The Arsenal Director Sir Chips Keswick has come out to say that although the Gunners spent over 90 million this summer on some (extremely good!) new signings, he insists there is still cash in the pot when Le Prof wants to bring in more signings. He said today in a very extensive description of our [.
That was a very interesting statement by Arsene Wenger in the the pre-match conference for Sunday's game of Burnley v Arsenal. I know he's French, but he has been in England for many years and certainly understands the nuances of the language. So this is what I find strange. When he was asked about the [.
The Gunners are flying right now and we are aiming for our fifth win in a row on Sunday afternoon. Wenger is as much pleased with our quick and entertaining play as much as coming out with the three points in each game. Le Prof said yesterday: "Yes, in recent games we have combined style [...]
It is hardly surprising that a lot of talk in the football press recently has been about the form of the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott. Some Arsenal fans will remember when the fleet footed forward was like this before when he was the club's top scorer in the 2012-13 season with 21 [.
Walcott speaks out about his return to form! Theo Walcott on form may be a rare sight given his last few campaigns, but after a strong start to this season, the media hasn't given him so much attention and his critics are very much off his back. Being able to improve on the sidelines has [...]
While things are looking pretty flippin' good from an Arsenal point of view right now, with a decent draw against Reading at home for the next round of the EFL cup as well as a good chance of topping our Champions League group and winning the last four Premier League games in a row, the [...]
Can we keep it up like this for the entire season? by KM Well, well, it was another encouraging performance from the Arsenal who played some sizzling football and we could've hammered Basel really hard! Impressive stuff going on up front and Ospina did again enough so that Sczezny better get to improve his Italian, [.
There has been much said about Arsenal's new defensive partnership between Mustafi and Koscielny, and the defensive depth that we have to cover them if (god forbid) one of them gets injured or banned, but what about our amazing new strike partnership of Walcott and Alexis in the attack. They seem to be like two [.
There will hopefully be some good news for Arsenal fans soon concerning our play maker Mesut Ozil, as the Germany international is currently in talks with the club about signing a new contract. Apparently the 27-year old is happy with life in London and being a Gunner, especially with Arsene Wenger getting the side playing [.
On-loan Arsenal manCalum Chambers has revealed how in depth the training and preparation is with temporary club Middlesbrough. The defender moved up north from the Gunners on a season-long loan, having fallen down the pecking order following the arrivals of Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holdingthis summer.
Hey Arsenal fans, I would not be so quick to write off our France international centre forward Olivier Giroud if I was you, despite the fact that the big man is yet to start a single game for the Gunners this season. In fact I think Giroud could be set to lead the line when [...]
Theo Walcott was the two-goal hero of last night's win over Basel, and just like the Chelsea game, the Gunners aimed to put the game to bed before half time. Theo explained that that is the game plan this season. "We just always want to start off the game with so much pace. As soon [...]
Arsenal fans were desperate for Arsene Wenger to spend some money on a new striker for the team this summer, because season after season has proved that we aren't quite sufficient in the front line. If the media is believed to be true, Arsenal had various transfer targets in their search for striker this summer, [.
Reports are breaking today out of Germany and now subsequently in England, that Gunners star Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract with the club, after long lasting negotiations! Negotiations for the new deal apparently started before the end of last season, with the German international entering the final two years of his contract with [.
When Arsenal started the season with Alexis Sanchez up front, I think although we were all aware of his qualities in striking the ball, but the majority were also quite hesitant towards the change. Arsenal fans wanted to see a real number nine bought and put up front, rather than Wenger wanting to convert a [.
Arsenal extended their winning run to four with another excellent display of skill against Basel last night, and the Gunners have remained unbeaten since our opening day debacle against Liverpool. The improvements since last season are clear and Theo Walcott's renaissance has been an inspiration! Long may we continue in this rich vein of form.
Arsene Wenger couldn't hide his happiness with the Gunners masterclass against Basel last night and only regrets that we didn't finish more of our myriad chances to kill the game off with a third goal. Le Prof enthused after the match: "I would like to congratulate my team for the quality of what they produced [.
It was another great team performance from Arsenal, especially in the first half, as we tore Basel apart in the Champions League, with notable attacking contributions from Cazorla, Iwobi, Bellerin, Ozil and Alexis Sanchez along with another great defensive display from Mustafi and Koscielny but the Man of the Match has to go to Theo [.
After Arsenal had made a transfer bid large enough to trigger the release clause in his contract, maybe Jamie Vardy should have spoken to Arsene Wenger about the Frenchman´s plans for him. Some people in the football media were left scratching their heads about the bid and it appears that the Leicester City and England [.
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has been put on the shortlist for the 2016 Golden Boy Award. The award is given to the best young player in the world, and has previously been won by the likes of Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi and Isco, but it is worth noting that six of the 13 winners of [...]
There was a lot of talk in the football media last week about Arsenal, or more specifically about our manager Arsene Wenger after the serialisation of a book about his fierce managerial rival Jose Mourinho contained some controversial statements about Wenger and Mourinho's thoughts about him. The 'break his face' comment is one thing and [.
A brilliant first half saw Arsenal win this home Champions Leagure game against Basel by 2-0 with both goals from Walcott in the first half. We had a host of chances and some very good ones. We could and probably should have scored a lot more but it was still an imprerssive showing and a [...]
So here we go Arsenal fans, with Arsene Wenger and the Gunners trying to keep up the good form that we have been showing of late and take another step towards ending the run of finishing second in our Champions League group. After a slightly fortunate draw away to the French champions PSG in the [...
We will have to be content with speculation on the subject of Arsene Wenger and how long the Frenchman will continue to be the manager of Arsenal, because however much the fans or the football media might think they know, it could be wrong and the only person that really knows for sure is the [...]
Jack Wilshere is currently on loan from Arsenal with Bournemouth, but his temporary boss Eddie Howe has claimed he is not fully match fit. The 24 year-old joined the Cherries on deadline day back in August, and has helped them to two wins from three outings thus far. Wilshere came off the bench for his [.
I can remember Arsenal being linked with this Serie A striker when he was just making a name for himself at the age of 17 after breaking through into the first team of the French club Caen after three years in the youth system. In fact M'Baye Niang actually came to us and Premier League [...]
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has been strongly linked with a return to Barcelona, but they may no longer be ready to follow up on their interest. The Spaniard left the Barca youth set-up in order to sign his first professional contract with Arsenal, and has risen up through the ranks in North-Londonto becomeone of the [.
Arsenal must take control over CL group this time by KM Hello good Arsenal people. How are you? Are you prepared for the champions league? We started the group with a difficult away game at PSG and we got a valuable point, which puts us in a real good position if we play our cards [...]
Many may think that tonight's game will be some easy feat given Arsenal's recent run of form and the convincing 3-0 win against Chelsea at the weekend. But what if I was to tell you that Basel have not lost a Champions League game to English opposition since 2002! Arsenal face off against Swiss side [.
Basel travel to London to take on Arsenal at the Emirates tonight, in the second group fixture of the campaign. The Gunners currently sit top of their group, albeit having absolutely no point or goal advantage over any of their rivals. Both sides played out 1-1 draws in the opening group game, leaving Arsenal top [.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is currently a youth product on Arsenal's books, who after spending a year on loan in the Championship, has managed to grab his chance of being offered a role in the Arsenal first team. Many fans wouldn't have expected Maitland-Niles to be given the role he is currently occupying in Arsene Wenger's plans, [.
Mo Farah has opened the door to helping Arsenal with their their continual fitness issues. The four-time Olympic gold medallist has revealed that he has been a Gunners' fan since moving to Britainas a boy, and would love to work for the club, potentially to help deal with fitness. Farah said:"One thing I really love [.
Granit Xhaka needs to be patient as he looks to settle at Arsenal, the player's brother claimed. The Swiss international could be in line to start for the Gunners tomorrowagainst his brother's side Basel, having impressed in his rare outings so far this term. Granit Xhaka has scored two spectacular long range strikes in recent [.
We will have to wait and see exactly which of the current Arsenal playing staff are going to be called up by their respective national managers for the international break after this weekend's Premier League matches, but there are usually a fair few Gunners involved. Although the injury situation at the club is not too [.
There is always a chance, and it seems to happen to Arsenal players more than most, that the original prognosis on the length of time an injury will keep someone out of action turns out to be too optimistic and they spend longer in the treatment room than first thought. Step forward Aaron Ramsey. But [.
Arsenal fans may not want to go over the top in showing their delight to have finally got one over Chelsea last weekend, but it's difficult not to think about several key areas that really came to light during the match. There were several talking points that were addressed as soon as the final whistle [.
Arsene Wenger has already been sensible enough to remind the Arsenal players that our champions League opponents on Wednesday night will be no pushovers. The Swiss champions Basel have a recent habit of taking points, and sometimes all three, of clubs from England in European competition. We do, however, have the advantage of having two [.
Arsenal fans may be amazed by the improvements of Alexis Sanchez up top and the formidable back line of defence, but one player who cannot go without praise after his last few performances, is Arsenal and England international winger Theo Walcott. It wasn't too long ago that Walcott was celebrating his ten year anniversary of [.
