LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Oleksandr Zinchenko celebrates with Leandro Trossard of Arsenal after their sides third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Strap in, Arsenal fans, it’s about to get very interesting

I don't know how many people have been left surprised by Arsenal's excellent form since the resumption of the Premier League season. Nonetheless, I'm certainly not going pretend I expected Arsenal to come through a very challenging run of fixtures, including 4 of this season's top 6, not just unbeaten, but having taken 10 points out of 12 from those games. We also played, and beat, West Ham.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (L) celebrates their win on the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 22, 2023. - Arsenal won the game 3-2. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

How Arsenal beat Manchester United to confirm title challenge

Join Stephen Bradley as he finally says what we've all been wanting to say without the fear of jinxing it; Arsenal are in a title race!
Arsenal fans applaud Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

How to build your own Arsenal family

The repeated weekends spent round my Grandfather's house listening to both him and my uncle crow about Arsenal's latest win and QPR's latest defeat got to me. Back then it seemed like Arsenal must have been winning every week and QPR losing, something that's eminently possible, because it was towards the end of 1988 that I cracked.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Bukayo Saka and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, celebrate after the team's victory during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 15, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tactics: How Arsenal turned North London red again!

Join Stephen Bradley as he reviews Arsenal's 2-0 victory of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the Premier League.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

1-hit wonders: 20 players who scored just once for Arsenal

Did you know there are 20 players who have only scored one Premier League goal for Arsenal?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Park Chu-Young of Arsenal is congratulated by team mates after scoring his teams second goal of the game during the Carling Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

9 Arsenal Banter Era players: Where are they now?

Gael Clichy left Arsenal in the summer of 2011 because he didn't feel wanted, so who else left that summer which heralded the start of the Banter Era.

£34m: 2 of Arsenal’s biggest flops cost more than you think

Marouane Chamakh may have arrived on a free with Park Chu Young costing a paltry £5.85m but by the end of their time at Arsenal they had cost the club a combined total of £34m for not a lot in return.
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 09: Julio Baptista (R) of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's fifth goal to complete his hat trick with team mate Jeremie Aliadiere during the Carling Cup quarter final match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 9, 2007, in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger ‘went absolutely mental’ says former forward

Arsene Wenger 'went absolutely mental' says Jeremie Aliadiere when Arsenal got smashed 6-1 by Manchester United which isn't entirely surprising given we all did the exact same.
Abou Diaby (R), player of English premier league football team Arsenal, attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 28, 2012. Arsenal will play Hong Kong side Kitchee on July 29. AFP PHOTO / Dale de la Rey

Is Abou Diaby one of Arsenal’s biggest ‘what ifs’?

It will always be one of the biggest 'what ifs' in football for me - what if Abou Diaby had never met Dan Smith?

5 worst Arsenal injuries

Thankfully, Arsenal haven't suffered a really bad injury in a while, but there was a time when we couldn't escape them.

Arsene Wenger’s 5 most dubious free Arsenal transfers

It’s hard to complain when you receive something for free but it would be difficult to criticise anyone for thinking that these free Arsenal transfers were still a waste of money.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Gabriel Martinelli during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

25 clubs wanted Martinelli who ‘didn’t think twice’ about joining Arsenal

Gabriel Martinelli is currently valued at around £36m, although you would need a lot more than that to get the club to sell him as he gets close to signing a new deal but how did Arsenal sign him when so many others wanted him?
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)

Gabriel Martinelli explains why Manchester United turned him down

Not long after he signed for Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli revealed that he used to train regularly with Manchester United, so why didn't he sign for them?
NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JULY 08: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal looks on uring the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

All 57 Arsenal deals completed in the transfer window

The summer transfer window is now closed, so what deals did Arsenal complete?
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (L) and Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrate after winning at the end of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. - Arsenal won 3 - 0 against Bournemouth. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Episode 338: Sun, sea and a Saliba sing song on the south coast

