OTD Arsenal win first FA Cup ever

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On 26 April 1930, Arsenal won their first ever FA Cup against Huddersfield.

10 lesser-known crazy football happenings

Football - One of the most popular sports today, attracts millions of fans, viewers and subscribers to live video streams, channels and new betting sites.

TBT Arsenal win the league at White Hart Lane

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On 25 April 2004, Arsenal's Invincibles won the Premier League at White Hart Lane after going an entire season unbeaten.

Arsenal’s mental strength against Manchester City raises even more questions

Mental strength – two words guaranteed to make any Arsenal fan laugh or shake their head. But against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday we saw actual mental strength from this Arsenal side.

Arsenal hot or not: Gabriel, Ox's love life, Tottenham setting...

Let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...

OTD Luton pull off cup final win against Arsenal

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On 24 April 1988, Arsenal lost to Luton Town 3-2 in the League Cup final.

Why Arsenal need to step back before they can move forward

This advice to Arsenal comes from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

OTD Arsenal make history against Juventus

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On 23 April 1980, Arsenal became the first British club to win at Juventus in a competitive match.

Protests and Priorities: Why Arsenal fans need to grow up

Some Arsenal fans are planning a 'Wenger Out' protest for Wembley, while others are encouraging them. Helen Trantum explains why it's time to shut up, grow up, and get behind your team.

OTD Arsenal beat Leeds away for 1st time in 40 years

On 22 April 1978, Arsenal beat Leeds away for the first time in 40 years.

Amid Liverpool links Oxlade-Chamberlain speaks about his future

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that he plans to stay at Arsenal next season amid rumours that Liverpool are interested in signing him.

OTD Arshavin scores 4 at Anfield

On 21 April 2009, Arsenal's new forward, Andrey Arshavin, scored four goals at Anfield.

This is the real reason Arsene Wenger changed formation against Middlesbrough

'Even at my age, you can change.' This was what Arsene Wenger had to say after beating Middlesbrough 2−1 last Monday, after being asked about...

5 most hated Arsenal fans

In light of Donald Trump's son, Barron, being pictured playing on the White House lawn in a full Arsenal kit, we took a look at the five most hated Arsenal fans.

Fans react to Arsenal owner donating $1m to Donald Trump

Stan Kroenke who owns Arsenal
Reports have emerged that Arsenal's majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, donated $1m towards Donald Trump's inauguration.

Arsenal fans react to Donald Trump’s son being one of them

Just as you thought it couldn't get any more embarrassing being an Arsenal fan this season, it turns out that Donald Trump's son, Barron, is a Gooner.

OTD Arsenal make UEFA Cup final

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On 20 April 2000, Arsenal beat Lens away 2-1, sending themselves through to the UEFA Cup final.

8 things Alexis Sanchez can buy every week with £300k

With reports circulating that Arsenal have offered Alexis Sanchez £300k per week, I take a look at what exactly the Chilean could buy every week.

Ozil sightsees in London, Daily Mail make it about him leaving

You can always trust the Daily Mail to fabricate a huge story out of nothing.

How Arsene Wenger killed my hope in Arsenal

Anita used to be the most positive Arsenal fan on the planet and nothing could shake her faith in Arsene Wenger...until this season. This pod...

OTD Toure sends Arsenal to Champions League final

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On 19 April 2006, Arsenal faced Villarreal at Highbury in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Could this season yet go down in history for Arsene Wenger?

Arsenal have crashed out of the Champions League in humiliating fashion and slid down the Premier League table so that qualification is an outside shot at best. So it falls to the FA Cup, so often denigrated in word by fans and in deed by managers with eyes on bigger prizes, to salvage the season.

Why do so many footballers not strengthen their weaker foot?

After Ozil’s great finish against Middlesbrough, with none other than his RIGHT foot, it got me thinking about how often he has actually used his weaker foot.

Is this Arsenal's greatest number 7?

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.

Fighting homophobia in football

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.

Will Arsenal miss out on a top 4 finish this season?

It would be fair to say that it has been a turbulent season at the Emirates Stadium and Monday’s 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace did little to lighten the mood, but has it put a nail in the coffin for Arsenal’s top-four hopes?

OTD David Dein leaves Arsenal

On 18 April 2007, Arsenal’s vice-chairman, David Dein, left the club.

OTD Arsenal score 2 against Tottenham at White Hart Lane

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On 17 April 1985, Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

How Arsenal killed my hope in Arsene Wenger

Anita used to be the most positive Arsenal fan on the planet and nothing could shake her faith in Arsene Wenger...until this season.

Arsenal fan: Do yourself a favour Mr. Wenger...

Once again we read in the press that Arsene Wenger is not going to stump up the money to retain one of the best players we have seen at Arsenal since Thierry Henry.

OTD Arsenal win at Old Trafford for 1st time since 1930

On 16 April 1962, Arsenal recorded their first win at Old Trafford since 1930.

Arsenal hot or not: New signing, share price, Gazidis & more

It was a much better week for Arsenal this week than over recent times. So let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...

12 things that didn’t exist when Tottenham last finished above Arsenal

With Tottenham’s win over Bournemouth on Saturday, finishing above Arsenal for the first time since 1995 now seems inevitable. Here are a few things we didn’t have/know about the last time Spurs managed this spectacular feat.

OTD Bergkamp scores final Arsenal goal

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On 15 April 2006, Dennis Bergkamp scored his final ever goal for Arsenal.

If Arsenal can only keep one, should it be Ozil or...

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
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?

£25m? £30m? How much is Olivier Giroud worth?

How much would Arsenal have to pay if they wanted to buy Olivier Giroud?

OTD Arsenal lose heavily to Middlesbrough

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On April 14 2001, Middlesbrough beat Arsenal 3-0 at Highbury.

Why Arsenal’s biggest threat to their future is themselves

There was a moment during the 3–0 loss at Crystal Palace on Monday which summed up Arsenal's current problems so perfectly, no protest or chant or tweet or YouTube video could improve on it.

OTD Arsenal defender hands in transfer request after bust-up with teammate

On 13 April 2009, Kolo Toure demanded a transfer following a falling out with Arsenal teammate at the time, William Gallas.

Arsenal have Petr Cech replacement lined up for next season

We've heard a lot about Arsenal needing a new keeper, but don't they already have one? It can be hard to tell a great goalkeeper...

Is £200m enough to help Arsenal if Wenger stays?

Even if Arsene Wenger is given a huge warchest this summer and Arsenal undergo a massive overhaul, will that be enough to get the club back on its feet?

OTD Arsenal equal record with Wigan win

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On 12 April 2014, Arsenal beat Wigan 4-2 on penalties in the FA Cup semi-final.

Why mammoth change is not what’s needed at Arsenal

Arsenal are facing an unprecedented situation with many players out of contract at the same time in 2018. What's going on?

Arsenal FanTV: Great Idea, Grim Reality

There is no justification for objecting to the existence of Arsenal FanTV but it does raise a lot of problems

Why do people hate Olivier Giroud? Let me tell you a...

Olivier Giroud
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?

If Arsene Wenger could fix Arsenal, he would have done so...

After Arsenal’s latest humiliation, Arsene Wenger was adamant that he could turn things around, but the question has to be asked – if he can, why hasn’t he done it already?

What next for Sanchez and Ozil?

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As the Gunners continue towards another season of overall disappointment, many fans are already turning their attentions to next season.

OTD Alex Song scores first Premier League goal

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On 11 April 2009, Alex Song scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal.

How Tony Adams ended up as manager of Granada FC

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At the end of March, we reported on Tony Adams becoming Granada FC's sporting director but he's now been appointed manager. Here's how.

OTD Goalkeeper makes 200th appearances for Arsenal

On 10 April 2011, Jens Lehmann was brought on as an emergency substitute against Blackpool after Manuel Almunia was injured in the warmup.

North London power shift? Stop embarrassing yourself

Tottenham fans and pundits have been saying that this would be 'their year' for as long as anyone can remember but it looks as if,...

5 million reasons for Arsenal to finish fourth

One thing anyone interested in football knows is that Arsenal finish fourth no matter how the season unfolds, but is that about to change?

OTD Invincibles stage massive comeback against Liverpool

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On 9 April 2004, Arsenal came back from 2-1 down to Liverpool at Highbury to win 4-2.

Arsenal and Tottenham north London power shift? Stop embarrassing yourself

Tottenham fans and pundits have been saying that this would be 'their year' for as long as anyone can remember but it looks as if, with Arsenal in full-blown crisis mode, this could actually be the one.

Why everything you think about Theo Walcott is wrong

He's been at Arsenal ten years, yet for most of his club career, it would have been unthinkable for Theo Walcott to lead an Arsenal XI onto the pitch in a competitive match.

What’s hot, what’s not: Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Tottenham & more

It was a much better week for Arsenal this week than over recent times. So let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...

OTD Arsenal knock Tottenham out of FA Cup semi-final

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On 8 April 2001, Arsenal beat Spurs 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.

OTD Arsenal play 4th game in 11 days against Spurs, still...

