Tag: Alan Smith

Alan Smith played for Arsenal Football Club. The former English striker joined Arsenal from Leicester City in 1987. Smith retired as an Arsenal player in 1995. In total, he made 347 appearances for Arsenal and scored 115 goals. Smith wore the number 9 shirt for Arsenal, but he wore a few other numbers as well during his time at the club. The prolific striker was Arsenal’s top scorer for four seasons in a row. He currently works as a football pundit in the media. Smith was born on November 21, 1962.

How Arsenal won the league at Anfield in 1989

Relive Arsenal's epic 1989 league win, as we unravel the dramatic showdown at Anfield. Experience the spirit of '89 that defined a generation.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Flo Balogun of Arsenal takes a penalty which is saved by Kjell Scherpen of Brighton & Hove Albion (not pictured) during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal U23 and Brighton & Hove Albion U23 at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2021. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Arsenal youngster told to move in January by former Gunner

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith believes a loan move would be the correct next step for Folarin Balogun in the January transfer window.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal is given treatment during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alan Smith curses Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis

Arsenal could ill-afford to lose any more defenders so to lose both Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis against Manchester United was a cruel blow. Within 10...

Smith: It’s enlightening and heartening to watch Iwobi shine this season

Alan Smith is delighted at the progress of Alex Iwobi this season and thinks the 22-year-old adds something different to the current Arsenal team.
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 26: Arsenal goalscorer Alan Smith celebrates in the dressing room with the League Division One trophy after Arsenal had beaten Liverpool 2-0 in the final game of the season to pip Liverpool to the title, at Anfield on May 26, 1989 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Allsport/Getty Images)

Smith: Current team lack that resilience, determination and winning mentality

Alan Smith thinks the biggest thing holding the current Arsenal side back from being title winners is the mental strength of the team.
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 08: Arsene Wenger manager / head coach of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between AC Milan and Arsenal at the San Siro on March 8, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp and more invited back for Wenger’s final home game

Arsenal have invited the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and many more back to the club for Arsene Wenger's final home game, according to reports.

Does Alan Smith’s training ground ‘leak’ explain Arsenal’s shambolic defence?

Arsenal legend Alan Smith has strongly hinted that Arsene Wenger doesn't allow Steve Bould, one of the best defenders to ever don red-and-white, coach at London Colney, which explains a lot...

Legends praise Wenger’s longevity

David O'Leary, Alan Smith and Lee Dixon believe that Arsene Wenger's record of Premier League games managed will never be surpassed.

Smith: Winning Europa League will not keep Ozil and Alexis

Alan Smith is not convinced that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez would stay at Arsenal if they won the Europa League this season.

Smith warns Arsenal board about fan anger

Alan Smith has warned the Arsenal board that fan anger could build to a "crescendo".

Smith: It would have been better if Wenger left to rapturous applause in the...

Alan Smith thinks Arsène Wenger should've bowed out on a high after winning the FA Cup, rather than signing a new deal with the Gunners.

This is different: Smith warns of coming fan fury at club

Former Gunner Alan Smith believes that Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has a storm coming his way as fans become more and more frustrated with the way their club's being run.
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Alan Smith wants more done about potential brain damage in football

Former Arsenal striker, Alan Smith, wants a more thorough investigation into the damage heading causes in football.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Episode 120: The bleep test

In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Stephen is joined by Helen and Anita to profusely curse whilst reviewing the games against Red Star Belgrade and Manchester City.

Alan Smith calls for fan unity

Alan Smith believes that fan unity and a quick start will be crucial if Arsenal want to have a good season.
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Pundits just guessing at Alexis Sanchez ‘happiness’ levels

Pundits and ex-players are once again pretending to be mind-readers, with Alan Smith coming to the conclusion that Alexis Sanchez is 'determined to leave' Arsenal.

Arsenal urged to buy Riyad Mahrez

Former Arsenal striker-turned-pundit Alan Smith has urged his old club to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez this summer.
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OTD Arsenal sign Alan Smith from Leicester

On 26 March 1987, Arsenal signed Alan Smith from Leicester for £750,000.

Alan Smith compares Wenger’s Arsenal to Fergie’s ‘squad in decline’

Alan Smith reckons that whomever takes over from Arsene Wenger will have a pretty easy job, while comparing the current Arsenal squad to Sir Alex Ferguson's 'squad in decline'.

Jamie Vardy 80% likely to stay at Leicester? Arsenal legend thinks he should move

Alan Smith has urged Jamie Vardy to take the opportunity that's being handed to him and sign for Arsenal.

Alan Smith: The jury is still out on Arsenal

Alan Smith believes the jury is still out on his former team, Arsenal. Speaking ahead of our big match against Leicester on Sunday, the former...

Alan Smith describes Wenger’s Arsenal career as ‘freaky’

Alan Smith has, rather oddly, described Arsene Wenger's reign at Arsenal as 'freaky'. Speaking to Arsenal Fan TV at John Cross' book launch, the former...

Alan Smith: Giroud just gets on the wrong side of the refs

Former Arsenal man, Alan Smith insists that Olivier Giroud is capable of regaining his good form for the Gunners, he just needs to stop...

Alan Smith: Arsenal don’t need Benzema

Alan Smith believes that Arsenal have what it takes to win the league as long as they can mentally get on the same level as Chelsea.

Smith claims City midfielder moving to the Gunners

Could the Gunners legitimately be signing a Manchester City midfielder on a free? There have been murmurings doing the rounds in the media that Man...