She Wore

  • Match Report: Arsenal 4 – 2 FC Vorskla Poltava
    Arsenal (1) 4 FC Vorskla Poltava (0) 2 UEFA Europa League, Group E, Matchday 1 of 6 Emirates Stadium, Drayton Park, London N5 1BU Thursday, 20th September 2018. Kick-off time: 8.00pm (4-2-3-1) Leno; Lichtsteiner, Holding, Sokratis, Monreal; Torreira, Elneny; Mkhitaryan, Iwobi; Welbeck, Aubemeyang. Substitutes: Bellerin, Lacazette, Özil, Martinez, Guendouzi, Nketiah, Smith-Rowe. ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-21By keenosafc
    12 hours ago
  • The Arsenal in Europe
    People all over the world know about Arsenal – that says something. Because the Premier League is so popular across the globe, it stands to reason that the club’s fan base is extensive and expanding rapidly. Each day, Arsenal FC is in communication with more than 13m Twitter followers, many ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-20By keenosafc
    1 day ago
  • Tottenham New stadium chaos revealed as completion expected in 2019
    The Construction News have exclusively revealed allegations that site chaos, confusion and ill-discipline lie behind the delays to Tottenham Hotspur’s £850m stadium. “Stop what you’re doing!” cries a supervisor, halting the work of a gang of electricians on Tottenham Hotspur’s new £850m stadium. The sudden stop is due to the ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-20By keenosafc
    1 day ago
  • Emery revolution picks up steam
    After 2 defeats in the opening two games of the Unai Emery era, the agenda driven and attention seekers were getting on the Spanish managers back. The majority of us, however, realised the fixture list computer had given us a nightmare start to the season – a home game against ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-17By keenosafc
    4 days ago
  • Match report: Newcastle United 1 – 2 Arsenal
    Newcastle United (0) 1 Arsenal (0) 2 Premier League St. James’ Park, Newcastle Saturday, 15th September 2018. Kick-off time: 3.00pm (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Ramsey, Özil; Aubemeyang, Lacazette. Substitutes: Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Welbeck, Leno. Scorers: Xhaka, Özil. Referee: Lee Probert Attendance: 52,165 After a brief ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-16By keenosafc
    5 days ago
  • 0 games in 2 weeks…7 games in 23 days
    And we are back. It has been a long old two weeks as domestic football stepped aside for UEFA new pointless nations league. After the euphoria of the World Cup, England returned back to its normal status in friendly’s. Boring, disinteresting games that send you to sleep. It did not ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-15By keenosafc
    6 days ago
  • Arsenal’s Premier League squad show glimpse of future
    During the week the “official” club squads for the Premier League were announced. For those who don’t know the rules (surely we all do), a reminder: Premier League squads are limited to 25 players No more than 17 non-home grown players may be named A home grown player is someone ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-09By keenosafc
    2 weeks ago
  • Transfer fees set to become obsolete?
