Arteta slaps down transfer talk. Artificial Molde.

Morning all. The news of Diego Maradona passing away yesterday after suffering a heart attack didn’t really come as a surprise to me. His struggles with life had been made public over recent years but nevertheless, it’s still sad that one of footballs greatest players...

What’s next for Mikel?

  Morning all. Molde, that’s what’s next for Mikel Arteta and his players. For Pepe, it’s an opportunity to redeem himself after the weekend. He’s bound to start in this match bearing in mind he’s banned for three League fixtures. He actually scored against...

Something has to be wrong at Arsenal.

  Morning all. Leeds were good. Let’s not lose sight of that. They play football in a way I wish Arsenal could, albeit with our defence instead of theirs. They move at speed, their passing is quick and they use their wide men well. But we knew all of that long...

Pressure building, Mikel Arteta needs a win.

Morning all. Leeds United have Kalvin Phillips back in the squad. I type that as if I know who he is but I don’t. Nor Rodrigo who could return after getting over Covid-19. Pablo Hernandez, Jamie Shackleton and Diego Llorente are all injured. Arsenal are without Sead...

Mikel Arteta morphs into Arsene Wenger, smart!

Morning all. The media we’re on the Willian, Ceballos and Luiz incidents in a flash. No surprise because it’s there job to drag up dirt and write about it for a few days. Because it’s Arsenal, I expect it’s extra satisfying to have two stories hand to them on a plate....

The Kroenkes, a bloody nose and The Athletic.

Morning all. Here’s another extract from The Athletic. It relates to the Kroenke family and Arsenal. The article itself is much longer and interesting but I’m afraid you’ll have to sign up to the newspaper to read it all. I don’t want my subscription cancelled or a...

Arsenal’s potential cash cows.

Morning all. Rumours are rife that Arsenal will sign 18-year-old Omar Rekik in January. Apparently the club tried to bring him to north London during the summer but a deal didn’t materialise. According to Football London’s Chris Wheatley, Arsenal and Hertha Berlin...

Iceland v England, the one to watch.

Morning all. England take on Iceland tonight at Wembley. A dead rubber I think after Gareth Southgate’s team were defeated by Belgium in their last match. I’m not even sure what this Nations League is all about and to quite honest, I’m not that interested either....

Arsenal showing the way forward.

Morning all. I didn’t know this about Arsenal. We became the UK’s first football club to install large-scale battery energy storage in 2018. The battery storage system can power Emirates Stadium for an entire match, or the equivalent of 2,700 homes for two hours ....

Is Arteta on a hiding to nothing right now?

Morning all. International breaks are boring. Even though Arsenal seem to have a few problems, i miss watching them. No doubt like the rest of Arsenal fans, I’m desperate to Mikel Arteta rectify whatever it is preventing Arsenal playing much better than they have...