Santi Cazorla: The special one

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

How Chelsea hero became Arsenal's nemesis

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

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

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

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...

Arsenal legend uses Manchester City star to highlight what Arsenal need

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

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...

5 best Arsenal moments of 2016

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

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

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

Are Arsenal's players as intelligent as Wenger thinks?

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

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.

Why Arsenal fans should enjoy Christmas after Manchester City win

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

How to solve Wenger's selection issues

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

Could 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,...

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

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

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

A comfortable 4-1 victory over Basel means Arsenal beat PSG to the top of our Champions League group table but what else did we learn?

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

Fringe players let youngsters down in difficult circumstances

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

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.

Is this why Theo Walcott has been rubbish this season?

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

Poll: Which Arsenal player worries Barca the most?

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

Arsenal review of 2016 – More of the same

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

Long read: Assessing Arsenal's transfer window

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

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

If you ever wanted to know the depth of hatred that Arsenal fans hold in their hearts for Jose Mourinho, you just had to look at how happy we all were on Sunday when Chelsea smashed his United.

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

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

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...

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

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

Why Arsenal fans have every right to protest against Wenger

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

Why 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?

Arsenal depth doubtful as first team continues to fly

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

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.

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...

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

The weekend's walk-over of the West London gazzilionaires has helped restore the faith, and the logic of recent decisions is now clear, but is this just another false dawn?

Why Santi Cazorla deserves to be smiling again

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

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...

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.

All you need to know about Arsenal's Algerian midfielder

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

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'.

Why should Arsenal fans care about international football?

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

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...

Manchester United fans go crazy at Iwobi/Martial tweet

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

Why Ozil leaving says more about Arsenal than Alexis going

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

Which under-performing forward should Wenger start against Leicester?

Leicester roll up in London this week for the most important of league games. Sitting some five points behind the Foxes with games starting to...

Replicating last season will inspire Arsenal to title glory

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

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...

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?

A tale of eleven Arsenal contracts

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

Arsenal fans must accept stagnation of Ox and Wilshere

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

Long read: 4 things Arsenal must do to fix themselves

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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 hilariously patronises Manchester United in press conference

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

Arsenal risk losing Aaron Ramsey

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

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

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

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...

5 things Arsenal's Xhaka bid proves

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

Why Arsenal fans should lighten up over Alexis Sanchez banner

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

Why Arsenal still have it all to play for

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

In praise of Alexis Sanchez

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

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

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

Could Arsenal be growing into genuine title contenders?

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

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.

Are Arsenal fans making things worse for the club?

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

Why it’s no big deal if Chuba Akpom leaves

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

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.

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 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...

Fanzone: Maybe Arsene Wenger is the problem

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

Arsenal board make decision that shocks nobody

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

UEFA decision is bad news for Arsenal

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

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

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

Arsenal fans prefer experienced manager over exciting young one

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

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

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

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...

Is Mesut Özil Arsenal’s most undervalued player?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alexis Sanchez's recent interview with ESPN Brazil couldn't have been better (or worse, from our point of view) timed after he picked up an injury in training for Chile.

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.

Why this season is so uncertain for Arsenal

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

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

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

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...

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

Can improved strength in depth offset traditional curses?

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...

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.

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...

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...

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

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

Wenger must play key midfielder centrally

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

How Arsenal have the upper hand on Manchester United

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

Why Arsenal signing Rob Holding makes so much sense

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

Not Özil, another divisive Arsenal midfielder is the best around

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

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

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

Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

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

How Arsenal's fear cost them against Barcelona

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

Why doesn't Petr Cech save penalties for Arsenal?

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

Should Arsenal sell Cazorla? The case for and against

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

Arsenal repeatedly buckle under pressure

Arsenal continuously crumble under pressure - why?

Who should be crowned Arsenal captain next season?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Why Coquelin still holds Arsenal key despite Tottenham stupidity

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

Stats prove Alexis is misfiring badly

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

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

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

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...

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

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.

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.

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...

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

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

Arsene Wenger and the eleven lords

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

Arsenal fans say who they want to replace Arsene Wenger

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

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

Petr Cech
Although I think most of us were expecting an embarrassing performance and result against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, it's never nice to actually have to live through it.

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?

Are Arsenal mentally ready for the Premier League?

The difference between been mentally and physically ready for the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 5

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

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

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

The tale of the two expiring Arsenal contracts

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

Why two weeks is an eternity in Arsenal's world

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

Who should be the first choice Arsenal LFC goalkeeper?

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

Why 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...

