Arsenal player of 2016

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

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...

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...

Why Theo Walcott must start against Aston Villa

Ahead of Saturday's FA Cup Final, Paul Williams examines Theo Walcott's chances of a place in the starting line up Three days until Wembley, are...

What should Arsenal do with this left-back?

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

Arsenal 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?

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.

David Ospina - This is what Arsenal have to do

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

The condescension of female football fans: Part two

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

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...

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

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

Elite players deserve elite pitches not what's offered at Tottenham and...

Palace's pitch at the weekend highlights the gamesmanship of groundsmen. We look at where it can work for or against the home side and look ahead  to the Champions League.

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.

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...

Podcast: Euro 2016: France, fights and flare guns

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

Arsenal transfer raids put aside in favour of retention strategy

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

How Francis Coquelin dominated Manchester United's bulldozer

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

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...

Should Arsenal be concerned by narrow Burnley victory?

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

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...

Does Arsenal's overconfidence mean they under-perform?

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

Why 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.

This is how Wenger solves his wide-man dilemma

A slight shock emerged at 11:45 on Saturday as Arsène Wenger named his starting XI and plumped for Danny Welbeck ahead of Theo Walcott. Walcott...

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?

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...

Robin van Persie – Loved by no-one? Manchester United v Arsenal...

Robin van Persie is hated by Arsenal fans, but are the United fans turning on him too?

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...

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?

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?

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...

How one subtle shift has totally transformed Arsenal

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

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

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

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.

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...

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...

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?

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.

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...

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.

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....

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...

Infographic: Celebrating Dennis Bergkamp

Graphic to celebrate 10 years since Dennis Bergkamp opened the Emirates

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...

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...

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.

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.

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?

Adios Arsene at Arsenal

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

Is Nacho Monreal Arsenal’s most improved player?

Nacho Monreal is keeping Kieran Gibbs out of the Arsenal starting line up, is he the most improved Arsenal player this season?

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 playing Mesut Ozil wide is no bad thing for Arsenal

After three months out with a knee injury, Mesut Ozil is ready for his first start. Will it be centrally or out on the wing? The German is so good, it doesn't really matter.

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.

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 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.

What does Debuchy's return mean for Bellerin?

Hector Bellerin has excelled since he was thrust into the first team, so what does Mathieu Debuchy's return from injury mean for the young Spaniard?

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...

Lies, Statistics & Petr Cech

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

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...

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...

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.

Why Arsenal must beat Chelsea to win Premier League

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

What Wenger really meant with Europa League comments

Once again Arsene Wenger's comments have been taken out of context and splashed all over the internet.

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

Five key moments that helped Arsenal win the FA Cup

Our defence of the FA Cup swings back into action this weekend. Yeah, meedja, look! We won something last season Yes, I know, you've noticed that...

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...

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...

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

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

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

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

Wenger attempting brave new transfer policy as Arsenal chase glory

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

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...

Tomas Rosicky’s top five Arsenal goals

Tomas Rosicky's goal against Brighton was just one of many great goals from his time at Arsenal. Remind yourself of a few more, and love him just a little bit more.

This is why Theo Walcott is Arsenal's most important player

A look at why Theo Walcott is Arsenal's most important player, and why Arsene Wenger must keep him at all costs.

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.

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...

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...

Tactics: Explaining went wrong for Arsenal against West Brom

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

Why have Arsenal missed the boat on superstar signings?

Undoubtedly this is a dangerous article to be writing the afternoon before transfer deadline day given Arsene's form for trolley dashing, but it's as...

Three Lions, six Gunners, high hopes

by Lewis Ambrose With the season coming to an end with a couple of international games it should be noted that Euro 2016 is just a...

Why Chelsea's manager cannot compete with Arsene Wenger

Ahead of this weekend's fixture against the team that ruined Wenger's 1,000th game,, we look at why the manager deserves to remain at the club.

Why Arsenal fans are turning on Giroud

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

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.

Wilshere: Good for England = Good for Arsenal?

By Matthew Wade Why Jack Wilshere making himself central to Roy Hodgson's plans can only be a positive thing for Arsenal. So after my column last...

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

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

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.

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...

Dating a football fan: Better the devil you know?

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

Two players Arsenal need on form to beat Chelsea

After a far from comfortable win on Saturday we’re in the FA Cup final! Hooray! And after Villa spoiled Stevie G’s birthday dream we’ll be playing...

