Why hero Van Persie will stay at the Arsenal


  All this chatter about RVP leaving has a lot of people concerned. Not Arsenalinsider reader Brad Porterfield, who has sent us the reasons why he feels the Dutchman will stay at the Emirates. What makes him so certain? Well, see below…   Manchester City:He’s witnessed the villain Nasri has become. That greedy sod is […]

Walcott: Arsenal have got Spurs worried


After Monday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United, Arsenal are only one point behind their bitter North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the premiership points table and their winger Theo Walcott, who set up both the goals in that last-gasp victory, has said that the Gunners are brimming with confidence. Central defender Thomas Vermaelen’s 95th minute […]

Arsenal head for China, Hong Kong…and Saints


Arsene Wenger will take Arsenal to play Hong Kong Champions Kitchee FC at the HK Stadium on Sunday, July 29, as part of the club’s Asia Tour 2012. The club says the game will give the Gunners’ huge fan base in Hong Kong the opportunity to see AW’s  team play live ahead of the 2012/2013 season. The […]

Same old story with Arsenal

RVP will leave Arsenal to play for Barcelona

It appears to be the same old story with Arsenal… and that’s a good reason for supporters to celebrate and something for the other 19 English Premier League teams to be aware of. There are two familiar story lines with the Gunners. First, you can count on Robin van Persie to find the back of […]

What next for this team?


There comes a time in every relationship where you have to wonder, “where is this going?”. That’s where I am with Arsenal right now. My love for the club is strong, but they’re so up and down I wonder how well I really know them. I think I’ll end the relationship metaphor there, as I’m […]

RVP: Bond with Gooners is so special to me


Can the outpouring of love and support from our fans – aimed at the new, resilient Arsenal – help RVP stay at the club? I only ask because there are some intriguing quotes from the flying Dutchman in last night’s match programme for the dramatic 2-1 Premier League win over Newcastle. You could be forgiven […]

Rosicky ‘honoured’ to sign new Arsenal deal


Tomas Rosicky says it is an honour to sign a new contract with Arsenal. The Czech Republic captain has committed his future to the Gunners and is delighted to do so. He said: “It’s a great honour to sign a new deal with Arsenal, I love the club and am proud to wear the Arsenal shirt. […]

Arsenal vs Newcastle preview


Fortunately, Arsenal get an extra day of rest after their heroic efforts against AC Milan, with a crucial Monday night fixture at home to Newcastle United. The players were visibly exhausted by the end of Tuesday night’s game at the Emirates, a match in which they had truly given their all, but ultimately come away […]

Prinz Poldi for Arsenal

Prinz Poldi for Arsenal

There has been plenty of news this past week following Arsenals impressive win over AC Milan. We were so close to pulling off what before the match started seemed like an almost impossible task of scoring five goals without a goal from Milan in order to progress into the last eight. The first half was […]

Podolski and Van Persie Rumours add to Football circus


After being involved in football and other sports for more years than I care to remember, I realize there’s something drastically wrong with the way the press has turned sports reporting into nothing more than an ongoing soap opera. This is especially true in football with the recent rumours regarding Germany’s Lucas Podolski and Arsenals’ […]

Backpage Roundup: AC Milan, transfer rumours and Robin van Persie


On Tuesday night, after a heroic performance against AC Milan, Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League. Virtually every backpage were full of praises, complimenting Arsene Wenger and his side. However, the majority were also quick to point out that the Gunners had already thrown it away, after such a poor performance in Milan. […]

Podolski ‘to Arsenal in £140k-a-week deal’


Lukas Podolski to Arsenal is said to be a done deal with reports suggesting the striker has agreed a contract worth £140,000-a-week. Bundesliga club Cologne are said to have accepted accepted a £10.3million bid for the Germany striker. German football expert Raf Honigstein has used his Twitter account to report that the deal is indeed […]

Arsenal 2-1 Over Liverpool – Postgame Recap

Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield so that’s another three points for the Gunners. We’re closing that gap on Spurs, who are now just four points ahead of us. They do have a game in hand but they play Manchester United tomorrow at their ground so hopefully United can do the business and get the […]

