beating a...

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...

Arsenal star midfielder not listening to critics

Jack Wilshere believes that not listening to their critics in recent years has helped Arsenal become the team they are today. Sidelined for a large part of...

Could Bellerin be haunted by the ghost of Fabregas?

It's karaoke time! "I wanna tell you, I might as well do, About a boy who can do anything. He comes from Barca, His name is Hector, Bellerin, Bellerin, Bellerin." You've...

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?

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

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

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?

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.

How to live in a world where Tottenham are better than...

So. It finally happened. I guess it had to at some point. I mean, if we were to award a north London title, Arsenal have won 21 in a row.

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.

Ozil, Xhaka and Wengerball: Lessons from Arsenal's win over West Ham

Arsenal took home all three points against West Ham, ending a run of games in which they played like a bunch of idiots.

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.

How did Mohamed Elneny end up at Arsenal?

Mohamed Elneny arrived at Arsenal in 2016, an unknown midfielder from the Swiss league. So how did he end up at Arsenal?

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...

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,...

Where should Arsenal draw the financial line when it comes to...

by Nia Griffiths With Arsene Wenger rumoured to have pulled out of the Morgan Schneiderlin deal due to his £25m price tag, was he right...

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

3 years v 3 weeks: Tactics and why Arsenal lost at...

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal held on for 55 minutes, before they succumbed to two second half goals against a Spurs side they never looked like beating.

Tactical long read: Both sides demonstrate strange tactics in Arsenal's draw...

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal broke their Premier League losing streak with a well-earned point in what transpired to be a strange tactical battle against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Theo Walcott's Arsenal dilemma & his three options

Theo Walcott's contract is up for renewal and the player has a decision to make about his future.

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

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.

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...

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.

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,...

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,...

How Arsenal really found their balance

After years of unpredictable ups and downs, due to injury, players leaving and bad luck, our squad seems to have finally found the perfect...

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...

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...

10 out, 5 in: Arsenal's transfer window

Pedro Losa
Now that the transfer window has closed, we can review what business the Ladies did over the three month period.

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.

Lasagna & negative spirals: Arsenal’s top 4 great escapes

Although Arsenal are unlikely to make the top four this season, they've beaten the odds before.

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 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

5 things Arsenal fans should expect from the FA Cup final...

I'm not going to lie to you: I'm around 90% sure that Arsenal are going to lose to Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Why Arsenal need to get their act together and make an...

Whatever is going on behind the scenes, Arsenal need to announce the outcome as an ever increasing matter of urgency, because until then the fans,...

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...

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...

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 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

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...

How Giroud outshines Manchester United's world class trio in every way

Ahead of Monday night's FA Cup clash with our rivals, we look at how £13m man Olivier stacks up against players collectively worth in excess of £90m.

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

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...

Best goal, player and loanee: Arsenal Youth awards 2016/17

Chris Willock
It has been an eventful year for Arsenal at youth level, one that will give them renewed optimism for future seasons.

Jennings, Seaman, Lehmann…Cech? – Welcoming another goalkeeping game-changer

By Matthew Wade Does Petr Cech's signing and the subsequent likely departure of Ospina demonstrate a new ambition and ruthlessness from Arsenal? So Arsenal have finally...

3 key battles that could decide Arsenal v Manchester United

Theo Walcott v Manchester United
With the game between Arsenal and Manchester United expected to be tough affair, there are some key duels that could decide the game.

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...

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...

Are Arsenal fans now the most annoying supporters in the country?

As Gooners, we must address the reality that we might well have become the most distasteful fanbase in the Premier League.

Liverpool a real danger for Arsenal after Sterling sale to Manchester...

by Helen Trantum Inevitably over the long summer break, there is only really one topic of conversation available to football fans. Identifying gaps in the squad...

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.

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.

Arsene Wenger and the eleven lords

After putting Chelsea to the sword, it only felt fair to do an equivalent version of the cast from Snow White and the Seven...

Wenger no concerns about losing Ramsey amid Barca bid talk

Like the rest of you, you probably woke to the 'news' that Barcelona were planning on bidding £50m for Aaron Ramsey. Leaving aside the fact...

Find out the point of Arsenal in the Champions League

Champions League football returns to Emirates Stadium this week, but can we have any genuine aspirations to win it in the near future? If we can’t, what’s the point?

Hit or miss? Arsenal’s January deals

Which of Arsenal's January transfer signings have been a hit and which ones missed the mark by a mile? Find out here.

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...

How Alexis Sanchez’s form at Arsenal has cost Mesut Ozil his

Mesut Ozil hattrick
I have an awful feeling Mesut Ozil’s final assist in an Arsenal jersey will be to himself - an assist that helps him pioneer...

Feeble tactics! Why Chelsea choked & English teams are failing in...

The Premier League makes and spends more money than any other league in football. So why isn’t it the best? For a little while now...

Exclusive: Ian Wright reveals the greatest 90 minutes of his life

Ian Wright exclusively reveals the greatest 90 minutes of his life

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

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

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...

Which foods are better for increased fitness?

by Mark J. Fine Early last week, Manchester City's Sergio Agüero revealed that he saw an Italian nutritionist to help him gain better fitness. Although having...

Tottenham man Player of the Season? Not even Player of North...

