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...

Arsenal player ratings
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

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

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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

from Arsenal's opposition
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...

from Arsenal's opposition
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

from Arsenal's opposition
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

Arsenal team news
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

manchester united
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...

Arsenal preview Crystal Palace
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...

Arsenal preview Crystal Palace
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

Roger East
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

Arsenal stats
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

from Arsenal's opposition
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

Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal
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

from Arsenal's opposition
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

Arsenal team news
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...

from Arsenal's opposition
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

Per Mertesacker
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...

from Arsenal's opposition
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

Mohamed Elneny
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

from Arsenal's opposition
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

Mohamed Elneny
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

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin
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

Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal
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

Arsenal team news
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

from Arsenal's opposition
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.

Predicted XI: Arsenal v Watford

Arsenal predicted lineup
After the tedium of the international break, real football is back and Arsenal will be hoping they can do better against Watford this time around.

Wenger: It's not Mesut Ozil's job to talk to the press

Arsene Wenger claims it's not Mesut Ozil's job to talk to the press.

Arsenal boss urges his players to show their commitment and passion...

Arsene Wenger wants his players to play with commitment and passion against the Hornets on Saturday.

Team news: Wenger confirms Cech could face Watford

Arsenal team news
The latest injury news ahead of our clash against Watford.

Watford striker warns Arsenal of ‘hungry’ Hornets

from Arsenal's opposition
Troy Deeney claims Watford are hungry going into Arsenal clash.

Arsenal man urges teammates to put in perfect performance against Watford

Nacho Monreal praises Arsenal's unity against Everton and encourages them to do the same against Watford.

Pochettino sends out warning to Arsenal and Leicester

Tottenham’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has warned Arsenal and Leicester that after the international break his side will be able to prepare for games in...

Arsenal man thankful for international break

Hector Bellerin reckons the international break has come at a perfect time. After Arsenal won 2-0 against Everton on Saturday, the right-back, who also bagged...

Wenger reveals uncertainty over Danny Welbeck

Arsene Wenger has revealed that there was actually doubt over whether Danny Welbeck would feature for Arsenal against Everton on Saturday. The striker was involved...

Tottenham thwart Arsenal's title challenge again by picking apart Cherries

from Arsenal's opposition
Annoyingly, Spurs have maintained their six-point lead over Arsenal in the Premier League by beating Bournemouth at home 3-0. An early brace from Harry Kane...

Manchester City fall further behind Arsenal in title challenge after loss...

Manchester City have now fallen four points behind Arsenal after losing 1-0 to Manchester United on Sunday. The Sky Blues, who have fallen considerably short...

Ranieri calls for focus as Leicester enter ‘home straight’ ahead of...

from Arsenal's opposition
Claudio Ranieri has called on his side to be focused as they head into the home stretch of the Premier League title race. Leicester picked...

Wenger hails three Arsenal players for restoring ‘balance’ against Everton

Arsene Wenger believes Mohamed Elneny, Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi have restored some balance in the Arsenal team. The boss hailed all three players after...

Legend 'delighted' with Iwobi, backs youngster to put pressure on underperforming...

Ian Wright spoke about Alex Iwobi's performance against Everton and revealed he's delighted with the fact we finally have a player putting pressure on...

Legend backs Arsenal to win title but wary of one thing...

Ian Wright sounded like just about every Arsenal fan after our 2-0 victory over Everton: he wants to believe we can win the Premier...

Look: Arsenal players pose with Iwobi's award

Arsenal photographer Stuart MacFarlane managed to capture a brilliant moment between Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi posing with the latter's Man of the Match...

Arsenal midfielder vows to continue winning

Mohamed Elneny has vowed to continue putting in performances like Arsenal's against Everton until the end of the season. The midfielder, who has only been...

Wenger: It hurt me

Arsene Wenger has revealed that it hurt him to hear the mentality of his side questioned. The boss was speaking after watching his side brush...

Iwobi elated with ‘memorable’ first goal against Everton

Alex Iwobi posted about his 'memorable' performance against Everton. The forward scored his first goal for the Arsenal senior team and was one of our...

