Goonersphere

  • What Jack Wilshere could have learned from Reiss Nelson
    Hoffenheim's on-loan Arsenal winger, Reiss Nelson, is enjoying a stellar season in Germany as he continues his footballing education. With 6 goals in 7 games Arsenal fans are understandably champing at the bit to see Nelson achieve his potential in Arsenal colours, some even suggesting he should be recalled ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-11-14
    2 days ago
  • Professionals Or Casual Fans: How Do You Compare?
    Modern psychology has demonstrated that comparisons can be unhealthy. Indeed, comparing yourself against others can dramatically affect your mood, confidence, and sense of self-worth. However, despite the risks that a comparison process can represent for mental health, football experts and enthusiasts insist in maintaining a habit of juxtaposing the ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-11-14
    2 days ago
  • Five signings Arsenal can make to strengthen in January
    Arsenal entered this campaign considerably under the radar in comparison to previous seasons, with the trio of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea among the favourites to win the Premier League. But under new boss Unai Emery, the Gunners are unbeaten in 16 matches following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Wolves ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-11-12
    4 days ago
  • Arsenal Should Look To The Future
    Watching Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to City in their Premier League opener could throw doubt into many people’s minds. Has the team benefited from Wenger’s departure? Is Emery the man to lead them to success? However, fans have to see what the new gunners boss is building at the Emirates ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-08-18
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal’s League Start Gauntlet Continues
    Match Preview: Chelsea vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 18.08.2018 When the red and blue sides of London clash, there are always fireworks. In the league, points were shared in both meetings (0-0 and 2-2 draws) but Arsenal got the last laugh in the Carabao Cup, knocking Chelsea out with ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-08-18
    3 months ago
  • What Will Happen In Emery’s First Premier League Match?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City - Premier League - 12.08.2018 Today Arsenal play their first Premier League game for almost 22 years without Arsène Wenger in the dug out. Unai Emery is the new man in charge and he's already set about stamping his mark on the squad he ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-08-12
    3 months ago
  • Lucas Torreira is the man to solve Arsenal’s problems
    It was a signing that might have slipped somewhat under the radar in this Premier League transfer window but Arsenal’s capture of Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira could prove to be one of the best pieces of business done this summer by any club in England’s top flight. His performances ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-08-09
    3 months ago
  • How Will Arsenal Line-up Under Emery?
    Arsenal supporters will have welcomed the change of pace about the club's recruitment policy this summer as they adjust to life after Arsène Wenger. Unai Emery, working alongside Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis, Director of Football Raul Sanllehi and Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat, has moved quickly and decisively to strengthen ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-07-24
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal’s Sven Mislintat Getting Ready For A Busy Summer
    Arsenal's head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has seemingly gone out to give manager Unai Emery as may assets as possible, in order to make a serious run at Premier League success. With Mislintat's keen eye for talent, and track record for bringing in young and talented prospects, the player ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-06-13
    5 months ago
  • Is Ramsey Ready to Sign a New Deal?
    When it comes to player transfers World Cup summers are often the maddest. There is little movement before the competition with selling clubs hoping international endeavours will ramp the price up and sellers reticent to commit big money to a player who picks up an injury playing for their ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-05-30
    6 months ago
  • The Referee Could Decide This Match For Arsenal
    Match Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Arsenal - Europa League - 03.05.2018 Tonight's second-leg Europa League semi-final is Arsène Wenger's 250th European match with Arsenal and given the task ahead could be his last, as the manager will step down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-05-03
    7 months ago
  • When Arsène Wenger Carried Arsenal
    One night an Arsenal supporter dreamed they were walking along a beach with Arsène Wenger. The sand underfoot felt cold yet a warm, pleasant breeze blew through the air like a familiar song. Waves lapped gently at the shore, foam sending fresh, salty, invigorating aromas to the tease the ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-04-20
    7 months ago
  • Can Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang compare to Thierry Henry?
