Protests and Priorities: Why Arsenal fans need to grow up

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

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.

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.

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 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...

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.

Arsene Wenger’s credibility stretched dangerously thin

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

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.

A tale of eleven Arsenal contracts

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

Arsenal find answer to striker problem

In a week where crushing disappointment was followed by elation, in what has already been a season of remarkable ups and downs, the continued...

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?

What next for Chuba Akpom?

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After five loans across England, the next few months could be crucial for Chuba Akpom's development as well as his next career choice.

Five things we learnt during Arsenal v Olympiacos

Arsenal were terrible against Olympiacos, that much is clear, but what else did we learn? Another loss in the Champions League put to bed any...

Why Arsenal's bad run of form is normal

"Just win, baby!" The eponymous quote of the late Al Davis, known for his work as coach, and later owner of the NFL's Oakland Raiders....

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

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?

Why Liverpool loss sums up Arsenal's summer

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

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...

Arsenal's lack of transfer activity paves way for big signing next...

With the transfer window officially shut and the interlull of non-club football officially upon us, we finally have some time to truly drink-in the...

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...

Why Tottenham are set for same post-stadium move disappointment as Arsenal

Arsenal moved to a new stadium over 10 years ago. In that time, the football landscape changed dramatically and the Gunners struggled to keep up with both their debt repayments and the new requirements of modern football. As Tottenham bid farewell to White Hart Lane, the noises they are making indicate they haven't been paying attention to their neighbours as closely as they should.

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?

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?

Arsenal man to join Juventus as initial squad player

Wojciech Szczesny's possible switch to Juventus has been branded a shrewd move, and a deal which would strengthen their substitutes' bench ahead of the forthcoming campaign.

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.

Is this why Walcott is no longer starting games for Arsenal?

Theo Walcott is looking as if he is far from first choice for the Arsenal. Could it be because of his contract?

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

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

3 lessons Arsene Wenger could learn from a Primary School teacher

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

Win the FA Cup and Wenger stays or lose so he...

Let’s assume that you want Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal this summer.

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. 

Why Arsenal should use Barcelona arrogance to fuel their Champions League...

Rumours are emerging via an apparent Barcelona insider that the Catalan team was so relieved to draw unassuming little Arsenal that they actually celebrated...

The reality of Arsenal’s transfer market shortcomings

Being an Arsenal fan is a charmed existence, isn't it? One minute your club's in the midst of an injury crisis, a managerial crisis, a...

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

Let’s face it, if it was a domestic club courting Arsene Wenger as publicly as the English FA are currently doing, we’d all be going mental.

Why should Arsenal care about the Capital One Cup?

As the years go by, I'm finding it harder and harder to care about the Capital One Cup. It doesn't hold the same importance as...

Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

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

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

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

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.

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.

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...

Wenger's worrying record against Tottenham manager

An intense press from the midfielders and forwards but without a stupidly risky high line, Mauricio Pochettino's Southampton played very attractive football. They pounced as...

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

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In a new series we will profile the Arsenal Ladies players, from the past, present and those who will make the future of the team. We cannot start with a better player than Kelly Smith MBE who announced her retirement from football this week.

16 players fans think ‘need to leave’ Arsenal

Apparently there are 16 players Arsenal fans want out of their club.

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.

Where could £40m attacker line up for Arsenal?

Thomas Lemar has been strongly linked with Arsenal over the last few weeks, but how would he fit in if he joined?

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.

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...

Does anyone apart from Leicester want to win the Premier League?

When a new season gets under way, it is often said that you shouldn’t pay any attention to the league table until at least...

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.

Why Arsenal would be crazy to sell this 27-year-old who could...

Wojciech Szczesny
Arsenal's goalkeeping situation has been the subject of debate for many seasons now, so what is really going on?

Wenger shows refreshing belief in new signing's ability

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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.

Arsenal’s final Premier League chapter not yet written

It’s been a hard week being an Arsenal fan. If you strip it right back, it’s been a rough decade, but this week, after the...

Why Arsenal’s biggest threat to their future is themselves

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

Why a new signing would not have solved Arsenal's problems

Disappointment. If one word could sum up the feelings of the Arsenal fan base at the moment, it's that. After the arrival of Petr Cech...

Why Chelsea defeat makes Arsenal MORE likely to win the Premier...

In theory, losing at home to a team who are languishing in the bottom half of the table and have already sacked their manager...

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.

Best player, goal and loanee: Arsenal Youth awards 2016/17

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It has been an eventful year for Arsenal at youth level, one that will give them renewed optimism for future seasons.

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...

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...

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.

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.

How Lacazette took 14 minutes to show that Giroud is Arsenal’s...

It's so early in the summer, I haven't yet even built my fantasy team that I will inevitably lose interest in by October, yet Arsenal have already just played their first match of their pre–season, a leisurely 2–0 win over Sydney FC.

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 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...

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.

Having cake and eating it: Why Wenger won’t leave Arsenal

The year is coming to a close, which means that the annual managerial merry-go-round is reaching peak velocity. However, 2015's version has a rather peculiar...

Should Arsenal man give up dream of being a striker?

Gary Lineker: "Walcott isn't a natural striker."

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.

Arsenal injuries: When is enough, enough?

The rumours that Francis Coquelin has seriously injured his knee and is out for months are beginning to get louder. Le Coq and Arteta are...

Arsenal rejected Wilshere offer from Manchester United legend Gary Neville -...

On Friday afternoon, the folks over at Arseblog News said they understand part-time Valencia head coach Gary Neville had asked Arsenal if he could take...

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?

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

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

International boss refuses to rest tired Arsenal star

Alexis Sánchez' problem is, he's like a child. He won't do what's best for himself in the long run, nor will he think of his...

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...

Can Arsenal finally win the Champions League?

Following Tuesday’s 2-0 win against FC Bayern Munich, can Arsenal can finally win the biggest club tournament on Earth? Obviously getting out of the group...

Were Arsenal just unlucky against Dinamo Zagreb?

After Arsenal's disappointing start to their Champions League campaign, one thing stood out for me. It wasn't the performance, it wasn't the goals, it wasn't...

Teenager returns to Arsenal and could make his debut in Munich

Is Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide an option in Munich? Injuries to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott have left Arsène Wenger with only Joel Campbell and...

Wenger's Olympiacos plan b ready and waiting

Coming off the bench for around half an hour on Saturday, the return of Theo Walcott was a huge boost for Arsenal. Though he scored...

