Granit Xhaka has been a chatty boy while away with the Switzerland national team, giving a number of revealing interviews on his racist allegations, Arsene Wenger, pundits and his red cards.
So another week has come and gone and less and less makes any sense aboard the good ship Arsenal. On the pitch Arsenal put in...
While away with the Switzerland national team, Granit Xhaka has spoken about what the expectations are like at Arsenal and revealed that he feared Arsene Wenger could have kicked him out of the team after his second red.
It seems that Arsenal fans would prefer an experienced manager over a young, exciting one.
Granit Xhaka has been speaking to the press while away on international duty with Switzerland this week and admitted he's not happy with how Premier League referees have been treating him.
On 23 March 2008, Chelsea managed to beat Arsenal, which no other team had managed in the League since Middlesbrough on 9 December 2007.
Granit Xhaka believes that Arsenal are not too far away from Bayern Munich despite losing 10-2 to them this season in the Champions League and he's heard nothing from them about their rumoured interest.
With Arsene Wenger potentially off in the summer, we put it to you on Twitter who you want to take over at Arsenal.
Since the disheartening (to put it lightly) 3-1 loss to West Brom, reports that Arsene Wenger has decided to stay at Arsenal and 'shake-up' the club over the summer have increased - but how?
On 22 March 2014, not only did Arsenal lose 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, they were the victim of an embarrassing refereeing mistake at the hands of Andre Marriner.
Hector Bellerin has given a lengthy interview to Mundo Deportivo and his comments are ripe for twisting.
So another week has come and gone and less and less makes any sense aboard the good ship Arsenal.
On 21 March 2009, Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-1 with Manuel Almunia saving a penalty.
As the summer approaches, we face the very real prospect of losing the three biggest names at Arsenal - Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil and...
On 20 March 2010, Arsenal went top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win away against West Ham.
At this point, it's quite clear that Alexis Sanchez is off from Arsenal in the summer, so it seems only prudent that we should look forward to what sort of cash we can get for him.
People are, correctly, using the evidence of their own eyes and returning a judgement that finds Arsène Wenger incapable of delivering us the Arsenal...
As the summer approaches, we face the very real prospect of losing the three biggest names at Arsenal - Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
On 19 March 2011, Jens Lehmann was on the bench for Arsenal against West Brom despite not playing for the club since May 2007.
On 18 March 2007, Everton put an end to Arsenal's unbeaten run with a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.
If Arsenal can take the feel good feeling from last weekend, and turn it into a great first half against the Baggies, that confidence could come flowing back.
I'm sure it won't have escaped the attention of all reading this that today is St. Patrick's Day, and as such is a date...
These are dramatic times for Arsenal fans but we are all far too familiar with the story.
On 17 March 2015, Monaco knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League on away goals.
Today is St. Patrick's Day, and as such is a date associated with all things Irish so we take a look at the greatest Irish players ever to don the red and white of Arsenal.
Something changed after Arsenal's defeat against Everton at the end of 2016. So what happened? Douglas Fargalia has a theory...
On 16 March 2014, Tomas Rosicky scored a beauty of a goal against Spurs at White Hart Lane.
In light of opposition fans and media having a field day twisting Arsene Wenger's quotes regarding Leicester City struggling this season, we take a look at three more times the boss' quotes have been taken out of context.
On 15 March 1990, Arsenal sold Niall Quinn to Manchester City.
Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with Arsenal for several years running but is he really woth his £70m price tag?
At the moment it's quite hard to write about Arsenal without writing about Arsene Wenger, but although an ongoing story, the subject is getting old.
As ball after ball fell in the centre of midfield, I watched helplessly as the likes of Lallana, Can, and even Firmino seized them for Liverpool. Where were Arsenal's ball winners?
On 14 March 2015, Arsenal picked up their ninth consecutive home win with a 3-0 victory against West Ham.
On 13 March 2016, Watford knocked Arsenal out of the sixth round of the FA Cup at the Emirates.
A recent article on Squawka has highlighted eight statistics which have suggested Alexis is currently part of Arsenal's problem.
As part of our drive to bring the voices of more Arsenal fans to a wider audience, this week we have a young Arsenal fan, nicknamed Gunner Guru, delivering player ratings for the side’s win over Lincoln City.
On 12 March 2012, Tomas Rosicky signed a new contract with Arsenal.
Arsenal are listening to fans - they just don't agree with them
On 11 March 1981, Arsenal signed Peter Nicholas from Crystal Palace for a reported £400,000.
Why Chelsea thrived and Arsenal died after October's 3-0 win
On 10 March 1993, Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the League Cup on their way to winning the Cup Double.
Why it's time for Arsene Wenger to say goodbye at Arsenal
On March 9 2015, Arsenal managed to beat Manchester United 2-1 in the sixth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.
There is a lot of speculation that Arsene Wenger should go next summer, but what kind of future should be envisioned by the club?
On Wednesday, we witnessed the biggest comeback in Champions League history proving cheaters do prosper
I also thought it'd be fun to look at some of the (tiny, invisible, ignored by the mainstream media) positives of Arsenal's defeat to Bayern
We don't need to take a game out of context and use it as a stick to beat Wenger with. The truth is - there's plenty enough live ammunition from previous games. There's no need to fire Bayern blanks in his direction too.
On 8 March 2014, Arsenal beat Everton 4-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals en route to Wembley.
The Anfield defeat feels like another big nail in the coffin of the Wenger years.
How Santi Cazorla masked Arsenal's problems for years
On 7 March 2007, Thierry Henry played his last match for Arsenal before he signed for Barcelona.
On 6 March 2012, Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-0 at the Emirates after losing 4-0 at the San Siro.
Jack Wilshere's loan move to Bournemouth was a surprising one at first glance, but it has allowed the midfielder a chance to silence his critics and hopefully earn back a place in the Arsenal side.
Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?
On 4 March 2008, Arsenal became the first English team to beat AC Milan at the San Siro.
Liverpool away, Bayern Munich at home, Lincoln City at home - three games in eight days, yet in reality it is so much more.
These are the five changes that Arsenal needs to make before their next game.
On 3 March 2009, Arsenal kicked off a five-game winning streak against West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Edward Joseph 'Ted' Drake was one of Arsenal's most prolific goalscorers of all time, scoring 42 goals in total during the 1934/35 season alone.
On 2 March 2002, Dennis Bergkamp scored a goal so beautiful, it's gone down in history as one of the best Premier League goals ever.
Arsenal return from a welcome break to Premier League action this weekend against Liverpool.
On 1 March 2005, Arsenal beat Sheffield United 4-2 on penalties during their FA Cup replay en route to winning the trophy.
Could Hector Bellerin really end up captaining Arsenal one day?
Having been appointed the club's interim Academy manager, we profile 37-year-old Luke Hobbs.
On 28 February 1970, versatile midfielder, David Court, played his final game for Arsenal.
It’s 10 a.m. at Arsenal Elementary School and class is in session.
On 27 February 2011, Arsenal lost 2-1 to Birmingham City in the League Cup final at Wembley.
On this day in 2012, Arsenal came from 2-0 down against Spurs at the Emirates to win 5-2, 9 months before they'd do it for a second time.
Who do you think was Arsenal's Player of the Month for February?
For Arsenal, change is all anyone talks about at the moment. The question is, what do we want to achieve? And moreover, what should that change look like?
On this day in 2007, Arsenal lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the League Cup final.
Thanks to Southampton having the audacity, cheek and sheer nerve to progress all the way to a cup final that they knew was on the same weekend as their game with Arsenal, the Gunners, and ergo, all of us fans, now have a week without a game to watch.
On this day in 1962, George Armstrong played his first game for Arsenal against Blackpool.
Continuing our 'Arsenal's men from history' feature, we take a look at one of the Gunners' greatest ever players who would go on to score 178 goals for the club.
With Arsenal.com confirming Arsenal Ladies v Spurs will take place at Borehamwood FC on Sunday 19 March at 2pm, the question has to be asked if segregation should be in place.
On this day in 2008, Eduardo da Silva had his ankle dislocated and fibula broken by Martin Taylor during a 2-2 draw against Birmingham City.
I'm willing to bet that everyone has said the phrase to a loved one at least once in the past: I love you but I don't like you very much right now.
On this day in 2003, Arsenal played Manchester City at their former ground, Maine Road, for the final time and beat them 5-1.
Since I last wrote, it's all gone a bit apocalyptic. Without wallowing any further in Munich misery, it was a game that felt like a...
On this day in 2006, Arsenal managed to beat Real Madrid 1-0 away in the Champions League; the first English team to win there.
A recent report from the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has further highlighted the problem of homophobia in sport and has made suggestions on how governing bodies can take a zero tolerance approach.