On 7 April 1980, Arsenal played their fourth game in 11 days against Spurs at White Hart Lane and still managed to win 2-1 despite numerous first team chances.

Gazidis promises change but only thing he's changed so far is...

All we have to do is wait for Arsenal to do something, all whilst Arsenal are waiting for someone else to do something first.

OTD Chelsea beat Invincibles in Champions League

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On 6 April 2004, Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final.

BBC MOTD reach new levels of ridiculousness with Arsenal v West...

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

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

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

Why Arsenal need to keep this player at all costs

Back in February, I wrote a column on the five things we learned from Arsenal's horror show at Chelsea and one of my points has never seemed more relevant.

Who would you keep: Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
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?

OTD Arsenal beat Liverpool in League Cup final

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On 5 April 1987, Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 in the League Cup final in order to lift the trophy for the first time.

Are Arsenal fans now the most annoying supporters in the country?

As Gooners, we must address the reality that we might well have become the most distasteful fanbase in the Premier League.

Arsenal fans overtake Liverpool as most annoying fans in country

As Gooners, we must address the reality that we might well have become the most distasteful fanbase in the Premier League. Until relatively recently, I...

OTD Arsenal make it 17 unbeaten against Manchester City

On April 4 2009, Arsenal made it 17 games unbeaten with a 2-0 victory over Manchester City.

Long read: Arsenal's Manchester City salvage job doesn't dispel dissent

The best that can be said about the weekend's game is that it stopped the losing run.

Tactical long read: Both sides demonstrate strange tactics in Arsenal's draw...

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Arsenal broke their Premier League losing streak with a well-earned point in what transpired to be a strange tactical battle against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

OTD Arsenal goalkeeper signs new deal

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On 3 April 2008, goalkeeper Manuel Almunia signed a contract extension with Arsenal in the hope that he would finish his career in north London.

Drones, helicopters and an Arsenal forward: Croatian football's propaganda war

Over the last few years, I keep telling myself I should stop getting involved with Croatian national team and the whole shenanigans happening in Croatian football but, here I am again, talking and moaning about it.

£85m bid submitted: Why do Arsenal want Mbappe so much?

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Kylian Mbappé is one of Europe's hottest prospects with plenty of interested suitors scouting his progression at Monaco. So why is he so in demand?

OTD Arsenal midfielder returns from long-term injury

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On 2 April 2005, Arsenal legend, Gilberto Silva, returned to action after a long layoff after suffering a back injury.

How Arsenal and the media are failing Mesut Ozil

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Mesut Ozil is misunderstood and misrepresented by the people paid handsomely to explain this game to us. He’s punished for their ignorance and preference for hyperbole. Ozil is being made a scapegoat, mostly by a media determined to see him fail from the moment he joined Arsenal

Dear Daily Cannon: Arsenal’s festering form is costing me my identity

Helen Trantum column
Throughout his Arsenal tenure, Arsene Wenger has been very good at stopping the rot. Whenever we've lost a game, or perhaps two in a row, that's generally as far as it goes. Very rarely is a bad run allowed to fester

OTD Arsene Wenger wins Manager of the Month

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On 1 April 1998, Arsene Wenger became the first Arsenal manager to ever win the Premier League Manager of the Month award.

Why do Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool want Roma defender so badly?

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Arsenal have been long linked with Kostas Manolas from Roma with some reports in January claiming they had even agreed personal terms with the player.

How Arsenal can survive and thrive without Alexis Sanchez

If Alexis does decide that he's better off elsewhere, then what? Does it matter who Arsenal sell Alexis Sanchez to? Is Alexis Sanchez irreplaceable?

Arsenal April preview – do months get more important than this?

Arsenal, and Arsene Wenger, have a doozy of a month ahead - does it get more important than this?

OTD Influential Arsenal midfielder passes away

On 31 March 2001, the footballing world was racked by the tragic death of David 'Rocky' Rocastle from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

OTD Arsenal beat Sunderland on way to 3rd Double

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On 30 March 2002, Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-0 on the way to their third Double.

How can Arsenal prepare for life after Alexis and Ozil?

Even the most optimistic Gooner probably knows deep down that Alexis Sanchez is leaving in the summer.

Why video refs will be brilliant when Arsenal play Tottenham

Video refs don’t spoil the game, they only change it slightly, and in ways that could be even more exciting than things we’ve experienced so far in the history of football.

OTD Arsenal hero was born

On 29 March 1973, Marc Overmars was born.

How Alexis Sanchez’s form at Arsenal has cost Mesut Ozil his

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I have an awful feeling Mesut Ozil’s final assist in an Arsenal jersey will be to himself - an assist that helps him pioneer...

How much will Arsenal get for Alexis Sanchez?

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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...

OTD Arsenal beat Juventus on way to Champions League final

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On 28 March 2006, Arsenal beat Juventus 2-0 in the Champions League quarter-final.

How Arsenal signed Stepanovs because the Bergkamp and co played a...

Igors Stepanovs – it’s a name to strike fear into the hearts of Gooners everywhere, but did you know he was signed after Arsenal players played a trick on Martin Keown?

What needs to happen at Arsenal for Kroenke to step in

Arsenal have lost four league games out of five for the first time under Arsene Wenger, they're six points behind fourth place, and the manager is about to sign a two-year extension that pretty much only he and the board want him to sign.

OTD Arsenal beat Aston Villa in 7-goal thriller

On 27 March 1982, Terry Neill's Arsenal won 4-3 against Aston Villa at Highbury.

Are Arsenal fans now the most annoying supporters in the country?

As Gooners, we must address the reality that we might well have become the most distasteful fanbase in the Premier League.

OTD Arsenal sign Leicester City striker

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On 26 March 1987, Arsenal signed Alan Smith from Leicester for £750,000.

3 reasons Arsenal need to dump David Ospina

Helen Trantum column
David Opsina makes a lot of high-profile errors, but those aren't the ones that are most concerning

What’s missing at Arsenal – leadership or common sense?

Arsenal’s recent game against West Brom was another disappointing result for the club, yet it was the way we lost which hurt fans the most.

OTD Arsenal beat Chelsea in FA Cup replay on way to...

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On 25 March 2003, Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge during their FA Cup sixth round replay.

Precedent: What needs to happen for Stan Kroenke to fire Arsene...

So, Arsenal lost again at the weekend, they've lost four league games out of five for the first time under Arsene Wenger, they're six points behind fourth place, and the manager is about to sign a two-year extension that pretty much only he and the board want him to sign.

OTD Arsenal sell midfielder to Everton

Anders Limpar
On 24 March 1994, Arsenal manager at the time, George Graham, sold Anders Limpar to Everton for a reported £1.6m.

Granit Xhaka on racist allegations, Wenger, pundits, red cards + more

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.

Chaos theory: Arsenal’s new plan?

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...

Xhaka: Expectations at Arsenal are gigantic & Wenger could have kicked...

Granit Xhaka
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.

Arsenal fans prefer experienced manager over exciting young one

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It seems that Arsenal fans would prefer an experienced manager over a young, exciting one.

Granit Xhaka: Compare my fouls to Manchester United star's elbow

Granit Xhaka
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.

OTD Chelsea end Arsenal's three-month unbeaten run

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 responds to Bayern Munich rumours

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.

Arsenal fans say who they want to replace Arsene Wenger

With Arsene Wenger potentially off in the summer, we put it to you on Twitter who you want to take over at Arsenal.

Five ways Wenger should shake up 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?

OTD Arsenal ship 6 against Chelsea as referee makes huge mistake

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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.

Bellerin on owing Wenger, Arsenal love, rejecting Barcelona, Manchester City links...

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Hector Bellerin has given a lengthy interview to Mundo Deportivo and his comments are ripe for twisting.

Long read – Chaos theory: Arsenal’s new plan?

So another week has come and gone and less and less makes any sense aboard the good ship Arsenal.

OTD Arsenal make it 21-game unbeaten against Newcastle

On 21 March 2009, Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-1 with Manuel Almunia saving a penalty.

Audio: Why Ozil leaving says more about Arsenal than Alexis going

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As the summer approaches, we face the very real prospect of losing the three biggest names at Arsenal - Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil and...

OTD Arsenal top Premier League

Cesc Fabregas
On 20 March 2010, Arsenal went top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win away against West Ham.

£30m? £50m? How much can Arsenal expect to get for Alexis?

Alexis Sanchez v PSG
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.

Why I don't believe in Arsène Wenger at Arsenal anymore

People are, correctly, using the evidence of their own eyes and returning a judgement that finds Arsène Wenger incapable of delivering us the Arsenal...

Why Ozil leaving says more about Arsenal than Alexis going

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.

OTD Arsenal legend comes out of retirement for West Brom clash

On 19 March 2011, Jens Lehmann was on the bench for Arsenal against West Brom despite not playing for the club since May 2007.

OTD Everton put end to Arsenal’s unbeaten run

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On 18 March 2007, Everton put an end to Arsenal's unbeaten run with a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.

'Make or break' time for Arsenal against West Brom

Helen Trantum column
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.

15-minute read: A brief history of Arsenal’s Irish connection

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...

Fanzone: Maybe Arsene Wenger is the problem

These are dramatic times for Arsenal fans but we are all far too familiar with the story.

