1. Robin Van Persie and Arsenal, an Open Letter: Shame, Ambition and Immortality

    Mr. Robin Van Persie : Apropos the new contract being offered you by Arsenal , please put pen to paper; sign the new contract. The question on every Gooner's mind, naturally, is whether or not you will indeed sign...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,168 reads 19 comments

  2. Arsenal vs. Olympiakos: 5 Tactical Watchwords for the Rookies

    Arsenal lost their final UEFA Champions League Group F match against Olympiakos Piraeus on Tuesday. They conceded three preventable goals through rookies mistakes; they could have conceded even more...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 966 reads 2 comments

  3. John Mikel Obi at Chelsea: How Bad Choices Destroy

    John Mikel Obi made a huge mistake in choosing Chelsea over Manchester United . That choice has since damaged him as a player and may ruin the rest of his career...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 5,208 reads 51 comments

  4. Arsenal at Wigan: 5 Positives from the Gunners' Impressive Win

    Arsenal outclassed Wigan Athletic to take all three points in their Premier League Round 14 match at the DW Stadium...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,126 reads 32 comments

  5. Arsenal: Wenger Will Not Buy New Striker in the January Transfer Window

    Arsene Wenger has declared he is unlikely to buy a new striker in the January transfer window. He stated this at the pre-match conference for the Wigan- Arsenal game later this afternoon...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,289 reads 27 comments

  6. Robin Van Persie and Four Gunners Manchester City Could Turn Blue This Season

    Robin Van Persie could leave Arsenal for Manchester City at the end of the season. He has been consistently linked with The Blues since he began a good run of form that has ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 2,734 reads 43 comments

  7. Manchester United's 1-2 Loss to Crystal Palace: What It Means, a Gooner Reflects

    When Arsenal drew Manchester City and Manchester United drew Crystal Palace for the third and fourth quarterfinals of the Carling Cup respectively, a few Gooners might have ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 668 reads 14 comments

  8. Arsenal vs. Manchester City: 5 Strategic Mistakes Led to City's Lone Goal

    Arsene Wenger called it "naive" afterwards; the goal Arsenal conceded in the 83rd minute of their Carling Cup semifinal against Manchester City ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,435 reads 7 comments

  9. Arsenal vs. Fulham: Tactical Miscue Costs Arsenal Victory Against the Cottagers

    Misshayleywright , who video blogs on YouTube, in her latest post on the Arsenal - Fulham match, wonders why Arsenal could not maintain—in the entire match—the same ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 976 reads 14 comments

  10. Arsenal: Resilient Fulham Thwart Arsenal at the Emirates

    A resilient Fulham held Arsenal to a one-all draw at the Emirates in their premier league Round 13 match...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 385 reads 23 comments

  11. Arsenal Predictions: How FC Could Be Third After Trashing Fulham at the Emirates

    Arsenal Are Third on the EPL Table After Trashing Fulham at the Emirates: That's what the headline could read at the end of the day, if only wishes were horses! But why not? Here's how it could happen...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,290 reads 5 comments

  12. Arsenal vs. Dortmund: Chances and Positioning Show a Maturing Arsenal

    In Borussia Dortmund , Arsenal met a sharp and well-organized side. From the opening whistle of their UEFA Champions League Round Five encounter, Dortmund's game plan became immediately ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 893 reads 7 comments

  13. Arsenal: After EPL Round 12, Five Questions May Still Worry Gooners

    The air seems to have cleared at Arsenal , and everyone appears to be breathing easily. As a matter of fact, a congratulatory spirit has infected both Gunners and Gooners lately...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 3,038 reads 13 comments

  14. Arsenal and Marseille Duel to a Goalless Draw in UEFA Champions League

    Arsenal attained their benchmark of four points from the two games with Olympic de Marseille, when the two teams battled to a goalless draw at the Emirates in continuation of the UEFA Champions League group matches...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 155 reads 0 comments

  15. John Terry, Arsenal and the Inadvertent Slip: The Role of Luck in Football

    It was not as crucial a moment, but to Arsenal ’s continued quest to steady the barge that nearly sank, even before it left harbor, this may prove very much so...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 817 reads 6 comments

  16. Arsenal in Win Rubbish Armageddon, but It's Not Yet Uhuru

    It requires no burden of proof to state—if rather categorically—that the emotions of football fans are as fickle as the weather...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 841 reads 28 comments

  17. Arsenal Silence Their Critics in a 5-3 Win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

    Arsenal put on a tight collective defensive display at Stamford Bridge to turn around their 2011-12 Week 10 Premiership game against Chelsea after going 2-1 down at half time...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 722 reads 5 comments

  18. Arsenal: Rich Oligarchs or Tycoon Patrons, Do Arsenal Need One?

    If you are an Arsenal fan, last summer is unlikely to rate high on your list of fond memories. After a season that promised much, but went downhill in the most perplexing and ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 630 reads 13 comments

  19. Debate About Walcott's Future at Arsenal Highlights the Danger of Emotionalism

    It is not even a year yet since Arsenal fans, in apparent agony, lamented the lack of safe hands in Arsenal goal...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,759 reads 49 comments

  20. Arsenal Rediscover Their Old Self in Win Against Stoke City at the Emirates

    Arsenal turned in an assured performance to claim all three points in their week nine match against Stoke City at the Emirates. The result leaves them seventh on the table...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 2 years ago 1,308 reads 22 comments

  21. UEFA Champions League: Against Marseille, Arsenal Pull a Manchester United

    Arsenal nicked a goal in added time to take all three points and claim top spot of Group F in the UEFA Champions League . This was more than the solitary point Arsene Wenger had hoped for coming into the match...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 3 years ago 302 reads 10 comments

  22. Arsenal Versus Sunderland: In Victory, Arsenal Display Seven Weaknesses

    Arsenal are now tenth on the Premiership table, thanks to their 2:1 victory over Sunderland at the Emirates on Sunday. Another victory next week could advance them further on the table and do a lot to calm the nerves of both players and fans...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 3 years ago 285 reads 10 comments

  23. Arsenal Still on Course to Finish Top Four in the 2010-11 Premier League Season

    I write this a couple of days before Arsenal 's next match against Sunderland to underscore my conviction: Arsenal will not finish the current season (2010-11) lower than fifth on the Premiership Table...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 3 years ago 892 reads 9 comments

  24. Carlos Tevez Right In Refusing To Play at Bayern Munich

    Although the English sensibility is naturally miffed at Tevez's tantrum, as they are calling it, who now must be the culprit for Manchester City 's misadventure at Bayern Munich, in one sense Tevez was right to refuse to play...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 3 years ago 319 reads 12 comments

  25. Arsenal's 2011 Premiership Collapse: Nasri, Not Wenger, Has the Last Laugh

    It takes just a small neglected fault for the heaving waters, dammed, contained, to breach their unnatural boundaries and come tumbling out, wave on wave, crashing in massive rounds, ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 3 years ago 234 reads 0 comments