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Helen Trantum column
Why does the Emirates rarely look full?

Why Arsenal will end Manchester United's hoodoo

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

The secret solution to Arsenal’s corner conundrum

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

Petr Čech’s importance to Arsenal is understated

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

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

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

Can Wenger be the one to make Arsenal great again?

I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.

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...

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

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

What happened to the Tuesday Club?

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

Will inconsistent Arsenal ever learn?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Why Arsenal's midfield maestro will be missed

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

Why playing Granit Xhaka can solve 2 Arsenal problems in 1

In the last two games, Arsenal have shown that they have the strongest squad in the Premier League, and that they have two distinct formulas available to them that they can use can get results in almost any circumstance but Granit Xhaka is the key

Reasons to be 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

As Adams and Henry return, is Bergkamp next?

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

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?

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

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

Why the Norwich result feels like a bitter defeat

Momentarily forget about the unfortunate injuries to Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez - we can only hope that they are not too serious. After all,...

Why Arsenal players need to be frustrated like Alexis Sanchez

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

August 2015: How will Arsenal line up?

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

Ray Parlour shows Arsenal the way at Old Trafford

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

Will Arsenal fans ever be happy?

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

Arsenal 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...

Five ways Wenger should shake up Arsenal

Since the disheartening (to put it lightly) 3-1 loss to West Brom, reports that Arsene Wenger has decided to stay at Arsenal and 'shake-up' the club over the summer have increased - but how?

Why Granit Xhaka would make Chelsea think twice about sitting back

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

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

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

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...

Barcelona legend wrong about Arsenal star

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

Why Coquelin is not like most Wenger youth products

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

Arsenal 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.

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

Wenger’s lucky stumble against Manchester City

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

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...

The ex-player Wenger may want to replace him

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

Fans are the biggest problem football has

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

Arsenal 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...

Does Wenger show too much faith in his players?

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

Is Gibbs fit to replace Monreal when he leaves?

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

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...

Is this Arsenal’s new Gilberto Silva?

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

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.

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?

Why have Arsenal missed the boat on superstar signings?

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

Four reasons why Arsenal can win the league next season

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

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

Alexis Sanchez v PSG
At this point, it's quite clear that Alexis Sanchez is off from Arsenal in the summer, so it seems only prudent that we should look forward to what sort of cash we can get for him.

Why the magic of the FA Cup is still alive

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

Arsenal player of the month announced

Now the 2015/16 season is underway, we at Daily Cannon have decided to award players with our very own 'player of the month' award. August was...

Emmanuel Adebayor: A sad story and a career wasted

Somehow, Emmanuel Adebayor has managed to play for some of the top clubs in the world (and Tottenham) yet at 31, he finds himself...

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.

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.

The psychology behind Arsenal's Watford woes

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

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...

Why Francis Coquelin is a very lucky boy

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

Should Arsenal 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: 4th not 14th

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

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

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

Why Liverpool loss sums up Arsenal's summer

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

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.

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...

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 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.

Is Cech right – is he performing well?

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

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

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

Why 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 Alexis needs to grow up

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

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

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

Arsenal's transfer clock is ticking

Helen Trantum column
I left home over four years ago.

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

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

Arsenal legend takes swipe at young Tottenham star

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

Szczesny has decision to make about Arsenal future

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

Failure against West Ham United reminds Arsenal of shortcomings

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

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

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

How Arsenal treat the media v how the media treat Arsenal

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

Long read: Swansea show Arsenal’s strengths and frailties

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

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...

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?

Four of Arsenal's best ever Champions League wins

Let Nia Giffiths guide you down Champions League memory lane.

Why Arsenal should ‘beg’ Wenger to stay

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

Attack v defence – why Arsenal can thump Tottenham this weekend

Five reasons why Arsenal fans should be super optimistic ahead of the north London derby against Tottenham this weekend

What does 2017 hold for Arsenal and Arsenal fans?

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

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

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

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?

Wenger's lack of preparation cost Arsenal against Leicester City

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

Who had the better transfer window - Arsenal or Tottenham?

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

Arsenal don't need anyone else

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

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...

Arsenal’s stupidity cost us again at Chelsea

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

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

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

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.

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...

Awful refereeing spoils Arsenal victory

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

Comparing Leicester and Arsenal's Invincibles

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

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.

Why this is Arsenal fans only choice

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

What to do when the season ends

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

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

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

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 TV money affects Premier League

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

Why 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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Analysis: The ever-changing right-back predicament at Arsenal

Nothing is certain in football. Over the past eighteen months, that has been the overriding message at Arsenal. In the build-up to the Premier League campaign...

