Does Alex Iwobi deserve more respect from the Arsenal faithful?

Eighteen months ago, Alex Iwobi was the golden boy at the Emirates. He had been awarded the man of the match award for his performance in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Chelsea, and he was looking like the next big thing. A year and a half later, he is one of the most derided characters at…

How will Unai Emery use Granit Xhaka?

Two years ago, Granit Xhaka arrived at Arsenal as one of the most sought after midfielders in Europe. The Swiss playmaker turned down both Liverpool and Bayern Munich to sign, and was billed as the answer to Arsenal problems. But, with two seasons littered with sub par performances, things haven’t exactly gone to plan. Upon…

Ainsley Maitland Niles – the future of Arsenal

We’re at that time of the year where transfer rumours are sending football fans dizzy. People stop talking about the beautiful game, and start focusing on transfer fees, wages and paper talk, with fans overhyping average players or raging at the lack of activity by their club. But, let’s move away from transfers and look…

Emery must protect Ozil to ensure the assist king sings

Mesut Ozil is perhaps the most derided character in world football. His talent is unquestionable, but his work rate and commitment are questioned week in week out. But, Ozil wasn’t signed to be a brutish work horse. He was signed to change games with his incredible vision, and he’s done that many, many times during…

Emery must stick to his plan of building around Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey’s arrival at Arsenal signalled a major coup for Wenger 10 years ago. The then 17 year old had just reached the FA Cup final with boyhood club Cardiff, and was the most sought after young talent in England. Arsenal entered into a tough market to get him, and eventually beat Manchester United to…

Lacazette and Aubameyang to start at Wembley

Arsenal take on Tottenham in their second home this weekend, in a game that will go a long way to deciding the top four this season. A win for Arsenal will see them very much back in the mix, while a win for Tottenham will put them seven points clear of their North London rivals….

Mkhitaryan to start at Swansea, but how do Arsenal line up?

Speaking at his press conference on Firday morning, Arsene Wenger revealed that Mkhitaryan could make his Arsenal debut on Tuesday night against Swansea. The Armenian playmaker has been training all week with his new teammates, and it appears he is settling in well. Fans are starting to get excited about the thought of him and…

How Arsenal will line up post January

Speculation has been rife at Arsenal since February 2017. The club’s failure to tie down the dynamic duo of Ozil and Alexis has led to relentless speculation about their futures, and how the club will move to replace them. Despite having almost a year to tie them down, or sell, the club have failed to…

The importance of Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere has started Arsenal’s last six Premier League games, and his importance to the team is growing by the day. With Ramsey’s injury taking longer to heal than first expected, Arsenal will be praying that Jack’s latest knock is a quick fix. In August, it looked like Jack’s Arsenal career was over. It was…