This advice to Arsenal comes from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
On this day in 2011, Leyton Orient managed to force a replay against Arsenal after drawing 1-1 at Brisbane Road.
Arsene Wenger did not seem to take too kindly to being told Alexis Sanchez should be spared some post-match criticism.
There is no justification for objecting to the existence of Arsenal FanTV but it does raise a lot of problems
On this day in 2005, Arsenal drew 1-1 with Sheffield United on their way to the FA Cup final, which they went on to win.
Ahead of her celebration game on Sunday, Kelly Smith has come out to the world in a wide-ranging interview with Oliver Holt in the Daily Mail, a massive move from someone who values her privacy so fiercely.
Mesut Ozil’s teacher knew that he was something special from the first time he saw him on the playground so why does he get such a hard time from the English media?
Arsenal travel to Sutton United on Monday night in the FA Cup with Arsene Wenger probably aware that he can’t win no matter what happens.
Should Arsene go? I don’t even know what to think any more.
On this day in 2001, Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 at home in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
On this day in 1971, Arsenal legend, Charlie George, returned from injury to score a brace against Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round.
A number of stories around today are claiming that Arsene Wenger will not be offered a role upstairs when he leaves Arsenal, with the club and manager going for a ‘clean break’.
So. Now what? That, is the only question that was left needing to be asked after Arsenal's second-half capitulation in Munich on Wednesday.
Tom Whittaker is one of the few men in history who went from being an Arsenal player to Arsenal manager during his career and even became our fourth longest serving coach.
On this day in 2011, Arsenal beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League.
This morning there’s something of a numbness running through the Arsenal fan base.
On this day in 2015, Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup on our way to Wembley.
Recent events have got me thinking: would life at Arsenal after Alexis Sanchez be so bad?
On this day in 2002, Arsenal signed Kolo Toure from ASEC Mimosas after a short trial.
Love is in the air at London Colney but which Arsenal players are forming great partnerships?
Is it time to stop seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a wide boy?
On this day in 1999, Nwankwo Kanu made his debut for Arsenal against Sheffield United.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Mesut Ozil is struggling with his confidence but is he still feeling the effects of his recent illness?
Following the news about Mark Warburton's departure from Rangers, Jon Toral will be hoping to impress under new management again soon.
On this day in 1966, Joe Baker player his final game for Arsenal – a friendly.
As the debate rages over who should replace Petr Cech in Arsenal's goal, Helen Trantum looks at how the club already have his replacement
On this day in 2012, Thierry Henry scored his final ever Arsenal goal.
It’s well known that Arsene Wenger is not a shouter.
On this day in 2010, Arsenal beat Liverpool 1-0, kick-starting a six-game winning streak.
Well, it's finally happened. We've finally run out of things to talk about.
Joseph Morris Bates, aka Morris Bates, was one of Arsenal's first ever players.
On this day in 2007, Arsenal became official partners with MLS club, Colorado Rapids.
Alex Iwobi has revealed that his lack of aerial threat makes him the brunt of a few jokes amongst the Arsenal lads in training.
Alex Iwobi has admitted that the past couple of seasons in which he's managed to break into the Arsenal first team have been a dream come true.
On this day in 2014, a 5-1 loss away to Liverpool in the Premier League prompted Wojciech Szczesny to post on his official Facebook page that Arsenal's performance was "f**king embarrassing".
It's a question I've been asking myself a lot over the past few weeks: why do I feel this protective need to defend Arsene Wenger while simultaneously believing that his time at Arsenal is up?
On this day in 1988, Arsenal beat Everton 1-0 in the League Cup semi-final first leg on their way to the final at Wembley.
On this day in 1968, Arsenal secured their place in the League Cup final for the first time after beating Huddersfield 3-1 in the second leg of the semis.
The Chelsea game on Saturday was another typical example of a referee bottling a decision. You have to ask - why do they regularly fail...
Time continues to tick on Glen Kamara's future at Arsenal failing to land a loan deal with FC Twente after January trial.
On this day in 2011, Arsenal drew 4-4 away to Newcastle after being 4-0 ahead in 26 minutes.
Although I think most of us were expecting an embarrassing performance and result against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, it's never nice to actually have to live through it.
On this day in 2006, Emmanuel Adebayor scored on his Arsenal debut against Birmingham.
Sports psychologists are all the rage, and for good reason.
On this day in 2009, Arsenal announced the signing of Andrey Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg.
Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again
On this day in 2001, Arsene Wenger successfully appealed against a 12-match ban for violent conduct against referee Paul Taylor.
Olivier Giroud has said before that the fans can't expect him to dig Arsenal out of a hole every week and he proved this against Watford on Tuesday night.
Just as promised, Arsenal made no additions to their first team squad during the January transfer window.
On this day in 2010, youngster, Sanchez Watt, was loaned out to Southend.
Another game, another bizarre, soul-destroying performance from Arsenal at the Emirates.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper, John Lukic, has recalled his move from Arsenal to Leeds United back in 1990.
On this day in 2011, Arsenal completed the signing of promising young winger, Ryo Miyaichi, after he impressed Arsene Wenger during his trial at the club during summer 2010.
On this day in 1984, Tony Adams signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.
John Hartson was a good, but not great, footballer. In this week's Dose, we look back at his time at Arsenal
All things considered, Gedion Zelalem's imminent loan switch to VVV-Venlo over in the Netherlands will be seen as a step down quality-wise, but is ultimately one which could help him develop further into an ideal first-team midfielder.
Olivier Giroud has given an interview to Planète Foot in which he talks about his pride at being an Arsenal player, signing a new deal and what his plans are for the future.
On this day in 2010, Arsenal sent an 18-year-old Jack Wilshere out on loan to Bolton Wanderers.
On this day in 2015, Arsenal announced the signing of Brazil international, Gabriel, from Villarreal for a reported £11.2m.
Referees give a lot of penalties against Arsenal, but why doesn't Petr Cech save any of them?
On this day in 2002, Arsenal beat Liverpool 1-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on the way to the club's third Double.
There have been approximately 1.5 million articles written about Granit Xhaka in the last 96 hours (that number is courtesy of The White House) and this is one more to go on the pile that is adding up almost as quickly as there are reasons to loathe Piers Morgan.
Born in 1856, Fred Beardsley was one of Arsenal's founding fathers.
On this day in 1971, Arsenal's replay against Portsmouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
He’s tall, handsome, rich and plays (and scores) for Arsenal, so why do so many Arsenal fans (and fans in general) have such a problem with Olivier Giroud?
Arsenal's dramatic win at home to Burnley on Sunday was underscored by huge controversy.
On this day in 2015, Arsenal beat Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup on their way to winning the trophy for the second season in a row.
News that the young striker, Beath Mead, has been signed by the club has been welcomed by all the fans as she is a player with a great future ahead, but will she get any game time?
On Sunday, Granit Xhaka picked up his second red card of the season against Burnley.
Arsene Wenger is set for a ban, that is clear, but what is not is if it will be a touchline or stadium ban, with some papers seeming to be pushing for the latter, so what's the difference?
On this day in 2006, Arsenal were knocked out of the League Cup by Wigan.
Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the FA, so what sort of punishment and ban is he facing?
Did Arsenal show their fabled 'mental strength' for real this weekend?
Arsene Wenger was sent off at the end of the very heated Burnley game, and he will likely be charged by the FA for using the word 'cheat' as revealed by the Evening Standard.
On this day in 2013, Arsenal beat West Ham 5-1 in the Premier League.
Ten years ago, a Swedish Calvin Klein model crowned a distinguished career in front of the camera with the receipt of a prestigious and much-coveted award.
Arsenal managed to beat Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates on Sunday but it was far from a straight forward win.
David Ospina made his seventh senior appearance of the season during Arsenal's last-gasp FA Cup victory against Preston and this is the time in the football calendar where the Colombian is expected to play more regularly.
On this day in 2006, Abou Diaby made his debut for Arsenal: a 1-0 loss to Everton.
Arsenal are facing an unprecedented situation with many players out of contract at the same time in 2018. What's going on?
On this day in 2006, Theo Walcott transferred to Arsenal from Southampton at the tender age of 16, although he wouldn't sign a professional contract until his 17th birthday on 16 March.
There were two main takeaways for Arsenal to mull upon after a comfortable 4-0 win at hapless Swansea last weekend.
For some, Jack Humble is the most important man in Arsenal's history: the club's true founding father
On this day in 1990, Arsenal signed former Chelsea defender, Colin Pates, for £500,000.
On this day in 1897, Arsenal sold their most prolific goalscorer of all time to Newton Heath.
Carl Jenkinson is set to sign for Crystal Palace on a permanent deal for a reported £3m during the January transfer window and while I agree that he's not good enough for Arsenal, I can't help but feel a little sad.
On this day in 1922, Bob John signed for Arsenal from Caerphilly.
An Alexis Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal.
On this day in 2001, Arsenal signed Edu from Corinthians for £6m.
Despite no mid-week match for Arsenal, there was still plenty to talk about.
How much would Arsenal have to pay if they wanted to buy Olivier Giroud?
Since an unforgettable Premier League debut at Anfield in August of 2010, which saw him sent off in second-half stoppage time, Laurent Koscielny hasn't had an easy journey to success for Arsenal.
Having scored six goals and created four assists for Arsenal this term, plenty of questions are being raised about why Lucas Perez has yet to be rewarded with an extended run-in the first-team.
On this day in 1921, Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-1 during the two teams' first north London derby.
With news that Carl Jenkinson is expected to leave the club in the coming days, as well as uncertainty over Mathieu Debuchy's future at Arsenal, this article assesses the Gunners' options at right-back.
Amid rumours that Roma want to buy Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal would be totally insane to let him go.
Olivier Giroud - another player on the list of great buys for Arsene Wenger? Yes, definitely!
There’s passion and there’s petulance, what we saw from Alexis at Swansea was the latter
On this day in 1941, Arsenal goalkeeper, Alex Wilson, was transferred to St Mirren.
Fresh after receiving a call-up to join the Algeria squad ahead of this year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon, here is a profile of the 19-year-old midfielder and why you should keep an eye on him in future.
New signings aren't the answer, old players signing new deal is
Given the harsh, finite realities of professional football at the highest level, it's becoming increasingly hard for youngsters to breakthrough the ranks at top clubs from academy level, especially between the ages of 17-21.
On this day in 1934, Herbert Chapman's successor, Joe Shaw, took his first game as Arsenal manager.
If you're anything like me, one of the highlights of your week used to be sitting down on your lunch break and listening to the Tuesday Club podcast.
Petr Cech seems to believe he's performing well this season but is he?
If the news regarding players' contract negotiations over the last few days are anything to go by, then it would seem like the board disagrees and has already decided to keep Wenger on.
On this day in 1863, David Danskin, one of Arsenal's founding fathers, was born.
In a new series we will profile the Arsenal Ladies players, from the past, present and those who will make the future of the team. We cannot start with a better player than Kelly Smith MBE who announced her retirement from football this week.
On this day in 1928, Arsenal sold full-back, Andrew Kennedy, to Everton for £2,000.
It may seem like an impossible decision but, if faced with the option to only keep one at Arsenal, who would you pick, Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?
On this day in 1911, John Charles Peart signed for Woolwich Arsenal as a professional.
Despite many claiming that Jack Wilshere’s time at Arsenal is over, Matt Hughes, Times Deputy Football Correspondent, believes that the club have been embarrassed over the loan of Jack Wilshere to Bournemouth because of how well he’s played.
Dan Crowley was sent off during a friendly match for loan team, Go Ahead Eagles, against Helmond Sport.
On this day in 1998, Arsenal beat Leeds United 2-1 at Highbury during their second double-winning season.
Muddling through as seasonal schizophrenia returns.
Having made over 300 appearances in a nine-year spell as an Arsenal player, Freddie Ljungberg is undoubtedly a legend in north London.
Strong, intimidating centre-backs rarely make the switch from arch-rivals Tottenham to Arsenal.
Last week, Arsene Wenger confirmed that he does believe that Arsenal will extend both Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla's contracts by a year.
Since his £2m move from Bolton Wanderers last summer, Rob Holding has settled into life in England's top flight well when called upon.
On this day in 1863, David Danskin, reputed to be one of the founders of the Dial Square club, was born in Fife.
In FourFourTwo's latest edition, Mesut Ozil's former teacher, Christian Krabbe, revealed how he used chess to help hone the playmakers talents on the pitch.
Well, that’s the first week of January officially over and it wasn’t the best fun I’ve had as an Arsenal fan.
Arsenal signed Eddie Hapgood, a left-back from the non-leagues, in 1927, and these are the enormous footsteps Cohen Bramall now finds himself following.
On this day in 1887, Royal Arsenal played their first game after changing their name from Dial Square to Royal Arsenal.
On this day in 1987, Stewart Robson was sold to West Ham for £700,000.
You may have heard about type A personalities.
With Arsenal traveling to Championship side, Preston North End, this Saturday, an upset could be on the cards.
Arsenal have won the FA Cup 12 times.
On this day in 1934, one of the most important managers in Arsenal's history, Herbert Chapman, died of pneumonia aged 55 at his home in Hendon.
Questions abound around Arsenal and the only way this could well be the only way they are likely to be answered
On this day in 1901 Arsenal beat Darwen 2-0 away to secure their place in the first round proper of the FA Cup.
This post was written prior to the events of Tuesday night Olivier Giroud scored the goal of the season on Sunday evening. Okay, yes, it's a...
Arsene Wenger loves to talk about his side’s mental strength, especially after they’ve clawed back a defecit, but why does nobody ask him where the mental strength is when games start so they don’t get into these positions in the first place?
For the fourth straight year, Arsenal’s festive fixtures featured a frustrating display on the South coast.
On this day in 1949, Sir Samuel Hill-Wood, chairman of Arsenal, passed away while in office, the first Arsenal chairman to do so.
What did Arsenal learn from their rather embarrassing loss way to Bournemouth?
When Bournemouth traveled to the Emirates in November, a match Arsenal won 3-1, former Gunner, Ian Allinson, gave a touching interview to the matchday programme about signing for the team he supported since boyhood.
On this day in 1998, Arsenal drew 0-0 with Port Vale in the FA Cup during a year in which the Gunners won the double for the second time.
Safety in numbers helps Arsenal return to winning ways, despite notable absences.
On this day in 1970, Arsenal paid £100,000 to sign Peter Marinello – the first time they had ever paid a six-figure sum for a player.
Every Arsenal game it’s the same, no matter how much we all want to see Arsene Wenger turn to his bench to change things, he rarely ever does before 70 minutes are on the clock and that’s usually only because of an injury.
If such things can be quantified, then this week has certainly been a lot better than the week that went before.
The Arsenal crest has went through quite a number of changes since it came into existence in 1888, two years after the team was first formed, and it is different than the variety of shirt badges that we see worn by the players.
Why are Arsenal called Arsenal? Well...that's an interesting story
The January transfer window is now open so that means loads of new shiny Arsenal players, right?
2016 is, thankfully, over but what does 2017 hold?
On this day in 1988 Tony Adams wore the captain’s armband at Arsenal for the first time.
You've no doubt heard the phrase, 'sick as a parrot,' but did you know that it is believed to originate from the time Arsenal took Tottenham's place in the old First Division?
A number of former Arsenal player sadly passed away in 2016. As the year ends, we remember those who are no longer with us.
Starting as Dial Square in 1886, the side's first game was against Eastern Wanderers on 11 December, 1886.
December was not a great month but it’s easy to forget the big wins we had at the start of the month, overshadowed by the performances and results than came in the latter half.
The best thing we can really say about December is that it wasn’t November.
As we’ve now hit January, that means there are a number of players in the Arsenal squad who can talk to other clubs as their contracts expire in the summer.
With Arsenal players new and not-so-new doing us proud all year long (mostly), it's been difficult to pick which one stands out the most.
Arsenal made five signings in 2016 but which was the best?
As much as Arsenal love to 'walk the ball into the net' at times, we do score some rather gorgeous goals for our efforts.
Ahead of Arsenal's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace and Big Sam's first trip to the Emirates as the new manager, we looked back at Arsene Wenger's top five managerial rivalries.
As an Arsenal fan, it often feels like we're reliving the same season over and over again. Here are 5 things we learned from 2016.
With 2016 coming to an end, we look back at some of the highlights from the year.
As painful as it is, with 2016 coming to an end, it's time to look back at some of our not-so-great moments.
On this day in 1984 David Rocastle, along with Michael Thomas, signed professional contracts with the club.
Ever feel like we're playing the same game of football over and over?
When I said I would do the Arsenal end of year review I thought I’d know what to say. Turns out I didn't really
Who sets the tempo of Arsenal’s play?
Aaron Ramsey has admitted that his season so far has been ‘frustrating’ as he continues to suffer injury problems.
Earlier this week, Olivier Giroud hinted that he is set to sign a new contract with Arsenal. Should he? Should Arsenal even be offering him one?
On this day in 1893, Arsenal registered their first ever away win in the league.
In trying to sum up the year so far, with all of its trials and tribulations, the same little tidbit comes to mind.