5 things Arsenal learned v Bournemouth

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

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...

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?

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

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

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...

Is this really all Olivier Giroud is worth?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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.

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...

Are these five players set to be fired from Arsenal?

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

Why 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.

Who is Aleksandr Kokorin and why do Arsenal want him?

With the January transfer window approaching, there are reports that Arsenal are going to make a signing! Yes, a real signing! According to Russian outlet Izvestia,...

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...

International boss refuses to rest tired Arsenal star

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

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 FanTV: Great Idea, Grim Reality

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

Are Arsenal 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?

20 minute read for Arsene Wenger’s 20 years

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

Why football narratives prevail

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

Have Arsenal behaved disgracefully over Welbeck’s injury?

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

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 player ratings: Who was the worst?

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

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.

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...

How Arsenal really found their balance

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

Why 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...

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

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

Thierry v Tottenham

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

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...

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...

Are Chile going to blow Arsenal’s title hopes?

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

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal fail to beat top sides

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

Ranking Arsenal's attacking midfielders for 2015/16 season

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

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.

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

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

Why Arsenal fans should say thank-you to Cesc Fabregas

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

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...

Are Arsenal fans spoilt?

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

Time for Wenger to leave, but where does that leave Arsenal?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
'Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today...' Okay, maybe that's quite a dramatic opening, perhaps even unnecessary. However, it's hard to escape the feeling that...

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?

How did Arsenal do in the January transfer window?

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

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

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

What should Arsenal fans expect from the team next season?

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

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

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

Arsenal risk hindering youth development with competition decision

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

Why Danny Welbeck was right to celebrate against Manchester United

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

Iwobi talent really shows how bad Arsenal duo have been

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The inclusion of Alex Iwobi in our first team has done two things: Firstly, proven that Arsene Wenger does have an eye for talent, even if our youth system can be hit or miss; and secondly, shine a light on how poor Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been, particularly this season.

Five reasons why Arsenal transfers fail

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

Arsenal’s Bayern show could send the wrong message

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

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...

Long read: Wenger has two weeks to save Arsenal

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

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...

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?

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.

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.

Arsenal give clearest indication yet that Wenger will sign new deal

If the news regarding players' contract negotiations over the last few days are anything to go by, then it would seem like the board disagrees and has already decided to keep Wenger on.

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...

Unhappy goalkeeper released + more – Arsenal weekly review

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

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

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

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

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

Why Giroud should start ahead of Alexis against PSG

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

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...

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

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

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.

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.

Wenger attempting brave new transfer policy as Arsenal chase glory

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

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

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

Why Arsenal can no longer continue with Ospina in goal

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

Behind the scenes at Arsene Wenger's team talk

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

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

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

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.

What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

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

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.

Two things the failed Arsenal fans’ protest achieved

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

Why Arsenal fans should hope Man United beat Chelsea

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

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 fans split over potential new contract for Wenger

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

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.

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

Before long, our senior squad will trickle back to London Colney ahead of our clash against Manchester United on 19 November and everything will start to look very familiar.

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Why Wenger's tactics can win Arsenal the Premier League

After a week with another two tight but very creditable home victories, The Gunners seem to be exploring every different route to three points...

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 have another problem, not just ticket prices

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

The wait for Arsenal is over

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

What can Arsenal fans expect from this transfer window?

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

Arsenal’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

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...

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.

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,...

Five things Arsenal fans can expect from Liverpool clash

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

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

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

Squad options re-right the Good Ship Arsenal

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

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...

Blame me, Arsenal, blame me

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

Returning man can fire Arsenal's title challenge

It's been a very good few days for Arsenal. On Saturday title rivals Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur both won, but the result of the former...

How this Arsenal midfielder hid Arsenal's problems for years

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

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

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

Is Wenger's importance his biggest problem?

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

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

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

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

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

Double Jeopardy: Supporting a team in the title race

After a fairly late and possibly undeserved Laurent Koscielny goal gave Arsenal all three points on Saturday, nothing was going to ruin my evening. Arsenal...

What next for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal?

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

Why Chelsea's manager cannot compete with Arsene Wenger

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

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...

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...

Teenager returns to Arsenal and could make his debut in Munich

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

Have we all judged Ospina too harshly? Stats suggest so

Arsenal's 3-2 loss to Olympiacos marked a low-point in an indifferent start to the season for the Gunners. Having already been upset by Dinamo Zagreb...

Has Arsenal's media training gone too far?