Jenkinson back in training! Arsenal's defence is looking stronger than it ever has in recent years, with a back line of Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny and Monreal, proving to be very effective for the Gunners. Even our backup options of Gabriel, Mertesacker, Holding and Gibbs, the latter two especially, look like more than capable options for [.
When Arsene Wenger finally answered the Arsenal fan's calls to sign a new striker after years and years of desperation and misfiring up front, big things were expected of summer signing Lucas Perez. However aside from the EFL fixture against Nottingham Forest, we haven't really been able to see much of our newest Spanish star.
Arsenal fans and some football pundits may be expecting the Gunners to run riot again on Wednesday when Basel come to north London for the second Champions League group game, but Arsene Wenger is certainly not taking the game for granted and with good reason too. As reported by the Evening Standard our manager was [.
We all know that Arsenal can produce football of the highest order, just as we did in the rout of our previous tormentors Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. At times the Gunners under Arsene Wenger have been about as good as you can get, but the problem is that those times have not [...]
After sealing his 47th goal in 100 appearances for Arsenal, in yesterday's 3-0 victory over Chelsea, Alexis Sanchez has been marked as being pivotal behind the Gunners' success. The victory was inspired by a great team performance, but the goals themselves particularly hinged on Alexis' creative play, as well as his keen eye for goal.
AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang has revealed that he could have moved to the Premier League prior to his switch to Italy, with Leicester, Everton and Arsenal all interested. The 21 year-old was highly rated by his former sideCaen, and he was catapulted through the youth ranks within the club. By age 15 he was [.
There were no negatives to come out of Arsenal's victory against Chelsea yesterday, in what was a fantastic 3-0 win! The Gunners put in a stunning performance, both as a team and as individuals on the pitch, to return North London to the top of the bragging rights. There were no disappointments for Arsenal fans [.
This is not the first time that Arsenal on the whole or individual Arsenal players in particular have come in for criticism for what is deemed by some to be over celebrating a win that does not actually give us a trophy. It happened again this week. Feelings were clearly running high after the Gunners [.
Arsene Wenger was rightfully full of praise for the way that the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott has been playing this season after the flying forward played another big part in our latest win, the 3-0 demolition of London rivals and bogey team Chelsea. As well as his praise of Walcott, the Evening [.
With all the injury problems that have plagued our club in recent years, the Arsenal fans are very well schooled in what damage an injury or a string of injuries can do to a team. Often it has been the timing of these problems as much as the injuries themselves that causes so much trouble, [...]
Of course I was as delighted as any Arsenal fan when we took the Chelsea team and their new manager Antonio Conte to the cleaners on Saturday, for all sorts of reasons. It was a long overdue win over our London rivals and it was a superb performance from the lads all over the pitch. [...]
Arsenal are never too far away from being linked with a new player and unsurprisingly, although the transfer window may have only just closed last month, the Gunners are already seeing plenty of links coming through the media channels. Today's report comes from the Metro, who have revealed that the agent of young football star [.
This week sees Arsenal play host to the Swiss club Basel in our second Champions League group game and after the point we brought back from the away game at PSG, thanks to a bit of luck, a win on Wednesday would give us a great platform to go on and finally finish on top [...]
Is Wenger right to give Alexis a telling off? Alexis may have put in a fantastic shift in the Gunners 3-0 win over Chelsea in the Gunner's latest Premier League fixture, but the Chilean may have been in trouble with the boss during the week, after breaking one of the club's rules. It has been [...]
Martin Keown has claimed that Arsenal could win the league with Alexis Sanchez up front. The Gunners forward has been moulded into playing in a centre-forward role this season, and this weekend went onto show us why Arsene Wenger has been installed with this newfound confidence within him up front. Sanchez scored the opening goal [.
Arsene finally rewarded with a win on his 20 years milestone! by KM Boom! Nobody saw that coming! Great day to all of you lovely Arsenal people! It's truly time to celebrate, because it's been a mear five years since we last beat Chelsea with a Van Persie hat trick at the Bridge! We [...]
The former Gunners and France international star Thierry Henry was a lot younger than the current Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was when the two players began their careers with Arsenal. So it is unlikely that the Chilean is going to be able to get close to the Frenchman's club record of 226 goals with 174 [.
If Arsenal keep playing the way he have been doing in the last three games, with 11 goals and some very impressive football in the last three games, then the international break coming up will be even more unwelcome than usual. Before the Gunners join up with their respective national sides there is a Champions [.
All positive for the Gunners, aside from Coquelin's injury! Arsenal fans will go home tonight very happy with the day's result. A 3-0 victory for the Gunners at home against Chelsea, meant that Arsenal have beaten the Blues for the first time in the Premier League in ten attempts, whilst the Gunners also finally broke [.
The decision about which Arsenal star to give the Man of the Match award to was an especially hard one this weekend after a brilliant team performance saw the Gunners shoot down Chelsea. The TV pundits gave it to Alex Iwobi who had a huge impact but them so did Walcott and he added a [...]
Our Gunners had a near perfect first half against our great local rivals Chelsea and completely tore them apart and raced into an unassailable 3-0 lead before the break.. Watch the highlights here and Enjoy!
Arsenal finished off a fantastic day of Premier League football, by putting three past London rivals Chelsea in a fantastic performance for the Gunners. All three goals were scored in the first half at the Emirates, in a game which Arsenal completely dominated with a strong and passionate team performance.
What a pairing Mustafi and Koscielny will be! Arsenal put in their best efforts as a team today in order to maintain a fantastic run of form, with a spectacular victory over London Rivals Chelsea. The Gunners beat the Blues 3-0, with three first half goals in a dominant performance. Watching Arsenal today was like [.
Arsenal blew the Blues away today in more ways than one, the most obvious being the totally dominant performance against the Chelsea blues of Antonio Conte, who could do nothing as his new team was ripped apart almost at will by the in form Arsenal side. Not only was their defence having a nightmare trying [.
Arsene Wenger was understandably delighted after watching his Arsenal team dismantle our former bogey side Chelsea and give him first blood over their Antonio Conte, the new manager over at Stamford Bridge. As deflated as the Italian was during and after this comfortable and emphatic win for the Gunners, Wenger could hardly keep the smile [.
This was almost the perfect way for Arsenal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Arsene Wenger taking over as our manager. It was a brilliant perfoirmance from the players in the sort of style that has become trademark of Arsenal in the Wenger era. Three good goals and a clean sheet to boot to stick [.
The Swiss international Granit Xhaka will have to wait a little longer for his next start in the Premier League, even though many Arsenal fans and football pundits thought his very impressive performance away to Nottingham Forest in the EFL cup this week would have convinced Arsene Wenger to start his expensive summer transfer.
Bad news has been released today in that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has suffered a setback in his progressive return from injury. The Welshman picked up a knock in Arsenal's opening Premier League fixture against Liverpool and despite it not looking like an injury of too much concern, Ramsey has been told he is likely [.
To really do well and have any real chance of success this season Arsenal or any side has to be well balanced. Sometimes you will see a club win things with an exceptional display in one of the three key areas of attack, midfield and defence, such as the defence oriented Arsenal under George Graham. [.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has frustrated many fans so far this season by continuing to play a seemingly struggling Alexis Sanchez in an unfamiliar role, whilst we have just bought a striker for that exact purpose. When Arsenal signed Lucas Perez, he may not have been everybody's first choice. However the striker still gave Arsenal [.
So this is definitely one of our biggest games so far and will be a big test for our new-look Arsenal team. It is quite interesting that we have a large and talented squad to choose from and it will be difficult to predict who Wenger will choose to start the game. It is a [...]
When Arsenal usually face off against London rivals Chelsea, apart from the rare occasion, things unfortunately don't seem to go down too well for the Gunners. In fact aside from Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield in 2015, the Gunners have gone nine Premier League games without a win.
Football is a funny thing and can do strange things at times, take last season in the Premier League as a prime example. One of the odd little quirks in the game is how most clubs tend to have what we call bogey teams and Arsenal are no different. It may be just a coincidence [...]
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema for a number of seasons now, and despite the time of the season, and the fact we signed a striker a matter of weeks ago, the reports have sprung up once again. The Gunners completed a deal to sign La Liga striker Lucas [...]
A book is apparently being written by Rob Beasley on Jose Mourinho at present, and some of the Arsenal linked reports are rather outrageous. Yesterday it emerged that the former Chelsea FC boss had wanted to get one over on Arsene Wenger, by snatching one of Theo Walcott or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in return for Petr [.
Here we have our usual "View from the Enemy" ahead of our big London derby against Chelsea this weekend. Arsenal haven't beaten Chelsea in our last nine League meetings and we certainly don't want to make that ten on Wenger's anniversary of 20 years at Arsenal. Although Chelsea have a good recent record against us, [.
The milestones in the Arsenal career of our long serving manager Arsene Wenger have been coming thick and fast in recent years. Hardly surprising when you see things like the fact that during his time in charge of the Gunners Wenger has come up against a staggering 232 managers and that is just in the [.