Why Arsenal may need to drop Coquelin to improve

Sunday afternoon's third place play off* with Manchester United offered a graphic illustration of a problem which has begun to surface in the last few weeks. I...

Could Arsenal knock Chelsea out of the title race?

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

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

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

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.

Arsenal's transfer clock is ticking

Helen Trantum column
I left home over four years ago.

Top 3 young Arsenal players of 2016

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

Why Arsenal fans still defend Arsene Wenger

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

Arsenal look to bounce back against West Brom - match preview

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

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.

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

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

The fall of Arsenal's golden boy

Jack Wilshere was once hailed as the future of Arsenal, but now, after numerous incidents and mini-scandals, is that still the case?

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)

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...

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.

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...

Should Arsenal show zero tolerance towards bad attitudes?

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

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...

Audio: Arsenal FanTV: Great Idea, Grim Reality

The world of Arsenal FanTV is here to stay, and that must be accepted. Perhaps we should even rejoice at the creation of a place...

Fans are the biggest problem football has

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

Arsenal 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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...

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.

Are Arsenal mentally ready for the Premier League?

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

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 Arsenal's bad run of form is normal

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

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...

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.

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...

Arsene Wenger for England? Never!

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

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...

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.

Who is strong enough to lead Arsenal if the captain isn't?

We reflect on an abject performance from the Gunners and the role stand-in captain Mertesacker played in generating not just a mountain but an Everest to climb in the return leg. 

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...

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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,...

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.

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...

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...

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...

How Arsenal's fear cost them against Barcelona

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

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

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

What 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...

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...

Arsenal FanTV: Great Idea, Grim Reality

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

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...

Six players playing for their Arsenal futures

Arsenal have a squad overflowing with talent, but will these six still be at the club next season?

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...

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...

Manchester City fans show Arsenal fans how to be angry

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

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...

Five things we learned from Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

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

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.

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

Ian Wright exclusively reveals the greatest 90 minutes of his life

Exclusive Infograph: Arsenal’s Premier League season

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

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...

In Defence of Theo Walcott

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

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...

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.

Five things Arsenal need if they are to catch Manchester City

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

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...

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.

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

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

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

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...

Why football narratives prevail

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

Arsenal’s title challenge clinging on by its fingertips

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

Podcast: Fear and Loathing at the Emirates

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

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...

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

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.

A brief history of Arsenal’s Irish connection

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

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...

Road to Wembley: Arsenal go the distance against Wigan Athletic

Ahead of our semi-final tie against Reading, we run the rule over our corresponding 2014 victory over Wigan Athletic.

Five things we learned from the Community Shield

Arséne Wenger broke his hoodoo over Jose Mourinho with his first ever victory against the Chelsea boss, and it was a refreshing change from the...

‘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...

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...

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

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

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...

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?

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?

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.

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?

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.

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...

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.

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,...

FREE: Arsenal-specific Euro 2016 printable wallcharts

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

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...

How to solve Wenger's selection issues

"And here comes Alexis," my father bellowed as we observed Arsenal's acrimonious defeat at home to West Ham with equal parts dread and hangover. The...

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

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.

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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?

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...

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

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

Tactics – How Xhaka helped Arsenal back to winning ways

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

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...

Tactics: Why Arsenal swapped caviar for sausages against Burnley

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

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...

Arsenal’s first team – Fred Beardsley

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

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.

Arsenal repeatedly buckle under pressure

Arsenal continuously crumble under pressure - why?

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...

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.

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

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

Out now: Arsenal’s greatest number 7s book

Seven years ago today I had the crazy idea that I could do a daily Arsenal blog. Starting with in a different guise, the site...

Will Welbeck return mean position change for Walcott?

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

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?

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...

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...

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.

Rosicky confirms Arsenal talks after almost leaving

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

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.

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?

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

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

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

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

The 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...

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...

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Why Arsenal weren't lucky at all against Reading

Younger readers may need to Google him, but comedian and writer Ben Elton used to talk about something called the "reality gap". It's the gap...

Podcast: Breaking down the Chelsea game without breaking down

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

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

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

Are Arsenal 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?

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...

Why Arsenal's owner gives fans cause for concern

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

Why Arsene Wenger rarely makes substitutions before 70 minutes?

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

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...

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.

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...

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.

Has Arsenal's media training gone too far?

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

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...

Arsenal cult hero hails youngsters

by Matthew Wade Continuing our interview with Nacho Monreal, the Spaniard discussed our two emergent stars, Francis Coquelin and Hector Bellerin. Unsurprisingly for such a humble,...

