The young man Arsenal have to build a new defence around

Top of the league, all was well heading into 2016 as Calum Chambers gave a solid first midfield start of the season and Arsenal beat Bournemouth.

Manchester United fans go crazy at Iwobi/Martial tweet

As Alex Iwobi slotted home his second goal in two games against Watford on Sunday, I sent out a Tweet. United fans didn't take it too well.

Why Mesut Ozil is making a lot of people look really...

Mesut Ozil divides opinion, but the facts tell you everything you need to know about Arsenal's mercurial one.

Two players Arsenal need on form to beat Chelsea

After a far from comfortable win on Saturday we’re in the FA Cup final! Hooray! And after Villa spoiled Stevie G’s birthday dream we’ll be playing...

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 leader agrees new 3-year deal

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

Mesut Özil crowned player of the season

The season is over and we put our heads together at Daily Cannon to try and figure out who the player of the season is. That...

Why Arsenal signing Rob Holding makes so much sense

With Arsenal's first pre-season fixture out of the way, the need for reinforcements for final third is as clear as ever. With all now quiet on the striker front, column inches pile up about Riyad Mahrez with a bewildering array of entirely contradictory theories emerging daily.

Why Arsenal fans shouldn’t panic about lack of transfers

Everywhere you look, there are Gooners panicking about our 'lack' of transfer activity.

15 things Jamie Vardy really said

No matter what you think about Jamie Vardy, there’s no denying he’s quite the character. Here are 15 things he actually said.

Can Arsenal fans learn to love Jamie Vardy given his past?

During the season, one of our writers said on Twitter in regards to Jamie Vardy ‘He’s like Marmite; you either love him or remember he’s a racist’.

Why Szczesny must replace Ospina - and fast!

Is it better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all? Szczesny's willingness to risk everything is why he is Arsenal's only long term viable candidate for the #1 jersey as Helen Trantum explains.

Five things Leicester did in the title race that Arsenal didn’t

As Leicester brushed Sunderland aside with a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light, Arsenal’s slim title hopes faded further from view. Here are five reasons why Leicester will win and Arsenal won't.

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?

Is this why Theo Walcott has been rubbish this season?

Helen Trantum column
Helen Trantum tries to understand if Arsenal's lack of players combinations lies at heart of many poor performances this season.

The Arsenal protest proved what fans really think and a media...

As Saturday's protest was drowned out, Arsenal fans proved the media wrong.

Four reasons Theo Walcott is not getting picked for Arsenal

Why is Theo Walcott not getting games for Arsenal? We try to get to the bottom of it.

Aaron Ramsey’s gambling problem

The Arsenal man has been integral to Arsenal's success recently, but does the midfielder have a problem? Martin Keown thinks so.

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

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

Is Mahrez to Arsenal rumour a red herring?

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

Arsenal fans outraged after BBC move Manchester United cup tie to...

Arsenal fans were left furious with the news that the BBC had moved their FA Cup quarter final to Monday night.

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.

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

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

Is this really all Olivier Giroud is worth?

By the end of this summer I can guarantee one thing – you will be absolutely sick of talking about strikers and their prices, but what is Giroud really worth?

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 Gedion Zelalem should not return to Rangers next season

Having made his first-team debut in January two years ago, Gedion Zelalem has previously been tipped for future stardom and it seems only a matter of time before he asserts his credentials in the senior side.

Why Manchester United could be Arsenal’s biggest threat

Despite one appointing a new manager and several of our other rivals buying players, very few actually pose a real threat to us - except Manchester United.

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.

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.

José Antonio Reyes, a career wrecked at Old Trafford

Jose Antonio Reyes could have been world class. But then he went to Old Trafford...

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.

Why Francis Coquelin is a very lucky boy

Whether by luck or judgement, Arsenal have found themselves a decent holding midfielder, but how close was our number 34 to missing out?

Should Arsenal swallow their pride and sign Van Persie?

It was only a matter of time; after the Fenerbahce president, Azil Yildirim, confirmed that they would be willing to listen to offers for Robin van Persie, we all knew that he'd be linked with a return to Arsenal.

Long read: Wenger has two weeks to save Arsenal

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

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.

Why Granit Xhaka would make Chelsea think twice about sitting back

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

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?

Nine Wenger players have now cursed the number nine

by Lewis Ambrose Lukas Podolski completed his move to Galatasaray over the weekend, and with that another failed signing vacated the number nine of Arsenal. Arsène...

Why Cech's transfer fee shows major problems with transfer window

by Stephen Bradley "Spend some [email protected] money!!!!!" How many times have we heard the above phrase being bellowed from the back of whatever stadium/pub/living room that...

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.

Theo Walcott's Arsenal dilemma & his three options

Theo Walcott's contract is up for renewal and the player has a decision to make about his future.

Why it’s no big deal if Chuba Akpom leaves

Chuba Akpom is out of contract in the summer and is stalling on a new deal. With offers from around Europe, is it a big deal if he leaves?

Six players playing for their Arsenal futures

Arsenal have a squad overflowing with talent, but will these six still be at the club next season?

Is this Arsenal legend the answer for Gunners?

With Tony Adams being given a coaching role alongside Thiery Henry at London Colney, talk has begun to mount regarding the former centre-back's managerial future.

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.

Four alternatives to Jamie Vardy for Arsenal

Arsenal might be about to sign Jamie Vardy, but here are four attacking alternatives that Arsenal could and potentially should pursue, as opposed to the 29-year-old Leicester forward

5 worst Arsenal haircuts ever - Does Ramsey's new one make...

In light of recent events (and by events I meant the situation regarding Aaron Ramsey's hair), and there being next to no news or fresh gossip around, I'm going to tackle a real issue that we've been experiencing in north London over the years.

How Arsenal can keep Coquelin and sign another defensive midfielder

A new deal is on the cards for Francis Coquelin and Paul Williams explains why that's a very good thing.

Why Arsenal banning abusive tweeters is a good thing

Arsenal have started to ban fans who are abusive on twitter, news that will be welcomed by many and feared by many, as well as idiotic fans, who won't be able to insult others at will as they are used to.

Why Chelsea man could save Bellerin from Barcelona approach

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Hector Bellerin has been called up to the Spain squad for this summer's European Championship, but Paul Williams explains why we don't need to worry. Yet.

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.

Are England's problems because of Tottenham and do they highlight Wenger's...

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
On Monday night, I sat and watched my first game of the Euros since the opening Saturday of the tournament. It goes without saying, even...

Xhaka and Vardy and more to follow? Times they are a'...

As someone who writes a weekly column about club football, the early summer months are often a talking point dead zone.

Alexis Sánchez: A year on from him joining Arsenal

by Mosope Ominiyi July 10th, 2014 - I remember that day like it was just yesterday and yet, it was a year ago today to...

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.

Mass sale at Arsenal as 11 players could go cheap or...

Is it possible that the main reason for Arsenal have not put together a title challenge for the third year in succession, and for fans feeling increasingly restless over the direction in which the club may be going, is that we're all just getting old?

What happens when you fall in love with a Tottenham fan?

by Helen Trantum March 2016. That’s when I sign my life away marry my best friend, the love of my life, my soulmate. There’s just one...

81% of Arsenal fans think Gunners had lucky escape not signing...

With the news breaking that Dutch manager, Ronald Koeman, has signed for Everton, we put it to you: did Arsenal have a lucky escape by not signing him?

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.

Why Theo Walcott is nothing more than a shark

Theo Walcott wants a payrise, but should this limited player actually get it? We're not so sure...

Why Wenger should spend €100m on this Frenchman

With Arsenal still on the look out for a striker and a huge transfer kitty available, Arsene Wenger should go and buy Antoine Griezmann.

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.

Three reasons why it’s great Arsenal didn’t sign Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy won't be joining Arsenal, and I think that's great. Here are three reasons why:

Poll: 30% of Arsenal fans would prefer Wenger up front to...

After we reported that Robin van Persie was being linked with a move back to Arsenal, we noticed that just about every Gooner commenting on the situation would rather stick wasps where the sun don't shine, which gave us an idea.

Why Mesut Ozil can be Arsenal’s Greatest Ever Playmaker

Could Mesut Ozil become Arsenal's greatest ever playmaker? He faces some stiff competition as Nia Griffiths explains here.

Why I hate Manchester United more than Spurs

As Arsenal travel to Old Trafford this weekend, we look at why our rivalry with the Red Devils can be more intense than with Spurs, despite geographic differences

Does Thierry Henry love Arsenal or money?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
"Thierry Henry, Thierry Henry, Thierry Henry..."

Arsenal enduring poor pre-season, but so are Manchester United and Liverpool

So. Are you freaking out yet? With all the reports coming from training camp about Francis Coquelin standing and running in a spot twenty yards...

