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It may well be an outdated way of doing business – and it may also have “incensed” Crystal Palace – but I believe Arsenal were right to open the bidding for Wilfred Zaha at £40million.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

Arsenal 2 Crystal Palace 3: Shkodran Mustafi pushes the self-destruct button in costly defeat

Sometimes you just can’t legislate for human error. You can train, analyse, prepare, support, encourage, and direct, but you cannot do anything about the capacity of a human being to make a mistake in a big moment. That is all Unai Emery has to console himself tonight as he pours over the costly mistakes that … Continue reading Arsenal 2 Crystal Palace 3: Shkodran Mustafi pushes the self-destruct button in costly defeat

Rescheduled dates for Premier League clashes announced by Arsenal

Arsenal have announced the dates for two re-arranged Premier League fixtures set to take place next month. After a two-week lull at the end of March, the fixtures will come thick and fast for the Gunners in April, with Europa League clashes to accommodate too. Due to the club’s participation in the quarter-finals of the … Continue reading Rescheduled dates for Premier League clashes announced by Arsenal

Returning players may just give Arsenal enough oomph to overcome Crystal Palace in must-win clash

For just a short while today, Arsenal will step off the transfer carousel and away from the madness of the January window to play a game of football. Crystal Palace are due to visit the Emirates and, for the first time in a good long while, the Gunners will be kicking off at 3pm. Amid … Continue reading Returning players may just give Arsenal enough oomph to overcome Crystal Palace in must-win clash

Arsenal and Alexis find form in front of goal in victory over Crystal Palace

A vastly more clinical Arsenal side eased to victory over Crystal Palace on Thursday night, fending off a spirited late fight back to take all three points. Despite wobbles along the way, Arsene Wenger’s men showed the kind of efficiency in front of goal that has been sadly lacking in recent months, although good chances … Continue reading Arsenal and Alexis find form in front of goal in victory over Crystal Palace

‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ – Arsenal fans at breaking point after defeat at Crystal Palace

‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’. Did you ever think it would reach a point where Arsenal fans would accuse their own players - in many cases their idols and heroes - of not giving their all for the team? I must admit I didn’t but it is difficult to argue with that sentiment … Continue reading ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ – Arsenal fans at breaking point after defeat at Crystal Palace

Midfield combination shows promise as Arsenal prepare for trip to Crystal Palace

If there was one overriding lesson to be learned from Arsenal’s comfortable 3-0 win over West Ham in midweek, it’s that the Hammers are an awful football team. But that aside, there were elements about the way we played that may actually be of use as we prepare for the trip to Selhurst Park on … Continue reading Midfield combination shows promise as Arsenal prepare for trip to Crystal Palace

Giroud magic is perfect post-Christmas pick-me-up as Arsenal look to launch winning run

It wasn’t a vintage performance by any means but it was still more than good enough to ease Arsenal past a poor Crystal Palace side on Sunday. The Gunners were in near absolute control for the vast majority of the match, with the Eagles only looking a threat for fleeting periods in either half. Whether … Continue reading Giroud magic is perfect post-Christmas pick-me-up as Arsenal look to launch winning run

Only a win will do as Arsenal prepare to host Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace

Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates on Sunday as the Eagles look to adapt to life under new manager, Sam Allardyce. Often, teams enjoy a small bounce in form in the initial period after a new manager arrives, with the theory being that players set out to impress their new manager and add that … Continue reading Only a win will do as Arsenal prepare to host Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace