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?

Brace yourselves: Arsenal’s Premier League fixture list is coming

If the 2018/19 season taught us Arsenal fans anything it’s that the fixture list is in no way a barometer of our likely success. We are just as capable of making a difficult run look easy as we are an easy run look difficult. You need only look at the last eight games of the … Continue reading Brace yourselves: Arsenal’s Premier League fixture list is coming

Why prospect of Yannick Carrasco at Arsenal makes me nervous

According to reports published by the Spanish outlet Sport, negotiations between Arsenal and Dalian Yifang for the sale of Yannick Carrasco are “going well”. While it’s always best to take anything and everything that relates to transfers with an enormous pinch of salt and slice of scepticism, it does seem logical that Unai Emery would … Continue reading Why prospect of Yannick Carrasco at Arsenal makes me nervous

Fond farewell: An ode to Danny Welbeck as Arsenal confirm his release

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that Danny Welbeck’s arrival at Arsenal late in the summer transfer window of 2014 failed to set pulses racing. He had been allowed to leave by Manchester United despite having been practically raised by the club, and manager Louis Van Gaal’s dismissive assessment of the then 23-year-old was acerbic: … Continue reading Fond farewell: An ode to Danny Welbeck as Arsenal confirm his release

Would Arsenal be mad to sell Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette?

Well, would they? My first reaction would probably be ‘absolutely, yes’, particularly given how dependent the Gunners became on their talismanic top two last season, both for goals and assists. Frankly, in the last five-10 games of our season, Auba and Laca were all that separated us from sliding into the abyss. But, given the … Continue reading Would Arsenal be mad to sell Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette?

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

Gunners ‘share fans’ concerns’ over Europa League final tickets

Arsenal says it ‘shares the concerns’ of fans over the choice of venue for the final of this year’s Europa League and has called on UEFA to think about travel times for supporters in future decision making. In a statement issued today (Thursday) Arsenal said it had received “many complaints” from fans over the difficulty … Continue reading Gunners ‘share fans’ concerns’ over Europa League final tickets