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?

Why Danny Welbeck was right to celebrate against Manchester United

Danny Welbeck didn't hold back against Manchester United, and that's a good thing.

Is this the only chance Arsenal have of overhauling Leicester and...

After a thoroughly miserable few weeks, where another season has collapsed at speed, the last few days have brought a few rays of sunlight...

Why Arsenal fans shouldn't mock van Persie

by Matthew Wade Now Robin van Persie has been banished to Turkey, is it time to reassess his time at Arsenal and his move to...

How to embarrass your club in one easy move by Tottenham...

A look at the comedy gold when Arsenal fans discovered Tottenham's attempts to drum up some excitement for the Capital One Cup final next weekend.

Two things the failed Arsenal fans’ protest achieved

The protest on Saturday failed, but it did manage to achieve two things.

Has Arsenal’s British core gone rotten?

What lies in store for the young British players we were so thrilled to tie down the last time Theo Walcott’s contract struggles were back page news?

Where did it all go wrong for Calum Chambers?

Calum Chambers has fallen out of favour since the festive period - the question is why? After a shaky weekend performance, Daily Cannon looks at why things are no longer going so swimmingly for the summer signing.

Why Thierry Henry holds the key to Theo Walcott's future at...

Thierry Henry is unquestionably an Arsenal legend, but his return to England surely ensures that Theo Walcott will extend his contract. We explain why here.

Why Arsenal fans feel so entitled to more from the club

Arsenal fans are often accused of being entitled. They are, and this is why...

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.

How Wenger is building his best ever defence

Arsenal have now got strength in depth at the back and this could well be Arsene Wenger's best defence yet.

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?

Why Arsenal fans shouldn't complain about lack of transfers

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
There are, as I begin writing this, just three games of the 2016 Euros left. Who's your money on? I haven't watched nearly enough of...

Why Walcott should take what Arsenal offer him

Theo walcott's contract is up for renewal and this time, it's totally different than his last one.

Why Jamie Vardy can be Arsenal's new Ian Wright?

Arsenal have triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause, you've probably heard. Can he do for the Gunners what Ian Wright did when he arrived aged 27?

How to avoid making the same mistake as Manchester United when...

by Lewis Ambrose It may still be a few years away yet, but it is inevitable that Arsène Wenger will leave Arsenal in the not-so...

Wenger's decisiveness and four other things we noticed against Manchester United

Five things that really stood out as Arsenal defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford.

All you need to know about Arsenal’s brilliant new defender

On Monday it was revealed that Arsenal had their bid for Bolton’s Rob Holding accepted and the player had already undergone a medical. Here's all you need to know about him.

Arsenal striker prospects 2016/17

So another season has been and gone, with all the excitement, disappointment and Tottenham schadenfreude that comes with being an Arsenal fan in the Emirates era.

The tackle that ruined Diaby's career

As Diaby returns from injury one more time, it should never be forgotten how he ended up the way he has.

The players Arsenal must sell to win the Champions League

Arsenal need to cut ties with players who aren't good enough and spend heavily in the summer to reinforce.

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

Iwobi talent really shows how bad Arsenal duo have been

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)
The inclusion of Alex Iwobi in our first team has done two things: Firstly, proven that Arsene Wenger does have an eye for talent, even if our youth system can be hit or miss; and secondly, shine a light on how poor Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been, particularly this season.

Granit Xhaka – destroying Arsenal’s pansy reputation

If we successfully convince everyone that we have a destroyer who will take everything they throw at us and return it twice as hard, maybe we won't even need a destroyer after all.

The Arsenal XI Wenger should pick for every game remaining

With an unprecedented number of players available for the run-in , we look at the personnel who should be on the pitch from the first minute onwards.

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...

Who should be crowned Arsenal captain next season?

With Mikel Arteta headed for pastures blue (allegedly) and Per Mertesacker spending less and less time on the actual pitch, is it time for Arsene Wenger to pick a new Arsenal captain?

Why Arsenal will end Manchester United's hoodoo

Arsenal were handed a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the FA Cup. Paul Williams explains why it won't end in tears this time.

Is Mesut Özil Arsenal’s most undervalued player?

by Helen Trantum Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So goes the proverb, and never was it more true in football – as Google...

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...

Why I hate Spurs more than Manchester United but Monday means...

As Arsenal travel to Old Trafford this weekend, we look at why our rivalry with the Red Devils can be put in the shade by our local relationship with Spurs, despite being much more competitive

Why Chelsea's manager cannot compete with Arsene Wenger

Ahead of this weekend's fixture against the team that ruined Wenger's 1,000th game,, we look at why the manager deserves to remain at the club.

Fifth Annual AAAARGGH's! The only End of Season awards you need

Welcome, one and all, to the fifth edition of the Annual Arsenal Associated Awards Relating to Greatness and God-awful Hilarity!!! (or AAAARGGH! for short) Over the next few minutes, we’ll reflect back on a season full of highs and lows, and I’ll be handing out AAAARGGHs along the way.

Arsenal shouldn't sign the £20m man being chased by Manchester City...

N'Golo Kanté has had a superb first season for Leicester City, the ever-beating heart of a midfield which has won the league.

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.

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).

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.

Santi Cazorla: The special one

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

Elite players deserve elite pitches not what's offered at Tottenham and...

Palace's pitch at the weekend highlights the gamesmanship of groundsmen. We look at where it can work for or against the home side and look ahead  to the Champions League.

Five of the stupidest things Arsenal have done against Manchester United

Arsenal playing Manchester United is never fun. Sometimes it's really stupid too.

Mourinho's personal swear word and what Henry meant about Giroud

Perhaps it's because my focus is largely directed on the World Snooker Championship now, but things seem strangely calm at Arsenal at the minute. We...

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...

Why Arsenal are better off without Wilshere

Back to fitness but not on the bench again at the weekend, does Jack Wilshere have a long-term future at Arsenal?

Why supporting England makes Arsenal fans feel dirty

Helen Trantum column
Would you rather Arsenal win the Champions League or England win the World Cup?

Bellerin rules but Jenkinson will prove his worth and dislodge Debuchy

by Lewis Ambrose With Carl Jenkinson likely to leave the club but only on loan again this summer it leaves the club with two senior...

Wilshere named ‘Euro flop’ for reasons that have nothing to do...

When the England manager calls and tells you you’re going to the Euros to represent your country even though you’ve played just five minutes of football all season, what do you do?

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.

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

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

Why playing Mesut Ozil wide is no bad thing for Arsenal

After three months out with a knee injury, Mesut Ozil is ready for his first start. Will it be centrally or out on the wing? The German is so good, it doesn't really matter.

How does Čech compare to Wenger's previous keepers?

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Petr Čech, who would surely be number one next season, but how does the (soon-to-be) former Chelsea man stack...

No defensive midfielder signing – Wenger gives strongest hint yet

Arsenal fans have been crying out for a defensive midfield signing for many years. It's been so long, in fact, that you have to start...

Robin van Persie – Loved by no-one? Manchester United v Arsenal...

Robin van Persie is hated by Arsenal fans, but are the United fans turning on him too?

How envy drives Chelsea manager's obsession with Wenger

In a week when Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist having yet another pop at Arsene Wenger and his side, we look at why the Chelsea manager can’t seem to help himself.

What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

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

Arsenal find solution to midfield issues

Helen Trantum column
Our need for a new “DM” since 2008 have become the stuff of legend. Since Flamini ran his contract down and some Arsenal fans were...

Don’t believe the hype – Arturo Vidal, Newsnow and the information...

by Matthew Wade The Vidal "Transfer Saga" reminds us why the summer holidays are a good time to take a break from following club football...

Five reasons Götze moving from Bayern to Arsenal wouldn't be a...

by Lewis Ambrose Mario Götze's agent has been speaking about the player's current situation at Bayern, and he may just become available this summer. If he...

How Giroud outshines Manchester United's world class trio in every way

Ahead of Monday night's FA Cup clash with our rivals, we look at how £13m man Olivier stacks up against players collectively worth in excess of £90m.

August 2015: How will Arsenal line up?

Which of the Arsenal's squad's current players are guaranteed to be in the starting line up when next season gets underway?

Long read: Assessing Arsenal's transfer window

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

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...

UEFA decision is bad news for Arsenal

UEFA President Michel Platini was interviewed on RMC radio and he announced a possible change in the Financial Fair Play rules. The matter is in...

How Coquelin and Diaby's careers tell the same story

Two players who have experienced very different fortunes - just how fragile is the career of a top-flight footballer?

How the Euros highlight Arsenal’s weaknesses

Although the Arsenal players involved in Euro 2016 gave fantastic performances, for the most part, certain parts of their games summed up their weaknesses.

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.

