Tottenham, AC Milan and Hull: My 3 favourite memories from the...

My life as an Arsenal fan has almost coincided perfectly with the move to The Emirates Stadium. In the beginning I was born in Highbury in...

Arsenal playing Rolling Stones to Chelsea's Beatles

In the cold light of day viewing this season as anything other than a disappointment is somewhat difficult. The warm fuzzy feeling of the FA...

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...

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s Premier League season

That's that then, another season's over, but what have we learned from Arsenal's shambolic 2016/17 campaign?

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.

Chelsea, Watford + more: Arsenal's 5 worst moments of the Premier...

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The 2016/17 Premier League season has finished and although there were some promising moments, it wouldn't be right to ignore the worst ones that hurt Arsenal and their supporters alike.

Why pre-season is always a positive, regardless of the results

Quite a few Arsenal fans weren’t happy with our loss to Sevilla in the Emirates Cup and seemed disgusted with our 3-0 loss to Chelsea a week earlier.

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s nervy win over Southampton

The Premier League returned this weekend and with it, a healthy dose of Arsenal-induced heart attacks. Here's what we learned from Arsenal's 2-1 win over Southampton

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

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

What exactly is ‘tapping up’ and did Liverpool do it with...

One issue that seems to confuse a large number of football fans is tapping up. We're going to try and clear up what tapping up actually is, as opposed to the normal contact you'd expect in any transfer.

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?

What next for Arsenal's forgotten forward as Brighton and others circle?

It's increasingly likely that Joel Campbell will complete a permanent move away from Arsenal this summer, with a number of interested suitors looking at the Costa Rican as a credible attacking option.

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

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

The five factors Arsene Wenger needs to consider before making decision...

With Shkodran Mustafi and Per Mertesacker hopefully being fit enough to play next week against Stoke, there will be some changes to Arsenal's starting XI.

Five potential replacements should Arsenal sell Hector Bellerin this summer

With Arsenal and Spain defender Hector Bellerin admitting homesickness and being reportedly close to a move to former side Barcelona, here are five potential replacements Arsenal could sign this summer.

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.

Why Arsenal fans should enjoy Christmas after Manchester City win

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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...

Leeds United or Arsenal first team: What's next for Jeff?

Since his promotion into the first-team around this time last year, Jeff Reine-Adelaide made six senior appearances but all were in the Cup competitions.

Who’s the specialist in failure now, Jose?

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

Why video refs will be brilliant when Arsenal play Tottenham

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

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

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

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

With the international break about to burst into full bloom, it's a good time to look back at what Arsenal have done so far this season in order to gauge how well they're performing but what stands out at the moment isn't what has happened, but what hasn't.

How Arsenal killed my hope in Arsene Wenger

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

What can Arsenal fans expect from the January transfer window?

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

Arsenal are a shambles, but they’re my shambles: Why I’ve turned...

Alexis Sanchez is a great player, of that there is no doubt. As a person? I’m less convinced.

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?

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Manchester City confident of signing Alexis, but should they be?

Manchester City are reportedly 'increasingly confident' of landing Alexis Sanchez this summer, but should they be?

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...

Arsenal have paid the price for not taking risks

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

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

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

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

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

3 reasons under-rated deender should be starting for Arsenal

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Per Mertesacker has been a rock at the back since joining Arsenal in 2011. Here are a few reasons why the big man should be put back in the starting XI.

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

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

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...

7 things we learned from insane Premier League opening weekend

The Premier League is back with a bang and boy was it a crazy opening weekend.

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.

Is Alexis Sanchez really a winner or just a bad loser?

Alexis Sanchez is one of the most petulant winners around. 

Arsenal need to restore fan faith against Leicester

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

How will Arsenal line-up now the window is closed?

Now that we know what our squad for the season will be, how will Arsenal line-up?

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...

Why Arsenal should just accept a lowball bid for Lucas to...

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Lucas Perez is a target for former club Deportivo, but the Spaniards can’t afford to meet his asking price.

Bayern looming, but Watford game needs full focus

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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...

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...

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.

Football’s dirty little secret

It's always at this time of year when a football fan's best kept secret is revealed. As soon as an AGM is held, or financial...

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

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

Why you need a sense of humour to be an Arsenal...

Some bloke once said something like "It'a funny old game football". Now, I can't quite remember who it was, but but as I get older,...

John Terry: Captain, Leader, Idiot

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

A tale of eleven Arsenal contracts

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

Why this Arsenal man needs to prove himself at Euro 2016

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Strikers are judged on how many goals they score.

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...

Why Walcott should be dropped to make way for Arsenal forward

With the Chilean forward back from injury and obviously undroppable, which player should now sit on the bench in the next game when there...

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.

Sead Kolasinac – What sort of player are Arsenal getting?

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Sead Kolasinac is joining Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke so just what sort of player would Arsenal be getting?

Infograph: Arsenal’s Premier League season 16/17 review

It's been a few weeks since our worst Premier League season in 20 years finally finished - and I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the new one to start.

How Arsenal can survive and thrive without Alexis Sanchez

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

Comeback goals win Danny Welbeck an award

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

Leeds United want him but what's next for Arsenal's enigmatic 19-year-old

Since his promotion into the first-team around this time last year, Jeff Reine-Adelaide made six senior appearances but all were in the Cup competitions.

Chelsea legend to become Arsenal captain next season?

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

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...

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?

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,...

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...

5 compete for Arsenal Player of the Month for February

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

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?

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s chaotic win over Leicester

Arsenal's 4-3 win over Leicester during their Premier League opener on Friday night was like watching an entire season sped up.

Why Fabregas will never be forgiven for abandoning Arsenal

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

Tottenham and the media shame themselves over Campbell chants

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

Why won’t Wenger pay the market rate for Mbappe?

After breaking the club transfer record to sign Alexandre Lacazette, Arsene Wenger has gone back to his old values of not wanting to pay over the odds for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe.

Four alternatives to Jamie Vardy for Arsenal

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

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 4

You may have noticed that it is now twenty years since Arsène Wenger took the hot seat at Arsenal. Here, at DCHQ, we thought it was time to have a look at his top five captures since his arrival in north London.

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.

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...

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

Many young players have come and gone through Arsenal’s doors; not many of them make the splash that fans expect; in fact, as of late, the majority have crashed and burned rather spectacularly.

Arsenal leader agrees new 3-year deal

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

Why 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...

Wenger is everything Mourinho could never be

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Should you be judged by what you achieve or what you leave behind? Arsène Wenger has won quite a few pots in his nigh on...

4 options for Wenger to improve on Francis Coquelin

Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez
If Ivan Gazidis is to make good on the change he promised this summer, then Arsenal must aim to improve the weakest areas of their team – at this point in time, that would be central midfield.

This decision made by Arsenal could see 21-year-old going to Liverpool

Arsenal have given up on Monaco's Thomas Lemar, yet Liverpool clearly think they can sign him. So why aren't the Gunners renewing their interest.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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

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

Is second place much better than fourth for Arsenal?

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

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

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

What must Lacazette be thinking right now?

Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal for a club record fee this summer, but after the start the Gunners have made, there's a lot for the player to think about.

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

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

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...

What if Wenger is right to criticise Arsenal fans?

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

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

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

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...

How Arsenal’s new left backs could line-up next season

With Sead Kolasinac signed and links to Nice left back Dalbert, how could Arsenal's left backs line-up next season?

4 years on Arsenal’s comments after signing Mesut Ozil look awful

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Today marks four years to the day that Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil, and looking back at comments from the club at the time, you can’t help but think they were spinning a load of bulls**t (shocking, I know).

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...

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.

The tale of the two expiring Arsenal contracts

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

Is player stupidity the reason England want Wenger?

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

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

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

How TV money affects Premier League

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

A love letter to crazy Arsenal twitter

Friday, June 30th, marked eight years since I created a Twitter account.

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?

The stats that shatter an Arsenal myth

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

What Wenger has to do after Benzema rejection

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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 horoscopes ahead of Liverpool game

A look at the horoscopes for Arsenal fans ahead of this weekend's game against Liverpool

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

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

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.

Should Arsenal be concerned by narrow Burnley victory?

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

Why 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...

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

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

Five key moments that helped Arsenal win the FA Cup

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

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

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

Arsenal waste fans' time

Should Arsenal fans be more patient?

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?

Could this be Arsene Wenger's best bit of business this summer?

Could keeping Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal be Arsene Wenger's most important bit of business this summer? And, if he manages it, his best?

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...

What would Leeds get if they signed this Arsenal forward?

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

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

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What have you achieved in the last ten years?

Arsenal’s 5 best Premier League moments of the season

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

5 reasons the Europa League can just what Arsenal need

After a hellish Premier League season Arsenal finished just outside the top four for the first time in some fans’ lifetime.

Celebrating 19 straight seasons in the Champions League

As Arsenal’s remarkable run of success in the UEFA Champions League looks like coming to an end this season, what better time to take a look back at the highs and lows of their record breaking nineteen straight seasons in the competition.

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.

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.

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?

Crowdfund banners & 4 other things Arsenal fans can do now...

With the transfer window at an end, here are 5 things you can do to fill the void.

Gazidis set for MLS return if….what’s going on?

According to an EXCLUSIVE from the Telegraph's Matt Law, Ivan Gazidis is set to run away to the MLS if Arsene Wenger doesn't allow him to implement structural changes at Arsenal.

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...

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...

Why playing Mesut Ozil wide is no bad thing for Arsenal

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

What positions do Arsenal still need to strengthen?

There's just one month remaining in the transfer window, and Arsenal still have work to do.

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

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

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.

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...

Defeat to Stoke City confirms this one fact about Arsenal

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Stoke City continued the rhetoric that the North London side are devoid of leaders and are susceptible to cracking under intimidation.

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.

Should Arsenal man give up dream of being a striker?

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

Player Ratings: Arsenal boy runs Chelsea ragged

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

5 rated: Arsenal goalkeeper review 16/17 

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

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

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

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

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

Could this be the reason Alexis and Ozil leave Arsenal?

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both failed to make the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon D'Or and it's got me a little concerned.

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.

Hector Bellerin: The boy who has become everything

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

Is Wenger's importance his biggest problem?

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

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...

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...

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?

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

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

Is Santi Cazorla’s career over?

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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.

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 do people think Tottenham are in the title race?

Since losing to Manchester United on the opening day of the season, Spurs are unbeaten. A late Kieran Gibbs equaliser won Arsenal a point in...

How realistic are the Rob Green to Arsenal rumours?

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

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

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

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...

Have own goals saved Arsenal’s season so far?

In both victories away to Crystal Palace and Newcastle, we only won all three points thanks to own goals from Damien Delaney and Fabricio Coloccini. Worryingly, if...

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...

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.

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,...

What Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool appointment means for Arsenal

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

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

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

Arsenal 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

Why replacing Alexis with Manchester City's hitman could be a Wenger...

The mooted swap deal between Manchester City and Arsenal over Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero could be one of the rare transfers that sees both clubs and players equally happy.