Martinez bemoans one-off performance against Arsenal

from Arsenal's opposition
Roberto Martinez believes his side performed in a manner never before seen as they crashed 2-0 at home to Arsenal on Saturday afternoon. The Gunners,...

Watch: Wenger issues rallying call to fans ahead of title push

Arsene Wenger spoke with the press immediately after his side dismantled a poor Everton side at Goodison Park. The boss spoke with pride about his...

Watch: Welbeck presents Iwobi with Man of the Match award

Alex Iwobi must be on cloud nine after receiving his first Man of the Match away to Everton. The 19-year-old not only scored an incredibly...

Wenger urges wary Arsenal fans to believe their team can win...

Arsene Wenger has urged the Arsenal fans to believe we can win the title because if we don't, who will? Following our 2-0 comfortable win...

Wenger hails ‘intelligent’ Iwobi performance against Everton

Arsene Wenger has hailed Alex Iwobi after his extraordinary performance against Everton in the Premier League. The boss spoke after the match about the forward,...

Iwobi hails partnership with Welbeck after scoring first Arsenal goal

Alex Iwobi was visibly chuffed after scoring his first Arsenal goal against Everton on Saturday and took the opportunity to hail his partnership with...

Arsenal finally show up with impressive Everton win

Arsenal showed they weren't quite dead and buried in the title race with a professional win over Everton at Goodison on Saturday afternoon.

Iwobi starts, Walcott benched again - Everton v Arsenal official teams

Arsenal team news
If ever there was a game with a whole season riding on it, then this is it. Arsenal travel to Everton knowing that failure to...

Watch: Arsene Wenger pre-Everton press conference in full

Arsene Wenger addressed the press as usual on Friday ahead of Arsenal's trip to Everton on Saturday. The Gunners are coming fresh off the back...

Wenger hails Everton boss ahead of clash

Arsene Wenger believes Roberto Martinez has what it takes to become a 'super manager'. Speaking ahead of our clash against Everton on Saturday, Wenger praised...

Wenger urges Arsenal to 'adapt' to early fixture against Everton

Arsene Wenger admitted that the early kick-off against Everton on Saturday isn't ideal but Arsenal will just have to adapt. Following a late night on...

Wenger claims he's a 'born winner' amid speculation that he could...

Arsene Wenger admitted that he loves winning and that losing makes him unhappy ahead of our Premier League clash with Everton. In other news: water...

Wenger blames European failure on ‘demanding’ Premier League

Arsene Wenger believes that English teams' failure in Europe is down to the intensity of the Premier League. Speaking ahead of our match with Everton...

Wenger: Title race with Leicester and Spurs will continue to change

With two wins in nine league games, Arsenal have fallen way behind the rest of the pack in the Premier League title race. Leicester City...

Wenger wary of Manchester United and West Ham, fears top four...

Earlier in the season, it seemed inconceivable that Arsenal would be heading out of the title race in March but the Gunners are now...

Predicted XI: Wenger to shuffle his strikers v Everton

Arsenal predicted lineup
Much of Arsène Wenger's team will pick itself on Saturday afternoon with the Gunners struggling with a number of injuries. The goalkeeper, defence and midfield...

Everton v Arsenal: One more chance

Out of the FA Cup and Champions League in the last week, Arsenal are staring down the barrel of a season that was oh...

Wenger hopes Barcelona performance drives players on

Out of the FA Cup and out of the Champions League, Arsenal quickly have to get back to winning ways on Saturday to have...

French defender backs Ranieri to finally get his revenge on Chelsea...

Former Chelsea defender, Marcel Desailly, has backed Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, to lift the title with the Foxes after missing out in previous...

Candidate to replace Wenger says title race is between Leicester and...

A narrow victory for Leicester City on Monday night sent them 11 points clear of Arsenal in the Premier League and, according to Ronald...

Arsenal and Spurs dealt blow as Leicester extend lead at top

from Arsenal's opposition
Leicester have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points after beating Newcastle 1-0. The Foxes are five points clear...

Appointed referee likely to shy away from big calls in Everton...

Mark Clattenburg is set to referee Arsenal's match against Everton on Saturday. The man from Durham has been slightly more card happy in the second...

Arsenal receive huge Premier League boost

With everyone dropping points regularly, the Premier League title race is incredibly tight. However, Manchester City seem to have wasted the game in hand they...

