7 a.m. Kickoff

  • Sell Auba? Eh, I wouldn’t.
    There is a rumor making the rounds that Barcelona are interested in buying Aubameyang off Arsenal this January. A lot of folks are interested in selling and from what I’ve read the arguments are that he’s older and we could… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-21By imothyt
    11 hours ago
  • Dean and Atkinson deny Arsenal three points
    It’s been 24 hours since the game and I’m still livid. I understand that Arsenal struggled to create chances in this match. We have had that problem all season and Sheffield United did a fantastic job preventing Arsenal playing up… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-19By imothyt
    2 days ago
  • Arsenal v. Sheffield United: preview
    I had a quick look over the Sheffield United stats and while we know that past performance doesn’t guarantee future results I think there are a few things that we can say about their playing style. First, they aren’t a… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-17By imothyt
    4 days ago
  • Nketiah to stay at Arsenal
    Eddie Nketiah was on the verge of a loan move from Arsenal to Bristol City when Mikel Arteta stepped in an killed the deal. According to most reports, Nketiah will stay with the team this season. On first glance this… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-16By imothyt
    6 days ago
  • There will be no big transfers at Arsenal until the future is clear
    Some quick hits today. First, if you haven’t yet take a look over at the Arsenal dot com for the Tactical Breakdown by Adrian Clarke. Key thoughts: Arsenal’s new shape with the fullbacks pinching in and the DM’s covering wide… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-15By imothyt
    6 days ago
  • Arteta has Arsenal playing defense from the front
    One thing that I despised about Emeryball was the passivity. What we know for a fact is that Arsenal were one of the least aggressive defensive teams in the League and that as a direct result they allowed the opponents… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-14By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal get a point at Palace but it could have been more
    I don’t have some amusing anecdote to tie all this together. No, “here’s a band I really liked” or “this is what happened to me when I was 20” that serves as a metaphor for this match. It wasn’t the… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-12By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • Crystal Palace v. Arsenal: it’s a mid-table six pointer
    Important match tomorrow. Arsenal are in 10th, Palace in 9th (1 point), so it’s a real mid-table six-pointer. I joke but Arsenal are only 6 points off 4th place and a win tomorrow could, depending on results today, move Arsenal… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-10By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Arteta on January transfers: unlikely
    The conventional wisdom among Arsenal supporters states that the Gunners need a Center Back. There’s sense to that, the club does have six on the books but problems with injury and form leaves the club with just three reliable starters:… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-09By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 1-0 Leeds: front foot football
    Pressure Rob Holding pointed to a spot in the middle of the pitch. Xhaka waved his arms telling Holding to play the ball up the field and not toward him because he was being marked. The pass upfield was available… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-07By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal v. Leeds: underdogs
    Welcome to Sunday. I hope you’ve had a good holiday season, that your children got all their wishes, and that you adults got everything you wanted as well. I did. I got a robe which has a hood and now… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-05By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Arteta, my player of the year 2012/13
    Note: this article was written by Tim Bostelle and first appeared on 7amkickoff in May 2013. It was one of many articles that were lost when we switched servers but thankfully it was archived by Arsenal in their column “Best… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-03By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • …his first win was against United
    I was listening to Factory Showroom by They Might Be Giants yesterday on the way to the grocery store. I’d never listened to that album before and after a few tracks found myself wondering what they were doing with some… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-01-02By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal v. Man U: it’s going to be a rough one
    We have a football match tomorrow – against Man U – and Arsenal are so struck with injuries that we might even struggle to field a starting XI. Saka, who by the way has been very good at LB thank… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2019-12-31By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • IFAB to Premier League: you’re using VAR wrong
    While other leagues take time off for a Christmas break, fans of Premier League football have been treated to a feast with every club playing two matches in a week. There have been piles of goals in some matches, such… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2019-12-30By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Emeryball Redux
    That was an enjoyable performance from Arsenal, for about 40 minutes. After that, we couldn’t get back into the game. We couldn’t get on the ball, couldn’t hold onto the ball when we did get it, and couldn’t create anything… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2019-12-29By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Green shoots at Bournemouth – Plus Xhaka wants out
    Maybe I’m slightly delirious – it was “just” a point away to Bournemouth who are one of the worst home teams this season – but despite the result it felt good to watch Arsenal for the first time in over… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2019-12-26By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Feels like the first time
    Happy holidays to all of my non-Christmas readers and Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate the day of the big red elf. We in the 7amkickoff household celebrate Christmas but in a non-Christian sort of way: basically, I… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2019-12-24By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Clean sheet, clean slate, clean house
    Xhaka off According to unnamed Arsenal sources (reported by ESPN) Hertha Berlin have put in a bid (£20m) for Granit Xhaka. According to other sources, Xhaka has even agreed to personal terms and will sign on January 1. Some folks… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2019-12-23By imothyt
    4 weeks ago