Why facing Aston Villa will be harder than Liverpool

Are some Arsenal fans too quick to celebrate facing Aston Villa instead of Liverpool in the FA Cup final?

Greatest ever! Wenger close to being most successful FA Cup manager

Often accused of not caring about the FA Cup, it is a rare man who betters the Arsenal manager's record in the competition.

Three reasons Arsenal fans shouldn't want Simeone to replace Wenger

Arsenal need to consider many names as a replacement for Arsene Wenger. Diego Simeone shouldn't be one of them.

Jamie Vardy being a fool, remembering Bergkamp and Arsene Wenger never...

I think the summer does funny things to people, you know. I'm not sure whether it's the sudden breakthrough of the sun from above the grey,...

Can Arsenal afford to take a chance on Coquelin?

He's out of contract in the summer and Arsenal are getting ready to offer him a new one, but has Francis Coquelin done enough to deserve it?

Four reasons why Arsenal can win the league next season

I know, I know. This season isn’t over yet. We could still finish fourth and lose the FA Cup final to Tactics Tim. I may be getting...

Why Arsenal can no longer continue with Ospina in goal

We look at why Wojciech Szczesny, whatever his crimes, simply must return to the Arsenal first team ahead of the weekend's game against Everton.

How Arsenal have the upper hand on Manchester United

Arsenal will travel to Old Trafford for the FA Cup. So which team is most likely to come out on top if the match was played on paper?

Do the Arsenal players' shirt numbers mean more than we think?

As you may have seen over the last few days, Arsenal players are currently engaging in a rather long-winded game of numerical musical chairs.

Gunners 'disgrace' stark contrast with Chelsea and Liverpool

In a week where Arsenal were ushered out of the Champions League, we look at why that exit has been roundly criticised compared to their English colleagues.

Why it’s not up to Wenger to fit in Ozil &...

There's been quite a lot written about Arsenal in the last few days, (that might seem like a redundant sentence, but we usually only...

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 Arsenal's manager should be on game cover not Chelsea's

Some things in life are a perfect match. Arsene Wenger has revolutionised Arsenal since his arrival in 1996, building the club up, winning titles and...

Tottenham man Player of the Season? Not even Player of North...

Harry Kane looks like he could be a cert for Player of the Season, but he isn't even the best player in north London

The silver lining to the Tottenham defeat finally shows itself

Perhaps losing to Tottenham wasn't such a bad thing after all. Stephen Bradley explains more here while wearing his tin hat.

Will Xhaka provide the Granit that Arsenal needs?

As the dust settles following an ultimately disappointing campaign, compounded by a mediocre Manchester United equaling our FA Cup record, once again, it is look-to-the-future time.

Why Spurs, not Arsenal, have been in a negative spiral since...

If Arsenal are in a negative spiral, what does that mean for Tottenham? Daily Cannon compares Arsenal and Tottenham over the last two years and looks at why sometimes people should just keep their mouths shut.

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?

How should Arsenal set up their midfield in 2015/16?

By Matthew Wade Arsenal's midfield has an embarrassment of riches: does more mean merrier? With Arsenal's improving squad strength, other challenges arise - how does the...

Why Arsenal need to sell before they can buy

A lot of focus over the last few weeks has fallen on who Arsenal need to bring in during the summer transfer window in order to boost their chances of winning the Premier League next season, all of it on who Arsenal should buy and none of it on who they should sell. This is wrong.

Mertesacker and Chambers prove defenders don't have to be quick

All week long I heard people talk about Jamie Vardy and how Gabriel needs to play against Leicester City because of his pace. Speaking on...

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

Wenger must play key midfielder centrally

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It is said that a week is a long time in politics. The same also applies to football. A week ago, I was sitting here...

Arsenal finally have harmony, victory will follow

by Matthew Wade Most Arsenal fans of any pre-Wenger vintage will have firm memories of (and probably miss) the old Arsenal club crest, and its...

Questioning Mertesacker's captaincy and in praise of new anti-Chelsea rules

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Should Wenger take the captaincy more seriously and why the new conduct rules will hopefully teach Chelsea and Jose Mourinho how to behave

5 things Arsenal's Xhaka bid proves

After news broke of Arsenal's reported €50m bid for Granit Xhaka earlier this week, much of the focus went towards how he would fit into the team and how other players may or may not be better purchases.

The day that changed Arsenal forever

20 years ago Arsenal sacked George Graham. Little did anyone imagine the chain of events that would unfold.

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?

Selling Sanchez would be disastrous for Arsenal

Linked with a move away from the club, selling Alexis Sanchez would be a disaster for Arsenal.

Why are Arsenal underusing their most dangerous weapon?

Helen Trantum column
Arsenal’s record on the opening day of the season leaves something to be desired. In fact, since we moved to the Emirates we have won...

Arsenal 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...

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.

Winning is not enough – especially for Mesut Ozil

Nine years. It’s a long time in a lifetime, let alone in football. For those of us of a Gooner persuasion, it’s a length of time...

The tale of the two expiring Arsenal contracts

After joyfully watching Arsenal comprehensively beat Manchester City on Sunday, two players came to mind: Mikel Arteta and Francis Coquelin. With almost ten years apart...

Why Gabriel offered enough to worry Mertesacker

Making his first Premier League start, it was interesting to see how Gabriel Paulista got on. We kept a close eye on him against Everton.

How does leaving the EU affect Arsenal?

'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose?' Having last week written that no-one knew anything about the Vardy situation, and about the media speculation...

John Terry: Captain, Leader, Idiot

Why Chelsea skipper's jibes about "tippy tappy football" and its failings are wide of the mark. Finesse. It's not a word one commonly associated with Chelsea's...

9 reasons Vardy needs to think about his transfer from Leicester...

The longer it drags out, the more it feels like Jamie Vardy is going to turn down the chance to move to Arsenal. Here are nine reasons he could be pondering the offer.

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.

Is pre-season responsible for Arsenal's injury woes?

Is the length of Arsenal's pre-season not only unnecessary but detrimental to our players' physical health?

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.

Five reasons why Arsenal transfers fail

With silly season in full swing and the Twitter keyboard warriors in fine voice, there are some key things we need to keep in mind if we're going to get through this summer without attacking each other: transfers do fail and it's not always Arsenal's fault.

Arsenal deadwood replaced by Granit

I think we'd all prefer that Arsenal were seen to to be a bit more proactive in the transfer market, but a signing sealed and delivered before the end of May?

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?

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

Why Arsenal fans hate Piers Morgan and Ramsey was right

At the weekend Aaron Ramsey snubbed Piers Morgan's handshake and earned the respect of millions. Morgan has spent the best part of the last few...

Why Gunners must learn from Manchester United and Chelsea's managerial stupidity

After crashing out of the Champions League last Wednesday, Jose Mourinho was asked to explain why he thought Chelsea lost. "PSG deserved to win. When...

The Arsenal youngsters poised to make the breakthrough

Arsenal have a proud history of young players graduating to the first team. Who of the current crop stands a chance of forcing their way into Arsène Wenger's plans as early as next season?

What we learnt: Arsenal vs MLS All-Stars

As Stephen Bradley already wrote this morning, we shouldn't read too much into what was partly an exhibition game for the MLS and partly an exercise in developing match fitness for Arsenal.

Three Lions, six Gunners, high hopes

by Lewis Ambrose With the season coming to an end with a couple of international games it should be noted that Euro 2016 is just a...

Long read: Arsenal fans freak out as transfer market killed by...

Inevitably, in the absence of the potential Vardy transfer meeting deadlines guessed at by journalists, the vacuum of news has been gleefully filled by anyone with a desire to sell stories. Regardless of whether or not there is a story to sell.

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.

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?

Arsenal don't need anyone else

by Matthew Wade With the usual summer links to Higuain and Cavani, and rumours now extending to Lacazette, do Arsenal actually need another striker? And...

Red, white and green: Celebrating 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...

Why Arsenal fans should say thank-you to Cesc Fabregas

It is, perhaps, inevitable that Sunday afternoon's match is going to see a disproportionate amount of attention focused on a certain Cesc Fabregas. This is as...

Crucial questions left unanswered for Arsenal after Emirates Cup

With another pre-season trophy in the bag, pre-season has gone well, but what have we learnt about Arsenal from the Emirates Cup weekend? With Arsenal...

Why Arsenal fans should hope Man United beat Chelsea

Ahead of a weekend with two season-defining games for Arsenal kicking off at roughly the same time, we look at how results in each of the games could affect us, despite only playing in one!

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.

Do Arsenal need a Plan A, never mind a Plan B?

I've just spent the last couple of hours having the 'pleasure' of watching Roy Hodgson metamorphose from 'incompetent buffoon' into 'tactical god', all because...

