Why football narratives prevail

There's something about a football fan that sets them apart from other people. It's not their fervour in supporting their favourite team, or their stubbornness...

Where did it all go wrong for Calum Chambers?

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

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...

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...

Why Arsenal's midfield maestro will be missed

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Santi Cazorla's ruptured knee ligaments are, obviously, both a pain for him and for Arsenal Football Club. I begin here, because as happens sometimes, I...

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.

What happened to the Tuesday Club?

Lee Dixon
If you're anything like me, one of the highlights of your week used to be sitting down on your lunch break and listening to the Tuesday Club podcast.

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.

Why this Arsenal man needs to prove himself at Euro 2016

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

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

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

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...

Striking issues remain central to Arsenal’s problems

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

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...

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...

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

With the transfer window coming to a frenetic and frankly hilarious end, it's time to assess how well Arsenal have done in regards to putting together a team that can win trophies, both in this season and in the future.

How the winter World Cup will impact Arsenal

FIFA are set to announce the World Cup will take place in the winter of 2022 and they are the only ones who are set to benefit from it as all others suffer.

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.

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.

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

Yes. I am one of those weirdo's that stayed up to watch a 3-1 win in a meaningless pre-season friendly that didn't finish until 4am UK time. And it was worth it.

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.

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

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

The fall of Arsenal's golden boy

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

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...

Debate: Should Gibbs start the season ahead of Monreal?

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

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?

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.

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...

Mesut Ozil is assisting at a historic rate – Can he...

Magnificent. Brilliant. Magical. Genius. The closest thing we have to Zinedine Zidane. The best No. 10 in the world. These are just some of the words and phrases used to...

Ozil winning PFA Player of the Month proves Arsenal fans right

On top of winning Arsenal's Player of the Month, Mesut Ozil also won the PFA Fans' POTM award for the second month running. There's something...

Why Arsenal fans should enjoy Christmas after Manchester City win

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
The presents have been bought, though not wrapped and, thankful that we only live a five minute walk from Waitrose, the shopping is in. It...

Thierry v Tottenham

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

Why Arsene Wenger rarely makes substitutions before 70 minutes?

Every Arsenal game it’s the same, no matter how much we all want to see Arsene Wenger turn to his bench to change things, he rarely ever does before 70 minutes are on the clock and that’s usually only because of an injury.

Is this Theo Walcott's last chance at Arsenal?

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

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?

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...

Who will pay to 'fix' the Emirates?

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

Why Arsenal still have it all to play for

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

Wenger’s lucky stumble against Manchester City

Sunday's match was pretty much a disaster for Arsenal. Mike Dean gifted us the result with a non-existent penalty and a farcical free-kick, but really...

Fantasy football in the real world

Is there anything quite like approaching the start of a brand new season, all shiny with possibilities? And trophies? As the latest campaign to give...

Arsenal player of the month – December 2016

Arsenal player of the month
December was not a great month but it’s easy to forget the big wins we had at the start of the month, overshadowed by the performances and results than came in the latter half.

Arsenal almost drown but are coming up for air

After a disappointing week, the international break could not have come at a better time for the Gunners - assuming there are no more...

Szczesny has decision to make about Arsenal future

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

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

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

Why Arsenal fans 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.

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?

Manchester City right-back should be respected on his return to Arsenal

Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, Cesc Fàbregas and Robin van Persie. Arsenal fans have been a little bit abusive and pretty damn hostile to returning players...

Can Alexis be our saviour this summer?

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

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...

The secret solution to Arsenal’s corner conundrum

Here’s a conundrum for you. In Theo Walcott, Arsenal hold the registration of the player officially crowned as the fastest footballer on FIFA 16. He can...

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?

Hello, hello, Arsenal are back

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
In the last few weeks, it seems to have become open season on Arsène Wenger again. This is something I can only take as a...

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.

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

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

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

Helen Trantum column
Professional athletes get injured a lot.

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...

Has Arsenal v Chelsea lost its spark without Jose Mourinho?

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

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?

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...

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?

Arsenal weekly review – It’s been better

Arsenal weekly review
Well, that’s the first week of January officially over and it wasn’t the best fun I’ve had as an Arsenal fan.

How Wenger is building his best ever defence

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

Progress report: Jack Wilshere at Bournemouth

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Stoke City and AFC Bournemouth at Bet365 Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
Jack Wilshere's loan move to Bournemouth was a surprising one at first glance, but it has allowed the midfielder a chance to silence his critics and hopefully earn back a place in the Arsenal side.

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:

This sums Arsenal up - Arsenal December review

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

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...

How Coquelin and Diaby's careers tell the same story

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

How 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.

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...

Latest injuries will force Wenger to gamble with team selection

Just a week ago Aaron Ramsey had the right midfield slot nailed down. Theo Walcott had exclusively been used up front this season and Alex...

This is how Arsenal should treat Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson
After Arsène Wenger this week revealed that right-back Carl Jenkinson has lost confidence and is not completely himself, there's plenty of questions about the defender's future at the club as well as whether he's being treated correctly.

Is this why Arsenal are rubbish in the first half?

