5 things we learned from Arsenal’s Premier League season

That's that then, another season's over, but what have we learned from Arsenal's shambolic 2016/17 campaign?

Watch: Wenger on next season, toxic atmosphere and his players

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Arsene Wenger met with the press after his side had beaten Everton but only managed to seal Europa League football next season.

Arsenal player ratings: Ozil realises he has a choice to make

Well it had to happen sometime, didn’t it? You win the lottery 20 years in a row, there’s going to come a time when...

Arsenal player ratings v Everton: Ozil is the nuts but even...

Arsenal player ratings
Well it had to happen sometime, didn’t it? You win the lottery 20 years in a row, there’s going to come a time when your ticket is a dud.

Arsene Wenger on why he didn't buy Everton star striker

Ahead of today's crunch match at the Emirates, Arsène Wenger gave his pre-match assessment on how to beat the Toffees, whilst discussing the threat that Romelu Lukaku poses.

Arsenal injury boost ahead of Everton game

Arsenal were given a big boost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Everton with defender Laurent Koscielny returning to training.

Predicted Arsenal 3-4-3 v Everton: Key man out ahead of Liverpool...

Arsenal welcome Everton the Emirates for the final league game of the season. Here's how I think they'll line-up:

Expect lots of goals as Arsenal host Everton in bid to...

Well, it's finally here, the last Premier League game of a forgettable season.

Another order of lasagna for Liverpool: Arsenal v Everton preview

Arsenal match preview
It's another must-win game for Arsenal, and the final league fixture of the 2016/17 campaign.

Everton man reassures Liverpool fans ahead of Arsenal showdown

Arsenal are set to face Everton on the final day of the season in the last attempt to catch the Champions League train and Gareth Barry has promised that the Toffees will be 'professional'.

Arsene Wenger on Everton, Liverpool, Watford, Alexis, board meetings, Tony Adams...

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Arsene Wenger gave his final Premier League press conference on Friday morning and, as usual, the journalists spent the majority of it trying to get him to answer a question that he's refused to answer all season.

Tactics: How Ozil and Xhaka were able to destroy Sunderland

Arsenal tactics
Mesut Özil and Granit Xhaka evidently didn’t read the script that Tuesday night’s home win over Sunderland was to be an end of season dead rubber played at walking pace by both sides.

Wenger pinpoints where Arsenal's season started to go wrong

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Arsene Wenger met with the press after Arsenal's 2-0 win over Sunderland at the Emirates on Tuesday night.

Arsenal player ratings: He ghosted around like Casper on a turbo...

At times, it was a frustrating evening at the Emirates on Tuesday night with Arsenal still bringing the bants, despite the season being nearly...

Arsenal player ratings v Sunderland: Alexis and banter win out at...

At times, it was a frustrating evening at the Emirates on Tuesday night with Arsenal still bringing the bants, despite the season being nearly over.

Arsenal v Sunderland: Misery compared

Arsenal welcome Sunderland to the Emirates for the penultimate league game of the season.

Predicted Arsenal 3-4-3 v Sunderland: Alexis, Koscileny out, Walcott, Gabriel back

Arsenal welcome Sunderland to the Emirates for the penultimate league game of the season. With the Black Cats already relegated, Arsene Wenger knows he can rotate for this game, but the question is, will he?

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

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

Arsenal hoping win over Black Cats brings them luck in Champions...

Jermain Defoe
Stoke were comfortably seen off on Saturday and now it's already-relegated Sunderland for Arsenal on Tuesday.

Arsene Wenger on Alexis, buying players, top 4 + more

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Arsene Wenger met with the press on Monday morning ahead of Arsenal's game against Sunderland on Tuesday night.

Arsene Wenger confirms Alexis thigh problem but could still feature against...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger met with the press on Monday morning ahead of Arsenal’s penultimate Premier League game of the season against Sunderland on Tuesday evening.

Arsenal player ratings: Giroud smashes Stoke as Mike Dean lets them...

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal don't win at Stoke, until they do and then they smash some Orcs.

Arsenal player ratings: He’s taken to it like a pig to...

Arsenal made light work of Stoke on Saturday with a display that has been a long time coming. In this short pod, Lee Hurley casts his eye over each of the players who came away from Middle Earth with all three points and how this run is the most Arsenal thing ever.

Wenger on Stoke’s dodgy goal, Ozil & Alexis’ special quality +...

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Arsene Wenger spoke to Sky Sports immediately after his side had answered many critics by destroying Stoke in their own back yard.

Holding: I supported West Ham against Tottenham, I’ll do it again...

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Olivier Giroud and Rob Holding spoke to Sky Sports at the end of Arsenal’s comprehensive win over Stoke on Saturday evening.

It’s not controversial, it’s cheating! Arsenal fans react to chaotic win...

Arsenal have managed to close the gap between fifth and fourth to just one point ahead of Liverpool's trip to West Ham on Sunday.

Wenger's missing pre-Stoke press conference appears

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Many of us were waiting for Arsene Wenger to do a press conference on Friday ahead of Arsenal's game at Stoke on Saturday but...

Predicted Arsenal 3-4-3 v Stoke: Koscielny and Oxlade-Chamberlain to be risked

It's Stoke time and with the Orcs knowing a win here would end Arsenal's Champions League ambitions, we know it's going to be a tough match even if Mark Hughes says Stoke's thinking won't be that 'personal'.

Stoke and Arsenal share unwelcome defeat stat

Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott
It's every Arsenal fan's favourite game of the year - Stoke away.

Mark Hughes’ pre-Arsenal Stoke press conference in full

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Mark Hughes met with the press ahead of Stoke's final home game of the season against Arsenal on Saturday.

Tactics: How Arsenal's system is allowing Ramsey to star again

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal’s professional and drama-free away display earned them their first league win at St Mary’s since Southampton’s return to the top flight in 2012/13.

Arsenal player ratings v Southampton: Alexis redeems himself as Mustafi bosses...

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal kept their good run going and beat Southampton 2-0 on Wednesday night to get back to 5th place, just 3 away from the beloved top 4.

That’s why Wenger’s manager and we aren’t: Arsenal fans react to...

Arsenal managed to somewhat reluctantly register a much-needed win against Southampton on Wednesday night.

Southampton didn’t waste time against Liverpool, but it is a problem...

Teams are often accused of time-wasting tactics in an attempt to run down the clock and secure a hard-earned result but Arsene Wenger doesn't believe that Southampton were time-wasting against Liverpool at the weekend.

Wenger assesses Claude Puel at Southampton

Arsène Wenger has had his say about compatriot and managerial counterpart Claude Puel, whom his side will face once again this evening.

Arsenal lose away, Southampton can't win - since they last met

Jeff Reine-Adelaide
We all had a good chuckle when Southampton took points off Liverpool at the weekend, and then we remembered we were playing them next and things were sad again.

Predicted Arsenal 3-4-4 v Southampton: Random generator picks team

Arsenal travel to Southampton for what will surely be a tough game on Wednesday night. How will Arsenal lineup? Who the hell knows!

Midfield masterclass helps Wenger beat Mourinho again

Arsenal’s midfield outshone their United counterparts and provided the perfect platform for Sunday's 2-0 win, which leaves Jose Mourinho still searching for his first...

Arsenal player ratings v Manchester United: Donald Trump should use him...

Arsenal beat Manchester United on Sunday to put fifth place back in their own hands (are you excited?). So how did the players do individually?

Arsenal beating Manchester United matters even when it doesn’t

Arsenal ended Manchester United's unbeaten run, Arsene Wenger beat Jose Mourinho, and for one glorious afternoon, football was fun again for Gooners the globe...

Danny Welbeck: I love Manchester United but once we’re on that...

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Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck spoke to Sky Sports immediately after the final whistle on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger gives his verdict on finally beating Jose Mourinho

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Arsene Wenger met with Sky Sports immediately after his side had beaten Manchester United at the Emirates.

Arsenal end Manchester United unbeaten run as fans rediscover football joy:...

Arsenal ended Manchester United's unbeaten run, Arsene Wenger beat Jose Mourinho, and for one glorious afternoon, football was fun again for Gooners the globe over.

Predicted Manchester United 4-2-3-1 v Arsenal: Rooney back to score

With both managers mounting a challenge for a Champions League spot for the next season, this will be one of the most important fixtures in the coming weeks.

3 key battles that could decide Arsenal v Manchester United

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

48 v 21: Arsenal’s defence clear weak point since they last...

Arsenal and Manchester United have played a combined total of 69 games since the sides last played each other back in November.

Manchester United pre-Arsenal team news

José Mourinho has confirmed that first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea will return in goal against Arsenal ahead of Sunday's afternoon encounter.

I'm a big boy says Jose Mourinho about Arsene Wenger feud

Ahead of their 17th meeting this weekend, José Mourinho has insisted there are no underlying issues with Arsène Wenger.

Predicted Arsenal 3-4-3 v Manchester United: Giroud dropped

Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates as both sides slug it out to see who can finish fifth.

Granit Xhaka doubtful for Arsenal v Manchester United: Pre-match team news

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's game against Manchester United on Sunday.

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

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

Welbeck targets Manchester United for Arsenal bounceback after Tottenham failure

Danny Welbeck was a second-half substitute during Arsenal's 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane and admitted his disappointment after yet another defeat.

Wenger: He was one of the players who turned up for...

There were not many standout contenders for an individual Man of the Match performance from Arsenal's perspective during Sunday's derby, but Petr Čech has earned some praise from Arsene Wenger after an impressive goalkeeping display.

Arsenal player ratings v Tottenham: Will Alexis finally get some criticism...

Arsenal player ratings
It was all going so well - both United and City drew their matches, Chelsea won and ran away from Spurs for a bit, and we ONLY needed to do well and win.

Arsenal are better than Tottenham, they just need a coach with...

Arsenal lost at Tottenham and that was no surprise to anyone. Despite having a deeper squad and better players, they should have been able to...

Thierry Henry: 20 years and Spurs still have nothing to show...

Thierry Henry did not give the answer he was expected to when he was asked after Tottenham's win over Arsenal if he looks across north London with a sense of envy.

No pride, soul or mental strength: Arsenal answer many questions in...

When Arsenal lose to Tottenham the natural reaction is to get angry. Not this time. This time we're just sad. This pod comes from Lee Hurley's post-match...

Wenger: Tottenham finishing above Arsenal had to happen one day

Arsene Wenger said that 'mathematically it was bound to happen' that Tottenham would finish above Arsenal after his side sealed their own fate at White Hart Lane.

Petr Cech trolls Tottenham despite losing

Petr Cech managed to get a dig in at Tottenham in his post-match interview when he said they were having their 'best season in the history of their club'.

Tottenham finally finish above Arsenal: DVD release date not yet announced

Arsenal imploded in the second half at White Hart Lane, handing Tottenham their own version of St Totteringham's Day after a 21-year wait.

Tottenham v Arsenal: 62 games since they last met with contrasting...

Arsenal face Tottenham on Sunday afternoon for the first time since November and the fortunes of both sides could not be more different.

Laurent Koscielny returns to full training as Arsenal get ready for...

Alexis Sanchez v Tottenham
It's another big fixture for Arsenal, in the final north London Derby at White Hart Lane.

Predicted Arsenal 3-4-3 v Tottenham: Walcott dropped

Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane, as it currently stands, for the last time this season, so how will they lineup?

Wenger: This is what I expect from Tottenham

Arsene Wenger has said that he expects an ‘open game’ when Arsenal venture up the Seven Sisters Road to face Tottenham on Sunday.

Arsenal pre-Tottenham team news: Koscileny news ‘positive’

Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's crunch game at White Hart Lane this weekend.

Arsenal's new system means these players could be sold

Arsenal tactics
Do these players have a future at Arsenal under the new system?