Mathieu Debuchy has made his position at Arsenal pretty much untenable following a recent interview with L'Equipe.
After he netted his seventh goal of the current campaign in a narrow Boxing Day win over MK Dons, Charlton's highly-rated teenager, Ademola Lookman, is becoming increasingly close to a potential Everton move.
On this day, in 2012, Arsenal beat Newcastle 7-3 at the Emirates in a 10-goal Premier League thriller.
Olivier Giroud's goal against West Brom reminded us that he can be useful on the day, and managing the player's expectations will be the key for Arsenal to be able to compete this season.
On this day in 2014, Francis Coquelin made his unlikely return from his loan spell at Charlton Athletic and appeared for Arsenal for the first time in 23 months.
With Nacho Monreal failing to replicate his form from last season, it's time to start wondering whether Kieran Gibbs is ready to take over.
A lot has been said of Mesut Ozil's apparent inability to perform during Arsenal's bigger games.
On this day in 1972 Arsenal sold George Graham to Manchester United for £120k after a falling out with manager, Bertie Mee.
Here is a story from a few seasons ago, when I had a small involvement in an international move.
On this day in 1922, John ‘Jock’ Robson, Arsenal’s smallest ever league goalkeeper at 5’8”, made his debut for the club against Bolton in a 5-nil win.
Arsenal welcome West Brom to the Emirates for their 20th Boxing Day match in the Premier League. Here are some others stats and trivia from previous games:
Arsenal played their first ever Christmas Day game on this day in 1889.
Arsene Wenger has now been at Arsenal for 20 years but before him we had numerous other managers.
130 years of our great club in one equally big graphic.
On this day in 1932, Arsenal defeated Sheffield United 9-2 at Highbury on their way to winning their second title in three years and first of a hattrick of back-to-back titles
Let’s face it, Gunnersaurus is the coolest mascot in the Premier League, if not football but how did Arsenal end up with a dinosaur as their mascot?
“Be careful what you wish for.”
Arsenal's yellow and blue away kit actually started life looking very different.
Would you believe that the reason Arsenal still wear red and white kits today was originally because of lack of funds?
On December 23, 1976, Arsenal sold Alan Ball to Southampton for £60,000 after the midfielder scored 45 goals in 177 league appearances for Arsenal.
Mesut Özil accomplished something last week that is both damning to his critics and completely irrelevant to his fans; he failed the 'eye test'.
"Pain and suffering in various tempos."
The French winger was interviewed by World Cup winner and Birmingham legend, Christophe Dugarry, and was asked about the apparent interest from Arsenal.
'Tis the season to be...fed up? As the nights draw in ever earlier and the days get ever grey-er, Arsenal's title challenge has wilted badly...
Joachim Low, the absolute swine, didn't vote for Mesut Ozil for a FIFA award.
Alexis Sanchez's former Barcelona teammate, Xavi, has piled a whole tonne of praise onto the Chilean recently.
We talk a lot about mentality as a key component of great sides.
As Ferris Bueller once sagely noted, "Life moves pretty fast. if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Should this tackle on Alexis Sanchez have been a penalty?
The Manchester City manager was told his team did not win a single tackle in the first 35 minutes against Leicester and this is how he answered.
In the 29th minute Stoke got awarded a penalty by referee, Lee Mason, but should it have been given?
Per Mertesacker has revealed how much being Arsenal captain means to him.
You’ve probably heard of xG models.
Arsenal are second in the league, unbeaten since opening day (except the EFL Cup), and have just won their Champions League group whilst scoring 18 goals in the process.
It probably doesn't bode well for us that the Bayern Munich fans aren't scared of facing Arsenal in the next round of the Champions League... at all.
The enduring memory of Tuesday night’s triumphant trip to Basel will be the scintillatingly slick move for Lucas Perez’s second goal but it should also be of the Xhaka-Ramsey partnership
A comfortable 4-1 victory over Basel means Arsenal beat PSG to the top of our Champions League group table but what else did we learn?
Arsenal are firmly back on track after a week of two halves.
Abou Diaby was interviewed this week in France Football following his right ankle operation that will see him out for four months.
After Arsène Wenger this week revealed that right-back Carl Jenkinson has lost confidence and is not completely himself, there's plenty of questions about the defender's future at the club as well as whether he's being treated correctly.
In an interview with The Times, Mesut Ozil has opened up about his upbringing and lack of money growing up.
Professional athletes get injured a lot.
Left wing. Right wing. Centre midfield. Centre attacking midfield. Aaron Ramsey can play in all four of those positions, and it may be the reason why Arsenal end up selling him in the summer.
Wednesday's team performance against Southampton was abysmal in the first half and slightly improved in the second half but still not good enough.
The subject of Arsène Wenger's likely legacy has been on my mind recently.
Could losing Olivier Giroud to the hamstring injury he sustained against Bournemouth be worse for Arsenal than losing Alexis Sanchez?
Rob Holding has revealed that Calum Chambers told him 'it would be great to have you at the club' when the pair were together on England duty.
For most of Arsene Wenger's time in charge (and actually a fair bit of Gorgeous George's before him), the eleventh month has been a bete noire for Gooners.
Arsene Wenger explained what he said to his Arsenal team at the halftime break against Bournemouth and his comments seem to backup what we strongly believed – it’s a mental problem.
Arsenal are scoring at a rate of 2.4 goals per game this season – a ratio they have not managed since 1934/35.
With Aaron Ramsey's Arsenal contract set to run out in 2018, talk has begun to turn to the Welshman's future.
With Inter Milan reportedly making Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone, their main managerial target, the links with Arsenal have reemerged.
As Santi Cazorla's contract runs down while Jack Wilshere is out on loan at Bournemouth, it's starting to look as if Arsenal might not keep both.
Shkodran Mustafi believes that winning trophies this season could be ‘written in the stars’ for Arsenal because of how well the team understand each other.
Ahead of Arsenal's game against Bournemouth this weekend, we spoke with Cherry Chimes blogger, Peter Bell, to get the lowdown on how Jack Wilshere has really been doing.
Xhaka was heralded as the saviour of a central midfield that seemed to be our biggest weakness, so why isn't he starting games?
How do you choose the name that adorns your Arsenal shirt?
In the last two games, Arsenal have shown that they have the strongest squad in the Premier League, and that they have two distinct formulas available to them that they can use can get results in almost any circumstance but Granit Xhaka is the key
Why do Arsenal struggle in big games? It's all about their habits..
Paul takes a look back over the past week and a look ahead at what is to come
Should Olivier Giroud be given the nod against PSG instead of Alexis Sanchez?
A bad performance but a good point.
Hector Bellerin has revealed that he was a bit frustrated when Arsenal told him they wanted him as a right-back – because he’d been playing as a winger and quite liked it in attack.
Since signing for Werder Bremen, Serge Gnabry has gone from strength to strength and you can't help but imagine Arsene Wenger will always watch him with a tinge of sadness.
Arsenal v Manchester United used to be big enough on its own, but this season it's all about Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.
It looks as if Laurent Koscielny could be about to sign a new contract with Arsenal.
Following Alex Iwobi's Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr's, revelation that he'd actually had a meeting with Arsene Wenger over the 20-year-old's future, it got me thinking about where his career could go.
During the week, reports began to circulate that Mesut Ozil has finally agreed a new deal with Arsenal.
With talk swirling over Alexis Sanchez's new contract - or lack thereof - Arsenal fans are getting a little anxious.
Twenty years is a long time.
Ahead of Arsenal's trip to Manchester United on Saturday, we look back in history at two of the greatest teams ever to grace the Premier League.
How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?
From international indifference to the white hot intensity of Manchester United v Arsenal.
Before long, our senior squad will trickle back to London Colney ahead of our clash against Manchester United on 19 November and everything will start to look very familiar.
Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?
Eduardo da Silva reasonably gave an interview with a Croatian weekly sports publication called Max in which he spoke about how much Arsene Wenger fascinated him while at Arsenal.
Chelsea have gathered plenty of criticism and anger from a number of different rival clubs, supporters and critics in the media over the past few years for their trend of stockpiling young players. That could all be about to end
At the start of the season, all the noise was about Pep Guardiola.
Nacho Monreal spoke to Marca recently and claimed that he's happy at Arsenal, while other reports say he's not shut the door on Athletic Bilbao, who have been linked with him a couple of times.
When it was announced that Alexis Sanchez had sustained a low-grade muscle tear in training with national team Chile, Arsenal fans everywhere simultaneously held their breath.
I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.
Real life can be so inconsiderate sometimes.
For the second time in as many weeks, it appears as if Jack Wilshere has well and truly said goodbye to Arsenal.