Harry Kane looks like he could be a cert for Player of the Season, but he isn't even the best player in north London

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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. On the pitch Arsenal put in...

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.

Why Arsenal are struggling to sell cup final tickets against Chelsea

Arsenal are struggling to sell their allocation of FA Cup final tickets, but why?

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.

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’.

Sing up! Why Arsenal need home fans to act like they're...

With Arsenal's fantastic 9,000 travelling contingent receiving widespread praise for the atmosphere at Old Trafford, we look at the contrast with the home support and what we can do to close the gap.

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?

Roma adventure mustn’t spell Cechmate for Szczesny

by Helen Trantum Petr Cech is a fantastic signing. I know you're all with me on this one at least. A sense of slight disbelief was...

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.

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...

Is this Arsenal’s greatest forgotten player?

The very first man to have the number 7 on the back of a red Arsenal shirt was flying winger, Joe Hulme. Most fans of...

Wenger overhauls Arsenal

Sunday's match was a perfect example of when the stars align for Arsène Wenger. It all started perfectly, with Alexis softening up the opposition with...

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.

Exclusive Infographic: Arsenal’s Preseason Fixtures

Can you believe it's already time for preseason?

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.

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.

Theo Walcott 'It comes down to my attitude'

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

Five things we know ahead of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool’s...

The race for Champions League football next season is going down to the wire with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all set to battle it out against their respective opponents on Sunday at 3pm in a bid to finish in the top four.

Fans are the biggest problem football has

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

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....

Four of Arsenal's best ever Champions League wins

Let Nia Giffiths guide you down Champions League memory lane.

Arsene’s type is better than Mourinho’s

by Helen Trantum To buy or not to buy – that is the question. Even following the January acquisition of Gabriel, there is still some clamour...

‘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...

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.

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,...

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...

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: 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...

Tactics: How Wenger masterminded cup final victory

Arsenal lifted the FA Cup for a record 12th time on Saturday with a dominant 4-0 win over Aston Villa. The game was always likely...

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...

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...

Do Arsenal have too many midfielders?

by Nia Griffiths With Tomas Rosicky getting miffed at his lack of playing time and others, like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and even Serge Gnabry,...

"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.

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.

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.

Debate: Should Gibbs start the season ahead of Monreal?

by Helen Trantum Arsenal’s academy specialises in left backs. In the Wenger years we have seen the likes of Ashley Cole, Gael Clichy and most recently...

Four things to do when your side has just lost to...

No-one likes losing to Tottenham, but sometimes these things happen and you have to cope the best you can. Here are some tips to help you out.

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?

Why facing Aston Villa will be harder than Liverpool

Are some Arsenal fans too quick to celebrate facing Aston Villa instead of Liverpool in the FA Cup final?

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.

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...

Arsenal legend EXCLUSIVE: Spurs fans hated me but they love me...

Daily Cannon met up with Ian Wright ahead of #OneMoreGame for an exclusive interview which we will be bringing to you in a number of pieces.

Why Arsenal will end Manchester United's hoodoo

Arsenal were handed a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the FA Cup. Paul Williams explains why it won't end in tears this time.

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.

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?

How Coquelin and Diaby's careers tell the same story

Two players who have experienced very different fortunes - just how fragile is the career of a top-flight footballer?

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...

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.

Why Arsenal's manager should be on game cover not Chelsea's

Some things in life are a perfect match. Arsene Wenger has revolutionised Arsenal since his arrival in 1996, building the club up, winning titles and...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Was January a false dawn for Arsenal or a platform for...

Is Arsenal's great run of form another false dawn or a true platform for future success?

Arsenal season tickets: Too high a cost

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

Why Theo Walcott is nothing more than a shark

Theo Walcott wants a payrise, but should this limited player actually get it? We're not so sure...

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...

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.

The Bosnian Hulk: Everything Arsenal are getting with new left-back from...

If reports are to be believed, Arsenal have signed Sead Kolašinac on a free transfer, so who exactly are Arsenal getting? We spoke to Bosnian, Amar Buljubašić, to get the lowdown on the 23-year-old defender.

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...

15 gifts for the Arsenal fan in your life this Valentine's...

Having trouble deciding what to get your Arsenal-supporting partner for Valentine’s Day? Look no further, my friend. If you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your other...

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.

Gunners 'disgrace' stark contrast with Chelsea and Liverpool

In a week where Arsenal were ushered out of the Champions League, we look at why that exit has been roundly criticised compared to their English colleagues.

Leicester enjoying title race – unlike Arsenal

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

Arsenal contracts: Whose expires when?

With this summer set to be an important transfer window for Arsenal in their attempts to sign quality players while extending current contract deals to keep hold of key players, we look at whose existing deal expires when.

Bored of boring complaints, winning is all that matters

There is no wrong way to play football. The game is about winning, and fans enjoy it when you win. As long as you win the method becomes irrelevant.

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

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

Why Liverpool star's suspension is bad news for Arsenal

Following a reckless action in the weekend's game between Liverpool and Man United, we look at why Arsenal may suffer as a result of Steven Gerrard's ban.

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...

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.

Arsenal become first team to reach century in top flight

24th April 1915: Arsenal 7-0 Nottingham Forest. 100 years ago today saw Arsenal play their last game in the Second Division, yet they were never promoted.

