Arsene Wenger shares his thoughts on Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey

Former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has said Aaron Ramsey’s departure from Arsenal will be a “loss” for the club. The Frenchman was answering questions ahead of the Laureus Sports Awards held in Monaco on Sunday and was quizzed on a wide range of topics, including Ramsey’s decision to sign for Italian giants Juventus. Here’s what … Continue reading Arsene Wenger shares his thoughts on Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey

Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down has given fans something to rally around at last

The announcement of Arsene Wenger’s departure on Friday sparked something that hasn’t truly happened for a long time, the Arsenal fanbase came together. It has been months – years perhaps – since there was such a collective feeling of goodwill around the club, a single focal point around which the fans and followers of the … Continue reading Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down has given fans something to rally around at last

Why Europa League clash with Milan could well decide future of Arsenal

The immediate future of Arsenal Football Club could well hinge on the outcome of Thursday’s trip to Milan in the Europa League. After Saturday’s fresh debacle at Brighton, it feels more and more as though the Frenchman’s days at the club are numbered and a heavy defeat in the only competition that still offers Arsene … Continue reading Why Europa League clash with Milan could well decide future of Arsenal

Carabao Cup final: Nothing will change at Arsenal until the manager leaves.

Nothing will change at Arsenal until the manager leaves. A simple summary but an apt one after a pathetic Carabao Cup performance in which Arsenal were utterly powerless against a Manchester City side that ground them into the dust. City pressed high and hard, as so many have done this season, and Arsenal time and … Continue reading Carabao Cup final: Nothing will change at Arsenal until the manager leaves.

Whatever happens, Arsenal must act decisively in Sanchez transfer saga

Does anybody do a transfer saga quite as well as Arsenal? It doesn’t appear so given the club’s lengthy and unenviable track record of protracted, embarrassing and ultimately damaging departures down the years. Of course, we all view the football world through the prism of our own club and tend to view our own experiences … Continue reading Whatever happens, Arsenal must act decisively in Sanchez transfer saga

Another week, another farce for Arsenal in FA Cup horror show at Nottingham Forest

We have plumbed depths so deep in recent years that is difficult to be embarrassed as an Arsenal fan these days. But, if there is one lesson we have all learned as Gooners over the years, it’s that you should never underestimate the ability of this team to surprise you, for better or, more likely, … Continue reading Another week, another farce for Arsenal in FA Cup horror show at Nottingham Forest

Arsenal break even against Liverpool as win-or-bust football persists

If I learned one thing from last night’s six-goal thriller against Liverpool it’s that we will never again be a sound defensive unit under Arsene Wenger. The days of miserly, tough-tackling defending, and no-nonsense midfields are gone and will not be coming back as long as the Frenchman is in charge at the Emirates. Arsene … Continue reading Arsenal break even against Liverpool as win-or-bust football persists

Lowering expectations doesn’t mean fans can’t expect better from the team

Much of the talk around Arsenal this week has been about managing expectations after a pretty lacklustre start to the season. In this context, managing can be read as lowering, which is not something any Arsenal fan has really had to do for the last two decades or so. Whatever the circumstances, most of us … Continue reading Lowering expectations doesn’t mean fans can’t expect better from the team

Floundering Arsenal make bad situation worse with amatuer antics on transfer deadline day

It has been almost 48 hours since the transfer window slammed shut for the summer and still, as I ponder over all the ramifications and fall outs, I don’t have the remotest idea what Arsenal were trying to achieve. The argument about doing business early and avoiding last-day panic buys and frantic phone calls is … Continue reading Floundering Arsenal make bad situation worse with amatuer antics on transfer deadline day

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain transfer is indicative of problem that is crippling football

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