Arsenal player ratings: Shocking display from one while others impress

Arsenal player ratings
It was a really frustrating Wednesday night in London and you certainly couldn't tell it was a match between last season's champions and the runner-ups.

Why are we talking Alexis’ antics and not Leicester red cards?

Arsenal beat Leicester 1-0 at the Emirates thanks to Nacho Monreal but all the talk is about Mike Jones and Alexis Sanchez.

Referee makes it all about him as Nacho Monreal saves Arsenal

Nacho Monreal continued his red-hot steak, as his speculative effort cannoned off Robert Huth's chest to give Arsenal all three points late in the game against Leicester.

Predicted Arsenal 3-4-3 v Leicester City: Return of Le Coq

Arsenal welcome Leicester City to the Emirates on Wednesday night hoping to win back-to-back league games for the first time since January.

Arsenal looking to win 2-in-a-row for first time since January v...

Jamie Vardy
Arsenal will be looking to secure back-to-back league victories for the first time since January when they host Craig Shakespeare's Leicester City side on Wednesday evening.

Tactics: How Arsenal used Middlesbrough as their Manchester City testing ground

Arsenal tactics
There are two schools of thought regarding Arsenal’s formation switch ahead of Monday night’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

Arsenal player focus: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain give MOTM performance against Middlesbrough

In our match preview, I stressed the importance of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain starting against Middlesbrough. He didn't disappoint.

Arsenal players react to win over Middlesbrough

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Laurent Koscielny and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain spoke with the press immediately after the win over Middlesbrough while others took to social media

Arsene Wenger: See, I can change!

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Arsene Wenger met with the press after his side's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

Arsenal player ratings: Youngsters shine as more senior players stink up...

Arsenal player ratings
It was a rainy Monday night at the Riverside for Arsenal who came away with all three points after a tough game. So how did the players do?

How sh*t must you be, we're winning away: Arsenal fans react...

Arsenal went to Middlesbrough with six changes to their lineup and a back three for the first time in 20 years, looked a total shambles, yet managed to come away with all three points.

This Arsenal star must start: Middlesbrough v Arsenal preview

Calum Chambers
After a forgettable 3-0 away defeat against Crystal Palace last Monday, Arsenal will be looking to atone for their errors in another away fixture - against Steve Agnew's inconsistent Middlesbrough side.

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 v Middlesbrough: Welbeck dropped

It’s Arsenal time again and this time it’s a trip to 19thplaced Middlesbrough which is striking terror into the hearts of Arsenal fans everywhere.

170 goals: Middlesbrough v Arsenal since they last met

Calum Chambers
Arsenal travel to Middlesbrough on Monday night hoping to arrest a slide of four successive away defeats.

Tactics: Arsenal's pathetic Palace performance indicative of deeper problems

Arsenal tactics
A gameplan, no matter how elaborate or simple, stringent or fluid, can only be as effective as the players tasked with implementing it. At Selhurst...

Arsenal player ratings: More zeros than Arsene Wenger's paycheck

Arsenal player ratings
I'm have no words for Arsenal's 'performance' against Crystal Palace.

Wenger: I want the fans to support the team – pity...

Arsene Wenger said after Arsenal’s latest embarrassment that he understands the fans’ disappointment because they all feel it too, in the latest round of 'let's tell the fans what we think they want to hear.'

Arsenal board need to remove Wenger contract offer

Arsenal were a total shambles against Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Arsenal fan tweets as they crash and burn against Crystal Palace

Arsenal turned in another pathetic performance in the Premier League as they lost to Crystal Palace in the most predictable fashion.

Arsenal fans create hilarious hashtag during Crystal Palace match

Arsenal fans spent the majority of the first half against Crystal Palace trying to ignore what they were watching on a pitch.

What can Crystal Palace and Arsenal expect from Monday’s referee?

Michael Oliver will take charge of Arsenal’s trip to Crystal Palace on Monday night, so what can both sides expect from the official?

A must-win clash against resurgent Eagles: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal preview

After our 3-0 win over West Ham last time out, there's another London derby to contest - this time against a resurgent Crystal Palace side who've won four of their last five league matches.

These two must start for Arsenal against Crystal Palace: Predicted XI

Arsenal have a great chance to get back-to-back wins when they travel to an injury-ravaged Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Arsene Wenger Alexis, Ozil, Crystal Palace, himself and more

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Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's game against Crystal Palace on Monday night.

How Arsenal's throwback tactics against West Ham got the best out...

Arsenal tactics
An Arsenal side inspired by Mesut Özil and captained by Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey got back to winning ways against West Ham, while also turning in a solid performance they can build upon moving towards Wembley.

Arsenal annoy BBC MOTD by being good against West Ham

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

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

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

Wenger talks Ozil ‘hit hard’, Elneny, Ospina, confidence & more

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Arsene Wenger met with the press after Arsenal returned to winning ways against West Ham.

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 ratings: Ozil, Xhaka star in West Ham show

It was a lovely Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium, one like we haven't had in a while.

Wenger hails Arsenal after West Ham show, doesn't mention mental strength

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Arsene Wenger was at pains to stress how important Arsenal’s win over West Ham was for the confidence of the side.

Arsenal fans earn the right to smile again

That was so much better from Arsenal that it can't help but remind you of why you fell in love with football in the first place.

Best tweets as Arsenal return with great display against West Ham

Arsenal got back to winning ways against West Ham at the Emirates in an exciting match which showcased some actual football from the Gunners.

Gunners target return to winning ways: Arsenal vs West Ham preview

After a frenetic 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal will look for a return to winning ways when they entertain Slaven Bilic's West Ham side on Wednesday evening.

Arsenal to get no love from referee against West Ham

Martin Atkinson
Martin Atkinson takes charge of Arsenal's game against West Ham, so what can both sides expect from one of PGMOL’s finest?

West Ham infograph ahead of Arsenal’s lastest act of Premier League...

Andy Carroll
It's Premier League time again and this time, West Ham roll into town giving Arsenal the perfect chance to demonstrate their care in the community programme by helping out a team struggling even more than themselves.

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Giroud, Ramsey, Ox in

Arsenal welcome West Ham to the Emirates on Wednesday night in what must surely be their best chance to get back to winning ways.

Watch: Arsene Wenger’s pre-West Ham press conference in full

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Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's game against West Ham on Wednesday night.

Arsenal's Defensive Woes Continue

Arsenal’s defence was an absolute shambles at times against Manchester City.

Iwobi: What I tried to do against Manchester City

Alex Iwobi hoped his energy would help Arsenal seal all three points against Manchester City.

Exasperating Arsenal’s problems get deeper every week

The manager doesn’t seem up to the job, the players say they want to play for him but just don’t seem to have it...

Arsenal fan reaction: Arsenal need major surgery, midfield appalling against Manchester...

Arsenal drew 2-2 against Manchester City and Daily Cannon's Matthew Wade delivers a damming verdict on Arsene Wenger and his squad. Skip straight to audio Listen...

Wenger: This is why Mesut Ozil missed glorious chance against Manchester...

Mesut Ozil had a glorious chance to score for Arsenal and perhaps win them the game against Manchester City but he fluffed his lines.

Wenger talks Arsenal mental strength against Manchester City

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Arsene Wenger used his post-match reactions to hail the Arsenal mental strength in all the interviews he undertook.

Wenger hails Arsenal mental strength 4 times after Manchester City draw

Arsene Wenger hailed his side’s mental strength after they managed to grab a draw against Manchester City.

Arsenal forward: It's not good enough for us as a club

Danny Welbeck spoke with Sky Sports after Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Fans react on Twitter as Arsenal drive them crazy against Manchester...

Arsenal couldn't get back to winning ways against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon but they did show a bit of fight and spirit, some might even proffer 'mental strength'.

Wenger hoping he's giving Arsenal midfielder 'taste for more' amidst ext...

Arsene Wenger has used his pre-Manchester City programme notes to pick out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a special mention.

What can Arsenal and Manchester City expect from Sunday’s referee?

Andre Marriner will take charge of Arsenal’s game against Manchester City on Sunday, so what can both sides expect from the official?

Compared: Arsenal and Manchester City’s form since the sides last met

Hector Bellerin
Everything you need to know about how Arsenal and Manchester City have played since they last met

Stat attack: Everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal v...

Arsenal stats
Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates this weekend as we finally bid farewell to international football for the season. Ahead of the game, the lovely people over at Kickoff.co.uk sent us through a great stats pack

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 lineup v Manchester City: Does it even matter...

Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates on Sunday in a game they simply have to win.

Arsene Wenger pre-Manchester City press conference in full

Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of his side's game against Manchester City at the weekend.

Tactics: What went wrong for Arsenal against West Brom

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

In full: Arsene Wenger’s post West Brom press conference

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Arsene Wenger met with the press after his side's latest defeat and set the interweb alight by admitting he had finally made a decision on his future.

Watch: Arsene Wenger post West Brom shambles interview

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A very deflated Arsene Wenger spoke with the press immediately after his side crashed to a 30-1 defeat at West Brom.

Tweets: Arsenal fans react to West Brom shambles, plane banners, Ospina,...

Arsenal put in yet another weak performance and paid for it with all the points as the Baggies won 3-1. Mohamed Elneny returned to the...

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 lineup for inevitable struggle against West Brom

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsenal travel to West Brom knowing that they have only lost one of their last 12 Premier League games against West Brom, so how will they line up?

West Brom v Arsenal referee preview

Neil Swarbrick has refereed just one Arsenal game this season – the reverse of this fixture on Boxing Day at the Emirates, find out more here

Since they last played: West Brom v Arsenal infograph

Olivier Giroud
Arsenal and West Brom meet this weekend with neither side setting the world alight. Here's everything that has happened to the two sides since:

Referee preview: Swarbrick back for West Brom v Arsenal

Neil Swarbrick has refereed just one Arsenal game this season – the reverse of this fixture on Boxing Day at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger’s pre-West Brom press conference in full

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Arsene Wenger met with the press on Thursday ahead of Arsenal's game against West Brom. Watch his full press conference here

Arsene Wenger – Benching Alexis misfired against Liverpool + post-match interviews

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Arsene Wenger admitted that benching Alexis Sanchez against Liverpool misfired when he was quizzed about it immediately after the game.

Get in the bin – Which Arsenal player got the worst...

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Arsenal went to Liverpool and lost in a way we’ve seen all too many times before.

Tweets - Arsenal fans react during Arsenal's embarassment at Liverpool

during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England.
Arsenal answered their critics with a massive shrug of their shoulders as they capitulated at Anfield thanks to another poor first half display.

Wenger confirms Arsenal tactics for Liverpool with Ozil key

Mesut Ozil
Arsenal are going to Liverpool to control the match and play their usual game – there will be no bus-parking at Anfield.

Mesut Ozil in and out of for Liverpool game

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Mesut Ozil has not not been ruled out of Arsenal's game against Liverpool despite reports on Friday evening that the German had not travelled north with the squad.

All signs point to strong ref for Arsenal at Liverpool

Bobby Madley will take charge of Arsenal’s trip to Liverpool on Saturday.

154 scored, 79 conceded – Liverpool v Arsenal – Since they...

A lot has happened since Arsenal and Liverpool met on the first day of the season.

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 lineup v Liverpool - Ozil and Ramsey to...

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsenal travel to Liverpool and the game is pretty much must-win for both sides, so how will Arsenal lineup?

Goals, excitement & unpredictability – What to expect from Liverpool v...

After a three-week Premier League hiatus for the Gunners, a tough test at Anfield awaits on Saturday evening.

Liverpool suffer major injury blow ahead of Arsenal game

Jordan Henderson
Liverpool look likely to be without their captain, Jordan Henderson, when Arsenal arrive at Anfield this weekend.

