Constant change harming Arsenal

It struck me yesterday that Arsenal’s starting lineup against Sunderland was almost an entirely different team from even two seasons ago. After years of being fairly quiet in the transfer market (apart from selling the occasional top player and signing the occasional teenager), Arsenal have now gone the other way: last summer saw Clichy, Fabregas […]

Abou Diaby – Deadwood or just misunderstood?

Surely there isn’t a Gunners player in the last six years who has come to personify the team’s fortunes as aptly as our mercurial midfielder Abou Diaby. Inconsistent, prone to bizarre errors, often missing in action… Diaby can also look the business with his close control, sinewy sorties and classy (but small) collection of goals. […]

The curse of being too good

You can’t win the league and the Champions League every year. Five out of the last six of those isn’t bad, with a few other smaller trophies thrown in and the possibility of another Copa del Rey still to come this season. However, second in the league and a semi-final exit to an inferior team […]