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

Long read: Wenger’s tactical plan starts to form

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

Arsenal board make decision that shocks nobody

To the shock of absolutely no-one, the Arsenal board have given their 100% support to Arsene Wenger. So says a report in the Mirror. Coming under more...

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...

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...

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?

Euros highlight Arsenal’s tactical questions

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

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...

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,...

'Make or break' time for Arsenal against West Brom

Helen Trantum column
If Arsenal can take the feel good feeling from last weekend, and turn it into a great first half against the Baggies, that confidence could come flowing back.

Rating Arsenal's goalkeepers for 2015/16

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

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,...

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.

Unhappy goalkeeper released + more – Arsenal weekly review

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

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...

Reasons to be cheerful after Arsenal’s Bayern battering

I also thought it'd be fun to look at some of the (tiny, invisible, ignored by the mainstream media) positives of Arsenal's defeat to Bayern

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...

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...

Have Arsenal already picked Wenger’s successor?

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

Why this midfielder's injury has impacted Coquelin badly

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

How to solve Wenger's selection issues

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

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

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

What is a Lucas? Why is Perez not starting for Arsenal?

Having scored six goals and created four assists for Arsenal this term, plenty of questions are being raised about why Lucas Perez has yet to be rewarded with an extended run-in the first-team.

Why Arsenal need to keep this player at all costs

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

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...

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.

Why beating Bayern Munich means nothing

In the wake of the win over Bayern Munich in midweek, there have been a litany of articles penned, blogs written, podcasts recorded and...

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

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

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...

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.

Why Arsenal will end Manchester United's hoodoo

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

The greatest Ballon d’Or loser

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

Who should be crowned Arsenal captain next season?

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

Referee love + four more things we learned from Arsenal’s blank...

You wouldn’t think you could learn anything from a performance that was a carbon copy of a thousand we’ve watched before, but we did.

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.

Arsenal find striker needed to win the league

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

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...

No need for Arsenal to panic...yet

So. Bayern Munich are good, eh? Welp. There are very few times in the life of an Arsenal fan where it's appropriate to acknowledge that...

Arsenal: 4th not 14th

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
I wouldn’t say that I have spent the last few weeks soul searching, but it is fair to say that I have been in...

Should Wenger play Alexis against Manchester United regardless?

How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?

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

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

Why Arsenal should ‘beg’ Wenger to stay

On Sunday's 'Sunday Supplement', the panel suggested that the Arsenal board will be 'begging' Wenger to stay and that the success we're seeing now...

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...

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,...

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

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

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...

In Defence of Theo Walcott

Helen Trantum column
Our number 14 is in terrible form. I wanted to get that out of the way early on, if only so that I can’t be...

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?

Podolski dream of Arsenal future laughable

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

Christmas fixtures give Arsenal a chance to control the title race

The 2-1 defeat of Manchester City on Monday night was the perfect start to a Christmas period which could see Arsenal really seize the...

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

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

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...

The psychology behind Arsenal's Watford woes

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

One-Two Punch: How Wenger can use Giroud and Walcott together

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Arsenal play at home to a side with a relatively unheralded keeper, go on to create an absurd...

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...

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.

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.

Is Gibbs fit to replace Monreal when he leaves?

Boy, time sure does fly, huh? Did you know that Kieran Gibbs is turning 26 this week? 26! It seems like yesterday when Arsenal fans...

Bayern looming, but Watford game needs full focus

Helen Trantum column
My history* teacher at school used to have a saying. (*sorry, I know I sound like a Liverpool fan banging on about history. I promise...

Arsenal's loss against Chelsea hit fans harder than most

The loss against Chelsea on Sunday hit me hard. Over the years, I've managed to be able to put bad results behind me pretty quickly....

Three Lions, six Gunners, high hopes

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

Are Arsenal a one-man team?

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

Wenger shows refreshing belief in new signing's ability

Arsene Wenger and Cohen Bramall
Given the harsh, finite realities of professional football at the highest level, it's becoming increasingly hard for youngsters to breakthrough the ranks at top clubs from academy level, especially between the ages of 17-21.

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...

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.

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...

Which midfielder should Arsenal let leave – Cazorla or Wilshere?

As Santi Cazorla's contract runs down while Jack Wilshere is out on loan at Bournemouth, it's starting to look as if Arsenal might not keep both.

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

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

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...

Five ways Arsenal could sabotage their own title hopes

I imagine most Gooners are in agreement that Arsenal's biggest enemy is Arsenal. In almost comical fashion, we manage to fluff our chances of winning the...

Why Gedion Zelalem should not return to Rangers next season

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

Why is Granit Xhaka not starting for Arsenal?

Since his big-money switch from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, the talented Swiss international has only started two matches this season (Leicester and Watford, both away) - leading to questions as to whether there's a specific reason why he's constantly featuring off the bench.

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...

How Chelsea hero became Arsenal's nemesis

John Terry will not be offered a new deal by Chelsea at the end of this season. On hearing this news, my first reaction was...

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

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

Has Arsenal's media training gone too far?

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

Arsenal forward gives Wenger tough decision ahead of Sunderland

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

Arsenal’s Bayern show could send the wrong message

Helen Trantum column
Tuesday's game is a big one. And big Champions League nights are always great experiences, even when a poor result tarnishes the overall enjoyment. I'll be...