Petr Čech refuses to concede defeat to Chelsea

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Petr Cech of Arsenal applauds supporters after his side's 2-0 win in the Premier League match between Arsenal and Hull City at Emirates Stadium on February 11, 2017 in London, England.
After his first clean sheet in four matches during a 2-0 win over Hull yesterday, Petr Cech refused to rule us out of the Premier League title race.

Arsenal player ratings v Hull – What is a midfield?

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal made hard work of their game against Hull, but when you consider what the Tigers have done to Liverpool and United recently, perhaps we shouldn’t be too hard on our little bunch of snowflakes.

Arsene Wenger apologises for Alexis goal v Hull even though he...

Arsene Wenger spoke with the press after his side's win over Hull, apologising if Alexis' goal was handball and admitting the side were nervous.

Mark Clattenburg apologised to Hull and told Gibbs why he didn't...

Kieran Gibbs admitted he was lucky not to get sent off against Hull when he picked up a yellow in the second half.

Arsenal convince few their problems are solved with nervy win over...

Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Hull at the Emirates but they still look less than solid.

Scored, conceded, won, lost – Arsenal v Hull – Since they...

Hull rock up at the Emirates this week full of confidence, the complete opposite of their hosts.

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 lineup v Hull – Power over pace

Arsenal predicted lineup
It's Premier League time and this week we're facing Hull who come to the Emirates with a big bag of banana skins.

Arsenal, Hull and a big bag of banana skins – match...

Granit Xhaka
After successive defeats against Watford and Chelsea, it's about restoring order from Arsenal's perspective as Hull arrive at the Emirates with a massive bag of banana skins.

Cards aplenty in last 15 – Arsenal v Hull referee preview

Mark Clattenburg and Alexis Sanchez
Mark Clattenburg will be in charge of Arsenal’s game against Hull so what can both sides expect from the star ref?

Arsenal and Hull managers’ press conference in full

Arsene Wenger and Marco Silva both spoke with the press on Friday ahead of their showdown in the Premier League at the Emirates this weekend.

Watford top Premier League foul count, Manchester United 2nd, Bournemouth bottom

Arsenal stats
When it comes to sides that are committing the most fouls this season (on actual fouls given), Watford are leading the way in the Premier League with Manchester United not too far behind them.

Tactics: The fundamental flaw at centre of Arsenal’s limp display at...

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal were found wanting yet again at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a defeat that finally ended a title challenge that had been running on fumes.

Chelsea manager – In England it’s legal to elbow players in...

Antonio Conte
Chelsea’s manager, Antonio Conte, believes that it is legal to elbow players in the head with such force they are knocked out because Marcos Alonso jumped higher than Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal players get negative ratings v Chelsea

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal went to Chelsea on Saturday for the early kick-off and promptly played like Arsenal at Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger – Arsenal had the right attitude at Chelsea...

Arsene Wenger in stands at Chelsea
Arsene Wenger once again managed to find words to praise his players and try to shift any doubt over his team preparation by saying ‘we had the right attitude’ after the defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Alternative facts reign as Arsenal and referee combine for Chelsea horror...

Hector Bellerin
Martin Atkinson, as expected, played a pivotal role in Arsenal’s defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the Gunners said goodbye to their title challenge in the weakest possible fashion.

4 Arsenal v Chelsea player battles that could decide the match

Laurent Koscielny Diego Costa
While football may be a team game, certain individual battles on the pitch will go some way to determining who wins this game at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal get boost with ref’s Chelsea record but still face tough...

Martin Atkinson
Martin Atkinson will take charge of Arsenal’s game at Chelsea on Saturday and that means one thing – a kick-fest.

Make or break time for Arsenal as 'mental strength' set to...

After a forgettable defeat on Tuesday night at the hands of Watford, it's even more of an important fixture for Arsenal as they make the short trip to west London with league leaders Chelsea up next.

110 scored, 36 conceded – Chelsea v Arsenal – Since we...

Laurent Koscielny Diego Costa
Arsenal, you might have heard, travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend.

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 lineup v Chelsea – Pace over power

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsenal head to Stamford Bridge this weekend with a bit of a problem.

Chelsea manager seeking revenge against Arsenal when he should say ‘thank...

Antonio Conte Arsene Wenger
Conte seeking revenge against Arsenal when he should say ‘thank you’ to them for helping to get their title charge on track.

Arsenal sting themselves in the face against Watford

Alexis Sanchez v Watford
Arsenal embarrassed themselves against Watford on Tuesday night, as they put in a truly awful performance.

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 lineup v Watford – All change

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsenal welcome Watford to the Emirates tonight in the Premier League and we should see a number of changes to the side that brushed past Southampton at the weekend.

What’s happened since Arsenal last faced Watford?

This graphic is a look at what has happened for Arsenal and Watford since they played each other last

Player ratings: Alexis ice cold despite Xhaka stupidity

Arsenal player ratings
It's never boring or easy with Arsenal, is it?

Wenger 'regrets everything' after Anthony Taylor shove

Arsene Wenger sent off
Arsene Wenger has told the media that he 'regrets everything' after he shoved Anthony Taylor in the Arsenal tunnel.

Moss sticks it to Granit but Arsenal avoid slip

Arsenal beat Burnley despite being reduced to 10 men, but that was only half the story...

Predicted Arsenal 4-2-3-1 v Burnley – Bellerin back

Arsenal welcome Burnley to the Emirates on Sunday, so how will they line up?

Arsenal v Burnley – Since we last met

Arsenal opposition preview
Ahead of Arsenal’s game against Burnley this weekend, we take a look at what has happened since both sides played each other back in October.

Wenger - This is how Arsenal will beat Burnley

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger believes that the best way to beat Burnley at the Emirates on Sunday is to use Arsenal's pace, in both runs and passing while protecting themselves from the counter.

Tactics: How Arsenal reverted to Wengerball to destroy Swansea

Arsenal tactics
Saturday’s performance in the 0-4 win at Swansea was Arsenal’s most aesthetically pleasing display in the league since the win over Chelsea back in September, so what did they do differently?

Swansea boss convinced Ki’s dive against Arsenal was a penalty

Paul Clement, Swansea manager
Paul Clement was left frustrated after his side’s defeat to Arsenal and was less than impressed at Mike Jones for booking Ki Sung-Yeung instead of awarding his side a penalty.

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 - 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.

Arsenal player ratings: Iwobi shines in a big away win

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal romped home against Swansea, but how did the players do on an individual basis?

New signing D. Flection wins it for Arsenal at Swansea as...

Olivier Giroud v Swansea
Arsenal moved into the top four, for a few hours at least, with a comprehensive win at the Liberty, completing a season double over Swansea for the first time since they returned to the top flight (2011).

Wenger confirms injury blow for Arsenal ahead of Swansea game

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning ahead of Arsenal's trip to Swansea on Saturday.

Arsenal fail to show mental strength at Preston by only conceding...

Arsenal mental strength
Arsenal failed to demonstrate their fabled mental strength at Deepdale by only coming back from one goal down to win – a feat easily achieved by lesser mortals with no such strengths.

5 things Arsenal learned v Bournemouth

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

Olivier Giroud has most shots on goal v Bournemouth

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud once again made a pretty solid case for a new contact during Arsenal's 3-3 draw against Bournemouth.

Aaron Ramsey completes more passes than any player v Bournemouth

Despite getting off to a shaky start out wide, Aaron Ramsey managed the most successful passes out of any other player during Arsenal's 3-3 draw against Bournemouth.

Match preview - Arsenal aim for third win on the bounce...

Arsenal match preview
Having prevailed with a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Crystal Palace on New Year's Day, Arsenal will be looking to secure their third successive Premier League win when they travel to the Vitality Stadium with Bournemouth up next.

Referee preview - Do Arsenal have cause for concern against Bournemouth?

Michael Oliver has been chosen to referee Arsenal's Premier League match away to Bournemouth, which isn't exactly fantastic news.

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Arsenal lineup v Bournemouth

Arsenal predicted lineup
Just two days after Arsenal's 2-0 win against Crystal Palace at the Emirates and THAT Olivier Giroud goal, the Gunners travel to Bournemouth hoping for a similar performance.

Reaction! Olivier Giroud watches his wonder goal for the first time

After Arsenal’s win over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, Sky Sports spoke with Olivier Giroud and showed him his own goal.

Arsenal player ratings: Great team performance to kick Ooff 2017 in...

Arsenal player ratings
Happy new year! 3 points, a clean sheet, great performance and goal of the season on the first day of 2017 - not a bad way to start.

‘Oh my god, what was that?!’ Giroud screamer wins it for...

Olivier gIroud celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace
Arsenal kept pace with the sides above them in the league thanks to a comfortable win over Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace and Olivier Giroud's wonder goal.

Wenger – We were relentless

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger believes his side were ‘relentless’ against West Brom after two disappointing matches in the week before.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace – A turgid affair fit for Sunday...

Ever feel like we're playing the same game of football over and over?

Arsenal v Crystal Palace – Opposition infograph

Arsenal preview Crystal Palace
Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates on Sunday for the first match of 2017. Here's everything you need to know about them ahead of the game.

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Arsenal lineup v Crystal Palace

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates for the first match of 2017 and they will be without seven players for the game. This is how we think Arsenal will lineup for the game.

Poor referee selected for Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Andre Marriner
Andre Marriner will take charge of Arsenal v Crystal Palace on Sunday at the Emirates and Arsenal fans will be hoping that he offers a bit more protection than he did the last time he refereed an Arsenal game.

Wenger – Why Arsenal did not want to play West Brom

Arsene Wenger
Following Arsenal's 1-0 win over West Brom on Boxing Day, Arsene Wenger explained why playing the Baggies off the back of two losses wasn't exactly an ideal tie.

Player focus – Ozil defies human eyes once again

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

Human eyes aren’t always enough to fully appreciate him – Arsenal...

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal managed to grab all three points against West Brom on Boxing Day but it was far from an inspiring performance. How did the players do individually?

Episode 2,564 of Arsenal v The Bus ends in lucky escape

Alexis Sanchez v West Brom
Arsenal bored fans to death against West Brom at the Emirates on Boxing Day but managed to find a winner to avoid slipping even further behind Chelsea in the title race.

Wenger – We’re not used to losing

Arsene Wenger Pep Guardiola
Arsene Wenger has said that ‘disappointments are part of a successful season’ but admitted that losing is hard to take because his side aren’t used to it.

Cech - This is what we have to prepare for against...

Petr Cech
Arsenal face West Brom on Boxing Day having lost only 2 of their previous 19 Premier League Boxing Day games and Petr Cech has been speaking ahead of the game

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Arsenal lineup v West Brom

Arsenal predicted lineup
It’s Boxing Day and our lighter-than-usual festive schedule kicks off against West Brom, so how will Arsenal line up?

INFOGRAPH: Everything Arsenal need to know about West Brom

Tony Pulis manager of West Brom
Everything you need to knbow ahead of Arsenal's game against West Brom at the Emirates on Boxing Day

Worrying stat shows how many times Arsenal defender passed to Cech...

Petr Cech
Worryingly, one of Arsenal's top pass combinations against Manchester City was between Gabriel and Petr Cech.

Wenger slams referee following Manchester City defeat

Martin Atkinson
Arsene Wenger had some choice words for referee, Martin Atkinson following Arsenal's 2-1 defeat away to Manchester City.

Laurent Koscielny completes more clearances than anyone v Manchester City

Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny was once again Arsenal's main man against Manchester City.

Alexis Sanchez commits most fouls out of any player v Manchester...

Alexis Sanchez
When you think of Alexis Sanchez, it's usually something to do with football, dogs or smiling; he's a lover not a fighter.

