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Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (L) gestures on the touchline as Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 21, 2021. (Photo by John Walton / POOL / AFP)

Big decisions about to be made at Arsenal

Join us as we ask whether Auba is the right centre-forward for Arsenal's style, and if they should be looking for a new manager if they lose to Benfica
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City bumps fists with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Why Mikel Arteta can fix Arsenal immediately

Despite what he says, Mikel Arteta’s default style seems to be evolving as a cautious one, more afraid of losing than anything else and that’s what’s hurting Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta File Photo File photo dated 08-11-2020 of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.Copyright: Andy Rain

Arsenal must plan for next season now

It's been another disappointing season so far for Arsenal. They are just inside the Premier League's top ten but with little chance of finishing in the hallowed top four.
Mikel Arteta-Vinai-Edu People responsible for Arsenal's transfer window

3 players Arsenal should have signed in January

There were 3 players Arsenal should have signed in January and the fact that they didn't might just cost them this season
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal talks to Referee, Chris Kavanagh after the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on February 06, 2021 in Birmingham, 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 Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images)

Should Arsenal be asking Arteta for answers after Aston Villa?

With another disappointing Premier League defeat on the books, is Mikel Arteta's position as Arsenal manager now under threat?
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Conor Coady of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Craig Pawson, the match referee interact following the coin toss as Hector Bellerin of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, 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 Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Episode 274: Ranting about referees . loving Arsenal’s positive performances

In this week's podcast, we talk about the draw against Manchester United, the controversial defeat against Wolves, and what we should take from both matches.
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - JULY 02: Martin Odegaard of Real Sociedad looks on during the Liga match between Real Sociedad and RCD Espanyol at Reale Arena on July 02, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

What Arsenal fans can expect from Martin Odegaard

What can Arsenal expect from the Norwegian prodigy Martin Ødegaard and why did he choose the Gunners over Real Sociedad or Ajax?
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring their sides first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 09, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

How Arsenal could fare during the second half of the season

Arsenal started the season with high expectations after winning the FA Cup and Community Shield and they began the Premier League campaign on a good note with back-to-back victories.
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)

Why some love and others hate mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil divides opinion amongst fans and pundits alike, but why?
Arsene Wenger (R), manager of Arsenal FC and Mikel Arteta address the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on March 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

13 Arsene Wenger-era players remain at Arsenal

It has been quite the clearout and with Arsenal set to let Mesut Ozil leave for nothing, just who is left from Arsene Wenger's time at the club?
Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Copyright: Catherine Ivill

The ‘Big Courage’ of one Arsenal player

Last year, Arsenal signed the Brazilian center-back Gabriel Magalhaes for about €30 million, with a contract lasting until 2025.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Neto of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou on September 27, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona player’s agent changes the game for Arsenal

Arsenal are being linked with a move for Barcelona's Neto whom Ronald Koeman says has put in a transfer request, so what's going on?
LONDON, ENGLAND: David Luiz of Arsenal is embraced by Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal as he is substituted off following an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Premier League is not a fair competition

In an overdue move, the Premier League are planning to bring in concussion substitutes, perhaps from as early next week in what will be another rule change in the middle of a competition.
Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil’s exit signals end of era

Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal, heralding a new era, but has he turned out to be the last remnants of the old one?
Jamie Vardy

One That Got Away from the Gunners: Jamie Vardy

All Arsenal fans are (painfully) aware that Arsène Wenger liked to talk about the players he could have signed.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal whilst wearing a rainbow coloured captain's armband in support of the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 06, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of fans 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)

How Can Arteta Get the Best Out of Aubameyang?

Arsenal supporters envisioned a new beginning, yet it feels like a false dawn at the moment.
The Arsenal badge outside the Emirates Stadium

Who is the Arsenal Student?

The Arsenal student program is a unique opportunity that allows students to learn coaching skills and train academically, both at the same time.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally signs new Arsenal deal LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal poses with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and the FA Cup Trophy after their teams victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 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 Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

5 of Arsenal’s best-ever January signings

The January transfer window isn't always the best to buy in, but let's take a look at some of Arsenal's top winter signings.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Who will benefit at Arsenal from Sead Kolasinac’s departure?

Sead Kolasinac's departure to Schalke on loan opens up a spot in both the Europa League and the Premier League squads at Arsenal, so who will benefit?
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.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal looks dejected following his team's defeat in the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 19, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans (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 Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s dressing room called ‘toxic’

Arsenal's dressing room is reportedly 'toxic' with more reports of unhappiness behind the scenes, but there's more (or less) to this than meets the eye.
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?

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.
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.
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A Dive into Arsenal’s Football History

Arsenal is one of the most popular and the most celebrated football clubs in the world, and for good reason.
Arsenal's Thomas Partey during the UEFA Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: 5th November 2020. Photo: David Klein / Sportimage

Writer’s Point of View: Signings at Arsenal 2021

Mikel Arteta looked satisfied by the time the deadline was over, having added strength to his team a strong player Thomas Partey who transferred from his team Atletico for 45 million pounds.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz is seen with his head bandaged during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal finally confirm what we all knew 2 weeks ago

Arsenal have finally admitted that David Luiz was being monitored for a concussion following his clash of heads with Raul Jimenez 2 weeks ago.
Arsenal vs Leeds United - Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (L) is shown a red card by atch Referee Anthony Taylor (R) 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 Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

Do Arsenal really want to sell Nicolas Pepe?

There were reports in November that Arsenal will look to cash in on their record signing but how much truth is there to all the Nicolas Pepe chatter?
DUBLIN, IRELAND: Folarin Balogun of Arsenal scores their sides fourth goal past Gary Rogers of Dundalk during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Dundalk FC and Arsenal FC at Aviva Stadium on December 10, 2020. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Arsenal academy stars show Arteta their worth vs Dundalk

On Thursday night, Folarin Balogun, Miguel Azeez, and Ben Cottrell underlined the role the Arsenal academy can play for Mikel Arteta.

What happened to Hector Bellerin’s arms?

Against Tottenham Hector Bellerin foul throws were centre stage once again, so what is going on with him this season?
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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020 in London, 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 Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Will Aubameyang step up and act like Arsenal’s captain?

Just like during the match against Wolves, our captain was nowhere to be found when it was time for Arsenal players to face the media.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 06, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of fans (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 Glyn Kirk - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal Woes Continue & The Schedule Ahead

Mikel Arteta joining Arsenal midway through the 2019/2020 season was a breath of fresh air. But now, Arsenal’s struggles are looking worse than ever.
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.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline 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 MOLLY DARLINGTON / POOL / AFP)

A fresh defensive approach from Arsenal FC

For many years, the talk of Arsenal has surrounded their exciting, attacking talent. However, are we seeing the start of a new era at the club, taking them in a different direction?
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz is seen with his head bandaged during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney / POOL / AFP)

When will head injuries be taken seriously in football?

As watched David Luiz play on after a clash so severe it left Raul Jiminez with a fractured skull that needed surgery, we thought it was worth asking again
COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1183588211,1196044327 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal . Chelsea and Arsenal meet in a Premier League fixture on January 21, 2020 at Stamford Bridge in London. ***LEFT IMAGE*** BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Chelsea FC at Turf Moor on October 26, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/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)

Who is under more pressure, Arteta or Lampard?

The 2020/21 Premier League campaign is already in full swing as teams have completed almost a fifth of the season already.
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