Alexis Sanchez's recent interview with ESPN Brazil couldn't have been better (or worse, from our point of view) timed after he picked up an injury in training for Chile.
Former Nice footballer, Kevin Anin, who was forced into early retirement due to a tragic car crash, has opened up about almost signing for Arsenal.
Olivier Giroud isn't too happy with the lack of playing time he's getting at Arsenal this season.
Alexis Sanchez has revealed that he prefers football in the Premier League because it's more exciting to watch.
Wojciech Szczesny was in high spirits when he gave an interview to the Polish media and explained why his loan move has been so useful.
Football players have a lot of autonomy in Europe. so why did Jack Wilshere opt to go to bournemouth instead of AC Milan?
If you're like me, then you probably assume that OUR Arsenal is the only Arsenal that exists right? Wrong. So, how many football teams are called Arsenal?
It's hard to believe a time when Arsene Wenger wasn't winning the trophies with Arsenal but there was - we were winning silverware back in 1889 - 21 years before Chelsea were even founded.
As much as I hate to say it, Sergio Aguero is not signing for Arsenal
Chris Coleman will turn to his senior players, including Aaron Ramsey, to make a decision over denying FIFA’s edict that no symbols can be worn on shirts.
The first north London derby ended in a draw and fans wasted no time in letting Twitter know exactly how they felt about it
In Alan Shearer's column for the Sun, the former Newcastle player claimed that Alexis Sanchez is not world class.
Five reasons why Arsenal fans should be super optimistic ahead of the north London derby against Tottenham this weekend
Arsenal 'welcome' Spurs to the Emirates on Sunday in the day’s early kick-off. If you aren’t lucky enough to be going to the game, we’ve got everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss the biggest match of the season so far.
Have Arsenal learned the lessons from overplaying youngsters?
When asked about whether Jack Wilshere has a future at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger simply replied that he thinks he does.
Hector Bellerin are has finally spoken about his future at Arsenal and admitted that he's in no rush to extend his contract in north London.
For the record, I don't dislike any Arsenal player but there have been a couple that have made me pretty nervous.
Mesut Ozil used to help others win games, now he's winning them by himself.
When he met with the press on Thursday morning, Arsene Wenger said that Arsenal could ‘do better than we have done historically’ in November, so what does that even mean?
A discussion of Arsenal against Ludoogorets, Sunderland, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud
Last week's strolls against Reading and Sunderland highlighted why Arsenal are a more serious proposition this year.
Earlier this week, Arsene Wenger claimed that he has two world class keepers in Petr Cech and David Ospina. Our resident goalkeeping expert, Helen Trantum, disagrees.
Reading Jack Wilshere's interview with the Daily Mail, it's impossible not to think of it as a 2,000 word exit interview.
Why does the Emirates rarely look full?
Sir Alex Ferguson has urged everyone not to forget about Arsenal in the title race.
Have we really all see *this* Arsenal film before?
It was once said of Arsène Wenger that he was an unlucky manager.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's recent form looks set to give Arsene Wenger a headache when it comes to choosing the starting XI against Sunderland.
With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seemingly improving by the game, is it safe to start wondering whether this is finally his year?
Arsenal beat Reading on Tuesday night to progress to the next round of the EFL Cup but what did we learn?
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both failed to make the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon D'Or and it's got me a little concerned.
Its that time of year again. A new season, and soon enough a new edition of Football Manager and I'm going to show you how to be Invincible.
If you ever wanted to know the depth of hatred that Arsenal fans hold in their hearts for Jose Mourinho, you just had to look at how happy we all were on Sunday when Chelsea smashed his United.
Laurent Koscielny has revealed where he wants to finish his footballing career.
Laurent Koscielny has spoken about what Arsene Wenger has done for him since signing for Arsenal in 2010 and it's actually pretty moving.
Sometimes your destiny is in your own hands, or at very least materially so.
So, after losing 4-3 at home to Liverpool, did anyone predict that by the middle of October, Arsenal would have won nine games out of the next ten, and that Mesut Özil would have SIX times as many goals as he has assists in the Premier League and Champions League this season?
On Thursday morning stories started to emerge claiming that Mesut Ozil's Arsenal future would not depend on money but Arsene Wenger and whether the manager remains at the club.
With six wins out of six, Arsenal are currently the form team in the Premier League.
Arsenal have never faced Ludogorets before, or any Bulgarian side for that matter, so what can we expect? Let's try and take away the fear...
Emmanuel Petit seems to love a rant about Arsenal, despite apparently 'loving' the club and this time he's just making stuff up.
South Wales' finest once again gave Arsenal a scare in our own back yard.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that the side that can handle the big games the best will be the one that lifts the Premier League title at the end of the season – and he’s backed Arsenal to do it.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his dad were guests on Goals on Sunday this weekend and they both admitted that a host of clubs had tried to sign the Ox when he was ready to leave Southampton.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was a guest on Goals on Sunday this weekend and when addressing questions about his future he admitted that he could look to move on if he doesn’t get regular football.
The majority of people who have seen Granit Xhaka’s red card against Swansea agree that it should have been a yellow, so did Jon Moss get his rules mixed up?
Stephen Bradley wrote a fascinating column yesterday.
There are three things that always occur at this time of year in the world of football; International fixtures suck the life out of everyone, illuminous yellow balls are used in games for no good reason whatsoever, and reports start emanating from Barcelona that state that they're interested in signing an Arsenal player. Again.
Arsene Wenger explained during his interview with Ian Wright, Sol Campbell and William Gallas that although youth in a squad is good, experience is crucial.
It's looking more and more likely that Gareth Southgate will be handed the England job full time, which means it's also looking likely that Arsene Wenger could be signing a contract extension with Arsenal.
Arsenal will be hoping to avoid new manager syndrome when they host Swansea this weekend.
Per Mertesacker admits that he's uncertain whether he'll be at Arsenal next season once his contract runs out but his fitness is his priority right now.
Gareth Southgate's team tinkering may have some long-term pluses for Arsenal.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted that although he's happy to play for Arsenal on the wing, he's naturally more of a midfielder.
Ray Parlour has tipped Alex Iwobi to be a huge star at Arsenal while highlighting what he’s done well so far in his short Arsenal career and what he needs to do to make sure that he fulfils his potential at the club.
Theo Walcott has impressed many people this season with his new attitude and Ray Parlour is no different.
First of all, I owe you an apology. In fact, I owe you a couple. In writing last week’s column on the beautiful football of our...
With the international break about to burst into full bloom, it's a good time to look back at what Arsenal have done so far this season in order to gauge how well they're performing but what stands out at the moment isn't what has happened, but what hasn't.
In his interview with Sport Bild, Shkodran Mustafi touched upon is religion and how much it means to him.
Arsene Wenger made a pretty interesting prediction of where he sees football in 20 years.
While speaking to Ian Wright, Sol Campbell and William Gallas recently, Arsene Wenger revealed why he's so quiet in the dressing room.
That Arsène Wenger marked his 20th anniversary of taking charge of the Arsenal with a scrappy, George Graham style, 1-0 win at Burnley was an irony I feel sure the Frenchman will have appreciated.
92.05 - that was when Arsenal finally scored against Burnley, securing three points and ensuring we kept pressure on Spurs and Manchester City above us at the top of the Premier League table.
Every week, at least one or twice, we feature loan reports on the site and it seems that this season, our players are finding it hard to get minutes under their belts.
Thierry Henry gave his verdict on the controversial handball that sealed Arsenal's win against Burnley on Sunday and once again demonstrated why it's good that he no longer works with the club.
After the on-pitch ecstasy of Chelsea and Basel, Sunday's Lancashire struggle reminded us that the last 20 years have yielded plenty of frustration with joy.
Let’s face it, if it was a domestic club courting Arsene Wenger as publicly as the English FA are currently doing, we’d all be going mental.
Whisper it, but Arsenal haven’t been playing the most beautiful football.
There is a generation of Arsenal fans who have known no other, so what, exactly, has Arsene Wenger done in his 20 years at the club?
Arsene Wenger has been able to tap in his knowledge of the French market to sign many of his compatriots.
As the 20th anniversary of Arsene Wenger’s arrival at Arsenal approaches, he has been giving a number of interviews.
Theo Walcott might have been grabbing all the headlines this season thanks to his decision to finally give a f**k but Hector Bellerin has also been putting in the work to get faster and better on the pitch, but we don’t notice that as much because he wasn’t lazy to begin with.
Sometimes in football, radical change is needed to ensure that a team gets positive results. In other instances, the change needs to be rather more subtle in order to get the most out of a team.
There's no denying it - Theo Walcott is a changed player this season. Here he explains why and how.
