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

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

Long read: 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?

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...

Daily Cannon breakthrough POTS: Alex Iwobi

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

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

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

Daily Cannon YPOTS: Héctor Bellerín

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

In Defence of Theo Walcott

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

Arsenal fans must stop hating on integral midfielder

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

Why Cech deserves better reception than Fabregas against Chelsea

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

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...

How should Arsenal deal with defender?

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

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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...

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?

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.

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...

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.

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.

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 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?

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.