Wenger: Arsenal will fight for Premier League

Arsene Wenger has insisted that the Premier League is far from over and that Arsenal will continue to fight. In the boss' press conference ahead...

Tottenham boss: Ospina was one of the best

from Arsenal's opposition
Mauricio Pochettino hailed David Ospina as one of the best players on the pitch after his side failed to beat Arsenal despite being favourites...

Leicester luck continues as star man survives injury scare

Look, we do not want to see opposition players getting injured. Well, at least not seriously. However, we’d be lying if we said that we didn’t...

Ramsey explains why Tottenham man wasn't sent off

Aaron Ramsey believes that Eric Dier would have got a yellow card – if he hadn’t already been booked. The Tottenham man committed the most...

Kane explains mood in dressing room after Tottenham choke against Arsenal

Harry Kane believes Tottenham had Arsenal where they wanted them but blew their chance on Saturday.

Wenger: We answered critics’ questions against Tottenham and could have won

Arsene Wenger believes his side answered the critic’s questions with their 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Saturday. The Gunners were in control of the game and...

Wenger wants referee accountability after Oliver at Tottenham

It might have been Francis Coquelin’s stupidity that saw him dismissed at Tottenham, but Michael Oliver should have levelled the numbers. He didn’t. When Eric Dier,...

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

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

Arsenal troll Tottenham with fewer shots and worse accuracy

Arsenal stats
Arsenal came away from Tottenham with a result that, let’s face it, we’d all have taken before kick-off. Expecting to be humiliated at White Hart...

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

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

Tottenham defender: Arsenal got lucky and we didn't!

Tottenham players are bemoaning the final result after failing to beat 10-man Arsenal on Saturday. Unhappy Spurs players. I love it. The favourites for the game,...

Tottenham hotshot wastes his emotions after Arsenal draw

from Arsenal's opposition
Harry Kane has revealed that he was a ‘flood of emotions’ after scoring against Arsenal. His goal was not enough to win the match for the shadow dwellers.

Tottenham manager moans about not beating Arsenal

Mauricio Pochettino was disappointed after his side failed to beat Arsenal despite being handed every advantage. And he was also pleased they didn't lose...

Arsenal throw away win but salvage draw in north London derby

A rollercoaster of a north London derby saw Arsenal take the lead through Aaron Ramsey before allowing Spurs back in before the game finally...

Mertesacker: We want to make fans proud

Per Mertesacker has spoken ahead of the North London Derby, claiming that the team just want to make the fans proud. Per is one of...

Defender: Arsenal man is a fighter

Laurent Koscielny reckons Gabriel will do just fine in the North London Derby, describing the centre-back as a 'fighter'. Koscielny is still out with a...

Arsenal star eager for Spurs clash

Mesut Ozil seems eager ahead of our clash with Spurs on Saturday. This time his battle cry was a little more muted compared to his...

Watch Wenger’s press conference ahead of Tottenham clash

Arsene Wenger addressed the press on Friday morning ahead of the North London Derby. The boss clarified that both Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny will...

Tottenham boss: North London Derby is worth more than three points

Mauricio Pochettino spoke to the press ahead of the North London Derby and admitted the game means far more than three points. The North London...

Ex-Tottenham man accuses Arsenal of being happy with mediocrity

Former Spurs man has revealed that he believes Arsenal are happy with finishing fourth because we view that as successful. In an exclusive with Yahoo...

Former Arsenal man: Manchester United could win title

It seems as if all the New York fumes have gone to Patrick Vieira's head recently as he's claiming Manchester United could still win...

Walcott: Losing to Spurs could ruin our careers

Theo Walcott believes that if we lose to Spurs on Saturday, it could potentially ruin careers. Most players involved in North London Derbys know how...

Goalkeeper: North London Derby is must-win for both teams

Petr Cech recognises that Saturday's North London Derby is a must-win for both in teams in terms of the title race. Spurs lost their previous...

Wenger: I don't care if Tottenham win the league

It's a pretty weird situation to be in as an Arsenal fan, as we really aren't used to Spurs being taken seriously. Our north London...