Amazing stat shows Theo Walcott has overtaken massive Arsenal legend

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott has now scored more Premier League goals than Robert Pires.

Manchester City boss - It means a lot to beat Arsenal

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola is over the moon that he managed to beat, according to him, one of the best teams in the Premier League.

Woeful Arsenal wave goodbye to lead after lacklustre display v Manchester...

Despite only losing by 2-1, Arsenal's performance against Manchester City was one of their worst of the season.

Infograph: Opposition preview - Can Manchester City end bad streak against...

Manchester City haven't had the most consistent run of results so far this season.

Watch: Get hyped – Manchester City v Arsenal promo

Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola
Manchester City host Arsenal on Sunday afternoon in a crucial match for both teams.

Tactics: How Arsenal came unstuck at Everton

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal came away empty-handed from Goodison Park after playing well for approximately two of the final 60 minutes against Ronald Koeman’s resurgent Everton side, who had only won one of their last 10 matches.

Watch: Should this have been an Arsenal penalty against Everton?

Mark Clattenburg and Alexis Sanchez
Should this tackle on Alexis Sanchez have been a penalty?

Everton boss - We were lucky to beat Arsenal

Ronald Koeman
Everton boss, Ronald Koeman, was full of praise for Arsenal despite his team beating us 2-1 on Tuesday evening.

Granit Xhaka still passmaster v Everton despite Arsenal loss

Granit Xhaka
Despite Arsenal losing against Everton 2-1 on Tuesday night, Granit Xhaka was still the passmaster, completing the most passes out of anyone on the pitch.

Wenger – This is why Arsenal lost to Everton

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal lost to Everton on Tuesday night because they didn't take their chances.

Wenger challenges Chelsea to continue unbeaten run

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has praised Chelsea on their nine-game winning streak but can they continue?

Watch: Stoke boss agrees with penalty decision v Arsenal

Mark Hughes
Stoke boss, Mark Hughes, unsurprisingly agrees with Lee Mason's penalty decision during his team's trip to Arsenal.

Watch: Wenger talks Stoke, Arsenal's bench and that penalty

Arsene Wenger was on hand post-match after Arsenal beat Stoke 3-1 at home on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal player ratings v Stoke – Ozil, Ox & Alexis shine...

Arsenal never really got out of 2nd gear against Stoke because they didn't have to.

Wenger - Referee made wrong penalty call... again!

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger had his say on Stoke's penalty that was given against Arsenal in the 29th minute of the Premier League match.

Watch: Was referee right to give this penalty to Stoke against...

Granit Xhaka
In the 29th minute Stoke got awarded a penalty by referee, Lee Mason, but should it have been given?

Wenger praises Arsenal bench after Stoke win

Alex Iwobi
Arsene Wenger praised the quality of Arsenal's bench after Iwobi came on in the 69th minute to score their third goal against Stoke.

Wenger – This was key to Arsenal beating Stoke

Arsene Wenger
Speaking after Arsenal's comfortable 3-1 win over Stoke City, Arsene Wenger revealed an aspect of the Gunners' game that was key to their victory.

Two Arsenal men make BBC TOTW, one very surprising

Arsenal team of the week
Alexis Sanchez and Nacho Monreal were both selected in Garth Crook’s BBC Team of the Week for the matches that were played this weekend.

Predicted 4-2-3-1 Arsenal lineup v West Ham – Walcott, Alexis back

Arsenal predicted lineup
After crashing out of the EFL Cup to Southampton midweek, Arsenal are expected to field a very different starting XI against West Ham on Saturday.

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.

Alexis Sanchez ‘This is the Premier League, I like it. I’m...

Alexis Sanchez gave a rare post-match interview after Arsenal beat Bournemouth and said he’s ‘happy’and loving the Premier League.

Referee penalty shocker makes Arsenal work for the points v Bournemouth

Arsenal had to overcome a determined Bournemouth side and an idiotic Mike Jones to claim all three points at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Bournemouth manager sings Arsenal's praises

Eddie Howe
Ahead of our meeting on Sunday afternoon, AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has publicly revealed praise for Arsenal and admitted he has watched the Gunners in previous years to find ways that he can improve, both in his playing career and now as a manager.

Head-to-head, form, key players & more - All Arsenal need to...

Arsenal welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates this weekend and will be hoping to get back to winning ways against the League's tenth best-placed team. Here's all you need to know about Bournemouth

Granit Xhaka to start – Arsenal predicted XI v Bournemouth

Arsenal predicted lineup
This is it, this is going to be the weekend when Granit Xhaka finally gets a start for Arsenal.

Protect yourself – Mike Jones to referee Arsenal v Bournemouth

Referee Mike Jones
Mike Jones has been handed the reins of Arsenal v Bournemouth this weekend in the Premier League.

Bonus Arsenal Pod: PSG uncovered

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

Tactics: This is what cost Arsenal against Manchester United

Arsenal tactics
As you were no doubt told when you first started watching football, going in 0-0 at half time of an away game is no bad thing.

Wenger explains why Xhaka and Iwobi didn't start at Manchester United

Arsene Wenger explained his team selection after his side’s draw with Manchester United, stating that he picked his team based on ‘experience and fight’.

Battling Arsenal midfielder explains the theory about Arsenal's frontman

Francis Coquelin v Manchester United
Despite Manchester United's dominance for large periods at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal responded well after going behind to Juan Mata's 68th minute strike to snatch a last-gasp point, in no part thanks to their subs.

Arsenal’s shot map v Manchester United makes for sad viewing

Olivier GIroud v Manchester United
To say that Arsenal underperformed against Manchester United would be akin to saying water is a little bit wet.

Player Ratings: Giroud shines but Ozil & co. stink up Manchester...

Arsenal player ratings
A draw at Old Trafford is better than a loss

Arsenal’s defence worries fans more than World War 3 after Manchester...

Arsenal poll
Arsenal’s defence is causing Arsenal fans more problems than the impending World War 3 that’s coming our way after Donald Trump was elected.

Jose Mourinho’s look of disgust after Arsenal draw makes Gooners super...

Sad Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho looked absolutely disgusted that his side had not been able to beat Arsene Wenger’s men on Saturday at Old Trafford.

Mourinho – Manchester United were ‘phenomenal’ against Arsenal & 'unluckiest team...

Sad Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho met with the press after the final whistle on Saturday and he was not pleased with the result.

Wenger admits wondering if Arsenal have 'mental block' at Manchester United

Arsene Wenegr at Old Trafford
Arsene Wenger met with the press after his side lucked a draw at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Should Manchester United man have been sent off for this against...

Andre Marriner
On Saturday afternoon Matteo Darmian seemed to be a very lucky boy.

Walcott surprised to be questioned over Arsenal’s poor performance

Theo Walcott v Manchester United
Theo Walcott met with the press shortly after Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday and seemed genuinely surprised to be asked about their disappointing performance.

Manchester United v Arsenal preview: Bragging rights and points up for...

Arsenal match preview
An away trip to Old Trafford is never ideal straight after the international break, but Arsène Wenger's side will travel to Manchester ahead of the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday with the belief that they can finally banish their hoodoo against José Mourinho.

Tactics: How Arsenal allowed Tottenham to claim a draw at the...

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal should have been out of sight by halftime in the north London derby, so how did Spurs end up with a draw?

Wenger explains why Arsenal didn’t beat Tottenham

Arsene Wenger
Despite all of the pre-match anticipation and excitement, the north London derby was not a memorable one for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger explains what went wrong.

Wanyama, the penalty, the result - Analysing Arsene Wenger’s post-Tottenham comments...

Spin, deflection and misdirection are the order of the day for many interviews after a disappointing result, so how did Arsene Wenger do with his comments after Arsenal’s draw with Spurs?

How did Clattenberg not give Arsenal a penalty for this against...

Mark Clattenberg Arsenal v Tottenham
Yes, yes, I know, I’m only whinging about the referee because we didn’t win.

Watch – Arsenal nutmegs v Tottenham

Arsenal skills
We may not have got the result that we wanted – nor the performance, but a couple of Arsenal players demonstrated some skills to show us they haven’t totally forgotten how to football now it's November.

Arsenal player ratings v Tottenham with player highlights

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal were well below par against Tottenham on Sunday and might think that a point was a decent result given how poor they were at times. Here's how the players rated individually:

Should Arsenal’s goal against Tottenham have been ruled out for offside?

Wimmer OG Arsenal v Tottenham
Since the final whistle (and during the game) there has been much whinging about Arsenal’s goal, which was scored by Tottenham’s Kevin Wimmer, with claims it was offside.

Wenger challenges referee’s decision to award penalty to Tottenham

Arsene Wenger met with the press after his side’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham and challenged Mark Clattenberg's decision to award them a penalty.

Arsenal well below par, Tottenham still fail to win

Alexis Sanchez v Tottenham
Arsenal had to be happy with just a point when they faced Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday.

Mustafi – Let’s do it against Spurs!

Shkodran Mustafi may be about to take part in his first north London derby, but he seems well aware of what it means (or, at least, his media people do).

Fewer goals than 3 Arsenal players & everything else you need...

This week, our resident designer turned her attention to Tottenham and compiled all the relevant stats ahead of the game in one handy graphic for your viewing pleasure.

Forward and midfielder dropped - Arsenal predicted XI v Tottenham

Arsenal predicted lineup
When it comes to picking a starting XI for Sunday’s derby game against Tottenham, Arsene Wenger has a wealth of options.

Attack v defence – why Arsenal can thump Tottenham this weekend

Five reasons why Arsenal fans should be super optimistic ahead of the north London derby against Tottenham this weekend

POLL – Arsenal v Tottenham, who will win?

Arsenal poll
It’s a north London derby weekend and that means there is only one thing on the minds of both sets of fans – terror. So who is going to win?

Mertesacker – Arsenal fans would have been shaking their heads

Per Mertesacker
Per Mertesacker admits that Arsenal fans would have been ‘shaking their heads’ when the side went two-goals down against Ludogorets, but has backed the team to be ready for Tottenham on Sunday.

Wenger – This player is mentally stronger after the summer, he’s...

Aaron Ramsey and Arsene Wenger of Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has told the matchday programme that he believes Aaron Ramsey is ‘mentally stronger’ after his exploits with Wales in the summer.

Wenger – This is what Tottenham will do on Sunday

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the matchday programme about what he expects from Tottenham on Sunday in the north London derby.

Arsenal get bumper injury boosts before Tottenham game

Arsenal team news
Arsenal have been boosted by the news that a number of their injured stars could return this weekend for the game against Tottenham at the Emirates.

Arsenal midfielder fit to start against Tottenham, but should he?

Arsenal poll
Aaron Ramsey has declared himself fit and ready to face Tottenham, but should Arsene Wenger bring him back into the starting lineup for the...

The truth about Granit Xhaka’s red card record ahead of Tottenham...

Granit Xhaka
Sunday will give Granit Xhaka the first taste of a north London derby and we have to ask – will he be able to keep himself on the pitch for 90 minutes?

Get hyped – Arsenal v Tottenham promo

There are many bigger games in football than Arsenal v Tottenham, but not to both sets of fans, with Tottenham’s season depending solely on what they do in relation to Arsenal.

Giroud, Alexis, Middlebrough + more - Wenger post-Sunderland interviews

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger met with the press for his usual post-match obligations after his side brushed Sunderland aside.

Atkinson Arsenal horror show against Sunderland highlights desperate need for change

After a poor display from Martin Atkinson in Arsenal's win over Sunderland, our resident laws-of-the-game expert, got a little bit worked up...

Surprising Arsenal players led the way in tackling and ball recovery...

If you had to guess who made the most ball recoveries and tackles for Arsenal against Sunderland, you’d probably pick Francis Coquelin or Mohamed Elneny. You'd be wrong.