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...

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.

Why Ozil leaving says more about Arsenal than Alexis going

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

Are Chile going to blow Arsenal’s title hopes?

Alexis Sanchez
When it was announced that Alexis Sanchez had sustained a low-grade muscle tear in training with national team Chile, Arsenal fans everywhere simultaneously held their breath.

Why Arsenal should sign Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger came under intense scrutiny this summer after he failed to bring a world class striker to the Emirates Stadium. Although they...

Player of the month award for Özil

Our Daily Cannon player of the month for October is...Mesut Özil. Öbviously. We're sure Mesut will be delighted to follow in the footsteps of Nacho Monreal...

Five reasons why Arsenal fans should care about Euro 2016

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

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

Helen Trantum column
Why does the Emirates rarely look full?

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.

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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.

Top 5 Arsenal Valetine's Day partnerships

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

Arsenal fans need to change before the board will listen

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

Why 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.

Long read: Assessing Arsenal's transfer window

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

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...

Should Arsenal be concerned by narrow Burnley victory?

92.05 - that was when Arsenal finally scored against Burnley, securing three points and ensuring we kept pressure on Spurs and Manchester City above us at the top of the Premier League table.

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?

Poll: Which Arsenal player worries Barca the most?

Arsenal are allowed to attack. All the talk this week has been of Barca's menace but little credence has been given to our own forward...

Should Arsenal sacrifice the Champions League?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Should Arsenal sacrifice the Champions League? It's an interesting question, isn't it? For me, the answer is a slightly complicated one. As things stand, Arsenal are...

86% of Arsenal fans want Wenger out

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

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...

Selling Sanchez would be disastrous for Arsenal

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

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

This news may not come as a surprise to many but Jose Mourinho has become the first manager to spend over £1bn on new signings.

Why does nobody ask Arsene Wenger this question?

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger loves to talk about his side’s mental strength, especially after they’ve clawed back a defecit, but why does nobody ask him where the mental strength is when games start so they don’t get into these positions in the first place?

Why voting with their feet is the only option fans have

Recent events have highlighted the pricing problems for many football fans and the Arsenal fans certainly know about it with the premium prices paid...

Arsenal fans overreact over Debuchy's performance against Tottenham Hotspur

Helen Trantum column
I have a confession to make. I didn’t watch the season’s first clash with our noisy neighbours live – in fact, I didn’t even watch...

Mesut Ozil and his strange relationship with German fans

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

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....

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

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

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?

Is this really all Olivier Giroud is worth?

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

Jose Mourinho: The Anti-Arsene

Helen Trantum column
Twenty years is a long time.

Poll: Messi remains the man for Arsenal to master

Barcelona have possibly the best front three in the world. Obviously none of them are a patch on Yaya Sanogo, but we thought it would...

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

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud's goal against West Brom reminded us that he can be useful on the day, and managing the player's expectations will be the key for Arsenal to be able to compete this season.

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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

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

Is Arsenal star being irresponsible with his health?

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

Why Wenger should spend €100m on this Frenchman

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

Why Arsenal fans should say thank-you to Cesc Fabregas

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

Why is doesn’t matter if Arsenal lose to Bayern Munich

On Wednesday Arsenal face Bayern Munich for the second time this season and for once, I'm not really bothered by the outcome. Don't get me...

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

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
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...

Bellerin’s torrid first half is a good sign

The first half against Bayern was a reminder of Hector Bellerin's Champions League debut to forget. In a game where Arsenal were very much second...

Failure against West Ham United reminds Arsenal of shortcomings

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

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...

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...

Why transfer windows will always be captivating and infuriating for Arsenal

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

Why 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.

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.

Arsenal reach from the gutter to the stars

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
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...

How Arsenal treat the media v how the media treat Arsenal

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

All you need to know about Arsenal's Algerian midfielder

Ismael Bennacer
Fresh after receiving a call-up to join the Algeria squad ahead of this year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon, here is a profile of the 19-year-old midfielder and why you should keep an eye on him in future.

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

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil’s teacher knew that he was something special from the first time he saw him on the playground so why does he get such a hard time from the English media?

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

Arsene Wenger sent off by Jon Moss
Arsene Wenger is set for a ban, that is clear, but what is not is if it will be a touchline or stadium ban, with some papers seeming to be pushing for the latter, so what's the difference?

Could Champions League qualification hinder Arsenal’s season?

On Tuesday night Arsenal beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 at the Emirates and put themselves back in touching distance of qualifying for the knock-out stages...

Arsenal loan move raises plenty of questions

Gedion Zelalem
All things considered, Gedion Zelalem's imminent loan switch to VVV-Venlo over in the Netherlands will be seen as a step down quality-wise, but is ultimately one which could help him develop further into an ideal first-team midfielder.

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 Fabregas will never be forgiven for abandoning Arsenal

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

Arsenal season is over but fan revolt has just begun

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

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

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

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.

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.

Wenger must play key midfielder centrally

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

Bayern fan protest successful, or was it?

Led by fan group FCB Worldwide, Bayern Munich fans staged a protest against ticket prices during the first five minutes of Tuesday's Champions 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...

What if West Brom were right not to play Gnabry?