OTD Monaco knock Arsenal out of Champions League

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On 17 March 2015, Monaco knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League on away goals.

A brief history of Arsenal’s Irish connection

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.

Why have Arsenal really faltered this season?

Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin
Something changed after Arsenal's defeat against Everton at the end of 2016. So what happened? Douglas Fargalia has a theory...

OTD Rosicky scores screamer against Tottenham

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On 16 March 2014, Tomas Rosicky scored a beauty of a goal against Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Four times Arsene Wenger’s words have been twisted in the media

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.

OTD Arsenal sell striker to Manchester City

Niall Quinn
On 15 March 1990, Arsenal sold Niall Quinn to Manchester City.

Why £70m would be money well spent for Arsenal on this...

Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with Arsenal for several years running but is he really woth his £70m price tag?

Long read: Why Arsenal fans need to stop focusing on Wenger...

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.

Tactics: What Arsenal changed that made them worse

Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin
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?

OTD Olivier Giroud & Aaron Ramsey help Arsenal beat Emirates record

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On 14 March 2015, Arsenal picked up their ninth consecutive home win with a 3-0 victory against West Ham.

OTD Arsenal make shock exit from FA Cup

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On 13 March 2016, Watford knocked Arsenal out of the sixth round of the FA Cup at the Emirates.

Is Alexis really part of the problem at Arsenal as stats...

A recent article on Squawka has highlighted eight statistics which have suggested Alexis is currently part of Arsenal's problem.

Watch Young Arsenal fan delivers player ratings against Lincoln

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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.

OTD Influential Arsenal midfielder extends deal

Tomas Rosicky scores against Tottenham
On 12 March 2012, Tomas Rosicky signed a new contract with Arsenal.

Arsenal are listening to fans - they just don't agree with...

Helen Trantum column
Arsenal are listening to fans - they just don't agree with them

OTD Arsenal sign £400,000 midfielder

Peter Nicholas
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

Why Chelsea thrived and Arsenal died after October's 3-0 win

OTD Arsenal beat Crystal Palace on way to cup Double

On 10 March 1993, Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the League Cup on their way to winning the Cup Double.

Adios Arsene at Arsenal

Why it's time for Arsene Wenger to say goodbye at Arsenal

OTD Arsenal beat Manchester United en route to Wembley

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On March 9 2015, Arsenal managed to beat Manchester United 2-1 in the sixth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.

What should Arsenal fans expect post-Wenger?

There is a lot of speculation that Arsene Wenger should go next summer, but what kind of future should be envisioned by the club?

No glory for Barcelona in ‘greatest ever comeback’ as cheats prosper

On Wednesday, we witnessed the biggest comeback in Champions League history proving cheaters do prosper

Reasons to be cheerful after Arsenal’s Bayern battering

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

In defence of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal v Bayern Munich

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.

OTD Arsenal beat Everton en route to Wembley

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On 8 March 2014, Arsenal beat Everton 4-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals en route to Wembley.

Arsene Wenger’s credibility stretched dangerously thin

The Anfield defeat feels like another big nail in the coffin of the Wenger years.

How this Arsenal midfielder hid Arsenal's problems for years

Santi Cazorla
How Santi Cazorla masked Arsenal's problems for years

OTD World class Arsenal striker plays final game

Thierry Henry
On 7 March 2007, Thierry Henry played his last match for Arsenal before he signed for Barcelona.

OTD Arsenal stage plucky Champions League comeback

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On 6 March 2012, Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-0 at the Emirates after losing 4-0 at the San Siro.

Progress report: Jack Wilshere at Bournemouth

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Stoke City and AFC Bournemouth at Bet365 Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
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?

Helen Trantum column
Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

OTD Arsenal become first English team to beat AC Milan at...

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On 4 March 2008, Arsenal became the first English team to beat AC Milan at the San Siro.

Arsenal fan storm coming for Wenger and Liverpool is the first...

Liverpool away, Bayern Munich at home, Lincoln City at home - three games in eight days, yet in reality it is so much more.

Fire Wenger & 4 other changes Arsenal should make

These are the five changes that Arsenal needs to make before their next game.

OTD Arsenal kick off 5-match winning streak after goal drought

Nicklas Bendtner
On 3 March 2009, Arsenal kicked off a five-game winning streak against West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Arsenal’s men from history – Ted Drake

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.

OTD Arsenal star scores historical goal against Newcastle

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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.

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Liverpool clash

Arsenal return from a welcome break to Premier League action this weekend against Liverpool.

OTD Arsenal win penalty shoot-out on way to FA Cup final

Ashley Cole
On 1 March 2005, Arsenal beat Sheffield United 4-2 on penalties during their FA Cup replay en route to winning the trophy.

Spaniard to be captain at Arsenal in '2 or 3 years'...

Bellerín (R) in action against Hull City
Could Hector Bellerin really end up captaining Arsenal one day?

Profile: Luke Hobbs – Arsenal’s new interim Academy manager

Arsenal youth
Having been appointed the club's interim Academy manager, we profile 37-year-old Luke Hobbs.

OTD Versatile midfielder plays final game for Arsenal

David Court
On 28 February 1970, versatile midfielder, David Court, played his final game for Arsenal.

3 lessons Arsene Wenger could learn from a Primary School teacher

It’s 10 a.m. at Arsenal Elementary School and class is in session.

OTD Arsenal's Wembley calamity against Birmingham

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On 27 February 2011, Arsenal lost 2-1 to Birmingham City in the League Cup final at Wembley.

OTD Arsenal beat Tottenham 5-2 for first time

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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.

5 compete for Arsenal Player of the Month for February

Arsenal player of the month
Who do you think was Arsenal's Player of the Month for February?

All change at Arsenal - but what should that change look...

Helen Trantum column
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?

OTD Theo Walcott scores first goal as Arsenal lose cup final...

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On this day in 2007, Arsenal lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the League Cup final.

7 Arsenal problems that need sorted immediately

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.

OTD Arsenal forward makes debut at 17

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On this day in 1962, George Armstrong played his first game for Arsenal against Blackpool.

Arsenal’s men from history – Cliff Bastin

Cliff Bastin
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.

Should fans be segregated for Arsenal Ladies v Spurs?

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.

OTD Arsenal forward suffers horrific injury

Eduardo
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.

Arsenal, I love you but I don’t like you

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.

OTD Arsenal thrash Manchester City

Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp
On this day in 2003, Arsenal played Manchester City at their former ground, Maine Road, for the final time and beat them 5-1.

Could this season yet go down in history for Arsenal?

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...

OTD Arsenal make history against Real Madrid

Thierry Henry
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.

Fighting homophobia in football

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.

Long read: 4 things Arsenal must do to fix themselves

This advice to Arsenal comes from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

OTD Arsenal forced to FA Cup fifth round replay

Tomas Rosicky
On this day in 2011, Leyton Orient managed to force a replay against Arsenal after drawing 1-1 at Brisbane Road.

Arsene Wenger - Watch again, Alexis is a part of it

Arsene Wenger did not seem to take too kindly to being told Alexis Sanchez should be spared some post-match criticism.

Arsenal FanTV: Great Idea, Grim Reality

There is no justification for objecting to the existence of Arsenal FanTV but it does raise a lot of problems

OTD Arsenal force FA Cup replay

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.

Arsenal legend – I’m not ‘out’ out but I’ve not hidden...

kelly Smith
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.

How the majority haven't got a clue when it comes to...

Mesut Ozil
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?

Arsene Wenger can’t win at Sutton United

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.

Maybe it's time for Arsene to go, but not because of...

Helen Trantum column
Should Arsene go? I don’t even know what to think any more.

OTD Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 on road to FA Cup final

Thierry Henry scores penalty in FA Cup against Chelsea
On this day in 2001, Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 at home in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

OTD Arsenal star returns from injury for FA Cup clash

Charlie George
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.

Arsene Wenger to make ‘clean break’ with Arsenal in summer

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’.

Long read: Arsenal's morning after the night before

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.

Arsenal’s men from history – Tom Whittaker

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.

OTD Arsenal beat Barcelona

Andrey Arshavin scores against Barcelona
On this day in 2011, Arsenal beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League.

What next for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal?

This morning there’s something of a numbness running through the Arsenal fan base.

OTD Arsenal striker scores stunning FA Cup brace

Olivier Giroud
On this day in 2015, Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup on our way to Wembley.

Could Arsenal cope without Alexis Sanchez?

Recent events have got me thinking: would life at Arsenal after Alexis Sanchez be so bad?

OTD Arsenal sign centreback

Kolo Toure and Didier Drogba
On this day in 2002, Arsenal signed Kolo Toure from ASEC Mimosas after a short trial.

Top 5 Arsenal Valetine's Day partnerships

Love is in the air at London Colney but which Arsenal players are forming great partnerships?

2 things Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain needs to change to succeed at Arsenal

Is it time to stop seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a wide boy?

OTD Forward makes controversial Arsenal debut

Ray Parlour
On this day in 1999, Nwankwo Kanu made his debut for Arsenal against Sheffield United.

Arsene Wenger admits Mesut Ozil low on confidence but is this...

Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Mesut Ozil is struggling with his confidence but is he still feeling the effects of his recent illness?

Rangers lose their manager – What now for Jon Toral?

Following the news about Mark Warburton's departure from Rangers, Jon Toral will be hoping to impress under new management again soon.

OTD Prolific striker plays final game for Arsenal

Joe Baker
On this day in 1966, Joe Baker player his final game for Arsenal – a friendly.

Arsenal have Petr Cech replacement lined up for next season

Helen Trantum column
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

OTD Thierry Henry scores his final ever Arsenal goal

Thierry Henry
On this day in 2012, Thierry Henry scored his final ever Arsenal goal.

Is this why Arsenal are rubbish in the first half?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
It’s well known that Arsene Wenger is not a shouter.

OTD Arsenal beat Liverpool, go on six-game winning streak

Abou Diaby
On this day in 2010, Arsenal beat Liverpool 1-0, kick-starting a six-game winning streak.

Long read: Why Arsenal must change first, not the fans

Well, it's finally happened. We've finally run out of things to talk about.

Arsenal’s men from history – Joseph Morris Bates

Joseph Morris Bates, aka Morris Bates, was one of Arsenal's first ever players.

OTD Arsenal create partnership with Colorado Rapids

Stan Kroenke who owns Arsenal
On this day in 2007, Arsenal became official partners with MLS club, Colorado Rapids.

Arsenal forward - I get stick in training for this!

Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi v Swansea
Alex Iwobi has revealed that his lack of aerial threat makes him the brunt of a few jokes amongst the Arsenal lads in training.

Arsenal forward - It's been a dream come true

Alex Iwobi v Swansea
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.

OTD Arsenal goalkeeper apologises for being embarrassing

Wojciech Szczesny
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".

Why Arsenal fans still defend Arsene Wenger

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?

OTD Arsenal beat Everton in League Cup on way to final

Perry Groves
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.

OTD Arsenal secure place in League Cup final for first time

Arsenal in 1968
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.

Proof Chelsea man should have been sent off against Arsenal

The Chelsea game on Saturday was another typical example of a referee bottling a decision. You have to ask - why do they regularly fail...

Arsenal man's loan collapses - what does his future hold?

Glen Kamara
Time continues to tick on Glen Kamara's future at Arsenal failing to land a loan deal with FC Twente after January trial.

OTD Arsenal blow 4-0 lead against Newcastle

Joey Barton and Gervinho
On this day in 2011, Arsenal drew 4-4 away to Newcastle after being 4-0 ahead in 26 minutes.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s horror show at Chelsea

Petr Cech
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.

OTD Striker scores on Arsenal debut

Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor
On this day in 2006, Emmanuel Adebayor scored on his Arsenal debut against Birmingham.

The psychology behind Arsenal's Watford woes

Helen Trantum column
Sports psychologists are all the rage, and for good reason.

OTD Arsenal announce signing of talented forward

Andrey Arshavin
On this day in 2009, Arsenal announced the signing of Andrey Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg.

Arsenal’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

OTD Wenger let off ban for violent conduct against Taylor

Arsene Wenger in stands at Southampton
On this day in 2001, Arsene Wenger successfully appealed against a 12-match ban for violent conduct against referee Paul Taylor.

Does Giroud’s Watford performance highlight Arsenal’s need for another striker?

Olivier Giroud
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.

Arsenal’s transfer window – How was it for you?

Just as promised, Arsenal made no additions to their first team squad during the January transfer window.

OTD Arsenal send winger to League One

Sanchez Watt
On this day in 2010, youngster, Sanchez Watt, was loaned out to Southend.

5 things Arsenal learned after their Watford shambles

Another game, another bizarre, soul-destroying performance from Arsenal at the Emirates.

John Lukic – Why Arsenal sold me back to Leeds

John Lukic
Former Arsenal goalkeeper, John Lukic, has recalled his move from Arsenal to Leeds United back in 1990.

OTD Arsenal sign talented winger

Ryo Miyaichi
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.

OTD Powerful defender signs deal with Arsenal

Tony Adams
On this day in 1984, Tony Adams signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.

The Hartson Years

John Hartson was a good, but not great, footballer. In this week's Dose, we look back at his time at Arsenal

Arsenal loan move raises plenty of questions

Gedion Zelalem
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.

Arsenal star forward – I feel proud to continue & could...

Olivier Giroud
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.

OTD Arsenal send midfielder on loan

Jack Wilshere
On this day in 2010, Arsenal sent an 18-year-old Jack Wilshere out on loan to Bolton Wanderers.

OTD Arsenal announce signing of Brazilian international

Gabriel v Preston
On this day in 2015, Arsenal announced the signing of Brazil international, Gabriel, from Villarreal for a reported £11.2m.

Why doesn't Petr Cech save penalties for Arsenal?

Helen Trantum column
Referees give a lot of penalties against Arsenal, but why doesn't Petr Cech save any of them?

OTD Arsenal beat Liverpool in controversial FA Cup clash on way...

Dennis Bergkamp v Liverpool
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.

Why Granit Xhaka is not angry - he's scared

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.

Arsenal’s first team – Fred Beardsley

Born in 1856, Fred Beardsley was one of Arsenal's founding fathers.

OTD Arsenal game postponed

Charlie George and George Graham
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.

Why do people hate Olivier Giroud? Let me tell you a...

Olivier Giroud
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?

Why Arsenal fans should lighten up over Alexis Sanchez banner

Arsenal's dramatic win at home to Burnley on Sunday was underscored by huge controversy.

OTD Arsenal beat Brighton on road to Wembley

Mesut Ozil
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.

Arsenal sign 'lethal' 21-year-old striker from Sunderland

Beth Mead
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?

Is Granit Xhaka’s ‘temper’ really a problem for Arsenal?

On Sunday, Granit Xhaka picked up his second red card of the season against Burnley.

Stadium or touchline – the difference in the bans allegedly facing...

Arsene Wenger sent off by Jon Moss
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?

OTD Arsenal lose even though they win

Robin van Persie, Dennis Bergkamp and Mathieu Flamini v Wigan
On this day in 2006, Arsenal were knocked out of the League Cup by Wigan.

What sort of ban can Arsene Wenger expect from the FA?

Arsene Wenger ban for actions against Anthony Taylor
Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the FA, so what sort of punishment and ban is he facing?

Long read: Did Anthony Taylor break the rules when Wenger was...

Did Arsenal show their fabled 'mental strength' for real this weekend?

Wenger called Moss a ‘cheat’ but can he defend himself against...

Arsene Wenger sent off
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.

OTD Arsenal beat West Ham 5-1 after 23 shots

Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski
On this day in 2013, Arsenal beat West Ham 5-1 in the Premier League.

How Arsenal turned a male model into a footballing superstar

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.

5 things we learned as Arsenal gave us heart attacks against...

Granit Xhaka
Arsenal managed to beat Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates on Sunday but it was far from a straight forward win.

David Ospina - This is what Arsenal have to do

David Ospina throws
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.

OTD Injury prone midfielder makes Arsenal debut

Abou Diaby
On this day in 2006, Abou Diaby made his debut for Arsenal: a 1-0 loss to Everton.

A tale of eleven Arsenal contracts

Helen Trantum column
Arsenal are facing an unprecedented situation with many players out of contract at the same time in 2018. What's going on?

OTD Arsenal sign speedy winger for £5m rising to £12m

Theo Walcott
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.

Long read: Why Xhaka-Ramsey is key to Arsenal’s success

There were two main takeaways for Arsenal to mull upon after a comfortable 4-0 win at hapless Swansea last weekend.

Arsenal’s men from history – Jack Humble

For some, Jack Humble is the most important man in Arsenal's history: the club's true founding father

OTD Former Chelsea star signs for Arsenal

On this day in 1990, Arsenal signed former Chelsea defender, Colin Pates, for £500,000.

OTD Arsenal sell most prolific goalscorer

Henry Boyd
On this day in 1897, Arsenal sold their most prolific goalscorer of all time to Newton Heath.

Carl Jenkinson: The player every Arsenal fan wanted to succeed

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.

OTD Arsenal sign Welsh defender

On this day in 1922, Bob John signed for Arsenal from Caerphilly.

Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal

An Alexis Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal.

OTD Arsenal sign Brazilian midfielder for £6m

Edu
On this day in 2001, Arsenal signed Edu from Corinthians for £6m.

Why not a British manager like Thierry Henry? - Arsenal's week...

Despite no mid-week match for Arsenal, there was still plenty to talk about.

£25m? £30m? How much is Olivier Giroud worth?

How much would Arsenal have to pay if they wanted to buy Olivier Giroud?

How Koscielny grew into one of the world's best for Arsenal

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.

What is a Lucas? Why is Perez not starting 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.

OTD Arsenal lose first north London derby to Tottenham

On this day in 1921, Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-1 during the two teams' first north London derby.

Selling two - what are Arsenal's right-back options going forward?

Hector Bellerin
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.

Why Arsenal would be stupid to sell Szczesny to Roma

Wojciech Szczesny
Amid rumours that Roma want to buy Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal would be totally insane to let him go.