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 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...

Why Arsenal are better off without Wilshere

Back to fitness but not on the bench again at the weekend, does Jack Wilshere have a long-term future at Arsenal?

3 options for what’s wrong with Arsenal right now

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

Episode 3: Do we have to talk about Arsenal?

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
This week, Matthew Wade is joined by fellow Daily Cannon writers Stephen Bradley and Paul Williams to discuss events from the past week, even though...

How this Arsenal midfielder hid Arsenal's problems for years

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

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.

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...

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...

Manchester City fans show Arsenal fans how to be angry

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

Stoke furious with Arsenal fans on Twitter

The whole City of Stoke seems to have gotten its knickers in a twist over the result of Goal of the Season. On Sunday night...

5 brilliant reasons the Europa League can a blessing for Arsenal

This hellish Premier League season has come to a close, and Arsenal finished just outside the top four for the first time in some fans’ lifetime.

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.

Do you really want to see Arsenal win every game they...

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

Sorry, Gary Neville, you're just the latest to be cheated by...

Gary Neville is the latest to stick the boot in on Mesut Ozil, and the latest to get it wrong.

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.

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.

Arsenal make history against Leicester

Once upon a time, Arsene Wenger famously said “It wouldn’t surprise me if we were to go unbeaten for the whole season.” What happened next went down in history.

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.

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...

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...

3 reasons Arsenal need to dump David Ospina

Helen Trantum column
David Opsina makes a lot of high-profile errors, but those aren't the ones that are most concerning

Why Arsenal’s biggest threat to their future is themselves

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

Preview: Team news and more as Arsenal target Manchester United scalp

Danny Welbeck fired Arsenal to a win in our last visit to Old Trafford but, with the striker missing, what does this weekend’s game...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Do you know Arsene Wenger's 'type'?

by Helen Trantum Arsene Wenger has a type. Just like mine is tall, dark and handsome, Arsene favours some defenders over others. It has particularly become...

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 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

How Olivier Giroud slayed his Monaco demons

After a nightmare midweek, we look at how na-na-na-na-Giroud set about winning the fans – and the manager – over.

12 Amazing Arsenal FA Cup wallpapers celebrating every win

We are getting close to our 20th FA Cup final and the chance to win our 13th FA Cup so we've produced wallpapers celebrating every FA Cup win in Arsenal's history.

Episode 93: Why do we do this to ourselves? Leicester City,...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul to discuss the victory over Leicester City, how Robert Huth is his own worst enemy, and preview the game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Welbeck: I want to do more, the coaches won't let me

Danny Welbeck believes his genetics are what keeps him trim and reveals he wants to train harder but isn't allowed.

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.

Has Arsenal’s British core gone rotten?

What lies in store for the young British players we were so thrilled to tie down the last time Theo Walcott’s contract struggles were back page news?

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?

New deal for Wilshere makes sense amid Manchester City speculation

Jack Wilshere returned to action in an u21's match against Stoke City last night and there are reports he's set for a new Arsenal deal.

Episode 88: Much Arsenal ado about nothing - International football +...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul to pick the bones off the carcass that is International Football.

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...

Arsenal’s first team – Fred Beardsley

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

Trophies breed more trophies – fact or fiction?

by Nia Griffiths Trophies breed more trophies – fact or fiction? Aaron Ramsey was just the latest footballer to reference a ‘hunger’ for winning after picking...

How fear keeps people supporting Arsenal

Arsenal are going to win the league this season.

The reality of Arsenal’s transfer market shortcomings

Being an Arsenal fan is a charmed existence, isn't it? One minute your club's in the midst of an injury crisis, a managerial crisis, a...

Podcast: Euro 2016: France, fights and flare guns

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

Hull manager refuses to follow Mourinho's lead when it comes to...

Despite what some managers have been implying about Arsene Wenger and Arsenal this week, Hull City manager, Steve Bruce, has quite a different view. Speaking...

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.

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...

Sky prove they care as little for Arsenal fans as BBC

Sky Sports have made their pick of games from May and once again Arsenal fans face a long trip with no trains home.

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...

Tactics: Why Arsenal need Arteta instead of Coquelin

Arsène Wenger will soon have to choose between keeping the dogged Francis Coquelin in his team, or putting his captain Mikel Arteta back in to the side.

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...

Arsenal will need more than luck against Tottenham and Manchester United

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

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.

Five reasons Goonerettes should stay in the kitchen

A look at some of the accusations levelled at female football fans and the truth behind them.

Why Santi Cazorla deserves to be smiling again

You knew this one was coming... I've gone a couple of ways round with this post. There is the straight retelling of Santi Cazorla's Arsenal...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Why Nacho Monreal deserves all the praise after Manchester United performance

We look at how Arsenal's understated left back is having a season to remember.

Arsenal hot or not: New signing, share price, Gazidis & more

It was a much better week for Arsenal this week than over recent times. So let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...

The day that changed Arsenal forever

20 years ago Arsenal sacked George Graham. Little did anyone imagine the chain of events that would unfold.

Exclusive: Liverpool and Manchester United wanted me but once Arsenal came...