    Arsenal’s capture of Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the big signing of the January transfer window, and the £56 million forward has wasted no time in expressing his admiration for the club, and his desire to emulate its greatest player of the Premier League era, Thierry Henry, suggesting ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-02-21
    9 months ago
  • #NLD! Aubameyang to continue his scoring record against Spurs
    Match Preview: Tottenham vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 10.02.2018 The North London Derby has always been immensely important to the fans however it lacked significance beyond bragging rights. Tottenham were just not at Arsenal's level and try as they might they couldn't truly consider themselves rivals to the Gunners. ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-02-09
    9 months ago
  • Ex-Gunner warns want-away stars about life after Arsenal
    Aleksandr Hleb came from the bottom to the top in a meteoric rise, thanks to his top-drawer talent and his fastidious approach to adapting to different styles of football. His recent comments regarding his hasty departure from London Colney smack of regret, and are just one of a line ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-02-06
    9 months ago
  • Will Aubameyang score on his debut?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Everton - Premier League - 03.02.2018 The first test for the Arsenal manager now the transfer window is shut is how to accomodate all of his new attacking talent. Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal as part of the deal that took Alexis to Manchester United and brings some ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-02-02
    10 months ago
  • Can a new manager take Arsenal WFC back to the top?
    Arsenal started this Women's Super League season with real hope of winning their domestic league for the first time since 2012. The most successful women's team in the UK have assembled a squad peppered with international class, the promise and verve of youth and a smattering of experience to ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-02-02
    10 months ago
  • Is Aubameyang Arsenal’s new Henry?
    New Arsenal signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored more league goals on the counter-attack since he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2013 than most Premier League clubs have in the same period, stats from daily fantasy football game Oulala.com reveal.  We have taken a closer look at what Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will bring to Arsenal and one ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-02-02
    10 months ago
  • Özil is the key to us winning the cup
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea - League Cup - 24.01.2018 The first game of the post-Alexis era at Arsenal couldn't really come much tougher. Standing in the way of Arsène Wenger's third League Cup final is Chelsea who will want the chance to face Manchester City, the almost Champions-elect, and ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-01-24
    10 months ago
  • Mkhitaryan: I’ve dreamed of Arsenal since 2009
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed for Arsenal and in his first interview for the club he explains why he's always dreamt of playing for Arsenal. It's a dream to have you here too. Welcome to Arsenal, Henrikh! You'll be pleased to find out that we play football ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-01-22
    10 months ago
  • Transfer Fees Are Killing The Game
    The football transfer window in recent years has ascended on the crest of a cash-infused wave, looming large over the sport. It now stands so tall, that it is reaching the point of inevitability when all waves must crash, where the sheer weight cannot be supported. When this particular ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-01-22
    10 months ago
  • Dirty Cash & Jose Mourinho; Specialist in Irony
    We’ve all known that football has been diluted terribly by money in recent years. The recent comments by Jose Mourinho and the ludicrous transfer fee for Virgil Van Dijk has seen the monstrous wave finally topple and crash down on the sport. Football is now saturated with cash, so ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-01-19
    10 months ago
  • The Gunners have the carrot, where’s the stick?