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

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

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

Why something needs to change at Arsenal

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

Is this Theo Walcott's last chance at Arsenal?

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

Can Arsenal return to being a team of two halves?

Muddling through as seasonal schizophrenia returns.

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

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

Rating Arsenal's goalkeepers for 2015/16

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

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.

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...

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.

Gabriel could be key to Arsenal beating Chelsea

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

Bellerin rules but Jenkinson will prove his worth and dislodge Debuchy

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

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.

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...

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

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

Is Danny Welbeck the striker Arsenal needed all along?

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

'This Girl Can' and Lionesses successfully tackling prejudice in football

by Helen Trantum This Girl Can. Waiting for the tube this morning, that was the message emblazoned across an image of a girl juggling a football. The...

Why Arsenal's bad run of form is normal

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

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.

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 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?

Who’s the specialist in failure now, Jose?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
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...

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...

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...

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'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,...

Wenger’s House of Cards

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

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

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

What does Arsenal's transfer history teach us?

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

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...

86% of Arsenal fans want Wenger out

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

Long read: Arsenal's morning after the night before

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

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...

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...

What can Arsenal fans expect from the January transfer window?

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

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.

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

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

Could this season yet go down in history for Arsenal?

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

Long read: Arsenal squad depth comes to the fore

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

Why 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 to fix international football so people care again

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

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 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...

Podolski dream of Arsenal future laughable

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

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.

Wenger would be right to give Alexis winter break

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

Arsene Wenger's top five signings - number 1

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

Why 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,...

Long read: Why Wenger was right

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

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...

Progress report: Jack Wilshere at Bournemouth

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

Is Arsenal star being irresponsible with his health?

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

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 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?

Five things Arsenal learnt against Hull City

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

Why are Arsenal’s loan players struggling?

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

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

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

Arsenal team of the month for March

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

Why Hector Bellerin would be a massive loss for Arsenal

Helen Trantum column
Stephen Bradley wrote a fascinating column yesterday.

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.

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

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

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...

An Arsenal Love Affair

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

Aaron Ramsey: Problem solver or problem creator?

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

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.

Will this be Wenger's biggest player regret?

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

How does leaving the EU affect Arsenal?

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

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

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

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

Why Arsenal take selfies cc Jamie Carragher

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

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

Left wing. Right wing. Centre midfield. Centre attacking midfield. Aaron Ramsey can play in all four of those positions, and it may be the reason why Arsenal end up selling him in the summer.

This is how Arsenal should treat Carl Jenkinson

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

In defence of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal v Bayern Munich

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

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.

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

Chelsea have gathered plenty of criticism and anger from a number of different rival clubs, supporters and critics in the media over the past few years for their trend of stockpiling young players. That could all be about to end

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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...

Why Arsenal fans hate Piers Morgan and Ramsey was right

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Wenger right not to sign striker for Arsenal

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

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...

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...

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

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

Lies, Statistics & Petr Cech

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

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

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

Why Arsene Wenger rarely makes substitutions before 70 minutes?

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

How Arsenal can keep Coquelin and sign another defensive midfielder

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

Player Ratings: Arsenal boy runs Chelsea ragged

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

The transcendental nature of Olivier Giroud

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

Long read: Why nothing beats an Arsenal matchday

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

What Arsenal fans need to learn from Liverpool and Tottenham

You cannot replace one top quality player with an amalgamation of mediocre ones. That's the lesson Liverpool have failed to learn from top six bedfellows...

Why Jack Wilshere Chose Bournemouth over AC Milan

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

Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

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

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 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...

'What if' - The Arsenal game

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

Is this Arsene Wenger’s legacy in action?

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

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

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

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

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

Arsenal fans agree Wenger is right man for job

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Arsenal fans: cheer up, it's not that bad.

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

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

Is it finally Oxlade-Chamberlain's year?

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Five of the stupidest things Arsenal have done against Manchester United

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

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...

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

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
That Arsène Wenger marked his 20th anniversary of taking charge of the Arsenal with a scrappy, George Graham style, 1-0 win at Burnley was an irony I feel sure the Frenchman will have appreciated.

Why Arsenal fans need to stop arguing about ticket prices

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

Why should Giroud start on Saturday against Chelsea?

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

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 season is over but fan revolt has just begun

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

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

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

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

As you've no doubt heard by now, Alexis Sanchez has seemingly caused a stir online by saying he's good enough to be considered in the same bracket as superstar duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - seen as the world's best players.

Cech joining Chelsea and not Arsenal was a blessing in disguise

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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...

