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Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

Where do Arsenal go from here?

On this week's Daily Cannon podcast, we discuss the fallout from Arsenal's disastrous 2-1 aggregate defeat to Villarreal and how the victory over West Brom left more questions than answers
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Willian celebrates scoring their side s third goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

Arteta calls on Smith Rowe to do more as he praises Willian

Mikel Arteta has called on Emile Smith Rowe to do more while defending Willian despite the latter having a terrible season.
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 18: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between SL Benfica and Arsenal FC at Stadio Olimpico on February 18, 2021 in Rome, Italy. SL Benfica face Arsenal FC at a neutral venue in Rome behind closed doors after Portugal imposed a ban on travellers arriving from the UK in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 variants. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

3 areas Arsenal need to strengthen in the next summer

Mikel Arteta's second season as an Arsenal manager has been a topsy-turvy ride and this summer he faces a crucial summer. Coach of Arsenal...
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What Stan Kroenke failed to understand about Arsenal fans

If Stan Kroenke was in any doubt how Arsenal fans feel about the club, he was given a big reminder on Friday night as thousands protested but they are still far from understanding things.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Owner Stan Kroenke of the Los Angeles Rams looks on prior to a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Arsenal owner one of the stingiest billionaires in world

Stan Kroenke may be worth a whole heap of money but that doesn’t mean he does anything good with it and in 2018 he was named one of the worst when it comes to charitable giving.
BATH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: In this photo illustration, £1 coins are seen with the new £10 note on October 13, 2017 in Bath, England. Currency experts have warned that as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues, the value of the British pound, which has remained depressed against the US dollar and the euro since the UK voted to leave in the EU referendum, is likely to fluctuate. (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Hate capitalism, not Arsenal: European Super League

There is, naturally, a lot of anger around about the nerve of the 'top' 12 teams, wanting to re-orientate football but it's no surprise.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke on the sidelines before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

What lies at the heart of the European Super League

It's frustrating to read only people who 'hate' football could come up with a plan as heinous at the European Super League when it's much more simple than that.

Arsene Wenger’s final Arsenal prediction comes true

Arsene Wenger said we would soon see a European Super League usurping weekend domestic football in his final Mystic Weg prediction before he called it a day as Arsenal manager.
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Moving Arsenal from London: Stan Kroneke and the European Super League dream

The European Super League is coming and, if Stan Kroneke gets his way, it could be the end of football as we know it with Arsenal going truly global

Why Arsenal needed Unai Emery to fail

Unai Emery’s reputation among Arsenal fans hasn’t exactly been enhanced since he left the club but let's take a look back at why it might not have been a bad thing that he failed at Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Dani Ceballos of Arsenal speak during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 12, 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 Tim Goode/Pool via Getty Images)

Who could Arsenal sell in the 2021 summer transfer window?

We all know that Arsenal will have to sell to buy this summer and with Mikel Arteta needing new players to continue his 'process' who could he ship out this summer?
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 Arsenal are rubbish under Mikel Arteta

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.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz waits for a red card decision during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

What is the point of Arsenal’s secrecy?

Mikel Arteta said they didn't know if David Luiz would have surgery only for Arsenal to announce 12 hours later that he had, what was the point?
Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)

Is it time for Emi Martinez to shut up about Arsenal?

Emi Martinez has been moaning about his time at Arsenal again and his comments show just how keen the human brain is to rewrite our history
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with Demarai Gray of Leicester City after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 19, 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)

Jose Mourinho downgrades his ambition using Arsene Wenger as an excuse

Jose Mourinho is learning at Tottenham that, without unlimited funds to buy his way to trophies, Arsene Wenger didn't do that badly at all.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Joe Montemurro, the manager of Arsenal Women looks on prior to the WSL match between Brighton and Hove Albion Women and Arsenal Women at Amex Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Thank you, Joe Montemurro

Joe Montemurro’s Gunners' legacy is the return to the Arsenal way of playing football, the title winning season and leaving the club in a better position than he found it
LONDON - OCTOBER 13: Mart Poom of Estonia gestures during the Euro 2008 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley Stadium on October 13, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Exotic imports: 4 players from underrepresented countries to have played for Arsenal

Football is acknowledged to be the most popular sport on the planet. In fact, it is probably the only sport that is popular in just about any country you can think of.

7 worst Arsene Wenger signings of all time

Arsene Wenger has signed a lot of players since taking charge in 1996, and not all of them have been a success.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal at Vitality Stadium on January 27, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Can Arsenal finish 4th and secure Champions League qualification?

Arsenal's goal this season was to qualify for the Champions League but with a gap of 9 points to Chelsea in 4th, can Arsenal finish 4th?
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during 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 John Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s remaining fixtures this season and predictions

Arsenal have experienced another poor Premier League season and they are currently languishing in the ninth spot on the table.
Manchester City's Spanish assistant coach Mikel Arteta attends a press conference at City Football Academy in Manchester, north west England on September 18, 2018, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League first round football match between Manchester City and Lyon. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Why we must spend this summer to get back in the Champions League

This month marks four years since Arsenal last competed in the Champions League – a hammering at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Round of 16.
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 18: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between SL Benfica and Arsenal FC at Stadio Olimpico on February 18, 2021 in Rome, Italy. SL Benfica face Arsenal FC at a neutral venue in Rome behind closed doors after Portugal imposed a ban on travellers arriving from the UK in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 variants. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Arteta asks his players to maintain their winning streak

Matches in the Premier League have been coming thick and fast this season.

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 File Photo File photo dated 08-11-2020 of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.Copyright: Andy Rain

How Arsenal could look In 2021/22 as Mikel Arteta trims squad

Mikel Arteta’s rebuilding is set to continue this summer as he looks to arrest his side’s slide down the table.
Everton's Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi celebrates after he scores his team's third goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Fleetwood Town and Everton at Highbury Stadium in Fleetwood, north west England, on September 23, 2020. (Photo by Dave Thompson / POOL / AFP)

How is Alex Iwobi Getting on at Everton?

How has Alex Iwobi played since leaving Arsenal for Everton? Find out more about his move, and his international prospects here.
Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League - Turf Moor Arsenal s Granit Xhaka looks dejected during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday March 6, 2021. Copyright: Peter Powell

Podcast #279: Arsenal’s foot-shooting skills finely honed

In an old gits' special, we try to remain philosophical over another Burnley balls up and hope it focuses Arsenal to avoid another Greek tragedy
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (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 Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal could lose 4 players to AFCON 2022

With Egypt's AFCON qualifier win against Togo during the last international break, the fourth by an Arsenal's player's country that week, there could be trouble up ahead.
12th May 1925: The French women's football team, complete with berets, line up before the England vs France Women's International Football match in aid of shipwrecked mariners at Herne Hill in London. England is represented by Dick Kerr's team From Preston. (Photo by MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Why men are ‘better’ at football than women

The outliers theory translates across gender lines and helps explain why women’s football still struggles. That, and the FA banning the game for 50 years.
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
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.
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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.