Sam Allardyce losing the England job he coveted for years in a matter of 67 days has to be one of the most marvelous football stories I have ever heard.
Following Sam Allardyce's sacking from the England job for being an idiot, there are reports that the FA will come for Arsene Wenger again but would it be the right time for the Frenchman to move on?
Former Arsenal vice-chairman, David Dein, insists that Arsenal will have an impossible job finding an adequate successor for Arsene Wenger and he's completely correct.
The weekend's walk-over of the West London gazzilionaires has helped restore the faith, and the logic of recent decisions is now clear, but is this just another false dawn?
Arsenal's 3-0 battering of Chelsea at the weekend was as welcome as it was overdue. However, the nature of it has presented Arsène Wenger with a minor conundrum. Namely, just where will Aaron Ramsey fit in when he returns from injury?
It was a morale-boosting victory over our fierce west London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening, but what did we learn from the match?
"Remember who you are, what you are, and who you represent."
Mesut Ozil has been speaking to the Arsenal programme ahead of the Chelsea game, and praised two of the new boys, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka.
At a BTSport live Facebook event, Arsene Wenger confirmed that he wanted to keep Serge Gnabry at the club during the summer so why did he want to leave so badly?
Arsene Wenger has become the first Premier League manager to do a live Facebook chat and he was rewarded by being interviewed by a total knob.
It is a thankless task writing about football, or any sport come to that.
There is a generation of Arsenal fans who have known no other, so what, exactly, has Arsene Wenger done in his 20 years at the club?
You may have noticed that it is now twenty years since Arsène Wenger took the hot seat at Arsenal. Here, at DCHQ, we thought it was time to have a look at his top five captures since his arrival in north London.
You may have noticed that it is now twenty years since Arsène Wenger took the hot seat at Arsenal. Here, at DCHQ, we thought it was time to have a look at his top five captures since his arrival in north London.
You may have noticed that it is now twenty years since Arsène Wenger took the hot seat at Arsenal. Here, at DCHQ, we thought it was time to have a look at his top five captures since his arrival in north London.
Arsenal's Saturday stroll in Hull showed some hints of method to what has appeared tactical madness.
Despite endless criticism from both supporters and media alike of Theo Walcott's ineffectiveness in the final third over the past two seasons, he netted his 100th career goal in our convincing victory over Hull City on Saturday. So which was his best?
With the season just five games old, Arsenal are already five points behind Manchester City. Here are five things they need to do if the are to have any hope of catching Pep Guardiola's men.
Since his big-money switch from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, the talented Swiss international has only started two matches this season (Leicester and Watford, both away) - leading to questions as to whether there's a specific reason why he's constantly featuring off the bench.
After a considerably better result against Hull than PSG midweek, it's time to look at what we learnt during the Premier League clash.
Tottenham are at least a decade behind Arsenal.
Now that the chaos of the transfer window is behind us, and Arsenal have played a couple of games will all of our new players available for selection, what can we ascertain from both the starting XIs that were picked and how they were deployed tactically?
Granit Xhaka revealed to Arsenal Magazine that at Borussia Mönchengladbach, he put too much pressure on himself and he doesn't want to repeat that now.
Arsène Wenger got away with one in Paris on Tuesday night.
What did Arsenal actually learn against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night?
At Arsenal's last gasp win at home to Southampton I indulged in a bit of time travelling.
Robert Pires has been speaking to the French media again about Arsene Wenger, a man whom he has always defended.
Saturday's frustration-fest ended well, but will opposition with more ambition be better or worse for Arsenal?
Going to Paris on your own or with just a couple of you? Don’t fancy getting bevvied up with the away fans? Having just been to Paris a month or so ago, I thought of some things to check out that might not make it to a tour guide or on a fan’s itinerary.
As Arsenal travel to Paris this week to face PSG in the Champions League group opener, here is a short guide on Paris from a local.
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.
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
What have you achieved in the last ten years?
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told the Arsenal matchday programme that he wants to show Arsene Wenger why he ‘needs to be playing’ after his form plonked him on the bench.
As you've no doubt heard by now, Alexis Sanchez has seemingly caused a stir online by saying he's good enough to be considered in the same bracket as superstar duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - seen as the world's best players.
Now the transfer window is closed and the international break is at an end, Arsenal can get on with the business at hand.
Whether it actually happened or not, the reports that Arsene Wenger refused to let Jose Mourinho sit beside him at a recent manager’s forum have already passed into legend on the internet which it means, for the majority of people who read it, it’s true.
So I've been off the grid for two weeks, swallowed by acting work, and have emerged to a rather different Goonersphere.
Is the term 'legend' too readily used in modern football?
With the transfer window coming to a frenetic and frankly hilarious end, it's time to assess how well Arsenal have done in regards to putting together a team that can win trophies, both in this season and in the future.
Granit Xhaka has been speaking to the press in Switzerland while on international duty and has revealed that he hasn’t spoken much to Arsene Wenger since he signed for the club earlier in the summer but seems blown away by everything.
Arsenal have, finally, addressed the two major shortcomings within the first team squad, but how was the window really?
We look at how our transfer window compares to that of our rivals. First up: Tottenham Hotspur.
With the signing of Deportivo's Lucas Perez all but officially announced, fans have already started to question whether the striker is really an 'upgrade' on Olivier Giroud.
After another inconsistent game from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Saturday against Watford, people have once again started to ask the question: what should be we do with the Ox?
Takuma Asano has wasted no time in speaking to the official Stuttgart site after the Japanese forward was sent there on loan because the Germans have no trouble allowing talented non-EU youngsters into the country, unlike the UK.
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.
The season starts now.
With only a few days remaining before the summer transfer window closes, Arsenal fans are racking their brains to try to figure out what the club's plans are, or even if there are any at all.
The very first man to have the number 7 on the back of a red Arsenal shirt (in both 1928 and 1933) was flying winger Joe Hulme. Learn all about him, including hearing from the man himself, in our latest pod
This week has, even by Arsenal's standards, been one of high comedy. A few observations
With the majority of things in football, once a team is successful in adopting an approach to winning - others follow suit.
The more desperate the situation at Arsenal grows, the more former players appear to be speaking up about it but is it really their business anymore?
I am by nature a patient person; one who prefers to give people the benefit of the doubt but there are limits.
Patrick Vieira believes Arsenal need to be more like Ajax and have more ex-players coaching at London Colney.
Fans are calling Wenger to go because he does not want to spend the club's money.
After the draw against Leicester on Saturday evening, most of the post-game focus was about the transfer window and Arsene’s reported reluctance to spend.
When it comes to the connection between fans and the club they support, sometimes you couldn’t feel further away. One club is trying to fix that.
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.
Shipping four goals is never, ever, excusable but Arsene Wenger was right to not play Laurent Koscielny against Liverpool.
Many young players have come and gone through Arsenal’s doors; not many of them make the splash that fans expect; in fact, as of late, the majority have crashed and burned rather spectacularly.
"Arsenal are going to win the league this season."
Just under 130 men and women have pulled on the number 7 shirt at Arsenal since shirt numbers first became a thing, introduced by our very own Herbert Chapman who had to fight the FA who were opposed to such a radical notion. Geore Armstrong was perhaps the greatest.
In an interview with The Football Republic, former Arsenal player and academy coach, Thierry Henry, spoke about new managerial rivalries in the Premier League, Jamie Vardy and ultimately who will win it.
Bloody Philippe Coutinho. By the time the Brazilian left the field of play, midway through Sunday's second half, it's all too easy to imagine Arsène Wenger...
A student was shot dead in Uganda on Sunday evening by police after students attempted to riot after the Arsenal game against Liverpool.
Someone should tell the press that respect is a two-way street.
Ok. So it's a dramatic title. But it's a dramatic situation.
For every fan that gets to go to every game, there are a hundred more that will never have that chance, so I thought I'd use this week's column to describe what a matchday in the life of Helen looks like, in an effort to share the experience.
Arsenal are going to win the league this season.
Isco's father, Paco Alarcón, has spoken to the media about speculation surrounding the Real Madrid players future; he insists that his son isn't going anywhere, nor does he want to.
Who wants to read about our failure to sign a centre forward and search for Johnny Evans?
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the outcome of the coming season will determine whether he stays at Arsenal for longer or leaves when his contract ends.
This news may not come as a surprise to many but Jose Mourinho has become the first manager to spend over £1bn on new signings.
After slating Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger recently over comments that spending close to £100m on one player is crazy, Jose Mourinho hinted that Manchester United can afford to do this because they're a big club, while 'other clubs' can't.
Alex Iwobi has backed Nigeria to qualify for the World Cup.
