North London Is Red

  • Head to Head: Lacazette vs. Morata
    Ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Chelsea this weekend, Oulala.com compare how new strikers, Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette, have begun life in the Premier League. Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette are now four games into their Premier League careers as Chelsea and Arsenal come head-to-head at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The strikers arrived in the ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-09-16By Daniel Cowan
    5 days ago
  • Were Arsenal right to sell Ox?
    Despite adding a top class striker in Alexandre Lacazette and the Bundesliga left-back of the year, Sead Kolasinac, to many, Arsenal’s transfer window was another disappointing failure. Perhaps the most worrying aspect of Arsenal’s transfer window was the uncertainty surrounding key players heading in to the final few days. Mustafi ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-09-07By Daniel Cowan
    2 weeks ago
  • “£90m” – Nigel Winterburn says which Arsenal player is worth more than Pogba!
    Nigel Winterburn joins comedian Maff Brown for the second episode of AskFans TV. The legendary fullback gives his thoughts on the never-ending #WengerOut debate, his suggestions on how to shore up the Arsenal back line and discusses his ideal summer signing for Arsenal. We also hear some great stories from ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-08-25By Daniel Cowan
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal Must Not Allow Sanchez Exit
    Source: MCFC_MP via Twitter Arsenal claimed victory over Leicester on the opening day of the Premier League season, although the win was a microcosm of their recent history under Arsene Wenger. The Gunners took the lead through debutant Alexandre Lacazette, only to concede almost immediately as Shinji Okazaki equalised. Jamie Vardy ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-08-17By Matt Brown
    1 month ago
  • Can Alexandre Lacazette score 20 goals for Arsenal this season?
    Arsenal paid around £50million for the services of Alexandre Lacazette this summer and plenty is expected from the powerful frontman. Can he prove prolific during his first season in the Premier League? Source: OptaJoe via Twitter The Gunners paid a club record fee to Lyon this summer during an uncharacteristic ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-08-14By Daniel Cowan
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal look to put down a marker 
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Leicester City – Premier League – 11.08.2017 So, here we are. A new season beckons and Arsenal have been tasked with setting the tone for the 2017/18 Premier League campaign. After a poor league finish the Gunners will be looking to put a marker down and ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-08-11By Daniel Cowan
    1 month ago
  • Community Shield performance promises more to come from Granit Xhaka
    Source: Arsenal Related via Twitter Arsenal triumphed over Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday, leaving Gunners fans increasingly optimistic about the forthcoming campaign. Many of them were particularly impressed with the performance of midfielder Granit Xhaka and the Swiss star will be aiming to lead his side back into ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-08-09By Daniel Cowan
    1 month ago
  • Some of Arsène Wenger’s Greatest Quotes
    Wenger has provided us with some brilliant, frustrating, and downright hilarious moments over the two decades he has been in charge at Arsenal. As we get ready for the new season, we thought it was only right to take a look at some of the best quotes from his time ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-07-28By Daniel Cowan
    2 months ago
  • Arsène Wenger Emirates Cup Interview
    This weekend Arsenal play in the preseason closing Emirates Cup competition. This competition has been an almost ever-present fixture at Arsenal since the move to the current stadium and is a great chance to welcome in the new season as well as give those fans who can’t afford or obtain ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-07-27By Daniel Cowan
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal are the title underdogs; now is the time to back them
    Despite a disappointing loss to Chelsea in China Arsenal have had a positive preseason and Gooners the world over will rightly be excited about what this team can achieve this season. Arsenal’s squad has never looked stronger since the move to the Emirates with the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, a ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-07-25By Matt Brown
    2 months ago
  • Is Arsenal’s Summer Business Done?
    After years of waiting Arsenal have finally signed the fabled top class striker they’ve so desperately needed. Alexandre Lacazette has joined Arsenal to end one of the longest “will they, won’t they” sagas since Gourcuff had his 106th medical at London Colney. Joining Arsenal’s new record signing is Sead Kolasinac ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-07-19By Daniel Cowan
    2 months ago
  • Is Lacazette the answer for Arsenal?
