Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (C) consoles Arsenal's Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson (R) after the English League Cup quarter final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium, in London on December 22, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Why Arsenal need a goalkeeper as urgently as a creative midfielder

Arsenal care likely to bring in a creative midfielder in January but if we don't get another keeper we could be heading for even worse trouble.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images )

Have the players really turned on Mikel Arteta?

As I found myself explaining how Arsenal had got to a place that had me calling them idiots every 15 seconds, a number of things seemed to make themselves clear.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa battles for possession with David Luiz of Arsenal and Dani Ceballos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal FC at Villa Park on July 21, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

5 Arsenal stories you must read this weekend

To save you having to wade through a ton of sites, we've done that for you to pick out the Arsenal stories you might not want to miss.
Nicolas Pepe via

How Nicolas Pepe can fulfil his potential at Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe scored a stunner against Dundalk so is this the start of him paying it his seriously questionable £72m fee?

Emi Martinez: Moving to Aston Villa was a step up in my career

Emiliano Martinez signed for Aston Villa but by moving so soon after the Cup final, did he show why he never made it at Arsenal?
Edinson Cavani Arsenal v PSG

9 players heavily linked with Arsenal now available for free

The list of players available for free this summer reads like a who's who of Arsenal's failed moves during teh austerity years.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 26, 2020. (Photo by NEIL HALL / POOL / AFP)

4 players Arteta seems to want but Arsenal don’t

Over the last few weeks became clear that the final say on what players come and go at Arsenal did not rest with Mikel Arteta but with Raul Sanllehi and Edu above him, but now Sanllehi has gone, will things change?
COBHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Willian of Chelsea arrives for a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match against Lille OSC at Chelsea Training Ground on December 09, 2019 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

How many players moved from Chelsea to Arsenal before Willian?

Willian is now an Arsenal player but how many players have moved from Chelsea to Arsenal over the years?
MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 20: Hakan Calhanoglu of AC Milan reacts during the Serie A match between AC Milan and US Lecce at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 20, 2019, in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

1 in, 2 out, expected deals and gossip: Arsenal’s weekend

Arsenal's weekend was a relatively eventful one, so let's recap what happened.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Won’t be missed: Arsenal star trio to leave and fans don’t care

Granit Xhaka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette's PR teams thought it a good day to make sure fans knew they wouldn't be hanging around as Arsenal prepared to announce Mikel Arteta as their new head coach.
Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi waves to the crowd at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

What happened to Matteo Guendouzi’s new contract?

During the summer, it was reported that Matteo Guendouzi was set to get a new Arsenal contract to reflect his importance to the first team but there has been nothing mentioned since, so what happened?
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 27: Philippe Coutinho of Brazil looks on during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Brazil and Paraguay at Arena do Gremio on June 27, 2019 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Coutinho loan, Icardi offer, Khedira contract, Tierney injury: Arsenal weekend roundup

Compared to last weekend, this one was relatively quiet in the land of Arsenal as we were only trying to sign Barcelona’s most expensive player ever on loan while we offered Mauro Icardi €10m-a-year.
Edu and Josh Kroenke

Even when a Kroenke speaks, he still says nothing

There’s something to be said about the sons of billionaires who follow their fathers into the family business. Just look at Donald Trump jnr if you don’t know what I mean. If the Kroenkes have an Eric hiding out somewhere, Arsenal could be in even bigger trouble.
Chilean Universidad Catolica Juan Cornejo (L) vies for the ball with Brazil's Gremio footballer Everton Soares (R) during a Copa Libertadores football match at the San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium in Santiago, on April 04, 2019. (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP)

Arsenal prepare €40m offer for Gremio’s Everton Soares

Arsenal are preparing an offer of €40m for Gremio winger Everton Soares, according to reports in Brazil.

Stories from Manchester United about Alexis Sanchez echo Arsenal reports

Reports emerging from Manchester United claiming that the players there have turned on Alexis Sanchez bear a striking resemblance to rumours that came out of Arsenal.

12 players could leave Arsenal in 3 months

This summer looks like it will be a busy one for the club as Unai Emery finally gets a chance to make his mark on the squad.

16 players Arsenal could sign this summer

Arsenal look set for a busy summer, but who will they bring in?

13 players named to leave Arsenal, how many did?

This summer looks like it will be a busy one for the club as Arsenal try to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

Are Arsenal really going to sell Mesut Ozil?

Rumours surrounding Mesut Ozil never fade but there seems something different around recent Inter Milan links, so are the club really thinking about selling him?
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger’s AC Milan denials mean little: 5 times he’s lied before

Arsene Wenger has called reports he is set to take over the AC Milan manager's job 'fake news' but the Frenchman has form when it comes to lying about rumours.
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 05: Midfielder Miguel Almiron #10 of Atlanta United dribbles during the game against the New York Red Bulls at Bobby Dodd Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Arsenal not crazy: 24 Mesut Ozil replacement playing in MLS a star waiting to...