Ian Wright was a wanted man before he moved to Arsenal in 1991 but he was only ever going to sign for Arsenal once they were interested.

Monreal on Arsenal injuries, team spirit and more

by Matthew Wade On Monday night I attended the launch event of the Arsenal home kit for the 2015/16 season, and beforehand was fortunate enough to...

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.

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.

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...

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?

Take it down! Fabregas banner should never been erected in first...

With most of the build up to Sunday's game about one man and one man only, we examine his impact on the club and ask whether *that* banner should ever have been erected outside the Emirates.

Why Arsenal's game against Sunderland is important

Watching Arsenal in recent years we have been fortunate – to some extent – to see the 37th or 38th game of the season...

Graphic: Remembering David “Rocky” Rocastle

31st March marks 16 years since David Rocastle lost battle to cancer at only 33. It's the perfect time to remember his time in Arsenal.

Why Giroud should start ahead of Alexis against PSG

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

Can Alexis be our saviour this summer?

by Helen Trantum International football bores me. It's a sad indictment of the state of football, but that's the way I feel. The trouble is, I...

Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

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

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...

Is this Theo Walcott's last chance at Arsenal?

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

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. ...

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...

Why Arsenal's most important player isn't Sanchez, Ozil or Cazorla

Many players in this current Arsenal squad are hailed as being vital, but is Olivier Giroud the most important of them all?

Are Arsenal a one-man team?

Once upon a time, an Arsenal team went a full 38 game league season unbeaten. We’re often told that the Invincibles were the ultimate team,...

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

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

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

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.

Cesc Fabregas must go and other Arsenal talking points

As weekends go, that one was a little bit meh. Saturday was quite brilliant with Arsenal winning and Tim going to the Lane and leaving...

Reasons for Arsenal to be optimistic ahead of Manchester United showdown

Why even watch Arsenal v United, it's just going to go badly, right?

Arsenal and Manchester United swapped strikers, but who got the better...

Arsenal and Manchester United have swapped a pair of strikers in the past few years, but who got the better deal?

Arsenal could use some of the £200m to repair atmosphere

by Helen Trantum Why don't Arsenal "do" atmosphere? I'm not talking about the handful of big games we play each year; against our league rivals, against...

Is Olivier Giroud the most underrated striker in the Premier League?

Still not fully free of the 'flop' label that was applied to him when he first arrived, Olivier Giroud could be the most underrated striker in the Premier League.

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.

The stats that shatter an Arsenal myth

Have Arsenal fallen off regularly in the Barclay's Premier League? We seem to hear it regularly, but is it really true?

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...

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?

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 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...

How Arsenal killed my hope in Arsene Wenger

Anita used to be the most positive Arsenal fan on the planet and nothing could shake her faith in Arsene Wenger...until this season.

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...

Arsenal fans overtake Liverpool as most annoying fans in country

As Gooners, we must address the reality that we might well have become the most distasteful fanbase in the Premier League. Until relatively recently, I...

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?

15 emotions that let you know you're an Arsenal fan

Watching Arsenal can provoke a wide range of contrasting emotions, often all at the same time.

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...

Isn't it time fans forgave this Arsenal 'traitor'?

Ashley Cole has all but airbrushed him out of Arsenal's history, especially his role with the Invincibles, because of the Arsenal fans. Isn't it time we forgave him?

Red, white and green: Celebrating 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...

Can Yaya Sanogo break through at Arsenal or is Palace move...

The gangly Arsenal forward is unable to play against his parent club on Saturday, but does the young French forward have a future at the Gunners?

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..

How the winter World Cup will impact Arsenal

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

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...

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

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

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

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.

Arsenal's magical Spaniard proves impossible is nothing

Santi Cazorla is producing some of the best football of his career at the minute, and the little Spaniard shows no sign of going off the boil any time soon.

Is £200m enough to help Arsenal if Wenger stays?

Even if Arsene Wenger is given a huge warchest this summer and Arsenal undergo a massive overhaul, will that be enough to get the club back on its feet?

Episode 89: Ivan, show us yer legs – Manchester City, video...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita and Sylvain to talk City dissatisfaction, video refs and...

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...

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...

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...

Why Arsenal are lucky to still have a chance of Champions...

Going into the final round of matches relying on favours from other teams is never a good place to be. For all our flirtations with Europa League football over the years, we've very rarely left our destiny in the hands of others.

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...

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?

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...

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.

Arsenal finally have harmony, victory will follow

by Matthew Wade Most Arsenal fans of any pre-Wenger vintage will have firm memories of (and probably miss) the old Arsenal club crest, and its...

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...

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,...

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

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

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.

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?

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...

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 goalkeepers fails to meet coach's requirements

By Sylvain Jamet Christophe Lollichon is potentially moving to Arsenal with Petr Cech this summer and bringing his years of goalkeeping expertise with him. Vestiaires -...

Episode 96: Thursday is the new Wednesday - Everton, Liverpool, Europa...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matthew and Anita try to make sense of the Everton game, reluctantly embrace the Europa...

8 things Alexis Sanchez can buy every week with £300k

With reports circulating that Arsenal have offered Alexis Sanchez £300k per week, I take a look at what exactly the Chilean could buy every week.

