Helen Trantum

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Helen is a season ticket holder with a desperate addiction to both chocolate and the Arsenal. It's really just a question of which kills her first! Since making the (near) fatal mistake of setting up home with a Tottenham season ticket holder, life has become much more complicated. She finds solace by writing for Daily Cannon and cleansing herself of all traces of Spurs on Twitter @nellypop13.
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Is this one of Arsenal's greatest number 7s?

Born in Prague on 4th October 1980, Tomas Rosicky had football in his blood and signed for Arsenal on 23 May 2006.
TERESOPOLIS, BRAZIL - MAY 21: The General Coordinator of the Brazilian national football team, Edu Gaspar, attends a press conference at Granja Comary Training Center for the first phase of preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on May 21, 2018 in Teresopolis, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Edu: “I always have Arsenal with me”

With the news at Edu looks set to join Arsenal in July as their Technical Director, let's take a look back at one of Arsenal's most under-rated and oft-forgotten players - Eduardo César Daude Gaspar.

Why Mesut Ozil will always be underrated

When you watch Ozil week in, week out, it’s easy to appreciate his ability and his intrinsic value to this Arsenal team, but our number eleven has found it difficult to convince those outside of Arsenal of his talents. The question is why?

Football is still a long way from gender equality

For Helen Ward, it’s too late to undo the injustices she faced. But in speaking out, she exposes some ugly truths that need addressing, and she helps pave the way for those who follow in her footsteps.

5 reasons female Arsenal fans should stay in the kitchen

A look at some of the accusations levelled at female football fans and the truth behind them.
SINGAPORE - JULY 28: Unai Emery head coach of Arsenal smiles during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain at the National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC)

Walking into the unknown at Arsenal: What can we expect against Manchester City?

In just a few short hours, the Arsenal stadium announcer will engage in familiar matchday patter, enthusing that football is back in North London and encouraging us to enjoy the game. Yet I’ve never felt less sure of what to expect from a matchday at the Emirates.
(L) of Muenchen and of Arsenal battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Why Mesut Ozil is the perfect poster child for Arsenal

If we, as a fanbase, don’t know what we want for our club then surely Mesut Ozil is the perfect poster child.
Arsenal fans have been increasingly frustrated with the current state of affairs at the club. (Picture source: Justin Tallis / Getty Images)

Do Arsenal owe fans what they are demanding?

That was the question posed in this month’s editorial meeting, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt that, never mind the answer, there was a problem with the question itself.

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

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

Preseason promise: 17-year-old shows Arsenal quality

Every year, pre-season offers an opportunity to some of our youngsters.

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

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

Out you go: Impossible to argue this player should remain in Arsenal starting lineup

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

Ode to Ospina

It looks like Dave's time at Arsenal is coming to an end, so in his honour...
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Why Arsenal would be crazy to sell this 27-year-old who could become club legend

Arsenal's goalkeeping situation has been the subject of debate for many seasons now, so what is really going on?

How Arsene Wenger can be the difference for players with no Champions League to...

Can Arsenal attract the top players we need without Champions League football?
Arsenal fans have been increasingly frustrated with the current state of affairs at the club. (Picture source: Justin Tallis / Getty Images)

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

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

Why Arsenal are struggling to sell cup final tickets against Chelsea

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

Why Arsenal are lucky to still have a chance of Champions League football

Going into the final round of matches relying on favours from other teams is never a good place to be. For all our flirtations with Europa League football over the years, we've very rarely left our destiny in the hands of others.
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Why Arsenal should withold Cup Final tickets from fans who waste their season tickets

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

How Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs cover each other's flaws perfectly

Q: How do you keep two left backs happy? A: Change to a back three so you can play one of them at left centre half and the other at left wing back.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's French forward Thierry Henry (R) celebrates as teammate Robert Pires (3rdL) is mobbed by Patrick Vieira (L), Ashley Cole (2ndL) Gilberto Silva (2ndR) and Dennis Bergkamp (3rdR) after scoring against Tottenham during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in north London, 25 April 2004. Arsenal leads 2-0 at half time. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

How Arsenal can still have a more successful season than Tottenham

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

Win the FA Cup and Wenger stays or lose so he goes? What do...

Let’s assume that you want Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal this summer.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's French forward Thierry Henry (R) celebrates as teammate Robert Pires (3rdL) is mobbed by Patrick Vieira (L), Ashley Cole (2ndL) Gilberto Silva (2ndR) and Dennis Bergkamp (3rdR) after scoring against Tottenham during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in north London, 25 April 2004. Arsenal leads 2-0 at half time. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

How Arsenal can still have a more successful season than Tottenham

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

Protests and Priorities: Why Arsenal fans need to grow up

Some Arsenal fans are planning a 'Wenger Out' protest for Wembley, while others are encouraging them. Helen Trantum explains why it's time to shut up, grow up, and get behind your team.

Arsenal have Petr Cech replacement lined up for next season

We've heard a lot about Arsenal needing a new keeper, but don't they already have one? It can be hard to tell a great goalkeeper...

Why mammoth change is not what’s needed at Arsenal

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

Why everything you think about Theo Walcott is wrong

He's been at Arsenal ten years, yet for most of his club career, it would have been unthinkable for Theo Walcott to lead an Arsenal XI onto the pitch in a competitive match.
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Dear Daily Cannon: Arsenal’s festering form is costing me my identity

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

David Opsina makes a lot of high-profile errors, but those aren't the ones that are most concerning
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'Make or break' time for Arsenal against West Brom

If Arsenal can take the feel good feeling from last weekend, and turn it into a great first half against the Baggies, that confidence could come flowing back.
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Arsenal are listening to fans - they just don't agree with them

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

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

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.
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Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?

Would you rather sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez?
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All change at Arsenal - but what should that change look like?

For Arsenal, change is all anyone talks about at the moment. The question is, what do we want to achieve? And moreover, what should that change look like?
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Maybe it's time for Arsene to go, but not because of Bayern Munich

Should Arsene go? I don’t even know what to think any more.
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Arsenal have Petr Cech replacement lined up for next season

As the debate rages over who should replace Petr Cech in Arsenal's goal, Helen Trantum looks at how the club already have his replacement
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The psychology behind Arsenal's Watford woes

Sports psychologists are all the rage, and for good reason.
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Why doesn't Petr Cech save penalties for Arsenal?

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