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Is this one of Arsenal's greatest number 7s?

Born in Prague on 4th October 1980, Tomas Rosicky had football in his blood and signed for Arsenal on 23 May 2006.
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...
Arsenal's Spanish coach Unai Emery attends the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Stade Rennais FC and Arsenal FC at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, northwestern France on March 7, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Unai Emery talks more nonsense

Unai Emery is back again blaming everybody around him for his own failures.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta arrives for the UEFA Europa league round of 32 second leg football match between Arsenal and Olympiakos at the Emirates stadium in London on February 27, 2020.

Arsenal benefited the last time the league was abandoned, will it happen again?

As I type this, it is two months to the day since it was announced that Mikel Arteta had tested positive for Covid-19 and football across the United Kingdom was postponed soon afterwards.

Arsene Wenger’s final season: 2017/18 review – November to January

Two years after the end of Arsene Wenger's final season with Arsenal, we're looking back at the manager's final campaign, and this time specifically November to January.

Arsene Wenger’s final season: 2017/18 review – August to October

Two years after Arsene Wenger's final season with Arsenal, let's take a look back at the manager's final campaign, starting with August to October.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Remembering our goodbyes to Arsene Wenger

Two years ago, Arsene Wenger said goodbye to Arsenal after his final match. This was what I wrote at the time...
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's French forward Thierry Henry (R) celebrates as teammate Robert Pires (3rdL) is mobbed by Patrick Vieira (L), Ashley Cole (2ndL) Gilberto Silva (2ndR) and Dennis Bergkamp (3rdR) after scoring against Tottenham during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in north London, 25 April 2004. Arsenal leads 2-0 at half time. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Reliving Arsenal’s Invincibles: When Arsenal went undefeated

There have been many pretenders, including Liverpool in the 9/20 season, but none have come close to Arsenal's magnificent achievement of going undefeated.

Arsenal v Tottenham - 2 games that define 30 years

As of 5th of this month, I have survived 42 years on this planet, which involves quite a lot of football, and with neither Spurs nor (of course) Arsenal being relegated in that time, there is a lot of history with our noisy neighbours.
Arsenal's French coach Arsene Wenger waves as he arrive for a state dinner at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on June 6, 2014, following the international D-Day commemoration ceremony on the beach of Ouistreham, Normandy, marking the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Reliving thoughts after Arsene Wenger announced he was leaving Arsenal

In many respects, Arsenal's 2-1 hammering of the newly crowned Premier League champions, Chelsea, in the Wembley sunshine last May can now be regarded as the cruelest of false dawns.
Arsenal's coach Arsene Wenger from France looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg football match AC Milan Vs Arsenal at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Tottenham and Chelsea stars in Arsene Wenger’s rejected XI

David Silva is just one name on the list of players Arsène Wenger rejected, let's see if we can make an XI from players the former Arsenal manager reportedly rejected.
Mikel Arteta and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speak in the foreground, with Catalin Cirjan behind them. Triallist Tyger Smalls walks away in the background (Photo via Tyger Smalls on Twitter)

Arteta’s rebuilding job at Arsenal is a long-term project

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will head into the summer knowing that he faces a massive rebuilding project at the Emirates Stadium.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Stan Kroenke makes an appearance ahead of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

What is Stan Kroenke doing to help stop Covid-19?

As the world falls apart around us due to inadequate healthcare provisions and inept governments, I wondered just what Arsenal's billionaire owner was doing to help.

Graphic: Remembering David “Rocky” Rocastle

Today marks 19 years since David Rocastle lost his battle to cancer aged only 33.

Remembering David Rocastle

Today marks 15 years since David Rocastle passed. Here, from our Arsenal Number 7s book, is an extract from Paul Williams chapter on this true legend
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta is seen ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal man

Despite now sitting on the Arsenal bench as head coach, Mikel Arteta's career as one of Arsenal's unsung playing heroes should never be forgotten.

Relive Arsenal’s Invincibles in the face of Liverpool’s pretenders

Ahead of Arsenal's trip to Liverpool, all the talk has swung to Liverpool's unbeaten start to the season. Could they really match Arsenal's Invincibles?
English footballer Peter Simpson of Arsenal F.C., 8th August 1969. (Photo by Michael Webb/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Unsung Arsenal heroes: Peter Simpson

Some players come into the category of the under-appreciated because they are over-shadowed by superior team-mates. Others because they excel in under-achieving teams. There are even those whose ebullient personalities serve to distract from their dedication and skill. None of these apply to Peter Frederick Simpson.

Audio: A brief history of Arsenal’s Irish connection

In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic, it might 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.

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.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Episode 237: Good, bad or ugly? Discussing Arsenal’s treatment of Lacazette plus much more

With Matthew away, Stephen steps in and calls in the big guns for a bumper episode: Paul dissects the week's results, and Lana Dawood...
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.

The day that changed Arsenal forever

20 years ago Arsenal sacked George Graham. Little did anyone imagine the chain of events that would unfold.
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 26: Arsenal manager George Graham celebrates on the pitch after Arsenal had beaten Liverpool 2-0 to win the First Division Championship at Anfield on May 26, 1989 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Allsport/Getty Images)

George Graham: 2 sides of the fierce and bitter Arsenal and Tottenham divide

Until 2018, Arsenal fans under the age of 20 knew only one man to occupy the manager's office, but how much do they know about George Graham?

Why is Mesut Ozil so divisive?

Anyone with an outward eye doesn't need the vilification and subsequent international retirement of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to remind them of how polarised opinions have changed our political landscape across the western world.
Arsenal memes

26 Arsenal memes that will make you cringe

Memes, for the most part, can be pretty funny. These ones aren't