£34m: 2 of Arsenal’s biggest flops cost more than you think

Marouane Chamakh arrived on a free with Park Chu Young costing a paltry £5.85m but by the end of their time at Arsenal they had cost the club a combined total of £34m
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Whatever happened to Gedion Zelalem?

Gedion Zelalem was signed by Arsenal in 2013 but made only four appearances for the senior team, so where is he now?

Celebrating Arsenal’s Irish connection: St Patrick’s Day Special

I'm sure it won't have escaped the attention of all reading this that today is St. Patrick's Day, and as such is a date associated with all things Irish.
Mikel Arteta vs Burnley (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)

Mikel Arteta adopts Arsene Wenger’s fatal flaw

If Mikel Arteta wants to turn things around at Arsenal, he needs to let go of something he has obviously picked up from Arsene Wenger.
30 Sep 1998: Martin Keown of Arsenal is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League match against Panathinaikos played at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The match finished in a 2-1 victory for Arsenal. (Shaun Botterill /Allsport)

5 matches that Arsenal fans will look back on with fond memories

Arsenal have provided the footballing world with plenty of entertainment over the years, and here we look at their 5 best matches.
(Aug 1993: Peter Schmeichel of Manchester United waits by the post with Ian Wright of Arsenal during the Charity Shield Final match played at Wembley Stadium in London, england. Manchester United won 6-5 on penalties. (Shaun Botterill/Allsport)

Arsenal legends: Ian Wright Wright Wright!

Thinking about something to write this weekend... well, I didn't have to think too hard. I thought a look back at the career of Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, may be in order.

Arsene Wenger gets perfect revenge on Jose Mourinho

Arsene Wenger's long-anticipated book dropped this week and there was not a single mention of Jose Mourinho, the best snub possible from the former Arsenal manager.
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: (L-R) Substitutes Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck of Arsenal look on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on April 24, 2016 in Sunderland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Wilshere, Welbeck, Walcott: What went wrong?

Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere ended deadline day without a club while Theo Walcott ended up back at Southampton, so what happened?
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal during the Arsenal Training Session at London Colney on July 26, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal shirt numbers: Dani Ceballos

Dani Ceballos will wear the number eight shirt for his season on loan with Arsenal but who else has worn it?

Freddie Ljungberg: Model, man, manager

13 years ago, a Swedish Calvin Klein model crowned a distinguished career in front of the camera with the receipt of a prestigious and much-coveted award.
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?
Arsenal fans celebrate outside the Emirates stadium in north London on August 1, 2020, after their team won the English FA Cup final football match against Chelsea. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

Quite possibly the most depressing 19/20 Arsenal season review you’ll read

2020 has been a hell of a year for most people and footballing woes, in the light of everything else that’s going on around the planet, are trivial in comparison. Welcome to the most depressing end-of-season review you're going to read this summer.
1927, 1930 and 1932 FA Cup final kits

90 years ago: Arsenal’s first FA Cup final win

Today, thanks to Arsène Wenger's influence, Arsenal are FA Cups kings with 13 but Arsenal's first FA Cup came 90 years ago, in the 1929/30 season.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (R) and Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil smile as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS

Preparing for last minutes? Mesut Ozil trains with Arsenal squad ahead of Watford game

Mesut Ozil was pictured training with the Arsenal squad ahead of their last Premier League game of the season but there will be no goodbyes for the man who was supposed to herald a new era but turned out to be something else instead.
16 Oct 1999: Nwankwo Kanu scores Arsenal's 4th goal during the FA Carling Premiership match against Everton at Highbury in London, England. Arsenal won the match 4 - 0. Credit: Tony O''Brien /Allsport

Unung Arsenal heroes: The King of the cheeky toe-poke

Nwankwo Kanu was the king of the cheeky toe poke.
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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.
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 09: Julio Baptista (R) of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's fifth goal to complete his hat trick with team mate Jeremie Aliadiere during the Carling Cup quarter final match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 9, 2007, in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger ‘went absolutely mental’ says former forward

Arsene Wenger 'went absolutely mental' says Jeremie Aliadiere, when Arsenal got smashed 6-1 by Manchester United which isn't entirely surprising given we all did...
Arsenal's Spanish coach Unai Emery attends the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Stade Rennais FC and Arsenal FC at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, northwestern France on March 7, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Unai Emery talks more nonsense

Unai Emery is back again blaming everybody around him for his own failures.

Arsene Wenger’s final season: 2017/18 review – November to January

Two years after the end of Arsene Wenger's final season with Arsenal, we're looking back at the manager's final campaign, and this time specifically November to January.