Thierry Henry has made it clear that he rates Manchester United's new signing, Paul Pogba, but also believes he needs to work on his defensive work if he's not going to be played in a more advanced role.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that he feels guilt and regret following Arsenal's disappointing title run last season.
Irrespective of the story behind the scenes, Arsene Wenger, seems to be fighting a losing battle in the transfer window.
With all the transfer doom and gloom surrounding Arsenal at the moment, it's easy to lose sight of reasons that we should actually get pretty excited about the new Premier League season starting on Saturday (Sunday for us).
With Gabriel's late injury in the win against City plus Mertesacker's long term problem added to Koscielny's extended holiday, there is no doubt that Arsenal are short of experience and number at centreback.
On Sunday, we shifted our attention over the Liverpool after they beat Barcelona 4-0 and, as always, delved into the biggest transfer rumours so you don't have to.
Jurgen Klopp seems pretty confident going in the new Premier League season with Liverpool's opener coming against Arsenal.
Wolfsburg are sticking to their guns as far as Julian Draxler is concerned and claiming that no offers have been made, despite reports that PSG have made a 'concrete offer'.
When asked about how Zlatan Ibrahimovic would fit in at Manchester United and the Premier League, Arsene Wenger showered the striker with praise. However, of course that's not the part the media want to focus on.
Arsene Wenger believes that Wales had no chance without Aaron Ramsey during the Euros and this is why they lost to Portugal in the semi-final.
Thierry Henry claimed that he's worried for Arsenal after Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 on Friday night.
Saturday was full of post-match comments from Arsene Wenger and players following our 8-0 win over Viking FK but of course there was still the usual amount of shady gossip doing the rounds.
Arsene Wenger may have just set the cat among the pigeons by saying that he still sees Theo Walcott as a striker.
Claudio Ranieri has insisted that Riyad Mahrez is staying with Leicester City for about the 100th time.
New midfielder, Granit Xhaka, hailed his new Arsenal teammates recently, claiming that they're fun but also serious when they have to be.
Krystian Bielik has had a decent pre-season playing at centre-back for Arsenal, a role which he loves despite previously being a midfielder.
Arsenal Ladies came from behind to win 3-2 their Conti Cup quarter-final at the death with a late penalty from Williams. But the main talking point for me was the awful performance from the referee.
The observant among you will know I’m a big Wojciech Szczesny fan.
Friday was a comparatively jam-packed day with deals happening left, right and centre, as well as the usual gossip-guff.
Jose Mourinho addressed the press on Friday looking more like someone who had been down the pub all day than a football manager and he had some typically idiotic things to say.
Wojciech Szczesny has admitted that he would welcome former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen at Roma.
Santi Cazorla recently took part in a 'super-fan' interview while in LA and admitted that he feels very lucky to play with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
Krystian Bielik has revealed how he felt when Arsene Wenger moved him from midfield to centre-back.
Wojciech Szczesny has given his first interview since moving back to Roma for another season on loan and expressed his determination to win the Serie A title while there.
So, Theo Walcott wants to be a winger again, huh?
Takuma Asano has revealed that he is ‘ecstatic’ at how things have turned out for him recently despite being initially unsure about accepting a move to Arsenal because he wasn’t sure about moving abroad.
The big news on Wednesday was that Julian Draxler has made it very public that he wants to leave Wolfsburg.
Julian Draxler, Riyad Mahrez, Alexandre Lacazette, that Mustafi guy. Everyday, a different rumour for us all to obsess and puzzle over.
Arsenal legend, Lauren, has slated Olivier Giroud, claiming that the striker lacks the X-Factor. Oh and apparently we don't need Mahrez either.
Alex Iwobi has spoken to FourFourTwo about starting for Arsenal against Barcelona, admitting that the feelings were crazy and that he had to keep it a secret.
Arsenal youth coach, Andries Jonker, claims that Alex Iwobi is the personification of Arsenal DNA.
Theo Walcott claims that he's now happy to move out right to the wing for Arsenal permanently but is it all too little too late?
The huge news that broke overnight and has continued into Wednesday morning is that Julian Draxler has told Bild that he wants to leave Wolfsburg.
Toulouse boss, Pascal Dupraz, has seemingly confirmed that Arsenal were interested in Wissam Ben Yedder after all.
The rumour that Arsenal have apparently turned down the chance to loan out Kieran Gibbs to West Ham has churned up the age-old question (well, not that old): what should the Gunners do with Kieran Gibbs?
Rob Holding has admitted that he models his game on former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand.
Over the weekend, Arsenal Ladies lost 2-1 to Liverpool, leaving them six points adrift of League leaders, Manchester City.
Arsenal youth player, Jon Toral has spoken about his time with Barcelona and the close bond he already shares with Granada teammate, Isaac Cuenca.
Arsenal legend Lauren claims that strangling Phil Neville was worth the £40,000 fine he incurred from the FA back in 2003.
Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Arsenals win and Spurs, therefore, fluffing second place put him in a bad mood for his entire summer holiday.
Yes. I am one of those weirdo's that stayed up to watch a 3-1 win in a meaningless pre-season friendly that didn't finish until 4am UK time. And it was worth it.
Sunday's home defeat to Liverpool could the final nail on the coffin for the Ladies' hopes of Champions League qualification. Should Pedro Losa go?
When the deal was initially announced, it was met with surprised eyebrows from supporters and critics alike, but he has already impressed.
Claudio Ranieri has once again confirmed that Riyah Mahrez is not leaving Leicester City.
Over the years, we have not been used to see Arsene Wenger overpay much for new players. But this summer, he seems to have gone totally mad.
On Friday, we beat the MLS All-Stars, Wenger confirmed we'd be signing a new attacking option and we dug into the latest with the Mahrez and Mustafi rumours.
Arsene Wenger has breathed life into our lifeless Gooner corpses by confirming that Arsenal are looking to bring in one more attacking option.
Arsene Wenger has bemoaned transfers and the fact that no matter who you sign or how much you spend, it's never enough.
Gonzalo Higuain is now officially a Juventus player (let's never trust Napoli again) but has admitted that it's up to him to prove his steep price tag and that he understands the fans' anger.
I left home over four years ago.
Rob Holding played his first game for Arsenal against the MLS All-Stars on Friday and although he performed well, he admitted that he did suffer from some pre-match 'jitters'.
Arsene Wenger has hailed his two new signings, Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding, following Arsenal's pre-season win over the MLS All-Stars.
After Per Mertesacker was ruled out for up to five months with a knee injury he sustained in our pre-season match against RC Lens, Petr Cech has urged Arsenal's new signing, Rob Holding, to step up.
As Stephen Bradley already wrote this morning, we shouldn't read too much into what was partly an exhibition game for the MLS and partly an exercise in developing match fitness for Arsenal.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain expressed his surprise at the magnitude of Arsenal's clash against the MLS All-Stars after the Gunners won 2-1.
Despite beating the MLS All-Stars 2-1, Arsene Wenger admitted that it was a tough victory due to Arsenal's difficult training regime.
So. Are you freaking out yet? With all the reports coming from training camp about Francis Coquelin standing and running in a spot twenty yards...
After a disappointing second place finish in the Premier League last season, Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis said the team needs to win major trophies this season, and is currently feeling the pressure to deliver.
As Ivan Gazidis reiterates that Arsenal can’t compete with the big boys on the world transfer stage, I ask is he lying when he says that or was he lying when he said we would soon be able to?
Are Arsenal so focused on doing things right that they forget to do the right thing?
The rumour mill was in overdrive on Tuesday, with the news that we could be about to sign Wissam Ben Yedder breaking on Twitter and Lyon confirming that they've rejected a bit from us for Lacazette.
On Monday, Mikel Arteta began working for his new club, Manchester City, and subsequently deleted all evidence of him ever playing for Arsenal off of his social media.
FA technical director, Dan Ashworth, insists that Arsene Wenger was not the first choice for the England job, contrary to reports.
Arsene Wenger has revealed why he sold Isaac Hayden to Newcastle.
Santi Cazorla has jumped in on the David Villa love-in that our players seem to be partaking in before our pre-season friendly against the MLS All-Stars.
Our new signing, Rob Holding, has vowed to not take risks and to basically keep things simple when he's defending.
Monday saw the Gunners jet off to the USA, as well as more developments in a few transfer stories.
Diego Maradona is not a happy bunny, in fact, he's pretty livid about Gonzalo Higuain potentially signing for Juventus.
With Arsenal's first pre-season fixture out of the way, the need for reinforcements for final third is as clear as ever. With all now quiet on the striker front, column inches pile up about Riyad Mahrez with a bewildering array of entirely contradictory theories emerging daily.
Jens Lehmann has issued a warning to new signing Granit Xhaka.