94% accuracy + most touches - the most influential Arsenal player...

Mohamed Elneny came in for a lot of criticism for his pairing with Francis Coquelin in last week’s draw against Boro, but the Egyptian really stepped things up this week against Sunderland.

Wenger – This guy is 'mentally absolutely fantastic’

Olivier Giroud scores v Sunderland
Arsene Wenger hailed Olivier Giroud as having an ‘absolutely fantastic’ mentality after the Frenchman scored two goals with his first two touches against Sunderland.

Arsenal player ratings v Sunderland – Alexis world class as super...

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal should have been out of sight against Sunderland in the first half.

Ozil hails Arsenal’s ‘mentality’ after Atkinson helps Sunderland equalise

Mesut Ozil v Sunderland in a game which saw Martin Atkinson helps Sunderland
Mesut Ozil couldn’t wait to get on Twitter (or get his ‘people’ on Twitter) to hail Arsenal’s 4-1 win at Sunderland on Saturday and the team mentality to come back after their equaliser.

Wenger – This is why it was important Arsenal beat Sunderland

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger believes that it was important that Arsenal defeated Sunderland on Saturday after the disappointment of last weekend.

Arsenal turn to Plan B-ig Sexy in Sunderland rout – with...

Arsenal needed the power of Olivier Giroud and the injustice of a terrible refereeing display from Martin Atkinson to see off Sunderland on Saturday lunchtime.

Arsenal predicted XI v Sunderland - Gibbs and Oxlade-Chamberlain step in

Arsenal predicted lineup
With Nacho Monreal, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla all a doubt for the Sunderland game and Granit Xhaka still banned, how will Arsenal line up on Saturday?

Match preview - Arsenal favourites to continue unbeaten run v Sunderland

Arsenal match preview
After a morale-boosting Cup victory in midweek over Reading, it's back to Premier League football with an away trip to Sunderland up next for Arsenal this weekend.

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.

Arsenal midfielder led the way in this stat, but there's a...

Mohammed Elneny used his first Premier League start since the opening day against Liverpool to outpass everybody else on the pitch, but there was a problem.

The Ludogorets decision that cost Arsenal against Middlesbrough

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin
When you win and score six, it's easy to think that everything is rosy and that decisions which were questioned before kickoff didn't, ultimately matter.

How Middlesbrough targeted this Arsenal 'weak link' to nearly snatch all...

If you asked anyone who is Arsenal's best fullback, you'd unlikely find 100% of respondents tell you that it is Hector Bellerin and not Nacho Monreal.

Arsenal star - We just need to do this after Middlesbrough...

Petr Čech admitted that Middlesbrough deserved a point during the hard-fought goalless draw at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

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.

Player ratings: Uninspired Arsenal midfield forces Cech to shine against Middlesbrough

Arsenal player ratings
Well that wasn't fun at all, especially for Wenger's birthday!

Match preview - Arsenal look to continue unbeaten run against struggling...

Arsenal match preview
After a morale-boosting Champions League thrashing over Ludogorets in midweek, which was hard work irrespective of the scoreline, it's back to the rigours of Premier League football once more.

Middlesbrough keeper hails Arsenal and Alexis ahead of Emirates clash

Former Barcelona goalkeeper, Victor Valdes, has hailed Arsenal as ‘one of the best teams in the world right now’ but that Middlesbrough will travel to the Emirates in search of all three points.

‘He came and said sorry to me in the dressing room’...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that Theo Walcott apologised to him in the dressing room after missing two glorious chances seal his own hattrick and register a much-needed assist for the Ox.

Wenger hails two Arsenal players after Swansea win

Arsenal's 3-2 victory over Swansea on Saturday afternoon was more nervy than it needed to be, especially with Theo Walcott netting two first-half goals.

Should Granit Xhaka really have been sent off against Swansea?

Granit Xhaka
Was Jon Moss right to send off Granit Xhaka?

Wenger – We need goals from these three players

Arsene Wenger admitted that his side got a bit lucky on Saturday against Swansea but also said that there was only one real winner on the pitch.

Wenger – We were a bit lucky against Swansea

Arsene Wenger has admitted his side got a bit lucky against Swansea and bemoaned how a positive afternoon almost turned into a nightmare.

Arsenal hold on to beat Swansea after terrible red card decision

Arsenal returned from the international break and picked up where they left off - with all three points despite Jon Moss's efforts to ensure Swansea left the Emirates with something.

Official teams: Arsenal v Swansea

The tedium of the interlull is finally over and Premier League football is back with us.

Predicted Arsenal XI v Swansea City – Rest for Alexis?

Arsenal predicted lineup
As Alexis, as well as others, have only just returned from international duty, it's likely that we'll see an ever-so-slightly rotated squad against Swansea.

Proof Arsenal’s goal against Burnley was not handball

fact check
When is a handball not a handball? When you know the laws of the game.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s lucky win over Burnley

Arsenal travelled to Turf Moor on Sunday on the crest of a massive wave but what did we learn from their struggles?

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?

Wenger admits he was ‘fuming’ before Arsenal goal v Burnley

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was ‘fuming’ with Arsenal’s decision to take a short corner just before they scored the winner in the dying seconds against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Analysis – Should Arsenal’s goal against Burnley have been disallowed?

It seems, at times, that there's nothing that the media love more than to whinge that Arsenal shouldn't have won when they've pulled off something dramatic.

Arsenal close gap on Tottenham with last-minute winner v Burnley

Arsenal couldn't replicate their form of recent weeks but somehow grabbed a last-minute winner against Burnley as we head into the international break pondering familiar problems.

Official teams: Burnley v Arsenal

It's the final Premier League game before the second international break of a season that isn't even two months old descends upon us and bores us all to death.

Arsenal predicted XI v Burnley – Iwobi and Cech back in

Arsenal predicted lineup
Despite Arsenal's success against Basel midweek, it's likely that we'll revert back to the previous starting XI that beat Chelsea when we face Burnley on Sunday.

Everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal v Chelsea

It's Premier League time and this time, the arrival of Chelsea as Arsenal look to get their first win over their London rivals in the league in an eternity.

Arsenal predicted XI v Chelsea – Xhaka to start

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon, so how are they likely to lineup?

Can Arsenal make it 12th time lucky against Chelsea?

Arsenal play Chelsea this weekend and it's a big one, as well as an important fixture.

Watch: Antonio Conte’s pre-Arsenal Chelsea press conference

from Arsenal's opposition
Antonio Conte met with the press on Friday lunchtime ahead of his side’s trip to the Emirates.

Watch: Wenger laughs off Manchester United manager's ‘break his face’ comments

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning ahead of the game against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon and they tried to get him to react to Jose Mourinho's explosive comments.

Injury blow for Chelsea ahead of Arsenal clash

from Arsenal's opposition
Antonio Conte has confirmed that John Terry has not recovered from his injury and will not take part in Saturday's game at the Emirates.

Wenger picks out three Chelsea dangermen Arsenal must stop to win

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning ahead of his side’s game against Chelsea at the Emirates on Saturday.

Wenger refuses to rise to Manchester United manager's nastiness but still...

Arsene Wenger met with reporters on Friday morning and it was inevitable that someone would ask him about Jose Mourinho's comments about 'breaking his face'.

Arsenal team news: Good news for one, injury setback for another...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has met with the press ahead of Arsenal's game against Chelsea this weekend and it was a mixed bag of news in terms of injured players.

Chelsea man 'No matter what is said, Arsenal will always be...

Cesc Fabregas is hoping that his display against Leicester will see him handed a start in Antonio Conte’s side when Chelsea rock up at the Emirates this weekend.

Watch: Ozil’s sublime touch ruined by Hull pitch

On the face of it, Mesut Ozil looked like he had another off afternoon against Hull, but when you drill down into his performance, the opposite is actually true.

Watch: Whose goal was it – Alexis or Iwobi?

Alex Iwobi thought he'd scored again for Arsenal against Hull on Saturday, but Alexis was soon claiming it. Arsene Wenger thinks it belongs to Iwobi, so is he right? We take a closer look.

Quick watch: Cazorla's dummy as Arsenal beat Hull

Santi Cazorla wheeled out some skills during Arsenal's win over Hull.

Watch: How far and fast did Xhaka’s goal v Hull go?

Granit Xhaka hit a belter to score his first for Arsenal, but how far did it travel and how fast was it going?

Watch: Hull adopt Manchester United man's trick to win penalty against...

On Saturday, as Arsenal spanked Hull, Diemerci Mbokani won a penalty against Arsenal employing the technique perfected by Manchester United and England's Wayne Rooney.

Watch: Wenger and Phelan post-match press conferences

Arsene Wenger and Mike Phelan both spoke to the media after the Gunner's 4-1 at the KCOM on Saturday afternoon.

Stats: Bellerin v Monreal – Battle of the Arsenal fullbacks v...

We often talk about Hector Bellerin’s ability to get up and down the flank but often, we leave Nacho Monreal out of that conversation.

Koscielny v Mustafi – Who was pass-master at the back v...

Since Shkodran Mustafi arrived at Arsenal we’ve been looking closely at his passing stats given that he arrived with a reputation as a ball-playing centreback.

Five things Arsenal learnt against Hull City

After a considerably better result against Hull than PSG midweek, it's time to look at what we learnt during the Premier League clash.

Player ratings: Xhaka scores screamer while Alexis and Walcott impress v...

The scoreline may be flatting but at least Arsenal managed to net four against Hull.

Result: Arsenal topple hosts Hull despite embarrassing penalty miss

Arsenal finally managed another win over Hull and this time it was moderately convincing.

Arsenal predicted starting lineup v Hull

Arsenal predicted lineup
Another weekend, another game, another chance to get a predicted lineup completely wrong.

Southampton man baffled by quality of Arsenal penalty spot

Virgil van Dijk has admitted his frustration with the Arsenal groundsmen after he was unable to destroy the penalty spot prior to Santi Cazorla giving Arsenal the lead against Southampton in the closing moments of Saturday’s game.

Stats: Is Mustafi really a ball-playing centreback?

Arsenal v Southampton
Shkodran Mustafi arrived at Arsenal with a big price tag and a reputation as a ball playing centreback, so is he? Is that what we saw against Southampton on Saturday at the Emirates?

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.

Laurent Koscielny makes Arsenal history with wondergoal v Southampton

Arsenal captain
Laurent Koscielny’s overhead kick did more than break Saints’ hearts and liven up the stalling ones of Gooners everywhere, it also gave him a place in Arsenal history.

Arsenal fans claim justice done after Southampton man's foul last season

Arsenal fans are claiming the penalty they won on Saturday against Southampton when Nacho Monreal had clearly fouled Shane Long just moments earlier was justice for what happened last season.

Arsenal the best at something surprising this season in the Premier...

Arsenal stats
With all the talk of Arsenal needing a clinical goalscorer, it is perhaps quite surprising to see that they have the best goal conversion rate in the Premier League.

Mustafi gives his verdict on his Arsenal debut against Southampton

Arsenal v Southampton
Shkodran Mustafi was delighted with the win against Southampton and his first chance to play in front of the Arsenal home crowd after he made his debut on Saturday.

Mesut Ozil hails Arsenal’s ‘dirty and lucky’ win over Southampton

Mesut Ozil is no fool, he knows what happened on Saturday against Southampton.

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

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

Arsenal Player Ratings: Santi Cazorla is better than all of you

Phew, we survived another nerve-wrecker at The Emirates as Arsenal managed to snatch a late win against Southampton, with both of our new signings getting their debuts.

Arsene Wenger gives his verdict on Lucas and Mustafi debuts

Arsene Wenger admitted that both Lucas and Shkodran Mustafi were 'surprised' by the pace and commitment of the Premier League but has back the duo to adapt.

