1. Steve Bould and the Arsenal Defense: Has Anything Changed at All?

    Has Steve Bould failed at his role as the defense expert at Arsenal ? The defensive errors that have cost Arsenal big games this season have led some to question Bould ’s ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 8,593 reads 66 comments

  2. Could Arsenal Fans Be Contributing to the Team's Downfall?

    For many, the root of Arsenal ’s problems is clear. It lies in the following people: Peter Hill-Wood, Ivan Gazidis , Stan Kroenke and Arsene Wenger ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 1,822 reads 78 comments

  3. Why Arsenal Can Still Overtake Tottenham Hotspur This Season

    Can Arsenal overhaul the current seven-point advantage Tottenham Hotspur hold over them? I examine this question in the following...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 12,396 reads 62 comments

  4. Are Arsenal Satisfied with Being Third or Fourth Best in the League?

    Two of my articles over the weekend (see here and here ) dealt with Arsenal 's defending. I focused on the lapses in first-half performances that have cost the team dearly. Appealing to Josh James' analysis for Arsenal...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 2,609 reads 22 comments

  5. Arsenal: Why Swansea Troubles Them and Why Spurs Will Beat Them Next Sunday

    John Motson of BBC's Match of the Day exclaimed after Arsenal 's match against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium, a match Arsenal won 2-1. See the clip below. I do not really agree with Mr...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 7,624 reads 33 comments

  6. Why Arsenal Are in Fifth Instead of First Place and What They Can Do About It

    According to analysis by Josh James (for Arsenal .com, see here .) of Arsenal's second-half performances in the 26 League matches so far, Arsenal sit on the summit of the Premier ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 13,234 reads 68 comments

  7. Arsenal: Why They Lost to Bayern Munich and What Can Be Done to Revive the Team

    Three factors combined to condemn Arsenal to a second debilitating defeat in days. The painful 3-1 home loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League came only four days after ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 2,270 reads 34 comments

  8. Arsenal: 7 Long Trophyless Years, Whose Fault Is It?

    "Seven trophyless years" has become a byword at Arsenal , an epithet with which Arsenal fans are taunted. Seven trophyless years, the fruit of lack of ambition. So the narrative goes...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 536 reads 51 comments

  9. Arsenal at Crossroads: The Demise of Ambition at the London Club

    When Manchester City won the Premier League last season in dramatic fashion on the final day of the campaign, it was, for Manchester United , a calamity of universal proportion...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 249 reads 97 comments

  10. Arsenal and Wenger at Crossroad: Why the Club Is About to Rise or Fall, Part 1

    Arsenal —are they set to push forward and onward, not only repairing and consolidating this season, but also pushing on from there and becoming the dominant force that they ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 84 reads 57 comments

  11. Arsenal Players Finally Take Responsibility at Reading in an Emphatic Win

    A little sunshine broke through the gloom that has enveloped Arsenal in recent weeks in the emphatic 5-2 victory over Reading , a team whose defensive display a Guardian reporter ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 2,158 reads 37 comments

  12. 5 Things Fans and Players Should Do to Stop the Slump at Arsenal, Part 2

    The strong emotion that fans bring to sport, their reaction to the undulating fortunes of their chosen clubs, is a strong evidence of their love for these clubs...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 2,722 reads 36 comments

  13. Arsenal's Slump in Form: 5 Things Fans and Players Should Do to Stop the Problem

    If Arsenal 's home defeat against Schalke 04 at the Emirates in the Champions League match about a month ago wasn't enough indication of the team's pedigree, the home defeat to Swansea City on Saturday should settle the question for good...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 7,278 reads 68 comments

  14. 5 Reasons Arsenal Is Currently a Mid-Table Team: Part 3

    I was not unaware that, to some, an Arsenal victory away at Everton would have constituted a negation of my mid-table claim...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 3,711 reads 23 comments

  15. 5 Reasons Why Arsenal Are Currently a Mid-Table Team: Part 2

    The idea of the current Arsenal team as a mid-table material pertains to form and productivity rather than to latent potential. In terms of potential the chance and possibility are there for the team...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 257 reads 59 comments

  16. 5 Reasons Why Arsenal Are Currently a Mid-Table Team: Part I

    Arsenal 's goalless draw at Aston Villa wasn't because Arsene Wenger did not know what he was doing, as some fans chanted as the match wound down, nor was it necessarily because the team was fatigued as Wenger claimed afterwards...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about over 1 year ago 8,402 reads 82 comments

  17. Arsenal: Does Their 5-2 Victory over Spurs Mean Revival Is Coming to the Gunners

    Arsenal got the much needed breakthrough they have needed in recent weeks. The current mishap began for the Gunners in mid-October when they lost their Week 8 Premier League game at Norwich...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 6,268 reads 71 comments

  18. Arsenal's 5 Biggest Games Between Now and the End of the Year

    The last few matches have revealed—to a large extent—the true complexion of the current Arsenal team...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 6,489 reads 70 comments

  19. Arsenal vs. QPR: How Did the Gunners Fare in the 1-0 Win over the Hoops?

    Arsenal scored a 1-0 victory over QPR at the Emirates in their Day 9 Premier League encounter. This victory temporarily lifted the Gunners to fourth place on the table...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 5,684 reads 94 comments

  20. Arsenal: Reviewing Players' Performance in the 1-0 Loss to Norwich City

    It isn't controversial to say this was a pretty blunt and lackluster performance by Arsenal . The first 10 minutes transpired well enough for the Gunners...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 109 reads 58 comments

  21. Arsenal: How Did the Players Fare in the 3-1 Win Away to West Ham United?

    The reviews of the 3-1 win away to West Ham have been relatively positive. Alistair Magowan of BBC Sport feels that "West Ham took the lead against the run of play when Mohamed Diame beat Vito Mannone with a curling shot...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 12,806 reads 45 comments

  22. Arsenal: Why Didier Deschamps' Comments About Wenger and Diaby Are Insensitive

    Last month, I was apprehensive about Abou Diaby 's call-up with the France national team, an apprehension I suspect must have been shared by fellow Gooners...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 4,291 reads 14 comments

  23. Thoughts on Arsenal's UEFA Champions League Victory over Olympiakos

    The movement of sentiments demands that since Arsenal won a victory in Wednesday's match against Olympiakos , we should all be flushed with praise and declare how wonderful this ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 2,918 reads 21 comments

  24. Arsenal vs. Chelsea: How Did Arsenal Players Fare in the 2-1 Loss?

    On the balance of play, this wasn't a bad performance from Arsenal considering that they were not breached, goal-wise, in open play...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 7,377 reads 101 comments

  25. Theo Walcott: Is He Trying to Pull a Robin Van Persie?

    According to Theo Walcott , his holding back on signing the new contract worth £75,000 a week on the offer by Arsenal FC, as opposed to the £100,000 a week he prefers, isn't about money...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 6,305 reads 106 comments