Almost exactly two years ago, Serge Gnabry assisted Santi Cazorla as Arsenal went on to knock Spurs out of the FA Cup on their...

Why Liverpool loss sums up Arsenal's summer

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

Has the Arsenal manager used his huge resources wisely?

Pedro Losa
Sunday's home defeat to Liverpool could the final nail on the coffin for the Ladies' hopes of Champions League qualification. Should Pedro Losa go?

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

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

The mismanagement of Liverpool and lessons to learn from Arsenal

The season is young, the weather is still warm and the transfer window hangs like a stormy cloud over most clubs' affairs, but Arsenal...

As Adams and Henry return, is Bergkamp next?

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

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.

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.

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?

Watch: Was referee right to give this penalty to Stoke against...

Granit Xhaka
In the 29th minute Stoke got awarded a penalty by referee, Lee Mason, but should it have been given?

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

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

Is this Arsenal’s greatest forgotten player?

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

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

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

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...

Should Arsenal sell Cazorla? The case for and against

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

Arsenal depth doubtful as first team continues to fly

Do Arsenal have enough competent bodies to sustain a real title challenge? A mixed week in Arsenal world has made two things abundantly clear. Firstly, If...

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

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

Why Granit Xhaka is not angry - he's scared

There have been approximately 1.5 million articles written about Granit Xhaka in the last 96 hours (that number is courtesy of The White House) and this is one more to go on the pile that is adding up almost as quickly as there are reasons to loathe Piers Morgan.

Five things Arsenal have learnt in the Premier League so far...

I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty disappointed that we drew against Liverpool at home. A 0-0 draw away at Anfield would be fine –...

Five of Arsenal man's oddest fashion choices

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

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

Arsenal poppy
Chris Coleman will turn to his senior players, including Aaron Ramsey, to make a decision over denying FIFA’s edict that no symbols can be worn on shirts.

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?

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 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 Danny Welbeck was right to celebrate against Manchester United

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

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?

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

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

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.

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...

Why Arsenal fans shouldn’t panic about lack of transfers

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

Should Arsenal show forward the exit?

After another inconsistent game from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Saturday against Watford, people have once again started to ask the question: what should be we do with the Ox?

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

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

The Euros: When club loyalty goes out the window

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Despite watching all three of the games played on the opening Saturday of the Euros, I'd be hard pressed to tell you much about what happened in them.

Fire Wenger & 4 other changes Arsenal should make

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

Why Szczesny must replace Ospina - and fast!

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

Why should Giroud start on Saturday against Chelsea?

With the big game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime, here are the reasons why Giroud should be the main striker in that game. The...

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

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...

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

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

Wenger overhauls Arsenal

Sunday's match was a perfect example of when the stars align for Arsène Wenger. It all started perfectly, with Alexis softening up the opposition with...

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...

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 hated Manchester United manager is key to Arsenal's season

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

Chelsea cheats can’t mask Arsenal’s ongoing issues

So we got screwed at the weekend. An unholy alliance of Diego Costa, Mourinho, Mike Dean, and now the FA disciplinary process working together to...

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

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

Why Santi Cazorla deserves to be smiling again

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

Is Wenger's importance his biggest problem?

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

Who should be the first choice Arsenal LFC goalkeeper?

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

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...

Saying goodbye to a true Arsenal fan

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
I hope you’ll forgive me, comrades, for not dwelling on Arsenal’s impressive 3-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb. I’d like to dedicate Wednesday’s column to my...

After Stoke, can Walcott be the answer?

At the weekend, Stoke City were kind enough to roll over and have their tummy tickled, as is their want when visiting Islington, but...

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

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

Tony Adams in, Arsene Wenger out?

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

Why Guardiola should not be next Arsenal manager

Boring. That's what Pep Guardiola said earlier this week about staying at the same club for 20 years. There is increasing speculation that Arsene's departure is...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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,...

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

Arsenal deadwood replaced by Granit

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

From the Invincibles to the Inevitables - Arsene Wenger's culpability

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word "inevitable" as 'Certain to happen; unavoidable.'  It is informally described as 'So frequently experienced or seen that it is completely predictable.' But...

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...

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...

The transcendental nature of Olivier Giroud

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

Does Arsenal's overconfidence mean they under-perform?

Once again, Arsenal have done an 'Arsenal' and found the most complicated, unintended, ill-advised way of completing a mundane task that should have been...

Arsenal don't need anyone else

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

Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

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

Is Danny Welbeck the striker Arsenal needed all along?

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

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 do so many footballers not strengthen their weaker foot?

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

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...

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

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

Why Arsenal fans shouldn't overreact over bad results

What does it take to be Premier League champions? When Arsenal skipped off into the sunset last weekend with three barely deserved points in the...

The Arsenal youngsters poised to make the breakthrough

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

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.

Do Arsenal need to buy a striker for next season?

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

5 million reasons for Arsenal to finish fourth

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

Why 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...

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,...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Will Brexit lead to Wenger's departure from Arsenal?

Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!

In defence of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal v Bayern Munich

We don't need to take a game out of context and use it as a stick to beat Wenger with. The truth is - there's plenty enough live ammunition from previous games. There's no need to fire Bayern blanks in his direction too.