    A manager requires plenty of arrows to his quiver. Harking back to the game of previous generations saw successful managers blend a potent mix of fear and tactics to instill their charges with confidence and just the right amount of trepidation when they took to the pitch. Brian Clough was ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-01-15
    10 months ago
  • 3 reasons Chelsea won’t win the title and why that might be good news for Arsenal
    Chelsea won the championship last season and they're hoping to win it again this season but we don't think it's going to happen for tonight's opposition. They still rank high on the bookmakers list, and they are in the top three of the possibilities for winning the English Premier ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2018-01-03
    11 months ago
  • Alexis’ Possession Problem
    This blog is born from a startling stat. Stay with me. I know some are less than fixated with numbers, but this is quite the eyebrow-raiser. Our 3-1 loss to Manchester United had many moments of interest. The joint-record high of 14 shots saved by the mercurial David De Gea. ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-12-21
    11 months ago
  • It’s time to start Wilshere in the Premier League
    Match Preview: West Ham vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 13.12.2017 Ah, West Ham. So inept. So backward. Why, they're the dumping ground for the once-were's and might've-been's: Joe Hart. Pablo Zabaleta. Chicharito. Andy Carroll. The list goes on. David Moyes. Ah. That last one's different. After obliging his erstwhile ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-12-13
    11 months ago
  • New Social Media Rules For Arsenal
    Mertesacker leaned his shoulder into his marker and shifted his weight. The corner was ready to be whizzed in, and a goal here in the 93rd minute would surely mean the winner. The away crowd bubbled in anticipation. The whole game had been nip and tuck but they had ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-12-05
    12 months ago
  • A Turning Point for Arsenal and Wilshere?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Huddersfield - Premier League - 29.11.2017 A weekend that was both exhausting and exhilirating for very opposite but parallel reasons leads to Wednesday's clash. Arsenal, of course, might have a spring in their step after nabbing a late and controversial winner against Burnley. Huddersfield might very ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-11-29
    12 months ago
  • Cologne vs. Arsenal Match & Betting Preview
    Following on from their comprehensive performance and solid win against arch rivals Tottenham at the weekend reducing their neighbour’s league lead to a solitary point, the Gunners head to the continent to play Cologne. Arsenal have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa league and need only ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-11-22
    12 months ago
  • Arsenal versus Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview
    It’s one of the oldest rivalries in English football; two North London giants that have been part of the Premier League since its inception in 1992. At lunchtime on Saturday November 18, old enemies Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur once again, with more than just local pride at stake. ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-11-18
    12 months ago
  • The big one! It’s the North London Derby
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Tottenham - Premier League - 18.11.2017 For the first time in living memory, in what is surely one of the signs of the Apocalypse, we finished below Tottenham. There was no St. Totteringham's Day. London, it seemed, would be white. Somehow, however, the sun still rose. ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-11-16
    1 year ago
  • Santi’s Comeback
    On the eve of his team’s game against Chelsea, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho lauded himself for not repeatedly moaning about Paul Pogba’s absence. The Portuguese manager told the attending press that it would be easy to continuously mention being unable to call on the French midfielder. Pogba has ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-11-09
    1 year ago
  • Is Swansea a cakewalk or a banana peel?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Swansea - Premier League - 28.10.2017 Swansea. They've been a bit of a banana-peel over the years, one of those squads that we really should do better against than we have since they were promoted in 2011. However, they've frequently given just as good as (if ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-10-27
    1 year ago
  • Giroud; Winning Awards and Hearts
    Olivier Giroud has been at the club for nearly six years. In that time, the striker has bagged 101 goals (at the time of writing) in 163 starts. This type of return from a striker is enough to usually warrant a permanent place in the hearts of all fans ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-10-27
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal must keep momentum against the Hornets
    Match Preview: Watford vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 14.10.2017 Well, we return from the international break predictably worse for wear, with Koscielny and Mustafi injured and various others, such as Alexis and Kolašinac road-weary as well. On top of that, the break came at an inopportune time, interrupting a ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-10-14
    1 year ago
  • EPL vs. NFL: what’s more entertaining?
    Football is constantly in battle with itself. Fans of differing generations put forth their strongest hands, claiming it was better in their day. What is overlooked often though is that all generations of the sport have their part to play in creating the behemoth we see today. So, in ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-10-06
    1 year ago
  • It’s time for Alexis to stop sulking and show us why we wouldn’t sell him
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Brighton - Premier League - 1.10.2017 After what felt like a disastrous start to the season, Arsenal have now gone on a little run and look ready to start closing the early gap that threatened to open into a gaping chasm into which the entire squad ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-09-30
    1 year ago
  • Why did we wait so long to sign Lacazette?