    Arsenal are on the verge of signing Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette this week in a reported £44 million deal according to club president Jean-Michel Aulas. However exclusive stats obtained by Oulala.com show the North London club could be making a huge mistake. Our stats team have analysed Alexandre Lacazette’s goals for Lyon in Ligue ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-07-05By Daniel Cowan
    3 months ago
  • How fans are moving online to support their team
    If you’re reading this article, then it’s fair to assume that not only are you a fan of the world’s greatest football team but you’re also pretty comfortable with using the internet and operating online. If so, then you’re in good company: all over the world, fans are using the ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-06-29By Miles Wickford
    3 months ago
  • What Arsenal Need To Improve If They Want Champions League Football Next Season
    In recent years, when expectation have been highest Arsenal has ultimately fallen short. Arsenal had a strong start last season beating Chelsea by three goals to nil in September to top the league table and it seemed like the team was going to make a play for the title. However, it was ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-06-26By Edward V
    3 months ago
  • Alexis frustrated with lack of title challenge
    By Joe Trott Alexis Sanchez is most likely going to leave Arsenal, following all the statements he made in the media in the last weeks. According to an interview with Sky Sports, he is really frustrated because the team did not manage to compete for the title. This entire season ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-06-21By Daniel Cowan
    3 months ago
  • Can Arsenal bounce back next season?
    North London was most certainly red after Arsenal finished the season in style with a famous victory over Premiership champions Chelsea in a spine-tingling FA Cup final. It vindicated Arsene Wenger’s loyalists, quelled the mutiny among his doubters and brought everyone connected with the club together for a great celebration. ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-06-12By Matt Brown
    3 months ago
  • Is Arsenal’s 3-5-2 here to stay?
    Arsenal’s conversion to 3-5-2 so late in the season took many by surprise. It was a bold move that paid off with Arsenal lifting the FA Cup trophy for a record 13th time having finished the league season as the in-form team – sadly that run of form was a ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-06-06By Daniel Cowan
    4 months ago
  • Wenger Puts Pen to Paper for another 2-Year Contract as Gunners Manager
    The long-serving Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has finally put pen to paper in a contract that will see him stay as boss at Emirates for another two years. The veteran tactician, who is loved and loathed in equal measure by many Arsenal fans, agreed to a new deal on Wednesday. ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-06-06By Edward V
    4 months ago
  • The best gift for an Arsenal mad Dad this Father’s day
    Father’s Day is not far off now and it’s the time of year when dad gets a cheesy mug, a key-ring, a joke card, socks and a Toblerone. If you want to treat your dad a little better this year and get him something he’ll truly love and cherish then ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-06-03By Daniel Cowan
    4 months ago
  • Is it time to bring Szczesny and Chambers back into the fold?
    The superb FA Cup win aside, the 2016/17 season has to go down as a largely underwhelming campaign for Arsenal. The uncertainty over the futures of Arsene Wenger and Alexis Sanchez, among others, should become clearer over the coming days and weeks, but few would dispute that changes need to ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-06-02By Matt Brown
    4 months ago
  • Does a bright end to a dark season beckon for Arsenal?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea – FA Cup Final – 27.05.2017 Oh yes, the FA Cup final, the one we’ve been waiting for. This season has been a series of disappointments culminating in Arsenal finishing outside of the top four for the first time in twenty years. However, ending with a ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-05-27By Daniel Cowan
    4 months ago
  • Can Arsenal beat the Odds and Chelsea in the FA Cup Final?