Matthew and Paul enjoy a recap of Arsenal beating Bournemouth, give some love to the new boys (and Martin Odegaard) and look at the continued evolution of Arsenal's defensive set up.
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?
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 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.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta reacts after the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on April 4, 2022. - Crystal Palace won the match 3-0. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Episode 326: Arsenal optimism undermined as defeat compounded by injuries

Matthew, Paul and Lana get together to discuss the defeat at Crystal Palace, why it happened, and what the injuries mean for the way forward.
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...
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David Rocastle, Arsenal’s most beloved number 7: With Ian Wright interview

Listen as we relive Rocastle's Arsenal career with exclusive soundbites from Ian Wright, while other former Arsenal players reveal what they truly felt about the great man.
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.

Odegaard outfoxes Brendan Rodgers: Tactics with Stephen Bradley

Join Stephen Bradley as he analyses Arsenal's 2-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League and Martin Odegaard's starring role.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Arsenal training kit, via Arsenal

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...
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal is shown a second yellow card leading to a red card by Referee, Stuart Attwell for a foul on Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Episode 318: New Year, same refs but Arsenal transformation gathers pace

Matthew is joined by Helen and Paul to look back at the heart-breaking defeat against Manchester City and take stock in a bumper pod with a half hour on refs alone.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on December 26, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

How Norwich failed to stop Arsenal delivering on Boxing Day: Tactics

Join a slightly festive Stephen Bradley as he reviews Arsenal's thumping 5-0 win over Norwich City in the Premier League.

Same old Arsenal, Never Learning! What Arsenal did wrong at Everton

Join Stephen Bradley as he analyses just what went wrong during Arsenal's 2-1 loss away to Everton in the Premier League.

Analysing Arsenal’s failed Xmas Partey at Old Trafford

Join Stephen Bradley as he reviews Arsenal's disappointing 3-2 loss against Manchester United on Thursday evening.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Gabriel Martinelli celebrates with teammates Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on November 27, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Episode 314: Is it time to give credit to Arteta, Edu and Kroenke?

Matthew is joined by special guest Ashley Gerlach to look back on a relatively comfortable win against the Newcastle and their as-yet unspent Saudi billions in their relegation battle.
Ianis Stoica with FCSB (Photo via Playsport.ro)

Arsenal €7.5m offer for Ianis Stoica confirmed by FCSB owner

Arsenal have reportedly already made a €7.5m offer to FCSB in a bid to sign 18-year-old right winger, Ianis Stoica.
Essential Arsenal news Premier League Burnley v Arsenal Thomas Partey 5 of Arsenal in action during the game Burnley Turf Moor Lancashire United Kingdom Copyright: Simon Whitehead/News Images

Partey, Flores, Azeez, more: Essential Arsenal news today

Here's a roundup of the most essential Arsenal news today, interesting snippets and relevant football news from the day.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal scores their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Episode 313: How Arsenal turned a 4-0 v Watford into a 1-0

On this week's podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul (and Anita, briefly) to look back at Arsenal turning what should have been a 4-0 win over Watford into a narrow 1-0, and give some love to Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Benjamin White and (as per usual) Emile Smith Rowe.

Is Arsenal’s league position misleading? Daily Cannon Tactics Board

Join Stephen Bradley as he reviews Arsenal's 1-0 win over Watford in the Premier League.
Aaron Ramsdale and David Seaman at London Colney (Photo via Ramsdale on Instagram)

3 Arsenal awards, injury updates, jail + more: Arsenal news roundup

It's Manager and Player of the month time and Arsenal are all over those awards, while we have some fitness updates for some key players over the next month.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after his sides victory in the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Episode 312: Behind Tottenham enemy lines as Aaron Ramsdale rises

Matthew is joined by Helen and Paul this week to look back on an excellent victory at the King Power, and wax lyrical about the rise of Aaron Ramsdale.