Preseason promise: 17-year-old shows Arsenal quality

Every year, pre-season offers an opportunity to some of our youngsters.

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...

Did Coquelin really deserve to be Arsenal's player of the month?

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It has, it's fair to say, been a slightly turbulent start to the season for our red and heroes. Nowhere can this be more vividly...

Success or failure? Arsene Wenger in the Emirate era

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In 2004, Roman Abramovich, who had recently become the owner of Chelsea Football Club, started putting together the pieces necessary for the rise of the club as a superpower.

Is this Theo Walcott's last chance at Arsenal?

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

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.

Arsenal tactics: Xhaka, Ramsey and the return of Wengerball

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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

Should Arsenal pay whatever it takes to land Mbappe?

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Arsenal are prepared to bid £122m for Kylian Mbappe, but the question is: should they?

Arsenal’s 5 best Premier League moments of the season

During what has been a frustrating end to another promising campaign from an Arsenal perspective, here's a list of five of the best Premier...

Why Arsenal's owner gives fans cause for concern

It may turn out that this week will have been one of the most pivotal weeks in Arsenal history. Maybe the point gained (or two...

Update on Gabriel: Exit talk dying down, but will he start...

Talk of Gabriel leaving Arsenal has died down, but the centre back could yet still leave Arsenal.

Have Arsenal misled Riyad Mahrez?

Despite having an interest in the Mahrez, a deal no longer looks on this summer.

What next for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reportedly rejected Arsenal's latest contract offer and could be on the move. So what does the future hold for the 23-year-old?

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...

5 exciting Santi Cazorla replacements identified for Arsenal

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With Santi Cazorla ruled out for the most of last season and not expected back until Christmas at the earliest, here are five potential replacements...

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.

Mourinho never understood Wenger's greatness - now he's paying the price

Helen Trantum column
Legacy (n.) something handed down or received from a predecessor. With the exciting news that Jose Mourinho has finally been sacked from his position at...

Why Arsenal made a mistake not signing Queens Park Rangers striker

They purposely kept it under wraps, but, on Sunday, Southampton confirmed the £4m signing of QPR striker Charlie Austin. Considering his Premier League experience, as...

Mesut Ozil wants it, Arsenal should give it to him

Back in January, Mesut Ozil apparently made it clear that he wanted Jack Wilshere's coveted number 10 shirt: should Arsene Wenger give it to him?

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?

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?

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 would happen if Arsenal re-signed Cesc Fabregas?

And so the summer transfer window takes another twist as rumours emerge that Fabregas could potentially re-join Arsenal.

Has Cech been the answer to Arsenal's problems?

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Arsenal are limping towards what may be a particularly welcome international break. Yes, I know, international breaks are rarely welcome. However, in this instance, with...

Why Arsenal should withold Cup Final tickets from fans who waste...

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Season ticket holders have a contribution to make to Arsenal Football Club, a duty, if you will. But it’s twofold. Obviously we have to make a financial contribution – that’s the price you pay for access to a regular matchday ticket. But we also have a duty to support the team by actually using that matchday ticket, whether with our own backside or someone else’s.

Five huge moments for Arsenal in 2015

2015 has been another roller coaster of a year for Arsenal Football Club although fortunately it's been better than some. Although it's not been without...

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?

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.

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

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

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

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?

Sead Kolasinac's Arsenal shirt number

Kolasinac has yet to be assigned a number at Arsenal. What options are available for him?

How can Arsenal prepare for life after Alexis and Ozil?

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

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.

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.

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Chelsea

Arsene Wenger's done it again.

Why are there more Spurs players in England squad than Arsenal?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is Arsenal's sole representative in England's senior side to face Scotland and France in June's international fixtures.

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...

How did Mohamed Elneny end up at Arsenal?

Mohamed Elneny arrived at Arsenal in 2016, an unknown midfielder from the Swiss league. So how did he end up at Arsenal?

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.

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?

Why the magic of the FA Cup is still alive

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
This weekend, in a line surely designed to troll Arsenal fans everywhere, one tabloid wrote off the FA Cup as a competition only Arsenal...

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.

With injury concerns mounting, Arsenal are doing brilliantly

Helen Trantum column
Don't ask me how I found a Manchester City fan in London. Suffice to say I did, and earlier this week we had some banter...

Sol Campbell: From Tottenham to trophies

16 years ago, Sol Campbell moved across North London in a deal that delighted Arsenal fans and horrified Spurs fans in equal measure.

Should Arsenal sign former Manchester United striker this summer?

A year after Arsenal were reportedly interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Paris Saint-Germain, should they return with an offer?

Arsenal reach from the gutter to the stars

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We all know the truism that football is a funny old game. It doesn't always feel like it though, does it? That said, Arsenal seem...

Alexandre Lacazette's Arsenal shirt number

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Arsenal appear to be closing in on a signing Alexandre Lacazette but will he get the number 9 shirt and, more importantly, can he break its curse?

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

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

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.

Crowley's Barnsley loan ended as injuries strike - is he ready?

Dan Crowley's loan has reportedly been cut short by Barnsley, just as Arsène Wenger's midfield options have become increasingly depleted. According to the Daily Mirror, Crowley...

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...

Why Kroenke's Arsenal ownership prohibits radical change

Arsenal’s owners, whilst never the symbol of the everyday man, were until recently indigenous to Islington.

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

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

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

How Arsenal can beat Bayern Munich

Arsenal returned to domestic football with a reminder that late kick-offs don't disrupt this team as much as early ones, and will be hoping...

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.

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?

How important is the relationship between players and the fans?

by Nia Griffiths Does being a 'fan favourite' give players leverage over their club and, in some cases, even immunity from criticism? Some players choose to...

Why Arsenal fans still defend Arsene Wenger

It's a question I've been asking myself a lot over the past few weeks: why do I feel this protective need to defend Arsene Wenger while simultaneously believing that his time at Arsenal is up?

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

Ray Parlour shows Arsenal the way at Old Trafford

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

Can Wenger be the one to make Arsenal great again?

I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.

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

A number of stories around today are claiming that Arsene Wenger will not be offered a role upstairs when he leaves Arsenal, with the club and manager going for a ‘clean break’.

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

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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?

1 in 7: Why Arsenal cannot afford another summer like last...

The Premier League fixtures come out shortly, so we thought we'd take a look at Arsenal's opening fixtures in recent seasons...

Arsenal's form ahead of Liverpool game suggests surprise depth in shallow...