10-minute read: Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Arsenal’s next breakthrough prospect?

This summer, with most fans pre-occupied by the excitement and fear surrounding the comings and goings of established first teamers, it’s easy to forget those players who are trying to create a foothold for themselves at the top level.

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

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

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...

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

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

What sort of owner is Stan Kroenke and what is Alisher...

In order to understand Stan Kroenke as Arsenal owner, you need to understand how he's operated in his other sports ventures, Stateside. Thankfully, Stephen Bradley is an NFL nut and he's taken the time to put together this pod to help to explain Silent Stan to the Arsenal fans Kroenke prefers to ignore. He also examines Alisher Usmanov's offer for the club and what he could be up to.

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

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

Ridiculous Arsenal Crystal Palace swap story surfaces

A laughable report in the Daily Star has suggested that Arsenal are prepared to let both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Carl Jenkinson join Crystal Palace, in an attempt to drop the price of winger Wilfried Zaha.

Gunners 'disgrace' stark contrast with Chelsea and Liverpool

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

Why 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.

Watch: Should this have been an Arsenal penalty against Everton?

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Should this tackle on Alexis Sanchez have been a penalty?

10 Arsenal Ladies to look out for next season

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

Is this Arsenal midfielder's parting statement?

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

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

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

Ref focus: Why referee cost Arsenal against Southampton

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

Five ways life is better after winning against Manchester United

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

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...

Is Mahrez to Arsenal rumour a red herring?

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

Arsenal must look to repeat March form

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

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

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

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

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

Alexis Sanchez season review

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The 2016/17 season has been Alexis Sanchez's stand-out campaign.

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Liverpool clash

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

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.

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

Double Arsenal boost ahead of Chelsea match

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

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

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

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...

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

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

What would happen if Arsenal re-signed Cesc Fabregas?

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

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s 5-2 win over Benfica

Although it's only pre-season, it's still nice to beat any team 5-2.

Does Calum Chambers have an Arsenal future?

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

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.

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

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

Lacazette shows his class

When Alexandre Lacazette scored in the 3-0 victory over Bournemouth, he wrote his name in Arsenal history.

Tony Adams in, Arsene Wenger out?

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

Alexis has racked up an insane amount of mileage

Alexis Sanchez has played for a mind-boggling number of minutes since joining Arsenal. In his three Premier League seasons, he has played in 103 of 114 matches.

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

With all the transfer doom and gloom surrounding Arsenal at the moment, it's easy to lose sight of reasons that we should actually get pretty excited about the new Premier League season starting on Saturday (Sunday for us).

Granit Xhaka – destroying Arsenal’s pansy reputation

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

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

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

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...

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.

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

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

Nine Wenger players have now cursed the number nine

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

This Arsenal 26-year-old is carrying all the pressure and expectation from...

While most of the top Premier League sides have been busy throughout the summer transfer window, Arsenal were somewhat left behind regarding big moves.

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.

Arsenal or Manchester City: Who is to blame over the Alexis...

The Alexis Sanchez saga twisted and turned until it ultimately lost itself in the mess that is Arsenal Football Club in the transfer market.

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

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

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...

Who would you keep: Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
It may seem like an impossible decision but, if faced with the option to only keep one at Arsenal, who would you pick, Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

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...

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

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

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

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

Arsenal fans pick which player they want their club to sign

With the transfer window in full swing and everything pretty quiet on the Arsenal front, we asked our followers who the Gunners should sign if we could only bring in one more player this summer.

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

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

Five years until refs like Taylor are no longer a liability

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

Bayern Munich fans not scared of Arsenal

It probably doesn't bode well for us that the Bayern Munich fans aren't scared of facing Arsenal in the next round of the Champions League... at all.

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...

Alexis injury could open stage door for Giroud

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Real life can be so inconsiderate sometimes.

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...

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,...

Kolasismack! Arsenal player ratings v Chelsea

Arsenal won again at Wembley to take home the Community Shield, becoming the first team to win the new ABBA penalties.

Arsenal and AC Milan Fighting for Isco?

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

Why Ozil will always be underrated

I don’t often agree with Jose Mourinho. I doubt I’m alone in that, and to be honest it’s something of a standard that I apply...

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...

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

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

The Kroenke effect: Why Arsenal's low attendance v Doncaster Rovers is...

With Arsenal recording their lowest ever home attendance against Doncaster on Wednesday night, you may or may not be shocked to learn that Stan Kroeke's other teams are facing similar issues.

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...

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...

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...

Arsenal have bigger issues than Category A pricing

Helen Trantum column
Ticket pricing is always an emotive issue. It's easy to reminisce about the days when the cost of attending a game was less than it...

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...

Will Brexit lead to Wenger's departure from Arsenal?

Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!

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?

Does Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deserve £120k per week?

According to reports, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is demanding £120k-per-week to stay at Arsenal but does he actually deserve it?

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

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

Best Arsenal signing 2016

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

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...

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

17 Arsenal memes that will make you cringe

Memes, for the most part, can be pretty funny. These ones aren't

5 things Arsenal learned v Bournemouth

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

Why would Arsenal let Mustafi go without replacing him?

Making heads and tails of the Shkodran Mustafi situation is no easy task.

These five Arsenal wonderkids could be the future of the club

With Arsenal's finances dictating them from making a marquee signing, they'll be forced to look to the academy for inspiration. And there are five players who could well be the future of the club.

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

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

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

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

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...

Arsenal confidential: Jack’s feels, disappointing journos and beating bottling

You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling Breaking with a five year tradition, Arsenal seem to have got a handle on their injury problems. Coming back from...

