Arsenal player focus: Alexis shows against West Ham why Arsenal fans...

Alexis Sanchez was back to his world class best during Arsenal's 3-0 win against West Ham on Wednesday night.

Arsenal player focus: Elneny shines as Coq replacement against West Ham

Mohamed Elneny may not be a world class defensive midfielder but boy does it give it a go.

Player focus: Xhaka shows why Arsenal bought him against West...

Granit Xhaka was once again Arsenal's stand-out passmaster against West Ham on Wednesday night.

Arsenal player focus: Arsenal need a new keeper immediately

David Ospina didn't fill many Arsenal fans with confidence during his performance against Manchester City but he did have his moments.

Arsenal player focus: Ozil divides opinion despite stats matching Manchester City...

Although Leroy Sane has been receiving all the plaudits following Arsenal and Manchester City's 2-2 draw, Mesut Ozil had a better game than will be reported.

Arsenal player focus - Xhaka & Coquelin a total shambles against...

Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka in midfield just doesn't seem to be working.

Arsenal player focus: Mustafi gets goal and assist while still being...

Despite being poor positionally against Manchester City, Shkodran Mustafi still managed to come away with a goal and assist.

Arsenal player focus - Frustrating Alexis fails to produce against Manchester...

Does anyone else find Alexis Sanchez incredibly frustrating at times these days?

Arsenal player focus: Big game Walcott exhibits best and worst against...

Theo Walcott
Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Manchester City highlighted Theo Walcott's strengths and weaknesses.

He's been a car crash since January: Arsenal fans turn on...

When Shkodran Mustafi signed for Arsenal from Valencia during the summer, most Gooners were over the moon with the new defender but now it appears he's perhaps not the player we thought he was.

Arsenal fans can't let Granit Xhaka referee persecution go

Although no Arsenal player was exactly fantastic against West Brom, Granit Xhaka wasn't as horrendous as some.

How is he in the team? Arsenal fans question this player's...

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott was anonymous against West Brom and Twitter didn't hold back in its criticism of the inconsistent forward.

Anger, confusion and humour: How Arsenal fans dealt with David Ospina...

David Ospina
David Ospina must be the gift that keeps on giving if you support any team other but Arsenal.

Make him captain! Arsenal fans find positives for this player despite...

Alexis Sanchez was probably Arsenal's best player against West Brom.

He gets it: Arsenal fans mixed reactions to this player

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Although Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is far from a perfect player, his desire to succeed means that Arsenal fans on Twitter are fighting his corner.

Since he grew hair he’s the new Eboue: Arsenal fans slate...

Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin hasn't been up to his usual standard for months now but his performance against West Brom was perhaps one of his worst.

Arsenal player focus - Xhaka's card still marked by officials

Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka picked up his eighth yellow card of the season against Lincoln.

Arsenal player focus - 50% shot accuracy in legend-equalling performance from...

Theo Walcott
Although it was far from a spectacular performance from Theo Walcott against Lincoln City, the forward was one of Arsenal's best players.

Arsenal player focus - Mesut Ozil - From sick to slick

Mesut Ozil was subbed on for the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain early in the first half and didn't disappoint.

Arsenal player focus - Ramsey shows signs of improvement against Lincoln

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey managed to score his second goal of the season against Lincoln

Arsenal player focus - Alexis dribbles all over Lincoln

Alexis Sanchez
Despite a slow start, Alexis Sanchez finished Arsenal's 5-0 FA Cup win over Lincoln as the best player on the pitch - nothing new there.

Arsenal player focus: How Coquelin helped Arsenal collapse

Francis Coquelin
When Francis Coquelin was brought on in the 72nd minute against Bayern Munich for Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal fans everywhere internally groaned.

Arsenal player focus: What got into Walcott?

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott was Arsenal's second highest rated player on Who Scored, behind Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but why doesn't he play like that all the time?

Arsenal player focus: Alexis' performance is nothing to laugh about

Despite generally being Arsenal's best player, Alexis Sanchez's performance against Bayern Munich is one many, the Chilean included, would like to forget.

Breakdown infograph – Theo Walcott’s 100 goals for Arsenal

Theo Walcott joined the prestige club of players that have scored 100 goals for Arsenal.

Arsenal player focus - Alex Iwobi out of his depth against...

While there's no doubt that Alex Iwobi has a tonne of potential, Arsenal's 3-1 loss away to Liverpool highlighted once again that the 20-year-old still has a lot to prove when it comes to big games.

Awful Coquelin sums up Arsenal's nightmare first half v Liverpool

When Francis Coquelin is the only Arsenal player to have a shot on target the entire first half against Liverpool, you know you've got problems.

Arsenal player focus - Welbeck is Arsenal's silver lining v Liverpool

Danny Welbeck
Despite Arsenal performing pretty terribly against Liverpool, at least Danny Welbeck started and scored.

Arsenal player focus - Alexis is untouchable... or is he?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
After Arsenal found themselves 2-0 down at halftime against Liverpool, it was up to Alexis Sanchez to save the day... again.

Arsenal player focus - Invisible Giroud blows his chance to reclaim...

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud gave a rather forgettable performance against Liverpool.

Arsenal player focus: Lucas shows his frustration

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Following confirmation from Lucas's agent that he doesn't want to leave Arsenal, but is unhappy with his lack of game time, the Spaniard got the nod for the Gunner's FA Cup clash against Sutton United.

Arsenal player focus - Jeff goes missing against Sutton

Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Jeff Reine-Adelaide got his third FA Cup start of the season against Sutton United in the FA Cup and it wasn't his best performance.

Player focus – An evening to forget for Ospina despite decent...

Arsenal's 5-1 loss away to Bayern Munich probably wasn't David Ospina's finest 90 minutes yet he didn't actually have too bad a game compared to the rest of the team.

Player focus – Koscielny’s importance to Arsenal underlined

Laurent Koscielny and Robert Lewandowski
It was no coincidence that as soon as Laurent Koscielny was subbed off at the start of the second half against Bayern Munich, everything fell to pieces.

Arsenal defensive analysis v Hull

Shkodran Mustafi v Hull City
A 2-0 home victory was the ideal way to bounce back from last week's frustrations, and Arsenal's defensive solidity seems to have returned - somewhat.

Arsenal player focus: Iwobi's disappointing decision-making prominent nervy Hull win

Iwobi (pictured, right) with possession at his feet, in action against Hull
Alex Iwobi wasn't at his free-flowing best throughout in a frustrating afternoon for the 20-year-old.

Arsenal player focus - Alexis brace masks mediocre performance v Hull

Despite being Arsenal's highest rated player on WhoScored.com (9.0) after scoring a brace against Hull City, Alexis Sanchez still wasn't in top gear at the Emirates on Saturday.

Arsenal player focus - Box-to-box Ox excels against Hull

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain once again had a terrific match in the centre against Hull City on Saturday.

Arsenal player focus - Angry Walcott misplaces rage

Harry Maguire and Theo Walcott
The only thing that I really remember Theo Walcott doing against Hull on Saturday was starting a fight with Harry Maguire.

Arsenal player focus - Who broke mesut Ozil?

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil's performance against Hull at the Emirates one once again disappointing.

Arsenal player focus - Midfielder recovers from Chelsea nightmare against Hull...

Francis Coquelin
Despite not exactly shining against Hull, Francis Coquelin was actually reasonably solid.

Arsenal player focus - Coquelin stinks it up against Chelsea

Francis Coquelin demonstrated once again on Saturday that he's just not good enough for Arsenal.

Arsenal player focus - Gabriel embarrassing at right-back again v Chelsea

Gabriel
It's getting rather painful having to watch Gabriel fill in at right-back for Hector Bellerin.

Player focus - Unlikely Arsenal defender has terrible match against Watford

Despite the odd slip-up, Shkodran Mustafi has been a decent acquisition this season but against Watford he had a shocker.

Player focus – Gabriel forgettable as Arsenal humiliated by Watford

Gabriel and Troy Deeney
Gabriel was once again started at right-back while Hector Bellerin was rested on the bench on Tuesday against Watford and proved once and for all that he is not a full-back.

Arsenal player focus - Lucas continues to outdo Jamie Vardy

Lucas Perez v Southampton
Lucas Perez made another appearance in an Arsenal shirt against Southampton on Saturday and was once again hugely influential.

Arsenal player focus - Ox dazzles with stunning performance against Southampton

Playing in a more central role alongside Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put in quite possibly one of the performances of his career against his former club, Southampton.

Arsenal player focus - Jeff impresses against v Southampton

Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Jeff Reine-Adelaide put in another mature performance in the FA Cup, this time against Southampton during Arsenal's emphatic 5-0 victory at St Mary's.

Arsenal player focus - Trio Walcott returns to Southamptin in style

Theo Walcott v Southampton
Theo Walcott scored his fifth Arsenal hattrick against Southampton during the Gunners' 5-0 FA Cup clash at St Mary's on Saturday.

Arsenal player focus: Koscielny showing why he's one of world's best

Laurent Koscielny v Burnley
Laurent Koscielny put in another valiant performance for Arsenal against Burnley.

Arsenal player focus : Mesut Ozil - passmaster v Burnley

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil completed the most passes out of any other player in the final third against Burnley.

Player focus: Ice cold Alexis did this twice as much as...

Nacho Monreal and Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez had twice as many shots as any other player during Arsenal's 2-1 win over Burnley.

Player focus: How Ramsey runs Arsenal's engine

Aaron Ramsey v Burnley
Aaron Ramsey was back alongside Granit Xhaka against Burnley on Sunday and seems to really be finding his rhythm again.

Tactics: Why Bellerin's absence made Iwobi look poor

The Nigerian forward had a quiet day against a tough Burnley defence.

Arsenal midfielder puts in lively Africa Cup of Nations performance

Mohamed Elneny
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is currently away on international duty with his native Egypt, as they aim to secure a record eighth Africa Cup of Nations trophy this year.