    The FA Cup has given a lot to Arsenal in recent years, and Gunners fans will hope that continues to be the case when they face Chelsea this weekend. With respect to Hull City and Aston Villa, victories in 2013/14 and 2014/15 were against significantly inferior opposition to the current ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-05-26By Daniel Cowan
    4 months ago
  • How Wenger has influenced the Premier League
    Although he’s yet to enjoy the longevity of his greatest nemesis, Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger’s reign at Arsenal is still lengthier than all of the other 19 Premier League managers at their respective clubs combined. With Wenger’s future in doubt, we decided to take a look at the impact ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-05-17By Matt Brown
    4 months ago
  • The players Arsenal need to sign this summer
    If Arsenal are to become the title-challenging side that their fans demand to see, an overhaul is required. The North Londoners are not short of depth, with 32 different players used in all forms and some may be worth retaining as back-up. Of those 32 however, arguably the only player ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-05-11By Edward V
    4 months ago
  • Mustafi set to return in crucial match against United
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester United – Premier League – 07.05.2017 So, here we are. Ten years later than first predicted but Arsenal are now unlikely to finish in the top four. Or are they? When things are at their darkest I incongruously find an extra bit of hope. What ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-05-07By Daniel Cowan
    5 months ago
  • Welbeck to down the Foxes again?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Leicester – Premier League – 26.04.2017 There is a sense of optimism ahead of an Arsenal match for what feels like the first time this year. Arsenal’s extra time victory over Manchester City showed the sort of determination and concentration that Arsenal has lacked for the ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-04-26By Daniel Cowan
    5 months ago
  • Maybe it’s time for Plan B
    Match Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Arsenal –  Premier League – 17.04.2017   In most seasons a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace would be greeted with furious uproar but this season it was barely acknowledged with a raised eyebrow. I said last week that Arsenal’s 2017 form had been of the relegation candidate variety prior to ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-04-17By Daniel Cowan
    5 months ago
  • Despite his form against Palace, tonight isn’t the night to start Giroud
    Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal –  Premier League – 10.04.2017     In most seasons a 3-0 win over West Ham would be considered pretty routine for Arsenal but given their horrendous form of late it was a much needed shot in the arm. The Gunners salvaged a draw against ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-04-10By Daniel Cowan
    5 months ago
  • Use free bets for matched betting to make money
    Free bet promotions on Arsenal and other televised games are great for giving another chance to win a few pounds but isn’t it mostly the case that your money still ends up in the bookmaker’s wallet? Ironically, there is a very popular way to make money online using matched betting ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-04-07By Miles Wickford
    6 months ago
  • Could one of these candidates replace Wenger at Arsenal?
    Arsène Wenger’s name has been synonymous with Arsenal for more than 20 years but it may well be that the club’s most successful manager’s reign is coming to an end. Having won three Premier League titles, been in charge of the unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ during the 2003-2004 season and guided Arsenal to ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-04-06By Matt Brown
    6 months ago
  • STATTLE: Özil vs. Sané. Proof Mesut is unfairly criticised?
    Going head to head in this week’s stat battle – or stattle – compiled by the good people at Oulala.com is Mesut Özil and Leroy Sané. Brother Mesut has not been his best self this season, in fact he is having his statistically poorest season in a Gunners shirt, yet his is still ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-04-02By Daniel Cowan
    6 months ago
  • Boom or bust for the Gunners now: Arsenal vs. Manchester City match preview
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City –  Premier League – 02.04.2017 The international break is something I rarely welcome. I feel little to no affinity for either of my parent’s national teams nor those of my ancestors despite their frequent successes. However, the most recent international break came at the ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-04-02By Daniel Cowan
    6 months ago
  • Wrong! 78% of Arsenal fans have NOT called for Wenger to be sacked
    It’s important to look beyond the headline. Modern journalism is suffering from a lack of interest and engagement from the public but more so from a lack of standards. The competition for attention, and thus advertising revenue, is so great that paid for journalism faces an existential threat – win ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-31By Daniel Cowan
    6 months ago
  • Angry Walcott could Punish the Baggies
    Match Preview: West Brom vs. Arsenal –  Premier League – 18.03.2017   West Brom away is not the sort of game you relish at the best of times, let alone when in desperate need of points. Tony Pulis has guided the Baggies to safety with ease this season and despite ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-17By Daniel Cowan
    6 months ago
  • Walcott; Arsenal’s most dangerous and reliable attacker?