So another week and another win, albeit against opposition lacking in both talent and ambition, and the good ship Arsenal is still on course,...

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.

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.

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.

Everton willing to offer £30m for Walcott: Why Arsenal should bite...

A rumour emerged this week that Everton are ready to offer Arsenal £30m for Theo Walcott, which sounds a little too good to be true.

Does Matt Macey have a future at Arsenal?

Macey applauds the home supporters after Luton's 2-1 win
Matt Macey was one of the young prospects at Arsenal but hasn't kicked on in the years that followed, and the goalkeeper could be permanently let go in the next 12 months given the competition for places.

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...

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.

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

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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.

Granit Xhaka’s disciplinary record: The truth v the narrative

Granit Xhaka arrived in the Premier League this season with a reputation for getting himself into trouble with the ref on a regular basis.

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?

Why did Arsenal sign Lucas Perez?

With Arsenal's Lucas Perez set to return to Spain this summer after a failed debut season in the Premier League, why did the Gunners sign him?

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.

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

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

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 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?

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,...

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.

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...

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.

My first game: Arsenal lose, beer wins

Yes. I saw my Arsenal live for the first time ever. And yes, they lost. But, Gooners are the best people out there, and...

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...

What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Renaming the Emirates

In November 2012, Arsenal and Emirates announced a new deal, in part granting Emirates the naming rights to Arsenal's stadium until 2028.

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.

6 greatest things Mesut Ozil has done in an Arsenal shirt

Since signing for Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, what are some of the greatest things that Mesut Ozil has done?

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.

Petr Čech wins award

It was hardly a vintage month for Arsenal, and that made our player of the month discussion a little difficult. The last three months have...

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?

Gabriel could be key to Arsenal beating Chelsea

Helen Trantum column
Per Mertesacker is close to fitness again, but should he return straight into the Arsenal side? Our German beanpole offers height and anticipation, and of...

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

So, after losing 4-3 at home to Liverpool, did anyone predict that by the middle of October, Arsenal would have won nine games out of the next ten, and that Mesut Özil would have SIX times as many goals as he has assists in the Premier League and Champions League this season?

Why are Arsenal still waiting to make an Arsene Wenger announcement?

Arsenal still haven't announced a decision on Arsene Wenger's future and it seems like they don't actually have a clue what's going on or...

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?

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.

Chelsea Inflicted Pain

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
The Lightning Seeds once wrote a song called Sugar Coated Icebergs. You may not remember it, hell, you may not even remember the Lightning Seeds....

Double Arsenal boost ahead of Chelsea match

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Alexis and Mesut Özil's return to first team action could not be coming at a better time. For weeks now, the Arsenal starting XI, at least...

Ozil is a windup merchant & 4 other things we learned...

The final whistle has blown on the last North London Derby at White Hart Lane, with Arsenal deservedly losing 2-0 but did we actually learn anything?

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

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

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?

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

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsène Wenger got away with one in Paris on Tuesday night.

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.

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.

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?

Is Cech right – is he performing well?

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

Fortunes of Özil's Arsenal career mirrored by Bayern performances

A blistering start and a ninth minute penalty. Saved by Manuel Neuer. Back in 2014, with Bayern Munich current holders of the Champions League, they came...

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

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

How Chelsea’s defensive revolution helped Arsenal find their way

This season, a new formation and tactical system swept the Premier League, and to some extent world football.

Is it finally Oxlade-Chamberlain's year?

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

Is Alexandre Lacazette the superstar striker Arsenal fans have been crying...

Alexandre Lacazette could be the big name striker Arsenal fans have been crying out for for years.

6 things that top Arsene Wenger’s summer to-do list

Having only just signed his two year extension at the club, Arsene Wenger has little time to rest on his laurels.

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...

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.

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...

Do you know Arsene Wenger's 'type'?

by Helen Trantum Arsene Wenger has a type. Just like mine is tall, dark and handsome, Arsene favours some defenders over others. It has particularly become...

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?

Where would Riyad Mahrez fit in at Arsenal?

Riyad Mahrez has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal for the last two summers, but where would he fit in?

3 key battles that could decide Arsenal v Manchester United

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

Could Arsenal man benefit from break?

I've yet to meet a person who actually enjoys an international break. Now, whether that's just the people I know or that's a widespread opinion,...

Tottenham fans need to be punished after smashing up Emirates toilets

Back in September, some Arsenal fans tore down some signs in the Tottenham away end. Celebrating a 2-1 win in the League Cup, 10 Arsenal...

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.

Arsenal to attack Bayern – but is that the right move?

Arsenal, if we believe all we're told, are planning on blitzing Bayern Munich in order to try and get their first Champions League win...

Why did Ozyakup leave Arsenal in the first place?

Robin van Persie and Ozyakup
With Oguzhan Ozyakup being linked with a return to Arsenal this summer we take a look at why he left in the first place.

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.

Which of Arsenal’s youth players will step up to the first...

One of the more exciting parts of pre-season every year, for me at least, is seeing youth players get a chance to show what they can do against senior sides.

How Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs cover each other's flaws perfectly

Q: How do you keep two left backs happy? A: Change to a back three so you can play one of them at left centre half and the other at left wing back.

Arsenal fans overtake Liverpool as most annoying fans in country

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

Why have Arsenal missed the boat on superstar signings?

Undoubtedly this is a dangerous article to be writing the afternoon before transfer deadline day given Arsene's form for trolley dashing, but it's as...

Halloween brings nightmares for Arsène Wenger

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
It was all going too well, wasn't it? On Saturday, Arsenal followed up last week's excellent win against Bayern Munich with a hard fought victory...

The importance and irrelevance of the most popular sport in the...

In times like these, when recent events in Paris have the world in mourning and looking on fearfully, we need sport more than ever. “Amongst...

Could this season yet go down in history for Arsenal?

Since I last wrote, it's all gone a bit apocalyptic. Without wallowing any further in Munich misery, it was a game that felt like a...

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.

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.

‘Perry Groves is here’ – Behind the scenes at the Emirates

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
If you've come here looking for something in which you can really wallow following the weekend's events at Stamford Bridge, then this is not...

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?

Who will be Stoke City's villain on Saturday against Arsenal?

Helen Trantum column
Earlier this year, I got into something of slanging match with a Stoke fan. The subject in question was whether Charlie Adam is a thug...

Nobody can believe how good Arsenal’s third kit is…

On Wednesday, Arsenal officially revealed their new 2017/18 season third kit and it's gone down pretty well with the fans.