If you have not seen the highlights from Arsenal's win away to Nottingham Forest in our first EFL cup game of the season then you can check them out on the Arsenal website or watch the video below to see our summer signing Lucas Perez net his first two goals for the Gunners. With Olivier [...]
Lucas Perez joined Arsenalthis summer from Deportivo La Coruna, but their manager Arsene Wenger seems has concerns about him. The Spanish striker started in the midweek 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and bagged his first two goals for the club during the match. Following on from the match however, the Arsenal manager has revealed that [.
ARSENAL'S FORM BASED SQUAD If Arsene Wenger was to fit most of the form based Arsenal players into the team, he would have to completely abandon his preferred pattern and adopt a pattern so unlike Arsenal or even the EPL side's. The pattern would be 3.4.3 and the First XI would be as follows: [...]
BEST SEASON EVER? STATS SHOW WHY ARSENAL MUST HOLD ON TO ALEXIS SÁNCHEZ by Russell Cane Is Alexis Sánchez (or any player) really worth £200,000 a week? Should Arsenal succumb to the Chilean's extravagant wage demands to secure the star's future at the club or allow him to leave for pastures new? Following speculation that [.
Arsenal have not beaten Chelsea in the league since 2011, and the job has just gotten harder on paper. The Gunners will now have to try and overcome their rivals with referee Michael Oliver in charge, with the officialhaving overseen eight consecutive matches with our side not winning. On the flip-side, Chelsea haven't been beaten [.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is claimed to have got one over Jose Mourinho last year, which may well have been the beginning of the end for the then Chelsea boss. The Gunners boss swayed Petr Cech to quit Stamford Bridge and move across London last13 months ago, and while Mourinho was reluctant to sell, his [.
Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his competitive debut back in 2014, but he made his first official start for the club in The Gunners 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Maitland-Niles has come a long way with the club and finally got his chance to shine in the EFL CUP, but will Wenger give the youngster [.
Which Arsenal Midfielder Should Granit Xhaka Replace? By Twig Granit Xhaka has once again made a strong case for his inclusion into the Arsenal starting XI with yet another long-range screamer. Scoring goals might not be his primary responsibility, and was certainly not the reason why he was signed, but it's always nice to have [.
We do not yet know if the Arsenal and France international forward Olivier Giroud will be fit enough to start the Premier League clash with Chelsea this weekend, if you even believe that it is this mystery toe problem keeping him out of the side in the first place. If he is fit to play, [...]
Emi Martinez seems to have been at Arsenal forever now, in fact it's been six years since the player signed for the club! But despite having been in North London since 2010, the goalkeeper has found opportunities very limited in the first team. Martinez made his first competitive start of the season on Tuesday night [.
When Arsenal finally signed a new striker this summer, the first thing you expect to see is for him to be leading the line for the Gunners. However despite years of frustration about not having more options in the striking department, Wenger stuns the world by not only dropping Giroud, but also by not selecting [.
While it is still very early in the Arsenal career of the Swiss international midfield star Granit Xhaka, the signs are good so far. We saw during the Euro 2016 tournament this summer that our new signing had a good football brain and the ability to control a game and set the tempo with his [...]
Arsenal's new £17 million striker may have taken a few games to settle into things at the club, but after grabbing his first goals for the Arsenal against Nottingham Forest, Lucas Perez is looking confident. There had been some doubts that Arsene Wenger believed the new striker wasn't quite ready for the new style of [.
If Arsenal were to have a fully fit Aaron Ramsey, the question for me is would he even be a regular starter for the first team? If it was the central midfielder we saw giving his all and playing very well for his country Wales at Euro 2016 and earning himself a place in the [...]
As there is with every season, there's talk about whether Arsene Wenger has prepared Arsenal enough over the course of the summer, to be ready for a strong start at the beginning of the campaign. As this year again proved, Arsenal didn't start things off as they would've wished. However after three consecutive wins in [.
Arsene Wenger will still not be getting too worked up a#bout the EFL cup, as our next game will only be the fiourth round and the Frenchman does not usually start to take it too seriously until the latter stages, but we saw loast night how useful it can be for the young Gunners and [...]
Arsenal are claimed to be watching Juventus striker Moise Kean closely at present. The 16 year-old has impressed for the Italian giants Under-17 side, scoring 24 goals in 25 outings last term, and is being watched by a number of European sides. Arsenal are now said tobe having him watched at present, with a possible [.
Should Arsenal just drop Coquelin because of his price tag? By Galen. This has been a fantastic week for Arsenal. I guess everyone of us would have taken 3 points against Southampton, a draw vs PSG away from home and a good spanking of Hull City away from home. What has surprised me the most [...]
Some Arsenal players have put out a serious ask for a first team spot! by Konstantin Mitov Good day to all of you lovely Arsenal people out there! It's another win for the Arsenal and another four goals. This time against Championship side Nottingham forest, who feature a familiar face in Nick Bendtner!
Barcelona have praised Arsenal's Hector Bellerin amidst reported interest from the club, and now reports claim the Gunners are willing to sell. The 21 year-old has been heavily impressive since making hisbreakthrough in 2014, highlighted by his inclusion in last season's Premier League PFA Team of the Year.
Mino Raiola has come out in the press to praise his clientDonyell Malen, who is currently trying to work his way through the ranks at Arsenal. The agent helped to seal the Dutch youngster's move from Ajax last year, and has now revealed his excitement in the future of Malen, who is currently playing for [.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed his surprise at Granit Xhaka's recent long-range finishes. Wenger agreed a deal to sign the Swiss midfielder from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer in a £32 Million deal, and he is already impressing within his new side. Xhaka opened the scoring in last night's 4-0 away win against Nottingham Forest [.
Another excellent win for Arsenal last night in Nottingham, and another four goal thriller, started by another cracker from Xhaka! Perez opened his account with a penalty before showing his strength and skill with an excellent solo effort. Oxlade-Chamberlain sealed a comprehensive win for the Gunners.
After Arsene Wenger finally got the Arsenal chequebook out and spent something like the sort of money we have been hoping he would for years during this summer´s transfer window, Arsenal fans have been a little disappointed and frustrated that we have not seen more of two of those big signings so far this season.
A Look At Where Experts Have Arsenal Finishing The Season & Where Fans Think We'll Finish It can be very frustrating being a Gunner when it comes to the Premier League. You could argue we have been the most consistent club over the past decade, who else can say that they always finish in the [...
One of the reasons for the frustration of so may Arsenal fans last season, despite the fact that we ended up in second place which was the highest placed finish this decade, was the feeling of a chance wasted. There was also a feeling that the chance might not come again as our big Premier [...]
This was a very comfortable win for the Arsenal in the end, with lots of positives after Arsene Wenger made lots of changes and gave some crucial experience to young players like Maitland-Niles, Akpom, Holding and Martinez. And there was much needed maych time for the likes of Kieran Gibbs, Gabriel and the Ox as [.
We know that the Football League cup is not the highest on the list of priorities for the Arsenal manager, at least until the later rounds when the chances of winning a trophy cannot be ignored, but Arsene Wenger will still want to get through our first game in the competition away to Nottingham Forest [.
Why we can expect to see a young side against Nottingham Forest! Arsenal travel to Nottinghamtodayfor the Football League Cup fixture against Championship side Nottingham Forest. Like Arsenal, Forest have a famous history and it is sure to be an exciting clash so early on in the competition. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has always used [.
Nicklas Bendtner is set to take on former club Arsenal tonight in the third round of the League Cup, and manager Arsene Wenger has been discussing his recent move. The Gunners travel to take on Nottingham Forest today, as they bid to make the fourth round of the Capitol One Cup for the first time [..
Big bucks agent Mino Raiola claims that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is scared to spend big money. The Gunners spent around £89 Million to bring in four players this summer, including £30 Million+ deals to sign Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka. Manchester United on the other spend the same amount of money on only one [.
Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin are being targeted for January moves according to reports. The Chilean forward has been the subject of strongspeculation in recent weeks, with claims that he is demanding more money than the Gunners have been willing to pay thus far. Sanchez will enter the final 18 months of his [.
Arsenal travel to the City Groundto take on the famous Nottingham Forest tonight, in what should be an open encounter. We are expected to make a few changes forthe match-up, with a number of squad members expected to get run-outs, and the game should be very attacking. Forest come into the match having been great [.
Gabriel Paulista looked at one stage as if he was going to be the future of Arsenal's central defence for many years to come. It was anticipated that he could strike up a partnership with Koscielny instead of Per Mertesacker and that he would eventually be paired with Chambers or another player post Koscielny.
Arsenal have seen some disastrous penalty misses these last couple of seasons, many of which coming from our star players. The Gunners have seen the likes of Cazorla, Giroud, Walcott, Alexis and Ozil all take penalties on various occasions in recent seasons, but who should be the player to step up to the spot if [.
It's been a strange start to the season for Olivier Giroud and even though I saw plenty of fans calling for Giroud to be replaced in the summer, suddenly with a lack of a recognised striker leading the front line, it seems as if we suddenly wouldn't mind the Frenchman being back in the lineup. [...]
We are always hearing a lot about character in the football world, but too often in the past it has been the lack of character in the Arsenal team that has been the subject of discussion for the football media. Last season, for instance, Arsene Wenger kept insisting that his players had the right character [.