    Twelve months ago a lot was being made in the press about the contract is Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. “1 year left, how have Arsenal got themselves into this position” were the cries at the time. An interesting interview with Arsene Wenger gave a glimpse into what he believed ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-08By keenosafc
    2 weeks ago
  • JW Diaries: Booking the Europeans Tour
    Outside of games being played, for me the most exciting football related events are the early draws of any cup competitions we are in. Last week we had two in as many days. Leading up to these, I start to take an interest in the previous round matches for possible ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-07By keenosafc
    2 weeks ago
  • Granit Xhaka and the misleading statistics
    Anyone who has read my blogs for the 5 years I have been (badly) writing them will know that I am a bit of a stiatistics man. Soccernomics and The Numbers Game are two of my favourite books, highlighting how important statistics are in football. It highlights that wage bill, rather ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-06By keenosafc
    2 weeks ago
  • History rewritten but the majesty of Arsenal never in doubt
    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Royal Arsenal – Champions of the South’ I’ve mostly shied away from historical books about the Arsenal over the years, simply because they have always seemed to be rehashes of what is generally accepted to be the timeline of how our wonderful club came to be in existence. ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-05By keenosafc
    2 weeks ago
  • Bromance of Arsenal strikers
    When he joined in January, there was plenty of talk that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  was a disruptive influence. There was talk that his arrival would cause friction with between the Gabonese striker and the man bought in the summer, Alexandre Lacazette. That two players competing for one position, and one with ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-04By keenosafc
    2 weeks ago
  • Match Report: Cardiff 2 – 3 Arsenal
    Cardiff City (1) 2 Arsenal (1) 3 Premier League Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales Sunday, 2nd September 2018. Kick-off time: 1.30pm (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Ramsey, Özil; Aubemeyang, Lacazette. Substitutes: Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Welbeck, Leno. Scorers: Mustafi, Aubemeyang, Lacazette. Yellow Cards: Bellerin, Guendouzi, Monreal, Xhaka. ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-03By keenosafc
    3 weeks ago
  • Cricket the order of the day for The Arsenal
    Good morning to all and especially good morning to the fantastic September sunshine we have. With Arsenal not playing until tomorrow – a lunch time trip to Cardiff, today is one of those days where you are often lost as to what to do. An early start tomorrow means you ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-09-01By keenosafc
    3 weeks ago
  • JW Diaries: Meeting Smudger Part 1
    She Wore had an exclusive interview with ex Arsenal legend Alan Smith in Waterstones, Leadenhall Market last Thursday; Alan was there signing copies of his excellent autobiography Heads Up which details Alan’s start in non-league football through to his heady heights with The Arsenal. In this first part, Alan spoke ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-30By keenosafc
    3 weeks ago
  • The good and bad of Arsenal’s £300m Adidas deal
    Arsenal are set to announce a new kit sponsorship deal with Adidas, 24 years after swapping the German sportswear giant for Nike. The 5 year deal is reportedly going to be worth £300,000,000, or £60,000,000 a year. It will see Arsenal bring in £114,000,000 a year from its 3 main ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-30By keenosafc
    3 weeks ago
  • JW Diaries: West Ham, West Ham & Missing a 10-2 win
    Last Friday, I made my 4th (Arsenal) visit to the London Stadium to watch Freddie’s U23 team get our first win of the season, beating West Ham 3-2 in the pouring rain. If you’ve been an away fan or indeed a home fan who sits behind either goal there, you’d ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-29By keenosafc
    3 weeks ago
  • Aaron Ramsey set to agree new Arsenal contract
    In the clearest indication yet that Aaron Ramsey is set to sign a new deal at Arsenal, his agency Avid Sports & Entertainment Group have tweeted a competition to win the Welshman’s shirt. This follows a day of increasingly cryptic tweets from the recently set up sports agency. Hoping for ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-28By keenosafc
    3 weeks ago
  • Reiss Nelson to Hoffenheim highlights huge problem for English football
    Reiss Nelson is set to leave Arsenal for German side Hoffenheim. Nelson joins Stephy Mavididi (Juventus), Marcus McGuane (Barcelona), Chris Willock (Benfica), Donyell Malen (PSV), Kaylen Hinds (VfL Wolfsburg), Daniel Crowley (Willem II) and Vlad Dragomir (Perugia) to have left the club in the last 12 months for a new challenge abroad. Whilst ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-28By keenosafc
    3 weeks ago
  • Mesut Ozil, Aubameyang v Lacazette & Jose Mourinho
    Mesut Ozil Sick again, it is hard to support him at times, he does not help himself. A bit like in the office having a really good employee who you are also mates with, going out a couple of days a week after work for a pint, yet is off ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-28By keenosafc
    3 weeks ago
  • Positive, positive Arsenal