Does former Arsenal captain really deserve to be branded a 'snake'?

On Monday, Mikel Arteta began working for his new club, Manchester City, and subsequently deleted all evidence of him ever playing for Arsenal off of his social media.

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.

Long read: Arsenal's young attacking midfielders and forwards that could breakthrough

In the absence of any actual news about Vardy or Henrikh Mkhitaryan it seems a good time to follow on from last week, where I covered the youth set-ups striking options in detail. This time I’m going to talk about attacking midfielders and wingers.

How Arsenal really found their balance

After years of unpredictable ups and downs, due to injury, players leaving and bad luck, our squad seems to have finally found the perfect...

Tactics: Would Arsenal have to alter their playing style to fit...

News that Arsenal have triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause was met a mixed response from Gooners but what would it mean in term of tactical changes for Arsene Wenger's side?

Why Arsenal's most important player isn't Sanchez, Ozil or Cazorla

Many players in this current Arsenal squad are hailed as being vital, but is Olivier Giroud the most important of them all?

Arsene Wenger proves you can teach an old dog new tricks

Off the back of a fabulous win at Old Trafford, we look at how the Arsenal manager played his part in a crucial game.

Player ratings: West Ham United nail over-confident Arsenal

West Ham took advantage of an overly confidence Arsenal in the opening game of our season. As much as this was a bit of a...

Player Ratings: Arsenal boy runs Chelsea ragged

The Ox took the game by the horns and came away with Man of the Match.

Is this the only thing that can save Arsene Wenger at...

It's hard to know what to say after watching Arsenal lose at home to Swansea. It's not a lack of effort. There are a decent...

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.

Arsenal to introduce new excuse manual for 2016/17 after exhausting current...

After dropping points for the 15th time this season, Arsenal have ordered an updated Excuse Manual for the 16/17 campaign as they have exhausted the current edition.

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.

Cavani's agent opens door, Wenger should slam it shut

Edinson Cavani is once again being linked with a move to Emirates Stadium, but Arsène Wenger shouldn't even entertain the idea.

Five of Arsenal man's oddest fashion choices

Hector Bellerin
After Hector Bellerin (and Aaron Ramsey) were selected for Vogue's most stylish footballers at the Euros feature, we thought we'd take a look at some of the Spaniard's 'bolder' looks.

Can Jamie Vardy be to Arsenal what Robin van Persie was...

With Jamie Vardy's decision over whether he will join Arsenal or stay with Leicester City set to be made on Monday afternoon, potentially leaving thousands of heartbroken Foxes in its wake, it's difficult not to draw comparisons between the striker and Robin van Persie.

Is second place much better than fourth for Arsenal?

Arsenal claimed second place in the Premier League this weekend, but does it really matter?

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.

This is why Theo Walcott is Arsenal's most important player

A look at why Theo Walcott is Arsenal's most important player, and why Arsene Wenger must keep him at all costs.

Tony Adams in, Arsene Wenger out?

Helen Trantum column
Mr Arsenal is home, but is he home for good?

Ranking Arsenal's midfielders for the 2015/16 season

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

From Gooner to Gonner: poor transfer window could determine Wenger’s fate

Simply put, Arsenal cannot afford to fail again next season.

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.

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 Arsène Wenger is losing his most faithful fans

There has always been a reason for Arsène Wenger to stay in charge at Arsenal. Over the course of the last decade, some fans have...

The stats that shatter an Arsenal myth

Have Arsenal fallen off regularly in the Barclay's Premier League? We seem to hear it regularly, but is it really true?

Take it down! Fabregas banner should never been erected in first...

With most of the build up to Sunday's game about one man and one man only, we examine his impact on the club and ask whether *that* banner should ever have been erected outside the Emirates.

Feeble tactics! Why Chelsea choked & English teams are failing in...

The Premier League makes and spends more money than any other league in football. So why isn’t it the best? For a little while now...

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

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.

Why Arsenal fans are turning on Giroud

At the beginning of the season, I was one of those Arsenal fans saying that we didn't need a big name striker because we had Olivier Giroud. How wrong I was.

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?

The 4 reasons Wenger doesn't need to sign another striker

So the second weekend of the season was much nicer than the first, with Arsenal securing all three points at Selhurst Park. Now we only have...

Arsenal's new number five and what he has to live up...

Arsenal have handed their new boy, Gabriel, the number five shirt. We take a look at the last four players to wear that shirt.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Is Olivier Giroud the most underrated striker in the Premier League?

Still not fully free of the 'flop' label that was applied to him when he first arrived, Olivier Giroud could be the most underrated striker in the Premier League.

Manchester City fans show Arsenal fans how to be angry

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

How Arsenal and the media are failing Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil
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

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

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.

Why Arsenal feel like a proper team again

Arsenal may have a similar record to last season in the league, but things feel very different.

Why Arsenal will finish (at least) third this season

I’m full of optimism in the league at the moment. We're on a decent run while not playing brilliantly but still grinding out results. We’ve also...

Five ways life is better after winning against Manchester United

Another unwanted record gone, another reason to continue to bask in Monday night.

Arsenal need to get shopping, but which club is winning the...

Helen Trantum column
You cannot afford to stand still, even if you win the league. You could argue that it’s a theory created by fans who simply always...

Are Arsenal stuck between a rock and a hard place in...

The transfer market is a medium that is full of hidden agendas, misleading information and everyone involved in only interested in taking advantage of as many people as possible.

Wenger’s early transfer moves pleasing for fans

It promises to be an exciting summer for Arsenal fans if the first few weeks of the transfer window are anything to go by.

TV money may be Arsenal’s downfall

When it was announced at the beginning of the year that Arsenal, along with the other 19 Premier League clubs, would receive an extra £40-50m in TV revenue, we all welcomed the news with open arms.

As Adams and Henry return, is Bergkamp next?

With the news that emerged this week that Tony Adams would finally be returning to the club to work with the u18s alongside Thierry Henry, we wondered, what about Dennis Bergkamp?

Can the league's best goalkeeper overhaul Chelsea?

by Helen Trantum A good goalkeeper can save you 15 points a season. So the legend goes, anyway. This season Arsenal finished 12 points behind Champions Chelsea,...

Should Arsenal sell Cazorla? The case for and against

Santi Cazorla has been linked heavily with a move to Atletico Madrid but should Arsenal let him go? It seems like a no-brainer, right?

Arsenal season is over but fan revolt has just begun

There are very few things that we know for certain at Arsenal at the moment. We don't know if the manager is in danger of...

86% of Arsenal fans want Wenger out

After Daily Cannon conducted a poll asking whether Arsene Wenger should stay or go, the results were unanimous. A staggering 86% of the people who...

Why Alexis still has to prove he deserves Arsenal's number 7...

Helen Trantum column
With this week’s announcement that there’s a new number 7 on the block, I couldn’t help thinking that it’s a good job Alexis’ move came this summer rather than last, for if it had been announced pre-publication, we’d have had to reconsider our list for our Greatest Number 7s book..

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.

Oxlade-Chamberlain to come of age at last

by Lewis Ambrose If you count the Community Shield as a competitive match pre-season is now over and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reaffirmed the idea that...

Five years until refs like Taylor are no longer a liability

The Dutch FA is currently testing referee-assisting video technology. Despite the International Football Association Board delaying it's use in competitive matches for a year this...

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.

Did Ivan Gazidis lie to Arsenal fans then or is he...

Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis of Arsenal
As Ivan Gazidis reiterates that Arsenal can’t compete with the big boys on the world transfer stage, I ask is he lying when he says that or was he lying when he said we would soon be able to?

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.

Arsenal legend takes swipe at young Tottenham star

Thierry Henry sport to Sky Sports News recently and took the opportunity to have a swipe at Spurs since many of their younger players have been selected for England's Euro 2016 squad.

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.

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

Reasons to be proud of Arsenal and football in a messed...

Helen Trantum column
I’m lost without football. Each summer, I spend three months in purgatory, with the solace of international matches and pre-season friendly barely the slightest comfort,...

Long read: Swansea show Arsenal’s strengths and frailties

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

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

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

Squad depth gives Arsenal a title race edge over Tottenham

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal are the newly installed bookies favourites to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004. I'm not sure what our odds were...

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.

Former Arsenal and Manchester United star linked with move back to...

Robin van Persie has been linked back with a move to Arsenal after the Fenerbahce president admitted that the Turkish club are willing to listen to offers.

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?

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.

Arsenal fans need to change before the board will listen

It may be time for a change, but Arsenal fans need to change before the board take notice.

Why Santi Cazorla deserves to be smiling again

You knew this one was coming... I've gone a couple of ways round with this post. There is the straight retelling of Santi Cazorla's Arsenal...

