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Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno makes a save during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)

Underfire Arsenal man impresses again in spite of bizarre fan criticism

Bernd Leno put in another top performance in goal for Arsenal to earn a point on Sunday, despite the criticism aimed at him for not being Emi Martinez.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the Gabon team out (Photo via Federation Gabonaise de Football on Facebook)

AFCON trouble could be up ahead for Arsenal

With Egypt's AFCON qualifier win against Togo on Saturday, the fourth by an Arsenal's player's country this week, there could be trouble up ahead.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Bernd Leno of Arsenal reacts after Chelsea score their first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Are Arsenal fans being unfair to this player?

Before picking up a knee injury, many Arsenal fans were calling for a Bernd Leno statue but Martinez's cameo showed how fickle fans really are
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Arsenal’s greatest left-backs

Kieran Tierney has already made himself a favourite at Arsenal, but will he be able to claim a place amongst the club's greatest left-backs?
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Pepe deserves the opportunities Arteta is giving Willian & Lacazette

Nicolas Pepe deserves the same opportunities being handed to Alexandre Lacazette and Willian on a weekly basis, arguably more than they do.

Nicklas Bendtner: From Arsenal’s great hope to the next cautionary tale

Nicklas Bendtner was never a footballer lacking in confidence, but should he have made more of his professional playing career?
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) embraces Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP)

Here’s why this will be a good season for Arsenal

It’s been some time since Arsenal fans had much to shout about and look forward to.
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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?

4 Players Arsenal Let Go This Summer: Should We Have Let Them Go?

Arsenal was a hive of transfer activity over the summer, with The Gunners making an array of sizeable acquisitions such as the Thomas Partey deal, as well as shrewd signings like bringing Willian and Gabriel to the club.
Will we ever get to see Mesut wear this on the pitch?

Trouble for Özil and news from an old legend

Arsenal's Mesut Özil is not part of the club's squad in the Premier League or the Europa League after they chose not to register him.
Gabriel Martinelli (L) back in training with Arsenal (Photo via Twitter)

Arsenal look to strengthen their squad with Martinelli’s return

The Gunners can definitely feel a bit of a relief now that they know that striker Gabriel Martinelli is returning to full team training reassuring the squad and the fans.
(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.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang closes in on Alexis Sanchez Arsenal record

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 73 goals for Arsenal, so where does he rank on the list of Arsenal's all-time greatest goalscorers?
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1178800802,1196064545 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Arsenal FC and Manchester United meet on January 1,2020 in a Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 03: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group L match between AZ Alkmaar and Manchester United at ADO Den Haag on October 03, 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Manchester United and Arsenal: Battle of the fallen giants

20 years ago it seemed unthinkable Manchester United and Arsenal would be fighting it out in midtable yet here we are
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil arrives at Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Mesut Ozil provides 1400 school meals per day in North London

Mesut Ozil has praised Marcus Rashford for his charitable efforts but why does Ozil not get the same sort of praise for his charity?
LONDON, ENGLAND: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal looks dejected after conceding their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver - Pool/Getty Images)

Aubameyang needs to play centrally – and not just for his sake

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played on the right-wing against Leicester City on Sunday, the latest way to avoid him starting in his actual position.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Thomas Partey of Arsenal with the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Rapid Wien and Arsenal FC at Allianz Stadion on October 22, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo via Stuart MacFarlane on Twitter)

Which midfield should Arsenal play against Leicester City?

Arsenal face Leicester City this weekend, with a decision to make on their best midfield for the Premier League clash.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal is interviewed following his sides defeat in the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on September 28, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Is this Arsenal’s year? Maybe don’t bet on it

As far as things go in the Premier League this season, anything can happen.

5 worst Arsenal injuries suffered

As Liverpool get ready for a season without Virgil van Dijk, how do the worst Arsenal injuries compare to that suffered by the defender?

Was missing Mesut Özil the problem against Manchester City?

Missing Mesut Özil against Manchester City wasn't the problem, much as people on social media might try and tell you differently.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (2nd R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by NEIL HALL / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal continue their hot streak against Sheffield United

Ever since Mikel Arteta joined Arsenal as their full-time manager, they have become a solid team in the Premier League.
Arsenal's US owner Stan Kroenke (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 6, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP

Why do Arsenal fans hate Stan Kroenke?

