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

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It may well be an outdated way of doing business – and it may also have “incensed” Crystal Palace – but I believe Arsenal were right to open the bidding for Wilfred Zaha at £40million.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

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

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

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