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

Why it's time for Jack Wilshere to make a decision

The worries of the Arsenal world weigh heavy. That's what Jack Wilshere found out back in the autumn of 2011, at any rate. With the...

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?

Zelalem or Crowley? Arsenal to promote a youth midfielder this summer

With some older members of the first team squad set to move on this summer, there could be an opening in the Arsenal setup: will Dan Crowley or Gedion Zelalem be offered the chance to impress?

Szczesny to return against side defeated by his heroics?

With Arsenal facing a side that gave them a stern test over the festive period, we look at why our Polish shotstopper may be in line for a return.

Who will pay to 'fix' the Emirates?

Once again, the lack of atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium has come under scrutiny, so how do we fix it and who will pay?

Why Arsenal need to move fast after Vardy deal dies

So. Jamie Vardy. We get to hate him again now, right? That's how this works, right?

Why do we sing about hating Spurs, not loving Arsenal?

by Paul Williams Why do we sing about hating Tottenham and not about loving Arsenal? On Saturday evening, Arsenal Football Club ended a trophy drought that...

Top 10 Arsenal goals this season

You may or may not know (of course you know) that Alexis Sanchez slotted home Arsenal’s 100th goal this season in all competitions. With this...

Can Arsenal finish ahead of Tottenham, Manchester City and Leicester?

Following the last gasp Welbeck winner at the weekend, Arsenal are back to being the bookies' favourites for the title, but despite hope, can...

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...

Is Danny Welbeck the striker Arsenal needed all along?

Two days later and I'm still replaying Danny Welbeck's winning goal against Leicester. The fabulous header, expertly drifted into the area from a free-kick by...

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

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?

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

Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?

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.

What FA Cup final triumph means for Arsenal and their summer...

by Matthew Wade What does the Gunners' FA Cup final triumph means for the club and its summer dealings? So after a weekend where Arsenal won...

Arsenal fans must accept stagnation of Ox and Wilshere

Football fandom is a peculiar phenomenon. To an outsider, the idea of choosing a club and supporting it through thick and thin is a strange...

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.

Why Arsenal fans are right to be concerned about the club's...

In precisely one month from today, Arsenal will open their 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

Are Arsenal going to catch Chelsea and win Premier League?

With momentum and form on Arsenal's side and Manchester City and Chelsea dropping points, could Arsenal win the league this season?

Hit or miss? Arsenal’s January deals

Which of Arsenal's January transfer signings have been a hit and which ones missed the mark by a mile? Find out here.

The fall of Arsenal's golden boy

Jack Wilshere was once hailed as the future of Arsenal, but now, after numerous incidents and mini-scandals, is that still the case?

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?

Chelsea legend to become Arsenal captain next season?

He's won everything in European football and he's guaranteed to play every Arsenal game, so could Petr Čech become the next captain of the...

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!

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.

Is Nacho Monreal Arsenal’s most improved player?

Nacho Monreal is keeping Kieran Gibbs out of the Arsenal starting line up, is he the most improved Arsenal player this season?

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.

Analysis: Arsenal should avoid Napoli star

  by Mosope Ominiyi For a side to challenge for the Premier League title, they need quite a few components. Firstly, they need to establish consistency. The...

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?

Thank you, Tomas Rosicky

As Tomas Rosicky ends his Arsenal career with the expiration of his contract on Tuesday, Paul Williams takes a look back over his Arsenal career.

Mesut Özil: The gift that keeps on giving

by Mosope Ominiyi Despite the criticism that continues to surround Mesut Ozil, you'd be lying if you said he isn't consistently getting better as a...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Do Arsenal need to buy a striker for next season?

Arsenal have been in exceptional form throughout the second half of the Premier League campaign, and stand a great chance of finishing second at...

Photo: Arsenal forward suffers horrific challenge

On Sunday against Sunderland, Kelly Smith had to be taken off after being fouled in the box just nine minutes after coming on as...

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.

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.

The best Arsenal awards you'll read all summer

by Stephen Bradley It's that time of year again! Welcome, one and all, to the fourth edition of the Annual Arsenal Associated Awards Relating to Greatness...

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?

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.

Top 10 Arsenal goals v Liverpool

I hate the international break. It bores me. I can’t get that excited about international football when it’s basically just a 'bigger' nation comfortably beating a...

Why Manchester City and Liverpool European campaigns are of no concern...

As the season continues to drift towards its thoroughly anti-climactic conclusion, there are still a few things to play for.

Five questions Arsenal fans want answers to

Some of life’s greatest mysteries often go unsolved and I’m sure that Arsenal are responsible for around 75% of them. Forget the unknown identity of...

How Granit Xhaka can lead Arsenal forward

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

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.

Arsenal are being helped out by UEFA, but at what cost?

We finally have a date for Arsenal's FA Cup replay against Hull City, and it's a slightly surprising one. The fixture hasn't been arranged for...

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.

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.

Five things we learned from Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

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

Arsenal need to use this big game player more through tough...

I'm a self-confessed Theo Walcott fan. This won't surprise regular readers of Daily Cannon, as it's quite often a subject of debate between myself and...

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.

Jack Wilshere providing Arsenal with transfer dilemma

'Jack's had a setback.' There isn't a sentence that exists which can fill an Arsenal fan's heart with sorrow than the above one. Anytime it...

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

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

Why Arsenal still have it all to do to be Champions...

Wednesday night's latest installment of the 'The Lionel Messi Show feat. Barcelona' was one of the most incredible ever produced, even for a programme that...

Sing up! Why Arsenal need home fans to act like they're...

With Arsenal's fantastic 9,000 travelling contingent receiving widespread praise for the atmosphere at Old Trafford, we look at the contrast with the home support and what we can do to close the gap.

Arsenal forward will regret missing opportunity when he misses Euro 2016...

Coming off the bench for the final 32 minutes on Tuesday, it was pretty clear that Theo Walcott was playing for a place at Euro 2016.

Arsenal risk hindering youth development with competition decision

Ahead of the upcoming campaign, headlines have surrounded the Football League Trophy - which will undergo a significant change.

Arsenal have paid the price for not taking risks

When criticising Arsenal for not taking enough risks, there is plenty to choose from.

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?

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.

What Arsenal need to change to challenge next season

As another season ends without a realistic challenge for the Premier League or Champions League, the FA Cup Final was a very welcome conclusion. While...

Ref focus: Why referee cost Arsenal against Southampton

Having watched Arsenal drop points against a Fraser Forster inspired Southampton, I was livid. Toys out of the pram, forcing myself not to hurl inarticulate...

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.

Underwhelming windows of Chelsea, Liverpool & City leave Gunners in pole

by Stephen Bradley 'Are we good enough?' If there was one sentence that summed up the collective thinking of Arsenal fans at the moment, it would...

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.

Is player stupidity the reason England want Wenger?

There seems no likelihood that Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal to become the England manager but that doesn’t mean the speculation and gossip is...

£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?

Debate: Should Gibbs start the season ahead of Monreal?

by Helen Trantum Arsenal’s academy specialises in left backs. In the Wenger years we have seen the likes of Ashley Cole, Gael Clichy and most recently...

Monreal player of the season runner-up

The season is over and we put our heads together at Daily Cannon to try and figure out who the player of the season is.

Stat: Arsenal spend less than 6 other English clubs including Manchester...

Arsenal have spent less than several clubs between 2010-2015 but does it really matter if we're not winning trophies?

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.

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?

Line up, line up, get your unwanted Arsenal players here...

by Stephen Bradley There are many things in football that seem like they're designed to do one thing yet in fact do something quite different. For...

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.

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

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

Podolski dream of Arsenal future laughable

We look at a player who, despite a recent charm offensive, is more likely to leave the Emirates this summer than contract renegade Theo Walcott.

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...

Jennings, Seaman, Lehmann…Cech? – Welcoming another goalkeeping game-changer

By Matthew Wade Does Petr Cech's signing and the subsequent likely departure of Ospina demonstrate a new ambition and ruthlessness from Arsenal? So Arsenal have finally...

Arsenal waste fans' time

Should Arsenal fans be more patient?

Are these five players set to be fired from Arsenal?

With Arsenal’s title challenge falling down around their ears, a few media outlets have taken to looking at the squad ahead of the summer. The...

Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

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

Why Arsenal should sell wingers to make way for La Liga...

The performances of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are certainly a cause for concern this season and they both do not seem to have...

Old Arsenal favourites re-emerge as the Vardy hokey-cokey continues

So another week of multi-continental international football loveliness has been and gone, with bugger all real news on the Arsenal front.

Five reasons why Arsenal fans should care about Euro 2016

A summer without the Premier League doesn't have to be football-less doom and gloom. Unless that's what you want, that is.

Isn't it time fans forgave this Arsenal 'traitor'?

