Articles by Kevin Coupland




Ramsey vs Wilshere

Aaron Ramsey’s hat-trick on Saturday offered the perfect example of arriving at the right place at the right time to score goals. Compared with Jack…


Transfer Window Appraised

Considering we arrived at the transfer window with a sense of dread given the Ozil/Sanchez situations alongside a reputation for not investing in top talent,…


Arsenal to sign Defensive Midfielder?

With the Aubameyang negotiations nearing a conclusion, attention will inevitably turn to other potential recruits with a commanding centre half and defensive midfielder potentially on…


In defence of our defence

Most pleasing in the win over Chelsea was not goals or silky combination play but grittiness, compactness and the second half defensive performance. Watching it…




Ozil’s Contract Dilemma

So with the Sanchez saga nearly resolved, talk will inevitably turn to the Ozil situation. The player we missed more than anyone else versus Bournemouth…


Arsenal Fans: Get a Grip

Like all Arsenal fans, I have my own views on the club’s management and strategy including frustration around transfer policy and tactical awareness in big…



Arsenal’s New Formation

It escaped a proportion of the North Bank Wednesday that Arsene had changed our formation to replicate Chelsea’s 3-5-2. We have become accustom to a…




Maitland-Niles v Liverpool?

Ainsley Maitland-Niles played well on Saturday; quick across the ground, good tackling ability and quiet efficiency offensively. With Sead Kolasinac playing well on Wednesday night…


So is Ozil World Class?

Mesut Ozil could be Arsenal’s most divisive player ever. Regarded by some as elite and by others as a luxury that disappears in tough away…


10 Point Plan for January

I struggle to remember a more pivotal transfer window with the exception of 2006. This January we have the opportunity to ensure we are not…


Jack the Lad for our future?

Having looked at the Sanchez/Ozil dilemma, the other conundrum facing Arsenal this January is what to do with Jack Wilshere? Keep Him: Definitely the most…