    As I sit here on Sunday afternoon writing this I am in a relaxed and reflective mood. A weekend of seeing family, a BBQ in the sun and then a pub lunch in Epping Forest on Sunday in the rain, I have had a cracking weekend even if it meant ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-27By keenosafc
    4 weeks ago
  • Match Report: Arsenal 3 – 1 West Ham
    Arsenal (1) 3 West Ham United (1) 1 Premier League Saturday, 25th August 2018 (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi; Aubemeyang. Substitutes: Elneny, Lacazette, Torreira, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Welbeck, Leno. Scorers: Monreal, Diap (O.G.), Welbeck Referee: Graham Scott Attendance: 59,830 You really can’t write this can you? ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-26By keenosafc
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal add £10million to wage bill
    After writing a couple of successful financial blogs over the summer, I have had a couple of people ask me about Arsenal’s wage bill going into 2018/19 and how it differs to last year. A few of these requests came after the news that Arsenal needed to shift Mohamed Elneny ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-26By keenosafc
    4 weeks ago
  • Unai Emery to ring in the changes
    Two games into the season, playing against 2018/19 champions Manchester City and away to Chelsea. Arsenal are on zero points. But there is no need to press a panic button Arsenal have beaten Manchester City just once one 7 games – that FA Cup Semi-final, and not beaten Chelsea at ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-25By keenosafc
    4 weeks ago
  • JW Diaries: 4 more games & meeting Smudger
    Following 5 days without any football, last Saturday saw me going to Hale End to watch our U15’s, followed by a mad dash home, drop the car off and head over to West London. When we play Chelsea Away, it’s one of a few grounds where I drink mostly with ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-24By keenosafc
    4 weeks ago
  • Out with the old, in with the new
    March 2006, Arsenal v Juventus in the Champions League. ‘The King is Dead! Long Live the King!’ was the first line of the match report as an 18-year Cesc Fabregas dominated a 29-year old Patrick Vieira in the middle of the park. This Champions League tussle had gone worse than Vieira ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-24By keenosafc
    4 weeks ago
  • Book Review: Heads Up: My Life Story – Alan Smith
    OK, here we go: that passage of play embedded in Arsenal folklore. The most famous moment in English club football history? Well, I think so. Tell me of another that tops this goal for spine-tingling drama. People talk about Sergio Agüero’s last-gasp effort for Manchester City, the goal that won ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-23By keenosafc
    4 weeks ago
  • Who has been Arsenal’s best (and worst) player so far?
    Statistics always need to be taken with a pinch of salt. They can be used to prove or disprove whatever agenda you wish them to support. Look at Paul Pogba on Sunday. Against Brighton he was awful in a 3 – 2 defeat, yet the statistics will show that he ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-22By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Teenage Arsenal star quickly becoming fans favourite
    Just two games into his Arsenal career and Matteo Guendouzi is quickly establishing himself as a fan favourite. It is easy to forget that the Frenchman only turned 19 in April, and last season was playing in the French second division. If he was a young English lad, who had ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-21By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Match Report: Chelsea 3 – 2 Arsenal
    Chelsea (2) 3 Arsenal (2) 2 Premier League Saturday, 18th August 2018 (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Iwobi, Ozil, Mkhitaryan; Aubemeyang. Substitutes: Elneny, Lacazette, Torreira, Ramsey, Lichtsteiner, Welbeck, Leno. Scorers: Mkhitaryan, Iwobi Referee: Martin Atkinson When the fixture lists were released a little while ago, this match (hard ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-20By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Things about to get a lot easier for The Arsenal
    Unai Emery was handed a horrendous start to Arsenal’s new dawn the Premier League fixtures were drawn. Manchester City and Chelsea. The last two champions. Winners of 4 of the last 5 Premier League seasons. It was always going to be a thought start, and Arsenal have ended up with ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-19By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Another Arsenal youngster leaves for foreign climate
    Arsenal striker Stephy Mavididi set for permanent switch to Juventus https://t.co/lV7ZP3hK8j pic.twitter.com/WAmdkpap0Z — Jeorge Bird (@jeorgebird) August 16, 2018 So another talented youngster is set to leave Arsenal. Stephy Mavididi joins Marcus McGuane (Barcelona), Chris Willock (Benfica), Donyell Malen (PSV), Kaylen Hinds (VfL Wolfsburg), Daniel Crowley (Willem II) and Vlad Dragomir (Perugia) to ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-18By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • JW Diaries: The New Dawn Begins
    Whilst watching the U15’s Win 1-0 in a close game at Hale End last Tuesday, the first major decision of the season was made; U23s in Manchester (City) or the U18s at London Colney on Saturday, we went with the latter! When you get the First Team, U23’s, U18’s and ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-17By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Are Everton getting too excited over Usmanov links?