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.

Roundup: Arsenal news and gossip 26th Feb

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

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.

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...

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...

Why Mesut Ozil is ultimate efficient footballer

Mesut Ozil has come in for much criticism since his move to Arsenal, most of it unwarranted. With his performance against Boro he went some way to shutting up his critics.

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...

Szczesny has decision to make about Arsenal future

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

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

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

Why 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.

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

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

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,...

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

Arsenal find solution to midfield issues

Helen Trantum column
Our need for a new “DM” since 2008 have become the stuff of legend. Since Flamini ran his contract down and some Arsenal fans were...

Arsenal: 4th not 14th

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

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?

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.

Young Arsenal midfielder compares himself to Liverpool and Chelsea legends

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

Should Wenger play Alexis against Manchester United regardless?

How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?

Arsenal’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

Top 10 photos from the Premier League this weekend

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

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.

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...

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...

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

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

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?

Top 5 Arsenal goals from 2016

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

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...

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.

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.

Why it's time to stop doing this to female football fans

Being a football fan is a hard slog, especially when the men won't take you seriously no matter how much you know.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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

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

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.

Why two weeks is an eternity in Arsenal's world

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

What 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...

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...

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: Swansea show Arsenal’s strengths and frailties

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

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...

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.

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

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

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...

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.

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,...

"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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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?

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...

How to avoid making the same mistake as Manchester United when...

by Lewis Ambrose It may still be a few years away yet, but it is inevitable that Arsène Wenger will leave Arsenal in the not-so...

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

Could Arsenal cope without Alexis Sanchez?

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

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...

Football’s importance only magnified by weekend horrors

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

Is this Arsenal’s new Gilberto Silva?

When Wenger decided to recall defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin back from his loan spell at Charlton, it’s fair to say a few of us...

Has Arsenal v Chelsea lost its spark without Jose Mourinho?

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

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...

Aaron Ramsey’s gambling problem

The Arsenal man has been integral to Arsenal's success recently, but does the midfielder have a problem? Martin Keown thinks so.

Eight players who could leave Arsenal this summer

Are these eight Arsenal players heading for the door this summer?

Reading fans get three semi tickets, Arsenal fans rely on luck

While Arsenal fans go into a ballot for semi-final tickets for the FA Cup, Reading season ticket holders can claim THREE each.

Long read: Wenger’s tactical plan starts to form

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

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

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

The five questions Arsenal still have to answer after Crystal Palace...

On Sunday, Selhurst Park once again proved a happy hunting ground for Arsenal as a well balanced Crystal Palace side were defeated, but didn't...

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.

Is Giroud more important to Arsenal than Alexis?

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

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.

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...

How fear keeps people supporting Arsenal

Arsenal are going to win the league this season.

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...

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...

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.

Tabloids play on Arsenal fans’ fears with Alexis story

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

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

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

Five ways Arsenal could sabotage their own title hopes

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

Arsenal 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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Are Arsenal ruining your love life?

Is your love for Arsenal getting in the way of sexy times with the other love interest in your life? IT might be and you don't even know it.

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?

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...

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.

Could Arsenal man benefit from break?

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

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...

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

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

Podcast: Trying desperately hard to draw some Arsenal positives.

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

Why Ozil will always be underrated

I don’t often agree with Jose Mourinho. I doubt I’m alone in that, and to be honest it’s something of a standard that I apply...

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.

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.

Tony Adams in, Arsene Wenger out?

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

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...

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

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

Memories of Anfield ’89 – 27 years ago today

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

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...

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.

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.

Progress report: Arsenal's Krystian Bielik

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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...

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: 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.

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.

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...

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

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

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...

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...

Have we all judged Ospina too harshly? Stats suggest so

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

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...

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?

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,...

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...

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...

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

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

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

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

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

20 years – an Arsene Wenger French Arsenal XI

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

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...

August 2015: How will Arsenal line up?

Which of the Arsenal's squad's current players are guaranteed to be in the starting line up when next season gets underway?

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...

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....

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...

Winning with Walcott as Ramsey teaches Ozil a lesson

Victory through harmony. It may be the club's motto, but it also applies to two of our most exciting yet divisive players. Mesut Ozil and Theo...

In focus: Walcott v West Brom

Theo Walcott blasted West Brom out of the water on Sunday with a first half hattrick. The forward, who was making a long-awaited start in...

