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.

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...

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...

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 fans play the waiting game

by Stephen Bradley For the last few years, July has often been an awkward time for Arsenal fans. For almost a decade, we had to sit...

Do Arsenal fans need to relax?

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

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

by Stephen Bradley "Spend some f*#@ing money!!!!!" How many times have we heard the above phrase being bellowed from the back of whatever stadium/pub/living room that...

Why transfer windows will always be captivating and infuriating for Arsenal

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

Line up, line up, get your unwanted Arsenal players here...

by Stephen Bradley There are many things in football that seem like they're designed to do one thing yet in fact do something quite different. For...

The best Arsenal awards you'll read all summer

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

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...

Why now is not the time for Arsenal fans to argue

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

Why Arsenal still have it all to do to be Champions of anything

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

Do you really want to see Arsenal win every game they play?

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

Which Cesc Fabregas are you talking about?

There's nothing more that football fans love, than drama. In last week's fixture between the league leaders and the team in third place, much was...

When it comes to Arsenal, no news isn't good news

Us fans are weird. Arsenal have just put together one of the longest winning streaks in its illustrious history. We're second in the league and...

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?

Arsenal must ignore Liverpool man and take advantage of star's situation

Nobody is talking about Theo Walcott's contract situation and that's exactly why Arsenal need to act fast.

Spanish international set to sign four-year £65,000/pw deal at Arsenal

Nacho Monreal is set to rewarded for his excellent season with a new deal and a nice payrise.

Midfielder's agent confirms contact

Was there ever a time when Yohann Gourcuff wasn’t linked with Arsenal? Here we go again.

Arsenal target confirms summer departure

Real Madrid and German international Sami Khedira has confirmed that he is not renewing his contract with Real Madrid, and will leave on a...

Mesut Ozil on what's important to him

German maestro Mesut Ozil was upbeat about his recent performances, and believes he is on course for future success with the club.

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 forward faces uncertain future

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski needs to find a club that is willing to accommodate his skill set into their tactics.

Arsenal set for cash windfall from UEFA

UEFA have announced that clubs will get more money for taking part in the Champions League next season, but how much?

FA home-grown rules: Man City, Chelsea lose players; Gunners won't

The FA have announced changes to the home-grown-rules, so what does it mean for the clubs at the top?

The players Arsenal must sell to win the Champions League

Arsenal need to cut ties with players who aren't good enough and spend heavily in the summer to reinforce.

Monaco injuries could open door for Arsenal - opposition preview

Knowing what to expect from Monaco in the first leg didn't help Arsenal, perhaps they should heed Lana Dawood's advice this time.

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...

Who will pay to 'fix' the Emirates?

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

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.

Everything Arsenal need to know about Monaco to ensure progression

Monaco arrive at the Emirates this week for the Champions League. Here is everything you need to know about what to expect.

Chelsea fans show the power of 'groupthinking' that infects all fans

As the football world expresses its condemnation of the actions of a handful of Chelsea fans in Paris, Stephen Bradley highlights how fans of all clubs need to take more of a stand against unacceptable behaviour.

The silver lining to the Tottenham defeat finally shows itself

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

Why football will just keep costing fans more

Wit the announcement of the Premier League's obscene TV deal with Sky and BTSport, Stephen Bradley explains why it's a terrible thing for fans.

Why it's your duty to hate Tottenham

Stephen Bradley believes it is your duty to hate Tottenham. Find out here why.

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?

Why it’s not up to Wenger to fit in Ozil & co

There's been quite a lot written about Arsenal in the last few days, (that might seem like a redundant sentence, but we usually only...

What if you’re wrong about Arsene Wenger?

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