Arsenal player focus - Giroud more deadly that Diego Costa or...

Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi v Swansea
Despite appearing to be struggling with an injury to his ankle, Olivier Giroud once against proved why Arsenal were right to extend his deal when the Gunners beat Swansea 4-0.

Arsenal player focus - Alex Iwobi & D. Flection - Arsenal's...

Alex Iwobi v Swansea
Alex Iwobi managed to score not just one but two deflected goals against Swansea to seal Arsenal's 4-0 win on Saturday.

Arsenal player focus - Alexis on fire but should he be...

Alexis Sanchez scores v Swansea
As usual, Alexis Sanchez was brilliant for Arsenal during their 4-0 win away to Swansea on Saturday but there was a downside to his afternoon.

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

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

Arsenal player focus - Mesut Ozil back in business against Swansea

Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi
After missing out on our Premier League clashes against Crystal Palace and Bournemouth because he had the flu, Mesut Ozil returned to his rightful place in Arsenal's starting lineup against Swansea.

Player focus: Chuba Akpom returns for Arsenal u23s

Chuba Akpom
Chuba Akpom started and played the first-half of Arsenal u23s' 2-1 victory over bottom side Derby County on Friday.

Player focus: Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ under-rated display vs Preston

Squad rotation was always likely with Arsenal's FA Cup clash away against Championship opposition, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his third start for the senior side this season after impressing in previous fixtures.

Player focus: Lucas Perez earns place in Arsenal fans’ hearts after...

Lucas Perez
Lucas Perez is very quickly becoming a player I like a lot.

Player focus: Alexis Sanchez brilliant wherever you play him

Alexis Sanchez v West Brom
Alexis Sanchez put in an almost complete performance against Crystal Palace - all that was missing was the goal that eluded him.

West Brom performance proves why Arsenal should keep hold of defender

Kieran Gibbs
Kieran Gibbs made only his second Premier League start of the campaign during our Boxing Day victory over West Brom and once again proved why he is a credible replacement for Nacho Monreal, who is three years his elder and has struggled for consistency so far this term.

Player focus – Ozil defies human eyes once again

Mesut Ozil v West Brom
To appreciate Mesut Ozil, you need to watch him live

Player focus: Koscielny defensively solid despite disappointing defeat

On yet another frustrating afternoon for Arsenal, centre-back Laurent Koscielny was unsurprisingly one of the visitors' best performers against Manchester City.

Gabriel completes more blocks than anyone else v Everton

After Gabriel had a surprisingly successful spell at right-back in place of the injured Hector Bellerin, he appears to have improved at centreback as well.

Player focus - Oxlade-Chamberlain continues to impress against Stoke

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
After an impressive display against West Ham last weekend, it came as a surprise to me that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain didn't start against Basel in midweek.

Player focus: Granit rock solid against Basel as Mirror embarrass themselves...

ranit Xhaka Taulant Xhaka Basel
Granit Xhaka started for Arsenal against Basel, facing not only his former side but his brother also and quietly put in another excellent display despite what the Mirror want to believe.

Alexis makes European Team of the Week after five-star performance v...

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez was given 10 out of 10 for his performance against West Ham on Saturday so it is no surprise to see him named in teams of the week across Europe.

Player focus: Alexis Sanchez superb and influential as usual against West...

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sánchez was at his superlative best: netting a well-taken hattrick, creating an assist as well as numerous promising chances too during Arsenal's 5-1 thrashing over West Ham on Saturday evening.

Sanchez heat map shows the one place he didn’t go v...

Alexis Sanchez v PSG
Alexis Sanchez’s performance against Bournemouth was rightly hailed across the Arsenal world as he grabbed two goals and generally ran around like a loon.

Granit Xhaka’s personal highlights v Bournemouth as midfielder impresses

Granit Xhaka v Bournemouth
Granit Xhaka finished Sunday's game with some impressive stats.

Granit Xhaka did these four things more than any other player...

Granit Xhaka v Bournemouth
Granit Xhaka finally got a start for Arsenal and he used it to run, pass, tackle, and recover the ball more than any other player.

Arsenal player focus - Jenkinson shows he's a poor Bellerin replacement

Carl Jenkinson
On a night where players needed to show they are worth their place in the team with a big performance, Carl Jenkinson's technical limitations were on display for all to see against PSG.

Player focus – Aaron Ramsey v PSG – Great or awful?

Aaron Ramsey and Edinson Cavani
When it comes to Aaron Ramsey, fan opinion is always divided. So, how did he actually do against PSG?

Player focus: Elneny divides opinion with his display v Manchester United

Mohamed Elneny v Manchester United
Among the talking points after Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford was the midfield partnership of Coquelin and Elneny.

Arsenal player focus: Analysing why Alexis struggled against Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez v Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez started against Manchester United but was far from him best. The reasons why are pretty obvious

Surprising player Arsenal's pass master against Manchester United

Shkodran Mustafi v Manchester united
Shkodran Mustafi continued to impress at the back for Arsenal as he continued his unbeaten start to live as an Arsenal player by, once again, being their top passer.

Surprising Arsenal player most influential against Tottenham

Nacho Monreal v Tottenham
No, no, no, it wasn’t Kevin Wimmer, although he was up there with his excellent headed finish to give Arsenal the lead on Sunday.

Player focus: Mesut Ozil outpassed by 6 Tottenham players as Arsenal...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil grabbed another assist on Sunday against Tottenham as he floated in the ball that Kevin Wimmer headed home beautifully.

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

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

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

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

Personal highlights – Mesut Ozil v Ludogorets

Mesut Ozil's goal v Ludogorets was something special
One day we might tire of watching Mesut Ozil, but that day is not today.

Mesut Ozil’s goal v Ludogorets – all the angles

Mesut Ozil's goal v Ludogorets was something special
Mesut Ozil's goal against Ludogorets for Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday night was something special. Watch all the angles here

Player focus – Giroud prolific as he scores third goal in...

Olivier GIroud
Another game, another goal for our big man, Olivier Giroud, up front.

Player focus – Rusty Ramsey returns as passmaster v Ludogorets

Despite putting in a rusty performance against Ludogorets in the Champions League, Aaron Ramsey showed plenty of signs that we have lots to look forward to.

Calum Chambers excels for Middlesbrough as they keep clean sheet in...

It was a case of Arsenal's most notable loanees in action against each other on Saturday as Middlesbrough hosted Bournemouth.

Player focus: Arsenal starlet makes leap towards first team with professional...

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was rewarded after an encouraging display in the previous round against Nottingham Forest with a further starting berth, this time alongside Mohamed Elneny in central midfield as Arsenal hosted Reading in their EFL Cup tie.

Player focus - Arsenal fan favourite makes solid return from lengthy...

Carl Jenkinson made his senior return for Arsenal after being sidelined for the best part of nine months.

Player focus – Why Lucas’ Reading performance proves Wenger right

Arsene Wenger recently spoke about how Lucas has potential but needs to transfer what he does in training onto the pitch and Arsenal's match against Reading proved this.

How Coquelin’s limitations were all too evident against Middlesbrough

Coquelin against Boro - compared to Gilberto
Francis Coquelin gets a hard time from a lot of Arsenal supporters for not being good enough but for what he is employed to do, the Frenchman is pretty darn decent at it.

Player focus: Arsenal defender bosses Middlesbrough

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny was probably Arsenal's best player against Middlesbrough.

Player focus: Arsenal star proves he's top dog against Middlesbrough

Petr Cech was pretty much the main reason that Arsenal managed to escape our clash against Middlesbrough at the Emirates with a point.

Watch: Mesut Ozil’s personal highlights v Ludogorets

Mesut Ozil hattrick
You never really need an excuse to watch Mesut Ozil play football, but you need one even less when he's just scored his first ever professional hattrick.

Watch: Francis Coquelin bosses it against Ludogorets

When Francis Coquelin was included in the starting lineup on Wednesday night, the overwhelming response was 'WAAAAHHHHHHH GRANIT XHAKA!'

Player focus: Magical Mesut Ozil delights and destroys v Ludogorets

In what was a weird evening, Arsenal were outpassed by Ludogorets and Mesut Ozil saw his passing stats drop, but he still left with the match ball after grabbing a hattrick and his first assist of the season.

How Francis Coquelin made idiots of us all against Ludogorets

When the team news was announced before the game, most people wanted to know why Arsene Wenger had turned to Francis Coquelin instead of Granit Xhaka, so how did the Frenchman do?

Player focus: Who is the footballer wearing the Theo Walcott suit?

During Arsenal’s game against Swansea I pondered if some imposter had murdered Theo Walcott and has been tearing up the Premier League this season wearing a Theo skin suit.

Player focus: Arsenal defender returns to action against Southampton after serious...

Carl Jenkinson started and played just under 70 minutes in the u23s' goalless draw at home against Southampton on Friday evening.

Player focus: Theo Walcott v Burnley vs Walcott v Chelsea

Theo Walcott is a changed player but he still seems to hold the ability to frustrate, especially against defences which give him little space as Burnley did on Sunday. Is Theo just a 'big game' player as we all assume?

Player focus: Theo Walcott continues to shine with superb brace v...

Theo Walcott put on another superb display in the Champions League against Basel on Wednesday night, scoring a brace and tearing the visitor's defence apart.

Player focus: Alexis Sanchez puts in silky performance v Chelsea

It was another excellent performance from the talented Chilean, who showed his world class quality in a number of different situations against a Chelsea side who came but were ultimately unprepared for Alexis' tireless running and admirable workrate.

Player focus: Theo ‘Big Game’ Walcott puts in another top performance...

Theo Walcott loves a goal against Chelsea and Saturday evening was no different as he put in another brilliant performance to help secure a 3-0 win.

Player focus: Hungry Alex Iwobi proves he’s Arsenal first team material...

Although Alex Iwobi's performances for Arsenal are still a little rough around the edges, his display against Hull was hugely exciting.