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

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

Carl Jenkinson: The player every Arsenal fan wanted to succeed

Carl Jenkinson is set to sign for Crystal Palace on a permanent deal for a reported £3m during the January transfer window and while I agree that he's not good enough for Arsenal, I can't help but feel a little sad.

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Ludogorets clash

Arsenal have never faced Ludogorets before, or any Bulgarian side for that matter, so what can we expect? Let's try and take away the fear...

Is Giroud more important to Arsenal than Alexis?

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

England international's Arsenal future thrown into question

Two years ago, Arsenal were in a similar position to the one they find themselves in today. A daunting last 16 Champions League game against...

What should Arsenal fans expect post-Wenger?

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

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

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

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,...

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

Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?

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

Hector Bellerin
With news that Carl Jenkinson is expected to leave the club in the coming days, as well as uncertainty over Mathieu Debuchy's future at Arsenal, this article assesses the Gunners' options at right-back.

Why Arsenal fans have every right to protest against Wenger

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

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?

7 Arsenal problems that need sorted immediately

Thanks to Southampton having the audacity, cheek and sheer nerve to progress all the way to a cup final that they knew was on the same weekend as their game with Arsenal, the Gunners, and ergo, all of us fans, now have a week without a game to watch.

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.

Hit or miss? Arsenal’s January deals

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

Manchester United fans go crazy at Iwobi/Martial tweet

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

Could Arsenal knock Chelsea out of the title race?

Although Arsenal haven’t had the best of starts to our 2015/16 Premier League campaign, our team look like world beaters compared to Chelsea. The Blues...

Arsenal legend shows again why Wenger right not to hire him

Thierry Henry gave his verdict on the controversial handball that sealed Arsenal's win against Burnley on Sunday and once again demonstrated why it's good that he no longer works with the club.

Leftovers can be good too

There are plenty of words that come to mind when thinking about the game at Sheffield Wednesday; Embarrassing. Shocking. Hard to watch. A disgrace to...

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...

Analysis: Arsenal should avoid Napoli star

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

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

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

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...

Leicester enjoying title race – unlike Arsenal

Remember when supporting Arsenal used to be fun? Wouldn't it be great if it was again?

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,...

Is second place much better than fourth for Arsenal?

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

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.

Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal

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

This is the real reason Arsene Wenger changed formation against Middlesbrough

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

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

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

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...

Five things Arsenal learnt against Hull City

After a considerably better result against Hull than PSG midweek, it's time to look at what we learnt during the Premier League clash.

Five takeaways from Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to West Bromich Albion

After a difficult week in which Arsenal's French contingent were mentally assaulted by the atrocities committed in Paris, fans were looking forward to a...

The wait for Arsenal is over

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

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...

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

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

5 best Arsenal moments of 2016

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

The day that changed Arsenal forever

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

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...

Debunking the “Özil can’t play on the wing” myth

What do the following have in common: Paul Scholes Clarence Seedorf Bastian Schweinsteiger They're all World Cup winners? No, there's an Englishman and Dutchman in there! They're all...

A brief history of Arsenal’s Irish connection

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and as such is a date associated with all things Irish so we take a look at the greatest Irish players ever to don the red and white of Arsenal.

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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,...

Fullbacks: Monreal, Bellerín, Gibbs, Debuchy assessed

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

How 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.

Arsenal review of 2016 – More of the same

Arsene Wenger
When I said I would do the Arsenal end of year review I thought I’d know what to say. Turns out I didn't really

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

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

Why Arsenal 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?

Arsenal fans split over potential new contract for Wenger

It's looking more and more likely that Gareth Southgate will be handed the England job full time, which means it's also looking likely that Arsene Wenger could be signing a contract extension with Arsenal.

Squad depth gives Arsenal a title race edge over Tottenham

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

How Granit Xhaka can lead Arsenal forward

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

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

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

Arsenal's transfer clock is ticking

Helen Trantum column
I left home over four years ago.

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...

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.

Blame me, Arsenal, blame me

Helen Trantum column
First of all, I owe you an apology. In fact, I owe you a couple. In writing last week’s column on the beautiful football of our...

What Wenger has to do after Benzema rejection

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
I joked during the game last night that Karim Benzema's public rejection of a move to Arsenal was the only explanation for our dreadful first...

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

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

Mourinho, Wenger, and what it means to defeat a villain

Thanks to a smart Olivier Giroud header, a #throwback bit of goalkeeping from Lukasz Fabianski and a pinpoint finish from Joel 'Get out while...

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

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

Injuries threaten to break Arsenal hearts once again

With just two points from a possible nine, Arsenal's title challenge has faltered in the deep midwinter, and the usual questions have been raised...

Santi Cazorla: The special one

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

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

Now that the chaos of the transfer window is behind us, and Arsenal have played a couple of games will all of our new players available for selection, what can we ascertain from both the starting XIs that were picked and how they were deployed tactically?

What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

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

Tactics: What Arsenal changed that made them worse

Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin
As ball after ball fell in the centre of midfield, I watched helplessly as the likes of Lallana, Can, and even Firmino seized them for Liverpool. Where were Arsenal's ball winners?

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.

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

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

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 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...