Why this Paddy Power article on Arsene Wenger is nonsense

James McNicholas has penned an article on how Arsene Wenger has managed to mess up the tried and tested 3-4-3 system.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Top 10 Arsenal goals v Liverpool

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

Why should Arsenal care about the Capital One Cup?

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

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...

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...

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?

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?

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.

If Arsenal want Alexis to stay they’ve a funny way of...

If Arsenal were hoping to convince Alexis Sanchez that North London is the best place for him, they haven't made a very good job of it in the opening weeks of the season.

Should Arsenal fans be happy if they sign Lacazette?

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

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.

Success or failure? Arsene Wenger in the Emirate era

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

Lacazette profiled: Strengths, weaknesses, goals & more

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

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

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

29 questions Arsenal fans need answers to

With the dust settled somewhat after deadline day, are things really as bad as we think at Arsenal?

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...

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

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

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal fail to beat top sides

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

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...

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?

'Make or break' time for Arsenal against West Brom

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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.

Tottenham fans need to be punished after smashing up Emirates toilets

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

Arsenal’s class of 2009: Where are they now?

Arsenal in the past have done well in youth competition, having won the FA Youth Cup and Premier Academy League in 2009. One would hope that these players would have kicked on and earned the right to represent the first team at some point. Eight years on, it’s worth looking at where they are now.

5 things Arsenal learned after their Watford shambles

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

Why Bayern Munich ticket price protest at Arsenal is hypocritical

Bayern Munich are off on their high horse again. On a day where Arsenal’s ticket pricing has – again – come under huge scrutiny, a...

Should Arsenal sacrifice Champions League success for Premier League glory?

Helen Trantum column
Second place. That's the fate that apparently awaits Arsenal in Group F of this year's Champions League after drawing the mighty Bayern Munich, and the...

5 players Arsenal should never have sold

With the news that Wojciech Szczesny has sealed a permanent move to Juventus, Arsenal fans have once again been forced to question the motives behind the sale.

Why Arsenal fans shouldn’t panic about lack of transfers

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

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...

Deciding whether Arsene Wenger was right to snub former midfielder

It's been three years since Arsenal allowed Chelsea to sign Cesc Fabregas. 

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...

Fire Wenger & 4 other changes Arsenal should make

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

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

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

Monreal player of the season runner-up

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

Why Arsenal must beat West Brom's New Orc Army

Helen Trantum column
I have a special relationship with Stoke City Football Club. No, not that kind of special relationship! Quite the opposite in fact. Every time we face...

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...

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?

How Arsenal could line up in 2017/18

This upcoming transfer window promises to be an important one for Arsenal as they look to strengthen significantly with a summer overhaul plan in place, and a recent article has already taken a look at how the Gunners' first-team squad could look with business being completed in multiple areas.

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...

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

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

Arsenal fans must accept stagnation of Ox and Wilshere

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

Was Wenger right to blame defenders not selection for Stoke shambles?

Arsene Wenger was unhappy with the efforts of his defenders in Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Stoke, but he must share some of the blame.

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,...

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

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

How should Arsenal deal with defender?

Helen Trantum column
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...

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?

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

The majority of people who have seen Granit Xhaka’s red card against Swansea agree that it should have been a yellow, so did Jon Moss get his rules mixed up?

Is this 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...

Should ex-Arsenal players keep negative opinions to themselves?

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

How Arsenal can beat Leicester

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

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...

Should Arsenal sell Aaron Ramsey?

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

Substance over style, it doesn't matter how you win

Helen Trantum column
Nine years. I don't know about you but I was thoroughly sick and tired of hearing that incessant refrain right up until 17th May 2014....

Fighting homophobia in football

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

Arsenal’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...

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...

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

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

Has Wenger gone crazy in the transfer market?

Over the years, we have not been used to see Arsene Wenger overpay much for new players. But this summer, he seems to have gone totally mad.

How did Mohamed Elneny end up at Arsenal?

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

When does Tottenham’s trophy drought start to matter?

Tottenham are being viewed as one of the best teams in the Premier League, but aren't being judged as a big club in regard to silverware expectations.

What do Arsenal still need to do before the window closes?

The transfer window shuts on 31 August, which gives Arsenal about 25 days to wrap up a number of deals but what do they need to do?

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

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

Hello, hello, Arsenal are back

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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...

Arsenal goal of the season

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After Aaron Ramsey's winning header in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, I'm finding it difficult not to name that as goal of the season five times.

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

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

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

When it comes to the connection between fans and the club they support, sometimes you couldn’t feel further away. One club is trying to fix that.

What went wrong for Theo Walcott at Arsenal last season?

Theo Walcott
Despite having three more years on his current Arsenal deal, talk has turned to whether Theo Walcott should leave the club he's been at since he was 16 or not.

Rio 2016 absence hits women's football hard

The FA's decision to withdraw from competing in the Rio 2016 Women's Football Olympics has been greeted with huge disappointment by all the British...

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...

Injury to Manchester United’s Shaw shows we haven’t learned from Ramsey...

Helen Trantum column
I don't care if you get the ball. That should be the stance when players go in for challenges which even if they win them...

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.

Kolasinac announces himself at Arsenal: Player ratings v Benfica

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Arsenal thrashed Benfica in their opening Emirates Cup game in what was the most enjoyable game of pre-season so far. So how did the players do? Here are their player ratings

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.

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

How Laurent Koscielny went from zero to hero at Arsenal

In the past, Arsenal have occasionally been blessed with very good centre backs.