Player focus: Mustafi puts in another solid display v Hull City

Shkodran Mustafi appears to be adapting to the Premier League and his partnership with Laurent Koscielny is developing nicely.

Player focus: Walcott produces mixed performance at Hull

The Arsenal winger played 87 minutes against Hull mainly as an inside forward rather than a classic winger and produced a mixed performance.

Player focus: Giroud makes most of his short game time against...

Olivier Giroud managed to do a lot with his 30 minutes on the pitch against PSG on Tuesday, including getting sent off.

Player focus: Ospina gamble saves Arsenal point v PSG

It was a controversial decision to pick David Ospina over Petr Cech for Arsenal's Champions League clash against PSG but one that ultimately paid off.

Player focus: Alexis not a striker but scores huge goal for...

Another game, another day when Arsene Wenger attempted to play Alexis Sanchez as a lone striker in the first half and it simply didn't work.

Assessed: Shkodran Mustafi's Arsenal debut

Shkodran Mustafi made his first start for the club in what was an assured performance at right-centre back alongside Laurent Koscielny.

Assessed - Lucas Perez's Arsenal debut assessed

Along with Shkodran Mustafi, Lucas was handed his Arsenal debut as Arsene Wenger rested Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud after their midweek travels (and with one eye on PSG on Tuesday.

Player focus: Theo Walcott’s pass map v Southampton

Theo, Theo, Theo, what are we to do with you?

Arsenal player focus: Walcott doesn't out-Theo himself against Southampton

Theo Walcott had an interesting game overall against Southampton, combining his attacking work with a very good defensive work ethic, something that we do not always see from him.

Everything you need to know about Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi

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

Player focus: Granit Xhaka shows off his great balls

Granit Xhaka announced himself to the watching world on Saturday when he displayed his vast, precise and incisive range of passing, his ability to read the game, position himself for maximum effect and generally act like the midfielder we've been crying about needing for around 10 years.

Player focus: Mesut Özil returns with silky style v Watford

There were a few pre-match doubts as to whether Özil was going to start, after returning to first team action during our goalless draw away at Leicester last weekend.

Player focus: Cazorla controls Arsenal’s fiesty first half v Watford

Santi Cazorla is back, ladies and gentleman, and he's out there controlling out midfield as if it's the easiest thing in the world.

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.

Player focus: Koscielny shows what was missing against Liverpool on return...

It only took a matter of minutes to see exactly what Arsenal were missing last weekend against Liverpool, the dogged determination to defend consistently well throughout.

Player focus: Rob Holding shows potential v Liverpool

It was most definitely a day to forget for Arsenal v Liverpool, especially as we took the lead and squandered it in spectacular fashion.

Player focus: Alexis Sanchez proves he’s not a lone striker v...

Somewhat naively, I always thought that Alexis Sanchez would make a good striker. How wrong was I?

Player focus: Walcott shows his Sunday best v Liverpool

It's not been a year to remember for Theo Walcott.

Analysis: Rob Holding shows exactly why Arsenal purchased him

Rob Holding
When the deal was initially announced, it was met with surprised eyebrows from supporters and critics alike, but he has already impressed.

Xhaka’s Switzerland knocked out after penalty drama

Granit Xhaka and his Switzerland team-mates have been knocked out of this summer's European Championships, following a nerve-racking defeat on penalties against a well-drilled Poland side in the first knockout fixture of the tournament.

Player focus: Arsenal man solid but could he do more?

Laurent Koscielny
France were held to a poor 0-0 draw against Switzerland on Sunday night but still finished top of Group A, which was the main target. Laurent Koscielny started the game and played 90 minutes.

Player focus: Koscielny helps France to first cleansheet

With France winning 2-0, it was the first clean sheet for the French defence in the tournament.

Look: The frustrated faces of Olivier Giroud v Albania

With France struggling, again, to score goals and relying on a late winner, it was a frustrating night for Olivier Giroud against Albania on Wednesday.

Player focus: Xhaka – Tenacious, influential and convincing

Granit Xhaka made his 44th international appearnce against Albania in Saturday's Group A encounter - but all of the pre-match analysis surrounded the sibling rivalry between...

Player focus: Olivier Giroud shows fabled Arsenal 'mental strength'

Having been booed, heavily criticised and had his selection for the competition questioned, Olivier Giroud showed actual mental strength on a night that he, more than anyone, needed to be.

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

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

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?

Watch: All 19 of Mesut Ozil’s 15/16 assists

His team mates may have stopped him from claiming the assist record that he seemed destined to break, but Mesut Ozil's haul of 19 during the 15/16 season was still something quite special. Watch them all here.

Thank you, Tomas Rosicky

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

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

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

Is this player Arsenal's flop of the season?

Unfortunately, it's Theo Walcott who 'wins' Daily Cannon's flop of the season.

Arsenal man has rollercoaster loan spell

Ainsley Maitland-Niles' loan spell at Ipswich started off promisingly but petered off towards the end.

Daily Cannon youth POTS: Chris Willock

18-year-old forward, Chris Willock, has been crowned Daily Cannon's youth player of the season.

Daily Cannon breakthrough POTS: Alex Iwobi

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

Ranking Arsenal's striker from 2015/16 season

I didn't stick my head above the parapet and offer to write this section of our end of season review just so I could slate Theo Walcott.

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

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

Daily Cannon YPOTS: Héctor Bellerín

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

Ranking Arsenal's midfielders for the 2015/16 season

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

Mesut Özil crowned player of the season

The season is over and we put our heads together at Daily Cannon to try and figure out who the player of the season is. That...

Fullbacks: Monreal, Bellerín, Gibbs, Debuchy assessed

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

Winners and losers: How Arsenal's defenders let the team down this...

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

Watch: Every key pass from Özil’s record breaking season

Arsenal's Mesut Özil set a new European record for key passes this season. In case managing 19 Premier League assists wasn't impressive enough, the German...

Čech wins Golden Glove outright as Manchester United score last second...

Manchester United secured fifth place in the final Premier League game of the season on Tuesday evening but the last touch of the campaign won Petr Čech the Golden Glove outright.

Rating Arsenal's goalkeepers for 2015/16

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal's campaign? We've decided it'd only be fair to go through the squad...

Monreal player of the season runner-up

The season is over and we put our heads together at Daily Cannon to try and figure out who the player of the season is.

Bellerín awarded third place as Arsenal's season ends

The season is over and we put our heads together at Daily Cannon to try and figure out who the player of the season is.

Loan review: Wolves expert believes silly mistakes will cost Arsenal loanee

As the season comes to a close, Arsenal's loanees will start returning to the club. With the immediate futures of David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny...

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...

The young Arsenal stars who shone to seal crucial win

Arsenal u21s secured promotion via the play-offs on Tuesday evening, beating Aston Villa 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium to return to the top flight of u21 football in England.

Arsenal shouldn't sign the £20m man being chased by Manchester City...

N'Golo Kanté has had a superb first season for Leicester City, the ever-beating heart of a midfield which has won the league.

Player focus: Gabriel continues to stake long-term claim

Despite questions over his suitability at centre-back for Arsenal, Gabriel was effective on Sunday when forced on after Per Mertesacker's second-half injury.

The young man Arsenal have to build a new defence around

Top of the league, all was well heading into 2016 as Calum Chambers gave a solid first midfield start of the season and Arsenal beat Bournemouth.

Arsenal find striker needed to win the league

Signed from Manchester United, an England regular, a rounded footballer: write off Danny Welbeck at your own peril.

The one midfielder giving Arsenal fans hope as the season draws...

In a match ultimately overshadowed by our incapacity to close games out, Mohamed Elneny continued to excel in a midfield role, where he has settled in perfectly since his January switch from Basel.

Wenger worried that Arsenal star is mentally affected by form

Goalless on Thursday evening, Olivier Giroud has now only managed to find the back of the net in one of his last 19 appearances.

Arsenal defender: We needed this 27-year-old forward to win the league

Out of the title race, two Alexis Sánchez goals took Arsenal back up to third place on Thursday evening: what if he'd been on form all season?

Player focus: Is Arsenal striker good enough?

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

Player focus: Aaron Ramsey key in win over West Brom

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

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

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

Player focus: Arsenal defensive pairing fails once again

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

Wenger explains dropping international star

In recent weeks the Arsenal defence has looked a little more assured but that changed last weekend as the side capitulated and conceded an Andy Carroll hat-trick at Upton Park.

Arsenal defender admits new midfield signing is impressive

A player of the month award, a goal of the month and a string of strong performances, Mohamed Elneny has won a lot of fans since signing for Arsenal in January.

Wenger defends Jack Wilshere's off-field antics

Facing the press for the first time since a story was released that Jack Wilshere was talked to by police after a night out, Arsène Wenger was quick to defend the midfielder.

Player focus: Gabriel shows huge improvement against Watford

Gabriel showed huge signs of improvement in our 4-0 win against Watford on Saturday.

Player focus: Alex Iwobi does it again

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)
We've all heard the saying "one swallow does not a summer make" and in footballing terms it can be termed as "one season does not a superstar make."

Player focus : Mezut Ozil's understated genius shines against Watford

Mesut Ozil was instrumental once again as Arsenal brushed past Watford. Here we look at his display in more detail.

Player Focus: Alexis Sanchez doing it right

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

Arsenal forward will regret missing opportunity when he misses Euro 2016...

Coming off the bench for the final 32 minutes on Tuesday, it was pretty clear that Theo Walcott was playing for a place at Euro 2016.

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...

How Arsenal are getting Alexis to inspire the team again

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

Watch: Alex Iwobi personal highlights v Everton

Alex Iwobi started his first Premier League game on Saturday, grabbed a goal and left with the man of the match award. Not a bad...

Player focus: Iwobi shines on first Premier League start

Iwobi was particularly impressive at the Nou Camp, where he was handed his first Champions League start against reigning champions Barcelona in midweek. Against Everton,...