Arsene Wenger doesn’t care if Southampton penalty was harsh

As Laurent Koscielny lay on the ground holding his face, Bobby Madley let play amble on only to then point to spot and give a penalty we've been denied a thousand times in recent seasons.

Result: Koscielny bags potential goal of the season as Arsenal beat...

Arsenal returned to Premier League action with a 2-1 win against Southampton at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon thanks to a wonder-goal from Laurent Koscielny.

Official: Arsenal v Southampton teams – New boys both start

Just an hour to go until we get to see Arsenal play and it’s team news time.

Arsenal predicted XI v Southampton – Ozil to supply Lucas, but...

Arsenal predicted lineup
Premier League football returns this weekend and not only does that mean that Arsenal are back, but Arsenal are back with shiny new players for us all to get excited about.

Infograph: Everything you need to know about Southampton

Premier League action returns this weekend and we thought we'd do something a little different with our opposition previews this season.

Mustafi raring to go against Southampton as he targets Arsenal debut

We may not know if Shkodran Mustafi will start his first game on Saturday against Southampton when they arrive at the Emirates, but we know one thing for sure - he's ready for it.

Arsenal pre-Southampton team news – Ramsey out for PSG also

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning ahead of the return of the Premier League this weekend and Southampton's arrival at the Emirates.

Watch: Full Southampton manager pre-Arsenal press conference including Arsene Wenger comments

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The manager of Southampton, Claude Puel knows Arsene Wenger well and ahead of their meeting he's been filled with praise for his former manager

Granit Xhaka’s balls and 4 other things we noticed as Arsenal...

Arsenal went to Watford, blew them away in the first half, wobbled a bit in the second, but held on to take all three points back to the Emirates.

Player ratings: Alexis, Xhaka and Ozil shine during Arsenal’s triumph v...

Alex Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka were absolutely brilliant during Arsenal's first win of the season against Watford.

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.

Wenger: We shot ourselves in the foot against Liverpool as he...

Arsene Wenger admitted that his side ‘shot themselves in the foot’ against Liverpool as he watched his side get their first win of the season against Watford on Saturday.

Result: Arsenal claim three points at Watford after clinical first half

Arsenal registered their first win of the new season against Watford.

Kevin Friend: Watford v Arsenal referee preview

Kevin Friend
Kevin Friend will take charge of Arsenal’s game against Watford on Saturday, so what can we expect from the man who was once removed from a match because Tottenham fans complained he supported Leicester?

Walcott & Cazorla dropped – Arsenal predicted starting lineup v Watford

Arsenal predicted lineup
We might have two new shiny signings about to be announced but at present, we have to work with what we’ve got and even that makes picking a starting XI for Arsenal’s game against Watford a little tricky.

Watch: Oxlade-Chamberlain flattens Leicester man

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain enjoyed a great pre-season and he looks as if he might be transferring that into a league campaign for the first time in a long while.

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

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

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

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

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.

Arsenal player ratings v Leicester City – Ozil’s class almost steals...

Arsenal player ratings
Is it "Arsenal get a point away to the champions" or "Arsenal lose two points away to a team trying not to be relegated"?

Arsenal outfoxed as they draw a blank at Leicester

Arsenal travelled to Leicester knowing that if they were to stop an implosion in their fanbase, they dare not lose.

Official: Leicester City v Arsenal teams

Can a game be ‘must win when it’s only the second of the season?

What can Arsenal and Leicester expect from Saturday's referee?

Mark Clattenburg, the referee with a Champions League tattoo who is regarded as the best referee in England, will take charge of Arsenal’s first ‘must-win’ game of a season that will only be two games old this weekend.

Can Wenger outfox Leicester again or does more fan unrest await?

It's a case of bouncing back as opposed to building momentum as Arsenal prepare for another tricky test, this time at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Xhaka to start - Predicted Arsenal v Leicester lineup

Arsenal predicted lineup
Picking an Arsenal team when you've got choices is enough to drive you crazy. We give it a go anyway.

Liverpool keeper explains how he saved Walcott’s penalty

Simon Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo that they had studied Arsenal’s penalties ahead of the game on Sunday although he wasn’t sure how much it would help given the absence of normal penalty takers on the pitch.

Nine things we learned as Arsenal crashed against Liverpool

The season might be new, but the Arsenal story, alas, is not. Here are nine things we learned as Arsenal lost at home to Liverpool

Stat that proves Arsenal (and Liverpool) are terrible at penalties

It probably won't surprise you to know that there has been more penalties missed in clashes between Liverpool and Arsenal than any other fixture.

Stat highlights Arsenal's vulnerable spot after concerning Liverpool loss

Mesut Ozil
Arsenal's worrying 4-3 loss to Liverpool at home on Sunday once again highlighted how vulnerable we are from range.

Stat: Arsenal new boy reckless against Liverpool

To Arsenal fans' surprise, Granit Xhaka didn't start against Liverpool but when he came on with 24 minutes left to play, he made his mark on the game.

Result: Arsenal ship 4 at home to Liverpool in humiliating season...

The first game of the season between Arsenal and Liverpool resulted in a scrappy, odd goal-fest, which highlighted our weaknesses for all to see.

Liverpool star rants about injury press coverage as he misses Arsenal...

If you had to point to one non-Arsenal player who was made of pure Arsenal DNA, then you’d probably pick Daniel Sturridge.

Arsenal v Liverpool – Predicted lineup

Arsenal predicted lineup
Well, it’s finally here – Arsenal time and our first predicted starting XI of the new season.

Referee preview: Arsenal v Liverpool – the truth about Michael Oliver

When it was announced that Michael Oliver would be in charge of Arsenal’s opener against Liverpool, many Arsenal fans were happy, but should they really be?

Giroud hopes Arsenal avoid slumping again

Olivier Giroud will not be taking part in Sunday’s game against Liverpool, but the frontman has been speaking to the press in France about his aims for the upcoming season.

Liverpool injury updates pre-Arsenal

With the league season upon us, it's not just Arsenal who are struggling with injuries.

Head-to-head: Arsenal v Liverpool stars

Ahead of the game, our good friends at Oulala compiled an infograph comparing Alexis Sanchez and Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool manager: It’s not just away, it’s away at Arsenal

One of the most frustrating things about Jurgen Klopp is that he is the Liverpool manager which means despite being inclined to like him a lot, we must, MUST force ourselves not to for the good of all that is holy in football.

Liverpool boosted by referee appointment for Arsenal game

Arsenal fans thought they had received a bit of a boost when it was announced that Michael Oliver will referee their season opener against Liverpool this weekend.

Arsenal star midfielder declares himself ready for Liverpool

With bad news seemingly around every corner, Aaron Ramsey has delivered some good by declaring himself fit and ready for Liverpool next weekend.

Arsenal fans dream of title win at Tottenham with Manchester United...

Dreaming: Arsenal fans always tell themselves they're not going to do it this season but as soon as that fixture list is announced, we can't help ourselves.

Stat: Liverpool face tough test against Arsenal on opening day of...

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Liverpool face a tough task against Arsenal on the opening day of the season, if stats are anything to go by.

Arsenal face another rollercoaster season

The Premier League fixtures list has been released and the Arsenal fans can now brace themselves for another rollercoaster season. For many fans, the fixture...

Confirmed: Arsenal’s 2016/17 Premier League fixtures

The fixtures for Arsenal's 2016/17 season have been released and, as usual, some months don't make pleasant reading.

Arsenal face nightmare December – 2016/17 fixture list leaked

If this leaked 2016/17 fixture list is to be believed, Arsenal face a hellish December.

Referee mistakes cost Arsenal Premier League title and handed it to...

If you think that Arsenal regularly get shafted by referees, then you are right.

Arsenal legend: Liverpool can win the title next season

Despite losing 3-1 to Sevilla in the Europa League final, Thierry Henry still believes that Liverpool will be challenging for the title next season.

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.

Özil admits Arsenal weren't good enough but still laughs at Tottenham

Mesut Özil had a fantastic season for Arsenal but the German playmaker has been left frustrated by the overall form of the side.

Spanish midfielder says he's not good enough for Arsenal

An emotional day on Sunday drew a close to Mikel Arteta's career as an Arsenal player and the midfielder believes it was time.

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

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

Stat: Mesut Ozil misses out on record by one

Mesut Ozil missed out on breaking Thierry Henry's record by one assist this season.

Stat that proves Arsenal striker cannot leave

Olivier Giroud netted Arsenal's 37th Premier League hat-trick - more than anyone else in the League.

'I want more' - Wenger admits second isn't good enough

Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal would have wanted to finish top of the Premier League.

Wenger thanks two players after beating Aston Villa to finish second

Arsene Wenger took a moment following Arsenal's win over Aston Villa to thank Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky.

Szczesny trolls Tottenham fans after they humiliate themselves at Newcastle

Like the changing of the season, there are certain things that are sure to happen and Wojciech Szczesny taking any opportunity to have a pop at Spurs is one of them.

Video: Arsenal fans taunt Tottenham with ‘It’s happened again’

Arsenal fans couldn't resist taking the opportunity to sing our yearly song to Spurs after we managed to beat the odds and finish above them. Again.

Result: Tottenham bottle it, Arsenal steal second on hilarious final day

Somehow, we've done it. Arsenal have finished second in the Premier League, above Spurs again.

All change – Official teams: Arsenal v Aston Villa

The final game of the season has arrived and, for Aston Villa, it will be their final Premier League game for at least 15 months assuming they win promotion in their first Championship season.

Villa manager - We know Arsenal want to finish above Tottenham

Aston Villa rock up at the Emirates on Sunday for their last Premier League match for at least 15 months. Here's their manager on the game ahead.

It’s finally over – Arsenal v Aston Villa preview

The end of the season is finally here and we can now say goodbye to all that we have witnessed.

Predicted Arsenal XI v Aston Villa – Time to say goodbye

Arsenal predicted lineup
The final game of Arsenal's season is here and it should be as straightforward as they come. Here's how we think Arsenal might line up

Arsenal midfielder: Tottenham are playing well, it's not nice

Like most of us, Aaron Ramsey isn't having a great time watching how well Spurs are playing this season and is still optimistic of finishing above them.

Wenger: Ideally, we want to finish above Tottenham

Arsene Wenger has targeted second place above Spurs on Arsenal's final day of the season.

Wenger: Leicester were remarkable but…

Although Arsene Wenger acknowledged that Leicester City have been remarkable this season, he also pointed out how they had fewer fixtures than a lot of teams.

Manchester City fans show Arsenal fans how to be angry

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

Wenger admits he has gotten a lot wrong

Often labelled as a manager who is myopic or arrogant, Arsène Wenger insisted on Friday morning that he looks back, criticises himself, and hopes to learn from past mistakes.

Wenger tips Wilshere for a big Euro 2016 and rules out...

Looking forward to the final Premier League game of the season, there was plenty of Euro 2016 talk for Arsène Wenger to sink his teeth into.

Star midfielder back for Arsenal but defensive player has ankle problem

Arsenal team news
Mesut Özil is back in training and able to feature for Arsenal this weekend.

Chelsea legend says injuries held Arsenal back all season

It's been an eventful but ultimately disappointing first season at Arsenal for Petr Čech, who blames the club's perceived underachievement on a poor injury record.

Wenger: I'm glad I didn't question him like others did

Arsene Wenger appeared pretty smug after Olivier Giroud's goal against Manchester City but does he have a right to be?

Arsenal legend: Gunners need to be more like Leicester

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, doesn't believe Arsenal showed enough desire to win the title over Leicester City this season.

Arsenal striker: I've been unlucky

Olivier Giroud admitted that he was incredibly happy to score against Manchester City during our 2-2 draw after recently experiencing a goal drought.