    It’s strange to think that Theo Walcott, our longest serving player, is just 28 years old. Although it does mean we are just 2 years away from the Three-o Walcott headlines. Jez: I’ve always got the Three 0h Walcott millions. Mark: Jeremy’s planning to sell the headline “Three Oh Walcott” ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-16By Daniel Cowan
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal desperately need a big win; it’s time to trust Lucas
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Lincoln – FA Cup – 11.03.2017 What has happened to Arsenal? By and large they used to be a team you could trust to get a result in most matches. Anyone used to betting on the pools or reading up on Cheltenham 2017 tips would tell ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-11By Matt Brown
    6 months ago
  • Sutton United Midfielder Nicky Bailey has ‘never eaten a vegetable’ and will have nine Chicken McNuggets before Arsenal match
    Nick Bailey, the midfielder who plays for Sutton, believes that he has a secret up his sleeve to help him perform to the best of his abilities. You may be thinking that anabolic steroids in big sport is what we’re talking about here, but it’s something very unusual instead. It’s ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-04By Edward V
    7 months ago
  • Liverpool’s defence is weak; it’s time to recall Giroud
    Match Preview: Liverpool vs. Arsenal – Premier League – 04.03.2017 Arsenal head to Liverpool for tomorrow’s late match at Anfield looking to secure a much needed victory for under fire Arsène Wenger. The whole team is under pressure to perform and whilst the title shouldn’t even be featuring in the players’ ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-03By Daniel Cowan
    7 months ago
  • On this day in 2002 Bergkamp scored Arsenal’s most iconic goal
    The Premier League has witnessed some spectacular goals since its inception in 1992. Arsenal have scored their fair share: Henry’s volleyed lob over Barthez, any number of Henry’s solo goals, Bergkamp’s finish against Leicester, Wilshere’s Norwich goal, Van Persie’s rocket at Charlton, Ramsey’s volley against Liverpool to name just a ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-02By Daniel Cowan
    7 months ago
  • Should Arsenal be making preparations to replace Cech?
    Petr Cech is one of the top goalkeepers to have played in the Premier League. He’s been an outstanding performer in the league for the past 13 years both for Arsenal and Chelsea. His move from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates was met with jubilation on most parts at Arsenal ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-02By Daniel Cowan
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal’s Season Drifting Aimlessly Along
    Every supporter tells you their season is a roller coaster; ride out the lows and enjoy the highs. Your definition of high may be set lower than mine, and almost certainly, your low is higher than mine. I’m down so low that I’ve seen species which would terrify Mulder and ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-03-02By Matt Brown
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal can beat Bayern and Walcott will get his hundredth goal
    Match Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal – Champions League – 15.02.2017 Having been knocked out of the Champions League as second-in-the-group qualifiers for five seasons it was paramount that Arsenal topped their group. They did what was required of them and Arsenal looked to have an easier path to the ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-02-15By Daniel Cowan
    7 months ago
  • It’s not over yet for Arsenal; let’s focus on beating Hull
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Hull – Premier League – 11.02.2017 Twelve points behind with fourteen games to go. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be Arsenal’s year but now is not the time to dissect our season. It has become a somewhat ridiculous trope but the postmortem of our season ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-02-10By Daniel Cowan
    7 months ago
  • Watford are easy pickings… but can Arsenal do easy?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Watford – Premier League – 31.01.2017 Arsenal sailed emphatically into the next round of the FA Cup with a crushing 5-0 win over Southampton at the weekend. Their next opponents in the world’s oldest cup competition is minnows Sutton United. The Arsenal manager will be thankful ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-01-31By Daniel Cowan
    8 months ago
  • Arsenal don’t miss Santi Cazorla…
    Frequent visitors to this site, rare as my articles have been in recent months, or regular listeners to the Goonersphere Podcast, rarer still as our new episodes are, will know I believe Arsenal are not the same team when Santi Cazorla isn’t playing and his absences in the past few ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-01-24By Daniel Cowan
    8 months ago
  • Burnley win showed bottle
    When Burnley equalised in injury time at the weekend I had an overwhelming, and familiar, sense of dissappointment. The majority of our rivals had dropped points and we had just spurned our chance to eke ahead of them to become the most serious challengers to Chelsea for the title. There ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-01-24By Daniel Cowan
    8 months ago
  • Giroud’s reinstatement will help see Burnley off with ease
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Burnley – Premier League – 22.01.2017 Gaining some momentum is of vital importance to the Gunners with the Chelsea match looming in early February. A solid win away to Swansea will have blown away a few cobwebs and now Arsenal will like themselves at home to ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-01-20By Daniel Cowan
    8 months ago
  • How do you replace Wenger?