Danny Welbeck’s efficient stats against Everton

He might have only featured in five Premier League games this season, but he has three goals to his name. Yes, Danny is back. Welbz has...

Watch: Pass maestro Elneny's Camp Nou performance and first Arsenal goal

Calm on the ball and positionally disciplined, Mohamed Elneny seems to be a fantastic signing for Arsenal. Fans have been impressed over the last few...

Watch: Iwobi shines on full Champions League debut

Thrown into the deep end, Alex Iwobi played very well in his first Champions League start at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Just 19, the Nigeria...

Iwobi stars at Camp Nou to prove he's Arsenal's next homegrown...

Young forward Alex Iwobi was given a surprise start at Camp Nou against Champions League holders Barcelona on Wednesday evening and he did not...

Focus: Positional change sparks life back into Alexis against Barcelona

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

Mohamed Elneny the big winner as he shines against Barcelona

It should come as no surprise now, but Mohamed Elneny is really quite good. As if shining in a full Premier League debut against Tottenham...

Why should Mesut Özil stay?

Huffing and puffing, Mesut Özil was superb on Sunday afternoon and finally clawed Arsenal back into the game. Ultimately it was futile, but a backheeled...

Arsenal defender impresses as teammates falter

At 26-years-old, Kieran Gibbs' progress has stagnated at the Emirates, due to some unfortunate injuries and the consistent performances shown by Nacho Monreal over...

Stats show Watford's Deeney and Ighalo have had a dreadful 2016

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Throughout the first half of the season, Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo scored regularly and made Watford one of the surprise packages of the...

Player focus: Giroud respond to Welbeck challenge

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

Player focus: Arsenal find their latest midfield sensation in Iwobi

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

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

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

Ospina stat shows Tottenham dominated derby

When Petr Čech pulled up on Wednesday night, everyone had the same thought: not David Ospina against Tottenham. However, the Colombian shut plenty of critics...

Analysis: How Arsenal can use Elneny to revitalise season

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

Why Coquelin is not like most Wenger youth products

Coquelin is unlike most Wenger youth products. The majority have had regular first team exposure throughout their late teens. By their mid-20s they have racked up...

Why this midfielder's injury has impacted Coquelin badly

Even the most basic tactical analyst knows that success in football is all about balance and partnerships. When Francis Coquelin picked up his injury, he...

What Coquelin got wrong at Tottenham

After a hellish fortnight from an Arsenal perspective, the team put in a performance full of pride (but sadly not always professionalism) against the...

Right wing role revitalises Ramsey

When the team sheets were announced at 11:45 on Saturday, news of Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud only making the bench was overshadowed by...

What does this forward have to do to please Arsene Wenger?

When the teams were announced for Saturday’s game against Tottenham, most Arsenal fans were asking 'why no Joel Campbell?' The Costa Rican was a lonely...

Alexis hadn't scored a Premier League goal in 140 days

Rescuing a point for Arsenal on Saturday, hopefully the equaliser in the north London derby can reinvigorate Alexis Sánchez. The Chilean netted in the fourth...

Welbeck proves Wenger right not to sign a striker

Penned back in our own half for much of the opening 35 minutes, it was vital that Arsenal had the ability to hold the...

Did Ospina do enough v Tottenham to calm Arsenal fans fears?

When we heard that Petr Cech was injured for the north London derby we all felt like crying. Not only would we be going to...

Infographic: It’s only Ray Parlour

It's Ray Parlour's birthday on March 7th, so let's look back at his time with Arsenal! First of all, happy birthday, Ray! Second, welcome to...

Campbell: Wenger and Walcott need a frank conversation

Sol Campbell has come to the defence of Theo Walcott, who has faced the ire of Arsenal fans this week, but have they been unfair?

Comeback goals win Danny Welbeck an award

Danny Welbeck came back and breathed fire into our title challenge during an otherwise dismal February, and it was enough for the folks at...

Why can't Gabriel speak English after 13 months?

Sunday was not a good day for Arsenal, and Gabriel in particular performed poorly in defence. The frontline and midfield were both poor, but Gabriel's...

Damming Walcott stat shows problems for Arsenal after embarrassing Manchester United...

Theo Walcott faced the ire of Gooners everywhere for what was an awful display against Manchester United on Sunday. Standing head and shoulders above the...

Player Focus: Welbeck Arsenal’s only bright spark against Manchester United

Following on from his last-gasp heroics to seal all three points against Leicester, Welbeck was impressive once more in spite of a frustrating 3-2...

Player focus: Theo Walcott stinks up Old Trafford against Manchester United

Where do you even begin with Theodore Walcott? The frontman/winger was taken off against United with 63 minutes on the clock, despite his side being...

Olivier Giroud is an easy target but a huge player for...

Arsenal need a world class striker, Olivier Giroud isn't at the same level as Luis Suárez or Lionel Messi and they would've finished his...

Player focus: A frustrating night for Arsenal and Alexis

Tonight's game against Barcelona ended up with a defeat and a frustrating feeling for Alexis Sanchez against his former team. He started in his favourite...

Arsenal defender and Manchester United forward most fielded u21s in top...

Hector Bellerin is the most used full back across Europe’s top five leagues who qualifies as an u21. According to data released by the CIES...

Arsenal frustrate but Elneny looks like an excellent signing

Just like his performance against Burnley in the previous round, Mohamed Elneny was one of Arsenal's best performers in an otherwise frustrating display against Hull...

Welbeck encourages on first start in 10 months

In his first first team start since last April, Danny Welbeck completed 67 minutes against Hull City on Saturday. And that is almost the best...

Alexis Sánchez, what’s the problem?

Rushing on the ball, working hard but fruitlessly off the ball, and generally looking a shadow of himself: what's up with Alexis Sánchez? The Chilean...

Wenger: January signing could be a first team regular soon

The FA Cup looks set to provide Mohamed Elneny another chance to impress Arsène Wenger and earn a regular place in the manager's thoughts. Since...

Arsenal boss hails character of Manchester United youth product Welbeck

After a return to action and a last minute winner against Leicester City last Sunday, it's fair to say Danny Welbeck has responded well...

Arsenal need to use this big game player more through tough...

I'm a self-confessed Theo Walcott fan. This won't surprise regular readers of Daily Cannon, as it's quite often a subject of debate between myself and...

Mertesacker and Chambers prove defenders don't have to be quick

All week long I heard people talk about Jamie Vardy and how Gabriel needs to play against Leicester City because of his pace. Speaking on...

Danny Welbeck admits feeling ‘beautiful’ amidst some crazy stats

Danny Welbeck admitted after his last-gasp winner for the Gunners against Leicester that it was a ‘beautiful feeling’ as he made a goalscoring return...

Monreal v Mahrez: Why Arsenal have the upper hand on Sunday

With 14 goals and 10 assist in the Premier League this season, Riyad Mahrez has proven he is very dangerous. In fact, he may well be...

Wenger backs Ox to thrive after goal and assist

It's been a tough season so far for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The England midfielder started on the opening day of the Premier League campaign after scoring...

Head of Arsenal's academy hails "perfect" young midfielder

Arsenal disappointingly went out of the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday, losing 2-0 away against Anderlecht, but the experience was a good one for...

Ramsey poses with man of the match award

A brilliant first half performance from Aaron Ramsey on Sunday was enough to earn him man of the match as Arsenal strolled to a...

Ox showed his value with Bournemouth display

Finally! Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the source of both frustration and enthusiasm for many Arsenal supporters, displayed plenty of the latter in an encouraging showing as...

Héctor Bellerín just gets better and better

How good can Héctor Bellerín become? Right now our young fullback is just 20 years of age, yet he’s already packed the bags of a...

Özil back to his best to inspire Arsenal to win

When Arsenal win, it's almost invariably thanks to Mesut Özil, and Sunday was no different. That's not strictly true of course, but it feels a...

Returning man can fire Arsenal's title challenge

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

Player focus: Even Özil can't always save the day for Arsenal

Mesut Özil is rather good, and rather creative. If I were him I'd be rather ****** off. After carrying Arsenal through some dismal games in...

Petr Čech wins award

It was hardly a vintage month for Arsenal, and that made our player of the month discussion a little difficult. The last three months have...

Watch: Elneny's first Arsenal game

It was a day to remember for Arsenal new boy Mohamed Elneny, as the Gunners beat Burnley 2-1 on his debut. A new signing from...

Player focus: Alexis – energetic and effective as usual for Arsenal...

Following his lively cameo appearance during the Chelsea defeat on Sunday, Alexis Sánchez was energetic and effective as usual on display against Burnley, scoring...

Player focus: Ospina proves safe hands for Arsenal against Burnley

In a game where Arsenal had the most of the ball possession, David Ospina had a good game overall in Arsenal's 2-1 win against Burnley. As...

Player focus: Elneny makes his bow for Arsenal against Burnley

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

Pre-Burnley Player Focus: Theo Walcott

Burnley is a massive game for one T J Walcott. Desperately out of sorts and out of form, our English forward only remained on the...

The boyhood Arsenal fan who wants to score for Burnley on...

A former Arsenal fan, now a leading Championship striker. Andre Gray is a man to watch on Saturday afternoon. After starting the season at Brentford,...

What Arsenal fans can expect from Elneny on his debut

It's always an exciting time for the fans. The chance to see a brand spanking new signing actually doing his thing on the pitch, particularly...

In Defence of Theo Walcott

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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...

Arsenal's talented young star must go out on loan again

Six months ago, I wrote a piece outlining the importance of talented winger Serge Gnabry gaining first-team experience at another Premier League club. After seamlessly settling into...

The highs and lows of Mesut Özil's first 100 Arsenal games

Defeat against Chelsea on Sunday was a sucker punch, and a milestone went under the radar as a result. Mesut Özil was playing his 100th...