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,...

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

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

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

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

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.

Four reasons Theo Walcott is not getting picked for Arsenal

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

Ozil winning PFA Player of the Month proves Arsenal fans right

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

Why 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.

Analysis: Rob Holding shows exactly why Arsenal purchased him

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

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

David Ospina
Earlier this week, Arsene Wenger claimed that he has two world class keepers in Petr Cech and David Ospina. Our resident goalkeeping expert, Helen Trantum, disagrees.

Arsenal 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.

What should Arsenal do with this left-back?

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

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...

Ranking Arsenal's striker from 2015/16 season

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

Chaos theory: Arsenal’s new plan?

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

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...

Should Arsenal sell Aaron Ramsey?

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

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

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

Arsene Wenger can’t win at Sutton United

Arsenal travel to Sutton United on Monday night in the FA Cup with Arsene Wenger probably aware that he can’t win no matter what happens.

Analysis: Arsenal should avoid Napoli star

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

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...

Holy smokes! Media outrage at smoking is infuriating

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

Power of Habit – Why Arsenal lose against the top sides

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

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.

Oxlade-Chamberlain must take his chance with key man injured

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Photo: Arsenal forward suffers horrific challenge

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

The young man Arsenal have to build a new defence around

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

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....

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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?

Jose Mourinho: The Anti-Arsene

Helen Trantum column
Twenty years is a long time.

Why Arsenal fans shouldn't overreact over bad results

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

The mismanagement of Liverpool and lessons to learn from Arsenal

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

Proof Arsenal aren’t in negative spiral

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
The change in month, it seems, has not brought about a change in fortunes for our beloved Arsenal. The optimism fostered by the pre-Christmas win...

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.

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

'Tis the season to be...fed up? As the nights draw in ever earlier and the days get ever grey-er, Arsenal's title challenge has wilted badly...

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.

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.

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

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

Should Wenger play Alexis against Manchester United regardless?

How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?

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...

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

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

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...

7 Arsenal problems that need sorted immediately

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

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?

Moneyball? Premier League clubs are spending wisely

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

Arsenal player of 2016

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

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

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

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?

Arsenal’s title challenge clinging on by its fingertips

On a weekend where the Arsenal tail attempted to wag the dog, like England's bowlers after another batting collapse, the team's combination of pride,...

Is Nacho Monreal Arsenal’s most improved player?

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

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.

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 happens when you meet your Arsenal hero?

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

Top 5 Arsenal goals from 2016

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

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...

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

Helen Trantum column
Professional athletes get injured a lot.

Arsenal have paid the price for not taking risks

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

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.

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.

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?

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 Fabregas will never be forgiven for abandoning Arsenal

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

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 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.

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

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

Football’s importance only magnified by weekend horrors

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

How Coquelin and Diaby's careers tell the same story

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

Leftovers can be good too

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

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.

Arsenal transfer raids put aside in favour of retention strategy

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

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

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

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.

Oxlade-Chamberlain to come of age at last

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Arsenal'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...

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.

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

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

‘Would you rather…?’ Arsenal edition

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

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...

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...

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...

How Arsenal look stronger heading into Olympiacos and Manchester United games

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

Selling Sanchez would be disastrous for Arsenal

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

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...

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

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

Should Arsenal show zero tolerance towards bad attitudes?

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

Wenger confirms why Arsenal are better in second halves than first

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

Has Arsenal’s British core gone rotten?

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

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?

Top 10 Arsenal goals this season

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

Can Giroud take his chance on the international stage?

You have probably read about Karim Benzema, so it should come as no surprise that he isn't in the French national squad for the...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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

In light of opposition fans and media having a field day twisting Arsene Wenger's quotes regarding Leicester City struggling this season, we take a look at three more times the boss' quotes have been taken out of context.

Arsenal loan move raises plenty of questions

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

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

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

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.

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...

The Arsenal XI Wenger should pick for every game remaining

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

Arsenal 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.

Arsene Wenger for England? Never!

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Sam Allardyce losing the England job he coveted for years in a matter of 67 days has to be one of the most marvelous football stories I have ever heard.

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.

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...

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

Five things we learned from Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

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

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.

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

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

Does Thierry Henry love Arsenal or money?

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

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...

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

Mark Clattenburg and Alexis Sanchez
Should this tackle on Alexis Sanchez have been a penalty?

Why Theo Walcott is nothing more than a shark

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

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

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

Is this why Arsenal are rubbish in the first half?

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

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,...

Why current Arsenal squad could be better than Invincibles

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