Heroic Gunners crash out of Europe – but we will be back next year


Knowing that just one Milan goal would effectively end the tie, and despite struggling to contain my pre-match excitement, I entered the game with a little apprehension. However, little did I know, I was about to witness one of the greatest halves of football in my life – don’t forget, I’m still only 20 years-old. […]

Why mighty Arsenal are now big in Kazakhstan


  It doesn’t add up to a majorly significant episode in the great scheme of Arsenal things in our club’s illustrious history. It won’t be remembered as and when those in attendance last night recollect the famous game at the Emirates when the glorious Gunners came within an outstretched palm of pulling off a stunning […]

The bipolarity of Arsenal


We had a bad day, AC Milan beat us 4-0; we had a good day, we beat AC Milan 3-0. This more or less sums up this Arsenal team at the moment. In my preview I suspected that last night would be anything but the non-game that was expected. The cushion from the first leg […]

Wenger hopes to build on Champions League loss

Wenger says he will not be forced to spend

It was a unquestionably a good effort by everybody involved, but it looked like Arsenal eventually ran out of gas in the second half on their dramatic, edge-of-the-seat 3-0 win over Serie A leaders AC Milan. Both teams missed excellent chances to score and this game could have ended up about 6-2 if the chances […]

A Message to Arsenalinsider Readers for March 2012

Hello Arsenalinsider Readers, I would like to inform you that big changes are coming here. Overall the goal of the changes is to provide you with a quality experience and to raise the bar on Arsenal related content. We hope to provide you with a package that will keep you informed, thinking and encourage conversation […]

Is there such a thing as a non-game?

Three loses in a row

Have Arsenal ever gone into a second leg of any tie trailing by such a big margine? As far as I can remember tonight feels as about as pointless an event I can remember. It almost feels like both sides might as well not bother turning up. But as we all know, the game still […]

Four Reasons Preventing David Dein’s Return to Arsenal

Arsenal’s perceived lack of ability to ‘do the business’ in the transfer market in recent seasons has produced a crescendo of calls for the return of David Dein to the club. From effectively running the boardroom for between the mid-80s and the mid-1990s, a decade on, Dein was unceremoniously dumped from the club in the […]

I’ve had 100 smackers on RVP to hit FIVE against Milan at 1,000-1


Henry Norris is the football correspondent of the Bugle newspaper and an ardent Arsenal supporter to boot. He has had somewhat of a sabatical but he is back in business. Each week he’ll speak to Eldo71 here at arsenalinsider.com to bring you his forthright views on all things AFC…please be advised, it is not for […]

Van Persie Feels No Pressure to Score

RVP will leave Arsenal to play for Barcelona

Recently published articles, some by professional sports journalists and many by amateur bloggers, have theorized, with virtually no supporting data whatsoever, that Robin van Persie is preparing to depart Arsenal for another club (i.e., Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, etc.) If you don’t believe me, just try typing the phrase “Robin van Persie” into the Google search engine, and the […]

What have Chelsea lost?


What have Chelsea lost? Their minds? Yes. The respect of the footballing world? Absolutely. Their place among Europe’s elite for next season? Quite possibly, but that’s not what I mean. How good is their now former manager Andre Villas-Boas? It feels like his time at the highly dysfunctional Chelsea will not serve as a good […]

Wenger hints at Wilshere’s Arsenal comeback


Arsene Wenger has hinted that Jack Wilshere may yet play a part in our season after positive news emerged regarding his injury. Wilshere has been sidelined for the season after picking up a serious ankle injury pre-season and the Gunners have missed his invaluable midfield contribution. Wenger has revealed Wilshere, 20, has returned to light […]

RVP will leave Arsenal to play for Barcelona

RVP will leave Arsenal to play for Barcelona

I hope like me everyone had a goodnight relaxed, in the knowledge that we do not have to play again until next Tuesday night. In a game where I thought during the first half especially Liverpool,  could have put at least a couple of goals past us. The hero of the match for me was […]