It’s vital Arsenal boost squad in window, Arsene

Losing to Fulham to start 2012 hurt but it has hopefully served as a wakeup call for Arsene Wenger that his side cannot continue to challenge for the top four without recognised fullbacks. The regulars are out injured and have been for a considerable time. Kieran Gibbs, Andre Santos and Carl Jenkinson are on the […]

Arsenal cake? Let them eat crumbs, Arsene

  “I wonder what Wenger will blame this time?” Those were the words of a clearly delighted Fulham fan to his mate on the bus to Clapham Junction after the late winner denied us at Craven Cottage last night. After all,it struck me that, despite Djourou’s sending off we were, to use a Wenger word, […]

RVP and Sammy provide enduring appeal of the Arsenal family

They say, “Never meet your heroes.” Quite who ‘they’ are, I’ll never know. But forget that. Last night after we squeaked past QPR at the Emirates with a 1-0 win me and my old man bumped into Sammy Nelson. He was having a beer at Victoria Station before he hopped on a train back to […]

Official: Legend Henry signs for Arsenal again

Thierry Henry has agreed to rejoin Arsenal on a two-month loan deal from New York Red Bulls, Arsene Wenger has confirmed. The former Gunners captain, who left the club for Barcelona in 2007, has been training at London Colney during the Major League Soccer off-season and has impressed Wenger who is looking for short-term cover […]

Forget Henry, Arsene, give the Oxo Kid a chance

Terry Henry was a sensation at Arsenal. He remains a Gunners legend. But to sign him on loan for a couple of months would be a mistake. Yes, he scored goals for fun and spearheaded us to glory many times, not least of all during the season we went unbeaten in the Premier League. At […]

‘Race row’ at Arsenal is a complete hoax, Arsene

Not sure if you’ve seen this news story from the Daily Stir today – it’s one that didn’t sit too well with me, given what has been going on with John Terry of Chelsea and L. Suarez, residing in the parish of Liverpool. Anyway, I have cut and paste it here for you to peruse. Very […]

Arsenal on Boxing Day down the Tube, Arsene

How’s your luck, eh? Pretty impressive at City and get nowt. Pretty ordinary at Villa and sneak a win. That’s football, though, right? At least we battled on last night and were trying for force the victory until the death. What is it AW says about spirit? Well, we’ve got plenty of it anyway. So […]

Arsenal defeat was an act of terror for me, Arsene

It’s not often that you get detained under the Terrorism Act following the Arsenal. Well, when I say not often it’s probably leaning to never. Except yesterday after the Manchester City defeat. There I was minding my own business as I tried to exit the arrivals hall after my flight from Manchester to Southampton. “Can […]

Arsenal to face AC Milan in Champions League

  Arsenal will play AC Milan in the Champions League knockout stages after the draw was made in Nyon this morning.  That is a toughie, Jeez. Arsene Wenger’s side finished top of Group F and were seeded and now face the prospect of a mouth-watering tie. Prior to the draw for the last 16, AW said: “You […]

Arsenal launch new Gunners legends tour at Emirates

“Get ready to get closer. Closer to legends. Closer to history and closer to the unseen magic of matchday. Get ready to take your seat in the players changing room. Get ready to run down the players tunnel and to imagine the roar of 60,000 fans. “ – Bob Wilson Those are the words of Arsenal […]

Shame of Gooners who booed Arsenal legend Vieira

There are Arsenal legends. And then again there are proper Arsenal legends. For most of us Patrick Vieira sits comfortably in the second catergory. From Shite Hart Lane to (Very) Old Trafford he was a steam engine of a player. Strength, passion, craft, guile, he had the lot and regularly delievered these qualities as a […]

Forget booing Nasri, let’s all do the Arsenal Haka!

We’ll hopefully get a chance to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain again tonight in the Arsenal’s Carling Cup quarter-final clash against Manchester City at the Emirates. No doubt AW will shuffle the pack to give players such as the Oxo Kid, Park Chu-Young and Yossi Benayoun a run, while at the same time resting key first team personnel. […]

Why do Arsenal fans leave Emirates so early?