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

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

Why Alexis needs to grow up

Alexis Sanchez scores v Swansea
There’s passion and there’s petulance, what we saw from Alexis at Swansea was the latter

OTD Arsenal agree keeper sale to St. Mirren

Alex Wilson
On this day in 1941, Arsenal goalkeeper, Alex Wilson, was transferred to St Mirren.

All you need to know about Arsenal's Algerian midfielder

Ismael Bennacer
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.

Arsenal transfer raids put aside in favour of retention strategy

Helen Trantum column
New signings aren't the answer, old players signing new deal is

Wenger shows refreshing belief in new signing's ability

Arsene Wenger and Cohen Bramall
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.

OTD Shaw takes charge after Arsenal manager’s death

On this day in 1934, Herbert Chapman's successor, Joe Shaw, took his first game as Arsenal manager.

What happened to the Tuesday Club?

Lee Dixon
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.

Is Cech right – is he performing well?

Petr Cech
Petr Cech seems to believe he's performing well this season but is he?

Arsenal give clearest indication yet that Wenger will sign new deal

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.

Arsenal’s founding fathers – David Danskin

On this day in 1863, David Danskin, one of Arsenal's founding fathers, was born.

Zidane, Henry and Pires in one player - Tribute to an...

kelly Smith
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.

OTD Arsenal agree defender deal with Everton

On this day in 1928, Arsenal sold full-back, Andrew Kennedy, to Everton for £2,000.

If Arsenal can only keep one, should it be Ozil or...

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
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?

OTD Arsenal defender signs deal

On this day in 1911, John Charles Peart signed for Woolwich Arsenal as a professional.

Nonsense – Times claim Jack Wilshere Bournemouth move is ‘embarrassing’ to...

Jack Wilshere
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.

Should Arsenal show zero tolerance towards bad attitudes?

Dan Crowley was sent off during a friendly match for loan team, Go Ahead Eagles, against Helmond Sport.

OTD Arsenal 2 Leeds United 1

Marc Overmars
On this day in 1998, Arsenal beat Leeds United 2-1 at Highbury during their second double-winning season.

Can Arsenal return to being a team of two halves?

Muddling through as seasonal schizophrenia returns.

Freddie Ljungberg – I was literally shaking

Freddie Ljungberg
Having made over 300 appearances in a nine-year spell as an Arsenal player, Freddie Ljungberg is undoubtedly a legend in north London.

Willie Young – I wasn’t ex-Spurs anymore, I was an Arsenal...

Strong, intimidating centre-backs rarely make the switch from arch-rivals Tottenham to Arsenal.

Why Cazorla/Mertesacker decision points to Wenger also staying

Arsene Wenger
Last week, Arsene Wenger confirmed that he does believe that Arsenal will extend both Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla's contracts by a year.

Arsenal defender - This is how I control aggression

Rob Holding
Since his £2m move from Bolton Wanderers last summer, Rob Holding has settled into life in England's top flight well when called upon.

OTD Arsenal founding father born

On this day Arsenal 1888
On this day in 1863, David Danskin, reputed to be one of the founders of the Dial Square club, was born in Fife.

How Mesut Ozil’s teacher used chess to enhance his talent

Mesut Ozil v West Brom
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.

Arsenal weekly review – It’s been better

Arsenal weekly review
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’s January signing stepping into legendary shoes at the club

Eddie Hapgood
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.

OTD Arsenal play their first game as Royal Arsenal

On this day Arsenal 1888
On this day in 1887, Royal Arsenal played their first game after changing their name from Dial Square to Royal Arsenal.

OTD 1987: Arsenal star and Wenger critic was sold to West...

Stewart Robson
On this day in 1987, Stewart Robson was sold to West Ham for £700,000.

Why Arsenal players need to be frustrated like Alexis Sanchez

Helen Trantum column
You may have heard about type A personalities.

5 of Arsenal’s Biggest FA Cup shocks

Wrexham beat Arsenal in FA Cup
With Arsenal traveling to Championship side, Preston North End, this Saturday, an upset could be on the cards.

Arsenal and the FA Cup – all 12 wins

Arsenal have won the FA Cup 12 times.

OTD 1934 – One of Arsenal's most influential managers died

Herbert Chapman
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.

Why finishing 6th better for Arsenal than finishing 4th this season

Questions abound around Arsenal and the only way this could well be the only way they are likely to be answered

OTD Arsenal secure history making result

arsenal on this day
On this day in 1901 Arsenal beat Darwen 2-0 away to secure their place in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

The transcendental nature of Olivier Giroud

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
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...

Why does nobody ask Arsene Wenger this question?

Arsene Wenger
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?

Tactical long read: What went wrong for Arsenal at Bournemouth?

Arsenal tactics
For the fourth straight year, Arsenal’s festive fixtures featured a frustrating display on the South coast.

OTD Arsenal chairman dies

Arsenal on this day
On this day in 1949, Sir Samuel Hill-Wood, chairman of Arsenal, passed away while in office, the first Arsenal chairman to do so.

5 things Arsenal learned v Bournemouth

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

Former Arsenal star - Dad would have been proud

Ian Allinson
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.

OTD 1998: Arsenal 0 Port Vale 0

David Seaman
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.

Squad options re-right the Good Ship Arsenal

Safety in numbers helps Arsenal return to winning ways, despite notable absences.

OTD Arsenal pay 6-figure transfer fee for first time

Peter Marinello
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.

Why Arsene Wenger rarely makes substitutions before 70 minutes?

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.

Unhappy goalkeeper released + more – Arsenal weekly review

Arsenal weekly review
If such things can be quantified, then this week has certainly been a lot better than the week that went before.

How many crests have Arsenal had?

arsenal history
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?

Why are Arsenal called Arsenal?
Why are Arsenal called Arsenal? Well...that's an interesting story

What can Arsenal fans expect from the January transfer window?

arsenal transfer window
The January transfer window is now open so that means loads of new shiny Arsenal players, right?

What does 2017 hold for Arsenal and Arsenal fans?

crystal ball
2016 is, thankfully, over but what does 2017 hold?

OTD 21-year-old captains Arsenal for first time

Tony Adams
On this day in 1988 Tony Adams wore the captain’s armband at Arsenal for the first time.

FTV - Tottenham 'sick as a parrot' as Arsenal take their...

Arsenal 1914
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?

Former Arsenal players who died in 2016

A number of former Arsenal player sadly passed away in 2016. As the year ends, we remember those who are no longer with us.

What was Arsenal’s first ever match?

On this day Arsenal 1888
Starting as Dial Square in 1886, the side's first game was against Eastern Wanderers on 11 December, 1886.

Arsenal player of the month – December 2016

Arsenal player of the month
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.

This sums Arsenal up - Arsenal December review

Arsenal December review
The best thing we can really say about December is that it wasn’t November.

4 Arsenal players now free to speak with other clubs

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.

Arsenal player of 2016

Alexis Sanchez v PSG
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.

Best Arsenal signing 2016

Granit Xhaka
Arsenal made five signings in 2016 but which was the best?

Top 5 Arsenal goals from 2016

Alexis Sanchez
As much as Arsenal love to 'walk the ball into the net' at times, we do score some rather gorgeous goals for our efforts.

Arsene Wenger's top 5 managerial rivalries feat Manchester United, Stoke +...

Arsene Wenger
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.

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s 2016

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.

5 best Arsenal moments of 2016

Olivier Giroud scores v Sunderland
With 2016 coming to an end, we look back at some of the highlights from the year.

5 worst Arsenal moments of 2016

Mesut Ozil
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.

OTD Iconic Arsenal midfielder & Anfield 89 hero both sign professional...

On this day in 1984 David Rocastle, along with Michael Thomas, signed professional contracts with the club.

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 review of 2016 – More of the same

Arsene Wenger
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

How Granit Xhaka can lead Arsenal forward

Helen Trantum column
Who sets the tempo of Arsenal’s play?

Arsenal midfielder admits to ‘frustrating’ season

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey has admitted that his season so far has been ‘frustrating’ as he continues to suffer injury problems.

Are Arsenal right to award Giroud a new contract and is...

Olivier Giroud
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?

OTD 1893: Arsenal’s first ever away win in the league

On this day Arsenal 1888
On this day in 1893, Arsenal registered their first ever away win in the league.

Arsenal’s end of year review – It’s not so bad, you...

In trying to sum up the year so far, with all of its trials and tribulations, the same little tidbit comes to mind.

Arsenal right-back blasts Wenger over blocked Manchester United move

Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy has made his position at Arsenal pretty much untenable following a recent interview with L'Equipe.

Why Arsenal could regret lack of urgency in deal for highly-rated...

Ademola Lookman
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.

OTD 2012: Arsenal 7 Newcastle 3

On this day Arsenal 7 Newcastle 3
On this day, in 2012, Arsenal beat Newcastle 7-3 at the Emirates in a 10-goal Premier League thriller.

How managing players like Giroud is key to Arsenal’s success

Olivier Giroud
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.

OTD Arsenal midfielder makes dramatic return

On this day Arsenal Francis Coquelin
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.