Wilshere: Newcastle need to do us a favour against Tottenham

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Jack Wilshere is finally back in action after spending the entire season sidelined through injury and is already back at it again with the Banter™️.

Tottenham talisman urges team to top Arsenal

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Although Spurs are no longer able to win the League (thank goodness) that's not stopping their hero of the hour, Harry Kane, from urging them to come above Arsenal.

'I don't understand him!' - Arsenal legend slams Manchester City man

Former Gunner, Thierry Henry, was seemingly furious with a couple of Manchester City's players following their 2-2 draw against Arsenal at the Etihad.

Pochettino: Tottenham fans worry about Arsenal too much

from Arsenal's opposition
Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he doesn't share the venomous hatred for Arsenal that Spurs fans do.

Wenger urges Arsenal to finish frustrating season on a high

Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to finish the season with a win at home to Aston Villa.

Leicester and Watford penalty kings as Arsenal receive Premier League’s lowest...

Arsenal stats
It has not gone unnoticed that Leicester have won a lot of penalties this season and Arsenal have not, but what price those penalties given and denied?

Stat that proves Arsenal need to keep forward at all costs

Alexis Sanchez has, once again, proven why he's so important to Arsenal.

Stat that proves Giroud is head and shoulders above other strikers

Since Olivier Giroud's debut for Arsenal in 2012, he's scored more headed goals than any other player in the Premier League.

Manchester City man: I didn't want to say goodbye like this

from Arsenal's opposition
Manuel Pellegrini was disappointed with not beating Arsenal in the match at the Etihad on Sunday, which ended 2-2.

Wenger: It was encouraging

Arsene Wenger hailed Jack Wilshere's encouraging performance against Manchester City.

Arsenal midfielder: I don't want this season to end

Jack Wilshere is probably in the vast minority when he says that he doesn't want this season to end.

Player ratings: Giroud and Alexis step up during dire Arsenal performance...

Obviously no one told Arsenal that Spurs lost earlier in the afternoon and a win could bring us level on points.

'We were great' - Wenger in denial over poor Arsenal performance...

Arsene Wenger appeared to be in denial after Arsenal's poor performance against Manchester City, which resulted in a 2-2 draw.

Arsenal midfielder hails 'big point' against Manchester City

Jack Wilshere has seen the silver lining in Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Manchester City at the Etihad.

Result: Arsenal lose sight of second after Manchester City stalemate

After Tottenham lost earlier in the afternoon to Southampton, it was up to Arsenal to beat Manchester City and close in on second but we couldn't be bothered.

Arsenal receive boost as Tottenham lose to Southampton

from Arsenal's opposition
Arsenal have a welcome boost ahead of their match against Manchester City.

Manchester United man: I'm going to support Arsenal

Following Manchester United's 1-0 win over Norwich, Louis van Gaal admitted that he'll be supporting Arsenal in our clash with Manchester City on Sunday.

Wenger coy over link with Leicester City star

N'Golo Kante
Arsene Wenger has admitted that he's a fan of Leicester's N'Golo Kante, who Arsenal have been heavily linked with in recent weeks.

Wenger: We have struggled

Arsene Wenger admitted ahead of Arsenal's match against Manchester City on Sunday that the Gunners did struggle to create chances against Norwich last weekend.

Manchester City face Arsenal and the manager says the future of...

I'm not quite sure what he meant when he said it, but Arsène Wenger has said Sunday's game against Manchester City is a big...

Manchester United win puts pressure on Arsenal and Manchester City

from Arsenal's opposition
Manchester United won their lunch-time kick-off against Norwich on Saturday 1-0, putting pressure on Manchester City and Arsenal.

Wenger aims to beat Tottenham to second

Arsene Wenger has targeted second place ahead of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday.

Wenger: Manchester City man has great dignity

Arsene Wenger hailed Manuel Pellegrini's dignity while at Manchester City.

Wenger: Even if Tottenham finish above is it is only a...

In all his time at Arsenal, Arsène Wenger has never finished below north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and he doesn't want that to change.

Wenger admits maybe big clubs should learn from Leicester's tactics

There will always be disappointment that Arsenal didn't win the Premier League this season but Arsène Wenger has graciously congratulated Leicester City nonetheless for being crowned champions.

Pellegrini confirms four key players will miss Manchester City v Arsenal

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Manchester City will be without four regular starters this Sunday when Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium.

Wenger bemoans Euro 2016 and Copa América as he looks to...

The summer is a busy one with European Championships and Copa América both taking place: it is, to say the least, an inconvenience.

Wenger hints that beating Manchester City could lead to transfers or...

The season has been an arduous one and, like Arsenal, Manchester City will have regrets, but Arsène Wenger believes the game is still a crucial one.

Wenger confirms Gabriel will replace Mertesacker; what's happened to Chambers?

Speaking on Friday morning, Arsène Wenger confirmed that Gabriel will replace Per Mertesacker in the team this weekend.

Hart looking to ease Manchester City disappointment with Arsenal win

Joe Hart
Joe Hart is hoping that Manchester City can put their Champions League disappointment behind them with a win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Manchester City captain injured against Real Madrid, won't play against Arsenal

Arsenal received a Champions League boost as Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany pulled up under 10 minutes into the club's semi-final second leg against Real Madrid.

Tottenham midfielder targets finishing above Arsenal so season isn't deemed a...

Playing out a draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening, Spurs saw their title dreams disappear as Leicester City were confirmed as champions.

Tottenham star blames title disappointment on London derby results

Fans of both Arsenal and Spurs will be gutted at blowing the chance to win the league, even if the latter admit it far more reluctantly.

Cazorla: I want to face Manchester City on Sunday

As if the first and second Cooper Tires challenges weren't enough, three Arsenal stars have taken on an even trickier set.

Chelsea destroy Tottenham dreams and inadvertently help Arsenal

Tottenham were unable to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for the first time in 26 years and saw their title dreams die to the soundtrack...

Graphic: Arsenal’s 20-pass move for goal v Norwich

Arsenal stats
Arsenal's goal against Norwich was about much more than Olivier Giroud finally moving.

Welbeck: It’s difficult to handle

Danny Welbeck says that it is ‘difficult to handle’ how Arsenal’s title challenge has faded this season.

Player ratings: Super-sub Welbeck bags boring Arsenal three points against Norwich

Although the 1-0 win over Norwich was pretty tedious, a win is a win right now.

Wenger says sorry, defends Alexis reaction, explains Iwobi sub

Arsene Wenger met with the press after watching his side labour against a dull Norwich side at the Emirates and spoke about fan protests, taking off Iwobi, Alexis huffing and more.

Watch: Wenger’s feisty press conference in full

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning ahead of his side's penultimate home league fixture against Norwich on Saturday.

Arsenal v Norwich: Unrest, distress and distrust

Arsenal match preview
After a draw with Sunderland last weekend, this Saturday's fixture against Norwich has become a very important one with Champions League football on the...

Team news: Arsenal receive huge boost ahead of Norwich City game

No news is good news: that's certainly the case as far as injuries are concerned and Arsène Wenger will be breathing a sigh of relief this week.

West Brom scupper Tottenham's title chances, Leicester can seal it with...

from Arsenal's opposition
Against all odds, West Brom managed to take two points off Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Pulis plans to put Arsenal result right against Tottenham

from Arsenal's opposition
Tony Pulis is hoping to bounce back from West Brom's 2-0 loss to Arsenal against Spurs on Monday night.

Henry: This is what Arsenal need

Thierry Henry believes Arsenal need to finish in the top four and bring in some top talent in the summer in order to truly challenge next season.

Watch: Arsenal unfazed behind the scenes at Sunderland

Watch this absolutely thrilling video of Arsenal behind the scenes at Sunderland.

Player ratings: Cech saves Arsenal from humiliation v Sunderland

Another game, another disappointing draw and yet more points dropped.

Jack's Back! Official teams: Sunderland v Arsenal

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsenal face Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland in a game that is likely to be frustrating more than anything else. Here are the teams.

Incredible infographic as Arsenal reach exclusive Premier League milestone

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

Sunderland v Arsenal: Can the Gunners go a step closer to...

Arsenal face Sunderland on Sunday, hoping to go one game and three points closer to securing Champions League football for next season.

Sunderland boss defends Wenger despite rocky relationship

from Arsenal's opposition
Sam Allardyce doesn’t even like Arsene Wenger but he felt compelled to defend the Arsenal manager after this season saw even more people call for his removal from the club.

Wenger wants to finish above Manchester City and hunt down Tottenham

With two draws in as many games before Thursday evening's defeat of West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal looked likely to be in a fight for Champions League football.

Arsenal join Manchester United at massive milestone

Arsenal are now the second team to win 500 matches in the Premier League.

Wenger laments Arsenal's lack of goals

Despite the 2-0 win over West Brom on Thursday, Arsene Wenger appeared tired as he faced the media and insisted that would could have scored more.

Arsenal midfielder: We're frustrated

Aaron Ramsey verbalised exactly what most of us were thinking after our 2-0 win over West Brom at the Emirates.

Official teams: Arsenal v West Brom

Arsenal team news
After another disappointing draw, this time against Crystal Palace, at the weekend, Arsenal really need to get three points in the bag to reclaim third spot.

Bilic and van Gaal target Arsenal after wins for West Ham...

Wins for West Ham United and Manchester United on Wednesday evening have piled even more pressure on Arsenal ahead of Thursday's clash against West Bromwich Albion.

Arsenal v West Brom: What's the point?

arsenal v west brom preview
Things already feel bad enough being an Arsenal fan as it is, we certainly don't need Tony Pulis to turn up only to rain on an already soggy parade.

Wenger to drop Gabriel, Coquelin and Welbeck v West Brom -...

Arsenal predicted lineup
Arsène Wenger's side didn't have enough cutting edge against Crystal Palace at the weekend and he might be tempted to make a number of changes as West Bromwich Albion visit north London.

Wenger: Nobody expected Leicester to do this

Leicester have now officially secured Champions League football for next season, something that Arsene Wenger says no one expected.

Wenger urges his players to be show ambition

The ambition of this Arsenal team has been a contentious issue this season and Arsene Wenger wants them to prove their professionalism during our remaining fixtures.

Wenger: Next season I hope to get in the top three

Arsene Wenger's latest comments regarding the team's ambition are sure to rub most fans up the wrong way.

Wenger takes blame, questions himself over regretful decisions

Arsene Wenger made it clear ahead of our match with West Brom that he takes responsibility for any decisions that haven't worked out this season.

Wenger confirms Arsenal star available for Sunderland

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Arsene Wenger confirmed ahead of our match with West Brom on Thursday that Jack Wilshere should be available for selection for our match with Sunderland on Sunday.

Tottenham move within touching distance of Leicester, put more space between...

from Arsenal's opposition
A win against Stoke City puts Spurs just five points behind League leaders, Leicester.

Could Tottenham winning the League induce vomiting? Idris Elba thinks so

Arsenal fan and Hollywood actor, Idris Elba, reckons he'll be physically sick if Tottenham win the League. He's not the only one.

Arsenal legend hails 'brave' Gunner

Thierry Henry described Petr Cech as 'brave' after he faced the press following our 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

Watch: Crystal Palace boss admits Arsenal man was a problem

from Arsenal's opposition
Alan Pardew was chuffed with Crystal Palace's late equaliser against Arsenal at the Emirates but admitted that Mesut Ozil was causing his team problems throughout the match.

Former Tottenham and Arsenal man proves to be thorn in Gunners'...

Emmanuel Adebayor has an annoyingly decent record against Arsenal.

Stat: Arsenal have worst London derby record for half a century

Arsenal are currently 'enjoying' their worst season against fellow London teams since the 1960s.

Player ratings: Cech costs Arsenal against Crystal Palace

If Arsenal are playing the same all the time, can we just repost the old player ratings?