Why this Arsenal midfielder should never play for the club again

Francis Coquelin is back in training and next week's FA Cup tie with Burnley should provide Arsenal with the perfect chance to give Mohamed...

Arsenal injury boost timely after Chelsea defeat

At least Alexis is back, though he struggled to improve anyone's mood on Sunday. The Chilean played for the first time in two months as...

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...

Cech joining Chelsea and not Arsenal was a blessing in disguise

Arsene Wenger has tried to sign Petr Cech on three occasions. The first time, when Cech was just 19, was thwarted by work permit issues....

Stat: Walcott's brilliant record against Chelsea

It started with his first ever goal for Arsenal. At just 17, Theo Walcott scored against Chelsea at the Millenium Stadium in the 2007...

Player Focus: How Petr Cech can prove Chelsea wrong

Twelve to fifteen points. That’s what Petr Cech would be worth to us this season according to a man who would know (on this subject...

Player focus: What kind of reception does Fabregas deserve at Arsenal?

With Chelsea coming down to the Emirates on Sunday, we will see the return of the prodigal son that is Cesc Fabregas, the former...

Player focus: Ozil expected to shine against Chelsea

Mesut Ozil will be back against Chelsea after missing the Stoke away game due to a slight injury and his creativity was certainly missed...

Why Cech deserves better reception than Fabregas against Chelsea

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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...

Rosicky returns, but what can he offer Arsenal now?

Tomas Rosicky is back, the 35-year-old Czech playmaker played with the u21 side on Friday afternoon on his comeback from injury. He was given...

Wenger hails development of his 'key' long-term servant

Wednesday marked 10 years at Arsenal for Theo Walcott, and Arsène Wenger has been full of praise for the England forward. After signing for Arsenal...

Arsenal forward must deliver after reaching milestone

Today marks 10 years since Theo Walcott signed for Arsenal. I've long made no secret of my admiration for Walcott; certainly he has been the...

England international's Arsenal future thrown into question

Two years ago, Arsenal were in a similar position to the one they find themselves in today. A daunting last 16 Champions League game against...

Player Focus: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – the good, the bad and the...

“I don’t know if I’m more worried cause Mesut is injured or cause Ox is starting.” So said Daily Cannon’s own graphics guru Anita Sambol...

Player Focus: Aaron Ramsey saves the day against Stoke

Aaron Ramsey's last minute goal line clearance took Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League following a goalless draw at Stoke City. In truth, there wasn't...

Player Focus: Čech excellent – keeps hard-fought clean sheet

Petr Čech kept his 13th clean sheet in all competitions with an excellent display to win Arsenal another point away at the Britannia. The 33-year-old...

Aaron Ramsey: Problem solver or problem creator?

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Rambo is in red hot form. Two goals and an assist in the last two games are evidence of how he's found his way back...

Arsenal's newest midfielder learning to enjoy the role

This weekend, Calum Chambers was once again deployed in Arsenal’s midfield and the youngster put in another great performance. Showing a great ability on the...

Player focus: Iwobi proves he’s more ready than we thought

After his very brief cameo appearance against Bournemouth before the turn of the year, it was finally time for Alex Iwobi to prove his...

Reine-Adelaide scores twice for u21s in front of Wenger, Arsenal debut...

Playing for Arsenal u21s on Tuesday, Frenchman Jeff Reine-Adelaide netted his first goal for the side. He had already scored in Arsenal colours, scoring in the...

Loan watch: Szczesny concedes three times in Roma draw (includes video)

A tricky start to 2016 for AS Roma ended disappointingly as goal-line technology gave Chievo a late equaliser on Wednesday afternoon. On-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny...

The time has come for Chambers to take his chance

When Calum Chambers' £16m transfer to Arsenal was complete, the deal was met by both uncertainty and optimism about the youngster's future. Uncertainty because many...

What if West Brom were right not to play Gnabry?

Almost exactly two years ago, Serge Gnabry assisted Santi Cazorla as Arsenal went on to knock Spurs out of the FA Cup on their...

Mesut Özil’s best assists of 2015

It's been one hell of a year for Mesut Özil, particularly since the start of the new Premier League season. An incredible number of assists...

Özil wins award for third time running

I sense a running theme. After Nacho Monreal in August and Theo Walcott in September, Mesut Özil has dominated the Daily Cannon Arsenal player of the...

Stats: The Arsenal player who always steps up in big games

Every season, almost without exception, Theo Walcott steps up in a big game. As a teenager, his first Arsenal goal came against Chelsea in a...

Not Özil, another divisive Arsenal midfielder is the best around

After goals against Sunderland and Aston Villa, Aaron Ramsey received huge praise. A return to a central midfield role gave him freedom to roam and...

Player focus: Joel Campbell is worthy of his place

For the third successive Premier League fixture, Joel Campbell was starting. This may not seem particularly significant, but considering how he was seemingly destined...

Player focus: Another Ozil masterclass against Manchester City

Before Monday night's game between Arsenal and Manchester City, Sky Sports, and Jamie Carragher in particular, billed the playmaker's battle as 'Silva runs the game...

Petr Čech, the man who could win Arsenal the title

After equalling the Premier League record for clean sheets last weekend, Petr Čech goes into Monday night's clash with Manchester City looking to set...

Can Bellerín blunt Manchester City's dangerous left-side combination?

At the start of November, injury ruled Héctor Bellerín out of two of the biggest games of the season. On Monday, he will face his...

Manchester City boss says Arsenal don't need Özil

If Arsenal have the best playmaker in the Premier League, Manchester City have his biggest rival. And vice versa. Mesut Özil and David Silva are both...

Why Giroud is better value than Manchester United's star striker

During Arsenal's superb victory over Olympiacos, Olivier Giroud scored his first hat-trick while wearing an Arsenal jersey in what has been the French forward's...

Who is Aleksandr Kokorin and why do Arsenal want him?

With the January transfer window approaching, there are reports that Arsenal are going to make a signing! Yes, a real signing! According to Russian outlet Izvestia,...

Watch: Giroud's best Premier League goals so far

What a week for Olivier Giroud! On Wednesday he scored his first hat-trick for Arsenal to keep the club in the Champions League. On Sunday, he...

Giroud earns redemption with historic hat-trick

You'd never guess it, but Olivier Giroud is now averaging a goal every 104 minutes in the Champions League and Premier League this season. It's...

Özil the key as he makes everyone around him better

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

Ramsey reuniting with Özil can inspire Arsenal to the title

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

Player focus: Arsenal forward leaves Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspurs' star looking...

Joel Campbell has had something of a topsy turvy few games. Against Dinamo Zagreb he was a live wire, making one very smart assist and...

How should Arsenal deal with defender?

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

Arsenal player of the month announced

Throughout a disappointing November, Mesut Özil gave us hope. He gave us all something to believe in. Arsenal played five times in November, winning just...

Watch: Čech produces world class stop to win Arsenal another point

A point at Norwich was a little disappointing, but a late save from Petr Čech prevented us from losing. With 20 minutes to go, a...

Stats: Arsenal would be 10th without Özil's influence

Well, Mesut Özil's a bit good. When he isn't supplying others with goals he scores them himself. The whole one-man team thing is usually nonsense...

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...

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...

Wenger would be right to give Alexis winter break

Seven goals in 17 games this season isn't a bad return for a winger, but Alexis Sánchez is a lot more than that. A closer look...

International boss refuses to rest tired Arsenal star

Alexis Sánchez' problem is, he's like a child. He won't do what's best for himself in the long run, nor will he think of his...

Can Giroud take his chance on the international stage?

You have probably read about Karim Benzema, so it should come as no surprise that he isn't in the French national squad for the...

Debuchy exit would be bad news for Arsenal

With Héctor Bellerín nailing down the regular spot at right-back last season, Mathieu Debuchy has returned from injury to find himself warming the bench. Void...

Wenger right to say Özil has stepped up to become a...

Mesut Özil has played a huge part in Arsenal's recent success, driving the Gunners forward over the course of the season so far. No player...

Wenger wins award but Özil snubbed

Arsenal's terrific Premier League form has seen Arsène Wenger win the manager of the month award for October. Playing four Premier League games during the...

Özil Arsenal’s only hope in north London derby draw

A poor first half was followed by a frustrating second half, but one man lived up to his billing. No, not Dele Alli, who was...

Wenger right to hail Čech once more

Despite playing behind a talented defence, Petr Čech has been heavily involved for Arsenal this season and Sunday was no different. A simple save to...

Wenger should consider dropping defensive weak link for Tottenham game

It's been a rough time at Arsenal for Mathieu Debuchy. After a move to the tune of £10m, the former Newcastle United man joined up...

Player of the month award for Özil

Our Daily Cannon player of the month for October is...Mesut Özil. Öbviously. We're sure Mesut will be delighted to follow in the footsteps of Nacho Monreal...

Arsenal's latest injury crisis has inspired an opportunity

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

Petr Čech’s importance to Arsenal is understated

When rumours surfaced regarding Petr Čech's impending departure from Chelsea it was unsurprising, and genuinely sad. The manner was unfortunate given the circumstances, especially because...

Player focus: Joel Campbell impresses with first Arsenal goal

Joel Campbell capped a solid performance in the 3-0 win at Swansea with a goal in his first ever Premier League start. He was given...

Player focus: Bellerin delivers solid, efficient display against Swansea City

Within the space of 11 days, Bellerín has had three tricky tasks to contend with for Arsenal. First, the relentless energy and eye-catching skills of Douglas Costa...

Barcelona legend wrong about Arsenal star

Currently injured, obviously, Jack Wilshere is yet to play for Arsenal this season. The midfielder fractured his fibula towards the end of pre-season and, following surgery,...

Wenger backs reject to help the squad

Arsène Wenger is set to hand Joel Campbell is first Premier League start on Saturday afternoon, and is backing the Costa Rican to impress. Signing...

The ex-player Wenger may want to replace him

His footballing education began at Barcelona's famous La Masia and it is set to end at Arsenal. In between, among other clubs, Mikel Arteta played...

