Kolasinac’s astounding bravery is a reminder that life extends beyond the football bubble

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

Saliba and Ceballos: A good start but Arsenal have more to do this summer

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

Josh Kroenke: Reading between the lines of Arsenal vice-chairman’s interview

Josh Kroenke, son of club owner Stan, sat down with the official Arsenal website today (Tuesday) for a bit of what’s known in the trade as a soft soaping. It was a chance to get his message out in a way unlikely to attract much hostility and rigour, particularly as the people he was talking … Continue reading Josh Kroenke: Reading between the lines of Arsenal vice-chairman’s interview

Can Arsenal finally make progress after enduring woeful week?

It’s always dangerous to take everything you read and hear at face value but, by any measure, it’s been a pretty rotten week for Arsenal. It’s all relative of course, because we’ve had an absolutely horrendous few years as a club but, in what is an especially important summer for Unai Emery and his team, … Continue reading Can Arsenal finally make progress after enduring woeful week?

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It may well be an outdated way of doing business – and it may also have “incensed” Crystal Palace – but I believe Arsenal were right to open the bidding for Wilfred Zaha at £40million.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?