Arsenal Opinion

Get the hottest Arsenal opinion on what’s happening at the club from passionate Arsenal fans

Arsenal game changed with 2 weeks notice

Arsenal Ladies v Chelsea Ladies, a top of the table clash, has been moved forward from a 19:45 kick-off to a 18:00 kick-off with the announcement made just two weeks before the game is played.
Austria's defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

What kind of players will Arsenal recruit for Champions League football next season?

With Champions League now guaranteed for the time since 2013/14, it is time to look at potential reinforcements and the positions they might be needed.

Is it time for Arsenal to give this player a chance?

Carla Humphrey has completed a season on loan to relegated Doncaster Rover Belles and it is good to see her back at Arsenal with a full season under her belt.

When will the FA do something about awful officials?

Another Sunday and another inept referee. I really wonder if English referees are told not to worry about the players' physical integrity because it is a recurrent problem at every level.

Arsenal Women’s FA WSL downward spiral: Who, when, why and how?

When the FA WSL was formed in 2011, Arsenal Ladies were a dominant force in women's football and now they're a shadow of their former selves - what happened?
Arsenal ladies

Arsenal Ladies’ top 3 players 2016

As it is traditional to have an end of the year review, here are my Arsenal Ladies player awards for the 2016 season.
Arsenal's Scottish forward Lisa Evans goes for a header during the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final football match between Arsenal and Paris SG at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on August 22, 2020. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Coming up short: Arsenal 1 PSG Feminines 2

Arsenal's women went out of the Champions League, losing 2-1 to PSG Feminines, as they came short in the first game of the Final 8
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal during the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Quarter-Final between Arsenal Women and Birmingham City Women at Meadow Park on January 9, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

FA WSL, BT Sport and BBC conspire to upset Arsenal fans

The FA WSL, BT Sport and the BBC seem to have conspired to upset Arsenal fans by no longer allowing us to enjoy a regular 2pm Sunday slot.

Arsenal’s small squad size causing problems

Arsenal Women's unbeaten run ended up with a 2-0 defeat away at City but it wasn't unexpected considering our bad luck with injuries in the last few weeks.
Joe Montemurro, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the FA Women's Continental League Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal Women and Reading Women at Meadow Park on January 15, 2020 in Borehamwood, England.

Why Joe Montemurro is still the right fit for Arsenal

There has been some recent criticism of the Arsenal manager and rightly so on certain occasions as the manager is judged on results, but I have read over-the-top criticism that does not make sense to me as I believe he is still the right fit for the club.
Joe Montemurro

Arsenal’s manager stepping up to the challenge to bring back glory

Arsenal Women are absolutely flying this season having scored 24 goals already in just a handful of matches. So who is the manager that looks to have the team back on track?
Arsenal's Beth Mead

Passmasters, Phil Neville & injury woes: 3 things Arsenal learned from crucial Everton win

Arsenal Women did the job and got a much-needed win against Everton on a freezing Friday evening.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal FC scores his team's first goal during the Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi Final match between Manchester City and Arsenal on October 01, 2020 in Manchester, 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)

Questions need to be asked after another big game defeat for Arsenal

Arsenal were defeated, again, away to City after a poor 1st half left them with a mountain to climb so why are they struggling in big matches?

This is the player Arsenal will now have to survive without

Jodie Taylor will leave the club to play in Australia and then in the US. Her departure is not a problem, however, and actually eases the congestion in attack.
Hope Solo

On the move? Why Arsenal should consider signing this US Legend

With Emma Byrne released by the club at the end of her contract, why not take a gamble on the superstar goalkeeper, Hope Solo?

Is Arsenal’s 20-player-squad good enough to win the Champions League?

In a month's time Arsenal's women's team will be in Spain trying to conquer Europe for a second time following their 2006/07 triumph and ahead of that the club have released both the new kit and squad numbers, but is the squad big enough?

Will Arsenal Ladies use spring series to test youngsters?

The FA have created a one off series to bridge the gap between seasons but the big question is: will the youngsters get a look-in?

Expect a busy window for Liverpool, Arsenal to add 4 or 5 from abroad

The FA WSL transfer window will open on the June 1, so let's have a look at what the 11 teams could do in the next couple of months.
Phil Neville speaking to Nikita Parris during England Women v France Women in the SheBelieves Cup

Do foreign players prevent young English players' accessing first team football?

When an international tournament appears on the horizon, the lack of opportunities for English players due to the rising number of foreigners becomes a trendy topic again.

First Arsenal game gives indication of pecking order

Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 to start the season the same way as the last one ended - at the top of the league but what did the starting XI tell us about the squad?

Awful refereeing, leaky defence + more: What we learned from Arsenal’s collapse at Manchester...

Here are the key things we learned from the 5-2 defeat away to City on Saturday lunchtime that leaves the team struggling in the title race after just two games.