    If this is to be Arsène’s final season at the helm, and if the continued rumours are to be believed, the Frenchman’s reign will come to an end this summer, then where does the club go next? Hand on heart, very few Gooners had ever heard of the Nagoya Grampus ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2017-01-16By Matt Brown
    8 months ago
  • Will Arsenal be too cautious to wound a weakened City?
    Match Preview: Manchester City vs. Arsenal – Premier League – 18.12.2016 by Kris Carpenter http://twitter.com/afcfreddie8  Tuesday’s defeat at the hands of Everton was Arsenal’s first since in the Premier League since the season opener at home to Liverpool, yet reading various social media channels you would have thought it was a ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-12-17By Daniel Cowan
    9 months ago
  • Ox, Theo and Alexis’ pace will be too much for Everton
    Match Preview: Everton vs. Arsenal – Premier League – 13.12.2016 There’s something different about this Arsenal team. The Gunners seem to be thriving on a diet of pressure and expectation which is a welcome change from previous seasons. Of course, there are more pressing times to come but nothing I’ve ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-12-13By Daniel Cowan
    9 months ago
  • Ramsey and Walcott could be key to another crushing win
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs Stoke – Premier League – 10.12.2016 Christmas is my favourite time of year for many reasons but right at the top of the tree is festive football. We’re about to hit a run of three games in eight days before the week long break ahead of ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-12-10By Daniel Cowan
    9 months ago
  • Will Arsenal be title challengers until the end?
    The first half of the season is drawing to an end and so far Gooners have precious little to be irked about.  Whilst it seemed like the football Gods (and the football odds) were against us at the start of the season we’ve overcome injury and uncertainty to be in a ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-12-10By Matt Brown
    9 months ago
  • Arsenal should rest their big guns against Basel
    Match Preview: Basel vs Arsenal – Champions League – 06.12.2016 Arsenal finish their group campaign in their 19th consecutive year in the Champions League with a trip to their visitors from the opening day, Basel. The Gunners will be riding high after their 1-5 victory over West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday, ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-12-06By Daniel Cowan
    10 months ago
  • Second-placed Arsenal set for more Champions League disappointment?
    Arsenal must finish top of their Champions League group this evening if they are to have any chance of winning the competition, according to new stats from Smartbets. With tougher opposition, and a tricky away tie in the second-leg, there is a distinct disadvantage to finishing second at this stage, ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-12-06By Edward V
    10 months ago
  • Theo will heap the misery onto the sorry Hammers
    Match Preview: West Ham vs Arsenal – Premier League – 04.12.2016 We’re getting to that time of year where the fixtures come so thick and fast you barely have time to process one result before you’re watching the next one unfold. Exiting the EFL Cup is hardly worth some of ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-12-03By Daniel Cowan
    10 months ago
  • I ignored #TheJeff, please forgive me
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs Southampton – League Cup – 30.11.2016 I was fortunate enough to attend Arsenal’s match against a different opponent from the south coast last weekend. Thanks to the lovely folks at Europcar I was sat in club level. At full-time I went to the Foundry for a ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-11-30By Daniel Cowan
    10 months ago
  • Özil will run the show against Bournemouth if Xhaka starts
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs Bournemouth – Premier League – 27.11.2016 My last preview didn’t pan out so well. I was utterly convinced we’d be a much more rounded attacking force against PSG with good width and a target man in the middle and largely we were but, as has been ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-11-25By Daniel Cowan
    10 months ago
  • Arsenal will win the group if Giroud starts
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs PSG – Champions League – 23.11.2016 As usual November is turning out to be a rather disappointing match for Arsenal with one win and two draws from three rather winnable games. Arsenal have faced better Sp*rs and United sides and won in the past so two ... read more
    Source: North London Is RedPublished on 2016-11-23By Daniel Cowan
    10 months ago