Why Arsenal can no longer continue with Ospina in goal

We look at why Wojciech Szczesny, whatever his crimes, simply must return to the Arsenal first team ahead of the weekend's game against Everton.

How Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs cover each other's flaws perfectly

Q: How do you keep two left backs happy? A: Change to a back three so you can play one of them at left centre half and the other at left wing back.

Jose Mourinho and the seven Chelsea bores

We look at the insufferable Chelsea squad and their dwarvish nicknames

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,...

Rosicky confirms Arsenal talks after almost leaving

Tomas Rosicky will sit down with Arsenal after the international break to discuss his future.

Hector Bellerin: The boy who has become everything

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

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

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

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...

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.

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

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...

How does Ozil compare to Chelsea, Man United men + others?

How does the much-maligned Mesut Ozil compare to others in the Premier League?

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.

Walcott deal is highlight of the summer, no matter what else...

by Helen Trantum Thirteen and a half years is a long time. It’s longer than we’ve been at the Emirates. It’s longer than Daily Cannon has...

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...

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...

The mismanagement of Liverpool and lessons to learn from Arsenal

The season is young, the weather is still warm and the transfer window hangs like a stormy cloud over most clubs' affairs, but Arsenal...

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...

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...

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?

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.

Mourinho's personal swear word and what Henry meant about Giroud

Perhaps it's because my focus is largely directed on the World Snooker Championship now, but things seem strangely calm at Arsenal at the minute. We...

Coquelin already outperforming Chelsea man he wants to emulate

Francis Coquelin will come face-to-face with the man he's been compared to since he returned to Arsenal from Charlton. Widely seen as the best defensive...

Which Cesc Fabregas are you talking about?

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

Why Arsenal still need Mikel Arteta

by Leutrim Rexhaj August 8th is right there, people. The start of the Premier League season has many a fan salivating after what feels like an...

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.

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:

Arsenal and Liverpool fans planned boycott is doomed to fail

Arsenal and Liverpool fans are planning on protesting ticket prices in the stupidest way imaginable.

15-minute read: Watching Arsenal a dream come true for this Croatian...

As any other Arsenal fan from abroad, visiting London and watching Arsenal play was on the top of my bucket list. This month, it finally happened.

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...

Will the fleecing of fans ever end?

When I agreed to take on this subject, last week, I couldn't have imagined that writing it today- in the aftermath of our fantastic...

Arsenal's transfer clock is ticking

Helen Trantum column
I left home over four years ago.

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.

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...

Crucial questions left unanswered for Arsenal after Emirates Cup

With another pre-season trophy in the bag, pre-season has gone well, but what have we learnt about Arsenal from the Emirates Cup weekend? With Arsenal...

What does Aaron Ramsey mean by 'success' for Arsenal?

Aaron Ramsey believes that this season can still be a success in spite of Tuesday's Champions League elimination - can it?

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.

Wenger proves doubters wrong with tactical masterclass against Liverpool

There were a number of surprising elements to the stunning result at the weekend. Just how did Arsenal manage such a demanding performance over Liverpool?

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.

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...

Why does Mesut Ozil divide opinion so much?

Mesut Ozil divides opinion amongst fans and pundits alike, but why?

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.

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.

The key to fixing Arsenal's offensive issues

With an abundance of central players, Arsène Wenger has been turning a blind eye to width so far this season. The Arsenal manager has too many...

Arsenal fans play the waiting game

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

Arsenal match Chelsea in statistical team of the season

Statistics don't lie, right? Well, maybe they do sometimes, but for the purposes of this post which sees four Arsenal players make the team of...

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...

Five positives signing Petr Cech would bring to Arsenal

by Nia Griffiths With the signing of Petr Cech potentially on the horizon, it’s probably about time to look at what signing the 33-year-old would...

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...

UEFA decision is bad news for Arsenal

UEFA President Michel Platini was interviewed on RMC radio and he announced a possible change in the Financial Fair Play rules. The matter is in...

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.

How Arsene Wenger killed my hope in Arsenal

Anita used to be the most positive Arsenal fan on the planet and nothing could shake her faith in Arsene Wenger...until this season. This pod...

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.

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.

Adios Arsene at Arsenal

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

Are Arsenal fans now the most annoying supporters in the country?

As Gooners, we must address the reality that we might well have become the most distasteful fanbase in the Premier League.

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...

Why you should back Arsenal to make European history again

Arsenal have a great history, and part of that has included ground – and record – breaking wins in Europe. They need another on Tuesday night, and they can get it.

Ramsey's new Arsenal challenge his toughest yet

by Lee Hurley Aaron Ramsey is gearing up for a title charge with Arsenal in the new season. The young midfielder, a New Balance ambassador, showed...

Is Wenger's importance his biggest problem?

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

Arsenal fans agree Wenger is right man for job

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal fans: cheer up, it's not that bad.

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.

What FA Cup final triumph means for Arsenal and their summer...

by Matthew Wade What does the Gunners' FA Cup final triumph means for the club and its summer dealings? So after a weekend where Arsenal won...

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 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...

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...

Coping with an Arsenal loss: Five simple stages

After a three month long spell of – mostly – rainbows, kittens and sunshine, Arsenal’s unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an...

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...

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....

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...

How to build your own Gooner family

Want to know how to build your own Gooner Family? Paul Williams explains how he built his.

