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

Arsenal board rubber-stamps new deal for Arsene Wenger but are changes in the offing?

Though there had been some late doubts about Arsene Wenger’s desire to extend his stay in north London, they were well and truly dispelled on Tuesday when the news broke that the Frenchman had signed a two-year deal to stay at Arsenal. It was no secret that the contract had been on the table for … Continue reading Arsenal board rubber-stamps new deal for Arsene Wenger but are changes in the offing?

Battle in the boardroom: Has Ivan thrown a spanner in the works of contract extension?

Little by little, as the days go by and the press conferences come and go, I become convinced that there is some sort of battle raging in the Arsenal boardroom. In the build-up to the West Bromwich Albion game, it seemed almost certain that we were imminently due an announcement on the issue of Arsene … Continue reading Battle in the boardroom: Has Ivan thrown a spanner in the works of contract extension?

There is no simple explanation or singular point of blame for the turmoil at Arsenal

When something bad happens - typically something unexpected and deeply affective - the natural reaction of most people is to try and rationalise it or search for a logical explanation. This old truth has been particularly relevant for Arsenal fans of late, as the search for a reason behind the team’s lamentable downturn in form … Continue reading There is no simple explanation or singular point of blame for the turmoil at Arsenal