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James McNicholas is a London-based freelance football writer and the man behind Arsenal blog He started the blog in 2004 and has since written widely on the subject of soccer for the likes of the BBC, The Observer newspaper, FourFourTwo magazine & ESPN.

Away from football, James is a successful comedy writer and performer.

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  • Bob R posted 125 days ago

    Bob R

    Hi James. Thanks for your acknowledgement of the USA fans at the World Cup. I have to mention that "ex-patriot Mexicans", while it goes happily through the spellchecker, means "Mexicans who were once patriots and no longer." I think the word you were looking for is "expatriate Mexicans." While I don't usually quibble with misspellings, and I doubt that anyone would take this as anything other than such, it might not go over too well with any Mexican who takes it literally. Mexicans, after all, are rather fiercely patriotic people.

  • Advaith Suresh posted 135 days ago

    Advaith Suresh

    Do you think if Giroud was to be left out the team frequently, would Ramey's performances drop? A lot of Ramsey's goals have had Giroud playing a crucial part in them. His header against Dortmund, his second goal against Sunderland and his goal against Norwich(away) are a few examples. Or do you think any other good striker can fashion out these chances for Rambo?

  • The Triumvirate of Brilliance posted 253 days ago

    The Triumvirate of Brilliance

    Oh yeah, another thing. I was on who wants to be a millionaire last week and there was this Chris bloke facing me, seemed pretty knowledgeable about the gunners. Couldn't have been you, could it?

  • Advaith Suresh posted 276 days ago

    Advaith Suresh

    Who in your opinion is better? Daniel Crowley or Gedion Zelalem? Both play in the same position, have the same build and are almost the same age! And their talent is undeniable. I've seen a lot of them both, but who do you think has more potential? Or do you think it's too early to judge them?

  • You Know Nothing , Arsene posted 285 days ago

    You Know Nothing ,  Arsene

    Arsenal have been linked to high profile players with high profile price tags. Why cant Arsenal make a move for one of the three PSV Eindhoven's strikers Jürgen Locadia or Memphis Dephay or Zakaria Bakkali ? I think they are pretty good . Your view ?

  • The Triumvirate of Brilliance posted 286 days ago

    The Triumvirate of Brilliance

    James, bro! I was playing in the arsenal section of quizup against some lad called James Nichols last night? A giraffe was his profile pic.Could it have been you? I won, just in case you give a toss.

  • Brennon Elzy posted 292 days ago

    Brennon Elzy

    How does one become a writer for this website?

  • Yasir Jones posted 313 days ago

    Yasir Jones

    Honestly, I think Podolski is best as an impact sub, unless that's what you meant right now. He knows how to finish, which is important off the bench.

  • Yasir Jones posted 315 days ago

    Yasir Jones

    Hey there James. I'm a Tottenham fan, but I enjoy your articles. I read your article about Podolski's return negating the need of a striker. I disagree. I don't think Podolski is a true #9, as he doesn't have the same line leading qualities as Giroud. You mentioned his finishing abilities make him a deadly striker, but Giroud is doing well, because he can create, link up, and finish as well.

  • Erich Maria Consuelo posted 333 days ago

    Erich Maria Consuelo

    wow, that's you with the epic "One day more". What a talent. Respect! Too bad you didn't create something like that when Wenger signed Özil

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