An introduction to health and fitness in the modern era

Ever wanted to totally change your life but don't know where to start? In 2003 I noticed that my life was rapidly changing... My home life...

Why Arsenal will finish (at least) third this season

I’m full of optimism in the league at the moment. We're on a decent run while not playing brilliantly but still grinding out results. We’ve also...

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...

John Terry: Captain, Leader, Idiot

Why Chelsea skipper's jibes about "tippy tappy football" and its failings are wide of the mark. Finesse. It's not a word one commonly associated with Chelsea's...

Five years until refs like Taylor are no longer a liability

The Dutch FA is currently testing referee-assisting video technology. Despite the International Football Association Board delaying it's use in competitive matches for a year this...

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?

How does Čech compare to Wenger's previous keepers?

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Petr Čech, who would surely be number one next season, but how does the (soon-to-be) former Chelsea man stack...

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...

Why everything you think about Theo Walcott is wrong

He's been at Arsenal ten years, yet for most of his club career, it would have been unthinkable for Theo Walcott to lead an Arsenal XI onto the pitch in a competitive match.

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...

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,...

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,...

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.

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...

Why fans should be proud of Arsenal’s Diaby decision

Arsenal are prepared to carry on standing by their man according to the latest reports. With Abou Diaby out of contract in the summer and...

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.

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.

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.

Moneyball? Premier League clubs are spending wisely

Domestically and abroad, Premier League clubs are being ridiculed for the money they are spending. I have seen it on Twitter every day during this...

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

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

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.

Infographic: Celebrating Dennis Bergkamp

Graphic to celebrate 10 years since Dennis Bergkamp opened the Emirates

Why it's time for Jack Wilshere to make a decision

The worries of the Arsenal world weigh heavy. That's what Jack Wilshere found out back in the autumn of 2011, at any rate. With the...

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...

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...

RtW: This time last year Arsenal win the Cup!

Well, this series has proven a lucky charm! For the second year in a row, we find ourselves finishing the League season with another game...

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 envy drives Chelsea manager's obsession with Wenger

In a week when Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist having yet another pop at Arsene Wenger and his side, we look at why the Chelsea manager can’t seem to help himself.

How to fix international football so people care again

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

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.

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...

Why Arsenal feel like a proper team again

Arsenal may have a similar record to last season in the league, but things feel very different.

Can the league's best goalkeeper overhaul Chelsea?

by Helen Trantum A good goalkeeper can save you 15 points a season. So the legend goes, anyway. This season Arsenal finished 12 points behind Champions Chelsea,...

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?

Do Arsenal and England have space for Welbeck and Walcott?

Arsene likes wide men who wander. When you look at the players who have featured on the wings for our long-serving manager, there is always...

Arsène Wenger finds new midfield

by Lewis Ambrose Has Arsène Wenger found his new midfield? The convincing manner in which Arsenal beat Everton on Saturday afternoon could be swept under the...

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...

Pace vs control: The Arsenal conundrum

Ahead of Monday night's annual visit from the scousers, Arsene Wenger said that Arsenal must 'play with good pace' to get a result. Much to...

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

Helen Trantum column
Professional athletes get injured a lot.

Why Mesut Ozil is making a lot of people look really...

Mesut Ozil divides opinion, but the facts tell you everything you need to know about Arsenal's mercurial one.

'What if' - The Arsenal game

It's hard not to look at Arsenal, and the form they are currently in, without a major sense of regret. Obviously, it's great that they...

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?

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,...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Are Arsenal this midfielder's only hope?

With the Abou Diaby's contract up in the summer, we look at whether the midfielder has a future at Arsenal.

Five ways to beat the post-season blues

by Nia Griffiths With the 2014/15 season now well and truly behind us, many will be finding the sudden lack of football depressing. I know how...

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.

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...

Tactics: How Arsenal's resilience and Wenger's innovation beat Pep and Manchester...

Arsenal tactics
Arsene Wenger’s decision to adopt a back 3 paid dividends as The Gunners were able to overcome Manchester City in extra time at Wembley and advance to yet another FA Cup Final.

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.

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.

Why Arsenal take selfies cc Jamie Carragher

I’m not sure if you heard, but Arsenal won a big game on Sunday. They don’t do that very often, although that certainly seems like...

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...

Why March is make-or-break for Arsenal's season

We’ve just entered March and we’re (just about) still on target for what most fans' minimum expectations would've been for this season. After Sunday’s 2-0...

Hilarious: Mertesacker, Koscielny and Ramsey parody ‘Return of the Mack’

As we gear up for the FA Cup final this weekend, things are starting to get a little bit exciting. In that vein, Arsenal stars...

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...

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...

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

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...

Granit Xhaka’s disciplinary record: The truth v the narrative

Granit Xhaka arrived in the Premier League this season with a reputation for getting himself into trouble with the ref on a regular basis.

Why football will just keep costing fans more

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

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.

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

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

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.

Two things the failed Arsenal fans’ protest achieved

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

How transfer rumours help Arsenal's ticket sales

How transfer rumours can actually benefit Arsenal.

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...

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 Szczesny must replace Ospina - and fast!

Is it better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all? Szczesny's willingness to risk everything is why he is Arsenal's only long term viable candidate for the #1 jersey as Helen Trantum explains.