Will Arsenal's weaknesses be fixed in January?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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,...

Why Gedion Zelalem should not return to Rangers next season

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

How to embarrass your club in one easy move by Tottenham...

A look at the comedy gold when Arsenal fans discovered Tottenham's attempts to drum up some excitement for the Capital One Cup final next weekend.

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...

How Arsenal's lost generation fell apart

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

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.

Why banners aren't the problem, Arsenal fans are

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

Four reasons why Arsenal can win the league next season

I know, I know. This season isn’t over yet. We could still finish fourth and lose the FA Cup final to Tactics Tim. I may be getting...

5 things Arsenal's Xhaka bid proves

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

Is Wenger's importance his biggest problem?

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

Does Mesut Ozil really disappear in ‘big games’?

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

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?

What to do when the season ends

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

Infographic: Wenger’s summer transfers

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

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

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

What does 2017 hold for Arsenal and Arsenal fans?

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

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.

Why Arsenal fans should lighten up over Alexis Sanchez banner

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

Why beating Bayern Munich means nothing

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

Why video refs will be brilliant when Arsenal play Spurs

A debate that took place on Twitter on Tuesday night as we waited for the video ref to make two calls over two goals in...

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

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

Gabriel could be key to Arsenal beating Chelsea

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

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.

We all agree: Arsene Wenger is better than Jose Mourinho

A week is a long time in football, never has that been more true than this week.

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

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

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...

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

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

How Wenger is building his best ever defence

Arsenal have now got strength in depth at the back and this could well be Arsene Wenger's best defence yet.

Arsenal's season of surprises

by Paul Williams Reflections on a season of surprises. A few months ago, following the farcical draw with Anderlecht and defeat at Swansea, I called for the...

Five of Arsenal man's oddest fashion choices

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

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.

Are Arsenal actually better this season?

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

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

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

Why it’s no big deal if Chuba Akpom leaves

Chuba Akpom is out of contract in the summer and is stalling on a new deal. With offers from around Europe, is it a big deal if he leaves?

Could Champions League qualification hinder Arsenal’s season?

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

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

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

How important is the relationship between players and the fans?

by Nia Griffiths Does being a 'fan favourite' give players leverage over their club and, in some cases, even immunity from criticism? Some players choose to...

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 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...

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...

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...

Why Arsenal fans should hope Man United beat Chelsea

Ahead of a weekend with two season-defining games for Arsenal kicking off at roughly the same time, we look at how results in each of the games could affect us, despite only playing in one!

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...

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...

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

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

Tactical analysis: Improving Arsenal ready for title challenge

The game against Chelsea on Sunday was, as I’m sure you all know by now, a goalless draw. As everyone always labels them, it was inevitably...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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

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

Arsenal podcast #68: North London Derby aftermath

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

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.

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

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

What can Arsenal fans expect from the January transfer window?

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

Is second place much better than fourth for Arsenal?

Arsenal claimed second place in the Premier League this weekend, but does it really matter?

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.

Will Brexit lead to Wenger's departure from Arsenal?

Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!

Episode 24: The Mustard Coloured Cord Jumper

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

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...

The psychology behind Arsenal's Watford woes

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

Exclusive – Arsenal explain absence of black armbands against Swansea

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

The transcendental nature of Olivier Giroud

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

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...

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

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

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

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

How Granit Xhaka can lead Arsenal forward

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

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.

How much is Francis Coquelin really worth?

Arsene Wenger made some interesting comments in his latest press conference about the recent emergence as a full bona fide first team player from...

Long read: Mutiny on the good ship Wenger

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

Are Arsenal's players as intelligent as Wenger thinks?

Horses for courses. It's an oft heard British idiom to explain how you should select the best person for the particular job, and it's exactly...

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

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

Why Mesut Ozil can be Arsenal’s Greatest Ever Playmaker

Could Mesut Ozil become Arsenal's greatest ever playmaker? He faces some stiff competition as Nia Griffiths explains here.

Leicester enjoying title race – unlike Arsenal

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

Why current Arsenal squad could be better than Invincibles

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

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

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

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.

Arsenal Podcast: Should Wenger go after Liverpool defeat?

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

Is this why Walcott is no longer starting games for Arsenal?

Theo Walcott is looking as if he is far from first choice for the Arsenal. Could it be because of his contract?

Arsenal centre back reveals club made unprecedented move to sign him

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

Why Hector Bellerin would be a massive loss for Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Stephen Bradley wrote a fascinating column yesterday.