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 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 Arsenal were right not to sign Liverpool striker

On Tuesday, an interesting article by Adam Bate for Sky Sports on Christian Benteke got me thinking: I'm so glad Arsenal didn't sign him. Aston...

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

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

How Arsenal can still have a more successful season than Tottenham

The thing with success, is you start to take it for granted. At Arsenal, we might argue about the importance of each, but we largely define success in three ways: trophies, Champions League football, and finishing above Spurs.

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

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

Small steps for Joel Campbell, but can he make a giant...

Helen Trantum column
There’s a Chinese proverb which applies quite aptly to Joel Campbell. “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” Arsenal sign a...

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...

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 fans must stop hating on integral midfielder

Arsenal played 70 minutes with 10 men in Sunday's loss to Chelsea, but it didn't always feel like we were a player down. That's because...

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

Is Wenger now looking for the right time to step down?

The Arsenal AGM took place on Thursday afternoon and, among a flurry of talking points, Arsène Wenger mentioned what the club would look like...

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’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

Why Arsenal can win the league

We don't have to do well to win the league. We just have to do better than everyone else, and that looks increasingly straightforward. It's a...

Is the Wenger-Era the last managerial dynasty?

So the Managerial merry-go-round continues to spin, hurling esteemed (and not esteemed) men off in all directions, and with plenty of others waiting in...

Will this player leave Arsenal after making this promise in February?

Carl Jenkinson said in February that he would leave Arsenal in the summer if he wasn't playing, and given the lack of first-team activity since, will he make good on his promise?

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.

Is this why Arsenal are rubbish in the first half?

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

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...

Arsenal need to restore fan faith against Leicester

On Sunday, Arsenal finally returned to winning ways in the League, leapfrogging the oil billions of Man City in the process. Yet the merest glimpse...

Arsenal season tickets: Too high a cost

There has always been a romantic ideal behind wanting to own a season-ticket for the team you support. It isn't just a piece of paper...

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...

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,...

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,...

Arsenal’s floundering against Hull’s rocks is not a sign of things...

Saturday lunchtime was an uninspiring start to Arsenal's nightmare run of fixtures. I suppose one could say that it was a decent run-out for those...

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?

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?

Cech joining Chelsea and not Arsenal was a blessing in disguise

Arsene Wenger has tried to sign Petr Cech on three occasions. The first time, when Cech was just 19, was thwarted by work permit issues....

Are Arsenal losing the transfer window? Does it matter?

Ten years. That’s the millstone still hanging about our neck, denoting the last time Arsenal won the league title, and it’s a statistic I know...

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.

3 options for what’s wrong with Arsenal right now

So. Where were you last Sunday when Harry Kane took a dive after being tripped inside Arsenal’s penalty area?

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...

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.

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...

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

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

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.

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?

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.

Wenger attempting brave new transfer policy as Arsenal chase glory

Don't expect any transfer business from Arsenal on Monday, you'll probably be left disappointed. However, in Friday's press conference Arsène Wenger confirmed that the Gunners...

Arsenal's top 5 free transfers under Arsene Wenger: Where does Kolasinac...

Arsenal have just landed Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer, so where does he rate in terms of previous freebies Arsenal have signed?

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.

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...

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...

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.

Lacazette profiled: Strengths, weaknesses, goals & more

With Arsenal agreeing a deal for Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette, here is a look at how the player could contribute to Arsenal's chances in Premier League if they sign him this summer.

Fringe players let youngsters down in difficult circumstances

The fringe players did not cover themselves in glory on Tuesday night against Sheffield Wednesday. They certainly comforted Wenger’s opinion that they aren't as good as the...

Wenger is the last person to blame for Chelsea defeat

Amazingly, Arsène Wenger is receiving criticism from some quarters after Saturday's defeat to Chelsea. Arsenal had been more than just in the game for the...

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,...

Long read: 4 things Arsenal must do to fix themselves

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

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...

Long read: Wenger has two weeks to save Arsenal

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

Liverpool, City & now Chelsea: Why Oxlade-Chamberlain's agents are wrong

If you’ve opened a paper recently or looked online, you can’t help but notice the raft of stories linking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a move to Liverpool, City or Chelsea.

The day that changed Arsenal forever

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

Does this Arsenal player really want to leave in the summer?...

Arsenal's versatile midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been heavily linked with a surprise move to Liverpool in recent months, but there are doubts over the validility of such claims.

Arsenal forward: It’s just unfortunate

Eddie Nketiah is feeling a little unlucky at the minute having hit the post twice in as many games for Arsenal as the wider world gets a glimpse of him for the first time.

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

There is a generation of Arsenal fans who have known no other, so what, exactly, has Arsene Wenger done in his 20 years at the club?

Xhaka: Why Arsenal have moved so quickly and how he fits...

The season is over and Arsenal are already on the verge of announcing a deal for Granit Xhaka: very un-Arsenal, right? Well, with the player...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Jack Wilshere: What’s next for the player once tipped for greatness?

Jack Wilshere’s migration south last year was supposed to resurrect his fledgling career. But after proving fitness wasn’t an issue, it was his form that hindered his appearances at Bournemouth.

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.

Oxlade-Chamberlain must take his chance with key man injured

When Aaron Ramsey was substituted with a hamstring injury on Tuesday evening, he was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. It was to be expected and will...

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.

Behind the scenes at Arsene Wenger's team talk

Here at Daily Cannon, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring you quality stories and exclusive interviews, and today is no exception. This morning,...

How Arsenal's strong financial position could negatively affect their chances in...

During the week, Deloitte released its yearly 'Money League' table, ranking all football clubs by their turnover during the year. You can see the full...

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?

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?

Can new blood take Arsenal all the way?

I'm not convinced that the last week saw us learn anything about Arsenal we didn't already know. Okay, so the battering we took at Southampton...

Five ways life is better after winning against Manchester United

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

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.

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

Debuchy exit would be bad news for Arsenal

With Héctor Bellerín nailing down the regular spot at right-back last season, Mathieu Debuchy has returned from injury to find himself warming the bench. Void...

Long read: Arsenal's morning after the night before

So. Now what? That, is the only question that was left needing to be asked after Arsenal's second-half capitulation in Munich on Wednesday.

Arsenal leader agrees new 3-year deal

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

Why Arsenal are taking two steps back this summer

Arsene Wenger
With the 2016–17 season almost at its end, enough has been factored out to figure out what resources Arsenal will have available to them next season, and what they need to do to improve on this year's disappointment.