Stats show Giroud is the best header of a ball in...

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has often been criticised for his ability in front of goal, but the Frenchman has netted six times since the...

Bielik’s debut a bright spot on bleak night for Arsenal

Polish teenager Krystian Bielik played half an hour for the Arsenal first team on a horrible Tuesday night in Sheffield. The Gunners faced Sheffield Wednesday...

Focus: Alex Iwobi’s full Arsenal debut

Alex Iwobi did his best in a nightmarish game for the Arsenal, but was unable to bring any real spark to a very much subdued...

Wilshere: He’s different class

Jack Wilshere has been the latest person to add his voice to the growing Mesut Ozil appreciation club after the German grabbed yet another...

Player focus: Ozil delivers insane performance against Everton

Confidence will do wonderful things for a player. There was one moment in the second half of the game against Everton which perfectly encapsulated the...

Player focus: Giroud back in top form against Everton

As the team news was announced ahead of an intriguing fixture, plenty of eyebrows were raised at the sight of Olivier Giroud's inclusion in...

Player focus: Coquelin bosses it with class against Everton

At what point does Francis Coquelin start to be described as world class? On a day when a man most would deem worthy of that description...

Bellerin’s torrid first half is a good sign

The first half against Bayern was a reminder of Hector Bellerin's Champions League debut to forget. In a game where Arsenal were very much second...

Oxlade-Chamberlain must take his chance with key man injured

When Aaron Ramsey was substituted with a hamstring injury on Tuesday evening, he was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. It was to be expected and will...

Fortunes of Özil's Arsenal career mirrored by Bayern performances

A blistering start and a ninth minute penalty. Saved by Manuel Neuer. Back in 2014, with Bayern Munich current holders of the Champions League, they came...

20-year-old Bellerín steals the show against Bayern Munich

Héctor Bellerín is just 20 years old. For Arsenal fans everywhere, that is very exciting. The Spaniard was troubled early on during Tuesday's Champions League game...

Arsenal defender shuts up critics with massive performance

Vice-captain Per Mertesacker led the team out against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, before delivering one of his best performances in an Arsenal shirt. The German...

Bayern's kryptonite: Čech outdoes Neuer once again

For just £11m this summer, Arsenal signed Bayern Munich's kryptonite. Back in 2012, in Bayern's own stadium, Čech somehow denied them time and time again...

Player focus: Koscielny dominant against Bayern

Arsenal's defeat of Bayern Munich on Tuesday proved to be a busy night for French center-back Laurent Koscielny. With a quality performance in defence, Koscielny...

Cazorla pleased with physical battle and the stats back him up

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla continued to show the surprising grit that he's added to his game in the 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday. The...

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,...

Jenkinson scores and concedes a penalty within a minute (video)

Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson is having one hell of a season at West Ham United. The defender is at Upton Park on loan for the...

Stats show there's nothing Bellerín can't do

Arsenal right-back Héctor Bellerín is quickly becoming one of the best fullbacks in Europe. The nature of the job isn't simple in the modern game....

Santi Cazorla: Arsenal’s unsung talisman

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

The forgotten man: Joel Campbell

For all of Arsenal's well-documented transfer troubles, so to speak, in the summer window, they've still got a fairly cohesive unit. Admittedly, you'd wince seeing...

Why this is Walcott’s perfect opportunity to shine for club and...

With another goal for England during their 2-0 home victory against minnows Estonia on Friday night, Theo Walcott has now scored seven goals in...

Watch: Ramsey’s understated excellence against Manchester United

With Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott all performing excellently it seemed to go under the radar, but Aaron Ramsey was...

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...

Video: Mesut Özil v Manchester United

What a game Mesut Özil had on Sunday. The midfielder was perfect. An assist was swiftly followed by a goal, and Arsenal were 2-0 up...

Walcott impresses Wenger against Manchester United

A fantastic performance from Theo Walcott capped Arsenal's 3-0 win against Manchester United on Sunday. The England striker is finally playing centrally and more games...

Walcott answers call for a star striker

Theo Walcott is a very good finisher. That much was never really in doubt. He's very fast, too and his movement from the right flank...

Player focus: Mesut masterclass v Manchester United

Mesut Ozil frequently runs games; he conducts them. It's usually through simple, often underrated, moments that change the course of a particular play, but against...

Player focus: Alexis at his mercurial best against sloppy Manchester United

Questions were asked of Alexis Sánchez, after a relatively slow start to the 2015/16 campaign. Taking everything into account, it was a harsh assessment of...

And the player of the month is...

The much coveted Daily Cannon player of the month award for September goes to Theo Walcott. After very little deliberation, everyone at Daily Cannon came to the...

Watch: Alexis showing superb form again

After a hat-trick at Leicester City on Saturday, Alexis Sánchez has his mojo back. The Chilean scored and assisted on Tuesday night and was the...

Watch: Özil’s stunning performance against Leicester

Another Arsenal win was punctuated by sublime touches and passes from our creator-in-chief Mesut Özil. The German has started his third Arsenal season in fine...

Crazy Walcott stat shows forward ready to be Arsenal’s star striker

You won't find many people on the planet who think that Theo Walcott should be a stiker but his stats make a fool out...

Alexis Sanchez isn’t back because he never left

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

Analysis: UEFA Youth League is Chris Willock’s chance to shine

Having officially turned professional in February of this year, Chris Willock is a talented youngster patiently hoping for his chance to progress through the...

Manager admits Spaniard's place is under threat

Over the past 10 months or so, Nacho Monreal has established himself as Arsenal's first choice left-back. Beforehand he was often a reserve for Kieran...

Watch: Flamini’s best five goals for Arsenal

Mathieu Flamini proved to be an unlikely hero on Wednesday night, scoring his 12th and 13th goals for Arsenal in a north London derby. The...

Wenger: I told midfielder he won't play

Mathieu Flamini was the shock north London derby hero on Wednesday night, netting both goals in Arsenal's 2-1 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur. The Frenchman was...

Stats prove Alexis is misfiring badly

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

Is Gibbs fit to replace Monreal when he leaves?

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

Arsenal boss says German is always committed

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker could return to the side for Saturday's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge, and Arsène Wenger has been praising his...

Walcott stats prove he’s a top class finisher

Theo Walcott is clinical, but you probably don't believe me. Stats like the one below have been doing the rounds in recent days, and the...

Stat: Walcott’s finishing on a par with Henry

Arsenal fans would have been left frustrated by Theo Walcott on Saturday, as the striker could have had a hat-trick. The first half of the game...

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...

Midfielder says he feels better with every game

Arsenal managed a third Premier League win of the season on Saturday to stay within five points of league leaders Manchester City. A slow start saw...

Stats show Wenger right not to buy Manchester United man

Francis Coquelin was voted as Arsenal's player of the month for August and he continued his impressive form with a man of the match...

Wenger: I have to rotate Walcott and Giroud

Arsenal's 2-0 defeat of Stoke City on Saturday afternoon saw both Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud on the scoresheet. Both forwards have been criticised for...

Bellerín snubbed for England man

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is the quickest player on the new FIFA 16 video game. The England international is known for his blistering pace, but is...

Alexis named 'best value' transfer while Manchester United waste money

A study by Soccerex has seen Arsenal forward Alexis Sánchez named the best transfer in Europe from last season. The Chilean international signed for Arsenal from...

Giroud abused as France beat Serbia

French journalist Philippe Auclair has defended Olivier Giroud after he missed a number of chances against Serbia on Monday night. The Arsenal striker started for...

Wenger has finally found a new star for his team

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

Arsenal forward impressive during England's 6-0 win

With the much-dreaded international break already upon us, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started for Roy Hodgson's men as they aimed to become the first side to...

Coleman urges Ramsey to be part of golden generation

A win in Cyprus leaves Wales on the brink of their first major tournament since 1958, and their first ever European Championships appearance. Ramsey helped...

Video: Özil's brilliant passing against Poland

Mesut Özil started in Frankfurt as German won their European Championship qualifying game against Poland on Friday night. The Arsenal playmaker shook off a knee...

Arsenal player of the month announced

Now the 2015/16 season is underway, we at Daily Cannon have decided to award players with our very own 'player of the month' award. August was...

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...

Video: Gabriel dominates Liverpool's Benteke

Arsenal didn't look solid at the back against Liverpool on Monday night. The Gunners did, however, manage to keep a clean sheet and Gabriel was...

Incredible Gabriel stat after nine Arsenal appearances

A strong first appearance of the season saw Gabriel claim a clean sheet for Arsenal. The Brazilian defender was brought into the team with both...

Özil slammed as "weak link" but made more tackles than...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Özil is, thanks to his languid style, an easy target. The German has been attacked once more following Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Liverpool, with Sky...

Player focus: Čech arrives in north London

Arsenal spent a reported fee of £11M on Petr Čech this summer, and he showed why on Monday night. With the Gunners under huge pressure...

Loan watch: Jenkinson struggles and sees red for West Ham

Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson's nightmare start to the season has continued with the defender receiving a red card on Saturday. Jenkinson is on loan at...

Former Arsenal number 10 hails Özil as 'best player' at Arsenal

Paul Merson wore the number 10 for Arsenal for much of his 11 seasons at the club, eventually relinquishing it for Dennis Bergkamp. The former...

Player focus: Mesut Özil pulls strings in Arsenal win

What a difference a week makes. After a disappointing result against West Ham, Mesut Özil truly took the game by the scruff of the neck...

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...

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...

Player Focus: Oxlade-Chamberlain dumbfounds Chelsea

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain impressed against Chelsea, scoring the winning goal and earning Man of the Match.

Player Focus: Francis Coquelin’s steel

Coquelin was steely and determined against Chelsea, while keeping Hazard under the thumb for most of the match.

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...

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...