Is Kieran Gibbs ready to take over from Nacho Monreal?

Kieran Gibbs
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.

Does Mesut Ozil really disappear in ‘big games’?

A lot has been said of Mesut Ozil's apparent inability to perform during Arsenal's bigger games.

OTD Arsenal sell midfielder to Manchester United for £120k

On this day Arsenal George Graham
On this day in 1972 Arsenal sold George Graham to Manchester United for £120k after a falling out with manager, Bertie Mee.

How I got involved in an international transfer

true stories from football
Here is a story from a few seasons ago, when I had a small involvement in an international move.

OTD Arsenal’s smallest goalkeeper makes debut

John Robson
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.

Stats and Trivia – Arsenal on Boxing Day

Arsenal snow
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:

OTD Arsenal win first ever Christmas Day game 5-0

arsenal on this day
Arsenal played their first ever Christmas Day game on this day in 1889.

How many managers have Arsenal had?

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has now been at Arsenal for 20 years but before him we had numerous other managers.

HUGE! The History Of Arsenal FC in one massive infograph

arsenal history
130 years of our great club in one equally big graphic.

OTD Arsenal beat Sheffield United 9-2

Arsenal on this day
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

Why is Arsenal’s mascot a dinosaur?

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?

Wenger’s House of Cards

Helen Trantum column
“Be careful what you wish for.”

Why are Arsenal’s main away colours blue and yellow?

Arsenal's yellow and blue away kit actually started life looking very different.

Why do Arsenal play in red with white sleeves?

Would you believe that the reason Arsenal still wear red and white kits today was originally because of lack of funds?

OTD Arsenal agree midfielder sale to Southampton

On this day Alan Ball
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.

Özil is the answer, not the problem

Mesut Özil accomplished something last week that is both damning to his critics and completely irrelevant to his fans; he failed the 'eye test'.

Long read: The pain and suffering of Arsene Wenger

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
"Pain and suffering in various tempos."

Dimitri Payet refuses to rule out Arsenal move

Dimitri Payet
The French winger was interviewed by World Cup winner and Birmingham legend, Christophe Dugarry, and was asked about the apparent interest from Arsenal.

Long read: Why Arsenal deprived fans of pre-Christmas cheer

'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...

Germany boss explains why he didn't pick Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil
Joachim Low, the absolute swine, didn't vote for Mesut Ozil for a FIFA award.

Barcelona star heaps massive praise onto Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez's former Barcelona teammate, Xavi, has piled a whole tonne of praise onto the Chilean recently.

Arsenal’s mentality of champions – a work in progress?

Helen Trantum column
We talk a lot about mentality as a key component of great sides.

February 2017: Arsenal's highway to hell

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."

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?

Why Pep Guardiola is right about tackles

Pep Guardiola
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.

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?

German - This is what being Arsenal captain means to me

Arsene Wenger and Per Mertesacker
Per Mertesacker has revealed how much being Arsenal captain means to him.

Lies, Statistics & Petr Cech

Helen Trantum column
You’ve probably heard of xG models.

Why Alexis and Ozil’s contract situations are nothing to worry about

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.

Bayern Munich fans not scared of Arsenal

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.

Arsenal tactics: Xhaka, Ramsey and the return of Wengerball

Arsenal tactics
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

Lucas, Xhaka, BTSport and more things we learned about Arsenal against...

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?

Long read: An Arsenal week of two halves ends with Jamie...

Arsenal are firmly back on track after a week of two halves.

Former Arsenal midfielder blames Sunderland man for disappointing career

Abou Diaby was interviewed this week in France Football following his right ankle operation that will see him out for four months.

This is how Arsenal should treat Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson
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.

Mesut Ozil opens up about rough childhood

Mesut Ozil
In an interview with The Times, Mesut Ozil has opened up about his upbringing and lack of money growing up.

Margin for error: The solution to Arsenal’s injury woes

Helen Trantum column
Professional athletes get injured a lot.

Is Aaron Ramsey's future not at Arsenal for this reason?

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.

Why Arsenal youngsters can kiss goodbye to first team football after...

Wednesday's team performance against Southampton was abysmal in the first half and slightly improved in the second half but still not good enough.

Is this Arsene Wenger’s legacy in action?

The subject of Arsène Wenger's likely legacy has been on my mind recently.

Is Giroud more important to Arsenal than Alexis?

Could losing Olivier Giroud to the hamstring injury he sustained against Bournemouth be worse for Arsenal than losing Alexis Sanchez?

'My agent told me Arsenal were interested' says 6ft2 defender

Rob Holding
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.

How Arsenal are limiting their November disappointment

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.

Wenger confirms why Arsenal are better in second halves than first

Arsene Wenger
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 hit unbelievable 1934/35 scoring high

Wilf Copping, Eddie Hapgood, George Male, Ted Drake
Arsenal are scoring at a rate of 2.4 goals per game this season – a ratio they have not managed since 1934/35.

Should Arsenal sell Aaron Ramsey?

With Aaron Ramsey's Arsenal contract set to run out in 2018, talk has begun to turn to the Welshman's future.

Have Arsenal already picked Wenger’s successor?

With Inter Milan reportedly making Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone, their main managerial target, the links with Arsenal have reemerged.

Which midfielder should Arsenal let leave – Cazorla or Wilshere?

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.

“Winning trophies is written in the stars this season” says Arsenal’s...

Shkodran Mustafi
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.

View from Bournemouth: How Jack Wilshere is really doing on loan

Jack Wilshere
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.

Is this the reason Arsene Wenger isn't starting Granit Xhaka?

Granit Xhaka v PSG
Xhaka was heralded as the saviour of a central midfield that seemed to be our biggest weakness, so why isn't he starting games?

Hector Bellerin: The boy who has become everything

Helen Trantum column
How do you choose the name that adorns your Arsenal shirt?

Why playing Granit Xhaka can solve 2 Arsenal problems in 1

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

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal fail to beat top sides

Why do Arsenal struggle in big games? It's all about their habits..

Arsenal wannabes – Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur’s bad week

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Paul takes a look back over the past week and a look ahead at what is to come

Why Giroud should start ahead of Alexis against PSG

Should Olivier Giroud be given the nod against PSG instead of Alexis Sanchez?

Hector Bellerin – I was a bit frustrated

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.

Will this be Wenger's biggest player regret?

Serge Gnabry debut for Germany
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.

Jose Mourinho’s problem with Wenger has always been about respect

Arsenal v Manchester United used to be big enough on its own, but this season it's all about Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal leader agrees new 3-year deal

Laurent Koscielny
It looks as if Laurent Koscielny could be about to sign a new contract with Arsenal.

What does Iwobi’s future at Arsenal have in store?

Alex Iwobi v Barcelona
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.

Why Arsenal have to smash their wage structure to keep Mesut...

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
During the week, reports began to circulate that Mesut Ozil has finally agreed a new deal with Arsenal.

Why Arsenal must do whatever it takes to keep this star...

Alexis Sanchez
With talk swirling over Alexis Sanchez's new contract - or lack thereof - Arsenal fans are getting a little anxious.

Jose Mourinho: The Anti-Arsene

Helen Trantum column
Twenty years is a long time.

Which was the greatest team – United’s treble winners or Arsenal’s...

manchester united
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.

Should Wenger play Alexis against Manchester United regardless?

How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?

Ray Parlour shows Arsenal the way at Old Trafford

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
From international indifference to the white hot intensity of Manchester United v Arsenal.

5 things Arsenal fans can ‘look forward’ to ahead of Manchester...

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.

Mounting injuries threaten Arsenal’s progress ahead of Manchester United trip

Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?

Ex-Arsenal forward - This is why Wenger fascinated me most

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.

Why Chelsea’s days of stockpiling players are coming to an end

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

Why hated Manchester United manager is key to Arsenal's season

Helen Trantum column
At the start of the season, all the noise was about Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal man happy but won't close door on La Liga move

Nacho Monreal v Tottenham
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.

Are Chile going to blow Arsenal’s title hopes?

Alexis Sanchez
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.

Can Wenger be the one to make Arsenal great again?

I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.

Alexis injury could open stage door for Giroud

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Real life can be so inconsiderate sometimes.

Is this Arsenal midfielder's parting statement?

Jack Wilshere for Bournjemouth v Sunderland
For the second time in as many weeks, it appears as if Jack Wilshere has well and truly said goodbye to Arsenal.

How Alexis Sanchez's attitude led to his inevitable injury ahead of...

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 midfielder opens up about almost signing for Arsenal before tragedy...

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.

'This can't go on' - Arsenal star issues Wenger with firm...

Olivier GIroud
Olivier Giroud isn't too happy with the lack of playing time he's getting at Arsenal this season.

Alexis Sanchez - The truth about playing for Arsenal and Wenger

Alexis Sanchez v Tottenham
Alexis Sanchez has revealed that he prefers football in the Premier League because it's more exciting to watch.

Arsenal man - This is why I'm not wasting my time...

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.

Why Jack Wilshere Chose Bournemouth over AC Milan

Jack Wilshere Bournemouth
Football players have a lot of autonomy in Europe. so why did Jack Wilshere opt to go to bournemouth instead of AC Milan?