Arsenal are claimed to be keeping a close eye on the future of Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann. The French forward was the top goalscorer in the European Championships this summer, after two years of consistently bagging over 20 league goals for the Atleti. Arsene Wenger was reported to have been tracking Griezmann for much of [.
Thibaut Courtois has begun to build up next weekend's Premier League encounter with Arsenal early, and insists his side are eyeing the win. Chelsea make the short trip North through London for next Saturday's derby, but they do not come into the match in particularly good form. The Blues lost to Liverpool on Friday, after [.
Arsenal now back in the title race! After a very slow start for the Gunners with a heavy loss to Liverpool and a difficult draw against Leicester, Arsenal fans were kicking themselves thinking that our title chances were falling away before the season had even really begun. Now after three wins in a row and [.
Alexis targeted by Manchester City! Arsenal seem to have a bit of a battle on their hands, with several clubs beginning to keep an eye on the Alexis Sanchez contract saga. Many media outlets understand that Alexis Sanchez is hesitant towards signing a new contract with the Gunners and that he may be unhappy about [.
Arsenal should have a new managerial target in mind! There's been plenty of talk these past two weeks about Arsene Wenger's potential departure from Arsenal Football Club at the end of the season and after 20 years since joining the club, it seems Wenger may also wish to pass the role onto someone else.
Iwobi gets plenty of plaudits! On Iwobi's first Premier League start since returning from injury, he showed Arsenal fans exactly why Arsene Wenger decided to put the 20 year old straight back into the team. After a goal that was later credited to Alexis Sanchez and thus two assists later, Alex Iwobi had a fantastic [.
Six things the Ox must urgently learn from Iwobi by OJ After Arsenal's convincing win at Hull, and Arsenal fans all over the world happy, there is one man who must feel gutted, and that is Oxlade Chamberlain. First, this is the first time Arsenal's attacking formation was a little more convincing, and it is [.
Despite Arsenal not looking great in the early stages of the new Premier League season, with defeat in the opening game at home to Liverpool, just a point from the first two matches and some unconvincing performances against Southampton and PSG, Arsene Wenger has been sounding pretty positive about Arsenal's chances of trophy success.
So according to Arsene Wenger the Arsenal and France international striker Olivier Giroud has yet to start a single game for the Gunners this season is because he had a long summer and got back late and has not been up to speed. Well speed is probably a bad word to use for Giroud but [...]
The Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil has his own little ditty that the Arsenal fans sing about him and it goes to the catchy tune of the Billy Ray Cyrus (father of Miley if you are too young to remember) number from 1992, Achy Breaky Heart. There is nothing strange about that but [..
Alexis Sanchez is believed to be a target for Manchester City in January, and having failed to agree terms with Arsenal over a new contract, may be able to force his own exit. The Chilean is claimed to be a target for the Gunners' rivals Man City, who are managed by the player's former boss [...]
I am not quite sure how it has happened to be perfectly honest, but after a pretty awful start to the season from Arsenal and with our big rivals for the Premier League title all setting off like rockets to leave us playing catch up, Arsenal find ourselves in third place and above Manchester United, [.
It was a couple of season´s ago that Arsenal fans, well me at least, were just starting to worry about the possibility of another club matching our unbelievable achievement of going through a whole Premier League season without losing a game. An unbeaten league season had been done before but not since Preston North End [.
Every season at some point, if not throughout the whole thing, Arsenal seem to have an injury crisis. We will never know for sure if losing Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott and more cost us the Premier League title a few years ago or whether we would have beaten Leicester City to the trophy last season if [...]
One of the big questions on the lips of Arsenal fans before the Premier League win over Hull City this weekend was whether Arsene Wenger would hand the big money summer signing Granit Xhaka his third start of the season or leave him on the bench for the third match in a row. The boss [...]
Third straight league victory with no striker again... by Konstantin Mitov Hello fellow fine Gooners around the globe! So Arsenal maintained our 100% away record away at Hull City winning the game by 4 goals to 1. This is our third straight win, a feast we haven't head since Christmas! The starting line up was [.
I know a lot of Arsenal fans will disagree with me but I am not picking Theo Walcott as my Man of the Match from the 4-1 thumping of Hull City just to be different. I have seen a lot of the papers going on about Alexis Sanchez but for me the Chilean was not [...]
Our team is nearly complete, although voting remains open for each of the positions, but we still need to choose which Arsenal forward should be leading the line. Lucas Perez arrived to bring competition to the role this summer in a £17 Million deal, and arrives with an impressive record from his previous season with [.
Arsene Wenger has been talking a lot about the age of the current Arsenal squad recently, but more importantly the experience that he has at his disposal, as even the young Gunners like Hector Bellerin and Francis Coquelin have another season under their belts and have learned a lot from the games they have played.
After Arsenal had doubled the lead early in the second half and with Hull City down to 10 men the Gunners were on easy street but a Snodgrass penalty conceded by Cech with around 15 minutes left put the result into doubt, until Alexis Sanchez kept a cool head to smash a third after Walcott's [...]
With Arsenal facing our third match in a week and desperately needing all three points from today's away match at Hull City, Arsene Wenger would have wanted as many first team players available as possible, so it will have been a big blow to his plans to lose Olivier Giroud. The France international forward was [.
Arsenal have started slowly before but even with some players coming back late after the summer tournaments of Euro 2016 and the Copa America and with the late additions at the end of the transfer window having to settle in, you would have thought that we would be getting up to speed by now. But [...
With Arsenal having made a sluggish start to the Premier League season and already being five points off the pace set by the league leaders Man City, we simply cannot afford to drop any more points in this weekend's away game with Hull City. And even though the Tigers have started well themselves and are [.
Arsenal fans were hoping that the club was going to sign a new striker all summer long and although we had to wait right until the final days of the window, Arsene Wenger finally got his man. The likes of Morata, Higuain, Lacazette and Vardy were all linked and that's just to name a few. [...]
Arsenal travel to the KC Stadium today to take on Hull FC, and we can not afford to take our opponents lightly. The Tigers come into the game having only been beaten by a very late goal by Manchester United, and will be somewhat confident of earning a point from today's game. Arsenalalso come into [.
I guess you could see this last week as a positive one for Arsenal. The results have certainly been respectable, with a win over Southampton in the Premier League followed by a potentially vital draw away to Paris Saint-Germain in Europe thanks to a late strike from Alexis Sanchez and some inspired keeping from David [.
When Arsenal fans were crying out in a state of desperation for the Gunners to sign a new striker in the summer, they finally had their prayers answered by Arsene Wenger's £17 million Lucas Perez buy. Arsenal fans were pleased to see that Wenger had finally realised that either Giroud needed replacing, or that the [.
Even though the long suffering Arsenal fans were finally able to see Arsene Wenger spend a decent amount of the club's money in the transfer market this summer, with the signing of Mustafi, Xhaka and Lucas Perez taking the total layout close to the £100 million mark, the Arsenal coffers were left far from empty.
There has been a lot of talk about contract extensions at Arsenal now that the season is underway. There are plenty of contracts expiring at the end of this campaign, with the likes of Koscielny, Mertesacker and Cazorla just to name a few, but it seems there is more talk about players who have their [.
All summer Arsenal fans were crying out for Arsene Wenger to splash the cash on a new striker, with Olivier Giroud proving on more than one occasion that he just isn't up to the mark. The Gunners eventually signed Lucas Perez towards the end of the transfer window and although we are yet to see [...]
Arsenal have been repeatedly linked with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone so far this season, after it was hinted at that this could be Arsene Wenger's final year with Arsenal. Now the bosses on the board have been given a boost if they are truly interested in Simeone, because he has reportedly taken a step [.
After Arsenal survived an early Champions League blow thanks to some last ditch defending, a few moments of magic from the second choice keeper David Ospina and some profligacy in front of goal from Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria, the Paris Saint-Germain fans were left cursing their luck after Alexis Sanchez popped up in [.
I just hope that the rumours in the football media about the on loan Arsenal star Jack Wilshere and another possible injury to his ankle are either wrong or that the scan he is said to have had will show that there is nothing to worry about. I was really hoping that the England international [...]
The midfield is one of the most important positions in the modern game, with possession and the ability to turn defence into attack a huge factor. The base of the midfield is probably the most crucial selection for us, with different tactics being used for different opponents, but which pair should play in the majority [.
Of Coquelin and the loathing English press You know it that there are loved and hated Arsenal players in the English press. No one needs a psycho-analyst to know this; just reading the analysis after each game quickly tell him/her. In the Arsenal set up right now, no one seems to be more on the [...]
Arsenal set to shell out major money to keep stars at the club! There's been plenty of talk over the past week about the contractual situations surrounding Arsenal's two best players. Both Gunners stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are reportedly in talks with the club about having their existing contracts extended and both are [.
We are building a fans favourite XI based on the current Arsenal formation, and we move onto the three behind the favoured striker now. Many of you will no doubt opt to field both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, although the former will be in the voting as a striker also. Unfortunately we don't have [.