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

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

International keeper on living his ‘dream’ at Arsenal

by Lee Hurley It seemed like he was set for the Arsenal door just one season after arriving, but David Ospina is not giving up...

Video: Aaron Ramsey the complete midfielder by @Reunewal

by Lewis Ambrose He can tackle, read the game, pass at any range, create and score for fun. Aaron Ramsey is a complete midfielder, probably capable...

Mesut Özil: The gift that keeps on giving

by Mosope Ominiyi Despite the criticism that continues to surround Mesut Ozil, you'd be lying if you said he isn't consistently getting better as a...

Wenger dismisses transfer suggestion

by Lewis Ambrose During Tuesday's press conference Arsène Wenger dismissed a rumour linking Calum Chambers with a loan move away from the club. Chambers signed for...

Watch: Reine-Adelaide highlights v Wolfsburg

by Lewis Ambrose Jeff Reine-Adelaide was virtually unknown on Saturday morning. By the end of the weekend Arsenal fans everywhere were talking about him. An impressive...

Who is Alex Iwobi?

by Nia Griffiths After scoring his debut senior goal against Lyon in the Emirates Cup, Alex Iwobi has peeked interest throughout the footballing world -...

Oxlade-Chamberlain to come of age at last

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

Video: Highlights from forward's first Arsenal season

by Lewis Ambrose Danny Welbeck's first season at Arsenal was not an easy one. The former Manchester United man completed his move to Arsenal on deadline...

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...

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...

Analysis: Arsenal should avoid Napoli star

  by Mosope Ominiyi For a side to challenge for the Premier League title, they need quite a few components. Firstly, they need to establish consistency. The...

Arsenal talented youngster needs Premier League loan to flourish

by Mosope Ominiyi It's fair to say, all things considered, that Serge Gnabry is a forgotten youngster at Arsenal. This is to be expected in fairness,...

Montreal must continue to start ahead of Gibbs

by Lewis Ambrose On Friday evening, our very own Helen Trantum wrote about Kieran Gibbs and argued that he should be back in the side...

Ramsey's new Arsenal challenge his toughest yet

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

Alexis Sánchez: A year on from him joining Arsenal

by Mosope Ominiyi July 10th, 2014 - I remember that day like it was just yesterday and yet, it was a year ago today to...

Alexis Sanchez helps his country make history

by Mosope Ominiyi On Saturday evening, it was either going to be delight or downfall for Chile. The hosts of this year's Copa América tournament, they...

Talented Arsenal youngster leaves on loan

by Mosope Ominiyi Ainsley Maitland-Niles has completed a season-long loan deal to join up with Ipswich Town, who currently play their trade in the Sky...

Mesut Özil's career changed a year ago today

by Lewis Ambrose Mesut Özil reminded me of something with a post on Instagram earlier. The German star wasn't really considered as such at last season's...

Alexis hreavily criticised for Chile performances so far

by Lewis Ambrose As the host nation, Chile have made their way to the final of the Copa América with little trouble so far. Wins in...

In focus: Sánchez against Uruguay in Copa América quarter-final

By Mosope Ominiyi After our match report on the Chile v Uruguay match, let's take a more in-depth look at Alexis' individual performance. As the tournament's...

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...

Bellerin rules but Jenkinson will prove his worth and dislodge Debuchy

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

Arsenal legend praises playmakers' control of the game

by Nia Griffiths Thierry Henry has been singing Mesut Ozil's praises recently - and why wouldn't he? Speaking to Arsenal Player, the retired forward said, "Mesut is...

Arsenal star shines as he continues to defy medical science

by Mosope Ominiyi Although the Alexis Sanchez was a possible injury doubt before the match, the 26-year-old started Chile's final Copa América group stage fixture -...

In focus: Sanchez scores as Chile demolish Bolivia

by Lee Hurley Chile demolished Bolivia 5-0 to finish top of their group in the Copa America. Alexis Sanchez got himself on the scoresheet in the...

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...

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,...

Alexis wrongly denied winner against Mexico

by Lee Hurley Alexis Sanchez was unable to get on the scoresheet for Chile as his side played out an exciting 3-3 draw with Mexico...

Arsenal goalkeeper admits forward holds onto ball too long

by Nia Griffiths Wojciech Szszesny has sung high praises of teammate Alexis Sanchez while still admitting the Chilean has a tendency to hold onto the...

Arsenal playmaker says teammate is dangerous

by Nia Griffiths Mesut Ozil has praised his Chilean teammate, Alexis Sanchez, for his ambition and described him as 'dangerous in front of goal' -...

In focus: Alexis Sanchez's debut Arsenal season

by Lee Hurley Alexis Sanchez has been voted the player of Arsenal's season. This is probably the least surprising thing to have happened all year if...

In focus: Arsenal's second best player of 14/5

by Lee Hurley Francis Coquelin was voted Arsenal's second best player of the season. Voted by the fans, the decision might seem a bit harsh on...

Arsenal new boy is crowned player of the season

by Nia Griffiths It'll come as no surprise that our new signing Alexis Sanchez has won the Arsenal fan's Player of the Season award. The Chilean...

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,...

Özil leads Premier League stats but is let down by teammates,...

by Lewis Ambrose It's plain for all to see that Mesut Özil had a superb second season for Arsenal, but is he being let down by his...

Szczesny's smoking highlights a bigger problem

by Helen Trantum Are you stupid? That must be a question Arsene Wenger is dying to ask his FA Cup winning goalkeeper after the Pole was...

Arsenal School Reports 2014-15: The Manager

As the season wraps up with a 12th FA Cup win and third-place league finish, we look at how the players did over the...

Arsenal 14/15 School Report: The Forwards

As the season wraps up with a 12th FA Cup win and third-place league finish, we look at how the players did over the...

Arsenal 14/15 School Report: The Midfielders

As the season wraps up with a 12th FA Cup win and third-place league finish, we look at how the players did over the...

Arsenal 14/15 School Report: The Defenders

As the season wraps up with a 12th FA Cup win and third-place league finish, we look at how the players did over the...

Arsenal 14/15 School Report: The Goalkeepers

As the season wraps up with a 12th FA Cup win and third-place league finish, we look at how the players did over the...

In Focus: Francis Coquelin at Wembley

by Helen Trantum That winning feeling. It’s a pure adrenaline rush that is simply unequalled in football. For one of our boys in particular, ending the season...

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...

Alexis hailed as the ‘Messi of Chile’

Alexis Sanchez has been hailed as the 'Messi of Chile' by his international teammate, Gary Medel. With the Premier League season now over and only...

Walcott named best in Europe after weekend display

Theo Walcott was named as the best player in Europe over the last weekend after his hattrick against West Brom. In the their team of...

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...

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...

Wenger: My Walcott wish

Theo Walcott played a blinder against West Bromich Albion on the final day of the Premier League and the boss was quick to praise the...

Celebrate Rosicky’s new contract with an amazing compilation

Gooners everywhere rejoiced at the news that Tomas Rosicky would be staying at Arsenal for another year at least. Out of contract in the summer,...

Szczesny: Don’t worry, I’m overrated

We couldn't pronounce his name, so we dubbed him 'Chesney'. It would, therefore, make perfect sense that when Woj appeared on A league of Their...

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...

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...

In focus: Aaron Ramsey v Manchester United

After having a hard time playing out on the wing against Man United, a position the midfielder doesn't usually like to play in, Aaron...

Why Wenger must move Ramsey back to the middle immediately

With Arsenal struggling at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, Aaron Ramsey was moved back into his natural midfield position. The change paid off and The...

Stat: Ozil's teammates need to step it up!

Mesut Ozil is one of the Premier League's top playmakers but it turns out, his teammates aren't quite on his level yet. The alarming statistic...

How to be a speedster by Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin has revealed the secret of his speed – he was born that way. Hardly a revelation in itself, I think most of us...

Arsenal star urged to push past troubles

Ian Wright has called on Theo Walcott to remain at Arsenal and push past his current rough spot. The winger has struggled to regain his...

In focus: Arsenal’s goalkeepers

After David Ospina's mistake against Swansea cost the Gunners all three points on Monday night, the Arsenal Goalkeeping Debate raised it's head again. Here at...

Wenger: He transformed completely when I moved him

I thought the reason we didn't buy Cesc Fabregas was because we had Mesut Ozil. Speaking ahead of the game against Swansea at the Emirates,...

Ramsey: I do it because I’m asked to

He'd rather not play there but Aaron Ramsey is doing his cause no favours by being pretty effective out on the right. With the manager...

Arsenal's young star: Other players make me look good

Rightback Hector Bellerin has been speaking with Arsenal.com about the feeling at the club, as well as the playing style, and how much fun...

Wenger: No-one knew his name when I signed him

Arsene Wenger has been eager to praise fellow Frenchman, Laurent Koscielny's development since being at Arsenal. The centreback first become a Gunner in 2010 when...

Wenger: In pre-season I will play him there

Calum Chambers is set for a life as a central defender, which is handy as that's his favoured position. Speaking to Arsenal.com, the manager has been...

Cazorla: That’s what Ozil and I do best

Santi Cazorla has been on fire recently. Back to his sublime best, he is flourishing in a deeper role for Arsene Wenger's side, Cazorla has...

Hector Bellerin: I'm no longer a boy but a man

Hector Bellerin is pretty good at football. Arriving at Arsenal in the summer of 2011 along with Jon Toral from Barcelona, we all had an...

Coquelin: I was played out of position all season

Francis Coquelin is no stranger to being out on loan but the defensive midfielder doesn't feel as if one of his loan spells was particularly...

Coquelin: It was nice to go back to Manchester United after...

In an excellent piece by Amy Lawrence in today's Guardian, Francis Coquelin described how it felt to be involved in that match at Old...

Coquelin: He went absolutely crazy on me!

After being recalled by Arsenal while out on loan at Charlton Athletic, Francis Coquelin has been something of a revelation - the missing piece...