Ashley Cole has all but airbrushed him out of Arsenal's history, especially his role with the Invincibles, because of the Arsenal fans. Isn't it time we forgave him?

Is Wenger to blame? - Arsenal legend admits current forward is...

Thierry Henry has admitted that Theo Walcott doesn't know his true position on the pitch and this is why he hasn't progressed, but who is to blame?

Fullbacks: Monreal, Bellerín, Gibbs, Debuchy assessed

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

How Cazorla and Sanchez use their small stature to their advantage

As Arsenal come up against the shortest team in the Premier League this weekend, we take a look at why size isn’t always everything.

Is Arsenal star being irresponsible with his health?

Alexis was pictured still training after final whistle following our loss to West Ham.

Arsenal find striker needed to win the league

Signed from Manchester United, an England regular, a rounded footballer: write off Danny Welbeck at your own peril.

Five things we learned from the Community Shield

Arséne Wenger broke his hoodoo over Jose Mourinho with his first ever victory against the Chelsea boss, and it was a refreshing change from the...

Are Arsenal a one-man team?

Once upon a time, an Arsenal team went a full 38 game league season unbeaten. We’re often told that the Invincibles were the ultimate team,...

Five key moments that helped Arsenal win the FA Cup

Our defence of the FA Cup swings back into action this weekend. Yeah, meedja, look! We won something last season Yes, I know, you've noticed that...

Euros highlight Arsenal’s tactical questions

So; the summer's international tournament has concluded, with Portugal playing Greece to France's Portugal. Some reputations have been enhanced and others, particularly managers, have been...

Rating Arsenal's goalkeepers for 2015/16

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal's campaign? We've decided it'd only be fair to go through the squad...

Arsenal need to win trophies this season – Gazidis

After a disappointing second place finish in the Premier League last season, Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis said the team needs to win major trophies this season, and is currently feeling the pressure to deliver.

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal fail to beat top sides

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

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

Winners and losers: How Arsenal's defenders let the team down this...

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

"No concerns at all" – Arsenal move closer to title challenge

In a bullish mood on Friday morning, Arsène Wenger strongly quashed rumours that Barcelona have any chance of signing Aaron Ramsey. “All our players want...

Why Arsenal are right to ignore America, for now

With the international break under way, we look at why Arsenal's own international focus has been on the Middle-East and Asia at the expense of the United States of America.

Montreal must continue to start ahead of Gibbs

by Lewis Ambrose On Friday evening, our very own Helen Trantum wrote about Kieran Gibbs and argued that he should be back in the side...

Why Coquelin is not like most Wenger youth products

Coquelin is unlike most Wenger youth products. The majority have had regular first team exposure throughout their late teens. By their mid-20s they have racked up...

Arsenal star snubbed in player of the year nominations, but why?

The talent of Arsenal right-back Héctor Bellerín often taken for granted, mainly due to his age, but the Spaniard has surprisingly been ignored as the awards season approaches.

What does Aaron Ramsey mean by 'success' for Arsenal?

Aaron Ramsey believes that this season can still be a success in spite of Tuesday's Champions League elimination - can it?

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.

Why my Spurs fiancé adores me being in love with Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Prejudice is a funny thing. I read Nia's article earlier this week on International Women's Day about the difficulties she faces in establishing her credentials...

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...

Why you should back Arsenal to make European history again

Arsenal have a great history, and part of that has included ground – and record – breaking wins in Europe. They need another on Tuesday night, and they can get it.

In praise of Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck may not be scoring the number of goals people expect from a top striker, but that doesn't mean he wasn't a great buy as Paul Williams explains.

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.

Why this midfielder's injury has impacted Coquelin badly

Even the most basic tactical analyst knows that success in football is all about balance and partnerships. When Francis Coquelin picked up his injury, he...

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.

Why Arsenal take selfies cc Jamie Carragher

I’m not sure if you heard, but Arsenal won a big game on Sunday. They don’t do that very often, although that certainly seems like...

Who is strong enough to lead Arsenal if the captain isn't?

We reflect on an abject performance from the Gunners and the role stand-in captain Mertesacker played in generating not just a mountain but an Everest to climb in the return leg. 

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.

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.

Why banners aren't the problem, Arsenal fans are

A peculiar thing happened to me during the Tottenham match last weekend. I was in the pub with the usual gathering of Arsenal fans that...

Why Arsenal fans are right to celebrate St Totteringham's Day

Helen Trantum column
Is finishing above Spurs like winning a competition? Is it better?

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.

This is how Arsenal should treat Carl Jenkinson

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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.

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?

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?

Have Arsenal really fixed their big game hoodoo ahead of Chelsea's...

In the run up to Sunday's fixture against league leaders Chelsea, we look at whether recent victories over Man City, Man United and Liverpool...

Arsenal's transfer clock is ticking

Helen Trantum column
I left home over four years ago.

Image-conscious Walcott halts contract critics in their tracks

After months of increasingly vitriolic speculation about the uncertainty surrounding Theo Walcott's future, the Arsenal forward has broken his silence to derail one of the media's favourite stories.

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

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

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.

Arsenal will need more than luck against Tottenham and Manchester United

Three at the back. Three games. Three wins. Does this mean Arsenal are back on track?

Why Arsenal aren't far from competing with Europe's elite

With the Arsenal squad looking more ready than any time in the last 9 years to compete for the Premier League one other question is on the horizon: How far are we from success in Europe?

Should Hector Bellerin be dropped?

Is resting Bellerin the right option or should he have a chance to rectify his performance against Spurs? Nia Griffiths explores the options.

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...

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?

Best Arsenal signing 2016

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

Walcott deal is highlight of the summer, no matter what else...

by Helen Trantum Thirteen and a half years is a long time. It’s longer than we’ve been at the Emirates. It’s longer than Daily Cannon has...

Are Arsenal fans to blame for their team's disappointing season?

An argument I've seen circulating on the likes of Twitter recently is that if we as fans got behind Arsenal more, we'd have better results. Is this true?

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

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

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?

Arsenal could use some of the £200m to repair atmosphere

by Helen Trantum Why don't Arsenal "do" atmosphere? I'm not talking about the handful of big games we play each year; against our league rivals, against...

Is this Arsenal fans' biggest dilemma over Jamie Vardy?

After news broke last weekend of Arsenal's pursuit of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, there have been two common queries of the move. One of them is a solely footballing question, and one of them isn't.

Thierry v Tottenham

Thierry Henry often saved his best for Tottenham. Relive some of his greatest moments.

Is this Theo Walcott's last chance at Arsenal?

Helen Trantum column
Our striking options are looking a tad threadbare.

Have I been brainwashed by Arsene Wenger's transfer policy?

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Are Arsenal so focused on doing things right that they forget to do the right thing?

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

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

We need to talk about Jack - What to do with...

A player with undoubted talent whose passion for the club cannot be questioned, will he get near our starting XI will a full squad available?

Why Jamie Vardy did the right thing for everybody and we...

On the face of it, the only thing more surprising than Jamie Vardy rejecting a move to Arsenal is Arsenal being interested in him in the first place.

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.

Was January a false dawn for Arsenal or a platform for...

Is Arsenal's great run of form another false dawn or a true platform for future success?

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.

How Arsenal's fear cost them against Barcelona

Tuesday's loss to Barcelona, and the subsequent reaction from those associated with Arsenal to it, was a little bit weird. To explain why, we need...

Should Arsenal sell Szczesny this summer?

The Arsenal goalkeeper debate rumbles on and, bucking the trend at Cannon Towers, Sean Ferguson thinks Arsenal should let Woj go.

Who should be the first choice Arsenal LFC goalkeeper?

The club is lucky enough to have two excellent goalkeepers vying for the number one spot. so who should be number one?

Why Alexis needs to grow up

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

Mesut Ozil and his strange relationship with German fans

German fans have a strange relationship with Mesut Özil, often criticized when he is present and missed when he is absent. There is no...

Can we have a referendum on Arsene Wenger?

Helen Trantum column
I saw a tweet today which suggested the correlation between AKB and Remain / WOB and Leave were probably pretty strong, and while that's a sizeable jump, it did get me thinking about the similarities between the Brexit fallout and the divisions in our fanbase.

New deal for Wilshere makes sense amid Manchester City speculation

Jack Wilshere returned to action in an u21's match against Stoke City last night and there are reports he's set for a new Arsenal deal.

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.

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.

Are Arsenal actually better this season?

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic at the minute, but are Arsenal actually better than they were last season?

When it comes to Arsenal, no news isn't good news

Us fans are weird. Arsenal have just put together one of the longest winning streaks in its illustrious history. We're second in the league and...

Why Arsenal would be stupid to sell Szczesny to Roma

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

Will Brexit lead to Wenger's departure from Arsenal?

Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!

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.