    Match Review: Arsenal 2 West Brom 0 - Premier League 25.09.17 The scoreline looks routine, but the match certainly wasn’t. Despite the turbulent performance though, Arsenal now have three victories out of three at the Emirates and a very winnable game against Brighton to come this weekend. As we look ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-09-30
    1 year ago
  • Is a point the best Arsenal can hope for against Chelsea?
    Match Preview: Chelsea vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 17.09.2017 Let's all heave a collective sigh of relief after finding a way past FC Köln, who did give us quite a scare before doing the decent thing in letting us have our way. It's only fair, after all, considering how ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-09-16
    1 year ago
  • How to become an Arsenal social media star
    Dear Gooners across the globe, Thank you for taking the time to read this instruction manual. It has been circulated to every fan that is registered with us, and in light of recent events over the last few seasons we think it is time we acted. Football fandom has changed ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-09-16
    1 year ago
  • Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots – A Goonersphere Book Review
    Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots - By David Tossell Arsenal have had some serious players in their teams over the course of our illustrious history, some of the greatest to ever play the game in fact. For a 23-year-old fan like myself, players like Wright, Bergkamp, Pires, Henry ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-09-13
    1 year ago
  • Welbeck shines as Arsenal earn a vital 3 points
    Match Review: Arsenal 3 Bournemouth 0 - Premier League 09.09.17 Four games into the season and already you felt Saturday’s game was an absolute must win. With the opening day win over Leicester followed by two away defeats, where we conceded five goals and scored none, the pressure is already ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-09-12
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal could return to a back four in search of a win
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Bournemouth - Premier League - 09.09.2017 What a difference a transfer window makes huh... Just a few short weeks ago Arsenal had signed Alex Lacazette from Lyon and Sead Kolasinac on a free and were being linked with more signings, with names such as Seri, Lemar ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-09-08
    1 year ago
  • Dick Law’s Transfer Deadline Day Diary
    31/08/17 - 0430hrs I thought this would be a good idea. The Transfer Window has taken on a life of its own in the last few years, and anything from behind the scenes could make a small fortune. Just imagine, there could be a movie - The Diary of ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-09-04
    1 year ago
  • Another failed transfer window for the Gunners?
    Transfer deadline day is today and by 11pm, our squad could be radically overhauled. I’m perversely excited by the chaos of it all, but I’ve also been here enough times to know that Arsenal never make a good job of this type of situation. The situation itself is already ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-31
    1 year ago
  • Unfit to wear the Arsenal shirt
    Match Review: Liverpool 4 Arsenal 0 - Premier League - 30.08.17 It worries me that Sunday’s crushing defeat at Liverpool didn’t hurt me. Sure it wasn’t nice to watch, I was upset with what I saw, but it didn’t sting really. It’s just one more on the long list of ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-31
    1 year ago
  • Alexis returns to help Arsenal get their season back on track
    Match Preview: Liverpool vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 27.08.2017 A sloppy win over Leicester inspired us. It was, after all, a feisty turnaround as well as a convenient mirror-image to last season's opener, was it not? However, to have followed it with a stinker at Stoke did put a ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-27
    1 year ago
  • Two games in and the blame Özil agenda is in full swing
    Match Review: Stoke City 1 Arsenal 0 - Premier League 19.08.17 Two games in, four goals scored, four goals conceded. One win, one loss and a feeling that once again we’re gearing up for season where very little has changed. At the end of last season, we played Stoke off ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-24
    1 year ago
  • Gabriel missed his chance; its time for Chambers to shine
    For years, us Gooners were crying out for a bit of mettle on the pitch. Season after season of matches where we folded like a wet pack of cards, in the face of the merest hint of physicality from our opposition. With concerted pressing and a few choice kicks off the ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-23
    1 year ago
  • Can the Gunners out-muscle the Potters?
    Match Preview: Stoke vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 19.08.2017 The last time The Gunners visited the Bet365 Stadium, as it is now known, a comfortable 1-4 result in the May sunshine was the outcome, a double from Olivier Giroud and one a piece for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil. ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-19
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal need to stick with 3-4-3
    Match Review: Arsenal 4 Leicester 3 - Premier League 11.08.17 In such an uncertain world, full of turmoil and change, its good to know that some things are still the same. Arsenal have lost none of their ability to put us through the wringer over the summer as the season ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-17
    1 year ago
  • Can Arsène Wenger reignite the flames of hope?