    Fans of Everton are getting excited. Some fans of Arsenal are getting angry. The reason? Alisher Usmanov. Evertonians have already spent his billions, turning the Scousers into champions; Gooners are sitting there saying “that could have been us”. The truth is this is all very presumptuous. Usmanov has not invested ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-17By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Tottenham stadium builders contracted until November
    As each day goes past, another story hits social media about the major issues at the new Tottenham Stadium. We blogged at the back end of July that the stadium would not be ready until October at the earliest. The blog got a lot of abuse from Tottenham fans who ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-16By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Goodbye Joel Campbell
    7 years after joining the club, and 5 years after obtaining a work permit enabling him to play in England, Joel Campbell is finally set to leave the club. The Costa Rican international is set to join Italian side Frosinone Calcio on a 3-year-deal. Campbell has always divided fans – ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-16By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Did Arsenal spend enough in the summer?
    After the defeat against Manchester City, a lot of the post-game talk was just how far behind the Champions we were. This was a City side with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Vincent Kompany & David Silva, but was by no means a B team. The victory for them ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-15By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal fans need to “have a little patience”
    Manchester City were not going to become a bad team over the summer. Likewise, after just 8 weeks with his players, Unai Emery was never going to turn us into world beaters. City broke the Premier League points record in 2018/19, and anyone who watched them demolish Chelsea in the ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-14By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Match Report: Arsenal 0 – 2 Manchester City
    Arsenal (0) 0 Manchester City (1) 2 Sunday, 12th August 2018 (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Ozil, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan; Aubemeyang. Substitutes: Elneny, Lacazette, Torreira, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Iwobi, Leno. Welcome to the working week. After the backstage shenanigans of the previous few days, and the love me/hate me opinions ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-13By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Too late to start protesting Stan Kroenke
    Boycotting and protests pointless for Arsenal fans The time to protest was 6 years ago. That is when the club went stale under the leadership of-then majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. It was 6 years ago Arsene Wenger should have left the club, and 6 years ago that Ivan Gazidis should ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-10By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • JW Diaries: Pre-season over, the real work starts now
    After an exciting 7 days in Singapore, it was literally 8 hours at home; smaller suitcase packed, a few hours sleep due to jet lag and then properly up at 4am for a trip to Dublin! Arriving at my hotel at 11am, as we couldn’t check in until 3pm, we ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-09By goonersx
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal spend right rather than big
    As the transfer window trundles to a close today prior to the Premier League opener tomorrow, I thought I would share some thoughts on the market, and how Arsenal have performed. My thought can be summed up in the statement it is not what you spend, but who you buy. ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-09By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • More Arsenal fixtures moved
    More important than yesterdays news about Stan Kroenke was the release of the TV fixtures for October & November. Last season, Arsenal fans were royally screwed when it came to fixtures being moved for TV, with just 3 Saturday 3pm games. Travelling fans had it worse, with just 3 games ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-08By keenosafc
    1 month ago
  • Wenger GONE… Gazidis GONE… Usmanov GONE…
    The fall out from today’s news about Stan Kroenke being set to take full control of Arsenal was as expected. It was overwhelmingly negative. I have always thought life is too short to be negative about everything, especially about football which for me is a release from the Monday – ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-07By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Stan Kroenke set to take complete control of Arsenal
    Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has made a cash offer to buy all remaining shares int he club in a deal worth £1.8bn. Kroenke, who owns 67.09% of Arsenal through KSE UK, has received “an irrevocable undertaking” from Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov to sell his 30% stake in the club. ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-07By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Tottenham Transfers Update
    Spurs have still not signed a single player. Will they make a late signing? Or does this just highlight how skint they are? My bet is the later and the stadium costs are continuing to spiral out of control. I would say something like “how the might have fallen” but ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-07By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • 2 IN; 3 OUT at Arsenal
    With the transfer window slamming shut on Thursday, all has been quiet at Arsenal surrounding who is potentially coming in. With the transfer window still be open throughout Europe until the end of the month, we will probably not see a mass exodus of players this week, however it will ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-06By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Brilliant recruitment key in crazy transfer market
    A good recruitment team is worth its way in gold. Anyone ever involved in HR or recruitment will know that if you get a solid internal recruitment team, you do not waste money on expensive recruitment agency fees or poor hires who leave after 3 months. Football is no different ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-04By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • 3 Arsenal youngsters impress
    It has been a solid pre-season for Arsenal so far. Unbeaten after draws against Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, with a nice 5-1 victory over PSG the meat in the sandwich – I am not counting penalties in a glorified pre-season game as defining the winners and loses. Arsenal players are ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-03By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Ivan Gazidis gone…what now for Arsenal?