How many football teams are called Arsenal?

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?
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?

How many trophies have Arsenal won in history?

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.

Five reasons why Manchester City don't have to worry about Arsenal

Sergio Aguero
As much as I hate to say it, Sergio Aguero is not signing for Arsenal

Ramsey to help Wales make poppy decision as they face points...

Arsenal poppy
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.

Best, worst and most informative tweets after Arsenal’s draw with Tottenham

Arsenal fan tweets
The first north London derby ended in a draw and fans wasted no time in letting Twitter know exactly how they felt about it

Why Alexis Sanchez is world class despite what Newcastle man says

In Alan Shearer's column for the Sun, the former Newcastle player claimed that Alexis Sanchez is not world class.

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

Where, when and how can I watch Arsenal v Spurs?

where can i watch arsenal
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.

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

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

Is Wenger in denial about Wilshere?

When asked about whether Jack Wilshere has a future at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger simply replied that he thinks he does.

Hector Bellerin makes contract revelation

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.

Photo: Is this proof that reckless Arsenal defender is a liability?

For the record, I don't dislike any Arsenal player but there have been a couple that have made me pretty nervous.

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

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

What do Arsenal have to do to meet Arsene Wenger’s November...

Arsenal November
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?

Collymore’s Ozil dig, Big Game Giroud + did he learn that...

A discussion of Arsenal against Ludoogorets, Sunderland, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud

Long read: Arsenal squad depth comes to the fore

Last week's strolls against Reading and Sunderland highlighted why Arsenal are a more serious proposition this year.

Why Wenger is wrong to insist this Arsenal man is 'world...

David Ospina
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.

How Wilshere's in-depth interview reveals something even he doesn't realise yet

Reading Jack Wilshere's interview with the Daily Mail, it's impossible not to think of it as a 2,000 word exit interview.

Long read: This is how we solve Arsenal's empty seat problem

Helen Trantum column
Why does the Emirates rarely look full?

Sir Alex Ferguson backs 'aggressive' Arsenal

Sir Alex Ferguson has urged everyone not to forget about Arsenal in the title race.

End of Groundhog Day? Why Arsenal’s film this season could get...

Have we really all see *this* Arsenal film before?

Santi Cazorla: The special one

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It was once said of Arsène Wenger that he was an unlucky manager.

Arsenal forward gives Wenger tough decision ahead of Sunderland

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's recent form looks set to give Arsene Wenger a headache when it comes to choosing the starting XI against Sunderland.

Is it finally Oxlade-Chamberlain's year?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seemingly improving by the game, is it safe to start wondering whether this is finally his year?

Four things we learned from Arsenal’s win over Reading

Arsenal beat Reading on Tuesday night to progress to the next round of the EFL Cup but what did we learn?

Could this be the reason Alexis and Ozil leave Arsenal?

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.

How to make Arsenal invincible on Football Manager

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.

That was the Arsenal week that was – Licking Mourinho’s salty...

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 - This is where I'll finish my career

Laurent Koscielny has revealed where he wants to finish his footballing career.

Arsenal defender - I'll be thankful to him my entire 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.

Long read: How Arsenal can win first title in 12 years

Helen Trantum column
Sometimes your destiny is in your own hands, or at very least materially so.

Why Arsenal and Mesut Ozil’s form is all about one thing...

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?

Why it makes sense Ozil will only stay if Wenger does...

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
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.

Can Arsenal continue to lead the way in Premier League chance...

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
With six wins out of six, Arsenal are currently the form team in the Premier League.

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Ludogorets clash

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...

Arsenal legend uses Manchester City star to highlight what Arsenal need

Emmanuel Petit seems to love a rant about Arsenal, despite apparently 'loving' the club and this time he's just making stuff up.

Long read: Swansea show Arsenal’s strengths and frailties

South Wales' finest once again gave Arsenal a scare in our own back yard.

Arsenal forward - This is the feeling in the Arsenal dressing...

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.

Arsenal midfielder explains why he rejected Manchester United and Tottenham for...

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.

Arsenal international midfielder - I love being at Arsenal but...

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.

How referee got the new rules mixed up to send Granit...

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?

Why Hector Bellerin would be a massive loss for Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Stephen Bradley wrote a fascinating column yesterday.

Long read: Should Arsenal be worried about Hector Bellerin?

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.

Wenger explains how young players harm title chances

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.

Arsenal fans split over potential new contract for Wenger

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.

Why current Arsenal squad could be better than Invincibles

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal will be hoping to avoid new manager syndrome when they host Swansea this weekend.

German admits he could leave Arsenal next year

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.

How England can help Arsenal with out-of-favour winger

Gareth Southgate's team tinkering may have some long-term pluses for Arsenal.

Arsenal forward - how he adapted from more 'natural' midfield role...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted that although he's happy to play for Arsenal on the wing, he's naturally more of a midfielder.

Exclusive – ‘I’m sure he’ll be a massive star for Arsenal’

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.

Exclusive ‘Players like Alexis make it easier for you’

Theo Walcott has impressed many people this season with his new attitude and Ray Parlour is no different.

Blame me, Arsenal, blame me

Helen Trantum column
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...

Long read: Why Arsenal's fine form is even more impressive than...

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.

Arsenal man opens up about winning battle at Valencia

In his interview with Sport Bild, Shkodran Mustafi touched upon is religion and how much it means to him.

Wenger gives shocking prediction on where he views football in 20...

Arsene Wenger made a pretty interesting prediction of where he sees football in 20 years.

Arsene Wenger explains unorthodox approach to management

While speaking to Ian Wright, Sol Campbell and William Gallas recently, Arsene Wenger revealed why he's so quiet in the dressing room.

Long read: How Arsene Wenger put an end to 'boring, boring...

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
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.

Should Arsenal be concerned by narrow Burnley victory?

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.

Why are Arsenal’s loan players struggling?

Arsenal loan watch
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.

Arsenal legend shows again why Wenger right not to hire him

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.

Tactics: Heavy praise for Burnley as Arsenal's blueprint shows blots

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.

Arsene Wenger plays the game as FA continue to tap him...

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.

It's time to be honest - Arsenal's football has been rubbish

Helen Trantum columnvideo
Whisper it, but Arsenal haven’t been playing the most beautiful football.

20 minute read for Arsene Wenger’s 20 years

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?

20 years – an Arsene Wenger French Arsenal XI

Arsene Wenger has been able to tap in his knowledge of the French market to sign many of his compatriots.

Wenger explains the three things you need to be a manager

As the 20th anniversary of Arsene Wenger’s arrival at Arsenal approaches, he has been giving a number of interviews.

Bellerin explains how Walcott is not only one doing extra to...

Hector Bellerin
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.

How one subtle shift has totally transformed Arsenal

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.

Theo Walcott explains what changed and why he's better now

There's no denying it - Theo Walcott is a changed player this season. Here he explains why and how.

Arsene Wenger for England? Never!

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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.

Why it could be right time for Arsene Wenger to accept...

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?

Why David Dein is right about Arsene Wenger

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.

Is Arsenal's humiliation of Chelsea just another false dawn or the...

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?

What does Arsene Wenger do with Aaron Ramsey when he's fit?

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?

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s smashing win over Chelsea

It was a morale-boosting victory over our fierce west London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening, but what did we learn from the match?

Has Arsenal v Chelsea lost its spark without Jose Mourinho?

Helen Trantum column
"Remember who you are, what you are, and who you represent."

Mesut Ozil gives his verdict on Mustafi and Xhaka

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.

Arsenal wanted him, so why did Gnabry want to leave so...

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?

Wenger: This team needs the fans more than you think

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.

Why Granit Xhaka would make Chelsea think twice about sitting back

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It is a thankless task writing about football, or any sport come to that.

Long read - Assessing Arsene Wenger's 20 years as Arsenal manager

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's top five signings - number 1

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.

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 2

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.

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 3

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.

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 4

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.

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 5

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.

Long read: Wenger’s tactical plan starts to form

Arsenal's Saturday stroll in Hull showed some hints of method to what has appeared tactical madness.

100 not out - is this Walcott's best ever goal for...

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?

Five things Arsenal need if they are to catch Manchester City

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.

Why is Granit Xhaka not starting for Arsenal?

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.

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.

Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Tottenham are at least a decade behind Arsenal.

Long read: How Wenger can get the best out of this...

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?

Arsenal new boy anxious not to repeat mistakes

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.

Long read: Was Arsenal's draw with PSG more luck than judgement?

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Arsène Wenger got away with one in Paris on Tuesday night.

Five things we learned from Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

What did Arsenal actually learn against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night?

Long read: Isn’t this what being an Arsenal fan is really...

At Arsenal's last gasp win at home to Southampton I indulged in a bit of time travelling.

“Wenger will stay as long as board wants” says Pires in...

Robert Pires has been speaking to the French media again about Arsene Wenger, a man whom he has always defended.

Long read: Southampton sunk (just), but PSG presents different problems

Saturday's frustration-fest ended well, but will opposition with more ambition be better or worse for Arsenal?

A Londoner’s guide to the less obvious perks of going to...