    Being without a Premier League title since the 2003/04 season would have seen many a manager before him hand the reigns of power over to a new, younger and fresher face. But not Arsene. This is a man who spent half of last season battling a baying crowd calling ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-14
    1 year ago
  • Can Arsenal start the league season confidently?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Leicester - Premier League - 11.08.2017 And so it begins. From winning the FA Cup to winning the Community Shield--defeating Chelsea each time--we now embark on a Prem campaign with a bit of momentum, if not confidence. To open against Leicester only exacerbates the nerves and ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-10
    1 year ago
  • Stan Kroenke’s Big Idea
    Hands steepled together on fingertips, he leaned forward. The groan from the plush leather chair was the only noise in the room. “So, does anyone have any ideas?” The faces the question was aimed at, returned nothing but blank slates. Whether it was genuine unknowing or fear of suggesting ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-07
    1 year ago
  • The gaping hole in Arsenal’s defence
    Arsenal have splashed the cash over the past few seasons to bring in a host of talent such as Özil, Alexis, Cech, Mustafi, Xhaka, Kolasinac and Lacazette. Player for player Arsenal's first squad should stand eye to eye with any other team in the league but is there a ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-03
    1 year ago
  • 3 Reasons Why Arsenal Fans Should Feel Optimistic
    Arsenal's poor pre-season preparations and transfer dealings have been recurring themes in recent years. The blame was always put on Arsene Wenger, the board of directors or the players themselves. However, this pre-season it seems like Arsenal fans finally have something to be cheerful about. In the past if an ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-08-02
    1 year ago
  • Trimming the Arsenal squad; who needs to go?
    If there is one thing us Gooners have learned over the past few seasons, is that squad depth is paramount in launching - and maintaining - a push for silverware. Every campaign in recent memory has seen a period of consistent results which has seen us primed for a ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-07-21
    1 year ago
  • Theo Walcott: The Ace in the Pack
    Amidst the maelstrom of transfer rumours, one of the particular gusts of hot air pertained to the interest of West Ham for two of our players. Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott were the players in question, and whilst the actual story was about as truthful as a Time Magazine ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-07-03
    1 year ago
  • 5 ways to pass the time until the Premier League is back on
    As soon as the final whistle blew in the FA Cup Final club football was over for another season in England with English teams performing as poorly as ever in the UEFA Champions League therefore not contesting the that final. 8 weeks now stand between you and the event ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-06-19
    1 year ago
  • Arsenal, and the Premier League, have a lot of catching up to do
    A Champions League Final is not normally a hive of frenetic action, sandwiched by thrilling passages of play. No, European club football’s crowning glory is usually the poster child for tedium and anti-football. Y’know the types of games I’m referring to - just picture a game involving a Jose ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-06-14
    1 year ago
  • Is three signings enough to make Arsenal champions?
    Arsenal’s squad is clearly in need of an overhaul and fans may be disappointed to hear Arsene Wenger declare there will be no more than three signings this summer. The Gunners finished fifth in the table, well behind champions Chelsea, and were humiliated in the Champions League by Bayern ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-06-12
    1 year ago
  • Retrospective bans for divers aren’t good enough; the game needs video technology now!
