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
It was only a matter of time. The discovery of Lord Lucan in a Chigwell cellar means that Arsenal face just one more opponent: can they announce Nicholas Pepe beforeContinue readingOn Pepe, Koscielny and Other Transfer Gossip
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
If you want to, finding fault with Arsenal isn’t difficult. Transfers in, out, Raul shaking it all about; there’s good and bad in everything, with quite a lot falling intoContinue readingOn Dud Centre-Backs, Misfiring Midfielders and Transfer Rumours…
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?
At the moment, there’s one story in town: Laurent Koscielny. There are some bizarre reactions to his strike action, with the club on the receiving end because the former FrenchContinue readingKoscielny and Arsenal: It’s Getting Messy…
Today’s post was always about Laurent Koscielny. It was a gentle questioning of his role. I’ve left the opening as it was but I’ve been overtaken by events… In aContinue readingLaurent Koscielny: Yesterday’s Man
When he walked through the door last night, I wasn’t expecting our sixteen-year-old son to tell us he’d bought souvenirs back from his school trip to Budapest. In truth, IContinue readingOn Folk Heroes and Young Guns Going For It
A sign that the transfer window is close to opening properly came yesterday as Arsenal published their ‘released players’ list. Three first-teamers and a smattering of reserves; nothing surprising inContinue readingOn Arsenal’s Released Players, Other Weirdos and the Snake Oil Salesman
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
The shocking news of Jose Antonio Reyes’ death today puts life into perspective. He was just 35, which is no age at all. At the time of his signing, IContinue readingJose Antonio Reyes: A Man of Great Promise
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
Football snobbery is nothing new. Usually it surfaces during the transfer window when the club signs an unknown player or one whose status fails to meet expectations. We’re all guiltyContinue readingUnai On Squad Focus, Anfield ’89 Legacy
It’s hardly out of the blue but there is a momentum building behind the tattle in the back pages that Baku will be Laurent Koscielny’s last game for the club.Continue readingKoscielny Departure Raises Plenty Of Questions For Unai To Answer
After the celebrations by Man City for winning the Premier League, other clubs’ eye what they can do to emulate their performance. One such club looking for new talent isContinue readingArsenal Cannot Afford Mistakes Like Suarez This Summer
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.
To the mirth of just about everyone, Aaron Ramsey sent a heartfelt message of thanks to the fans and then left the PR apprentice to finish off the message. “KindContinue readingFare Thee Well, Aaron As You Go With Our Kind Regards
The running of the club is under question now the transfer window is over. Sven Mislintat left yesterday so there’s a natural concern about future recruitment. Ivan’s departure left aContinue readingPower Vacuums and Error-Prone Defenders
The madness is over and we can now focus on the remaining months of this season. Just two competitions to focus on, two targets to achieve. Did the January transferContinue readingOn Suarez, January and Transfer Porky Pies
Hector Bellerin’s season is over as he became the third first-team player to suffer a ligament injury. Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding can tell him about the journey upon whichContinue readingFlippin’ Hec! He’s Out & Sven’s Off