Arsenal fans don't like Stan Kroenke, not many people do, but when it comes to Arsenal, why is that exactly?
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Bukayo Saka’s amazing boom at Arsenal

Seeing a great player grow before your eyes can be one of the greatest pleasures football fans can have.

2019/20 US preseason tour: How did it affect Arsenal’s season?

In the run-up to the 2019/20 season, there was still quite a lot to sort out at Arsenal.

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?

Arsenal at Anfield in 1989: Still my greatest football high ever

When Arsenal won the league at Anfield on 26th May 1989, it was my first high as a football fan and still the greatest.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s most expensive defenders compared to Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in history, so how do Arsenal's most expensive defenders compare?
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal battles for possession with Hamza Choudhury of Leicester City during the Carabao Cup third round match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on September 23, 2020 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal MOTM against Leicester City gives Mikel Arteta dilemma for Liverpool

Bukayo Saka won Man of the Match in the League Cup win over Leicester City on Wednesday night, giving Mikel Arteta a decision to make for Liverpool.
Arsenal's Spanish first-team manager Mikel Arteta (R) talks with Arsenal's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney (L) on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage in London on September 12, 2020. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal underdogs at Anfield but does Arteta have Klopp’s number?

Having finished last season in the perfect way by lifting the FA Cup, Arsenal have got off to a dream start to the 2020-21 campaign.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts following the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Will Oliver - Pool/Getty Images)

Lack of creativity: Did Mikel Arteta get his lineup right vs West Ham?

Arsenal overcame West Ham United 2-1 with goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, but did Mikel Arteta get his lineup right?
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1193147331, 1207576912 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Jose Mourinho, head coach of Tottenham Hotspur (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal meet in a Premier League match on July 12,2020 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 10: Jose Mourinho, head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, looks on during a press conference at Allianz Arena on December 10, 2019 in Munich, Germany. Tottenham Hotspur will face FC Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League group B match on December 11, 2019. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** PIRAEUS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 20: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta vs Jose Mourinho: The future vs the past

In north London's rivals, we find two managers in Mikel Arteta and Jose Mourinho who represent a star on the way up and one burning out.
Arsenal's Spanish first-team manager Mikel Arteta (R) talks with Arsenal's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney (L) on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage in London on September 12, 2020. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

Arteta continues to stack Arsenal’s starting lineup

Arsenal’s presence in the transfer market this season is all due to the driving force of Mikel Arteta.
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Once tipped to replace Arsene Wenger, Owen Coyle joins Jamshedpur FC

Owen Coyle was once tipped to replace Arsene Wenger but has just signed as the new head coach for Jamshedpur FC, so how'd that happen?
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 21: Philippe Coutinho of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SC Paderborn 07 at Allianz Arena on February 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Do Arsenal need a playmaker?

If Arsenal are to return to the top four and challenge for Premier League glory, they will need to find a way to balance defence with attack.

Francis Cagigao says goodbye to Arsenal

Francis Cagigao has said goodbye to Arsenal after 24 years at the club, the quiet man who discovered so many stars we love releasing a rare statement as he goes.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal scores his team's first goal during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Ainsley Maitland-Niles answers Arteta’s challenge but is it too late?

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was challenged by Mikel Arteta to work hardto win his place back and now he has, is the club going to sell him anyway?
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?

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.
COMMERCE CITY, CO - JULY 15: Mesut Oezil #10 of Arsenal jokes with teammates while warming up against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 15, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

5 years on: The Mesut Ozil Conundrum

Mesut Ozil divides opinion amongst fans and pundits alike, but why?
UDINE, ITALY - JULY 23: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and Juventus at Stadio Friuli on July 23, 2020 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Why Arsenal probably shouldn’t re-sign Aaron Ramsey

Andrea Pirlo has reportedly told Aaron Ramsey that he can find a new club and they've proposed swapping him with Wolves so they can get their hands on Raul Jimenez.