The wait for Arsenal is over

71 days. That's how long we've had to put up without Arsenal playing in a competitive fixture. SEVENTY-ONE DAYS! Life is hard enough as it is without...

Why Pep Guardiola is right about tackles

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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.

Do Arsenal and England have space for Welbeck and Walcott?

Arsene likes wide men who wander. When you look at the players who have featured on the wings for our long-serving manager, there is always...

Do you really want to see Arsenal win every game they...

This column begins with a simple question. Do you want to see Arsenal win every game they play? The obvious answer is of course, yes, no...

How TV money affects Premier League

With more money than ever being given to Premier League clubs in TV deals, it's disheartening to see how this could affect Arsenal.

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.

Neil Ashton reveals Ozil comment regret

Ever since he wrote that Mesut Ozil was ‘nicking a living’, the Daily Mail’s Neil Ashton has taken a hell of a lot of...

Arsenal used to resemble everything I loved about football, why support...

What happens when nothing remains of the club you fell in love with?

Is Wenger's importance his biggest problem?

Another week of underachievement in a season where, since November, disillusionment has never been far away.

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

Has Arsenal's media training gone too far?

'Excuse Bingo' has become a regular game at Cannon Towers but has our players' media training gone too far?

How did Arsenal do in the January transfer window?

For once, January in the transfer market was a calm one for both Arsenal and the fans. Getting their business tied up relatively early and...

Why Arsenal still have it all to play for

We look at why fighting for second – although not our goal for next season – is something we should welcome.

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.

Is this Arsenal’s greatest forgotten player?

The very first man to have the number 7 on the back of a red Arsenal shirt was flying winger, Joe Hulme. Most fans of...

Referees, managers, players: Making big decisions will win or lose the...

I think this is the part where I tell you it's back on? So: it's back on! The run through January inspired little but doubt,...

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.

Wenger hilariously patronises Manchester United in press conference

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Oh, how times have changed. In Friday morning's press conference, Arsène Wenger was asked about the current situation at Manchester United as well as the...

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.

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.

'What if' - The Arsenal game

It's hard not to look at Arsenal, and the form they are currently in, without a major sense of regret. Obviously, it's great that they...

Arsenal: Always too good to fail, not good enough to succeed?

As Arsenal try to fight end of season drift and secure a top-three trophy (see what I did there?) ahead of a recovering Manchester City, it's been a week of encouragement in some quarters and frustration in others.

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?

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Liverpool clash

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

 Why Champions League knock-out is great news for Arsenal's league ambitions

Yet again Arsenal bow out of the Champions League before the quarter-finals, but how has the side dealt wit that disappointment in past seasons?

Has Danny Welbeck’s injury saved Theo Walcott’s Arsenal career?

Swiftly followed by the news that Arsenal had triggered Jamie Vardy's release clause, came the story that Theo Walcott has a future in north London as long as he plays out wide but would he even still be here if Danny Welbeck was fit?

How this Arsenal midfielder hid Arsenal's problems for years

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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 squad depth key to Premier League glory

After what seems like the smallest break of all time, the 2015/16 season is now upon us. I mean, seriously, I saw Darren Berry yesterday...

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.

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.

English fans back in trouble in France – is anyone surprised?

It looks like the lessons from the past have not been learnt, as there has been reports of trouble on Thursday night in Marseille.

One reason Arsenal's heroic failure this year was not déjà vu

As Arsenal are eliminated from the Champions League in an all too familiar fashion, we look at the one reason we can be hopeful for next year.

Four of Arsenal's best ever Champions League wins

Let Nia Giffiths guide you down Champions League memory lane.

How Arsenal treat the media v how the media treat Arsenal

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

Leicester’s title win or Arsenal’s Invincible season, which is better?

Although Leicester were 5000/1 to win the Premiership this season, was Arsenal's Invincible season better?

Why Fabregas will never be forgiven for abandoning Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
I don’t think I'll ever get closer to forgiving Fabregas for abandoning my club than Monday night.

Trophies breed more trophies – fact or fiction?

by Nia Griffiths Trophies breed more trophies – fact or fiction? Aaron Ramsey was just the latest footballer to reference a ‘hunger’ for winning after picking...

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.

Ranking Arsenal's striker from 2015/16 season

I didn't stick my head above the parapet and offer to write this section of our end of season review just so I could slate Theo Walcott.

Arsenal pair set to miss out on Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson is predicted to leave Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out of England's Euro 2016 squad. Here's why this could be a mistake.

Arsene Wenger and the eleven lords

After putting Chelsea to the sword, it only felt fair to do an equivalent version of the cast from Snow White and the Seven...

Are Arsenal fans making things worse for the club?

Helen Trantum column
In the face of adversity, do you favour fight or flight?

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.

Striking issues remain central to Arsenal’s problems

Goals have been a problem all season for Arsenal, and the solution looks as far off as ever.

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?

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...

Does beating Chelsea mean anything?

Does beating Chelsea in the community shield actually mean anything? So on Sunday the Mourinho blue dragon was finally vanquished, although in more of a...

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

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

How to solve Wenger's selection issues

"And here comes Alexis," my father bellowed as we observed Arsenal's acrimonious defeat at home to West Ham with equal parts dread and hangover. The...

Wenger's wrong, here's the real reason Arsenal are poor at home

Slipping out of the title race and into the fight for Champions League places, questions are going to be asked of Arsenal's home form this season.

Why this Arsenal man needs to prove himself at Euro 2016

Helen Trantum column
Strikers are judged on how many goals they score.

Holy smokes! Media outrage at smoking is infuriating

by Lewis Ambrose News is scarce this time of year, and that just means there are more nonsense stories around about what players get up...

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 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.

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.

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.

Independent attack Arsenal, Leicester, for doping by mentioning them in headline

The big story on Sunday was, no doubt, the allegations that some Arsenal players, along with Chelsea, Leicester City and Birmingham City ones, have been a little bit naughty when it comes to following the anti-doping regulations.

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 fans play the waiting game

by Stephen Bradley For the last few years, July has often been an awkward time for Arsenal fans. For almost a decade, we had to sit...

5 things Arsenal learned v Bournemouth

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

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?

What does Arsenal's transfer history teach us?

For many Arsenal fans, the summer transfer window is like an establishing shot from a Clint Eastwood western.

Do Arsenal fans need to relax?

by Stephen Bradley Us Arsenal fans are in a bit of a muddle at the moment. On the one hand, we have the fantastic news that...

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.

Adios Arsene at Arsenal

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

Iwobi, Welbeck and Elneny - Three Arsenal positives that might save...

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal, perhaps for the first time this year, were seriously impressive in dispatching Everton this weekend. Pace, power, great interplay and, crucially, end product. The performance...

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.

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.

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

Does Arsenal striker need a break?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It's hard to look back on the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League tie with Barcelona with anything other than a sense of regret. Okay,...

Wenger isn't bitter, away goals no longer work

After two of England's three representatives in the Round of 16 departed according to the Away Goals rule, we take a look at whether the rule is still applicable.

Why this is Arsenal fans only choice

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsene Wenger isn't going anywhere, so Paul Williams explains why getting behind the team or not going to games is the only choice fans realy have.

Arsène’s Wenger's biggest challenge against Manchester United

Helen Trantum column
Momentum can be, well, momentous in football. When the Invincibles lost to United (or should I say: “were Mike Rileyed* at United”?) it triggered a...

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?

5 things Arsenal learned after their Watford shambles

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

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?

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?

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.

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.

What's the point of watching teams other than Arsenal play?

On Thursday night a discussion broke out at Daily Cannon Towers about whether your wonderful editorial team might like to cover football topics away...

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Who was Arsenal's most valuable player last season?

by Nia Griffiths Is it possible to work out Arsenal’s most important player? We all preach about teamwork in football, but is it possible to actually...

Szczesny has decision to make about Arsenal future

Wojciech Szczesny wants to be a top class, number one keeper, at a leading club. He hoped that club would be Arsenal. I hoped that club...

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?

Why Arsenal's tactics, not mentality, are the issue

Graeme Souness' spectacular rant on the mentality of the Arsenal players has gone around the internet and been applauded, but nobody is daring to...

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.

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.

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.

What should Arsenal fans expect from the team next season?

by Nia Griffiths 'Learn from your mistakes' has become a personal mantra of mine... It's found a home in between my ears and set up camp...

Arsenal's season of surprises

by Paul Williams Reflections on a season of surprises. A few months ago, following the farcical draw with Anderlecht and defeat at Swansea, I called for the...

Manchester United blow as bans handed out but FA should follow...

The FA need to take a leaf out of the UEFA and FFF's playbook regarding players' physical integrity and inflicting injuries, and they also need to upgrade the disciplinary process.