    Recent news regarding football in England has seen the Football Association move to tackle what is fast becoming an epidemic in the game. From next season, plans have been put in place to issue retrospective bans for players found to be guilty of simulation - Victor Moses will ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-06-02
    1 year ago
  • Wembley! Can Arsenal finish this miserable season on a high?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea - FA Cup Final - 27.05.2017 Cazorla's still out: that's nothing new. Gabriel joins him, also injured. Koscielny's banned. Also sidelined? Maybe Mustafi and Gibbs. At this rate, we'll have no one left to play in the defense regardless of whether we play a 4-2-3-1 ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-26
    1 year ago
  • Arsewars: Episode IV – A New Scope
     After a season of very little ups and an awful lot of downs, the ArseJedi find themselves wandering the premier league looking for points in order to secure champion's league qualification. A win against Manchester United has gone some way to lightening the mood around the Emirates Stadium ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-17
    2 years ago
  • Goal difference could be the difference in making the top four
    Match Preview: Stoke vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 13.05.2017 Ah, spring. The run-in. When every Gooner's thoughts turn to points. Yes, every Gooner, it seems, turns amateur accountant this time of year, frantically assessing how many points are needed to ensure that mythic, enchanted top-four finish: what's our maximum? ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-12
    2 years ago
  • Can the Gunners clinch another FA Cup?
    The last two FA Cup winning managers in charge of a side other than Arsenal left their respective clubs the following summer. The problem for the Gunners at Wembley is not so much that Arsene Wenger could be leaving, or indeed that he could be staying, but more that ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-11
    2 years ago
  • Walcott and Welbeck required to pick up a vital win at St Mary’s
    Match Preview: Southampton vs. Arsenal – Premier League – 10.05.2017 The top four: celebrated by some, derided by others. Aside from a date with Chelsea at Wembley for the FA Cup Final, this target remains the only one possible for The Arsenal this season, something our poor form a few short weeks ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-10
    2 years ago
  • Will Arsenal Qualify For European Football Next Season?
    Arsenal have had a pretty shocking end of season run and are looking like they will struggle to find the strength to qualify for Europe this season. Their 2-0 defeat against Tottenham puts them six points behind fourth place Manchester City, though the club do have a game in ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-09
    2 years ago
  • Is it unfair to judge Kieran Gibbs?
    Certain players are judged a little more than others. This comes as a result of a heavier expectation, which in turn is created by the pedigree of the player and more often than not, a hefty price tag. The parameters with which these stars are gauged differ though. With ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-08
    2 years ago
  • What does next season have in store for Arsenal?
    It has been somewhat of a Groundhog Day season for Arsenal fans. The annual league collapse and predictable Champions League exit to superior opposition has led frustrated fans to call for the manager exit. Will he stay? Can he persuade star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to sign ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-04
    2 years ago
  • Where do we go from here?
    This is the first season where Tottenham Hotspur will finish above Arsenal in over twenty years after they beat the Gunners 2-0, so where does the club go from here? The Owner As we know from all the clubs that Kroenke owns, he’s hardly one for splashing the cash ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-02
    2 years ago
  • Three Strikers Arsenal Must Target This Summer To Replace Alexis Sanchez
    Arsenal are in a mess at the moment and, if the rumours are true, Alexis Sanchez could drop them into further turmoil by moving club this summer. Chelsea have emerged as favourites if Alexis decides to stay in the Premier League, but Arsenal remain adamant they won’t sell to ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-05-02
    2 years ago
  • Can Arsenal salvage some bragging rights on our final trip to White Hart Lane?
    Match Preview: Tottenham vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 30.04.2017 They're 14 points clear of Arsenal. They have a glimmer of a chance of winning the Prem. They haven't lost at White Hart Lane in 15 straight matches, having scored 49 and conceding just nine. With a win on Sunday, ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-28
    2 years ago
  • Will the FA Cup semi-final give Arsenal the confidence to end on a high?
    Over Arsène Wenger's 21 years at the club Arsenal has increased their love affair with the FA Cup practically doubling their total cup final wins. How fitting then that a change in Arsenal's fortunes should come in the world's oldest cup competition. For the odds were against Arsenal having ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-28
    2 years ago
  • Arsenal need a league run to prepare for the FA Cup Final
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Leicester - Premier League - 26.04.2017 Last season saw this fixture end 2-1 in favour of Wenger’s men, with Welbeck bagging a last minute winner. It was a result that filled Arsenal with title hopes but the following two fixtures - losses to Manchester United and ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-26
    2 years ago
  • Arsenal v Liverpool: The Battle for Sessegnon
    With the end of 2016/17 coming to a disquietingly quick end, the transfer rumour mill is once more in full swing after the usual post-January window lull. As a result of Sessegnon's strong performances for Fulham this season, the 17-year-old fullback has been linked with several Premier League clubs, ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-25
    2 years ago
  • Is wing-back getting the best out of Ox?
