The widely-mooted transfer of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain to Chelsea speaks to the dire situation in which both Arsenal and, more widely, football find themselves in the era of billionaire excess. That a player on the back of half a good season, and having been enormously unreliable in his preceding six years, feels that he can … Continue reading Alex Oxlade Chamberlain transfer is indicative of problem that is crippling football
Is there a more pleasurable sound in football fandom than the howls of derision from pundits and experts as a decision goes against the team they all so obviously back? On and on they droned about Leroy Sane’s looping cross which was ruled to have curled out of play before it was poked home by … Continue reading FA CUP: A rare moment of glory for hard-working Arsenal as they enjoy a strong semi.
Arsenal set about picking up the pieces in the wake of last week’s horror show by battling to a win over a much-improved Hull City side at the Emirates, on Saturday. Though the 2-0 victory suggests a degree of comfort, it was a performance, in truth, typical of a side that is bereft of confidence … Continue reading Arsenal tough it out against Hull City as battle to win over apathetic fans begins
Arsenal’s demolition of West Ham on Saturday night felt like the culmination of six weeks of collective toil and frustration unleashed. It was the kind of performance that seemed to have deserted us for the entire month of November and one which many feared we wouldn’t see again until the return of Santi Cazorla. For … Continue reading Arsenal rediscover their mojo with masterclass at West Ham
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain says the decision to drop him from the England setup served as a “kick up the backside”. The young midfielder was briefly set aside during Sam Allardyce’s tenure as manager of the England side, missing out on the win over Slovakia in the opening qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup. And, … Continue reading Has Alex Oxlade Chamberlain’s England recall come at the wrong time?
It’s no secret that, aside from a blistering 45 minutes at Watford, Arsenal have struggled to click as a team so far this season. They have been excellent in parts of games, but have failed to really put a complete performance together. There are perhaps a number of reasons why that has been the case … Continue reading Why hasn’t it clicked for Alex Oxlade Chamberlain so far this season?