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
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
The centre of the defence is rightly a cause for consternation at the moment. We’ve seen worse; going into the season with one fit centre-back was more reckless than injuryContinue readingCentral Defensive Woes Are An Opportunity
If Sokratis wanted to know what being an Arsenal player entails, he’s getting a good idea: hours spent in the treatment room. The Greece international twisted an ankle last nightContinue readingOn Defenders, Injuries & England
This morning’s headlines in the world of Arsenal focus on the centre of defence. Tony Adams, a fine centre-half himself, argued that Unai Emery hasn’t changed the club much sinceContinue readingOn Central Defensive False Dawns and Misplaced Confidence
Apparently, it was too soon to crack Graham Taylor jokes, even gentle ribbing, so I’ll pat that into the back pocket and keep it safe for another day. Instead, theContinue readingFrench trio sign on, others still don’t and RIP, Graham Taylor
If you read just one piece today ahead of the Arsenal Legends v Milan Glorie match, it has to be this one. Anders Limpar, quite possibly the best player betweenContinue readingOn Glorie, Limpar, Lucas & Mustafi
Toeing the party line has never been a problem for the Arsenal squad. Few risk their first team place with an unwise intervention on team selection or transfer thoughts. It’sContinue readingKos On The Defensive, Pat Gets Physical & More