Image-conscious Walcott halts contract critics in their tracks

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

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

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

Thanks for the help, Liverpool but can Arsenal really put their...

Well, isn’t winning much more fun than being humiliated yet again?

Suggestion from Barcelona boss is absolutely absurd as Wenger approaches 20...

Luis Enrique has suggested six-month contracts would save money for clubs and could be the way forward, even helping both clubs and managers in...

If Arsenal fans predicted Coquelin injury, why didn't Wenger?

'And so it is, just like you said it would be...'. Without wishing to speculate, it wouldn't be inappropriate if Damian Rice's lyrics, accompanied...

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

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

Aaron Ramsey’s gambling problem

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

Two things the failed Arsenal fans’ protest achieved

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

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.

Is this Arsenal legend the answer for Gunners?

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

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.

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...

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 Liverpool star's suspension is bad news for Arsenal

Following a reckless action in the weekend's game between Liverpool and Man United, we look at why Arsenal may suffer as a result of Steven Gerrard's ban.

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...

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...

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

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

How do you solve Arsenal’s midfield conundrum?

I was chatting to a Cardiff City fan at work today. She was telling me how Vincent Tan had agreed to change the club's colours...

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...

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

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

Long read:Trying to understand Arsene Wenger's baffling tactics

Over the last few years, I have bemoaned Arsenal's resistance towards changing the way they play depending on the opponent they face.

What happened between Alexis Sanchez and Barcelona & the answer to...

Considering the media hoopla currently surrounding Alexis Sanchez and his future, we looked back to three years ago when he signed for Arsenal from Barcelona. What happened and was there all this fuss then?

Arsenal right to snub further big signings to invest in youth...

With Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all having deeper pockets than Arsenal, we need to use our resources more intelligently to get the...

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

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

The good, bad and sort your hair out Arsenal player ratings...

Arsenal won the Emirates Cup despite losing to Sevilla and here are the Arsenal player ratings. There were certainly a number of concerns raised - like will the midfield be more solid by next week - but how did the players get on individually?

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

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

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?

Top 10 Arsenal goals this season

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

5 things you won’t want to miss when Arsenal play Bournemouth

Arsenal play Bournemouth at 3pm on Saturday and I for one cannot wait.

Four of Arsenal's best ever Champions League wins

Let Nia Giffiths guide you down Champions League memory lane.

Out you go: Impossible to argue this player should remain in...

Theo Walcott
As an avowed Theo Walcott fangirl, it breaks my heart to be writing this column.

The silver lining to the Tottenham defeat finally shows itself

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

Bayern stunned by Gunners; Čech and Bellerín the stars

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Well, that was alright, wasn't it? I had written before that whilst there was still even an outside chance for Arsenal in this season's Champions...

Sol Campbell: From Tottenham to trophies

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

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.

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,...

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...

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.

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

Theo Walcott
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was an unused substitute in the Gunners final league game of the season, amassing just over 300 minutes of football in the last two months, which suggests his future is up at the Emirates Stadium.

Can the league's best goalkeeper overhaul Chelsea?

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

Should Arsenal really panic buy after Gabriel’s injury?

With Gabriel's late injury in the win against City plus Mertesacker's long term problem added to Koscielny's extended holiday, there is no doubt that Arsenal are short of experience and number at centreback.

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.

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

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

Arsenal can finish in the top-two this season for these reasons

With the FA WSL 1's start a month away, the Arsenal Women's squad is finally starting to look like a team that can challenge for a top-two finish.

Five things Arsenal can take from the interlull

As usual, there are a few positives to take from the interlull, which saw a number of our players contribute to wins and no...

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...

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...

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...

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.

The condescension of female football fans: Part two

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

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...

Welbeck fitness issues remain a concern for England

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

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'.

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

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

Wenger shows refreshing belief in new signing's ability

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

Arsenal chairman admits preferring racing to football

If Arsenal fans are feeling that the club at board level don’t really seem that bothered about football, chairman Sir Chips Keswick has reportedly thrown a gallon of petrol on that fire.

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

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

Have Arsenal really accepted an offer for Szczesny?

Wojciech Szczesny's future at Arsenal seems increasingly uncertain as various reports have suggested he's set to sign for Juventus for €14m (£12.2m) this summer. These...

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...

Why Arsenal letting Szczesny leave would be a massive mistake

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

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 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...

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

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

8 things we learned from Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Chelsea

Another match at Wembley another win for Arsenal.

What does Arsenal’s 25-man pre-season squad tell us about incomings and...

Arsenal have announced their 25-man squad for the tours of Australia and China. What does it tell us about who could stay and who could leave the club this summer?

Montreal must continue to start ahead of Gibbs

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

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

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

Arsenal's swinging ship, and why it is sinking

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Sometimes you can’t have your cake and eat it. We want our full-backs to be defensively minded players who prioritise keeping clean sheets above all...

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.

Wenger's worrying record against Tottenham manager

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

How does Arsenal's FA Cup win over Chelsea compare to Hull...

Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea sealed the club's third FA Cup triumph in four seasons, but how does this victory at Wembley compare to the other two in recent years?

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 1

You may have noticed that it is now twenty years since Arsène Wenger took the hot seat at Arsenal. Here, at DCHQ, we thought it was time to have a look at his top five captures since his arrival in north London.

What should Arsenal fans expect from the team next season?

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

Arsenal – Can fight without fluency secure second place?

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

Wenger's Olympiacos plan b ready and waiting

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

Will Arsenal’s season really be a success if they win the...

Gary Neville reckons that Arsenal's season will still be a success if they win the FA Cup... but will it really?

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

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

Why referee mentality needs to change to improve quality of English...