Wenger: Season isn’t over if we don’t beat Spurs

Saturday's north London derby feels about as must-win as a football game can be, but Arsène Wenger doesn't feel that way. Arsenal are three points...

Tottenham v Arsenal: Bigger than ever?

It is of course the north London derby on Saturday, but we've never seen one quite like this. Spurs could go top of the league...

Manchester United legend: Arsenal will bottle it against Tottenham

As if we didn't already know how slim a chance we have of getting anything against Spurs on Saturday, Paul Scholes has to clumsily...

Arsenal legend tips Tottenham in 'biggest North London Derby ever'

Martin Keown believes that Saturday's North London Derby will be the biggest we've ever seen. The Arsenal legend took part in his usual question and...

Wenger plays victim, blames defeat to Swansea on bad luck -...

Arsene Wenger blamed yet another Arsenal defeat on bad luck once again. After being beaten by Swansea 2-1 at the Emirates on Wednesday, Wenger was...

Arsene Wenger ‘not in the mood’

Arsene Wenger admitted that he's worried about Arsenal's title hopes after our 2-1 loss against Swansea at the Emirates but refused to talk about...

Arsenal captain urges fans not to be dramatic over Swansea loss

According to Per Mertesacker, our loss against Swansea isn't the end of the world. I love Mertesacker, we all know this. But this post-match interview...

Wenger reveals why he took Campbell off v Swansea after fan...

The boos that rang out upon the announcement that Arsene Wenger was taking off Joel Campbell against Swansea were deafening. Joel Campbell had been our...

Coach: Swansea enjoy playing Arsenal because we do well

Swansea coach, Alan Curtis, admitted after his side's 2-1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates that they quite enjoy playing against us, probably because...

Wenger anxious about furious fans after Swansea defeat

Following our 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea in the Premier League on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger has urged his team to get the fans...

Fans furious as Arsenal blow their title Swan song

Arsenal blew the chance to get back in the title fight by losing to Swansea on Wednesday night. In truth, there was little that Arsenal could...

Mesut Ozil: Nobody has to tell us how important Swansea match...

In an uncharacteristically sassy tweet, Mesut Ozil insisted that nobody needs to tell the Arsenal team how important Wednesday's match against Swansea is. On Tuesday...

Another Arsenal legend urges Arsenal to step up, claims Tottenham are...

Ray Parlour believes Arsenal needs leaders and has urged them to step up on the pitch. This isn't the first time Arsenal have come under...

Wenger: What I want from Arsenal fans

Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal fans to show solidarity going into the final stages of the season. Speaking ahead of our midweek match against Swansea in...

Predicted Arsenal XI v Swansea – Dump Walcott now!

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It's Premier League time again, so we all have to stop huffing with Arsenal and get behind them for a game that is even more 'must...

Arsenal v Swansea City: Any means necessary

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Amazingly, defeat against Manchester United was our first Premier League game since beating Leicester City. It really goes to show how everything is on the...

Wenger: Swansea's rough season will make them difficult opponents

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Arsenal's visitors on Wednesday night, Swansea City, are languishing in the Premier League and still have plenty to play for. Back in August very few...

Wenger won't take notice of "emotional" critics

Arsenal came in for heavy criticism on Sunday, with the mentality of the squad a particularly prevalent talking point. It was hardly surprising, the Gunners had,...

Injury update: Wenger confirms tight muscles and will be cautious with...

Arsenal team news
Arsène Wenger gives the latest team news ahead of the game against Swansea.

Wenger has his say on Manchester United boss' bizarre dive

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During our loss at Old Trafford on Sunday, Louis van Gaal behaved bizarrely by throwing himself to the floor in front of the fourth...

Wenger stands by Walcott’s defensive capabilities, confuses everyone

Arsene Wenger's unshakable faith in his players is one of his best traits but at the same time, it's one of his worst. Although standing...

Former Liverpool man launches scathing rant at 'insipid' Arsenal after Manchester...

It's rare that I actually agree with anything Graeme Souness says but for once, unfortunately, this is the case. Following our 3-2 defeat at Old...

Controversial referee appointed for Tottenham v Arsenal

The north London derby is on the horizon, and Michael Oliver has been appointed the referee. Despite some fond memories with him in the middle,...