Wenger reveals he didn’t want to face press

Arsene Wenger revealed that he didn't actually want to do a press conference after Arsenal's 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

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 refuses to ‘dream’ about title, fans furious

Arsene Wenger refused to speak at length about Arsenal's title chances this season, instead insisting that we need to rebuild mentally and focus on the next game.

Arsenal man slams Gunners for not 'seeing game off' against Crystal...

Petr Cech believes Arsenal should have killed the game off and put it out of sight before Crystal Palace equalised.

Arsenal terrible in possession as they lose more ground. Is chasing...

A first half goal from Alexis Sánchez was cancelled out by Yannick Bolasie's late equaliser as Crystal Palace won a point at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Official teams: Arsenal v Crystal Palace

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Although the League title appears to be completely out of Arsenal's reach, the Gunners still need to win in order to get one of the coveted Champions League spots.

Manchester United put pressure on Arsenal by relegating Aston Villa

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Manchester United won at home on Saturday afternoon, putting a little more pressure on the Gunners ahead of Sunday's clash against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace: This is about more than three points...

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All but out of the title race, Arsenal have to deal with the disappointment of last weekend and get their heads up for the visit of Crystal Palace.

Watch: Arsene Wenger’s pre-Crystal Palace press conference in full

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League showdown with Crystal Palace and Alan Pardew. Watch his press conference here.

Wenger: West Ham frustrated us, we need mental quality

After throwing two points away and slipping further behind Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur last week, Arsène Wenger is desperate to see more mental strength from his players.

Wenger wary of Manchester United but has deluded Premier League ambition

At this point it feels a little like there isn't much to play for as Arsenal approach the final few games of the season but Arsène Wenger is doing everything to ensure his players don't lose focus.

Opposition watch: Draw means Crystal Palace are almost safe before Arsenal...

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Crystal Palace edged closer to safety on Wednesday night, securing a 0-0 draw against Roberto Martinez's Everton side at Selhurst Park.

Awful ref appointed for Arsenal v West Brom

When Arsenal face West Brom in their rearranged tie on Thursday, 21st April, they will do so with Jon Moss in charge.

Arsenal should expect no referee problems against Crystal Palace

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Roger East will take charge of Arsenal’s game against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Arsenal star slams 'stupid' performances against 'smaller teams'

Mesut Ozil has revealed that his comments regarding Arsenal messing up the title were taken out of context but we have dropped stupid points.

Player ratings: Iwobi shines as Arsenal’s title hopes vanish

It all started so well for Arsenal and then we remembered who we are and what we represent and bottled it yet again. Here are our player ratings from the match.

Stats show concentration problems hurting Arsenal

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Arsenal conceded two goals in the run-up to half-time after taking an early two-goal lead themselves continuing a worrying trend this season.

Manchester United embarrass themselves against Tottenham but help Arsenal

Manchester United couldn’t do Arsenal and Leicester a favour by taking points off Tottenham on Sunday afternoon as they received another north London thumping but they did help the Gunners in the race for top four by losing.

Sam Allardyce: Leicester are showing Arsenal how to win titles

Sam Allardyce believes that Leicester are the ones showing the rest of the Premiership, including Arsenal, how to win the title.

Leicester unstoppable in title race, extend lead over Arsenal

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Guess what? Leicester have won a game of football again!

Tottenham hero: Just finishing above Arsenal is an achievement!

Spurs hero, Ledley King, has admitted that just finishing above Arsenal in the Premier League is a huge achievement for the north London club.

Arsenal new boy assures furious fans - 'The best is yet...

Mohamed Elneny has done his best to reassure disgruntled Arsenal fans following our 3-3 draw with West Ham on Saturday.

Arsenal striker: It's hard to explain

Danny Welbeck admitted that our draw against West Ham was disappointing but these things happen in football... well that's okay then.

Arsenal players rally with sentiments no-one cares about

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Arsenal players were once again wheeled out with positive sentiments after they let their fans down heavily in their latest Premier League game. This week, Laurent Koscielny.

Player ratings: Iwobi only bright spot on dark day for Arsenal

It all started so well for Arsenal and then we remembered who we are and what we represent and bottled it yet again. Here are our player ratings from the match.

West Ham boss: I’m not happy with draw against Arsenal

Slaven Bilic admitted after West Ham's 3-3 draw with Arsenal that he's not happy with just the one point but he's proud of every other aspect of the game.

Arsenal’s inability to hold on to a lead rendered in GIF...

On Saturday afternoon Arsenal fans watched on as their side threw away two points at the Boleyn Ground. Here it is represented in GIF form.

Wenger slams aerial weakness, so why did he start Gabriel v...

Arsene Wenger criticised Arsenal's weakness in the air against West Ham, which begs the question: why did he start Gabriel over Per Mertesacker?

Arsenal star: It's a pity

Mesut Ozil has already posted on social media following Arsenal's 3-3 draw with West Ham.

West Ham star defends horrific tackle on Arsenal man

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Andy Carroll has explained his tackle on Gabriel in the first half and admitted that although there was a bit of a tussle between the players, neither are 'dirty'.

Wenger stands by ‘outstanding’ Ospina

Arsene Wenger is standing by David Ospina, despite shipping three goals against West Ham

Tottenham and Leicester in two-horse title race after Arsenal mess up...

Arsenal can now count themselves out of the title running after drawing with West Ham.

Infographic: Arsenal’s last trip to Boleyn Ground

Arsenal say goodbye to an historic English ground as they play West Ham.

Official teams: West Ham v Arsenal

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After West Ham beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates on the opening day of the season, the Gunners will be hoping to get their revenge on the Hammers at Boleyn Ground.

Wenger aims to keep Arsenal puzzle in one piece v West...

Arsene Wenger compared the current Arsenal team to a jigsaw ahead of our match against West Ham on Saturday.

West Ham boss: We have to do something special against Arsenal

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West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, admitted in his piece for the Evening Standard that the Hammers will have to do something special to beat Arsenal on Saturday but they're more than capable.

Watch: Arsene Wenger pre-West Ham press conference in full

On Thursday morning, Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of his side’s game at West Ham on Saturday.

Wenger wants 'perfect run' to catch Leicester

11 points behind Leicester City with time to catch them running out, Arsène Wenger hasn't given up on the Premier League title just yet.

Leicester enjoying title race – unlike Arsenal

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

Wenger: Winning League our only target

Arsene Wenger has praised the mentality of the current Arsenal team and admitted that now, the League is our only target.

West Ham man now available for Arsenal clash

In what seems like the quickest decision ever, West Ham have had their appeal against Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card upheld and the player will now be available for the game against Arsenal at the weekend.

Arsenal dominate Tottenham, Chelsea in London Team of the Week

Arsenal once again dominate the London Evening Standard’s London Team of the Week for the weekend’s Premier League games.

Arsenal's game at Manchester City moved for TV

The televised fixtures for Matchweek 37 have been announced and Arsenal have had their match against Manchester City moved.

Arsenal defender: I’m not used to being benched

Per Mertesacker has admitted that although he's made his peace with it, he's not used to starting on the bench so often.

Spurs hero sets his sights on Manchester United, still believes they...

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Spurs Hero, Harry Kane, has set his sights firmly on Manchester United ahead of the north London team's clash with the Red Devils.

Arsenal title dream to end if Leicester beat Manchester United

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After beating Southampton at the King Power on Sunday, Leicester could, mathematically, win the title on May 1st when they face Manchester United, leaving Arsenal to wonder where it all went wrong.

Wenger: It’s not the same for Leicester

With Leicester closing in on winning the Premier League table, Arsene Wenger has been sure to highlight how much easier the Foxes have had it compared to his side.

Arsenal man holding out for Leicester and Spurs failure

Gabriel is remaining optimistic in Arsenal's quest for the title and thinks we'll win it... as long as Leicester and Spurs both slip up.

Watford man: Arsenal completely deserved to beat us

Watford defender, Sebastian Prödl, admitted that Arsenal deserved their 4-0 win at the Emirates.

Leicester maintain their lead over Arsenal and Spurs with another 1-0...

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Leicester have once against frustrated Arsenal by scraping another 1-0 win and maintaining their lead 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Wenger hails new arrival

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Arsene Wenger piled on the praise for new signing, Mohamed Elneny, after he put in another promising performance against Watford.

Wenger: We have values and he’s fearless

Arsene Wenger praised Arsenal's faith in youth players after Alex Iwobi put in another amazing performance during our 4-0 win over Watford.

Watford man: Arsenal is the first team to do this

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Quique Sanchez Flores was disappointed with Watford's lack of energy against Arsenal and pointed out how we're the first team to score four goals against them this season.

Arsenal goalscorer: It was a bit weird

Hector Bellerin believes that Arsenal have proven that they can be dangerous and described how it felt to score his 'weird' goal.

Stat: Elneny sets season record against Watford

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Mohamed Elneny completed 121 passes against Watford setting a new record for the season for the most in one game.

Stat: Arsenal don’t concede when these two play

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Arsenal returned to Premier League action with a comprehensive 4-0 win over a disappointing Watford side but did you know...

Stats show Arsenal have clearly been practicing

Against Watford Arsenal managed a total of 19 shots, 12 of which were on target (63%). Makes a nice change.

Graphic: Arsenal’s goals v Watford displayed pass-by-pass

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Arsenal returned to Premier League action with a comprehensive display against Watford at the Emirates. Thanks to the Daily Mail, we've get some cool graphics which show how the Arsenal goals developed on the pitch.

Player ratings: Iwobi shines in bright Arsenal performance

Who was the MOTM against Watford? We take a look at how the players did in the Premier League.

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."

Liverpool hand Arsenal lifeline with Tottenham draw

There’s not much love lost between Arsenal and Liverpool fans, but Gooners everywhere were sort-of celebrating as the Reds put a dent in Tottenham’s title hopes and offered Arsenal the chance to move to within one point of their north London rivals if they win their game in hand.

Wenger: We’re working hard to win the title

Arsene Wenger has admitted that although working for the title is hard, Arsenal are still trying.

Arsenal goalscorer urges 'We have to try'

After beating Watford 4-0, Hector Bellerin is determined for Arsenal to keep pushing on to win the title.

Iwobi: This is a dream come true

Alex Iwobi has described scoring and winning with this Arsenal team as a dream come true.

Result: Arsenal take sting out of Hornets’ tail with emphatic victory

This time, Arsenal weren't letting Watford beat them on their own turf and the Gunners cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory.

Official teams: Arsenal v Watford Take 2

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After the Hornets beat Arsenal at the Emirates in our last meeting, knocking us out of the FA Cup, the Gunners will be looking to get their own back on Quique Sánchez Flores' men.

Watford boss: It’s an honour to play against Arsenal man

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Quique Sanchez Flores admitted that it's an honour to play against Arsene Wenger.

Watch: Arsene Wenger pre-Watford press conference in full

Arsene Wenger addressed the press on Friday ahead of Arsenal's clash with Watford and reiterated the importance of a win.

Wenger: He has done extremely well

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes Quique Sanchez Flores has exceeded expectations at Watford this season.

Wenger explains the ‘vibes’ that will help Arsenal beat Watford

Arsene Wenger believes that international breaks a.k.a. the interlull is actually a good thing for the players' confidence.

Wenger: It’s disappointing

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he's 'disappointed' in the Aston Villa board for sacking Remi Garde.

Look: Midfielder returns to join Arsenal first team training

Arsenal welcome Watford to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon hoping to do a lot better than they did when the sides last faced each other. See the Gunners getting ready here.

Wenger reveals he has a 'little list' of transfer targets

Wenger sheds light on those Granit Xhaka rumours.

Arsenal boss calls for fan unity ahead of Watford

Arsene Wenger calls for unity among the Arsenal fans.