There is a recurrent problem seen at every football level in England - the referees' willingness to accommodate physical play rather than actual football. Law...

Why did Ozyakup leave Arsenal in the first place?

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

Why 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...

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

Since an unforgettable Premier League debut at Anfield in August of 2010, which saw him sent off in second-half stoppage time, Laurent Koscielny hasn't had an easy journey to success for Arsenal.

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...

Why Arsenal are lucky to still have a chance of Champions...

Going into the final round of matches relying on favours from other teams is never a good place to be. For all our flirtations with Europa League football over the years, we've very rarely left our destiny in the hands of others.

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.

Are Arsenal risking their young players with loan moves?

Sending young players out on loan is usually seen as a positive step in their career but is it always? There are several valid reasons...

Pace vs control: The Arsenal conundrum

Ahead of Monday night's annual visit from the scousers, Arsene Wenger said that Arsenal must 'play with good pace' to get a result. Much to...

What did we learn from Arsenal’s kit launch on Wednesday?

Arsenal finally revealed their 2017/18 home kit on Wednesday morning and the launch proved that most fans don't actually care about a new shirt if there are no new players to wear it.

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

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

Arsenal review of 2016 – More of the same

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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

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

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

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...

Neil Ashton reveals Ozil comment regret

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Proof Mesut Özil is being singled out unfairly for criticism

Mesut Özil has, once again, been picked out by pundits as the reason why Arsenal didn't win a match.

Serge Gnabry – Arsenal’s Paul Pogba?

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Serge Gnabry has flourished since he joined Werder Bremen during last summers transfer window for €5m.

20 years – an Arsene Wenger French Arsenal XI

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

Selling Sanchez would be disastrous for Arsenal

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

Ranking Arsenal's midfielders for the 2015/16 season

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

How Olivier Giroud slayed his Monaco demons

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

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...

Should Wenger scrap 3-4-2-1 system against Liverpool?

It's probably fair to say that Arsenal aren't exactly flourishing in the 3-4-2-1 formation this season.

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.

Should Arsenal play Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in central midfield to entice contract...

A lot of the focus on Arsenal over the last six months been around the fact that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are in the final year of their contracts at the Emirates Stadium.

Why Gabriel offered enough to worry Mertesacker

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

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

Ademola Lookman
After he netted his seventh goal of the current campaign in a narrow Boxing Day win over MK Dons, Charlton's highly-rated teenager, Ademola Lookman, is becoming increasingly close to a potential Everton move.

Long read: The pain and suffering of Arsene Wenger

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"Pain and suffering in various tempos."

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...

Arsenal fans optimistic ahead of Barca game

MSN are going to tear Arsenal a new one. That's if you believe the press anyway. There's been lots of hype around Barcelona's attacking threat,...

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...

25-year-old German defender's journey to Arsenal

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Despite the desire and courage required to leave his home town in 2009, Mustafi only achieved his dream of playing in England’s highest tier in 2016.

Can we have a referendum on Arsene Wenger?

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

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 this potential Arsenal signing is bad news for Theo Walcott

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

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

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

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

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

Why banners aren't the problem, Arsenal fans are

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

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.

Juventus insult Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny
Arsenal fans were left furious when it emerged that Juventus had offered Arsenal an insulting €5m for Wojciech Szczesny.

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

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

3 options for what’s wrong with Arsenal right now

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

Arsenal’s 3 worst players of the season

This is the first time that Arsenal have finished outside of the UEFA Champions League places in two decades and a spell of inconsistency midway through the campaign proved pivotal.

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.

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

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

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.

Oxlade-Chamberlain shows he’s just like all the rest

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If we are to believe latest reports, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will turn down a contract offer worth £180k-per-week from Arsenal, showing that despite his image of being a true Arsenal fan, he’s just like all the rest.

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...

Why Chelsea are wrong to think Wenger gets special treatment

Jose Mourinho is the Joe Pesci of the Premier League. I know, I know... I wrote this yesterday and compared the Chelsea manager to Othello....

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...

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...

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...

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...

The reality of Arsenal’s transfer market shortcomings

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

Does Matt Macey have a future at Arsenal?

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

8 amazing ‘facts’ about Rob Holding

Rob Holding is better than Fabio Cannavaro, this we know with certainty. Here are eight other 'facts' you might not have known about the best centre-back in the world.

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

Helen Trantum column
Why does the Emirates rarely look full?

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.

5 things to look out for when Arsenal play Chelsea

Arsenal face Chelsea on Sunday in the traditional curtain raiser for the new season, the Community Shield.

Could Bellerin be haunted by the ghost of Fabregas?

It's karaoke time! "I wanna tell you, I might as well do, About a boy who can do anything. He comes from Barca, His name is Hector, Bellerin, Bellerin, Bellerin." You've...

Arsenal fans underwhelmed by imminent £35m signing

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

Debuchy exit would be bad news for Arsenal

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

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

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

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?

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.

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...

Arsene Wenger's battle with the Arsenal board

Arsene Wenger
The relationship between Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board has been strained for a large period of the season.

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

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

How Arsenal are limiting their November disappointment

For most of Arsene Wenger's time in charge (and actually a fair bit of Gorgeous George's before him), the eleventh month has been a bete noire for Gooners.

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?

Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

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

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.

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.

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

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

How Arsenal can still have a more successful season than Tottenham

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

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s uninspiring 3-0 loss to Chelsea

Apart from the fact that Arsenal need to go back to the drawing board on a number of issues ahead of the new season, what else did we learn from the Gunners' 3-0 pre-season loss against Chelsea?

