Rosicky Needs 25 matches to Stay Another Year, Song Still Loves Arsenal, Milan’s Abate Wanted at Emirates, Ugandan Gooner Loses Home…

Rosicky Needs 25 matches to Stay Another Year – Report Arsenal FC will have to offer a one-year extension to Tomas Rosicky if he makes at least 25 first-team appearances for the club this season. ( The Czech midfielder, who was signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2006, struggled for several years in North London due […]

Backpage roundup: Wenger firm on RVP situation, Bendtner-Mexes swap deal, Tello plus £20m for Song and more

Arsenal and AC Milan Working On a Swap Deal According to the latest reports emerging from the Italian press, Arsenal and AC Milan are negotiating a swap deal that would rid the Gunners of Nicklas Bendtner and land them French centre-half Philippe Mexes. (Mirror) The veteran defender has had a falling out with his Rossoneri […]

The new Invincibles – a look at Juventus vs Arsenal

It has passed without too much attention that Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003/04 were last week named the best team of the Premier League 20-year awards. A fine achievement considering some strong opposition down the years, but also very much deserved, with the team of Vieira, Pires, Bergkamp and Henry playing possibly the finest football this […]

Arsenal 3-0 Milan Match Video Report with Jules Wheeler

Arsenal won this evening’s match against AC Milan at the Emirates in the Champions’ League. But unfortunately, the Italians brought their four-goal advantage into this game and so our 3-0 win wasn’t enough for us to go through. The Gunners started with a real attacking intent as they had nothing to lose in this one. […]

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. […]

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

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 […]

Is there such a thing as a non-game?

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 […]

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 to bring you his forthright views on all things AFC…please be advised, it is not for […]

Comparing the problems at Arsenal and Chelsea

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 […]

Tactical blunder sends us packing

Arsene Wenger has never been a great tactician, but tonight his bizarre decision killed us from the start. The boss was looking, as we all were, at the state of the San Siro pitch. The wings looked deliberately battered to give us a hard time in one of our stronger positions. We’ve played on some […]

The fairytale is over…for now

Thierry Henry added to his legend with the most crucial of goals for Arsenal yesterday, ensuring he bowed out of his return to the Premier League on a high note. The French striker scored his 229th goal for the club in stoppage time at the Stadium of Light, to give the Gunners a crucial three […]