Arsene Wenger’s final season: 2017/18 review – August to October

Two years after Arsene Wenger's final season with Arsenal, let's take a look back at the manager's final campaign, starting with August to October.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Remembering our goodbyes to Arsene Wenger

Two years ago, Arsene Wenger said goodbye to Arsenal after his final match. This was what I wrote at the time...
Arsenal's Invincibles LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Patrick Vieira (L) and Thierry Henry celebrate after winning the Premiership title and defeating Leicsester City 15 May, 2004 at Highbury in London. Arsenal defeated Leicester City 2-1 and finish the season undefeated. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Invincibles: When Arsenal amazed and went 49 undefeated

There have been many pretenders, including Liverpool in the 9/20 season, but none have come close to Arsenal's Invincibles magnificent achievement of going undefeated.
Arsenal's French coach Arsene Wenger waves as he arrive for a state dinner at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on June 6, 2014, following the international D-Day commemoration ceremony on the beach of Ouistreham, Normandy, marking the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Reliving thoughts after Arsene Wenger announced he was leaving Arsenal

In many respects, Arsenal's 2-1 hammering of the newly crowned Premier League champions, Chelsea, in the Wembley sunshine last May can now be regarded as the cruelest of false dawns.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta is seen ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal man

Despite now sitting on the Arsenal bench as head coach, Mikel Arteta's career as one of Arsenal's unsung playing heroes should never be forgotten.
English footballer Peter Simpson of Arsenal F.C., 8th August 1969. (Photo by Michael Webb/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Unsung Arsenal heroes: Peter Simpson

Some players come into the category of the under-appreciated because they are over-shadowed by superior team-mates. Others because they excel in under-achieving teams. There are even those whose ebullient personalities serve to distract from their dedication and skill. None of these apply to Peter Frederick Simpson.

The day that changed Arsenal forever

20 years ago Arsenal sacked George Graham. Little did anyone imagine the chain of events that would unfold.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery looks on from the bench during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match between Vitoria Guimaraes SC and Arsenal FC at the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on November 6, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Why Unai Emery is wrong to blame Arsenal fans for his own failures

Unai Emery has heaped a huge dollop of responsibility for his sacking on top of Arsenal fans when the reality is we were the least of his problems given his own ineptitude.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Talk to someone: Former Arsenal star explains suicidal thoughts and mental health struggles

With FA Cup games kicking off a minute later than normal to highlight mental health issues, Paul Merson has revealed that this time last year he was suicidal.

Good riddance 2019, bring on Mikel Arteta’s 2020 vision

I've been putting off writing this review of Arsenal's 2019 because, well, it was rubbish, wasn't it? You remember, you were there.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 12: Arsenal goalkeeper John Lukic in action during a First Division match against Everton at Highbury on April 12, 1986 in London, England. (Photo by Mike King/Allsport/Getty Images)

Unsung Arsenal heroes: John Lukic

Down the decades, Arsenal fans have been spoiled with a succession of top-class goalkeepers but this seemingly unbroken alternation between club greats and journeymen since WWII doesn't include one very notable exception - John Lukic
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 27, 2019. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Unai Emery’s preferred XI: Who was in, who was out?

Looking through some stats, I thought it an interesting distraction to have a gander at the players Unai Emery picked the most often this season to see if I could make a first XI.
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 26: Arsenal manager George Graham celebrates on the pitch after Arsenal had beaten Liverpool 2-0 to win the First Division Championship at Anfield on May 26, 1989 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Allsport/Getty Images)

George Graham: 2 sides of the fierce and bitter Arsenal and Tottenham divide

Until 2018, Arsenal fans under the age of 20 knew only one man to occupy the manager's office, but how much do they know about George Graham?

Is it time to forgive this hated ex-Arsenal man?

Ashley Cole has all but airbrushed him out of Arsenal's history, especially his role with the Invincibles, because of the Arsenal fans. Isn't it time we forgave him?
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United reacts with an injury during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton FC at Old Trafford on March 02, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez became nothing but a Premier League footnote by joining Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez was a player who rarely got injured. Then he encountered Jose Mourinho and his body started to fall apart. That’s a nice story, and there could well be truth to it given how emotions play a part in physical health, but, mostly, Alexis’s issues were all too easy to predict.

Robin van Persie re-writes his Arsenal history but Arsenal fans remember the truth

Robin van Persie, without a hint of shame, sat in the studios of BTSport and declared that the reason he left Arsenal was because the club never offered him a new contract but if he thinks Arsenal fans have forgotten what really happened, he's an even bigger idiot than I imagined.
Ava Kuyken (Photo via Instagram / AvaKuyken)

Where have all the Arsenal Academy stars gone following their successful 2018/19 season?

Following their FA WSL Academy 5-0 Cup triumph against Manchester United, let’s have a look at the squad and their whereabouts, as, unfortunately, not many have stayed with the club.
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)

Unsung Arsenal heroes: Edu

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.
CARSON, CA - MARCH 06: Ashley Cole #3 of Los Angeles Galaxy shouts at an official after taking a hand to the face from a D.C. United player during the first half of their MLS match at StubHub Center on March 6, 2016 in Carson, California. There was no foul called on the play against D.C. United. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Ashley Cole breaks his silence on *those* Arsenal book comments

Ashley Cole is now a Derby player and he has given a rare interview to the Daily Telegraph about those infamous book comments.

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.
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.