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Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Who is Arsenal’s longest serving player?

Arsenal's first team squad has undergone quite a transformation since Arsene Wenger left, but who is the longest serving player and who will that be when the transfer window closes?
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Episode 334: Arteta’s vision, Barcelona madness & Manchester United’s confusion

Matthew & Lana touch base on the the summer signings (and give Fabio Vieira some love), ponder the plan for Pepe, and look forwards by looking back at some of the not so dearly departed.

Will Gabriel Jesus break Arsenal’s number 9 curse?

As Arsenal finally announce the signing of Gabriel Jesus, will he be the one to break the number 9 curse that's hung over the shirt for years?
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 really happened between Mikel Arteta and Matteo Guendouzi?

When Mikel Arteta arrived at Arsenal, Matteo Guendouzi was valued at £45m and was a regular first team starter, but a handful of games later, he was out of the squad altogether, so what happened between Mikel Arteta and Matteo Guendouzi?
COLUMBUS, OHIO - JULY 03: Matt Turner #30 of New England Revolution in goal during their game against the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on July 03, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Who is Matt Turner? Arsenal’s new American under the spotlight

Arsenal have finally announced the signing of Matt Turner from New England Revolution in the MLS, so who is he and why are they signing him?
Arteta is gradually building another team of potential legends

Episode 331: End of season review & awards: Part 1

Part one of the Daily Cannon Podcast end of season review, where Matthew is joined by Anita and Lana to give their main takeaways from the season, put their votes in for the Daily Cannon Podcast Awards, and cast an eye to next year.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on April 16, 2022. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s window of opportunity in their quest for the Champions League

The dust has settled on another enthralling Premier League season and it’s feeling like more of the same for the Gunners.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) speaks to Everton's English midfielder Dele Alli during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 22, 2022. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal finish 5th as Tottenham refuse to be Spursy

For once, Tottenham resisted the urge to be Spursy on the last day of the season and Arsenal finish the campaign in fifth place after beating Everton at the Emirates on Sunday.
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Who has been the standout Arsenal player this season?

With Arsenal sitting in fifth place in the EPL table at the time of writing, this is a good moment to take a look back over the season and consider which players have stood out in the games to date.
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Doubling down on last summer’s success

The season is not yet over, but whatever happens between now and May 22nd we should not let it detract from the fact that is has been a positive season.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Match Referee Mike Dean shows the Yellow card during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal yellow card betting investigation: What happened?

In January, it was revealed that the FA were looking in to betting around a card shown to an Arsenal player, but after much suspicion was thrown around, what do we actually know and why did the story vanish?
Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka celebrates after scoring their fourth goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on April 20, 2022. - Arsenal won the game 4-2. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka’s Redemption Penalty

What a difference Eddie Nketiah makes...
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates their sides second goal with team mate Nicolas Pepe during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on February 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

16 players who could leave Arsenal this summer

Arsenal are set for another clear-out this summer as the club looks to finally get rid of the last of the deadwood, so what players look like they will be heading for the door?
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 9, 2022. - Brighton won the match 2-1. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Why it’s time for Arsenal to ditch Lacazette for Nketiah

If you didn't know it already, following last Monday's rather painful experience at Selhurst Park, Saturday's home defeat to Brighton, told us rather emphatically, that nothing can be taken for granted as we head towards the end of this Premier League season.
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Opportunity knocks for 2 Arsenal men

So, the last time we spoke, some idiot was saying something about not casting envious eyes in the direction of the Crystal Palace bench and our former captain, Patrick Vieira.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Supermen: What makes an Arsenal hero?

Thursday, 31 March saw the 21st anniversary of the passing of one the Arsenal's favourite sons, David Rocastle. It seems incomprehensible to me now...
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 13: Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang and Ferran Torres of FC Barcelona shake hands during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at Camp Nou on March 13, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Aubameyang features in FIFA Team of the Week

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the Team of the Week in FIFA Ultimate Team this week, as his strong form with Barcelona continues.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal is challenged by Douglas Luiz and Emiliano Buendia of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on March 19, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Protecting Bukayo Saka

At the weekend, Arsenal made their way into the final international break of the season by taking three points at Villa Park.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal takes on Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on March 16, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli provides reasons for Arsenal fans to believe

I'm not sure if it's a sense of my own, or indeed Arsenal's new found, hard won maturity, but I went to bed following our 2-0 reverse at home to Liverpool feeling fairly philosophical.
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Which of Arsenal’s youngsters out on loan have the best chance of breaking into...