Watch: Should Manchester United’s new hero have seen red for this...

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It seems everyone's so preoccupied with praising Manchester United's Marcus Rashford for his two goals against Arsenal that they're ignoring his potential handball in...

Watch: Wenger defends Arsenal’s loss to Manchester United

After losing 3-2 to a weakened Manchester United team, it's hard to see what Arsene Wenger could defend about his Arsenal side. On paper, we...

Arsenal man believes Gunners have taken a step back in fight...

Petr Cech believes that Arsenal have taken a step back in our bid for the title. Our 3-2 loss against Manchester United in the Premier...

Iwobi describes Arsenal loss to Manchester United as a nightmare

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Alex Iwobi has described Arsenal's 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday as a nightmare. The forward, who came on in...

Watch: Louis van Gaal’s post-match comments

Louis van Gaal was understandably pleased with Manchester United's 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford. The Red Devils' boss has come under a lot...

Manchester United defender injury not serious after Welbeck tackle

Manchester United's Marcos Rojo had to be subbed off after a tackle from Danny Welbeck during Arsenal's 3-2 loss at Old Trafford. Although there didn't...

Manchester United manager apologises for diving on touchline during Arsenal game

During Arsenal's 3-2 loss to Manchester United on Sunday, one of the stranger things to happen was Louis van Gaal suddenly throwing himself to...

The two things that cost Arsenal dear against Manchester United

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Arsenal somehow contrived to go to Old Trafford with their strongest team in years to play the weakest United team in living memory and lose. This is why that happened.

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

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

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

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

Player ratings: Walcott, Ramsey and Alexis all fail to show up...

A strong Arsenal lineup failed to capitalise on Manchester United's lack of fit first team players and got humiliated by a gang of youngsters. As...

Wenger bemoans losing Manchester United game to goals conceded

Arsene Wenger had one regret after Arsenal’s latest humiliation at the hands of Manchester United – that they conceded goals. Well, perhaps I’m being a...

Manchester United manager ‘proud’ to beat Arsenal, Wenger takes it poorly

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Louis van Gaal admitted that he felt ‘proud’ after his side beat Arsenal at Old Trafford. Hear what else he had to say as well as Wenger's catty reply about the side that just bested him here.

Wenger hits out at Manchester United praise

Arsene Wenger has missed the point in his post-match comments after we lost 3-2 to Manchester United. The boss claimed that we shouldn't get ahead...

Wenger refuses to fault Arsenal after embarrassing Manchester United loss

Arsene Wenger claimed that you can't fault the Arsenal spirit following our frankly embarrassing 3-2 loss to one of the worst Manchester United teams...

Result: Annual bottling competition sees Arsenal lose theirs again

Arsenal have bottled it and lost what may prove to be a pivotal game in the title race against a severely weakened Manchester United. We...

Official: Manchester United v Arsenal teams

Arsenal team news
It's finally here! Arsenal have arrived at Old Trafford and will be looking to pick up only their second league win there in a decade. All...

Wenger: This is what it takes to beat Manchester United

Arsenal may be favourites for Sunday’s game against Manchester United, but the Arsenal boss knows that it takes something ‘special’ to get a win...

Predicted Manchester United XI v Arsenal

It’s almost time for Arsenal’s game at Old Trafford on Sunday where the Gunners will be favourites for the first time in the Premier...

Manchester United star: Our squad is strong enough to beat Arsenal

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Jesse Lingard believes that even without half their squad, United still have enough in their ranks to beat Arsneal on Sunday.

Van Gaal: This striker won’t start but he will be on...

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Louis van Gaal has admitted that Marcus Rashford, who scored a brace on his debut during the week, will not start against Arsenal on Sunday at Old Trafford, so who will?

Only three? Combined Manchester United v Arsenal XI

With the game just hours away, we thought we'd have a closer look at just who out of the United squad we'd take. Long gone...

On paper: Manchester United v Arsenal

Football matches aren’t won or lost on paper, but the stats behind any meeting always fascinate me. So, in that vein, here are how Arsenal and United look on paper.

Bad news for Arsenal as Mike Dean will be at Old...

Arsenal fans thought they were getting a Dean-free afternoon at Old Trafford. They were wrong...