Arsenal’s stupidity cost us again at Chelsea

Every game, for 90 minutes, the opposition and the referee will not help us win. They will not afford us any space for errors, our...

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.

5 rated: Arsenal goalkeeper review 16/17 

Arsenal started the 2016/17 season with a wealth of goalkeeping experience at their disposal, but it has been a position that has caused more than a few discussions amongst Arsenal fans.

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

Everton could help develop young Arsenal star but he has to...

Alex Iwobi struggled with second season syndrome last year, so how do Arsenal ensure his progress doesn't stall as he falls down the pecking order?

What Wenger’s new two-year-deal means for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year-deal with the club today, which means he’ll be around to 2019 at least. The club have, perhaps, taken...

Barcelona legend wrong about Arsenal star

Currently injured, obviously, Jack Wilshere is yet to play for Arsenal this season. The midfielder fractured his fibula towards the end of pre-season and, following surgery,...

Best goal, player and loanee: Arsenal Youth awards 2016/17

Chris Willock
It has been an eventful year for Arsenal at youth level, one that will give them renewed optimism for future seasons.

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 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 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...

Was Lucas Perez given a fair chance at Arsenal?

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
It looks almost certain that Lucas Perez will be leaving the club this summer after a season of limited opportunities.

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?

Arsenal's talented young star must go out on loan again

Six months ago, I wrote a piece outlining the importance of talented winger Serge Gnabry gaining first-team experience at another Premier League club. After seamlessly settling into...

Rangers, Birmingham & more: Does this 22-year-old midfielder have a future...

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With the season over and clubs strengthening their respective sides in preparation for next term, Jon Toral is a player with plenty of questions to be answered in the coming months.

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.

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...

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 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.

Stoke City's overrated goalkeeper?

Arsenal peppered the Stoke City goal with attempts on Saturday, but was Jack Butland really that good? The English goalkeeper managed to keep Arsenal at...

Why Arsenal letting Szczesny leave would be a massive mistake

With David Ospina said to be in Turkey about to sign for Fenerbahce, it's more important than ever that Arsenal keep hold of Wojciech Szczesny.

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...

Would a swap deal get a better Sanchez replacement than using...

Alexis Sanchez v Manchester United
So, it's the end of June, and we still have no idea as to whether Alexis Sanchez will be playing for Arsenal next season or not. Huzzah!

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

I'm sure it won't have escaped the attention of all reading this that today is St. Patrick's Day, and as such is a date...

Why new contract for Wenger is fantastic for Arsenal

Rumours are beginning to circulate that Arsene Wenger is going to extend his contract with Arsenal from 2017 to 2019. In all honesty, I couldn't...

Could Louis van Gaal be making Wenger look like a minor...

Helen Trantum column
Arsene Wenger isn’t perfect. He’s stubborn, he has a penchant for a gamble and he sometimes puts too much faith in players who then let...

10 at the back: Arsenal’s defenders rated

Arsenal's defensive depth was tested to its limits in the latter stages of the 16/17 season but how did the defenders fare individually over the course of the season?

How do Arsenal line-up with Kolasinac, Mahrez and Lacazette in the...

With Arsenal's spending intensifying this summer, how would a team with Kolasinac, Mahrez and Lacazette look next season?

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

Thierry v Tottenham

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

Awful refereeing spoils Arsenal victory

Arsenal Ladies came from behind to win 3-2 their Conti Cup quarter-final at the death with a late penalty from Williams. But the main talking point for me was the awful performance from the referee.

What can Arsenal fans expect from this transfer window?

So here we are again. Another January transfer window and from the outside it seems that not much has changed for Arsenal (apart from that...

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Arsenal must look to repeat March form

It's not often you can count the month your side crashed out of the Champions League as a great one, but that's what March...

Stats prove Alexis is misfiring badly

Arsenal can't score. Last season this wasn't always an issue, as Alexis Sánchez scored or created a goal and handed us with a get out...

Aaron Ramsey vs Stoke – One of Many Magic Moments

A look back at some of the best moments at the Emirates in recent years, why they were quite so magical, and a look...

Why Juventus should pursue Darmian instead of Bellerín as Alves’ replacement

Juventus are considering Hector Bellerín and Matteo Darmian to replace Dani Alves this summer. But here's why the Italians should pursue Darmian instead of the 22-year-old.

Why Arsenal’s new tactics aren’t working as well as you think

Since moving to the 3–4–2–1 system after losing 3–0 to Crystal Palace, Arsenal have played six games, won five and conceded only four goals.

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.

Arsenal face massive fork in club’s future: Can the board make...

If I were to tell you at the start of this season, that Arsenal wouldn't win the league BUT would give the league champions their biggest drubbing of the season, take four points off Manchester United, finish top of their Champions League group, thrash Stoke 4–1 away and beat Manchester City in a neutral venue in May, where would you assume Arsenal would finish in the table with a resumé like that?

Media start to pile pressure on Lacazette less than 24 hours...

It took 24 hours but the English media are finally putting unnecessary pressure on Arsenal’s new signing Alexandre Lacazette.

Why Arsenal fans shouldn’t panic about lack of transfers

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

Will Wenger play rotation roulette against Southampton?

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

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

Long read: Assessing Arsenal's transfer window

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

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?

Arsenal fans react to the thought of Cesc Fabregas returning

Cesc Fabregas to Arsenal fans is like that ex-partner who you know you shouldn't want back but always do.

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...

Why this Arsenal midfielder should never play for the club again

Francis Coquelin is back in training and next week's FA Cup tie with Burnley should provide Arsenal with the perfect chance to give Mohamed...

Arsenal identify keeper for number 2 role next season

David Ospina is set to leave Arsenal, Wojciech Szczesny seems on the verge of following him and rumour has it that Arsenal will make Emiliano Martinez their number 2 next season.

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'.

Iwobi talent really shows how bad Arsenal duo have been

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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.

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.

Arsenal’s injury curse rolls on – but should we blame the...

Sunday's disappointment at Norwich has once again led to meltdown in the twitter-sphere, and those Gooners with hair-trigger emotions cast words around with impotent...

He's a proactive powerhouse! Arsenal new boy makes lasting impression

It was hard to know how to feel when we signed Seas Kolasinac but now that I've seen him play...

Does a player’s private life matter if they’re top, top quality?

