1. Talking Points from Arsenal's 1-1 Draw with Manchester City at the Etihad

    The pile up after Laurent Koscielny 's equalizer for Arsenal in the 82nd minutes of the team's Premier League day-five encounter with Manchester City was an image worth a thousand words...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 3,884 reads 35 comments

  2. Arsenal's Complexion and Chances Ahead of the Manchester City Match

    A broad smile comes to my own face at the mention of Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla in the same breath, as happens to Mikel Arteta at the mention of his countryman...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 4,788 reads 17 comments

  3. Arsenal: Why Jack Wilshere's Injury Might Turn out to Be a Positive

    Alex Song had lovers and haters. I was inclined to suspect that those who hated him were influenced by the current gaming culture, a culture that admits the penchant to judge players on the fantastic level, which this context engenders...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 5,009 reads 23 comments

  4. 5 Thoughts on Arsenal's Champions League 2-1 Victory over Montpellier

    Arsenal beat Montpellier 2-1 at the Stade de la Mosson in their Champions League Matchday 1 encounter. Arsenal's two goals came in the space of two minutes, the 16th and the 18th, after conceding a penalty in the ninth minute...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 5,592 reads 14 comments

  5. Arsenal: Analysis of the Gunners' 6-1 Victory over Southampton

    For some rival fans, Arsenal 's convincing 6-1 victory over Southampton at the Emirates was merely against a lowly team. The idea, of course, is to rub some sheen off this scintillating victory...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about almost 2 years ago 6,678 reads 30 comments

  6. Arsenal Demolish Southampton, but Title Talks Are Premature

    Childish glee and joy in the moment, that characteristic said to be emblematic of those not far from the state of nature, is a strong attribute of the media, much like driving populist narratives is another of its strong suits...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 6,000 reads 40 comments

  7. Abou Diaby: Why Arsenal Midfielder Could Be Set for His Best Season Ever

    It was in the summer of 2005 that Arsenal 's illustrious midfielder and captain Patrick Vieira left the club, after a successful career there, including the famous 2003-04 invincible season...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 3,765 reads 10 comments

  8. Arsene Wenger and the Question of Trust and Mistrust

    If we imagined Arsenal as a walled-in compound, and that every morning dark painted cars with tainted glasses drive in and then drive out in the evening, and that the occupants of these vehicles are Arsene Wenger and the board members...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 2,894 reads 63 comments

  9. Arsenal: 4 Questions to Ask About the Club's Finances

    There are three fundamental distinctions to be made when talking about Arsenal 's finances vis-a-vis whether or not there is money to spend; or, at any rate, what money exactly there is for spending...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 190 reads 64 comments

  10. Arsenal: Profit or Ambition, Where Does the Truth Lie?

    On Feb. 28, 2011, BBC published this entry on their website: Premier League football club Arsenal recorded a £2.5m ($4m) loss in the half year to December 2010, largely on the back of reduced player revenues...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 11,543 reads 194 comments

  11. Arsenal: Bacary Sagna and the Case of the 'Selling Club'

    In the last two parts of this series, I have objected to the tag "selling club" in regard to Arsenal . Here are some points to consider in this regard. 1...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 11,297 reads 89 comments

  12. Theo Walcott's Contract Situation: Why It Highlights the Problem at Arsenal

    In Part I of this article , I highlighted the headings of the popular narratives about Arsenal . They are as follows: Arsenal are a selling club. Wenger is the blight at Arsenal that must be purged...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 6,933 reads 98 comments

  13. Arsenal: 5 Secret Wishes of Diehard Gooners

    The key word here is “diehard,” because every run-of-the-mill Gooner has a wish. For some of them (and one cannot but wish to examine their certificate of authenticity), ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 7,451 reads 86 comments

  14. Arsenal's 2-0 Victory over Liverpool Revisited

    In one stroke, Arsenal 's 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield, that impregnable citadel Brendan Rodgers has hoped for, altered the narrative that has surrounded Arsenal in the ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 4,982 reads 38 comments

  15. Theo Walcott Situation Highlights the Problem at Arsenal, Part I

    The good feeling that overhung the atmosphere at Arsenal early in the summer dissipated rather quickly when Robin van Persie punctured it by his statement to the fans that he would not be extending his contract...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 8,526 reads 157 comments

  16. Arsenal: Arsene Wenger and the Parable of Robin Van Persie

    When Robin van Persie struck for Manchester United in the 10th minute against Fulham in the two teams' Premier League Match Day 2 encounter on Saturday, the goal was reminiscent ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 6,745 reads 93 comments

  17. Arsenal FC: Thoughts on Gunners' 0-0 Draw with Potters in Sunday's EPL Match

    For their Premier League Match Day 2 encounter, Arsenal travelled to the Britannia Stadium to tackle Tony Pulis' pugilists, a place very difficult for Arsenal to find a breakthrough...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 6,415 reads 89 comments

  18. Stoke City vs. Arsenal: Complete Preview, Team News and Projected Starting XI

    Arsenal haven't won at the Britannia Stadium in four seasons, where they play the Potters on Sunday at 13:30 kick off time...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 5,302 reads 38 comments

  19. Arsenal: Is Lukas Podolski Really the Man to Lead Arsenal into the New Era?

    Every player comes to Arsenal as a simple player and Arsenal make them into a big player. But they can't keep everyone together to fight for titles...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 8,199 reads 53 comments

  20. Arsenal Transfer: The Gunners Reportedly Sign Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid

    The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal have completed the signing of Nuri Sahin . The reports states that Arsenal and Real Madrid have found a compromise after haggling over ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 20,046 reads 93 comments

  21. Alex Song: Move and Attempt to Tarnish Him, Disgraceful

    My reaction to the rumor that Alex Song would move to Barcelona was dismissive. I am generally spiteful of the rumor mill that characterizes the transfer window. When the rumor persisted, I felt compelled to contribute my opinion on the issue...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 3,917 reads 116 comments

  22. Arsenal vs. Sunderland: Review, Player Rating of the Gunners' Opening 0-0 Draw

    I suspect a sense of envy and anxiety could not but hover over the minds of Arsenal faithful by the midway point of the 2012-13 English Premier League opening fixtures...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 9,226 reads 87 comments

  23. Robin Van Persie: How His Sale and Purchase Could Affect the EPL Title Race

    It represents no small coup for Manchester United that they've pipped their noisy neighbors in the signing of Robin van Persie from Arsenal ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 3,345 reads 83 comments

  24. 5 Justifications for Arsenal Fans' Excitement in the Face of the Coming Campaign

    The palpable sense of excitement at Arsenal this summer contrasts starkly with the mood amongst fans last summer...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 4,833 reads 26 comments

  25. Arsenal: 3 Reasons Why the Sale of Alex Song to Barcelona Will Not Make Sense

    When a reader wanted to know what I make of the recent rumor about an Alex Song move to Barcelona, I answered that there's nothing to it. "It's just a rumor." And yet the rumor persists...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 16,291 reads 61 comments