20 minute read for Arsene Wenger’s 20 years

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

Voting Harry Kane over Olivier Giroud is simply ridiculous

Harry Kane has been voted PFA player of the month for March proving that the fans who vote on these sorts of things are morons.

Why Arsenal still have it all to do to be Champions...

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

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...

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

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

Is this Theo Walcott's last chance at Arsenal?

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

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

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

Sunderland manager seeks advice from Football Clinic after Arsenal defeat

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

Why transfer windows will always be captivating and infuriating for Arsenal

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

Holy smokes! Media outrage at smoking is infuriating

by Lewis Ambrose News is scarce this time of year, and that just means there are more nonsense stories around about what players get up...

Respecting Wenger will be Jose Mourinho's downfall

If Zouma plays on Sunday, Arsenal will win. Respect It's a concept apparently lost on Jose Mourinho when it comes to talking about Arsene Wenger. The man...

The day that changed Arsenal forever

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

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...

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.

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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,...

Worrying first defeat for Arsenal does not buck trend

by Sylvain Jamet Arsenal Ladies suffered their first league defeat of the season with a 3-1 loss at home to Liverpool. The Gunners stay in second place in...

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.

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.

Arsenal's title ambitions halted

Arsenal ladies suffer another home defeat.

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?

What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

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

How this Arsenal midfielder hid Arsenal's problems for years

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

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

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

Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal

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

Four of Arsenal's best ever Champions League wins

Let Nia Giffiths guide you down Champions League memory lane.

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?

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.

7 Arsenal problems that need sorted immediately

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

Freddie Ljungberg – I was literally shaking

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

Chapman deserves to be remembered like Liverpool and Manchester United greats...

Today is Herbert Chapman’s birthday. The legendary Arsenal manager, revered by Arsenal fans everywhere, is, ridiculously, very rarely mentioned when it comes to discussions about...

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.

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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...

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.

Podcast: The 86th minute

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

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.

Why does Mesut Ozil divide opinion so much?

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

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).

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...

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.

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

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

This sums Arsenal up - Arsenal December review

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

How to date someone who doesn’t get football

Let's face it. Finding a partner who is as mad about the Arsenal as you are isn't an easy thing to do. Chances are you'll find...

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.

Double Jeopardy: Supporting a team in the title race

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

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

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...

Arsenal given Ox boost

Arsene Wenger brought us the team news ahead of our tie against West Bromich Albion this weekend and it's looking largely unchanged. As is the...

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.

Arsenal players and the Euro's

With the international break in full swing, we thought it timely to take a look at Arsenal players in and how they got on in Euro 2012.

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...

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.

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.

In defence of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal v Bayern Munich

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

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...

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.

'Make or break' time for Arsenal against West Brom

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

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...

José Antonio Reyes, a career wrecked at Old Trafford

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

Rio 2016 absence hits women's football hard

The FA's decision to withdraw from competing in the Rio 2016 Women's Football Olympics has been greeted with huge disappointment by all the British...

Player profile: Arsenal Ladies captain, Alex Scott

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

Arsenal overtake Manchester United in the Injury League

Arsenal keep moving on up all the tables.

How Arsenal turned a male model into a footballing superstar

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

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...

My first game: Arsenal lose, beer wins

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

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

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.

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,...

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...

Wilshere told to stay indoors after being close to incident

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

Why Arsenal players need to be frustrated like Alexis Sanchez

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

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.

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...

Exclusive ‘Players like Alexis make it easier for you’

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

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

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

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?

Bonus Arsenal Pod: PSG uncovered

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

Phil Neville plunges new depths of Arsenal-related idiocy

Phil Neville has given his verdict on what teams will finish in the top four...and they're as idiotic as you'd imagine.

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.

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.

Does Thierry Henry love Arsenal or money?

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

The Arsenal youngsters poised to make the breakthrough

Arsenal have a proud history of young players graduating to the first team. Who of the current crop stands a chance of forcing their way into Arsène Wenger's plans as early as next season?

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...

Should Arsenal sell Cazorla? The case for and against

Santi Cazorla has been linked heavily with a move to Atletico Madrid but should Arsenal let him go? It seems like a no-brainer, right?

How Danny Welbeck beat Manchester United

You grow supporting a club and dreaming that, maybe one day, you’ll score the winner in front of thousands of fans chanting your name. Maybe not how Danny dreamed it, but he's a Gooner now.