With the January transfer window just around the corner and Wenger likely (we hope) to dip into the market, it's got me thinking about...

Chaos theory: Arsenal’s new plan?

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

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

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

How realistic are the Rob Green to Arsenal rumours?

In a strange twist this summer, Arsenal have been linked with a move for Rob Green.

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...

Tactics, recruitment, scouting + more: Arsenal’s management and backroom staff assessed

The reign of Arsene Wenger inevitably divides opinion. Should those who work alongside him or under his rule also share the blame?

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...

Five things we learned from Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

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

Is Arsene Wenger doing enough to win back some Arsenal fans? 

Football fans are a notoriously fickle bunch and I make no exception for myself in that classification. Sometimes it’s easy to make your decision based on nothing more than the last result or two, it does, after all, take effort to incorporate information from a decade or more into any reasoning. So, what happens if people are changing their mind again about Arsene Wenger? This pod was written and read by Lee Hurley.

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.

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

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

Are Arsenal fans making things worse for the club?

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

19-year-old forward ready to step up at Arsenal

Having sustained a season-ending injury in late February, the last few months have been frustrating for Stephy Mavididi. So what next?

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.

Did Mbappe aim dig at Arsenal and Real Madrid over crazy...

It's clear that too much is being read into Kylian Mbappé's future, as recent reports suggest he has aimed a dig at suitors prepared to pay a world-record transfer fee this summer.

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.

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

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Olivier Giroud has said before that the fans can't expect him to dig Arsenal out of a hole every week and he proved this against Watford on Tuesday night.

The time has come for Chambers to take his chance

When Calum Chambers' £16m transfer to Arsenal was complete, the deal was met by both uncertainty and optimism about the youngster's future. Uncertainty because many...

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.

Bizarre secrecy in women's football sees fans ejected

The news that the Arsenal Ladies' youth teams cup finals will be both played at St George's Park means no Arsenal fans will be...

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...

Does Calum Chambers have an Arsenal future?

Last season, Calum Chambers would have been excused for believing his Arsenal career was shot.

Is Arsenal’s season over before it even began?

Perhaps a bigger disappointment than dropping two points in our 1-1 draw against Norwich was the loss of Alexis Sanchez due to injury. The Chilean...

Comeback goals win Danny Welbeck an award

Danny Welbeck came back and breathed fire into our title challenge during an otherwise dismal February, and it was enough for the folks at...

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...

Could Jeff Reine-Adelaide finally get his Arsenal debut?

Crisis, crisis! You may have heard that Arsenal have a lot of injuries. How many constitutes a lot? Alexis Sánchez, Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta, Francis Coquelin,...

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

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

Was the FA Cup final this midfielder's last appearance for Arsenal?

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny was a late substitute in Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea, replacing man-of-the-match Alexis Sanchez in injury time.

Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal

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

5 best Arsenal Premier League goals

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Despite Arsenal's terrible Premier League season, they've still managed to score some worldies.

Ode to Ospina

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It looks like Dave's time at Arsenal is coming to an end, so in his honour...

Bellerin risks upsetting Wenger

With the Under-21 European Championships looming, should Hector Bellerin risk upsetting Arsene Wenger by playing for Spain?

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 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.

Why Arsenal fans need to leave the protests at home against...

Arsenal fans are planning to protest against Stan Kroenke at the FA Cup final, but shouldn't this be one day when we put all that aside and get behind the team 100%?

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...

Five things that need to happen so Arsenal can win the...

With another three points collected in a professional manner on Saturday, talk of titles raised their head once again. Could Arsene Wenger's men really challenge...

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.

What Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool appointment means for Arsenal

With the international break looming, Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers a week ago. Seven days on and Liverpool fans are still giddy after seeing Jürgen Klopp...

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?

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.

Will Everton be Arsenal’s moment of truth?

Helen Trantum column
I’m a (very) bad loser. Whether I’m playing or supporting, there’s something inside of me that just outright rejects the idea of coming off second...

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.

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...

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?

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...

The transcendental nature of Olivier Giroud

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This post was written prior to the events of Tuesday night Olivier Giroud scored the goal of the season on Sunday evening. Okay, yes, it's a...

Top 5 Arsenal goals from 2016

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

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

Despite endless criticism from both supporters and media alike of Theo Walcott's ineffectiveness in the final third over the past two seasons, he netted his 100th career goal in our convincing victory over Hull City on Saturday. So which was his best?

Arsenal Forward's Review

It is hardly surprising that the first year Arsenal finished as 5th highest scorers in the Premier League that they find themselves ousted from...

Has Jack Wilshere's chance of greatness gone?

Jack Wilshere, the hope of a nation at one point, has lost his way.

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 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.

Wenger right not to sign striker for Arsenal

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Yesterday, Arsène Wenger all but guaranteed that Arsenal Football Club would not challenge for the Premier League title. That is, if you believe the naysayers....

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.

RtW: This time last year Arsenal win the Cup!

Well, this series has proven a lucky charm! For the second year in a row, we find ourselves finishing the League season with another game...

Hector Bellerin: The boy who has become everything

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

What does 2017 hold for Arsenal and Arsenal fans?

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

Arsenal risk losing Aaron Ramsey

Picture the scene: you’re one of the best central midfielders on the planet and just getting better. You haven’t hit your prime and you know,...

"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...

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?

Should ex-Arsenal players keep negative opinions to themselves?

The more desperate the situation at Arsenal grows, the more former players appear to be speaking up about it but is it really their business anymore?

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.

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.

Failure against West Ham United reminds Arsenal of shortcomings

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

Why recall young Arsenal star from Barnsley as he scores beauty...

With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to return to face West Brom, and Aaron Ramsey not far behind, Arsenal's injury 'crisis' could be over in the...

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...

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,...

Why Arsenal fans need to stop arguing about ticket prices

Helen Trantum column
I don’t care about ticket prices. There, I said it. I mean: obviously I do care, since I spend more per year on Arsenal than any...

Jean Michael Seri scout report: Review of Arsenal’s latest transfer target

Arsenal are reportedly holding talks with the agent of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri with a view to making a potential transfer. But what do we actually know about the Cote d'Ivoire playmaker?

Why Arsenal’s win against Bayern Munich makes previous losses harder to...

Don't get me wrong, I'm over the moon with our 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League... However, between the sporadic giggles, which kept...

Arsenal's latest injury crisis has inspired an opportunity

"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis,...

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

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.