We move onto the defence for our next poll subject, as we start to build the rest of our team, as chosen by our readers. I don't think there is any element of doubt over our best full-back options, so we will not waste anybody's time with a Hector Bellerin or Mathieu Debuchy debate, nor [...]
Even though Arsene Wenger and everyone at Arsenal Football Club would desperately like the team's two superstars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to sign the extensions to their current contracts that are reportedly being talked about, it appears that the manager is also determined to make sure that they are still aware of who the [.
Cheer up Arsenal Tottenham's troubles are worse! by Sam P. If there is anything guaranteed to cheer up your average Gooner after an Arsenal performance and result that was, let's say, not quite as good as we might have hoped, it is for our north London rivals to put on a show that is [...]
Throughout the day we will be asking readers to vote for their favoured Arsenal starting line-ups, and while we know the team is picked differently depending on our opponents, we would like to know who you rate as our best. We will kick this off with the goalkeeper, and you could not pick a more [...
It has certainly been a slow burner of a season for Arsenal so far this year and without a fair bit of luck going our way then we would be even further adrift of the Premier League pace setters and bottom of our Champions League group. We have seem this before from the Gunners in [...]
Arsenal fans were shocked to learn that Joel Campbell had been sent out on loan this summer, after what had been an impressive year for the Costa Rican. Campbell had done well for the Gunners in the previous campaign, managing to grab important goals and assists along the way, but despite his best efforts, Campbell [.
Arsene Wenger has hinted that goalkeeper David Ospina will keep his Arsenal place for the remainder of the Champions League ties. The Colombian was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up last night, but went on to be the stand-out performer in the Gunners side, making a number of decisive saves to deny their hosts.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is a player that many Gunners fans love, but seemingly for the wrong reasons. It is understood that Chamberlain may have more fans at the club based upon his humorous approach and media work, rather than his performances on the pitch. Such have been the state of his performances, it is reported [.
After last nights 1-1 draw with Paris Saint Germain at the Parc de Princes, Arsenal fans were quick to berate Arsene Wenger's team selection. This was partly because it came across as uninspiring, unbalanced and he left out many key players to the side who were supposed to be players that would see us really [.
Arsenal played out a 1-1 draw with Paris Saint Germain last night in what was a terrible performance for the Gunners. Arsenal were lucky to come away with a point at the Parc de Princes and but for an Alexis Sanchez strike towards the end of the second half, a loss would have been nothing [...]
Next up for Arsenal is the trip north to take on Hull City in the Premier League and not only is it a must win ghame for the Gunners, I feel it is vital for us to put these stuttering performances behind us and start to show the sort of dominance that you expect from [...]
Why am I not surprised to read such a headline? Although reports remain unconfirmed, it is understood that Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has had to go for a scan on his ankle after playing just one official match for Bournemouth. Wilshere moved to the south coast this summer in the final hours of transfer deadline day, [.
We could all see that Arsenal were totally outplayed in the first half in Paris, and even Arsene Wenger admitted it (although he didn't mention the starting line up!). But he was pleased that the team showed their experience and didn't panic, and even managed to come back into it in the second half. Le [.
Arsenal are not amongst Europe's Elite. Truth be told By Galen PSG vs Arsenal was the big game we were all waiting for. It was the game that was going to tell us what our true level is. To sum it up, a friend of mine said PSG were doing the Arsenal of old. Playing [...]
Arsenal escaped with a lucky point again. by Konstantin Mitov Hello everyone and good day to you all. So the Champions league started and this time we picked a point away at PSG. I would've taken a draw all day long and considering how we played and how last season we had 0 points from [...]
There's been plenty of debate surrounding the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil because although it was believed the pair may have been considering their futures at the club at the start of the summer, it is now led to be believed that both the Chilean and the German wish to extend their contracts [.
There has been plenty of former Arsenal players, true legends of North London, who have been spotted coaching and managing players amongst the Arsenal set up in recent years. The likes of Henry, Ljungberg and Adams have all been officially enrolled in positions at the club, whilst we've also seen the likes of Pires come [.
That was definitely one of the strangest Arsenal games I have ever seen. We started with no recognized centre-forward on the pitch, but two on the substitutes bench and Alexis Sanchez as our nominal hitman. This was obviously suicide tactics and our weaknesses were immediately exposed as Edison Cavani put us behind in the first [.
That is two games in a row now that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have got lucky and ended up taking something from the game that we didn't really deserve. It was only a point last night away to PSG but it could well turn out to be a crucial one that could see Arsenal finally [...]
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will disagree with my choice of Francis Coquelin as our Man of the Match from the away draw with PSG anmd most would probably give it to Ospina for keeping us in the game or Alexis Sanchez for hitting the leveller, but Coquelin for me deserves it. [...]
Olivier Giroud was obviously in a bad mood for not playing from the start when he came on the pitch in last night's game in Paris, but did the Arsenal striker really deserve a red card at the end? For his first yellow it is true that perhaps the ref had missed the foul on [...]
There has been plenty of talk about the managerial position that is quite likely to be left at Arsenal at the end of the season, with many believing that this will be Arsene Wenger's final year at the helm. After 20 years of Arsenal, having joined back in 1996, it is understood that Wenger may [...]
Well that was lucky for Arsenal. Alexis Sanchez scoring late after Ospina making some top saves and Cavani missing sitters after scoring in the first minute gave the Gunners a barely deserved point but one which could be crucial as to who tops the group. The best thing that I can say about that first [.
The Arsenal and France international striker Olivier Giroud must have done something to upset the manager, or he must be wondering if he has, because Arsene Wenger has left the big centre forward out of the starting line up once again, meaning Giroud is still waiting for a first start of the season, for the [.
As Arsenal fans gear up for the first Champions League match of the new season, and one which could prove to be decisive about which club finishes on top of group A, we are all hoping that this season sees the Gunners make a proper fist of it rather than going out in the first [...]
YES MR. ARSENE WENGER, IT COULD THE SEASON, BUT.... by Nicholas As Arsenal start their European journey on this night against PSG, Arsene Wenger has been reportedly saying this could be Arsenal year and Arsenal can finally deliver in Europe. Alexis Sanchez too has spoken and he has made a claim that he is equal [.
Glenn Hoddle has urged Arsenal to take advantage of Layvin Kurzawa on the left side of the Paris Saint-Germain defence. The former Tottenham and Chelsea midfielder has been talking about the upcoming Champions League tie between PSG and the Gunners tonight, and claims he can see a weakness in their line-up.
The mouthy one Jose Mourinho has no reason to want to help Arsenal or any other of the Premier League clubs involved in European competition this season. Less in fact as we all know that Mourinho and Arsene Wenger do not get on and his new club Manchester United are direct rivals with Arsenal for [..
Arsene Wenger was approached on a number of occasions to take over at Paris Saint-Germain, but his love for Arsenal is what stopped him. The Gunners travel to the French capital to take on PSG later on today, in their opening Champions League group stage match of the season. Amidst all the talk of the [.
Arsenal are in France as they await to take on French champions PSG in the Champions League group stages, and Coqueiln believes the midfield battle will be key. The Gunners boss has a conundrum on his hands as he looks to steer his side to get a result against Paris Saint-Germain today, with a number [.
Despite a rocky start PSG is Arsenals biggest test yet! by KM Hello everyone! Champions league time! And we were awarded french champions PSG which in fairness is not the worst draw we could've had. They lost Ibrahimovic, and replaced him with Jese, who's already struggling to find a place in the squad and rumours [.
Koscielny set for PSG despite injury concern! As Arsenal look to kick off their Champions League campaign by picking up some points away to Paris Saint Germain in the first match of the group phase, there were some concerns about Arsenal's star centre back. After Arsenal's dramatic victory over Southampton, a 2-1 win with Olivier [.
Arsenal are in the French capital of Paris today as they prepare to take on Paris Saint-Germain in their opening Champions League group game. We have had doubts over the fitness of Laurent Koscielny, but Arsene Wenger appeared to reveal that he would be able to feature tonight, which will be a huge boost to [.
I must admit that I thought Arsene Wenger got his Arsenal team selection wrong for the Premier League game against Southampton at the weekend. Luckily for us and the Frenchman we got away with it and if the squad is now rotated and the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud help Arsenal to beat [.
One of the reasons that Arsenal found it so hard to win at home to Southampton on Saturday was the complacent attitude of some of our players. It appeared to me that a lot of the Gunners out there on the pitch almost believed they only had to turn up to claim the points. That [...]
I think it is fair to say that Arsenal were quite pleased with how the draw for the Champions League groups panned out this season. There were some easier clubs for us to get from the top seeded pot of title winners, most notably CSKA Moscow who our jammy north London rivals Tottenham got, but [...]
Olivier Giroud is hoping to add to his goal tally against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday,but is weary of the impact Edinson Cavani could have against Arsenal. The Gunners travel to Paris to take on the French champions this week as they look to kick off their Champions League campaign with a win. They come into [.
Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere is looking to get his career back on track with temporary side Bournemouth this season. The England international has suffered a huge number of setbacks over the years, having looked earned first-team roles for the Gunners early into his career. Those regular starts dried up after a number of long spells [.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has claimed that Arsenal are not playing to their best abilities at present, but showed great character when falling a goal behind against Southampton. The Gunners snatched a last-minute win against the Saints on Saturday, with the help of a Santi Cazorla penalty in injury time, having come back to 1-1 [.
Rob Holding is set to make his bow in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain this week, following the injury suffered by Laurent Koscielny at the weekend. Theyoung defender, who turns 21 next week, joined the club from Bolton Wanderers this summer, but has already made his mark on the first-team due to a number [.
Jack Wilshere hasinsisted he is concentrating on playing for his new temporary club Bournemouth, and does not want to talk about Arsenal, but why? The 24 year-old chose to join the Cherries for the season in order to gain regular first-team action for the coming Premier League season, having struggled with fitness and injuries in [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wengerhas moved to downplay the lacklustre debut of Lucas Perez, whilst claiming both he and Shkodran Mustafi aren't fully match-fit. The pair started their first match under the French boss at the weekend, and came away with all three points, but it was far from plain sailing.
Before Arsenal took on Southampton and all the rest of the Premier League action this weekend, Arsene Wenger was asked in his press conference, reported by Arsenal.com, about the big match of the weekend, the Manchester derby and the clash between Jose Mourinho at Manchester United and Pep Guardiola at Man City.
Arsenal are reported to be closing on deals to tie key stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil down to new long-term deals. The Gunners are believed to have opened talks with the duo toward the back end of last season, but had failed to agree terms at the time, before delaying talks until after the [...]
How did Wilshere and Chambers fare on their debuts? Whilst Arsenal picked up their second win of the campaign, we also had some regular Gunners with a chance of some game time for different Premier League clubs today, notably Jack Wilshere and Calum Chambers, both of whom were sent out on loan for the season.
With the Arsenal and Germany international Mesut Ozil playing some great football, including the brilliant stats for creating chances and providing assists that were the best in Europe last season, it is not too hard to understand why Arsene Wenger made the decision to let Jack Wilshere leave the club on loan as he would [.
What to think of our new signings? Today Arsenal managed to scrape a 2-1 victory over our Premier League opponents Southampton, in what was a tight affair at the Emirates Stadium. An unlucky own goal from Petr Cech spoiled the starter, before Laurent Koscielny hit back with a superb overhead kick to level things up.
Carlos Bacca wanted Arsenal move! Arsenal's summer transfer window dragged on with the Gunners seeming to fail over and over again in their attempts to sign some top quality players. Eventually Wenger pulled Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi out of the bag, but there was one player all summer who was waiting for Arsene Wenger's [.
Arsenal dodged a Barcelona style bullet! by D.N. Arsene Wenger really got away with one in the home game against Southampton, although the Arsenal players on the pitch were to blame for our struggles as much as the manager. The team selection definitely put us in a tough situation but there was enough quality on [.
Well it was certainly a very eventful game at the Emirates but Arsenal got lucky with a dubious penalty four minutes into added time to seal the game. We went behind to a lucky goal from the Saints as Petr Cech got a hand to the excellent free kick but it came off the bar [...]
This was probably the easiest choice of which of the Arsenal players to give the Man of the Match award to ever. Even if the little magician that is Santi Cazorla had not been given the chance to show his nerves of steel by drilling the injury time penalty straight down the middle to give [...]
Arsene looks so out-of date in the modern game... by KM Hello fellow Gooners. Straight to the point of Saturdays fixtures. We barely managed to beat Southampton, being literally gifted a penalty and spared by Shane Long. It's going to be a really tough season and I hope people understand that before they get brought [.
It remains to be seen what Arsene Wenger does with the new Arsenal striker Lucas Perez on Tuesday after the Spaniard endured a pretty miserable Arsenal debut in the Premier League win over Southampton. But if the Frenchman was looking for options up front as we head to Paris to face the French champions PSG [.
A lucky win does not mean Arsenal can challenge for the title by DN I certainly agree with Arsene Wenger when he said that he was relieved when we got a last minute penalty to finally grab the three points against Southampton, who are still yet to win a game this season, but there is [...]
PSG expect a tough test from the Gunners! Well Arsenal just about scraped a win this weekend against Southampton, in which ended up as a 2-1 victory for the Gunners at the Emirates. A 94th minute Santi Cazorla penalty is what decided the match for the Gunners late on and Arsene Wenger played a very [.
There may have ben a few eyebrows raised among the Arsenal fans and the watching football media when they saw the Arsenal team selected by Arsene Wenger for today's Premier League home clash with Southampton. After a slow start to the season it was important for the Gunners not to drop any more points and [.
Arsene Wenger chose to leave Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud on the bench thinking, I believe, of the trip to PSG on Tuesday and assuming that we would still beat Southampton. That complacency was evident on the pitch as well and we nearly paid for it but were saved by the award of an injury [...]
As always, JustArsenal finds out what our opposing team thinks about the upcoming match, and this week the Southampton website provides us with some interesting facts ahead of this weekends game. The most interesting fact I like is that the Saints haven't won away at Arsenal for 28 years! Anyway here is what they said: [.
If Arsenal do as we expect them to this weekend and run out as winners of the home game against a struggling Southampton side getting used to their new manager Claude Puel, while he gets used to the English Premier League for the first time, then we will be heading into the next round of [...]
With Arsenal facing two important games in the space of the next four days, with the second one being the potentially pivotal Champions League group match against the French champions PSG, Arsene Wenger will have been hoping to have as strong and as fit a squad of players to choose from after the international break.
So at last the international break is over and we can get back to the real football. I don't think we could have picked a better time to face a Southampton team that are going through a transition period. I am sure Claude Puel will get his team playing his way soon, but their one [...]
Arsene Wenger has named Jack Wilshere as a likely future Arsenal manager, and claimed hewill spend his life within football. The England international has joined Bournemouth for the season in hope of getting his career back on track, having suffered with a number of injury setbacks in previous years.
Even with Arsenal having allowed Jack Wilshere to go and join Premier League club AFC Bournemouth on loan for the season and with Aaron Ramsey not expected back in action from his hamstring injury until next weekend, the Arsenal defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin could well find himself sat on the bench today as the Gunners [.
Arsene Wenger has handed Arsenal debuts to both of the players that he signed towards the end of the summer transfer window. So Shkodran Mustafi starts alongside our France international star Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the back four, while somewhat surprisingly the Spanish striker Lucas Perez starts ahead of Olivier Giroud.
Chambers will return a better player according to new boss! Towards the end of the transfer window this summer, Arsene Wenger made it very clear that whilst he was keen to add to his squad with a few more additions, that he would also look to send a few first team players out on loan [...]
Claude Puel has seen his new Southampton side struggle to only gain one point from the first three games of the season, but he believes his team is better than that and will give Arsenal a run for their money in Saturday's game at the Emirates. "It's a difficult game for us, but it will [...]
It is one of those balancing acts in football and something of a paradox that Arsenal and just about every other big club has to cope with every season, but hopefully this season Arsene Wenger has got the balance just right between having a talented squad with strength in depth and keeping the players reasonably [.
Do Bournemouth hold the key to Wilshere's fitness? In a move that shocked many on the final day of the summer transfer window, Jack Wilshere left his boyhood Arsenal to join fellow Premier League side Bournemouth on loan for the 2016/17 season. The transfer, which was a season long loan deal in which Bournemouth will [.
Whilst many fans showed their excitement surrounding the transfers of Mustafi, Perez and Xhaka this summer, many also allowed the signing of Kelechi Nwakali to pass over almost like it never happened. Nwakali was actually the club's third signing of the summer after Xhaka and Asano, yet because of his unlikelihood of featuring in the [.
Arsene Wenger is reknowned for bringing talented youngsters through the Arsenal Academy and making them into a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title, but although there have been a few near misses over the years they have not quite managed to reach the pinnacle. In recent years though Wenger has brought in [.
With all of the first round of international games now done and dusted, Arsenal can get back to business and our season really starts to hot up, with our first domestic cup action coming up along with the Champions League group stages and the Premier League to consider. This week is a big one for [..
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players begin their latest Champions League campaign next week and everyone connected with the club is hoping that this season sees the Gunners go at least one better than recent years which have seen us finish second in the group and then exit the competition at the first knockout stage.
Mickael Ciani has come out in the press to straight-forwardly ask for a move to Arsenal, citing the Premier League as his clear preference. The defender was released from his Espanyol contract after playing one match this term, after the La Liga side terminated his deal a year early, as they look to lower their [.
The new Saints boss Claude Puel can't hide his respect for Arsene Wenger, who was his former manager at AS Monaco many years ago, and this will be the first time he has come up against him as a manager in his own right. The Saints have only lost to the Gunners once in their [...]
Eddie Howe has dismissed reports linking himself with the Arsenal job, butis he right to? The Bournemouth manager has just persuaded Jack Wilshere to join his club on loan for the season, as he looks to get his career back on track following a number of injury setbacks, and is said to have been chosen [.
The good news for Arsenal from the first international break of the season is that no more of our players will be heading back to north London with any new injury problems. But the same thing can be said of all our major rivals for the Premier League title and that leaves the Gunners yet [...]