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.

Arsenal fans guide to Paris ahead of PSG clash

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 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.

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

Have we reached 'peak Theo' a decade after he left Southampton?

Helen Trantum column
What have you achieved in the last ten years?

'I need to be playing' says Arsenal winger

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.

After his claims, is Alexis Sanchez really as good as Messi...

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.

Will Wenger play rotation roulette against Southampton?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Now the transfer window is closed and the international break is at an end, Arsenal can get on with the business at hand.

Why Wenger was right to refuse Manchester United manager’s request

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.

Why two weeks is an eternity in Arsenal's world

So I've been off the grid for two weeks, swallowed by acting work, and have emerged to a rather different Goonersphere.

What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

Helen Trantum column
Is the term 'legend' too readily used in modern football?

Arsenal are in their best shape for a decade, here's why

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.

Xhaka talks pure Arsenal excitement, Wenger, training, urine samples, fat tests...

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.

Long read: Assessing Arsenal's transfer window

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Arsenal have, finally, addressed the two major shortcomings within the first team squad, but how was the window really?

Who had the better transfer window - Arsenal or Tottenham?

We look at how our transfer window compares to that of our rivals. First up: Tottenham Hotspur.

Is Arsenal's new striker good enough?

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.

Should Arsenal show forward the exit?

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?

Arsenal's new forward explains his nickname and daft goal celebration

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.

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.

Why can't Arsenal attract players like Manchester United?

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.

Podcast: Meet Joe Hulme, Arsenal's first number 7

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

Five things Arsenal did this week that made us laugh (or...

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This week has, even by Arsenal's standards, been one of high comedy. A few observations

Why Arsene Wenger needs to do more to avoid being so...

With the majority of things in football, once a team is successful in adopting an approach to winning - others follow suit.

Should ex-Arsenal players keep negative opinions to themselves?

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?

Long read: Why Wenger's actions can't be defended

I am by nature a patient person; one who prefers to give people the benefit of the doubt but there are limits.

'Arsenal need to be like Ajax' Former Manchester City man claims

Patrick Vieira believes Arsenal need to be more like Ajax and have more ex-players coaching at London Colney.

Wenger's lack of preparation cost Arsenal against Leicester City

Fans are calling Wenger to go because he does not want to spend the club's money.

Is Wenger is right about transfer fees but also wrong?

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.

FC Lokomotiv Moscow with superb fan gesture Arsenal should should pay...

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.

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.

Long read: Why Wenger was right

Helen Trantum column
Shipping four goals is never, ever, excusable but Arsene Wenger was right to not play Laurent Koscielny against Liverpool.

Is this young Arsenal star ready for his promotion this season?

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.

Why Liverpool loss sums up Arsenal's summer

"Arsenal are going to win the league this season."

Series 1.1: Meet George Armstrong, Arsenal’s greatest number 7?

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.

Thierry Henry backs Manchester City to win title ahead of Arsenal

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.

Long read: Mutiny on the good ship Wenger

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...

One shot dead after fight breaks out between Arsenal and Liverpool...

A student was shot dead in Uganda on Sunday evening by police after students attempted to riot after the Arsenal game against Liverpool.

How Arsenal treat the media v how the media treat Arsenal

Someone should tell the press that respect is a two-way street.

Long read: Wenger has two weeks to save Arsenal

Ok. So it's a dramatic title. But it's a dramatic situation.

Long read: Why nothing beats an Arsenal matchday

Helen Trantum column
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.

How fear keeps people supporting Arsenal

Arsenal are going to win the league this season.

Arsenal 'blow' as target's father claims - 'My son does not...

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.

Arsenal's clash against Liverpool, what to do about centre-back + Theo...

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Who wants to read about our failure to sign a centre forward and search for Johnny Evans?

Arsenal man: My future depends on this season

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.

Paul Pogba to Manchester United means Jose Mourinho has spent over...

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.

Mourinho: Liverpool and Arsenal can’t spend what ‘big club’ Manchester United...

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.

Arsenal man backs Nigeria for World Cup qualification

Alex Iwobi has backed Nigeria to qualify for the World Cup.

Thierry Henry: This is how Jose Mourinho should play Paul Pogba

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.

'I feel guilty' - Arsene Wenger comes clean, makes dig at...

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he feels guilt and regret following Arsenal's disappointing title run last season.

Arsenal and AC Milan Fighting for Isco?

Irrespective of the story behind the scenes, Arsene Wenger, seems to be fighting a losing battle in the transfer window.

Five reasons for Arsenal fans to be excited about new season...

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).

Should Arsenal really panic buy after Gabriel’s injury?

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.

Sunday Arsenal recap: Lacazette injured, Liverpool latest + bitter-sweet Manchester City...

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.

Liverpool manager issues warning to Arsenal

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Jurgen Klopp seems pretty confident going in the new Premier League season with Liverpool's opener coming against Arsenal.

Draxler to Arsenal latest - Wolfsburg claim no bid despite offers...

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'.

Wenger hails Zlatan Ibrahimovic, media still twists it

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.

Arsenal boss - 'They had no chance without Aaron Ramsey'

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.

Henry worries for Arsenal as Liverpool impress against Barcelona

Thierry Henry claimed that he's worried for Arsenal after Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 on Friday night.

Saturday Arsenal recap: Wenger explains transfer plans, players linked + more

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.

Wenger: Theo Walcott can still be a striker

Arsene Wenger may have just set the cat among the pigeons by saying that he still sees Theo Walcott as a striker.

Mahrez to Arsenal latest – Leicester City boss claims winger will...

Claudio Ranieri has insisted that Riyad Mahrez is staying with Leicester City for about the 100th time.

Arsenal's new signing hails 'fun' teammates

New midfielder, Granit Xhaka, hailed his new Arsenal teammates recently, claiming that they're fun but also serious when they have to be.

Arsenal defender: I'm waiting for Wenger to give me a chance

Krystian Bielik has had a decent pre-season playing at centre-back for Arsenal, a role which he loves despite previously being a midfielder.

Awful refereeing spoils Arsenal victory

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.

Why Arsenal man's Serie A move is good for Gunners

Helen Trantum column
The observant among you will know I’m a big Wojciech Szczesny fan.

Friday Arsenal recap – New signing, the latest on Griezmann and...

Friday was a comparatively jam-packed day with deals happening left, right and centre, as well as the usual gossip-guff.

'I don't like it' - Mourinho slams Arsenal and Liverpool bosses

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.

Szczesny would welcome former Arsenal captain at Roma

Wojciech Szczesny
Wojciech Szczesny has admitted that he would welcome former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen at Roma.

'I'm lucky to play with them' - Arsenal man hails Alexis...

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.

Arsenal starlet: I wasn't happy

Krystian Bielik has revealed how he felt when Arsene Wenger moved him from midfield to centre-back.

'I want to win' - Arsenal man makes Serie A move

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.

Why Theo Walcott can't make up his mind over his position

So, Theo Walcott wants to be a winger again, huh?

‘I’m ecstatic!’ says new Arsenal striker signing

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.

Wednesday Arsenal recap – Draxler rumour unraveled, Mahrez, Mustafi + more

The big news on Wednesday was that Julian Draxler has made it very public that he wants to leave Wolfsburg.

Is Mahrez to Arsenal rumour a red herring?

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Julian Draxler, Riyad Mahrez, Alexandre Lacazette, that Mustafi guy. Everyday, a different rumour for us all to obsess and puzzle over.

Arsenal legend slates Gunners' striker

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: Starting against Barcelona was crazy!

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 coach: Alex Iwobi has Arsenal DNA

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)
Arsenal youth coach, Andries Jonker, claims that Alex Iwobi is the personification of Arsenal DNA.

Arsenal man wants to move out wide

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?

Draxler keen to leave Wolfsburg, Arsenal reportedly interested

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.

'Striker could have gone to Arsenal but chose Spain'

Toulouse boss, Pascal Dupraz, has seemingly confirmed that Arsenal were interested in Wissam Ben Yedder after all.

What should Arsenal do with this left-back?

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?

Arsenal's new signing reveals Manchester United hero

Rob Holding has admitted that he models his game on former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand.

Arsenal right-back: It's hard to take

Over the weekend, Arsenal Ladies lost 2-1 to Liverpool, leaving them six points adrift of League leaders, Manchester City.

Arsenal man ready to make friends in La Liga

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: I don't regret strangling Manchester United man

Arsenal legend Lauren claims that strangling Phil Neville was worth the £40,000 fine he incurred from the FA back in 2003.

‘Arsenal killed my holiday’

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Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Arsenals win and Spurs, therefore, fluffing second place put him in a bad mood for his entire summer holiday.

Long read: Chivas victory shows Arsenal what they’ve been missing

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.

Has the Arsenal manager used his huge resources wisely?

Pedro Losa
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?

Analysis: Rob Holding shows exactly why Arsenal purchased him

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

Mahrez latest – Player is ‘100%’ not going to Arsenal, manager...

Claudio Ranieri has once again confirmed that Riyah Mahrez is not leaving Leicester City.

Has Wenger gone crazy in the transfer market?

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.