Since Arsène Wenger’s time as manager, Arsenal have been renowned for nurturing some of the best young talents in world football and giving them the chance to perform on the biggest stage.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (C) celebrates with Arsenal's English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (L) and Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah (R) on the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2022. - Arsenal won the game 2-1. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fans start to care about football again

Football is a game of emotions more than anything else, as Paul Williams ponders this week.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their sides second goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on March 06, 2022 in Watford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Episode 323: Arsenal’s men and women finding form when it matters most

Matthew is joined by Sylvain Jamet to talk about wins against Watford and Wolves and the women's wins against Reading and Birmingham, all while trying not to worry about war (although we discuss what that means for Chelsea FC).
Brentford v Arsenal - Premier League - Brentford Community Stadium Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reacts after the final whistle during the Premier League match at the Brentford Community Stadium, London. Picture date: Friday August 13, 2021.

Why are Arsenal fans split over their manager? The Arteta Dichotomy

In a long-overdue return to writing, Paul Williams ponders the difference between Arsenal fans in the stadium and those online who seem to have very different views on what Mikel Arteta is doing at Arsenal.
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The case of the Fab Four: Arteta’s selection conundrum

Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli. Aged 23, 20, 21, and 20 respectively.
Newcastle United's English midfielder Joe Willock celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham and Newcastle United at the London Stadium, in London on February 19, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Willock needed to ‘grow up, work harder and focus’ says Newcastle boss

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has revealed Joe Willock needed to be told he had to grow up, work harder and focus more after a rough period at the club for the 22-year-old.
SEVILLE, SPAIN: Jonathan David of Lille OSC scores their team's first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Sevilla FC and Lille OSC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on November 02, 2021. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Arsenal centre-forward target admits Thierry Henry is his inspiration

Amid the links to a potential transfer to Arsenal this summer, Jonathan David has admitted Thierry Henry is one of his inspirations.

Highlights of the season so far

2021/22 may be the season where everything finally clicks for Arsenal.
Manchester United's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes (3R) remonstrates with Southampton's English midfielder James Ward-Prowse (2R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 12, 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fans ask why Bruno Fernandes wasn’t sent off

Arsenal fans were left puzzled after watching Manchester United's draw against Southampton when Bruno Fernandes swung a punch yet received no punishment.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 10, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Was the Gabriel Martinelli red card wrong?

The Gabriel Martinelli red card was the15th under Mikel Arteta yet, once again, we are sitting here wondering why you never see red cards like that for anyone other teams.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on July 07, 2020 in London, 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 Michael Regan/Getty Images)

1, 9, 14: What Arsenal players will change shirt number?

With more players set to depart Arsenal in the summer, there will be a few first team squad numbers up for grabs, so who could change?
Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli (L) vies with Burnley's English defender James Tarkowski (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli wins POTM again, but is this teammate being overlooked?

Gabriel Martinelli won his second consecutive Arsenal Player of the Month award last week, perhaps somewhat controversially.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Arsenal away shirt 2021-22

All 9 victims of Arsenal’s captains’ curse

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy at Arsenal just weeks before his contract was terminated as he became the latest to fall victim to the demon armband.
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A guide to Arsenal players’ football boots

Arsenal’s recovery from a slow start to the season has sparked talk that they can secure a place in the Champions League next term. Three...
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Spotify Joe Rogan decision shows Daniel Ek is no Arsenal saviour

The news that Spotify opted to remove Neil Young's music rather than Joe Rogan's podcast shows that would-be Arsenal owner, Daniel Ek, is no better than the rest of the billionaires on this planet.
Togo's national football team Togolese forward Emmanuel Adebayor smiles during a training session on January 18, 2017 in Bitam during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon.

Emmanuel Adebayor hates Arsenal as he tweaks his own narrative

Emmanuel Adebayor has been ranting again while three Arsenal loanees are doing things to make people take notice
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Why Arsenal women’s kit gaffe should leave them red-faced

When Arsenal released their latest training kit, they once again excluded female fans and the women's team and, as Helen Trantum explains, this is far from an isolated incident...
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Ainsley Maitland-Niles expected to play against Juventus as a right-back

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has joined AS Roma on loan for the rest of the season after the promise of more minutes at Arsenal failed to materialise.
LEEDS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road on December 18, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

How much did Arsenal pay for Gabriel Martinelli after Manchester United turned him down?

The Brazilian forward was Arsenal's first transfer of the summer of 2019 but how much did Arsenal pay for Gabriel Martinelli?
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Arsenal players enter a huddle prior to the Vitality Women's FA Cup Final between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Wembley Stadium on December 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Can Arsenal win the quadruple again?

As we enter the second half of the 2021/22 season, it's time to ask if the Arsenal Women can match their predecessors and win the quadruple like in 2006/07.

Can the Gunners still dream of breaking into the top four?

It has been a strange start to the season for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, but they finally seem to have found their feet following the influx of new signings in the summer.