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...

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

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

Arsenal's loss against Chelsea hit fans harder than most

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

Winning is not enough – especially for Mesut Ozil

Nine years. It’s a long time in a lifetime, let alone in football. For those of us of a Gooner persuasion, it’s a length of time...

Why this Arsenal man needs to prove himself at Euro 2016

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

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.

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

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

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...

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.

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

Helen Trantum column
Why does the Emirates rarely look full?

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...

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 to live with a Manchester United fan when you're Arsenal

Just how do you cope living with a Manchester United fan, especially when Arsenal are playing them? Anita Sambol explains all here.

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...

Arsenal team of the month for March

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

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

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

Failure against West Ham United reminds Arsenal of shortcomings

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

Has the Arsenal manager used his huge resources wisely?

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

Why doesn't Petr Cech save penalties for Arsenal?

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

The birth of 4-3-SÖW

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

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...

Is this Arsene Wenger’s legacy in action?

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

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.

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...

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...

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

Helen Trantum column
Professional athletes get injured a lot.

How transfer rumours help Arsenal's ticket sales

How transfer rumours can actually benefit Arsenal.

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 –...

Cech on Chelsea, Szczesny, Ospina and getting the number one shirt

by Lee Hurley With the players returning for pre-season, it's getting very close to the time when we get to watch the team on the...

Where did it all go wrong for Calum Chambers?

Calum Chambers has fallen out of favour since the festive period - the question is why? After a shaky weekend performance, Daily Cannon looks at why things are no longer going so swimmingly for the summer signing.

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.

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.

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

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

Wenger – This is what Danny Welbeck went through

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

Why are Arsenal underusing their most dangerous weapon?

Helen Trantum column
Arsenal’s record on the opening day of the season leaves something to be desired. In fact, since we moved to the Emirates we have won...

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal fail to beat top sides

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

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...

Özil is the answer, not the problem

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

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?

Does beating Chelsea mean anything?

Does beating Chelsea in the community shield actually mean anything? So on Sunday the Mourinho blue dragon was finally vanquished, although in more of a...

Will Middlesbrough learn from Liverpool's failings at the Emirates last year?

In another regular feature during this season’s FA Cup run, Daily Cannon reminisces about how Arsenal got on this time last year. Ahead of our 5th Round tie against Middlesbrough, we run the rule over our corresponding 2014 victory over Liverpool.

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

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

Long read: Arsenal squad depth comes to the fore

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

Arsenal give clearest indication yet that Wenger will sign new deal

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

Podcast: Arsenal's trip-up at Trafford

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

Why Arsenal aren't far from competing with Europe's elite

With the Arsenal squad looking more ready than any time in the last 9 years to compete for the Premier League one other question is on the horizon: How far are we from success in Europe?

Why Arsenal still have it all to play for

We look at why fighting for second – although not our goal for next season – is something we should welcome.

Arsenal fall to Swansea in an all-too familiar way

It's typical, eh? You wait all weekend for a match to come along and then up pop Swansea with a bus. Despite years of practice, Arsenal...

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...

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

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

Arsenal’s season: The five stages of grief

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

Podcast: 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.

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.

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...

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...

What next for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal?

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

Arsenal squad depth key to Premier League glory

After what seems like the smallest break of all time, the 2015/16 season is now upon us. I mean, seriously, I saw Darren Berry yesterday...

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,...

Is Wenger is right about transfer fees but also wrong?

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

Five things we learnt during Arsenal v Olympiacos

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

Arsenal's swinging ship, and why it is sinking

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

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

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

How Arsenal can beat Leicester

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

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...

Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

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

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...

Wenger isn't bitter, away goals no longer work

After two of England's three representatives in the Round of 16 departed according to the Away Goals rule, we take a look at whether the rule is still applicable.

Arsenal don't need anyone else

by Matthew Wade With the usual summer links to Higuain and Cavani, and rumours now extending to Lacazette, do Arsenal actually need another striker? 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...

Road to Wembley: This time last year Arsenal breeze past the...

Ahead of our quarter final tie against Manchester United, we run the rule over our corresponding 2014 victory over Everton.

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...

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?

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,...

In focus: Theo Walcott finally shows some fire

Theo Walcott has had a tough ride from Gooners – we look at how his performance against West Ham demonstrates there might be some light at the end of the tunnel.

Long read: Arsenal's morning after the night before

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

EXCLUSIVE: Ian Wright reveals why he loves Wembley more than most

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