Miguel Almirón was linked with a move to Arsenal last year and the rumours have started circling again so who is he and why do Arsenal want him?

Arsenal fall further behind Manchester United under Ivan Gazidis

Ivan Gazidis is off to Milan after taking his sweet time to make up his mind, but what has he actually achieved in his 10 years at Arsenal?

Arsenal linked with 151 players so how many did they sign?

At the end of 2018, Arsenal were linked with 151 players. So how’d that pan out?
Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal learning from Manchester United’s mistakes

With Arsene Wenger and (seemingly) Ivan Gazidis exiting Arsenal, the club appear to have taken on board the errors made by United after Fergie and David Gill both left Old Trafford in 2013...

20-min read: What the world cup tells us about Arsenal's summer transfer business

So, as everyone really knew, but many pretended they didn't, football wasn’t 'coming home' (as if!).

Lucas Torreira’s Arsenal shirt number

It’s now a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’ Lucas Torreira will join Arsenal, so what shirt number will the midfielder get when he arrives?
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 05: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal reacts during the UEFA Europa League quarter final leg one match between Arsenal FC and CSKA Moskva at Emirates Stadium on April 5, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal playing hardball with gifted midfielder's agent

It’s the sort of things other clubs do, isn’t it? We’re not used to this sort of thing at Arsenal. Yet here we are. Things certainly have changed around these parts.
France's forward Antoine Griezmann (L) vies with Uruguay's midfielder Lucas Torreira during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Uruguay and France at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6, 2018. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

Arsenal left with just 2 things to do in this window

With the signing of Lucas Torreira, Arsenal will finish their senior team recruitment however they will also look to bring in a youth player before the window closes.

It’s not a problem with women’s voices, it’s a problem with you

Jason Cundy has said ‘sorry’ for being a misogynist live on TV but we are well within our rights to ask is he apologising for his comments or the backlash they caused and why do men just not get the problem?
VERONA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 20: Lucas Torreira of UC Sampdoria looks on during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on September 20, 2017 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Lucas Torreira: A midfielder ready to shine at Arsenal

Unai Emery has taken the reigns from Arsene Wenger for little more than a month but has wasted no time in a big shakeup at the Emirates.

3 top Arsenal targets for key position

Arsenal already have two defensive signings already on the way in Sokratis and Stephan Lichtsteiner. With an Aaron Ramsey extension looking more and more likely, and the club being sorted in attack, a goalkeeper seems the most important signing.

Arsenal very close to signing 4 players, 7 wanted

It has been nine days since Arsenal announced that Unai Emery would replace Arsene Wenger in charge of the team and in that time, four players have emerged as clear targets that are close to joining Arsenal.

2 more added to Arsenal's managerial shortlist: 9 assessed

Although nothing is confirmed, it has been widely reported that Arsenal's hierarchy are considering their options since the cup final defeat. The papers have suggested that if Wenger fails to qualify the club for the Champions League, that could spell the end for the manager.

5 Monreal replacements Sven Mislintat should consider this summer

Sven Mislintat is looking for a long-term replacement for Nacho Monreal as one of four positions he wants to strengthen this summer, so let's look at who he could sign.
Sven Mislintat, formerly of Borussia Dortmund, has become Arsenal's new Head of Recruitment.

Assessed: The 4 signings Sven Mislintat wants to make for Arsenal

Sven Mislintat wants Arsenal to sign players in four different positions this summer, according to reports, in what is shaping up to be a significantly busier window than last year.
Brighton's Dutch midfielder Davy Propper (L) vies with Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on March 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK /

16 players who should or could leave Arsenal this summer

Arsenal need more than a change of manager, they need to completely revamp their playing squad as well.

3 managers Arsenal should not be considering to replace Wenger

The media have linked Patrick Vieira, Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry to the Arsenal manager's job this week, but is it really a good idea to hire a former player?

All 7 managers shortlisted to replace Arsene Wenger assessed

On Tuesday Morning, sources close to Arsenal revealed the seven names on the club's shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger at the end of the season.

Perfect temporary Arsene Wenger replacement identified

Carlo Ancelotti got Arsenal fans’ pulses racing – albeit in a strictly non-erotic way - after the North London derby when he showed up at Wembley to watch the clash.

3 perfect options to replace fading Arsenal leader

Arsenal still haven't started negotiations with Petr Čech over a new deal, even though his current contract expires in 2019. Could he leave this summer, and who might replace him?