Arsenal confirm sale of David Ospina to Napoli

Arsenal have confirmed the sale of goalkeeper David Ospina to Serie A side Napoli. The fee is believed to be in the region of £3million. Ospina joined the Gunners from Nice in 2014 after six seasons in Ligue 1, and made 70 appearances during his time in north London. A spokesman for Arsenal said: “He … Continue reading Arsenal confirm sale of David Ospina to Napoli

Wilfred Zaha: Why Arsenal were right to open the bidding at £40million

It may well be an outdated way of doing business – and it may also have “incensed” Crystal Palace – but I believe Arsenal were right to open the bidding for Wilfred Zaha at £40million. ‘Why not just pay the asking price like everyone else?’ is the inevitable and, frankly, pretty credible question that is … Continue reading Wilfred Zaha: Why Arsenal were right to open the bidding at £40million

Wilfred Zaha to Arsenal: What’s really going on?

All-knowing football deity, David Ornstein, says his understanding of the situation is that, had Arsenal achieved Champions League football, a deal for Wilfred Zaha would have been relatively straightforward for the Gunners. As it is, another year in the Europa League wilderness, and with just £45million to spend on transfers, the aforementioned would seem to … Continue reading Wilfred Zaha to Arsenal: What’s really going on?

What would the arrival of Kieren Tierney mean for Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac?

For Nacho Monreal or Sead Kolasinac, the potential arrival of Kieren Tierney almost certainly spells the end. But who is most likely to head out of the exit door at the Emirates and who will stay to compete for a starting berth in Unai Emery’s second season at the helm? There are compelling reasons to … Continue reading What would the arrival of Kieren Tierney mean for Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac?

Europa League final: So much more than a trophy at stake as Arsenal prepare to take on Chelsea

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the Europa League final to Arsenal, both for the immediate and medium-term future of the club. There’s no suggestion we are in imminent danger of financial ruin should we fail to beat Chelsea on Wednesday – we’re far too well run for that – but our stature and … Continue reading Europa League final: So much more than a trophy at stake as Arsenal prepare to take on Chelsea

Burnley 1 Arsenal 3: Gunners impress away from home…three weeks too late

Victory over Burnley on Sunday saw Unai Emery’s Arsenal side produce exactly the sort of performance away from home they needed three weeks ago. Although seldom pretty, it was battling, characterful and possessed of the sort of attacking efficiency needed when travelling to notoriously tricky mid-table teams. Of course, had Arsenal played for the last … Continue reading Burnley 1 Arsenal 3: Gunners impress away from home…three weeks too late

Arsenal 1 Brighton 1: Gunners throw in the towel again as top four fight ends in failure

With the Champions League at their mercy and their rivals queuing up to gift them a top-four place, Arsenal imploded in quite spectacular fashion to scrape a pathetic draw with Brighton on Sunday. It was a suitably lamentable end to a disastrous run of games that, at a pivotal period of the season, saw the … Continue reading Arsenal 1 Brighton 1: Gunners throw in the towel again as top four fight ends in failure

Arsenal 3 Valencia 1: Gunners rally to score crucial late goal in Europa League semi-final

A late Pierre-Emerick Abameyang strike put Arsenal in control of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia as they recovered from an awful start to win 3-1. The Gunners were all at sea for much of the first half but rallied to take the game to their Spanish opponents and score three goals to give themselves … Continue reading Arsenal 3 Valencia 1: Gunners rally to score crucial late goal in Europa League semi-final

Leicester 3 Arsenal 0: Weak Gunners show only summer clear-out will do as top four hopes wither

Much was made of the five away trips Arsenal faced in their last eight Premier League games, about how tough they would be and how the race for the top four was still wide open. Frankly, I didn’t buy it. I didn’t believe Arsenal could possibly throw away the chance of a Champions League place … Continue reading Leicester 3 Arsenal 0: Weak Gunners show only summer clear-out will do as top four hopes wither

Leicester vs Arsenal: It’s all or nothing for Gunners in must-win trip to Midlands

When the history of the 2018/19 season is written, the defeat to Crystal Palace will be where they say it all went wrong. A 3-2 reverse in a pretty routine match against a poor opponent - and at a crucial moment of the season - was hugely damaging to our chances of our top four … Continue reading Leicester vs Arsenal: It’s all or nothing for Gunners in must-win trip to Midlands