I have to be honest and say that I have not really seen much of our new striker signing Lucas Perez in action for the club we bought him from Deportivo La Coruna or any of the ones before, so I have to go on what I have been hearing and reading about him. Most [...]
With Arsenal having got off to a fairly shaky start to our latest attempt to win the Premier League title, the last thing we needed was for our big EPL rivals to get off to a fling start themselves, but that is just what has happened and now the Gunners are playing catch up to [...]
The two new Arsenal players signed by Arsene Wenger at the end of the summer transfer window may have only trained with their new teammates for the first time today, as reported by the official Arsenal website, but there is a chance that both Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi could be thrown into action straight [.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes that new Arsenal signing Takuma Asano has some rare qualities as a striker. The Japanese striker joined from Sanfrecce Hiroshima this summer, but on failing to obtain a work permit, has already been sent out on loan. Asano has joined German second tier side Stuttgart as he looks [.
Arsenalsent Bobby Bennett to watch Sunderland youngster Joel Asoro on Monday night. The 17 year-old was playing for the Swedish Under-21 side against Spain as both team try to qualify for the European Championships, and Bennett was assigned the match to eye new talent, with the scout Arsenal's main scout for the Scandinavian area.
Martin Keown has praised the summer signing of Rob Holding, whilst claiming his arrival may have scuppered Calum Chambers hopes of an Arsenal career. The 20 year-old arrived in a £2.5 Million deal from Bolton Wanderers this summer, and following a number of injuries shortly before the beginning of the season, was forced to go [.
There were very few Arsenal fans that honestly expected to see our old striker Nicholas Bendtner back in England, never mind on the same pitch as an Arsenal team, after Arsene Wenger finally gave up on him back in 2012. The "best striker in the world" scored 45 goals in the four seasons that he [...]
The international break seems to last forever, and the last week and half have gone at a snail's pace, but this weekend Arsenal's season will begin in earnest and our returning internationals will have to hit the ground running. We have been lucky in the fact that quite a lot of our players didn't even [.
Arsenal fans are certainly used to our players being a little bit overconfident, as our loyalty to Nicholas Bendtner over the years proves! Also we had Mesut Ozil a couple of years ago saying that he was aiming to win the Balon D'Or one day, but at least he followed that up by breaking records [...]
Mustafi knows what Perez can bring to Arsenal! Arsenal's new signings Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi trained together for the first time today, alongside the the rest of the first team squad. Their first day on the training pitch was captured as the Gunners prepare for this weekend's clash against Southampton.
Increasing Rumours about Eddie Howe taking over! by AH There has been an increase in rumours this week surrounding the position of Arsene Wenger and his future at Arsenal. Although there seems no reason behind the increase, it has been anticipated that this season could well be the Frenchman's last campaign in charge of the [.
Although Jack Wilshere has gone out on loan to Bournemouth his contract with Arsenal actually runs out next summer, so, theoretically, he could end up as a free agent at the end of his loan and maybe never return to the Emirates as a Gunner! But I doubt very much that Arsene Wenger would allow [...]
The Arsenal and Switzerland international star Granit Xhaka has already been given a lot of praise for his performances since he completed his summer transfer from the German Bundesaliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. But there is no way that Xhaka is going to be happy with that, as he has bigger plans for his career.
Arsenal interested in Yaya Toure? Now first off the transfer window has only just closed and so it should be a fair while before we even start to consider thinking about transfers again. However the story today that has linked Manchester City's Yaya Toure with a move to the Gunners, is one that cannot go [.
Cesc Fabregas left Arsenal to re-join boyhood club Barcelona in 2011, but is this one deal that should never have happened? The midfielder is currently plying his trade with Chelsea FC back in the Premier League, but has seemingly lost his first-team role to N'Golo Kante this season, and I cant help but think he [.
Do not fear Gooners, the title may suggest that Aaron Ramsey has had a setback in his return from injury and of course that would likely mean that he's out for a 'number of months' if the usual Arsenal procedure was to take place. However instead of that, many will see this news as being [...]
It was not all bad news for the Arsenal players on international duty last night, as our young defender Calum Chambers, who has gone to Middlesborough on loan, started and completed the match for Gareth Southgate's England under 21s in which they hammered Norway by 6-1, three of them coming from Man United's Marcus Rashford.
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Laurent Koscielny has been named the Arsenal Vitality Player of the Month for August, but ishe the stand-out player so far this season? The French defender missed the opening weekend loss to Liverpool, before returning to help our side to deny Leicester City the three points with a strong defensive display.
One of the big problems for Arsenal and the other Premier League clubs this summer in the transfer market was the fact that the rest of the world seems to see us as huge cash machines. We do have a lot of money thanks to the increasingly huge TV deals but it means that the [...]
With Arsenal having signed another option up front in the shape of the Spanish striker Lucas Perez before the summer transfer window closed, the pressure is on Olivier Giroud and his position as first choice centre forward for the Gunners. It does not help the big Frenchman that he has not yet started a game [.
To much surprise Arsenal's Joel Campbell was sent out on a season long loan to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon from the Emirates this summer. It was a decision that shocked many fans after the impressive season Campbell had with Arsenal last year, despite a limited number of appearances. Campbell joined the Portuguese side on loan [.
DEALING WITH THE FALL OUTS OF A SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER WINDOW by Uche A successful transfer window is like a double edged sword. If the incoming players are good, the overall quality of the Arsenal team improves. Title chances are suddenly possible, the manager's approval ratings go up and the fans are over the moon.
There is a strong feeling that the England international midfield star Jack Wilshere is going to rescue his Arsenal career and come back to be a first team regular again, as long as this season on loan at AFC Bournemouth sees him play the regular football that all of his injury problems have denied him [.
Arsenal were strongly linked with a move to sign Antoine Griezmann this summer, with the bookies pricing him up as short as 5/2 to join before the window closed. The forward has now declared that he will only leave Atletico Madrid if/when boss Diego Simeone leaves his post, and we are all aware that Arsene [.
Arsene Wenger ended his search for a striker this summer after years of Arsenal fans waiting to see a new frontman at the club. Admittedly Lucas Perez may not be the calibre of signing we expected, nor the quality we had hoped for, but his addition to the team can only be positive! Many fans [...]
When Arsenal signed Theo Walcott from Southampton all those years ago, the Gunners thought they were getting a striker who was going to light up the front line of the Premier League for the next generation. In reality however Walcott's 10 years at Arsenal have been very much up and down and sadly it seems [.
What will Arsenal do with Rob Holding now? Arsene Wenger surprised many by not only investing once, but twice in the defence this summer, with both Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi signing for the Gunners! Earlier on in the summer transfer window, Arsenal got their hands on the highly rated English prospect Rob Holding, for [.
While the Arsenal and France international star Olivier Giroud has come in for his fair (or unfair depending on your point of view) share of criticism from some members of the football media in England as well as some Arsenal fans, this is almost exclusively confined to the papers, TV and social media and does [.
Despite being quite pleased with the summer transfer window just gone from an Arsenal point of view, even though we are yet to see how the two late signings Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi do in the English Premier League, I was disappointed earlier in the summer when the Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was [.
There are some Arsenal fans that will moan about Arsene Wenger's performance during the transfer window, but there is one Arsenal legend (that has actually trained with the squad) that has been very impressed with the Gunners new signings, namely the great Robert Pires. Arsenal may have "shot themselves in the foot" (as Wenger said) [.
The Arsenal forward was the only one of the current Arsenal team included in the first England international squad selected by the new man in charge of the three lions. He did not start but will be pleased to have made an impact after Sam Allardyce brought him on for Raheem Sterling with 20 minutes [.
Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is consideringpushing his club to allow him to leave. The left-back has lost his battle with Nacho Monreal for a first-team role under Arsene Wenger, and having picked up less than 400 match minutes in the league last term, is heavily considering his future. Gibbs is yet to start a single [.
When Granit Xhaka signed for the Gunners early on in the 2016 summer transfer window, Arsenal fans loved being able to watch their new powerhouse drive in midfield for the Swiss National Team at Euro 2016. We saw what kind of player we were getting and despite already having a jam packed midfield full of [.
There has been plenty of talk surrounding the transfer of Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia to Arsenal this week, because whilst the transfer itself was only completed and announced a day before the deadline, since then people also haven't been able to stop talking about Arsene Wenger's spending spree this summer.
Joel Campbell has claimed that Arsene Wenger did not use him enough last season, despite impressing for Arsenal. The Costa Rican forward has spent a number of seasons out on loan from the club, but following an eye-catching loan deal with Olympiacos, followed by an equally impressive World Cup campaign in 2014, many believed he [.
Arsenal's Kelechi Nwakali is hoping to earn a call up to the Nigeria senior squad in the near future. The 18 year-old was given the award of Most Valuable Player for his role in helping Nigeria to win the Under-17 World Cup late last year, an award previously won by Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos and [...
Sissoko? Really? by DN Arsenal brought in Granit Xhaka at the beginning of this summers transfer window, to add to a packed Gunners midfield alongside Cazorla, Coquelin, Ozil, Ramsey, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain and the newly added Jeff Reine-Adelaide. In fact we have so much cometition in the middle of the park that Jack Wilshere had to [.
