Helen Trantum

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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Arsenal’s penalty palaver

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

Arsenal are facing an unprecedented situation with many players out of contract at the same time in 2018. What's going on?
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Arsenal transfer raids put aside in favour of retention strategy

New signings aren't the answer, old players signing new deal is
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A look at Alexis’ face

You may have heard about type A personalities.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace – A turgid affair fit for Sunday league standard

Ever feel like we're playing the same game of football over and over?
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Granit Xhaka – leading from the front

Who sets the tempo of Arsenal’s play?
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Wenger’s House of Cards

“Be careful what you wish for.”
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Arsenal’s mentality of champions – a work in progress?

We talk a lot about mentality as a key component of great sides.
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Lies, Statistics & Petr Cech

You’ve probably heard of xG models.
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Margin for error: The solution to Arsenal’s injury woes

Professional athletes get injured a lot.
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Hector Bellerin: The boy who has become everything

How do you choose the name that adorns your Arsenal shirt?
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Jose Mourinho: The Anti-Arsene

Twenty years is a long time.
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Why Jose Mourinho is key to Arsenal’s season

At the start of the season, all the noise was about Pep Guardiola.
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Arsenal and Iwobi – Iike Fabregas – only better

Have Arsenal learned the lessons from overplaying youngsters?

Jack Wilshere: Heartbreaker

Jack Wilsere may have exchanged his frantic London life for a more relaxed seaside adventure, but reports emerged this weekend that his move has caused angst both back at Arsenal and down at Bournemouth.
David Ospina

Why Wenger is wrong to insist Ospina is ‘world class’

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.
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Long read: Dissecting Arsenal’s Plan B

Why does the Emirates rarely look full?
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Long read: How to win the league, Arsenal style

Sometimes your destiny is in your own hands, or at very least materially so.
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Hector Bellerin: A boy who can do anything

Stephen Bradley wrote a fascinating column yesterday.
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Blame me, Arsenal, blame me

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...
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The Emma Watson of football – Arsenal rising

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

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?
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Chelsea, Voldemort and the 10th circle of hell

"Remember who you are, what you are, and who you represent."

Long read – Arsene through the ages

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?
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Why Tottenham can only dream of emulating Arsenal

Tottenham are at least a decade behind Arsenal.

Poor Jose – an unrequited love story

Once upon a time, Jose Mourinho's full-on obsession
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Peak Theo – 10 years of TJ and the Arsenal

What have you achieved in the last ten years?
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What makes an Arsenal legend and what rules you out?

Is the term 'legend' too readily used in modern football?
Mesut Ozil of Arsenal takes on Dele Alli of Tottenham during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on March 5, 2016 in London, England.

Arsenal vs Spurs: Transfer Window Edition

We look at how our transfer window compares to that of our rivals. First up: Tottenham Hotspur.
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Long read: The case for the defence – contemplating Koscielny

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

Player focus: Walcott shows his Sunday best v Liverpool

It's not been a year to remember for Theo Walcott.
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Long read: My Arsenal matchday experience

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.
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Taxi! Last chance saloon to Roma’s Stadio Olimpico please…

The observant among you will know I’m a big Wojciech Szczesny fan.
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Tick. Tock.

I left home over four years ago.
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Theo’s moment?

Our striking options are looking a tad threadbare.
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Why I’m proud to be a Gooner in this messed up world

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,...
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Arsene’s keeping up with the Jones

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...
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Adams in, Arsene out?

Mr Arsenal is home, but is he home for good?
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Can we have a referendum on Arsene?

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.