Player decisions looming

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There’s usually a lot of sizzle and no steak when it comes to offseason football rumours, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does have some actual decisions to make concerning the club’s roster for next season. As most fans have probably heard by now, Chelsea has more or less given Wenger an ultimatum regarding on-loan midfielder […]

Backpage Roundup: Benayoun D-day, Diame’s Arsenal Snub and More

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Arsenal Told to Decide About Benayoun Arsenal have been informed by Chelsea that they need to make a swift decision over whether they want to sign Yossi Benayoun on a permanent deal or not. (The Daily Mail) Benayoun, who spent the 2011/12 season on loan at Arsenal, impressed during his time in North London and […]

Arsenal given third place lifeline

RVP Norwich

As Arsenal threw away two vital points in the race for third, Norwich City left the Emirates with a 3-3 draw, after a match that can only be compared with a 90-minute rollercoaster ride. As Arsene Wenger celebrated his 900th game in charge of the Gunners, the Canaries pounced on Arsenal’s mistakes and were able […]

How Yossi Benayoun has impacted Arsenal’s tactics this season

Yossi Benayoun

Yossi Benayoun probably hasn’t done enough to achieve cult status. His imprint is far larger amongst the squad than the fans. When he scored the winner against Aston Villa in December the euphoria in the celebrations said it all. It wasn’t just that it was such a crucial goal, it was scored by a popular player […]

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 […]

Arsenal Revival Against Tottenham – Postgame Vlog

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Welcome to the video blog by Jules for Arsenalinsider.com. Jules takes us through the weekend victory over Tottenham. Tottenham came into this match with a 10-point lead over Arsenal and it is clearly their best start to a domestic season in 50 years. Arsenal on the other hands, are experiencing their worst domestic campaign of […]

Greater Things are Yet to Come

Arsenal thrash Blackburn 7-1

  I’ve got to admit, feeling like a loser has become a part of my identity, low self-confidence hard-wired into my DNA by virtue of too many years of hardship. On Saturday morning, as Arsenal destroyed Blackburn 7-1, I got to feel like a winner again. And it felt good. Really good. In terms of […]

Arsenal circus needs some new acts, Arsene

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Nine years ago Swansea were bottom of the table of league football. Rock soild bottom. Next stop non-league oblivion. Yesterday they were flying high and should be rightly proud of themselves for turning the Arsenal over in royal fashion. They displayed hunger, desire, fight and unity in abundance and deserved the victory. Nine years ago […]

Benayoun Ruled Out For “A Week Or So”

Yossi Benayoun

Yossi Benayoun has confirmed that he will be out for around a week, after picking up an injury in last night’s Carling Cup win against Shrewsbury Town. The Israeli midfielder, currently on loan at Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea, scored his first Gunners goal in the side’s 3-1 win over the League 2 high-flyers. Just […]

Our Season Starts Tomorrow…

Arteta Arsenal 2011

Arsenal Wenger promised us an “active” summer transfer window. And boy, he stuck to his word! Although at times, it appeared that the number of players coming in was going to be limited, Arsene kept his promise and captured a number of quality players, in the last few moments of the summer transfer window. Mikel […]