1. Picking a Best Arsenal XI Using Only 1 Player of Each Nationality

    Choosing the Arsenal team is rarely an easy task. During December's Champions League win over Basel, Arsene Wenger showed that the intense competition within his squad makes picking his first XI particularly difficult...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 16 hours ago 5,038 reads 9 comments

  2. Lucas Perez Shows He Can Be Arsenal's Secret Weapon over Festive Period

    There were plenty of reasons for Arsenal to be satisfied with their night's work in Basel. Their thumping 4-1 victory was positive enough, but Paris Saint-Germain's surprise 2-2 ...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 3 days ago 5,124 reads 13 comments

  3. Francis Coquelin Haters Need to Back Down; He's Deserving of His Arsenal Place

    Every team has a scapegoat—a player fans single out when things go wrong. At Arsenal , it seems to be Francis Coquelin ...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 5 days ago 6,518 reads 30 comments

  4. Alexis Sanchez Shows He Is Arsenal's Best Hope of Landing the Title

    For Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger , the brilliant form of Alexis Sanchez is not entirely good news...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 6 days ago 6,971 reads 18 comments

  5. Andy Carroll Is the West Ham Player Arsenal Will Fear Most This Weekend

    A trip to West Ham United ought not be a particularly daunting prospect for Arsenal . The Gunners are in good form in the Premier League, whereas their hosts sit just a point clear of the relegation zone...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 8 days ago 1,733 reads 4 comments

  6. Arsenal's EFL Cup Exit May Be No Disaster in the Long Run

    Arsenal 's long unbeaten record is over. A run of 19 games without defeat came to an end as the Gunners put in a lifeless display to see them beaten 2-0 by Southampton on Wednesday...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 9 days ago 2,261 reads 1 comments

  7. Why a New Right-Back Could Be Arsenal's Priority in the January Transfer Window

    It’s a curious state of affairs: Arsenal have three international right-backs, yet they could still find themselves chasing another...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 11 days ago 6,304 reads 20 comments

  8. Alexis Sanchez Inspires Arsenal Once Again Against Bournemouth

    An Alexis Sanchez -inspired Arsenal saw off Bournemouth 3-1 on Sunday at Emirates Stadium to get back to winning ways after three consecutive draws throughout November...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 13 days ago 4,287 reads 11 comments

  9. Arsene Wenger Cannot Ignore Granit Xhaka and Must Make Him an Arsenal Starter

    Arsene Wenger is not a manager who is content to waste the club's money. It's often been said that he treats Arsenal 's finances as if they were his own, carefully ensuring the club's budgets remain in check...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 15 days ago 13,086 reads 16 comments

  10. Why 2nd-Place Finish in Champions League Group Could Spell Doom for Arsenal

    Arsenal ’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain has seen them lose control of their Champions League destiny...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 16 days ago 6,139 reads 34 comments

  11. Arsene Wenger Must Roll the Dice and Hand Mathieu Debuchy an Arsenal Recall

    Arsenal have now officially confirmed a lengthy contract extension for Hector Bellerin. The Spanish right-back has committed his future to the Gunners and appears set to be their first-choice right-back for years to come...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 18 days ago 4,450 reads 8 comments

  12. Olivier Giroud Bails Out Poor Arsenal in Old Trafford Draw

    In a few days' time, Arsenal fans may come to think kindly on this result. After all, they grabbed a last-minute goal to deny Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United a hugely valuable win...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 21 days ago 4,619 reads 13 comments

  13. Why Arsene Wenger Is Finally Ready to Beat Jose Mourinho

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is an extremely measured man. He commonly exudes a professorial air, but that seems to evaporate when Jose Mourinho is around. Nothing riles him quite like his Portuguese counterpart...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 23 days ago 5,876 reads 27 comments

  14. Why Losing Alexis Sanchez Could Hurt Arsenal More Than Mesut Ozil

    When Alan Shearer told the BBC's Match of the Day (h/t Metro 's Michael Cantillon ) that Sergio Aguero is the only "world-class" player in the Premier League, Arsenal fans begged to differ...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 24 days ago 8,464 reads 24 comments

  15. Why Arsenal Still Can't Afford to Give Aaron Ramsey a Spot in the Centre

    Aaron Ramsey is back. Having suffered a thigh injury in Arsenal 's opening game of the Premier League campaign, Ramsey has been steadily building his fitness back up...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 26 days ago 7,390 reads 8 comments

  16. Grading and Ranking Arsenal's Summer Signings

    This summer, Arsenal finally spent big. Arsene Wenger broke the bank to bring in the trio of Granit Xhaka , Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi—as well as moving for talented young Bolton defender Rob Holding...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 27 days ago 8,816 reads 4 comments

  17. Arsenal Must Play Hardball over Alexis Sanchez's International Commitments

    The curse of November is beginning to strike Arsenal . As supporters wait anxiously for signs that their annual collapse is about to kick in, some bad news has already landed...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 29 days ago 8,239 reads 7 comments

  18. Now Hector Bellerin Must Prove His Worth as One of Arsenal's Highest Earners

    Thus far, this has been a mixed international break for Arsenal . Troubling news of a muscular injury for Alexis Sanchez has been balanced out by the significant positive of a breakthrough in Hector Bellerin ’s contract talks...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 30 days ago 5,837 reads 8 comments

  19. Santi Cazorla Absence Demonstrates Spain Star's Importance to Arsenal

    The international break seems to be particularly well-timed for Arsenal . That's partially because of the nature of their last match—a dispiriting 1-1 draw with neighbours Tottenham Hotspur ...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 1 month ago 4,788 reads 4 comments

  20. Alex Iwobi's Indecision Hinders Arsenal in Derby Draw

    A pulsating north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur ended in a 1-1 draw, but the Gunners will be left feeling they might have come away with more from Sunday's Premier League game...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 1 month ago 6,968 reads 31 comments

  21. Arsenal's 5 Favourite North London Derbies of the Emirates Stadium Era

    When Arsenal first moved to the Emirates Stadium in 2006, they bid goodbye to a trove of memories from Highbury—few of which were more treasured than victories in the north London derby...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 1 month ago 2,658 reads 4 comments

  22. Mesut Ozil's Moment of Genius Is Further Evidence of Evolution of His Game

    In the early stages of Arsenal ’s match against Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday , Mesut Ozil raced clear of the defence to find himself faced with the opposition goalkeeper...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 1 month ago 21,746 reads 24 comments

  23. Jack Wilshere's Latest Comments Suggest His Future May Lie Away from Arsenal

    Jack Wilshere was once the bright young hope of Arsenal Football Club. Brought up at the club's Hale End academy, his early performances as a teenager suggested he would go on to be remembered as a Gunners great...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 1 month ago 752 reads 0 comments

  24. Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez Show Their Varying Skills Against Sunderland

    Olivier Giroud has shown previously that he can be highly effective as an impact substitute. However, he has never had an impact from the bench quite so dramatic as the one he managed in Arsenal ’s victory at the Stadium of Light...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 1 month ago 9,223 reads 19 comments

  25. The Improvements Arsenal's Alex Iwobi Must Make to Reach the Next Level

    Although Arsenal are armed with more financial firepower than ever before, they still have a remarkable capacity to find room in their first team for academy products...

    James McNicholas Written by James McNicholas about 1 month ago 4,849 reads 7 comments