Analysing Arsenal’s first defeat of the season at Chelsea

Arsenal were beaten 2-1 at Chelsea on Sunday and dropped to the third place in the table, three points behind Manchester City, a side...
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Kim Little and Leah Williamson of Arsenal after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The FA can have the biggest league or salary cap, not both

There is a lot of talk about an FA WSL salary cap at the moment and why it should be removed or changed.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Danielle Van De Donk celebrates with Emma Mitchell after scoring her sides first goal during the Women's Super League 1 match between Arsenal and Bristol City at Meadow Park, Boreham Wood on October 8, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Can Arsenal Women work miracle and qualify for Champions League

After last week's 2-2 draw between Manchester City and Chelsea, the race is on for the Gunners to try to snatch a Champions League place from one of the top two teams.

Arsenal player profile - Double-double-winning youngster set for first-team breakthrough

With this week's Arsenal ladies' profile, we have another up-and-coming young centre forward Rianna Dean.
Heather O'Reilly

Done deal: Why are Arsenal signing O'Reilly for a few months?

As previously announced Heather O'Reilly will sign for the Arsenal Ladies and will stay for the Spring Series. Although it is supposed to be a...
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Danielle Van de Donk and Lisa Evans of Arsenal celebrate with the trophy after the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Manchester City at Meadow Park on May 11, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Top 5 Arsenal players, youth and breakthrough players of the season

This was supposed to be a top 3 list but Arsenal have been too damn good to select only three of them.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 29: Caitlin Foord of Sydney FC controls the ball during the round 7 W-League match between Sydney FC and Adelaide United at Jubilee Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

What can Arsenal fans expect from their new Australian forward?

Caitlin Foord has said goodbye to her teammates and is heading for Arsenal before the end of this transfer window, so what can Gooners expect from the Australian international?

Arsenal dominate FA WSL Team of Decade

As 2019 comes to a close, it seems right to select an FA WSL best XI spawning the decade with the league in it's ninth season.

Why Arsenal should sign troubled USA goalkeeper for free

Hope Solo could be available for free in six months time, should Arsenal make a move for her?
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Alex Scott congratulates teammate Jemma Rose during the FA Women's Super League Continental Cup match between Arsenal and London Bees, on October 12, 2017 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

FA force Arsenal and Manchester City to choose between cup final and player’s health

Now that Arsenal have reached the Conti Cup final against Manchester City, it is time to get angry at the FA
England's forward Alessia Russo (C) vies for the ball with France's forward Melvine Malard (L) and France's defender Selma Bacha (R) during the Women's U20 World Cup 3rd place football match between France and England at the La Rabine stadium, in Vannes, western France on August 24, 2018. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Russo and Wubben-Moy available: Why Arsenal should sign them

English youngsters, Alessia Russo and Lotte Wubben-Moy, are on the market after leaving UNC and there is certainly a case for trying to sign the hugely talented players.

3 favourites picked – Who could win the Ballon d’Or?

France football have created the Women's Ballon d'Or and, for the first Edition, there are 15 nominees.

Should Arsenal adapt to midfielder?

Following Carla Humphrey's season loan move to Doncaster Rover Belles, it looks quite obvious that the coach nearly never played her in her best...
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Danielle Carter, Jordan Nobbs, Beth Mead and Leah Williamson of Arsenal celebrate with the trophy after the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Manchester City at Meadow Park on May 11, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

FA WSL 2019/20 predictions: Arsenal and Chelsea top, Tottenham and Everton bottom

With the League starting on Saturday with the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium and Bristol v Brighton at Ashton Gate, it is time for my annual predictions.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Kim Little of Arsenal is treated for an injury after being tackled by Drew Spence of Chelsea during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Referees to clamp down on bad behaviour

The FA have finally started to address one of the biggest refereeing problems in Women's football - the leniency in applying Law 12 and the protection of players' physical integrity.
Ruby Mace of Birmingham City Women in action during Womens Super League match between West Ham Women and Birmingham City Women at The Chigwell Construction Stadium in London - 17th March 2021 West Ham United Women v Birmingham City Women, Barclays FA Women s Super League, Football, the Chigwell Construction Stadium, London, UK - 17 Mar 2021 West Ham United Women v Birmingham City Women, Barclays FA Women s Super League, Football, the Chigwell Construction Stadium, London, UK - 17 Mar 2021

“If I’m Arsenal tonight, I’m excited watching that” Ruby Mace loan watch

Arsenal youngster Ruby Mace moved to Birmingham City on loan in January, so how is she doing? 
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal shoots and scores her team's second goal during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

My FA WSL 2018 Team of the Year

As we’re coming to the end of the year, here is my FA WSL 2018 best XI, based on the games I have attended and match highlights.

5 greatest Arsenal women of all time

The Arsenal Women are one of the most successful women's football teams ever, and certainly in England. We've put together a list of the five best players of all time for the side.
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Jill Scott of England in action with Christie Murray of Scotland during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between England and Scotland at Stade de Nice on June 9, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Top 6 worst Arsenal women signings this decade

Just like there have been a number of great signings for Arsenal women over the last decade, there have been a few stinkers too, so here are my top 6 worst Arsenal women signings from that period.