    Talk on social media is that Ivan Gazidis has decided to take AC Milan up on their job offer in Italy. Hearing that Gazidis definitely gone. — tim payton (@timpayton) August 2, 2018 So with Gazidis seemingly out the door at Arsenal, what does this mean for the club who ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-02By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Unai Emery’s unbeaten start at Arsenal continues
    With a little over a week to go before the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season, Arsenal face a good test against Chelsea – the side they face 2nd game up in two weeks time. Arsenal put out the stronger XI, with just Bern Leno, Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-02By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal get friendly Europa League fixtures
    With Arsenal playing Thursday nights in Europe, one thing I always look at is what games are guaranteed to be moved to a Sunday due to our participation on the UEFA Cup. As an away scheme member, last season was wrecked for me due to the amount of away days ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-02By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Aaron Ramsey, Wingers & Max Meyer
    Aaron Ramsey I am in the positivity train. I got on the moment Arsene Wenger announced he was leaving. The day we announced Unai Emery I got a job as ticket inspector. These days I am so positivity that I am driving the train. I do however have two negative ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-08-01By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Have a bet on The Arsenal…And raise money for charity
    For the 2018/19 season, we are partnering FansBet to help raise money Islington Boxing Club. Unlike with other betting affiliates, like those big Twitter accounts who link up with Ladbrokes, Bet365, etc and profit as individuals from the total losses, She Wore a Yellow ribbon do not make a penny ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-31By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Government urged to investigate working conditions at Tottenham Hotspur stadium
    The Government are being urged to investigate working conditions on the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, according to an investigation by leading industry publication the Construction News. It has already been previously reported that the delayed and over budget project has lead to dramatic wage increases for construction workers throughout London – ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-31By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Aaron Ramsey closing in on new deal
    I think he is looking at what the likes of Mesut Ozil is getting, and what other’s in the Premier League are on, and feels that £150,000 is less than what he is worth That was the response from someone during a discussion over what is happening with Aaron Ramsey’s ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-31By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal set to sell 5 this week
    At the time of writing, Arsenal have made money on just a single player. Jeff Reine-Adélaïde joining Angers in France for just £1million. That is against ~£67,400,000 spent on 5 senior professionals. With a little over a week until the transfer window shuts, this will be the week that Arsenal ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-30By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shines on positive pre-season tour
    The first block of pre-season games are over as Arsenal fly from Singapore to Dublin to continue their preparation in Europe. For those of us not lucky enough to be in Singapore, the JW Diaries is a great read. Whilst it is just pre-season, and therefore the usual disclaimer of ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-30By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • JW Diaries: 5-1 to The Arsenal
    With no fan events today, I was able to catch up on some sleep. After spending most of the day around the pool, I headed to the stadium going to the usual bar near the ground meeting up with friends from the UK, America, Australia and most of Asia. For ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-29By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • JW Diaries: Green kits and £30 for a pint !
