How much for 100+ goals?

Vanpersiedrogba

It occurred to me the other day that Robin van Persie must be one of the best pieces of business Arsene Wenger ever made for Arsenal, just on goals alone. When I thought about it further, I wondered where he would rank among the top strikers over the last 20 years or so, in terms […]

United bid for van Persie signals end to rivalry

Britain Soccer FA Cup

Perhaps worse even than the sight of talismanic striker and captain playing in the red of Manchester United, is the fact that our long-standing rival Ferguson felt he could make a bid at all. If it wasn’t already pretty clear, it is now official: we are not the rivals we used to be. It almost […]

Deja vu, all over again

RVP 2012

We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Too many times. Star player…club captain…one-man team…selling club. The words have lost all meaning. Though I have been toughened up by so many recent experiences (or perhaps simly grown numb to the modern running of Arsenal FC) I have to, as ever, express my disappointment at Arsene Wenger and […]

Arsenal in the media: pressure, loyalty and fancy dress

If you’re reading this, then the likelihood is you’re a ‘mug.’ You’re a mug because you gave Ashley Cole stick for leaving Arsenal to join Chelsea. A mug for feeling angry that Cole left Arsenal because the club only offered him £55,000 a week, which made him feel ‘unvalued.’ And an even bigger mug, if […]

Comparing the problems at Arsenal and Chelsea

Arsenal knocked out of the FA Cup

It says a lot that after only two first legs in the last 16 of the Champions League, it looks likely that for the first time since 1996, there will be no English teams in the quarter-finals of Europe’s top club competition. It says even more that no one is really that surprised. Chelsea’s task […]