Watch: Louis van Gaal’s pre Manchester United v Arsenal press conference

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Louis van Gaal sat down with the media this week ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Old Trafford on Sunday. The Manchester United boss gave updates...

Watch: Full Arsene Wenger pre Manchester United press conference

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning ahead of his side’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday. The Arsenal boss will be hoping...

Manchester United v Arsenal: The Theatre of Nightmares

We are around two thirds of the way through the 24th season of the Premier League era and, for the first time, Arsenal are...

Manchester United get massive injury boost ahead of Arsenal game

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Louis van Gaal has admitted that David de Gea is likely to return to action against Arsenal on Sunday. The United shotstopper has been out...

Arsenal favourites at Manchester United for the first time ever, Wenger...

For the first time in the history of the Premier League, Arsenal are favourites for a game at Old Trafford. It's even more amazing when...

Wenger highlights key period as Arsenal prepare for Manchester United

With just 12 Premier League games remaining this season, it's crunch time. Arsenal are two points off the top after beating Leicester City in dramatic...

Wenger: Manchester United is still a special fixture

Arsène Wenger insists that games against Manchester United are still special

Wenger refuses to set points target with 12 games to go

Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday morning to preview Sunday's match at Old Trafford. It's the first of a number of tough away fixtures...

Arsenal boost as Manchester United star misses out with injury

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Ahead of their meeting this weekend, Arsenal will be boosted by David de Gea’s continued absence from the United squad. The goalkeeper, who picked up...

Crucial Spurs midfielder ruled out of north London derby

The title race is in full swing and as tight as it has been for years, with four teams in contention. That means, now...

Mertesacker explains how he handles the media

Per Mertesacker led Arsenal to victory on Sunday against Leicester in a game they needed to win to ensure they remained in the title...

Arsenal frontman: I was a bit annoyed

Danny Welbeck returned to Arsenal side on Sunday with a massive, 95th minute, bang that could well give Arsenal the shove they need towards...

Underfire Arsenal captain: Leicester and Arsenal both got lucky

Per Mertesacker returned, underfire, to the Arsenal side after Gabriel was ruled out with a thigh injury. The Arsenal captain (vice-captain, but stand-in for Mikel...

Leicester man apologises to Ramsey for horror tackle

Aaron Ramsey replied to a photo on Instagram to reveal that Danny Drinkwater apologised to him straight after the game for the horror tackle...

Danny Welbeck admits feeling ‘beautiful’ amidst some crazy stats

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

Arsenal beat Leicester in stoppage time to clinch crucial win

A huge turn in the title race took place on Sunday as Arsenal scored a last second winner against table-topping Leicester City. Jamie Vardy's first...

Surprise inclusion in Arsenal v Leicester official teams

Arsenal predicted lineup
Nervous? Needless to say, this game is a ‘must-win’ for Arsenal. Even a draw would cause problems and while five points may not seem like...

Do Arsenal have what it takes to beat Leicester? Probable teams

Two points off the top with 12 games to go, or eight points off the top with 12 games to go? It's a little difficult...

Predicted XI v Leicester: Coquelin and Ox to start

Arsenal predicted lineup
So, here we are again. Another big Arsenal game naturally means more big decisions for Arsène Wenger to make. The boss doesn't generally like making...

Who is Ranieri trying to kid saying there's no pressure?

Roberth Huth, Riyad Mahrez, and Robert Huth again. Manchester City 1-3 Leicester City. After a surprising season of success, the Foxes faced their biggest test...

Wenger: Leicester prove the value of quality scouting and management

Against all odds, Leicester City are five points clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table. With a meagre budget, the Foxes...

Wenger has a plan to stifle Leicester's attack

Jamie Vardy scored a goal on the break to give Leicester the lead against Arsenal back in September. It was the opening goal of...

Wenger hints at starting Gabriel ahead of out-of-favour Mertesacker again

With Mikel Arteta injured for most of the season, Per Mertesacker has led the Gunners out of the tunnel in most games. In fact, he's...

Wenger admits 5-2 defeat of Leicester deserves more credit

Ending Leicester's unbeaten start to the season at the King Power Stadium back in September, there was very little fanfare for Arsenal's 5-2 win. Now,...