    As ever on these tours it was another day of Arsenal related events. The hottest day so far, with temperatures reaching 35 degrees greeted us at the 3rd Kit Launch which was attended by a number of players. Due to the heat, the launch started 30 minutes early whilst we ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-28By goonersx
    2 months ago
  • JW Diaries: Open training session and kit launch
    Thursday started off with an early morning trip to the Singapore Supporters Club HQ ‘Five Square’ where the Arsenal media team organised a Q and A session with Ray Parlour. There was 7 fans representing various supporters clubs from around the world; I was invited to attend on behalf of ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-27By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Tottenham face financial difficulty
    Yesterday it was announced that Tottenham had failed to secure naming rights for their new stadium. Whilst calling their ground the Tottenham Stadium is more pure than the FedEx Arena, the lack of naming rights will push them into a financial melt down. The stadium is already well over budget. ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-27By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Premier League Top 6: Signings so far
    The Transfer window shuts in less than 2 weeks time on Thursday 9th August. This year, Premier League clubs have voted to shut the window for incoming players before the season starts, however players can still leave to Spain, France, Italy, Germany, etc. With a little under 2 weeks to ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-27By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Should Arsenal fans fear Stan Kroenke owning 100% of Arsenal?
    With the rumours floating around that Alisher Usmanov is looking to sell his shares in Arsenal, the spotlight for a few days has fallen on majority share holder Stan Kroenke. I am going to be controversial here. Whilst I do not “support” Stan Kroenke, no more than I would support ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-27By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • JW Diaries: Atletico Madrid, Ray Parlour and too many beers
    Another day, another visit to the team hotel; this time it was the Fan Party! These events are really good; you get to see players in a different light. Firstly, Arsenal pitch-side presenter Nigel Mitchell interviewed Ray Parlour, who was his normal witty self. After that, 4 players came into ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-26By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • And we are off in Singapore…
    At 12:35 today, we play our first proper pre-season game of the season against Atletico Madrid in some sort of glorified competition that only the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool would celebrate winning. We play in The 2018 International Champions Cup (or ICC), the sixth edition of a series of ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-26By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Ivan Gazidis gets backing of Arsenal fans
    It may come as a surprise to some, but Ivan Gazidis has been Arsenal’s Chief Executive for less than 10 years. In November 2008 Gazidis accepted the post of chief executive of Arsenal, a post he formally took up from 1 January 2009. He succeeded former managing director Keith Edelman. ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-25By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Is Leon Bailey Arsenal’s “Big Opportunity”?
    Back in February, I singled out Leon Bailey as a player Arsenal should target this summer. The 20-year-old Jamaican speedster was number one on my list when I discussed in May about what potential wingers Arsenal should target. Bailey joined Bayer Leverkusen for €20 million in the January of 2017 ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-25By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • JW Diaries: Day 1 in Singapore
    Having touched down in Singapore after a 14 hour flight at 7am, today as ever here, the first thing you notice is the heat; It is extremely hot and sticky! A quick cab ride to our hotel ends in disappointment that we can’t check in until midday; meaning that no ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-25By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Who would buy Arsenal?
    This mornings big Arsenal news is a scoop from the Financial times the Alisher Usmanov is exploring the sale of his 30% Arsenal stake. I imagine part of that exploration is inserting a story within the Financial Times to attempt to drum up some interest. A free advert. As I ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-24By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Thoughts: Mesut Ozil & Alex Iwobi
    Mesut Ozil During the World Cup, I wrote about Mesut Ozil’s relationship with the German media, authorities and fans. My opinion at the time was a simple one, that Ozil was continually singled out for Germany for criticism because he is different. That whilst the likes of Thomas Muller, Joshua ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-23By keenosafc
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  • Arsenal’s youngster highlights struggle to progress
    The news earlier this week that Arsenal youngster Kelechi Nwakali had joined Porto B on loan until the end of the season, with the Portuguese giants having an option to make the deal permanent in 12 months’ time came as a bit of a shock. Being loaned out was not ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-22By keenosafc
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  • Singapore, Petr Cech / David Ospina & Liverpool
    Singapore On Monday Arsenal fly out to Singapore. The majority of players who played against Boreham Wood are likely to be on the plane, alongside the senior professionals will be the likes of Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe. Also on the plane will be Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-21By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Who is Arsenal’s invincible legend?