Player focus: What kind of reception does Fabregas deserve at Arsenal?

With Chelsea coming down to the Emirates on Sunday, we will see the return of the prodigal son that is Cesc Fabregas, the former...

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

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

How Arsenal's fear cost them against Barcelona

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

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?

Arsène’s Wenger's biggest challenge against Manchester United

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

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...

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...

Are these five players set to be fired from Arsenal?

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

Moneyball? Premier League clubs are spending wisely

Domestically and abroad, Premier League clubs are being ridiculed for the money they are spending. I have seen it on Twitter every day during this...

Why mammoth change is not what’s needed at Arsenal

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

Arsene Wenger is worth ten of Jose Mourinho

Helen Trantum column
  This is an Arsenal column. As such, I try not to write too much about Chelsea and in particular their tramp in a tracksuit manager....

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 if' - The Arsenal game

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

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...

Daily Cannon breakthrough POTS: Alex Iwobi

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

Why have Arsenal really faltered this season?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Tottenham clash is Arsenal's moment - will it be triumph or...

Helen Trantum column
Football is a game of small margins. When Bobby Madley decided that throttling Mesut Ozil wasn’t even a challenge worthy of a free-kick, he effectively...

How Arsenal look stronger heading into Olympiacos and Manchester United games

With Olympiakos and surprise league leaders Manchester United on the horizon, last week's turnaround in form and fortunes was vital. The last time I put...

10 lesser-known crazy football happenings

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

Arsenal must start Walcott against Chelsea

Theo Walcott must start against Chelsea; of that there is no doubt. On this week's Daily Cannon podcast, Stephen and Matthew had quite an entertaining...

Wenger right not to sign striker for Arsenal

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
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....

Are Arsenal's players as intelligent as Wenger thinks?

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

Mesut Özil crowned player of the season

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

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

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

Why current Arsenal squad could be better than Invincibles

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

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?

Why Lee Mason was right not to send Coquelin off against...

Lee Mason, a referee Arsenal fans have had little cause to celebrate down the years, was at the centre of things again yesterday afternoon. Only,...

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.

An Arsenal Love Affair

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

Why Arsenal should buy Newcastle United’s Sissoko

The need to sign a central midfielder has been a discussion between Arsenal fans for a while now. We would have plenty of options with...

Analysis: Other players to blame for Mertesacker's red card against Chelsea

Per Mertesacker saw red fewer than 20 minutes into Arsenal's crucial game with Chelsea, but was he really to blame? There's no doubt the German's...

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...

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

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

How 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.

Granit Xhaka’s balls and 4 other things we noticed as Arsenal...

Arsenal went to Watford, blew them away in the first half, wobbled a bit in the second, but held on to take all three points back to the Emirates.

Why 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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Alex Iwobi v Barcelona
Following Alex Iwobi's Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr's, revelation that he'd actually had a meeting with Arsene Wenger over the 20-year-old's future, it got me thinking about where his career could go.

Who are the real title favourites?

We’ve long since passed the time when we have to take Leicester City seriously. It was all a bit of laugh when they were top...

Wenger confirms why Arsenal are better in second halves than first

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger explained what he said to his Arsenal team at the halftime break against Bournemouth and his comments seem to backup what we strongly believed – it’s a mental problem.

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?

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

Following Sam Allardyce's sacking from the England job for being an idiot, there are reports that the FA will come for Arsene Wenger again but would it be the right time for the Frenchman to move on?

Is this Arsene Wenger’s legacy in action?

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

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.

Arsenal team of the month for March

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

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?

4 Arsenal players now free to speak with other clubs

As we’ve now hit January, that means there are a number of players in the Arsenal squad who can talk to other clubs as their contracts expire in the summer.

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...

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

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

Arsenal player of the month announced

Throughout a disappointing November, Mesut Özil gave us hope. He gave us all something to believe in. Arsenal played five times in November, winning just...

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...

Long read: Arsenal squad depth comes to the fore

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

What should Arsenal do with this left-back?

The rumour that Arsenal have apparently turned down the chance to loan out Kieran Gibbs to West Ham has churned up the age-old question (well, not that old): what should the Gunners do with Kieran Gibbs?

Arsenal’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

Who was Arsenal's most valuable player last season?

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

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...

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?

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...

Why Arsenal fans feel so entitled to more from the club

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

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...

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...

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?

Why Walcott should take what Arsenal offer him

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

Why 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.

Was Arsenal’s loss to West Bromich Albion a blessing in disguise?

All those weeks ago (okay, three) when we lost 2-1 away at the Hawthorns, not many of us could see a light at the...

Gunners 'disgrace' stark contrast with Chelsea and Liverpool

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

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

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

Arsenal legend uses Manchester City star to highlight what Arsenal need

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

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.

Arsenal squad depth key to Premier League glory

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

Why Arsenal fans should hope Man United beat Chelsea

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

Arsenal's deadline day failures and successes

Little needs to be said about Arsenal's transfer window activity, because little has happened. Monday is deadline day, but don't expect the Gunners to do...

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...

Injuries catching up with Arsenal, but two out of six ain’t...

In the context of the season it's hard to know how to feel about the last week's results. The draw at Anfield felt like...