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...

Why now is not the time for Arsenal fans to argue

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

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...

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?

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.

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

Five questions Arsenal fans want answers to

Some of life’s greatest mysteries often go unsolved and I’m sure that Arsenal are responsible for around 75% of them. Forget the unknown identity of...

Does Thierry Henry love Arsenal or money?

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

Is this Arsene Wenger’s legacy in action?

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

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...

Failure against West Ham United reminds Arsenal of shortcomings

What went wrong against West Ham and how should Arsenal solve it?

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.

Top 5 Arsenal Valetine's Day partnerships

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

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?

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 –...

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...

Episode 90: Insert profanity here: West Ham, Crystal Palace, Ozil’s options...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita and Stephen to talk the West Ham false dawn and Palace fall to earth, Ozil's options, boardroom wranglings and Carragher's comments.

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...

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.

5 things Arsenal learned v Bournemouth

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

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Liverpool clash

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

Episode 94: F*** Off Mourinho… Manchester United, Anita’s London visit +...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul to rejoice in beating Manchester United and celebrate the state visit of Anita and her entourage.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Bellerin rules but Jenkinson will prove his worth and dislodge Debuchy

by Lewis Ambrose With Carl Jenkinson likely to leave the club but only on loan again this summer it leaves the club with two senior...

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...

One reason Arsenal's heroic failure this year was not déjà vu

As Arsenal are eliminated from the Champions League in an all too familiar fashion, we look at the one reason we can be hopeful for next year.

‘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...

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.

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

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

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)

Five reasons Arsenal lose big games – and why it’s about...

One win at Old Trafford since 2003 One win at Stamford Bridge since 2004 One win at Eastlands since whenever it was the oil money came...

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.

What Arsenal fans need to learn from Liverpool and Tottenham

You cannot replace one top quality player with an amalgamation of mediocre ones. That's the lesson Liverpool have failed to learn from top six bedfellows...

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...

The Arsenal goalkeeper debate - part 1

Who is Arsenal's number one? It's a question that Arsene Wenger might not be able to answer. We take a look at the best option here.

Arsenal hot or not: Gabriel, Ox's love life, Tottenham setting...

Let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...

Making history look easy

Arsenal cruised to their record-breaking 12th FA Cup win on Saturday without a single Arsenal fan having a heart attack during the 90 minutes...

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.

Why you need a sense of humour to be an Arsenal...

Some bloke once said something like "It'a funny old game football". Now, I can't quite remember who it was, but but as I get older,...

16 consecutive league starts then nothing: Is his time up at...

Theo Walcott
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was an unused substitute in Sunday’s 3-1 win against Everton, amassing just over 300 minutes of football in the last two months, which suggests his future is up at the Emirates Stadium.

Why do we sing about hating Spurs, not loving Arsenal?

by Paul Williams Why do we sing about hating Tottenham and not about loving Arsenal? On Saturday evening, Arsenal Football Club ended a trophy drought that...

What next for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal?

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

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.

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 have learnt in the Premier League so far...

I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty disappointed that we drew against Liverpool at home. A 0-0 draw away at Anfield would be fine –...

Episode 92: Arsenal find find their cojones plus laughing at Tottenham...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita and Helen to discuss winning at Wembley, the team finding its cojones, being reminded what it feels like to laugh at Spurs and what a cup final place means for the club.

How Arsenal have the upper hand on Manchester United

Arsenal will travel to Old Trafford for the FA Cup. So which team is most likely to come out on top if the match was played on paper?

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...

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...

Why Walcott should take what Arsenal offer him

Theo walcott's contract is up for renewal and this time, it's totally different than his last one.

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

by Stephen Bradley "Spend some [email protected] money!!!!!" How many times have we heard the above phrase being bellowed from the back of whatever stadium/pub/living room that...

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.

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.

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...

Who should be the first choice Arsenal LFC goalkeeper?

The club is lucky enough to have two excellent goalkeepers vying for the number one spot. so who should be number one?

Leftovers can be good too

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

Why Arsenal are right to ignore America, for now

With the international break under way, we look at why Arsenal's own international focus has been on the Middle-East and Asia at the expense of the United States of America.

How should Arsenal set up their midfield in 2015/16?

By Matthew Wade Arsenal's midfield has an embarrassment of riches: does more mean merrier? With Arsenal's improving squad strength, other challenges arise - how does the...

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

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

How 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...

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?

The Arsenal XI Wenger should pick for every game remaining

With an unprecedented number of players available for the run-in , we look at the personnel who should be on the pitch from the first minute onwards.

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

Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?

Watch Arsene Wenger's return to Monaco

Arsene Wenger returning to an old club is not something that happens on a regular basis. Or at all, really. So it's nice to see that when he does return to a former club they make a nice little fuss over him.

Why Arsenal will be back above Tottenham after the next game

With the calmness of a few days to think about the game against Spurs, it's clear to see that Arsenal will be back above them again in no time. This is why.

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.

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.

Long read: Remembering David Rocastle

Today marks 16 years since David Rocastle passed. Here, from our Arsenal Number 7s book, is an extract from Paul Williams chapter on this true legend

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.