    Some Arsenal legends lined up a few days ago for a photoshoot to promote the upcoming legends game against Real Madrid to raise money for the Arsenal Foundation. Faces were instantly recognisable, except for one. Pat Rice, Robert Pires, Ray Parlour, David Seaman, Nigel Winterburn  and Bob Wilson were in ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-20By keenosafc
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  • It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new Arsenal.
    Some of us have waited for years for this. It’s been a while since I got to July and felt excited rather than resigned to more of the same.  Quite frankly if we didn’t make these changes I don’t think I could have managed another season. Ivan told us about ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-19By keenosafc
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  • Arsenal get last laugh as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ruled out for year
    Some players are just injury prone. No matter who they play for, what fitness regime they are under, how little or how much they play, their bodies will break down. Whether it is Jack Wilshere or Abou Diaby, Jamie Redknapp or Daniel Sturridge. Or the original sicknote Darren Anderton.  Some ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-19By keenosafc
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  • What does the future hold for 6 Arsenal youngsters
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    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-19By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Who could Arsenal draw in the EFL Trophy?
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    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-18By keenosafc
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  • Arsenal Fraud & Chelsea in Crisis
    Arsenal Victims of Fraud As first reported by Arseblog, Arsenal have been caught up in a fraud scandal over in China. Back in April the club announced a global agreement with BYD Auto, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle manufacturer. BYD becameour official car and bus partner. As it turns out, ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-17By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • JW Diaries: A day in the sun
    My first four matches of the 2018/19 season have resulted in 4 wins with 24 goals scored and 2 goals conceded; a very satisfactory start under the new regime at our Club. The first three matches were played at our academy ground, Hale End based just off the North Circular ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-16By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • What is the state of Arsenal’s squad?
    The signings of Lucas Torreira and Mattéo Guendouzi were the 4th and 5th first team signings of the summer at Arsenal. With less than a month to go until transfer deadline day (August 9th) and the beginning of the 2018/19 season, it is probably a good idea to take stock ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-16By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal set to name new captain
    Over the summer, the club have been very open with pictures and videos from the training ground. Whilst none of the training sessions are any different to the past – players kicking a ball, jogging a little bit, doing press ups – the openness has been a breath of fresh ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-15By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • JW Diaries: Planning Pre-Season
    Back in the early 80s when I first started attending pre-season friendlies outside of England, there was very little information provided as to who or where we were playing, with getting there even more problematic. Sometimes the Arsenal programme provided vague info, but usually it meant a closed season trip ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-07-14By keenosafc
    2 months ago
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’s Fansbet
    For over 5 years, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon have partnered Islington Boxing Club as our chosen charity. We have supported them in numerous ways; including donations, sponsorship and support of their events. Since 2017, we have raised over £1,500 for the Archway based club and other charities that we ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-31By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Liverpool & Rwanda Partnership
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Brilliant interview on the clubs official site about why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang chose to play for Gabon. He was born in France to a Gabonese father and Spanish meaning, meaning he had his pick of international teams. He was also previously invited to play for Italy U19s, and actually ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-31By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • What happened to Arsenal’s 2015 FA Cup winners?
    Three years ago today, Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0. It was certainly not as stressful as what happened at Wembley 12 months previous – when Arsenal found themselves 2-0 down with Kieran Gibbs heading off the line – but it was equally as satisfying. Arsenal were in complete control from ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-30By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Sokratis to be only incoming centreback at Arsenal
    With the signing of Sokratis (I can’t be bothered to Google his surname) imminent – or completed if he signs before this blog goes live, the talk now is “who is next”. A goal keeper, defensive midfielder, back up right back and winger are a must, but plenty of fans ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-30By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • A Wife and Two Break-Ups
    Every relationship, whether hellish or hospitable, has a leading-on period. Firstly your wild side wants to charge in, Theo Walcott-esque, with little idea for the end product. I imagine the train of thought goes something likes this, “Do it. Do it. Kick it. Run. Run faster. Fetched!” But when the ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-29By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Why have Arsenal changed their transfer policy?