Arsenal boss has undying praise for Mesut Özil

Usually putting chances on a plate for others, Mesut Özil gobbled up his first sight at goal on Sunday to smash Arsenal into the...

Arsenal players celebrate clean sheet and eye Leicester clash

There were three things on the minds of the Arsenal players after Sunday's win against Bournemouth. The Gunners hadn't won in four Premier League games...

Héctor Bellerín just gets better and better

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

Wenger has his say on the title race after beating Bournemouth

After four Premier League games without a win, Arsenal stopped the rot against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon. First half goals from Mesut Özil and Alex...

Result: Quickfire Özil and Ox goals give Arsenal victory at Bournemouth

Two goals within as many minutes helped Arsenal see off Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon. Following three Premier League games without an Arsenal goal, Mesut...

Official teams for Bournemouth v Arsenal: Flamini starts, Ox in

Arsenal team news
Having failed to score in three Premier League games, Arsenal are eight points from the top of the table going into Sunday's clash against...

Bournemouth v Arsenal preview: How the tide has turned

Arsenal match preview
With a 2-0 win against Bournemouth in the last game of 2015, Arsenal went top of the Premier League. Embed from Getty Images One victory in...

Wenger sarcastically defends transfer policy after Southampton draw

Arsenal created plenty of chances on Tuesday night but couldn't convert one of them. However, criticism of his transfer policy is a little bit ludicrous....

Arsenal striker insists the title race isn't over yet

It's really easy to overreact after a bad result. Fact of the matter is, Arsenal have picked up just three points from a possible 12...

Arsenal forward knows beating Southampton's pressing is crucial

It's fair to say the Premier League can struggle with some tactics. Over the past few years, Mauricio Pochettino's sides (Southampton and Spurs) have been...

Arsenal v Southampton preview: Go marching in

Arsenal match preview
Not even a week after beating Manchester City 2-1 in December, we were all brought right back down to the ground. A Boxing Day trip to...

Team news: Southampton without key men but Austin should start against...

The Arsenal squad is almost in full health, and the same can be said of Southampton ahead of their trip to the Emirates Stadium...

Wenger wants revenge after Southampton humiliation

Tuesday night sees Arsenal host Southampton with memories of our Boxing Day thrashing still fairly fresh. We haven't really recovered since then, struggling for form...

Arsenal v Chelsea: Pantomime season

Here we go again. Pantomime season has finished (I think - I'm not a big panto fan) just in time for this farcical Chelsea...

The essential Arsenal v Chelsea infographic

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Sunday afternoon sees Chelsea visit the Emirates Stadium in an unfamiliar position. Last season's champions are just four points above the Premier League relegation zone...

Two huge injury boosts for Chelsea as stars return to face...

Chelsea have received two huge boosts ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium. Speaking to the media on Friday, Guus Hiddink confirmed...

Former Chelsea defender encourages Diego Costa to target Koscielny

Sometimes you hear something from a professional footballer and it's just a bit baffling. Opinions on Sky Sports, BT Sport and in the written media often...

Watch: Arsène Wenger's pre-match press conference as Arsenal prepare for Chelsea

Despite two draws in the last week, Arsenal remain top of the Premier League heading into the weekend. With Leicester City and Manchester City both...

Wenger says Chelsea legend feels like he belongs to Arsenal

Sunday will see Petr Čech play at the Emirates Stadium against Chelsea for the first time. The goalkeeper spent a decade with Arsenal's London rivals...

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

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

Wenger: Chelsea are still direct rivals

Chelsea may be languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table, but Sunday's game won't be a walk in the park for...

Chelsea get injury boost ahead of Arsenal clash

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With Arsenal set to welcome back Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez for the arrival of Chelsea, Guus Hiddink’s men have been boosted by the...

Arsenal fans relieved by referee choice for Chelsea game

Arsenal fans will be glad to know that Mark Clattenburg, and not Mike Dean, will be in charge of their game against Chelsea this...

Cech aims for Chelsea win to stay top of league

Petr Cech took to Twitter on Monday morning to thank everyone for his man of the match award at the weekend and then rally...