5 Arsenal players named in 15 worst Barcelona signings of all...

Five former Arsenal players have been included in Barcelona's 15 worst signings of all time.

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...

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...

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.

Why what Wenger wants isn’t what he needs at Arsenal

There has been much debate around the structure of Arsenal’s hierarchy but what is a director of football and how could it help Arsene Wenger return to his glory days

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.

Ready for next season? Not just yet

by Paul Williams What does the average Arsenal blogger have to write about in the summer? Clearly, whatever it may say in my Twitter bio, I don't...

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?

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.

Not Özil, another divisive Arsenal midfielder is the best around

After goals against Sunderland and Aston Villa, Aaron Ramsey received huge praise. A return to a central midfield role gave him freedom to roam and...

Should Arsenal show zero tolerance towards bad attitudes?

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

Tony Adams in, Arsene Wenger out?

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

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?

How Arsenal can beat Leicester

Unexpected. That's right, it's 9pm GMT on a Wednesday and instead of the usual musings of Mr. Paul Williams, you've opened up today's column to...

Will Walcott ever be accepted as a striker?

Theo Walcott scored his seventh goal for England against Estonia but still didn't get the nod ahead of Spurs' Harry Kane v Lithuania. Theo is...

Why Arsenal players need to be frustrated like Alexis Sanchez

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

Tottenham and the media shame themselves over Campbell chants

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When I heard the Tottenham fans singing about Sol Campbell on Sunday at White Hart Lane, my ears picked up.

Arsene’s type is better than Mourinho’s

by Helen Trantum To buy or not to buy – that is the question. Even following the January acquisition of Gabriel, there is still some clamour...

The surprising player bringing hope to Arsenal

Nacho Monreal had scored two crucial goals in the span of 72 hours. So it is fitting that a player who works so hard for such little credit is finally having his moment in the spotlight.

Have Arsenal behaved disgracefully over Welbeck’s injury?

Helen Trantum column
Something only we know. Paul will probably murder me for not only knowing, but quoting and bastardising a lyric from a song by Keane. Or,...

Fans are the biggest problem football has

by Stephen Bradley Shut up and play. That, in essence, was the Russian FA's response to Emmanuel Frimpong getting sent off for reacting to racial abuse...

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

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

Episode 96: Thursday is the new Wednesday - Everton, Liverpool, Europa...

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In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matthew and Anita try to make sense of the Everton game, reluctantly embrace the Europa...

Football’s importance only magnified by weekend horrors

So another international break is drifting by, rendered even more insignificant than usual by events in Paris, and the myriad of similar attacks elsewhere...

Four of Arsenal's best ever Champions League wins

Let Nia Giffiths guide you down Champions League memory lane.

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...

Santi Cazorla’s injury problems mirror Tomas Rosicky’s: Can he make a...

Cazorla has been troubled by an achilles injury since last season, and with no date set on his return, his future is looking increasingly bleak.

Arsenal’s opening day record has massive summer lesson attached

For a club with such vast resources, excellent personnel and valuable Premier League experience, Arsenal have a dreadful record on the opening day of...

Is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal’s biggest disappointment?

'Potential': a word that has followed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain around since we bought him from Southampton in 2011. The Ox has always been one of those intensely...

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...

Lacazette’s new Arsenal chant – winner or woeful?

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Everyone loves a new chant, especially if it's for a shiny new player that your club broke their transfer record to sign.

Is this why Theo Walcott has been rubbish this season?

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

Replicating last season will inspire Arsenal to title glory

11 months on from their last meeting, Arsenal face Manchester City with the Premier League title on the line. The winner of the Premier League...

Does Wenger show too much faith in his players?

Arsene Wenger is known for showing faith in players, even when they're not performing at their best. A recent example is Olivier Giroud who was...

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s 3-1 pre-season win over Western...

Arsenal beat Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 on Saturday, giving them an 100% success rate so far in pre-season.

Did Arsenal in-fighting really cost them Max Allegri?

Neil Ashton's article in the Sun on Thursday night was a thought-provoking one stating that Arsenal's power struggle was so widespread that it meant the club are "in danger of missing out on Max Allegri".

Aaron Ramsey: Problem solver or problem creator?

Helen Trantum column
Rambo is in red hot form. Two goals and an assist in the last two games are evidence of how he's found his way back...

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:

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...

Should Arsenal fans be happy if they sign Lacazette?

Not a summer goes by without Alexandre Lacazette being linked with Arsenal. With several promising strikers around, should Arsenal fans be happy if they signed him?

Did referee mess up backpass rule in Arsenal v Sunderland? Cech...

Was referee Roger East right to award an indirect free-kick to Sunderland for Nacho Monreal's 'backpass' on Tuesday night? Petr Cech isn't so sure... and he's not the only one.

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).

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s 2016

As an Arsenal fan, it often feels like we're reliving the same season over and over again. Here are 5 things we learned from 2016.

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...

Are the media and pundits being too harsh on Granit Xhaka?

Granit Xhaka arrived in the Premier League this season with a reputation for getting himself into trouble with the ref on a regular basis. There’s...

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...

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...

12 ways to fake being an Arsenal fan

Last season Arsenal fans pretty much became their own caricatures.

Which Arsenal games could be affected by a Europa League hangover?

The fixtures for the 2017-18 Premier League were announced today, and Arsenal now know who they'll be facing after their Europa League excursions.

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.

16 consecutive league starts then nothing: Is his time up at...

Theo Walcott
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was an unused substitute in Sunday’s 3-1 win against Everton, amassing just over 300 minutes of football in the last two months, which suggests his future is up at the Emirates Stadium.

Who’s the specialist in failure now, Jose?

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According to reports, the Chelsea board are considering replacing Jose Mourinho with Juande Ramos. Read that sentence again and let it sink in. The Chelsea...

What next for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal?

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

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...

Why Lacazette reminds us of our love-hate relationship with the transfer...

If I followed up every rumour, it'd be a full time job in itself. That's why Daily Cannon has people to do it for us, so we can see all the rubbish in one place with the truth about the rumour laid bare.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Is Santi Cazorla’s career over?

Santi Cazorla
With the recent news that Santi Cazorla is set to miss out on a decent chunk of the beginning of next season thanks to his Achilles injury, is it time to start questioning whether his career is actually over?

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...

Have this top London club overstocked on forwards?

Arsenal Ladies have signed the Dutch forward from FC Bayern Munchen and once again, we have to wonder why the club is piling up players again in certain positions.

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...

