Stephen Bradley

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Gooner and below-average blogger who writes what he thinks, but sometimes doesn't think as he writes. Very occasionally makes a sensible point. Can be found on Twitter rambling away under the username @bradley08. May contain nuts.

Long read: What do Arsenal do with a problem like Jack Wilshere?

After an encouraging first start of the season, it is clear that Jack Wilshere is an attacking midfielder now. This is a BIG problem for Arsenal.

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

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

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

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

I tried to kill myself eleven years ago: Why is so little done to...

I've had the pleasure of being able to write for DailyCannon since April 2011. Having an opinion is one thing, but being able to reach such a wide and knowledgeable audience on a regular basis is quite another.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

This is why Arsenal 24-year-old's future has disrupted the Gunners on the pitch

There were two things we learned from the Stoke defeat last weekend. When everything goes to plan, Arsenal can play exceptional football. But when something very slightly alters that plan, everything falls apart.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal gestures to his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s chaotic win over Leicester City: A design flaw, or a flawed design?

Arsenal won their first league game of the season last Friday, despite playing a winger at left–back, a left–back at centre–back, another left–back at centre–back, and without the services of their captain, best centre midfielder and best attacker.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger smiles as he holds the FA Cup trophy after their win over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

These two factors keep Arsenal supporters coming back each season

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

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

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

How Arsenal can get Alexis to stay

Alexis Sanchez has one year left on his Arsenal contract, and has given no indication that would suggest that he intends to extend that.

Only 2 reasons Arsenal have let so many contracts run down

There is one question that lies at the heart of Arsenal's transfer activity so far this summer; why have they let so many of their key players run down their contracts?

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

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

Lacazette is more than a signing, he's a gamechanger - Here's why

Alexandre Lacazette is an Arsenal player. I'm not going to lie, it feels a little surreal typing that first sentence.
Alexis Sanchez v Manchester United

Would a swap deal get a better Sanchez replacement than using his transfer money?

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

Why Arsenal’s fixture list is actually perfect not painful

It's been just over a day since Arsenal's fixture list for the 2017–18 Premier League season was announced, there really is only one way to describe it - perfect. Here's why

4 major transfer problems Arsenal are dealing with this summer

It's only been 11 days since Arsenal's final game of the season finished with a big German holding a small pot, but that's been more than enough time for the relentless and merciless machine that is the transfer rumour mill to take over our lives and our social media feeds.

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

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

Why Arsenal are taking two steps back this summer

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

Arsenal face massive fork in club’s future: Can the board make the right choice?

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

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

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

Were Arsenal lucky or Manchester United rubbish?

A lot will be made of Arsene Wenger finally being able to get one over his long time rival and nemesis, Jose Mourinho, but in truth, this match was less about the result and more about how much Manchester United did to secure a 0-0, and how Arsenal were fortunate in the manner of which they broke the deadlock.

3 options for what’s wrong with Arsenal right now

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

Arsenal will need more than luck against Tottenham and Manchester United

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

This is the real reason Arsene Wenger changed formation against Middlesbrough

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

Why Arsenal’s biggest threat to their future is themselves

There was a moment during the 3–0 loss at Crystal Palace on Monday which summed up Arsenal's current problems so perfectly, no protest or chant or tweet or YouTube video could improve on it.
Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal (right) and Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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

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

How Arsenal can survive and thrive without Alexis Sanchez

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

Precedent: What needs to happen for Stan Kroenke to fire Arsene Wenger

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

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 fan storm coming for Wenger and Liverpool is the first wind

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

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.

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.

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

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

Arsenal’s infinity staircase strikes again

Arsenal's infinity staircase strikes again

Why Granit Xhaka is not angry - he's scared

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

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.

Arsenal give clearest indication yet that Wenger will sign new deal

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

Why 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

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

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

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

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