Cesc Fabregas claims that Arsene Wenger is like his second father and, to be honest, his comments have annoyed me.
Since we love a Friday announcement, Arsenal chose today to confirm the signing of Rob Holding. Oh yeah, and we played RC Lens.
Our striking options are looking a tad threadbare.
Do we have reason to feel a little nervous about Ivan Gazidis' recent comments regarding emulating Leicester City's success by shopping in the French second division?
Despite being excited to play in our Arsenal Legends' match in September, David Seaman has admitted that, at his age, his body has informed him that he really shouldn't be playing.
With Arsenal set to face RC Lens on Friday, there was news and gossip a-plenty floating around on Thursday.
Wes Morgan has urged Riyad Mahrez to ignore the talk surrounding his Leicester City future and to focus on the job in hand.
The transfer market is a medium that is full of hidden agendas, misleading information and everyone involved in only interested in taking advantage of as many people as possible.
Arsene Wenger hailed Granit Xhaka's ability in just about every area of the pitch and, coincidentally, the Switzerland international rocked up at London Colney smiling from ear-to-ear.
While most of the Arsenal squad are relishing the chance to face Didier Drogba in our clash against the MLS All-Stars in the USA, Nacho Monreal is looking forward to playing against another player.
Mauro Icardi has confirmed he'll be staying at Inter Milan after all, despite all the media speculation and baiting from his agent/wife (wagent?).
Should Wenger take the captaincy more seriously and why the new conduct rules will hopefully teach Chelsea and Jose Mourinho how to behave
On Monday it was revealed that Arsenal had their bid for Bolton’s Rob Holding accepted and the player had already undergone a medical. Here's all you need to know about him.
Is the length of Arsenal's pre-season not only unnecessary but detrimental to our players' physical health?
As is the norm lately, there wasn't much around in the way of actual news on Monday but the rumour mill wound itself up into overdrive.
Freddie Ljungberg hammered home the importance of pre-season recently, insisting that it not only helps with moral but belief within the squad - and he's right.
For many Arsenal fans, the summer transfer window is like an establishing shot from a Clint Eastwood western.
David Seaman has urged Arsene Wenger to spend, insisting that we need a striker, centre-back and midfielder.
I’m lost without football. Each summer, I spend three months in purgatory, with the solace of international matches and pre-season friendly barely the slightest comfort,...
In precisely one month from today, Arsenal will open their 2016-17 Premier League campaign.
Simply put, Arsenal cannot afford to fail again next season.
Here's what you missed on Wednesday. Jon Toral joined La Liga club Granada on a season-long loan while Roma loaned out their goalkeeper to Monaco...
"Thierry Henry, Thierry Henry, Thierry Henry..."
Olivier Giroud's agent, Mickael Manuello, has been on Italian radio station, Radio Crc, claiming that Napoli would get the best out of the striker.
Here's the news and gossip from Tuesday. The big story on Tuesday was that Arsene Wenger has asked Thierry Henry to give up his job...
New Roma goalkeeper, Alisson, has given his first press conference for the Serie A team and perhaps revealed that Wojciech Szczesny will be going back on loan - as if we didn't already know.
Isaac Hayden has revealed that, as grateful as he is to Arsenal, he feels he can progress better with Newcastle.
Although the Arsenal players involved in Euro 2016 gave fantastic performances, for the most part, certain parts of their games summed up their weaknesses.
The football world spent Monday recovering from the Euros. After the shocking Euro 2016 final result, where Portugal beat France 1-0, a lot of the...
Arsene Wenger has praised Moussa Sissoko's performances for France during the Euros and defended Didier Deschamps' decision to play him.
Juventus' director general, Giuseppe Marotta, has confirmed that although the Serie A club did want Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal have made it clear that the Chilean is not for sale.
So; the summer's international tournament has concluded, with Portugal playing Greece to France's Portugal. Some reputations have been enhanced and others, particularly managers, have been...
While not ruling out the England job in the future, Arsene Wenger has admitted that England is his second country and that he was on his knees when they were knocked out of the Euros by Iceland.
With Arsenal still on the look out for a striker and a huge transfer kitty available, Arsene Wenger should go and buy Antoine Griezmann.
The cogs are beginning to turn on more than one transfer. Mesut Ozil was incredibly gracious in defeat, posting a picture on Instagram with a...
Arsenal have started to ban fans who are abusive on twitter, news that will be welcomed by many and feared by many, as well as idiotic fans, who won't be able to insult others at will as they are used to.
Despite one appointing a new manager and several of our other rivals buying players, very few actually pose a real threat to us - except Manchester United.
Alex Iwobi's agent, Emeka Obasi, has confirmed that Arsenal won't allow the forward to take part in the Rio Olympics this summer.
Petr Cech has explained why he's chosen to retire from international football with the Czech Republic.
Here's what you missed on Thursday. Petr Cech has been talking about the new season and how to improve; he also confirmed his retirement from...
You cannot afford to stand still, even if you win the league. You could argue that it’s a theory created by fans who simply always...
Thierry Henry reckons that Olivier Giroud doesn't need to be dropped to the bench but Arsenal need another striker to play alongside him.
With more money than ever being given to Premier League clubs in TV deals, it's disheartening to see how this could affect Arsenal.
Petr Cech recently spoke about Arsenal's next season, improving and starting against Liverpool.
The rumour mill was back in business on Thursday now that the end of the Euros is in sight. Arsenal have had three matches selected...
When it was announced at the beginning of the year that Arsenal, along with the other 19 Premier League clubs, would receive an extra £40-50m in TV revenue, we all welcomed the news with open arms.
After we reported that Robin van Persie was being linked with a move back to Arsenal, we noticed that just about every Gooner commenting on the situation would rather stick wasps where the sun don't shine, which gave us an idea.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that he's worried following Britain's vote to leave the European Union and how it will impact the Premier League long term.
Everywhere you look, there are Gooners panicking about our 'lack' of transfer activity.
Aaron Ramsey has confirmed that he will miss the first few weeks of Arsenal's new season because he needs to rest.
The senior players are returning to training at London Colney as Lacazette talk hots up.
18-year-old Real Madrid attacker, Sergio Diaz, has confirmed that he's going to Roma but his dream move would actually be to Arsenal.
There are, as I begin writing this, just three games of the 2016 Euros left. Who's your money on? I haven't watched nearly enough of...
Robin van Persie has been linked back with a move to Arsenal after the Fenerbahce president admitted that the Turkish club are willing to listen to offers.
After a quiet few days, the start of pre-season training kicked off and with it, plenty of news and gossip.
It was only a matter of time; after the Fenerbahce president, Azil Yildirim, confirmed that they would be willing to listen to offers for Robin van Persie, we all knew that he'd be linked with a return to Arsenal.
On Thursday, France faced Germany in the semi-finals of the Euros and Olivier Giroud has admitted that they're all fully aware that the Germans are the favourites.
It's been at least five minutes since Jose Mourinho had a pop at Arsene Wenger and, to be honest, it was getting concerning. Well, worry no more!
With Arsene Wenger being linked to the England job, various players, current and former, have come out in support (or not) of the boss taking up the role.
Well, here we are again. Not much to report since last week. Unless you count the England football team giving a perfect illustration of the...
Sunday was all about the gossip in the Goonerverse. We signed 21-year-old Japanese forward, Takuma Asano, which everyone instantly wanted to overreact about; we may...
Arsene Wenger has admitted that although he's going to honour his existing contract with Arsenal until 2017, he doesn't know what he's going to do after that.
Mesut Ozil has admitted that although he's not as hungry for goals as his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, he's ambitious in different ways.
Aaron Ramsey has revealed that he has no complaints about the yellow card he received during Wales' 3-1 win against Belgium and that he knew straight away.
Wojciech Szczesny has spoken about the rumours that Arsene Wenger could be offered the England job and revealed that, for the sake of Arsenal, he wants the boss to stay put.
With Tony Adams being given a coaching role alongside Thiery Henry at London Colney, talk has begun to mount regarding the former centre-back's managerial future.
Mr Arsenal is home, but is he home for good?
Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!
By the end of this summer I can guarantee one thing – you will be absolutely sick of talking about strikers and their prices, but what is Giroud really worth?
With the news that emerged this week that Tony Adams would finally be returning to the club to work with the u18s alongside Thierry Henry, we wondered, what about Dennis Bergkamp?
There seems no likelihood that Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal to become the England manager but that doesn’t mean the speculation and gossip is...
Linked with a move away from the club, selling Alexis Sanchez would be a disaster for Arsenal.
On Monday night, I sat and watched my first game of the Euros since the opening Saturday of the tournament. It goes without saying, even...