    New ideas bring new viewpoints. Standing in a different position gives a completely different look on proceedings, and this may just have happened in recent weeks for Arsenal - and certainly for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The stagnation of Arsenal looked to have taken root. Four consecutive away losses, of which ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-24
    2 years ago
  • Can Arsenal go one better against City in the Cup?
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City - FA Cup - 23.04.2017 Be careful what you wish for, the tired old saying goes. And so it is with the FA Cup semi-final. Given a selection of drawing Tottenham, Chelsea, or Man City, how many of us heaved a sigh of relief ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-21
    2 years ago
  • Did Kolasinac reject Chelsea for Arsenal? If so he’s alright by me
    The general rule of thumb when it comes to transfer rumours is, you should never listen to transfer rumours. This easy, Fight Club-esque list of regulations should be quite simple to grasp, but the majority of us occasionally have our heads turned when we read or hear a juicy ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-16
    2 years ago
  • Are Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez replaceable – if so, who with?
    The futures of Mesut Özil, Alexis Sanchez and Arsène Wenger are a topic of conversation that has run virtually all season. If it had legs, every blade of the Emirates pitch would have been covered by now. Currently it would be a shock if at least one of Alexis ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-12
    2 years ago
  • Tenacious Eagles will test Arsenal’s resurgence in form
    Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 10.04.2017 Arsenal enter this season's run-in in dire straits, clinging desperately to some hope of still finishing in the top four, or, failing that, still qualifying for Champions League play via other means too numerous to enumerate here. There are ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-07
    2 years ago
  • A warning to new Junior Gunners
    Young Freddie was six, and had one wish for his seventh birthday. His dad had named him after a famous footballer, but until recently Freddie had resisted all attempts to start following football. He was too busy playing with his friends and all that came with being a kid. ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-04-01
    2 years ago
  • Building for 2017/18 starts with Arsenal beating City
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City - Premier League - 02.04.2017 The international break is over and all Arsenal fans are delighted to have domestic football back in their lives again... Or are they!? In the past several weeks it would be fair to suggest it’s been a tough time ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-31
    2 years ago
  • Özil set to reopen contract talks
    Three contract talks loom large over Arsenal presently, with Arsenal's waiting for new on the futures of Özil, Alexis and Wenger with baited breath. The majority of the fans are united in their desire to see Mesut Özil remain at the club and will be having mixed feelings of ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-27
    2 years ago
  • Why is every team compared to Arsenal?
    It appears as if every occurrence involving Premier League teams can now be tied to Arsenal. Our club, apparently, is intrinsically linked with the other 19 clubs that make up the Premiership, and their results are essentially barometers for us. Even though there are a whole mess of variables which ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-27
    2 years ago
  • This mediocrity can’t continue; Arsenal need a change in every area
    Match Review: West Brom 3 Arsenal 1 - Premier League 20.03.17 The Arsenal crisis deepens. When you think it's reached the lowest point it can get to, somehow it gets worse. This is our worst run of form since 1995, before Wenger arrived and it looks as if it is ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-21
    2 years ago
  • Replacing Koscielny: what is the future of Arsenal’s defence?
