The weekend is nearly upon us; Burnley are already dismissed as cannon fodder. Apparently, there is a stat which tells us Arsenal will end the weekend top of the PremierContinue readingKolasinac and Ozil: Are You Outraged?
If Celtic fans want to tell me once again that they won’t miss Kieran Tierney, I’ll be here all day. I double-checked the line-ups when I saw the result, justContinue readingTransfer Gossip: Famous Five Head For Exit?
The Premier League began last night with a match that had the air of being a friendly. Liverpool’s defensive vulnerability from the preseason continued but Norwich’s? What do you say,Continue readingÖzil & Kola Shocker Plus Other Newcastle Team News
That’s phase one over. English football’s determination to shoot itself in the foot means there are no more signings incoming at Arsenal. The squad is what is until January atContinue readingTierney, Luiz In, Iwobi Out: How Was The Transfer Window For You?
For some, it was one step too far. Having gone on strike to force a move out of the club for free, Laurent Koscielny binned off his Arsenal shirt. TheContinue readingTransfer Talk: Central Defenders, Coutinho, Ozil to Join Kos in Exit?
Laurent Koscielny got his wish. Or part of it, as Bordeaux must pay a fee of around €5m for his signature. That’s if he passes the medical which given hisContinue readingKos Off And More Transfer Rumours As Time Runs Out
Nicolas Pepe’s arrival at Arsenal is a game-changer. Not just for the club and playing staff, but supporters as well. Football is about perceptions and signing an $85m player onContinue readingNicolas Pepe: Arsenal’s Game-changer
One of the many criticisms levelled against Unai Emery last season was that we had no footballing identity. There was no ‘Emeryball’ peg upon which we could hang our hats.Continue readingTransfer Time: Pepe, Tierney, Kos, Mustafi & More Plus Angers Thoughts
I’m sorry Chuck and Flavour, I want to believe the hype. You get sucked into the maelstrom surrounding every new signing, despite knowing that football’s history is littered with playersContinue readingPepe Move Edges Closer As Mustafi & Kos Head For The Hills
It seems just like days of olde. The Emirates Cup arrives with some vague expectation we will land a big-money signing. Wheeling out Nicholas Pepe pre-match or half-time in theContinue readingTwo Years Left: Are We To Be Brave Or Foolhardy Sellers This Window?
As pre-season goes, yesterday proved eventful. Two new signings (finally) announced while Raul, Vinai, and Edu seemed taken aback by frustrations being aired at a supporter Q&A session. It wasn’tContinue readingOn New Signings, Work to Do
Earlier this week, Unai promised signings and like Routemasters, three come along at once. Willy Saliba chose to passover Tottenham’s offer, leaving him at Saint-Etienne on a season’s loan. LesContinue readingSaliba Incoming, Sven’s Rules & We Fought The Lawyers But Who Won?
“His arrival is the final and very important part of the jigsaw in our development of a new football infrastructure to take us forward.” Raul’s lofty claim can be viewedContinue readingThree Cheers for Our Side: Edu Arrives in Our Adidas World
The headline intimated – nay, insinuated – that Arsenal’s transfer dealings suffered from constipation. It’s a little early in the summer for to be bunged up but what else sells?Continue readingIt’s A Knockout; Arsenal and Ospina Among Others
Our summer dreams are in tatters, or so it said here until the headline was updated at 9.12am. I’d tell you our dreams are in ‘taters. Ploughing fields in ShenleyContinue readingFriends, Enemies and Xhaka: Money is the Root of all Evil
Just before he buried the hatchet firmly between Theresa May’s shoulders, Iain Duncan Smith offered the view that “Politics is a nasty, sometimes brutal, ghastly business.” Unai Emery is, noContinue readingOn Burying Hatchets, Cech vs Leno and Arsène Wenger, Inventor
Here’s a thought. It strikes me that our outrage over Baku staging the Europa League final only arose because we’re in it. Will criticism of future host cities can continueContinue readingSenior Pros Blast UEFA Over Baku
It’s strange how inquisitiveness leads to momentary whimsy. Regular readers know the power behind the throne is Spanish, leading to the question around the dinner table of how the nameContinue readingGames for Thrones and UEFA Take The Mkhi But Arsenal Won’t
Whether it be Westminster or the White House, a week is a long time in politics. Football is no different. UEFA and FIFA drag their heels in a way whichContinue readingUEFA Taking The Mkhi & Weak Ownership
This international break succeeded where others failed: it’s broken my perspacity. Arsenal are in Dubai for “warm weather training” which must hack Aaron Ramsey off given he’s been sent backContinue readingOn Ramsey, PEA, Friendlies and Youth.
The international break feels like it should soon be ending but we’re far from halfway through. It’s never a good sign when it feels like it is dragging after aContinue readingWarming The Cockles and The Run-in
…or one of them, at least. Thanks, Mesut. I was thinking of taking the weekend off… In case you are one of the three people who didn’t see last night’sContinue readingÖzil: Not The Cause But Certainly The Solution To Arsenal’s Problems