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos turns 30 in a couple of weeks. 9th of June to be exact. And is about to join Arsenal. Alongside the signings of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Henrik Mkhitaryan – both 29 – it shows a clear shift in Arsenal’s transfer policy. Add in Alexandre Lacazette (26 when ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-29By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Plenty for Arsenal to celebrate on quiet weekend
    Not much happening with Arsenal over the bank holiday weekend. Usually that means something will occur about 8 minutes after publishing this blog. Whilst not much has happened over the weekend in regards to Arsenal, there has still been plenty to enjoy and celebrate. On Saturday night Liverpool lost to ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-28By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • 10 reasons why Unai Emery is the right man for Arsenal
    At 46, Unai Emery is one of the best managers under 50 on the planet But having taken his first managerial role at 32, he has 16 years experience At Valencia, he finished 3rd on three consecutive occasions, despite having a restricted budget In his time at Valencie, he bought ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-25By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Emery the winner / Pochettino the failure
    They are born less than 4 months apart. One on the 3rd of November 1971, the other on 2nd of March 1972. Both 46 years old. Yet one is considered as one of the brightest, best young managers in the game, whilst the other written off. Discarded. Considered a panic ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-24By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Ivan Gazidis sticks two fingers up to crying journalists
    The “fall-out” from the appointment of Unai Emery has been hilarious. Journalists and ITK’s across the country (and beyond) trying to slate the club, and Ivan Gazidis over the appointment. They have attempted to highlight a messy process, one which Ian Wright called “like being in a Sushi restaurant”. I ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-23By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal ITK’s lick their wounds
    The appointment of Unai Emery caught a lot of people by surprise. He had very much become the forgotten man of potential Arsene Wenger replacements. It has now been hilarious watching those Twitter accounts who spent the last few months appearing to have information, calling deals done, or that interviews ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-23By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal to sign forgotten man
    He became the forgotten man during all the speculation about who to replace Arsene Wenger. All the talk was about Allegri or Arteta, Enrique or Rodgers, Lowe or Ancelotti, but the name we ended up going for was one which, before news began to break yesterday morning, had been forgotten ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-22By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Ivan Gazidis opts for plastic surgery for return to red light district
    If you haven’t seen The Deuce, I highly recommend it. The American drama, set in 1970s New York, focuses on prostitution and the eventual legalisation of porn in the city – and although James Franco is in it, thankfully he doesn’t play one of his familiar frat boy roles. I ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-21By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • What Cazorla’s departure means for Ramsey and Wilshere
    Morning all. Let me start by addressing yesterday’s blog where I attempted to explain the truth about transfer budgets, and how it actually works. The short version was “Arsenal gave £50m to spend in the summer pre-sales, but this is not the transfer budget. This £50m is to be spent ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-20By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal’s “£50m budget” explained
    The talk still continues. “Arsenal have a £50m transfer war chest”. As blogged about recently, the £50m war chest is nothing but a figure to add weight and clicks to articles. Recently big Dave Ornstein mentioned a pre-sales budget of ~£50m. The reliable BBC man is the only journalist I ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-19By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Targets: 10 Wingers
    Everyone agrees that we need a goal keeper, centre back and defensive midfielder next year. But we also need a winger. Since letting Theo Walcott leave in January, we do not have a natural wide man. Whilst Danny Welbeck can do a job there, we require a speedy wideman who ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-19By keenosafc
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal fans not much cheer at the World Cup
    From a clubs point of view, a World Cup year usually plays havoc with the pre-season. Adding an extra 10 weeks to the calendar after the Premier League season has finished, it means players selected for their country are nowhere to be seen for the majority of pre-season. To put ... read more
    Source: She WorePublished on 2018-05-18By keenosafc
    4 months ago