8 things we learned from Arsenal’s season

While Arsenal's terrible season hasn't exactly taught us anything new, it's proven why certain problems needed to be addressed sooner.

10 Arsenal Ladies to look out for next season

With the 2017/18 season on its way, here are 10 players to look out for next season.

£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.

Fire Wenger & 4 other changes Arsenal should make

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

Xhaka, Mustafi, Holding, Lucas: Arsenal’s 2016/17 transfers rated

Arsène Wenger spent almost £100m on transfers last summer and with the campaign finally over, it's time to rate his acquisitions.

5 ways Arsenal can lure Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon without Champions...

Without Champions League football, how should Arsenal go about convincing players from other clubs, particularly big names, to sign for them?

Afobe could hurt Arsenal, but the Gunners were right to sell...

Ahead of Sunday's away fixture at Dean Court, a familar face is set to feature against his former side: Benik Afobe, who joined the...

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.

Dating a football fan: Better the devil you know?

Last week sometime the question crossed my mind: Would I rather date a football fan who supported a rival team, or someone who had...

Arsenal, Liverpool, Southampton: Who needs Ben Gibson more?

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, Southampton and Liverpool but out of the three clubs most interested, who needs the central defender more?

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.

Art imitating life? Or life imitating Arsenal?

Well, here we are again. Not much to report since last week. Unless you count the England football team giving a perfect illustration of the...

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.

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...

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

The very first man to have the number 7 on the back of a red Arsenal shirt (in both 1928 and 1933) was flying winger Joe Hulme. Learn all about him, including hearing from the man himself, in our latest pod

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

Helen Trantum column
Why does the Emirates rarely look full?

Cheap. Sneaky. Manipulative. Words I never thought would describe Arsene Wenger

So, the last few days have been pretty quiet on the Arsenal front, huh?

The five questions Arsenal still have to answer after Crystal Palace...

On Sunday, Selhurst Park once again proved a happy hunting ground for Arsenal as a well balanced Crystal Palace side were defeated, but didn't...

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

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

Arsenal's worst free transfers

It’s hard to complain when you receive something for free but it would be difficult to criticise anyone for thinking that these free transfers were a waste of money.

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...

Will Brexit lead to Wenger's departure from Arsenal?

Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!

Arsenal just latest sports team to struggle under Stan Kroenke

Stan Kroenke's sports teams have been struggling recently and the signs for Arsenal aren't great

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.

Will Arsenal's weaknesses be fixed in January?

While our modern definition of hubris may differ from that of the ancient Greeks, it seems higher powers are still perfectly happy to punish...

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.

Epic long read: Arsene Wenger in the Emirates Era – Life,...

Arsene Wenger
In 2004, Roman Abramovich, who had recently become the owner of Chelsea Football Club, started putting together the pieces necessary for the rise of the club as a superpower.

How transfer rumours help Arsenal's ticket sales

How transfer rumours can actually benefit Arsenal.

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...

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.

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 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...

Arsenal management team impressing in Bundesliga, could they replace Wenger?

Since taking over the reigns at VfL Wolfsburg, the partnership between Freddie Ljungberg and Andries Jonker has been a significant one in helping the team recover from a horrid start to the Bundesliga campaign.

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...

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 Lacazette means no more excuses for Arsenal

The signing of Alexandre Lacazette is obviously a landmark one for Arsenal. Lacazette is a star The Gunners have been searching for a star at striker...

Arsenal 17-year-old impress v Sydney: So how good is he really?

Reiss Nelson started for Arsenal against Sydney FC on Thursday morning and promptly made everyone sit up and pay attention.

The condescension of female football fans: Part two

Since it's National Women's Day, I thought it would be quite apt to revisit a topic I wrote about over a year ago: The...

How this Arsenal midfielder hid Arsenal's problems for years

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

Why something needs to change at Arsenal

Usually, after a bad loss like the one Arsenal suffered at home to Olympiacos, the reaction that fans have is a mixture of rage,...

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

Arsene Wenger
Ahead of Arsenal's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace and Big Sam's first trip to the Emirates as the new manager, we looked back at Arsene Wenger's top five managerial rivalries.

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?

Will inconsistent Arsenal ever learn?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
When I think back to happier times, it seems impossible to believe that they could have existed. Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and the demolition of...

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

Helen Trantum column
For Arsenal, change is all anyone talks about at the moment. The question is, what do we want to achieve? And moreover, what should that change look like?

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.

Chapman deserves to be remembered like Liverpool and Manchester United greats...

Today is Herbert Chapman’s birthday. The legendary Arsenal manager, revered by Arsenal fans everywhere, is, ridiculously, very rarely mentioned when it comes to discussions about...

Should fans be segregated for Arsenal Ladies v Spurs?

With Arsenal.com confirming Arsenal Ladies v Spurs will take place at Borehamwood FC on Sunday 19 March at 2pm, the question has to be asked if segregation should be in place.

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...

The statistics show this Arsenal man could be bargain of the...

Sead Kolasinac looks a great bit of business considering he trumps his competition in the Arsenal squad. And there's every chance he could be a bargain of the season contender.

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.

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.

How Tony Adams ended up as manager of Granada FC

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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?

Stan Kroenke's Arsenal business plan

Arsenal’s owners, whilst never the symbol of the everyday man, were until recently indigenous to Islington.

Özil the key as he makes everyone around him better

This weekend saw the wounded animal that is Arsenal limp past the finishing line against a spirited but limited Sunderland. Despite impressive performances from...

Arsenal fans prefer experienced manager over exciting young one

Arsenal FC - Press Conference Arsene Wenger
It seems that Arsenal fans would prefer an experienced manager over a young, exciting one.

Why Arsenal would be stupid to sell Szczesny to Roma

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

Arsenal fans underwhelmed by imminent £35m signing

With Riyad Mahrez reportedly set to sign for Arsenal for around £35m this week, Gooners have been voicing their opinions on their potential summer addition... and they seem pretty underwhelmed.

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

Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?

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.

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.

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...

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.

Should Wenger play Alexis against Manchester United regardless?

How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?

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.

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

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

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.

Fighting homophobia in football

A recent report from the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has further highlighted the problem of homophobia in sport and has made suggestions on how governing bodies can take a zero tolerance approach.

Arsenal transfer raids put aside in favour of retention strategy

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

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.

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.

Why this potential Arsenal signing is bad news for Theo Walcott

Arsenal are on the verge of signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City this summer. Where would he fit in the starting line-up?

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.

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?

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.