I’m starting to think I’m missing out on something. Is there a big party that everyone goes to? Something exciting on the telly? Or perhaps it’s a free goodie bag for the first 10,000 on to the tube? It’s an age old moan but I am going to go on about it again. Just what […]

Thirst-quenching quest to find new Arsenal alehouse

We stuttered early on in the season but since then we have had some decent results. This is not altogether too far off from the Arsenal’s season. I am talking, crucially, about me and the lads trying to find a decent boozer to call home for games at the Ems after we got a free […]

Wenger eyes Henry as RVP back-up at Arsenal

Cross everything – fingers, toes and eyes – before you read on: I am trying to imagine our season should the king of the world get injured. In no way am I tempting fate. Let’s be honest, he has had his fair of share of ailments has our Robin. He has put them to one […]

Barca bid for Theo and AW has dig at Adebayor loan

Brady on a bike! The tabloid transfer-o-meter haas been cranked up a notch this morning in the papers with speculative stories abound pertaining to the team supported by venerable leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro (apparently he is a long-standing Gooner). A quick run through the tales that have made the back pages to kick things […]

Wenger coy about his future at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger remains coy about his future at Arsenal in an interview with L’Equipe which is published today. As the Gunners head for a Premier League clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road this lunchtime, it emerges that AW refuses to rule out leaving at the end of the season. Then again, he insists he wants to […]

Arsenal set to unveil legends’ statues at Emirates

We’ve long admired the busts of Herbet Chapman and Arsene Wenger at the club but now our hierachy have decided that they will erect three statues of Arsenal icons at the Emirates. A missive has arrived at Arsenalinsider HQ, thus: The Chairman and Directors of Arsenal Football Club have the pleasure of inviting you to […]

Wenger eyes new window targets for Arsenal

With a lot of recent rumours linking Arsenal to full backs such as Andreas Beck of Hoffenheim and Porto’s Alvaro Pereira, maybe Arsene Wenger might be on the lookout for another defender. But is he in for a LB or RB, Pereira is more left sided whilst Beck can play both. Which side needs strengthening […]

Wenger Norwich dilemma: Kos or Per to partner TV5?

After the international break, Arsenal fans all over the world simply can’t wait to see the Gunners back in action. This international break was unfortunately timed, as it interrupted a purple patch of form for Arsene Wenger’s men, who had won 9 of their last eleven matches in all competition.   As it stands, they […]

Wenger eyes Brum starlet Butland for Arsenal

Open this morning’s papers, or scour them on line, and you’ll find a hotpotch of hullabaloo pertaining to the Arsenal this morning. So, let’s get to it then… The Mail has a yarn claiming that we are ready to sign Brum’s England Under-21 keeper Jack Butland, currently on loan at Cheltenham. The paper says Butland has been watched […]

Cesc: Why Arsenal can’t afford to let RVP quit

Coughing and spluttering into my cornflakes this morning as I peruse the papers for snippets of news about God’s Own. Reason for my sibilation? A certain Cesc Fabregas holding court with the Press boys on all things RVP after the England-Spain game. But in fairness once you get past the shock-horror-RVP-must-quit-Gunners headlines, our former skipper […]

Why Jenko is the real heart and soul of Arsenal

Carl Jenkinson: the more I ponder his position as a player for the Arsenal, the more I grow to admire him. Not position as in right-back, you understand. No, his position as a 19-year-old footballer who only last season was propping up a part-time, non-league outfit on freezing nights in front of a handful of […]

Van Persie puts new Arsenal deal on hold

Lots of Arsenal news filtering through this morning, not least of which is the report alerting us that Peter Hill-Wood does not expect to open contract talks with Robin van Persie until the end of the season. RVP’s current deal is due to expire in 2013 and, obv, AW and the like are keen to […]

Wilshere: Why I’ll be an Arsenal player for life

Jack Wilshere reckons he will stay with the Arsenal for life because he is in love with the rip-roaring Reds. Not sure if you’ve seen this interview he did at the weekend but in it he is pretty adamant that he is a Gunner for the remainder of his playing days. A bold statement from […]