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.

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.

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

Should Wenger play Alexis against Manchester United regardless?

How much do you trust Alexis Sanchez?

Can Wenger be the one to make Arsenal great again?

I am about to commit Arsenal blogging suicide.

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

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

End of Groundhog Day? Why Arsenal’s film this season could get its Hollywood ending

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

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

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

Long read: Should Arsenal be worried about Hector Bellerin?

There are three things that always occur at this time of year in the world of football; International fixtures suck the life out of everyone, illuminous yellow balls are used in games for no good reason whatsoever, and reports start emanating from Barcelona that state that they're interested in signing an Arsenal player. Again.

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

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

How one subtle shift has totally transformed Arsenal

Sometimes in football, radical change is needed to ensure that a team gets positive results. In other instances, the change needs to be rather more subtle in order to get the most out of a team.

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

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?

Football Isn’t Life or Death

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to write for Daily Cannon since April 2011. Having an opinion is one thing, but being able to...

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.

Why can't Arsenal attract players like Manchester United?

With only a few days remaining before the summer transfer window closes, Arsenal fans are racking their brains to try to figure out what the club's plans are, or even if there are any at all.

Why Liverpool loss sums up Arsenal's summer

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

How fear keeps people supporting Arsenal

Arsenal are going to win the league this season.

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

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

Report: Drogba scores routine goal but Arsenal clinch win

Before we get to covering how this match played out, a number of qualifiers have to be pointed out in order to put everyone's performance into perspective.

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...

Are Arsenal stuck between a rock and a hard place in the transfer market?

The transfer market is a medium that is full of hidden agendas, misleading information and everyone involved in only interested in taking advantage of as many people as possible.

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

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

TV money may be Arsenal’s downfall

When it was announced at the beginning of the year that Arsenal, along with the other 19 Premier League clubs, would receive an extra £40-50m in TV revenue, we all welcomed the news with open arms.

Will Brexit lead to Wenger's departure from Arsenal?

Well. That escalated quickly, huh?!

Why Arsenal need to move fast after Vardy deal dies

So. Jamie Vardy. We get to hate him again now, right? That's how this works, right?

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...

Is this Arsenal fans' biggest dilemma over Jamie Vardy?

After news broke last weekend of Arsenal's pursuit of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, there have been two common queries of the move. One of them is a solely footballing question, and one of them isn't.

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

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

Super news for Arsenal owner

Absentee Arsenal majority owner, Stan Kroenke, was given even more incentive to stay away from North London yesterday when his NFL franchise, the Los Angeles Rams, were awarded the rights to host Superbowl LV in 2021.

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.

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.

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.

Mass sale at Arsenal as 11 players could go cheap or free if they...

Is it possible that the main reason for Arsenal have not put together a title challenge for the third year in succession, and for fans feeling increasingly restless over the direction in which the club may be going, is that we're all just getting old?

Arsenal fans need to change before the board will listen

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

Why finishing behind Tottenham is not reason enough to sack Wenger

Football is a tricky game to evaluate at the best of times. It's almost impossible to treat a game logically when you've spent the vast...

Player focus: Is Arsenal striker good enough?

With Danny Welbeck still in the process of returning to match fitness, Olivier Giroud was handed an opportunity to reclaim his place in the regular starting lineup. Did he take advantage of this chance?

Player focus: Aaron Ramsey key in win over West Brom

Arsene Wenger made three changes to the team that drew 1-1 versus Crystal Palace, with the most noticeable one being the addition of Aaron Ramsey to the starting lineup.

Player focus: Alex Iwobi proves to be Arsenal’s only bright spark

They say that 'absence makes the heart grow fonder'. If Sunday's showing was anything to go by, Arsenal fans should be praying to whichever deity that they have faith in that Alex Iwobi doesn't disappear anytime soon.

Player focus: Arsenal defensive pairing fails once again

After another disappointing performance at home to Crystal Palace, a lot of focus will be directed at what Arsenal did poorly during the game, and most of it should fall on the centre-back partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel.

Stan Kroenke makes bold move to sign huge star

In a move that has stunned the American Football world, the Los Angeles Rams, owned by one Enos Stanley Kroenke, have acquired the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft from the Tennessee Titans.

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.