Arsenal have another problem, not just ticket prices

Helen Trantum column
Should Arsenal sell the seats of season ticket holders who repeatedly turn up late or don't turn up at all? Helen Trantum thinks so. Read...

What if Wenger is right to criticise Arsenal fans?

After Arsenal’s win over Everton on Saturday, Arsene Wenger seemed to issue a rallying call to fans ahead of the title run in. He also...

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?

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.

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.

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.

Who cares more about the north London Derby - Arsenal or...

It's one of the biggest games of the season, but which fans care about it more?

Do you have to be a sadomasochist to enjoy supporting Arsenal?

Do you have to be a sadomasochist to support Arsenal? Read on to find out. During the 85th minute of the game against Leicester City...

Finishing above Spurs is nothing, here's what Arsenal have to do...

A fortnight ago I wrote that second place was still within Arsenal's reach despite the points gap, and with one point from a possible nine, Tottenham made my optimism a reality.

Long read: The pain and suffering of Arsene Wenger

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

An Arsenal Love Affair

A few weeks ago, Helen Trantum wrote on this site about the perils of living with the enemy. As you may have read, she lives...

Are Arsenal's players as intelligent as Wenger thinks?

Horses for courses. It's an oft heard British idiom to explain how you should select the best person for the particular job, and it's exactly...

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?

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

Can Alexis be our saviour this summer?

by Helen Trantum International football bores me. It's a sad indictment of the state of football, but that's the way I feel. The trouble is, I...

Lies, Statistics & Petr Cech

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

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?

Wenger’s House of Cards

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

The Arsenal goalkeeper debate - part 1

Who is Arsenal's number one? It's a question that Arsene Wenger might not be able to answer. We take a look at the best option here.

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?

8 reasons Arsenal need to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovich

Despite the player insisting that he hasn't opened talks with anyone, speculation continues to link Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a Bosman move to Arsenal in...

Are Arsenal fans spoilt?

By Matthew Wade England international performances should remind us how lucky we are. While enjoying basking in the last flickering embers of the simultaneously roaring and comforting...

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.

Arsenal repeatedly buckle under pressure

Arsenal continuously crumble under pressure - why?

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.

Fire Wenger & 4 other changes Arsenal should make

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

Arsenal forward has 'many suitors' as exit beckons

After another disappointing cameo from the bench on Sunday you have to wonder whether or not Theo Walcott has any future at Arsenal.

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 Hector Bellerin would be a massive loss for Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Stephen Bradley wrote a fascinating column yesterday.

A season and era defining week for Arsenal as Wenger nears...

Occasionally as a fan with unconventional career choices, I am forced to miss big games. Sometimes it's no bad thing. As Arsenal were once again...

Why Liverpool loss sums up Arsenal's summer

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

Welbeck fitness issues remain a concern for England

Having returned from long term injury against Leicester in mid February, Danny Welbeck has certainly rejuvenated a lacklustre Arsenal side and sent a timely...

With two possibly leaving, what does the future hold for Arsenal's...

With fresh reports suggesting David Ospina is set to leave the club this summer, it's time for some reflection - on what that means...

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

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

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

£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.

Hector Bellerin: The boy who has become everything

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

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 – Can fight without fluency secure second place?

Although the big prizes have all gone for about half the teams in the Premier League, the last game of the season matters. Even for Arsenal, despite the feeling of slow drift over the last month.

Failure against West Ham United reminds Arsenal of shortcomings

What went wrong against West Ham and how should Arsenal solve it?

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.

Bored of boring complaints, winning is all that matters

There is no wrong way to play football. The game is about winning, and fans enjoy it when you win. As long as you win the method becomes irrelevant.

Was Manchester United loss final nail in Wenger's coffin?

The League looks as if it's slipping from Arsenal's grasp yet again; is it time for Arsene Wenger to leave? Before I get into this...

Can Yaya Sanogo break through at Arsenal or is Palace move...

The gangly Arsenal forward is unable to play against his parent club on Saturday, but does the young French forward have a future at the Gunners?

Why Arsenal fans have every right to protest against Wenger

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal's victory at Hull City on Tuesday ensured that we will continue our defence of the FA Cup this weekend. I don't know, because I...

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

Was this really the moment Arsenal's title challenge exploded?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Was Santi Cazorla's knee ligament injury the moment Arsenal's title challenge was fatally torpedoed, even before they got to play United and Swansea? It's likely...

Why March is make-or-break for Arsenal's season

We’ve just entered March and we’re (just about) still on target for what most fans' minimum expectations would've been for this season. After Sunday’s 2-0...

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 happens when you meet your Arsenal hero?

What happens when you meet your footballing hero? This is...

Should Arsenal fans jump ship?

Given the weekend's happenings, I think now would be a pretty good time to start supporting a different team. Arsenal are now out of the...

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.

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal lose against the top sides

We all have habits. Some of them we are only too aware of while others allow us to go about our business in the world...

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.

If Wenger is bothered by defensive communication, why play Gabriel?

Lining up with Gabriel over Per Mertesacker in recent weeks, it was a surprise to see Arsène Wenger hail the importance of communication at the back on Friday morning.

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.

Will Arsenal fans ever be happy?

One of the first things you learn in life as an adult, is that you can't please everyone at the same time.

Daily Cannon breakthrough POTS: Alex Iwobi

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

Is this Arsenal’s new Gilberto Silva?

When Wenger decided to recall defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin back from his loan spell at Charlton, it’s fair to say a few of us...

Why the first goal really does count for Arsenal against West...

Helen Trantum column
With Leicester still to entertain Bilic’s men, three points for Arsenal against a team punching well above their weight could be one of the critical stepping stones towards a title or a 23rd consecutive finish above our neighbours. To do so Arsenal will need to learn the lessons of their opening day defeat.

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,...

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.

Do Ranieri’s tears prove Leicester deserve the League over Arsenal?

from Arsenal's opposition
After Leicester beat Sunderland 2-0 on Sunday and earned at least Europa League qualification, Claudio Ranieri was seen applauding the fans and having a little cry. Does this emotion sum up why Leicester have had a better season than Arsenal?

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."

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.

Wilshere: Good for England = Good for Arsenal?

By Matthew Wade Why Jack Wilshere making himself central to Roy Hodgson's plans can only be a positive thing for Arsenal. So after my column last...

Why transfer windows will always be captivating and infuriating for Arsenal

by Stephen Bradley Silly season. Woot. Every time I see a report in the news or on social media, concerning who Arsenal may or may not...

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

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

How to fix international football so people care again

Ahhh, the interlull. A time where fans of competing club sides can band together, stand shoulder to shoulder with their compatriots, and support their national...

In praise of Alexis Sanchez

Has there ever been a player to settle in the Premier League and at Arsenal as quickly as Alexis Sanchez? Alexis has taken to English...

How Olivier Giroud slayed his Monaco demons

After a nightmare midweek, we look at how na-na-na-na-Giroud set about winning the fans – and the manager – over.

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.

Why now is not the time for Arsenal fans to argue

The reaction to Monday night's game versus Swansea was a case study in how people view football, but not for the obvious reasons. Losing 1-0...

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.

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.

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.

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 to do when the season ends

It's that time of year. Once again, we face the terrifying prospect of two long, arduous months of non-competitive football. Two months of rumours. Two months of...

Why Coquelin still holds Arsenal key despite Tottenham stupidity

Despite Saturday’s aberration against Tottenham, Francis Coquelin is still the best player we have in his role at the club. Matthew Wade explains why.

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.

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 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.

Comparing Leicester and Arsenal's Invincibles

Helen Trantum column
If you believe the press, Leicester City are the best side ever to play in the Premier League. Of course, we all know that the real best side ever to play in the Premier League is our very own Invincibles, achieving a feat that none has even come close to since.

How transfer rumours help Arsenal's ticket sales

How transfer rumours can actually benefit Arsenal.

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?

The greatest Ballon d’Or loser

Monday night saw Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo win the Ballon d’Or for the second year in a row. Fighting off competition from runners up four-time...

Arsenal team of the month for March

March was a hard month for the Gunners. Although there’s still a bit of the month to go, Arsenal won’t be playing any more fixtures, so...

Why three at the back suits Arsenal’s aggressive defenders

Arsenal’s switch to a back three has added some much needed defensive solidity as we enter the final stretch of the season.

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, 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.

Did Watford's win make Wenger's position at Arsenal untenable?

Sunday's FA Cup tie was not only hard to endure in isolation but was a painful microcosm of Arsenal in 2016, despite Arsene's best attempts...

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.

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.

Why Wenger would be mad to gamble with another player's fitness

Arsenal won 4-0 at Hull City in Tuesday evening's FA Cup fifth-round replay, but at what cost? Obviously, the win was excellent and keeps us...

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.