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Winning a place in the starting line up of any team can be all about supreme talent and innate abilities but it can also be about seizing opportunities. While Calum Chambers may not fall into the former of those two categories, he may just be about to force his way into the second. After being … Continue reading Is it time for the return of Calum Chambers?
The launch of Arsenal’s Europa League campaign at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday feels like an unwelcome distraction after a stinker of a weekend for the Gunners. Sunday’s lamentable draw at Watford – coupled with wins for all our top four rivals - has left fans in a rancorous mood and a tricky midweek trip to … Continue reading Frankfurt vs Arsenal: Europa League clash comes at the wrong time for wobbling Gunners
Where the blame lies for Arsenal’s calamitous capitulation against Watford on Sunday is unclear but, perhaps for the first time in his reign, Unai Emery is under real pressure. With a 2-0 lead against the league’s bottom side and 45 minutes played, Emery could have been forgiven for thinking his afternoon had gone largely to … Continue reading Watford 2 Arsenal 2: Spotlight on Unai Emery as pressure starts to mount
The departures of Mohamed Elneny and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the closing stages of the European transfer window was a satisfying end to a good summer for the Gunners. Although neither player’s exit will have a transformative effect on the team in the short term, it will allow space for growth in what could be an … Continue reading The summer Arsenal were dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world
Every now and then something happens in football that transcends the game. Something impactful or profound that makes you sit back for a moment, popping the bubble of football fandom that you find yourself trapped in for weeks and months on end. Engrossed in the endless, year-round footballing circus, it is so easy to forget … Continue reading Kolasinac’s astounding bravery is a reminder that life extends beyond the football bubble
Today’s double-header of signings was a welcome boost after a positive pre-season tour of the United States for the Gunners – but more will be needed if we are going to go into next season in a stronger position than we finished the last. The widely-anticipated signings of William Saliba and Dani Ceballos were announced … Continue reading Saliba and Ceballos: A good start but Arsenal have more to do this summer
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
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