The stats that show Arsenal’s defence saved them at Stoke

Arsenal played out a 0-0 draw at Stoke in a game that many expected us to lose. The result meant that Arsenal moved back to...

Photo: Ramsey shows he’s not bothered about Stoke trolls

Aaron Ramsey was, once again, booed by Stoke fans for daring to have his leg broken by Ryan Shawcross when he was just a teenager. The...

Wenger hopes Stoke fans look at themselves on TV after vile...

Arsene Wenger said that the Stoke fans, when they hear themselves on TV after Sunday's match, will hopefully not feel proud of the chants...

Stoke fans disgrace themselves as Arsenal draw to go top

Arsenal reclaimed top spot in the Premier League, but only just, as they recorded their second draw in a row at the Britannia on...

Ozil out, Elneny in – Official Stoke v Arsenal teams

Arsenal team news
Arsenal travel to Stoke today knowing that three points will take them back to the top of the table ahead of Leicester City and...

Official teams: Liverpool v Arsenal/ Klopp v Wenger

Arsenal team news
Whenever these two managers meet there tends to be a bit of a love-in. On the pitch, however, things will be slightly different as Arsenal...

Liverpool sign Spurs reject ahead of Arsenal game

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Liverpool have signed Steven Caulker from QPR and the defender will be eligible to play against Arsenal on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old former Spurs player has...

Arsenal players make BBC and ITV Team of the Weekend

Arsenal players made their way into the ITV and BBC Team of the Weekend, although the people picking them for those two sites had...

Arsenal rob Newcastle to stay top of the league [with goal]

Arsenal made sure they remained at the top of the table by claiming their ninth win in a row over Newcastle in the first...

Official teams: Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal team news
Happy new year and welcome to 2016, a year where Arsenal sit proudly on top of the Premier League table. You’re probably aware that in...

Team news: Arsenal unchanged against Southampton

Arsenal team news
After beating Manchester City on Monday night, Arsène Wenger has decided too as Arsenal look to go top of the Premier League on Boxing...

Result: Ozil picks City apart to firm up Arsenal title credentials

The Gunners welcomed Manchester City to the Emirates on Monday night and Mesut Ozil promptly stamped Arsenal's title credentials all over their face. The teams lined up...

Official teams: Arsenal v Manchester City

Arsenal team news
After a brilliant weekend which saw Manchester United and Liverpool lose in hilarious fashion, the time has finally come for the Arsenal. Welcoming Manchester City...

Proof that Arsenal cannot afford to lose on Monday

It's pretty clear that a lot is riding on Monday night's game between Arsenal and Manchester City. Leicester City are currently top of the Premier...

The essential Arsenal v Manchester City infograph

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Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates on Monday night for their Premier League clash which could go some way to deciding the destination...

In full: Arsene Wenger’s pre-Manchester City press conference

Arsene Wenger met with the press on Thursday ahead of his side's clash with Manchester City at the Emirates on Monday evening in the...

Ex-Chelsea man impressed by Arsenal's focus after Champions League win

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Čech has insisted that his side were in control throughout Sunday's 2-0 win against Aston Villa. After a big win in midweek, the...

Numbers show 80 points will win the league, but why?

A win against Aston Villa on Sunday sent Arsenal to the top of the Premier League table. They could yet be usurped by Leicester City,...

Official teams: Aston Villa v Arsenal

Arsenal team news
Arsenal travel to Villa Park today knowing that a win will, temporarily at least, take them to the top of the table. All eyes will...

Nervous Arsenal see off Sunderland to go second

Arsenal made sure they kept pace with the Premier League pacesetters, Leicester, by picking up all three points on Saturday afternoon against Sunderland in...

Official teams: Arsenal v Sunderland

Arsenal team news
With Arsenal players dropping like flies, Arsene Wenger was expected to get a little creative with his team for the game at the Emirates...

Result: Gunners draw at Norwich and pick up more injuries

Mesut Özil's opener at Carrow Road was cancelled out by Lewis Grabban as Arsenal were held to a point by Norwich City. Within 12 minutes...

Norwich City v Arsenal official teams: Ramsey starts

Arsenal team news
Coming off the back of a strong performance in midweek, Arsenal now hope to get back to winning ways against Norwich City at Carrow...