Arsenal’s dead deadline day reflects surprise squad strength

Apart from Wenger's pre-Ozil smirk, and the mad trolley dash after the 8-2 debacle at Old Trafford, Arsenal invariably seem determined to disappoint whichever...

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...

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

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

10 at the back: Arsenal’s defenders rated

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

Are Arsenal fans making things worse for the club?

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

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...

Lucas Perez: A panic buy that went badly wrong for Arsenal

With Lucas' departure from Arsenal edging closer, it's time to reflect on a purchase that didn't go to plan.

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?

Arsenal’s opening day record has massive summer lesson attached

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

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.

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.

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?

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...

Arsenal must spend big in January or risk missing out on...

Arsenal are in serious trouble right now.

What next for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal?

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

Has Wenger taken his eye off the ball when it comes...

Arsenal have 12 players out of contract next summer and therefore set to run into their final year very soon - does this suggest that Arsene Wenger has taken his eye off the ball?

This is the player who can be the key to Arsenal's...

When Arsene Wenger was planning for the 2011-12 season, he was not too concerned with the loss of captain Cesc Fàbregas or Samir Nasri, the most influential player of the previous season.

Why Arsenal relying too heavily on Player of the Month could...

Mesut Ozil has been crowned Arsenal's Player of the Month with a whopping 87.2% of the votes but could this actually be detrimental to...

Arsenal players and the Euro's

With the international break in full swing, we thought it timely to take a look at Arsenal players in and how they got on in Euro 2012.

Aaron Ramsey vs Stoke – One of Many Magic Moments

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

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

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

Five questions Arsenal fans want answers to

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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.

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...

Ode to Ospina

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

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.

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....

Do Arsenal really have a good record for bringing through young...

After Arsenal's first League Cup match of the season against Doncaster Rovers, we're looking at whether the Gunners really do have such a good record bringing through youth.

New deal for Wilshere makes sense amid Manchester City speculation

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

Why FIFA and the FA must act now to stop agents...

After recent reports regarding the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United and the role of Mino Raiola, both the English FA and FIFA have issued a response.

Thierry v Tottenham

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

Reasons for Arsenal to be optimistic ahead of Manchester United showdown

Why even watch Arsenal v United, it's just going to go badly, right?

Deciding whether Arsenal should drop 28-year-old for these types of games

Now before anyone gets too angry about this, I feel it’s interesting to delve into what possibilities could happen as a result of this decision.

Should Arsenal swallow their pride and sign Van Persie?

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

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...

Have ‘entitled and arrogant’ Manchester City admitted to tapping up Alexis...

Manchester City hope that their 'strong relationship' with Alexis will help them in the future. 

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...

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?

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.

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

Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?

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.

It’s ‘only August’ but Arsenal fans are right to be worried

There is something to be said for not panicking after only 2 games of the season but are Arsenal fans right this time?

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.

Arsenal injuries: When is enough, enough?

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

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

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

How Alexis Sanchez could become as hated by Arsenal fans as...

Alexis Sanchez
Is Alexis Sanchez right to be viewed as the new Robin van Persie by Arsenal fans or should they cut him some slack?

17 Arsenal memes that make you cringe

Memes, for the most part, can be pretty funny.

Arsène Wenger’s red jockstrap

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
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...

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...

£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.

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.

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...

Long read: Are Arsenal better off without Mesut Ozil?

Are Arsene Wenger's side more productive without Mesut Ozil in their side?

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...

Is Wenger winning back Arsenal fans?

Football fans are a notoriously fickle bunch and I make no exception for myself in that classification.

How Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain affects Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez

Here comes the money! Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for £198m in cash, up front. And he'll make another £180.7m in wages for the next five years.

Football fulfilling its duty to bring people together

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Here in London, it feels as though a world so thoroughly tilted on its axis by the horrific events in Paris last Friday, is...

Arsenal’s 5 unluckiest players plighted by injury

Arsenal fans are accustomed to seeing their finest players rehomed in the treatment room but there are some players who seem unluckier than others

Should Arsenal sell Szczesny this summer?

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

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...

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...

Five reasons Arsenal lose big games – and why it’s about...

One win at Old Trafford since 2003 One win at Stamford Bridge since 2004 One win at Eastlands since whenever it was the oil money came...

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

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

Arsene Wenger proves you can teach an old dog new tricks

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

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 finally have harmony, victory will follow

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

Why Arsenal fans shouldn't complain about lack of transfers

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

Why 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 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.

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?

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...

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

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

When was the last time Danny Welbeck scored without falling over?

Danny Welbeck doesn't score often, but when he does, he has an unfortunate habit of falling over.

Arsenal repeatedly buckle under pressure

Arsenal continuously crumble under pressure - why?

Manchester City fans show Arsenal fans how to be angry

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

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

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

In praise of Danny Welbeck

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

Why Lacazette means no more excuses for Arsenal

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

Why Arsenal are better off without Wilshere

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

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

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

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s 2016

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

15 Arsenal games that required lots of alcohol

While we don't condone the use of negative coping mechanisms here at Cannon Towers, we do acknowledge that sometimes the only way to deal with watching certain Arsenal games is to get a little bit squiffy.

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

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

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

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

The tackle that ruined Diaby's career

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

Why Chelsea man could save Bellerin from Barcelona approach

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

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

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

How 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.

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

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

Can Arsenal afford to take a chance on Coquelin?

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

Arsenal 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...

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.

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

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

Can Jack Wilshere salvage his Arsenal career?

Jack Wilshere played his first 73 minutes of football since April on Monday night.