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...

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.

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...

Why Pep Guardiola is right about tackles

Pep Guardiola
The Manchester City manager was told his team did not win a single tackle in the first 35 minutes against Leicester and this is how he answered.

Wenger would be right to give Alexis winter break

Seven goals in 17 games this season isn't a bad return for a winger, but Alexis Sánchez is a lot more than that. A closer look...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Eight players who could leave Arsenal this summer

Are these eight Arsenal players heading for the door this summer?

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,...

Long read: The pain and suffering of Arsene Wenger

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

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...

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.

Manchester City fans show Arsenal fans how to be angry

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

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...

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 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...

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

kelly Smith
Ahead of her celebration game on Sunday, Kelly Smith has come out to the world in a wide-ranging interview with Oliver Holt in the Daily Mail, a massive move from someone who values her privacy so fiercely.

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.

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

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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

Arsenal waste fans' time

Should Arsenal fans be more patient?

Long read: Why Wenger was right

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

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.

Rangers lose their manager – What now for Jon Toral?

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

Why are Arsenal underusing their most dangerous weapon?

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

Arsenal’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...

Long read: Why nothing beats an Arsenal matchday

Helen Trantum column
For every fan that gets to go to every game, there are a hundred more that will never have that chance, so I thought I'd use this week's column to describe what a matchday in the life of Helen looks like, in an effort to share the experience.

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.

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 facing Aston Villa will be harder than Liverpool

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

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, I love you but I don’t like you

I'm willing to bet that everyone has said the phrase to a loved one at least once in the past: I love you but I don't like you very much right now.

Will Welbeck return mean position change for Walcott?

Danny Welbeck is back in full training for Arsenal. Truly these are words that most of us probably never thought we'd type. Rumours that Special...

What Arsenal need to change to challenge next season

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

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

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Ahead of Arsenal's trip to Manchester United on Saturday, we look back in history at two of the greatest teams ever to grace the Premier League.

How 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...

What if you’re wrong about Arsene Wenger?

For the last couple of years, Arsenal fans have been debating whether it's time to relieve Arsene Wenger of his duties as Arsenal manager. We...

Why should Arsenal fans care about international football?

As we descend further into the chasm of a largely tedious interlull, are we right to dismiss the importance of national team fixtures? For those...

Will Xhaka provide the Granit that Arsenal needs?

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

Why Coquelin is not like most Wenger youth products

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

Why Arsenal fans shouldn't complain about lack of transfers

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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...

Roma adventure mustn’t spell Cechmate for Szczesny

by Helen Trantum Petr Cech is a fantastic signing. I know you're all with me on this one at least. A sense of slight disbelief was...

Arsenal aren't respecting fans after avoiding questions on £3m Kroenke payment

Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke has been paid £3m by the club for a second year running, but the details on why he was...

Can Wenger be the one to make Arsenal great again?

I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.

How Tony Adams ended up as manager of Granada FC

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

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

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.

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

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

Five reasons why Arsenal transfers fail

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

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

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

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.

‘Would you rather…?’ Arsenal edition

Most people I know are familiar with the game 'would you rather...?' The concept of said game is to choose between two scenarios you would...

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.

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.

Mesut Ozil is Arsenal's key to the title

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In Mesut Özil, Arsenal have a footballer who can deliver us the Premier League title. Hopefully, I have your attention now, yes? Good. That's how good I...

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

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

Wenger knows he must deliver in ‘third period’ of his reign

By now, we are all accustomed to hearing Arsène Wenger speak intelligently. He talks like a diplomat, laying out the big picture when so many...

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...

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

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

Why this season is so uncertain for Arsenal

It's always at around this time of year when we start to try and figure out where Arsenal stand in regards to whether or...

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...

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

Olivier Giroud
He’s tall, handsome, rich and plays (and scores) for Arsenal, so why do so many Arsenal fans (and fans in general) have such a problem with Olivier Giroud?

Why 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.

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.

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...

Mesut Ozil wins Player of the Month again: Are Arsenal a...

Lo and behold, Mesut Ozil has won Arsenal's Player of the Month award again. The playmaker won with a huge 81.2% of the votes for...

Arsenal’s season: The five stages of grief

As apathetic as I've become towards Arsenal during the latter stages of this season, let it be known that I am devastated with how we've ended up.

£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.

Arsenal have Petr Cech replacement lined up for next season

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As the debate rages over who should replace Petr Cech in Arsenal's goal, Helen Trantum looks at how the club already have his replacement

What needs to happen at Arsenal for Kroenke to step in

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

The ex-player Wenger may want to replace him

His footballing education began at Barcelona's famous La Masia and it is set to end at Arsenal. In between, among other clubs, Mikel Arteta played...

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.

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.

No defensive midfielder signing – Wenger gives strongest hint yet

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

Why this is Arsenal fans only choice

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

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

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

Five ways to beat the post-season blues

by Nia Griffiths With the 2014/15 season now well and truly behind us, many will be finding the sudden lack of football depressing. I know how...

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

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

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...

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.

How should Arsenal deal with defender?

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There’s only been one word on everyone’s lips this week at Cannon Towers this week: injuries. We spent approximately three times as long discussing that...