It may have been completed a little late for some Arsenal fans, I know that I spent a lot more time than I would have liked worrying about whether the transfer window would be another very disappointing one, but in the end Arsene Wenger did spend quite a lot of money this summer. He also [...]
There was talk all summer of how players such as Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina may be considering moves away due to a lack of playing time, however one infrequent starter for the Arsenal who did not seem to want a move, is left back Kieran Gibbs. Arsenal shipped out a fair few first team [...]
Arsenal have apparently opened contract talks with a few Gunners' stars this week, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both reportedly being asked to sign on the dotted line. However according to the media, The Gunners have also spoken to central defender Laurent Koscielny about a possible new contract extension.
Arsenal considering possible targets for Wenger's replacement? It's no surprise to see that some Arsenal fans have already got on Arsene Wenger's back this season, after a poor start to the campaign and prior to our latest signings, a poor transfer window as well. His actions have left Arsenal fans frustrated and whilst much of [.
In an exciting charity game at the Emirates, the Arsenal legends managed to overcome a star-studded Milan Glorie side and the big surprise was a hat-trick from Kanu as the Gunners won 4-2. Arsene Wenger enjoyed watching his old stars, and the spectacle was a great success for the Arsenal Foundation. "The surprise was Kanu, [.
Ozil wants to extend his contract! There had been concerns earlier in the summer that Ozil was becoming frustrated with Arsenal's lack of ambition, both on the pitch and off it regarding transfers. However it's clear to me that the German international has enjoyed his time at Arsenal, despite a lack of major honours and [.
He may have barely kicked a ball in anger for Arsenal so far this season, but fresh from his impressive goal scoring form for his nation at Euro 2016, Olivier Giroud is carrying on where he left off for the France national team. He scored in their friendly against Italy on Thursday and will be [...]
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere was shipped out of North London on deadline day, in favour of a loan move away from the club. Whilst some will argue he was forced out, many believe that Wilshere recognised that if he is to try and get his club career back on track, he needs to go to a [...]
Arsenal's transfers have made them capable of winning the league! If you think back to a week ago, our only signings were Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and then two complete unknown 'talents' according to Arsene Wenger. It was considered to be a very poor transfer window for Arsenal and the fans had once again become [.
As the end of the summer transfer window drew close and Arsenal still had not added to the squad since the early signing of Granit Xhaka, the very cheap addition of young Rob Holding from the lower leagues and the Japanese forward Takuma Asano who did not even have a work permit to play in [...]
Jamie Carragher has told Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott that they should consider moves away from the club, as Jack Wilshere has done for the season. Wilshere has joined Bournemouth on loan for the rest of the term, and will be hoping to get his career back on track having had a large number of [.
Premier League title challenge back on for Arsenal by Sam P. Arsenal are not all that far behind the Premier League pace setters, after winning our last game before the international break away to Watford. At the same time though, we cannot really afford to get any further behind the top three of Man City, [.
Former Brazil and AC Milan right-back Cafu has revealed that he believed Arsenal's Hector Bellerin is just like him, stating his future will be a bright one. The 46 year-old is in London this week in order to feature for AC MilanGlorieagainst the Arsenal Legends which will take place today at 2:00 GMT.
The transfer window has finally closed, and with all our strengthening having been a success this summer, we now look to doing our in-house dealings. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were both believed to have held initial talks over new contracts toward the end of the previous season, but nothing was agreed before the campaign [.
The last Arsenal player to wear the number nine shirt that has now been handed to our new striker signing was the Germany international Lukas Podolski. Even though there is some debate about whether he was given a fair crack of the whip by Arsene Wenger, it is fair to say that his Arsenal career [...
Which signing are you most excited to see this season? by KM Hello, hello! How are you fine ladies and gentlemen, taking a moment of your time to read some more Arsenal related content? The transfer window is gone and we did spend some freaking money! Was it because of our terrible start or the [...]
Some Arsenal fans will not remember this, although the shock Premier League triumph of Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City side did cause a lot of people to hark back to the similar achievement of the managerial duo of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in the 70s, but Arsenal's opponents in the EFL cup after this international [.
While Arsenal and every other club in the Premier League, especially now that last season's shock triumph by Leicester City has made anything seem possible, sees the domestic title as the main goal of the season, I think that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans would be just as happy to claim a first ever [.
Okay so the transfer window has closed and we Arsenal fans have had a little bit of time in which to take in all that has happened and look at things in a fairly reasonable and calm sort of way (if that is ever possible when you are a football fan). After all the frustration [...]
The former Arsenal and England international star Martin Keown has been giving his thoughts and answering questions from readers of the Daily Mail in the aftermath of this summer's record breaking transfer window, which saw Arsenal chip in significantly to the more than £1 billion spent by Premier League clubs.
Jack Wilshere sealed a Deadline Day loan move to Bournemouth from boyhood club Arsenal, and Tony Cascarino is claiming that it was against his wishes. The England international will spent the current season on the south coast with former youth team-mate Benik Afobe, and his future will no doubt be a speculated as the season [.
Arsenal are growing assured that the recent summer signings will have convinced Mesut Ozil to commit his future to the club. The German international was believed to have entered into talks over a new contract toward the back-end of last season, before stalling amidst uncertainty on the club's ambition.
Olivier Giroud appears to be continuing his excellent goalscoring run that started with him scoring four goals in Arsenal's last two matches last season. He added another three (plus two assist) in France's run to the Final of Euro2016, and after his extended summer break he has returned with another excellent opportunists strike in an [.
The Jack Wilshere Saga by Uche Coming off the back of our most successful transfer window in as long as I can remember, one would have thought that finally, Arsenal and Arsene Wenger will get the credit they deserve. But not so. Why doesn't this surprise me? Manchester United spent 100 million pounds on Paul [.
Everyone is looking forward to seeing some of Arsenal's Invincibles and other legends playing for the Gunners against Milan Glorie tomorrow afternoon at the Emirates, but who exactly will be on show? The Arsenal managers are, of course, Arsene Wenger and Pat Rice, and their full squad is as follows: Jens Lehmann, David Seaman, Martin [.
Arsenal may have gone into this first international break of the new season on a bit of a high, with a good attacking display earning the Gunners our first victory away to Watford and Arsene Wenger completing the two transfers that most us felt were needed but thought may not happen, but we are still [.
Well I know that Arsenal fans are used to getting bad news on the injury front, but this would really have been taking the biscuit and would have been arguably the worst piece of luck on that front to hit the Gunners for some time. With all the troubles of Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby, Aaron [...]
Considering the torture that Arsenal fans normally go through in every transfer window, this must surely count as one of our best in recent memory, but does it warrant an A rating? According to the ex-Arsenal Wenger-critic Paul Merson, we are only worth a B+, and here is his reasoning: "They could have done their [.
So finally we have our full Arsenal squad numbers for this season confirmed, and obviously the exciting ones are our new Number 9 Lucas Perez and Number 20 Shkrodan Mustafi, but here we have all 29 players with official numbers that are expected to take some part in the coming season. Surprisingly Wenger has decided [.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has admitted his surprise at Arsene Wenger's decision to send Jack Wilshere out on loan. The 24 year-old joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan on Deadline Day yesterday, joining former youth team-mate Benik Afobe on the south-coast. The England international has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates in [.
One of the most important factors towards having a good mentality in challenging for the Premier League title, is that the players have to believe in themselves that they can win it. As fans we have seen in previous seasons that Arsenal sides have lacked the mentality and belief to take them to the very [.
Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has lifted the lid on an ongoing spat between Arsene Wenger and former players Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry. The Gunners all-time top goalscorer Henry had asked to take over a role to coach Arsenal's Under-18 side this season, but the French boss rejected his approach, and he has since [.
One of the main reasons for the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere is leaving the club on loan for the season is to get the regular game time he needs to get his career back on the right track. So in that respect I can see that joining the Premier League club AFC [...]
The summer transfer window has now closed, and it is time to take a serious look at the new players we have brought into our club. This transfer window is the first I can remember in a while where we actually signed players in each of the positions we required, and although Lucas Perez is [...]
I thought JustArsenal readers might enjoy this short video of transfers that NEARLY happened lol. I think I am going to ask them to make one of all the great players that Wenger NEARLY signed lol. That one may take a bit longer lol... Enjoy!
Choose your Arsenal XI By Twig It has been a pretty eventful transfer window and Arsenal were in the thick of it! This time around, there wasn't any last minute scramble for players by Arsenal as we had already wrapped up the signing of Xhaka before the European championship started, and had concluded the Perez [.
So it had to be done! Following on from the Top Ten most outrageous transfers that didn't happen, we now have a video of all the top players that nearly signed for Arsenal. We know Vardy and Mahrez from this summer, but what about the ones that went before.....
Our very own Jack Wilshere will finally play some regular football on loan at Bournemouth, unless of course he gets another injury. There were rumours that he demanded a loan move after Arsenal bought yet another midfielder in Granit Xhaka, and Jack was left out of the starting line-up Arsenals opening three matches.