1. Euro 2012: 3 Reasons the Dutch Were Unable to Score Against Denmark

    The Dutch suffered an unexpected defeat in the hand of Denmark in their Group B Euro 2012 opener at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 1,370 reads 2 comments

  2. Why Jack Wilshere's Return Can Lead Arsenal to the Title Next Season, Pt. 2

    In the first part of this article, I highlighted the need for a creative midfielder, emphasizing that this still is an area of weakness in the team...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 10,426 reads 64 comments

  3. Netherlands Euro 2012 Roster: Latest on Team's Starting 11 and More

    The Dutch—2010 World Cup runners-up—go into this tournament as one of the favorites, a list that includes Spain, Germany, Italy and France...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 18,362 reads 9 comments

  4. Arsenal: Why Jack Wilshere's Return Can Lead Gunners to the Title Next Season

    A notable thing happened a year before Arsene Wenger came to Arsenal in 1996. The World-Class Star In June 1995, David Dein, Vice-Chairman at the time, flew to Milan to secure ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 15,535 reads 73 comments

  5. Arsenal Transfers: 10 Stars Gunners Fans Wish Had Never Left

    Some of the best players in the Premier League have had some form of connection or other with Arsenal —Nicolas Anelka, Ashley Cole, Kole Toure, Yaya Toure, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, Gaël Clichy, Patrick Vieira, etc...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 16,007 reads 63 comments

  6. 5 Implications of Chelsea's Champions League Victory for Arsenal FC

    Tribalism is so rife in football it is a platitude that goes without saying. Liverpool and Manchester United , for example, don't see face to face...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 23,058 reads 120 comments

  7. Arsenal: Handing out Gunners' End of Season Awards, Part III

    A roller-coaster ride is what a few are calling Arsenal 's season. Remarkably, this team's achievements ended up surpassing last season's, a team that had Arsenal's best midfielders, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 8,997 reads 16 comments

  8. Arsenal: Handing out Gunners' End of Season Awards, Part II

    Even the sky wept that afternoon, and the general contour of the day was surly. From a myopic perspective, this was a crime against this part of the universe when that team, erstwhile best in England, would be brought to its knees, humiliated...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 3,769 reads 11 comments

  9. Arsenal: Handing out Gunners' End-of-Season Awards, Part I

    An uptight friend of mine, who on matters other than sport is quite affable, observed rather humorously that "you sport fanatics talk unbelievably funny.....

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 4,969 reads 36 comments

  10. Saint Totteringham's Day: Three Cheers to Arsenal's Fabulous Fans

    With a well-timed right boot, facing his own goal, Kieran Gibbs made what some fans are calling a £30 million block to save Arsenal 's season...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 2,769 reads 39 comments

  11. Arsenal: The Story of the Club's Season-Making Triumph at West Bromwich Albion

    Arsenal versus West Bromwich Albion away. The match to make or mar Arsenal's season. A draw would not be enough—not if rivals Tottenham Hotspur won their own match against Fulham ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 2,369 reads 34 comments

  12. Arsenal News: Bad News for Arsenal Ahead of Sunday's Match for 3rd Place

    The news is that Wojciech Szczesny , Arsenal 's first choice goalkeeper, may be in doubt for Sunday's crunch match against West Bromwich Albion , which could make or mar Arsenal's season and next...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 13,770 reads 45 comments

  13. Gervinho: Why the Notion That He Is a Flop at Arsenal Is Nonsensical and Naive

    Marcus Christenson of The Guardian, having identified Gervinho as one of the top 10 flops of the season, states his rationale as follows: Arsenal needed a striker to convert ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 6,171 reads 61 comments

  14. Abou Diaby, Jack Wilshere and the Case for and Against Injured Players

    The cut-throat atmosphere that is the sporting world mitigates against absolutist ideas when it comes to the fate of players severely injured enough to be sidelined for a season or more...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 2,943 reads 9 comments

  15. Yann M'Vila, Robin Van Persie and Absurd Transfer Rumors at Arsenal

    An exasperated and incredulous reader reacts in the comments section of a transfer article (one of the somber ones): You guys publish way too many stories based purely on rumors from questionable sources...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 12,330 reads 38 comments

  16. How Arsenal Will Take or Squander the Chance for 3rd on EPL Survival Sunday

    There will be tears aplenty on Sunday—of joy and satisfaction, or of bitterness and regret. The Evil or Good Sunday The King-times are fast finishing. [This season's English Premier League campaign will end on Sunday...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 2,896 reads 14 comments

  17. Jan Vertonghen Prefers Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal

    Jan Vertonghen—who over the course of the present season has been mentioned in the same breath as Arsenal , so much so that one thought either that he already was an Arsenal ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 4,483 reads 65 comments

  18. Clint Dempsey: Why His Signing Will Be Good for Arsenal

    Within minutes after Thomas Vermaelen had put Arsenal ahead in the eighth minute at Everton , David Moyes changed tactics by shifting Marouane Fellaini from the heart of the midfield ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 9,098 reads 33 comments

  19. 5 Things Wenger Must Do to Secure 3rd Place and Retain His Place as Manager

    The odds or the gods must love Arsenal and Arsene Wenger , or perhaps, it's the scientific entropy (fancy word for randomness and unregulated balance) which one reader advanced this week...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 6,082 reads 27 comments

  20. Champions League Unlikely for Arsenal Next Season After Draw with Norwich City

    Wins for Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United on Sunday will see Arsenal bumped from third place on the Premier League table to fifth place after their disappointing 3-3 draw ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 2,437 reads 64 comments

  21. Arsene Wenger to Halt Transfer Buying to Execute the Second of His Summer Plans

    Despite the rash of rumors linking Arsenal to several players such as Yann M'Vila and Jan Vertonghen , Arsene Wenger will not be buying anyone soon until he executes what he calls the second of his summer plans...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 8,854 reads 49 comments

  22. EPL: What Are Arsenal's Chances for 3rd After Wins for Spurs and Newcastle?

    Arsenal are in a dicey situation after impressive wins for both Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United . Spurs are back in fourth, with just a point separating them from bitter rivals Arsenal with two matches yet to play...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 8,402 reads 53 comments

  23. Grading All of Arsenal's Players for the 2011-12 Season

    In the following slides, I'll review the performances of Arsenal 's first XI in the just concluding season, excluding players from the reserves. As always, grading players' performances is a subjective endeavor...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 9,492 reads 54 comments

  24. Lukas Podolski's Signing for Arsenal: 5 Implications

    Besides name-dropping—which seems to be favorite pastime of a number of fans, whereby any other footballer of any note on earth is your team's transfer target, and every other ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 14,925 reads 67 comments

  25. Robin Van Persie to Stay at Arsenal for a Long Time, Benayoun

    Although Robin van Persie is still holding out on contract talks until summer as he says, and although the likes of Real Madrid , Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus are ...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 2 years ago 3,434 reads 13 comments