Arsenal fans agree Wenger is right man for job

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Arsenal fans: cheer up, it's not that bad.

Will this be Wenger's biggest player regret?

Serge Gnabry debut for Germany
Since signing for Werder Bremen, Serge Gnabry has gone from strength to strength and you can't help but imagine Arsene Wenger will always watch him with a tinge of sadness.

Why now is not the time for Arsenal fans to argue

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

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

Why Alexis needs to grow up

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

Is Wenger in denial about Wilshere?

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

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...

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...

Arsenal's season of surprises

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

The defensive midfielder who escaped Wenger's clutches

As they prepare to host the European Championship next Summer, France continued their winning ways with a simple 4-0 victory over Armenia. Didier Deschamps has...

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

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

Fanzone: Maybe Arsene Wenger is the problem

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

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...

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.

"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...

Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

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Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

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.

Do Arsenal and England have space for Welbeck and Walcott?

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

The young man Arsenal have to build a new defence around

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

The best Arsenal awards you'll read all summer

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

Player ratings: West Ham United nail over-confident Arsenal

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

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 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...

Olivier Giroud is an easy target but a huge player for...

Arsenal need a world class striker, Olivier Giroud isn't at the same level as Luis Suárez or Lionel Messi and they would've finished his...

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.

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

Arsenal's 3-0 battering of Chelsea at the weekend was as welcome as it was overdue. However, the nature of it has presented Arsène Wenger with a minor conundrum. Namely, just where will Aaron Ramsey fit in when he returns from injury?

Do Arsenal fans need to relax?

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

Petr Čech’s importance to Arsenal is understated

When rumours surfaced regarding Petr Čech's impending departure from Chelsea it was unsurprising, and genuinely sad. The manner was unfortunate given the circumstances, especially because...

Five things we learned from the Community Shield

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

Why Arsenal fans should lighten up over Alexis Sanchez banner

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

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

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

Arsenal player of 2016

Alexis Sanchez v PSG
With Arsenal players new and not-so-new doing us proud all year long (mostly), it's been difficult to pick which one stands out the most.

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

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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...

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.

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

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

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?

How Arsène Wenger is losing his most faithful fans

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

Underwhelming January signings suggest Arsenal are in trouble

Arsène Wenger has said he will look to strengthen in January, but his claim came with a caveat. Will anyone of the requisite quality be...

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.

Theo Walcott's Arsenal dilemma & his three options

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

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

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

Chelsea Inflicted Pain

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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....

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?

Why Cazorla/Mertesacker decision points to Wenger also staying

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

15 things Jamie Vardy really said

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

Are Arsenal going to catch Chelsea and win Premier League?

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

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

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

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

Arsene Wenger sent off
Arsene Wenger was sent off at the end of the very heated Burnley game, and he will likely be charged by the FA for using the word 'cheat' as revealed by the Evening Standard.

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

Arsenal are second in the league, unbeaten since opening day (except the EFL Cup), and have just won their Champions League group whilst scoring 18 goals in the process.

Arsenal player ratings: Who was the worst?

A sub par performance from the majority of the Arsenal players against Dinamo Zagreb meant we lost our first Champions League match in disappointing fashion. Although everyone...

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...

Could Arsenal be growing into genuine title contenders?

After a week that exceeded even my most optimistic podcast prediction, it's hard to not start considering this team as one of the title...

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Proof Chelsea man should have been sent off against Arsenal

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

Why Arsenal are right to ignore America, for now

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

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

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Ahead of Arsenal's game against Bournemouth this weekend, we spoke with Cherry Chimes blogger, Peter Bell, to get the lowdown on how Jack Wilshere has really been doing.

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...

Why Arsenal must beat Chelsea to win Premier League

"One game does not make or break a season." This is usually the general sentiment I stick by when it comes to the Premier League. Not...

Winning is not enough – especially for Mesut Ozil

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

Arsène Wenger’s red jockstrap

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A degree of irrationality can affect us all from time to time. Last night, for example, I took Jo to see Mark Kermode and Simon...

Jack Wilshere providing Arsenal with transfer dilemma

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

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

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...

Why it’s no big deal if Chuba Akpom leaves

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

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

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

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

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.

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'.

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

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

Is Alexis' Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli heading to Chelsea?

Jorge Sampaoli, the man who helped mastermind Chile's Copa América success in the summer, could be coming to England. The Argentine manager has parted ways...

Arsene Wenger’s credibility stretched dangerously thin

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

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’.

Has Cech been the answer to Arsenal's problems?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
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...

Could Arsenal cope without Alexis Sanchez?

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Why are Arsenal’s loan players struggling?

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Every week, at least one or twice, we feature loan reports on the site and it seems that this season, our players are finding it hard to get minutes under their belts.

Wojciech Szczesny was stupid but the overreaction has been worse

Happy new year everyone. It seems to me that Arsenal are destined, this season, to be taking two steps forward and one step back until...

Ranking Arsenal's striker from 2015/16 season

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

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

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

Does Alexis’ Ballon d’Or nomination mean anything?

Earlier this week, Alexis was nominated for the Ballon d'Or. The greatest individual prize in football will end up in the hands of either Lionel...

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?

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.

What next for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal?

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

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

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