    Eventually, all great players need replacing. At Arsenal it has been said that failure to adequately replace such stalwarts as Adams, Vieira, Gilberto and more has held us back from achieving our true potential. Over the next few seasons we will face another challenge to replace some vital players ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-17
    2 years ago
  • Welbeck returns for Baggies trip
    Match Preview: West Brom vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 18.03.2017 A win against the Baggies won't be enough to see Arsenal into the top four but the Gunners have two games in hand on Liverpool who face Manchester City this Sunday and one game in hand on the rest ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-17
    2 years ago
  • Happy Birthday Theo
    Today is Theo Walcott’s birthday: 28 years ago to the very day that Mama and Papa Walcott brought forth Theo unto the world. They would have had grand dreams for their baby, but surely they could not have predicted that the little bundle of joy they held in their ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-16
    2 years ago
  • How Theo Walcott Made Me Support Arsenal
    How it all began. When I was about 11 years old I started kicking the ball for a small football club in Berlin, 1.FC Karlshorst. I didn't stay there for long as I didn't have the passion for the game that I have today. For one and a half ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-16
    2 years ago
  • Abusing Arsène? You’re plane mad.
    Arsène Wenger became the manager of Arsenal Football Club in 1996. Over the last 21 years he has guided the team to three Premier League titles, six FA Cups, an unbeaten season and a Champions League final.  When Arsenal Football Club relocated from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium it ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-16
    2 years ago
  • Selling Gnabry a Bigger Loss than First Thought?
    When Serge Gnabry departed Arsenal in the summer of 2016, most saw it as a frustrated youngster taking an opportunity - and a risk - in order to gain more first team appearances. Gnabry had been at the club for five years - albeit there was an ill-fated loan ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-15
    2 years ago
  • Wenger Out campaign reaches new low
    Arsenal are at a crossroads. This season feels like staring at an unstable bridge spanning between two eras. Arsenal has a choice to stay on this side of the valley or traverse a risky path for the promise of a greater chance at a better tomorrow on the other ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-14
    2 years ago
  • FA Cup Glory Is No Longer a Priority, It’s a Necessity
    As most expected, Arsenal thrashed Lincoln City by five goals to nil to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the third time in four years. It took until the final minute of the first half to make the breakthrough but the result was never in doubt, and ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-13
    2 years ago
  • Can Arsenal win the FA Cup?
    We teamed up with FA Cup specialist over at FootballPredictions.com (and Gooner) Andrew Bennett, according to him Arsenal are running down a blind alley. The Gunners suffered an embarrassing 10-2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 and following a 3-1 loss to Liverpool the ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-11
    2 years ago
  • If Arsenal don’t get their act together they could lose to gutsy Lincoln
    Match Preview: Arsenal vs Lincoln - FA Cup - 11.03.2017 The gods must be crazy. How else can we explain or understand a week in which we go from facing the Bundesliga's behemoth to facing the National League's leader? Battered and bruised yet again by Bayern, we now play host ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-10
    2 years ago
  • Cult heroes: The Brazilian boy who was already a man
    Lagoa da Prata, Minas Gerais. Translating to Silverlake in English, and best known for gold mining, the town can also take credit for producing a rock which swiftly became a polished diamond. Gilberto Aparecido da Silva. His middle name Portuguese for making an appearance, Gilberto earned a reputation for ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-08
    2 years ago
  • Taxi for Alexis
    The recent rumours of Alexis Sanchez lambasting his teammates has only intensified the hyperbole surrounding his future at the club. He, Mesut Özil and Arsène Wenger are all precariously placed as the last knockings of their contracts near. Every press conference now becomes a witch-hunt for details about ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-07
    2 years ago
  • 3 Players Arsenal Should Target in the Summer
    There may still be a long way to go in the season but it is not too early to start planning for the 2017-18 campaign. It's unlikely we'll get close to Chelsea and could even fail to finish in the top four of the Premier League. We've got some ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-06
    2 years ago
  • Arsenal or Liverpool: Will the Gunners get their Revenge this Season?
    This weekend, Arsenal faces Liverpool in what is the highlight of match day 27 in the Premier League. Arsenal are currently in fourth place in the league standings with an extra match to play, while the Reds are one-point behind in fifth. The last time that they met, Liverpool ... read more
    Source: GoonerspherePublished on 2017-03-03
    2 years ago