Cazorla: This is my favourite Arsenal goal

At the launch of PUMA's new evoSPEED boot in Carnaby Street's PUMA store, Arsenal Fan TV got a chance to catch up with Santi...

Wilshere: Chambers does strange things with this hands

Jack Wilshere has been talking about the strange things players do while playing football. The midfielder has been known to stick his tongue out while...

Walcott: Wilshere moans all the time

As an Arsenal FC Vitalilty Ambassador, Theo Walcott did a little Q & A session with our Player of the Month sponsors. The winger, who...

In focus: David Ospina

I'm a firm believer that you haven't lived until you've watched David Ospina making great saves to a remix of Snoop Dogg's Snoop D....

No defensive midfielder signing – Wenger gives strongest hint yet

Arsenal fans have been crying out for a defensive midfield signing for many years. It's been so long, in fact, that you have to start...

Wenger: Midfielder was not happy with my call

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Francis Coquelin was not happy when he was recalled to Arsenal during his loan spell with Charlton. Summoned by the...

Stat: Arsenal midfielder does this more than anyone in Premier League

Francis Coquelin has proven again and again this season that he's a force to be reckoned with on the pitch. His interception rate especially is...

Not Ozil: Arsenal man with more assists than any other

Santi Cazorla added to his impressive assist tally against Hull City tonight. In a stunning long pass to Aaron Ramsey in the area, the little...

Wenger: He’s an animal

Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud has become 'an animal'. The Frenchman has been on fire since his return from a broken leg that he suffered...

Coquelin already outperforming Chelsea man he wants to emulate

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

Why fans should be proud of Arsenal’s Diaby decision

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

Arsenal's unassuming and unexpected key man

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

Ozil: Criticism? Just look at my stats

Round here at Cannon Towers we've been fighting a war against stupid people. These are the people who claim that Mesut Ozil is 'nicking a...

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

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

Nacho Monreal: It’s a bit of a problem for us now

Nacho Monreal is one of many people connected with Arsenal ruing the dropped points from the start of the season.

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

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

Walcott: That was the highlight of my career

Theo Walcott has revealed his career highlight to date, and it's not an Arsenal one.

Giroud sets record straight on North London's best striker

Following another excellent performance against Liverpool, we take a closer look at Olivier Giroud's performance and why he may be the most underrated striker in the league.

In focus: Hector Bellerín steals the show against Liverpool

All the buildup was centred around Sterling, but it was young Arsenal star Héctor Bellerín who set his team up for a brilliant win.

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.

Arsenal star: It hasn’t been easy for me

Mathieu Debuchy is closing in on a return to the first team after his second serious injury of the season.

The tackle that ruined Diaby's career

As Diaby returns from injury one more time, it should never be forgotten how he ended up the way he has.

Walcott relishing fight for his place

Theo Walcott faces a fight on all fronts. From getting back into the Arsenal starting lineup to reclaiming his England place, he's up for what lies ahead.

Arsenal striker: I like doing fancy moves

Joel Campbell has admitted he loves doing tricks no the pitch, but insists he's no show-off.

Individual highlights: Aaron Ramsey v Israel

Aaron Ramsey scored and assisted as Wales defeated Israel 3-0. Enjoy his individual highlights here.

Individual highlights: Welbeck v Lithuania

MOTM Danny Welbeck may not have wanted his champagne but he certainly deserved it. Enjoy his individual highlights here.

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...

Mesut Ozil on what's important to him

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

Ozil: That is how it all started

Mesut Ozil has been speaking about his Turkish and German roots and the influence both have had on his football.

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.

Why does Mesut Ozil divide opinion so much?

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

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?

Injury update: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been speaking about his latest injury setback and how he's coping with it.

Ozil: What I’ve gained at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has been speaking about what he's been doing behind the scenes at Arsenal to improve himself.

Wenger right about Giroud, he’s better than Tottenham & Chelsea strikers

Arsene Wenger has claimed that Olivier Giroud is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, but is he right?

Gabriel: I'm here to try to earn my place with humility

Gabriel has made a good impression since his arrival from Spain in January. Now, the centreback is hoping to do the same with his national team

Arsenal: With and without Coquelin

Francis Coquelin has been one of the standout performers for Arsenal this season, so how have the side done with him and without him?

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.

‘Welbeck knows we have faith in him’

Before signing Danny Welbeck, Arsene Wenger sought the advice of the England manager.

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...

Wenger: He had a good game again

Arsene Wenger hailed Olivier Giroud for his brace which secured all three points for Arsenal at Newcastle.

Ozil hoping for quick return

Mesut Ozil is hoping to return to football quickly after missing his side's win on Saturday with illness.

Ospina: I came knowing I’d be second choice, now I’m number...

David Ospina is not a keeper who is used to sitting on the bench, even if he did agree to join Arsenal as second choice.

Sanchez nicknames Akpom after Henry, name sticks

Chuba Akpom was a wanted man recently until he signed a new contract with the club and now he carries a massive nickname around with him.

Coquelin: I’m exactly like you

Francis Coquelin spent part of his day answering questions from Arsenal fans for a Twitter takeover.

Monreal: It’s complicated but give me one more

Nacho Monreal has been one of Arsenal's standout players this season but he wants just one more chance with Spain.

Aaron Ramsey explains what he finds difficult

Returning with a bang, Aaron Ramsey speaks about his struggles this season.

Rotherham boss thanks Wenger for sending Martinez

Emi Martinez has joined Rotherham on loan until the end of the season and their boss is a little bit happy about it.

Ozil: I’m happy at Arsenal, I don’t need to prove anything

Mesut Ozil has dismissed rumours that he is set to leave Arsenal and that he's working hard to achieve his goals.

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?

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.

In focus: Giroud's striker masterclass against West Ham

We take a closer look at Arsenal’s main man following a perfect performance against a weak West Ham side.

Wilshere: Le Coq loves the dirty work

Jack Wilshere on how Francis Coquelin loves doing the dirty work.

Arteta: Nacho is great but he talks funny

People don't often talk about Nacho Monreal. Mikel Arteta decided to do something about that.

Szczesny to return against side defeated by his heroics?

With Arsenal facing a side that gave them a stern test over the festive period, we look at why our Polish shotstopper may be in line for a return.

Wenger: Walcott quicker on the pitch than off it

Arsene Wenger is expecting Theo Walcott's contract negotiations to turn into another saga.

Podolski dream of Arsenal future laughable

We look at a player who, despite a recent charm offensive, is more likely to leave the Emirates this summer than contract renegade Theo Walcott.

Theo Walcott's Arsenal dilemma & his three options

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

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.

Why Danny Welbeck was right to celebrate against Manchester United

Danny Welbeck didn't hold back against Manchester United, and that's a good thing.

How Francis Coquelin dominated Manchester United's bulldozer

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

Are Arsenal really about to let another captain leave?

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

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.

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.

Arsenal midfielder - I never got the chance

Francis Coquelin. What hasn't already been said 100 times? This...

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

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

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 Manchester United legend is clueless when it comes to Mesut...

Paul Scholes has claimed that Mesut Ozil has taken the easy route by joining Arsenal. What is he going on about?

Francis Coquelin better than Chelsea man? The stats say so

Nemanja Matic is widely regarded as the best defensive midfielder in the league. And then Francis Coquelin arrived.

How does Sanchez compare to Chelsea and Manchester City hitmen?

I don't think anyone will argue that Alexis Sanchez is amazing. But do you realise how amazing?

Watch Ozil’s awesome Cruyff turn + QPR highlights

Arsenal's player of the month for February, Mesut Ozil, has some serious skills in his locker. Relive some of them here.

Francis Coquelin on being a masked man against QPR

Arsenal's very own superhero speaks about what it was like to play against QPR with a broken nose and wearing a mask.

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?

Four reasons Theo Walcott is not getting picked for Arsenal

Why is Theo Walcott not getting games for Arsenal? We try to get to the bottom of it.

How Coquelin and Diaby's careers tell the same story

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

Ozil continues to make people paid to know football look stupid

Mesut Ozil shone once again against QPR. We take a closer look at his performance.

The stats that show Arsenal man is best in the league

Francis Coquelin is shining since his return to Arsenal, but do you know how well he's actually doing?

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.

Exclusive Frances Steele speaks with Daily Cannon

Daily Cannon spoke with the captain of Arsenal LFC's development side for an exclusive interview.

Arsenal star makes team of the week despite criticism

Mesut Ozil has been named in the team of the week which is quite the accomplishment for a player so heavily criticised as the German, so what gives?

Why Gabriel offered enough to worry Mertesacker

Making his first Premier League start, it was interesting to see how Gabriel Paulista got on. We kept a close eye on him against Everton.

How Olivier Giroud slayed his Monaco demons

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

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?

How Cazorla and Sanchez use their small stature to their advantage

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

Why Arsenal can no longer continue with Ospina in goal

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

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. 

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?

Arsenal star confident of an injury-free future

Kieran Gibbs has struggled with injury throughout his short career but now he feels he's coming out the other side.

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

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

David Ospina and his ‘short man syndrome’

David Ospina admits he feels short when compared to other goalkeeper in the Premier League. Read more here.

Cazorla explains what makes Sanchez sad

One of Arsenal's little geniuses talks about another. Happiness everywhere, apart from when Sanchez gets sad.

Cazorla and the key to Arsenal’s longball

Santi Cazorla spoke after Arsenal's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace and had some kind words for his frontman.

German midfielder knows he faces a fight to get in Arsenal...

Serge Gnabry is getting ready to help Arsenal in the second half of the season and is fully over his knee injury.

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 Francis Coquelin is a very lucky boy

Whether by luck or judgement, Arsenal have found themselves a decent holding midfielder, but how close was our number 34 to missing out?

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.

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?

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.

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.

Hector Bellerin proud to be a Gunner

Hector Bellerin is loving his life as an Arsenal player and feels proud to be part of the team and how he is developing.

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.

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.