José Antonio Reyes, a career wrecked at Old Trafford

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Where does Arsene Wenger’s reign rank in terms of football’s longest...

With a new contract for Arsene Wenger, the Frenchman is on his way to extending his record amongst the longest serving managers of all time.

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...

How transfer rumours help Arsenal's ticket sales

How transfer rumours can actually benefit Arsenal.

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...

Conte’s Chelsea no bother for Arsenal & other things we learned

Arsenal put in a battling display to earn a point at Stamford Bridge.

These two factors keep Arsenal supporters coming back each season

Just as Arsenal supporters got all the stress out of their systems from last season and were able to recalibrate their hopes and dreams, the new campaign is set to begin.

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...

3 key battles that could decide Arsenal v Manchester United

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

Özil the key as he makes everyone around him better

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

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...

Why Arsenal fans are turning on Giroud

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

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

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

Why Kroenke's Arsenal ownership prohibits radical change

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

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

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

Arsenal’s 5 best players of the season

After securing an unlikely victory over Chelsea to win this season's FA Cup trophy, it's time to reflect on an eventful year for Arsenal's first-team squad.

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...

Is anyone listening to Arsenal’s canary in the coal mine?

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This season showed that no matter what Arsenal players believe or what Arsene Wenger is telling them, they have very clearly not been good...

5 best Arsenal Premier League goals

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

Why Cech deserves better reception than Fabregas against Chelsea

Helen Trantum column
It's funny how a player moving clubs can offend your sensibilities. This weekend, two excellent footballers face their former clubs, each on the opposing team...

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?

Star in the making, worrying Walcott & more things we learned...

Arsenal made a winning start to pre-season earlier today. Here's some of the things we learned.

February 2017: Arsenal's highway to hell

As Ferris Bueller once sagely noted, "Life moves pretty fast. if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

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.

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

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

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

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

Why supporting England makes Arsenal fans feel dirty

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

The surprising player bringing hope to Arsenal

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

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.

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 Arsenal fans want to see Reiss Nelson not Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott has a fight on his hands to remain an Arsenal player.

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?

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:

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.

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.

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.

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...

And the player of the month is...

The much coveted Daily Cannon player of the month award for September goes to Theo Walcott. After very little deliberation, everyone at Daily Cannon came to 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.

An overpriced flop and defensive liability? Granit Xhaka's first season assessed

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A flop. Overpriced, over-rated and underwhelming - how did Granit Xhaka really do in his first season at Arsenal?

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

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

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

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

Why Arsenal feel like a proper team again

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

Why Arsenal are struggling to sell cup final tickets against Chelsea

Arsenal are struggling to sell their allocation of FA Cup final tickets, but why?

Arsenal richest Europa League club – is it theirs to win?

Arsenal are the richest club in the Europa League this season.

5 worst Arsenal moments of 2016

Mesut Ozil
As painful as it is, with 2016 coming to an end, it's time to look back at some of our not-so-great moments.

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.

Can Wenger be the one to make Arsenal great again?

I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.

Leicester enjoying title race – unlike Arsenal

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

Liverpool fans react to Oxlade-Chamberlain staying at Arsenal

Reports claim that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to stay at Arsenal after the club have offered him £100k-per-week and Liverpool fans... well they're not actually that bothered.

Why Arsenal are taking two steps back this summer

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

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

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott amassed just over 300 minutes of football in the last two months, which could suggest his future is up at the Emirates Stadium.

Let's talk about how good Sead Kolašinac really is

The first player I bought in Fantasy Football this season, was Sead Kolašinac - this is why

Wenger’s House of Cards

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

Why Arsenal selling Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool could be great business

Could Arsenal selling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain actually be fantastic business?

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...

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

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

This proved Arsene Wenger lied about wanting to keep Alexis Sanchez...

It’s not been long since the summer transfer window closed and there are always a lot of eyes on what business English Premier League clubs do.

Does Mesut Ozil really disappear in ‘big games’?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Were Arsenal just unlucky against Dinamo Zagreb?

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

Why did Arsenal sign Lucas?

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

Wenger hilariously patronises Manchester United in press conference

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

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

At the moment it's quite hard to write about Arsenal without writing about Arsene Wenger, but although an ongoing story, the subject is getting old.

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.

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

Olivier Giroud
Earlier this week, Olivier Giroud hinted that he is set to sign a new contract with Arsenal. Should he? Should Arsenal even be offering him one?

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...

How do Arsenal players’ salaries compare to Neymar’s?

After his move to PSG, we're looking at how Neymar's massive wages compare to Arsenal's top earners.

Arsenal placing trust in 24-year-old with no experience: Are they mad?

Emi Martinez has waited patiently at Arsenal. Now is the time to step up or step away

Why teams like Arsenal need video technology

While it was obvious that the Arsenal gave us a subpar performance and got deservedly beat 4-0 by Southampton, the game offered a clear...

Arsenal find solution to midfield issues

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

21 players: Arsenal’s loan deals reviewed

Arsenal loan watch
This season was mostly a forgettable one for the first-team, but how did the players across the club's various levels out on loan fare?

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

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

Why 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.

Radio host’s bizarre attack on Wenger is utter nonsense

Arsene Wenger has been slammed by a talkSPORT host. It’s hardly new, but Andy Goldstein’s latest rant oddly blames the manager for dragging on the Alexis transfer saga.

How Chelsea’s defensive revolution helped Arsenal find their way

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

‘Like Giroud but with pace and a great goalscoring record’

Jodie Taylor recently hit a brace for England, so we thought it was about time we took a better look at her..

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

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

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.

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

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