Arsenal overtake Manchester United in the Injury League

Arsenal keep moving on up all the tables.

Should Arsenal sacrifice Champions League success for Premier League glory?

Helen Trantum column
Second place. That's the fate that apparently awaits Arsenal in Group F of this year's Champions League after drawing the mighty Bayern Munich, and the...

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

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

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

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?

Are Arsenal mentally ready for the Premier League?

The difference between been mentally and physically ready for the Premier League.

FREE: Arsenal-specific Euro 2016 printable wallcharts

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

Tottenham and the media shame themselves over Campbell chants

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When I heard the Tottenham fans singing about Sol Campbell on Sunday at White Hart Lane, my ears picked up.

Why Arsenal fans should say thank-you to Cesc Fabregas

It is, perhaps, inevitable that Sunday afternoon's match is going to see a disproportionate amount of attention focused on a certain Cesc Fabregas. This is as...

Best Arsenal signing 2016

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

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Episode 91: We can’t do optimism: Middlesbrough, new formations, Manchester City...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Stephen and Sylvain to pore over the win at Middlesbrough: 3 at the back? Walcott on the naughty step? Will we see the same against Man City at Wembley?

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.

Arsenal's title ambitions halted

Arsenal ladies suffer another home defeat.

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...

Long read: Swansea show Arsenal’s strengths and frailties

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

BBC MOTD reach new levels of ridiculousness with Arsenal v West...

BBC's Match of the Day reached new levels of ridiculousness on Wednesday night with their analysis of Arsenal's game against West Ham.

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.

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?

How Francis Coquelin dominated Manchester United's bulldozer

Francis Coquelin continued his meteoric rise with another tenacious display against Manchester United.

Image-conscious Walcott halts contract critics in their tracks

After months of increasingly vitriolic speculation about the uncertainty surrounding Theo Walcott's future, the Arsenal forward has broken his silence to derail one of the media's favourite stories.

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.

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.

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...

How Arsenal and the media are failing Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil is misunderstood and misrepresented by the people paid handsomely to explain this game to us. He’s punished for their ignorance and preference for hyperbole. Ozil is being made a scapegoat, mostly by a media determined to see him fail from the moment he joined Arsenal

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?

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?

How Arsenal can keep Coquelin and sign another defensive midfielder

A new deal is on the cards for Francis Coquelin and Paul Williams explains why that's a very good thing.

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.

What Wenger has to do after Benzema rejection

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
I joked during the game last night that Karim Benzema's public rejection of a move to Arsenal was the only explanation for our dreadful first...

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.

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.

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.

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.

In focus: Wilshere v West Brom

Jack Wilshere continued to impress with another stellar display, this time against West Brom in the final league game of the season. Scoring an absolute...

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 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?

10 managers who could replace Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger isn't going anywhere this summer but if here were, there are plenty of options out there to replace him.

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...

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.

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

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.

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...

0% is good, but isn’t good enough – Arsenal ticket prices

After Arsenal announced this week that ticket prices will not go up again next year following a 3% increase for the 2014-15 season, season ticket...

How Arsenal swept the Manchester City slayers aside with another tactical...

Lewis Ambrose looks at the tactics behind Arsenal's comfortable win over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday at the Emirates.

Should Hector Bellerin be dropped?

Is resting Bellerin the right option or should he have a chance to rectify his performance against Spurs? Nia Griffiths explores the options.

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?

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.

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...

How Arsenal's new system helped Alexis and Özil shine against Stoke

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal professionally rode the wave of a 15 minute second half Stoke effort before putting the game to bed and earning a first win in the Potteries since 2010.

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).

What happens when you fall in love with a Tottenham fan?

by Helen Trantum March 2016. That’s when I sign my life away marry my best friend, the love of my life, my soulmate. There’s just one...

Why Arsene Wenger needs to stand up to Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez needs a rest, but will Arsene Wenger ever go against the player's wishes and give him one?

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal fail to beat top sides

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

"No concerns at all" – Arsenal move closer to title challenge

In a bullish mood on Friday morning, Arsène Wenger strongly quashed rumours that Barcelona have any chance of signing Aaron Ramsey. “All our players want...

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...

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...

Why Lee Mason was right not to send Coquelin off against...

Lee Mason, a referee Arsenal fans have had little cause to celebrate down the years, was at the centre of things again yesterday afternoon. Only,...

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...

Tactics: Giroud and Monreal shining as competition inspires fight

The sky’s the limit as Arsenal players are inspiring each other to become better players.

Arsenal’s mental strength against Manchester City raises even more questions

Mental strength – two words guaranteed to make any Arsenal fan laugh or shake their head. But against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday we saw actual mental strength from this Arsenal side.

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.

Wenger's decisiveness and four other things we noticed against Manchester United

Five things that really stood out as Arsenal defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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.

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.

Were Arsenal lucky or Manchester United rubbish?

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

How Cazorla and Sanchez use their small stature to their advantage

As Arsenal come up against the shortest team in the Premier League this weekend, we take a look at why size isn’t always everything.

Protests and Priorities: Why Arsenal fans need to grow up

Some Arsenal fans are planning a 'Wenger Out' protest for Wembley, while others are encouraging them. Helen Trantum explains why it's time to shut up, grow up, and get behind your team.

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?

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...